The Trinity Classical Academy boys basketball team won the CIF Southern Section Division 6 championship, 77-52, over Desert Chapel.
Sophomore Ian Caddow scored a game-high 37 points, but it was freshman Beau Howell who was the star of the game.
Howell has autism. He entered the game in the final minute and scored the first basket of his career. The Desert Chapel players gave him every opportunity to score his first basket and ended the game with the finest act of sportsmanship.
The basket by Howell was the final two points of the game for Trinity. The Trinity boys won the first boys basketball CIF championship by a Santa Clarita school in 27 years. The last team to win a CIF championship in boys basketball was Saugus in 1987.
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Trinity wasn’t the only team playing for a CIF championship this weekend.
The Santa Clarita Christian boys basketball team lost to Renaissance Academy, 58-32, in the Division 5A championship game.
Phillip Webb scored nine points and had 16 rebounds for Santa Clarita Christian.
Both Trinity and Santa Clarita Christian earned berths in the CIF State tournament. Trinity plays Capistrano Valley Christian in the first round of the Division 5 Southern California bracket on Wednesday.
Santa Clarita Christian plays Kern Valley in the first round.
In high school soccer, the Hart girls lost to Chino Hills, 3-2, in the championship game of the Southern Section Division 2 playoffs.
Destinney Duron scored both goals for Hart. Jenny Chavez assisted on both goals.
The Hart girls earned a berth in the CIF Southern California Division 2 regional playoffs.
Hart takes on Santa Margarita on the road on Tuesday.
In college basketball, The Master’s College men lost to Hope International, 61-56, in the semifinals of the Golden State Athletic Conference tournament.
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In the NBA, the struggling Lakers won their biggest game of the season, 114-110, over the Oklahoma City Thunder.
The Lakers snapped a three-game losing streak including a 48-point loss to the Clippers on Thursday night, the worst in franchise history.
The Lakers have a rematch with the Thunder in Oklahoma City on Thursday.
In the NHL, the Kings beat the Edmonton Oilers, 4-2, and won their seventh game in a row. Jeff Carter scored two goals and had an assist.
The Kings are back on the ice tonight against the Calgary Flames.
Listen to the game on AM 1220 KHTS. The puck drops at 6.
Source: Santa Clarita News