The Carson high boys basketball team ended the Torrey Pines Holiday Classic on a high note with a 42-40 win over Westview of San Diego on Tuesday.
Carson jumped out to a 12-5 lead after the first quarter before Westview outscored the Senators 18-9 to take a 23-21 halftime lead. But Carson regained control by outscoring Westview 14-6 to take a 35-29 lead heading into the fourth quarter.
It looked like Carson was going to put the game away by scoring on a breakaway layup to take a six-point lead. But the shot was blocked and Westview came back the other way to score to pull within two points. After Carson missed the front end of a one-and-one, Westview had a chance to tie, but the Senators came up with a defensive stop to preserve the win.
Carson coach Carlos Mendeguia said his team’s pressure defense and half court trap was effective, adding the half court trap led to several transition baskets.
“It got us going offensively and defensively,” said Mendeguia about the trap. “We came out and played with some energy. The guys showed poise.”
Asa Carter and Cameron Price each scored 12 points and Kyle Steele added six points for Carson.
It was another tough night for Carson at the West Coast Holiday Classic in Southern California in a 51-42 loss to Oak Park. “We did play a lot better in the second half,” Carson coach Nate Tolbert said.
Maddie Preston scored 10 points, Michelle Perry had nine points, Teresa Boehmer had six points and Bailey Allen added five points for the Senators, who finish the tournament with two games today.
“We’re hoping to represent our region and our school a lot better tomorrow,” Tolbert said.
JV GIRLS BASKETBALL
Camiell Simpson was named as the tournament Most Valuable Player as Carson concluded the State Farm Holiday Classic with a 43-25 win over Douglas. Josie Sharp scored 10 points, Mallory Otto and Taylor Weddell each had six points and Sophia Ruedy and Simpson each had 10 points for Carson (10-3).
JV BOYS BASKETBALL
Carson beats McQueen
Greg Wallace scored 16 points, Seven Mandoki and Garaet Rauh each had 10 points and Abe Montoya and Brandon Gagnon each added six points for Carson (7-5) in its 60-40 win over McQueen.
FRESHMEN GIRLS BASKETBALL
Carson routs Truckee
Lauren Lemburg scored 14 points, Katelyn Morse had 11 points and two assists, Blanca Sosa had seven points, Dajarrah Navarro had four points, Jasmine Peralta had two points and Abby Paulson had two points and four assists for Carson (7-5) in its 40-19 win over Truckee.
FRESHMEN BOYS BASKETBALL
Carson takes third
Carson beat Manogue to take third in the State Farm Holiday Classic. Trent Robinson, who led Carson with eight points against Manogue, was named to the all-tournament team.