SoCalHoops High School News
Recap: Boys' Games Details From
Friday, Feb. 4--(Feb. 7, 2000)
Ok, so we're really, really late with these, but hey, we've had to recover from a grueling day on Saturday (if "grueling" is the right word for sitting on your butt for 12 hours watching great basketball in a terrific venue from courtside. . . ), and from all that writing and photo stuff we did over the weekend, so you'll pardon us if we're just not as timely as we'd like to be. . . In any event, we've already posted up the scores from all these games (they were up on Saturday morning), so this is just filler. . . but it will help you with who's in and who's out in the playoff races and who the high scorers were. These are not all the games played on Friday, just the ones we could find reported. As always, if you know a score or details we've missed, let us know either by e-mail or by posting it up on the message forum.
|LA City Section League Games|
Carson 65, Washington 45 --Marques Washington and Twaine Waite each scored 14 points to lead the host Colts (15-9, 6-2) to the victory and a tie for first place in the league. Carson outscored the Generals, 30-19, in the second half. Washington dropped to 6-2 in league play.
Banning 66, San Pedro 55--Tony Lara scored 36 points on a school-record nine 3-pointers as the Pilots (12-10, 6-2) downed the host Pirates (5-18, 0-8) to move into a tie for first place in the league. Lara broke his own school record of eight 3-pointers he set against Taft earlier in the year. Jerry Jackson added nine assists for the Pilots (12-10, 6-2), who took a seven-point lead at halftime. Malik Rahh scored 17 points with 13 rebounds and Warren Watts added 12 for San Pedro.
Gardena 81, Narbonne 74--Arnold Johnson scored a game-high 22 points as the Panthers (13-10, 4-4) outscored visiting Narbonne 29-10 in the first quarter. David Simpson finished with 17 points, Brandon Drayton had 13 and Devondric Scot t added 12 for Gardena. Beto Delgado led Narbonne (2-6 in league) with 16 points.
Sunset Six League
Grant 54, Hollywood 48--Brandon Edison had 12 points and nine rebounds for host Grant (8-15, 8-0) in a Sunset Six League game. Richard Wright scored 22 points for Hollywood.
Verdugo Hills 82, Canoga Park 80--Michael Elliott had 39 points and nine rebounds and Victor Hines added 19 points to lead Verdugo Hills (9-14, 3-5) in a Sunset Six League game.
Poly 55, North Hollywood 51--Sef Vargas scored 18 points, including three three-point baskets, for the Parrots (7-15, 2-6) in a Sunset Six League victory at Poly.
Valley Mission League
Monroe 64, San Fernando 62--Ramal Goodrich and William Savala combined for 14 points in the fourth quarter helping host Monroe (17-6, 7-1) overcome a nine-point deficit after three quarters in a Valley Mission League game.
West Valley League
Taft 71, Birmingham 46--Ronald Gray had 29 points and 10 rebounds and Steve Smith had 20 points, seven rebounds and five steals to lead host Taft (18-1, 8-0) in a West Valley League game.
Cleveland 66, El Camino Real 55--Quenton Harvey had 22 points and 11 rebounds, and Anthony Davis had 13 points and 13 rebounds for host Cleveland (16-7, 7-1) in a West Valley League game.
Westchester 108, Los Angeles 48--Cedric Thompkins scored all of his team-high 13 points in the first half as the host Comets (17-6, 9-1) took a 36-point lead at halftime. Brandon Heath added 12 points, and every Westchester player scored.
|Southern Section League Games|
Kilpatrick 55, Village Christian 52--Village Christian lost on an off-shooting night by Clint Hamblin who finished with just 4 points. Ellis had 16 and 9 steals for VC in the loss, which dropped them to 9-12 and 3-3 in league and with just two more games on their schedule before the end of the season, they need to win one either at Marshall on Tuesday or Paraclete on Thursday. Kilpatrick improved to 11-10 overall and 4-3 in league and will likely get either an automatic spot, or definitely a petition at large berth based on their overall record. Manuel of Kilpatrick scored 19 in the win.
LA Baptist 52, Paraclete 36-- Paraclete dropped to 0-6 in league while LA Baptist improved to 7-12 overall and 3-4 in league. Neither team will qualify for the playoffs, which requires 10 wins overall for an at-large berth.
Claremont 62, Don Lugo 40--Sean Terrell led all scorers 16 points and Shaddean Aaron added 10 points and seven rebounds as the Wolfpack (21-3, 8-0) remained perfect in league. Raymond Hong had 14 points, four steals, and three assists, and Andy Galindo scored 11 points in the loss for Don Lugo (8-16, 1-7).
Upland 89, Walnut 47--Jesse Pruitt scored a team-high 12 points as Upland (16-7, 5-3) cruised to an easy win. Walnut's David Trashrousran scored 15 points in the loss.
Compton Centennial 55, Peninsula 37--Eric Alverez scored a team-high 13 points and Ellis Myles added 12 to lead the visiting Apaches. Kevin Gardner led all scorers with 14 points and Dan Yerelian added 10 for the Panthers (12-12, 4-8).
Redondo 86, North Torrance 71--Dijon Thompson notched 19 points and Andrew Zahn added 18 as the Sea Hawks (19-4, 9-3) overcame a 24-point performance from Justin Agsalud to win at home. Ryan Mollins contributed 17 points for Redondo while Adam Zahn added 11.
Inglewood 52, South Torrance 46--Terrell Stovall scored a team-high 11 points and Tony Akpan added 10 points and 10 re bounds to lead the Sentinels (20-4, 11-1) at home. Teddy Fletcher added eight points for Inglewood, which led, 27-17, at halftime. B.J. Hart led South with 13 points and David Hyun had 12.
Camino Real League
Verbum Dei 79, Mary Star 58--Allen Danielson scored 22 points in a losing effort for the Stars (8-15, 2-6) at home.
Canyon 85, El Modena 64--Derron Putnam had 20 points and Jamal Taylor 15 for the host Comanches (12-10, 5-2). El Modena fell to 7-16, 2-5.
Foothill 99, Santa Ana Valley 69--Chad Bigler had 23 points and Roger Hogan had 22 points and 17 assists for visiting Foothill (12-12, 5-3).
Villa Park 68, Orange 41--Tommy Stankan and Matt Walldrip each scored 15 points to lead Villa Park to a 68-41 victory over visiting Orange on Friday night in a game rescheduled after a brawl during Orange's game against Santa Ana Valley on Tuesday. Nine Panthers were ruled ineligible for the contest for their roles in the fight, which ended with the arrest of an Orange parent and a player from Santa Ana Valley. Orange (5-18, 2-6) suited up three varsity players. Villa Park (21-2, 8-0) fielded a team of varsity bench players and junior varsity players. Blake Dodge led the Panthers with 18 points.
Dos Pueblos 63, Buena 46-- Robby Blanks had 16 points and Matt Colton had 11 points and 11 rebounds as Buena (9-15, 3-3) lost on the road. Roosevelt Bolden passed for five assists. Matt Holbrook led Dos Pueblos with 22 points.
Santa Barbara 60, Ventura 57--Mike Derse had 26 points and eight rebounds for visiting Ventura (16-8, 5-2), which was without starting guard Tyler Ebell for the third straight game because of an ankle injury. Antwain Richards added 14 points for Ventura. Ventura trailed by only one point with 15 seconds left, but Santa Barbara (21-2, 6-0) made two late free throws.
