18th Annual Irvine Valley Classic Second Day Results   

Tags: Athletics, IVCEvents, Basketball-Men

The second day of the Irvine Valley Classic is done on Friday after a long and wild final game.

Long Beach City led Imperial Valley in a semifinal contest, 69-57, with 1:17 to go in regulation.

But Imperial Valley battled back, scoring 18 points in the final 1:17 and tying the game, 75-75, on a three-pointer by Jumah Sutton at the buzzer.

In the first overtime, Imperial Valley was up, 86-83, when Long Beach City's Ahston Edwards was fouled shooting a three-pointer at the buzzer.

With no time on the clock, Edwards stepped up and calmly sank all three free throws to tie it at 86-86.

Imperial Valley had a little too much in the second overtime, though. The Arabs out-scored the Vikings, 12-8, to earn the win and reach Saturday's championship game.

The Arabs had seven players score in double figures and four players grab nine rebounds a piece. LaSalle Wright led the way with 19 points. Long Beach City was paced by Edwards, who finished with 29 points, and Tyler Tuilau, who had 26 points.Zach Mills and Michael Bolden

Imperial Valley will take on undefeated Ventura in the title game at 4 p.m. on Saturday, while Long Beach City will take on Canyons in the third place game at 2 p.m.

Irvine Valley had a nice win over Santa Monica on Friday to stay alive in its own tournament.

The Lasers beat the Corsairs, 72-63, behind a career-high 30 points from sophomore forward Zach Mills. Mills was 11 of 17 from the floor, 3 of 3 on three-pointers and 5 of 5 from the free throw line. He added seven rebounds, three assists and two steals.

Freshman guard Dathon Spencer was a spark off the bench with 14 points and three steals, sophomore forward Michael Bolden had 13 points and eight rebounds and sophomore guard James Bailey led the team with nine assists.

Irvine Valley, which improved its record to 2-1 on the year, will take on Canyons in the consolation title game on Saturday at 12 p.m.

Second day scores

Canyons def. Cerritos, 73-57    box score

Irvine Valley def. Santa Monica, 72-63    box score

Ventura def. Cuyamaca, 72-61    box score

Imperial Valley def. Long Beach City, 98-94 (2OT)    box score   

Saturday Schedule

Canyons vs. Irvine Valley 12 p.m. (consolation title game)

Cuyamaca vs. Long Beach City 2 p.m. (3rd place game)

Ventura vs. Imperial Valley 4 p.m. (championship game)​

 
Posted by  Brent Shaver  on  11/16/2012
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