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Day 3 Games

Here we go with games on Day 3, if you haven’t read the Day 1/Day 2 analysis below feel free to check that out.

Game 1: Sylmar 73 vs. Campbell Hall 101

This may be the highest scoring game in Classic history. Austin McBroom (#5, pictured below) and KJ Smith both had huge days for the Vikings with 35 and 32 points, respectively. Both teams lived off fastbreak points but Sylmar turned the ball over too many times to stay in this one. Alex Moreno had another strong showing in the loss for the Spartans with 29 points and a handful of blocked shots.

Photo Courtesy of Sukoski Photography. All tournament photos are available for purchase in the Main Lobby.

Game 2: Cathedral 54  vs. SLO 60

Once again San Luis Obispo had a great team effort today. Michael Hansen totaled 16 points and Steven Sainsbury had 11 points of his own for the Tigers. In defeat, ball-handler Chris Spears (#20, pictured below) filled it up once again with 23 points for Cathedral.

Photo Courtesy of Sukoski Photography. All tournament photos are available for purchase in the Main Lobby.

Game 3: Marin Catholic 67 vs. Stockdale 61

Jordan Roggenbuck (#44, pictured below), 17 points, led four Wildcat scorers in double figures as Marin Catholic overcame a first half deficit to beat Stockdale. Jarrett Irvin was one of three Mustangs scorers in double figures with 17 points, but it wasn’t enough.

Photo Courtesy of Sukoski Photography. All tournament photos are available for purchase in the Main Lobby.

Game 4: Sylmar 52 vs. Mission Prep 78

Host school Mission Prep rebounded from last night’s heartbreaking loss to beat Sylmar. They took advantage of a Spartan squad that had to play the 9 am game today and as a result looked fatigued from the tip. Zack Allmon (#23, pictured below) led four Mission Prep scorers in double figures with a big 25 point game. Coming off a 29-point performance in the morning game, Sylmar forward Alex Moreno continued his torrid offensive pace with 26 points in the loss.

Photo Courtesy of Sukoski Photography. All tournament photos are available for purchase in the Main Lobby.

Game 5: Campolindo 47 vs. Granite Bay 64

Granite Bay appears to be the team to beat in the Elite Bracket especially after an impressive win over a solid Campolindo squad. Robert Duncan (#33, pictured below) light it up early and often as the Grizzlies jumped out to a 27-3 1st quarter lead. Duncan had 14 points in the 1st quarter and finished with a game-high 31. Jon Davis contributed with 16 points of his own for Granite Bay. Griffin Piatt was the only Campo scorer over 7 points as he finished with 12.

Photo Courtesy of Sukoski Photography. All tournament photos are available for purchase in the Main Lobby.

Game 6: Pasadena 52 vs. Price 49

Price center Norvel Pelle sat out this game with flu-like symptoms. Pasadena took advantage. The Bulldogs exploded out of the gates for a 37-16 halftime lead by playing some inspired basketball. They got contributions up and down the lineup as Blake Hamilton finished with a team-high 12 points. Kenny Green and Skylar Spencer (#0, pictured below) mounted a Knights comeback while scoring 22 of their combined 30 points in the second half. Price got the lead all the way down to 3 points in the final minute but 4 late free throws from Carl Robinson and John Hayward sealed the victory for Pasadena. I guess, tonight, the Price was wrong.

Photo Courtesy of Sukoski Photography. All tournament photos are available for purchase in the Main Lobby.

Game 7: Mission Hills 61 vs. Santa Clara 46

In a rematch of an earlier tournament game, the outcome was the same. Kibret Woldemichel (#0, pictured below) scored a team-high 12 points as Mission Hills once again defeated Santa Clara. Sophomore point guard Juan Valdovinos had 13 points in the loss for Santa Clara.

Game 8: Washington 51 vs. Taft 74

Taft once again showed its strength in this affair. C.J. Blackwell (#15, pictured below) tallied a game-high 22 points while Khiry Williams and Stephen Maxwell added 12 and 11 points, respectively. Washington pulled it within 3 points in the 2nd half before Taft went on a sharp 15-0 run to put the game out of reach for good. Chris Brown had 13 points for the Generals in a losing effort.

If anyone has any particular interest in today’s games or players just let me know and I can keep an eye out. Thanks.

