May 30, 2024

OC Sports Zone: Community First

Esperanza boys basketball team goes 3-2 in Rumble for Rosecrans Avenue tournament

Esperanza’s boys basketball team wrapped up the Rumble for Rosecrans Avenue Tournament in Sunny Hills with a 49-38 victory over King on Saturday afternoon.

The Aztecs (3-2) won after controlling the game game from start to finish with a strong defensive effort.

Senior wing Jason Francis scored a game high 20 points including a career high six three-pointers and finished 6 for 8 from 3-point range, according to Coach Mark Hill.

He also had a career high 10 rebounds. Sophomore Cory Johnson was the only other double digit scorer with 11 points including three 3-pointers for Esperanza, Hill added.

Other Rumble for Rosecrans Avenue Tournament scores:

Orange Lutheran 64, La Habra 45: Lancers went 5-0 to win the tournament championship. Josh Griffin was named the tournament MVP.

University 85, Paramount 81 (overtime): Kody Uyesugi had 38 points and eight 3-pointers for the Trojans.

West Torrance 58, Troy 53 (Trevor Seesemann had 16 points and Cole Yancey 12 for Troy).

Warren 60, California 47

Beckman 72, Yorba Linda 52

Foothill 55, Kennedy 42

To report scores: please email to timburt@ocsportszone.com and include final score, leading scorers and first and last names and the team record. We also welcome pictures sent in jpg attachments.

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