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Recap: Boys' Game Details From
Thursday, Jan. 27--(Jan. 28, 2000)

There were only a few games played yesterday in both the City and Southern Section, but those that were played (at least most of them) are noted, and we've got all of the details we could find below, and we will continue to add to them as more details come in throughout the day.  If you know the details of a game we don't have listed,  send them in, either by e-mail or by posting them up on the message forum.   If you don't find a score you're looking for, check back later because we'll be updating this throughout the day. 

LA City Section League Games

LACES 81, Bravo 53--The Magnet league title was again on the line last night at Bravo Medical Magnet and the visiting LACES Unicorns came in determined to prove that they deserved first place. Bravo, however, had other ideas.   Bravo jumped out to a 13- 6 lead within the first 3 minutes of the first quarter. LACES regrouped midway into the quarter and finished with a 11-2 run of their own.   The second, third, and fourth quarters were all dominated by LACES. They outscored Bravo 19-9 in the second, 20-14 in the third, and 25-15 in the fourth to finish off the Bravo Knights 81 - 53 and solidify LACES' hold on first place. LACES was led by backcourt duo 6'3" senior guard Jason Lee and 6'1" junior point guard Jamal Johnson. Lee led all scorers with 24 points and dished out 8 assists while Johnson scored 17 points as well as collecting 7 assists of his own. Junior Forwards Keion Millsaps 6'4" and Brishen Foley 6'6" both had double doubles each scoring 11 points and pulling down 14 and 13 rebounds

Southern Section League Games

Freedom League

Whitewater 88, Twin Pines 47--TWIN PINES (47) -- Wole 4, Bell 6, Amhumad 6, Bowen 15, Fiscus 16. WHITEWATER (88) -- Brown 35, Scott 19, Hubbard 11, Forks 12, Blakely 4, Thomas 4, Latour 1, Cephas 2. Halftime score -- Whitewater 50-20. Three-point goals -- Scott 3, Cephas, Bowen, Fiscus. Total fouls -- Twin Pines 19, Whitewater 16. Fouled out -- Bell, Owen. Technical fouls -- Bowen. Whitewater cruised over Banning Twin Pines in a Freedom League game. Whitewater got 35 points from Cameron Brown and Marques Scott scored 19 points, including three three-point field goals for Whitewater (10-0, 13-1). Jason Hubbard added 11 points and nine rebounds.

International League

Southwestern Academy 103, Pacific Christian 40--Southwestern (10-7, 3-0) jumped out to a 26-10 first quarter lead and never looked back as David Escobar had a game-high 37 points, Anthony Naylor had 24, and Kevaughn Bullock scored 25 for Southwestern.  Marshuc Brown scored 2, Osa Isabor 2, John Amful 2, and Harold Shields 11 for Southwestern.  Pacific Christian was led by Randy Lara with 18, Jay Lee with 13. Others scoring for PC were Isaiah Heckman 2, Gustavo Hererra 5, Danny Pareps 2.

Ivy League

Moreno Valley 90, Canyon Springs 85 (OT)--In a dramatic Ivy League game between crosstown rivals, visiting Moreno Valley defeated Moreno Valley Canyon Springs, 90-85, in overtime Thursday. Moreno Valley's Nyron Jones' three-pointer with eight seconds left tied the score at 77-77 and sent
the game into overtime. Durwin Williams led the Vikings (3-3, 11-11) with 32 points and 18 rebounds. Andre Johnson added 21 points, while Steve Brown had 11 and nine rebounds. Freshman Richard Cobbs had 35 points and 12 rebounds for Canyon Springs (3-3, 9-13). Teammate Jason Braxton added 18 points. MORENO VALLEY (90) -- Howard 6, L. Taylor 2, Williams 32, Jones 7, Johnson 21, Brooks 9, Brown 11.  CANYON SPRINGS (85) -- Braxton 18, Robbinson 2, Cobbs 35, Gibson 4, Rosborough 13, Smith 3, Taylor 6, Rosson 4. Halftime score -- Canyon Springs 35-34. End of regulation -- 77-77. Three-point goals -- Johnson 5, Cobbs 4, Rosborough 2, Smith, Howard, Williams, Jones. Total fouls -- Moreno Valley 20,
Canyon Springs 30. Fouled out -- Braxton, Gibson, L. Taylor, Brooks. 

