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Prep roundup: Blair’s triple-double at prestigious tournament helps De La Salle stay perfect


No. 1 De La Salle 72, Campbell Hall 62

Alec Blair had perhaps the best game of his three-year high school career in De La Salle’s opening-round victory at the Classic at Damien. 

The 6-foot-7 four-star prospect had a triple-double with 23 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists as the Spartans improved to 11-0. 

Of course, high assist totals are only possible if teammates are making shots. Braddock Kjellsvig, a transfer from Christopher, scored 18 points for the Spartans. Meanwhile, Arshawn Salkhi also poured in 18 points.

De La Salle took control in the third quarter, when it stretched a 30-26 lead to 56-39. 

No. 2 Salesian 70, Windward-Los Angeles 66

Salesian stayed calm down the stretch to finish off the come-from-behind victory against Windward at the Classic at Damien tournament. 

After trailing 23-14 at the end of the first quarter, Salesian cut the deficit to 30-29 at halftime. With around 10 seconds left in the game, Salesian had the ball with the score tied at 64. 

Calm and collected point guard Aaron Claytor threw a perfect entry pass to Alvin Loving IV, who converted the layup in traffic to give the Richmond private school a 66-64 lead.

While Windward made only two of its four free throws, Salesian’s Zander Jimenez knocked down all four of his freebies to seal the victory. 

Salesian (11-0) could get a rematch with Centennial-Corona on Thursday afternoon. The Pride defeated Centennial 62-51 at another showcase on Dec. 16. 


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