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Posted On: 06/26/18 12:27 PM
Los Angeles, Ca. — The always-loaded Fairfax Summer Classic kicked off for the 32nd time Monday, featuring four games matching-up many of the area’s top high school programs.
Taft 78, Brentwood 64
Sherman Oaks Notre Dame 82, Santa Monica 74
Fairfax 77, Maranatha 52
Sierra Canyon 85, St. Francis 55
Here is the second set of top performers on the day:
Demetrius Calip, Taft
Calip came out firing from deep as he always does and connected on five triples with a few coming from the volleyball line. The question with the 6-foot-4, class of 2020 wing has always been: Will he diversify his offensive game? If Monday was any evidence, he’s beginning to do that. Calip showed more confidence in his middle game, pulling up for mid-range jumpers and even finishing off a drive by using the glass.
Sam Clareman, Brentwood
Clareman scored 16 of his game-high 22 points in Brentwood’s loss to Taft, hitting four of his five 3-pointers in the final stanza. The 6-foot-2 shooting guard is known for his smooth shooting stroke, but the senior-to-be made a concerted effort to get to the basket off the bounce, resulting in a handful of free throws.
Dennis Flowers III, St. Francis
Flowers had it rolling offensively despite his team being overmatched athletically by a loaded Sierra Canyon squad. The rising senior finished with a team-high 25 points, which he scored in a variety of ways. The 6-foot-2 shooting guard was knocking in 3-pointers off the bounce, getting into his rhythm mid-range pull-up, and attacking the basket with purpose even though there were two 7-footers waiting for him at the cup. Flowers hit five 3-pointers on the night.
Terren Frank, Sierra Canyon
Frank set the tone in Sierra Canyon’s blowout of St. Francis, scoring 12 points and pulling down five rebounds before the halftime buzzer. The 6-foot-7 rising junior forward makes his living at the mid-range level, popping out on the baseline for his consistent 15-foot set shot or facing up at either elbow, ripping through the defense, and getting to the basket for easy deuces. Frank finished with 22 points.
KJ Martin, Sierra Canyon
Martin is the definition of a walking double-double. His elite athleticism, size and strength help him gobble up defensive and offensive rebounds with ease. Those same traits make him tough to stop in transition, as well. The 6-foot-6 senior finished above the rim with both power and finesse en route to his 10-point, 11-rebound effort.