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S.D. Section Boys Playoff Update:
Divisions I, II, III, IV & V--(Feb 27, 2000)

We've managed to track down most, but not all of the results from San Diego.  We have everything from Divisions I, II, and III, and we've got half of Division V, but not a single thing from the two games played in Division IV, so if anyone has the scores from Coronado v. The Bishop's School and Mountain Empire v. Imperial in D-IV, or  Julian @ *LJCD and Marian Catholic @ *Escondido Adventist in Division V, let us know.  The San Diego Union-Tribune and the North County Times are really the only traditional media source for those of us who live north of San Diego, but hey, they're better than nothing, right?   Well, almost better than nothing.  We've excerpted their coverage (we hope they won't mind) where they've provided it, and put this all in a central archive.  If anyone has any of the results or details of games we're missing, send them in. Thanks.

San Diego Section Playoffs
Division I

First round games
February 22

7:00 p.m. *Highest Seed is Home team and game will be at home team site
Quarterfinals
Feb. 25
Semifinals
Feb. 29
Finals
March 3
@ Cox Arena SDSU

8:00 p.m.
Rancho Buena Vista 42 @ *San Diego 67  San Diego 67

v.

Scripps Ranch 65

San Diego HS

 

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Carlsbad



Granite Hills 57 @ *Scripps Ranch 63
Torrey Pines 56 @ Carlsbad 67 Carlsbad 67

v.

La Costa Canyon 61

La Costa Canyon 65 @ *Mt. Miguel 52
Mt. Carmel 52 @ *Helix 60 Helix 43

v.

El Camino 56

El Camino

 

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Mira Mesa

Morse 60 @ *El Camino 87
El Capitan 51 @ *Grossmont 52 Grossmont 61

v.

Mira Mesa 81

Mira Mesa 68 @ *Vista 56

San Diego HS 67, Scripps Ranch 65--In a memorable boys basketball game played before a raucous bipartisan crowd at San Diego High, the Cavers watched a 14-point lead disappear before holding on to beat Scripps Ranch 67-65 in a Division I quarterfinal matchup last night.  San Diego (23-3) advances to play Carlsbad, a 76-61 winner over La Costa Canyon, on Tuesday at a site to be determined.   After outscoring the Cavers 23-13 in the third quarter to take a two-point lead into the fourth, the Falcons had a chance to tie when senior Brian Fulk (14 points) was fouled shooting a three-pointer with :04 remaining in the game.  Fulk missed the first attempt, and after making the second to cut the San Diego lead to two, he intentionally missed the third in an attempt to give his team a put-back opportunity.   But the free throw never hit the rim, and possession was awarded to the
Cavers. After the San Diego inbounds pass was nearly stolen, time expired and the Cavers faithful rushed the floor.  Though the Cavers were led by senior point guard Sean Matson's 20 points, senior Donald Harrison's flair for the dramatic was just as damaging to Scripps Ranch (17-11).  Midway through the second quarter, as Scripps began to chip away at a 13-point deficit, Harrison had a tip-jam that brought the Cavers crowd to its
feet. On the next San Diego trip down the floor, Harrison hit a three and the Cavers' lead reached 14.  In the midst of another Falcons run, in the third quarter, Harrison hit another three that drove the home fans wild.   Trailing by two entering the fourth quarter, San Diego, anchored in the middle
by 6-foot-8 sophomore Shamar Shire, closed ranks defensively and the Falcons didn't score for the first five minutes of the quarter.  Scripps Ranch, plagued for much of the second half by foul trouble to big men Kellen Winslow Jr. (12 points) and Danny Young (two points), rode the hot hands of senior Willie Redfearn (17 points) and junior Matt Vaughn (18 points).  Redfearn hit two three-pointers with less than 1:30 to play to cut the San Diego lead to two.

