By Phil Dailey
La Jolla Country Day dominated the Sweet Sixteen Girls Invitational Basketball Tournament last weekend, winning four games en route to the title.
The team dismantled Lincoln in the first-round matchup, leading 53-3 at halftime before winning 88-12. The Torreys (5-0 overall) then beat West Hills, the defending CIF Division II champs, 56-18, followed by a semifinal win over Colorado's Highlands Ranch and a finals victory over Los Angeles' Windward.
It was an especially busy weekend for junior Maya Hood, who scored 25 points and grabbed 10 rebounds Friday night and then on Saturday helped the volleyball team to a state title. After the volleyball match in San Jose, she boarded a plane back to San Diego and notched a double-double with 20 points and 15 rebounds, earning tournament MVP honors. Kaylah Miller and Kelsey Plum were also named to the all-tournament team.
Along with the team's perfect start to the season, the Torreys are ranked No. 33 in the latest ESPN Rise rankings.
Wednesday, Dec. 1
La Jolla 58, Kearny 39
Ryan Mills led the team with 16 in the win for the Vikings.
La Jolla Country Day 88, Lincoln 12
Maya Hood led the Torreys (1-0) with 23 points while Kelsey Plum added 21.
Bishop's 49, Mater Dei 40
Devon Roeper led the team with 18 points while Bryn Stark added 14.
Francis Parker 43, LJHS 20
Rancho Bernardo 8, La Jolla County Day 2
Thursday, Dec. 2
Vista 66, Bishop's 52
Ryan Chong led the Knights with 18 points while Dominique Watkins added 14 and Stephen Kaiser 11.
La Jolla Country Day 56, West Hills 18
Maya Hood led the Torreys with 16 points while Malina Hood added 13 in the win.
Windward 50, Bishop's 43
Bryn Stark had 20 points in the loss, Alissa Campanero also added 12.
Friday, Dec. 3
La Jolla Country Day 71, Highlands Ranch (Colo.) 48
Maya Hood led the team with 25 points and 10 rebounds.
La Jolla 34, Kearny Mesa 29
Sowers led the Vikings with 12 points.
Bishop's 68, Horizon 38
Campanero led the team with 22 points while Roeper added 15.
LJHS 47, Mount Miguel 45
Mills led the team with 16 points.
Granite Hills 68, Bishop's 61
Kaiser led the Knights with 23 points and seven rebounds while Chong added 20.
Carlsbad 3, La Jolla 1
Saturday, Dec. 4
Sweet Sixteen Tournament championship game
La Jolla Country Day 71, Windward (Los Angeles), 53
Kelsey Plum led the team with 30 points while Maya Hood added 20 points and 15 rebounds.
Sweet Sixteen Tournament fifth-place game
Bishop Gorman 65,
Campanero led the Knights with 20 points.
Monday, Dec. 6
La Jolla 65, Crawford 32
Nick Reynolds led the Vikings with 18 points, Mills added 13.
LJCD 70, Australian National Team 41
Plum led the Torreys with 24 points, Kaylah Miller added 18.
Mira Mesa 1, LJCD 0