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Day 2 Games: Bracket Play begins!

Game 1: Desert Vista (AZ) 73 vs Santa Clara 63

Forward Danny Powell (#4, pictured below), who has committed to Eastern Washington, led the way for the Thunder with 20 points as they put together an impressive offensive display. Powell outmuscled the undersized Santa Clara post players inside while guard Jeff Lowery (10 points) controlled the tempo from his point guard spot. DeAndre Jones put 16 points in defeat for Santa Clara. This was the last challenge game before bracket play starts.

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

Game 2: Cypress Bay 54 vs. San Luis Obispo 36 (Elite Division)

Junior forward Ben Antoine led all scorers with 14 points and senior guard Matt Edenburg had 12 points of his own. This game was very tight early on but the SLO went cold from the floor and fell behind late. Scott Inman had 1o points for SLO High in the loss. Cypress Bay moves on to the Winner’s bracket while SLO High will be in the Consolation bracket.

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

Game 3: JW North 55 vs Brentwood 52 (Elite Division)

Brentwood big man Leland King (#32, pictured below) followed up his 20 point performance yesterday with 25 points in today’s outing. But, it wasn’t enough as JW North had three players in double figures, led by senior forward Aaron Peck who tallied 16 points. JW North moves on in the Winner’s bracket and will face Cypress Bay and Brentwood will match up with local team San Luis Obispo.

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

Game 4: Desert Vista (AZ) 61 vs. Washington Prep 57 (National Division)

In Desert Vista’s second game of the day, forward Danny Powell had 21 tough points for the Thunder. Senior guard Jeff Lowery added 15 points of his own. Washington Prep was up early in this one, but Desert Vista stormed back to take the lead only to have Washington Prep tie it up in the final minute. In our first overtime game of the tournament, the Thunder outscored the Generals 8-4 in the extra period to pull away.  Isaish Hicks (#21, pictured below) had 22 points in defeat for Washington Prep. Desert Vista plays Monday in the Winner’s bracket while Washington Prep will play in the consolation bracket.

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

Game 5: Seattle Prep (WA) 48 vs. Dillard (FL) 40 (National Division)

In the most physical game of the tournament thus far, Seattle Prep pulled it out in the 4th quarter. Forward Terrance Smith was the high scorer for Dillard with 21 points. With Staphon Blair in serious foul trouble throughout, Seattle Prep took advantage on the interior. USCB-commit Mitch Brewe tallied 11 points while wing DJ Fenner (#15, pictured below) led Seattle Prep with 22 points. Seattle Prep will play in the winner’s bracket Monday while Dillard move on to the consolation side.

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

Game 6: Taft 52 vs. San Joaquin Memorial 44 (National Division)

Kris Yanku (#4, pictured below) went off with 25 points for Taft and fellow guard Steve Jones added 11 points of his own. Big man Robert Upshaw had 18 points for SJM, including a few thunderous dunks. But once again Taft’s team speed and defense was too much to overcome as the Toreadors downed SJM. Taft plays Seattle Prep (WA) Monday in the Winner’s bracket while SJM will face Dillard (FL).

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

Game 7: Campbell Hall 45 vs. Santa Clara 48 (Elite Division)

Freshman sensation Aaron Holiday had 4 fouls before halftime and did not play in the 3rd quarter. He still finished with 12 points in limited time before fouling out. Nevada-commit Cole Huff (#1, pictured below) carried Campbell Hall with 25 points in the loss. DeAndre Jones shouldered the scoring load with 16 points for Santa Clara who had contributions from up and down the lineup in this 4th quarter comeback victory. Santa Clara moves on in the winner’s bracket while Campbell Hall enters consolation play.

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

Game 8: Mission Prep 62 vs. Miramonte 42 (Elite Division)

Mission Prep came out firing on all cylinders on their home court as point guard Andy Rowley led the Royals with 18 points. Freshman Quinton Adlesh added 13 efficient points of his own, while dunk contest winner Zach Allmon followed with 12 points. In a losing effort, Miran Shastri poured in 23 points for the Matadors.

Game 9: La Costa Canyon 62 vs. Righetti 52 (National Division)

SDSU-commit Matt Shrigley looked impressive in putting up 17 points while guard David Travers added 10 points for the Mavericks. Righetti star Hunter Walker was also superb while totaling 21 points as he battled with Shrigley all game long. La Costa Canyon will face Desert Vista while Righetti plays Washington Prep next.

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  1. Steve
    December 17, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    Is there anyway to get more frequent updates since the streaming is not happening?

    Thanks!

  2. mpchristmasclassic
    December 17, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    I can do my best to make sure between the MPXmasClassic Twitter and this blog that we get frequent updates (at least quarterly). Is there any particular games or teams you want?

    • Kari
      December 17, 2011 at 6:30 pm

      Yes please, Cypress Bay!

    • Kim
      December 17, 2011 at 6:59 pm

      Desert Vista also. Is there a place to get game stats after each contest?

      • mpchristmasclassic
        December 17, 2011 at 8:01 pm

        Not explicitly. I will post high scorers in my brief recaps. That’s about it.

  3. paula edenburg
    December 17, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    CYPRESS BAY! Thank you!

  4. reggie
    December 17, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    can i get the dillard high update

    • mpchristmasclassic
      December 17, 2011 at 11:45 pm

      The Dillard vs. Seattle Prep game is at the bottom of the current day’s post. I’m updating it every few minutes.

  5. reggie
    December 17, 2011 at 11:51 pm

    did tyson grace number 15 for dillard brake his toe is he out of the game?

  6. reggie
    December 18, 2011 at 12:11 am

    did the 2nd half start?

    • mpchristmasclassic
      December 18, 2011 at 12:58 am

      I don’t know anything about a broken toe. He played and scored two points.

      • reggie
        December 18, 2011 at 1:24 am

        How many points did tyson grace score in game one vs jw north?

      • mpchristmasclassic
        December 18, 2011 at 2:07 am

        He scored 9 points against JW North.

  7. dog 7
    December 18, 2011 at 2:20 am

    did someone get hurt on the dillard team

  8. dog 7
    December 18, 2011 at 2:22 am

    how is dillard’s guard play

  9. dog 7
    December 18, 2011 at 2:24 am

    is there any way to view the pictures taken during the games

    • mpchristmasclassic
      December 18, 2011 at 3:08 am

      I didn’t see anyone get injured during the game. Dillard’s guard play was very strong for the most part. They matched up well with Seattle Prep on the perimeter. Terrance Smith bodied up well inside against Mitch Brewe. They just had nobody to guard DJ Fenner from Seattle Prep. Staphon Blair was a non-factor, in part, due to foul trouble.

  10. anonymous
    December 18, 2011 at 6:37 am

    Comments on Santa Clara? Where can I track their results?

    • mpchristmasclassic
      December 18, 2011 at 6:40 am

      You can track their results on here or on their MaxPreps page if they update it. I think they surprised most of the spectators tonight with the comeback win over Campbell Hall. It wasn’t pretty but they got the job done. I’ll have more about each team over the next few days.

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