Foothill High School won its third straight San Clemente Kiwanis Tournament championship Saturday at San Clemente High School, making a game that should have been close look easy.
The Knights beat Long Beach Wilson in the final, 64-47.
Wilson was rated fifth in the CIF 5-A preseason rankings and entered the game with a 5-1 record. But the Bruins had trouble with Foothill's press, and, when they did beat it, they couldn't hit their shots.
Wilson made only 21 of 71 attempts (30%).
Foothill, which opened the season with losses to Capistrano Valley and Mater Dei, improved to 3-2. The Knights hit 50% (24 for 48) from the field.
Wilson made just 4 of 23 shots in the second quarter as Foothill opened a 35-24 halftime lead.
Greg Rieber, the tournament most valuable player, topped all scorers with 18 points while all-tournament selection Greg Kopcha added 15.
In other San Clemente Tournament games:
Laguna Beach 55, El Toro 54--Forward Scott Herdman scored with one second remaining to lead the upset of the Chargers in the third-place game.
Lincoln 83, San Clemente 61--Lincoln beat the Tritons thanks to 20 points from center Aaron Wilhite. Mark Broccardo scored 15 for San Clemente.
In the Santa Maria Tournament:
Santa Barbara 63, Kennedy 60--Jon Knapp scored 12 points to lead Santa Barbara to the championship at Hancock College in Santa Maria. Michael Keith scored 23 for Kennedy.
Edison 62, Cabrillo 41--Mike Henderson scored 17 points and Mike Prince added 15 to lead the Chargers in this third-place game at Hancock College. Edison (2-3) meets the Santa Ana junior varsity in a first-round game of the Irvine Tournament Monday at Irvine.
St. Joseph's 75, Dana Hills 54--David Cmelak scored 20 points for the Dolphins in a losing effort in the consolation final.
In nonleague games:
Loara 51, Anaheim 47--Four players scored in double figures to lead Loara over Anaheim at Loara.
Senior forward Todd Eaton led Loara (1-3) with 16 points, junior guard Paul Plettinck added 13, junior forward Ted Buchanan had 10 and junior center Ara Amerkhanian had 10 points and 11 rebounds.
Anaheim (0-4) was 19 of 30 from the free-throw line.
Mater Dei 65, Westminster 57--Kevin Rembert scored 21 points and LeRon Ellis added 17 to lead the Monarchs at Orange Coast College. Mater Dei is 6-0.
Bolsa Grande 82, Cerritos 64--Joe Small scored 32 points and grabbed 13 rebounds and Nam Cao added 19 to lead the Matadors at Bolsa Grande.
St. Margaret's 60, Liberty Christian 54--Chris Cooper had 29 points to lead St. Margaret's at the South Coast YMCA in Laguna Niguel. Foya Freeman added 13.