Freshman Devin Young had 19 points, five rebounds and two blocks and seniors James Hadnot and Aaron Cameron combined for 20 points and 11 rebounds to lead No. 4 Sacramento to a 68-45 win over Ponderosa in tonight's opening round of the 16-team, five-day St. Hope Elite Classic boys basketball tournament at Sacramento High School.
The win moves Sacramento into Thursday's 8:30 p.m. winner's bracket game against No. 2 Pleasant Grove, which beat Foothill of Sacramento 68-57.
In other first-round games:
Colin Uda's long three-point attempt at the buzzer rimmed out as Chico held off Kennedy 61-59. Matt Nakatomi had 16 points, To'A Kolokihakaufisi 13 points and Cole Taira and Uda 10 each for the No. 19 Cougars.
Despite 17 points by De'Sean Parsons, No,. 7 Grant fell 61-47 to Eisenhower of Rialto.
Here is the schedule for today's first-round games, which includes The Los Angeles Times' Top 25 teams, No. 9 West Ranch of Santa Clarita, No. 10 Chaminade of West Hills and No. 11 Inglewood:
4 p.m.: Inglewood vs. Fremont-Oakland
5:30 p.m.: West Ranch vs. Cleveland-Reseda
Dorsey-Los Angeles vs. Oakland
8:30 p.m.: Chaminade vs. Foothill-Palo Cedro
Tickets: Adults, $8; students with ID and seniors, $5; children 6-10, $2.