Boys Basketball ( W 6, L 2)
Blake Burzell scored 39 points this past Monday, Dec. 12, at Westminster High as Laguna edged highly regarded Los Alamitos 65-61 in the opening game of the Charlie Wilkens Memorial Tournament.
Burzell tied a school record with seven three-point baskets and was eight for 10 on the free throw line. The 39 points is the eighth best single game performance in 83 seasons of Laguna basketball.
Last week, the Breakers easily dispatched a pair of non-league opponents, and defeated Dana Hills on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 64-45 and Irvine last Friday, Dec. 9, 70-51. Burzell had 31 against the Dolphins with Adam Armstrong adding 12; Charlie Rounaghi and Grady Morgan each with eight points. Owen McMurray rounded out the scoring with 8 in the 42nd meeting between the two schools. In Friday’s game, Burzell scored 36, McMurray 12, Morgan 9, Rounaghi 7, and Armstrong 6.
This week’s tournament concludes Saturday, Dec. 17, at Westminster High School. Breakers will play Woodbridge at 3:30 on Thursday, Dec. 22, at the annual North South Challenge. After Christmas, Laguna will be in the Torrey Pines Holiday Tournament in San Diego. Breakers will compete in the Senators Division (3rd of five divisions) with Sonora, Mira Costa, Troy, and Campbell Hall from the Southern Section. Other teams in the division include schools from Nevada, Georgia, and Canada. Breakers will open play on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 4:20 p.m. with Cimarron-Memorial from Las Vegas. All games will be at Santa Fe Christian in Solana Beach.
Girls Basketball (2-4)
Laguna completed their play in the Glenn/Norwalk Tournament last week splitting their four tournament games. Breakers fell to Rolling Hills Prep 63-41 on Wednesday, Dec. 7, at Norwalk High and lost to Paramount 49-28 the following day. On Friday, Dec. 9, the Breakers defeated Jordan 49-36 and edged Mountain View of El Monte 50-47.
This past week the Breakers were in the Tustin Tournament dropping their first game on Monday, Dec. 12, to San Clemente 63-14.