SoCalHoops High School News
Details: Boys' Games From
Wednesday 1/12/00 Games--(Jan. 13, 2000)
We know for a fact that we don't have all the boys' games from yesterday, but we've been able to find more than a few, and we'll keep looking throughout the rest of the day. Here's what we know happened:
|City Section League Games|
Crenshaw 92, Fremont 87 (2OT)
Dorsey 73, Manual Arts 70
Locke 70, Jefferson 65
Bell 59, Huntington Park 42
Roosevelt 54, Garfield 52
South Gate 72, Jordan 65
Carson 64, Narbonne 46--Marques Washington scored a game-high 18 points to lead the host Colts (10-7, 1-0) to victory in a league opener. Andre Johnson and Jonathon Fortson each added 10 points for Carson.
San Pedro 79, Gardena 82--David Simpson scored a team-high 18 points to lead the host Panthers to an overtime win in both teams' league opener. Brandon Drayton scored 16 and Marcus Wilson scored 12 to help the Panthers (9-6, 1-0). Warren Watts scored a game-high 22 points and Malik Rahh scored 21 for the Pirates (5-11, 0-1), who outscored Gardena, 19-8, in the third quarter to help push the game into overtime.
Washington 75, Banning 52--Jerry Jackson led all scorers with 22 points, but the Pilots (6-9) lost their league opener at Washington (3-9). Tony Lara added 15 points for Banning, which was outscored, 30-15, in the first quarter. Wayne Chamberlain and Julian Taylor paced Washington with 14 points each.
Lincoln 63, Wilson 55
Marshall 49, Franklin 43
Sunset Six League
Canoga Park 64, Poly 61--Cecil Brown's two free throws with 4.5 seconds left gave the Hunters a Sunset Six League victory at Poly. Brown had 28 points for the Hunters (8-7, 1-0) Victor Chacon had 14 points for Poly (5-10, 0-1).
Grant 62, Verdugo Hills 60--Michael Elliott scored 36 points for the Dons (6-9, 0-1) but missed the first of two free throws with no time left in overtime of a Sunset Six League game at Verdugo Hills. Mike Charleston scored 17 points for Grant (13-3, 1-0) which played without guard DeWayne Anderson, who was held out because of questions regarding his eligibility. Grant could have to forfeit 12 victories that Anderson played in if he is ruled ineligible. Anderson played in Tennessee last season but moved back to the area to live with a friend. Grant will seek a waiver from the City Rules Committee on Tuesday.
North Hollywood 56, Hollywood 53--Dominic Johnson scored 11 points and the No. 8 Huskies (13-3, 1-0) won a Sunset Six League game at Hollywood.
Valley Mission League
Kennedy 62, San Fernando 60--Dax Grooms made two free throws with two seconds left and the Cougars won a Valley Mission League game at Kennedy. Grooms finished with 27 points.
Monroe 66, Van Nuys 31
Sylmar 76, Reseda 42
West Valley League
Taft 76,El Camino Real 39-- A seven-point halftime lead zoomed to a 29-point cushion and Taft won its West Valley League opener, 76-39, its 11th win in 12 games. Freshman Steve Smith scored 21 points and 6-foot-8 center Gregg Guenther added 19 points and 13 rebounds. Taft outscored the Conquistadores, 49-19, in the second half. At one point, guard Derrick McCoy scored consecutive layups off steals and Smith followed with a dunk. El Camino Real dropped to 4-7. Ronald Gray, normally Taft's best shooter was only two for 13, and didn't practice this week because of a sprained. James Smith guarded El Camino Real's top player, 6-5 Justin Saad-Anthony, who had 15 rebounds but made only five of 15 shots. The competition figures to become tougher starting Friday with an improving Granada Hills team ready to challenge the Toreadors.
Cleveland 60, Granada Hills 58
Fairfax 70, Palisades 68
Venice 86, University 60
Westchester 113, Los Angeles 34--Six Comets (12-5, 3-0) scored in double figures as they cruised at Los Angeles High. Terrence Lawson scored a game-high 24 and Brandon Heath added 22 for Westchester, which surged to a 69-19 halftime lead. Jason Breland contributed 16 points and Chad Bell had 14.
|City Section Non-League Games|
No Non-League Games were played Wednesday
|Southern Section League Games|
Orangewood Academy 75, Fairmont 49
Santa Monica 60, Peninsula 40--Kevin Gardner scored 17 points in the Panthers' (10-6, 2-2) loss at Santa Monica (11-5, 2-2). The Panthers trailed, 34-19, at halftime.
