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Home Stretch IV: Boys' Game Details From
Thursday, Feb.10--(Feb. 11, 2000)

Here are the game details (at least the ones we could find) for the games played on Thursday night, the next to last night of regular season play.   We know we don't have every result, so if you know one, send it in. Some big results and continued wrap ups of leagues:  Santa Barbara won it's league, but lost Dommanic Ingerson for one game due to his ejection for two technicals; LACES captured the Magnet League title, and Glendora didn't get the Baseline League title for the first time since 1993;  Buckley continued it's march toward an undefeated league season and is now 3 games in front of Providence at 19-2 and 13-0 in  league;  Ike completed an undefeated league season and won the CBL outright, while Redlands failed to qualify for the playoffs by getting only 9 wins on the season overall; Division V-AA No. 1 Pacific Hills beat Division IV-A No. 1  Crossroads, and pretty decisively too, while Campbell Hall completed the sweep over Montclair Prep; Garey won the Miramonte League while Etiwanda won the Mt. Baldy League title; Leuzinger won the Ocean League,  while Los Al and Marina split the Sunset title.  And there's more, much more. . . check out the details below to find out what happened. 

LA City Section League Games

Magnet League

LACES 65, SOCES 49--The Magnet League title was on the line between LACES and SOCES. After the first quarter, LACES led 15-13, and then turned it up a notch to take a 33-17 lead at the half, holding SOCES to just 4 second quarter points.  LACES improved to 9-1 in conference,  17-6 overall  and won their first Magnet League title in the school's 25 year history. Coached by Ernest Baskerville, just 25 and one of the youngest coaches in City Section, he is also a graduate of LACES as is assistant coach, McKinsey Hadley. The LACES Unicorns were led by unsigned 6'3" senior guard Jason Lee with 17 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists, and 5 steals. The junior classmen also stepped up in the championship game with big contributions from 6'1" guard Jamal Johnson with 15 points and 5 assists, 6'4" G/F Keion Millsaps with 14 points, 11 rebounds, and 4 blocks, while 6'6" F/C Brishen Foley added 10 points and 10 rebounds.

Southern Section League Games

Academy League

Orangewood 68, Southlands Christian Center 35--Warren Tamanaha scored 28 points, inlcuding eight three-pointers, to lead the Spartans (12-9, 7-5) past the Flames. Bud Allen scored 21 points for SCC (2-12, 0-10).

Baseline League

Glendora 68, Claremont 61-- The Tartans erased a three-point deficit with a 10-0 run midway through the fourth quarter to beat Claremont 68-61 in a Baseline League contest Thursday at Claremont High School. Claremont (22-4 overall, 9-1 league), No. 3 in the Inland Valley, had already clinched the league title. Glendora (21-4, 8-2) clinched second place with the win. Glendora's loss to Upland Tuesday nullified any chance the Tartans had of sharing the league title. The Wolfpack had only eight turnovers in a win over Glendora earlier this season, but turned the ball over 14 times Thursday, including seven in the fourth quarter.  Momentum shifted in the fourth quarter with Claremont protecting a 54-51 lead. Claremont's Mike Coberg was called for a technical with 4:30 remaining, igniting a 10-0 Tartans run, giving them a 61-54 lead with 2:14 to play. The Wolfpack couldn't get any closer than five points after that. Glendora's fourth-quarter run wasn't the Tartans' only of the game. The Tartans trailed 39-26 in the first minute of the third quarter before going on a 19-3 run. Glendora also recovered from an awful free throw-shooting first half. The Tartans were 2-of-10 from the line in the first half, 16-of-21 in the second. Jason Davis scored 21 points with nine rebounds, while Michael Mehanna added 20 points and nine rebounds for Glendora. Sean Terrell and Shaddean Aaron, who didn't start because it was Senior Night, scored 21 and 19 points, respectively, to lead the Wolfpack. The loss might've been disappointing, but it's been an exceptional season for the Wolfpack so far. GLENDORA (68) Davis 21, Mehanna 20, Hatch 7, Reid 10, Allen 9, Smith 1.  CLAREMONT (61) Ti. Taylor 9, Th. Taylor 4, Seo 2, Lombard 3, Aaron 19, S. Terrell 21, C. Terrell 1, Coberg 2 Glendora 13 13 21 21 -- 68 Claremont 16 19 9 17 -- 61 Total fouls: G 12, C 25. Fouled out: Aaron (C). Technical fouls: Coberg (C)

Upland 89, Chino 44--Kirk Snyder scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, and Sheldon Pace scored 14 points to lead Upland (18-7, 7-3), which finishes in third place. Jesse Pruitt scored 13 points for the Highlanders. CHINO (44) Briggs 2, Sandoval 2, Aquino 1, Parks 6, Thompson 10, Harden 4, Cryer 17, Malone 2. UPLAND (89) Pace 14, Irvin 5, Pruitt 13, Hoppe 3, J. Harris 6, P. Harris 4, Beckler 6, Christiansen 4, Snyder 20, Hatter 2, B. Williams 7, Davis 4, D. Williams 1. Chino 13 11 14 6 -- 44 Upland 15 24 22 28 -- 89 Total fouls: C 22, U 12. Fouled out: Briggs (C). Technical fouls: none.

Don Lugo 83, Walnut 63--Andy Galindo scored 21 points with seven assists and the Conquistadores (10-16, 3-7) overcame foul trouble by leading scorer Ray Hong to clinch a playoff berth. Don Lugo went on a 22-0 run to erase a 39-22 second-quarter deficit. Steve Wetzel scored 12 points with 15 rebounds and Garret Hill added 16 points. WALNUT (63) Joseph 15, Ramos 4, Wright 4, Tashroudian 13, Mason 15, Carstinson 5, Jones 7. DON LUGO (83) Amaya 1, Hong 11, Galindo 21, Wilson 2, Plutko 3, Ellis 4, Hill 16, Fender 10, Cordero 3, Wetzel 12. Walnut 20 19 8 16 -- 63 Don Lugo 19 20 20 24 -- 83 Total fouls: W 23, DL 23. Fouled out: none. Technical fouls: Hong (DL).

