Bronny James Held in Check as Sierra Canyon Wins at 'Iolani Classic

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured Columnist IVDecember 22, 2021

PHOENIX, ARIZONA - DECEMBER 11: Bronny James #0 of the Sierra Canyon Trailblazers reacts during the Hoophall West tournament against the Perry Pumas at Footprint Center on December 11, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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There have been times in LeBron James' legendary career when he needed his teammates to pick up the slack to earn a victory.

Tuesday brought one of those games for his son, Bronny.

Bronny James and the Sierra Canyon Trailblazers improved to 12-1 on the season with a narrow 51-48 win over Pembroke Pines in Tuesday's semifinals of the 'Iolani Classic in Hawai'i. James scored just one point, but Ramel Lloyd Jr. led the way with 23 in an impressive effort.

He also turned in the biggest highlight of the game with a key dunk:

Paul Honda @PupulePaul

Ramel Lloyd’s dunk extends No. 1 Sierra Canyon’s lead to 51-48. Pembroke Pines has one last chance to tie. What a game! 🔥🔥<a href="https://twitter.com/SCanyonSports?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@SCanyonSports</a> in the final of the ‘Iolani Classic Wed. <a href="https://twitter.com/HawaiiPrepWorld?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@HawaiiPrepWorld</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/iolaniclassic?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@iolaniclassic</a> <a href="https://t.co/JFQrkrrJId">pic.twitter.com/JFQrkrrJId</a>

Mike Price provided the secondary scoring with 12 points.