Santiago Tournament : Kennedy Cools Off Magnolia

Kennedy High School hit 10 of its first 11 shots from the field, and the only shot it missed was tipped in, as the Fighting Irish outlasted Magnolia, 77-68, Friday night in the championship semifinal of the Santiago Tournament.

Kennedy went ahead, 20-9, in the opening quarter, but couldn't put Magnolia away. Despite making only two field goals in the second quarter, the Sentinels played the Irish even from that point and trailed 40-29 at halftime.

Darrin Queen led all scorers with 24 points and 11 rebounds for the Irish. Glen Mares added 18 points, Dan Curry had 12 and Michael Keith scored 10.

Mark Lyons led the Sentinels with 23 points and 15 rebounds.

KENNEDY (77)--Davidson 5, Mares 18, Keith 10, Queen 24, Curry 12, Lauderdale 6, Bernard 2.

MAGNOLIA (68)--Osuna 10, Banuelos 3, Czech 8, Goff 13, Lyons 23, Gorrien 4, Tran 3, Wittman 4.

In other Santiago Tournament action:

Valencia 62, Santiago 53--Junior forward Dennis Burbank scored a game-high 23 points to lead the Tigers to a consolation semifinal victory over the Cavaliers. Norman Nakawaki and David LaRue also scored in double figures for Valencia with 16 and 12 points, respectively. Rick Burns led the Cavaliers (2-7) with 21 points, and Pete Avila added 18.

VALENCIA (62)--Burbank 23, Nakawaki 16, LaRue 12, Jones 9, Hood 2.

SANTIAGO (53)--Burns 21, Avila 18, Lezama 6, Velasquez 6, Hank 2.

Garden Grove 61, Buena Park 51--Mark Keifer scored 8 of his 15 points in the first quarter to help the Argonauts take a 22-10 first-quarter lead. Buena Park closed to 32-28 at the half, as Gary Hunter scored nine points in the second quarter. The Coyotes began turning the ball over in the second half and could not catch the Argos (9-4).

GARDEN GROVE (61)--Contreras 15, Kanegae 7, Kiefer 15, Finch 7, Lorenz 13, Fournier 4.

BUENA PARK (51)--Glahn 4, Smith 7, Toscano 8, Kotzin 9, Hunter 16, Robbins 5, Lucas 2.

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