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Recap: Boys' Game Scores & Details From
Thursday, Jan. 20, 2000--(Jan. 21, 2000)

With most schools taking a couple of days off for mid-semester finals, at least in the Southern Section, and most City Section teams idle yesterday in preparation for the Friday games, there were just a handful of games to report on.  Here's what we've found, and since the scores and details are so few and far between, we've combined them today into one article.  We'll be posting up the schedule for tonight's games and matchups shortly.  Stay tuned.

City Section League Games

Magnet League

Barvo Magnet 74, Elizabeth Street 60--no details were available

Middle College 71, King Drew 63--no details were available

Mid City Magntet 82, Marlton 68--no details were available

Sherman Oaks CES 52, USC Mast 35--Jonathan Serber led three SOCES scorers in double figures with 12, as SOCES defeated USC Mast in a Magnet league game.  USC fell to 4-2 oin league, and SOCES improved to 6-6 overall, 5-1 in league.

Southern Section League Games

Academy League

Calvary Chapel Downey 103, Orangewood Academy 47--No details were available.

Arrowhead League

Sherman Indian 76, CSDR 45--Riverside Sherman Indian (3-0, 8-2) was led by Darryl Lee and James Jackovich with 18 points each in an Arrowhead League victory. Lee added eight assists and Jacovich had 13 rebounds. The Braves' Jezreel Cuero followed with 12 points and eight rebounds. California School for the Deaf, Riverside (0-5, 1-11) was without two top players, Alex Burns and Nolan Wyatt because of injuries. CSDR (45) -- Amaro 9, Sanders 2, Bayavsky 1, Alberre 4, McCruedy 18, Vega 11. SHERMAN INDIAN (76) -- Willow 7, Lee 18, Folk 8, Nez 2, Cuero 12, Jackovich 18, Silas 2, Weir 2, Perez 4, Moreno 3. Halftime score -- Sherman Indian 46-17. Three-point goals -- Amaro, Alberre, Vega 3, Lee 4, Folk 2, Moreno. Total fouls -- CSDR 6, Sherman Indian 12.  

Coastal Life League

Price 81, Glendale Academy 29--No details were available.

Freedom League

Twin Pines 72, Los Pinos 29-- Tommy Ahumada scored a season-high 30 points to lead Banning Twin Pines (6-2, 9-3) to a Freedom League victory over Lake Elsinore Los Pinos. Willie Bowen added 13 points and 14 rebounds for Twin Pines.LOS PINOS (29) -- Valenzuela 6, Wyatt 4, Blalock 8, Gibbs 10, Villa 1. TWIN PINES (72) -- Bell 9, Bowen 13, Ahumada 30, Fiscus 7, Ware 4, Allen 5, Galvez 2, Valdez 2. Halftime score -- Twin Pines 38-19. Three-point goals -- Fiscus. Total fouls -- Los Pinos 20, Twin Pines 16. Fouled out -- Blalock. Technical fouls -- Valdez, Allen. 

Wilson Creek 84, Zinsmeyer 28--Pete Taylor scored 19 points to lead Yucaipa Wilson Creek (3-3, 9-4) to a Freedom League victory.ZINSMEYER (28) -- Taylor 12, Brackman 6, Matsko 2, Williams 8, Alas 0. WILSON CREEK (84) -- King 7, Bush 15, Sanders 17, Taylor 19, Moore 0, Johnson 9, Lee 6, Pittman 6, Shields 5. Halftime score -- Wilson Creek 30-12. Three-point goals -- Sanders 2, Bush. Total fouls -- Zinsmeyer 10, Wilson Creek 14. Fouled out -- none.

Heritage League

First Lutheran 80, Pilgrim 45--John Stark totaled 34 points and 12 rebounds and Anthony Maldonado had 25 points and six steals to lead First Lutheran (8-6, 2-3) of Sylmar to an 80-45 Heritage League win over host Pilgrim of Los Angeles.  First Lutheran is now 8-6 overall and 2-3 in league.

Grace Brethren 61, Faith Baptist 52 (2OT)--Robert Serra of Grace Brethren scored with three seconds left in regulation to send the Heritage League game into overtime and the Lancers outscored the Contenders, 9-0 in the second overtime at Faith Baptist.  Grace Brethren is now 11-6 overall and 6-1 in league, while Faith Baptist is 8-6 and 2-2 in league.

South Bay Lutheran 42, LA Lutheran 37--LA Lutheran dropped to 2-9 ioverall and 1-4 in league with the loss on Thursday.

Ivy League

JW North 89, Moreno Valley 74--Last week, Riverside North struggled in the first quarter and ended up losing to Riverside Arlington. Thursday, the Huskies again had a rough first quarter, but this time they were able to rally and defeat Moreno Valley, 89-74, in an Ivy League game at Moreno Valley. In the first quarter, Moreno Valley (2-2 in league, 10-10 overall) took a 20-15 lead against the Huskies' zone defense. But when North changed to a man-to-man defense in the second quarter, the tide began to change.The Huskies (3-1, 14-5) also hit three three-pointers in the second, chipping away at the Vikings' lead. In the final seconds of the first half, North took a 41-40 lead. North, led by 25 points and eight assists from Raji Burnett, expanded the lead in third quarter to 65-58, but didn't put the game away until the fourth, outscoring the Vikings 24-16. NORTH (89) -- Burnett 25, B.Jones 9, McCloud 9, Anderson 10, Dixon 19, Wynn 2, Bryant 9, Washington 6. MORENO VALLEY (74) -- Taylor 7, Williams 19, N.Jones 13, Johnson 12, Brooks 13, Rice 2, S.Brown 7, Howard 1. Halftime score -- North 41-40. Three-point goals -- Burnett 4, Jones, McCloud, Dixon, N.Jones,
Johnson 2. Total fouls -- North 11, Moreno Valley 14. Fouled out -- none.

