Pasadena Poly Tournament Recaps
December 14, 2012 • 356 views
By Corey Kwok
(local scores 12/7/12)
Rosemead 48, Monrovia 45
Jaime Robles delivered five points in the clutch during the fourth and Everardo Camacho scored a game high 17 points to lead Rosemead in a steady comeback victory over Monrovia.
Ethan Chan accrued 11 points with four assists. Steven San Miguel stole twice in the final frame and had nine points with three assists.
Monrovia led 31-27 at the break and was buoyed by floor leadership from Tyln Sago and Antoine Gholar. Sago had a solid first quarter (8 points) and finished with 14 points, eight rebounds, three steals, and two assists. Gholar scored eight and chipped in four caroms, five assists, and three thefts. Justus Tucker provided some cleanup on the boards with nine rebounds for the Wildcats.
Maranatha 64, Bosco Tech 53
The presence in the post and on the boards from Jalen Jones and Michael DeMeester formed a potent, decisive one-two punch for Maranatha as it held off Bosco Tech to also remain perfect in tournament action.
Jones had 17 points and 21 rebounds. DeMeester scored 14 points and picked up 13 boards with two blocks for the Minutemen, who received a shooting spark off the bench out of Isaac Etter, as he contributed 14 points, which featured four three-pointers.
Peeperdine-bound point guard Jeremy Major, albeit scoring only three points this game, caused plenty of ruckus in the first half upon Bosco Tech as he had five assists and four steals.
Bosco Tech trailed 16-37 at halftime and showed no signs of throwing in the towel as the Tigers progressed with a 16-2 run out the break to get back into contention, but woes of its own doing at the charity stripe in the third kept the deficit no lower than seven points.
Maranatha struggled at the basket amidst that run and went without a field goal til receiving two key threes from Etter, including a buzzer-beater at stanza’s end, to enter the fourth with a 13-point lead.
Adrian Nguyen took advantage of multiple Maranatha turnovers for the Tigers and dashed off for five breakaway steal-and-baskets before finishing with 17 points. Steven Lara chipped in a decent second half for ‘Tech on six points, three each of steals, assists, and caroms. Dylan Dario and Andrew Chan both scored a dozen points for the Tigers.