SoCalHoops High School News
Recap: Boys' Game Details
From Friday, Jan. 21, 2000--(Jan. 22, 2000)
Details, details, details. We've managed to find a bunch of the games, and we've also been busy inputting box scores all day. We'll be posting some remaining details later, so if you don't see a game you're looking for, check back later.
|LA City Section League Games|
Carson 68, San Pedro 57--Andre Johnson scored 23 points as the Colts (12-8, 3-1) recovered from Wednesday's overtime loss to Washington. Twaine Waite added 11 points while Jonathan Fortson tallied 10 for Carson, which went on a 23-14 run in the second quarter. Malik Rahh paced San Pedro (5-14, 0-4 in league) with 23 points.
Banning 73, Gardena 62--Jerry Jackson scored a game-high 35 points, including five 3-pointers, to lead the Pilots (7-10, 2-2) at home. Tony Lara contributed 16 points and Dannon Quinine scored six of his eight points in the fourth quarter to spur Banning. The Pilots, who trailed, 41-38, at halftime, outscored the Panthers (2-2 in league), 35-21, in the second half.
Sunset Six League
North Hollywood 84, Canoga Park 60-- Scoring 29 points on free throws, including 19 in the fourth quarter, North Hollywood High routed Canoga Park, 84-60, in a Sunset Six League game at North Hollywood. Canoga Park (8-10 overall, 1-3), desperate for a victory to stay in the hunt for the league title, trailed only 30-25 at halftime. Canoga Park, with five players fouling out, was whistled for 19 of its 31 fouls in the second half. North Hollywood was called for only 13 the entire game. North Hollywood's Dominic Johnson a junior point guard who had 21 points, was seven of 11 from the field and made all six of his free throws. Johnson's two free throws with 5:13 left in the game put an end to a 9-0 Canoga Park run that got the Hunters within 58-47. And Canoga Park, which led by as many as four points early in the second quarter, would get no closer. Johnson, who expected a much closer game, said the Huskies (15-4, 3-1) needed a victory to set the stage for Wednesday's showdown with first-place Grant. Leading, 38-31, North Hollywood used a 17-4 run--including four three-point baskets--in the final 3:35 of the third period to claim a 55-35 lead. During the run, Canoga Park's Tony Moore was ejected for a flagrant foul away from the ball on Nathan Stern. When the Hunters did put something together and looked as if they were on the verge of a rally, Johnson, who had six steals and four assists, was there to stop it. North Hollywood, 19 of 26 at the foul line in the fourth quarter and 29 of 46 overall, had four players in double figures. Stern scored 16 points, Kenny Hauser added 13 and William Kim had 12. Jammie Harris and Cecil Brown, the only starters who didn't foul out, had 24 and 22 points.
Westchester 66, Palisades 63--Ashanti Cook scored 11 of his team-high 19 points in the fourth quarter to lead the visiting Comets (15-6, 7-1). Cook sank four free throws in the final two minutes to help erase a five-point deficit. Brandon Heath scored 13 points and Jason Breland added 12. The Dolphins fell to 5-3 in league play.
|Southern Section League Games|
Fairmont 48, St. Michael's 44--William Washington
scored 12 points, and Jon Chang added 12 to lead the Huskies (7-9, 2-4)
past the Pioneers (6-6, 2-5).
St. Margaret's 80, Southern California Christian 37--John
Chrispens scored 21 points to lead the Tartans over the Flames (0-6 in league). T.C. Geach
added four points and 14 rebounds for St. Margaret's (9-7, 4-1).
San Gabriel 65, Keppel 52--Senior guard David Gonzalez went 6-for-9 from 3-point range and finished with a team-high 22 points as San Gabriel High School upended host Keppel, 65-52, in Almont League boys basketball action Friday night. Teammate Michael Ashton also had a big day for the victorious Matadors (11-9, 3-1), adding 15 points and grabbing nine rebounds. Keppel (3-1 in league) was led by Alex Ng's 11 points, with Jerry Diaz contributing 10 points.
Claremont 58, Glendora 54--In a battle of Baseline unbeaten teams, Claremont (18-3, 5-0) knocked the Tartans (17-3, 4-1) around early and often before settling for a 58-54 victory. It was a game that lacked rhythm for the Tartans, who spent most of the night at the free-throw line, making 21 of 30 attempts. The Tartans made only 14 field goals, and just two of those were 3-pointers. Claremont took away the outside shot and played physical ball inside the arc. Micah Lombard and Shaddean Aaron did most of the damage for the Wolfpack. Lombard nailed four 3-pointers for a game-high 17 points and Aaron knocked in three shots from behind the arc to finish with 14. The first half turned out to be a nightmare for the Tartans, finishing with only four field goals, leaving Glendora coach Mike LeDuc searching for answers. The Tartans, who trailed from the opening tip, cut an early Wolfpack nine-point lead to 23-19 with a pair of Jason Davis free-throws with just under five minutes left in the first half. But the Wolfpack closed with a 7-0 run to extend their lead to 30-19 at the break. Claremont extended its lead to 43-27 with 1:41 left in the third quarter, but the Tartans' fourth-quarter run closed the gap. A Davis lay-up finished an 11-4 run for the Tartans, cutting the Wolfpack lead to 54-49 with just under three minutes to play. But Claremont's Sean Terrell hit four straight free throws in the final minute to seal the victory for the Wolfpack. The Tartans were led by Duncan Reid and Bruce Hatch, who both finished with 12 points for Glendora.
Santa Monica 66, Redondo 64--Santa Monica's Jacoby Atako hit an off-balance shot in the lane over 6-foot-9 Redondo center Andrew Zahn with five seconds remaining to give the Vikings a 66-64 victory over the Sea Hawks in a Bay League game at Santa Monica. Santa Monica (4-3 in league), which trailed by two at halftime, outscored Redondo 38-34 in the second half. Walter White led the Sea Hawks (15-3, 5-2) with 18 points, and Zahn added 14 points. Dijon Thompson contributed 11 points for Redondo, which led after the first quarter, 18-13. Redondo, ranked second in CIF Southern Section Division II-AA, dropped to 15-3, 5-2 in the Bay League.
Inglewood 84, North 57--Brian Taylor tallied a game-high 18 points with six assists to lead the Sentinels (15-4, 5-1) at home. Earl Felix finished with 14 points and Anthony Davis and Edward McKinney each added nine points for Inglewood, which outscored North in the second quarter, 23-4. Justin Agsalud and Kenny Browne each scored 13 for North.
Peninsula 53, South Torrance 45--Kevin Gardner scored a game-high 15 points to spur the Panthers (11-8, 3-4) at home. Ryan Johnson and Dan Yerelian each added 10 points for Peninsula, which led by eight at halftime. B.J. Hart paced South with 12 points, and David Hyun contributed 10 points.
Morningside 49, Centennial 45--Dwayne Trotter scored a game-high 17 points and Daniel Campbell added 14 to lead the host Monrachs (14-7, 5-2).
Camino Real League
Mary Star 59, Cantwell Sacred Heart 45--Allen Danielson scored a game-high 17 points and Matt Ardiaz added 13 points to lead the host Stars (7-12, 1-3) to their first league victory of the season.
Foothill 95, El Modena 48--Alex Rasmussen scored a career-high 41 points as the Knights (11-10, 4-1) defeated the Vanguards. Rasmussen also scored eight three-point goals, a school record.
Villa Park 63, Santa Ana Valley 31--Matt McGinnis led with 19 points, and Matt MacGinnis added 14 as the No. 4 Spartans (18-2, 5-0) defeated the Falcons (1-4 in league).
