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Day 3: Semifinal Games!

Let the 3rd day of MPCC play begin.

Game 1: San Joaquin Memorial 40 vs. Dillard (FL) 37  (National Division Consolation)

SJM had the lead for the majority of this game, but Dillard refused to give in tying the game at 37 with under a minute left. Wing Royshown Snowden hit a game winning three for SJM as center Robert Upshaw and senior guard Kellen Hackett each had 9 points. Senior Forward Terrance Smith (#44, pictured below) continues to impress scoring 24 of Dillard’s 37 points in the loss.

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

Game 2: Brentwood 73 vs. San Luis Obispo 67 (Elite Division Consolation)

Leland King (#32, pictured below), 31 points, and Tra Holder, 18 points, put on a show early for Brentwood. Great shooting from Chandler Torres, 21 points, and Scott Inman, 15 points, kept SLO close throughout but the Eagles made just a few more plays down the stretch. San Luis drained 11 three pointers in the contest, including five from hot hand of Torres.

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

Game 3: Righetti 58 vs. Washington Prep 56 (National Division Consolation)

In this back and forth battle, Washington Prep held a small halftime lead over Righetti. But the Warriors exploded out of the locker room to not only take the lead but run away with a double digit advantage in the 4th quarter. Local talent Hunter Walker finished with 19 points to lead Righetti. Washington closed the gap in a hurry at the end of the game with a flurry of jumpers and some timely putbacks. After being recently cleared to play, wing Isaiah Hicks (#21, pictured below on defense) continues to improve as he piloted the Generals with 16 points in the loss.

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

Game 4: Miramonte 83 vs. Campbell Hall 63 (Elite Division Consolation)

Miramonte stayed poised in the this foul-ridden battle and pulled away in the second half. CH’s Aaron Holiday made a run at the Christmas Classic single game scoring record with 39 points but it was a decidedly inefficient day from the field. He and Cole Huff combined for 54 of the Vikings’ 63 points. Not to be outdone, the Matadors had three double digit scorers led by Kiran Shastri (#21, pictured below) who poured in 36 points of his own. Senior forward Ross Anderson had 18 points.

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

Game 5: Cypress Bay (FL) 48 vs. JW North 44 (Elite Division Semifinal)

Shea Jones (#1, pictured below) came to play in this one, totaling 21 points to help Cypress Bay hold off a hard charging JW North squad. Cypress Bay jumped out to an early lead behind some quality shooting and even better defense. JW North, led by sophomore guard DeShawn Taylor and his 13 points, came all the way back but couldn’t quite get over the hump against a gritty Florida team. Cypress Bay advances to the Elite Finals.

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

Game 6: Taft 54 vs. Seattle Prep (WA) 46

Lanky Taft forward Anthony January (#34, pictured below) played his first game of the season after being cleared to play for the Toreadors. He didn’t disappoint coming up with 12 big points and providing some interior size to counter Seattle Prep’s frontcourt strength. Toreador guard Kris Yanku piled up 23 points while wing DJ Fenner led the Panthers in defeat with 13 points. Taft advances to the National Finals.

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

Game 7: Mission Prep 65 vs. Santa Clara 56

Hometown star Zach Allmon (#23, pictured below) showed up big with 29 points and 23 rebounds. Point guard Andy Rowley also played well, adding 18 points of his own. Santa Clara spread the ball around on the offensive end and junior wing DeAndre Jones finished as the high scorer for them with 13 points. After being down 23-7 at the end of the first quarter, Santa Clara charged way back only to have Mission pull away once again in the latter part of the 2nd half. Mission Prep advances to the Elite Finals.

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

Game 8: La Costa Canyon 63 vs. Desert Vista (AZ) 52

Matt Shrigley (#40, pictured below) had another sizzling game piling up 27 points as the Mavericks pulled away from one of the top teams in Arizona. Jeff Lowery, 14 points, and Danny Powell, 22 points, both fought hard as DV was able to tie it up late after being down throughout. La Costa Canyon turned on the jets at the very end to distance themselves on the scoreboard. LCC advances to play Taft in the National Finals.

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

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  1. dog 7
    December 19, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    when can we expect the randbom posts to be updated and what about viewing the photos

    • mpchristmasclassic
      December 19, 2011 at 11:15 pm

      What random posts? I update the games as often as I can. Recaps are up at least within a half hour of game’s end. Photos are available on the photographers’ schedule. To see other photos and contact the photographers for potential purchase, please see sukoskibrothersphotography.com/blog.

    • Angela Hollander
      December 20, 2011 at 8:43 pm

      What time does Mission play this evening

      • mpchristmasclassic
        December 20, 2011 at 8:44 pm

        6:15 pm.

  2. reggie
    December 19, 2011 at 11:56 pm

    how many points did tyson grace for dillard have vs sjm?

  3. LaSun
    December 20, 2011 at 5:40 am

    Thank you for your constant post. It helps me to keep up with all of the teams but especially my son Terrence Smith (Dillard). I do appreciate your due diligence. What are the chances of a couple of action photos of all of the teams being posted whether win or lose? I would like to also get Terrence’s stats for the tournament, can you please advise?

  4. mpchristmasclassic
    December 20, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    I’ll have the Dillard updates for both of you as soon as I can. The chances are slim, at best, of getting action photos for every team posted on here. You can always try sukoskibrothersphotography.com/blog when the tournament ends to see if they post photos to the site. I’m sure if you email them with particular requests they would be more than happy to work with you. As far as Terrence’s stats go, the only statistic that is kept officially is points scored so that’s all I can really help you with.

  5. mpchristmasclassic
    December 20, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    Tyson Grace scored 5 points against SJM and he had 8 points in Dillard’s win vs. Washington Prep.

  6. dog 7
    December 20, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    good to see dillard get a win. curious to know how #1 .c walker did in the tournaments

    • mpchristmasclassic
      December 21, 2011 at 3:48 am

      He played rather well in spurts for Dillard and I was impressed with his ball skills, but he was a bit inconsistent overall.

  7. LaSun
    December 21, 2011 at 3:39 am

    Thank you again on your updates. I really appreciate all you have done keeping me abreast with what is going on, being that I was not able to attend this time. I will reach out utilizing the contact information you have provided. As I mentioned before your due diligence is mostly appreciated. Please keep up the good work. Take care see you 2012 God’s willing.

  8. mpchristmasclassic
    December 21, 2011 at 3:47 am

    Glad I could help. Any critiques you have please send them to raymond.hurwitz@gmail.com and I’ll change what I can. Any positive feedback feel free to send to the tournament director at jhitchcock@missionprep.org.

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