Bay League

Redondo 79, Santa Monica 70--Dijon Thompson scored a game-high 23 points to lead the host Sea Hawks (20-5, 10-4) to victory. Ryan Mollins scored 18 and Adam Zahn added 11.

Centennial 77, Morningside 58--Ellis Myles scored a game-high 21 points to lead the host Apaches (15-11, 10-4). Tracy Cathey led the Monarchs (17-10, 9-5) with 16 points.

Inglewood 76, North Torrance 63--Terrell Stovall scored a team-high 18 points and Ed McKinney added 15 to lead the first-place Sentinels (22-4, 13-1) at North. Ron Richards led all scorers with 21 points and Justin Agsalud added 17 for the Saxons (7-16, 0-14).

Peninsula 72, South Torrance 62--Andrew Yim scored a game-high 18 points and Dan Yerelian added 10 to lead the visiting Panthers. B.J. Hart led the Spartans (11-15, 2-12) with 17 points and Matt Peterson added 14.

Channel League

Santa Barbara 79, San Marcos 71-- Thursday night Santa Barbara wrapped up its Channel League championship basketball season with a 79-71 win over visiting San Marcos, but as a result of  Dons' guard Dommanic Ingerson picking up a second technical foul, and a resulting game ejectment, Ingerson will be ineligible to play in Santa Barbara's next game, which could be either a first round contest, or a second round game after the conclusion of the first round wild-card games.  If it's the latter, then the loss will be al that much more significant because even though SB will be a seeded team, they will be facing a tougher opponent. Following Ingerson's ejectment from the game, the Dons relied on senior Brent Williams who put together a solid all-around game with 16 points, six rebounds, four assists and three steals.  In their last game, the Dons staggered to the finish against Ventura after Ingerson fouled out, blowing a 12-point lead with a flurry of turnovers and winning only after the Cougars missed some free throws in the final seconds. This time, they responded to the loss of their scoring leader by expanding a 59-53 lead to 65-53 margin and holding the Royals off with solid free throw shooting.  Santa Barbara won for the 18th straight time and improved to 24-2 overall and 8-0 in league. The overall wins is a school record for the regular season, breaking a tie with the 1969-70 team of Keith (Jamaal) Wilkes and Don Ford that went 23-0. The Dons have been consistently ranked No. 4 in CIF Division 1-A and likely will be seeded fourth when the brackets are announced Sunday. San Marcos, 6-18 and 0-8, will not be going to the playoffs. But the Royals finished the season with two of their most spirited efforts, the other being a 65-63 overtime loss to Dos Pueblos on Tuesday.  Senior forward Adam Nance, the only returning starter on the Royals this year, concluded his career with 23 points and eight rebounds.  Sophomore guard Asher Kupperman, who had 27 points on Tuesday, had 11 against the Dons. Ryan King added 12.   Ingerson, who is averaging 22 points in league play, finished with 17 against the Royals and also had three assists. His first technical foul came when he blew off some steam after a charging call early in the game. His second was a bit of tough break as he was called for hanging on the rim as he came down from an unsuccessful attempt at a tip-in. San Marcos started the game well, taking a 16-11 lead in the first quarter. But Santa Barbara stormed back with a 25-point second quarter. Trey Putnam kept the Dons going in the second half, thrilling the over-capacity crowd with a one-handed dunk on a baseline drive. He finished with 10 points. SAN MARCOS -- Kupperman 11, Elwell 8, King 12, Pertsulakes 4, Balingdong 5, Miller 8, Nance 23. Totals 22 24-27 71. SANTA BARBARA -- Henderson 9, Whilt 6, Walling 12, C. Petersen 5, Koester 4, Ingerson 17, Putnam 10, Williams 16. Totals 27 19-25 79. San Marcos . . . 16 13 18 24--71 Santa Barbara . . . 1125 19 24--79 3-point goals--SM 4 (Elwell, Nance, Pertsulakes, King), SB 6 (Henderson 2, Walling 1, Ingerson 1, Williams 2). Fouled out--Ingerson (2 technicals). Technical fouls--Ingerson 2, Nance.

Ventura 69, Buena 56--Tyler Ebell scored 22 points, including three three-point baskets, and Mike Derse had 16 points and eight rebounds for the Cougars (18-8, 6-2) in a Channel League game at Buena.  Because of Ventura's win, a tie for third in league was created between Buena and Dos Pueblos. By league rule, that requires a league playoff, which will be played 7:30 p.m. Friday at Buena. If Buena should lose, they will not make it to the playoffs because they only have 8 wins.  If they win, they'll go as the third place spot from the league.  Dos Pueblos, with 11 wins, is already elibible regardless of the outcome. Ventura displayed some offensive patience that proved too much for Buena High, and Ventura closed out its Channel League season with a 69-56 victory Thursday night at Ventura College.  Ventura, 18-8, 6-2, will be the Channel's No. 2 representative when the CIF-Southern Section playoffs open next week.   Buena, 9-17, 3-5, is tied for third with Dos Pueblos and so has at least one more game -- a league playoff tonight at 7:30 p.m at Buena High.  Tyler Ebell and Mike Derse were Ventura's bookends to victory, with Ebell scoring 12 of his 21 points in the first quarter and Derse scoring 11 of his 16 in the final period.  Ebell's early burst helped Ventura build a 17-3 lead in the first seven minutes, but it took the Derse outburst to put the game away. He scored 10 points during a 15-6 Ventura run to start the fourth quarter, putting the game out of reach at 58-44.  The Bulldogs made just 2 of 18 first-quarter shots, missing all nine 3-point attempts.  Buena dug out of the first-quarter hole in dramatic fashion, going up 24-23 on a Ryan Cobos 3-pointer with 1:07 left in the half. It was Buena's fourth 3-pointer of the quarter, three of them by Cobos. Ventura came back to lead 26-24 at the half after Bryan Easterly's three-point play. Buena would lead once more, at 31-29 in the third, before Ventura authored its 11-0 run to take the lead for good. Antwaine Richards scored six of his 11 points in that run.  Cobos, instrumental in the Buena comeback, was held to two points in the second half.    Ventura's lead was just five entering the fourth quarter, but it quickly stretched to double figures, with Ebell looking to Derse.  Buena tried to turn up the defensive pressure in the fourth, but was unable to do so, said Hannah.  Ventura also dominated rebounding, collecting 45 to Buena's 27. Derse had 10 of those; Richards had nine.  Cobos' 11 points led Buena. Jason Plum scored 10 points; Matt Colton had six rebounds.

