Boys' basketball: Alemany opens with win in Sierra Canyon tournament

First-day action at Sierra Canyo

Santa Clara Coach Kerry Keating was in the Sierra Canyon gym on Monday night taking a look at Alemany's athletic 6-foot-4 junior Earnie Sears, a top high jumper who keeps improving in basketball.

He had 18 points on Monday night in the Warriors' 72-51 win over St. Genevieve in an opening game of the Sierra Canyon tournament.


Alemany (4-1) doesn't have much size but the Warriors have quickness and play hard and with Shacquille Dawkins directing the attack, they should be a factor in the Mission League race.

Sierra Canyon struggled at times before putting away Westlake, 79-60. Ira Lee scored 19 points and Remy Martin added 14. Junior Drew Brackens scored 19 points for Westlake, which was within five points in the third quarter.

Sean Estes had 11 points in La Canada's 44-23 win over Valencia. Tom Hofman began his 30th season as coach at La Canada, which held Valencia scoreless in the second quarter.

Oak Park defeated Chatsworth, 69-53. Riley Battin contributed 21 points and 15 rebounds and Wes Slajchert added 15 points.

In the Beverly Hills tournament, Brandon Russell scored 27 points to help El Camino Real upset Cantwell-Sacred Heart, 58-50, in a game that was halted with just over one minute left after a dispute with Cantwell Coach George Zedan. Travis Patrick scored 14 points in Taft's 60-46 win over Gardena Serrra. The Toreadors led at halftime, 31-11.

Beverly Hills defeated Hamilton, 45-27. Windward defeated Leuzinger, 51-48. Jules Bernard had 20 points and Shareef O'Neal added 11 points and 10 blocks.

In the University tournament, Marshall defeated Buckley, 45-32. University defeated New Designs, 100-41. Jude Agbasi had 17 points. Bernstein defeated St. Monica, 72-69.

Michael Okparaocha and Christian Juzang each scored 14 points in Viewpoint's 82-20 win over Hueneme.

In the El Segundo tournament, Santa Monica defeated Torrance, 66-60. Jonah Mathews had 26 points. Harvard-Westlake defeated El Segundo, 77-51. Carter Begel scored 21 points and Cassius Stanley 18. Loyola defeated Crossroads, 59-48. Josh Lavergne had 18 points.

Cleveland defeated Garfield, 80-60, to improve to 7-1. Roman Morales had 19 points and Wayne Currie 15.

Santa Ana Mater Dei defeated Whittier, 84-53. MJ Cage had 16 points. Edison defeated Costa Mesa, 76-39.

Garden Grove defeated Tarbut V'Torah, 63-40.

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