Boys basketball: Willow Glen (Calif.) 54, Prairie 42



The Falcons had the lead in the third quarter in this first-round game of the Surf ‘N Slam Tournament in San Diego, but the team from San Jose, Calif., had a big fourth quarter to pull out the victory.

Preston Brooks made five 3-pointers for Prairie, including four in the third quarter when the Falcons erased an eight-point lead to go up one heading into the final quarter.

Willow Glen, which was led by D.J. McCune’s 18 points, got the lead back then made 8 of 9 free throws in the final period to stretch out the margin.

“It was a little too much surf and not enough slam, I guess,” Prairie coach Kyle Brooks said.

Mason Pack added nine points for Prairie.

Prairie will face St. Alberta of Canada in a consolation bracket matchup at 10 a.m. Friday.

WILLOW GLEN (San Jose, Calif.) 54, PRAIRIE 42

WILLOW GLEN — D.J. McCune 18, Meeker 17, Riley 6, Akin 6, Cross 3, Abdi 4, Rodriguez 0, Lee 0. Totals 20 (5) 9-16 54.

PRAIRIE (7-3) — JaMariay McDonald 5, Reece Burnett 5, Mason Pack 9, James Phillips 5, Preston Brooks 16, Spencer Jordan 2, Jacob Austin 0, Mendez 0, Ronnie McPherson 0. Totals 16 (7) 3-9 42.

Willow Glen 7 16 10 21–54

Prairie 8 7 19 8–42