We will be posting brackets for our 2019 Eagle Classic that takes place on December 5th, 6th, and 7th in late October. 2019. Something new this year is we are including a girls 8 team bracket and we will be playing in both of our gyms.

Boys teams are: Alvarez, Castlemont, Davis Senior, Kennedy, North Salinas, Sobrato, Stevenson, and Truckee.

Girls teams are: Alisal, Alvarez, Carmel, King City, McQueen of Reno , Rancho San Juan, Seaside, Stevenson

We are looking to attract some of the best teams around to make for a very competitive tournament. Several teams are already committing to come back for another shot at the title to beat the reigning champs Alvarez in the boys tournament!


The 2018 tournament saw very competitive games for the most part.

 The 2018 tournament teams were Alvarez, Castlemont, East 

Bakersfield, Immanuel, Kennedy of Richmond, Mount Pleasant, North Monterey County, and North Salinas

All in all, it looks to be a very competitive tournament with 

Some top notch boys basketball programs coming to play. 


Below is a recap of our 2018 tournament:

Thursday results:
N. Monterey Co. 66          Castlemont               58
Immanuel           80          Kennedy (Richmond)73
East Bakersfield  86          North Salinas           64
Alvarez               72          Mount Pleasant        24

In the first game, Castlemont took an early lead 20-11 first quarter and it was a close game going into the half at 31-26 with Castlemont still in the lead.  North Monterey County came out in the second half to take a commanding lead into the 4th quarter. Castlemont made one last run at the Condors but couldn't get any closer than 6 falling to the Condors 66-58. High scorers for NMC was Brandon Ducusin with 28 and Dulian Morelos with 16. For Castlemont it was John Jackson with 22 (6 three pointers) and Tredan Debellote with 15.

In the second game, Kennedy and Immanuel were tied after one 13-13 but in the second quarter Kennedy took a lead at the half 31-23. But one expected powerhouse Immanuel to come back and they did just that scoring 33 points in the third to Kennedy's 19 to take a slight lead 56-50. Kennedy could not get any closer than 4 points and ended up losing as Immanuel canned 6-8 from the freethrow line in the last minute of the game to win 80-73. High scorers for Immanuel were Winston Williams with 23, Jordan Rodriguez 20, and Kaleb Daglish with 13. For Kennedy Camron Young had 20, Day'Shawn Turner had 13, Sophomore Bobby Williams had 12. Camron Young had 11 of his 20 in the fourth quarter trying to lead Kennedy back from their deficit. This was a very competitive and exciting game to watch. A lot of talent in this game. 

The third game saw East Bakersfield getting the win over local team North Salinas 86-64. This game was actually close until the fourth quarter when East won the fourth 19-7 to put the game out of reach for North Salinas. For East, Jesus Ramirez had 18, Andy Zamora 17, Richard Lara 15, Antonio Hardin 12, and Andrew Lopez 11. East Bakersfield tied the tournament record for team points in a game with the 86. For North Salinas, JP Sibal had 19 and Justin Ferrales had 18.

The nightcap game had the host team Alvarez Eagles overwhelming a young Mt. Pleasant team. Jumping out to a 18-8 lead at the end of the first quarter was all the Eagles needed to sail along to a 44-14 halftime score. The final score was 72-24. High scorers for Alvarez were Isaiah Rodriguez with 11 and Devin Foster with 10. For Mt. Pleasant, Andy Garcia had 8. 
Friday's Matchups are below:                     
Castlemont           vs  Kennedy         3:30
North Salinas        vs  Mt. Pleasant    5:00
Immanuel             vs   NMC                6:30
East Bakersfield    vs Alvarez             8:00

In the first game for Friday, Castlemont jumped out to a 19-14 lead after the first quarter and 38-31 at the half. The second half saw Kennedy come out smoking hot scoring 25 points in the third to Castlemont's 12. Castlemont fought back to get as close as 5 but Kennedy won by 9 points, 76-67. This was another exciting and competitive game. For Kennedy, Captain Mike Tillis scored 20 points with 4 three point goals. Bobby Williams had 9 points.  For Castlemont, Thomas Parker had 16 and John Jackson had 11.

The second game had the young Mt. Pleasant  team outmatched against North Salinas. North Salinas started strong with a 17-9 lead in the first quarter and never looked back. Leading 37-23 at the half and 61-27 into the fourth. The final was 74-41 North Salinas winning big. High point for North Salinas was Ethan Martinez with 15 and JP Sibal with 10. For Mt. Pleasant it was Sophomore Chris Ke with 16 and Junior Eduardo Ortiz had 10. Mt. Pleasant has only 3 Senior players on the team with all the rest being Sophomores and Juniors. 