Riverside Poly 65, Rubidoux 46 --Riverside Poly (2-4, 12-10) outscored visiting Rubidoux (1-5, 8-16) by 16 points in the game's final 12 minutes in an Ivy League game. Josh Dunaj led Riverside Poly with 15 points and Sali Vance added 14. Riverside Poly also used 11 players to wear down Rubidoux. The Falcons were led by Rolando Murcio's 17 points. Rubidoux cut the Bears' 12-point lead to four, 38-34, midway in the third before Riverside Poly's scoring run. RUBIDOUX (46)-- Davis 5, Green 9, Murcio 17, Walker 4, Hervey 2, Owens 3, Hennings 6. RIVERSIDE POLY (65) -- Masi 2, Dunaj 15, Lopez 10, Quezada 12, Hudson 2, Tyson 1, Salazar 4, Shiller 3, Baird 2, Vance 14.   Halftime score -- Riverside Poly 33-21. Three-point goals -- Murcio 3, Dunaj,   Shiller, Quezada. Total Fouls -- Rubidoux 18, Riverside Poly 18. Fouled out -- Davis, Owens. 

Liberty League

Buckley 55, Providence 47--In a battle for first place in the Liberty League, unbeaten in league Buckley (8-0 in league, 14-2 overall) came into the game ranked No. 7 in D-VAA, with a shot at not only solidifying their lead in the league but also a shot at moving up in the CIF rankings, as No. 6 St. Anthony lost on Wednesday night at home. Facing Division IV-A's No. 5 team, the Providence Pioneers (15-4, 7-2), Buckley took control early in the game, and then overcame a dismal second quarter in which they were outscored 10-4, as Colin Ward-Henninger (6'-3" Jr. G/F) scored 17 points and grabbed 10 boards, while David Gale (6'-0" So. PG) scored 12 points and had 10 assists, 9 rebounds and 6 steals, while committing just 2 turnovers.  Others who stepped up for the Griffins were Mike Lalazerian (5'-11" Sr. SG) with 5 points, Royal Weaver (5'-11" Jr. SG/PG) with 9 points and 3 rebounds, Murali Sivilangam (6'-4" Jr. F) who only scored four points but had 3 tremendous blocks and 6 rebounds in only 11 minutes off the bench. Simon Leonov (6'-3" Sr. F) had 2, Jake Scannell (6'-3' Jr. F) had 4 and Alex Clancy (5'-11" Jr. SG) had 2.  Providence was led by Shant Bekmezian (5'-11" Sr. PG) with 20, while Pierre Kascinta had 13.  Other Providence scorers were Vaca 6, Jones 7, and Pedraja 7. LA Times' writer Steve Galluzo covered the game and excerpts from his article are posted separately.  Scoring by quarters: Providence--12 10  12  13--47;  Buckley--17  4  11   23--55.

Metro League

Cal Lutheran 57, Lake Arrowhead Christian 18--Brian Urroz scored 18 points, but those were the only points Lake Arrowhead Christian tallied. Wildomar Cal Lutheran got 16 points and eight rebounds from Jesse Wenzel and Greg Lyon came off the bench to score 11 points in the C-Hawks' Metro League win. Phil Neujahr had seven steals along with five points for the C-Hawks.LAKE ARROWHEAD CHRISTIAN (18) -- Urroz 18, Taylor 0, Foster 0, Baltaxe 0, Netherland 0. CAL LUTHERAN (57) -- Campbell 6, Johnson 3, Neujahr 5, Wenzel 16, Breitkreutz 4, Lyon 11, Baker 4, Coppick 2, Davis 4, McDunn 2. Halftime score -- Cal Lutheran 33-7. Three-point goals -- Urroz 3. Total fouls -- Lake Arrowhead Christian 5, Cal Lutheran 2. Fouled out -- none. 

Mountain View League

Centennial 74, Jurupa Valley 41--Jurupa Valley (2-4, 11-11) overcame an early 11-point deficit to take a 30-28 lead early in the third quarter of the Mountain View League game. But Corona Centennial (6-0, 19-2) then went on a 29-4 run and took charge of the game.  Senior guard Stephon Seales had a triple-double with 11 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists. The Huskies' Jamaal Williams led all scorers with 18 points.JURUPA VALLEY (41) -- Lauritzen 14, A.Garcia 2, West 1, Leslie 0, J.Garcia 13, Brito 5, J.Ayala 3, D.Ayala 3. CENTENNIAL (74) -- Seales 11, Sybesma 11, Reese 4, J.Williams 18, B.Williams 6, L.Soderberg 6, Gonzales 12, E.Soderberg 6. Halftime score -- Centennial 28-26. Three-point goals -- Lauritzen 3, D.Ayala, J.Ayala, Seales, Gonzales 2, J.Williams. Total fouls -- Jurupa Valley 16, Centennial 17. Fouled out -- West. 

