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Recap: Boys' Game Details For Games
Played Wed., Jan. 26--(Jan. 27, 2000)

We know we don't have all the game details, based on the scores we have, but we've managed to collect most of the games played Wednesday, January 26, 2000. Here they are:

LA City Section League Games

Eastern League

South Gate 42, Roosevelt 31--Senior guard Javier Vega scored all 15 of his points in the second half, including a 3-pointer with two minutes left to seal the victory as the Rams (11-10, 5-0) outlasted the visiting Roughriders (4-1 league) in a battle for first place in league.

Marine League

Carson 75, Gardena 55--Andre Johnson scored 19 points and Marques Washington had 18 as the Colts (13-8, 4-1) had no problems defeating the host Panthers (1-4 league). Twaine Waite also had 13 points for Carson who will play at Narbonne on Friday at 7 p.m. 

Washington 63, San Pedro 42--The visiting Generals (7-9, 5-0) remained undefeated in league as junior point guard David Warsaw scored 16, and Antoine Parker and Wayne Chamberlain added 11 apiece.  San Pedro (5-15, 0-5) was led by Malik Rahh and Jess Valero who had 12 points apiece. The Pirates were hurt by 25 turnovers.

Sunset Six League

Grant 58, North Hollywood 48--Grant High unleashed a full-court press that produced eight turnovers in a five-minute span of the fourth quarter and produced a 58-48 victory over North Hollywood on Wednesday at Grant.  Senior guard Ryan Logan scored 11 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter and was the key player during a 15-4 for Grant (5-15, 5-0 in league play). The win extended the Lancers' lead in the Sunset Six League to two games.  Logan and backcourt mate DeWayne Anderson were held out of the first quarter after arriving late for the junior varsity game. North Hollywood (15-5, 3-2) took advantage, opening a 15-8 lead.  When they returned and helped increase the defensive pressure, the Huskies were in trouble.  Logan made five three-pointers.  Kenny Hauser scored 15 points for North Hollywood.

Hollywood 68, Canoga Park 66--Leon Usher made a three-point shot as time expired but the Hunters' comeback fell short in a Sunset Six League game at Hollywood.  Cecil Brown scored 11 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter and Jammie Harris added 21 points, eight rebounds and four blocked shots for Canoga Park (8-11, 1-4).   Richard Wright scored 16 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter for the Sheiks (11-10, 3-2).

Valley Mission League

Sylmar 55, Monroe 54--The Spartans seized sole possession of first place in the Valley Mission League behind 17 points, 10 rebounds, nine assists and six steals by guard John Valdez at Monroe.  Robert Palafox made a three-point basket and was fouled with 20 seconds left to pull the Vikings (14-6, 4-1) to within one.  However, Palafox, who scored 20 points, missed the free throw.   Jeff Morris had 10 points and 11 rebounds and five blocked shots for Sylmar (9-9, 5-5).

West Valley League

Chatsworth 70, El Camino Real 60--Shayne Berry had 20 points and seven assists, and Ronald Ruffin added 18 points for the Chancellors (7-12, 1-4) in a West Valley League victory at El Camino Real.  Justin Saad-Anthony had 19 points and nine rebounds, and David Rebibo added 16 points for El Camino Real (4-11, 0-5), which committed 18 turnovers. 

Granada Hills 65, Birmingham 63--The Highlanders blew a six-point fourth-quarter lead but rallied in overtime in a West Valley League game at Granada Hills.  Rufus Park had 15 points and seven rebounds, and Midwin Francis had 12 points and 13 rebounds for the Highlanders (11-9, 3-2). 

