St. Augustine scored an impressive victory but San Diego teams lost three of four games in the Long Beach Jordan-hosted Public-vs.-Private showcase Saturday at Long Beach City College.
The Saints defeated high-scoring Riverside JW North, 63-54. Cathedral was beaten by Etiwanda, 60-54. Santa Monica topped La Jolla Country Day 60-39, and Corona Santiago edged Army-Navy, 58-53.
A 26-14 second quarter propelled the Saints (5-1) to a 10-point halftime lead over the North Huskies, who were 10-1 coming into the game and who had averaged 88 points in the previous four games, with only a 100-86 loss to Mt. Vernon, N.Y.
Cathedral (8-2) trailed Etiwanda (8-2) 38-29 at the end of three quarters and outscored the Eagles 25-22 in the fourth quarter but shot only 35 per cent overall on 17 of 49 field-goal attempts.
Army-Navy (6-1) could not overcome a 34-13 blowout in the second and third quarters as the Santiago Sharks moved to 8-3.
Santa Monica improved to 8-3 and La Jolla Country Day fell to 2-2.