Christian League

Mesa Grande 62,  Woodcrest Christian 61--Woodcrest Christian led by 11 points at the end of three quarters, but Calimesa Mesa Grande (4-8, 11-11) was unstoppable in the fourth quarter of a Christian League game. The Cardinals made nine of their final 10 shots, four of them three-pointers. Mesa Grande outscored the Royals (5-7, 12-11) 22-10 in the fourth quarter. Mark Venckeleer made the winning lay up with six seconds to play for Mesa Grande. The Royals, not in the bonus, were fouled twice in the remaining seconds, forcing two inbounds plays. They ran out of time. Kris Powers led Woodcrest Christian with 15 points, and Gary Gallegos had 14.MESA GRANDE (62) -- Stout 23, Joretag 8, Chinnock 4, Venckeleer 8, Ruybalid 16, Grando 3. WOODCREST CHRISTIAN (61) -- Carpenter 2, Reed 6, Musich 4, Gallegos 14, Powers 15, Hawkins 2, Burdett 1, Reyes 3, Boyd 9, Gasco 5. Halftime score -- Woodcrest Christian 33-21. Three-point goals -- Stout 4, Joretag 2, Grando, Powers, Reyes, Boyd 3. Total fouls -- Mesa Grande 10, Woodcrest Christian 10. Fouled out -- none.

Citrus Belt League

Eisenhower 66, Rialto 59--Kynan Bush and Andre Rouzan scored 15 points apiece as Eisenhower defeated visiting Rialto, 66-59, Thursday night to go undefeated in the Citrus Belt League for the first time and extend its winning streak to 26 games. Although the Eagles (10-0 in league, 26-1 overall) had wrapped up the CBL title, there was plenty on the line. Eisenhower wanted to remain unbeaten against rival Rialto (7-3, 21-4) in eight games and maintain its No. 2 ranking in Division 1AA. Eisenhower controlled the boards in the first quarter and jumped out to quick leads of 11-6 and 15-7. The Eagles led by nine points in the second quarter and took a 35-28 lead into halftime. Eisenhower outrebounded the Knights 31-15 in the half. Rialto stayed within six points throughout the third quarter and then scored the first four points of the fourth to tie the score at 47-47. Alex Acker hit a jumper in the lane after a pass from Bush on the next possession, and Eisenhower held the lead the rest of the way. David Joiner hit a shot in the lane to pull the Knights within 59-56 with 1:20 left, and then Rouzan made the play of the game. Rouzan hit a running jumper as the shot clock expired with 45 seconds left and was fouled. Rouzan made the free throw to complete the three-point play and give the Eagles a 62-56 lead. Eisenhower went 11 of 13 from the free-throw line in the fourth quarter and was 15 of 21 for the game; Rialto was 8 of 13. The Eagles had a 52-34 advantage in rebounding. RIALTO (59) -- Davis 18, Sconiers 7, Burnett 9, Joiner 11, Edwards 6, Willingham 2, Williams 6. EISENHOWER (66) -- Bush 15, A.Rouzan 15, Wilson 6, Acker 6, James 3, Sams 10, S.Marshall 7, Hart 4. Halftime score -- Eisenhower 35-28. Three-point goals -- Davis, A.Rouzan. Total fouls -- Rialto 17,
Eisenhower 17. Fouled out -- Edwards.

Fontana 111,  Redlands East Valley 56--Wesley Washington (21 points) led five Fontana players in double figures as the Steelers scored a season-high 111 points and defeated Redlands East Valley in a Citrus Belt League game Washington also had six assists and eight steals. Cory McJimson had 19 points, and Trayvon Williams added 12 points, seven rebounds and five assists for Fontana (7-3, 17-10)   Jon Vigil scored 20 points to lead Redlands East Valley (2-8, 6-18). Fontana led by 18 points at halftime and outscored the Wildcats 24-7 in the third quarter to pull away. REDLANDS EAST VALLEY (56) -- Thompson 5, Vigil 20, Jones 5, White 5, Larsen 1, Brazelton 9, Ke.Lyles 2, Holcombe 9.  FONTANA (111) -- Walker 14, McJimson 19, Williams 12, Washington 21, Nelson 8, Mancha 4, Jackson 2, Okoebor 9, Crull 2, Gallardo 4, Strickland 2, Johnson 4, Ochoa 10. Halftime score -- Fontana 52-34. Three-point goals -- Thompson, Vigil 5, Holcombe, Jones, McJimson, Washington, Nelson 2. Total fouls -- REV 11, Fontana 19. Fouled out -- Jackson.

