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Boys Division I-A 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-A

Mater Dei 90, Thousand Oaks 43-- Top-seeded Mater Dei had too much for Thousand Oaks and eliminated the Lancers 90-43 in a third-round game at Ocean View High on Tuesday. The defending section champions, the Monarchs (28-2) are ranked 11th in the latest USA Today poll. A combination of height inside and long-range shooting justifies their status among the nation's elite. Center Jamal Sampson, a 6-foot-11 junior, had five dunks among his 15 points. Mater Dei connected on 10 of 16 3-point attempts and shot 61 percent (34 of 56) for the game. Thousand Oaks (18-10) depended on hitting its shots early to stay close but converted on just 6 of 27 attempts in the first half. It shot 30 percent for the game. Thousand Oaks was down 12-9 late in the first quarter but went over five minutes without scoring a and trailed 41-16 at halftime. Lancers senior Tim Chevalier, who was selected as the "Athlete of the Week" by both the LA Times Valley Edition and the Daily News, scored 14 points. The Monarchs, who clearly had a size advantage,  had 12 blocked shots in the game. Mater Dei junior guard Cedric Bozeman led all scorers with 27 points.  Mater Dei :   Linert 2, McKnight 5, Farano 5, Parter 7, Bozeman 27, Scogin 10, Baker 3, Sampson 15, starwberry 4, Webster 1, McGuigan 3, Schaen 8. ;  Thousand Oaks  Mihalski 3, Anderson 6, Chevalier 14, Ellis 2, Rex 5, Kegley 7, Olson 2, Myers 2, Kalbasi 2.    Mater Dei--18  23  32  17--90;  TO  9 7  9   18--43.

Victor Valley 73, Troy 61--Ryan Dillon scored 27 points and Edmound Elzy had 21 for the Jackrabbits in the third-round victory at Victor Valley. Victor Valley High's Carlos Alexander went up for a slam dunk and Keith Gunn Gymnasium prepared to erupt. But Alexander missed the slam, then flashed an embarrassed smile because the Jackrabbits could afford to grin and giggle, as they enjoyed the final seconds of a 73-61 upset over Troy in the third round of the CIF-Southern Section Division I-A playoffs. Victor Valley (20-8) was an underdog against the Warriors (25-3). But the Jackrabbits seem to be getting better as the playoffs progress, reversing a late-season Mojave River League slump.  Ryan Dillon also added nine assists and nine rebounds.   To the delight of a near-packed house in Victor Valley's sauna of a gym, the Jackrabbits raced to a 37-26 halftime lead. Dillon, senior forward Edmound Elzy (10 rebounds) and senior point guard Corey Stinson (10 points, nine assists and seven rebounds) all had hot hands. And senior forward Edward Hill collected all the garbage, scoring on putbacks or muscling inside the Warrior trees for layups. Troy's Mark Ahlberg led the Warriors with 17 points, scoring their first eight points. But Ahlberg also got into foul trouble, as Victor Valley insiders like Hill and Elzy continually took the ball into the paint. Elzy has been on a mission since a tepid performance in the Jackrabbits' playoff debut against Poly of Riverside. Victor Valley won that game 67-49, but Elzy scored just two points. Shaking off the effects of that game, he has scored a total of 43 points in back-to-back upsets of Claremont and Troy.  Victor Valley's lead grew to as many as 17 points with Ahlberg picking up his third and fourth fouls during the third quarter. But the Warriors made a run at the lead anyway, whittling their deficit to 56-48 with 5:11 left in the fourth quarter. Troy was in full comeback mode at this time, with Ahlberg on the court and its 3-pointers starting to drop. Just when things looked shaky for Victor Valley, Dillon flicked away a pass and Stinson came up with the steal. Moments later, Dillon drained his fifth 3-pointer of the game to boost its lead to 59-48 with 4:32 left in the game. The Warriors never got closer as the hosts kept running and muscling and doing all the things that got them the lead in the first place. Victor Valley will now meet Mater Dei (25-2), a 90-43 winner over Thousand Oaks Tuesday night, on Friday at an undetermined site. Although the Monarchs present a formidable challenge, Denny doesn't think a third straight upset is out of the question. TROY (61) Mark Ahlberg 17, Sean Christenson 14, Nate Gilkas 9, Mike Leslie 8, Gary Chadha 6, Ray Mike 4, Alex Raco 3.   VICTOR VALLEY (73) Ryan Dillon 27, Edmound Elzy 21, Edward Hill 12, Corey Stinson 10, Carlos Alexander 2, T.J. James 1.  Troy 15 11 14 21-61  Victor Valley 21 16 14 22-73 3-point field goals -- Troy 7 (Christman 4, Leslie 2, Chadha 1); Victor Valley 6 (Dillon 5, Elzy 1). Fouled out-Jones. 

