SoCalHoops High School News
Recap: Boys' Game Details From
Friday, Jan. 14, 2000--(Jan. 16, 2000)
There were far too many games played on Friday for us to be able to capture all of the details from every game played, but we did managed to find lots of them reported elsewhere,and we've collected as many of the details as we could. Here's what we managed to locate in between the games yesterday at the Double Pump Hoop Challenge in Long Beach, and preparing some previews for tomorrow's Nike Dream Classic at the Pyramid.
|City Section League Games|
Sunset Six League
Verdugo Hills 51, North Hollywood 44--Mike Elliot scored 10 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter for visiting Verdugo Hills in a Sunset Six League game. North Hollywood (13-4, 1-1), ranked No. 8 in the Region by the LA Times, was outscored, 18-10, in the fourth quarter. Ken Hauser led North Hollywood with 20 points. Kenny Hauser scored 20 in the loss for North Hollywood.
Grant 68, Canoga Park 65--Dante Witherspoon scored 12 of his game-high 29 points in the fourth quarter, but his three-point shot as time expired bounced off the rim and Canoga Park lost to Grant, 68-65, in a Sunset Six League game Friday night at Canoga Park. The Hunters (8-8, 1-1 in league play) pulled within 66-65 with eight seconds remaining after converting a taunting foul against Grant into a five points. Brandon Edison made a layup but was assessed a technical after pumping his fist in the direction of the Canoga Park bench. Witherspoon sank both free throws with 15 seconds remaining, then made a three-pointer with eight seconds left off the ensuing possession. Grant guard Ryan Logan was intentionally fouled and made both free throws with five seconds remaining. Socrates Carrell led the Lancers (14-3, 2-0) with 17 points. Edison scored 12, Bryan Guevara had 11 points and seven assists, and Krishna Evans added nine points and 12 rebounds. Jonathan Townsend had 15 points for Canoga Park and Cecil Brown had 12 points, six assists and six steals before fouling out with 1:03 remaining. Jammie Harris scored nine of his 10 points in the fourth quarter and had 11 rebounds for the Hunters, who were outrebounded, 46-37. Canoga Park used a stifling full-court press to hold the Lancers scoreless in first four minutes and forced eight of Grant's 18 turnovers in the first quarter. DeWayne Anderson of Grant was held out for the second consecutive game. Grant may have to forfeit 12 victories Anderson played in if he is ruled ineligible for violating City Section residency rules. Anderson played in Tennessee last season but moved back to the area to live with a friend, and City Section rules require returning athletes to live with the legal guardian they were living with at the time of their departure. Grant will seek a waiver from the City Section rules committee Tuesday.
Valley Mission League
San Fernando 66, Reseda 53--Mike Hernandez scored 24 points to lead the host Tigers in a Valley Mission League game. Reseda's Bobby Mitchell made five three-pointers and finished with 25 points.
Monroe 64, Kennedy 54--Robert Palafox had 16 points, six assists and six steals for host Monroe (11-6, 2-0) in a Valley Mission League game.
West Valley League
Taft 80, Granada Hils 75--Freshman Steve Smith (6'-2" Fr. G) scored 25 points and made eight steals to lead Taft to a 80-75 victory over Granada Hills in a West Valley League game at Taft. In its most physical game of the year, Taft, in foul trouble for most of the second half, withstood several rallies by a formidable Granada Hills squad. The Toreadors (12-1 overall, 2-0 in league play), who have won 12 consecutive games since a two-point loss to Pasadena Marshall, had three starters foul out. Taft was whistled for 24 fouls and apparently it could have been worse. Granada Hills, however, squandered its opportunities at the line, making only 15 of 27 (56%) free throws. Granada Hills (8-9, 0-2), which trailed, 42-32, at halftime, made only four of 11 free throws in the second quarter. Taft made 20 of 29 free throws and was 15 of 17 until early in the fourth quarter. Center Gregg Guenther of Taft, who finished with 22 points, made all eight of his free throws, including six in the second quarter. Taft led, 73-66, when Guenther picked up his fifth foul with 2:42 remaining. After Guenther's exit, Drucker was left chewing his nails, relying on three sophomores and a freshman. Forward Ronald Gray, who scored 10 of his 14 points in the first quarter, was the first Toreador to foul out, leaving with 1:46 left in the third quarter. Point guard Derrick McCoy picked up his fifth foul with 1:08 remaining. The Taft reserves never allowed Granada Hills to get closer than six points after Guenther fouled out until Ryan Hicks' three-pointer got the Highlanders to within 79-75 with seven seconds left. Taft led by 16 points twice in the second quarter. The Highlanders scratched their way to within 42-36 on a Hicks jumper early in the third quarter. But Taft's 15-6 run, fueled by Smith's six points, extended the Toreadors' lead to 57-42. Granada Hills, which never led, had to play catch-up for the second time in as many games. Cleveland led the Highlanders from the start in a 60-58 victory on Wednesday. Granada Hills, which made 24 of 72 shots (33%), was led by Midwin Francis' 23 points. Hicks had 18. Walter Burch scored all of his points on five three-point baskets, four in the second half.
|Southern Section League Games|
Alhambra 68, Schurr 35--Sylvester Allison scored a game-high 29 points, which helped the Moors to an easy victory on the road against the Spartans. Williams Vuoung scored eight points, and Darren Jung's three 3-pointers were good for nine points. Alhambra improved to 12-6 overall and 2-0 in the Almont League with the victory. Jerry Lopez scored 17 points to lead Schurr.
Keppel 67, Bell Gardens 63--Alex Ng scored a game-high 14 points, including three 3-point baskets, for the Aztecs (9-9, 2-0). Jerry Diaz and Dustin Woo, who also sank three 3-pointers, scored 13 points apiece for Keppel. Gabriel Herrera scored 14 points for the Lancers (4-14, 0-2).
San Gabriel 62, Montebello 52--Michael Ashton was high scorer with 17 points for the Matadors, who are 10-8 overall and 2-0 in league. Martin Del Toro had 13 and David Gonzalez finished with 11.
Claremont 90, Don Lugo 51--The Wolfpack (16-3, 3-0) scored at least 20 points in each quarter to take an easy win. Sean Terrell led Claremont with 21 points and three steals, Tim Taylor added 19 points and nine rebounds and Thomas Taylor held Raymond Hong to only three point in the second half (Hong had 20 in the first half). DON LUGO (51) Amaya 5, Hong 23, Galindo 6, Ellis 5, Hill 6, Agyei 5, Wetzel 2. CLAREMONT (90) S. Terrell 21, Peters 7, Pouryteymoor 4, Ti. Taylor 19, Aaron 8, C. Terrell 8, Wilburn 2, Lombard 7, Th. Taylor 3, Maxwell 6, Coberg 5. Don Lugo 11 19 8 13 -- 51 Claremont 21 23 25 21 -- 90 Total fouls: DL 14, C 19. Fouled out: none. Technical fouls: none.
Glendora 61, Chino 44--Jon Cryer led the Cowboys with 13 points and three steals in the loss. Curtis Hardin grabbed 7 rebounds for Chino. Chino falls to 9-10, 1-2 with the loss as Glendora improves to 3-0 in league.
Upland 76, Walnut 49--The Highlanders (13-4, 2-1) outscored Walnut 25-11 in the third quarter to cement the win. Jason Harris had 16 of his 18 points in the second half, Kyle Bechler (13 points), Jesse Pruitt (11 points) and Sheldon Pace (10 assists) also contributed. UPLAND (76) Wright 7, Pace 2, Irvin 2, Pruitt 11, Hoppe 2, J. Harris 18, Bechler 13, Hathaway 2, P. Harris 5, Davis 7, Hatter 7. WALNUT (49) Joseph 9, Nedina 5, Tashrousran 2, Mason 10, Park 4, Carstenson 15, Jones 4. Upland 13 19 25 19 -- 76 Walnut 10 15 11 13 -- 49 Total fouls: U 20, W 18. Fouled out: P. Harris (U), Fuld (W). Technical fouls: none.
Compton Centennial 62, Peninsula 42--Forwards Ellis Myles and Jamaal Barnes scofred 15 points each to lead the visiting Apaches (8-11, 3-2) over the Panthers. The Apaches' record includes five forfeit losses assessed by the CIF last week for improper paperwork submitted in connection with several transfers into the program.
Camino Real League
St. Anthony 71, Sacred Heart 45-- Senior guard Pearson Smith had 18 points and six steals to lead the Saints (12-4, 3-0) over the Cardinals (0-2 in league).
Villa Park 86, Orange 29--Matt McGinnis led the Spartans (16-2, 3-0) with 19 points as they routed the host Panthers (0-3 in league).
