May 22, 2024

OC Sports Zone: Community First

Newport Harbor challenges Palm Desert in finals of Elks Holiday Classic at Century

Century High is the site of the Elks Holiday Classic. (File photo: Fernando M. Donado, For OC Sports Zone).

Newport Harbor will face Palm Desert Thursday night at 6 in the championship game of the Elks Holiday Classic.

The boys basketball tournament is being held at Century High. It has used a format of two pools.

In the other games Thursday at Century, Northwood faces Segerstrom at 3 p.m. and Brea Olinda meets Cal High at 6 p.m.

There was a three-way tie for first place in one pool and Palm Desert edged Northwood by one point (fewest points allowed), according to Northwood Coach Christian Manalo.