Santa Barbara 62, San Marcos 41--Dommanic Ingerson scored 10 of his 21points in the second half and his presence inside helped open up the outside for K.C. Walling, who drilled three 3-pointers as the Dons turned a 24-19 halftime lead into a 20-point margin.Ingerson had opened the game with a flourish, hitting his first five shots as Santa Barbara jumped to a 14-3 lead. One of the shots came after Ingerson took off from the free throw line and faked a behind-the-back pass before pulling the ball back in front for the layup. He followed that with a change-of-pace baseline move that left two defenders flat-footed. Mike Henderson added a 3-pointer and Walling scored on a drive to put Santa Barbara ahead 16-5. But San Marcos, 0-4 and 6-13, shifted its defense from a man-to-man to a 3-2 zone and the Dons went cold, missing 11 of its next 12 shots. The Royals chipped away, hitting 10-of-16 free throws in the first half, and actually closed to a single point at 20-19 on a drive by Asher Kupperman with 1:40 to play before the Dons closed the half with four free throws by Charlie Peterson and Walling. The second half was something of a slow death march for the Royals, however, as Santa Barbara steadily built up its lead by walking repeatedly to the free throw line. The Dons went 11-for-13 from the line in the third period and added two 3-pointers by Walling and a couple of inside scores from Ingerson to build the lead to 47-27. Kupperman, a sophomore point guard scored seven of his team's eight points in the third quarter, mostly on slashing drives finished off by a creative move to the basket. He finished with a team-high 15 points. Adam Nance added 13 points and nine rebounds but promised a better effort when the teams meet again at Santa Barbara. Walling finished with 15 points and Brent Williams totaled eight for the Dons. Ingerson and Trey Putnam led the Dons in rebounding with five apiece. Putnam, who transferred from San Marcos last spring, was greeted on his return with signs reading "Trey-tor" and serenaded with similar chants every time he touched the ball. SANTA BARBARA--Henderson 2-6 1-2 6, Whilt 1-2 2-2 4, Walling 4-9 4-5 15, C. Peterson 0-0 2-2 2, Koester 0-0 0-0 0, Ingerson 7-14 7-7 21, Putnam 1-3 4-6 6, Williams 1-4 6-8 8, Angel 0-1 0-0 0, Curiel 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 16-41 26-33 62. SAN MARCOS--Kupperman 5-10 5-7 15, Olenberger 0-1 1-2 1, Carlsen 1-1 0-0 2, Elwell 0-1 0-0 0, King 0-4 0-0 0, Pertsulakes 1-4 4-5 7, Balingdong 0-3 0-2 0, Miller 0-2 3-4 3, Mendez 0-1 0-0 0, Nance 4-10 5-9 13. Totals 10-36 20-30 Santa Barbara . . . 16 8 23 15 -- 62 San Marcos . . . 8 11 8 14 -- 41 3-point goals--SB 4 (Walling 3, Henderson 1), SM 1 (Pertsulakes). Fouled out--Miller. Technical foul--J. Peterson (SB).
Ventura 52, Buena 39--Mike Derse had 16 points and 14 rebounds and Tyler Ebell added 18 as Ventura (14-7, 3-1) used an 18-5 run midway through the second half to defeat Buena (7-14, 2-2). Buena had an 18-10 lead midway through the second quarter, thanks, in part, to two 3-point field goals by Ryan Cobos and one by Roosevelt Bolden. Ventura, which has won 11 of its last 14 games, used its superior height advantage and free-throw shooting to get back into the game. Antwaine Richards' steal ignited a 14-4 Ventura run in the final four minutes of the second quarter. Crucial to Ventura were offensive rebounds by Richards, Byron Easterly and Wesley Roberts -- converted for seven points. When Buena was hot, the Bulldogs were able to stay even. Two more 3-pointers by Cobos in the third quarter and a driving layup by Cody Murphy enabled Buena to take a 31-30 lead with 2:01 left. Ventura would score 11 of the game's next 13 points -- nine by Ebell -- to break away for a 41-33 margin. Buena hurt itself by missing nine of 11 free-throw attempts, including its last eight. Derse closed the door on Buena by scoring Ventura's last seven points.
Citrus Belt League
Eisenhower 79, Miller 57--Rialto Eisenhower hit a season-high 10 three-pointers and cruised past Fontana Miller to remain undefeated in the Citrus Belt League. The Eagles (4-0, 20-1) outscored the Rebels (1-3, 10-11) 24-9 in the third quarter to pull away. Junior guard Alex Acker had a game-high 23 points, including six three-pointers, and made five steals, and junior guard Dante Rouzan added 11 points for Eisenhower.MILLER (57) -- Ramirez 11, Pegram 23, Vernon 2, Ward 7, Lanzarotto 4, Ward 6, Kingsland 2, Scott 2. EISENHOWER (79) -- D. Rouzan 11, Bush 12, A. Rouzan 8, Parks 2, Hart 4, Hill 3, Acker 23, Sams 6, Dukes 7, Dovis 1, James 2. Halftime score -- Eisenhower 39-32. Three-point goals -- Ward, D. Rouzan 3, A. Rouzan, Acker 6. Total fouls -- Miller 15, Eisenhower 12. Fouled out -- None. Technical fouls -- None.
Fontana 74, Redlands 72--Michael Stephenson's short
bank shot with 2 seconds remaining gave the Fontana High School (3-1, 13-7) team the
74-72 victory over Redlands (1-3, 9-11) in Citrus Belt League action on Friday night. The clutch basket by Stephenson, a senior guard, snapped a 72-72 tie and enabled Fohi to stay in second place in the standings with a 3-1 record. It was the Steelers' third straight victory, and two of those three wins were by two-point margins. Fohi edged Rialto, 64-62, on Jan. 14 on a last-second hoop by freshman Trayvon Williams. Against Redlands, Williams led the way with 20 points, while Stephenson contributed 17. Jordan Walker cashed in 13 points and Cory McJimson provided 10. The defending CBL champion Steelers remained one game behind Eisenhower, which pinned a 79-57 loss on Fontana A.B. Miller Friday. Daryl Pegram scored 23 points for the Rebels, who trailed only 39-32 at halftime. Ike has a 4-0 league record, while Fohi and Rialto each are 3-1. Miller and Redlands are both 1-3 and Redlands East Valley is 0-4. On Tuesday, Jan. 25, Fohi travels to East Valley and Miller visits Redlands. Fontana was ahead 72-69 when Mike Pyatt hit a three-pointer to tie the score at 72-72 with 18 seconds left. Redlands (1-3, 9-11), coming off big losses to Rialto (93-58) and Rialto Eisenhower (87-53) in the previous two games, rallied in the fourth quarter, going on a 12-0 to open the quarter and take a 67-63 lead. The Steelers led 72-69 when Mike Pyatt hit a three-pointer to tie the score at 72-72 with 18 seconds left. Instead of calling a timeout, Fontana inbounded the ball to Stephenson, a senior point guard, and after a couple of passes, he drove the lane and shot a line drive over Redlands' 6-foot-11 center Alex Graham and 6-6 forward Danny Genung. Redlands called a timeout and tried a length-of-the-court pass, but Shedrack Okoebor intercepted for Fontana and time expired. Freshman Trayvon Williams had 20 points, 12 rebounds and four blocked shots to lead Fontana and Stephenson had 17 points and six assists. Genung led Redlands with 25 points, and Graham had 14. REDLANDS (72) -- Genung 25, Roberts 5, Graham 14, Hall 12, Porter 2, Pyatt 6, Burgan 2, Kariem 6. FONTANA (74) -- Walker 13, McJimson 10, Williams 20, Washington 8, Stephenson 17, Okoebor 6. Halftime score -- Fontana 47-34. Three-point goals -- Pyatt 2, Genung, Roberts, Kariem, Stephenson 3, Williams 2, Washington. Total fouls -- Redlands 16, Fontana 19. Fouled out -- Washington. Technical fouls -- Fontana coach McNally.
