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Boys' basketball: Loyola's guards come through in second half

June 22, 2013 | 10:00 pm

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