Santa Barbara 48, Ventura 38--The Dons held Ventura to six points in the third quarter and just 17 in the second half to win a crucial Channel League matchup on the Cougars' homecourt Friday night, 48-38. Santa Barbara won its 10th in a row to go up 16-2 overall and 2-0 in league play. Santa Barbara's defense held Ventura to just three field goals in the second half. Domminic Ingerson scored 15 of his game-high 22 points in the second half for Santa Barbara, ranked No. 4 in the Division I-A CIF Polls. The 6-3 junior guard scored 10 of his team's 14 fourth-quarter points. Brent Williams compensated for an off-shooting night by grabbing 10 rebounds for the Dons. Trey Putnam also had 10 boards along with eight points. Ventura fell to 13-6 overall and 1-1 in league. SANTA BARBARA -- Wilt 4, C. Peterson 4, Ingerson 22, Putnam 8, Williams 7, J. Peterson 3. Totals 16 11-17 48. VENTURA-- Ebell 18, Richards 4, Ellis 2, Easterly 3, Derse 11. Totals 11 13-17 38. Santa Barbara . . . 9 13 12 14--48 Ventura . . . 12 9 6 11--38 3-point goals-- SB 3 (Ingerson 2, Williams), V 3 (Ebell 3). Total fouls -- SB 15, V 16. Fouled out-- none. Technical foul-- Ingerson.
Buena 55, Dos Pueblos 54--The Chargers (0-3, 8-10) had their chances in the end before falling to host Buena in a Channel League game. Damon Jenkins, a 6-2 junior guard, had a team-high 14 points, three steals and two rebounds. Jenkins played well despite slipping on a wet floor on the Buena court and hurting his back . DOS PUEBLOS -- Ortiz 5, Graybill 10, Jenkins 14, Holbrook 10, Sherman 6, Cowan 4, Rogner 4, Fortune 3. Totals 21 4-4 54. BUENA -- Boldon 4, Dyburg 8, Blanks 5, Plum 11, Murphy 2, Meyer 12, Cobos 9, Colton 5. Totals 19 13-16 55. Dos Pueblos . . . 11 10 16 18--54 Buena . . . 18 9 7 18--55 3-point goals-- DP 6 (Jenkins 2, Fortune, Graybill, Ortiz) B 5 (Cobos 3, Meyer 2). Total fouls-- 12, B 8. Fouled out-- none.
Citrus Belt League
AB Miller 82, Redlands East Valley 73--AB Miller (1-1, 10-9) jumped to a 12-point lead early in the fourth quarter and went on to defeat Redlands East Valley (0-2, 4-12) for its first CBL victory in two years. Redlands East Valley kept it close by making 13 three-pointers, including eight in the first half that ended in a 39-39 tie. Miller led 63-61 entering the fourth and pulled away with five minutes left. Daryl Pegram had 22 points and 10 rebounds to lead Miller. Kai Lyles scored 18 points for Redlands East Valley.REDLANDS EAST VALLEY (73) -- Thompson 4, Vigil 3, Holcombe 16, Jones 6, Moses 15, Larsen 4, Brazelton 7, KaLyles 18. MILLER (82) -- Taylor 2, Ramirez 9, Pegram 22, Vernon 5, Je.Ward 3, Lanzarotto 8, Clark 9, Jo.Ward 8, Kingsland 9, Scott 7. Halftime score -- Tied 39-39. Three-point goals -- Moses 5, Holcombe 4, Jones 2, Ka.Lyles, Je.Ward, Clark. Total fouls -- REV 15, Miller 13. Fouled out -- none. Technical foul -- Jo.Ward.
Eisenhower 87, Redlands 53--Kynan Bush led Rialto Eisenhower's attack on Redlands with 18 points. Joell Hart and Andre Rouzan each scored 16 points for the Eagles (2-0, 18-1) in their CBL victory. Marcus Sams led Eisenhower with 12 rebounds. Kenyetta Kariem and Trishtin Hall both scored 10 points for Redlands (1-1, 9-9). Danny Genung, San Bernardino County's point leader averaging 25 a game, was held to five points. EISENHOWER (87) -- Bush 18, A.Rouzan 16, Wilson 9, Hart 16, Acker 8, Sams 7, Dukes 8, S.Marshall 2, T.Marshall 3. REDLANDS (53) -- Hall 10, Kariem 10, Sherman 4, Roberts 3, Porter 7, Santiago 2, Burgan 4, Genung 5, Graham 8. Halftime score -- Eisenhower 52-29. Three-point goals -- A.Rouzan 2, Kariem 2, Roberts. Total fouls -- Eisenhower 23, Redlands 24. Fouled out -- none.
Fontana 64, Rialto 62--Trayvon Williams hit a 14-footer as time expired to give Fontana a 64-62 Citrus Belt League victory over Rialto on Friday. With the game tied 56-56, the host Knights (16-2 overall, 1-1 league), ranked No. 7 in CIF Division 1AA, went up 60-58, but two free throws by Wesley Washington tied the game, with 41 seconds left to play. On the Steelers' next possession, Washington hit a driving layup, putting his team up by two. After two free throws by Mike Edwards the game was tied at 62 with 8.8 seconds remaining. Williams then dribbled the length of the floor for his winning shot. Fontana (11-7, 1-1), ranked No. 8 in Division 1AA, was led in scoring by Williams' game-high 28 points, 13 rebounds and five steals. The Steelers' Cory McJimson added 10 rebounds. Rialto was led by David Joiner's 19 points. Fontana (1-1, 10-7) snapped a three-game skid in the process. Rialto (1-1, 15-2) rallied from a six-point deficit to start the fourth quarter and tied it at 62-62 with 8.8 seconds left on a pair of free-throws by reserve Mike Edwards (nine points, nine rebounds). Senior forward David Joiner had 17 points for the Knights.FONTANA (64) -- Walker 9, Nelson 2, Williams 28, McJimson 8, Stephenson 5, Jackson 2, Washington 8, Okebor 2. RIALTO (62) -- Sconiers 5, Burnett 5, Joiner 17, Davis 8, Anderson 6, Edwards 9, Willingham 12. Halftime score -- Fontana 36-27. Three-point goals -- Williams, Stephenson, Burnett, Davis, Willingham 2. Total fouls -- Fontana 16, Rialto 19. Fouled out -- Sconiers. Technical fouls -- None.
Villanova 48, Cate 43--Richard Fore had 23 points and
11 rebounds for visiting Villanova (5-6, 3-0). Matt Mueller added 16 points. Junior point
guard Layrence Raysor scored 14 points but the Rams couldn't overcome a 21-7 disparity in
fouls in a Condor League setback at Cate (1-2, 5-4). VILLANOVA -- Fore 22, Mueller 16,
Namicas 2, Hernandez 4, Gibson 4. Totals 16 13-32 48. CATE -- Mack 7, Rives 2, Raysor 14,
Chan 2, Nagano 9, Hackleman 7, McCammack 2. Totals 17 4-8 43.| Villanoa . . . 18 13 7 10
-- 48 Cate . . . 8 12 7 16 -- 43
3-point goals--V 3 (Fore, Mueller, Gibson), C 5 (Raysor 3, Nagano, Hackleman). Total fouls--V 7, C 21. Fouled out--Rives, Raysor, Nagano.
De Anza League
Beaumont 80, Silver Valley 48 --Beaumont went on an 18-0 run using a press and turned around a De Anza League game. Beaumont outscored Silver Valley 29-7 in the third quarter and 28-14 in the fourth. Tory Cohn had 23 points and Adam Stephens had 22 points to lead the Cougars (1-1, 13-5). BEAUMONT (80) -- Stephens 22, Wood 14, Bridgmon 4, Cohn 23, Mitchell 5, Tanghe 2, Hackney 2, Olvera 4, Mendoza 3, Curtis 2. SILVER VALLEY (48) -- Blankenship 7, Andreason 2, Witte 1, McMillion 3, James 23, Hamilton 2, Everly 4, Holst 6. Halftime score -- Silver Valley 27-25. Three-point goals -- Stephens, Wood. Total fouls -- Beaumont 20, Silver Valley 15. Fouled out -- none.
Riverside Notre Dame 65, Big Bear 57--Talani Calhoun led Notre Dame with 14 points, including three three-pointers, in a De Anza League game. Notre Dame (2-0, 4-12) led by as many as 17 points in the second half. Big Bear (1-1) was led by Danny Thompson with 14 points. BIG BEAR (57) -- Appleton 19, Jestin 7, Crider 1, Francis 3, Foulkes 11, Thompson 14, Wegener 2. NOTRE DAME (65) -- McKensie 2, Johnson 8, Givens 6, Freeman 5, Dial 2, Calhoun 14, Hodges 8, Sanders 18, Trabucco 2. Halftime score -- Notre Dame 28-16. Three-point goals -- Givins 2, Calhoun 3, Appleton, Jestin. Total fouls -- Big Bear 25, Notre Dame 30. Fouled out -- Sanders.
