Boys’ Basketball Roundup : Walker Paces Brea-Olinda to 88-80 Victory in Irvine Tournament

Keith Walker scored 22 points, including 7 in Brea-Olinda High School’s 31-point second quarter, as the Wildcats scored an 88-80 victory over Canyon Springs Monday in the opening round of the Irvine World News boys’ basketball tournament at Woodbridge High School.

The score was tied, 19-19, going into the second quarter, but Brea made 12 of 14 shots in the period and led at halftime, 50-37.

Matt Chamberlain had 14 points and 13 rebounds, Rodney Stewart scored 13 points, Craig McPhee had 11 points and 11 rebounds and Walker had 11 rebounds for Brea-Olinda (4-1).

In other first-round Irvine tournament games at Woodbridge:


Woodbridge 71, Esperanza 57--Joey Cohen scored 16 points, Romalis Taylor 13 and Bryant McLemore 12 for Woodbridge. Greg Pope scored 17 and David Perkins 12 for Esperanza. Esperanza led, 27-25, at halftime, but Woodbridge led, 50-40, at the end of three quarters.

Saddleback 76, Rubidoux 54--Forward Craig Marshall scored 19 points and center Malru Dottin added 17 for Saddleback (6-0). Tony Agnew added 14 and Jimmy Galbert 10 for Saddleback. Rubidoux is 0-3.

Kennedy 55, Dana Hills 48--Kennedy (4-1) trailed, 36-33, going into the fourth quarter but rallied for the victory. Tom Deep scored 12 points and had 7 rebounds and Jim Barker and Jeff Williams scored 11 each for Kennedy. John Lloyd scored 19 points on 8-of-10 shooting and had 9 rebounds for Dana Hills.

In Irvine tournament games at Christ College Irvine:


Santa Ana 66, L.B. Wilson 60--Chauncy Woolridge scored 22 for defending champion Santa Ana. Oscar Wilson added 13 and Mike Zamora 11 for the Saints.

Marina 75, Costa Mesa 24--Cherokee Parks scored 19 points and Brant Shelor 10 for Marina, which led, 27-11, at the half. Tim Nguyen scored 10 points for Costa Mesa.

In Irvine tournament games at Irvine High School:

Riverside North 45, Edison 42--Craig Ward hit a 3-pointer with just 2 seconds left to pull out the victory for North. Peter Graff and Aaron Butler led North with 12 points each. Steve Thobe led Edison with 14 points.


Eisenhower 74, Laguna Hills 72--Chris Sheff scored 32 points, but it wasn’t enough for Laguna Hills, which lost a 23-14 first-quarter lead. Kevin Foster’s 28 points led Eisenhower, which hung on despite being outscored, 20-15, in the fourth quarter.

Irvine 65, Los Amigos 39--Bryan Allred scored 22 points and John Molle 14 to lead Irvine. Irvine led, 30-21, at halftime, but blew it open by outscoring Los Amigos, 22-8, in the third quarter. Carlos Palomino had 21 points for Los Amigos.

In other Irvine tournament games at University High School:

Foothill 65, Paramount 57--Jamal Duff scored 20 points and Mark Wilkinson added 12 for the Knights. Foothill led, 43-41, to start the fourth quarter, and outscored Paramount, 22-16, to pull away.


Laguna Beach 58, Palos Verdes 48--John Trevino scored a game-high 19 points to lead Laguna Beach, which had four starters score in double figures. Ian Chatfield led Palos Verdes with 15 points.

University 79, Corona 57--Stephan Mumaw had 31 points and 16 rebounds for the Trojans, who opened up a 21-11 first-quarter lead and breezed past Corona. Lance Elmore added 14 points for University.

In the Glendora tournament:

Tustin 68, Monrovia 43--Cheavly Ly scored 18 points and Greg Lancaster had 6 points and a team-high 6 rebounds for Tustin (4-1) in the first round. Monrovia is 2-3.


In the La Quinta tournament:

Katella 66, West Torrance 57--Guard Brian Yourstone had a game-high 34 points to lead the Knights to the first-round victory. Tim Hall added 11 for Katella. Judd Donohue led West Torrance with 13 points.

La Quinta 92, Torrance 76--Scott Campbell scored 39 points and had 7 rebounds to lead La Quinta to the first-round victory. Campbell was 17 for 26 from the field, including 4 of 4 on 3-point shots. Scott Linck added 19 points for the Aztecs (3-1). Rick Robinson’s 23 points led Torrance.

In nonleague play:


Huntington Beach 77, El Toro 67--Joey Katter scored 22 points and Steven Lucas 20 for host Huntington Beach (2-2). Khari Johnson scored 26 for El Toro (2-2).

Pacifica 60, Cypress 47--Guard Dustin Bonham scored 21 points and forward Randy Schulze added 16 points and 8 rebounds for host Pacifica (3-2).