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Boys Division I-AA 3rd Round
Sweet 16 Game Details--(Feb 23, 2000)

Here are the game details from the I-A third round "Sweet 16" games from Tuesday night, February 22.  Check the updates on the bracket for third round matchups in this division:

Division I-AA

Long Beach Poly 72, Fontana 52--Poly rolled into the Division I-AA quarterfinals with the 72-52 victory Tuesday night over visiting Fontana. But it was the second consecutive uneven performance by the No. 1-seeded Jackrabbits, who played inconsistently. The Jackrabbits had built a 17-point lead midway through the third quarter against Fontana, but the Steelers managed to claw their way back into it and get within 56-48 with 6:38 to play. With under 7 minutes to play, Poly guard A.J. Diggs fouled out and star Wesley Stokes had four fouls. But a 3-pointer by Fontana's Mark Mancha rimmed out and so did a follow shot by Shedrick Okeobar. The Steelers got 17 points from freshman Trevante Nelson and 14 points from freshman Trayvon Williams. Fontana, though, was unable to contain Long Beach Poly senior center Joe Travis. The 6-foot-9, 242-pound Travis scored a game-high 21 points and grabbed 15 rebounds for the Jackrabbits. Long Beach Poly also got a big game from point guard Wesley Stokes, who had 11 points and directed the Jackrabbits' offense with flash.He also came up with the play of the game. After dribbling around and through four Fontana defenders on an end-to-end rush, Stokes made a behind-the-back pass to teammate Adrian Martin, who nailed a 3-pointer. That basket, which brought the crowd to its feet, extended a precarious 56-48 advantage to a 59-48 lead and started the Jackrabbits on a game-breaking 8-2 spurt. Fontana didn't score a field goal for another 2 1/2 minutes. Poly center Joe Travis had a game-high 21 points and 15 rebounds.  Poly shot 17 for 29 from the line. While Stokes zipped through the press for a number of 3-on-1 breaks, the Steelers (19-11) did force enough turnovers to get back in the game. Poly (27-2) also got a good effort off the bench from forward Chuck Jones, a defensive end on the football team, who grabbed four rebounds and scored six points --- four of which came in the fourth quarter.  Fohi freshman forward Trayvon Williams scored 14 points, and Walker had eight. Freshman Westley Walker had five points. The Steelers had an abysmal night from the field, making only 27 percent (15-of-56) of their shots, including a miserable 1-of-18 (6 percent) from three-point range. Only their free-throw shooting (21-for-26) kept them close for most of the game.  Playing the 15-time CIF champs was a learning experience for Fontana, which had only two seniors (Walker and guard Michael Stephenson) see significant action. FONTANA (52) Walker 8, Washington 5, McJimson 0, Williams 14, Nelson 17, Jackson 4, Okeobar 2, Stvenson 2. LONG BEACH POLY (72) Shotwell 4, Stokes 11, Diggs 8, White 12, Travis 21, Jones 7, Martin 5, Harper 4. Fontana 9 15 19 9 -- 52 LB Poly 18 17 18 19 -- 72 Total fouls: Fontana 21, Long Beach Poly 20. Fouled out: Williams, Nelson, Diggs. Technicals: Fontana bench

Rancho Cucamonga 61, Warren 50-- With the win, the Cougars (26-2) will face top-seeded Long Beach Poly on Friday night after disposing of visiting Downey Warren, 61-50. It was Rancho Cucamonga's ability to capture key rebounds and convert free throws down the stretch that gave it the win. After jumping out to a 15-point lead with just over six minutes to go in the game, Jason Dana got the Bears (22-7) close with three consecutive 3-point baskets to pull the score to 51-43 with just over four minutes left. The Cougars went 11-of-17 from the line in the fourth quarter and when they didn't make them, they came down with the rebound to maintain possession. Corey Starks led the way for Rancho Cucamonga with 11 of his game-high 21 points in the second half and added 12 rebounds. In addition, Alonzo Williams, who had a cold shooting night from the floor, went 7-of-9 from the free-throw line for 11 points and seven assists. Warren got as close as seven, 52-45, with three minutes remaining when Curtis Williams got two of his team-high 18 points with a layup, but time forced the Bears to put the Cougars on the line. And the Cougars converted. Karim McDougal and Derick Andrew each had 10 for the Cougars and McDougal added 10 rebounds.