Twentynine Palms 80, Aquinas 47--Guard Freddy Bernard had a career-high 27 points and eight assists as Twentynine Palms (2-0, 12-4) defeated San Bernardino Aquinas (0-2 in league) in a De Anza League game. Bernard scored 20 points in the second half when the Wildcats took control. Twentynine Palms, which shot 10 of 35 in the first half, made 22 of 35 from the floor in the second. The Wildcats outscored the Falcons 24-8 in the third quarter to take a 54-34 lead. Hampered by foul trouble in the first half, Twentynine Palms center Vili Morton had 16 points and 16 rebounds. Glenn Ohaeri led Aquinas with 14 pointsAQUINAS (47) -- Omajoy 4, Gutierrez 4, Ohaeri 14, Butler 2, Langdon 11, Sepuya 1, Pacific 1, Monge 7, Phou 1, Seqouia 2. TWENTYNINE PALMS (80) -- Bernard 27, Stratton 7, Phillips 0, Freshour 3, Morton 16, Randall 4, Palmer 3, Hester 4, Robinson 4, Risper 6, Brooks 6. Halftime score -- Twentynine Palms 30-26. Three-point goals -- Omajoy, Ohaeri, Monge, Bernard 5, Risper 2, Palmer, Freshour. Total fouls -- Aquinas 16, Twentynine Palms 20. Fouled out -- none. Technical fouls -- Morton.
Del Rio League
California 53, Whittier 46--California (10-8, 3-0) scored first on David Shellman's basket and never trailed. And although the Condors built their lead to nine points in the first quarter, stretched it to 11 in the second and 12 two minutes into the fourth quarter, there was never a feeling of complete command over the Cardinals. If the Condors felt confident after leading 42-30 with 5:53 left in the final period, Whittier (4-14, 0-3) quickly burst their bubble. Snow Mendoza hit two of his four 3-pointers in the game on back-to-back shots to cut the deficit to 42-36 in less than a minute. Arlie Kearney picked up the slack for California, scoring five points and grabbing a pair of big defensive rebounds to help hold off the Cardinals. Mendoza led the way with his four 3-pointers, Aaron De La Torre had another and Ulises Cervantes had two en route to a game-high 20 points. Mendoza finished with 15 points. Scottie Frazier had 12 points and Shellman scored 10 as the only Condors in double figures. But California got balanced scoring that included three players, Ruben Anchondo, Kearney and Sal Villegas, with eight and Josh Oltjenbruns with seven. Whittier held a 26-25 rebounding edge; Jermey Barker led the way with eight. But Whittier also led the Condors in turnovers, 19-6. Whittier shot 40 percent from the field (16-of-40); California was 18-of-53 (34 percent).
Del Rey League
St. Paul 58, Bishop Amat 38-- St. Paul won it's first
victory in Del Rey League play. The Swordsmen used three big runs during the game and an
aggressive defense to prevent Bishop Amat from winning its first league game. St. Paul
never trailed and shut down the Lancers' dangerous outside shooting. St. Paul jumped
out to an 11-0 lead to start the game and its tenacious defense prevented Bishop Amat from
scoring in the first five minutes of the game. Swordsmen guard Abraham Cruz knocked down
two 3-pointers during the first few minutes of the game to spark St. Paul's opening
run. Despite trailing 22-10 in the second quarter, the Lancers continued to play
tough. They used an 8-0 run to cut the gap to 22-18 with four minutes left. But St. Paul
refused to relinquish the lead. The Swordsmen scored off fast breaks and a put-back by
Michael Holloway at the buzzer to close the half with a 14-2 run and a 36-20 lead.
The Lancers trailed 42-32 with a second left in the third period when Dontay Holloway's
put-back gave St. Paul a 44-32 lead entering the fourth quarter. That basket sparked a
16-6 run for St. Paul. The Swordsmen defense, which would often double team the
Lancers underneath the basket, was able to shut down Bishop Amat's inside game. St. Paul,
despite not having a strong inside presence, outrebounded Bishop Amat 49-30. St.
Paul was also able to stop Bishop Amat's perimeter game. The Lancers, a hot shooting
3-point team, connected on only three 3-pointers, all in the first half. The
Swordsmen contained point guard Eddie Rodriguez. Rodriguez wasn't able to slash to the
basket or take an open 3-point shot. He scored only three points. Christian Dundas led the
Lancers with 17 points, but was pressured all night. Cruz grabbed eight rebounds to
go along with his game-high 23 points. Cruz also hit three 3-pointers and scored six of
his team's 14 points in the fourth quarter to help his team pull away.
Michael Holloway, who has orally committed to Arizona State, scored only 10 points but saw limited action in the second half. Dontay Holloway came off the bench and scored nine points and grabbed five rebounds. Carlos Cornejo contributed eight points for the Swordsmen and Landon Cadenas pulled down 11 rebounds.
Campbell Hall 76, Brentwood 64--Hassan Bassiri had 41 points and 11 steals for host Campbell Hall in a Delphic League game. Bassiri scored 17 points in the second quarter when Campbell Hall, ranked No. 9 in the region by The Times, outscored the Eagles, 26-11.
Desert Valley League
Palm Springs 72, Coachella Valley 47 --Palm Springs was led by Jude Chandrasena, who scored 15 in the first half for a total of 18 points, in a Desert Valley League game. The Indians (3-0, 10-7) outscored the Arabs 26-6 in the first quarter and 46-21 at halftime. Coachella (1-2) was led by Arturo Lomeli with 16 points.COACHELLA VALLEY (47) -- Rabago 12, Gonzalez 2, Bodena 7, Lomeli 16, Anaya 4, Ramos 6. PALM SPRINGS (72) -- Otposen 6, Patrick 2, Terrant 1, Avina 5, Handley 6, Barton 3, Rutledge 6, Caldwell 15, Higueras 10, Chandrasena 18. Halftime score -- Palm Springs 46-21. Three-point goals -- Otposen, Avina, Caldwell, Chandrasena 4, Rabago, Bodena. Total fouls -- Coachella Valley 19, Palm Springs 15. Technical fouls -- none. Plam Springs 3-0 10-7, Coachella 1-2
Loara 73, El Dorado 59--Dan Melton scored 19 of his 25 points in the second half Friday night to lead Loara to a 73-59 victory over El Dorado, currently ranked No. 9 by the OC Sportswriters poll, in an Empire League boys' basketball game at El Dorado. Loara (12-7, 3-0) took over first place in the league.
Katella 60, Cypress 49--Phillip Tyson scored 17 points and Marcus Espinoza added 15 as the Knights (8-10, 2-1) defeated the visiting Centurions (0-3 in league), who were led by Derin Patrick's 15 points.
La Verne Lutheran 62, Pioneer Baptist 54--Mike Thomas and Mike Lee each had 21 points for La Verne as they defeated Pioneer Baptist . Bill Dixon had 21 points for Pioneer Baptist (7-4, 1-3) in the loss. The Trojans improve to 10-5, 2-2 with the win and will next play today at 11:30 a.m. at Lutheran High against Southlance Christian. Pioneer Baptist (54) Br. Cwierz 6, Lysik 13, Daniels 10, Dixon 21, By. Cwierz 2, Odebca 2. La Verne Lutheran (62) Thomas 21, Lee 21, Terry 11, Smith 2, Garbe 4, Patton 3. Pioneer Baptist 11 15 13 15 -- 54 LV Lutheran 12 24 9 17 -- 62 Total fouls: PB 10, LV 12. Fouled out: none. Technical fouls: none.
Sunny Hills 55, Sonora 51--Eddie Jung scored 21
points to lead the Lancers over the Raiders (5-13, 0-3). Zach De Leon
added 10 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and had eight assists for Sunny Hills (10-9, 2-1). Travis Rodgers and Robert Abreu each scored 13 points for
Troy 54, Fullerton 51 (2OT)--In the first half of this game, Troy center Marc Ahlberg fumbled several passes out of bounds, threw several others away and had only two points as unranked Fullerton (14-3, 2-1 in league play) took a 24-20 lead over Troy, ranked No. 3 by the OC Sportswriter's poll (19-1, 3-0). The third quarter wasn't much better as Ahlberg picked up a technical foul and was whistled for his fourth personal with just under a minute left in the period. But in the fourth quarter and two overtime periods, he had 10 points, five rebounds and four blocked shots. Two of those blocks came on last-second shot attempts by Fullerton, in the fourth quarter and on a three-point attempt by Fullerton's David Fells as the final buzzer sounded. His three-point play early in the fourth gave Troy its first lead of the second half at 36-34. He had a layup and two free throws to tie the game at 47-47 in the first overtime, and had another inside basket to give the Warriors a 52-49 lead with 2:42 left in the second overtime. He finished with 12 points
La Habra 58, Buena Park 46--Tristen Gadberry scored 23 points and Jason Smallwood chipped in with 15 as La Habra (10-9, 2-1) took control of a tight game by outscoring Buena Park (10-9, 0-3), 24-11, in the third quarter. Matt Rodriguez led the Coyotes with 17 points and 10 rebounds.
Garden Grove League
Bolsa Grande 79, Rancho Alamitos 68--John James scored 14 of his game-high 38 points in the first quarter to lead Bolsa Grande (13-5, 4-0). James also had 24 rebounds.