South Torrance 66, North Torrance 60--After struggling early, the Spartans turned in a big fourth quarter and outscored the Saxons, 15-9, in overtime to win at North. South (10-6, 1-3) outscored North, 17-6, in the fourth quarter to force overtime. Matt Peterson scored a game-high 18 points and had nine rebounds to lead the Spartans. Clete Albitz contributed 14 points, with three 3-pointers, and six assists. Kenny Brown scored 16 and Jason Ito 14 to lead the Saxons to a 10-point halftime lead.
Camino Real League
St. Monica 66, Mary Star 63--Allen Danielson scored a team-high 18 points and Rudy Brown added 17 to lead the host Stars (6-11, 0-2) in a losing effort.
St. Anthony 71, Bosco Tech 58
Buena 71, San Marcos 61
Ventura 51, Dos Pueblos 42
Laguna Blanca 76, Cornerstone Christian 32 -- No details, just the box score: Laguna Blanca (76) -- Nelson 8, Ferguson 21, McAdams 5, Geeb 6, Jeffrey 4, Wicks 16, Vidor 8, Geyser 8. Cornerstone Christian (32) -- Hurtado 2, Gregg Walker 14, Grant Walker 8, Jones 4, Kiraly 2, June 2. Laguna Blanca21122023--76 Cornerstone124313--32 3-Point goals -- Laguna Blanca 7 (Ferguson 5, Geeb 2). Fouled out -- Geeb, Grant Walker. Rebounds -- Cornerstone Christian: Gregg Walker 15.
Villanova 45, Dunn 42 (OT)-- Villanova (45) -- Fore 15, Mueller 10, Namikas 3, Hernandez 4, Gibson 11, Schey 2. Dunn (42) -- Walker 14, Greene 17, Koster 3, Garcia 6, Liang 2. Villanova27 13 1211--45 Dunn497 148--42 3-Point goals -- Villanova Fouled out -- Tong, Garcia . Rebounds -- Villanova: Fore 14. Fouls -- Dunn 17, Villanova 7.
Del Rey League
Serra 49, St. Paul 45--Aerick Sanders scored 15 points and grabbed 20 rebounds to lead the host Cavaliers. Eugene Jeter scored 11 points with nine assists and Doyle Cole scored 11 points with six rebounds for Serra (9-7, 2-0). Michael Holloway had a game- high 22 points for St. Paul (15-3, 0-1).
St. Bernard 80, Bishop Amat 58--Brandon Williams and Jeremy Crannon scored a team-high 12 points to lead the host Vikings (16-3, 1-1) to their first league victory.
El Dorado 71, Kennedy 45--Quinn Hawking was the game's high scorer with 17 points for host El Dorado (16-2, 2-0). Nick Lehnart came off the bench to score 11 points for the Golden Hawks.
Katella 56, Century 45--Phillip Tyson scored 23 points to lead Katella (7-10, 1-1) to the win.
Loara 58, Cypress 39--Wes Wardrop scored 15 of his 21 points in the first half as Loara (2-0 in league) took a 32-11 halftime lead.
New Roads 64, Liberty Christian 48
Whitewater 91, Masada 50--Brandon Wettlaufer scored a team-high 11 points as the visiting Knights (9-3, 4-1) lost their first league game.
Fullerton 59, Sonora 48--Akachi Azubuike and Puhk-Maan Sidhu scored 16 each for Fullerton (14-2, 2-0).
La Habra 62, Sunny Hills 41--Tristen Gadberry scored 21 points for host La Habra (9-9, 1-1).
Garden Grove League
Bolsa Grande 72, Los Amigos 52--Jon James scored 12 of his game-high 21 points in the first quarter to lead Bolsa Grande (12-5, 3-0) to the win.
Pacifica 95, La Quinta 75--Kelly Gurnea scored 24 points and Kyle Cooper added 14 points to lead host Pacifica (7-9, 2-1) to the win. Matt Blanchard scored a game-high 29 points for La Quinta (1-3 in league).