AB Miller 79, Redlands 64--Sophomore guard Jacob Ramirez had 20 points and four steals as Fontana Miller (3-7, 12-15) defeated Redlands (1-9, 9-17) in a Citrus Belt League game and knocked the Terriers out of the playoffs. Miller outscored Redlands 20-10 in the second quarter to take a 33-20 lead at halftime and extended the margin to as many as 20 in the third quarter. John Ward had 17 points and seven rebounds for Miller, which went 6-19 last season. Danny Genung scored 25 points to lead Redlands with 16 coming in the fourth quarter. Redlands lost its final nine games and will miss the playoffs for the first time since since 1996.  All the Redlands High School boys basketball team had to do was win one more game to reach the CIF playoffs, expanded this season to include all teams with 10 or more victories. The Terriers had nine chances to notch victory No.10, but Thursday's 79-64 loss to A.B. Miller was their ninth consecutive and kept them out of the playoffs. Redlands finished 1-9 in the Citrus Belt League and 9-17 overall. Meanwhile, the Rebels head to the postseason with a mark of 3-7, 12-14. Longtime Redlands coach Randy Genung couldn't help but think of all the losses the team endured and how close it came to reaching the playoffs. "We lost to Serra by two (at the Tournament of Champions), lost close games to Barstow and Etiwanda in the Kiwanis Tournament," he said. "And we lost close games in league to Fontana and (Redlands East Valley). "We didn't get that 10th win." Since Genung became the Redlands coach in 1977, the Terriers have missed the playoffs just four times. Redlands' leading scorer Danny Genung missed five of his first seven shots, but still wound up with a game-high 25 points. But Miller got 20 points from Jacob Ramirez, 17 from John Ward and a strong defensive effort from Daryl Pegram. Pegram blocked five shots and altered several others. Miller took a 33-20 lead in the first half. When Redlands closed to within 10 in the second half, the Rebels scored seven consecutive points. Alex Graham had 16 points, 13 rebounds and seven blocks for Redlands, and Trishtin Hall added 15 points. "I really feel sorry for the kids," Randy Genung said. "Danny got to play in two playoffs. Mike (Pyatt) and Alex were on the team last year. We're going to cellect uniforms. That's the way life is, I guess." REDLANDS (64) -- Genung 25, Roberts 3, Graham 16, Hall 14, Porter 1, Kariem 5. MILLER (79) -- Ramirez 20, Pegram 8, Je.Ward 2, Lanzarotto 2, Scott 8, Vernon 3, Clark 6, Morachis 7, Jo.Ward 17, Kingsland 4, Pickering 2. Halftime score -- Miller 33-20. Three-point goals -- Roberts, Hall, Kariem, Ramirez 2, Morachis. Total fouls -- Redlands 28, Miller 28. Fouled out -- none.  

De Anza League

Beaumont 76, Aquinas 53 -- Beaumont clinched the final automatic playoff spot from the De Anza League after beating San Bernardino Aquinas Thursday night at Aquinas. The Cougars' victory followed their stunning win Wednesday night at Riverside Notre Dame. This will be Beaumont's fifth playoff appearance in six years. The Cougars were co-champions of the De Anza League with Twentynine Palms last year. Tory Cohn, who scored 12 points Wednesday, had 22 for the Cougars (6-4, 18-8). But it was Adam Stephens who made sure Beaumont didn't have any letdowns Thursday by scoring 11 of his 18 in the first period. The Cougars jumped out to a 24-10 first-period lead and extended it to 35-22 at halftime. Aquinas (1-9, 8-17) had only two baskets in the second period and three in the third. No Falcon scored in double figures. The game turned ugly in the closing seconds when Cohn was flagrantly fouled by Nick Pacific. Three Beaumont player and an Aquinas player came off the bench. School officals defused the situation, while the game officials assessed four technical fouls, three on Beaumont.AQUINAS (53) -- Omajoy 2, Butler 1, Langdon 8, Phou 3, Ajegouia 3, Oheri 7, Hunt 8, Pacific 8, Nelson 5, Kerr 6, Carrillo 2. BEAUMONT (76) -- Ad. Stephens 18, Wood 7, Cohn 22, Aa. Stephens 2, Mendoza 2, Bridgemon 2, Olvera 9, Tanghe 6, Curtis 6, Hackney 2.  Halftime score -- Beaumont 35-22. Three-point goals -- Ad. Stephens 2, Curtis 2, Phou, Ajegouia, Nelson. Total fouls -- Beaumont 22, Aquinas 16. Fouled out -- Langdon, Aa.Stephens. Technical fouls -- Pacific 2, Wood, Aa.Stephens, Mitchell.

Riverside Notre Dame 76, Twentynine Palms 72--Talani Calhoun (19 points, six rebounds, five assists) made two free throws with 14 seconds remaining, and Tim Sanders (18 points, seven rebounds) scored a layup off of the ensuing inbounds pass as second-place Riverside Notre Dame (8-2, 10-14) knocked off De Anza League champion Twentynine Palms (9-1, 20-5) on the road.  Mike Hodges scored 15 points for Notre Dame, 11 points above his scoring average. Six-foot-8 center Vili Morton led Twentynine Palms with 24 points. NOTRE DAME (76) -- McKenzie 4, Johnson 8, Freeman 7, Calhoun 19, Sanders 18, Hodges 15, Trabucco 5. TWENTYNINE PALMS (72) -- Randle 4, Bernard 15, Stratton 8, Palmer 4, Hester 4, Phillips 8, Brooks 2, Freshour 3, Morton 24. Halftime score -- Twentynine Palms 37-34. Three-point goals -- Calhoun 3, Hodges 2, Sanders 4, Trabucco, Bernard 3. Total fouls -- Notre Dame 20, Twentynine Palms 13. Fouled out -- Phillips. Technical fouls -- None.

Delphic League

Campbell Hall 51, Montclair Prep 49--Hassan Bassirri's four-point play in the waning seconds gave the Vikings a Delphic League victory at Campbell Hall.  Bassirri and Derek Williams each finished with 14 points for Campbell Hall (18-8, 7-3). 

Pacific Hills 60, Crossroads 52 --The Delphic league finale matched Pacific Hills (22-4), against Crossroads (19-8). Both teams entered the night as the number one teams in their respective divisions. Pacific Hills, which leads the 5AA and Crossroads is atop the 4A division. The teams split their first two games of the season with a key player out for each squad during their defeat. Tonight, both teams were at full strength and the Bruins came away with an impressive 60-52 victory.   Pacific Hills took a six point lead at the half at 30-24. Crossroads came out and cut the lead to two before Pacific Hills responded to take a 37-31 lead entering the final quarter. Crossroads kept constant pressure on the Bruins as the Roadrunners cut the lead to 51-48 before the Bruins spread the court and took a commanding lead in the final minute. Pacific Hills held 6'10 center Isaiah Fox to just five second half points and made things difficult for Crossroads as they changed their defensive scheme throughout the evening. Roadrunner standout Felipe Williams was held to 13 points as he was double teamed throughout the evening. Pacific Hills' balanced attack was led by senior guards Anthony Kyles (17 points) and Sharif Joshua (15 points). Junior forward Amani Daanish (12 rebounds) and senior Jimmy White (10 rebounds), along with seniors forwards Vinny Bali and Sean Den Bok helped contain the bigger and quicker Roadrunners as they seemed take the Roadrunners out of their strong interior game. Both teams should enter the CIF playoffs as top seads as the post season begins next week. PACIFIC HILLS 17 13 7 23--60 CROSSROADS 12 12 7--18--52 PACIFIC HILLS (60)-White 8, Joshua 15, Kyles 17, Wade 8, Bali 8, Daanish 4. CROSSROADS (52)-Locke 13, Williams 13, Rush 2, Forman 5, Richards 2, Fox 17.  Total Fouls: Pacific Hills 17, Crossroads 17. 

