BOYS BASKETBALL: Spearman’s double-double guides Dragons to win in tourney opener

Noah Spearman had 21 points and 12 rebounds Friday to help Del Sol’s boys basketball team to a 62-42 win over La Serna (Calif.) in the Nogales Christmas Classic in La Puente, Calif.

Brian Greer added 17 points for the Dragons, who led 29-19 at the half.

Jessie Garcia and Ryan Mendez each had 13 points for the Lancers.

Centennial 72, Cabrillo (Calif.) 55 — At Tustin, Calif., Darrian Traylor and Isaiah Banks each scored 18 points to lift the Bulldogs by the Jaguars in the Tustin/Estancia Classic.

Troy Brown had 14 points, eight rebounds and six assists for Centennial, which used a 24-11 third-quarter run to take a 57-45 lead.

Sequan Walker led Cabrillo with 21 points.

Foothill 56, Palos Verdes Peninsula (Calif.) 51 — At Cathedral City, Calif., Torrance Littles had 18 points, 13 rebounds and five blocked shots to help the Falcons edge the Panthers in the Maxpreps Holiday Classic.

Colin Curi added 12 points for Foothill, which overcame a 28-23 halftime deficit.

Mickey Babek led Palos Verdes Peninsula with 15 points.

JSerra Catholic (Calif.) 65, Green Valley 44 — At Cathedral City, Calif., Steele Brenner had 23 points and 14 rebounds to help the Lions top the Gators in the Maxpreps Holiday Classic.

Kelvin Omojola had 11 points, and Romello Jones added nine points and nine rebounds for Green Valley, which trailed 35-15 at the half.

Boulder City 55, West Valley (Calif.) 38 — At Menifee, Calif., Austin Wishard had 21 points and eight rebounds to help the Eagles top the Mustangs in the Paloma Valley Winter Shootout.

Tyler Newby added 15 points for Boulder City, which used an 18-5 second-quarter run to take a 26-12 halftime lead.

John Palacios led West Valley with 18 points.

Notre Dame (Calif.) 81, Legacy 44 — At Studio City, Calif., Chibueze Jacobs and Gabe Rishwain each scored 14 points to lead the Knights past the Longhorns in the #D1Bound Christmas Classic.

Aaron Haigler added 12 points for Notre Dame, which outscored Legacy 43-20 in the middle quarters.

Jalen Glover led the Longhorns with 11 points.

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