St. Monica Tournament A Blast For Local Basketball Teams

Mariners compete in own tournament.

Wednesday, 4 Dec 2013, 10:59:00 PM

Mirror Staff

The St. Monica

Tournament was a showcase of some of the local basketball teams, including

putting the Mariners’ hoopsters on display. The Mariners lost two of the first

three games they played in, dropping contests to Newbury Park and University.

St. Monica was able to

mount a successful and winning effort against New Designs Charter for its second win of the season, but fell to University, 74-66, on Wednesday.

In the first day of

the tournament, St. Monica fell to Newbury Park 72-51. Newbury Park was led by

Tyler Cartaino with 21 points and Kevin Russell with 18 points. St. Monica was

led by Kavin Dotson with 20 points. Newbury Park led at halftime 35-28 and were

up by 12 in the third quarter, but St. Monica pulled within two to make it

42-40 with three minutes left in the quarter.

Newbury Park rallied

back and went on a 20-2 run stretching it into the 4th quarter, putting

the game away. St. Monica went stone cold from the field while Kevin Russell

hit back to back 3’s and Tyler Cartaino hit two big buckets in a row. 

Kavin Dotson didn’t

get any offensive help as the Mariners as a whole shot under 30 percent in their home debut.The Mariners rebounded from that

defeat by handling New Designs Charter with ease, cruising to a 83-27 win on

the second day of the tournament.

St. Monica was led by Spencer Gorman with 14 points and Kaivon

Simab with 13 to pace the Mariners. New Designs Charter was led by Randon Nevels with

13 points and Alex Alvarado had 8.

Besides the play of the

host team, here is a recap of Day 1 and Day 2 of the St. Monica Tournament.

Day 1 of the St. Monica Tournament

Hamilton 64 - Hawthorne


Hamilton was led by

Evan Burton with 19 points and Justin Griffin 18 points.

Hawthorne was led by

Marion Towns with 18 points and Brian Ross with 14 points. 

Hamilton led 33-26 at


University 107 - New

Designs Charter 38

University had seven

players score in double figures. Vilash Singh and Caleb La Anyane with 13

points, led the way for University.

New Designs Charter

was led by Randon Nevels with 15 points.

Oak Park 65 - Verbum Dei


Oak Park was led by

Michael Alvarez with 18 points and Cole Micek with 19 points.

Verbum Dei was led by

Nick Spates with 17 points and Jabril Frazier with 12 points. Oak Park led 27-17 at

the half.

Tyler Cartiano of

Newbury Park lit up the gym against University for 28 points.

New Designs Charter is

down a few starters besides being a small school so they are having a real

tough time. Michael Alvarez and Cole Micek each scored 22 points for Oak


Micek hit 4

3-pointers. The first place game featured Oak Park going up against Newbury

Park Thursday night. Verbum Dei and Hamilton battled each other, while University

and St. Monica took the floor on the last day of the tournament.

Day 2 of the St.

Monica Tournament

Newbury Park 55 -

University 50

Newbury Park was led

by Tyler Cartiano with 28 and Sam Jennings with 10

University was led by

Tre Weston with 16 and Darnell Bettis and Nick Brooks each had 11 points.

Newbury Park was up at

the half 30-20.

Verbum Dei 63

- Hawthorne 41

Verbum Dei was led by

Nick Spates with 19 and Timmothy Roberts and Jabril Frazier each had 10 points.

Hawthorne was led by Brian Ross with 17 and Sharod Bohanon with 11 points.

Verbum Dei led at the

half 38-20.

Oak Park 54 - Hamilton


Oak Park was led by

Michael Alvarez and Cole Micek. Both players scored 22 points.

Hamilton was led by

Britton Cummings with seven points. 

Oak Park led 28-14 at


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