Video: See what makes Sierra Canyon specialTrailblazers opened the season ranked No. 1 nationally.
Don't count Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth, Calif.)
out of the national championship race just yet.
The Trailblazers knocked off Memphis East (Memphis, Tenn.)
75-59 Saturday night in the final of the Bass Pro Shops Tournament of Champions, capping an impressive run at the event in Springfield, Mo.
Sierra Canyon (15-1) trounced Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.)
76-47 in the semifinals and Republic (Mo.)
72-54 in the opening round. The Trailblazers checked in at No. 3 in this week's High School Top 25.
No. 5 Memphis East (14-3) also entered the contest riding high, beating Independent Top 10-ranked Montverde Academy (Fla.)
at the buzzer twice in the last week, including in Friday night's semifinals.
UCLA-bound senior forward
led Sierra Canyon in the CBS Sports Network-televised final with 22 points and 16 rebounds. Marvin Bagley III
, the nation's No. 1 Class of 2018 prospect, added 18 points and 12 rebounds.
Guards Adam Seiko
(15 points) and Remy Martin
(14) also finished in double figures for the winners.
Sophomore star Chandler Lawson
led Memphis East with 21 points and nine rebounds.
The game went back and forth with seven lead changes and four ties until Sierra Canyon closed the third quarter with a 13-2 run. That put the Trailblazers up 45-36 and they maintained a comfortable distance from head coach Penny Hardaway's squad in the final eight minutes.
Sierra Canyon's gauntlet continues Monday at the Spalding Hoophall Classic against Independent Top 10 No. 1 La Lumiere (LaPorte, Ind.)