LA- area high school holiday tournament finals on tap

Finals of the Larry Doyle Orange County Championships are 8 p.m. Wednesday at Marina High School in Huntington Beach. It will be a rematch of two teams that met last year at the Nike Extravaganza, as 10-1 Santa Margarita faces Villa Park, who are 9-3.

SM beat Sonara in one semifinal, 46-32. I thought this was a a sloppily-played game, as SM had numerout times to open a bigger lead but didn’t, and Sonora had numerous times to make a 10-point defecit disappear and couldnt finish the job.

The other semifinal saw Villa Park beat San Clemente, 54-47. SC was down after three quarters, 45-28, but stormed back to trail by three points with 25 seconds left. But two times to the foul line for VP (they were in the double bonus) made it a seven-point win for VP, 54-47.

The third place game at 6:30 p.m. will be Sonora versus San Clemente. Consolation round games start at 9 a.m.

– IM in OC

Tonight’s quarterfinals at the Beverly Hills/Harvard-Westlake Tournament were:

Harvard-Westlake 55, Norco 53 Final
El Camino 47, Beverly Hills 43 Final
Alemany 55, LACES 50 Final
Inglewood 72, Marymount 27 Final

Tomorrow night’s semifinals will see El Camino versus Alemany at 6 p.m. and Inglewood versus Harvard-Westlake at 7:30 p.m. The winner of each game will play for the tournament championship on Thursday.

In the Gahr High School Tournament, it’ll be Antelope Valley versus Compton Centennial for the championship tomorrow night. Here are today’s results and tomorrow’s schedule:

Mayfair 46 St. Matthias 42
Westminster 56 Santee 38
Gahr 57 San Pedro 30
Redondo 59 Garfield 46
Valley Christian 61 L.A. Jordan 49
Southeast 59 Norwalk 25
Compton Centennial 60 L.B. Jordan 57
Antelope Valley 68 L.B. Millikan 58 2OT

Wednesdays schedule
12pm Santee vs St. Matthias
12pm Mayfair vs Westminster
1:30pm Norwalk vs San Pedro
1:30pm Garfield vs L.A. Jordan
3pm Southeast vs Gahr
4:30pm Valley Christian vs Redondo
6pm L.B. Jordan vs L.B. Millikan
7:30pm Antelope Valley vs Compton Centennial