Carlsbad 76, La Costa Canyon 61-- From the San Diego Union Tribune:  "Carlsbad High boys basketball coach Tom Tarantino bid goodbye to the school's old-time gym with mixed emotions last night.  Certainly the Lancers went out in style, ringing up 10 three-pointers in a 76-61 victory over La Costa Canyon in the quarterfinals of the CIF-San Diego Division I playoffs.  There were 800 fans packed into the gym, where Carlsbad went 9-0 this season. Tarantino can only hope the Lancers make themselves at home just as well in the new $4 million facility under construction nearby.  The Lancers (21-8) advanced to Tuesday's semifinals at a neutral site to be announced against top-seeded San Diego, which defeated Scripps Ranch 67-65.  Derek Stockalper had 18 points and a game-high 10 rebounds to lead the Lancers. But the team balance represented by five players scoring in double figures stood out in Carlsbad's third victory in three meetings this season with its Avocado League rival.  Brett Lewis scored 21 points, including four three-pointers, to spearhead the Mavericks (18-12). At the halftime buzzer Lewis hit a 35-foot shot to pull LCC within 36-31.  Yet that was also much of a last hurrah for the Mavericks, because Carlsbad pulled away with a 29-15 edge in the third quarter, helped by five three-pointers.   Sophomore guard Greg Nelson scored eight of his 13 points for Carlsbad in the third period. The Lancers went 10-of-13 from the field during the quarter. Carlsbad opened its biggest lead, 69-48, with 6:30 left.  Tim Crenshaw, who finished with 15 points, sparked the Lancers in the first quarter, when he hit all four of his field-goal attempts to help Carlsbad build a 21-18 edge."   From the North County Times:   "Goodbyes to the old Carlsbad High gym were done in grand fashion before a sold out crowd on Friday night.  The Carlsbad boys basketball team defeated Avocado League rival La Costa Canyon, 76-61, in the CIF Division I quarterfinals, and finished its home season undefeated (9-0).  Next year, Lancer Arena next door will be the new home court.  The Lancers (21-8) move into the semifinals against No. 1 seed San Diego (24-3), a 67-65 winner over Scripps Ranch Friday, at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday at a site to be determined.  The Mavericks (17-12) came into the contest off an upset of No. 4 Mount Miguel, but ran into a team on a mission. The Lancers hit 10 3-pointers to raise their season total to 215.  Brett Lewis led the Mavericks with 21 points, but fouled out with 4:19 left to play. Joe Toledo was a force early with 14 points, but Carlsbad contained him in the second half.  The Lancers placed five players in double figures thanks to their fast-paced, outside shooting. Derek Stockalper led the team with 20 points and seven rebounds, while Tim Crenshaw tallied 15 points. Greg Nelson, Keegan Moore and Travis Jasmer sank 11 points each.  Crenshaw and Stockalper were the inside threats and were both strong in the first three quarters. The only thing that slowed Crenshaw was foul trouble. Stockalper scored all his points in the first three quarters, but left in the middle for the final period with a sprained right ankle.  Nelson and Moore were the consistent outside shooters, while Jasmer came off the bench to score all his points in the second half."

El Camino 56, Helix 43--El Camino, unseeded despite claiming the Avocado League title, took a sizable step closer to the Division I finals last night by drubbing host Helix, the No. 3 seed, 56-43.  It was the fourth straight win for the Wildcats (17-11), who advanced to meet unseeded Mira Mesa (14-12) in Tuesday's semifinals at a site to be determined.  Grossmont South League champion Helix, which had won 13 of its past 14, finished the season at 20-7.  Helix, suffering from a decided disadvantage in bulk and height, shrugged off those hindrances in the first half, building a 25-22 advantage at intermission.  But like a prizefighter relentlessly pounding the body, El Camino, with the likes of 6-foot-8, 280-pound Mike Kracalik and 6-foot-6, 210-pound Jean Pierre, began to take the measure of Helix in the third quarter.   After a three-pointer by Julian Trisby gave the Highlanders a 30-24 lead with just over a minute gone in the period, the Wildcats proceeded to go on a 10-0 tear, holding Helix scoreless for 3:05.  It got only worse for the Highlanders, who in addition to turning the ball over 24 times on the night, were limited to six points on 3-of-11 shooting in the fourth quarter. Overall, Helix was 8-of-22 from the field in the second half.  Pierre, who scored 25 points in El Camino's opening-round win over Morse, was just as effective last night, finishing with a game-high 21 and pulling down 11 rebounds and blocking three shots. Kracalik also finished with 11 rebounds, while Carl McCullough and Junior Woods contributed 12 and 11 points, respectively.   Senior forward Charles Williams, one of the team's top rebounders, missed the game for personal reasons.   Trisby and William Waggoner each finished with 14 points for Helix. El Camino (17-11) hounded the Highlanders (20-7) into 24 turnovers as well as an 18-for-45 effort from the field. Despite 12 turnovers in the first half, Helix held a slim 25-22 lead thanks mainly to a 14-9 rebounding edge and a 10-for-22 effort from the floor.  El Camino countered by making just 9-for-24 field-goal tries. It was different after halftime.  Jean Pierre scored 12 of his game-high 19 points after the break, while guard Carl McCullough scored eight of his 12 points and guard Junior Woods tallied eight of his 11 to lead a 34-18 outburst after intermission. When the Wildcats picked up the pace, the Highlanders couldn't follow.  El Camino led just 41-37 after three quarters, but Helix scored just six points in the fourth period. That completed a 30-9 run from the time the Highlanders grabbed a 30-24 lead on Julian Trisby's 3-pointer with 7:01 to go in the third quarter. McCullough supported Pierre with 12 points while D.J. Hicks and Woods added 11 points each. 

