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Boys' basketball: Evan Zeller leads Mission Viejo to 11th win in a row

December 15, 2012 |  9:54 pm

Mission Viejo improved to 11-0 on Saturday en route to an 85-72 victory over Tesoro in the championship game of the Irvine World News tournament. Tournament MVP Evan Zeller scored 35 points. USC Coach Lane Kiffin watched all-tournament selection Max Redfield, a football standout playing basketball.

Sonora (9-1) won the North Orange County championshp with a 76-64 win over Mayfair. Jimmy Golden scored 30 points.

Etiwanda (6-2) won the Inland Empire Invitational with a 67-59 victory over Rancho Cucamonga. MVP Sheldon Blackwell had 16 points. Kenny Barnes had 20 points and Dominick Alexander 17 points.

Hart (9-0) won the La Canada tournament with a 57-54 win over St. Francis. Lewis Stallworth had 16 points and tournament MVP Myles Franklin had 12. Noah Willerford scored 17 for St. Francis.

Westchester won the championship of the National Prep Classic with a 57-30 win over Santa Maria St. Joseph. Matthew Grant was named tournament MVP. San Diego Cathedral defeated Pasadena, 76-62 for third place.

In the San Fernando Valley Invitational, freshman Max Heidegger scored 31 points in Crespi's 85-42 win over Quartz Hill. Heidegger is averaging 20 points for the Celts (4-3). Crescenta Valley defeated Grant, 74-71. Muir defeated Sherman Oaks Notre Dame, 53-49. Ryan Ducar had 18 points for Notre Dame.

Kennedy defeated Monroe, 67-31. University defeated Camarillo, 82-58. Oak Park defeated Knight, 78-59. JD Slajchert scored 30 points and Ron Lee Jr. had 18 points. St. Genevieve defeated Granada Hills, 58-49. Alemany defeated Chatsworth, 69-52. Bear Henderson scored 20 points and had 11 rebounds.

Leuzinger won the championship game of the Beverly Hills tournament, beating previously unbeaten Village Christian, 59-58.

Price won the championship of the Pioneer Title Classic with an 83-54 win over Gabrielino. Chance Murray scored 21 points and was named tournament MVP.

In Santa Maria, Pacific Hills was beaten by Oakland Bishop O'Dowd, 57-53, after failing to hold onto an 11-point lead.

In a nonleague game, Santa Monica defeated Nevada Legacy, 78-51. Jordan Mathews scored 28 points.

Harvard-Westlake defeated Mira Costa, 80-77, in overtime of the Palos Verdes tournament. Derick Newton scored 30 points and Michael Sheng had 18 points.

Jared Dizon made six three-pointers and finished with 18 points, but Damien was beaten by Alameda St. Joseph, 60-58, in the third-place game of the Jesuit tournament. Jeremy Hemsley added 16 points.

El Camino Real defeated Carson, 78-35. Evan Wardlow scored 16 points.

-- Eric Sondheimer

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