The high school basketball season tips off this week and two of the better tournaments around are right here in the Southland.
On the boys’ side it’s the 63rd Annual Pacific Shores Tournament. The host site for the tournament is Redondo High School.
There was a full slate of games on Monday with some surprises.
Calabasas took Mayfair to three overtimes and upset the Monsoons led by Oregon-bound guard Kendall Small, 84-77.
In other first round matchups, Hart nearly upset defending Division II state champion St. John Bosco, 58-55. Host Redondo knocked off Narbonne, 75-47. Compton defeated Campbell Hall, 80-68. Lawndale led by USC-signee Chimezie Metu fell to Inglewood, 70-58.
Originally scheduled to have off days Wednesday and Thursday in observance of Thanksgiving, those days were switched to Tuesday and Thursday. Tuesday was a dark day for the tournament as the Redondo girls volleyball team opened up state playoff action.