Bloomington Christian 51, Bethel Christian 45 --Junior center Mike Martin had 23 points and 14 rebounds to lead Bloomington Christian (7-1, 14-4) in a Victory League game. Riverside Bethel Christian (5-3, 13-8) was able to tie the score at 45-45 with 1:10 to play. But Aaron Rollings hit two free throws to put the Ravens up for good and leave Bloomington Christian tied for first in the league.BLOOMINGTON CHRISTIAN (51) -- Martin 23, Rollings 7, Jordan 13, Stearns 6, Stott 2. BETHEL CHRISTIAN (45) -- Heiliger 10, Wilson 6, McKay 12, Wandel 6, Witt 6, Santos 5. Halftime score -- Bloomington Christian 27-19. Three-point goals -- Martin, Rollings, Heiliger, Wilson 2, McKay. Total fouls -- Bloomington Christian 13, Bethel Christian 13. Fouled out -- noen. Technical fouls -- Bethel Coach Williams.
Citrus Belt League
Eisenhower 109, Redlands East Valley 50--Rialto Eisenhower hit its season high in points and emptied the bench in the first half as it cruised to a Citrus Belt League victory over Redlands East Valley. The Eagles (8-0, 24-1), winners of 24 consecutive, got season-highs in scoring from freshman forward Sean Marshall (16 points) and junior guard Donta Jackson (11 points). junior guard Joell Hart led the Eagles with 17 points. Jon Virgil led the Wildcats (2-6, 6-16) with 11 points.EISENHOWER (109) -- D. Rouzan 5, A. Rouzan 16, Wilson 10, Acker 12, James 1, Jackson 11, T. Marshall 2, S. Marshall 16, Hart 17, Hill 7, Sams 8, Dukes 4. REDLANDS EAST VALLEY (50) -- Thompson 9, Virgil 11, Holcombe 8, Jones 6, Moses 5, Wright 2, Larson 4, Brazelton 2, Ka. Lyles 8. Halftime score -- Eisenhower 56-20. Three-point goals -- D. Rouzan, A. Rouzan 4, Jackson 3, Thompson 3, Virgil, Holcombe, Jones 2. Total fouls -- Eisenhower 11, Redlands East Valley 9. Fouled out -- None. Technical fouls -- None.
Fontana 65, Miller 50--Fontana outscored Fontana Miller 24-10 in the fourth quarter to run away with a Citrus Belt League victory. The Steelers (5-3, 15-9) sank 11 of 13 free-throw attempts in the final quarter. Wesley Washington led Fontana with 17 points and five steals. Jordan Walker had 14 points, 15 rebounds and five blocks off the bench. Sean Lanzarotto led Miller (2-6, 11-14) with 13 points.MILLER (50) -- Ramirez 9, Pegram 12, Lanzarotto 13, Vernon 2, Clark 6, Kingsland 4, Jo.Ward 2, Ja.Ward 2. FONTANA (65) -- Walker 14, McJimson 2, Williams 3, Washington 17, Stephenson 11, Jackson 14, Gallardo 2, Nelson 2. Halftime score -- Miller 27-26. Three-point goals -- Stephenson 3. Total fouls -- Miller 22, Fontana 20. Fouled out -- None.
Rialto 96, Redlands 68--Marques Davis scored 17 points as Rialto defeated Redlands in a Citrus Belt League game. Mike Edwards and Daniel Burnett each added 14 points for Rialto (6-2, 20-4). Thirteen players scored for Rialto, including five in double figures. Kenyatta Karleem led Redlands (1-7, 9-15) with 15 points and Danny Genung added 15. Rialto, leading by two points after the first quarter, outscored Redlands 26-14 in the second quarter to open a 15-point halftime lead.REDLANDS (68) -- Karleem 16, Roberts 14, Pyatt 4, Burgan 6, Genung 15, Graham 13 RIALTO (96) -- Davis 17, Sconiers 10, Joiner 6, Edwards 14, Burnett 14, Fraley 3, Willingham 6, Maldonado 2, Anderson 2, Williams 10, McShan 3, Johnson 4, Diggins 5 Halftime score -- Rialto 49-34. Three-point goals -- Karleem, Roberts 2, Genung, Davis 2, Fraley, Burnett 2, Diggins. Total fouls -- Redlands 9, Rilato 9. Technical foul -- Genung
Villanova 68, Laguna Blanca 54--Richard Fore and Matt Mueller had 18 points each for host Villanova. Villnova improved to 10-8 overall and 6-1 in league while Laguna Blanca dropped to 4-3 in league.
De Anza League
Big Bear 60, Beaumont 51--Brian Francis scored 14 of his 15 points in the fourth quarter as Big Bear (4-4, 14-9) rallied from an eight-point deficit to beat Beaumont (4-4, 16-8) in a De Anza League game. Francis hit three three-pointers and a couple of two-point shots in helping Big Bear outscore Beaumont 31-14 in the period.BIG BEAR (60) -- Appleton 16, Jestin 5, Francis 15, Foulkes 4, Thompson 11, Wegener 3, Cridey 6. BEAUMONT (51) -- Ad.Stephens 11, Wood 12, Cohn 12, Aa.Stephens 6, Bridgmon 5, Mitchell 1, Olvera 2, Mendoza 2. Halftime score -- Beaumont 28-24. Three-point goals -- Appleton 2, Francis 3, Wood 2, Bridgmon, Cohn 2. Total fouls -- Big Bear 8, Beaumont 16. Fouled out -- none.
Twentynine Palms 107, Silver Valley 90--Silver Valley sank 30 of 34 free throws, but Twentynine Palms still won and remained undefeated in the De Anza League. The Wildcats (8-0, 19-4) got 12 points from Freddy Bernard in the first quarter and outscored Silver Valley 23-14 in the third quarter to open a large lead. Josh Stratton led Twentynine Palms with 17 points. TWENTYNINE PALMS (107) -- Bernard 18, Stratton 21, Phillips 17, Morton 17, Palmer 5, Hester 5, Brooks 5, Miller 4, Freshour 3, Robinson 10, Risper 1. SILVER VALLEY (90) -- Blankenship 9, Lyons 8, S.James 10, Andreson 8, Everly 0, McMillan 5, R.James 33, Yarbrough 7, Gumbert 2, Holst 8. Halftime score -- Twentynine Palms 60-43. Three-point goals -- Bernard 4, Phillips 3, Freshour, Blankenship 2, Lyons, S.James, Andreson 2, McMillan, R.James, Yarbrough 2. Total fouls -- Silver Valley 21, Twentynine Palms 24. Fouled out -- Robinson, Everly (SV).
Del Rey League
Bishop Montgomery 67, Serra 60--Bishop Montgomery took a big lead and gave it back. But the Knights settled down in time when Brian Pruitt scored four of his 14 points with less than five minutes remaining to give Bishop Montgomery a 67-60 Del Rey League victory over host Serra on Friday night. The Knights (18-4, 6-1) started fast behind Errick Craven, who scored eight of his 18 points to lead the Knights to a 19-6 first-quarter advantage. All six of Serra's first-quarter points were scored by forward Aerick Sanders, who finished with 23 points. The second quarter would see the rest of the Cavalier team help to embark on a 15-6 run to go into halftime trailing, 36-27. In the fourth, Doyle Cole (20 points) sparked Serra with three consecutive baskets, two of which were 3-pointers, to bring the Cavaliers to within one, 53-52. With less than five minutes remaining, Serra took a 56-55 lead when Austin Jackson hit two free throws. But Pruitt responded with two baskets to give the Knights a three-point cushion and never looked back.
