The first week of high school basketball in Orange County offered a glimpse of which teams could be on the road to stellar seasons.
Orange County’s #1 preseason team, Canyon, won the Rumble for Rosecrans tournament championship. The Comanches beat Roosevelt 62-45 in Saturday’s championship game at Sunny Hills High. Brandon Benjamin, a second forward, was named tournament MVP.
Jaden Goodall scored a team high for Canyon in the tournament finals with 25 points. Benjamin scored 21 points.
Orange Lutheran defeated Rolling Hills Prep 55-45 in the third-place playoff of the Rumble for Rosecrans, a 32-team tournament.
San Juan Hills won the Luis Macias tournament at Santa Ana High. The Stallions beat Dana Hills in the championship game 72-67. Senior point guard Rylan Kies was named tournament MVP.
Tustin defeated El Modena in the third-place match of the Macias Tournament 44-41
Tesoro, No. 6 in Orange County’s preseason top 10, lost to Mira Costa in the championship game of the Jim Harris Tournament in Ocean View, 43-41. Tesoros Carson Brown and Nathan Draper were named to the All-Tournament Team.
Fairmont Prep, No. 8 in the county preseason rankings, won the Veterans Week Tip-Off Classic championship with a 67-52 win over host school Norco. Fairmont Prep’s Maper Maker was Tournament MVP.
No. 3 Santa Margarita narrowly won in the finals of the Orangewood Spartan Classic tournament, a 51-50 win over Orangewood. Eagles rookie Brayden Kyman led Santa Margarita by 15 points.
https://www.ocregister.com/2022/11/22/boys-basketball-notes-no-1-canyon-opens-season-with-tournament-championship/ #1 Canyon Opens Season With Tournament Championship – Orange County Register