Taft 77, Cleveland 70--The Toreadors overcame 27 turnovers--two more than Cleveland--with solid shooting and the Big Three: Steve Smith, Ronald Gray and Gregg Guenther.  They combined for 65 points, 84% of Taft's offense.   Steve Smith, the freshman, who scored 24 points.  The Toreadors (15-1, 5-0 in league play), winners of 15 in a row, relied on streaks and runs in every quarter to keep the Cavaliers at bay.  That burst in the first four minutes of the game was one of five significant runs for the Toreadors, who trailed for just over a minute in the second quarter.  Taft put together another 11-0 run in the second quarter to take a 32-24 lead. The Toreadors also enjoyed a 13-0 run in the third quarter, a 10-0 run that started in the third and ended in the fourth. Minutes later, a 9-0 run that gave the Toreadors their largest lead, 66-47, with less than four minutes to play.  But Taft wasn't the only team scoring unanswered points.  Cleveland (13-7, 4-1), which had a 14-game league winning streak snapped, ripped off runs of 10-0, 13-0 and 8-0.  Taft's Ronald Gray finished with 24 points, scored 12 of Taft's 13 points in the first quarter, while Steve Smith scored 15 of the Toreadors' 19 points in the second quarter. Taft maintained the upper hand with solid shooting, especially from the free-throw line, where the Toreadors made 26 of 32 (81%).  Guenther, a 6-foot-8 senior center who finished with 17 points, was nine of 10 from the line. Gray was eight of 10, including four of four technical foul shots.  Cleveland, which was nine of 28 from three-point range, did cave in. The Cavaliers whittled a 16-point deficit to three in the third quarter and a 19-point deficit to five in the fourth quarter.  Trailing, 66-47, Cleveland cut Taft's lead to 75-70 in three minutes. A follow shot by Justin Thompson with 12 seconds left was Cleveland's last basket.  All nine players who played for Cleveland scored. Grant Pledger and David Franklin each had 10 points. Quenton Harvey, who is averaging 16.2 points in league games, was limited to six points on three pointers in the first and third

Southern Section League Games

Camino Real League

Mary Star 73, Bosco Tech 61-- Allen Danielson had 20 points and Rudy Brown 14 as the Stars (8-12, 2-3) defeated the visiting Tigers (1-4 league).  Senior forward Matt Ardaiz also had 12 points for the Stars who will play at St Anthony on Friday at 7:30 p.m. 

Garden Grove League

Bolsa Grande 77, Pacifica 74 (OT)--Pacifica, looking to tie Bolsa Grande atop the Garden Grove League standings, gave an inspired effort from the opening tip to the final buzzer. Bolsa Grande, meanwhile, unveiled a high-flying attack highlighted by three-pointers and electrifying dunks.  But there's always a loser, and on this night Bolsa Grande senior forward Jon James made sure it wasn't the team wearing dark blue and red.  James took a pass from guard Omar Amaral and muscled his way into the paint for a basket with one second left in overtime to put the finishing touches on Bolsa Grande's 77-74 victory Wednesday night at Pacifica.  James, who was fouled on the play, missed his free throw, but Mariner guard Kelly Gurnea's heave at the buzzer was well short as Bolsa Grande swept the season series.  The Matadors (17-5, 8-0), who for all intents and purposes wrapped up the league title, rallied from a 62-52 deficit midway through the fourth quarter to send the game into overtime tied at 68.   James led the way for Bolsa Grande with 26 points, 15 rebounds and eight blocks. Amaral, a sophomore, added 25 points and guard Will Montgomery had 15.  James' basket with two minutes to go in regulation tied the game at 65. After guard Chris Lavin's three-pointer gave the Mariners the lead again, Bolsa Grande's Will Montgomery answered with a three-pointer of his own.  Pacifica (11-10, 6-2) led only once in overtime, 70-68 on two Kevin Cook free throws. Cook finished with 11 points. Center Joel Bruck led the Mariners, who converted 12 three-pointers for the game, with 18 points and Kelly Gurnea had 11. 

La Quinta 74, Santiago 50--Matt Blanchard had 17 points and 12 rebounds and Daniel Chan added 10 points and five steals for host La Quinta (8-14, 4-4). 

Los Amigos 43, Garden Grove 40--Joby Nanthavong's two fourth-quarter three-pointers were the difference in the game for host Los Amigos (9-13, 5-3). Jackson Nanthavong and Peter Vu each scored 10 points for the Lobos.  Nick Davis scored 11 points for Garden Grove (4-16, 2-6).  

Los Padres League

Paso Robles 59, Santa Ynez 47--Matt McKinney tallied 29 points and 10 rebounds, but 22 fourth quarter shots from the charity stripe for the Bearcats ended the Pirates run for a Los Padres League win. Santa Ynez drops to 1-4 in league and 6-14 overall. SANTA YNEZ -- Jones 4, Wooten 8, McKinney 29, Alegria 5, Billings 1. Totals 14 19-26 47. PASO ROBLES -- Wilder 3, Thomas 6, Anguiano 6, Jackson 5, Freitas 5, Buckman 2, Lee 2, Beau 8, Wesch 11, Webb 12. Totals 20 19-30 59. Santa Ynez . . . 12 12 8 15 -- 47 Paso Robles . . . 6 17 14 22 -- 59 3-point goals -- SY 0, PR 0. Total fouls -- SY 24, PR 22. Fouled out -- Jones, McKinney.