Desert Valley League
Cathedral City 89, Indio 60--Behind a 30-point effort by guard Gerald DeVance, Cathedral City clinched at least a tie for its fourth Desert Valley League title with a 89-60 win Friday over Indio. The win also gave Lions coach Rob Hanmer his 100th career victory. Cathedral City (7-1, 19-5) has two games remaining, and only needs one more victory to claim the DVL title outright.The victory avenged the Lions only DVL loss this season, a 90-79 setback. In the first game, Indio took a 19-4 lead. On Friday, the Lions used an extended zone to help them take a 22-10 lead in the first quarter. DeVance also had six 3-pointers and extended his consecutive free throws made streak to 38. Aaron Smith and Thomas Shewmake each had 13 for the Lions. For Smith, he has a career record of 69-18. Indio: 10 18 8 24 -- 60 Cathedral City: 22 26 21 20 -- 89 Indio: Rodriguez 18, Silva 9, Michael Torres 3, Mendoza 2, King 5, Escobar 6, Garcia 7, Balver 10. Cathedral City -- Ochoa 2, Jimenez 2, Green 4, DeVance 30, Lambert 4, Morman 3, Smith 13, Heredia 8, Gray 2, Shewmake 13, Miguel Torres 3. 3-pointers -- Indio 10 (Rodriguez 5, Silva 3, Torres 1, Garcia 1), Cathedral City 9 (DeVance 6, Morman 1, Heredia 2).
La Quinta 77, Coachella Valley 59--George Gutierrez led the Blackhawks with 18 points and Skyler Wilson added 16 to lead the Blackhawks to a road win over the Arabs. The Blackhawks broke open a close game at the half by outscoring the Arabs 23-11 in the third quarter. La Quinta improved to 6-3 in the DVL, 12-12 overall. The Arabs dropped to 2-6, 10-11. La Quinta: 19 18 23 17 -- 77 Coachella Valley: 16 16 11 18 59 La Quinta scoring -- Gutierrez 18, Wilson 16, Beavers 4, Pablo 2, Martinez 10, Avon 12, St. Angelo 5, Havens 10. Coachella Valley -- Gonzales 11, J. Mendoza 4, Perez 1, Mendoza 6, Lomeli 14, Anaya 12, Ramos 11.Halftime score -- La Quinta 37-16. Three-point goals -- Gonzalez, Anaya 2, St. Angelo. Total fouls -- Coachella Valley 14, La Quinta 12. Fouled out -- Lomeli.
Century 55, Kennedy 48--Ruben Pineda's 22 points, including six three-pointers, led the Centurions (10-14, 2-6) to the victory over the visiting Fighting Irish (9-15, 2-6). Chris Johnson led Kennedy with 27 points.
El Dorado 74, Loara 59 -- Forward Evan Bull scored 20 points and had 12 rebound and El Dorado won, 74-59. El Dorado moved into a tie with Loara for first place in the Empire League. Both have 7-1 league records, and both have two league games remaining. El Dorado, ranked 10th in Orange County, is 21-3 overall while Loara is 16-8. El Dorado and Loara have clinched playoff berths. Next week, El Dorado plays host to Cypress on Wednesday and is at Century on Friday. Loara is home against Century on Wednesday and at Katella on Friday. Loara saw the end of its 11-game winning streak, which tied the school boys basketball record for consecutive victories. Friday's game, well-played by both teams before a full gym, was played at a torrid pace. The 35-second shot clock was only a wall ornament. Rarely did either team's possession last longer than 20 seconds. Bull made his three first-quarter shots and Quinn Hawking made a pair of three pointers as El Dorado carried a 15-12 lead into the second quarter. Back-to-back breakaway layups by Hawking extended the Golden Hawks' lead to 34-28, but Loara rallied as Dan Melton scored eight in the second quarter. El Dorado led at halftime, 36-32. The Golden Hawks pushed their lead to 10 early in the third quarter, but again Loara closed in and trailed by five in the final moments. With one second left in the quarter, El Dorado's Mike Wulff was fouled on a three-point shot and made all three free throws to give the Golden Hawks a 58-50 advantage going into the fourth quarter. Bull and Hawking made the big plays in the fourth quarter to keep El Dorado comfortably ahead. After making a steal at El Dorado's defensive end of the court, he hustled to the other end for an offensive rebound and put it in to lift El Dorado's lead to 70-56. Seconds later, Hawking made his sixth and final three-pointer, this one from 7 feet behind the arc, to make it 74-56 with 1:16 remaining. Hawking finished with 25 points. Wulff added nine points and David Patten had seven rebounds. Wes Wardrop led Loara with 17 points, going 7 for 7 at the free-throw line; he scored 21 points when Loara beat El Dorado last month. The Saxons' Dan Melton scored 15 points and grabbed 12 rebounds. Loara won the league championship last season. Katella was second and El Dorado third.
Katella 60, Cypress 47--Phillip Tyson scored 20 points and Marcus Espinosa added 14 to guide the Knights (10-13, 4-4) past the host Centurions (13-10, 2-6). Katella is in third place, three games behind co-league leaders El Dorado and Katella. Century, Cypress and Kennedy all at 2-6 in league are two games behind Katella.
Pioneer Baptist 73, La Verne Lutheran 50--Cholton Smith scored 15 points and grabbed 21 rebounds, and Michael Lee scored 16 points in the loss for La Verne Lutheran (14-7, 6-4).
Buena Park 47, La Habra 46--D'Andre Gipson led the Coyotes (2-6, 12-12) with 25 points as they upset the host Highlanders (13-11, 5-3), who were led by Jason Smallberry's 20 points.
Troy 60, Fullerton 58--Mark Ahlberg.from Troy tipped in his own rebound with 30 seconds left in the fourth quarter to lift the Warriors to a 60-58 victory over Fullerton on Friday at Troy High. Troy (7-1, 22-2) outscored the Indians, 24-6, in the second quarter and took a 38-21 lead into the intermission. Puuk-Maan Sidhu sparked the comeback for the Indians (16-6, 4-3), scoring all of his game-high 17 points in the second half. Sidhu and Michael Bridgford combined for 13 of Fullerton's 19 third-quarter points. The Indians trailed by three points as the fourth quarter began. Sidhu got the Indians within one point when he hit a three-pointer while being fouled. The ensuing free throw tied the game at 58 with 50 seconds left. Sidhu had a chance to win the game with five seconds on the clock, but his three-point shot missed its mark. Mike Leslie grabbed the rebound to secure the victory. Ahlberg and Leslie led the Warriors with 13 points apiece. Juan Rincon, Fells and Phillip Gross scored in double figures for the Indians. The teams went into double overtime earlier in the year before Troy escaped with a 54-51 victory.
Burroughs 65, Saugus 55--Keith Jarbo scored 26 points and Justin Ambos added 16 for first-place Burroughs (16-5, 7-1) in a Foothill League game at Saugus.
Hart 77, Valencia 61--Evan Allen made six of seven shots en route to 16 points and Casey Johnson made four three-pointers and scored 14 points for Hart (10-14, 4-4) in a Foothill League game at Valencia.
Calabasas 67, Malibu 45--Calabasas improved to 6-17 overall and 3-3 in league, and unless they finish in the top three will be eliminated from the playoffs on Friday when the season ends. Malibu dropped to 6-12 and 0-7 and has no chance of post season play with only two games remaining. Calabasas was led by Holm with 17 points.