Rancho Alamitos 62, Santiago 52--Duane Nix had 17 points and 11 rebounds and Bryan Maxwell added 14 points and 13 rebounds for Rancho Alamitos (8-8, 1-2)
Golden West League
Santa Ana 61, Saddleback 47--Darnell Graham scored 12 of his game-high 22 points in the first half to lead Santa Ana (6-11, 1-1)
Ocean View 56, Westminster 39--Jeremiah Bell led Ocean View (17-2, 3-0) with 24 points and 11 rebounds, while Marques Crane contributed 18 points.
Los Padres League
Cabrillo 64, Paso Robles 62--Paso Robles (5-10, 1-1) got 15 points each from Brian Baugh and Nathan Anguiano. The Bearcats' Joel Freitas added 12 points. Cabrillo is 2-0 in league and 11-5 overall.
Morro Bay 56, St. Joseph Santa Maria 51--Morro Bay (7-8, 1-1) beat St. Joseph 56-51 on Wednesday in a Los Padres League boys basketball game at home. The Pirates will play Paso Robles on Friday. In their previous eight games, the Pirates lost four by an average of three points. One game went to double overtime. St. Joseph held a two-point lead, 49-47, with 3:20 to play, when Morro Bays Kevin Dearden made a three-pointer. Weston followed with two free throws to put Morro Bay up by three. St. Joseph pulled back to within one point, 52-51, when Dearden was fouled going to the basket with 31 seconds to play. He missed the front end of the one-and-one, but Weston rebounded and scored on the put-back.Weston finished with 16 points and eight rebounds he scored eight points in the final quarter and Dearden added 16 points and seven rebounds. St. Joseph, 1-1 in the LPL and 3-13 overall, was led by Ryan Smiths 15 points. Smith missed 9:18 of the first half with three fouls. Morro Bay, a co-LPL champion last year with St. Joseph and Atascadero, will see what it can do Friday at Paso Robles.
Santa Ynez 63, Atascadero 52 --The Greyhounds dropped to the bottom of the LPL standings, losing to Santa Ynez on Wednesday. Atascadero, 0-2 in the LPL and 3-11 overall, was held to six fourth-quarter points. Atascaderos Jon Garcia and Jordan Lieser each finished with 11 points. Santa Ynez, 1-1 in league and 6-11 overall, had 28 points from sophomore Matt McKinney.
Royal 59, Moorpark 50
Simi Valley 89, Agoura 74--Branduinn Fullove scored 31 points for the top-ranked Pioneers at Agoura.Simi Valley (89) -- S. Michel 4, Sharda 10, Bradshaw 1, Winchester 4, Weaver 11, Villepigue 7, B. Michel 21, Fullove 31. Agoura (74) -- Campbell 4, Sacks 24, Gray 27, Breiners 2, Woodert 15, Djernes 2. Simi Valley18222326--89 Home14161925--74 3-Point goals -- Simi valley 4 (Sharda 1, Weaver 1, B. Michel 1, Fullove 1); Agoura 9 (Sacks 3, Gray 5, Woodert 1). Fouled out -- None. Total fouls -- Agoura 16, Simi valley 13.
Westlake 71, Thousand Oaks 69 (OT)-- The Ventura County Star reported on this one, and they also printed one of the most complete box scores for a high school game that we've seen. The game was covered by Dave Lassen, and here's what he had to say, in part: Westlake capped six tumultuous days with its first Marmonte League victory, defeating host Thousand Oaks 71-69 on two Kole Anderson free throws with 6.8 seconds remaining in overtime. It was the first game for interim Westlake coach Richard Sanders, named on Friday to replace 11-year head coach Gary Grayson. Westlake (11-6, 1-2) had forced the overtime with a 3-pointer by Dan Dehner as regulation time expired. It was Dehner's only second-half shot. That defensive breakdown was just one of many late-game problems for Thousand Oaks (10-7, 2-2). The Lancers made just three of their final 18 field goals, and were just 3 of 9 at the foul line in the final minute of regulation and the