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Recap: Boys' Games Details From  
Monday, Jan. 31--(Feb. 1, 2000)

Not so many games played on Monday, and the post-Super Bowl and pre-playoff doldrums seem to have hit some of the teams.  We don't have all the game details from every game, but we've got a pretty fair sampling of what took place on Monday night.  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

No games played Monday

Southern Section League Games

Academy League

St. Margaret's 70, Orangewood 51--Kevin Krouse scored 17 points and Weston Begg added another 16 for the Tartans (11-7, 6-1) in the win.   Orangewood dropped to 9-6 overall and 4-3 in league, and will need 1 more win in order to be eligible for the playoffs.  Orangewood was led by Tamanaha with 17 and Galbreath with 13.

Bay League

Redondo 78, South Torrance 50--Walter White led a balanced scoring attack with a game-high 17 points and added six rebounds as the Sea Hawks surged to a 34-22 halftime lead. Andrew Zahn finished with 13 points and 13 rebounds, and Sam Chance added 10 points for Redondo (18-3, 8-2). Dylan Mathis contributed nine points and Dijon Thompson had eight for Redondo. The Spartans (10-11, 1-9) were led by B.J. Hart's 14 points and David Hyun added 11.

Inglewood 62, Peninsula 49--Brian Taylor scored a team-high 15 points and added five assists to pace the Sentinels at home. Edward McKinney and LaVester Adams each had 10 points for Inglewood. Anthony Davis contributed nine points for first-place Inglewood (18-4, 9-1). Kevin Gardner scored a game-high 16 points for Peninsula, and Ryan Johnson had 15.

Morningside 81, North Torrance 57-- Khali Young and Dwayne Trotter each scored 20 points as the Monarchs (15-8, 6-3) enjoyed a 21-9 first-quarter run at North (7-13, 0-8). Tracy Cathey added 11 points for Morningside. Justin Agsalud and Kenny Brown each scored 14 for North.

Compton Centennial 69, Santa Monica 51--Ellis Myles scored 21 points and had 15 rebounds and five assists (according to the LBPT--seven assists if you read the Breeze) to lead the Apaches (11-11, 6-4) past the visiting Vikings (5-5 in league). From what we heard this was a pretty ugly game, and the refereeing was atrocious, with a lot of blatant cheap fouls going uncalled.  Not that we were there or anything, but it's what we heard. . . Eric Alvarez added 16 points.

Desert Valley League

Cathedral City 88, Coachella Valley 53--The Lions led 39-20 at the half and cruised to the win. David Ochoa had 10 assists and Gerald DeVance had nine.  Thomas Shewmake had 14 rebounds to go with 14 points. Also, Erin Smith tied the school record by playing in his 68th team victory, tying with Josh Alvarez and Max Patrick. Cathedral City improved to 18-5 on the season and to 6-1 in the Desert Valley League. Cathedral City: 22 17 21 28 -- 88 Coachella Valley: 8 12 14 19 -- 53 Cathedral City: Ochoa 15, Green 4, DeVance 19, Lambert 2, Moorman 6, Smith 4, Heredia 4, Lamar 4, Gray 4, Shewmake 14, Torres 14. Team totals: 31 8-12 88. Coachella Valley: Rabago 4, Gonzales 7, Avina 4, Mendoza 2, Perez 6, Bautista 4, Lomeli 15, Anaya 4, Ramos 7. 22 3-13 53.

La Quinta 62, Palm Springs 53--La Quinta used its switching defense to control the tempo and eliminate Palm Springs’ running game to pick up a 62-53 boys basketball win on Monday.  Leading the way was Skyler Wilson who scored 12 of his 20 points in the first quarter. Mike Havens had 13 points and 10 rebounds, and Daniel Martinez had 10 points for La Quinta (5-3, 11-12). Jordi Higueras led Palm Springs with 17 points and Bobby Caldwell added 13.  La Quinta 62, Palm Springs 53 Palm Springs 10 13 11 19 -- 53 La Quinta 16 16 17 13 -- 62 Palm Springs -- Jude Chandrasena 7, Jordi Higueras 17, Bobby Caldwell 13, Caleb Barton 8, Brad Handley 8.   La Quinta -- George Gutierrez 6, Skyler Wilson 20, Daniel Martinez 10, Mike Havens 13, Mike Avon 9, Paul St. Angelo 2, Ryan Burt 2   3-pointers -- Palm Springs (Chandrasena 1), La Quinta (Wilson 3, Avon 1). Rebounds La Quinta (Havens 10), Assists -- La Quinta (Avon 6). Total fouls -- Palm Springs 18, La Quinta 20. Fouled out -- Caldwell.