Marmonte League

Agoura 58, Newbury Park 54--Andre Woodert's 8-foot pull-up jumper with 1:16 remaining was such a shot, proving crucial as the Agoura boys' basketball team held off visiting Newbury Park 58-54 on Wednesday.  It was the second straight win for Agoura (4-16, 2-5), which could be making a move to insert itself in an already crowded playoff race. It was the fourth straight loss for Newbury Park (10-8, 3-4), in danger of fading from that same race.  Woodert's open jumper was so significant because it came after Newbury Park had outscored Agoura 17-6 from the start of the fourth quarter, cutting a 12-point lead to 54-53, and because it came with just one second left on the shot clock.  The resulting 56-53 lead proved safe, but just barely. Two Newbury Park 3-pointers to tie rimmed out before the Panthers picked up a Shomari McLemore free throw with 12.6 seconds left. Johnny Gray responded with two clinching foul shots with 7.6 seconds left.  Woodert finished with 14 points to lead four Agoura players in double figures. Gray had 12, along with eight rebounds, three steals and two assists. Justin Campbell and Andrew Morrow each scored 10.  Newbury Park had early success with its inside game, and was led by 6-foot-7 Will Svitek (18 points) and 6-6 Matt Currie (12 points).  But Agoura quickly slowed the Panthers' success with its high post-low post game. 

Simi Valley 80, Thousand Oaks 76-- Playing without star forward Brett Michel, trailing hot-shooting Thousand Oaks by 13 points in the second quarter and by six points with less than five minutes remaining, Simi Valley survived. Jered Weaver gave his team the lead for good with a 3-pointer from the baseline with just under 20 seconds remaining, and Branduinn Fullove capped off his 30-point outing with two free throws with 7.8 seconds left as Simi Valley pulled out an 80-76 victory over fired-up Thousand Oaks on the Lancers' home court.  Thousand Oaks, seeking to narrow Simi Valley's lead in the Marmonte League race to one game, got 26 points and five 3-pointers from Kyle Kegley, and 24 points and five 3-pointers from Tim Chevalier. But Simi Valley's 6-9 center Dustin Villepigue added 20 points, nine rebounds and two blocks as Simi Valley stays perfect in league at 7-0 (19-2 overall).  Thousand Oaks moves to 4-3 and 12-8. Among Simi Valley's major obstacles was the absence of 6-6 senior forward Brett Michel, averaging 19.0 points and 6.6 rebounds. Neither Aurand nor his players would specify the reason. Aurand said only that Michel would rejoin the team for today's practice. To complicate matters, Thousand Oaks picked up right where it left off after their first meeting with Simi Valley, when the Pioneers escaped with a 73-71 victory.  With Kegly, Chevalier and Kahil Fannel (nine points in the first half) leading the way, Thousand Oaks opened up leads of 26-14 after one quarter and 36-23 midway through the second quarter. Still, Simi Valley fought back.  Relying on the scoring of Fullove, the inside power of Villepigue and the floor presence of Shaun Michel, Simi Valley cut the deficit to 43-28 at the half. Still, Thousand Oaks turned a 61-61 tie after three quarters into a 73-67 lead with 4:45 remaining.  Simi Valley crept close on a pair of baskets by Fullove and Fullove's assist to Villepigue to cut the disadvantage to 76-75. Then Fullove found Weaver on the baseline, and the junior forward nailed the 3-pointer with just under 20 seconds left for a 78-76 lead.  After Shaun Michel's steal at the other end, Fullove put the victory on ice with his two free throws.  

Westlake 83, Moorpark 79--Tyler Adamczyk scored 14 of his 32 points in two overtime periods for host Westlake in a Marmonte League game.   Adamczyk also grabbed eight rebounds and Adam Mazarei scored 21, including five three-point baskets and five assists for the Warriors (12-9, 2-5).  Westlake held a big advantage in free throws, making 30 of 38 attempts. Moorpark made 17 of 25.  Todd Tomlinson had 23 points, eight assists and five steals, and Ryan Moser had 22 points, including the two-point shot that forced the first overtime for the Musketeers (14-6, 3-4). 

Mission League

Notre Dame 72, Alemany 64--Michael Luderer and Cody Pearson combined for 50 points in the Knights' Mission League victory at L.A. Baptist High.   Luderer had 26 points, including four three-point baskets, and grabbed 10 rebounds. Pearson had 24 points and 20 rebounds for Notre Dame (16-5, 5-2). Reny Maynard had 17 points for the Indians (6-14, 1-6). 

