Franklin took a one-point lead into the second half but couldn't maintain it and lost to 83-74 to Dominguez of Los Angeles Thursday night...
SAN DIEGO — Franklin took a one-point lead into the second half but couldn’t maintain it and lost to 83-74 to Dominguez of Los Angeles Thursday night in the Torrey Pines Holiday Classic boys basketball tournament.
It was the first defeat for the Quakers (6-1), ranked second in the state in Class 4A. They won their tournament opener Wednesday over Pasadena, Calif., 85-73.
Dominguez is No. 23 in USA Today’s national rankings.
Franklin couldn’t handle Dominguez’s Jordan Hamilton, a 6-foot-7 junior who finished with 31 points. Hamilton is ranked eighth in the Class of 2009 by Rivals.com, a recruiting Web site.
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Junior guard Peyton Siva had 22 points and six assists and Chris Holmes scored 17 for Franklin, which plays Jordan of Long Beach, Calif., today at 5:30 p.m.
Mercer Island 58,
Reno, Nev. 51
In Cathedral City, Calif., Drew Sexton had 20 points and hit two free throws with 20 seconds remaining to clinch the Islanders’ win in the Desert Heat National Invitational. The Islanders used a 16-0 run featuring four three-pointers from three players to take command. Leroy Lutu scored 16 for Mercer Island, ranked fourth in 3A.
Grant (Portland) 73, Enumclaw 54
In Hillsboro, Ore., Mike Moser’s 23 points and 10 rebounds led the Generals, ranked sixth in Oregon in Class 6A, past the Hornets in the quarterfinals of the 16-team Les Schwab Invitational. C.J. Fitzpatrick scored Enumclaw, ranked seventh in Class 3A.
Seattle Prep 85,
Pleasant Grove, Calif., 61
In Kentfield, Calif., Jordan Hamilton got 15 of his 32 points in the first quarter and finished with five three-pointers to power the Panthers into the semifinals of the Another Level Christmas Classic. Hamilton also had eight rebounds. Jack Hanley had 20 points and nine rebounds and Patrick Donnelly had six assists for Prep.
Wasilla, Alaska 40
In Juneau, Erik Rainer rained three-pointers on the defending Class 4A Alaska champions, hitting four in the third quarter on his way to 17 points in the Capital City Classic.
Sonoma, Calif. 40
In Phoenix, the Knights rallied from an early deficit and finished with a 23-7 run in the fourth quarter at the Cactus Jam. Richard Woodworth scored 18 for Newport, which plays Woodinville today in the semifinals in the Cactus Division.
North Pole, Alaska 44
In Phoenix, 6-1 Woodinville senior Jacob Zoet made 9 of 14 shots and all 10 of his free throws for 27 points at the Cactus Jam. Ryan Gilkey, a 6-8 junior, had 14 points on 7-of-7 shooting with nine rebounds and four blocks for the Falcons.
Lake Stevens 60,
Fortuna, Calif. 40
In Phoenix, the Vikings raced to a 20-4 lead and rolled into the semifinals of the Cactus Division at the Cactus Jam. Jordan Carter had nine assists for Lake Stevens, which plays Scottsdale (Ariz.) Christian today.
Liberty 58, Horace Mann (Riverdale, N.Y.) 52
In Phoenix, the Robbie Marlow’s 16 points and eight rebounds led the Patriots into the semifinals of the Jam Division of the Cactus Jam tournament, where they will play another Liberty, of Brentwood, Calif., today.
Ballard 66, Houston
(Big Lake, Alaska) 15
In San Diego, the Beavers raced to a 19-2 lead in a first-round game in the Surf Division at the Surf ‘N Slam Tournament. Kayla Williams had 16 points and seven assists and Jeannette Hansen had 12 points, nine rebounds, five steals and five blocks for Ballard, ranked eighth in 4A.
Redmond 70, Douglas (Juneau, Alaska) 52
In Juneau, Alaska, Mary Petrie had 15 points and eight assists and Courtney Martin scored 18 points for the Mustangs in the Capital City Classic.
At Auburn 69, Emerald Ridge 48
Nneka Payne had 21 points and Paese Strickland collected 14 points and seven steals for the Trojans (8-0), ranked fourth in Class 3A. Kaitlyn Stoltenberg’s 22 points and 16 rebounds led Emerald Ridge.
Kennedy 66, at Seattle Christian 46
Tournament MVP Dedra Brown had 14 points and six steals for the Lancers on the way to the championship of the Seattle Christian Christmas Classic. Andrea Goins added 12 points and 10 rebounds for Kennedy, ranked fifth in 3A. Melissa Collier’s 17 points, eight rebounds and four blocks led Seattle Christian.