Express League

La Verne Lutheran 76, Liberty Christian 38--Mike Thomas had 26 points, six steals and four assists, and Michael Lee scored 12 points to give playoff-bound La Verne Lutheran (16-7, 8-4) the win.LA VERNE LUTHERAN (76) Thomas 26, Lee 12, Smith 11, Greene 4, Cumberland 7, Patton 4, Seckrater 7, Harmon 2, Wu 3.   LIBERTY CHRISTIAN (38) Stephens 6, Neal 2, Spagnola 6, Doney 5, Burch 4, Mendoza 7, Francis 8. La Verne Lutheran 18 19 15 24 -- 76 Liberty Christian 4 13 6 15 -- 38 Total fouls: LVL 16, LC 20. Fouled out: Harbert (LC). Technical fouls: none. 

Foothill League

Saugus 70, Valencia 47--Marc Holmquist had 15 points and 14 assists for the Centurions (17-9, 6-4) in a Foothill League victory at Saugus.

Freeway League

Sunny Hills 46, Fullerton 39--Tony Gonzales scored 13 points and grabbed eight rebounds as the Lancers (14-12, 5-5) defeated the Indians (17-7, 5-5). Sunny Hills and Fullerton play again today to determine third place in league.

Troy 63, La Habra 41--Mark Ahlberg scored 19 points and Sean Christensen added 14 to lead the No. 6 Warriors (24-2, 9-1) over the Higlanders (6-4 in league).

Sonora 58, Buena Park 37--Justin Jeffries scored 13 points and grabbed eight rebounds and Robert Abreu added 11 points and 10 rebounds as the Raiders (8-17, 4-6) defeated the Coyotes (2-8 in league).

Frontier League

Nordhoff 63, Malibu 51--Etienne Emanuel scored 16 of his 24 points in the second half for the Rangers and had 12 rebounds in a Frontier League victory at Nordhoff.  Dusty Baier added 12 points and 11 rebounds for Nordhoff (17-6, 6-2), which led by two points at halftime.  The victory gave Nordhoff a second straight co-league title with Santa Clara.  Malibu's Bennie Townsend scored 19 points.

Santa Clara 63, Calabasas 49--Chris Post collected 22 points, including four 3-pointers, as Santa Clara claimed a co-championship with Nordhoff by winning the road game. Earl Hall added 11 points and seven rebounds and Jason Angell had 10 points for Santa Clara (15-6, 6-2). David Ramirez had six points and five assists.   Kevin Quisenberry led Calabasas with 21 points, five assists and six steals for the Coyotes.  Santa Clara is expected to open the V-AA playoffs on Wednesday.

Garden Grove League

Bolsa Grande 76, Santiago 53--Jon James scored 18 points and Omar Amaral added 15 as the Matadors (12-0 in league) defeated the Cavaliers (2-24).

Rancho Alamitos 68, La Quinta 60--Cuby Vantich scored 30 points to lead the Vaqueros (12-13, 5-7) past the Aztecs. Matt Blanchard scored 28 points for La Quinta (8-18, 4-8)

Golden League

Littlerock 75, Palmdale 74--Frank Robinson's two free throws with nine seconds remaining gave the Lobos a share of the Golden League title at Littlerock.  Robinson, who had 21 points and 16 rebounds, put the Lobos ahead, 75-71, and the Eric Brown of Palmdale hit a three-point shot seconds later.  Brown finished with 40 points.  Gene Myvett had 25 points and 11 rebounds for Littlerock (19-7, 8-2).

Quartz Hill 74, Lancaster 73--Mychael Williams dribbled the length of the court for a reverse layup with 3.2 seconds left in overtime to lift Quartz Hill High to 74-73 victory over Lancaster and a share of its second consecutive Golden League boys' basketball title Thursday night at Lancaster.  Teddy Myers of Lancaster (15-10, 7-3 in league play) missed a three-pointer at the buzzer.   Trevor Marley of Lancaster sank two free throws with 36 seconds in overtime to give the Eagles a 72-69 lead, but Tony Johnson tied the game with a three-pointer with 16 seconds left.  Ryan Marley of Lancaster made the first of two free throws to put the Eagles up, 73-72, with six seconds left. Josh Porter of Quartz Hill (18-7, 8-2) rebounded the missed free throw and passed to Williams, who went the distance for the winning basket.  Joe Dluzak tipped in a missed layup by Anthony Gamboa to give Lancaster a 59-57 lead with 25 seconds left in regulation.  Myers made one free throw with six seconds left but his second rimmed out to Kevin Johnson, who drove downcourt and made a three-pointer to force overtime.  Tony Johnson scored 35 points, 19 in the second quarter, and his brother, Kevin, added 22, including five three-point shots, for the Rebels.  Dluzak scored the Eagles' first nine points and finished with 19 points and 12 rebounds. Michael Wright added 14 points and Myers scored seven of his 13 points in overtime for Lancaster.  Tony Johnson's basket capped a 7-2 run that gave the Rebels a 35-30 halftime lead.  Trevor Marley's 15-foot jumper capped a 7-0 run that pulled Lancaster even, 51-51, with 5:38 remaining in regulation. winning basket at the end of overtime for Quartz Hill, battles a Lancaster's Anthony Gamboa. 

