Junior guard James Akinjo leads state-ranked Salesian (Richmond) past Bishop O’Dowd (Oakland) in double overtime thriller at the Valley Grind Session event in Napa that mostly involved basketball-academy type matchups.
Three teams in which the season is complete are replaced by two teams that are still alive plus Corona Centennial, which now has to go back in as the best team not to participate in the regional playoffs and has wins over two potential state champs.
Sacramento Sheldon captures top division championship of 23rd Annual Torrey Pines Holiday Classic with title game win over San Diego St. Augustine after 2-2 performance at Tarkanian Classic. Richmond Salesian takes third with local school Mission Hills and host school also capturing tourney titles. By Ronnie Flores.