Boys' basketball: Loyola's guards come through in second half
In the first half of Saturday's championship game of the Maranatha tournament, Alemany guards Shacquille Dawkins and Brandon Boyd were outplaying Loyola guards Parker Jackson-Cartwright and Max Hazzard. Alemany opened a 17-2 lead and led by 11 points at halftime.
But in the second half, Jackson-Cartwright and Hazzard led a Loyola comeback. Jackson-Cartwright scored 18 of his 24 points in the second half. Hazzard scored 19 of his 23 points, including four three-pointers. Loyola came away with an 85-77 victory in a battle of Mission League rivals.
Loyola's 7-foot center, Thomas Welsh, had 18 points. And unsung Alex Ettinger made three three-pointers in the first half to keep the Cubs in the game and also took a charging foul against Dawkins in the second half. Dawkins, a sophomore, scored 19 of his 25 points in the first half. Bennie Boatwright added 16 points for Alemany.
Chino Hills won the third-place game over Campbell Hall, 74-69, despite 43 points by Campbell Hall's Aaron Holiday.
In the Westchester tournament championship game, Bishop Montgomery defeated Westchester, 76-41. Justin Bibbins scored 20 points. Gardena Serra won the third-place game over Windward.
In a tournament game in Orange County, Etiwanda defeated Bishop Gorman, 50-45.
-- Eric Sondheimer