Liberty League

Buckley 89, Avalon 62--Junior Colin Ward-Henninger hit 12 of 17 shots and finished with 30 points and 15 rebounds, while sophomore point guard David Gale dished out 8 assists, collected 7 steals and grabbed 9 rebounds for the Griffins (19-2, 13-0), ranked No. 6 in the Southern Section D-VAA in their next to last   Liberty League game at Buckley.  Mike Lalazerian had 8, Royal Weaver 4, Murali Sivalingam grabbed 13 rebounds and scored 12 points for the Griffins, while Simon Leonove had 7, Alex Clancy 13, Mike Pakravan 5, Jake Scannell 5, and Adam Pastor 2.  The two teams will play again Friday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. at Buckley to close out the regular season.  The game on Thursday night was not close at all, and at one point, Buckley led by as many as 38 points. Buckley started all seniors, only two of whom are in the regular rotation and took out the starters midway through the fourth quarter. Avalon fell to 1-13 in league with the loss while Buckley remained on target for an undefeated league season.

Metro League

Boys Republic 64, Christian Center Academy 51-- The Rams (17-6, 13-1) won the league title with the victory. Cecil Sagapolu led Boys' Republic with 28 points, Tyrell Brown added 12 points and 18 boards, and Terry Anderson finished with 11 points and 13 rebounds. CHRISTIAN CENTER ACADEMY (51) Miles 12, Legget 3, Mejia 3, Knox 7, Torrez 16, Fults 10. BOYS' REPUBLIC (64) Parrilla 5, Anderson 11, Sagapolu 28, Manzano 4, Butler 2, Faulalo 2, Brown 12. Chr. Ctr. Acad. 5 8 16 22 -- 51 Boys' Republic 16 19 13 16 -- 64 Tota fouls: CCA 13, BR 12. Fouled out: none. Technical fouls: none.

Miramonte League

Garey 81, Los Altos 51--The Vikings (19-7, 9-1) won the league and got revenge on the only team to beat them in league this year. Lataurus Davis led Garey with 21 points, 10 assists and five rebounds, Jermaine Flowers added 14 points and seven rebounds, and Brian Ponder had 11 rebounds and six assists. LOS ALTOS (51) Godinez 11, Camarillo 4, Rogers 4, Miyamoto 3, McMath 5, Allen 14, Steen 4, VanDuine 5. GAREY (81) Loya 2, Boseman 3, Nguyen 2, Ponder 7, Davis 21, Bass 3, Horigan 9, Flowers 14, Hill 10, Frey 6, Deleon 4. Los Altos 15 12 12 12 -- 51 Garey 23 16 23 19 -- 81 Total fouls: LA 8, G 18. Fouled out: none. Technical fouls: none.

Pomona 65, Hacienda Heights Wilson 47--The Red Devils (11-12, 7-3) took the lead early and never looked back, finishing in a tie for second place. O'Dell Howard led Pomona with 16 points (including three 3-pointers) and Lionel Brown added 15 points (11 in the third quarter).  POMONA (65) Brown 15, Smith 6, Russ 5, Holden 4, Howard 16, Mitchell 1, Verdon 4, Mukty 4, Dang 4, Tosca 4. H.H. WILSON (47) Lee 6, Espinelli 7, Recinto 4, Royster 6, Griffin 12, Avellaneda 1, Digiacomo 7, Chang 2. Pomona 14 14 20 17 -- 65 Wilson 7 12 17 11 -- 47 Total fouls: P 22, W 13. Fouled out: Russ (P). Technical fouls: Benime (P).

Mt. Baldy League

Rancho Cucamonga 117, Montclair 69--The Cougars had five players score in double figures, with Derick Andrew (28 points, seven assists) leading the way. Rancho Cucamonga jumped out to a 30-3 first quarter lead and never lost control of the game. Karim McDougal (22 points, 10 rebounds), Corey Starks (19 points, eight rebounds), Alonzo Williams (16 points, seven assists) and Ron Ninofranco (11 points) all starred for the Cougars, who finish the regular season in second place with an 8-2 league record, 24-2 overall. MONTCLAIR (69)  Jenkins 7, McCorvey 2, Robbins 5, Ellison 5, Holliman 14, Criss 2, Smith 10, Avery 21, Schaar 2. RANCHO CUCAMONGA (117) Ninofranco 11, McDougal 22, Andrew 28, Starks 19, Berry 6, Wallam 6, Taylor 3, Williams 16, Aylor 6. Montclair 10 21 18 20 -- 69 Rancho Cuca. 35 26 31 25 -- 117 Total fouls: M 20, RC 19. Fouled out: none. Technical fouls: McDougal (RC), Wallam (RC).

Chaffey 63, Alta Loma 55--Chris Faulkner led Chaffey (11-13, 4-6) with his game-high 25 points. The Tigers led by five at the half and continued to build on the lead each quarter. The Braves end the season at 1-9 in league. CHAFFEY (63) Miranda 2, Kutkowski 6, Parker 7, Lewis 2, Stepney 8, Faulkner 25, Hunt 4, Sconiers 7, Santos 2. ALTA LOMA (55) Rocco 2, Moore 6, Fleemons 8, Roberts 4, Yaifrale 12, Bullard 6, Nofferi 4, Tobbs 3, Johnson 4, Hines 6. Chaffey 16 15 14 18 -- 63 Alta Loma 15 11 12 17 -- 55 Total fouls: C 17, AL 19. Fouled out: Parker (C). Technical fouls: none.

Etiwanda 55, Ontario 49--Using a stifling defense in the fourth quarter and holding host Ontario to just 10 fourth-quarter points, Etiwanda clinched the Mt. Baldy League title outright, holding off the host Jaguars 55-49 Thursday. Romel Beck scored a game-high 23 points and Aaron Gipson added 11 for the Eagles (9-1 in league), who led by as many as 10 in the first half before holding on down the stretch. Jonathan Levy scored 13 points, and Jason Burrell and Marlon Mitchell added 12 each for Ontario (6-4), which finishes third in league. Etiwanda opened up leads of 22-12 and 25-16 in the second quarter, but Ontario rallied back to within 31-28 at halftime thanks to late 3-pointers by Levy and Burrell. Ontario then increased the defensive pressure in the third-quarter, holding Etiwanda to just 29 percent shooting. Despite the effort, Etiwanda was able to maintain its lead as Beck scored eight points in the quarter to keep the Eagles' advantage at three. Etiwanda extended the lead to 47-39 early in the fourth quarter, but Ontario rallied back to within two by scoring six straight points. The Jaguars could get no closer the rest of the way. The Eagles sank 8 of 14 free throws in the final 2:22 to win the game.ETIWANDA (55) Wright 3, Burrell 2, Gipson 11, Solano 5, Beck 23, Boyd 6, Dowd 1, Ross 2. ONTARIO (49) Levy 13, Burrell 12, Mitchell 12, Alhadeff 2, Kinney 6, Ringgold 2 Etiwanda 16 15 11 13 -- 55 Ontario 12 16 11 10 -- 49 Total fouls: E 18, O 19. Fouled out: Ross (E). Technical fouls: none.

