The Piedmont High boys basketball team reached the championship game of the San Diego Division of the Surf N' Slam Tournament before falling 61-48 to Carlmont-Belmont. The Highlanders (8-3) trailed only 28-25 at halftime, but Carlmont had a key 13-6 run in the third quarter. Aidan Davison, Dylan James-Kavanaugh and James Ormond each led Piedmont with nine points in a balanced scoring effort. Jovante Carleton's two free throws with one second remaining boosted the El Cerrito High boys basketball team to a 60-59 victory over Jordan-Long Beach in the consolation bracket of the Torrey Pines Holiday Classic's National Division on Dec. 29. Tyrell Alcorn scored a game-high 20 points, including a pair of 3-pointers, for the Gauchos, who improved to 10-5 with the victory. Rae Jackson added 12 points, including a pair of 3-pointers, for El Cerrito. The Alameda High girls basketball team defeated Monte Vista 52-43 to win the Lady Wolves Invitational on Dec. 29. Marie Bertholdt led the Hornets in scoring with 22 points and was named all-tournament, along with teammates Maddy Lewis (who had 15 points in the championship game) and Tori McGovern.
Piedmont boys reach championship game
Carleton lifts El Cerrito over Jordan
Alameda girls win invitational
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