Santa Paula 59, Nordhoff 53--Jacob Macias scored 20 points, including five three-point baskets, for host Santa Paula (9-14, 4-3) in a Frontier League game.
Garden Grove League
Bolsa Grande 72, Rancho Alamitos 54--Will Montgomery scored 21 points and Omar Amaral had 17 points and seven assists for the host Matadors (19-5, 10-0). Denny Bremer had 16 points for Rancho Alamitos (10-13, 3-7).
Garden Grove 59, Santiago 47--Kevin Benoit had 12 points for host Garden Grove (6-15, 4-9). Spike Soriano scored 18 points for Santiago (2-22, 1-12).
Quartz Hill 85, Palmdale 73--Palmdale fell to 8-15 overall and 3-5 in league and with two more games remaining is in danger of not qualifying for the playoffs. Quartz Hill improved to 7-1 in league and will qualify as an "automatic" bid with their league finish. Kevin Johnson had 19 points for QH and Mike Williams added 17, while Shall Almuallen had 15 and Terry Johnson added 20 for Quartz Hill. Travis Ritchie had 12 for Palmdale and Eric Brown hit for 33 points and 8 rebounds.
Golden West League
Ocean View 83, Westminster 36--Marques Crane led Ocean View (23-3, 7-0) with 19 points and 10 rebounds, and teammate Torin Beeler had 18 points and 10 rebounds.
Santa Ana 47, Saddleback 39--Darnell Graham scored 20 points for Santa Ana (7-16, 5-2). Ishmael Isais was the leading scorer for host Saddleback (5-17, 3-4) with 14 points.
Faith Baptist 55, First Lutheran 44-- Faith Baptist improved to 13-7 overall and 7-3, and will get an automatic bid to the playoffs. First Lutheran fell to 10-9 and 3-5 but will still qualify as a petition team depending on their league finish. chad Durio hit for 22 points for FL, while Lonnie Clayton had 16 points for Faith Baptist.
Moreno Valley 62, Rubidoux 42-- Rubidoux (1-7, 8-18) led 18-17 after the first quarter, in which Rolando Murcio had nine points. But Moreno Valley chipped away, outscoring the Falcons 13-5 in the second quarter and 13-6 in the third. Nyron Jones led Moreno Valley (5-3, 13-11) with 16 points. Andre Johnson and Darrell Brooks scored 12 apiece. Brooks also grabbed 16 rebounds. Murcio ended with 16 points, including four three-pointers. RUBIDOUX (42) -- Davis 0, Walker 6, Murcio 16, Hearvey 8, Williams 2, Hemmings 2, Owens 8. MORENO VALLEY (62) -- Taylor 10, Jones 16, Johnson 12, Brooks 12, S.Brown 10, Norwood 2. Halftime score -- Moreno Valley 30-23. Three-point goals -- Jones 2, Johnson 2, Brown, Murcio 4, Owens. Total fouls -- Rubidoux 15, Moreno Valley 15. Fouled out -- none.
Buckley 45, Windward 34--Buckley (18-2, 11-0) continued on its roll through league play and the Griffins were led by sophomore point guard David Gale with 14 points, 9 rebounds, 7 assists, 6 steals and 4 blocked shots, and junior swingman Colin Ward-Henninger's 16 points and 12 rebounds. The Griffins opened up early with two quick three pointers by Gale and another three and a two from senior shooting guard Mike Lalazerian who vinished with 8. Royal Weaver got into foul trouble early, picking up his fourth foul early in the second quarter, and saw limited playing time thereafter, finishing with just 2 points. Buckley held Windward's senior all-league point guard, Brandon Cane to just 5 points. Buckley, which won the league race last week by sweeping Providence twice this season, still has three more league games, on Monday against Oakwood at Buckley, and then two back-to-back games with Avalon on Thursday and Friday. Windward, at 11-12, and 6-7 will qualify for the playoffs either as the fourth place team in league, or as an at-large petition team depending upon the final league standings.
Los Padres League
Santa Ynez 64, Cabrillo 60--Sophomore Matt McKinney had 23 points and 16 rebounds as the Pirates blew a 19-point second-half lead and pulled it out in the end at the free throw line for a Los Padres League upset at Santa Ynez. Cabrillo (6-2 in LPL), capitalizing on foul trouble for a key Pirates player, actually went ahead by 3 in the fourth quarter until Santa Ynez (6-15, 3-5) made some defensive adjustments and McKinney came down with a couple key rebounds to turn the momentum. Mike Wooten's free throw with eight seconds left sealed it. CABRILLO -- Peterson 9, Drake 4, Robinson 26, Jenkins 18, Coleman 2, McNease 2. Totals 22 12-18 60. SANTA YNEZ -- Muller 7, Herthel 4, Jones 8,Wooten 8, McKinney 23, Albreckt 2, Dreher 12. Totals 27 9-13 64. Cabrillo . . . 14 10 15 21--60 Santa Ynez . . . 17 17 13 17--64 3-point goals-- C 4 (Robinson 3, Jenkins), SY 2 (Dreher 2). Total fouls -- C 17, SY 20. Fouled out-- McNease, Jones. Technical foul-- McNease.
Newbury Park 54, Westlake 52--Will Svitek had 16 points and 11 rebounds for Newbury Park (11-8, 4-5). Matt Currie led Newbury Park with 19 points. Trailing by four points in the final minute, Westlake closed it to two points and regained possession with five seconds left. Westlake missed a 10-footer at the buzzer. Kole Anderson led Westlake with 16 points.
Royal 55, Agoura 48--Adam Segal tossed in 18 points and D.J. Simonton added 14 points and five rebounds to spark Royal (11-10, 5-4) past Agoura (5-4). Royal's Kevin Krause accounted for eight points and six rebounds.
Thousand Oaks 83, Moorpark 72--Kyle Kegley poured in 23 points to lead host Thousand Oaks. Thousand Oaks (15-8, 7-3) got help from Dave Anderson (15 points), Tim Chevalier (12), Kahil Fennel (11), and Kasey Myers (11). Fennel had six rebounds. Todd Tomlinson led Moorpark with 36 points.
Upland Christian 55, Calvary Chapel Redlands 54--Allan Armella's tip-in of Brian Cromer's miss with one second remaining gave the Eagles the win. Nick Roberds scored 18 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in the win for the Eagles (3-9 league).
Garey 65, Diamond Ranch 55-- The Vikings (17-7, 7-1) exploded out of the gate, scoring 23 points in the first quarter. Lataurus Davis led Garey with 21 points, 10 assists and six rebounds, Brandon Hogan added 12 points and four assists and Albert Hill contributed 10 boards and seven points. The Panthers (11-13, 2-6) were led by Richard Coombs, who scored a game-high 23 points.
Pomona 71, Los Altos 59-- O'dell Howard had 21 points in the victory for Pomona (10-11, 6-2).
Chaminade 59, St. Francis 48--Scott Borchart had 20 points and Tito Hill had 10 points and six assists for the Eagles (15-7, 6-4) in a Mission League victory at Chaminade. Michael Jenkins had 22 points for St. Francis (12-13, 4-7).
