Sierra Canyon wins two Mission League games
By Jacob H. Pollon
The Sierra Canyon boys basketball team kept rolling right along last week with two more Mission League victories.
The Trailblazers knocked off Loyola 65-34 and Crespi 82-56.
Sierra Canyon got off to a slow start against Loyola, only leading 22-15 at halftime. However, a 43-19 second half did the trick for the Trailblazers in the easy victory.
CSUN-bound Noah Williams scored 17 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lea four players in double figures.
Justin Pippen, one of the most improved guards in So. Cal., had 12 points, eight assists and seven rebounds.
Arkansas-bound Isaiah Elohim poured in 11 points and grabbed five rebounds, Jayden Alexander scored 12 points with six rebounds and Bryce Cofield added six points.
In the Friday night home win over Crespi, Cofield scored 17 points, WIlliams had 14 and 10 rebounds, Pippen had 14 points and six assists and Elohim added 10 points.
Sierra Canyon raced to a 17-3 lead and used a 15-2 run late in the first half to take a 39-23 lead at the break after a nice comeback by Crespi.
The Trailblazers created more separation in the final 16 minutes when Crespi coach Derek Fisher received a technical foul.
Sierra Canyon improved to 19-1 overall, the only loss coming against Desert Mountain of Arizona back in December.
The Trailblazers have five games left, including two huge Friday night home games against Harvard-Westlake and Notre Dame.