Littlerock 61, Antelope Valley 35--Gene Myvett, who sat out the first quarter because of the flu, scored 31 points for host Littlerock in a Golden League game. Myvett scored 11 points in the second quarter, when Littlerock (14-5, 5-0), outscored the Antelopes, 19-2.
Golden West League
Saddleback 43, Westminster 40--Ismael Isais led Saddleback (4-14, 2-2) with 13 points and nine assists, and Joel Gonzalez had 10 rebounds and four points. Westminster is 3-14, 0-3.
Burroughs 61, Saugus 55--Tyler Newton scored seven of his 15 points in the fourth quarter and Boyan Dimitrov had six of his 10 points in the fourth for host Burroughs (11-5, 2-1) in a Foothill League game. Newton also had 22 rebounds and five assists and Keith Jarbo contributed 18 points, eight rebounds and six assists.
Grace Brethren 79, South Bay Lutheran 43--John Durso had a triple double for host Grace Brethren (9-6, 4-1) with 20 points, 10 blocks and 15 rebounds. Ryan Shaffer had 23 points for Grace Brethren.
Providence 62, Viewpoint 43--Providence (14-2, 6-0) ranked No. 4 in the SCIBCA polls in Division IV-A, won it's 6th straight league game gthis year behind the balanced scoring of Shant Bekmezian 11, Pierre Kascinta's 14 points, Derek Jones' 11, and Vaca's 15. Viewpoint (6-10, 1-6) had just one player in double figures, McKay with 20.
Oakwood 52, Avalon 35--Oakwood won it's first league game this season over visiting Avalon at the new Oakwood gym. Nick Mark had 20 points and 6 blocks, and 21 rebounds. Stan Musgrave scored 10 pints and was credited with 18 rebounds. Avalon (0-5 in league) had only one player in double figures, Eroen with 13.
Royal 71, Westlake 59--Adam Segal scored 18 points and C.J. Simonton added 15 and the host Highlanders (9-7, 3-1) won a Marmonte League game.
Westlake 71, Thousand Oaks 69--The Westlake High boys' basketball team upset Thousand Oaks, 71-69, in overtime on Wednesday night in its first game since Coach Gary Grayson was suspended from his job. Guard Kole Anderson scored all eight of Westlake's points in overtime. Westlake, 10-7 and 1-2 in Marmonte League play heading into a game at Royal Friday night, made 13 three-point shots against Thousand Oaks, including two by Anderson in overtime, and one by Dan Dehner that tied the score with two seconds left in regulation. The Warriors benefited from poor free-throw shooting by the Lancers, who were 16 of 28 in the game (57%), and three for nine in the final 4:34. Thousand Oaks (10-7, 2-2) missed the front end of three one-and-one opportunities in the last 34 seconds of the fourth quarter. Tim Chevalier made two free throws with 7.5 seconds left to give the Lancers a 63-60 lead, but Dehner hit the three-pointer to send the game into overtime.
Moorpark 64, Agoura 62--Todd Tomlinson scored 19 points and Ryan Moser added 13 for Moorpark (13-5, 2-3) in the victory over Agoura (2-16, 0-5). Agoura's Johnny Gray scored 16 and Adam Sacks hit 10 points. Moorpark's Tomlinson had five assists and five steals. Jared Tavasolian had seven assists and four steals. Jeff Illions collected eight rebounds.
Simi Valley 69, Newbury Park 55-- Branduinn Fullove scored 19 points and Dustin Villepigue scored 18 as Simi Valley used a 17-0 run in the fourth quarter to improve to 4-0 in league and 15-2 overall. John Harris scored 20 points, including four 3-pointers in the third quarter, for Newbury Park (9-6, 3-1)
Boys' Republic 45, Cal Lutheran 43--Mathew Manzano made a two-footer to win the game with three seconds left vs. Boys Republic (8-6, 4-1). After Cal Lutheran (7-5, 4-1) tied the game with a 3-pointer, the Rams brought the ball up the court with 15 seconds left and Lionel Brown found Manzano open near the basket, and he subsequently took the winning shot. Rams' Cecil Sagapolu scored a game-high 17 points to go with his five steals and seven rebounds.CALIFORNIA LUTHERAN (43) Baker 2, Campbell 5, Johnson 12, Lyon 2, Neyor 17, Wenzel 5. BOYS REPUBLIC (45) Sagapolu 17, Manzano 7, Jones 9, Faulalo 2, Squire 2, Brown 8. Cal Lutheran 6 12 13 12 -- 43 Boys Republic 10 10 13 12 -- 45 Total fouls: CL 10, BR 21. Fouled out: none. Technical fouls: none.
Murrieta Calvary Chapel 45, Christian Center 42-- Jason Miles missed a three-pointer as time expired, allowing Murrieta Calvary Chapel to win a Metro League road game. Brandon Birchall had 15 points and 11 rebounds to lead Murrieta Calvary Chapel (5-0, 8-5). David Fultz (12 points) and Mario Torres (10 points) led Colton Christian Center (3-2, 5-7). CALVARY CHAPEL (45) -- Wilkerson 9, Evans 1, Santos 2, Birchall 15, Gausepohl 8, Denny 2, Wright 8. CHRISTIAN CENTER (42) -- Miles 12, Fultz 12, Knox 8, Torres 10. Halftime score -- Murrieta Calvary Chapel 24-23. Three-point goals -- Torres 3, Miles 1. Fouled out -- none.
Charter Oaks 71, Hacienda Heights Wilson 69--Senior
forward Jonathan Jones finished with 16 points to lead the Charter Oak High basketball
team to a 71-69 Miramonte League victory over host Wilson on Friday night. Senior
Justin Lozano also chipped in 16 points and had 11 rebounds to help the
Chargers improve to 2-1 in league and 11-8 overall. Charter Oak's 24-12 third quarter proved to be the difference. Wilson's (0-3 in league) Anthony DeGiacomo led all scorers with 23 points.
Garey 85, Diamond Ranch 79--Daniel Knott led all scorers with 29 points and 11 rebounds for the Panthers before fouling out in overtime. Richard Coombs added 16 points, 10 rebounds and six assists for Diamond Ranch. Latarus Davis had 13 points, 10 assists, and eight rebounds for the Vikings. Garey (13-6, 3-0) shot just 16-for-36 from the line. Darren Delone had a tremendous impact in the fourth quarter with 8 points, and four blocks bringing Garey back for the win. The Panthers fall to 10-9, 1-2. GAREY (85) Hogan 11, Ponder 17, Davis 13, Worthams 9, Horgan 9, Hill 14, Flowers 2, Deleon 10. DIAMOND RANCH (79) Coombs 16, Williams 9, Ubom 5, Flagg 4, Laurie 8, Davis 2, Knott 29, Criscione 6. Garey 15 11 22 28 9 -- 85 Diamond Ranch 18 18 17 23 3 -- 79 Total fouls: G 16, DR 23. Fouled out: Deleon (G), Knott (DR), Davis (DR). Technical fouls: none.
Pomona 78, Los Altos 61--Pomona (6-10, 2-1) outscored Los Altos 44-15 in the second and third quarters. Lionel Brown scored a game-high 20 points. O'dell Howard made three 3-pointers and scored 15 for the Red Devils.LOS ALTOS (61) Godinez 13, R. McNath 5, Moyanato 2, J. McNath 18, Allen 4, Navdyne 19. POMONA (78) Howard 15, Holden 7, Dang 7, Smith 9, Mitchell 8, Brown 20, Mukti 2, Russ 10. Los Altos 24 9 6 22 -- 61 Pomona 16 23 21 18 -- 78 Total fouls: LA 14, P 21. Fouled out: Howard (P). Technical fouls: none.
Harvard-Westlake 73, Notre Dame 64--Russell Lakey scored 10 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter for visiting Harvard-Westlake in a Mission League game for first place. Notre Dame cut the Wolverines' lead to two points with 1:15 left, but Lakey scored six consecutive points to put the game out of reach. Harvard-Westlake (14-4, 5-0) is ranked No. 4 in the region by The Times. Cody Pearson, who was guarded by Lakey, had 30 points and 20 rebounds for Notre Dame (13-5, 3-2).
Chaminade 74, St. Francis 65--Scott Borchart had 17 points with 10 rebounds, Jordan O'Gilviescored 14 points and the Eagles (11-5, 2-2) won a Mission League game at St. Francis.
Mission Valley League
Rosemead 64, El Monte 44--Sophomore Kalief Washington scored a team-high 14 points and senior Joseph Reyna had 12 points to lead the Panthers (8-6, 2-0). El Monte was led by Jackson Dunbar, who connected on two 3-pointers and finished with 14 points.
Azusa 38, La Puente 35--Jornal Miller scored 10
points and Eddie Myricks had 9 for Azusa, which was outscored 12-9 in the fourth quarter
but managed to pull out this Montview League win. Andrew Maxie led all scorers with 16
points for La Puente and Robert Bufanda had 11 points
and 11 rebounds.
