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Crespi vs. Saugus, Damien vs. La Mirada in boys basketball showcase, tournament finals

Crespi, Saugus, Damien and La Mirada are unbeaten in week one of the high school boys basketball season

In high school basketball's first week, many programs are off to hot starts, but there are four standouts that will be competing in tournament/showcase finals Saturday.

Crespi (3-0) will face Saugus (3-0) at Providence High in Burbank at 3 p.m. in a matchup that will serve as an unofficial championship for the Paul Sutton Classic after both teams went unbeaten this week.

The Celts won Friday night's game over Chatsworth 97-78 thanks to 26 points from Joe Sterling and 26 points from freshman Carter Barnes, who made five 3-pointers. Chatsworth's Alijah Arenas had 27 points in the loss.

Crespi's Isaiah Barnes is a freshman on the Celts this season.

Crespi's Isaiah Barnes (pictured) is a freshman for the Celts with twin brother, Carter.

Saugus beat Loyola 68-46. The Centurions have shown they're a team to watch this season through three games. Justin Perez led the way with 22 points.

La Mirada (4-0) will take on Damien (4-0) in the Rumble for Rosecrans final at Sunny Hills High at 7:30 p.m. Saturday night.

La Mirada freshman Gene Roebuck has been impressive in his debut week, including a 25-point performance in the team's 65-45 semifinal win over La Serna Friday night. Julien Gomez has been stellar, too.

Damien has one of the best centers in the state in junior Nate Garcia. He had 20 points in the Spartans' 76-34 semifinal win, while Eli Garner add 17 points with five 3s.


Notre Dame/Sherman Oaks 88, Venice 39: Knights are 2-0 thanks to Mercy Miller's 24 points and Zach White's 23.

Eastvale Roosevelt 87, Hesperia 51: Brayden Burries had 35 points.

St. Francis 64, JW North 38: Mazi Mosley scored 15 points.

Windward 63, Torrey Pines 56: Gavin Hightower led Windward with 16 points and seven assists.

West Ranch 80, Bakersfield Christian 65: Jaeden Robley led the Wildcats with 21 points and Bishop Brooks added 19.