May 25, 2024

OC Sports Zone: Community First

Cypress caps a big week with 58-53 win over Cerritos and gets ready for another busy one

Cypress players get ready to defend in a recent game. (Photo Tim Burt, OC Sports Zone)

Cypress High’s boys basketball had a busy weekend.

The Centurions had their usual Empire League game against Pacifica winning 70-46.

Coach Derek Mitchell’s team also took part in the Ron Massey Tip-off Classic on Saturday at Long Beach City College. The Centurions defeated Cerritos 58-53.

Christian Chai led a balanced attack with 16 points, Eddie Spencer had 13 points with three 3-pointers. Kody Papke added 11 points and three 3-pointers while Elijah Vaielua contributed 12 points and 16 rebounds. 

Cypress (14-5, 2-0) hosts Crean Lutheran on Tuesday at 6 p.m. in an Empire League showdown with first place on the line. Cypress, Crean Lutheran and Valencia are tied for first place in the league with 2-0 marks.

Cypress then travels to the Staples Center Thursday to play against West Torrance, then finishes up the week on Friday at Kennedy.