overtime. Still, the game was tied at 69 after a Kyle Kegley free throw with 26.3 left in overtime. Anderson then untied it when he was fouled while driving the lane. Thousand Oaks had one final chance after his free throws, but a desperation 3-pointer by Tim Chevalier went off the rim at the buzzer. Thousand Oaks seemed on the verge of taking command with an 18-5 run in the third quarter to take a 51-42 lead. But 3-pointers by Adam Mazarei and Tanase Bileca on Westlake's final two possessions cut the lead to 51-48, and neither team would lead by more than four in the fourth quarter. Westlake continued to do so after scoring leader Tyler Adamczyk (15 points, 15 rebounds) fouled out with 34 seconds left. Mazarei added 13 points and Bileca had 12 for Westlake. Kegley led Thousand Oaks with 21 points and 12 rebounds. David Anderson had 14 points, and Chevalier scored 12 Marmonte League boys WESTLAKE(71) -- Weidner 0-3 0-0 0, Mazarei 4-14 1-2 13, Adamczyk 4-11 7-8 15, Entrikin 2-4 0-0 5, K. Anderson 4-7 2-2 13, Bileca 4-6 2-2 12, Dehner 3-5 0-0 8, Cruz 0-0 0-1 0, Larkin 2-4 0-0 5. Totals 23-54 12-15 71. THOUSANDOAKS(69) -- D. Anderson 5-12 3-9 14, Chevalier 2-9 7-8 12, Kegley 8-23 3-5 21, Olson 3-9 2-2 9, Fennell 3-9 1-4 8, Rex 2-3 0-0 5, Myers 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 23-66 16-28 69. Westlake172011158--71 T. Oaks151818126--69 3-Point goals -- Westlake 13-27 (Mazarei 4-11, K. Anderson 3-5, Bileca 2-4, Dehner 2-3, Larkin 1-3, Entrikin 1-1), Thousand Oaks 7-29 (Kegley 2-11, Chevalier 1-5, Fennell 1-4, Anderson 1-3, Olson 1-3, Rex 1-2, Myers 0-2). Fouled out -- Adamczyk. Rebounds -- Westlake 43 (Adamcyzk 15), Thousand Oaks 40 (Kegley 12). Assists -- Westlake 11 (Mazarei 5), Thousand Oaks 9 (Anderson 2, Olson 2, Fennell 1). Total fouls -- Westlake 20, Thousand Oaks 17. Team records -- Westlake 11-6, 1-2; Thousand Oaks 10-7, 2-2.
Garey 75, Charter Oak 55--CHARTER OAK (55) Elkhaldy 8, Boler 11, Lozano 7, Croom 4, Tomaszewski 2, Jones 21, Brown 2. GAREY (75) Bass 2, Bosemen 4, Hogan 21, Ponder 8, Davis 19, Horigan 2, Hill 13, Flowers 2, Delone 4 Charter Oak 12 15 14 16 -- 55 Garey 16 15 23 21 -- 75 Total fouls: CO 8, G 17. Fouled out: none. Technical fouls: none.
Pomona 62, Diamond Ranch 45--DIAMOND RANCH (45) Coombs 12, Williams 11, Uborn 2, Davis 6, Knott 8, Criscione 6. POMONA (62) Russ 18, Brown 16, Holden 4, Mitchell 7, Smith 4, Howard 13. D. Ranch 14 11 4 16 -- 45 Pomona 13 16 16 17 -- 62 Total fouls: DR 20, P 19. Fouled out: none. Technical fouls: Verdon (P).
Harvard-Westlake 52, St. Francis 43--Russell Lakey had 17 points for the Wolverines, and Craig Weinstein had 16 for Harvard (13-4, 4-0) in a Mission League victory at Harvard-Westlake.
Loyola 71, Crespi 68--Charlie Shibler and Mike Grimes missed three-point shots at the end of overtime and the Celts fell in a Mission League game at Crespi. Crespi (9-8, 1-3) trailed, 70-65, with 1:10 left, but Andrew Moore, who had 27 points, sank his sixth three-point basket. Freshman Omarr Wilkes scored 17 of his 19 points in the second half for the Cubs (6-10, 1-2)
Notre Dame 59, Chaminade 54--Michael Luderer scored 24 points and Cody Pearson had 21 to help Notre Dame High upset Chaminade, 59-54, on Wednesday night in a Mission League boys' basketball game at Chaminade. Pearson connected on consecutive turnaround jumpers in the final three minutes to give the Knights (13-4, 3-1 in league play) a five-point lead they would never relinquish. Chaminade (10-5, 1-2) ranked No. 2 in the region by The Times, continues to have difficulty finding anyone to score other than 6-foot-9 Scott Borchart, who had 28 points.