Mira Mesa 81, Grossmont 61-- The win by Mira Mesa sets up a semi-final match-up between No. 6 El Camino and No. 15 Mira Mesa. Some big bodies will be in this game with 6'07" Marley, 6'08" Mike Kracalik, 6'07" Teyo Johnson, 6'05" Amon Gordon

San Diego Section Playoffs
Division II

First round games
February 22

7:00 p.m. *Highest Seed is Home team and game will be at home team site
Quarterfinals
Feb. 25
Semifinals
Feb. 29
Finals
March 3
@ Cox Arena SDSU

6:00 p.m.
*Serra @ Bye Point Loma 39

@

*Serra 41

Serra

 

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Ramona

Point Loma 60 @ *Eastlake 59
Mar Vista 74 @ *Ramona 82 Ramona

v

Hilltop

Santana 41 @ *Hilltop 54
*San Pasqual @ Bye Oceanside 80

@

*San Pasqual 77

Oceanside

 

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Orange Glen

University City 57 @ *Oceanside 77
Hoover 48 @ *Orange Glen 57 Orange Glen 62

@

*Montgomery 46

*Montgomery @ Bye

Serra 41, Pt. Loma 39--no details, just a score.

Ramona 88, Hilltop 86 (2OT)--It took two overtimes, but the Ramona High boys basketball team moved through to the semifinals of the CIF Division II playoffs thanks to a 88-86 win over No. 4-seeded Hilltop on the road.   Kyle Trousdale hit a pair of free throws with 33 seconds remaining in the second overtime to give the Bulldogs an 88-84 lead and secure the win.  Twice the Bulldogs (21-8) battled back from 10-point second half deficits to send the game to overtime. Richard Holmes, coming off a 42 point performance in the first round of the playoffs, scored 36 points, going 5-of-6 from 3-point range, and the Bulldogs connected on 21-of-25 from the free throw line including 7-of-9 in the overtime.  Cliff Harski scored 19 points and Michael Rivera added 17 points for the Bulldogs, who face No. 1-seeded Serra in the semifinals on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. 

Oceanside  80, San Pasqual 77--Oceanside High point guard Kevin Freeman hit a wide-open James Burke on the perimeter Friday night, and Burke didn't miss, drilling a 3-pointer with 24 seconds left in overtime that handed the Pirates an 80-77 upset victory over No. 3-seeded San Pasqual.  With the win in the CIF Division II quarterfinals, the Pirates (17-11) advance to Tuesday's semifinals against Orange Glen, an upset winner over second-seeded Montgomery.  San Pasqual, the Valley League champions, finishes 18-9. Burke, who came into the game with 39 3-pointers, hadn't hit more than four in a game and had gone three games without a long-range shot.  San Pasqual had a shot to send the game into a second overtime, but Kyle Moyneur's 3-point attempt at the buzzer was short.  With three players fouled out --- Andy Stowers, Ryan Fuselier and Tim Moss --- the Eagles had two JV players on the floor at the end of the game. It looked as if the Eagles would be gone early as Oceanside led 45-30 in the third quarter's opening minutes. But a 15-4 San Pasqual run got the Eagles back in the game. And a 15-point fourth-quarter by Chandler helped propel San Pasqual into a 66-62 lead with 3:58 left in the game.  Oceanside clawed back to tie the game at 68 on a Freeman shot and the game went to OT.  San Pasqual's inability to convert free throws hurt as the Eagles were just 21-of-37 from the line.  Moyneur finished with 24 points and 17 rebounds for San Pasqual while Stowers had seven points and 15 rebounds. Guard Tim Moss finished with 14.  Tyrese Watkins backed Burke with 16 points and pulled down 15 rebounds. Freeman added 15 points while Charles White and Abdulla Karimi had 10.

Orange Glen 62, Montgomery 46--Tyler Bonds scored 22 points and Isiah Orange added 12 points in the Patriots' (13-14) upset of the No. 2 seed. Shelby Lemler added six points and 16 rebounds for Orange Glen, which plays Oceanside at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the semifinals at a site to be determined. Orange Glen is the defending CIF Division II champions. 