The third game was a good match up of teams with heavy favorite for the tournament title Immanuel taking on a very good NMC team. This game was a battle from the start as Immanuel took the early lead at the quarter 20-15. They went into halftime with Immanuel leading 33-27. Immanuel came out of halftime wanting to put NMC away as they won the third 21-15 making the score 54-42 going into the fourth. North County got to within 3 points of Immanuel in the fourth but couldn't quite crack the poise of last years Champion Immanuel. Immanuel hung on for a 63-57 win to go to the Championship game again in back to back years.  For Immanuel, Sophomore Landon Yamada had 15, Jordan Rodriguez had 14, Sophomore Shawn Rodgers had 12, and Kaleb Daglish had 10. For NMC it was Dulian Morelos with 19, Brandon Ducusin with 18, and Isaiah Solario with 10. 

The last game of the night had the Alvarez Eagles taking on East Bakersfield. Alvarez jumped out fast to a 21-10 lead at the quarter break and won the second quarter 28-24 for a 49-34 halftime lead. This game was an offensive fast tempo game with Alvarez using it's press to get many steals and fast breaks. The final score saw Alvarez breaking the team tournament record with 88 points to 60 for East Bakersfield. Hot for Alvarez was Isaiah Rodriguez with 5 threes and a total of 22 points. Next was Devin Foster with 17 points and Jacob Gomez with 12 while Junior Jerome Brown had 10.  

Saturday Morning matchup of the first game for the 7th/8th place game saw Castlemont overwhelming Mt. Pleasant 71-12. For Castlemont, Isaiah Zino had 21 and John Jackson had 15. Also Thomas Parker had 12 and Tredan Debelotte had 11. For Mt. Pleasant Andy Garcia had 4. 

The second game for the consolation trophy was quite a good one. Kennedy jumped out to a first quarter lead of 26-16 over North Salinas. Going into the half saw a score of 46-34 in favor of Kennedy.  In the third quarter North Salinas got going and were behind 64-52 going into the fourth quarter. The fourth quarter was an exciting one with Kennedy finally prevailing 80-74 after North Salinas made a run at them getting to within 4 before losing by 6.  For Kennedy, Camron Young had 20, Mike Tillis had 18, Jaylen McDaniel had 12 and Bobby Williams had 12. 

The 3rd/4th place game had the NMC Condors taking on East Bakersfield. This was a very competitive game throughout as the first quarter was tied 16 all and the halftime score saw NMC leading 28-27. The third quarter saw more of the same as both teams tallied 10 points so NMC was still ahead 38-37 going into the final stanza. NMC Condors were the eventual winner by the score of 52-48. This game couldn't have been much tighter as neither team built more that a 4-6 point lead but mostly it was tied or a 2 point lead all the way. For the Condors, Dulian Morelos had 13, Brandon Ducusin had 11, Abel Ruiz had 10 as did Jason Mellin. For East, Richard Lara had 10 and Antonio Hardin had 7

The Championship game had the home team Alvarez Eagles vs the defending Champion Immanuel Eagles. A battle of teams nicknamed Eagles. Which team would eventually come out on top and be the Golden Eagles. 

Alvarez jumped out to a first quarter lead of 18-11 but it was very evident that this was going to be a battle to the end. Alvarez rode their strength, 3 point shooting making 4 threes in the first quarter.  But the second quarter saw Immanuel say to Alvarez we can hit the three too as they hit 5 threes and scored 33 points in the quarter to take a 44-33 lead into the locker rooms. Who would come out of the locker room ready to either put the game away or to get back into the game. Both teams had pieces that helped them to succeed. Immanuel had talented senior Jordan Rodriguez, smooth 6'6" Kaleb Daglish, and 6'4" Sophomore beast down low Winston Williams. Alvarez had 3 point splasher Isaiah Rodriguez, very talented 6'3" Devin Foster, two headed guard tandem of Efrain Perez and Ven Limosnero.  Alvarez was the one to come up big in the third quarter outscoring Immanuel 17-10 to get back into the game down 54-50 into the fourth. The fourth quarter was a game of runs for both teams. Immanuel had a 69-67 lead but Alvarez had the ball. After a timeout, Coach Haddan ran a play that got Isaiah Rodriguez free for a good look and he canned it for a 70-69 lead and only 4 seconds left. Immanuel called time and then ran a 1-4 set up to get a last second shot but they had to take it from half court and it missed giving the Alvarez Eagles their first Eagle Classic Championship since 2012 when they beat West Campus of Sacramento 55-44. For Alvarez it was Devin Foster with 18, Isaiah Rodriguez with 17, and Jacob Gomez with 12. For Immanuel, Jordan Rodriguez had 18, Kaleb Daglish had 17, Shawn Rodgers had 14 and Winston Williams had 10. 

