A player heading to a Division I school and a defensive change proved to much to handle for the Carson High boys basketball team in a 41-27 loss to Godinez of Santa Ana, Calif., in the Torrey Pines Holiday Classic in San Diego on Monday.
Carson led 10-7 after one quarter, but Godinez switched to a 1-3-1 zone in the second quarter and outscored the Senators 14-2 to take a 21-12 halftime lead. “They’re very long,” Carson coach Carlos Mendeguia said. “They just really caused havoc for us.”
Godinez was led by Brandon Smith, who has signed with UC Irvine. Smith scored 25 points. Terrance Allen scored eight points, Cameron Price had seven points and Jayden DeJoseph and Jace Keema both added four points for Carson, who finishes play in the tournament at 2:20 p.m.
Carson fell to Legacy of Southern California 54-31 in the West Coast Holiday Classic. Maddie Preston had 10 points and four steals, Teresa Boehmer had seven rebounds and Ivy Pembrook added six rebounds for Carson.
JV GIRLS BASKETBALL
RENO — Carson (9-3) rolled past Fallon 54-37 at the State Farm Holiday Classic. Mallory Otto scored 15 points and Sophia Ruede and Josie Share each added eight points for Carson, who plays Douglas at 4:15 p.m. today.
FRESHMAN BOYS BASKETBALL
RENO — Jacob Massett again led Dayton with 11 points, but it wasn’t enough as Dayton fell to Lowry 51-24. Brandon Evans scored eight points and Colin Winebarger added four points for Dayton, which concludes play in the State Farm Tournament at 4:15 p.m. today against Sparks at Damonte Ranch.
FRESHMEN GIRLS BASKETBALL
Carson (6-5) fell to Reed 52-40. Laren Lemburg scored 16 points, Katelyn Morse had nine points, Abby Paulson had eight points, Dajarrah Navarro had four points and Hannah Philippi added three points for Carson.
JV BOYS BASKETBALL
Carson (6-5) lost to Fallon 66-58. Greg Wallace scored 17 points, Sevon Mandokie had 16 points and Michael Mendoza added 11 points for Carson.