SP, Mary Star Boys B-Ball To Compete In 5th Pirate Shootout

It's that time of year again... and as everyone enjoys whatever is left of their Christmas dinner, they can treat themselves to some high school basketball.

That's right, the San Pedro Pirate Shootout Tournament is back for a fifth straight season.

Also for the first time since 2008, there will be a new champion, thanks to reigning three-time champion Peninsula of Rolling Hills Estates dropping out of the tournament, along with five other schools. This recent drop of schools have narrowed the tournament field down from 16 schools to ten, so the first three days of this four-day tournament will be all pool play games.

San Pedro, currently on a 9-2 start after a strong showing in the Hoover High Tournament in Fresno, is the host school of the tournament, but in-city neighbor Mary Star is also in the tournament.

Rounding out the ten-team field includes South Tahoe of Nevada, South Torrance, who placed third in the tournament a season ago, Gardena, New Millennium of Carson, Venice, South East of South Gate, Rancho Dominguez Prep of Long Beach, and this year's favorite to win the Pirate Shootout... Serra of Gardena.

The Pirates started off strong winning their first nine games, including a 68-56 victory over Washington Union of Fresno in the Hoover Tournament, before dropping their final two games to settle for fourth place. So far, not one particular player has dominated, because they attack their opponents in waves with the likes of senior guards Elijah Gaines, Austin Freitas and Michael Garcia, junior guards Isaac Stell and Zach Foster and junior forward Quincy Thomas.

Mary Star is currently 4-4 this season and will be paced by the likes of junior guard Elijah Davis, senior guard Bryce Cole, sophomore forward Neil Green and senior forward Anthony Camacho.

All the games for all four days (first three are all pool play) are at 12:30pm, 2pm, 3:30pm, 5pm and 6:30pm, and the 6:30 pm game on Wednesday will be a barnburner of a pool play game when San Pedro takes on Serra (6-3 overall), matching up two former Harbor College coaching teammates in San Pedro coach John Bobich, and Serra's Dwan Hurt, both highly established coaches in the South Bay area.

The final day games on Saturday will be for 9th place (12:30pm), 7th place (2pm), 5th place (3:30pm), 3rd place (5pm) and the tournament championship game is set for 6:30pm.

If you love high school basketball, then look no further than the 2012 Pirate Shootout Tournament.

WEDNESDAY 12/26/2012 Pool Play Games

12:30pm - New Millennium vs. Venice
2pm - Mary Star vs. Rancho Dominguez Prep
3:30pm - Gardena vs. South Torrance
5pm - South East vs. South Tahoe (Nevada)
6:30pm - San Pedro vs. Serra

Views: 140


You need to be a member of San Pedro News Pilot to add comments!

Join San Pedro News Pilot

San Pedro Weather

San Pedro News Pilot by email - sign up!

Delivered by FeedBurner

What is the SanPedroNewsPilot.com?

The SanPedroNewsPilot.com is the social network and information outlet for San Pedro.

Want to keep up with the news in San Pedro, become a member.


Membership has its privileges!

• Got news you think everyone should know? Blog it.
• Have a show or attending a benefit? Put it on the calendar.
• Got video of the big game? Embed it.
• Photos of the new storefront or the school play? Upload them.

Latest Activity

Profile Icon via Twitter
#TBT to 1934: 30,000 bales of #cotton from the Imperial Valley in warehouses at Berths 59-60 await shipment to… https://t.co/GxNxzpaBOK
Twitter3 hours ago · Reply · Retweet
Profile Icon via Twitter
If you are able, please join us for the 2016 Business Expo and Fall Mixer this afternoon at Ports O' Call Restauran… https://t.co/eMGDwVcMQw
Twitter5 hours ago · Reply · Retweet
Profile Icon via Twitter
RT @LAhistory: For #NationalPumpkinDay, a 1955 photo of Union Oil tanker, via @PortofLA archives: https://t.co/6siHPLNuT8. Visit Smilin’ Ja…
Twitteryesterday · Reply · Retweet
Profile Icon via Twitter
Do you own a #boat docked in a #PortofLA marina? You may be eligible to receive up to $3K toward an electric engine… https://t.co/AX3XYnFnSK
Twitteryesterday · Reply · Retweet

Sports Editor
Jamaal Kellen Street promoted Jamaal Kellen Street's blog post SPHS Football Posts Emphatic Victory Over Banning
Profile Icon via Twitter
Thank you, @LA_mag, for naming @portofla one of 14 #Instagram accounts that capture the beauty of Los Angeles! https://t.co/AS6AII0o6A
Twitteryesterday · Reply · Retweet
Profile Icon via Twitter
View an on-demand webcast of the October 24, 2016 meeting of the Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners at https://t.co/ZBiRnoeJ6C
Twitteryesterday · Reply · Retweet
SPMG Media posted a blog post

Father/Daughter Mother/Son 2016 Math Maze Game tournament

Father/Daughter Mother/Son 2016 Math Maze Game tournamentSaturday, December 3 at 10 AM - 2 PMCarson Community Center801 E Carson St, Carson, California 90745The Academic preparation Squad and 100 Black Women of Carson is requesting your participation as a sponsor in the Mother & Son / Father &…See More

© 2016   Created by San Pedro News Pilot.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service