At 6-foot-8, Stone Gettings of Loyola is certainly tall enough to get lots of rebounds. But in the last two games of the Beverly Hills tournament, it's as if his hands were a magnet for the basketball.
One day after getting 16 rebounds, Gettings grabbed a career-high 28 rebounds and added 23 points in Loyola's 77-60 semifinal victory over El Camino Real. The Cubs (6-2) will face unbeaten Long Beach Poly (7-0) in Saturday's 7:30 p.m. final.
"It's the first time I've hit over 20 rebounds in a game in my career, so that's always a great milestone," said Gettings, who signed with Cornell.
Max Hazzard also provided a big lift with 23 points, 17 coming in the second half after Loyola trailed at halftime, 34-32.
Brandon Russell scored 20 points and Marcel Addy had 15 for the Conquistadores.
Poly came back from a 21-17 halftime deficit to defeat Westchester, 64-40. It was a tremendous third-quarter performance by the Jackrabbits, who outscored the Comets, 26-9. KJ Feagin had eight of his 13 points in the quarter. Poly had eight different players score in the third quarter. Drew Buggs added 11 points.
Poly dedicated the game to Frank Murphy, a Poly football player who died on Thursday.
Brentwood improved to 6-1 with a 73-43 win over East Bakersfield. Andrew Gardiner scored 19 points and Maxwell Kupchak 13. Brentwood will play Palisades in Saturday's 4:30 p.m. Beverly Hills consolation final. Will Johnson and Ron Artest each scored 14 points in Palisades' 58-45 win over Leuzinger. Steve Hubbell scored 22 points in Burroughs' 51-47 win over Hamilton.