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Boys D-IA Bracket: Quarterfinal Details &
Bracket Updates--(Feb 27, 2000)

We've already posted the scores for these games, but as we said with the Division I-AA bracket, we had a slight DSL outtage yesterday and we also needed a day off, so we're not posting these up until Sunday afternoon.  Predictably, Mater Dei won and Pacific, which came into the tournament unseeded also knocked off the No. 4 seed, Santa Barbara.  Simi Valley, the No. 3 seed won and so did Rancho Verde which earlier knocked off the No. 2 seed Corona Centennial in the second round.   So this brings on Mater Dei v. Pacific and Simi v. Rancho Verde on Tuesday, and if the two higher seeded teams win, it will bring a rematch of the Simi v. Mater Dei game from last year at the Bren Center.    The Mater Dei v. Pacific semi location is still up in the air, but we'd expect it to be somewhere in the Orange County area because Mater Dei hosts;  Simi will make the trip out to Perris while Rancho Verde plays host. 

Here are the details of the quarterfinal games; the updated bracket follows.

Division I-A

Mater Dei 79, Victory Valley 55--Jamal Sampson scored 21 points and Cedric Bozeman had 17 for the top-seeded Monarchs in a I-A quarterfinal at Hesperia.  Mater Dei scoring:  Jamal Sampson 21, Steve Scoggin 15, Cedric Bozeman 17, Ricky Porter 10, Leineig 2, Sarano 2, Gabler 2, Baker 2, Strawberry 4, Schaen 4.  Victor Valley:  Ryan Dillon 17, M. Thompson 15, Jones 5, J. Dillon 4, St. Thompson 4, Stinson 7.  Scoring by quarters:  Mater Dei 15,  22   21  21  --79; Victor Valley   9  15  10  21--55.   Three point goals:  none.  Records:  Mater Dei (29-2).

Pacific 72, Santa Barbara 54--Pacific High of San Bernardino accomplished what no other team had this season, holding Dons guard Dommanic Ingerson to a season low of eight points, and went on to win the CIF 1-A quarterfinal game 72-54 Friday night at San Gordonio High. The Pirates, 27-2, advance to the semifinals for the fifth straight year and will play Mater Dei. Santa Barbara, which had won 21 straight, finishes the season 26-3. Point guard Chris Smith had 21 points and seven assists as San Bernardino Pacific (27-2) defeated fourth-seeded Santa Barbara (26-3) in a Division 1A quarterfinal at San Bernardino San Gorgonio. Pacific advances to the semifinals for the fifth straight season and will play top-seeded and defending-champion Santa Ana Mater Dei Tuesday. Pacific scored the first six points of the third quarter to increase its lead to 40-26 and held a double-digit lead the rest of the way. Pacific held Santa Barbara point guard Dommanic Ingerson, who had 32 points in the third round, to eight. The Pirates trapped Ingerson every time he touched the ball, and guard Donnell Jury hounded Ingerson around the court. The key to the Pirates' defense was junior guard Donnell Jury, who shadowed Ingerson all game. In addition, every time Ingerson touched the ball, super-quick point guard Chris Smith or one of his teammates would join him for a double team. Ingerson, who scored 32 points in the Dons' third round win, had trouble getting good looks at the basket and finished 2-12 shooting, scoring only one point in the second half. Santa Barbara hit only 17 of 56 shots for the game (30 percent) and was even worse (10-for-48) until garbage time in the final three minutes, with Pacific leading 60-41. Pacific, meanwhile, got solid performances from its two Pepperdine-bound forwards 6-foot-8 William Kimble (16 points) and 6-3 Michael Hall (16 points). But the game's leading scorer was Smith with 21 points. Pacific closed the first quarter with baskets by Jury and Smith to lead 15-10 and opened the second with a 3-pointer by Smith. Chris Koester had a basket and assist as the Dons closed to 20-14 but Pacific went on a 30-14 run keyed by open court steals, followed by baskets, by Kimble and Hall and a 3-pointer by Smith. The Dons showed a sign of life with an 8-0 run to close the half. Ingerson got free to hit his second shot of the game and fed Brent Williams for a basket and Ingerson and Putnam each hit a pair of free throws. But Pacific scored the first six points of the second half to rebuild a double digit lead and broke the game open, 60-41, in the fourth quarter as Hall and Jury drilled 3-pointers and Kimble scored inside twice. Putnam finished as the Dons leading scorer with 14 points, nine on free throws, but he also missed his first 10 shots, following the script for Santa Barbara on the night. Putnam and Ingerson each had eight rebounds to lead Santa Barbara. Kimble led Pacific, which also knocked the Dons out of the playoffs last year, with nine rebounds. SANTA BARBARA (54) -- Whilt 3, C.Peterson 4, Ingerson 8, Putman 14, Williams 7, Walling 7, Koester 7, J.Peterson 4. Totals 17-56 15-23 54 PACIFIC (72) -- Smith 21, Kimble 16, Hall 19, Jury 7, Adams 9. Totals 25-59 17-21 72 Halftime score -- Pacific 34-26. Three-point goals -- Whilt, Putman, Walling, Smith 2, Hall 2, Jury. Total fouls -- Santa Barbara 16, Pacific 17. Fouled out -- Kimble. Santa Barbara . . . 10 16 11 17 -- 54 Pacific . . . 15 19 13 25 -- 72 3-point goals--SB 5 (Ingerson 1, Whilt 1, Walling 1, Williams 1, Putnam 1), P 5 (Hall 2, Smith 2, Jury 1). Fouled out--Kimble.