Duarte 47, Workman 44-- As a 3 pointer at the buzzer by Workman's Deon Donaldson fell short, bouncing off the front of the win, Duarte knew it had secured the win. The victory kept Duarte, 11-4 overall, unbeaten in league play at 2-0. Workman fell to 1-1 and 11-4. Donaldson led all scorers with 16 points, and Emanuel Butler added 11 for the Lobos. Ray Rogers led Duarte with 13 points and Calvin Byrd had 11. Duarte led at halftime, 22-18, but Workman came out strong to start the second half. Led by Butler, the Lobos began the third quarter with a 17-4 run to take a 35-26 lead midway through the period. But Duarte chipped away at the lead and cut its deficit to just 37-36 when Rogers buried a 3-pointer at the buzzer ending the third. In the fourth quarter, Duarte's Alton Preston had a couple of big baskets, and Matt Carter's three-point play with three minutes left gave the Falcons a 45-41 lead. After one free throw by Butler and two more by Donaldson, Workman trailed, 45-44. Duarte called a timeout and set up a play in the huddle that worked perfectly. After taking the inbound pass, Carter passed the ball cross-court to Byrd, who had an open lane to the basket and scored. The Lobos had two chances in the final seconds to tie it, but both Butler and Donaldson missed from behind the arc.
Cabrillo 67, Lakewood 48-- The visiting Jaguars pulled into the thick of the Moore League race with the win ove rthe Lancers (7-11, 0-4). Cabrillo (7-11, 2-2) got a game high 28 points from Tremayne Rankins.
Compton 66, Millikan 62--Senior guard Jeremiah Thompson scored a game high 18 points to lead the Tarbabes (10-4, 2-2) to the narrow win over the visiting Rams (7-11, 2-2).
Mt. Baldy League
Etiwanda 67, Chaffey 40--Aaron Gipson led the Eagles with 17 points as Etiwanda (11-8, 3-0) defeated the Tigers (0-3 in league) at Chaffey High. John Boyd chipped in 15 points as Romel Beck added 14 for the Eagles in the vicory.
Montclair 62, Alta Loma 61--The Cavaliers (8-10, 2-1) used another fourth-quarter streak and defensive stand to beat their Mt. Baldy League rival Friday night. James Holliman's free throw with two seconds remaining accounted for the winning point. Alta Loma (0-3 in league) led by five going into the fourth quarter, before the Cavaliers used a trap defense to make a comeback. MONTCLAIR (62) Jenkins 3, Robins 3, Ellison 2, Walk 18, Holliman 11, Smith 17, Avery 8. ALTA LOMA (61) Rocco 11, Moore 22, Fleming 7, Roberts 13, Yaisrael 3, Tobis 1, Johnson 4. Montclair 20 13 11 18 -- 62 Alta Loma 22 14 13 12 -- 61 Total fouls: M 13, AL 15. Fouled out: none. Technical fouls: Holliman (M)
Rancho Cucamonga 76, Ontario 72-- The win for the Cougars (17-1) comes after the team's lone loss of the season, a stunning, yet decisive 78-54 loss Wednesday night to Etiwanda. Friday night, Rancho Cucamonga held a 12-point lead with 1:51 remaining before letting the Jaguars (12-6) surge down the stretch. With Ontario fouling at every chance, the Cougars missed eight free throws in the fourth quarter. Ontario's Randall Brannon went 0-for-1 with zero points. Leading 33-30 at halftime, the Cougars took control of the game in the third quarter, using a 23-12 run with the emergence of Corey Starks. Starks scored 10 of his 21 points in the quarter, and then grabbed seven of his game-high 11 rebounds in the fourth quarter to pace Rancho Cucamonga. Teammate Derick Andrew led all scorers with 28. Jonathan Levy led Ontario with 24 points. Jason Burrell added 17. RANCHO CUCAMONGA (76) Williams 7, Andrew 28, Wollam 4, Starks 21, Newton 5, McDougal 11. ONTARIO (72) Alhadeff 7, Burrell 17, Levy 24, Dunn 4, Mitchell 11, Kinney 3, Moffett 4, Ringgold 2. Rancho Cucamonga 15 18 23 20 -- 76 Ontario 15 15 16 26 -- 72 Total fouls: R 18, O 21. Fouled out: none. Technical fouls: McDougal (R), Burrell (O).
Arroyo Grande 75, Lompoc 64--Phillip Johnson, held to 11 points in a win over San Luis Obispo on Wednesday, erupted for 26 points as Arroyo Grande (3-0, 15-3) took control of the Northern League title chase with a win over Lompoc (2-1, 11-6) at James Gym. Johnson, the 6-11 junior center, led a second-quarter surge that saw Arroyo Grande outscore Lompoc 19-7. Arroyo Grande was 24-for-29 from the line while Lompoc struggled at the stripe, sinking just eight of 18. Junior guard Sean Shields added 21 points, hitting a trio of three-pointers, and Luke Caywood contributed 10 points for Arroyo Grande.Lyndon Conaway led the Braves with 23 points, sinking seven treys, and Gabe Gernandez added 10 points. Arroyo Grande is at Santa Maria on Wednesday.
Santa Maria 49, San Luis Obispo 47-- San Luis Obispos Northern League boys basketball title hopes slipped away under the feet of Grant Linscott on Friday night. Santa Maria rallied from a seven-point fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Tigers 49-47 in Tiger Gym. Santa Marias Matt Jimenez hit his fourth three-pointer of the game with eight seconds left, giving the Saints a 48-47 lead. After San Luis Obispo called a timeout, Linscott dribbled the ball into the front court. But he slipped and fell. As he regained possession of the ball, the senior guard had very few options. He could not stand up and cast a desperation shot as he would have been called for traveling. So he called timeout with 0.8 seconds remaining. But it was the Tigers sixth timeout of the game, one too many, and a technical foul was assessed. Michael Oani made one of two free throws and Santa Maria successfully inbounded the ball at halfcourt to run out the clock. San Luis Obispo, which enjoyed 42-35 and 44-37 leads midway through the second half, made just 41 percent of its floor shots and 45 percent from the free throw line, missing its first six charity shots. The first half saw neither team lead by more than three points. San Luis Obispo led 29-26 at the break. Greg Morales buried a three-pointer from the right corner at the buzzer ending the third quarter, giving the Tigers a 42-35 advantage. Two free throws by Brian Kasarjian resulted in a 44-37 Tiger lead. But San Luis Obispo would score just three points in the final seven minutes of the game Jimenez ignored Santa Marias comeback by hitting three consecutive three-pointers, including the game-winner with eight seconds left. The 5-9 senior guard finished with 16 points for game-high scoring honors. The only other player in the game who scored in double figures was San Luis Obispos Schuyler Linnemann with 10 points. But the 6-5 senior made just four of 13 floor shots.Linnemann grabbed 10 rebounds and Jeff Jenkins added nine as the Tigers compiled a 34-21 advantage on the boards. The loss dropped San Luis Obispo, 6-9, to 1-3 in league games. Santa Maria improved to 6-10 and 1-2. On Tuesday, San Luis Obispo will host Atascadero for a non-league game.
Valley Christian Cerritos 43, Brethren Christian 38--Senior Guard Brnt Boekestein scored 16 points to lead the visiting Crusaders (10-8, 2-1) over the Warriors (9-10, 0-3).
Crescenta Valley 67, Glendale 61--James Jenkins scored five of his 18 points in overtime and had 22 rebounds for host Crescenta Valley during a Pacific League game. Jeff Myers had 19 points and 11 rebounds, and made a 15-foot basket for Crescenta Valley (15-4, 2-1) with seven seconds left in regulation to force overtime.
Muir 88, Arcadia 58--After a slow start, Muir High
School's boys basketball team took control with a 13-4 run in the final four minutes of
the first quarter
and rolled to an 88-58 Pacific League victory over Arcadia High. Muir struggled against Arcadia in the opening minutes. Quick baskets by
Leo Thorton (eight points, three rebounds) and Kenny Lien (six points, three rebounds) allowed Arcadia to take an early lead. But Muir's speed in
its transition game, coupled with aggressive defense, proved too much for the Apaches (5-14, 0-3). Of Muir's eight first-quarter field goals, six came in transition. In the second quarter, the Mustangs backcourt dominated, taking high-percentage shots and effectively using the passing lanes. Muir scored 32 points in the second quarter for a 50-24 halftime lead. Jonathan Williams contributed 12 points for Muir in the first half and finished the game with 14. Muir (14-4, 3-0) pushed its lead as high as 35 points in the second half, largely off transition baskets. Five Mustangs reached double figures in scoring. Muir guard Jamaal Hall led all scorers with 16 points. He also had four assists. Joseph Frazier effectively controlled the game for Muir on both ends of the court. He came off the bench to score 11 points, grabbed three rebounds, had three steals and blocked three shots. Frazier shot a perfect 5-of-5 from the free-throw line, too. As a team, Muir missed only two of 13 shots from the line. Arcadia guard Eric Erpenbeck led the Apaches with 12 points.
