Prep basketball roundup: Unbeaten Bishop Montgomery wins Mission Prep tournament

Coach Justin Bell of Santa Margarita talking to his players in Las Vegas.
Coach Justin Bell of Santa Margarita talking to his players in Las Vegas. The Eagles are 12-1.
(Nick Koza)

Bishop Montgomery stayed unbeaten and won the championship game of the Mission Prep tournament with a 62-60 win over Santa Maria St. Joseph on Wednesday night.

Kelcy Phipps led the Knights (11-0) with 27 points.

West Ranch 60, Mater Dei 55: Andrew Meadow led the Wildcats (11-0) with 23 points. West Ranch will play Bishop Gorman in the Tarkanian Classic Platinum division championship game on Thursday.

Santa Margarita 53, Oakland 44: The Eagles (12-1) advanced to the divisional championship in Las Vegas and will play Crossroads. Rockwell Reynolds scored 20 points and had 14 rebounds.


West Linn 60, St. John Bosco 57: The Braves suffered their first defeat in the championship game of tournament in Oregon.

St. Bernard 54, Putnam City 51: Joshua Palmer had a big basket late in the game to key St. Bernard’s victory.

Shalhevet 55, Oaks Christian 52: The Lions suffered their second straight defeat after winning 12 straight. Avi Halpert led Shalhevet scored 25 points.

Santa Monica 60, Grant 49: Jayden Xu scored 21 points and Joshua Hecht had 17 points to help Santa Monica hand Grant its first defeat.

Corona Centennial 53, Stepinac 51: Jared McCain finished with 27 points at the City of Palms.

Crean Lutheran 68, St. Paul 62: Kenneth Bailey scored 28 points and freshman Kaiden Bailey added 21 points for Crean Lutheran.

Brentwood 76, Las Vegas 54: Jordan Houegban scored 17 points and Cardosia Clifford added 15 points for Brentwood.

Newbury Park 67, Viewpoint 41: Charlie Muir had 27 points for the 13-2 Panthers.

Rancho Verde 56, Mission Prep 39: Anthony Smith Jr. scored 32 points for Rancho Verde (8-4).

Houston Christian 66, Birmingham 63: Naseef Lubowa led Birmingham with 19 points.

Mayfair 54, Uprising (Germany) 43: Desman Botts finished with 24 points and 12 rebounds.

Dominguez 63, Maranatha 59: The Dons prevailed in overtime. Isaac Sowell had 15 points and 17 rebounds.

JSerra 79, Prestonwood Christian 62: Sebastian Rancik and Aidan Fowler each had 25 points for JSerra.

Narbonne 56, Edison 47: Marcus Adams Jr. led the Gauchos with 17 points and 13 rebounds.

Crenshaw 90, Compton Centennial 18: The Cougars improved to 11-0.

West Ranch, which improved to 10-0 after a 65-55 win over Georgia Kell, and Mater Dei advance in a boys’ basketball tournament in Las Vegas.

Dec. 20, 2022

Girls’ basketball

Windward 61, Christ The King 58: Skye Belker scored 32 points for Windward.

Oklahoma Putnam 59, Mater Dei 51: Addie Deal scored 18 points for Mater Dei, which will play in the third-place game at the Tarkanian Classic.

Sierra Canyon 73, Coeur d’Alene 47: Juju Watkins scored 30 points and Izela Arenas added 25 points to help Sierra Canyon advance to the championship game in Las Vegas.


Brentwood 71, Birmingham 47: Amber Furch had 15 points and Lev Feiman 14 points in a Tarkanian Classic semifinal.