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Kearny Beats La Jolla for Hilltop Championship

December 13, 1987

Randy Robinson scored 26 points, and Chris Ortiz added 18 Saturday as the Kearny High School boys' basketball team defeated La Jolla, 73-57, in the final of the Hilltop Tournament at Hilltop High.

Ortiz, the tournament's most valuable player, scored 13 of his points in the first half as Kearny took a 37-35 lead. In the third quarter, 6-foot 5-inch center John Williamson scored 9 of his 13 points as Kearny outscored La Jolla, 18-11, for a 55-46 lead.

Sean Rogers scored 15 points for La Jolla, and Adam Kleid added 11.

In other Hilltop Tournament games:

Point Loma 64, Sweetwater 54--In the third-place game, Jimmy Griffin scored 8 of his 18 points in the fourth quarter as Point Loma pulled away from a 49-46 third-quarter lead. Point Loma's Jeff Johnson scored 23 points. Kiki Machiote scored all eight of Sweetwater's fourth-quarter points.

Mira Mesa 77, Hoover 55--David Lee scored 22 points, and Tal Miller added 19 as Mira Mesa won the fifth-place game. Stacy Domaille scored 15 for Hoover.

Hilltop 57, Chula Vista 54--Hilltop, led by Mark Dirksen's 32 points and 22 rebounds, finished seventh. Hilltop led, 31-12, at the half, but the lead disappeared when Chula Vista went on a 25-8 third-quarter run to pull within 39-37. James Shaw led Chula Vista with 14 points.

TORREY PINES TOURNAMENT

San Dieguito 65, Mission Bay 53--Jack Minger scored 22 points for San Dieguito at Mission Bay. Mike Endsley scored 19 points for Mission Bay (3-4). San Dieguito (4-2) was 19 for 25 from the free-throw line.

San Diego 66, St. Augustine 59--Tim Mitchell scored 9 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter for San Diego at Hoover High. St. Augustine (2-4) led, 47-46, going into the final quarter, but Mitchell sparked San Diego in a 20-12 fourth quarter. Doug Carter scored 22 points for St. Augustine.

SAN CLEMENTE TOURNAMENT

El Toro 73, Lincoln 69 (OT)--Lincoln (4-1) was 1 for 6 from the field in overtime, and El Toro's Eric Speaker scored four points in the period. Carl Gains led Lincoln with 22 points, and Joe Temple added 14. El Toro scored on a free throw to tie the game at 67-67 with 1:12 left in regulation.

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