International League

Southwestern Academy 64, Delphi 44-- Southwestern (12-7, 4-0) was led by Kevaughn Bullock with 12, David Escobar 32, an John Ansell with 10; Anthony Naylor had 6, Harold Sheilds 2, and Chris Childers 2.   Delphi was led by Frazell with 10.

Mission League

Crespi 77, Alemany 68--Crespi (10-12, 2-7) managed to win its 10th game and the right to petition for a playoff spot with the win.  Andrew Moore had 19 points and 8 rebounds, while Devin St. Albin had 14 points.  matt Biernate scored 15 for the Celts and grabbed 18 boards.  Pat Casella was also in double figures with 11 points, while Charlie Sheibler had 9 and 11 rebounds.  O'Dwyer had 5 and Grimes had 4.  For Alemany Derek Goodman had 2 points and 4 steals, Evan Cline 13 and 4 blocks, 10 rebounds, Joseph had 9 (but was ejected from the game) while Reny Maynoard led all scorers with 34 points.  Zamora had 3, Edwards 4, and Harrick 3 for Alemany (6-15, 1-7).

Harvard-Westlake 68, Chaminade 64 (OT)-- Chaminade forced an overtime period, then saw its fate sealed on a Lakey three-pointer with 42 seconds left in a 72-67 Harvard-Westlake victory Monday night.   Lakey finished with 32 points and eight assists. His decisive 24-foot shot gave the Wolverines a 68-64 lead and decimated the Eagles (14-6, 5-3 in league play).   Harvard-Westlake (18-4, 9-0) keeps playing close games, but the Wolverines haven't lost in more than a month.  Wolverine forward Eric Geffner had 23 points and 14 rebounds. Geffner, a 6-foot-5 senior, was held scoreless in the last meeting against Chaminade and 6-9 center Scott Borchart.  This time, Geffner was more aggressive and played tough post defense against Borchart, who finished with 15 points and got off only two shots in the final 12 minutes. There were five lead changes in the fourth quarter, but Chaminade had a chance for victory after Jordan O'Gilvie tied the score on a layup with 1:08 left in regulation. The Eagles had the ball for a final shot, but Tito Hill missed a jump shot with seven seconds remaining. Harvard-Westlake was helped in overtime by two steals from guard John Karavas, who converted them into four points. But Lakey's three-pointer was the clincher. Chaminade received 16 points from Erik Johnson, 15 from Hill and 13 from O'Gilvie.

Notre Dame 61, St. Francis 60--Darin Barton made a 16 foot shot at the buzzer and the visiting Knights (`18-5, 7-2) pulled into second place in the Mission League.  Cody Pearson scored 24 points and had 14 rebounds for Notre Dame.  Michael Luderer added another 21 for the Knights. Others scoring for Notre Dame were Sanchez 2, Barwick 3, Hennessy 4, and Calkins 5.  For St. Francis (11-11, 3-5), Jeff Brown had 17, Jenkins 5, Mitchell 9, Gonzalez 4, Vidavirazayer 13, John 1, N. Terrazone 8, and Sims 3.

Ocean League

West Torrance 39, Mira Costa 38--Matt Bellante scored seven of his 11 points in the fourth quarter to push West Torrance to a 39-38 win over Mira Costa in an Ocean League game at Mira Costa. Logan Steinhauer led all scorers with 14 points for West, which entered the fourth quarter tied 25-25 . The first-place Warriors, who have won seven straight, improved to 16-6 overall, 9-1 in league play. David Harris contributed eight points and Keith Allen had 14 rebounds. Mira Costa (12-10, 6-4), which trailed, 9-2, after the first quarter, was led by Greg Geier's seven points.