Mission Valley League
Gabrielino 57, El Monte 45
Mountain View 39, Arroyo 31
Rosemead 57, South El Monte 42
Duarte 59, Bassett 55
Millikan 62, Lakewood 57-- The Rams' league record improved to 2-1, and they are now 7-10 overall. Senior forward Lance Filer scored 10 of his 14 points in the fourth-quarter, overshadowing both a 16-point, 25-rebound performance from Lancer center Tezarray Banks and the return of teammate and point guard Keith Moore after a seven-game absence due to a sprained left ankle. Moore took over with just over four minutes remaining when he found a wide open Filer on consecutive possessions to give the Rams a 51-49 lead. Peter Benjamin then knocked down a 3-point shot and Moore again found Filer, whose basket gave the Rams a 56-53. Millikan also received an 11-point performance from Rodney Spencer and 10 points from Benjamin. The loss drops Lakewood to 0-2 in league (7-10 overall) despite the excellent play from Banks and Armand Ivory (16 points, 12 rebounds). Adam Sahagun also added 14 points as Lakewood came back from a 15-8 deficit after the first quarter to take the lead at halftime, 29-23.
Long Beach Jordan 64, Cabrillo 33
Long Beach Poly 92, Cabrillo 33
Mt. Baldy League
Etiwanda 78, Rancho Cucamonga 54-- No details, just the box score: RANCHO CUCAMONGA (54) Ninofranco 1, McDougal 9, Andrew 8, Starks 9, Berry 3, Wollam 4, Taylor 1, Williams 17, Aylor 2. ETIWANDA (78) Wright 14, Burrell 2, Gipson 7, Serrano 3, Simpson 2, Beck 28, Boyd 15, Ross 7. Rancho C. 12 13 13 16 -- 54 Etiwanda 12 19 21 26 -- 78 Total fouls: RC 19, E 24. Fouled out: none. Technical fouls: none.
Montclair 79, Chaffey 71-- Again, no details, just a box: CHAFFEY (71) Mirando 20, Kutkouski 9, Lewis 5, Stephney 8, Avina 5, Faulkner 18, Velez 1, Sconiers 5. MONTCLAIR (79) Jenkins 5, Robins 6, Ellison 4, Walk 21, Holliman 13, Scott 2, Smith 19, Avery 9. Chaffey 20 22 20 9 -- 71 Montclair 22 15 19 23 -- 79 Total fouls: C 18, M 13. Fouled out: none. Technical fouls: none.
Ontario 82, Alta Loma 49-- Ditto on the lack of details here too. Just the box: ONTARIO (82) Moffett 4, Levy 17, Burrell 10, Brannon 4, Lawson 6, Rasheed 1, Mitchell 17, Mack 4, Alhadeff 8, Wade 3, Ringgold 6, Crane 2. ALTA LOMA (49) Rocco 7, Cotton 3, Moore 5, Flemming 3, Yaisrael 4, Bullard 2, Tobis 9, Johnson 6, Roberts 10. Ontario 22 22 21 17 -- 82 Alta Loma 9 12 9 19 -- 49 Total fouls: O 21, AL 22. Fouled out: none. Technical fouls: none.
Arroyo Grante 57, San Luis Obispo 52--Arroyo Grande went on a 20-8 run midway through the second half to turn a five-point deficit into a 57-52 Northern League boys basketball victory over San Luis Obispo on Wednesday night at James Gym. The Eagles, who made just 27 percent of their floor shots in the first half and turned the ball over 10 times, canned 55 percent of their field goals after the break and had just seven turnovers.The Tigers enjoyed the lead for much of the first half, opening up a six-point cushion on two occasions. A pair of free throws by Tony Lewis with four seconds left in the half gave San Luis Obispo a 26-20 lead, but Arroyo Grandes Luke Caywood threw in a 30-footer at the buzzer, was fouled and made the free throw for a four-point play. Despite the setback, San Luis Obispo (6-8, 1-2) built its lead back up to five points at 34-29 with 5:40 to play in the third quarter on a steal and reverse layup by Skylar Feltman. Arroyo Grande improved to 14-3, 2-0. Sean Shields made a three-pointer and Phillip Johnson made four straight free throws to give the Eagles the lead they would not relinquish the rest of the game. San Luis Obispo trailed by just one point, 42-41, before Johnson made his first two field goals of the night. Shields then converted a three-point play and banked in another shot as the shot clock buzzer sounded. David Romeros fast break layup with 2:10 to gave Arroyo Grande its biggest lead of the game, 55-47, and sealed San Luis Obispos fate. Arroyo Grandes only five scorers were its five starters, led by Shields with 16 points. Johnson and Ryan Zimmerman each added 11 points, Romero had 10 and Caywood nine. Shields scored 12 of his points in the final 10 minutes of the game. Johnson missed his first three floor shots before sinking a basket with 5:50 to to in the game. His other basket came shortly thereafter and he made seven of 10 free throws. Jeff Jenkins came off the bench to score 14 points and shared team-high scoring honors for San Luis Obispo with Skylar Feltman. Schuyler Linnemann finished with 10 points and six rebounds. Feltman also had five steals and made three of his four shots from beyond the three-point line. San Luis Obispo was just 35 percent from the floor, but outrebounded the Eagles 35-29. San Luis Obispo hosts Santa Maria on Friday while Arroyo Grande entertains Lompoc.
