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PREP BASKETBALL : Capistrano Valley Holds Off Warren for Title, 52-41

December 06, 1987|LEN HALL

Capistrano Valley High School held off a Warren rally in the fourth quarter as the Cougars won the Laguna Beach boys' basketball tournament championship, 52-41, Saturday at Laguna Beach.

Warren trailed by a point, 42-41, with 2:30 left when Todd Marinovich made both ends of a one-and-one. Sophomore Scott McCorkle hit an eight-footer and Charles Lockard made three of four free throws to put Capistrano Valley back in control.

McCorkle scored 18 points and sophomore guard Chris Kostoff had 14. Warren was led by senior John Kirk with 12 points.

"Kostoff carried us in this game. He was the best player on the floor tonight," Capistrano Valley Coach Mark Thornton said.

Thornton said his defense kept the Bears out of range. "We got in their shooters' faces and pushed them out too far from the basket," he said.

Frank Aguilar of Capistrano Valley was named tournament most valuable player, and Marinovich and McCorkle were named to the all-tournament team.

In the third-place game:

Tustin 80, Huntington Beach 67--Tustin, led by 6-6 senior center Leo Parker with 26 points, and 6-2 senior guard Brad Cantrell with 20, beat the Oilers for third place.

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