El Segundo 64, Beverly Hills 63--J.T. Leitch scored a game-high 27 points and had eight assists and DaShawn Strong hit the game-winning free throw with seven seconds left in overtime to lift the Eagles (12-11, 6-4) at home. Jeramie Hopson tallied 14 points and 11 rebounds, and Strong finished with 11 points and nine rebounds for El Segundo, which outscored the Normans, 17-5, in the third quarter to get back in the game.

Leuzinger 80, Culver City 69--: Chaz Foster scored a game-high 26 points and added 13 rebounds as the Olympians mounted a 44-31 halftime advantage and cruised at Leuzinger. Brandon Dixon hit six 3-pointers and finished with 20 points, and Brandon Conner had 16 points for Leuzinger (14-7, 7-3). Culver City dropped to 5-5 in league play.

Torrance 59, Hawthorne 45--James Chang scored a game-high 21 points, including five 3-pointers, to spur the Tartars (12-10, 6-4) at Hawthorne. Jeffrey Kalama finished with 16 points and Lance Keys added eight points and eight rebounds for Torrance, which led 33-26 at halftime. Terrence Ford and Samuel Obele each had 11 for Hawthorne, which trailed, 20-9, after the first quarter.

Omega League

Newbury Park Adventist 55, Ventura County Christian 45--Ventura County Christian (3-9, 1-9) suffered its first loss at home.  Sean Viera scored 10 points and Jordan darby had eight points and eight rebounds for VCC.

Santa Fe League

Bell Jeff 82, Murphy 73-- Casey Markovic hit for 24 points, while Carlos Arroyo had 18 points and 14 rebound. Mike Yildiz scored 19, and Tuyler Kealey had 10 points and 8 assists.  Christian Gopez had 9 and Andy Bunning had 2.  Bell Jeff improved to 18-5, 5-2 in league.  Daniel Murphy (13-11, 4-3) was led by Vrena with 23 and Small 20. Sweet had 16, Stewart 3, Telson 5, Singletary 6.

Suburban League

Artesia 124, La Mirada 49-- Malcolm Heron had a career high 28 points and Andre Hazel recorded a triple double as the Pioneers (21-2, 9-0) had no trouble beating the visiting Matadores(2-7 in league).  Hazel finished with 15 poiknts, 11 steals and 10 assists, while Jack Martinez also had 18 points and 17 rebounds in the win.  Artesia which has now won 65 consecutive league games, will play Mayfair on Wednesday in the battle for first place.

Mayfair 63, Bellflower 57--Senior forward Jeff Bonds had 21 ponits and 13 rebounds as the Monsoons held off the host Buccaneers.   Mayfair had a 10 points lead for much of the second half but too many turnovers allowed Bellflower to hand around.  Junior guard Josh Childress also scored 14 points for Mayfair (18-4, 7-1).  

Glenn 59, Cerritos 37--Senior guard Marcus Outland scored 10 of his game-high 17 p;oints in the fourth quarter as the Eagles (7-12, 4-5) defeated th ehost Dons (4-5 in league).  Patrick Conrad, Patrick Arboleda and George Jones also scored 10 points each for Glenn. 

Valle Vista League

San Dimas 72, Baldwin Park 36-- Baldwin Park (10-11, 5-5) lost to San Dimas (19-3, 10-0) despite David Cordero's 15 points and Steven Reese's 13. San Dimas had four players in double figures, and was never really challenged, after jumping out to a 17-7 first quarter lead and then extending that by outscoring Baldwin Park 24-8 in the second quarter to take a 41-15 lead in to the locker room.  Matt Grundy had 14, Jason Greenlee 11, Mike Ferrera 16, and Eric Ingram 10.  Others scoring were David Malana 6, Paul Marshall 2, and Drew Ruckels 4 for San Dimas. Mike Ferrera had a career-high 14 rebounds for the Saints, who are ranked No. 2 in CIF Division 3AA. David Malana had 10 assists for the Saints.