Rialto 65, Valley View 62--Rialto power forward David Joiner's 25-foot 3-pointer was not the shot coach Scott Perong had in mind with four seconds remaining in a 62-62 game. But as the ball banked off the glass and into the hoop to give Rialto (23-4) a 65-62 win over Moreno Valley Valley View  (21-5) and send the Knights into the quarterfinals, it was the best shot in school history. For Joiner, who led all scorers with 19, it was the first 3-pointer of the season. The two teams were almost mirror images of each other. Fast paced offense, pressure defense, and strong guard play by both teams kept the game close all night and sent it into the fourth quarter tied at 50. Going into the fourth quarter Rialto had 15 turnovers compared to Valley View's 12. But Rialto forced four Eagle turnovers in the fourth while only giving back one. Rialto scored the first six points of overtime but Valley View went on an 8-3 run to get back in it. The Eagles would eventually catch Rialto at 60. With 36 seconds left, Joiner hit a jumper over two defenders from the right baseline to put the Knights up 62-60. Valley View point guard Jamar Mims, who led his team with 18 points, drove the length of the floor and hit a floater to tie it again with 24 seconds to play and set the stage for Joiner's game winner. VALLEY VIEW (62) -- Hampton 14, Logan 12, Duffy 6, Lindsey 10, Mims 18, McCann 2. RIALTO (65) -- Davis 6, Williams 8, Joiner 19, Burnett 13, Sconiers 5, McShan 2, Willingham 10, Gales 2. Halftime score -- Rialto 37-34. Three-point goals -- Hampton 2, Burnett, Willingham, Joiner. Total fouls -- Valley View 19, Rialto 20. Fouled out -- Logan. Technical fouls -- None.

El Toro 80, Arroyo Grande 75--Visiting El Toro beat Arroyo Grande, 80-75, Tuesday to advance to the quarterfinal round of the Southern Section Division I-AA boys' basketball playoffs. It was the 19th consecutive victory for El Toro (24-4). Arroyo Grande finished 22-4.  El Toro led by 14 at halftime, but Arroyo Grande tied it, 70-70, in the fourth quarter and had momentum. But Ashkan Nazeri (19 points) hit a big field goal, Kyle Martin (13 points) made a three-pointer and Matt Green (13 points, 12 rebounds) scored on a tip-in to again seize control of the contest.   El Toro made eight of 10 free throws in the fourth quarter, and Ken Tanaka (12 points) made three of four free throws in the final minute.  El Toro plays Rialto at a home alternate site Friday.  EL TORO 21  22  12  25-80; ARROY GRANDE   18  10  23  23 --75;  El Toro;  Green 13, Nazeri 19, Parish 9, Tanaka 12, Peterson 4, Martin 13, Kennard 10.  Arroyo Grande:   Ensiggen 9, Kaywood 4, Harrigan 3, Zimmerman 15, Shields 22, Romero 20, Buhl 2.

Ayala 78, Crescenta Valley 68--The visiting Bulldogs (26-4) had all five starting players score in double digits to lead them to the victory over the Falcons (24-6) in a third-round game. James Jenkins, a 6'-7" Jr. C/F scored a game-high 26 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and blocked six shots. Freshman Jimmy Goffredo added 13 points and five assists. The starting five for the Bulldogs were led by Marcel Burke, who scored 20 points, including 15 in the second half. D.J. Lucas added 17 points. Chris Pacana and Marc McCoy contributed with 16 and 12 points, respectively. Chasen Jones rounded out the scoring with 11 points. Tied 37-37 at the half Ayala opened the second half with 8-0 run to take a 45-37 lead. Crescenta Valley narrowed the gap to 59-57 early in the fourth period when Jenkins tipped in a missed 3-pointer by Goffredo. But that was a close as the Falcons would get as the Bulldogs hit three consecutive 3-pointers to break open the game at 68-57 with under 3 1/2 minutes left in the game. AYALA (78) Pacana 16, Lucas 17, Burke 20, McCoy 12, Quinn 2, C. Jones 11. CRESCENTA VALLEY (68) Goffredo 12, McCauley 2, Tarne 13, Aldridge 6, Mathers 8, Jenkins 27. Ayala 18 19 16 25 -- 78 Crescenta Valley 20 17 12 19 -- 68 Total fouls: A 14, CV 14. Fouled out: none. Technical fouls: none.