Harvard Westlake 58, Notre Dame 43- Senior guard Russell Lakey scored 19 of his 24 points in the final 11 minutes to lift the Wolverines past Notre Dame, 58-43, on Friday night. Harvard-Westlake (19-4, 10-0 in league play) took a 2 1/2-game lead over second-place Notre Dame (19-6, 8-3) with two to play. The Wolverines won because of their pressure man-to-man defense. Notre Dame, which never led, repeatedly threw up off-balance, forced shots, preventing a sustained rally. Cody Pearson, averaging 24.1 points, had seven points on two-of-12 shooting. Michael Luderer, averaging 16.3 points, scored 12 points on four-of-11 shooting. Notre Dame made one serious threat at the outset of the third quarter. The Knights trailed by 12 points at halftime, then closed to 33-30 on an 11-2 spurt that was keyed by two three-pointers from Matt Lutz. Lakey was having a miserable game shooting to that point, making two of 12 shots and five points. As soon as the Knights made their challenge, Lakey responded. He connected on four consecutive shots and took control of the game. Harvard-Westlake played without guard Craig Weinstein, who was on crutches after suffering an ankle injury tripping in the bleachers before the game. Making up for Weinstein's absence was John Karavas. Karavas, who didn't play last season, scored 14 points and kept the Wolverines ahead in the first half when Lakey was struggling. Eric Geffner contributed 11 rebounds and frustrated Pearson with strong post defense.
Loyola 84, Alemany 80-- Loyola improved to 9-14, 4-6, but it won't mean much unless the Cubs can manage one more win this coming week in their final two league games. Loyola plays Chaminade at Chaminade on Monday, and then they matchup against Harvard-Westlake for the final game on the 9th, so unless someone is feeling charitable, the Cubs will start rebuilding for next season. . . But then that's why the games are played, instead of just mailing in the scores. . . On Friday night, Omar Wilkes scored 14, while Sean Crosner scored 16 and Tannenbaum 7. Matt Llewellyn scored 7 for Loyola. Reny Maynard scored 31 points in the losing effort for the Indians, who fell to 6-17 and 1-9, and were eliminated mathematically last week from the playoffs.
Mt. Baldy League
Etiwanda 77, Chaffey 55-- Nate Dowd had 10 rebounds along with 11 points in the win for Etiwanda (15-9, 7-1). Orlando Solano added 15 points.
Alta Loma 72, Montclair 59--The Braves (1-7 in league) jumped out early, leading 21-7 after the first quarter. Sean Moore led Alta Loma with 22 points, seven rebounds and four assists, and Sir Fleming added 16 points, eight assists, seven rebounds and four steals. Yoseph Yaisrale had 12 points (6-of-6 from the field), six rebounds and five assists
Righetti 78, Lompoc 63--Up 22-15 out the first, the visiting Warriors put the Braves away with a 22-8 second at Paisola Pavilion. Guard Steve Montepeque had 31 including 21 in the first half for Righetti. Center Robert Osorio chipped in 16, guard Sylvester Swain 14, forward Billy Commeau 10 for the Warriors. The Braves scrambled throughout. But it was one of those nights where the harder they tried, the worse things got. Lyndon Conaway had 17 points, Richie Lara 14 to lead the Braves. Righetti improves to 5-3, second in the Northern League, and 15-7 overall. Lompoc drops to a 4-4 NL third, 14-9. The two meet again at San Luis Obispo in the semifinals of the league tourney Tuesday at 5. The winner advances to Friday's tourney title game at Righetti against the winner of Tuesday's Santa Maria-Arroyo Grande. The loser plays the loser, also at Righetti Friday. Lompoc center Joel Smith suffered a knee and groin injury as he fell awkwardly late in the game. His status for this week is yet to be determined.
Beverly Hills 63, West Torrance 59--The host Normans (5-18, 1-11) went on a 6-0 run to start the fourth quarter and won their first league game. Billy Smyth scored a team-high 15 points and Max Shapiro added 14, including a pair of free throws with four seconds left to put the game away. Travis Miller led the Warriors (16-8, 9-3) with 16 points and Logan Steinhauer added 14.
Mira Costa 39, Torrance 38--Jacob Insler hit a layup with seven seconds left to win the game for the Mustangs (13-11, 7-5). Insler finished with 13 points and DeWayne Morris had a game-high 15, as Mira Costa held the Tartars (13-11, 7-5) scoreless in the second quarter. Marshawn Williams scored 10 and Michael Williams added 10 points with six rebounds and five steals for Torrance.
Santa Ana Calvary Chapel 49, Sierra Madre Maranatha 45--Joshua Sherman had 16 points and eight steals for host Calvary Chapel (15-9, 5-3).
Orange Lutheran 73, Whittier Christian 50--Jason Whieldon scored 28 points, including four three-pointers, and had seven assists and five steals for Orange Lutheran (19-4, 7-1). Patrick Salyer added six points, 14 rebounds, five assists and three blocks for the first-place Lancers.
Brea Olinda 58, Western 33--Ryan Moore scored 16 points and had five steals for host Brea Olinda (18-6, 7-1), which led, 45-13, at the half. The Wildcats remain in first place. Western is 6-16, 0-8.
Valencia 50, Anaheim 42--Emmanuel Ortega had 20 points and Ben Jones 15 for visiting Valencia (11-13, 5-3). Jesus Salcedo scored 17 for Anaheim (13-10, 3-5).
Crescenta Valley 64, Glendale 48--Chris Tarne scored 22 points and James Jenkins had 14 points, 10 rebounds and four blocked shots for Crescenta Valley (19-5, 6-2) in a Pacific League game at Glendale.
Pasadena 72, Hoover 51--Kris Rubio became the fourth Hoover player to make seven three-pointers in a game, finishing with 32 points in a Pacific League game at Hoover (2-21, 1-7).
Pacific Coast League
Corona del Mar 58, Estancia 55--Kevin Hanson scored 14 of his game-high 25 points in the fourth quarter for the host Sea Kings (18-6, 4-2) who made nine of 11 fourth-quarter free throws. Elisar Maldonado had 18 points for Estancia (14-11, 2-5).
Laguna Beach 87, University 75--Travis Hanour scored 16 of his 43 points in overtime as Laguna Beach defeated University, 87-75, in a Pacific Coast League game Friday night at University. Hanour made all 12 of his free throws in overtime, in which Laguna Beach (6-17, 3-4) outscored the Trojans, 26-14. The Artists made all 22 of their free-throw attempts in overtime and were 30-32 for the game. Andy Lawrence scored 28 points, including six three-pointers, for University (15-9, 4-2).
Pacific View League
Channel Islands 70, Camarillo 63 (OT)-- Brian Long and Manny Berrelleza made each of their four free throw attempts in overtime at home. Long and Berrelleza had 21 and 18 points, respectively. Mike Keddington added eight points and 11 rebounds for Channel Islands (11-12, 2-4). Ryan McCormick led Camarillo (10-14, 1-6) with 22 points.
