The Southern California Nisei Athletic Union crowned its 2015 basketball champions Sunday with four games at Rancho Dominguez Prep School.
Mavericks smothered Tigers Red in the first half and cruised to an easy 73-61 victory.
Mavericks, Bell 1st place (tie), dominated Tigers, Carson 2nd (tie), in the rebound battle, 32-14 in the first half (62-32 overall). Alan Morris led with 14 caroms, and Andrew Olson and Kevin Masuyama added 11 apiece.
Tigers hit two shots early, then Mavericks took control. Mavs limited Tigers to just 3 baskets in 36 first half shot attempts, with just one layup in the final 15m. of the period. Mavericks led 29-12 at the break.
Eric Wun hit 10 of his game-high 29 points as the Mavs increased their advantage to 42-20. Tigers never gave up, pressured all over the court to force turnovers, but the Maverick lead was just too big.
Riding the 34 points of Jon Chow and the double-double of Sean Stroud, The Boyz Entourage crumbled Rock, Paper, Scissors, 76-61.
Boyz played an aggressive 2-1-2 zone that limited good looks for RPS. RPS, champions of the Rancho Blue division, finished the game shooting only 26.3%, including 8-40 from the three-point line.
On the other end, Chow and Stroud had the one-on-one moves to break down the man defense of RPS. Chow hit 12 of 21 shots to lead Entourage. Stroud accounted for 23 points and 14 boards. For the game, Boyz shot 44.1%.
Stroud hit four quick shots, then Chow got rolling. From an 8-all tie, Boyz climbed ahead, 21-15. With their duo accounting for 28 points, Entourage carried their lead to the half, 43-33.
Five minutes into the second period, Boyz got rolling as Chow hit four hoops. Entourage had a 13-2 run and built a 62-44 lead.
With 6:30 left, Ryan Yamaka and Steven Umemoto rallied RPS with a 13-4 burst of their own, closing to 66-57.
Entourage steadied themselves and won the title hitting 10 of 14 fts.