All tournament team:
MVP: Isaiah Rodriguez           Alvarez
         Jacob Gomez               Alvarez
         Devin Foster                Alvarez
         Jordan Rodriguez         Immanuel
         Winston Williams          Immanuel
         Tredan Debellotte        Castlemont
         Dulian Morelos              North Monterey County
         Richard Lara                 East Bakersfield
         Justin Ferrales              North Salinas
         Mike Tillis                      Kennedy

All in all it was a great tournament with some great competitive games. We at Alvarez would like to commend the teams and coaches on their behavior and sportsmanship at our tournament and send out an invitation to come back next year for an even bigger and better Eagle Classic. Good luck to all the teams in their respective upcoming games and hope to see you back next year.

Below is a recap of our 2017 tournament:

Thursday November 30th matchups:

Castlemont VS     Immanuel               3:30 P.M.

Kennedy     VS     North Salinas           5:00 P.M.

McQueen    VS     Fountain Valley        6:30 P.M

Cristo Rey   VS    Alvarez                     8:00 P.M.


Thursday results:
Immanuel 75  Castlemont 58
Kennedy   65  North Salinas 45
Fountain Valley 65 McQueen 22
Alvarez  80   Cristo Rey  30

In the first game, Castlemont took an early lead and it was a close game going into the half. Immanuel came out in the second half to take a commanding lead into the 4th quarter. Castlemont made one last run at the Eagles but couldn't get any closer than 12 falling to the Eagles 75-58. High scorers for Immanuel was Nate Kendricks with 28 and Shawn Rodgers with 12. For Castlemont it was Tresean Jordan with 28 and Steve Wilson with 12.

In the second game, Kennedy took an early lead 20-11 at the end of the first quarter and continued to build on it prevailing 65-45. High scorers for Kennedy were Jazin A. with 16 and Joel P. with 11. For North Salinas it was Rico Vega with 18 and Keith Johnson with 11.

The third game saw Fountain Valley running away with it as McQueen had trouble warming up to the rims. An aggressive Fountain Valley squad looked impressive as they won going away 65-22. A very balanced scoring attack for FV had Cameron Mansouri and Garret Young with 11 apiece. Following closely were Brandon Ho and Josh Gray with 10 each. For McQueen it was Kareem Rowe with 6. 

The nightcap game had the host team Alvarez Eagles overwhelming a young Cristo Rey team. Jumping out to a 23-8 lead at the end of the first quarter was all the Eagles needed to sail along the rest of the night. High scorers for Alvarez were Danny Aguillon with 16 and Ray Hocog with 10. For Cristo Rey, Eric Lam finished with a very respectful 18 of his teams 30 points. 
Friday's Matchups are below:                     
Castlemont vs  North Salinas  3:30
McQueen    vs  Cristo Rey       5:00
Immanuel   vs  Kennedy         6:30
Fountain Valley vs Alvarez     8:00

In the first game for Friday, Castlemont jumped out to a 19-10 lead after the first quarter and 47-19 at the half. The second half saw more of the Castlemont five extending the lead and won going away 82-57. High point for Castlemont was Tresean Jordan with 17 and followed closely by Marv Jones with 16 and Steve Wilson with 15

The second game had the young Cristo Rey team outmatched against McQueen of Reno. McQueen started strong with a 21-7 lead in the first quarter and never looked back. Leading 53-21 at the half and 80-32 into the fourth. The final quarter did not see much scoring as McQueen won 86-34. High point for McQueen was Kareem Rowe with 16, Noah Rowley 15, and Kenyon Perez with 13. For Cristo Rey, Eric Lam had 10. McQueen set a new team tournament record with 86 points in a game and 31 two point field goals.

The third game was a good match up of teams with heavy favorite for the tournament title Immanuel taking on a very good Kennedy team. This game was a battle of teams with the name of Eagle. Immanuel took the early lead at the quarter 20-13. Kennedy continually threatened the Eagles of Immanuel throughout this contest and never got further than 12 points behind and actually got to within 3 points several times. The quarter scores after the first quarter were 34-23 at the half, 56-43 at the third quarter junction and finally 73-64 for the final.  Kennedy had got to within 3 with about 2:30 left in the game but Immanuel with it's one two punch of Nate Kendricks and 6'9" Gavin Lloyd prevailed. Kennedy had no answer for Kendricks as he set a new tournament record with 42 points in the game. He was followed in scoring by big Gavin Lloyd with 17. For Kennedy, Jazin Ayala had 24 and Michael Tillis had 20 with 6 three point baskets which tied the past tournament record.

