It’s not every day that a team ranked ninth in the state and near the nation’s top 50 finds itself in the underdog’s role.
Such was the case for La Costa Canyon in a Under Armour Holiday Classic tournament game on Dec. 27 against a Patrick School of Elizabeth, N.J.
Patrick School, ranked No. 9 in the nation by MaxPreps.com, snapped the Mavericks’ eight-game winning streak with a 65-55 victory.
The Mavericks are ranked ninth in the state and No. 52 in the nation by MaxPreps.
Tommy McCarthy scored 25 points in defeat for the Mavericks and Brady Twombly added 15 points and seven rebounds.
The Mavericks opened the tournament with an 88-71 victory over Santa Monica on Dec. 26.
Twombly and McCarthy each scored 34 points to lead the Mavericks.
McCarthy had 10 rebounds and 10 assists, and Twombly had 10 rebounds, four steals and three blocks.
The Mavericks fell to 10-2 overall for the season.
Torrey Pines defeated Bellevue (Bellevue, Wash.) 65-58 in an Under Armour tournament game on Dec. 27.
Timmy Saunders scored 27 points to lead the Falcons and Jack Beach added 18 points.
The Falcons opened the tournament on Dec. 26 with a 64-46 loss to Jefferson of Brooklyn, N.Y.
Dominic Hovasse scored 17 points in defeat for the Falcons and Marek Sullivan and Saunders each added eight points.
Earlier in the week the Falcons lost to El Camino 51-49 in a nonleague game on Dec. 22.
Saunders scored 18 points in defeat for the Falcons and Beach added 11 points.
The Falcons fell to 11-2 overall for the season.
Cathedral Catholic won its first two games at the MaxPreps Holiday Classic tournament’s Gear to the Max Division in Rancho Mirage.
The Dons defeated Rancho Verde of Moreno Valley 50-48 on Dec. 27. A day earlier they trounced Lake Washington (Kirkland, Wash.) 66-38.
The Dons improved their overall record for the season to 6-4.
Canyon Crest Academy defeated Coachella Valley 59-55 in a MaxPreps Holiday Classic game on Dec. 27 as the Ravens won for the fifth time in six games.
The Ravens lost their MaxPreps Holiday Classic opener to Evergreen (Vancouver, Wash.) the previous day.
That loss snapped a streak of four straight wins at the Grossmont tournament, which the Ravens concluded with a 61-45 victory over Del Norte on Dec. 23.
The Ravens improved their overall record for the season to 6-5.
La Costa Canyon’s 10-game season-opening winning streak was snapped as the Mavericks lost to Mt. Carmel 66-51 in a SoCal Holiday Prep Classic tournament game on Dec. 27.
Taylor Pierce scored 16 points in defeat for the Mavericks and Kelly Reed and Jessica Curtis added 12 and 11 points, respectively.
The Mavericks opened the tournament with a 48-47 victory over Granada Hills (Los Angeles County) the previous day.
Rachel Dumiak led the Mavericks with 15 points and Pierce added 13 points.
Torrey Pines lost to Mercy (Louisville, Ky.) 69-60 in a SoCal Holiday Prep Classic game on Dec. 27.
Sierra Campisano scored 25 points and had 13 rebounds to lead the Falcons and Christina Ellis added 23 points, seven rebounds and six steals.
The Falcons lost their tournament opener to Oak Ridge of El Dorado Hills 70-53 the previous day.
Campisano scored 26 points in defeat for the Falcons and Ellis added 12 points.
The Falcons fell to 8-4 overall for the season.
Torrey Pines lost to Francis Parker 2-0 in a SoCal Holiday Classic tournament game on Dec. 27.
The Falcons played to a 1-1 tie with Steele Canyon in a tournament opener for both teams earlier in the day.
Allie Omens scored the Falcons only goal.
The Falcons fell to 3-2-2 overall for the season.
Torrey Pines defeated Century of Santa Ana 3-0 in a SoCal Holiday Classic game on Dec. 27.
Asher Booth scored two goals to lead the Falcons and Jagger Havlik added one goal. Omid Ahmadian contributed one assist.
Falcons goalie Dan Bessudo, who was credited with the shutout, had four saves.
The victory followed a 3-0 loss to Warren of Downy in a tournament opener for both teams earlier in the day.
The loss was the Falcons first of the season, snapping a six-game unbeaten streak.
The Falcons fell to 6-1-1 overall for the season.