Simi Valley 66, Villa Park 51--Villa Park became the first of the Orange County powers to fall to the Pioneers, losing, 66-51, Friday night in a quarterfinal game at Royal.  Villa Park (26-3) had two freshmen and no seniors in its starting lineup. Simi Valley (27-2) countered with seniors Brett Michel and Branduinn Fullove, who have led the Pioneers to 103 victories as four-year starters.   6-foot-9 junior center Dustin Villepigue contributed one of his best performances of the season in scoring 22 points and grabbing 11 rebounds.  Brett Michel scored 19 points, making four three-pointers, and turned in an unforgettable defensive performance guarding Villa Park's leading scorer, Matt MacGinnis. MacGinnis was held scoreless until making two free throws with 4:36 to play. By then, Simi Valley's lead was 17 points. Game over.  Branduinn Fullove scored 16 points and did what he always does best--hustle, play defense, handle the ball and display the kind of toughness that rubs off on his teammates.  Tony Bryant led Villa Park with 17 points, but the Spartans were never really in the game. They fell behind by 11 points early in the second quarter, switched to a zone defense and closed to 23-20. But that's when Michel connected on a pair of three-point baseline shots to help Simi Valley lead at halftime, 31-21. The Spartans never got closer than seven points in the second half.   Villa Park had good size, with 6-9 freshman Sean Phaler and 6-8 junior Kyle Egkan, but it was the Pioneers repeatedly finding Villepigue open inside for high-percentage shots. He made 11 of 14 shots and only two of his baskets were beyond three feet. He excited the crowd with a one-handed dunk in the fourth quarter that put an exclamation point on an almost perfect night for the Pioneers. Third-seeded Simi Valley, now 27-2, will take on Rancho Verde of Moreno Valley in a road game Tuesday night. Rancho Verde, which earlier ousted No. 2 seed Centennial of Corona, edged El Dorado on Friday night, 72-69.   While Villa Park could place two 6-9 players in the starting lineup, it couldn't match the play of the 6-9 Villepigue.  With the emphasis on defending Fullove and Michel, Villepigue worked himself free in scoring the game's first basket, three of Simi Valley's first five baskets and 10 points by halftime in Simi Valley's 31-21 lead. He tallied four baskets in the third quarter, and closed with an emphatic dunk in the final period as Simi Valley built the lead to 64-41. While Villa Park stressed patience, Simi Valley stressed good shots. Simi Valley hit 13 of 26 shots by halftime and 25 of 51 for the game. Villa Park, by contrast, managed just 9 of 30 shots in the opening half and 19 of 59 for the game.   Simi Valley also elevated its board play in the second half. Villa Park picked up 11 offensive rebounds in the opening half and only two in the final two periods.   Villa Park managed to trim Simi Valley's lead to 23-20 in the second quarter and got as close at 35-28 in the third period. But Simi Valley closed out the period with a 15-7 spurt, including Michel's 3-pointer at the buzzer.  Villa Park scoring:   Miller 9,  Sean Phaler 11,  Tony Bryant 17,  Grant 2,  Matt MacGinnis 4,  Beardsley 3,  Tommy Stankan 5,  Arguello 3,  Kyle Egkan 2,  Tadeja 4,   Simi scoring:  Branduinn Fullove 16,  Brett Michel 19,  Dustin Villpigue 22,  Weaver 5,  Anish Sharda 4.  Scoring by quarters:  Vila Park 8  13  14  16--81;  Simi Valley 17   14  19  18--66.

