Hoover Caputres Crown.

JayDee Luster (Fr) was selected tournament Most Valuable Player as he drained 27 points

The Hoover Cardinals boys' basketball team overcame an
11-point deficit to defeat the Grossmont Foothillers,
66-60, and captured the Titan Tip-off Classic on
Saturday night.  Hoover ran its record to 5-1, which
represents the school's best start in over 20 years.
Along the way, the Cardinals upset 2 top 10 San Diego
teams in Mt. Miguel and Eastlake.

JayDee Luster (Fr) was selected tournament Most
Valuable Player as he drained 27 points to go with his
9 assists.  Luster who was saddled with a 101 degree
temperature, did not participate in pre-game warm-ups
or play in the semis, but appeared out of the locker
room in uniform after Grossmont jumped to an 11-2
lead.  Luster then proceeded to dominate as he scored
17 second half points.  Luster averaged 18.4 points,
10.8 assists, and 5 steals per game during his 5 game
M.V.P. performance.  He also scored 24 points in a
pool play upset of #10 Mt. Miguel.  Luster became the
first freshman ever to be named all-tournament or
M.V.P. in the history of the Titan Tip-off Classic.

Mark Hall (Sr) and Kenneth Maye (Sr) were also
selected to the All-Tournament team.  Hall enjoyed a
big night in the semi-finals as he finished with 15
points and 12 rebounds in Hoover's upset of Eastlake.
In their only tournament loss against #2 ranked,
Escondido, Hall finished with 27 points and 13
rebounds.  For the tournament, Hall averaged 16.2
points and 10.2 rebounds.  Maye enjoyed back to back
quality games in the semis and finals.  Maye's solid
floor game during Luster's absence was instrumental in
the semi's victory as he finished with 12 points, 8
rebounds, and 5 assists.  In the Championship, Maye
knocked in 17 points.  For the tournament, Maye
averaged 16.5 points and 4.3 steals with a tournament
high of 33 points against Montgomery in pool play.

Other notable performances came from David Kinder (Jr)
who averaged 8.3 rebounds, while Todd Doxey (Fr)
averaged 8.0 points and 3.2 steals.


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