Torrey Pines' Sam Worman (shown in a photo from last season) led the Falcons with 18 points Saturday night against Morse.
From tip-off, Torrey Pines dictated the championship match.
The Falcons peppered Morse with 3-pointers and transition layups while blanketing the Tigers in a 1-3-1 zone to grab a 19-point cushion after the first quarter.
Torrey Pines never let up, cruising to a 71-43 boys basketball victory for the 67th annual Kiwanis Tournament title Saturday at Serra High.
It’s the Falcons’ second consecutive tournament championship.
“Defensively, we wanted to keep it tight and stop penetration, which would force them into a perimeter-oriented team,” said Torrey Pines coach John Olive.
“The other thing we wanted to do was speed them up in our half-court trap and spread them out a little bit and get them off the glass. And offensively, we tried to spread the basketball around. That helped us score a variety of different ways.”
Senior forward Sam Worman scored a game-high 18 points on 5-of-6 shooting from the field for the Falcons (10-1), who defeated Helix, Madison, Serra and Mira Mesa en route to the finals. The average margin of victory was 23.2 points.
Sophomore guard Brandon Cyrus added 14 points, including an alley-oop dunk to open the second half.
“We put some pressure on them,” Worman said, “and got some easy buckets that opened the game up for us.”