Oxnard 75, Rio Mesa 32-- Oxnard clinched its second straight league title by beating Rio Mesa, 59-56, in the first round of league play on Jan. 14, and then on Friday night, the Yellowjackets overwhelmed the Spartans in the rematch with a suffocating full-court press that produced 31 turnovers. Oxnard clinched its second consecutive league title while posting its second consecutive 20-victory season. Rio Mesa (8-12, 2-4 in league play) trailed, 22-18, after the Spartans' John McBride converted a three-point play with 5:13 left in the second quarter. But Oxnard (20-4, 7-0) went on a 15-3 run to end the quarter with a 37-21 lead. The Yellowjackets opened the second half with a 12-3 run that gave them a 49-24 advantage with 4:06 left in the third quarter. Senior guard Matthew Merricks ignited Oxnard's third-quarter run by stealing the ball three times in the first 70 seconds. He fed Jonathan Davis for a layup and a 41-21 lead with 7:20 left after the first steal and assisted Erik Webb on another layup for a 43-21 lead after his second steal. Merricks, who had 16 points and 12 steals, followed that with a steal at midcourt and a layup that gave Oxnard a 45-21 lead with 6:50 remaining. Nicholas Curtis, a 6-foot-6 junior center, had 15 points, 12 rebounds and five steals for Oxnard. Senior forward Ricky Hernandez had 12 points and nine rebounds for the Yellowjackets. McBride had 12 points for Rio Mesa, which made only eight of 46 shots. Hueneme (14-8, 4-2) came within five seconds of beating Oxnard last year, but the Yellowjackets beat the Vikings, 58-46, on Jan. 19. tripped by David Kanongata'a of Rio Mesa.
Chadwick 94, Rio Hondo 57--Peter McCaslin scored a game-high 31 points and Mike Reich added 25 to lead the host Dolphins (13-7, 6-0). Nick Miller added 16 points as Chadwick took an 18-point lead at halftime.
San Andreas League
Cajon 89, San Bernardino 50--San Bernardino Cajon set a school record with 24 blocked shots and sophomore Donovan Morris tied the Cowboys' single game record with 16 (tying former Cowboy Melvin Love, 1988) as the Cowboys' block party was too much for San Andreas League rival San Bernardino. Morris also contributed 19 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists. On offense, Cajon hit 32 of 58 shots (55 percent). Senior Blake Walker scored a game-high 22 points and hauled in 10 rebounds also for Cajon (6-2, 18-6), which scored 56 second-half points. San Bernardino (1-7, 9-14) was led by senior Paul Miller's 19 points and Charles Thaxton's 13. SAN BERNARDINO (50) -- Terrell 2, Thaxton 13, Miller 19, Copeland 8, Grigsby 2, Stotts 2, Palmore 2, Caldwell 2. CAJON (89) -- Griffin 15, Morris 19, Norman 8, Dew 3, Roby 13, Breeden 2, Walker 22, Harris 5, Clark 2. Halftime score -- Cajon 33-24. Three-point goals -- Copeland, Griffin 4, Roby 3, Walker. Total fouls -- San Bernardino 21, Cajon 13. Fouled out -- None. Technical fouls -- Walker.
San Bernardino 88, Yucaipa 62--It was another blowout
victory, and one that could help San Bernardino Pacific in the playoffs. Michael Hall had
27 points as Pacific defeated visiting Yucaipa, 88-62, Friday night to clinch a share of
the San Andreas League title. Pacific (8-0 in league, 22-2 overall) wins its third
straight SAL title and fifth since the school reopened in 1991. The Pirates, ranked fifth
in Division 1AA, have won 26 straight league games. Although overmatched in talent,
Yucaipa (2-5, 9-15) spread the court and was patient on offense, and played a physical,
zone defense, giving Pacific a glimpse of what to expect in the playoffs. Yucaipa could
not slow down Smith, a 5-10 senior who repeatedly broke down the defense by driving into
the lane. Smith had 18 points, 10 assists and five steals. Pacific had four starters in
double figures, and the fifth, center Will Kimble, had nine points and five blocked shots.
Donnell Jury and Chris Adams each had 14 points on 5-of-9 shooting. Pacific shot 50
percent from the floor (32 of 64) and led by as many as 36 points in the fourth quarter.
The Pirates have been dominant in the SAL while keeping an eye on the playoffs. Pacific,
which has been the semifinals four straight years, is ranked fifth in Division 1AA, and
trying to move up in the polls and get a seed for the playoffs. Pacific led 45-30 at
halftime with Yucaipa staying in the game by making 4 of 5 three-pointers in the first
half. The Pirates made 12 of 18 shots in the third quarter and scored 29 points in the
quarter to take a 74-45 lead into the fourth quarter. The quarter was punctuated by a
monster one-handed dunk by Hall at the buzzer. Pacific has a winning margin in league of
30 points and has won 13 straight, and Scott Smith said the Pirates are improving. YUCAIPA
(62) -- Allen 0, Majors 7, Martin 0, Osgood 2, Carroll 15, King 3, Enriquez 4, Simmons 10,
Orr 3, Hudec 5, Griefnow 13. PACIFIC (88) -- Smith 18, Kimble 9, Hall 27, Jury 14, Adams
14, Burrell 2, Kinser 3, Cherry 1. Halftime score -- Pacific 45-30. Three-point goals --
Carroll 4, King, Griefnow, Orr, Hall 4, Smith,
Kinser. Total fouls -- Yucaipa 27, Pacific 20. Fouled out -- Craig (Y).
Santa Fe League
Bell Jeff 78, St., Genevieve 53--Bell Jeff was led by Carlos Arroy with 126 and 10 rebounds, Mike Yildiz with 12 and Tyler Kealey with 11. Casey Markovic was held to just 7 points. St. Genevieve was led by Sangkaue with 19 points. Bell Jeff improved to 20-5 overall and 7-2 in league while St. Genevieve dropped to 8-11 and 0-9 in league and with only one game remaining on the schedule, was mathematically eliminated from the playoffs, needing 10 wins to qualify for a petition at-large berth.
Sea View League
Laguna Hills 62, Aliso Niguel 52--Kade Stone had 15 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists for the host Hawks (14-10, 3-4). Ryan Ross scored 16 points for Aliso Niguel (13-11, 3-3). by Newport Harbor's Dustin Illingworth during the Warriors' 65-51 Sea View League victory Friday.
Woodbridge 65, Newport Harbor 51--The Warriors (16-8, 5-1 in league) used a torrid third-quarter stretch to take command, then held off a late run by Newport Harbor (16-8, 5-2) to avenge their only league loss of the season, a 59-57 overtime setback on Jan. 14. Woodbridge (16-8, 5-1) made the playoffs in 13 consecutive seasons, including a Southern Section championship in 1996-97 before missing the postseason with a 3-7 record in 1997-98. A 1-9 record last season also kept the Warriors out, but they can clinch a share of the league title with a victory Wednesday at third-place Aliso Niguel. The Warriors defeated the Wolverines, 64-54, when they met Jan. 20. Newport Harbor trailed, 53-38, early in the fourth quarter, but consecutive fast-break dunks by sophomore reserve Tony Melum and a dunk by Dustin Illingworth highlighted an 11-2 run that pulled Newport to within 55-49 with 3:49 to play. Woodbridge answered with a driving layup by Tashan Forehan-Kelly and a three-point basket by Regan Arroyo for a 61-51 lead with 2:12 to play. After taking a 30-25 lead at halftime, the Warriors made their first six field-goal attempts of the third quarter and extended their lead to 43-29. Danny Lambert, who had a game-high 20 points for Woodbridge, said a quick start to the second half was critical. The Woodbridge defense centered on stopping Illingworth and Aaron Yarnal, the Sailors' top two scorers. Both were double-teamed any time the ball came near. Illingworth finished with 13 points on five of 15 shooting and Yarnal (3-11) had 10.
