Crean Lutheran boys basketball team trying to prove it is worthy of Top-10 ranking
Crean Lutheran’s boys basketball squad obtained a fairly large accolade earlier than it even took the ground this season.
The Saints, with some gifted gamers coming again, had been ranked No. 9 within the Register’s pre-season ballot.
Crean Lutheran is off to a Three-Zero begin and seemed very spectacular at occasions Monday in a match recreation towards Woodbridge. But the season is younger and a few robust challenges are forward.
“I don’t know, that’s pretty high,” Coach Josh Beaty mentioned when requested concerning the early ranking. “It’s very generous. It’s cool to see the name, but we have a very young team and we will have to see how good we’re going to be over the long haul. We’ll see.”
Crean Lutheran hosts Beckman Wednesday, Nov. 29 at 6 p.m. and faces La Salle Friday at eight p.m.
WARRIORS TRY TO BOUNCE BACK
Woodbridge’s boys basketball team was off to an Zero-2 begin after dropping its first two video games on the Crean Lutheran Tournament, which is formally referred to as the AutoNation Toyota Irvine Invitational.
It could also be slightly early to choose the Warriors, who’ve battled some early season accidents and are utilizing a pair gamers who’re rounding into basketball form after enjoying for the Warriors soccer team.
“We better figure it out real quick, otherwise it’s going to be a long year the way I’ve scheduled,” Woodbridge Coach John Halagan mentioned after his team’s 77-71 loss to Crean Lutheran. “I’m simply an outdated coach who hates shedding.
“I don’t like being 0-2. We made strides tonight from Saturday, I will give our guys that, but I’m not into moral victories. We want victories. We need to really toughen up and made those critical plays down the stretch if we want to beat quality teams and Crean Lutheran certainly qualifies as a quality team as No. 9 in the county. They’re No. 9 in the county for a reason; they got guys who can play.”
Woodbridge faces La Serna on Wednesday, Nov. 29, at four:30 p.m. at Crean Lutheran.
TOUGH FIELD FOR GIRLS BASKETBALL TOURNEY
The University and Woodbridge ladies basketball groups definitely didn’t again method from robust competitors this week within the South Coast Tournament, which the 2 colleges are internet hosting. Two groups, No. 1 Mater Dei and No. 10 Troy are within the match discipline together with Tesoro, El Toro, San Clemente and Los Alamitos.
The match continues Thursday, Nov. 30 and wraps up on Saturday, Dec. 2.
IRVINE AND NORTHWOOD BOYS POST WINS
Irvine’s boys basketball team defeated Orangewood Academy 73-36 Monday, Nov. 27 in it season opener on the Godinez Tournament. Josh Alcindor had 19 factors and Kyle Anderson 16 factors to lead the Vaqueros. Chris Rahimi had 10 factors and 10 rebounds.
Northwood opened the season with an 88-63 victory over Costa Mesa, additionally within the Godinez Tournament. Jacob Huynh had 24 factors and Devin Owens 18 factors to lead the Timberwolves.