Posted On: 11/26/19 9:30 AM
Thanksgiving Week usually features some top-notch basketball tournaments with some strong programs on display. This week, Mark Keppel High School in Alhambra, CA is playing host to one of those tournaments.
I attended the tournament on Monday evening to take in the matchup between La Jolla Country Day and Roosevelt(Eastvale). The game remained close during the first half with both teams playing pretty solid basketball. La Jolla Country Day took over in the second half, however, using a strong full-court press to rattle Roosevelt and build a commanding lead.
There was plenty of talent on display in that game alone, including Pac-12 commits Te-Hina Paopao(Oregon), and Michelle Onyiah(Cal). Here’s a few of the top standouts that I saw aside from the Pac-12 committed players.
1. Breya Cunningham – La Jolla Country Day 2023
Cunningham is in her first year of playing high school basketball, and her talent and skills are very evident. She is a strong interior defender who alters a lot of shots in the paint. She moves her feet well defensively and can keep up with players making moves to the rim. Her length and mobility gave Michelle Onyiah difficulty in the paint.
2. Sydney Nelson – Roosevelt