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Recap: Boys' Game Scores & Details From 
Sat., Jan. 29--(Jan. 30, 2000)

In addition to the SoCal Basketball Classic (hosted by Artesia and Long Beach Poly and sponsored by adidas) at Lynwood High yesterday, there were a few other games played as well around SoCal. Here's what we know, scores first, details second.  If you know of a score (or have details) of a game that isn't listed below, let us know. . . either by e-mail or by posting it up on the message forum.

LA City Section Games

Eastern League

Garfield 59, Roosevelt 54--no details were available

Southern Section League Games

Alpha League

Village Christian 67, Paraclete 56--VC was led by Clint Hamblin with 25 points; Darryl Ellis had 13 for VC which improved to 9-11 and 2-2 in league and which still needs one more win to qualify for the Division IV-A playoffs.   Paraclete fell to 3-18 overall and remains winless in league at 0-5.

Del Rio League

California 67, Pioneer 54--no details available.

Heritage League

Ribet 64, Faith Baptist 47--Ribet (14-2, 7-0) jumped out to a 21-10 first quarter lead and never really looked back, despite a lull and being outscored 13-6 in the second quarter.  Gerald Edwards scored 15, Aaron Byrd 10, Manglicmont 11, Tubs 8, and Houghton 13.  Others were Kavedian 2, and Jenkins 3 for the Fighting Frogs.  Faith Baptist (10-7, 4-3) was led by Eujay Masangkay with 10.

Liberty League

Buckley 62, Yeshiva 41-- Despite getting off to a slow start, Buckley (15-2, 9-0), in first place in Liberty League and ranked 7th in the Division V-AA poll, managed to decisively put league challenger and third place team Yeshiva (10-7, 6-4) away before the end of the second quarter. Yeshiva jumped out to an 8-0 lead in the first half before David Gale (6'-0" So. PG) hit the first of his two threes in the quarter, followed by a three from Alex Clancy (5'-11" Jr. SG) and a field goal from Colin Ward-Henninger (6'-4" Jr. SG/SF), and another two baskets from Jake Scannell (6'-3" Jr. F) and by the end of the quarter, Buckley and Yeshiva were tied. But in the second quarter, Buckley took over, holding Yeshiva to just 6 points while scoring another 17 to take a 32-21 lead into the locker room.  Early in the third quarter, YULA coach Ed Gelb pulled his entire starting lineup and got some better performances from the bench, but it was not enough to overcome the Griffin's scoring, and Yeshiva continued to lose ground, as Buckley outscored the Panthers 16-10 in the third and 14-10 in the fourth.  Scoring for Buckley:  David Gale 8 and 7 assists, 4 steals; Mike Lalazerian 2; Royal Weaver 10, 3 assists, 2 steals; Murali Sivalingam 6 and 6 rebounds;  Simon Leonov 2; Colin Ward-Henninger 19 and 10 rebounds, 3 assists; Alex Clancy 9 and 1 assist, 2 steals; Jake Scannell 6 and 1 steal. For Yeshiva: Alex Kalmanovich 4; Yitzi Katz 9; Kenny Pollack 6; Avi Hami 6; Schlussel 2; Portnoy 1; Missry 3; Stein 4; Dorfman 6.  Buckley next plays Providence again on Tuesday at Providence, and will still have four more league games remaining thereafter, against Windward at Windward, Oakwood at Buckley and then back-to-back games against Avalon on February 9 and 10 at Buckley.

Providence 41, Windward 37--  Providence jumpted out to a 16-10 lead at the end of the first quarter and then held Windward to single digit scoring at their home court, as Shant Bekmezian hit for a game high 16 points and 6 assists.  Pierre Kascingta scored 15 for the Pioneers, currently ranked 5th in the last CIF poll in Division IV-A.  Other Providence scoers were Escobedo 4, Derek Jones 4 and 9 rebounds, and Gino Pedraja 2.   For Windward, scorers were:   Brandon Cane 14, Foley 5, Mann 5, Leeb 2, Hirsch 9, and Emerson 2. Providence remained in the hunt for the league race with the win at Windward, and the Pioneers now are 8-2 in league and a game and a half behind Buckley, following their two losses last week to Buckley and Yeshiva.  With the loss, Windward drops to 6-5, and with three league games remaining are still in the battle for second or third and the last automatic bid from the 8 team league for the playoffs.  But with an overall record of 11-10, the Wildcats, regardless of what happens, will still be eligible for an at-large berth.    Buckley and Providence will match up again on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. at Providence.

Mission League

Notre Dame 82, Loyola 70-- Michael Luderer scored 29 points and had seven assists, and Cody Pearson scored 26 and pulled down 15 rebounds and dished out 8 assists for trhe Knights (17-5, 6-2) in a Mission League win at Notre Dame to stay in the hunt for the Mission League race, which is now a three way affair between Harvard-Westlake which has a two game lead at 8-0, and Chaminade.  Notre Dame outscored Loyola (8-12, 3-5) 50-36 in the middle two quarters. Loyola was led by Matt Llewellyn (6'-2" So. SG) with 15 points and by Omar Wilkes, the freshman who led with 21. Others scoring for the Cubs were Crossner 10, Tannenbaum 2, Gaston 9, Flynn Brown 9, Jones 2.  For Notre Dame, the scoring was: Luderer 29, Pearson 26, Barton 4, Sanchez 4, Hennessey 3, Lutz 6, Hungerford 10 and 10 rebounds.