San Diego Section Playoffs
Division III

First round games
February 25

7:00 p.m. *Highest Seed is Home team and game will be at home team site
  Semifinals
Feb. 29

5:30 & 7:30 p.m.
Neutral Sites
  Finals
March 3
@ Cox Arena SDSU

4:00 p.m.
Bye @ *University of San Diego HS *USDHS

 

5:30 pm.
@TBA

 

San Dieguito Academy

 
Mission Bay 62 @ *San Dieguito Academy 64
Kearny 48 @ *Clairemont 51 Clairemont

 

7:30 p.m.
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*St. Augustine

Bye @ *St. Augustinel

San Dieguito 64, Mission Bay 62--Trying to serve notice it can play with the bigger-name schools, the San Dieguito Academy boys basketball teams missed a chance to stop Mission Bay on Saturday, dropping a 64-62 decision to the visiting Bucs in the quarterfinals of the CIF Division III playoffs.   Trailing by two with 14 seconds to play, the Mustangs had one good shot and one wild one, and didn't connect on either.   Browne, who led the Mustangs with 18 points, was whistled for his fourth foul at the start of the third quarter and sat out almost 10 minutes. Tim Joseph was in foul trouble most of the game. Both players fouled out.  Mike Leeper and Chad Tongue had 11 points each for San Dieguito, which finishes its season 10-12. Mission Bay (10-13) advances to the semifinals Tuesday against top-seeded University. 

Clairemont 51, Kearney 48-- The Chieftains held off hard-charging Kearny 51-48 in a CIF-San Diego Section Division III quarterfinal game at Clairemont.  Defense allowed Clairemont (20-6) to advance to Tuesday's semifinals against second-seeded St. Augustine. Jason Veasey and Sean Tower   combined for 40 points for Clairemont.   Veasey, who scored six of his game-high 22 points in the fourth quarter, capped the victory by picking off an inbounds pass with less than two seconds to play, denying the Komets (11-15) a last-second three-point attempt for the tie.  Clairemont, runner-up in the Harbor League, which includes Division V teams, was expected to get a challenge from Kearny, an Eastern League team that played mostly Division I and II teams.  Early on, though, the Chiefs dominated, building a 13-point advantage at halftime (29-16) that quickly stretched to 16 before the Komets scored the final seven points of the third quarter to close to 38-31.   When Kearny's Adam Gainey, his team's leading scorer with 15, started pouring in three-point field goals in the fourth quarter, the Komets made a run. They caught Clairemont at 48-48 with 1:50 to play, fittingly on a Gainey trey.  The Komets would go scoreless over the final 1:50. When Veasey drilled a three-pointer with 1:24 remaining, it held up for the victory. Although he scored just six points, 6-foot-1 guard Kenny Parker was a major factor for Clairemont, pulling down 10 rebounds and setting screens for Tower and Veasey. Parker missed the first 18 games of the season recovering from a bleeding kidney suffered in football, but his presence on the boards was crucial. 

San Diego Section Playoffs
Divsion IV

First round games
February 25

7:00 p.m. *Highest Seed is Home team and game will be at home team site
  Semifinals
Feb. 29

5:30 & 7:30 p.m.
Neutral Sites
  Finals
March 3
@ Cox Arena SDSU

2:00 p.m.
Bye @ *Lincoln Academy  (No. 1)
(10-2, 20-5)
*Lincoln Academy

 

5:30 pm.
@TBA

 

TBA

 
Coronado
(4-8, 13-10)
@ *The Bishop's School (No. 4)
(4-4, 10-12)
Mountain Empire
(5-9, 5-16)
@ *Imperial (No. 3)
(4-2, 11-11)
TBA

 

7:30 p.m.
@TBA

 

*Horizon

Bye @ *Horizon Christian (No. 2)
(8-0, 20-7)

Coronado v. The Bishop's School--game results not yet reported.

Mountain Empire v. Imperial--game results not yet reported.

San Diego Section Playoffs
Division V

First round games
February 22

7:00 p.m. *Highest Seed is Home team and game will be at home team site
Quarterfinals
Feb. 25
Semifinals
Feb. 29
Finals
March 3
@ Cox Arena SDSU

12:00 p.m.
Bye @ *Christian Calvin Christian 57

@

*Christian 63

Christian

 

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Tri-City Christian

Borrego S;prings 38 @ *Calvin Christian 77
Lutheran 40 @ *Tri City Christian 85 Tri-City Christian 71

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*Calipatria 44

Bye @ *Calipatria
Bye @ *La Jolla Country Day Julian

@

*LJCD

Vincent Memorial 42 @ *Julian 54
Marian Catholic 73 @ *Santa Fe Christian 62 Marian Catholic

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*Escondido Adventist

Bye @ *Escondido Adventist

Christian 63, Calvin Christian 57--Chad Young scored 22 points and Chris Prins added 21 and 12 rebounds but it wasn't enough as the Crusaders (17-11) were eliminated by the No. 1 seed.  \

Tri-City Christian 71, Calipatria 44--Jovan Obradovich had 15 points, 15 rebounds and four blocks to lead the Eagles (20-5) to the upset over the No. 4 seed. James Bishop added 13 points, seven assists, Nate Swanson had 16 points and Matt Rosenbohm chipped in 12 as Tri-City Christian defeated Calipatria on their home court.

Julian @ *LJCD--game results not yet reported.

Marian Catholic @ *Escondido Adventist--game results not yet reported.

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