Mission Valley League

El Monte 53, Mountain View 35--Robert Carranza scored a game-high 24 points and grabbed 14 rebounds in the Lions' win. El Monte moved a game above .500 to 3-2 in the Mission Valley.  Jackson Dunbar added 12 points and five assists, and Enrique Ultreras scored 10 points. Dunbar's major contribution came with his three consecutive 3-pointers after the Vikings closed the gap to 36-33 in the fourth quarter.  Johnny Vargas scored 11 points to lead Mountain View.  The Vikings fell to 2-14 overall and 2-3 in league with the loss.

Montview League

Duarte 65, Azusa 43--Calvin Byrd scored 18 points and Ray Rogers had 14 for Duarte (14-7, 4-1), which took a 33-16 halftime lead and cruised. Alton Preston and Will Cooper added 12 and 10 points. 

Orange League

Brea Olkinda 71, Placentia Valencia 63--Ryan Wilber scored eight consecutive points to open the third quarter and lead Brea Olinda to a 71-63 victory over visiting Valencia on Wednesday night. The Wildcats (16-5, 5-0) trailed the Tigers (3-2) by a point at halftime after a first half that featured eight ties and 11 lead changes. The game was crucial for both teams. A victory for Valencia would have knotted the teams at 4-1 concluding the first go-around in Orange League play. Instead, the Wildcats opened a two-game cushion. Chase Ulicny, who with Valencia's Eman Ortega, led all scorers with 17 points, converted 13 of 14 free throws. Teammate Landon Lewis also played a key role in keeping the Tigers at bay when he hit consecutive three-pointers, one ending the third quarter, the other opening the fourth. After trailing by as many as 13 points early in the fourth, Valencia rallied to close the gap to six points. They outscored the Wildcats 12-5 in a short stretch near the end of the fourth quarter.   However, Ulicny converted a pair of free throws and Moore hit one of two to give their team a nine-point lead with 1:10 remaining.  Brea hit 25 of 32 free throws; Valencia was 11 of 17 from the free-throw line. The Wildcats had balanced scoring, with four players in double figures, led by Ulicny's 17. Ryan Moore finished with 15 points, while Lewis and Wilber had 13 each.  Valencia's Eric Dixon had 16 and Ben Jones added 11 points. Ortega connected on five three-pointers in the game, while Lewis hit three three-pointers.

Magnolia 57, Anaheim 53--Magnolia took a 16-11 lead after the first quarter and never trailed. Stia Asoau scored 14 points and Geoffrey Clayton had 13 for the Sentinels (16-4, 3-2). Stephen Miller scored 24 points for Anaheim (12-8, 2-3). 

Savanna 53, Western 48--Allan Purnell had 26 points and 11 rebounds for host Savanna (9-12, 2-3).  Savanna trailed, 13-11, after the first quarter, but took the lead early in the second quarter and never trailed again. Robert Turner scored 15 points for Western (6-13, 0-5) with 15 points. 

Santa Fe League

Bell-Jeff 76, Cathedral 57--Carlos Arroyo had 19 points and 14 rebounds, and Casey Markovic had 26 points and 10 rebounds to lead Bell-Jeff (17-4, 4-1) in a Santa Fe League game. 

La Salle 75, St. Genevieve 34--The La Salle High School boys basketball team opened with 16-0 run and never looked back in a convincing 75-34 Santa Fe League victory over visiting St. Genevieve Wednesday night.  The victory, which was the team's sixth league win, preserved La Salle's undefeated league record.  Matt Kelley (15 points, six rebounds) hit two quick jump shots to give the Lancers a 4-0 lead after the first minute and a half of play. Following his jump shots, La Salle applied a four-man full-court press, frustrating the Valiant guards and producing easy baskets off of steals and turnovers.   The Lancers (18-5, 6-0) forced six turnovers in the first quarter, two in the Valiant backcourt. They capitalized on four of them, scoring three baskets off of fast breaks and gaining an additional two points from the free-throw line.  Darryl Luzande scored St. Genevieve's first points on a 15-foot jump shot with 2:51 left in the first quarter, but the Lancers responded. Chris Rakiewicz (eight points, five rebounds) scored two baskets in the paint and Kelley hit a three pointer to give the Lancers a 23-6 lead at the end of the first quarter.  In the second quarter, the Valiants slowed down the pace of the game. They dropped back defensively and forced La Salle into an ineffective half-court game.  Anurak Sangkhae, who led the Valiants with 13 points, scored 11 points in the second quarter, including two free throws that cut the Lancer lead to 11 with :30 left in the half.   An off-balance three-point shot by Jason Kenoyer, however, brought the first-half lead to 14, 34-20, as time expired.  In the second half, La Salle returned to its first-quarter form, using transition basketball to push up the lead. Tommy Remillard fielded long passes from the Lancer backcourt to score eight of his 14 points off of fast-break lay-ups.

