Saturday Dec 01 2012
Boys basketball: Bruins win American Canyon tournament; Placer crushed in Harlan Carter finaleBy: Journal sports staff
Justin Beskeen scored 34 points to lead the Bear River High School boys basketball team to a clean sweep at the American Canyon Tournament Saturday.
The Bruins (3-0) defeated San Rafael in the finale, 55-52, in come-from-behind fashion.
Down by eight points in the third, Michael Raigoza drilled a key 3-pointer to start the rally.
“The second half was a see-saw battle,” said Bruins assistant coach Rich Toschi. “We closed it out at the end.”
Raigoza added six steals, Tyler Hajewski had six rebounds and five assists and Charlie Espinoza chipped in with 10 points for the Bruins, who host San Juan Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Enterprise 72, Placer 40 — The Hillmen (2-1) came up short in the title match of the Harlan Carter Tournament in Palo Cedro. Placer committed 30 fouls and 25 turnovers in the defeat after beating Shasta 58-38 in the semifinals Friday. Isaiah Pineiro, who fouled out, had 13 points and Brennan Entz scored eight against Enterprise. “Great defense by Enterprise as we struggled to get many good looks and any offensive rhythm,” coach Mark Lee said. “We played well at times but they shot 64 percent on the night and we only converted on 25 percent with only five offensive boards on the night.” Pineiro and Michael McNamara were selected to the all-tournament team. Placer plays at Liberty Ranch Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Forest Lake Christian 76, Faith Christian 62 — The Falcons (3-0) won the Faith Christian Tournament title Friday. Brandon Camacho was named the tournament MVP and Chase Augustino made the all-tournament team.