Noah Blakney and Mercer Island took the backdoor to the finals of the Don Bambauer Memorial Christmas Classic.
KENTFIELD, Calif. — Noah Blakney and Mercer Island took the backdoor to the finals of the Don Bambauer Memorial Christmas Classic.
Blakney scored on a backdoor layup with less than 10 seconds left as the Islanders beat host Marin Catholic 60-57 in overtime last night in the semifinals.
Mercer Island plays Willowridge of Houston tonight at 8:30 p.m. for the title.
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Blakney scored six of MI’s nine points in overtime and finished with a team-high 21 points. David Kelley and Kael Kristof added 11 each.
Mercer Island (7-2) jumped ahead 21-12 after the first quarter, but saw Marin Catholic whittle that lead. Marin missed a three-point attempt as time expired in OT.
Franklin 68, Perris (Calif.) 41
In the Desert Heat National Invitational in Palm Springs, Calif., Richie Phillips, a 6-8 senior, was 10 for 10 from the field and finished with 20 points and eight rebounds. Franklin (4-1), Washington’s top-ranked Class 4A team, plays Capistrano Valley (Calif.) today at 3:15 p.m.
Desert Chapel (Calif.) 25
In the Desert Heat National Invitational, Kevin Lang’s 19 points led three Spartans in double figures as Skyline (2-3) rolled. Shaun McKinley scored 17 and Nick Jones 16 for the Spartans, who play Sammamish (4-4) today at 6:25 p.m.
A.B. Miller (Calif.) 70,
In the Desert Heat National Invitational, Jaz Giacchetti scored a game-high 23 to go with 14 rebounds, but the Totems (4-4) fell to A.B. Miller of Fontana, Calif.
Mountlake Terrace 44
The Irish (8-2) broke things open by outscoring the host Hawks (5-3) 21-9 in the second quarter and won the championship of the Edmonds School District Holiday Tournament.
O’Dea was ranked fifth in Class 3A. Terrace, which had a five-game win streak snapped, was ninth in 4A. No other details were reported.
Emerald Ridge 81
Rashard Mason had 25 points and eight rebounds, and Bernard Banks added 22 points as the Eagles (7-3) finished third in the Edmonds School District Holiday Tournament. Gerry Pickens and David Swensen each scored 19, and Pickens added seven assists for the Jaguars (3-4).
Eastlake 62, Laney (N.C.) 50
In the Leon Brogden Holiday Tournament in Wilmington, N.C., junior forward A.J. Jergens scored 21 points and helped lead the Wolves (6-1) to a 22-9 margin in the third quarter. The 6-5 Jergens was named to the all-tournament team for Eastlake, which won two straight after losing its tourney opener.
Ladysmith (B.C.) 83
In the Victoria (B.C.) Prep Tournament, Ramiyo Bacani scored a game-high 22, and Jade Collier added 18 points and 10 rebounds as the Bulldogs (3-1) won. David Robinson scored a game-high 43 for Ladysmith. Garfield plays Dover Bay, B.C., today at 11:30 a.m.
Cowichan (B.C.) 46
In the Victoria Prep Tournament, Shane Easter and Andrew Stamm each scored 14, and Andrew Doggett had 10 points, 12 rebounds and four steals as the Lions (4-6) from Seattle won. Sean Whitsitt added nine points and six steals.
Atascadero (Calif.) 46
In the Atascadero Holiday Classic, Evan Churlin scored 23 and hit five three-pointers, and Jimmy Santjer added 17 points, seven rebounds and seven assists as the Bearcats (5-2) advanced to the finals by beating the host school. Monroe meets Paso Robles, Calif., today at 2:30 p.m.
Sehome 62, at Lake Stevens 53
Matt Wood scored 23 as the Mariners (5-2) from Bellingham won a nonleague game over the Vikings (2-6). Jeremy Roe had 13 points, and Sean Tennant 12 points, 10 rebounds and six blocks for Lake Stevens.
At Bishop Blanchet 57,
Matt Washington had 16 points and 11 rebounds, and the Braves (4-4) completed a seven-point comeback by hitting 4 of 4 from the foul line in the final 10 seconds to earn a nonleague win over the Royals (1-6). Kyle Pettersen added 13 points for Blanchet. Mo Carrero’s 13 led Lynnwood.
At Arlington 72, Fife 48
Stephan Devery scored a game-high 27 and hit 6 of 7 shots in the second half as the Eagles (4-4) beat the Trojans (5-5) in nonleague. Andre Dawkins’ 20 points led Fife, which was outscored 21-9 in the second quarter.
Shorecrest 69, at Cedarcrest 49
Jon Moe scored 22 to lift the Scots (2-5) to a nonleague win over the Red Wolves (2-6).
Cascade 66, St. George’s 43
In the Storm Winter Classic in Bellingham, Chris Hilliard scored 16 as the Bruins (4-4) from Everett won.
Puyallup 80, at Enumclaw 56
Austin Kilpatrick scored a game-high 23 as the Vikings (5-1) rolled psat the Hornets (2-2). Tanner Sayler’s 16 led Enumclaw.
Tahoma 68, Wilson 47
The Bears (5-1) advanced to the finals of the Coaches Versus Cancer Holiday Classic in Gig Harbor. Stephen Praast scored 14 of his 16 in the first half, and Riley Tubbs scored 11 of his 13 in the second quarter, when Tahoma had a 27-11 advantage.
Queen Creek (Ariz.) 53,
In the Queen Creek Holiday Classic in Phoenix, Ariz., Calvin Fujii scored 13, but the Knights (4-4) from Shoreline blew a 38-28 halftime lead.
Piedmont Hills (Calif.) 56,
Bellevue Christian 53
In the Milipitas Classic in San Jose, Calif., Jeff Downs scored a game-high 15 but the Crusaders (4-2) lost.