Irvine Valley Classic Final Day Results   

Tags: Athletics, Basketball-Men

Championship Game
Ventura def. Long Beach City, 91-79 - Ventura’s James Ennis finished with 31 points and five rebounds in the win. He averaged 24.7 points, 10.0 rebounds, 6.0 assists and 2.3 steals in Ventura’s three victories. Ennis also shot 53.4 percent from the field. Michael Melonas added 16 points and six rebounds, Austin Ramljak finished with 11 points and Eric Mitchell had 10 points and four assists for the Pirates. Ventura shot 65.1 percent from the floor (28 of 43) in the game, but struggled with turnovers (26) and free throw shooting (31 of 50). Long Beach City stayed in the game until the final minutes thanks to 21 points, seven rebounds and four assists from Raynard Tyler and 12 points and four rebounds from Robert Mandingo. Ronald Nezey added nine points and six rebounds and Devonte Norton finished with nine points and five assists for the Vikings. Long Beach City ended with 22 offensive rebounds in the game, but shot only 37.3 percent from the field (28 of 75).

Third place Game
Imperial Valley def. Canyons, 65-64 - Imperial Valley bounced back from losing in the third-place game at the IVC Classic last season. Darius Singletary led Imperial Valley with 16 points. Joseph Johnson added 12 points and Greg Brown finished with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Imperial Valley out-rebounded Canyons, 44-33. The Arabs grabbed 24 offensive rebounds in the game. Imperial Valley did struggle at the free throw line, making only 14 of 30 attempts. Brad Wyche had 22 points, Rafael Love added 14 points and Wesley Bartole had 13 points for Canyons. The Cougars made 19 of 22 free throws, but hurt themselves with 24 turnovers.
Consolation FinalSean Donovan
Irvine Valley def. Santa Monica, 91-76 - It was the second-straight game in which Irvine Valley put up more than 90 points in a tournament victory. The Lasers had a record of 2-1 in the event, losing on the first day to Long Beach City, 65-63. In the consolation final, Joe Eberhard finished with 20 points, 15 rebounds and seven assists, Sean Donovan had 17 points, seven rebounds and three assists and Ephraim Ekanem added 16 points. IVC had five players score in double figures. The Lasers finished with 19 assists to just 12 turnovers. Santa Monica was led by Deshawn Stephens, who had 16 points and 12 rebounds, Lee Lark, who finished with 16 points and AJ Harris, who had 14 points and 12 assists. Santa Monica hurt itself by making just 13 of 31 free throws.

All-Tournament team
MVP – James Ennis - Ventura
  • Ventura – Michael Melonas
  • Ventura – Austin Ramljak
  • Long Beach City – Devonte Norton
  • Long Beach City – Raynard Tyler
  • Imperial Valley – Darius Singletary
  • Irvine Valley – Joe Eberhard 

Posted by  Nathan Quach  on  11/20/2010
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