College of the Canyons
The COC Cougars volleyball team is headed to the CCCAA State Championship tournament for the second time in school history. The four team tournament will take place, coincidentally, at College of the Canyons this weekend, December 5 & 6.
In dramatic yet convincing fashion, the Cougars upset No. 1 Santa Barbara City College 3-1 on the road Tuesday to earn the championship round berth.
The California State Championship pits two Northern California teams and two Southern California teams in head-to-head action. With a 4:30 PM Saturday start time, the Cougars take on the Cabrillo College Seahawks. The winner will face the winner of the other two teams’ match.
Catch all the action starting at 2 PM from COC.
Santa Clarita High School Basketball
West Ranch (2-0) disposed of Leuzinger last night with relative ease, 40-26, advancing in the Rose City Tournament to take on St. Augustine tonight at 6:30 PM.
It wasn’t a pretty night for Saugus (0-2) who have dropped two straight to start the season after being blown out by Simi Valley on Wednesday, 88-57 in the 30th Annual Bob Hawking Tip-off Classic. Game 2 in the tourney for the Centurions is tonight, a 5 PM start against Chatsworth HS.
The undefeated Golden Valley Grizzlies (3-0) look to remain perfect as Burbank Tournament action resumes tonight in the San Fernando Valley. GV faces Glendale today (3:15 PM) and Village Christian (4:45) tomorrow, both with afternoon start times.
Canyon opens the year at home tonight against West Adams High School. Tip-off from Canyon is at 6:00 PM.
The Trinity Knights (1-0) took care of business out in the great Inland Empire for the opening round of the Diamondback Shootout, defeating Victo Valley, 65-58. Senior Josh Green led the way for the Knights with 18 points on 7-13 shooting. Game 2 for TCA will be tomorrow night against Barstow, tip-off at 6 PM.
SCCS opens its 2015/16 season today in its own tournament, hosting the Santa Clarita Christian Tournament. The Cardinals tournament play against Grace Brethren this afternoon at 3 PM.
Los Angeles Lakers
A night after the Lakers surrendered the first win of the season to the Philadelphia 76ers, the Lake Show won a thrilling second of a back-to-back in Washington against the Wizards thanks to a game-winning jumper by none other than the Black Mamba.
Kobe Bryant reached the 30 point mark for the first time in 2015, finishing with 31 points on 10-24 shooting. Kobe scored 12 of his 31 in the 4th quarter to lead LA to a 108-104 victory over a sold-out crowd in Washington D.C.