USA TODAY Sports and Athletic Gaines are bringing fans a behind-the-scenes look at an especially intriguing basketball team this season through weekly videos.
“Everything to Gain” is an exclusive, in-depth look at Sierra Canyon basketball, one of the premier teams in the country.
In the latest episode, the players hit the books and continue to build team chemistry in order to achieve Sierra Canyon’s high expectations.
The team traveled just down the road to La Canada (Calif.) and won the La Canada Tournament. Sierra Canyon then played in the Hart Holiday Classic in front of some familiar fans, including Kayne West. The Trailblazers were crowned tournament champions, even without star junior Cassius Stanley, who didn’t play in his first game until Jan. 3.