Renaissance Academy 51, Damien 49: Senior guard Gil Tacita, who was named tournament Most Valuable Player, scored 16 points for the Wildcats in the championship game of the Nogales Tournament on Wednesday night. All-tournament selection Brian Bourgeois added 14 points for the Wildcats (9-5).
“We’re jelling with all these new kids and young guys,” said Renaissance Coach Sid Cooke, whose team has notched victories over Nogales, La Serna and Ayala. “Those are all Division II teams and we’re in [Division] V-A, so hopefully we can make noise.”
Tacita finished with a team-high 19 points Tuesday in the Wildcats’ 57-55 tournament win against Nogales. Bourgeois added 15 points for Renaissance Academy.
Montebello 62, St. Francis 52: Tommy Jordan had 15 points and Spencer Nieves added 10 for the Golden Knights on Wednesday in the championship game of the La Salle/Temple City Tournament at La Salle High.
“We turned the ball over way too much, we panicked and we couldn’t hit a shot in the first half,” St. Francis Coach Ray O’Brien said. “We were able to come back in the second half.
“[Montebello was] much more aggressive and experienced than us.”
Jordan and Nieves were selected to the all-tournament squad.
Flintridge Prep 74, Temescal Canyon 64: Kory Hamane had 16 points and Kenyatta Smith added 13 to lead the Rebels (8-4) on Wednesday in the seventh-place game of the Mayor’s Cup Division in the MaxPreps/Torrey Pines Tournament. Edmund Chow added 11 points for Prep, which got 10 from Jonathan Woo.
Glendale Adventist Academy 56, Mesa Grande Academy 36: Ghassan Abdul-Karim notched a team-high 14 points to propel the Cougars (4-7) in the fifth-place game of the Loma Linda Academy Tournament. Corona Santiago 58, Hoover 35: Sevada Minassians recorded 15 points and Samson Injigulyan added eight on Wednesday for the Tornadoes (9-4) in the third-place game of the Desert Heat Classic at Xavier Prep in Palm Desert. Hoover’s Kyle Bernardo made the all-tournament team.
In a tournament game Tuesday night, Hoover got a team-best 20 points from Injigulyan to record a 50-41 victory against Perris.
Flintridge Prep 56, Burbank 46 (OT): Kelsey Merchant finished with 11 points, including six in overtime, to propel the Rebels (9-4) on Wednesday in the La Cañada Tournament.
Megan Musashi made three free throws with nine seconds left in regulation to send the game into overtime tied at 46.
Flintridge Prep got 23 points and five rebounds from Musashi, 11 points from Kristin Shum and seven points from Deanna Watson.
Flintridge Prep will face Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy in the tournament’s fifth-place game at 1:30 p.m. today.
Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy 46, La Salle 44 (OT): Ivy Fitzgerald scored the winning basket with 14 seconds left in overtime to give the Tologs (8-7) a victory in the La Cañada Tournament on Wednesday.
Olivia Warner had 15 points and 11 rebounds for Flintridge Sacred Heart, including three points in overtime. Hoover 54, Claremont 46: Lauraine Barakat had a team-high 15 points and Liya Abnusi added 11 on Wednesday to spark the Tornadoes (3-7) in the Glendora Tournament.
Chatsworth 60, Crescenta Valley 56: Cassie Pappas registered 24 points and Melanie Minas added 10 on Wednesday for the Falcons (9-3) in a Beverly Hills/Harvard-Westlake Tournament game.
Mary Star of the Sea 47, Holy Family 20: Jennifer Fisher collected 15 points and four steals Wednesday for the visiting Gaels (3-8) in a nonleague contest.
Santa Margarita 3, St. Francis 1: Garrett Swart scored the lone goal for the Golden Knights (2-6) on Tuesday in a pool-play match of the Nike Southern California Classic near San Diego.