Pasadena 63, Hoover 25--Reggie Harmon and Josh Duncan scored 13 points apiece to lead a balanced scoring attack in a lopsided game against Hoover, 2-16 overall.
Pacific Coast League
University 59, Laguna Beach 52--Ryan Zinchefsky made a three-pointer in the last 30 seconds to give University (12-7, 1-1) a 55-50 lead, and Andy Lawrence (22 points) made four free throws in the remaining seconds to clinch the victory. Travis Hanour scored 27 points for Laguna Beach (11-7, 2-1).
Pacific View League
Camarillo 59, Channel Islands 56--Jared Jungwirth scored 20 points and Ryan McCormick added 14 for visiting Camarillo (9-11, 1-2). Manny Berrelleza led Channel Islands (9-9, 0-2) with 10 points. Mike Keddington had seven points and 14 rebounds for Channel Islands.
Oxnard 59, Rio Mesa 56-- Nicholas Curtis came through with 20 points, 17 rebounds and six steals as Oxnard (15-4, 3-0)rallied for victory. Ricky Hernandez of Oxnard scored 19 points. Rio Mesa's John Moreno scored 18 and Angel Torres added 13.
Flintridge Prep 56, Webb 54 (OT)--Josh Maloff had 14 points and nine rebounds for Webb (3-9, 1-2) as they lost in overtime to Flintridge Prep which improves to 3-1 in league play. Noa Martinsen added 14 points and added five assists for the Gauls in the loss. FLINTRIDGE PREP (56) Harrison 7, Young 3, Winters 6, O'Brian 7, Brown 16, Strand 11, Levers 6. WEBB (54) Lee 2, Hatae 5, Cheng 4, Martinson 14, Dey 2, Rhodes 9, Maloff 14, Lo 4. Flintridge 16 12 8 12 8 -- 56 Webb 9 14 11 14 6 -- 54 Total fouls: F 19, W 14. Fouled out: Dey (W). Technical fouls: none.
Pasadena Poly 55, Rio Hondo Prep 46--At the beginning of the game Poly looked like a team that had not practiced much as they turned the ball over repeatedly. Three minutes elapsed before the Panthers' scored the first points of the game when Kirk Herald sank two free throws. Both teams played sluggishly initially, each scoring only 11 points in the first period. But in the second period, Poly started with an 8-0 run which spurred them to a nine-point lead at halftime, 30-21. Guard Jeremiah DeLeon accounted for eight of the Kares' 10 points in the second period. DeLeon finished with 16 points. DeLeon continued to lead the Kares in the second half, but he could not keep pace with the Panthers' 6-foot-7 forward Kirk Herald, who was game-high scorer with 23 points. Herald also led in rebounding with 17. By the end of the third period, Rio Hondo had cut the lead by five to make the period ending score, 38-34, but that was as close as they got. Ryan Prest, Rio Hondo's center and second-highest scorer with 12 points, fouled out of the game with 2:30 remaining in the final period. At that time the Kares trailed by only six points, 48-42. After his exit, Poly outscored Rio Hondo 7-4 to make the final score 55-46. Rio Hondo's record is now 6-7 overall and 0-3 in league play. Pasadena Poly improves to 3-15 overall and 1-1 in league.
Rio Hondo League
Temple City 77, Blair 69--Ralph Becerra, returning from an injury, had a big game for the Rams (9-9, 1-2). The guard finished with 29 points, four steals, five rebounds and two assists. Nicco Lapus helped out with 13 points, 10 rebounds, six steals and three assists. Jack Li scored 17 points. Darryl Strawberry, Jr. and Kenny Edwards scored 18 points apiece for Blair.
San Andreas League
Cajon 79, Colton 66-- San Bernadino Cajon (1-1, 13-5)
broke Colton's zone defense, making 8 of 17 three-pointers as the Cowboys won a San
Andreas League game. Donovan Morris and Blake Walker had 17 points each for Cajon, which
made four of its first seven three-pointers. Paul Roby
added 16 points, with four three-pointers. Cajon, who build a 39-29 halftime lead, scored the first 12 points of the third period. The Cowboys
also controlled the boards, outrebounding the Yellowjackets 51-23. Walker had 16 rebounds and Morris had 13. Tivey assigned Morris and reserve forward Brian Breden to box out Colton's 6-foot-8 center Kevin Pinkney, had 16 points. Alaa Yasin led Colton (0-2, 6-11) with 22 points.CAJON (79) -- Griffin 6, Morris 17, Norman 3, Dew 6, Roby 16, Walker 17, Payne 8, Harris 6. COLTON (66) -- Alonzo 3, Bradshaw 2, Webb 7, J.Jones 10, Miller 2, Yasin 22, D.Pinkney 4, K.Pinkney 16. Halftime score -- Cajon 39-29. Three-point goals -- Roby 4, Yasin 3, Griffin 2, Walker 2, Alonzo, Webb. Total fouls -- Cajon 10, Colton 16. Fouled out -- none.
Pacific 98, San Bernardino 59 --Jermaine Cole came off the bench to spark an 18-0 run for San Bernardino Pacific. Cole scored 10 of his 12 points during that run and the Pirates (2-0, 16-2) ran away with the San Andreas League game. Michael Hall led the Pirates with 35 points, including six three-pointers, 11 rebounds and six steals. Will Kimble had 22 points, 10 rebounds and nine blocks for Pacific. Donnell Jury had 11 assists. Pacific's starting point guard Chris Smith was out with the flu. PACIFIC (98) -- Kimble 22, Jury 12, Hall 35, Adams 6, Kinser 5, Cole 12, Gazzolo 6. SAN BERNARDINO (59) -- Nonnette 2, Terrell 2, Miller 15, Copeland 10, Mixon 4, Grigsby 1, Stotts 7, Palmore 9, Codwell 4, Stokes 3, Hureta 2. Halftime score -- Pacific 51-32. Three-point goals -- Hall 6, Copeland 3, Palmore, Stokes. Total fouls -- Pacific 19, San Bernardino 27. Fouled out -- Cole, Mixon, Grigsby. Technical fouls -- San Bernardino coach Werner von der Heide, Grigsby, Pacific bench.
San Gorgonio 62, Yucaipa 52--San Bernardino San Gorgonio (2-0, 10-7) blew a 10-point halftime lead and regained it in the fourth quarter as the Spartans won a San Andreas League game. San Gorgonio's Jamal Johnson led all scorers with 24 points and Joe White had 10. Yucaipa (1-1 7-11) outscored San Gorgonio 18-7 in the third period as Shane Craig's three-point field goal gave Yucaipa a 43-42 lead heading into the fourth. San Gorgonio then scored on its first four possessions in the fourth, taking six-point lead. The Spartans made 16 of 24 free throws, 11 of 16 in second half. Yucaipa was 16 of 31 from the free throw line. Tom Carroll led Yucaipa with 16 points and Matt Majors had 10.YUCAIPA (52) -- King 6, Craig 4, Majors 10, Moore 8, Osgood 8, Carroll 16. SAN GORGONIO (62) -- Dowdy 5, Jones 7, Stalworth 1, White 10, Harris 5, McIntosh 7, Johnson 24, Blackwell 1, Buckingham 2. Halftime score -- San Gorgonio 35-25. Three-point goals -- White 2, Carroll 2, Moore 2, King, Craig, Dowdy, Jones. Total fouls -- San Gorgonio 25, Yucaipa 23. Fouled out -- Hudec, Carroll.
San Gabriel Valley League
Gahr 68, Lynwood 66-- Senior forward Hamed Yazarlou score a career high 20 points, including the game winning basket at the buzzer to boost the Gladiators (13-5, 1-1) to the win over the Knights (0-2 in league).
Dominguez 87, Downey 40-- The Dons (15-2, 2-0) ranked No. 2 in the country, never let the visiting Vikings (13-4, 1-1) get in the game, rolling to a 41-16 halftime lead and cruising to the win. Dominguez got 14 points each from Tyson Chandler, Keith Brooks and Sherman Gay in the win. The Dons will play Artesia on Monday at the Nike Dream Classic at the Pyramid at 6:05 p.m.
Warren 68, Paramount 41--The visiting Bears pasted the pirates (7-11, 0-2) early, racing out to a 35-15 halftoime lead and then cruising the rest of the way. Senior guard Curtis Williams scored a game high 24 points for Warren (15-3, 2-0).
Santa Fe League
La Salle 64, Cathedral 63--Matt Kelly sank a 3-pointer with 30 seconds left to put La Salle ahead and the Lancers held on when a Cathedral shot at the buzzer was off the mark. Kelly scored 20 points for La Salle (15-5, 3-0). Tommy Remillard led the way with 23 points.