The last game of the night had the Alvarez Eagles taking on the Fountain Valley Barons. Alvarez jumped out to an early lead but at the quarter, Fountain Valley was on top 22-15. The second quarter was more of the first with Fountain Valley on top 38-30, though Alvarez closed at one point to within 4. The third quarter was a disaster for Alvarez as shots did not fall for them and they only scored 3 total points in the quarter while FV was putting up 15 more points to make a 53-33 lead for Fountain Valley. The Barons won going away at 65-47 to set up a championship matchup with Immanuel. For Fountain Valley, Josh Gray had 11 points and Garrett Young had 10. Three other Barons had 9 points each. For Alvarez, only one player had double figures and that was Junior Devin Foster with 10.

Saturday Morning matchup of the first game for the 7th/8th place game saw Cristo Rey taking on the North Salinas Vikings. The first quarter score had the Vikings on top 11-8. The second quarter still had the Vikings on top at 26-21. The third quarter saw North Salinas get untracked and they won the quarter 30-5 to take a large lead over Cristo Rey. The Vikings won going away 65-31. For the Vikings it was Rico Vega with 14 and Fabian Valdez with 11. For Cristo Rey it was David Figueroa with 14. Cristo Rey is to be commended for their high spirit and team cheering. This is a fairly new school in the San Jose area with a bright future and really good kids.

The second game for the consolation trophy was quite a good one. Castlemont jumped out to a first quarter lead of 23-13 over McQueen. McQueen won the second quarter to cut Castlemonts lead to 31-28.  In the third quarter it was Castlemont winning the quarter again to take a 44-38 lead going into the last stanza. The fourth quarter was an exciting one with Castlemont finally prevailing 61-57 after McQueen had tied the game with about two minutes left in the game. What iced the game for Castlemont was their free throw shooting. They went 19 for 24 for the game and were 9 for 10 in that all important fourth quarter. High point for Castlemont was again Treshaun Jordan with 19 and followed closely by Steve Wilson with 10 and Atrail Jackson with 10. For McQueen, Kareem Rowe had high point honors with 27 and followed by JD Kolb with12. Castlemont won the Consolation trophy and Steve Wilson made the All Tournament team. For McQueen, Kareem Rowe made the All Tournament team.

The 3rd/4th place game had the Kennedy Eagles taking on the Alvarez Eagles. This was a very competitive game throughout as Alvarez jumped out to an early lead with a 15-10 first quarter lead. They hung onto that lead into the half with a score of 34-27. Alvarez continued to lead at the third quarter end at a 47-41 count. Kennedy finally started to cut into that lead with a great fourth quarter start and finally tied up the game at 55-55 with about 4 minutes left in the game. The score went back and forth and the final ended up a tie at 58 all so an overtime was needed to decide a winner.  Kennedy held on in the overtime to win 67-65 even though Alvarez had the last possesion and a look at a three to win it at the end. High scorers for Kennedy was Michael Tillis with 19 and he had another 5 three point baskets in this game. He was followed by Joel Primes with 14 and Darion Ellison with 10. For Alvarez it was Marc Flores with 20 and Isaiah Rodriguez with 14. Kennedy took the third place trophy home and also had Michael Tillis take home an All Tournament award. For Alvarez, Ven Limosnero was on the All Tournament team.

The Championship game had the two favorites going into the tournament fighting to take home that championship tournament. Immanuel with it's rich history of basketball and Fountain Valley with it's new coach that infused a team concept and belief that they could win.

Fountain Valley jumped out to a first quarter lead of 19-16 but it was very evident that this was going to be a battle to the end. FV contained Nate Kendricks in the first quarter which is why they led at the quarter break. But the second quarter saw both Kendricks and 6'9" Gavin Lloyd start to heat up as Immanuel took a 35-29 lead at the half. From there on it was an up hill battle for Fountain Valley but they closed to 47-45 going into the fourth quarter. Both teams had pieces that helped them to succeed. Immanuel had its two big scorers but they also had Malachi Henry who in the end made some crucial steals to seal the victory for Immanuel. Fountain Valley had Josh Gray and Garrett Young, their two top scorers and then they had inspirational leader Jake Bitzer. In the end, Immanuel was just a little bit better as they prevailed 67-56. 

The MVP award went to Nate Kendricks who set several tournament records for Immanuel. Joining him from Immanuel on the All Tournament team were Gavin Lloyd and Malachi Henry. For Fountain Valley it was Josh Gray and Jake Bitzer.

All in all it was a great tournament with some great competitive games. We at Alvarez would like to commend the teams and coaches on their behavior and sportsmanship at our tournament and send out an invitation to come back next year for an even bigger and better Eagle Classic. Good luck to all the teams in their respective upcoming games and hope to see you back next year.