Deanna Daniels scored 23 points and grabbed 16 rebounds Thursday as Centennial’s girls basketball team won its opening game in the Tournament of Champions in Phoenix, downing Marlborough (Calif.), 66-58.
Daniels, a 5-foot-10-inch senior, also shined on defense, holding 6-3 Talia Caldwell, a University of California recruit, to eight points.
Johnna Brown added 17 points and Courtney Hayes 16 for Centennial, which took a 31-25 halftime lead after trailing 17-12 after the first quarter.
Bishop Gorman 57, Edison (Calif.) 53 — At the Tournament of Champions in Phoenix, Aaryn Ellenberg scored 30 points to help the Gaels nip Edison.
Dannielle Diamant added 11 points for Gorman.
Centennial 49, Cedar City (Utah) 42 — At Cedar City, Utah, Beau Scarlett scored 11 points for the Bulldogs, who used a 17-5 third-quarter run to down Cedar City.
Matt Holley added 10 points for Centennial.
Joel Einfeldt led Cedar City with 14 points.
Canyon Springs 52, Cherry Creek (Colo.) 32 — At the Cherry Creek Classic in Englewood, Colo., Michael Thompson scored 13 points for the Pioneers, who held the host school to 13 second-half points en route to the win.
Terence Stanley added 11 points for Canyon Springs, which outscored Cherry Creek 32-15 in the middle two quarters and played at deliberate pace in the fourth quarter, outscoring Cherry Creek 6-3 in the final eight minutes.