Rialto 86, Redlands East Valley 80--Redlands East Valley (0-4, 4-14) led by as many as 18 points in the middle of the third period and took a 69-56 lead into the fourth quarter. Rialto changed from an ineffective trap to a straight man-to-man defense. Rialto finally took the lead with a minute left to play and held it as Redlands East Valley missed four free throws down the stretch. RIALTO (86) -- Burnett 12, Joiner 14, Davis 11, Sconiers 17, Swisher 3, Willingham 8, Anderson 2, McShan 2, Johnson 9, Edwards 8. REDLANDS EAST VALLEY (80) -- Moses 10, Kai Lyles 31, Thompson 16, Vigil 2, Holcome 5, Jones 3, Larsen 8, Keke Lyles 5. Halftime score -- Redlands East Valley 45-43. Three-point goals -- Davis 2, Sconiers 2, Willingham 2, Burnett 2, Johnson 2, Thompson 3, Holcomb, Jones, Moses 2, Kai Lyles 2. Total fouls -- Rialto 13, Redlands East Valley. Fouled out -- none.
Coast Valley League
Villanova 64, Valley Christian (Santa Maria) 56--Richard Fore had 22 points, six rebounds, three blocks, three steals and two assists for Villanova (6-6), which won its fifth consecutive game. Nick Namikas had 15 points and Dan Schey added 11 for Villanova. Dave Carnell and Mike Christopherson, who made seven 3-point field goals, had 21 points each for Valley Christian (7-9).
De Anza League
Riverside Notre Dame 89, Beaumont 78--Riverside Notre Dame (4-0 in league, 6-12 overall) outscored Beaumont 24-5 in the third quarter on the way to a De Anza League victory over Beaumont (2-2, 14-6). Talani Calhoun and Tim Sanders had seven points each in the quarter. Notre Dame overcame a 35-point effort by Adam Stephens, who was 10 of 20 from the field. Stephens scored 15 points in the fourth quarter.NOTRE DAME (89) -- Johnson 4, Givens 5, Freeman 11, Calhoun 23, Hodges 9, Sanders 19, Trabucco 6, Dial 10, McKenzie 2. BEAUMONT (78) -- Ad.Stephens 35, Wood 12, Cohn 16, Aa.Stephens 8, Curtis 2, Hackney 2, Bridgmon 3. Halftime score -- Notre Dame 38-36. Three-point goals -- Ad.Stephens 2, Bridgmon, Cohn, Aa.Stephens, Givens, Calhoun, Sanders. Total fouls -- Notre Dame 20, Beaumont 20. Fouled out -- Cohn, Hackney, Aa.Stephens.
Twentynine Palms 64, Big Bear 43--Despite fouling out late in the fourth quarter, Vili Morton scored 14 points and grabbed 16 rebounds as Twentynine Palms defeted Big Bear in a De Anza League game. Ryan Freshour added nine points and eight assists for the Wildcats. Ryan Jespin led Big Bear with 16 points.TWENTYNINE PALMS (64) -- Stratton 8, Bernard 10, Phillips 3, Freshour 9, Morton 14, Randle 11, Hester 7, Brooks 2. BIG BEAR (43) -- Appleton 3, Jespin 16, Francis 6, Foulkes 5, Thompson 9, Cryder 4 Halftime score -- Twentynine Palms 27-19. Three-point goals -- Bernard 2, Freshour 2, Jespin 4, Appleton, Francis. Total fouls -- Twentynine Palms 17, Big Bear 20. Fouled out -- Morton.
Del Rey League
St. Paul 52, St. Bernard 48--A 16-point effort by Brandon Williams wasn't enough for the visiting Vikings. Michael Holloway scored a game-high 19 points and Abraham Cruz added another 16 for the Swordsmen (3-1). Chrismen Oliver scored 10 for St. Bernard (18-4, 2-2). The Swordsmen find themselves in first place with the win, somewhere they haven't been in quite a while in basketball. MikealRay Holloway scored 19 points, including 4-for-4 from the free throw line down the stretch, and Abraham Cruz chipped in with 16 points to lead a 52-48 victory over visiting St. Bernard in a Del Rey League game Friday night. St. Bernard was 18-3 overall and ranked No. 1 in the IV-AA Division coming into the week, with St. Paul listed at No. 5. Wednesday, St. Paul recorded a 61-57 Del Rey League upset of Bishop Montgomery, 61-57, which brought a 16-2 record and the No. 1 ranking in Division III-AA into the frey. Not a bad week for the Swordsmen. The teams entered Friday's game tied at 38 after three quarters, and the score changed hands twice and was tied four times before Cruz stole the ball and drove the length of the court for a layup to break a 44-44 tie with 3:45 remaining. Holloway followed with two free throws for a four-point lead, but St. Bernard responded with baskets from Brandon Williams and Chrisman Oliver to tie it at 48 with 2:20 to play. Holloway added two more free throws to return the lead to the Swordsmen with 2:01 left, and the 5-foot-9 Cruz iced it when he challenged the big guys as he drove the lane for a layup to cap the scoring with 16.1 seconds left.
Bishop Montgomery 70, Bishop Amat 55--Led by Errick and Derrick Craven , the host Knights controlled the Lancers (12-8, 0-4). Errick Craven scored a game-high 26 points, with eight rebounds, while Derrick Craven added 20 points and four rebounds. Bishop Montgomery (16-4, 3-1) outscored Bishop Amat, 18-9, in the first quarter and was never challenged.
Del Rio League
El Rancho 70, Whittier 54--Mark Elisaldez scored 22 points and Dave Martinez added 18 as the Dons beat the Cardinals, 70-54. The Dons improved to 2-3 in league and 8-12 overall. Whittier dropped to 0-5 in league and 4-16 overall. The Dons gradually pulled away, making 19 of 44 shots in an often ragged game. They survived severe foul trouble, racking up 16 fouls in the first half alone. Whittier had 17 first-half fouls. Elisaldez scored 18 points in the first half as the Dons led, 34-24. He made 6 of 15 shots and 8 of 10 free throws with two three-pointers. Uli Cervantes once again led the Cardinal attack with 28 points. He did it the hard way, making only 6 of 20 shots and 14 of 16 free throws. He sank 10 of 11 foul shots in the second quarter to keep the hosts in the game. The Cardinals made only 13 of 55 from the field. They missed several layups in the first half that would have increased the pressure on the Dons. Anthony Guzman scored 11 points for Whittier.
La Serna 68, Pioneer 46--The Lancers connected on 10 3-pointers and never trailed, breezing to their 17th consecutive win, a 68-46 Del Rio League triumph over the visiting Titans. La Serna is now 4-0 in league play and in first place. Nick Christofono (19 points) opened the game with a 3-pointer, part of a 16-point first half which included four 3-pointers by the 6-foot senior. The final one was a 35-footer at the buzzer that gave the Lancers a 36-24 lead at the break. Pioneer (3-2 in league) came out of the locker room hot in the third quarter, hitting on its first four shots to cut the lead to 43-36 with 3:52 remaining. But Anthony Martinez scored 10 points (including two 3-pointers) in a 13-2 Lancers run that closed out the quarter. The 6-foot-3 junior added six more points in the final quarter, finishing with a game-high 23. Jason Koza (three 3-pointers) chipped in with 11 points and four assists for the victors. Jesse Serrato, who had scored 85 points the previous two games for the Titans, was held in check for the most part, scoring 12 points, but hitting only one-of-nine from beyond the arc. Along with Nathaniel Castillo's 11 points (three 3-pointers), Pioneer's most effective weapon was Oscar Sosa in the post. The senior center finished with a team-high 14 points and nine rebounds.
