Analy to play for third place in San Diego tournament

By HOWARD SENZELL
FOR THE PRESS DEMOCRAT

On day three of the boys Holiday Classic in San Diego County, Montgomery got back on the winning track with a 63-52 victory over Palmdale Knight while Analy lost to Brea Olindo, 70-55.

The 79-team tournament wraps up today with Analy playing Rancho Bernardo for third place in the Governor’s division while Montgomery goes for the consolation championship in the Senator’s section against Cerritos Gahr. Both games tip-off at 5 p.m.
Analy, a winner the first two days of the tournament, had no answer for 6-foot-11 Kevin Caudill. He had 34.

“He was just too much,” coach Brett Page said. “Our tallest player is 6-7, so Olindo did what a well-coached team will do. They pounded the ball inside. Caudill is about 270 pounds and agile for his build. He’s going to Boston University on scholarship next year.”
The Tigers (10-2) led 13-8 after one quarter, but were outscored 23-14 in the second quarter.

“We just ran into a bigger, better team than us,” Page said. “That Caudill is the best big man I’ve seen this year.”
Max Fujii, who scored 36 and 35 the first two games of the tourney, had 15 on Wednesday. Eli Alcantar added 11.

“Max came into the game with the second-highest scoring average in the tournament,” Page said. “That’s quite an accomplishment in a 79-team tourney. Olindo did a good job on him. He had to really work to get open.”
Montgomery is 2-1 in the tournament after beating Knight. The Vikings led 22-12 after one quarter and never gave up the lead.

“We cut down the turnovers,” coach Tom Fitchie said. “We had 20 against El Cerrito and half that many against Gahr.”
Alec Kobre led the Montgomery attack with 22 and Ben Freeland had 14.

In the semifinals of the Don Baumbauer Memorial at Marin Catholic, University (Irvine) defeated Casa Grande, 72-65.
Joey Rodriguez led the the Gauchos with 26.
University led by 10 at half and 17 after three quarter.