Lasers take down Saddleback in overtime, win consolation title   

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Ramon MejiaThe Irvine Valley men's basketball team finished the Bill Brummel Tournament at Saddleback in style last week.

After losing their opening game to El Camino, the Lasers bounced back with two wins, including beating host Saddleback in the consolation title game in overtime.

IVC came out on top, 68-60.

Sophomore guard Ramon Mejia, who was named to the all-tournament team, led the Lasers to the win with 21 points. He made 8 of 13 field goal attempts, including 5 of 9 from three-point range.

Mejia also had a team-high three steals in a game-high 42 minutes. He averaged 20 points per game in the three tourney games.

Freshman forward Kirill Sergeyev was the only other Laser player in double figures against Saddleback. He scored 11 points.

Freshman forward Zach Mills finished with eight points, freshman forward Michael Bolden had seven points, five rebounds and three assists and sophomore guard Kalob Hatcher added seven points.

Sophomore forward Chris Taylor chipped in five points, nine rebounds and seven assists.

Irvine Valley improved its record to 12-3 overall. The Lasers were ranked sixth in the state last week.

The team started the tournament with a 52-49 loss to 14th-ranked El Camino. Taylor had 16 points and six rebounds, Mejia finished with 15 points and five steals and Mills had 11 points and 11 rebounds for IVC.

The Lasers then beat LA Trade Tech, 71-63, behind 24 points from Mejia and 12 points, six rebounds and six assists from Taylor to move on to face Saddleback.  

vs. Saddleback box score

 

 
Posted by  Nathan Quach  on  12/18/2011
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