Northview 68, Ganesha 57-- Northview (9-13, 5-5) never trailed, and used an 18-9 third quarter run to pull out the win.  Benny Laws had 21 points while Jason De La Torre scored 9 for Norhview; Eric Samudio had 14, and Joseph Mercado added another 16 for Northivew, including four three pointers by Samudio. Antonio Griffin was the only other Northview scorer with 8.  Ganesha was led by Sedrick Click with 11, David Tyus 15, Jason Romero with 11, and Mike Efevbedrha 10.   Jeremy Starks had 9, and Alfred Garriz 1 for Ganesha which drops to 10-12 and 4-6 in league.  Northview needs one more win to qualify for a playoff spot by petition if they do not qualify by league standings.  Ganesha's Jason Romero recorded a triple-double with 11 points, 15 rebounds and 10 assists in the loss. David Tyus led the Giants with 13 rebounds.

Bonita 73, Sierra Vista 60-- Bonita improved to 15-7 and 7-3 in league while Sierra Vista remains at 0-10. David Musa led Bonita with 15, while Allen Erving had 13.  Othan Khanthabixay had 21 for Sierra Vista.  Bonita's boys basketball team gradually pulled away, quarter by quarter, building a lead of 18 points in the fourth quarter in defeating Valle Vista League opponent Sierra Vista, 73-60. The visiting Bearcats took a four-point lead into halftime despite a 75 percent shooting performance by the Dons, who are now 0-10 in league.  Chris Dean led the Bearcats (15-7, 7-3) with a game-high 24 points, scoring 18 of them in the second half. David Musa scored 15 points and teammate Alan Erving scored 13 for Bonita. For Dean, this is the second straight game in which he has scored 18 second-half points.

Westside League

Milken 58, Hillcrest Christian TO 27-- Tom Logan tossed in seven points for Hillcrest Christian (4-15, 1-8), but host Milken (8-0) rolled behind 13 points apiece from Bobby Bassman and Alez Raminfar.

Southern Section Non-League Games

Valley Torah 66, Stoneridge Prep 59-- Valley Torah (11-4) beat Stoneridge in a home game played at Montclair Prep; VT was led by Abey Malkin with 30 points, and Simkin had 12, while Markoush had 10.  Others scoring were Katz 3, Greenfield 2, Goldberger 6 and Simon 3.

Santa Barbara 75, Righetti 61 --Senior Mike Henderson came off the bench in the fourth quarter to drill a trio of 3-pointers Monday night, sparking Santa Barbara High to a 75-61 boys' basketball victory over Righetti. Dommanic Ingerson topped Santa Barbara with 20 points and five rebounds while Brent Williams added 17 and Henderson chipped in with 15. Trey Putnam had a team-high eight rebounds and seven points. Ingerson added five rebounds and three assists.  The game was a makeup from a scheduling conflict during the preseason Santa Barbara County Tournament. The Dons, who improved to 20-2 overall, finished 4-0 in the tourney. Robert Osario topped the Warriors (14-8) with 14 points. After building a 39-33 halftime lead, the Dons got caught at 43-all in the third quarter but carried a 53-50 advantage into the final stanza. Santa Barbara canned 9-of-15 from 3-point range in the non-league contest with six different players finding the net. Henderson led the way with four treys. The Dons, who travel to Channel Islands for another non-league game on Wednesday, outscored the home team 24-12 over the final eight minutes.SANTA BARBARA -- Ingerson 20, Henderson 15, Whilt 5, Putnam 17, Williams 17, Peterson 1, Kester 5, Curiel 5. Totals 27-55 14-19 75. RIGHETTI -- Montepeque 8, Osario 14, Villa 2, Ramirez 9, Easton 11, Swain 6, Comeau 11. Totals 18 8-14 61. Santa Barbara . . . 15 24 14 22 -- 75 Righetti . . . 12 21 17 11 -- 61 3-point goals--SB 9-15 (Henderson 4, Curiel, Ingerson, Putnam, Kester, Williams), R 5 (Ramirez 3, Montepeque, Easton). Total fouls--SB 15, R 16. Fouled out--Comeau.

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