Sea View League
Newport Harbor 59, Woodbridge 57 (OT)--Aaron Yarnal and Dustin Illingworth each scored 20 points for host Newport Harbor (14-5, 3-0). Danny Lambert led Woodbridge (11-7, 1-1) with 17 points. The 10 Sailors (14-5, 3-0) used two free-throws with 10 seconds left by Sean Rorden to beat the visiting Warriors (11-8, 1-1).
Mater Dei 60, Santa Margarita 55--The top-ranked Monarchs were without three regulars Friday night in their Serra League showdown against No. 7 Santa Margarita and still managed to hold on for a 60-55 victory in the Eagles' gym. Mater Dei's amazing depth became apparent--agonizingly so, for Santa Margarita--when the Monarchs (19-1, 2-0) bolted to a 12-4 lead and withstood a late challenge without their leading scorer, center Jamal Sampson (flu), and forward Mike Strawberry (flu) and guard Christian McGuigan (sprained ankle). Mater Dei guard Cedric Bozeman compiled the best statistical line of the night with 17 points, 10 rebounds, six assists and two blocked shots. Guard Steve Scoggin also came up big with 23 points, including five-of-11 shooting from three-point range. Santa Margarita (14-4, 1-1), which has no starters back from last year's team, still made it an interesting contest. The game was tied, 23-23, at halftime as the Eagles kept the game close with an abundance of second- and third-chance baskets. After a lackluster third quarter, Santa Margarita trimmed what had been a 12-point deficit to one on a three-pointer by guard R.J. Socci with 2:25 to play. But Bozeman responded with a driving layup and a three-pointer to give the Monarchs a 53-47 cushion with 1:10 to go. Mater Dei, which shot only 35.6% from the field, hit seven of eight free throws in the final minute to close out the victory. Socci finished with 12 points for Santa Margarita, which shot only 35.2% from the field, while Lenny Collins scored a game-high 13. Travis Smith and Adam Tancredi each added 10 for the Eagles.
Servite 61, Bellflower St. John Bosco 55--Roger Hogan led Servite with 21 points. Martin Iti had 13 rebounds, seven blocks and seven points for the Friars (13-6, 1-1).
Ayala 83, Damien 57--Mike Hayden led the Spartans (10-9, 1-2) with 18 points as they lost to visiting Ayala (16-4, 3-0). Ralph David added 13 points and six assists for Damien. Marcel Burke had a team high 18 points for Ayala in the win with Chris Pacana chipping in 15 points, five assists and four steals. Mike Sterling added 16 rebounds with an 11-point effort. The Spartans fell behind by 10 at the end of the first quarter, which only increased as they lost big to Ayala. Mike Hayden scored 18 points to lead Damien, who are now 10-9 overall. Ralph David also contributed 13 points, while Kevin Clark scored 12. AYALA (83) Pacana 15, Sterling 11, Lucas 14, Burk 18, McCoy 6, Quinn 2, Jones 8, Simms 2, Donald 3, Cradoc 4. DAMIEN (57) Minjares 3, Hayden 18, Clark 12, David 13, E. Garcia 7, A. Garcia 4. Ayala 25 16 23 19 -- 83 Damien 15 12 20 10 -- 57 Total fouls: A 11, D 13. Fouled out: none. Technical fouls: McCoy (A).
West Covina 62, Rowland 53--Terrence Martin scored 17 points, Jino LaBomme 13 and Travis Parker and Darryl Berrymon 12 each to lead West Covina (11-4, 2-1) to victory. Berrymon added six assists and James Goree finished with nine rebounds. Michael Merriweather led Rowland (1-13, 0-3) with 12 points.
Banning 85, Rim of the World 71--Banning earned its first Skyline League victory of the season Friday by beating host Lake Arrowhead Rim of the World, 85-71. Flamingo Malone was Banning's leading scorer for the second time this week with 22 points. He scored 24 in Tuesday's loss to Temecula Chaparral. Friday's victory was the third straight for Banning (1-1, 8-9) against Rim (1-1, 6-12) going back to last season. Malone got more scoring help from Mike Davis (19), Tremain Williams (13) and Marlon Harris (11). Mike George led Rim with 13 points and Noah Irbina had 10. Rim was coming off Wednesday's double overtime victory against San Jacinto. Banning erased a five-point deficit and ended the first half with a 6-0 run. The Broncos came out in the second half with a 7-0 run and later extended their lead to 13 points. Rim got no closer than nine. BANNING (85) -- Randle 6, Malone 22, Davis 19, Harris 11, Foster 3, Conner 3, Allen 6, Jackson 2, Williams 13. RIM OF THE WORLD (71) -- George 13, Dougherty 8, Creswell 7, Jurado 6, Henderson 7, Irbina 10, Rattet 6, Shingler 6, Vann 8. Halftime score -- Banning 43-30. Three-point goals -- Randle 2, Rattet 2, Goerge, Henderson, Irbina, Harris, Williams. Total fouls -- Banning 17, Rim 23. Fouled out -- Jurado. Technical fouls -- Malone.
Chaparral 86, Yucca Valley 37--Dan Larsen led Temecula Chaparral with 15 points as the Pumas dominated Yucca Valley (0-2, 5-11) in a Skyline League matchup. Joe Buller had 13 points and eight assists for the Pumas (2-0, 16-3). Ryan Cooke added 11 points and 10 rebounds, while Shaun Scott came off the bench to score 14 points, 11 in the second quarter.YUCCA VALLEY (37) -- Phillips 12, Hettig 0, Simmons 6, Budd 4, Vizcarra 11, Goodlander 2. CHAPARRAL (86) -- Larsen 15, Hopkins 9, Buller 13, Brenier 2, Cooke 11, Kurtz 2, J.Ruffin 2, Castillo 8, Scott 14, Caldwell 2, Palmer 2, L.Ruffin 6. Halftime score -- Chaparral 45-16. Three-point goals -- Phillips 2, Larsen, Castillo 2, Hopkins, Buller 3, Scott 2. Total fouls -- Yucca Valley 6, Chaparral 16. Fouled out -- none.
South Coast League
El Toro 58, Capistrano Valley 41--Capistrano Valley
made only 13 of 50 field-goal attempts and three of 16 three-point shots. El Toro had its
problems too. Guard Ashkan Nazeri twisted an ankle during the game and sixth man Kyle
Martin may have injured a ligament in his hand. But the Chargers, who have lost senior
forward Wes DeCoite for the season with a broken foot, got good reserve efforts from 6-4
forward Steve Gallups and 6-foot guard
Jordan Doddridge. The Cougars (12-7, 2-1) had created quite a stir coming into the game, having beaten one of the South Coast League's favorites, San Clemente, and Mission Viejo. The Chargers (16-4, 3-0), used a shifting 1-1-3 zone defense that dared the Cougars to shoot over it. The victory left El Toro alone in first place in the South Coast League. El Toro knocked down 10 of its first 18 shots, including five three-pointers, to take a
27-19 halftime edge.
San Clemente 69, Dana Hills 53--Greg Bennette scored 21 points and Curtis Bush added 15 points to lead visiting San Clemente (10-7, 1-2). Andrew Spaulding scored 16 points for Dana Hills (6-13, 0-3).
Trabuco Hills 51, Mission Viejo 45--Evan Fields scored 26 points to lead Trabuco Hills. Bryan Mallon of Capistrano Valley for a rebound. El Toro is alone in first place in South Coast League.
Mayfair 73, Cerritos 29--The host Monsoons raced to a 38-6 first half lead and cruised ot the victory over the Dons (1-3 in league) Senior forward Jeff Bonds had 17 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists to pace Mayfair (13-4, 3-1).
Glenn 81, La Mirada 52--The visiting Eagles (5-9, 9-2) got a game high 24 points from Marcus Outland to down the Matadores (1-3 in league).
Bellflower 90, Norwalk 48--Senior guard Daron Botts had 17 points and Eli Curtis added 12 points to lead the visiting Buccaneers (9-8, 3-0) past the Lancers (0-4 in league).
Temecula Valley 56, Rancho Verde 53--Michael Louis made a key three-pointer toward the end of the game, and Moreno Valley Rancho Verde's J.S. Nash missed his attempt with only seconds left, as the Golden Bears earned their first Sunbelt League win of the season. James Phillips led Temecula Valley (1-1, 11-7) with 22 points. Antoine Singfield added 10 points for the Mustangs (0-2, 11-8). RANCHO VERDE (53) -- Morgan 4, Shaw 3, Gayton 9, Singfield 10, Nash 21, Walker 4, Robinson 2, Clark 2. TEMECULA VALLEY (56) -- Rentie 7, Louis 12, Phillips 22, Bachelor 5, Forrest 9, Tonkins 2. Halftime score -- Temecula Valley 27-25. Three-point goals -- Shaw, Gayton, Louis 3, Phillips 3. Total fouls -- Rancho Verde 21, Temecula Valley 11. Fouled out -- none. Technical fouls -- Rancho Verde coach.
Los Alamitos 54, Fountain Valley 47--Jeff Grgas scored 19 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and Jeff Smith contributed 15 points for Los Alamitos (15-2, 3-0). Fountain Valley fell to 11-8, 0-3.
