Cantwell’s girls took Montclair Prep to the wire before losing, 48-43, in the championship game. The competition for both boys and girls teams involved seven area programs from four schools: St. Paul (B/G), El Rancho (B), Whittier Christian (B/G) and Cantwell (B/G). Area basketball teams did themselves proud in last week’s Cantwell High School Cardinal Classic. Whittier Christian High reached the boys championship game before losing a tough decision to Warren, 70-67. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonTournament officials may have gone a bit overboard when selecting the all-tournament team, but overall, it was well organized and administrated. The boys division Most Valuable Player was Warren’s D’Adrian Williams. The remainder of the two 10-player teams included four locals – Tim McCarthy, Tom Granado and Jon Palmer of Whittier Christian, and Cantwell’s Brian Arriola – on the first team, and El Rancho’s Chris Morris, St. Paul’s Nathan Adams and Cantwell’s Danny Lopez on the second team. The remainder of the players selected were: (first team) Justin Reyes (Warren), James Eustace (Warren), Francisco Miranda (Roosevelt), Miguel Miranda (Roosevelt), Andrew Nulman (Crespi), and Javan Andrews (John Glenn); (second team) Jason Mitchell (Daniel Murphy), Omar Cepeda (Mountain View), Matt Gray (Crespi), Jonathon Kine (Elizabeth Learning), Brandon Stern (John Glenn), Eduardo Gonzalez (Roosevelt) and J.D. Cernas (Warren). The girls division MVP was Indira Kaljo of Montclair Prep. Area players honored on the all-tournament team were first-teamers Cynthia Duarte and Gaby Chavez from Cantwell, St. Paul’s Gabby Flores and Whittier Christian’s Sachiko Wong, and second-team selections Dana Niiro from Whittier Christian and St Paul’s Yvette Ramirez and Daisy Bueno. The rest of the all-tournament team were: (first team)Kristina Mitchell (Montclair Prep), Stephanie Scamman (Montclair Prep), Jessica Wang (San Marino), Kristen Chang (San Marino), Brandi Hood (John Glenn) and Lily Rodriguez (Norwalk); (second team) Ashley Hopkins (Gabrielino), Amanda Gomez (El Monte), Bridget Johnson (Rolling Hills Prep), Ashley Lee (Lakewood St. Joseph), Champign Hood (John Glenn , Nicole Chan (San Marino) and Bailey Huff (Montclair Prep). A name missing from El Rancho High’s girls box scores the past two weeks threatened to put a new look on the upcoming Del Rio League basketball race. Senior center Sherise Musquiz apparently injured her back in the school’s annual Power Puff football game and coach Lynn Lawson opted to keep her out of action until league begins Friday. Hers will be a welcome return to the lineup. The Dons, who were 8-7 coming into this week, have battled inconsistency but played “real well against Bell Gardens” last week, according to Lawson. El Rancho opens league play against the league’s preseason favorite, La Serna. “That will be a challenge for us,” Lawson said. “Fortunately, we’ve got a couple of days to prepare for it.” La Serna also returns from back problems a key player, guard Korinne Randazzo. “She played about four minutes against La Mirada (Monday),” coach Steve Hemenway said. “Obviously we’ll have to use her judiciously, and we probably won’t be able to get an entire game from her for awhile, but in any case, it will be good to have her back on the court.” [email protected] (562) 698-0955 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!