South Coast League

El Toro 72, Trabuco Hills 53--Ashkan Nazeri scored 19 points and Kyle Martins had nine points and 10 rebounds as the Chargers (18-4, 6-0) had little trouble with the host Mustangs. Evan Fields scored 16 points for Trabuco Hills (10-10, 3-3). 

Capistrano Valley 65, San Clemente 48--Pete DeCasas scored 11 of his 22 points in the third quarter as Capistrano Valley (14-8, 4-2) outscored visiting San Clemente, 22-11, to take a 14-point lead.

Mission Viejo 61, Dana Hills 59--Travis Niesen scored 21 points to help the Mission Viejo Daiblos (11-11, 2-4) escape with a 61-59 overtime victory over Dana Hills in a South Coast League boys' basketball game Wednesday at Dana Hills High.  Dana Hills' Andrew Spaulding, who had a team-high 14 points, missed a potential game-winning three-pointer as overtime ended.  Dana Hills (6-16, 0-6 in league) trailed by 13 points at halftime but rallied to send the game into overtime when Mitch Mathews made a three-pointer to tie the score, 53-53, with two seconds left in regulation.  Francis Ireifej scored 14 points for Mission Viejo. 

Suburban League

Artesia 116, Glenn 66--Junior forward Amaury Fernandez had 26 points and 18 rebounds to lead the Pioneers, the No. 6 team in the country according to USA Today, to the victory over the visiting Eagles (6-11, 3-4). Artesia, which ran their consecutive league winning streak to 63 games with the win, also got 21 points and 18 rebounds from junior forward Jack Martinez. The Pioneers improved to 18-2 overall and 7-0 in the Suburban League. They next play at Norwalk on Friday at 7 p.m.

Cerritos 72, Norwalk 34--Senior forward Anthony Alexander scored 16 points and Zeke Dahdul had 12 points and 10 assists as ther Dons (9-11, 3-4) had no trouble beating the host Lancers (0-7 league).

Mayfair 80, La Mirada 47--Junior forward Josh Childress scored a season-high 31 points and Edwin Draughan recorded a triple double as the Monsoons easily defeated the host Matadores. Draughan had 12 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists. Mike Bragg also had 12 points for Mayfair (16-4, 6-1) which will host Glenn on Friday at 7:15 p.m.

Tri-Valley League

St. Bonaventure 72, Fillmore 37--Michael Perez had 14 points, nine assists and six rebounds, and Chris Saunders added 13 points and 14 rebounds for the Seraphs (15-3, 3-1) in a Tri-Valley League victory at St. Bonaventure. 

Southern Section Non-League Games

Corona del Mar 60, Saddleback 33----Senior Kevin Hansen had 16 points, 12 rebounds and six steals for visiting Corona del Mar (15-6).

Ocean View 58, Santa Ana Valley 42--Marques Crane had 17 points as host Ocean View (20-2) took a 37-17 halftime lead.  Ocean View's Jeremiah Bell, a senior forward who averages 17 points and 11 rebounds, did not play because of an ankle injury, but is expected to return for Friday's Golden West League game against Saddleback. Torin Beeler scored 12 points in his first game since transferring back to Ocean View from Calvary Chapel. 

St. John Bosco 74, Westminster 69--Sophomore guard Giovonni St. Amant went 13 for 16 from the free throw line en route to scoring a game-high 27 points as the Braves (13-8) defeated the host Lions.  Senior guard Gary Vasquez also scored 18 points to go along with nine assists and eight rebounds while Mark Dyer had a career-high 16 rebounds for St. John Bosco. The Braves will play at Santa Margarita on Friday at 7:30 p.m.

Whitney 79, San Gabriel Academy 57--Junior guard Gary Polk scored 17 of his career high 24 points in the third quarter as the Wildcats (3-16) defeated the host Eagles (4-7). Polk also had six 3-pointers in the game. Freshman guard Daniel Son, who had 21 points, made five 3-pointers in the fourth quarter to help Whintey pull away.   

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