BOYS BASKETBALL: Third-quarter run dooms Gaels


Oak Hill (Va.) went on a 16-2 run in the third quarter to take control on the way to a 60-54 win over Bishop Gorman on Saturday at the HoopHall West Tournament in Phoenix.

Gorman scored the first five points of the second half to build a 31-23 lead, before the Warriors took over.

Caleb Martin finished with 23 points, and Terrence Phillips scored all 11 of his points in the second half for Oak Hill.

Noah Robotham led Gorman with 23 points and five assists. His 3-pointer with about 50 seconds to play cut the Oak Hill lead to 55-51. But the Gaels missed three free throws down the stretch, and failed to convert another chance after coming up with a loose ball in the lane.

Stephen Zimmerman added seven points and 11 rebounds for the Gaels. Gorman led by as much as 10 in the first half, but Zimmerman was limited by foul trouble after picking up his third with 2:17 to go in the second quarter.

Oak Hill was 30-for-38 from the free-throw line, including 22-for-26 in the second half.

Shadow Ridge 58, The Meadows 52 — At Mesquite, Serph Decker had 20 points as Shadow Ridge held off The Meadows for the championship of the Bulldog Invitational.

Preston Echols added 19 points for Shadow Ridge, which led 25-21 at the half.

Eric Hirsberg led The Meadows with 15 points. Jake Epstein scored 11 and Ethan Fridman 10 for The Meadows.

Decker was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player. He was joined on the all-tournament team by Echols, Hirsberg, Dee Bowler and Garrett Leavitt of Virgin Valley, and Justin Prisbrey from Enterprise (Utah).

Virgin Valley 72, Desert Oasis 60 — At Mesquite, Dillon Graves scored 21 points as the Bulldogs beat the Diamondbacks for third place in the Bulldog Invitational.

Leavitt added 17 points, and Bowler scored 16 for Virgin Valley, which outscored Desert Oasis 19-9 in the fourth quarter to pull away.

Rodrick Moore scored 22 points to lead Desert Oasis, and Kodi Leslie added 17 points for the Diamondbacks.

Enterprise (Utah) 78, Bonanza 60 — At Mesquite, Prisbrey poured in 35 points to the Wolves to the win in the fifth-place game of the Bulldog Invitational.

DeAndre Hicks had 24 points, and Davian Jordan scored 10 for the Bengals.

Moapa Valley 48, Tech 45 — At Mesquite, Andrew Huerta had 20 points as the Pirates edged the Roadrunners for seventh place in the Bulldog Invitational.

Bunker Wimer added 11 points for Moapa Valley.

Elijah Robertson scored 19 for Tech.

The Meadows 53, Virgin Valley 50 — At Mesquite, Hirsberg scored 19 points and hit two free throws with 11 seconds to play to seal the win in the Bulldog Invitational semifinals.

Virgin Valley led 36-20 at the half before the Mustangs stormed back into the game. The Meadows outscored the Bulldogs 20-9 in the third quarter, then limited them to five points in the final eight minutes.

Epstein added 12 points for The Meadows.

Leavitt led Virgin Valley with 18 points, and Bowler scored 13 for the Bulldogs.

Shadow Ridge 57, Desert Oasis 41 — At Mesquite, Jordin Williams scored 17 points to help the Mustangs beat the Diamondbacks in a Bulldog Invitational semifinal.

Cameren Berube and Echols each added eight points for Shadow Ridge, which led 19-9 after one quarter.

Moore and Deric Hammock each scored nine for Desert Oasis.

Bonanza 63, Tech 59 — At Mesquite, Jamal Logan had 19 points to help the Bengals hold off the Roadrunners in the Bulldog Invitational.

Hicks and Travis Noone each added nine points for Bonanza, which outscored Tech 25-18 in the fourth quarter to secure the win.

Robertson had 19 points to lead Tech, which was 16-for-34 from the free-throw line. Crawford Linden added 12 points and Alfonso Sanchez-Guzman 10 for the Roadrunners.

Enterprise (Utah) 72, Moapa Valley 58 — At Mesquite, Prisbrey scored 24 points as the Wolves topped the Pirates in the Bulldog Invitational.

Wimer and Justin Hughes each had 19 points for Moapa Valley.

Bishop Montgomery (Calif.) 104, Legacy 36 — At Torrance, Calif., Long Beach State signee Justin Bibbins had 32 points to help the Knights dominate the Longhorns.

Stephen Thompson added 23 points for Bishop Montgomery, which led 58-21 at the half and scored 65 points in the middle quarters.

Deshaun Hilliard had 16 points to pace Legacy.