Canyon Wins Ventura Boys Basketball Tournament
Canyon’s Coley Apsay has been the Heat Miser, the hottest player on the court, in the Ventura boys basketball tournament.
He scored 31 points and led Canyon to the Ventura tournament championship.
Canyon beat host Ventura, 53-50, in the title game. Apsay hit seven 3-pointers and was selected as the tournament MVP.
The Cowboys are off to a 14-1 start, the only loss coming against a talented Crespi team.
The Valencia boys won the third-place game in the Chaminade tournament, 60-53, over Foothill League rival Saugus. Troy Hammel poured in 31 points and came up with 14 big ones in the fourth quarter.
Playing with four fouls in the fourth quarter, Hammel scored the final seven points for Valencia.
The Golden Valley boys lost to Providence of Burbank, 82-49, in the consolation final of the Chaminade tournament.
The Saugus girls beat Castlemont of Oakland, 59-43, in the West Coast Holiday Festival. Megan Dawe scored 29 points for Saugus. Teammate Jordan Oster added 15.
The Canyon girls beat Sierra Canyon, 54-44, in the consolation final of the West Coast Holiday Festival. Jaya Schultz scored 18 points, 12 in the second half, for Canyon.
In high school soccer, the Hart boys won their own Soccer Showcase on a goal by Edwin Medina in double overtime.
Medina’s goal gave Hart a 2-1 win over Knight in the championship game of the Hart Soccer Showcase.
On the girls side, Hart shut out Quartz Hill, 3-0, to win the Flight 1 championship of the Hart Soccer Showcase. Destinney Duron had a goal and an assist for Hart. Kelsey Stokes and Ally Perez also scored for Hart.
The Golden Valley girls won the Flight 2 championship at the Hart Soccer Showcase.
Golden Valley beat Knight, 2-1, in the championship match. Lauren Bermudez scored both goals for Golden Valley.
The Saugus girls finished in second place in the highly competitive Los Tacos Holiday Festival at the Glendale Sports Complex. Saugus lost, 1-0, to Corona del Mar, the No. 10 team in the country by ESPN High School, in the championship match.
Saugus beat Flintridge Sacred Heart, the No. 16 team in the nation by ESPNHS, in the semifinals. Serena Smith-Banas scored the lone goal in the game.
Flintridge Sacred Heart was the No. 1 team in the country in the ESPNHS preseason rankings.
In college basketball, the College of the Canyons men lost to Antelope Valley College, 76-61, in the championship game of the Cougar Holiday Classsic. Rafael Love led COC with 21 points and nine reboiunds.
The Master’s College women lost to Kansas Wesleyan, 67-59 in overtime. Kaylynn Martin led The Master’s College with 13 points off the bench.
Kansas Wesleyan outscored The Master’s College, 10-2, in the overtime period.
In hockey, the Kings lost to the Winnipeg Jets, 1-0 in overtime. Kings goaltender Jonathan Bernier made 26 saves, but couldn’t stop Evander Kane, who scored the game-winner 69 seconds into the overtime period.
The Kings are back home on Saturday night for a game against the Vancouver Canucks.
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