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CIF-SS Large Enrollment Division Preview:
Mission Valley League 2001-02--(Nov. 9, 2001)

MISSION VALLEY LEAGUE
Arroyo
El Monte
Gabrielino
Mountain View
Rosemead
South El Monte

The Mission Valley League is one of those leagues which overall isn't really that successful when teams face outside competition. Other than Rosemead last year, which won 16 games prior to the playoffs, not one of these teams would have qualified for the playoffs based on the 11-win rule.   And considering three teams were eligible for the playoffs based on the order of league finish,  it was remarkable that none of them made it past the first round. Rosemead made the Division II-A playoffs but lost in the first round to Los Altos.   Gabrielino qualified for the Division III-AA playoffs but lost to Corona del Mar in the first round. El Monte qualified for the Division II-AA playoffs but lost in the first round to Santa Barbara.  But consider this:  The teams are relatively evenly matched against one another, so league games are interesting and exciting, and isn't that what high school basketball is really all about?

What follows is what we know about the teams thus far this season, which means we're looking at old rosters and trying to predict who will be returning and which younger players will be stepping up.  The schedules are accurate as far as we know. We encourage coaches to send us their official rosters (via e-mail, not on the message board, please) and any other information about their teams so we can update the previews and rosters as the season progresses.

Mission Valley League Rosters Mission Valley Schedules
Rosemead--7-3, 16-10 (1st) "Panthers"

Returning players for the 2001-2002 season should include:

Frank Mariscal 5'-7" Jr. G
Kevin Cheah 5'-8" jr. G
Mario Cobian 5'-10" Jr. G
David Lam 5'-8" Sr. G
Steve Megliorino 5'-11" Sr. G
Bill Kwok 6'-1" Sr. F
Phillip Ngay 5'-10" Sr. F
Oscar Pinedo 6'-0" Jr. F
Albert Cardona 6'-5" Sr. C
Bill Kloster 5'-11" Jr. F

Rosemead
Coach: Steve Fischel

N 26 @ Mark Keppel
N-28/D-1 Rosemead Tourn
D 07 @ Duarte
11-14 @ Azusa Tourn
19 Temple City
26-29 @ Estancia Tourn
J 03 Bosco
09 *Mountain View
11 @ *Arroyo
16 @ *South El Monte
18 @ *El Monte
23 *Gabrielino
25 @ *Mountain View
30 *Arroyo
F 01 *South El Monte
06 *El Monte
08 @ *Gabrielino

Gabrielino--6-4, 10-16 (2nd tie) "Eagles"

Returning players for the 2001-2002 season should include

Omar Garcia 5'-7" Sr. G
Danny Carrasco 6'-2" Jr. F
Ryan Carey 6'-3" Sr. F
Sam Buchanan 5'-6" Sr. G
Jose Castro 6'-0" Sr. G
Jeff Lim 5'-11" Jr. G
Sean Carey 6'-4" Sr. F
Jeff Del Rosario 6'-7" Sr. F
Steven Flores 6'-1" Sr. F
Alan Nguyen 5'-7" Jr. G
Jason Mou 6'-1" Jr. F
(graduated 7 seniors from 18 man playoff roster)

Gabrielino
Coach: Scott Brummett

D 3-7 @ El Rancho Tourn
11-15 @ Alhambra Tourn
20 Duarte
26-29 @ Temple City Tourn
J 04 San Gabriel
09 *Arroyo
11 *South El Monte
16 *El Monte
18 @ *Mountain View
23 @ *Rosemead
25 @ *Arroyo
30 @ *South El Monte
F 01 @ *El Monte
06 *Mountain View
08 *Rosemead

El Monte--6-4, 9-17 (2nd tie)  "Lions"

Returning players for the 2001-2002 season should include

Omar Ceja 5'-9" Sr. G
Hang Shing 6'-2" Sr. F
Chris Garcia 6'-3" Sr. C
Zachary Garcia 6'-4" Jr. C

El Monte
Coach: John Gillette

N 27 @ Azusa
30 @ Alhambra
D 3-7 @ El Rancho Tourn
27-29 @ Mt Carmel Tourn
J 02 Corona del Mar
04 La Puente
09 @ *South El Monte
11 @ *Mountain View
16 @ *Gabrielino
18 *Rosemead
23 *Arroyo
25 *South El Monte
30 *Mountain View
F 01 *Gabrielino
06 @ *Rosemead
08 @ *Arroyo

Arroyo--5-5, 10-15 (4th) "Knights"

Only returning player of 9 member team (8 seniors graduated):

Kevin Zhang 6'-2" Jr. F

Arroyo
Coach: Carlos Barajas

N 27 Baldwin Park
29 Charter Oak
D 3-8 Arroyo Tourn
10-15 @ Glendora Tourn
21 La Puente
26-29 @ Covina Tourn
J 04 @ St John Bosco
09 @ *Gabrielino
11 *Rosemead
16 @ *Mountain View
18 *South El Monte
23 @ *El Monte
25 *Gabrielino
30 @ *Rosemead
F 01 *Mountain View
06 @ *South El Monte
08 *El Monte

South El Monte--4-6, 8-16 (5th)

Neither South El Monte or Mountain View made the playoffs, so we have no roster info.  But we do have schedules:

South El Monte
Coach: Robert Burgess

N 28 La Puente
29 @ Bosco Tech
30 @ Azusa
D 3-8 @ Arroyo Tourn
11-15 @ Alhambra Tourn
18 @ Whittier
J 03 Workman
04 @ Bassett
09 *El Monte
11 @ *Gabrielino
16 *Rosemead
18 *Arroyo
23 *Mountain View
25 @ *El Monte
30 *Gabrielino
F 01 @ *Rosemead
06 @ *Arroyo
08 @ *Mountain View

Mountain View --2-8, 7-17 (6th)

Neither South El Monte or Mountain View made the playoffs, so we have no roster info.  But we do have schedules:

Mountain View
Coach: Bob Averill

N 30 Whittier
D 07 @ La Puente
11-14 @ Azusa Tourn
18 @ Bassett
20 Gladstone
26-29 @ Cantwell Scrd Hrt Tourn
J 04 @ Azusa
09 @ *Rosemead
11 *El Monte
16 *Arroyo
18 *Gabrielino
23 @ *South El Monte
25 *Rosemead
30 @ *El Monte
F 01 @ *Arroyo
06 @ *Gabrielino
08 *South El Monte

 

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