Men's basketball team finishes third in own IVC Classic

Courtesy of On My Game Photography
Courtesy of On My Game Photography

Irvine Valley's men's basketball team finished its own tournament with a third-place win on Saturday.

The Lasers ended their own Irvine Valley Classic with a 77-58 win over American River.

IVC was hoping to be in the championship final, but lost a tough game to eventual tournament champion on Friday night to Ventura.

Irvine Valley made the most of its final game in the tourney.

The Lasers out-scored American River from Northern California by 11 points in the first half and eight points in the second half to come away with the win to move their record to 5-2 overall.

This was the second time Irvine Valley has come in third-place in an eight-team tourney this year.

Freshman guard Isaiah Mahmud finished with 12 points to pace five players that scored in double figures for Irvine Valley.

Sophomore guard Daniel Hernandez and freshman guard Geoff Salas each scored 11 points. Hernandez, who was named all-tournament for Irvine Valley, also had five assists with no turnovers.

Sophomore forward Parker Sims and freshman forward Jake Linsky each added 10 points. Linsky also had 12 rebounds and two assists and Sims had seven assists and two steals.

And freshman forward Cameron Griffin contributed nine points and four rebounds.

American River's record fell to 2-4 overall. The Beaves got 14 points and seven rebounds from Tommy Edwards.

Irvine Valley plays again in two weeks, competing against Hartnell in the Monterey Tournament on Nov. 30.

Saturday, Nov. 18 Final Day Results


Ventura def. Cerritos, 74-66

Third-Place Game

Irvine Valley def. American River, 77-58

Consolation Final

Long Beach City def. Canyons, 74-66

All-Tournament team

Long Beach City - Matthew Wooten

Irvine Valley - Daniel Hernandez

Cerritos - Cody Wilkes

Cerritos - Riley Hamilton

Ventura - Isiah Reyes

Ventura - Darrell Handy-Johnson

MVP - Ventura - Jacob Alonso - (25 points, 7 rebounds, 5 steals in title game)



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