Righetti 91, Santa Maria 73-- Steve Montepeque scored 24 points and Jason Ramirez added 18 as Righetti (11-6, 1-2) bounced back from its loss last week to San Luis Obispo by defeating arch-rival Santa Maria (5-10, 0-2) in Wilson Gym. Righetti led just 63-57 after three periods before pulling away as Montepeque and Ramirez each scored 12 points in the final quarter. Ramirez hit a pair of three-pointers and made all six of his free throws. Matt Jimenez scored 13 points for Santa Maria.
El Segundo 48, Mira Costa 41--J.T. Leitch scored 10 of his team-high 17 points in the fourth quarter to help El Segundo edge Mira Costa, 48-41, in an Ocean League game at Mira Costa on Wednesday night. Jeramie Hopson added 13 points and 13 rebounds for El Segundo (9-8, 3-1), which entered the third quarter tied at 17. Leitch also contributed six assists. DeWayne Morris had a game-high 20 points for Mira Costa (8-8, 2-2), which led by as much as five in the fourth quarter.
West Torrance 68, Leuzinger 60--Keith Allen scored eight of his game-high 25 points in overtime to spur the Warriors past the visiting Olympians. West, which improved to 10-6 and 3-1 in league, outscored Leuzinger, 10-2, in overtime to secure the win. Allen also had six rebounds. David Harris had 11 points and 12 rebounds for West, which trailed, 31-24, at halftime. Logan Steinhauer added 10 points. Brandon Dixon led Leuzinger (10-5, 3-1) with 16 points, including four 3-pointers.
Torrance 76, Beverly Hills 49--James Chang scored a team-high 17 points to lead the visiting Tartars (9-7, 3-1) to victory. Brent Arney added 16 and Marshawn Williams scored nine of his 14 points in the first quarter as Torrance hit five 3-pointers to take a 22-11 lead.
Brea Olinda 72, Magnolia 50--Brea (12-5, 1-0) had the hot hand early in jumping out to a 30-9 advantage, while Magnolia (14-3, 0-1) appeared flustered on both ends of the floor and failed to mount a serious threat the rest of the way, in what it had hoped would be a statement game. Magnolia's Geoffrey Clayton scored 18 points, but 12 of them came in the second quarter after the Wildcats had already built a comfortable lead. Ryan Wilber, playing on a sore ankle, hit all three of his three-point attempts in the first half and finished with 11 points for Brea. Landon Lewis converted all eight of his free-throw attempts and led all scorers with 21 points, and Ryan Moore scored 14. Brea's perimeter defense was so tight on Clayton that he was continually forced to drive to the basket, where he found limited success. Clayton hoisted airballs on two three-point attempts and thought twice before shooting from the outside again.
Anaheim 67, Savanna 60--Robert Mendoza scored 17 of his 27 points in the first half as Anaheim (11-5, 1-0) built a 31-26 lead.
Valencia 50, Western 49--Keinan Briggs scored the winning basket with six seconds remaining. Emmanuel Ortega (16 points) sank two clutch three-pointers as Valencia (6-11, 1-0) erased a five-point fourth-quarter deficit. Western fell to 6-9, 0-1. Davis, left, and Stia Asoau.
Pacific Coast League
Costa Mesa 75, University 68--Nate Jones was the game's high scorer with 26 points for Costa Mesa (16-4, 2-0)
Laguna Beach 57, Estancia 51--Travis Hanour scored 20 of his 31 points in the first half as Laguna Beach (11-6, 2-0) built a 29-25 lead.