Diamond Bar 80, Nogales 70--The Brahmas (14-11, 5-3)
led by 16 points at the half, but Nogales climbed back into the game with a 24-point third
quarter. Mark Jecmen paced Diamond Bar with 29 points, six rebounds and three blocks,
Khalif Ford added 21 points and J.J. Craig pulled down 10
Ayala 56, Damien 30--The Bulldogs (22-4, 8-0) clinched their fourth league title in five years. Ayala put the game away by outscoring the Spartans 20-4 in the first quarter. Marcel Burke led the Bulldogs with 19 points, Marc McCoy added 15 points, Chris Pacana dished out seven assists and Nick Vavakin grabbed 10 rebounds. The Spartans fall to 13-11, 4-4.
Chaparral 86, Rim of the World 43 --Temecula Chaparral fell behind 11-3 to begin the game, but outscored Lake Arrowhead Rim of the World 43-13 after that, and remained undefeated in the Skyline League. Jason Brenier had 13 rebounds, Ryan Cooke had 12 rebounds and Joe Buller had eight assists for the Pumas (8-0, 24-3). Jon Jurado had eight points to lead the Scots (3-5, 9-16).CHAPARRAL (86) -- Larsen 20, Hopkins 16, Buller 14, Brenier 14, Cooke 9, Castillo 2, Scott 3, Caldwell 4, Palmer 4, Ruffin 4. RIM OF THE WORLD (43) -- Creswell 7, Jurado 8, Urbine 3, Van Patten 4, Henderson 2, Rottet 5, Lynch 5, Singler 6, Stewart 3. Halftime score -- Chaparral 39-24. Three-point goals -- Larsen 2, Hopkins 4, Scott, Jurado, Eynch. Total fouls -- Chaparral 13, Rim of the World 18. Fouled out -- none. Technicals -- Pattison (R).
Perris 68, Banning 62--Antoine Gilliam made a three-pointer during a key run in the game's final three minutes as Perris defeated visiting Banning, 68-62, in a Skyline League game Friday. It was Perris' sixth straight victory, capping off a 3-0 week. The Panthers won a home-and-home series from San Jacinto this week. Perris is alone in second place in the league behind unbeaten Temecula Chaparral. Banning fell to third. Taurean Miller led Perris (6-2 in league, 11-12 overall) with 23 points. Chris Johnson had 15 points and Patrick Taylor added 13. Geno Randle, Tramine Williams and Flamingo Malone scored 14 points each for Banning (5-3, 12-13). Perris overcame foul trouble, missed scoring chances and held Banning to four points in the game's final 1:23. Banning missed 6 of 9 free throws in the fourth period. The Broncos were 8 of 22 for the game from the line. Banning led 16-14 following the opening period and was ahead 30-27 with 1:05 left in the first half. The momentum turned Perris' way when Williams was charged with a technical foul. Perris made both free throws and went on a 6-0 run, which gave the Panthers a 33-30 halftime lead. Banning reclaimed the lead, 52-49, after outscoring Perris 21-16 in the third. BANNING (62) -- Randle 14, Malone 14, Davis 8, Conner 2, Williams 14, Allen 10. PERRIS (68) -- Hurndon 2, Johnson 15, Gilliam 7, Zimmer 4, Taylor 13, Miller 23, Hunter 2. Halftime score -- Perris 33-30. Three-point goals -- Johnson 3, Gilliam 2, Randle 2, Williams. Total fouls -- Banning 21, Perris 23. Fouled out -- Miller, Zimmer, Williams. Technical foul -- Williams.
South Coast League
El Toro 60, Capistrano Valley 46-- El Toro clinched its first league title since 1987 by defeating Capistrano Valley, 60-46, Friday night at Capistrano Valley. Chris Parish hit a key three-pointer late in the fourth quarter to stop a 12-2 run by Capistrano Valley that had pulled the Cougars to within two points. Ashkan Nazeri had 18 points and Ken Tanaka and Kyle Martin chipped in with 11 points each for the seventh-ranked Chargers (20-4, 8-0). Pete Decasas had 14 points, including four three-pointers, and Matt Sweany had 12 points for Capistrano Valley (15-9, 5-3).
Trabuco Hills 86, Mission Viejo 85 (OT)--Brennon Martin made a three-pointer at the buzzer in overtime to give the Mustangs the victory. Teammate John Kupper made a three-pointer with 30 seconds remaining in regulation to tie the score, 71-71, and force the extra period. Martin scored 23 points for the Mustangs (12-12, 5-3), including six three-pointers, and Evan Fields added 21 points and 12 rebounds. Travis Niesen scored 26 points for Mission Viejo (2-6 in league)
Rancho Verde 97, Paloma Valley 91--In the battle of Riverside County's top two scorers, Moreno Valley Rancho Verde's J. S. Nash (49 points) outgunned Menifee Paloma Valley's Rickey Moore (38 points) as the Mustangs defeated Paloma Valley in a Sunbelt League game. Nash scored 21 points in the first quarter as Rancho Verde (4-4, 15-10) took the early lead. Paloma Valley was forced to play the final 2:30 with four players after three fouled out. Paloma Valley actually cut the lead down while playing shorthanded. Nash, who made 19 of 21 free three throws, also had 12 points and five steals. Damon Gayton added 14 points and 13 rebounds, nine of which were offensive rebounds. Daniel Alvarez scored 22 points for Paloma Valley. PALOMA VALLEY (91) -- Bradeen 15, Moore 38, Alvarez 22, Brown 6, Mejia 6, Tabor 2, Occhine 2 RANCHO VERDE (97) -- Butler 8, Nash 49, Gayton 14, Johnson 4, Singfield 6, Shaw 2, Walker 5, David 1, Brown 4, Jackson 4 Halftime score -- Rancho Verde 49-33. Three-point goals -- Moore 4, Alvarez 5, Butler, Nash 6. Total fouls -- Paloma Valley 20, Rancho Verde 15. Fouled out --Bradeen, Tabor, Alvarez. Technical fouls -- Tabor, Alvarez, Paloma Valley coach Collins, Shaw, Nash
Elsinore 91, Ramona 54--Kris Maxey scored 17 points as Elsinore defeated Riverside Ramona and clinched at least a share of the Sunkist League championship. Elsinore (8-0, 22-3) only led by five at halftime but outscored the Rams 36-16 in the third quarter to pull away. Dahllas Downey scored 18 points to lead Ramona (3-5, 14-11). Elsinore, winner of 25 consecutive Sunkist League games, had eight players score at least eight points. Josh Mativa had 16 points and eight rebounds for Elsinore. Ross Wolter had 10 rebounds and Nick Pesaniello added seven assists.RAMONA (54) -- Gosserand 5, Te.Henry 3, White 11, Oxix 0, Downey 18, Ty.Henry 2, Adams 6, Williams 3, Puckett 2, Brawn 2, Darkwa 2. ELSINORE (91) -- Keahey 11, Pesaniello 13, Cirilo 8, Mativa 16, Wolter 8, Maxey 17, Lux 8, Engels 2, Green 8. Halftime score -- Elsinore 35-30. Three-point goals -- White 3, Downey 4, Keahey 2, Green, Lux, Maxey 2, Pesaniello, Wolter 2. Total fouls -- Ramona 17, Elsinore 14.