Campbell Hall 68, Montclair Prep 62--We've already written extensively about this game. Eric Sondheimer of the LA Times was also at the game, and he had a concise look at the game. If you don't want to wade through our report of the game, here's some of what Eric had to say: " Guard Hassan Bassiri scored all 11 of Campbell Hall's points in overtime to lift the Vikings past Montclair Prep, 68-62, in a Delphic League game Friday night at Montclair Prep. Campbell Hall (14-6, 3-1 in league play) overcame a 14-point, third-quarter deficit. The Vikings trailed by 10 points with 4:20 left, then went on a 10-0 streak to tie the game on Jesse Foster's dunk with 1:18 remaining. Montclair Prep (12-8, 2-3) was in position to win in regulation when Josiah Johnson was fouled with two seconds left. But he missed both free throws, giving the Vikings a second chance. Bassiri, who finished with 30 points, took control in overtime. His biggest basket was a three-pointer from the top of the land with 1:04 to go that gave Campbell Hall its first lead since early in the first quarter. Campbell Hall won despite making 11 of 31 (35.5%) free throws. The 6-foot-8 Johnson, who finished with 28 points and 14 rebounds, dominated until missing four consecutive free throws in the fourth quarter. Michael Womack scored 14 points for Campbell Hall."
Desert Valley League
Cathederal City 88, Palm Desert 61--Cathedral City scored 32 third-quarter points in defeating Palm Desert in a Desert Valley League game. Paul Heredia scored 17 of his 19 points in the second half to lead the Lions (3-1, 15-5), who also got 18 points apiece from Gerald DeVance and Thomas Shewmake. Zack Scott and Adam Harasanky led Palm Desert (0-4, 7-11) with 15 points apiece. The Lions pulled it off despite early foul trouble for Gerald DeVance. DeVance, who finished with 18 points, was tagged with his third foul just two minutes into the game. Leading 35-28 at the half, Paul Heredia stepped up and scored 17 of his 23 points in the third and fourth quarters. Thomas Shewmake had a triple-double, scoring 18 points to go with 13 rebounds and 11 blocks. The Lions improved to 15-5 on the season and are 3-1 in the DVL.CATHEDRAL CITY (88) -- Ochoa 9, DeVance 18, Heredia 19, Shewmake 18, Torres 8, Jiminez 2, Green 6, Lambert 2, Moorman 2, Gray 2, Custer 2. PALM DESERT (61) -- Zazulia 6, Brady 2, Jefferson 3, Scott 15, Harasansky 15, Smith 5, Holt 8, Randazzo 7. Halftime score -- Cathedral City 35-28. Three-point goals -- Ochoa, DeVance, Heredia 3, Zazulia, Jefferson, Randazzo 2, Harasanky 3, Holt 2. Total fouls -- Cathedral City 15, Palm Desert 12. Fouled out -- None. Technical foul -- Cathedral City bench.
Desert Valley League
Indio 63, Palm Springs 47--The Rajahs won their fourth straight game on Friday in a 63-47 victory over Palm Springs. The win lands Indio atop the Desert Valley League standings with a 3-1 record and have the tie-breaker edge over Palm Springs and Cathedral City, both of which are also 3-1 in league play. Indio improved to 11-7 on the season. Palm Springs jumped out to an 8-0 lead but Zac Balver and Frank Rodriguez did all of Indios scoring in the first half to pace the Rajahs, Balver with six and Rodriguez with 10. Rodriguez had 28 points on the night, including nine points in the fourth. He converted on six 3-pointers. Balver finished with 20 points and eight rebounds. Palm Springs: 11 12 17 7 -- 47 Indio: 16 14 13 19 -- 63 Palm Springs: Patrick 2, Handley 3, Barton 8, Rutledge 2, Caldwell 14, Higueras 10, Chandrasena 8. Team totals: 14 5-10 47. Indio: Frank Rodriguez 28, Todd Mendoza 3, Richard Natividad 3, Darrell Garcia 7, Billy Meraz 2, Zac Balver 20, Eddie Silva, Michael Torres. Team totals: 17 8-17 63. 3-point goals: PS -- 6 (Caldwell 3). I -- 7 (F. Rodriguez 6). Total fouls: PS -- 15. I -- 14. Fouled out: None.
Cypress 51, Kennedy 43--Devin Patrick and Justin Yun each scored 11 points as the Centurions (11-9, 1-4) defeated the Fighting Irish. Rhema McKnight and Ikechi Njoku each scored 10 points for Kennedy (2-3 in league).
El Dorado 58, Century 38--Mike Wulff scored 22 points to lead the Golden Hawks past the Centurions (10-11, 1-4). Evan Bull added eight points and grabbed 10 rebounds for El Dorado (18-3, 4-1).
Loara 65, Katella 48--Daniel Melton led with 20 points, and Nathan Von Achen added 14 as the Saxons (14-7, 5-0) defeated the Knights (8-12, 2-3).
Buena Park 48, Sonora 45--Nathan Buzzin and DeAndre Gipson each scored 13 points to lead the Indians past the Raiders (5-15, 0-5). Buzzin also had six assists for Buena Park (11-10, 1-4).
Nordhoff 59, Malibu 38--Matt Murphy scored 21 points, all on 3-pointers, to provide Nordhoff (14-4, 4-0) with the win at Malibu (0-4). Nordhoff's Eric Bensley scored 14 points and Dusty Baier had nine rebounds and seven points. Bennie Townsend paced Malibu with 11 points.
Garden Grove League
Pacifica 55, Garden Grove 54-- Rey Santos scored 13 points to lead the Mariners (5-1 in league) past the Argonauts (4-14, 2-4).
Rancho Alamitos 63, La Quinta 61--Cuby Vantich scored 15 points to lead the Vaqueros (8-10, 1-5) over the Aztecs. Raul Sanchez scored 15 points for La Quinta (2-4).
Littlerock 72, Palmdale 69--With two seconds left in the game and the score tied, 69-69, Littlerock's Gene Myvett picked up his dribble three feet behind the 3-point line and buried the game-winner to propel Littlerock to a 72-69 win over Palmdale. The shot also sends Littlerock (5-0, 16-5) into the second half of the league season in first place by itself for the first time in the school's 11-year existence. Myvett finished with 33 points, a game high. Palmdale dropped to 2-3 in league and 7-13 overall. Palmdale overcame a lackluster first half when it trailed 39-29 and a 14-point deficit in the third quarter. It's the second consecutive Friday night that Palmdale has taken one of the top teams in league to the brink of defeat. Last week the Falcons gave Quartz Hill all it could handle for three-and-a-half quarters before falling 72-61. Before Myvett made the winning shot, the senior was dueling it out with Palmdale's Gary Brown. Brown finished with 30 points and was the reason Myvett had to make the last shot for the win. With Littlerock leading 69-67 with 25 seconds left, Brown stole a Littlerock inbound pass under the Lobos' own basket. As soon as he got possession of the ball, Brown was fouled by Jason Smith. Brown calmly sank both free throws, tying the score at 69-69 with 20 seconds left. However, Myvett was able to find an opening at the top of the key to make the winning shot with two seconds left on the clock. Myvett and Brown showed why many consider the pair the top two players in the league. The returning all-league players combined to score 38 points in the opening half, with Myvett's 21 and Brown's 17. Myvett showed off an outside shot and made all three of his 3-point tries, along with a number of 10 to 15-foot jump shots.