Valley League

Valley Torah 59, AGBU 40-- Valley Torah, 11-4 overall and 4-1 in league was led by Abey Malkin with 19.  AGBU (5-1 in league) was led by two players in double figures, and was held to single digit scoring in the last three quarters.

Southern Section Non-League Games

Crossroads 65, Chadwick 58--After a strong first half, Chadwick (12-7) and ranked No. 8 in a tie with Santa Clara in the last CIF poll in Division V-AA, faltered and lost to Crossroads, (15-8, 6-0) the No. 1 ranked team in Division IV-A.  Mike Reich paced Chadwick with 22 points, 8 rebounds and five steals while Peter McCaslin had 22 points, including four three pointers.  Chadwick actually led the game after the first quarter, 18-16, and the game was tied at the half, 33-33, but in the second half, the Roadruners, led by Isaiah Fox and Jordan Rush broke out and pulled away.  Fox had a team high 20, and Jordan Rush finished with 14.   Others scoring for Crossroads were Anthony Locke 9, Hall 4, Felipe Williams 15, Lofgren 5.   For Chadwick, others scoring were Miler 2, Putnam 4, Kasardjian 3, Smith 3, Fournier 2.

Downey 78, Pacifica 54--Downey was led by Firas with 25, Sawyer 15, and Zoumerakis 11.  pacifica was led by Santos with 10, Guinea 16.

Liberty Christian 49, Joshua Springs 47-- Pat Doney had 19 points to lead the Minutemen and Paul Francis scored the game winning shot with 57 seconds to play, and finished with 6 points.  Stephens had 12 for Liberty, Mendoza 10.  Joshua Springs was led by Hageman with 16 and Johnson with 12.  Liberty Christian improved to 5-12 overall and Joshua Springs is now 3-13.

Muir 64, Bishop Montgomery 55-- The Mustangs managed to upset Bishop Montgomery and the Craven twins at the "finals" of the Championship game of the La Canada Holiday Tournament, which finished about a month after it really should have (and a month later than it will next year, according to the event organizers).  The Knights, ranked No. 1 in the CIF D-III-AA poll, were ready to win,   and with Errick Craven's left-handed dunk off a back door pass, and Bishop ahead 15-8 early in the game, it looked like this was going to be an easy win.  But Muir (16-6) managed ot come back int eh second and third quarters with some quick passing and back-door flex cuts of their own.  Muir Senior Darrell Rowe, who scored just 5 points in the first half, managed to come alive with seven of Muir's first 11 points in the third quarter to cut the lead to just 41-37 for BM.  Rowe, who finished with 19 in the game, then went to work, finishing the third with a three and beginning the fourth the same way.  BM (17-5), took the lead back and held a 53-51 advantage with 3:42 remaining in the game, but then Muir went to work and scored 10 unanswered points.   Joseph Frazier kept Muir in the game with some good play, including 14 points and 11 rebounds and 5 blocked shots.  The Cravens managed just 26 points between them, and Derrick fouled out midway through the fourth quarter.

Pasadena 73, Moorpark 60-- This was the "third place" game of the La Canada Holiday tournament, which really ended in December except for the two final games (see above), and the Bulldogs (18-6) came back from a win earlier in the day at the SoCal Basketball Classic at Lynwood where they easily beat LA Washington, to take this one too.  Pasadena's size overwhelmed Moorpark (15-7) from the start, and Pasadena never trailed.  Doug Thomas (6'-9" Jr. F) set the tone early with three first half blockes and then he had three huge dunks before finishing with 15 points and 8 boards.  Dino Wilburn (6'-2" So. SG) was also the leading scorer and he finished with 19 points.  For Moorpark, Todd Tomlinson finished with a game high 23 points and 5 steals.  Others scoring for Moorpark were Moser 3, Dabbs2, Tavasolian 2, Bucka 9, Carter 5, Illions 9, Russ 5, and Peter Dalrymple 2.   For Pasadena, the scoring was: Harmon 17, Wilburn 19, Duncan 9, Thomas 15, Soleimani 11, Eubanks 2.

St. Francis 57, Verdugo Hils 46-- This was the fifth place game of the La Canada Holiday Tournament, and the Golden Knights (11-10) limited the Verdugo Dons (8-13) to four thid quarter poinjts to break open a close game.  St. Francis' Jeff Brown led St. Francis with 20 points and Verdugo was led by Michael Elliot with 24.

Valley Christian 82, Laguna Blanca 63--Trevor Scott hit six 3-pointers anbd scored 21 points in the non-league loss in Santa Maria. Brandon Wicks grabbed 10 rebounds for the Owls (9-9). LAGUNA BLANCA -- Geeb 5, Scott 21, Jeffrey 10, Wicks 6, Ferguson 10, McAdams 2, Kaufman 5, Geyser 2. Totals 22 5-7 63 VALLEY CHRISTIAN -- Carnell 25, Mason 2, Linwood 15, Lokkart 12, Christofferson 23, Kober 3, Pacheco 2. Totals 33 8-13 82. Laguna Blanca . . . 24 14 12 10 -- 63 Valley Christian . . . 22 20 21 19 -- 82

Other Non-League games:

Southwestern 83, Acaciawood 57--no details were available.

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