Boys Basketball (10-2)
Breakers rallied from a seven point fourth quarter deficit to stun Orange Lutheran 42-41 and capture the Charlie Wilkens Tournament at Westminster High School last Saturday, Dec. 16.
Neither team had much success in shooting but Charlie Rounaghi’s fearless three-point shot tied the game at 39 with three minutes to go and a key free throw by Adam Armstrong capped the comeback.
Breakers had lost twice in pool play getting crushed by Lutheran 54-40 to open play on Dec. 12 and losing to Buena Park the following night 53-49. In the playoffs, the Breakers surprised Cajon 63-49, then dispatched St. Genevieve 59-43 on Friday in the semifinal, setting up the rematch. Lancers advanced with a win over Corona del Mar. Rounaghi was named tournament MVP and Blake Burzell made the all-tournament squad.
Breakers will have their hands full this Friday, Dec. 22, when they host Upland (8-1) at 7 p.m. at Dugger Gym.
A win would give Laguna an 11-2 start, which has occurred three times in 84 seasons of play, last occurring in 2007.
Tournament titles – the two championships this season bring the all-time in-season titles to nine. The only other double victory year was the 1990 season when Dain Blanton led the Artists to wins in the Orange Lutheran and Rosamond tournaments. Bret Fleming was the assistant coach on that squad.
Next week Laguna is in the Governors Division of the 28th annual Torrey Pines HS Tournament. Breakers open play on Dec. 27, 2:45 p.m. at Carlsbad High. Tournament web site is www.theholidayclassic.org
Girls Basketball (0-12)
Laguna is playing a very tough schedule and dropped two more games losing 47-21 to Capo Valley on Dec. 14 and 59-27 to Elsinore on Dec. 18. League play begins on Jan. 9.