TEMECULA – While most local high school basketball teams have already started league play, the Valley News sports department is still playing catch up from turning over a new year. Over the holiday break, Great Oak held their annual Battle at the Oak tournament, which showcased ten teams in total, seven of which were from here in the Temecula Valley. Two different bracket pools were used in the four-day event that took place from Tuesday, Dec. 27, through Friday, Dec. 30. The final day was slated for placement and championship games.Pool A consisted of King (9-6), Murrieta Mesa (11-8), Paloma Valley (5-9), San Jacinto (2-11), Temescal Canyon (13-5), and Vista Murrieta (17-3). Pool B featured the host Wolfpack (10-9), Bishop Amat (12-7), Arlington (8-10), and Linfield Christian (19-1)
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