Freshman Jared McCain of Corona Centennial makes eight threes in Las Vegas

Freshman Jared McCain made eight threes and scored 29 points in Corona Centennial's opening win at the Tarkanian Classic on Wednesday.
(Eric Sondheimer / Los Angeles Times)

Corona Centennial basketball coach Josh Giles has been telling sportswriters that freshman guard Jared McCain might be the best freshman he has coached. He sure looked pretty good on Wednesday in his debut at the Tarkanian Classic at Bishop Gorman in Las Vegas.

McCain made eight threes to spark the Huskies to a 68-64 win over Philadelphia Neumann-Goretti.

“He made seven in a row in the second half. That was huge,” Giles said.

Paris Dawson added 21 points. Centennial play Coronado in the quarterfinals.

Santa Ana Mater Dei improved to 7-0 with a 72-39 win over Oklahoma Putnam City. Aidan Prukop scored 17 points.


Sierra Canyon defeated Florida Oak Ridge 76-55. Shy Odom had 15 points, Bronny James and BJ Boston 13 and Terren Frank 12.

Keith Dinwiddie scored 35 points to help Fairfax stay unbeaten with an 88-86 win over Jefferson.

At the Mission Prep tournament, Bishop Montgomery defeated Calabasas 58-45. Isaiah Johnson scored 15 points.

Newbury Park improved to 12-2 with a 57-47 win over Simi Valley. Quincy Bentley scored 24 points.