Pacific View League
Oxnard 64, Camarilo 56
Rio Mesa 47, Hueneme 52
Rio Hondo League
La Canada 65, Temple City 45
Monrovia 70, Blair 52--Monrovia scored 24 of the game's first 30 points and cruised to a 70-52 win over the visiting Rio Hondo League rival Vikings on Wednesday night. Vikings freshman forward Darryl Strawberry, Jr., son of the New York Yankees outfielder, scored Blair's first four points in transition for a 4-2 lead after 1 1/2 minutes. Monrovia then went on a tear. Jump shots, 3-pointers, driving lay-ups, fast breaks, everything was successful. Blair's Damion Jackson hit a jumper with 3:35 left in the quarter, but that was all the Vikings could manage. The Wildcats sandwiched the lone Blair basket with two 11-0 runs and Daniel Arberry's 3-pointer to seal a 24-6 first-quarter lead. The Vikings, however, did not go down quietly. After falling behind by 20 points midway through the second quarter, Adam Rodriguez, who had a game-high 14 points, hit a 3-pointer to begin a 7-0 run and bring Blair back within 13 points, 28-15. But 6-foot-6 sophomore forward Bryant Markson took matters into his own hands by scoring 10 of Monrovia's next 12 points. He finished it off with a smooth, baseline drive and slam dunk and Monrovia had a 22-point lead late in the third quarter. Markson pulled down a game-high 14 rebounds in leading the Wildcats (15-1, 2-0) to a 37-23 rebounding edge. But it was Blair's best player who was the focal point of Monrovia's tough defense. All-Rio Hondo League guard Kenny Edwards was harassed for much of the game by Germaine Dixon and Kenny Porshia. Edwards was out of his rhythm and was held scoreless for the game's first 20 minutes. Edwards hit two 3-pointers in the second half -- 11 points total -- and the Vikings (8-10, 1-1) played Monrovia to a 46-46 standstill in the final three quarters.
South Pasadena 44, San Marino 31
San Gabriel Valley League
Dominguez 80, Paramount 34
Downey 77, Gahr 69
Warren 57, Lynwood
Santa Fe League
Bell Jeff 85, Salesian 72
Cathedral 73, St. Genevieve 50
La Salle 69, Murphy 66
Sea View League
Aliso Niguel 92, Irvine 78--Aliso Niguel (10-7, 1-0) broke open a tight game with a 10-0 third-quarter run. Brandon Siever scored 30 points, Ryan Ross added 20 and Zach Zanolli contributed 19. Irvine (5-13, 0-2) was led by Jorian Guinn's 20 points.
Mater Dei 77, Servite 37-- Mater Dei (18-1) took control with a second-half rampage, opening the third quarter with a 21-5 run after taking a modest 29-20 halftime lead. Mater Dei and Servite, Angelus League foes in the early 1990s before releaguing separated the parochial powers, were reunited by another releaguing plan this last year. But Mater Dei, which regularly tore through the South Coast League, looks on track to do the same in the Serra. The Monarchs played their third straight game without 6-foot-11 center Jamal Sampson, who has the flu. McKnight said he expects Sampson to return for three tough games this weekend against Santa Margarita, Los Alamitos and San Diego University. It was Mater Dei's second game without Eric and Lance Soderberg, the brothers who transferred to Corona Centennial over the Christmas break. Mike Strawberry, getting extra playing time in their absence, had 10 points and a game-high eight rebounds. Steve Scoggin led Mater Dei with 20 points. Martin Iti, Servite's 7-foot center, had 14 points and nine blocked shots. But Servite (12-6) was dismal on offense, making just 12 of 47 field-goal attempts (26%).
Santa Margarita 55, St. John Bosco 53-- Travis Smith made two free throws with four seconds remaining for Santa Margarita (14-3, 1-0) R.J. Socci scored 20 points to lead the Eagles.