Rancho Verde 72, El Dorado 69--J.S. Nash of Rancho Verde (20-11) scored 38 points in a I-A quarterfinal at Valencia.  The Mustangs though nearly blew a double-digit lead late in the game. They held on again Friday and beat Placentia El Dorado (25-4) in a quarterfinal game at Placentia Valencia High. J.S. El Dorado started the fourth quarter with a 13-0 run to pull within 59-57. Rancho Verde regained control after that, going up 68-60 with 2:43 left, but Placentia closed the gap again, 68-66 with just over a minute left.  Nash finally put the game out of reach by sinking a pair of free throws with 28 seconds left, putting the Mustangs up 72-66. Nash, who is averaging over 38 points per game in the playoffs, sank all 12 of his free-throw attempts. Rancho Verde will play host to Simi Valley on Tuesday in a semifinal. The game will be played at an alternate site in the Moreno Valley area. This is the second consecutive season the Mustangs have advanced to the semifinals. They lost to Compton Dominguez last season in the 2AA playoffs. RANCHO VERDE (72) -- Morgan 13, Shaw 5, Nash 38, Gayton 8, Johnson 4, Singfield 4. EL DORADO (69) -- Bojorquez 2, Cook 9, Wulff 10, Bull 13, Hawking 2, Miller 10, Patton 5, Lehnert 8, Shirley 8, Widdson 2.   Halftime score -- Rancho Verde 41-29. Three-point goals -- Shaw, Nash 2, Miller 2, Wulff 2. Total fouls -- Rancho Verde 14, El Dorado 17. Fouled out -- None.

First round games
February 16
  Second Round
Feb. 18
Feb 22
Feb. 25
Alternate Site
Feb. 29
Alternate Site
March 4
@ The Pond
Upper half of Bracket          
First-Quarter Bracket Round of 32 Sweet 16 Elite 8 Final Four Championship
Mater Dei   @ Bye Keppel 56
Mater Dei 111

Mater Dei 90

@ Ocean View HS

Thousand Oaks 43

Mater Dei 79


@Serrano HS


*Victor Valley 55

*Mater Dei
















Saturday, 3:45 p.m.

Corona 42 @ Mark Keppel 58
West Covina 56 @ Thousand Oaks 61 Loara 71
Thousand Oaks 72
Anaheim 39 @ Loara 65
Troy @ Bye Indio 49
Troy 89

Troy 49


Victor Valley 69

Indio 70 @ Santiago Corona 61
Riverside Poly 49 @ Victor Valley 67 Victor Valley 72
Claremont 67
Claremont @ Bye
Second-Quarter Bracket Round of 32 Sweet 16 Elite 8
Pacific @ Bye Moreno Valley 63
Pacific 96

Pacific 64


Woodbridge 44

*Pacific 72


@San Gorgonio HS


Santa Barbara 54

Moreno Valley 71 @ Lancaster 62
Trabuco Hills 63 @ University 65 University 54
Woodbridge 75
Woodbridge @ Bye
Hart 53 @ Quartz Hill 55 Arlington 55
Quartz Hill 58

Quartz Hill 59


Santa Barbara 87

Mission Viejo 69 @ Arlington 82
St. John Bosco 55 @ Hueneme 53 St. John Bosco 47
Santa Barbara 54
Santa Barbara @ Bye
Lower Half of Bracket Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals Semifinals
Third-Quarter bracket Round of 32 Sweet 16 Elite 8 Final Four
Simi Valley @ Bye Nogales 54
Simi Valley 108

Garey 77


Simi Valley 81

*Simi Valley 66


@Royal HS


Villa Park 51

Simi Valley






@ Perris HS






*Rancho Verde

Nogales 63 @ Ventura 56
Mira Costa 51 @ Burbank 58 Burbank 65

Garey 71
Don Lugo 57 @ Garey 61
JW North @ Bye Cajon 87
JW North 72

Cajon 42


Villa Park 45

Jurupa Valley 40 @ Cajon 81
Damien 60 @ Royal 67 Royal 60
Villa Park 67
Villa Park @ Bye
Fourth-Quarter Bracket Round of 32 Sweet 16 Elite 8
Marina @ Bye Saugus 52
Marina 73

El Dorado 54


Marina 59

*El Dorado 69




Rancho Verde 72

Buena 72 @ Saugus 75
Sunny Hills 49 @ California 65 California 58
El Dorado 61
El Dorado @ Bye
Baldwin Park 43 @ Silverado 71 Perris 48
Silverado 63

Silverado 78


Rancho Verde 81

Palm Springs 56 @ Perris 67
Katella 56 @ Rancho Verde 66 Rancho Verde 91
Centennial Corona 83 (OT)
Centennial Corona @ Bye

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