Etiwanda 72, Glendora 64 (2 OT)--Romel Beck scored 26 points and Jonathan Boyd added 19 for Etiwanda (19-9) in the third-round victory at Etiwanda.  This is the first time since 1993 that the Tartans haven't made the quarterfinals. The Tartans kept battling and forced the Eagles into double overtime, where they finally succumbed, 72-64, in front of a large crowd that was almost as spent as the players when it was all over.  Glendora (23-6) trailed by seven points with 1:52 left in regulation, then rallied to force overtime. The Tartans then yielded the first five points of overtime before battling back to force a second extra period.  Finally, Etiwanda (19-9) KO'd the Tartans, getting five consecutive points from Romel Beck to forge a 66-59 lead with 1:06 left. Glendora had one more push, as senior point guard Bruce Hatch drove for a layup and made a 3-pointer to pull his team within 68-64 with 26 seconds left, but the Eagles held on.  Etiwanda beat the Tartans for a third consecutive season, after a victory in the 1997 Division I-A quarterfinals and a 79-76 victory in the championship of Glendora's tournament, the Tartans' only regular-season loss in 1997-98.   Etiwanda forward Jonathan Boyd scored six of his 19 points in the second overtime. Glendora's determination, combined with some poor Etiwanda free throw shooting, helped force overtime.  The Eagles led 46-39 after Aaron Gipson's jumper with 1:27 left in regulation, but they made just one of six free throws in the final 1:05. Meanwhile, Hatch made a 3-pointer, stole a pass and converted a free throw, and Michael Mehanna emerged from a group of players to grab a rebound and score with 17 seconds left, making it 47-45.   Beck, who scored a game-high 26 points, missed two free throws with 12 seconds left, and Jason Davis grabbed the rebound and called timeout with 10 seconds left.   The Eagles denied Hatch the ball on the inbounds play, so Davis took it coast-to-coast himself, scoring the game-tying layup with three seconds left.  In the first OT, Glendora erased a 52-47 deficit and briefly took the lead, thanks to a Charlie Allen basket and a layup and two free throws from Duncan Reid. A Boyd free throw tied it, 53-53, and Hatch had a chance to win it at the buzzer, but his 18-foot jumper rimmed out.   Allen led the Tartans with 19 points, and Hatch scored 17.  GLENDORA (64) Giles 3, Davis 8, Mehanna 9, Hatch 17, Allen 19, Reid 8. ETIWANDA (72) Burrell 8, Gipson 7, Solano 5, Beck 26, Hollis 3, Boyd 19, Ross 4. Glendora 10 9 12 16 6 11 -- 64 Etiwanda 12 8 11 16 6 19 -- 72 Total fouls: G 22, E 21. Fouled out: Reid (G). Technical fouls: none.

