The Pangos Sweet 16 championship game in Long Beach, Calif., was a wire-to-wire romp for the Compton Magic, which began the game on a 5-0 run, opened a 47-26 lead at halftime behind a balanced attack led by Jahii Carson. Then the Magic blew it open in the second half behind their swarming pressure to run away for an 85-53 victory over Play Hard Play Smart in the Gold Division Championship of the 2010 Pangos Sweet 16 Tournament at Cabrillo High School.
The Compton Magic won four straight games to win the Gold Division crown. Tourney MVP 5-foot-10 senior Jahii Carson (Mesa/Mesa AZ) had 21 points for the Magic. He got solid support from Mike Caffey with 15 points, 6-7 Damien Cain with 13 points, and Wesley Saunders and Marcus Bradley (10 points each). PHPS was led by Charles Standifer with nine points, while Shaun Smith chipped in with eight points in the loss.
Compton Magic now joins Belmont Shore (Fullcourt Press Easter Classic champions) and California Supreme (Double Pump Spring Classic champs) as one of only three Southern California-based squads to claim major tourney titles so far this spring.
In the Silver Bracket Final, it was Pasadena Success edging 1 Tough School, 52-50, while in the Bronze Bracket Final it was San Diego Warriors over Hooptown 17. HAX 17 outlasted TNL Admirals in the Showcase Division Final.