Scott Borchart had 19 points, 15 rebounds and four blocked shots in earning his third consecutive most valuable player award and Chaminade won the championship of its own tournament Thursday by defeating San Francisco Riordan 60-49.
“He’s just solid, and he does it humbly,” Chaminade Coach Jeff Young said. Borchart made five of eight shots and nine of 11 free throws in helping the Eagles (8-4) claim their third consecutive tournament title.
Chaminade, despite six turnovers, took control in the first quarter, leading 15-14 as Ryan Arceo made three consecutive three-pointers in the last two minutes.
Arceo, who scored 12 of his 20 points in the first half, made four of the five three pointers.
Though Borchart wasn’t in the game for the last 4:03 because of his fourth foul, Chaminade maintained a 14-point lead and stretched it to a 55-37 advantage, the biggest of the game on a three pointer by Erik Johnson.
Marquise Kately finished 23 points for the Crusaders (9-4).
The 6-3 sophomore made two more jumpers during a 6-0 run at the end of the first half to pull Riordan to within one point, 26-25.
Borchart, whose outscored Riordan 8-7 in the third quarter, asserted his confidence in his teammates after the game.
“I knew my teammates would play well after I went out,” said Borchart. “We’re a team.”
Moorpark 70, Pleasant Grove (Utah) 67--Todd Tomlinson had 33 points, six assists and seven rebounds to lead the Musketeers to third place.
Ryan Moser added 10 points and seven rebounds for Moorpark (11-2), which used a 15-2 run in the fourth quarter to break away from a 47-47 tie at the end of the third quarter.
Quartz Hill 74, Campbell Hall 67--Tony Johnson, who scored 19 points, made two three-point baskets and had eight points in overtime to help the Rebels win the fifth-place game in overtime.
Mychael Williams scored 30 points for Quartz Hill (9-4), including 12 in the third quarter and five in overtime.
Hassan Bassiri had 24 points and Jesse Foster added 21 points for Campbell Hall (11-5).
Canyon 76, Faith Academy (Philippines) 73--Matt Nelson made 14 of 18 shots, including eight three-point baskets, en route to 40 points for the Cowboys, who won the seventh-place game.