Golden West League
Ocean View 82, Tustin 52--Marques Crane scored 30 points, and Torin Beeler added 17 to lead the Seahawks (19-2, 4-0) over the Tillers (1-3 in league).
Riverside Poly 64, Arlington 57--Marvin Lea scored 27 points and was 8 of 9 from the free-throw line in the fourth quarter as Riverside Poly (1-3, 11-9) knocked off Ivy League leader Riverside Arlington (3-1, 16-4). Poly hit 13 of 16 free throws in the final period to pull away after tying the game at 52-52 with three minutes to go. Josh Dunaj's three-pointer gave Poly a seven-point lead with 1:30 remaining. Lea had six assists.ARLINGTON (57) -- Heru 17, Aguirre 0, Ware 21, Larsen 5, Carter 9, Simon 1, Tang 2, Williams 2. RIVERSIDE POLY (64) -- Dunaj 9, Lea 27, Lopez 6, Quezada 7, Hudson 7, Masi 4, Baird 3, Vance 1. Halftime score -- Arlington 30-27. Three-point goals -- Heru 4, Ware 3, Dunaj, Baird. Total fouls -- Arlington 20, Riverside Poly 20. Fouled out -- Quezada, Tang.
Windward 62, Avalon 57--In the first half of a back to back doubleheader, Avalon remained winless at 0-7 in league play with the loss to visiting Windward (10-8, 5-3). Windward was led by Cane with 14 and Emerson with 17.
Holy Martyrs 44, Oakwood 33--Holy Martyrs picked up it's second league game of the year at Oakwood on Friday night, and improved to 5-10 overall and 2-5 in league play. Oakwood dropped to 3-6 in league and 3-12 overall. Stan Musgrave led Oakwood with 13, and Rostamian and Dukmajian each scored 13 for the Armens.
Agoura 55, Westlake 53--Andrew Morrow scored 15 points and Armand Gonzales hit for 12 points and five rebounds to pace Agoura (3-16, 1-5) past visiting Westlake, 55-53, in Marmonte League boy's basketball on Friday night. Daniel Dehnerof of Westlake scored 15 points and Tyler Adamczyk added 12 points.
Simi Valley 83, Royal 57-- Branduinn Fullove scored 25 points, including three decisive slam dunks, as part of the Pioneers' 83-57 victory over the host Highlanders Friday night. D.J. Simonton of Royal scored a career high 35 points, meaning though that Royals other players only scored a total of 22 between them, and Simi cruised to the win. Simi Valley also got 17 points and 13 rebounds from Brett Michel and eight points and 10 assists from point guard Shaun Michel to remain perfect through the first half of Marmonte League play at 6-0 (18-2 overall). Royal, in the hunt for a playoff berth, moves to 3-3 in league and 9-9 overall. Royal kept it close at 28-23 before Simi Valley used its offensive flow to push the lead to 36-23 at halftime. When Royal trimmed the deficit to 42-34 in the third quarter, the 11-0 run effectively gave Simi Valley control for good. Simi Valley overcame 19 turnovers by holding Royal to 15 of 43 from the floor through three periods. Jered Weaver gave Simi Valley a lift with 12 points, including a pair of 3-pointers, off the bench. Anish Sharda collected six points and seven assists.
Thousand Oaks 58, Newbury Park 46--Kevin Rex scored 15 points, Kyle Kegley added 14 and Ben Olson chipped in with 12 to lead Thousand Oaks at Newbury Park. Newbury Park (10-7, 3-3) was led by John Harris with 12 points and Matt Currie with 11. The Lancers (12-7, 4-2 in league play) moved into sole possession of second place with a chance to gain a share of first by beating Simi Valley on Wednesday night in Thousand Oaks. After an even first quarter, Thousand Oaks began to assert itself under the basket. Junior guard Kyle Kegley scored 14 points and reserve Kevin Rex scored 13 points and grabbed seven rebounds. Eight of the Lancers' 10 players scored at least a basket. Ben Olsen scored 11 points and Tim Chevalier added eight points and eight assists for Thousand Oaks, which build a 25-16 halftime lead. Thousand Oaks outrebounded the Panthers, 38-28, and capitalized on 13 of Newbury Park's 17 turnovers in the first half. Matt Currie scored 11 points and John Harris added 10 for Newbury Park (10-7, 3-3), which never pulled closer than 10 points in the third quarter. The Lancers used a 10-0 run at the start of the second quarter to take control of the game. Despite making only 12 of its 29 shots in the first half, Thousand Oaks maintained its lead by converting 15 of 20 free throws, including seven of nine in the fourth quarter. Newbury Park made six of 11 free throws. Will Svitek, Javad Esfandiary, Rudy Flores and Chris Randall all had five points for Newbury Park, which fell into a third place tie with Royal and Moorpark.
Riverside Christian 56, Redlands Calvary Chapel 54 --The lead changed hands many times in the fourth quarter, but Riverside Christian scored one more basket in overtime to win the game. James Ayres led Riverside Christian (4-4, 6-6) with 16 points and nine rebounds. Jeremy Ayres came off the bench to score 12 points, and Sean Bowles added 11. REDLANDS CALVARY CHAPEL (54) -- Trotter 0, Trementozzi 7, Davis 8, Cowen 4, Holz 18, Marhnez 17. RIVERSIDE CHRISTIAN (56) -- Vanderwork 0, Bowles 11, Constant 8, Chavez 9, Ja.Ayres 16, Je.Ayres 12. Halftime score -- Riverside Christian 27-21. Regulation -- 52-52. Three-point goals -- Je.Ayres 2, Bowles 2, Chavez, Marhnez 5, Trementozzi 2, Davis. Total fouls -- Redlands Calvary Chapel 15 Riverside Christian 12. Fouled out -- Holz. Technical fouls -- Redlands Calvary Chapel coach.
Los Altos 60, Garey 55--Los Altos (3-2 in league) still has a shot to win its second consecutive Miramonte League title. Garey (4-1 in league) is in a first-place tie with Pomona. The Conquerors trailed only once in the first half and, behind the hot shooting of Justin Van Duyne, led, 26-23, at halftime. Van Duyne scored 12 points in the first half and knocked down two 3-pointers. Garey gave Los Altos a scare early in the fourth quarter with a 13-5 run that put them ahead, 46-44. The Conquerors didn't panic, however. Brandon Rogers scored a layup to tie the game, 46-46. Los Altos then took the lead for good.
Mission Valley League
Gabrielino 48, Arroyo 43-- Sean Maxey's 19 points were enough for the Eagles to keep their perfect Mission Valley record intact. Robin Tholt also scored 19 points for Gabrielino, who moved to 11-9 overall and 4-0 in league play. Ernie Aranda scored six points for the Eagles. Arroyo (4-16, 1-3) got a team-high 15 points from Long Nguyen and 13 from Kevin Zhang.
Rosemead 57, Mountain View 51 (2OT)-- Christopher Harmon, Donald Gordon and Jonathan Tran scored 10 points apiece to lead the Panthers past the Vikings. Rosemead outscored Mountain View 9-3 in the second overtime to secure the victory and improve to 3-1 in league and 10-8 overall. Johnny Vargas had a team-high 24 points for the Vikings.
Mira Costa 48, Beverly Hills 36--Jai Jennings scored eight of his career-high 21 points in the fourth quarter to lead the host Mustangs (10-9, 4-3). Jennings had a career-high 11 rebounds as Mira Costa outscored the Normans, 30-18, in the second half.
West Torrance 58, Hawthorne 52--Logan Steinhauer scored 14 of his game-high 18 points in the first half to lead the visiting Warriors (13-6, 6-1). Travis Miller scored 12 points and David Harris added 10 points and 11 rebounds for West.
