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.
Platinum Thursday lineup all Gorman court 1: Corona Centennial (CA) vs. Coronado (NV), 3:10 pm; St. Augustine (CA) vs. #FAB50 No. 19 Mater Dei (CA) 5:50 pm; Bottom Bracket: No. 5 Bishop Gorman (NV) vs. Fairfax (CA), 7:10 pm; Westchester (CA) vs. No. 27 Sheldon (CA), 8:30 pm pic.twitter.com/0S5ceVwo3m— Ronnie Flores (@RonMFlores) December 19, 2019