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Boys basketball championship preview

03/03/2016, 6:01pm PST
By John Maffei

San Diego Section

Takoda Browne and the Kearny Komets will face El Camino in the finals.


Where: USD's Jenny Craig Pavilion

Tickets: Adults, $14; seniors 60 and over, students 5-18, $10

Note: There are two sessions today and Saturday with separate admissions

Online: Games streamed live at twccommunity.com


(2) Catheral Catholic (20-5) vs. (1) Foothills Christian (23-4)

When: Saturday, 8 p.m.

At a glance: Cathedral Catholic is led by 7-foot center Brandon McCoy. A junior, McCoy averages 20.7 points and 10.9 rebounds. Jumping jack Austin Beech averages 14.0 points while Reid Johnson averages 9.2 points and 7.1 rebounds. Foothills Christian is led by 6-10 T.J. Leaf, who has signed to play at UCLA. He averages 28.5 points and 12.2 rebounds, blocks shots and is the team leader in assists. Luis Salgado averages 12.3 points and is a 3-point threat. Omajae Smith averages 11.0. Jordan Starr scored 20 in Wednesday's semifinal win.


(2) Kearny (29-3) vs. (1) El Camino (27-5)

When: Friday, 8 p.m.

At a glance: Robby Robinson, a 6-foot-8 sophomore, leads Kearny, averaging 15.4 points and 10.7 rebounds. Guards Sean Birk and Luke Arvidson and forward Eric Pierce lead El Camino. The teams played on Dec. 23 in the finals of the Sweetwater Tournament with El Camino winning 63-49.


(4) La Jolla (19-10) vs. (2) La Jolla Country Day (27-5)

When: Friday, 6 p.m.

At a glance: La Jolla, which is led by Reed Farley and Alex Pitrofsky, upset No. 1-seeded West Hills to reach the title game. A young La Jolla Country Day team is led by senior Bruce Edwards and freshman Ryan Langborg.


(5) Bonita Vista (19-12) vs. (3) Madison (19-12)

When: Friday, 3 p.m.

At a glance: Bonita Vista upset No. 1-seeded Ramona to make it to the title game. Madison upset No. 2 Central in overtime to advance. The Barons and Warhawks played in early January with Madison winning 57-56.


(3) Mission Vista (15-12) vs. (1) Brawley (22-9)

When: Friday, 1 p.m.

At a glance: Blake Twyman, a 6-8 senior, leads Mission Vista, averaging 22.7 points and 10.7 rebounds. Brawley is led by Kyle Keldsen and Adalberto Lopez.

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