Boys' basketball: Etiwanda avenges defeat with win over Centennial
Despite playing without standout guard Jordan McLaughlin (ankle injury), Etiwanda avenged an early season nine-point loss to Corona Centennial on Friday night, beating the Huskies, 56-49, in the semifinals of the Inland Empire Invitational.
Kenny Barnes scored 19 points and had 10 rebounds. Sheldon Blackwell contributed six assists and played strong defense against point guard Sedrick Barefield. Dominick Alexander added 14 points and made four three-pointers. Deontae North scored 20 points for Centennial (8-1).
Rancho Cucamonga defeated Silverado, 73-46, in the other semifinal and will face Etiwanda on Saturday at Fontana Miller.
Inglewood handed St. John Bosco its first defeat with a 63-62 victory. Brandon Randolph made the game-winning shot and finished with 24 points. Isaac Hamilton had 24 points for St. John Bosco.
Mission Viejo is 10-0 after a 78-49 win over Temecula in the Irvine World News tourney. Evan Zeller scored 26 points and Max Redfield had 13. Mission Viejo will face Tesoro in Saturday's final.
In the San Fernando Valley Invitational, Arvis Greene scored 20 points and had 18 rebounds in University's (9-1) 51-37 win over Milken. Freshman Max Heidegger had 23 points in Crespi's 69-42 win over North Hollywood. Alemany defeated Arleta, 85-32. Gary Chivichyan made four of five shots from three-point range and finished with 17 points.
Muir defeated Verdugo Hills, 73-51. Crescenta Valley defeated Panorama, 68-35. Oak Park defeated Northridge, 84-21. Sun Valley Poly defeated Granada Hills, 75-55. Kennedy defeated Salesian, 63-36.
In Santa Maria, Pacific Hills defeated Deer Valley, 88-72. Namon Wright had 25k points and Jahmel Taylor 23. Sylmar defeated San Luis Obispo, 57-52. Cody Rodino scored 17 points.
In the La Canada tournament, Hart (8-0) defeated Arcadia, 65-61. Lewis Stallworth scored 21 points. Hart will play St. Francis (7-0) in Saturday's 7:30 p.m. final. St. Francis defeated Bonita, 48-35.
In the Western League, Fairfax defeated Venice, 77-59. Sophomore Lindsey Drew scored 24 points and Reggie Theus Jr. had 19. Both are sons of former NBA players. In the Coliseum League, Crenshaw defeated Manual Arts, 106-57, despite playing out Andrew Edwards (ankle injury). Also, point guard Mossi Johnson has given up basketball to prepare for his UCLA football career.
Chaminade defeated Oaks Christian, 60-47. Jaron Martin had 20 points and Jack Williams had 17 rebounds.
In the Beverly Hills tournament, unbeaten Village Christian advanced to the 6 p.m. final against Leuzinger with a 71-60 win over Cabrillo. Marsalis Johnson had 26 points, 15 rebounds and nine blocks.
In the East Valley League, Grant defeated Monroe, 69-54. Tullio Parry had 21 points and 10 rebounds.
El Camino Real defeated Reseda, 99-27. Michael Thomas had 21 points.
-- Eric Sondheimer