Boys basketball: IWN Gary Raya Classic begins Monday

December 09th, 2012, 10:00 pm ·

· posted by Tim Burt

The 31st annual Irvine World News Gary Raya Classic presented by the Orange County Register begins Monday at gymnasiums throughout the city of Irvine and at El Dorado and Tustin high schools.

The boys basketball tournament has been expanded to include 19 teams, including No. 5 Tustin, No. 6 Mission Viejo and No. 7 El Toro..

The host schools are Woodbridge, Northwood, Beckman, Irvine, University, El Dorado and Tustin.

The tournament includes No. 5 Tustin, No. 6 Mission Viejo and No. 7 El Toro.

The Beckman tournament and teams that have played in that tournament has been merged into the IWN Gary Raya Classic.

Teams are divided into two pools.

On Monday, Crean Lutheran plays at University at 5:30 p.m., Cajon plays at Beckman at 5:30 p.m., Woodbridge hosts Tustin at 7 p.m. and Dana Hills is at Irvine at 7 p.m.

Also on Monday, Esperanza meets Tesoro at 5:30 p.m. at Woodbridge and Temecula Valley plays at El Dorado at 7 p.m.

Games on Tuesday include Tesoro at Beckman, 5:30 p.m.; El Toro vs. Segerstrom, 5:30 p.m. at Woodbridge; Laguna Beach at Woodbridge, 7 p.m. and Cajon at Tustin, 7 p.m.

Other games on Tuesday include Mission Viejo at University, 5:30 p.m., Crean Lutheran at Irvine, 7 p.m., Edison vs. Temecula Valley, 5:30 p.m. at El Dorado and Northwood at El Dorado, 7 p.m.

The tournament continues Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

The tournament wraps up Saturday with five games at Beckman beginning at noon and four games at Concordia University beginning at 1:30 p.m.

The championship is Dec. 15 at 6:15 p.m. at Concordia University.

North Torrance won last year's tournament, 66-65.

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