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  1. Robert
    December 21, 2010 at 12:45 am

    McBroom has always been a pretty good scorer but unfortunately that has been his down fall in recruiting. His inability to lead a team has been questioned. He is a 2 guard in a points body. CH in the last 4 years has had a senior sign in November. From what I heard he had an offer to UCSB but a guard from Oakland got that scholarship. I hope he can put up pg stats against “good” teams to at least keep the D1 streak going @ CH.

  2. mpchristmasclassic
    December 21, 2010 at 1:40 am

    No argument from me. He is the prototypical 0-guard. Most definitely a score first point. From my perspective, it’s not that he doesn’t have the ability to be a better point it’s just the situation he’s in. Campbell Hall doesn’t have great depth. The drop off in scoring output from their top two or three players to the rest of the team is staggering. He is certainly an adept passer but his decision-making can improve. His team needs him to score for them to win. That’s just my take on it. In my mind, he’s worthy of a D1 PG shot somewhere. But only time will tell.

    On a side note, Cole Huff has definitely improved from last year but the fact that he has already signed speaks more to his potential than his current playing ability.

  3. bob
    December 21, 2010 at 2:46 am

    What are the game times/matchups for Tuesday?

    • mpchristmasclassic
      December 21, 2010 at 3:26 am

      9:00 am: Mission Prep vs. Cathedral
      10:30 am: Stockdale vs. Sylmar
      12:00 pm: Stockdale vs. SLO High
      1:30 pm: Campbell Hall vs. Marin Catholic
      3:00 pm: Campolindo vs. the loser of Santa Clara/Mission Hills
      4:30 pm: Price vs. the loser of Washington/Taft
      6:15 pm: Elite Championship – Granite Bay vs. the winner of Mission Hills/Santa Clara
      8:00 pm: National Championship – Pasadena vs. the winner of Washington/Taft

      The reason Stockdale plays a back to back is because an extra is needed to fill a void in the Elite bracket and they volunteered.

  4. JoAnna Collins
    December 21, 2010 at 5:01 am

    The 3rd day of the tournament, Campbell Hall vs. Sylmar – there is a typo on one of the Campbell Hall player’s name the corrected name is Kenneth (KJ) Smith, who scored 32 pts. and also had a record 9 steels.

    • mpchristmasclassic
      December 21, 2010 at 5:30 am

      Thank you. Corrected. Out of curiosity, what record are you referring to?

      • at the game
        December 22, 2010 at 6:52 am

        9 steals in one game is a record

      • mpchristmasclassic
        December 22, 2010 at 10:27 am

        A record for what though? For a Campbell Hall player? For a high school player? For the tournament? Just for KJ?

  5. Taft Teacher
    December 21, 2010 at 5:37 am

    From what you have seen, how would Taft perform against Price if Norvell Pelle was healthy and the two teams faced each other? Many of us here in L.A. wanted to see (and expected to see) that matchup, as it would have heavily influenced post-season pairings and Southland rankings.

  6. mpchristmasclassic
    December 21, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    Many of us here in SLO wanted to see that match up as well. It is fairly clear in my eyes that Taft is the deeper team. As far as a possible outcome when the two teams play, I can’t really say because there are so many factors. But here’s my take. If Norvel Pelle is on his game, Price is really difficult to beat. But I haven’t seen him play against a physical post like Kevin Johnson. That could throw him off. Pelle is a better athlete and would get a few transition buckets against Johnson though. Pelle would limit a lot of the put back buckets that Johnson gets as well. Skylar Spencer could match up with CJ Blackwell and I’m sure Spencer would get some baskets but Blackwell is quicker and more physical. Booker and Dinwiddie would also be a great battle at the point between two Colorado commits. Kenny Green and Stephen Maxwell would match up I’d guess. Individually, Price may have the better starting players but Taft plays better as a team so the starters are basically a push in my eyes. Then, off the bench Taft dominates it. That would be the difference in my eyes. I don’t know what would happen if they played. But I think it’d go something like that. Certainly Taft has looked more impressive thus far in my eyes. Let me know if you have any other questions.

  7. Price Parent
    December 22, 2010 at 2:35 am

    So what’s the score of the Price vs. Washington game?

    • mpchristmasclassic
      December 22, 2010 at 3:07 am

      54-53. Price wins. See Day 4 Games.

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