Boys’ basketball advances to MaxPreps Holiday Classic semifinals

After winning its first game of the MaxPreps Holiday Classic on Dec. 26, the boys’ varsity basketball team defeated Seattle school Rainier Beach 75-70 Thursday to reach the semifinals of the national tournament.

Forward Derick Newton ’14 scored a season-high 31 points to lead the Wolverines past the Vikings, who are ranked 200th in the nation by MaxPreps.

The Wolverines, now at 8-2 on the season, will play fellow California school Westchester in the semifinals of the tournament on Dec. 28.