Long Beach Jordan 75, Los Alamitos 68 (OT)-- Ron Banks scored a game-high 24 points, including the first four of overtime, as the Panthers overcame Los Alamitos, 75-68, before a rowdy near-capacity crowd in the Griffins' gym. Travon Bryant sat out the final 4:16 of the first half after drawing his third foul. He played the rest of the way, but had to be tentative at times. However, he still finished with a respectable outing of 16 points, 7 rebounds and 10 blocked shots. Rashawn Childs, Donte Cottrell and the rest of the Panthers' all showed great ability in holding off a tough Los Alamitos team led by Ron Prettyman, Ryan Keller and Jeff Grgas. Jordan (20-8) jumped out to an 8-0 lead, holding Los Alamitos scoreless for the first 4:02. But the victory was far from easy for the Panthers, who advance to Friday's quarterfinals to play the Upland-Eisenhower winner. Prettyman (20 points) led the way for the first three quarters and Keller (20 points) was the main guy in the fourth period as Los Alamitos scrapped its way back from the early deficit to remain close the entire way. With 1:36 left in regulation, Jordan led, 64-58, but the Griffins scored the final six points - on a layup by Grgas, a 15-footer by Keller and two free throws by Keller with 21 seconds left - to force overtime. Jordan had a chance to win the game in regulation but Bryant's 12-footer lipped out. Jordan opened the overtime period with a turnover, but that was about the only mistake the Panthers made in the extra frame. After the Griffins missed a couple of shots, Banks converted a layup following a nice pass from point guard Anthony Massey for a 66-64 lead. After another stop, the Panthers ran the 35-second shot clock down to two seconds before Banks hit a 6-footer for the four-point lead with 1:28 remaining.  The Griffins (21-5) had three shots on its next possession - two layups by Grgas (15 points, 7 rebounds, 2 blocked shots) and a 3-point attempt by Eddie Courtemarche - but couldn't convert. The Panthers then iced the game at the foul line as Cottrell hit five free throws and Bryant made two.  LB JORDAN  20  16   16  11--75;  LOS ALAMITOS  18 13  19  14  --68;   Jordan:  cottrell 13, Childs 15, Massey 4, Banks 24,  Bryant 16,   rogers 2, Solima 1.; Los Al:  Keller 20, Smith 3, Carter 4, Prettyman 20, Grgas 15, Rakush 4, Courtemarche 2. 

Upland 80, Eisenhower 77--Kirk Snyder of Upland (21-7) scored 26 points and blocked a shot with six seconds left that would have given second-seeded Eisenhower the lead at Eisenhower. When Eisenhower finally played like its No. 2 seeding, it was Upland that showed poise pulling out an 80-77 victory in the third round of the CIF Division 1AA playoffs Tuesday at Eisenhower. The Highlanders advance to play Long Beach Jordan Friday in a quarterfinal game at an alternate site of Jordan's choosing. Upland led for about 28 of the 32 minutes, leading by as many as 13 points. But Eisenhower (27-2), which had a 27-game winning streak, had the momentum for most of the second half. The Highlanders (21-7) led 75-69 on Sheldon Pace's jumper with 1:48 to go, but Eisenhower rallied to within 76-75 on an Alex Acker basket with 38 seconds left. Seconds after Upland in bounded, a Highlander pass hit the Eisenhower basket, the Eagles converted the turnover into Andre Rouzan's layup and a 77-76 lead. Upland coach Jeff Klein elected not to call a timeout and Jason Harris' layup gave Upland a 78-77 lead with 10 seconds to play. The Highlanders' Kirk Snyder led the team in scoring and rebounding (26 points, 14 rebounds), but it was his play with six seconds left that was crucial. He tied up Eisenhower's Bobby Wilson under the Eagles' basket, and Upland got the possession arrow. Upland had a difficult time in bounding the ball (it appeared there was traveling), but after a timeout, Upland in bounded and Jesse Pruitt hit two free throws with three seconds to play. Andre Rouzan's 3-point basket hit the rim as time expired.   Eisenhower fell behind early with nine first-quarter turnovers and 26 percent shooting from the field in the first half. Kynan Bush kept the Eagles close with 23 points, 17 in the second half, but teammate Alex Acker managed only five points on 2-of-11 shooting. UPLAND (80) Pace 14, Pruitt 14, J. Harris 11, P. Harris 13, Snyder 26, Bechler 2. EISENHOWER (77) Bush 23, A. Rouzan 14, Wilson 4, Acker 5, James 3, Hart 2, Sams 10, S. Marshall 4, D. Rouzan 10, Jackson 2. Upland 18 17 21 24 -- 80  Eisenhower 7 16 26 28 -- 77 Total fouls: U 16, E 25. Fouled out: Sams (E). Technical fouls: none.

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