Leuzinger 57, El Segundo 51--Joe Sheppard made a key steal to to propel an 8-0 run with four minutes left in the game to lift the visiting Olympians. Chaz Foster scored seven of his game-high 18 points in the fourth quarter for Leuzinger (12-6, 5-2). Cedric Poe scored 11 for Leuzinger. J.T. Leitch paced El Segundo (4-3 in league) with 15 points.
Calvary Chapel Santa Ana 60, Orange Lutheran 54-- The Orange County Register reported this one: "Calvary Chapel wanted to get back on track. "We had to bounce back from two (consecutive league) losses," Eagles coach Bernie Francis said. "When we found out we lost Torin Beeler (who transferred back to Ocean View), it was like we lost a member of our family. Everyone took it very hard." The Eagles' recovery might be complete. Josh Sherman scored 19 points to help Calvary Chapel to a mild upset of Orange Lutheran, 60-54, in an Olympic League game Friday at Calvary Chapel. The victory pushes Calvary (13-8, 3-2) back into the Olympic League race, a game behind Orange Lutheran (16-3, 4-1) at the midway point. The Lancers are currently ranked second in the division. Tony Olivas added 13 points for Calvary while teammate Micah Poe scored 10. Jason Whieldon of Orange Lutheran led all scorers with 22.
Brea Olinda 77, Savanna 74--Ryan Wilbur hit with two seconds left in the game to give the Wildcats (15-5, 4-0) the victory over the Rebels (9-11, 1-3).
Pasadena 70, Muir 63--The first half of play was tightly contested with neither team leading by more than five points until 3-pointers by Rowe and Seth Davis, in the final minute of the first half, put Muir ahead, 38-31. But with eight minutes left to play, the Pasadena boys basketball team trailed Muir by seven points and appeared headed for its second loss to the Mustangs this season. But a spirited fourth-quarter team effort had the Bulldogs dancing on center court at Muir High School after a 70-63 Pacific League victory over the Mustangs Friday afternoon. Entering the fourth quarter, Muir led, 51-44. But Dino Wilburn got things started for Pasadena with a 3-pointer just 40 seconds into the quarter. Then, point guard Reggie Harmon created two baskets, first on a steal and coast-to-coast lay-up; then on a long pass to Wilburn for a fast break basket to tie the game at 51. After four Mustangs points, Josh Duncan, who scored a game-high 19 points, scored a putback basket then Harmon made a 3-pointer to put Pasadena ahead, 56-55. Muir went back ahead on Jonathan Williams' steal and lay-up. Williams led the Mustangs with 18 points. But the Bulldogs responded with a 12-2 run to put the game away. Harmon, who got into foul trouble and was a non-factor in Muir's 74-64 victory over Pasadena in December's La Canada Holiday classic, consistently broke down Muir's defense with dribble drives. The senior was a pest on defense as well, grabbing three steals and forcing Muir's guards into several mistakes. Duncan (eight rebounds), Doug Thomas (12) and Wilburn (11) dominated the boards and helped the Bulldogs score several second-and third-chance baskets. Darelle Rowe had a tough game, scoring just six points, with one steal and two rebounds. The victory puts the Bulldogs (15-6, 5-0) all alone atop the Pacific League standings, with the Mustangs (15-5, 4-1) one game back. Pasadena and Muir meet again on the final game of the regular season, Thursday, Feb. 10 at Pasadena High.
Pacific Coast League
Corona del Mar 49, Costa Mesa 47--Kevin Hansen scored 17 points, including seven in overtime, as the Sea Kings (14-6, 2-2) defeated the Mustangs (14-6, 2-2).
Pacific View League
Channel Islands 74, Hueneme 52--Mike Solis scored 21 points and brother Alex Solis added 15 to lead Channel Islands (10-10 overall, 1-3 in league) to the victory at Hueneme. Frank Thompson was the leading scorer for Hueneme (11-8, 2-2) with 16 points.
Rio Mesa 42, Camarillo 40--David Kanongata'a had a team-high 12 points in lifting Rio Mesa (2-2) past rival host Camarillo (10-11, 1-3). Rio Mesa's John Moreno scored nine points. Camarillo's Jimmy Alstot had 13 points and Jared Jungwirth collected 14 rebounds and eight points.
Chadwick 56, Webb 49-- Chadwick (11-6 overall) beat Webb at home behind Peter McCaslin's 20 points and another 16 from Putnam, who added two three pointers, as did McCaslin, and Micheal Reich, who finished with 9. Webb's leading scorer was Martinson, with 12. Chadwick jumped out to a 21-7 first quarter lead and then cruised the rest of the way.
Rio Hondo League
La Canada 50, San Marino 26-- Even though the Spartans (12-9, 3-2) scored only 10 points in the first quarter, they scored 40 the rest of the way, compared to the Titans' five points in the first and 23 the rest of the game. Eleven Spartans scored Friday night, while only four scored for the Titans (7-12, 0-5). Robbie Neyland was four of six from three-point range in the first half, while the entire San Marino team finished four of 18. With 4:26 to go in the first half. Neyland hit a three-pointer while being fouled from behind by Krishna Ramaswani. He hit the free throw to complete the four-point play and put the Spartans up 18-9. Less than a minute later, Ramaswani struck again, this time fouling Billy Hofman from almost exact spot as Neyland. Hofman missed the shot, but converted on two of three free throws. Neyland led La Canada scorers with 13 points, followed by Gary Swaner with nine. Down by 23 with 4:13 left, San Marino's Danny Liu hit hit his second three-pointer of the game to make the score 46-26. He finished with 13 points, while Charlie Chen, Steven Yu, and Mark Shannon combined for the other 13. After La Canada's Philip Swenson made the score 40-21 with five minutes in the game, San Marino hurt itself again by being called for its third backcourt violation of the evening. LC 10 16 12 12--50; SM 5 8 8 5--26 La Canada--Neyland 13, Swaner 9, Niemann 6, Moore 4, Swenson 4, Turley 4, Bang 2, Crane 2,Gaudino 2, Hofman 2, Racklin 2. Three-pointers: Neyland 4, Niemann. San Marino--Liu 13, Chen 6, Yu 5, Shannon 2. Three-pointers: Liu 2, Chen, Yu.
San Andreas League
Cajon 71, San Gorgonio 40--Donovan Morris scored 20 points as San Bernardino Cajon (3-1, 15-5) moved into a second-place tie in the San Andreas League with San Bernardino San Gorgonio (3-1, 11-8). San Gorgonio trimmed a 26-13 deficit in the second quarter to four points, but Cajon finished the quarter with a 8-2 run to take a 34-22 lead at halftime and was never threatened in the second half. Cajon increased the lead to 53-34 at the end of the third quarter and held San Gorgonio without a field goal in the fourth quarter until it was 1:10 left. Cajon controlled the boards and held San Gorgonio to 28.1 percent shooting. Aaron Griffin and Blake Walker split time covering San Gorgonio's leading scorer, forward Jamal Johnson, and held Johnson to 13 points on 5-of-16 shooting. SAN GORGONIO (40) -- Harris 4, White 10, Johnson 13, Dowdy 0, Buckingham 6, McIntosh 2, Stallworth 3, Blackwell 2. CAJON (71) -- Griffin 10, Roby 14, Morris 20, Walker 9, Breeden 7, Harris 2, Dew 4, Payne 5. Halftime score -- Cajon 34-22. Three-point goals -- White 3, Griffin 3, Roby, Morris. Total fouls -- San Gorgonio 20, Cajon 7. Fouled out -- White, Buckingham.
