5th Annual Take Flight Challenge begins Friday

January 5, 2018

The fifth annual Take Flight Challenge, put together by Reggie Morris, Jr. and his great staff over at Culver City High, tips off Friday night and features 12 games through two days with plenty of marquee match-ups at Cerritos College.

 

Friday’s headliner is the 8:30 tilt between defending state Open Division champion Bishop Montgomery and the new-look Sierra Canyon squad looking to make a run at the Knights’ crown.

 

The Trailblazers feature Ohio State-bound guard Duane Washington, Jr. along with super juniors Cassius Stanley, Scotty Pippen, Jr. and K.J. Martin and stud sophomore Terren Frank

 

Bishop Montgomery will be without UCLA-signee David Singleton (nose injury) and Gianni Hunt (ankle/foot), but coach Doug Mitchell and the Knights’ stout team defense led by Boston-bound forward Fletcher Tynen and juniors Will Crawford and Josh Vazquez should be ready regardless of who is on the floor.

 

Sierra Canyon takes center stage again Saturday at 8:30 against Lakewood Mayfair, led by highly-recruited sophomore shooting guard Josh Christopher and his older brother Caleb. This will be one of the biggest challenges in the young career of Josh Christopher and he’s shown he’s never one to back down from a test.

 

Here are some more players to keep an eye on this weekend:

 

Amani Harris, Jr., St. Bernard

Amound Anderson, So., Leuzinger

Braelee Albert, Jr., Brentwood

Brenton Woods, Sr., Dominguez

Bryant Howing, Sr., Los Altos

Bryce Zephir, Jr., Santa Monica

Chris Austin, Sr., Maranatha

Christian Johnson, Fr., View Park

C.J. Jones, Jr., Loyola

Cyrus Johnson, Sr., Culver City

Daniel Zahabian, Sr., Beverly Hills

Devin Garcia, Sr., Dominguez

Dillon Depina, So., Heritage Christian

D.J. Houston, Sr., Crossroads

Doctor Bradley, Jr., Gardena Serra

Dylan Cabs, Jr., Mayfair

Gary Williams, Sr., Dominguez

Isaiah Morris, Sr., Vista

Jaime Jaquez, Jr., Camarillo

Jake Kyman, Jr., Santa Margarita

Jalen Washington, Sr., Bishop Montgomery

James Keefe, Jr., Loyola

Jared Barnett, Jr., Windward

Jaren Harris, Fr., Windward

Jarod Lucas, Jr., Los Altos

Jordan Guest, Sr., Santa Margarita

Jordan Hilstock, Jr., Vista

Jules Bernard, Sr., Windward

Julian Lopez, Sr., Los Altos

Makiah Morris, Jr., Vista

Max Agbonkpolo, Jr., Santa Margarita

Michael Ofoegbu, Jr., Mayfair

Mike Meadows, Sr., Campbell Hall

Neil Owens, Jr., Loyola

Nick Bowden, So., St. Bernard

Nick Schrader, Jr., Bishop Montgomery

Noah Fernando, Jr., Heritage Christian

Oscar Lopez, Jr., Bishop Montgomery

Payton Moore, Sr., Santa Monica

Quinn Collins, Sr., Redondo Union

Romelle Mansel, Jr., St. Bernard

Ryan Evans, So., Santa Margarita

Sam Clareman, Jr., Brentwood

Sean Harlston, Jr., Dominguez

Shamar Lair, Sr., View Park

Shareef O’Neal, Sr., Crossroads

Taurus Samuels, Sr., Vista

Tevian Jones, Sr., Culver City

T.J. Wainwright, Fr., Culver City

Wayne Arnold, Sr., Dominugez

Zekiah Lovett, Sr., Redondo Union

 

Take Flight Challenge Schedule

 

Friday, Jan. 5

 

Session 1

 

4:00 Leuzinger vs. Brentwood

5:30 Camarillo vs. Windward

7:00 Redondo Union vs. St. Bernard

8:30 Bishop Montgomery vs. Sierra Canyon

 

Saturday, Jan. 6

 

Session 2

 

9:30 View Park vs. Heritage Christian

11:00 Gardena Serra vs. Campbell Hall

12:30 Dominguez vs. Beverly Hills

2:00 Vista vs. Santa Monica

 

Session 3

 

4:00 Los Altos vs. Maranatha

5:30 Culver City vs. Loyola

7:00 Crossroads vs. Santa Margarita

8:30 Mayfair vs. Sierra Canyon

 

Ticket Information

 

General Admission: $15 per session

All Session Pass: $30

Admission for High School Students with I.D., Seniors, Kids ages 8-12: $10

VIP Courtside Seats Per Sesson: $50

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