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Roundup: Michael Jackson’s layup completes Green Valley’s improbable comeback

Michael Jackson’s layup at the buzzer completed a remarkable fourth-quarter rally as Green Valley’s boys basketball team nipped Sacramento Adventist Academy (California), 48-46, in the Rancho Mirage Holiday Invitational at Rancho Mirage, California.

Green Valley trailed by as many as 15 points and was down 40-30 entering the fourth quarter, but finished the game on an 18-6 run.

Liberty 69, Granger (Utah) 54 — At Gillette, Wyoming, Julian Strawther scored 13 of his 21 points in the second half to help the Patriots rally past the Lancers in the Gillette Energy Classic.

Cameron Burist added 18 points for Liberty, which trailed 34-30 at the half.

Jordan Wafer had 11 points, and Terrance Marigney scored 10 for Liberty.

Anel Alagic led Granger with 24 points.

Bishop Gorman 66, Lone Peak (Utah) 57 — At Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Will McClendon came off the bench to score 21 points in 18 minutes of action and lead the Gaels past the Knights in the Beach Ball Classic.

Jamal Bey added 17 points and eight rebounds, and Chance Michels had 10 points and nine rebounds for Gorman, which broke away from a 35-all halftime tie and held Lone Peak to just 9-for-28 shooting in the second half.

Chantry Ross led Lone Peak with 20 points.

Cimarron-Memorial 61, Canyon Crest (Calif.) 55 — At Carlsbad, California, Ricky Singleton had a game-high 17 points to help the Spartans rally past the Ravens in The Holiday Classic.

Cimarron trailed 32-23 at the half, and Brian Lang and Brian Washington each had 16 points

M.J. Metz and Sam Crespy each had 14 points for Canyon Crest.

Centennial 81, Cathedral City (Calif.) 43 — At Rancho Mirage, California, Teon Taylor and Gairus Dickson each scored 10 points to lead a balanced Bulldogs’ attack over the Lions in the Rancho Mirage Holiday Invitational.

Thirteen Bulldogs scored in the victory.

Canyon Springs 85, Indio (Calif.) 51 — At Rancho Mirage, California, the Pioneers defeated the Rahjahs in the Rancho Mirage Holiday Invitational.

Sierra Vista 47, Kamiak (Wash.) 42 — At Rancho Mirage, California, the Mountain Lions beat the Knights in the Rancho Mirage Holiday Invitational.

Cox Mill (N.C.) 54, Clark 45 — At Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Wendell Moore poured in 32 points to help Cox Mill down Clark in the quarterfinals of the Beach Ball Classic.

Greg Foster led Clark with 12 points. Antwon Jackson added 10 points and eight rebounds for Clark, which attempted just 31 total field goals (including 13 3-pointers) in the game and committed 20 turnovers.

Moreau Catholic (Calif.) 54, Foothill 50 — At Rancho Mirage, California, Marvin Coleman scored 10 points as the Falcons fell to the Mariners.

Leonard Turner led all scorers with 19 points for the Mariners.

Inglewood (Calif.) 62, Coronado 53 — At Torrance, California, the Cougars fell to the Sentinels in the Spot Up SoCal Christmas Classic.

Norco (Calif.) 50, Del Sol 46 — At Nogales, California, the Dragons fell to the Cougars in the San Gabriel Valley Christmas Invitational.

Paloma Valley (Calif.) 72, Boulder City 67 — At Lake Elsinore, California, the Eagles dropped a decision to the Wildcats in the Paloma Valley Winter Shootout.

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