Pacific 105, Colton 65--San Bernardino Pacific continued its domination of the San Andreas League, crushing Colton by 40 points. It was the ninth time in 20 games that Pacific (4-0, 18-2) had beaten an opponent by more than 30 points. Pacific began to really pull away in a third quarter that saw Michael Hall score 11 points and Chris Adams score 12. Hall finished with a season-high six (out of eight) three-pointers. Adams' 28 points was a season-high as well. Chris Smith had 15 assists, and Will Kimble had 14 rebounds. Colton (0-4, 6-13) had 24 turnovers. Brandon Crenshaw had 17 points for the Yellowjackets.COLTON (65) -- Yasin 10, Crenshaw 17, K.Pinckney 6, Jones 8, Miller 2, D.Pinckney 5, Vingua 1, Alonzo 4, Bradshaw 6, Webb 4. PACIFIC (105) -- Smith 16, Kimble 15, Jury 6, Hall 26, Adams 28, Cole 8, Kinser 6. Halftime score -- Pacific 50-34. Three-point goals -- Yasin 2, D.Pinckney, Smith, Jury, Hall 6, Kinser. Total fouls -- Colton 20, Pacific 12. Fouled out -- Yasin, K.Pinckney. Technicals -- Yasin, Hall, Colton bench.
Yucaipa 62, San Bernardino 61 (OT) --Ben Osgood scored the first four points in overtime as Yucaipa defeated San Bernardino in a San Andreas League game. Yucaipa (2-2, 8-12) scored the first six points in the extra session. San Bernardino tried to mount a comeback but Billy Palmore's shot at the buzzer fell short. Osgood finished with 16 points. Tom Carroll had 17 points and eight rebounds for Yucaipa while Matt Majors added 13 points, eight rebounds and seven assists. Tojuan Terrell, Paul Miller and Lacey Copeland each scored 14 points for San Bernardino (0-4, 8-12).SAN BERNARDINO (61) -- Terrell 14, Miller 14, Copeland 14, Stotts 5, Palmore 2, Thaxton 8, Tidwell 2, Mixon 2. YUCAIPA (62) -- King 6, Majors 13, Osgood 16, Carroll 17, Allen 0, Greisnow 4, Martin 6. Halftime score -- 27-27. Regulation score -- 56-56. Three-point goals -- King 2, Carroll 2, Terrell, Thaxton, Copeland 4. Total fouls -- San Bernardino 23, Yucaipa 15. Fouled out -- Nonette (SB), Thaxton.
Santa Fe League
La Salle 75, at Bell-Jeff 61--Matt Kelley scored 20 points and teammates Albert Aquino and Tommy Remillard added 17 apiece for the Lancers (17-5, 5-0).
Sea View League
Newport Harbor 69, Aliso Niguel 54--Ryann Ross led with 17 points, and Brandon Sievers added 14 as the Sailors (14-6, 4-0) defeated the Wolverines (11-9, 2-2).
Woodbridge 79, Irvine 49--Tashaan Forehan-Kelly led Woodbridge with 14 points. Dan Reed and Jon Tilton had nine points each for the Warriors (15-8 overall, 3-1 in league). Chad Hazlett scored 11 points to lead Irvine (5-16 overall, 0-4 in league).
Mater Dei 72, St. John Bosco 46--Senior guard Steve Scoggin scored a game-high 18 points to lead the top-ranked Monarchs (22-1, 3-0) to a road victory over the Braves (12-8, 0-3). Senior guard Gary Vasquez paced the Braves with 17 points.
Santa Margarita 85, Servite 44--Santa Margarita turned in one of its best efforts of the season and defeated Servite, 85-44, in a Serra League game Friday night. The host Eagles (15-4, 2-1) used a pressing offense to force several turnovers. There were several offensive heroes for Santa Margarita. Travis Smith led the way with 21 points. R.J. Socci had 19 points and Ryan Stacey had 14. The Eagles jumped to a 7-2 lead early in the first quarter after a three-point field goal by Socci. Servite (12-8, 1-2) then scored the next five points, but Santa Margarita went on a 6-0 run to stretch the lead to 13-7. The Eagles continued to roll. Santa Margarita went ahead 24-11 when Lenny Collins stole a Servite pass and scored on a lay-up. The Eagles were particularly dominating in the third quarter. Servite had just four points on 2 of 12 shooting as the Eagles outscored them 18-4. Roger Hogan led the Friars with nine points.
Diamond Bar 68, Rowland 60--Khalif Ford paced the Brahmas during their 46-21 first half as the freshman sank five of his six 3-pointers in the opening 16 minutes. Ford finished with 22 points and Dominic Robinson added 19 as Diamond Bar coach Bill Murray notched his 450th career win.
Damien 64, Nogales 55--Junior guard Ralph David scored 14 of his team-high 23 points in the final quarter -- including three 3-pointers for Damien.
Banning 113, San Jacinto 69--Banning scored 63 points in the second half en route to a 113-69 blowout of San Jacinto in a Skyline League game Friday. The 113 points were by far the most by the Broncos this season, easily surpassing the previous mark of 85. Banning didn't press after the first quarter. Geno Randle (seven assists, six steals) and Mike Davis (nine rebounds, seven steals) both reached season highs in scoring at 26 and 35 points, respectively. Michael Frazier had 24 points to lead San Jacinto. SAN JACINTO (69) -- Glossen 7, Luna 2, Duguid 5, Rose 3, Lugo 1, Padilla 3, Goddard 9, Haney 2, Frazier 24, Brown 3, Sullivan 10. BANNING (113) -- Randle 26, Malone 15, Russo 4, Davis 35, Harris 8, Foster 5, Connor 1, Allen 12, Williams 3, Warren 2, Holland 2. Halftime score -- Banning 50-32. Three-point goals -- Randle 4, Davis 2, Foster, Allen, Duguid, Padilla, Frazier 2. Total fouls -- San Jacinto 19, Banning 21. Fouled out -- none.
Rim of the World 83, Yucca Valley 75--Lake Arrowhead Rim of the World (2-2, 7-13) had four players score in double figures in a Skyline League victory. Rim took and early 21-8 lead, but Yucca Valley (0-4, 5-13) was able to cut the lead to 75-71 in the fourth quarter. The Scots hit late free throws to secure the victory.YUCCA VALLEY (75) -- Vizcana 35, Phillips 12, Gaza 2, Goodland 2, Simmons 18, Hettig 6. RIM OF THE WORLD (83) -- George 18, Creswell 17, Jurado 15, Urbina 14, Van Patton 4, Dougherty 2, Henderson 7, Shingler 6. Halftime score -- Rim of the World 47-33. Three-point goals -- Phillips 4, Simmons 2, Vizcana 2, George 4, Henderson, Urbina 2. Total fouls -- Yucca Valley 15, Rim of the World 13. Fouled out -- none.
South Coast League
El Toro 88, Dana Hills 59--Ashkan Nazeri scored 24 points, and Chris Parish added 21 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Chargers (17-4, 5-0) past the Dolphins (0-5 in league).
Temescal Canyon 62, Hemet 46----The Hemet Bulldogs continued their rough journey through the Sunkist League Friday as they dropped a 62-46 decision to Temescal Canyon on the road to run its league record to 0-4. With the teams tied at 7-7, Temescal Canyon went on a 20-0 run that effectively put the game away despite Hemet's efforts to crawl from behind. Dan Christiansen had 11 rebounds to go with his 12 points but he was hampered by the defensive play of Ben Owens. Andy Day had nine rebounds and 13 points. Hemet (7-12 overall) will search for its first league victory at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Bloomington High School. Hemet (46) - Rodriguez 3, Crane 5, Rees 9, Day 13, Christiansen 12, Padgett 4. Temescal Canyon (62) - Owens 17, Morrisroe 4, Wing 5, Cleary 12, Thomas 5, Kennedy 7, Zarbok 5, Roberson 7. Halftime score - 31-18. Three-point goals - Day 2, Rodriguez, Thomas, Zarbok. Total fouls - Hemet 21, Temescal Canyon 22. Fouled out - Rodriguez.