Marina 72, Huntington Beach 50--Dustin Kaatz scored 24 points, 21 in the second half, to lead visiting Marina (17-2, 3-0).
Oak Park 78, Fillmore 33-- Jeremy Murphy scored 20 points and Zach Smith added 17 points for host Oak Park (12-6, 2-0).
St. Bonaventure 66, Bishop Diego 61--The Cardinals very nearly wiped out a 19-point deficit in the final quarter before finally succumbing to the Seraphs on the road in a Tri-Valley League game. Bishop trailed 36-17 at the half and 54-35 at the start of the fourth quarter but made it close by outscoring St. Bonaventure 26-12 in the fourth quarter. Jamie Sanchez led the Cardinals (8-9, 1-1) with 20 points, his eighth straight game of scoring 20 or more. BISHOP DIEGO -- Steward 16, Renick 6, Capritto 13, Frawley 2, Sanchez 20, Scheftic 4. Totals 23 9-15 61. ST. BONAVENTURE -- Perez 17, Spargo 6, Murillo 4, Laubacher 1, Saunders 21, Berglund 14, Desmidt 3. Totals 27 10-21 66. Bishop Diego . . . 9 8 18 26--61 St. Bonaventure . . . 19 17 18 12--66 3-point goals -- BD 6 (Capritto 3, Sanchez 2, Renick), SB 2 (Perez, Spargo). Total fouls --BD 18, SB 19. Fouled out -- none. Technicals-- Bishop Coach Ward, Spargo.
Valle Vista League
Ganesha 76, Sierra Vista 50--The Giants (9-8, 3-2) used a 21-8 third quarter to blow open a three-point game. Jason Romero led Ganesha with 10 points, 12 assists and seven rebounds, Franklin Ike had 15 points and eight rebounds, Shadon Knight added 15 points and 13 rebounds and Cedric Click added 16 points, five assists and five steals. SIERRA VISTA (50) Khanthavixay 9, Gonzalez 7, Juarez 8, Maya 2, Mejia 6, Ortiz 3, Castillo 2, Arrevalo 4, Majbau 9. GANESHA (76) Click 15, Starks 16, Eferberha 5, Knight 15, Romero 10, Ike 15. Sierra Vista 16 16 8 10 -- 50 Ganesha 17 19 21 19 -- 76 Total fouls: SV 11, G 10. Fouled out: none. Technical fouls: none.
Northview 77,Baldwin Park 62--Benny Laws went 5-for-7 from 3-point range on his way to 30 points, as the Vikings cruised against the Braves. Antonio Griffin (15) and Jason De La Torre (10) combined for 25 rebounds to help Northview improve to 6-11 overall and 2-3 in league. Griffin scored 11 points, while De La Torre added 13. Baldwin Park (6-10, 1-4) was led by Steven Reese's 23 points.
San Dimas 70, Covina 50--The Saints (14-3, 5-0) used a strong second quarter to take an 11-point lead at the half and never looked back. David Malana led the way with 28 points (11-of-15 from the field, 4-of-6 from 3-point range) and eight assists, Michael Ferrera had 10 points and seven rebounds and Matt Grundy added 10 points. David Malana scored 28 points on 11-of-15 shooting, as the Saints cruised to victory over the Colts. Osy Ndubaku's 14 points led Covina. The Colts are 6-11 overall, and 1-4 in league. COVINA (50) Gibbs 2, Ulrich 2, Noubaku 14, Evangelista 6, Carruthers 8, Lincoln 13. SAN DIMAS (70) Malana 28, Greenware 7, Greenlee 9, Grundy 10, Ferrera 10, Ingram 2, Patel 2, Mesropian 2. Covina 9 10 12 19 -- 50 San Dimas 12 18 20 20 -- 70 Total fouls: C 14, SD 16. Fouled out: Ferrera (SD). Technical fouls: none.
South Hills 56, Bonita 53--South Hills came from behind Friday night to beat Bonita 56-53 in a crucial Valle Vista League game. The Huskies were led by guards Torry Stewart and Kraig Smith, who each had 18 points. For the Bearcats, unbeaten in league play prior to Friday night's contest, David Musa led the way with 18. The game was marred by a questionable non-call late in the fourth quarter. Up by four with 1:09 remaining, South Hills' Smith spewed forth a string of profanities after a foul call on Bonita. The tirade went unnoticed by the same referee who hit Bonita's Chris Dean with a technical foul for a similar tirade just moments earlier. The foul resulted in Dean's ejection. Had Smith been cited with a technical, Bonita would have regained the ball; been given two shots and a chance to inbound afterward. The foul would have been Smith's fifth and he would have been tossed from the game. Instead, the Huskies were able to put the game on ice. Bearcat coach David Booze had to be restrained by his players as he attempted to have the referee explain his actions. He was not given a technical. Early on the game didn't look close. By the end of the first quarter, the Bearcats had a 18-9 lead and looked unstoppable. That appearance of invincibility was short-lived. As the Bearcats were held to just five second-quarter points by the Huskies, who scored 12 of their own to pull within two at 23-21.
Ambassador Christian 70, Moreno Valley Calvary Chapel 34--Tre Harper dominated the game with 18 points, 18 rebounds, 10 assists, and seven steals as Ambassador Christian (3-3, 2-1) defeated Calvary Chapel (3-4, 0-3). Greg Peck added 35 points and 11 rebounds in the win. The Dawgs went into halftime up by 15 then started the third quarter on a 12-0 run.Ambassador Christian cruised to a Victory League win over Moreno Valley Calvary Chapel (0-3, 3-4) despite having just five players from the middle of the third quarter. The Dawgs had just six players suited up, and then sixth man Shawn Dilly had to leave the game to go to work at a restaurant. That left Dawgs coach John Coleman the only one sitting on the bench--AMBASSADOR CHRISTIAN (70) -- Harper 18, Peck 35, Madrigal 12, Pine 2, Harrod 2, Dilly 1. MORENO VALLEY CALVARY CHAPEL (34) -- Shear 3, Castellano 6, Sainato 8, Gomez 4, Aa.Carbajal 5, Johnson 8. Halftime score -- Ambassador Christian 34-19. Three-point goals -- Castellano 2, Johnson 2. Total fouls -- Ambassador Christian 10, Moreno Valley Calvary Chapel 5. Fouled out -- none.
Desert Christian 66, Baptist Christian 43--Tim Smith had 14 rebounds and a game-high 22 points to lead Bermuda Dunes Desert Christian (3-0, 10-5) to a Victory League victory. Desert Christian outscored Hemet Baptist Christian (0-3, 0-9) by 19 points (32-13) in the second half. David Kim added 18 points and eight steals for the Conquerors. DESERT CHRISTIAN (66) -- Smith 22, Kim 18, Brattrud 12, Houser 6, Raley 2, Mangus 4, Santana 2. BAPTIST CHRISTIAN (43) -- Acton 10, Van Peursem 6, Cansdale 6, Maurer 4, Carison 4, Boss 6, Fedchuk 3, Best 2, Beasley 1, Gault 1. Halftime score -- Desert Christian 34-30. Three-point goals -- Kim, Fedchuk. Total fouls -- Desert Christian 18, Baptist Christian 10. Fouled out -- none.
|Southern Section Non-League Games|
Hueneme 55, San Marcos 48--Eric Watkins had 22 points and seven assists for Hueneme (11-6). Watkins had 10 of Hueneme's 13 points in the second quarter to keep the game close. Hueneme outscored San Marcos, 19-9, in the fourth quarter. Frank Thompson had 15 points and seven rebounds. Adam Nace had 13 points and 10 rebounds for San Marcos. San Marcos was leading by three at the end of the third quarter, but Hueneme's Eric Watkins got the better of the Royals in the fourth quarter, scoring eight of his game-high 24 points. The Royals (6-11) were led by Adam Nance. HUENEME -- Watkins 24, Camper 9, Williams 8, Thompson 16 -- 22 7-10 55. SAN MARCOS -- Kupperman 11, Carlsen 3, Elwell 2, Pertsulakes 5, Balindong 4, Miller 10, Nance 13 --20 5-11 48. Hueneme . . . 11 13 12 19 -- 55 San Marcos . . . 15 15 9 9 -- 48 3-point goals -- Hueneme 2 (Watkins, Camper); SM 3 (Kupperman 2, Pertsulakes). Fouls -- H 13, SM 14. Fouled out -- none.
Ocean View 67, Irvine 48 --Jeremiah Bell led the Seahawks with 18 points and 11 rebounds and county assist leader Ryan Westbrook had 10 assists and scored 14 points for Ocean View (18-2).
Hillcrest Christian 49, Ventura County Christian 23--Tom Logan scored 16 points and hauled in seven rebounds for Hillcrest (4-10) in a game played at the Thousand Oaks Teen Center. Damon Brooks made nine steals and added four points for the winners. Sean Verra led County Christian with seven points and was one of three Ventura players to foul out.
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