Jordan High boys basketball hosted the fourth annual Ron Massey Tip-Off Classic on Saturday, and the Panthers upset Northwood 72-65 in one of seven showcase games.
Northwood (13-4) opened the game on an 8-0 run, but Jordan (5-11) answered with a 10-3 run, and led for most of the game. Senior John Lackey scored 23 of his game-high 25 points in the second half to lead the Panthers.
“It was a big win for us,” Jordan coach James McDonald said. “We just have to keep playing like this.”
Massey is a legendary figure at Jordan. During 28 seasons as a teacher and coach for the Panthers, he compiled 503 victories, three CIF championships and seven Moore League titles, before retiring in 2010. He passed away in 2014.
ETIWANDA 63, LONG BEACH POLY 58
Three free throws with less than 20 seconds to play helped Etiwanda (15-1) avoid the upset at the hands of the Jackrabbits (9-5) at the Massey Classic. Poly overcame a slow start and junior Malik Salahuddin tied the game with less than two minutes left. He scored a game-high 28 points.
“We have a lot of weapons,” Poly coach Shelton Diggs said. “Malik was on for us tonight.”
Poly hosts Lakewood in Moore League play on Monday.
WILSON 79, WESTMINSTER 44
The Bruins (15-2) opened up a 13-point lead in the first quarter and cruised to victory in the first game of the Massey Classic. Senior Matt Schmidt scored a game-high 18 points for Wilson. Senior Jayden Woodard had 14 points. The Bruins host Millikan in Moore League play on Monday.
San Marcos 73, Compton 60
Los Osos 74, Lakewood 53