- Joel Francisco
After taking in the Nor Cal Tip Off Classic last week, it was time to venture south as the Southern California hoops season tipped off with two great tournaments at Pasadena (Rose City Roundball Classic) and Redondo Beach (Pacific Shores).
La Verne Lutheran, led by tournament MVP and Arizona-bound Grant Jerrett, claimed the Rose City Roundball Classic with a hard-fought 72-61 victory over Etiwanda and their star-in-the-making sophomore point guard Jordan McLaughlin. Meanwhile, Loyola (Los Angeles) held off a physical Long Beach Poly team, 70-65, behind the all-around play of tournament MVP sophomore Parker Jackson-Cartwright.
Rose City Roundball Classic and Pacific Shores tournaments highlighted by Grant Jerrett and Parker Jackson-Cartwright, writes Joel Francisco.