San Gabriel Valley League

Dominguez 103, Paramount 49--Senior forward Sherman Gay (6'-6" Sr. SF) scored a season high 21 points to go along with 11 rebounds as the Dons (20-2, 6-0) defeated the visiting Pirates (0-6 in league).  Senior forward Keith Brooks (6'-5" Sr. PF) added 21 points and 10 rebounds an djunior center Tyson chandler (7'-0" Jr. C) tossed in another 17 points in just 10 minutes of play for Dominguez.  The Dons, ranked No. 2 by USA Today, will return to action on Saturday night at Lynwood High against Roman Catholic of Philadelphia in a matchup with Eddie Griffin, the consensus No. 1 player following the summer.  Griffen has signed with Seton Hall.  The game will be part of a seven game showcase event, the SoCal Basketball Classic, sponsored by adidas and hosted jointly by Long Beach Poly and Artesia High Schools. Paramount scorers in the game were Knox 12, Sandoval 12, Kelly 8, Rumford 7, Cervantes 6, and Booth 4.  For Dominguez, the complete scoring was Borrks 21, Gay 21, Chandler 17, Bobby Jones (6'-4" So. SG/SF) 9, Samir Hernandez (6'-6" So. F) 7,   Darius Sanders (6'-6" So. F) 6,  Larry Johnson (6'-5" Sr. SG) 5, Michah McKinney (6'-3" Sr. SG) 5, R.J. Bluitt (5'-11" Sr. G) 5, Gary Looney (5'-9" Sr. G) 3, Steve Moore (6'-3" Sr. SG) 2, and Robert Boler (5'-9" Sr. G) 2.  Scoring by quarters:  Paramount--8  17  8  16--49; Dominguez-- 27  19  25  32-103.

Gahr 58, Downey 47--Derek Shipp scored seven of his career high 11 points in the decisive third quarter as the Gladiators (16-6, 4-2,) held off the visiting Vikings (18-5, 5-3). After leading  30-24 at the half, Gahr broke the game open in the third period, outscoring Downey 17-9. Senior guard Romalice Reed also had 16 points and a career high 14 rebounds for Gahr.Downey scoring:  Frias 17, Sawyer 11, Jermon 4, Hererra 3, Lucero 10, Simiali 2; Gahr scoring: Yazarlou 4, Shipp 11, Chae 8, Reed 16, Rhoane 8, Jackson 11.  Scoring by quarters:  Downey--20  4   9  14--47; Gahr--16  14  17  11 --58.

Warren 40, Lynwood 39--Junior guard Julian Assibey connected on a 10-foter with six seconds left in the game, lifting the Bears over the host Knights (8-10, 1-5).  Lynwood had an opportunity to win the game as Jontae Vinson, who scored a game high 17 points, was fouled with 2.6 seconds left in the contest.   But Vinson missed the front end of the 1-and-1 and the rebound was fumbled out of bounds as time expired. Scoring for Warren: Williams 9, Hobbs 6, Assibey 11, Fairweather 6, Djokovic 2, Shull 6.  Lynwood scoring: Chaney 6, Welch 4, Vinson 17, Clark 4, Kensie 8. Scoring by quarters Warren--5  11  12  12--40; Lynwood-- 6   10 11 18--39.

Victory League

Desert Christian 58, Ambassador Christan 39--Bermuda Dunes Desert Christian got 21 points from David Kim in a 58-39 Victory League win over Fontana Ambassador Christian.  Andrew Battrud added 13 points and 16 rebounds for the Conquerors (6-0, 13-5). Daniel Houser had 11 points. Greg Peck scored 18 points for Ambassador Christian (2-4), followed by 12 points from Trey Harper. AMBASSADOR CHRISTIAN (39) -- Peck 18, Harper 12, Akingbemi 7, Madridal 2. DESERT CHRISTIAN (58) -- Kim 21, Brattrud 13, Houser 11, Smith 6, Johnson 4, Santana 3. Halftime score -- Desert Christian 29-20. Three-point goals -- Kim 2. Total fouls -- Desert Christian 14, Amassador Christain 11. Technical fouls -- none.

Southern Section Non-League Games

Tarbut V'Torah 55, Liberty Christian 38--Tanner Bral scored 22 points, Noam Dashti pulled down 19 rebounds and David Eghbali had 13 assists for Tarbut V'Torah (15-2). Bral also had six three-pointers, including a 55-footer to end the first half.

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