May 29, 2024

OC Sports Zone: Community First

Newport Harbor, La Habra, Tesoro, Tustin, Sunny Hills, Cypress and Beckman boys basketball teams capture tourney victories

Newport Harbor’s boys basketball team won its 11th in a row, defeating Brea Olinda 66-43 in the opening round of the Century Elks Holiday Classic Wednesday.

Newport Harbor (15-1) was led by Dayne Chalmers with 17 points and Sam Barela with nine points and 10 assists.

The Sailors face Peninsula in the second round on Thursday.

Also on Wednesday:

La Habra 73, Apple Valley 35: La Habra (12-3) opened the Orange Holiday Classic with a victory. Sammy Howlin led the Highlanders with 18 points and 11 rebounds.

Cameron Dashiell had six points, eight assists and seven steals for La Habra. Ja’len Overstreet had 11 points and Luke Liebrich-Ashford had 10 points.

La Habra plays again Thursday at 6 p.m.

Tesoro 73, Dorsey 55: The Titans (8-2) were led by Noah Honetschlager with 17 points, Matt DeAngelo with 11 points, Kaden Garrett with 11 points, five rebounds and five assists and Matt Jones with nine points and six rebounds at the Holiday Classic in San Diego.

The Titans face Poway on Thursday at 3:50 p.m.

Tustin 48, Northwood 46: Sophomore guard Ryan Stading hit a jumper with two seconds left to lift the Tillers (9-4). Stading had 11 points and Kyan Patel 11 points.

Northwood (7-8) had a five-game winning streak snapped. The Timberwolves were led by Shandon Sharifi with 18 points and Amit Flint with 13 points.

Sunny Hills 72, Notre Vista 34: Sunny Hills (10-7) was led by Luke Hosozawa, who scored 18 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and had five assists. The Lancers take on California (11-6) Thursday at 6 p.m. in the Century Elks Tournament at Century.

Cypress 68, Chaparral 53: Anthony Tello scored 26 points to lead the Centurions to their 13th consecutive win in the opening round of the Las Vegas High Tournament.

Elijah Vaielua scored 12 points and Christian Kim had nine points for the Centurions (14-1).

Beckman 77, Yorba Linda 54: The Patriots (11-4) won their opener at the Century Elks Tournament.

“The boys came out and played well, which is always scary when you’re coming off a few days off for the holiday,” said Beckman Coach John Goins.

“We brought good intensity defensively and I thought had one of our better offensive pace games of the season. We had a nice balanced attack on offense against Yorba Linda’s zone, with Shubh Khandhadia getting us 4 3’s to add with our inside attack of (Aaman) Soma, (Christopher) Muller and (Ethan) Bozzo.

“Dylan Thoerner chipped in 16 points in a lot less minutes than he is used to playing. We are just trying to take things game by game and doing our best to try to dictate the tempo and tone of the game, which I felt we succeeded at tonight.”

Yorba Linda (9-7) was led by Cory Knutson, who scored 15 points. Luke Ishikawa and Connor Platt had seven points each for the Mustangs.