Esperanza 50, Fountain Valley 32--Lloyd Walls scored 25 points as the Aztecs (11-10, 3-2) defeated the host Barons (12-9. 1-4).
Marina 77, Los Alamitos 66-- Marina knocked off visiting Los Al, hitting 12 three-pointers in the game. Marina won its 12th consecutive game, fifth in league play without a loss, and also stretched its unbeaten streak in Sunset play to 10 games dating to last season. Marina is now 19-2 overall. With starting guards Randy Masada battling flu-like symptoms before the game and Ryan Redmond struggling on the floor, a third guard, floor leader Beau Brown, had a tremendous night. Brown opened both the first and second quarter scoring for Marina with a three-point shot, and went on to finish with 20 points. Both Shane Leis and Justin Maranto filled in for Masada and Redmond, with Leis hitting four three-point shots, and Maranto two. Leis scored 12 points and Maranto, who fouled out with 2:22 left in the game, added eight. The Griffins also couldn't contain Dustin Kaatz, and he scored 28 points - six better than his 22.4 average. Kaatz also shot 19 of 20. Both teams came up with big runs throughout the ballgame, Los Al staring the tag-team event with an 8-0 run in the first quarter, and Marina responded with a 10-0 spurt between the first and second quarters. In fact, Marina outscored the Griffins, 21-4, to go from a 12-5 deficit into a 26-16 lead with 5:35 to play in the second quarter. Marina led 36-29 at the half, and appeared heading for a runaway midway through the third period when the Vikings opened up a nine-point lead (44-35) after Leis' steal led to a Brown three-point basket. But Los Al came back, with Ryan Keller scoring four points, including two on a twisting layup, to ignite a 9-0 Griffins run to tie the score at 44-44 with 2:39 left in the quarter. Kaatz's two free throws gave the Vikings the lead right back, Leis hit from three-point range, Kaatz later would hit his only three of the night, and later, he kicked out a pass to Leis behind the arc, and his shot hit nothing but net and just like that, an 11-0 run put the Vikings on top, 55-44. Chris DeLuca's free throw with 3:59 remaining gave Marina its biggest lead, 65-51, and the Griffins could get no closer than eight points the rest of the way.
St. Bonaventure 68, Carpinteria 51--David Berglund scored 19 points, and Michael Perez had 13 points, 10 assists and six rebounds for visiting St. Bonaventure (15-3, 2-1). Michael Spargo added 14 points and five steals, and Chris Sanders had 10 points and eight rebounds.
Valle Vista League
San Dimas 70, Bonita 43--Jason Greenlee scored 24 points and David Malana chipped in with 19 as the host Saints marched over Bonita 70-43 Friday night to remain perfect in Valle Vista League boys' basketball play. San Dimas (16-3, 7-0) used a 16-5 fourth-quarter run to break the game open, turning a seven-point halftime lead into a 22-point cushion. Greenlee led the way, scoring 13 points in the second half. Bonita (12-7, 4-3), which has lost three straight league games, got as close as 30-25 early in the third quarter before San Dimas expanded its lead to 41-28 with a 13-5 run. The Bearcats never recovered. Greenlee and Malana kept the pressure on, fueling San Dimas' offensive machine to push the Saints' advantage to 59-37 with 5:28 remaining. Their defense allowed Bonita only a single point in the final 4:35. The Saints, who outscored Bonita 42-22 in the second half, found their rhythm in the third quarter, building a 15-point lead heading into the final period.
Baptist Christian 77, Calvary Chapel Moreno Valley 25--The Baptist Christian Warriors recorded its first win of the season in convincing fashion Friday as the team beat Calvary Chapel Moreno Valley 77-25. Aaron Maurer led the Warriors off the bench with 17 points. Adam Van Peuresm had 10 points and 12 rebounds while Matt Acton added 16 points.
Santa Clarita Christian 54, Hillcrest Christian 50--Tom Logan had 14 points and 16 rebounds, and Scott Brahmer scored 13 points, but Hillcrest (4-12, 1-4) couldn't overcome a 44-32 third-quarter deficit. Justin Lopez added 10 points for Hillcrest. Daniel Duncan scored 11 points and Adam Gregory had 10 for Santa Clarita.
|Southern Section Non-League Games|
La Quinta 91, Granite Hills 62--La Quinta dominated early, outscoring Granite Hills at the end of the first quarter 28-17. The leading scorer for La Quinta (2-2, 8-11) was Skyler Wilson with 19 points. Ryan Burt and Daniel Martinez each had 11 points each.La Quinta (8-11) used a two-team defensive system to defeat Apple Valley Granite Hills (7-11) in a non-league game. Five La Quinta players played zone defense and another group of five played man-to-man. La Quinta coach Bill Ciancio alternated playing time between the two groups, forcing Granite Hills to adjust not just to a different defense, but to an entire group of rested players as well. La Quinta had a 12-point lead at halftime and outscored Granite Hills 21-11 in the third quarter to put the game away.GRANITE HILLS (62) -- Struebing 3, Parkman 8, Kirschinger 17, Kiamco 7, Tocks 9, Lay 4, Maloney 11, Tasker 3. LA QUINTA (91) -- Gutierrez 4, Wilson 19, Avon 10, Havens 10, Martinez 11, Johnson 2, St.Angelo 7, Nielsen 4, Burt 11, Pablo 5, Beavers 4, Moreno 2. Halftime score -- La Quinta 46-34. Three-point goals -- Struebing, Tasker, Lay, Kirschinger, Wilson, Pablo, Martinez, Avon, St.Angelo. Total fouls -- Granite Hills 14, La Quinta 20. Fouled out -- Kirschinger.
Oxnard 71, Dos Pueblos 56--The Yellowjackets scored eight points in the final minute of the first half to regain the momentum that they kept for the remainder of the contest. Sophomore Lee Abair collected 14 points and 13 rebounds and Jason Parker added 13 points for visiting Oxnard (17-4, 4-0). Matthew Merricks had 12 points, 10 rebounds, seven assists and five steals. Steve Graybill and Damon Jenkins poured in 15 points each in the loss, while Scott Roegner added a bucket and seven rebounds. DP drops to 9-11. OXNARD -- Webb 8, Davis 13, Hernandez 1, Merricks 12, Parker 13, Beltran 2, Abair 14, Ludy 1, Cabana 2, Murray 4. Totals 27 7-18 71. DOS PUEBLOS -- Graybill 15, Jenkins 15, Sherman 7, Hollbrook 7, Roegner 2, Cowens 7. Totals 16 11-21 56. Oxnard . . . 21 21 14 15 -- 71 Dos Pueblos . . . 12 17 16 12 -- 56 3-point goals -- O 3 (Parker 2, Webb), DP 5 (Graybill 2, Jenkins 2, Cowens). Total fouls -- O 17, DP 19. Fouled out -- None.
Santa Paula 82, Fillmore 43--Ryan Frutos had 17 points, leading four scorers in double figures for host Santa Paula (6-14). Mark Zavala and Jacob Macias each added 13 points; Luis Rico added 11. Paul Bustos had nine points and 10 rebounds. Mando Ferrer and Ricky Ruiz led Fillmore with nine points each.
Stoneridge Prep 93, Cornerstone Christian 47--Gregg Walker scored 22 points but it wasn't nearly enough for Cornerstone Christian at Stoneridge Prep.
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