Temescal Canyon 70, Bloomington 68 (OT)-- Point guard Steve Badue completed a length of the court drive with a layup as time expired in overtime to give Lake Elsinore Temescal Canyon an important Sunkist League victory over Bloomington. Bloomington's William Funn (18 points) made two free throws to tie the game at 68-68 eight seconds before the winning basket occurred. Junior Kevin Kennedy had 23 points and nine rebounds, including a 5-footer with 11 seconds left to send the game into overtime, and senior Ben Owens added 21 points and 11 rebounds for Temescal Canyon (3-5, 11-14). Ivan Davis and Greg Watson chipped in 14 points apiece for the Bruins (4-4, 14-9).TEMESCAL CANYON (70) -- Owens 21, Badue 6, Thomas 5, Kennedy 23, Morrisroe 2, Cleary 8, Zarbok 2, Roberson 3. BLOOMINGTON (68) -- Davis 14, S. Funn 6, W. Funn 18, Allen 8, Reil 3, Watson 14, Green 5. Halftime score -- Bloomington 34-25. Three-point goals -- Roberson, W. Funn 2, Allen, Reil. Total fouls -- Temescal Canyon 21, Bloomington 23. Fouled out -- Zarbok, S. Funn, Allen, Green. Technical fouls - None.
Marina 55, Huntington Beach 41--Dustin Kaatz had 23 points and 12 rebounds for the host Vikings (22-2, 8-0). Huntington Beach fell to 4-20, 1-7.
Los Alamitos 59, Fountain Valley 47--Ron Prettyman scored 22 points for Los Alamitos (19-4, 7-1). Prettyman was the only player in double figures for either team. Fountain Valley fell to 13-11, 2-6.
Oak Park 50, St. Bonaventure 48--Oak Park withstood an intense St Bonaventure defensive effort and furious fourth-quarter comeback to beat the host Seraphs, 50-48, clinching the Tri-Valley League title. Oak Park (18-5, 7-0) has just one league game remaining and is two games up on St. Bonaventure (17-4, 4-2). A 16-point burst in the first 5:29 of the third quarter allowed Oak Park to build a 13-point lead, 38-25, and hold off St. Bonaventure's late rally. St. Bonaventure forced mistakes with its high-pressure man-to-man defense. Overall, Oak Park had 18 turnovers. St. Bonaventure committed 12. Oak Park was still up by 13, 48-35, after two Jason Adams free throws with 6:42 remaining. But Oak Park scored just once more the rest of the way -- on a Scott Jones basket with 3:41 left. St.Bonaventure pulled within two on MichaelSpargo's 3-pointer with 16 seconds left, and after forcing a turnover, had a shot to tie with 1 second remaining. But that Michael Perez six-footer was short, and Oak Park's Zach Smith grabbed the rebound. Adams added 12 points and 11 rebounds for Oak Park; Jones had 11 points and Smith had seven points and 13 rebounds. Chris Saunders led St. Bonaventure with 18 points and 10 rebounds. David Berglund had 14 points and seven rebounds.
Carpinteria 63, Fillmore 41--Chris Redfield sank six 3-pointers to score 22 points and Matt Smith hit 24 points to spark Carpinteria (10-11, 2-4). Gordy Hernandez of Carpinteria made 12 rebounds. Matt Smith scored 24 points along with 11 rebounds and Chris Redfield added 22 points, including six 3-pointers, as the Warriors clinched a playoff spot with their 10th win of the season at Carpinteria. Just as the Warriors (10-11, 2-4 Tri-Valley League) got one player back from injury (Gordy Hernandez-- knee), they lost another (starting point guard Ramsey Smith) with a mild sprained ankle in the first quarter. Scott Lopez is out for the year with a fractured ankle. FILLMORE-- J. Herrera 11, L. Herrera 7, Gunn 6, Hernandez 5, McDowell4, Ruiz 4, Ferre 3, Vega 1. Totals 14 8-17 41. CARPINTERIA -- M. Smith 24, Redfield 22, Hernandez 6, Blackmore 5, Bright 2, Aldana 2, Aguilar 2. Totals 23 7-13 61. Fillmore . . . 9 9 8 15--41 Carpinteria . . . 16 15 15 17--63 3-point goals F 5 ( Gunn 2, L. Herrera, Hernandez , Ruiz), C 10 (Redfield 6, M. Smith 3, Blackmore). Total fouls -- F 11, C 14. Fouled out-- none.
Valle Vista League
Bonita 70, South Hills 62--Bonita's boys basketball team staved off a late West Covina South Hills rally to defeat the Huskies, 70-62, in a Valle Vista League game Friday night. The Bearcats (17-7 overall, 9-3 league) led by 15 points with 4:30 left to play, but South Hills' Kraig Smith - who led all scorers with 26 points, 12 of which came in the fourth quarter - hit consecutive 3-pointers in the final minute to slice the margin to six. But it was as close as the Huskies (13-11, 6-6) could get. Chris Dean led the Bearcats with 22 points, including Bonita's first nine points. He also added 15 rebounds. Lawerance McCraven added 18 points for Bonita.
San Dimas 66, Covina 43--Matt Grundy scored 17 points and nabbed 10 rebounds, and Jason Greenlee scored a team-high 18 as the Saints (21-3, 12-0) clinched its eighth consecutive Valle Vista League title outright. Mike Ferrera added 10 rebounds and Dave Malana had 10 assists.
Ganesha 62, Sierra Vista 55--Cedric Click scored 20 points and David Tyus scored 16 points and grabbed six rebounds to lead Ganesha (11-13, 5-7). Michael Esevderha scored 11 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in the win for the Giants.
Ambassador Christian 73, Moreno Valley Calvary Chapel 39 --Greg Peck had 26 points and Babatunde Akingbemi added 15 points and 12 rebounds as Fontana Ambassador Christian (4-4, 5-6) won Victory League game. Tre Harper had his second consecutive triple double with 12 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists.MORENO VALLEY CALVARY CHAPEL (39) -- Sainato 13, Shear 7, Castellano 2, Carbajal 15, A.Johnson 0, N.Johnson 2. AMBASSADOR CHRISTIAN (73) -- Harper 12, Akingbemi 15, Pine 4, Gloudeman 2, Madrigal 10, Peck 26, Harrod 2, Martinez 2. Halftime score -- Ambassador Christian 32-24. Three-point goals -- Akingbemi, Carbajal 3. Total fouls -- Moreno Valley Calvary Chapel 11, Ambassador Christian 11. Fouled out -- none.
Hillcrest Christian 53, Highland Hall 37--Tom Logan had 17 points and 14 rebounds for host Hillcrest Christian (5-17, 2-9) of Thousand Oaks. Scotty Brahmer had 13 points and Justin Lopez added 11.
|Southern Section Non-League Games|
Granite Hills 91, Antelope Valley Christian 74--AVC, ranked No. 3 in Division V-A, dropped this one and fell to 13-9 overall and 6-0 in league while Granite Hills improved to 9-12, and with two games remaining for the freelance team, they need to win at least one to qualify for the playoffs. Peter Beaudin scored 33 for AVC in the loss.
Hueneme 53, San Marcos 50--Anthony Camper scored 16 points and Frank Thompson added 12 as host Hueneme (14-8) defeated San Marcos (6-16). Thompson grabbed 13 of Hueneme's 51 rebounds. Asher Kupperman scored 13 points for San Marcos.
Stoneridge Prep 89, Cornerstone Christian 41--James Williams had 28 points for visiting Stonebridge Prep. Gregg Walker had 17 for Cornerstone Christian. Eric Hurtado had eight points and 10 rebounds. Stoneridge improved to 14-3 overall.
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