Ocean League

Leuzinger 71, El Segundo 68 (OT)--For the first time in 22 years, the Leuzinger High boys basketball team can call itself Ocean League champion. The Olympians earned that right with their 71-68 overtime win against El Segundo at home, coupled with West Torrance's 55-53 loss to Hawthorne. With the game tied at 62-62 at the end of regulation, the Olympians did their damage from the free-throw line in overtime. Seven of their nine points in overtime came from free throws. At the end of regulation, both teams went to their stars. For Leuzinger (18-6, 11-3), Brandon Conner (25 points) connected on several big shots, including a 3-point play with 34 seconds left to put the Olympians ahead, 62-59. J.T. Leitch scored 26 for El Segundo (7-7 in league), and Bryan McClafferty had 19, including a 3-pointer with 19 seconds to send the game into overtime.

Hawthorne 55, West Torrance 53--The Cougars won at home, knocking the Warriors (17-9, 10-4) into second place. Mira Costa 34, Beverly Hills 30: Jacob Insler scored a game-high 11 points and Taraz Lee contributed seven points and nine rebounds to spur the Mus tangs (15-11, 9-5) into third place at Beverly Hills (2-12 in league).

Torrance 64, Culver City 58--Culver City closed to within two late in the game, but Jeff Kalama (17 points) and Brent Arney (15 points) hit clutch free throws to lead the Tartars (14-12, 8-6).

Olympic League

Orange Lutheran 65, Calvary Chapel Santa Ana 42-- Jason Whieldon scored 20 points, grabbed eight rebounds, had seven assists and five steals to lead the Lancers (21-4, 9-1) past the Eagles (16-10 overall).

Pacific League

Crescenta Valley 65, Arcadia 42-- James Jenkins had 19 points, 11 rebounds and three blocked shots, and his dunk midway through the third quarter sparked an 11-3 run for the Falcons in a Pacific League victory at Arcadia.   Chris Tarne scored 12 of his 17 points in the second half and Jimmy Goffredo scored 10 of his 15 points in the second half for Crescenta Valley.  Goffredo also had four steals for the Falcons, who have a six-game winning
streak and have won 12 of 14 games. 

Pacific Coast League

Corona del Mar 65, Costa Mesa 62--Alec Hansen scored 20 points and Kevin Hansen added 15 to lead the Sea Kings (19-6, 6-2) over the Mustangs (17-9, 3-5) .

University 80, Estancia 59--Andy Lawrence scored 18 points, including three three-pointers, as the Trojans (16-10, 5-3) defeated the Eagles (14-12, 2-6).

Pacific View League

Rio Mesa 48, Camarillo 46--David Kanongata'a scored 22 points and Rio Mesa forced a third-place playoff game with the victory at home.   Rio Mesa will play at Channel Islands tonight at 7 p.m.  Tunde Alonge scored 15 points, including three 3-pointers, for Rio Mea (9-13, 3-5). Ryan McCormick scored 15 points and Ian Caldwell had 13 for Camarillo. 

Hueneme 60, Channel Islands 58--Johnnie Williams sank a 16-foot jumper in the closing seconds as Hueneme (15-9, 5-3) held on to edge host Channel Islands (12-13, 3-5).  Williams finished with 10 points. Alex Solis of Channel islands tied the game with 20 seconds left, and after Williams' hit the game winner, the Raiders missed two opportunities to tie the game.  Manny Berrelleza scored 22 points for Channel Islands. Brian Long had 11 points, 10 assists and five rebounds. Franklin Thompson paced Hueneme with 15 points. Eric Watkins had 11 points, eight rebounds and seven assists. Anthony Camper contributed 14 points.

San Andreas League

Cajon 59, Yucaipa 47--San Bernardinio Cajon (8-2, 20-6) finished in sole possession of second place in the San Andreas League. Cajon's half-court pressure in the third quarter caused Yucaipa (4-6, 10-16) to get outscored that period 20-10.CAJON (59) -- Morris 18, Clark 0, Walker 19, Payne 2, Harris 0, Griffin 2, Norman 5, Roby 13. YUCAIPA (47) -- Allen 0, Majors 14, Martin 6, Osgood 12, Carroll 14, Simmons 1. Halftime score -- Yucaipa 23-22. Three-point goals -- Roby 2, Walker, Majors, Osgood 2, Carroll 3. Total fouls -- Cajon 17, Yucaipa 19. Fouled out -- none. Technical fouls -- Majors. 

Pacific 75, San Gorgonio 50-- San Bernardino Pacific began with a 21-0 run and walked away with its second consecutive undefeated San Andreas League season. Before Pacific went 10-0 last season, the last team to go undefeated in the SAL was San Bernardino in 1989. Pacific has only been seeded once in the past seven years and has made it to the quarterfinals every time. San Gorgonio (6-4, 14-11) will enter as the SAL's third-place team.PACIFIC (75) -- Smith 21, Kimble 10, Jury 13, Hall 15, Adams 11, Burrell 2, Kinser 3. SAN GORGONIO (50) -- Harris 26, McIntosh 9, Buckingham 8, White 3, Dowdy 4. Halftime score -- Pacific 39-25. Three-point goals -- Smith 4, Jury, Hall, Kinser, Harris, McIntosh, White. Total fouls -- Pacific 19, San Gorgonio 24. Fouled out -- Johnson, Buchholz (SG). Technicals -- Hall.

Skyline League

Banning 118, Yucca Valley 62--Highlights: A school-record 45-point third quarter helped Banning (7-3, 14-13) overwhelm Yucca Valley in a Skyline League game. The Broncos were 10 of 10 from the free-throw line in the period, and Tremain Williams scored 10 of his 22 points in the quarter. Geno Randle had 12 assists and Flamingo Malone had 18 points and 13 rebounds.

