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Jordan Brinson of Westchester had 26 points Saturday night and led his team past Bishop Montgomery.
Jordan Brinson of Westchester had 26 points Saturday night and led his team past Bishop Montgomery. (Nick Koza)

The championship game of the BattleZone tournament at Corona Centennial on Saturday night had lots of drama.

Rancho Christian, ranked No. 2 in the Southland, defeated Centennial 56-54.

Isaiah Mobley finished with 19 points and made two free throws with 1.2 seconds left to break the tie. DJ Davis scored 26 points for Centennial.

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Cael Patterson scored from nine yards out and again on a two-point PAT as Orange Glen scored with 2:05 to play and edged Locke 22-14 in the Southern California Regional 6-A championship game.

The play was set up by a Carlos Galvan stripped sack. The ball rolled free and was recovered at the 9 yard line by Orange Glen.

Locke had one final chance, but four plays produced a loss of seven yards with quarterback Mikel Beime sacked on fourth down by Ruben Ramirez.

Locke led 14-7 late in the third quarter with Beime hitting Ja'Quez Harvey with a 14-yard scoring pass and Jerome Cooper with a 26-yard TD pass.

The Patriots, who were wary of Locke’s speed, limited the Saints to 87 yards rushing on 27 attempts.

The Saints had 116 yards passing, 71 coming on one play. Locke held Orange Glen's Caleb Patterson to 122 yards on 30 carries, but he had a pair of TDs and a 2-point PAT.

In the 7-AA state championship game, Denair defeated Santee 42-14.

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Saturday's results

STATE BOWL CHAMPIONSHIP

DIVISION 7-AA

Friday, November 30th

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA REGIONAL BOWL CHAMPIONSHIPS

DIVISION 1-AA

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Rancho Christian held off Chino Hills 72-67 to advance to Saturday’s championship game of the BattleZone tournament at Corona Centennial.

Evan Mobley scored 27 points and brother Isaiah added 15 points. Onyeka Okongwu had 26 points and 15 rebounds for Chino Hills. Will Pluma added 16 points.

Rancho Christian will play Corona Centennial in the final. The Huskies defeated Rancho Verde 57-48. Jaylen Clark scored 23 points.

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Westchester coach Ed Azzam draws up an inbound play in the win over Saugus.
Westchester coach Ed Azzam draws up an inbound play in the win over Saugus. (Eric Sondheimer)

Westchester advanced to the semifinals of its own tournament Thursday with a 62-38 win over Saugus.

Jordan Brinson scored 23 points. Kaelen Allen had 12 points. The outside-inside offensive game is what the Comets hope will propel them to another City championship. For now, they are set to play another City team, Washington Prep, in Friday’s 7:50 p.m. semifinals. Washington defeated Santa Monica 57-52.

The other semifinal has Bishop Montgomery playing Riverside Notre Dame at 6:30 p.m.

The Classic at Damien released its Platinum Division basketball schedule, and what a lineup it is.

Set to begin Dec. 26 at Damien, there are lots of great opening games.

Among the first-round games are Etiwanda vs. Santa Margarita, Riverside Notre Dame vs. Sherman Oaks Notre Dame, Fairfax vs. Rancho Verde and Rancho Christian vs. Birmingham.

The Chino Hills-Orange Lutheran quarterfinal game of the BattleZone tournament at Corona Centennial on Wednesday night was quite a battle between 6-foot-11 Makur Maker and 6-9 Onyeka Okongwu.

But it was one of the smallest players on the court, Chino Hills’ Phaquan Davis, who lifted the Huskies to a 50-49 victory.

He drove to the basket to give his team a one-point lead and also made two free throws with 10.1 seconds left. Orange Lutheran couldn’t make a three at the end to tie and Maker was called for a traveling violation earlier.

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Fremont basketball coach George McLin has been suspended pending outcome of an investigation after the Pathfinders used an ineligible player last weekend at a tournament in El Monte, City Section commissioner John Aguirre said Wednesday.

Fremont, expected to be one of the top teams in the City Section, went 2-1 in the tournament.

The Pathfinders have been playing without two of their top returnees, Roy Clarke and Carey Page, both of whom are seeking a fifth year of eligibility from the City Section.

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EJ Gable of Sierra Canyon rushed for 230 yards last week in the Division 3 championship game.
EJ Gable of Sierra Canyon rushed for 230 yards last week in the Division 3 championship game. (Eric Sondheimer)

Pretty much all season, fans in Southern California rave about the quarterbacks and receivers. It’s who we are — explosive West Coast offenses.

But come playoff time, the championship teams are usually the ones that can run the football and stop the run when needed, and last week, it was the running backs getting their revenge in leading teams to championships. One after another came through.

There was EJ Gable of Sierra Canyon rushing for 230 yards in the Southern Section Division 3 championship game. There was sophomore Julian Dedman of Upland rushing for 169 yards in the Division 2 final.