Saugus Stretches Winning Streak, Claims Hart Title

Chad Krogh scored 25 points and Mike Grisanti added 19 points and 10 rebounds, and Saugus High defeated Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies, 80-66, on Thursday night in the Hart tournament championship game.

It was the Centurions’ sixth consecutive victory.

Tim Tampus scored 17 points and had eight assists for Saugus (10-5). The 5-8 senior guard finished with 97 points and 25 steals in four tournament games.

“If we play the way we did [Thursday], I think we can compete for the Foothill League title,” Coach Jeff Hallman of Saugus said. “But that will take care of itself. Right now, we’re going to savor this.”


Jason Lee scored 15 points for L.A. CES (6-4), including a three-point basket that pulled the Unicorns to within 69-61 with 2:20 left. But Saugus ended the game on an 11-3 run.

Grisanti, a 6-7 senior center, had eight blocked shots and four steals for the Centurions, who snapped L.A. CES’ four-game winning streak.

Saugus used a 10-2 run at the end of the first half to take a 40-31 lead.

Krogh, a junior guard, scored on a fast-break layup to give Saugus its biggest lead, 58-43, with 1:23 left in the third quarter.


He ended the quarter with a running hook shot in the lane that increased the lead to 61-50.

In other games at the Hart tournament:

Royal 70, Beverly Hills 56--Adam Segal scored 26 points and David Simonton added 16 points and seven rebounds, and the Highlanders (6-6) took third place.

L.A. Marshall 57, San Fernando 35--Maike Hernandez had 20 points for the Tigers (6-7), who were outscored, 19-4, in the third quarter and fell in the fifth-place game.

Camarillo 64, Bakersfield West 57--Ian Caldwell had 20 points and Ryan McCormick scored 16 for the Scorpions (7-8), who won the seventh place game.

Jared Jungwirth scored 13 and Ryan Miyamoto had 10 assists for Camarillo.

Hart 75, Palmdale 69--Liam Waters scored 33 points, including 14 in the fourth quarter, and the Indians (6-9) claimed ninth place.

Waters finished with 102 points in four tournament games. Tamir Barkan scored 21 points for Hart.


Eric Brown had 29 points for the Falcons (4-10).

Cleveland 57, Sylmar 56--Harvey Quenton had 16 points and Yashar Mehrabani scored 11 for the Cavaliers (9-6), ranked No. 5 in the region by The Times, who won the 11th place game.

Ernest Williams had 19 points and Branden Robinson scored 15 for the Spartans (4-9).

Alemany 67, Reseda 55--Byron Joseph scored 11 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter to help the Indians win the 13th place game.

Evan Cline had 14 points and Lenard Heath scored 12 for the Indians (5-8).

Bobby Mitchell had 27 points for the Regents (2-12).