December 15, 2013
No. 1 Capital Christian tops No. 2 Sac High for Gridley title

MVP Tyler Jennings had 21 points and three assists, all-tournament D.J. Wilson 16 points, 13 rebounds and three blocks and Justice Moseley 14 points, four rebounds and two steals as No. 1 Capital Christian defeated No. 2 Sacramento 78-75 to win the championship game of the 60th annual Gridley Invitational Saturday night.

All-tournament Solomon Young led Sac High with 20 points, six rebounds, five blocks and two steals, Stephen Mathews added 12 points and five rebounds and all-tournament Christian Terrell nine points and eight assists.

Moseley had a steal and three-point play in the final minute and UC Iroegbu made two free throws to put the Cougars up by three with eight seconds to go.

The two teams, which already played in a Foundation Game exhibition Dec. 2 (won by Capital Christian), also will be in this week's 12-team St. Hope Elite Classic Tuesday through Saturday at Sacramento High.

Capital Christian (7-0) plays No. 15 Kennedy 5 p.m. Tuesday. Sac (2-1) plays Ponderosa at 8 p.m. Defending CIF Division I State champion No. 6 Pleasant Grove takes on Hiram Johnson at 6:30 p.m.

Jennings, a senior point guard, had a strong Gridley tournament for the two-time defending Sac-Joaquin Section Division V champions.

He had 14 points, three assists and three steals in the Cougars' 66-60 win over Salesian of Richmond in the opener, then went for 29 points in an 80-71 overtime win against Campolindo of Moraga in the semifinals.

"Overall Tyler Jennings played like a super star, averaging 20 points a game and making big plays in all three games," said Capital Christian coach Devon Jones. "He is the best point guard in Northern California."

The Michigan-bound Wilson also excelled. He had 11 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks against Salesian and 11 points, 10 rebounds and six blocks against Campolindo.

The 6-6 Young, a sophomore, continued to play beyond his years. He had 69 points, 32 rebounds and 12 blocks in the tournament.

Sac High beat Riordan of San Francisco 77-64 and Newark Memorial 54-49 before falling to Capital Christian.

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