May 28, 2024

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PHOTOS: Despite challenges, Tustin Classic has a successful finish and exciting title game

KJ Carr of Los Alamitos celebrates after the Griffins won the championship at the Tustin Classic. (Photos: Fernando M. Donado, For OC Sports Zone).

There were some challenges along the way, but the Tustin Classic boys basketball tournament wrapped up with an entertaining final between Los Alamitos and Chaparral Thursday night.

Trabuco Hills and San Clemente were forced to withdraw from the field, which started at 16 teams, due to COVID protocol and Beckman started out with just seven players available to play.

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However, adjustments were made and fans still got a full day of basketball on Thursday with six games. Los Alamitos defeated Chaparral 41-36 in the final.

Coaches involved in the tournament praised tournament director and Tustin boys basketball coach Ringo Bossenmeyer, who was responsible for making scheduling changes.

“Ringo did a great job this week,” said Tesoro Coach Steve Garrett. “He’s a great communicator as we know.”

“Everybody is in survival mode, do the best they can and they’re glad some games can be played,” Bossenmeyer said Wednesday. “We had some other tournaments shut down so we’re glad we’re still running and rolling.

“The coaches flexibility has been great all around and they understand the situation we’re in.”

FOR PHOTOS AND STORY FROM CHAMPIONSHIP GAME, CLICK HERE

FOR PHOTOS OF TESORO’S VICTORY ON FINAL DAY, CLICK HERE

FOR RESULTS OF THE FINAL DAY OF THE CLASSIC, CLICK HERE

—Tim Burt, OC Sports Zone; timburt@ocsportszone.com