Sunkist League

Bloomington 67, Hemet 58-- The Bruins, perhaps one of the county's most surprising teams, survived a five-minute, fourth-quarter scoring drought and held on for a 67-58 victory in their Sunkist League finale at Hemet. With Bloomington's victory and Temescal Canyon's loss to league-leading Elsinore, the Bruins locked up third place in the Sunkist League with a 6-4 record and 16-9 mark overall. For most schools this wouldn't be something to get excited about, but for Bloomington it's a big improvement after years of mediocrity. Bloomington, which already qualifed for the CIF-Southern Section playoffs because of its 10 victories, is heading to the postseason for the first time since 1997, when it finished third with a 6-4 mark and 7-17 overall record. Thomas was a member of Bloomington's playoff teams in 1996 and 1997 but both those teams lost in the first round. He said he's hoping for a better ending this season. Things were a little rocky against the Bulldogs (0-10 in league), and Bruins starting guard William Funn was hampered by a nagging ankle injury, forcing Thomas to do a little experimentation. Senior Artie Allen had a game-high 20 points, including four three-pointers, for Bloomington. Funn and Greg Watson each added 11 points. The Bruins hit eight three-pointers in the game. Bloomington blew open the game by outscoring Hemet 19-11 in the third quarter after taking 30-24 halftime lead. The Bruins stretched the lead to 57-40 with 6:21 left in the game before going cold. The Bulldogs, led by junior guard Matt Martinez's 15 points in the fourth quarter, pulled to within seven but couldn't get any closer. Basketball and Bloomington haven't always been a good fit, and the Bruins haven't won a Sunkist League title since 1992.

Sunset League

Esperanza 50, Fountain Valley 44-- Lloyd Walls scored 15 points and had six blocks as the Aztecs defeated the Barons (3-7 in league). Anthony Vicencia added 14 points for Esperanza (14-12, 6-4).

Huntington Beach 67, Edison 62--Matt Sanders scored 13 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead the Oilers (5-21, 2-8) past the Chargers (8-16, 1-9).

Los Alamitos 47, Marina 43--The Griffins and Vikings split the championship as host Los Alamitos scored a 47-43 victory over the Vikings Thursday night. It was the fourth consecutive title for the Griffins, while the Vikings earned their first crown in eight years. Unlike the earlier meeting between the teams, a 77-66 victory by the Vikings, this contest was a defensive one. That turned out to be a good thing for Los Alamitos (9-1, 21-5). Ronnie Prettyman and Jeff Smith shadowed Marina's Dustin Kaatz, who scored 28 points against the Griffins in the first meeting. He was held to eight points in this game before fouling out with seven seconds left. The Griffins wasted little time in building a lead against Marina (23-3, 9-1). Using a 16-3 run in the first half, Los Alamitos took a 25-12 lead with 6:04 left in the second quarter. A 12-3 run to end the half got Marina back within three points. Beau Brown's three-pointer to start the fourth quarter tied the game at 35, but baskets by Eddie Courtemarche, Ryan Keller and Jeff Grgas gave the Griffins all of the breathing room they needed. Brown led all scorers with 16 points. The Griffins were led by Keller and Justin Maranto, who scored 11 points apiece.

Valle Vista League

Baldwin Park 95, Ganesha 70--Jason Romero recorded a triple-double with 17 points, 15 assists and 10 rebounds for Ganesha. Michael Eferberha scored 14 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and teammate Jeremy Starks scored 13 and grabbed 10 rebounds for the Giants (11-15, 5-9). BALDWIN PARK (95) Cordero 20, Sanchez 11, Phung 15, Reese 39, Lopez 5, Hy 3, Faustino 2.  GANESHA (70) Click 8, Starks 13, Efeberha 14, Tyus 11, Romero 17, Sarmiento 3, Sua 2, Gamiz 2. Baldwin Park 21 25 30 19 -- 95 Ganesha 17 27 11 15 -- 70 Total fouls: BP 14, G 10. Fouled out: none. Technical fouls: none.

San Dimas 52, Bonita 48--Jason Greenlee helped San Dimas (23-3, 14-0) with a game-high 17 points. Bonita (19-7, 10-4), which placed second in league, was led by Chris Dean (16 points) and Alan Erving (12 points). Mike Ferrera had 10 points, seven rebounds and five blocked shots for the Saints while teammate David Malana had nine assists. Matt Grundy led San Dimas with 10 rebounds. SAN DIMAS (52) Greenwade 3, Malana 4, Greenlee 17, Ramirez 4, Grundy 8, Ferrera 10, Ingram 6. BONITA (48) Carr 4, Musa 6, McCraven 7, Ketterling 3, Erving 12, Dean 16. San Dimas 12 13 18 9 -- 52 Bonita 11 6 15 16 -- 48 Total fouls: SD 17, B 14. Fouled out: Ingram (SD), Grundy (SD), Stewart (B). Technical fouls: none.

Southern Section Non-League Games

Oxnard 65, Dos Pueblos 40--Ricky Hernandez had 13 points and 15 rebounds for the Yellowjackets in a nonleague victory at Oxnard.   Matthew Merricks had 13 points and seven steals for Oxnard (22-4), which won its 11th consecutive game and third in a row by 25 points or more. 

Wilson Creek 94, South Bay Lutheran 19--Playoff-bound Yucaipa Wilson Creek (14-6) recorded its largest margin of victory of the year. Pete Taylor had six assists, and Patrick Shields had nine rebounds and six assists. SOUTH BAY LUTHERAN (19) -- Tolbert 14, Patton 4, Adams 1. WILSON CREEK (94) -- Moore 8, Harrison 8, Johnson 8, Pittman 8, Sanders 4, King 10, Bush 6, Shields 12, Taylor 17, B.Lee 3, J.Lee 10. Halftime score -- Wilson Creek 46-14. Three-point goals -- Johnson. Total fouls -- South Bay 14, Wilson Creek 15. Fouled out -- Patton, Adams, King.

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