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Lucas was named the most valuable player of the Damien Gold Division tournament after leading the Conquerors to a 60-58 victory over Eastvale Roosevelt in the championship game. Lucas not only finished with a game-high 18 points, but he hit a half-court shot at the buzzer to give the Conquerors the win. “I told one of the guys, ‘Make sure you hit me. I’m going to hit this,’” Lucas said. In a nonleague showcase game last week, Lucas scored 32 points in a 69-53 win over Maranatha and became the school’s all-time scoring leader.
Bradley, a junior, scored 17 points and dished out five assists in a 68-62 win over Mira Costa. He also scored 27 points, with six assists and seven rebounds in a 68-65 overtime win over Campbell Hall, Saturday at the Take Flight Challenge.
Diaz won the 138-pound title at the Riverside County Championship, marking the third time he has been a county champion. Diaz overcame an early 2-0 deficit and pulled out a 6-2 victory against King’s Daniel Chirinos. Diaz won the 113-pound title as a freshman and the 132-pound title as a junior.
The 5-foot-9 guard has had a big hand in the Cougars’ 16-2 start that included two victories last week. He tallied 17 points, seven assists and four rebounds in a win over Kaiser. Then later in the week, he recorded 12 points, six rebounds and five assists in an overtime win against Rancho Verde. Williams is averaging 15.5 points and 6.2 assists.
The Yale-bound senior wing tallied a triple-double in Viewpoint’s 67-50 win over Golden Valley on Saturday, scoring 19 points, snatching 10 rebounds and dishing 10 assists. Feinberg, a transfer from Sierra Canyon, has implemented himself as the team’s go-to player and leader in the Viewpoint’s first 17 games.
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He was named MVP of the Antelope Valley Tournament in which the Warriors won the championship. Tolmarie, a 5-foot-10 senior guard, scored 16 points in a win over Adelanto and scored 23 points with nine assists in a win over Paraclete of Lancaster. He is being recruited by Life Pacific, Menlo College, Vanguard University and Westmont College.
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