SoCal JUCO Shootout ResultsBy Dave Rogahn
The SoCal JUCO Shootout took place this past weekend at Cerritos College, with 37 teams from throughout California and numerous recent high school standouts in action. Shelton Boykin (Long Beach Poly/LA Trade Tech) posted double-doubles in two of his team's wins to earn Most Outstanding Player honors.
Boykin, who signed with Long Beach State out of high school but most recently played for Antelope Valley in 2010-11, had 18 points and 12 rebounds in Trade Tech's 57-52 win over Santa Monica on Friday and 24 points plus 10 rebounds in Trade Tech's 56-55 win over Mt. San Jacinto on Saturday.
Derrien King (Cathedral/Middlebrooks Prep) led Santa Monica with 13 points in the loss.
Another notable returnee was Vaughn Autry (Serra), who is now at LA Southwest after sitting out following his departure from Citrus nearly three years ago. For his new team, he drained a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to beat West LA on Friday, and knocked down another buzzer-beating 3-pointer on Saturday to send a game vs. the independent Team Power to overtime.
Autry finished with 14 points, 3 assists and 3 steals in the game vs. Team Power. Donald Muepo (Dorsey/Riverside CC) led Team Power with 16 points, and his blocked shot led to the winning basket in a 66-64 overtime win.
Other action:Rio Hondo defeated LA Pierce, 63-49, despite a huge performance from 7-foot sophomore Beau Brown, who had 15 points, 11 rebounds and 6 blocked shots.
Brad Buchignani (Saugus) had 11 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists for Orange Coast in a 45-30 win over Grossmont.
Adam Armstead (Bullard) and Tyrone Hall each scored 9 points for Porterville in a 45-43 overtime win over Desert; Porterville went 4-0 on the weekend.
Four players, including point guard Brandon Staton (LB Poly), scored in double figures for Long Beach City in a 61-59 win over Palomar. Jeremy Franklin (Great Oak) scored 18 points for the Comets.
Antelope Valley had a rough weekend, losing all 4 of its games, including losses to Saddleback and Sierra…LA Harbor went 4-0 despite splitting its squad and got a little revenge in a 49-31 win over Glendale, the team that eliminated the Seahawks from the playoffs last spring.
Mt. San Jacinto went 1-3 but got a strong performance from Sam Williams, who had 19 points and 10 rebounds in a loss to Trade Tech and 12 points in a loss to San Jose.
Chaffey edged Fresno, 40-39, in a battle of two of the top JC programs in the state…SD City had a good weekend and routed a solid Sequoias team, 62-42, behind 19 points from Caleb Singleton.
Micah Winn (Crenshaw) scored 17 points for Cerritos in a 58-52 win over Bakersfield after the Falcons trailed 20-2 midway through the first half.
Oakland's Merritt went 4-0 on the weekend with wins over Antelope Valley and Canyons, with standout guard Denzel Bellot (McClymonds) leading the way. The 6-2 sophomore had 16 points, 4 assists and 4 steals vs. COC.
Kyle Kintzle (Tustin) made 5 three-pointers in the second half for Santa Ana in a 64-56 win over host Cerritos.
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