Ayala 67, Diamond Bar 38--Mike Sterling scored 13, and Chris Pacana had 9 as the Bulldogs (15-4 overall, 2-0 league) beat league rival Diamond Bar on Wednesday. Minimizing mistakes, and forcing a quick pace seemed to wilt the Brahmas (9-8, 1-1), who fell behind 15-6 after one quarter and 33-18 at halftime. Diamond Bar struggled, making only 14 of 45 field goal attempts. After falling behind early, the Brahmas had one opportunity to get back in the game in the second quarter, scoring six consecutive points to trim Ayala's lead to 21-14. But Ayala's Marc McCoy answered with a 3-pointer, sparking a 9-4 run to close out the half. McCoy hit three more 3s in the second half as part of his game-high 18 points. And by the time he nailed two consecutively in the fourth quarter, Ayala had built a 20-point lead and was well on its way to a win. Marc Jecmen paced the Brahmas with 15 points, but no other Diamond Bar player broke into double digits. DIAMOND BAR (38) Frierson 5, Robinson 6, Ford 2, Jecmen 15, Craig 5, Maine 3, Papez 2. AYALA (67) McCoy 18, Pacana 9, Sterling 13, Burke 5, Lucas 5, Donald 2, Jones 3, Simms 2, Quinn 4, Vavaken 6. Diamond Bar 6 12 10 10 -- 38 Ayala 15 18 18 16 -- 67 Total fouls: DB 11, A 18. Fouled out: none. Technical fouls: none.
West Covina 72, Damien 57-- West Covina earned its first Sierra League win of the season over visiting Damien Wednesday night. The Bulldogs took a four-point lead, 29-25, at the half. Jino La Bomme scored 15 points in the first two quarters and finished with 19 on the night. West Covina opened the third quarter with a 3-point shot from leading scorer Terrence Martin, who finished the night with 28 points -- including 17 points in the second half. The Bulldogs (1-1, 10-4) extended their lead to 45-38 at the end of the third quarter. Damien (1-1, 10-8) was led by Ralph David's 26 points, including 11 in the fourth quarter. Other top scorers for Damien were Mike Hayden, who scored 13 points and Kevin Clark, who had 10. The Spartans recovered and closed within six points midway through the fourth quarter, but the Bulldogs' overall speed and quickness eventually proved to be the deciding factors. The Spartans started to unravel when West Covina ran off a 20-11 scoring run that was ignited by another 3-pointer from Martin. West Covina made five 3-pointers in the fourth quarter and finished with seven overall. Martin was responsible for four of them. West Covina outscored Damien 27-19 in the fourth quarter. The Bulldogs and Spartans return to league play on Friday. West Covina plays host to Rowland while league-leading Ayala visits Damien.
South Coast League
El Toro 67, San Clemente 65--Chase Peterson scored on a put-back with 21 seconds remaining to give No. 8 El Toro a 67-65 South Coast League boys' basketball victory at San Clemente on Wednesday. Ashkan Nazeri scored 19 points and Chris Parrish added 17 for El Toro (14-3, 2-0) which had a 41-35 lead at halftime. San Clemente (9-7, 0-2) outscored El Toro, 16-10, in the third quarter to tie the game heading into the fourth. Brian George and Travis Bush each had 15 points for San Clemente.
Capistrano Valley 59, Mission Viejo 53--Jake Franzen scored 14 points for Capistrano Valley (12-6, 2-0) which outscored visiting Mission Viejo, 18-12, in the third quarter to take a six-point lead.
Bellflower 51, Cerritos 34
Esperanza 53, Huntington Beach 49--Anthony Vicencia made two free throws with three minutes left to clinch the victory for Esperanza (8-9, 1-1). Matt Sanders scored 14 points and Mike Allen 13 for host Huntington Beach (4-14, 1-1).
Marina 63, Fountain Valley 47--Beau Brown was four for six on three-point shots to lead Marina (16-2, 2-0) Teammate Chris DeLuca scored eight of his 16 points in an 18-10 third-quarter run.
Oak Park 60, Carpinteria 28
Valle Vista League
Bonita 75, Ganesha 56--GANESHA (56) Click 15, Romero 12, Starks 8, Ike 7, Eferbertia 6, Knight 8. BONITA (75) Carr 10, Musa 12, Ketterling 15, Erving 18, Dean 20. Ganesha 13 17 15 11 -- 56 Bonita 15 14 19 27 -- 75 Total fouls: G 18, B 14. Fouled out: none. Technical fouls: none.
|Southern Section Non-League Games|
Channel Islands 54, Santa Barbara 57
Milken Community 54, Pasadena Poly 42
Westview 70, West Valley Christian 60
Tarbut V'Torah Tournament
Fairmont 47, Saddleback Valley Christian 38
Tarbut V'Torah 56, Rancho Capistrano Christian 31--Noam Dashti had 14 points and 15 rebounds for Tarbut V'Torah (12-1).
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