Metro League

Riverside Christian 61, Lake Arrowhead Christian 46--Details were not available.

Mission League

Chaminade 51, Loyola 38--Defending Mission League champion Chaminade of West Hills remained in the race for another Mission title Thursday night with a 51-38 league win at Loyola of Los Angeles.  The victory, led by Scott Borchart's 19 points and 15 rebounds, left the Eagles 12-5 overall and 3-2 in league, two games back of undefeated Mission leader Harvard-Westlake (14-4, 5-0), which had a league bye Thursday. Loyola fell to 7-11, 2-3.  borchard scored 10 of his 19 in the fourth quarter, and also pulled down 15 rebvounds, making all three of his shots and all four free throws in the fourth quarter. For Loyola, freshman Omar Wilkes had 12, and the usually high-scoring sophomore shooting guard Matt Llewellyn was held to just 7 points. Complete scoring:  Chaminade--Borchart 19 and 15 rebounds, Arceo 8, Hill 7, O'Gilvie 2, Johnson 6, Lefebvre 9;  Loyola --McClenahan 4, Llewellyn 7, Brown 7, Gaston 2, Wilkes 12, Crosner 6. Score by quarters:  Chaminade (51)--15  7  10   19; Loyola (38)--10  12  8  8.   

St. Francis 63, Alemany 61--Perimeter baskets and smart thinking allowed the St. Francis High School boys basketball team to stave off a second-half rally by visiting Alemany in a 63-61 Mission League victory Thursday night.   Junior guard Mike Jenkins scored 18 points, 15 from the behind the 3-point line, and held Indians' standout Byron Joseph to 10 points in the victory.  The Golden Knights (9-9, 2-3) broke out to an early lead off perimeter baskets and transition basketball. Jeff Brown opened scoring with a 3-point basket from the top of the key. Brett Mitchell next turned a blocked shot into a fast-break basket, giving St. Francis a 5-0 lead after the first minute of play.  Alemany answered, but a 16-3 run by the Knights that stretched into the first minute of the second quarter gave St. Francis a substantial lead. At the end of the run, Jenkins hit a 3-point basket with one second left in the first quarter, then struck again from behind the three point line on the opening possession of the second quarter to give St. Francis a 21-11 lead.  The Knights hit 10 3-point baskets on the night, including six in the first half that accounted for a majority of their points.  After trailing 31-23 at the end of the half, Alemany (6-12, 1-4) used their half-court offense to produce easy baskets and cut the lead. The Indians went on a 8-0 run following an initial basket, to pull to within two points, 33-31, with 5:46 left in the third quarter.  Alemany pulled to within one basket of a tie with Alemany 11 times in the second half, but hot outside shooting by the Knights allowed St. Francis to retain its lead.  

Notre Dame 60, Crespi 58-- Cody Pearson scored 13 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter for the Knights in a Mission League win at Crespi, posting the second triple-double of his career.  Pearson (6'-3" Jr. SG), also had 17 rebounds and 10 assists, and five steals, and four blocked shots against the Celts, who have pretty much dropped out of the Mission League title race with a record of 9-9 and 1-4 in league.  Notre Dame improved to 14-5 and 4-2 in league and remains in contention for the league race.  Andrew Moore scored 23 points for Crespi, which has now lost four of its last five games since winning the Westlake tournament on December 30.  Scoring for Crespi were Moore 23, Cassella 9, St. Albin 14, Grimes 8, and Robinson 4.  Notre Dame scoring was reported as:  Sanchez 0, Lutz 10, Luderer 15 and 10 rebounds, 5 blocks; Pearson 29, 17 rebouns and 10 assists and 5 steals, Hungerford 0, Barton 1, Barwick 2, Calkins 3.   Scoring by quarters:  Notre Dame (60)--18  16  11  15;  Crespi (58)--9   19  11   19.

Victory League

Desert Christian 63, Bethel Christian 51--David Kim scored 18 points to lead visiting Bermuda Dunes Desert Christian to a Victory League win. The Conquerors (5-0, 12-5) also had 16 points from Tim Smith and 10 points and six assists from Josh Johnson. Daniel Houser 11 rebounds. Bethel Christian (2-2, 13-6) was led by Matt Wandel with 11 points. DESERT CHRISTIAN (63) -- Kim 18, Smith 16, Johnson 10, Brattrud 10, Raley 5, Houser 4. BETHEL CHRISTIAN (51) -- Heiliger 11, Wandel 13, Wilson 8, Witt 6, Santos 4, Espinoza 4, McKay 4, Holder 1. Halftime score -- Desert Christian 34-15. Three-point goals -- Wilson 2, Hieliger, Kim 2, Raley. Total fouls -- Desert Christian 14, Bethel Christian 12. Fouled out -- Brattrud. Technical fouls -- none.

Westside League

West LA Baptist 70, Santa Clarita Christian 60--details were not available.

Southern Section Non-League Games

No non-league games were played Thursday night

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