Prep sports activities roundup: Liberty wins the Classic at Damien championship

There was no stopping defending Nevada state champion Henderson Liberty in its four-game go to to Southern California this week. Dedan Thomas Jr. scored 23 factors and got here by with clutch photographs and clutch free throws within the fourth quarter Friday night time to assist Liberty hand Harvard-Westlake its first defeat of the season, 59-56, within the Platinum Division championship recreation of The Classic at Damien.

Thomas was aided by the sturdy three-point capturing of Angelo Kambala, who made seven threes and had 23 factors. Harvard-Westlake (16-1) fell behind by 16 factors within the first half, reduce its deficit to seven factors at halftime, closed to inside 57-56, however that’s when Thomas made two free throws with 9 seconds left to safe the championship.

Trent Perry scored 19 factors and Robert Hinton had 16 factors for Harvard-Westlake.

Bishop Montgomery 77, Taft 42: The Knights improved to 16-0 and received the Platinum Division of the SoCal Christmas Classic at South Pasadena. Christian Jones was named event MVP. Bishop Montgomery performs Narbonne on Saturday at Lynwood in a event recreation, then Gardena Serra subsequent week in a league opener earlier than taking up Harvard-Westlake at Redondo Union on Jan. 7.

West Ranch 61, Etiwanda 52: The Wildcats will enter 2023 with a 16-1 file after a robust end at Damien. Isaiah Fields scored 17 factors. Curtis Williams scored 19 factors for Etiwanda.

Santa Margarita 62, Dublin 43: Ethan Rhee had 22 factors, making six of seven from three-point vary, to steer the Eagles.

Saugus 78, Washington Prep 74: The Centurions received in double time beyond regulation. Max Tengan contributed 27 factors and 7 assists for Saugus.

St. John Bosco 94, San Ysidro 69: The Braves cruised to victory in San Diego to enter Trinity League play with a 13-3 file. Kade Bonam completed with 23 factors and Jack Turner had 22 factors.

Rancho Cucamonga 79, Auburn (Wash.) 68: Aaron Glass scored 22 factors and Shadale Knight added 10 factors and 10 assists in an time beyond regulation victory for Rancho Cucamonga.

Colony 53, Pacifica Christian 46: Jaidyn Simpson and Denzel Hines every had 20 factors for Colony (11-4) in a comfort championship recreation of the Damien Classic.

Sierra Canyon 81, Las Vegas Bishop Gorman 66: The Trailblazers received the third-place recreation on the Les Schwab Invitational in Oregon. Sierra Canyon confirmed it’s getting a prime switch scholar from Oak Hill Academy in Virginia, AJ Swinton, who has enrolled and goes by Southern Part switch assessment simply in time for the beginning of Mission League play subsequent week. Ashton Hardaway, who transferred from Texas, led Sierra Canyon on Friday night time with 21 factors.

Pacifica Christian 62, Santa Monica 53: JJ Martin had 22 factors for Pacifica Christian. Joshua Hecht led Santa Monica with 17 factors.

Clovis North 56, Heritage Christian 54: Tae Simmons completed with 18 factors for Heritage Christian.

Damien 69, Diamond Bar 50: Nate Garcia’s 26 factors powered the Spartans to the Bronze Division championship.

American Fork (Utah) 76, Sherman Oaks Notre Dame 66: The Knights misplaced within the Damien Classic. Mercy Miller had 24 factors and Caleb Foster added 22 factors.

St. Anthony 50, St. Francis 36: George Tupy had 11 factors for St. Francis.

Campbell Corridor 70, La Mirada 69: The Vikings received the Silver Division championship at Damien on a basket by Baron Bellamy on the buzzer.

Mater Dei 81, Stockton Lincoln 54: The Monarchs (12-2) received their division of the Desert Vacation Classic, handing Lincoln (11-1) its first loss. Zack Davidson was named event MVP. He completed with 18 factors. Owen Verna made six threes.

De La Salle 62, JSerra 51: Aidan Fowler scored 19 factors for the Lions.

Village Christian 73, Rolling Hills Prep 67: The Crusaders prevailed in double time beyond regulation. Kenny Manzi scored 25 factors and JV Brown had 20 factors for Rolling Hills Prep.

Crespi 38, Beverly Hills 35: The Celts pulled out a win in a defensive battle.

Rio Mesa 65, Agoura 64: David Williams led Rio Mesa with 19 factors and 9 rebounds. Nasir Meyer completed with 30 factors for Agoura.

Dominguez 70, West Torrance 58: Isacc Sowell had 21 factors and 25 rebounds for Dominguez.

Granada Hills Kennedy 76, Fremont 43: Tyler Paczkoski led Kennedy with 15 factors.

El Dorado 54, Westview 38: Cooper Bladow led El Dorado to the comfort title at Mt. Carmel with a 21-point efficiency.

Downey 52, Villa Park 38: Downey improved to 16-1 and received the Better Palm Springs Division championship, with Jacob Topete named tourney MVP. He completed with 15 factors.

Lehi (Utah) 50, Westchester 44: The Comets misplaced within the American Division ultimate within the Torrey Pines event. Jonathan Choyce scored 13 factors and earned all-tournament recognition.

Servite 48, Viewpoint 39: Scott Schulz scored 14 factors for the Friars (10-4).

Oak Park 44, Sage Hill 40: Isaiah Sherrard scored 25 factors for the Eagles.

Enumclaw (Wash.) 63, Thousand Oaks 61: Jacob Kjarval had 17 factors and Trent MacLean 14 for Thousand Oaks.

Kaysville (Utah) Davis 57, Simi Valley 50: Ryder Mjoen led the Pioneers with 19 factors and 7 rebounds.

Calabasas 56, Grant 53: Gavin Murphy’s 17 factors sparked the Coyotes.

Buena 55, Westlake 51: Kayden Elsokary scored 26 factors for Westlake.

St. Paul 66, San Gabriel Academy 55: Maurice Wright scored 20 factors to assist St. Paul enhance to 14-5.

Ladies’ basketball

Etiwanda 56, St. Mary’s 46: The Eagles improved to 13-0 by successful the West Coast Jamboree Platinum Division championship. Kennedy Smith had 24 factors and 19 rebounds.

Westchester 67, South Pasadena 40: The unbeaten Comets (11-0) received the SoCal Hoops Classic in San Diego. Mariah Blake scored 22 factors and had 13 rebounds. Ron’yae Jackson added 18 factors.

Sierra Canyon 58, Washington Camas 53: The Trailblazers stayed unbeaten behind the duo of Mackenly Randolph and Juju Watkins. Randolph had 24 factors and 11 rebounds and Watkins contributed 23 factors and 13 rebounds.

Leuzinger 65, Granada Hills 64: Marianne Boco scored 24 factors for Granada Hills within the West Coast Vacation Platinum Division championship recreation.

Boys’ soccer

Servite 1, Loyola 0: Elgin Nualart had the one purpose and Talin Morgan and David Lim mixed for the shutout to raise the Friars to 8-0-3 on the season.

Cathedral 2, De La Salle 1: Alex Bastidas and Matt Murillo had objectives for the Phantoms.

Ladies’ water polo

Orange Lutheran 14, San Marcos 12: The Lancers received the distinguished Vacation Cup event championship.