Prep Basketball | Rainier Beach takes Mission Prep crown
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — Senior Reggie Moore had his second consecutive double-double to lead Rainier Beach to a 77-67 win over Richwood of Monroe, La., on Saturday in the title game of the Mission Prep Christmas Classic.
Moore had 22 points and 11 assists, and Mike Ladd added 18 points. Nyandigisi Moikobu had 13 points and 12 rebounds, while Ababe Dimisse finished with 11 points and 13 rebounds for Rainier Beach.
The Vikings (8-1), top-ranked in Class 3A, were in control for much of the game after a close first quarter. Richwood cut its deficit to eight in the fourth, but Rainier Beach responded to go up 14 with about two minutes left.
Storm Warren, an LSU recruit, had 20 points and nine rebounds for Richwood.
Other boys games
Bellevue 61, Friendship Academy (Wash., D.C.) 49
Sophomore guard Aaron Bright had 21 points to lead Bellevue in the championship game of the Maui Christmas Classic in Lahaina, Hawaii. Colton Christian, a 6-foot-6 junior forward, had 19 points, 14 rebounds and four blocks for the Wolverines (8-1), who are ranked eighth in Class 3A. Bellevue, which used just six players, took control in the third quarter with a 10-2 run that gave it an 11-point lead, and Friendship didn't get closer than eight the rest of the way. Junior forward Matt Olson had 10 points and 10 rebounds and junior guard Cam Warren added six steals, five rebounds and five assists for Bellevue.
Horizon (San Diego) 51
At the Mission Prep Classic in San Luis Obispo, Calif., senior point guard Glen Dean had 21 points to lead the Roughriders (8-2), fifth-ranked in Class 4A, to a seventh-place finish.
Socastee (S.C.) 45
The Mustangs (5-3) shot 10 of 18 from three-point range to claim third place at the Orange County Clash in Orange, Calif. Marcus Flynn, a 6-foot senior guard, had 14 of his 16 points in the first half and was named to the five-player all-tournament team.
Eastlake 49, Cedar Park Christian (Bothell) 46
At the Orange County Clash, junior guard Scott Payton hit a three-pointer at the buzzer as the Wolves (2-7) came back from a 39-26 hole at the end of three quarters to beat the Eagles (4-4) for seventh place, snapping a six-game skid.
Jefferson (Portland) 65, Garfield 58
In the Oregon-Washington Challenge, host Jefferson beat the Bulldogs (6-3) behind Terry Ross' 22 points. Freshman Tony Wroten, battling flu-like symptoms, led Garfield with 16 points.
Eastlake 45, Anderson County (Laurensburg, Ky.) 40
Six-foot sophomore Alyssa Charlston had 14 points as the Wolves (7-2) won the championship game of the Orange County Clash. Junior forward Ellie Martinez was named tournament MVP, and Charlston made the all-tournament team.
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