The Palma High basketball team easily took care of Burton of San Francisco on Thursday in the opening day of the Luis Scattini Memorial Tournament.
Later that night, Alvarez improved to 9-0 by topping Davis 87-84.
The Chieftains (5-1) and Eagles meet at 8:15 p.m. today in a tourney semifinal.
Alvarez led by 12 going into the fourth quarter, but Davis made things interesting with its 3-point shooting.
Lanier King paced the Eagles with 26 points and Mitch Wood dropped in 22 points.
Hollister 53, Santa Cruz 48: At Scattini Tournament, the Haybalers jumped out to a 22-point halftime lead and held on to pick up their eighth victory.
Leading Hollister’s attack were Michael Breen and Jacob Tonascia who each scored 15 points. Hollister (8-1) plays at 6:45 p.m. today against …
Santa Cruz made it close by outscoring the Balers 34-17 in the second half. The Cardinals were led by Thatcher Sammet’s 15 points. Santa Cruz plays at 3:30 p.m. today against …
64, Monterey 57: At Carmel Invitational, the teams were tied in the third quarter and Monterey was down by three in the fourth with one minute left but couldn’t charge past Escalon.
For the Toreadores, Chris Russo scored 29 points, including two from three-point range, and Austin Shake had 12 points. Monterey (4-3) resumes play at 5 p.m. today.
Seaside, 49, Salinas 41: At Carmel Invitational, Seaside improved to 7-0, holding off a late charge by the Cowboys.
Ronnie Turner led the Spartans with a game-high 19 points. Seaside plays at 6:30 p.m. today against Antelope.
For the Cowboys, Josef Delk led with nine points and 15 rebounds and sophomore LaRon Logwood scored a rare breakaway dunk in the second half, Salinas (5-2) plays at 3:30 p.m. today against North Salinas.
Antelope 90, North Salinas 30: At Carmel Invitational, Isaiah Guzman scored 11 points for the Vikings, one from three-point range.
Other North Salinas players with a triple were Daniel Diaz and Ray Lopez.
Gabe Bealer led the Titans with 18 points.
Carmel 60, Orcutt 40: At Carmel Invitational, the host school took care of the school from Santa Barbara County to advance in the winner’s bracket.
Carmel takes on Escalon at 8 p.m. today.
Liberty Ranch 65 (Galt), North Monterey County 42: at Patterson High tourney, Daniel Valle scored 22 points, knocking in five from three-point range, in a losing cause.
For Liberty Ranch, Michael Meserole scored 22 points. The Condors (4-3) play at 6 p.m. today in the tournament.
Dayton (Nev.) 52, Gonzales 48: At Rail City Classic (Reno), the Spartans led by four in the third quarter, but couldn’t hold on in their second tourney game.
Josue Madrigal led Gonzales with 25 points and Israel Gallegos finished with 19 points and five 3-pointers. Gonzales is back in action today.
Carmel 3, Palma 0: At Carmel, Trey Coppinger scored a goal in each half as the Padres picked up their first non-league win.
Coppinger scored the lone goal in the first half at the 30-minute mark. Carmel’s defense prevented Palma from evening the score, and Hernan Paz extended the lead with a goal from 25-yards out midway through the half.
Coppinger netted the final goal with 10 minutes left in the match.
Max Yeater added two assists for the Padres (1-3-3) who return to action Jan. 4 in their MTAL opener at home against Greenfield.