HS Basketball: Everyone Wins in the Jared Mandville Memorial Hoop Festival as the Sunbelt takes on the Southwestern League

Proceeds Benefit the Family for the Former Basketball Coach from Perris. who Passed Away 3 Years Ago from Cancer

Sunbelt and Southwestern league basketball teams battled one another this Saturday in the Jared Mandville Memorial Hoop Festival. The Tournament honors of former Perris boys basketball coach Jared Mandville, who died of cancer in 2015. The Tournament is in it’s third year ans all proceeds go directly to the Mandville family.

The Southwestern League took 3 of the 5 games that were played. Murrieta Mesa coasted to a 70-57 victory over Heritage. The Wright brothers combined for 45 points as the Rams Cruised to victory.

The twin brothers were unstoppable. Lamar scored 29 points and Shamar put 16 points through the hoop. Francis Dogani scored 28 points for Heritage.

The Rams are looking to challenge for the Southwestern league title this year. “We have a hungry group that expects to win,” said Murrrieta Mesa Coach Chris Jones said. “The past couple years, the feeling was more hoping to win. The expectations are much higher.”

Great Oak cruised to a 72-30 victory over Elsinore. The Wolfpack was led by Tej Johnson who scored 13 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Christian Ross added 12 points for Great Oak. The Tigers’ Bryan Romero led Elsinore with 13 points.

Vista Murrieta slipped past Perris 76-60 in the Festival. The Broncos Brendon Newble scored 17 points and Kyle Greeley added 15 as Vista Murrieta proved to be too much for Perris. The Panthers were led by freshman Shadi Abdelrahman who nailed eight 3-pointers and finished with 28 points

The Sunbelt’s Paloma Valley beat Murrieta Valley 62-53. Damario Willard was unstoppable in the second half, scoring 20 of his 22 points. Richard Zweifach also scored15 points and grabbed 13 rebounds for Paloma Valley. Murrieta Valley was led by Alex Cartwright’s 15 points.

The tightest game of the day was between Temescal Canyon and Temecula Valley. The Titans squeaked past the Golden Bears in a 58-57 overtime thriller. Evan Tupper scored 13 points to lead the Titans. Nate Jacobsen led Temecula Valley with 20 points.

Photos by Scott Padgett