Pacific 64, Woodbridge 44--Michael Hall scored 17 points to lead Pacific to the third-round victory at Woodbridge. The Warriors (19-9), playing at home,  lost despite a 19-point effort from Danny Lambert.   Pacific--18  14  13  19--64;  Woodbridge 12  10  4   18--44.  Pacific:  Smith 13, Kimble 6, Hall 17, Jury 13, Addams 10, Burrell 3, Kinser 2.  Woodbridge :  Lambert 17,m Harris 4, Koeller 5, Forehan-Kelly 4, Arroyo 8, Perkins 6.   Jury--Technical.  Padcific record:   26-2;  Woodbridge 19-9.

Santa Barbara 87, Quartz Hill 59--Tony Johnson scored 20 points and Jared Corpening added 12 points and eight rebounds for the Rebels (20-8), who were no match for the Dons in a quarterfinal loss at Santa Barbara.  Quartz Hill had to play catch-up with the Dons (26-2), who won their 20th consecutive game and remained undefeated at home.  Junior guard Dominique Ingerson scored 33 points for Santa Barbara, Brent Williams added 18 points and Trey Putnam had 14 points and eight rebounds. The Dons (26-2) jumped out to an early 11-2 lead in the first quarter and never really were threatened in the contest. Santa Barbara won the Channel League title. The Dons move on to the quarterfinals where they will face the winner of Tuesday night's Pacific vs. Woodbridge third-round game. Quartz Hill  just couldn't stop Santa Barbara's most prolific scorer, Dommonic Ingerson. The junior put on an impressive shooting display, scoring 32 points with 10 assists and seven rebounds. Ingerson sat out Friday night's first-round game because he had two technicals in the prior game. A suspension is probably the only thing that could have stopped him against Quartz Hill. During one stretch in the first half, Ingerson hit five consecutive shots en route to 19 points in the first 16 minutes of the game. The Rebels tried to stop Ingerson early on by using a boxand-one defense. However, Quartz Hill switched to a zone defense after seeing Ingerson had little trouble with its game plan. Quartz Hill leading scorer Tony Johnson (15 points) had the dubious task of guarding Ingerson. Ingerson's strong play was not limited to the offensive side of the court, as he combined with Sean Whilt and Brent Williams to take away Quartz Hill's ability to penetrate with its three-guard offense. The Rebels were forced to shoot 3pointers for most of the game. Quartz Hill did make a run late in the third quarter to give Nichter hope heading into the final period. The Rebels, who trailed 48-27 at the half, pulled within 16 points on a Mychael Williams' 3-pointer with 2:49 in the third and trailed 56-40. However, the Rebels never seemed to be able to stop the Dons defensively to sustain any serious run. As frustrated as Quartz Hill was at the end of the game, it had to be excited about a season in which it captured a share of its second consecutive league title and collected its first playoff wins under head coach Bernard Nichter. Ingerson scored nine points in the first quarter as Santa Barbara took a 22-10 lead and had three of his assists in the second period as the Dons extended the margin to 48-27. Brent Williams had 19 points and four assists and Trey Putnam added 14 points and 11 rebounds. Charlie Petersen had a solid game inside, with eight points and five rebounds Mike Henderson drilled two 3-pointers. The Dons frustrated Quartz Hill with a defense designed to limit the effectiveness of the Rebels' two 6-9 senior forwards, Sahael Allmuulen and Jared Corpening, by keeping their guards at arms length. Corpening finished with 12 points and 13 rebounds but rarely saw the ball unless it was coming off the rim or the glass. Junior guard Tony Johnson led the Rebels with 17 points. Quartz Hill connected on seven 3-pointers, but needed more than 25 attempts to get them. QUARTZ HILL--T. Johnson 17, K. Johnson 9, Loftin 2, Williams 9, Allmuulen 6, Duke 2, Corpening 12. Totals 21-62 11-16 59. SANTA BARBARA--Henderson 6, Walling 5, C. Petersen 8, Ingerson 32, Putnam 14, Williams 19, Emrick 2, DeRose 1. Totals 34-58 14-20 87. Quartz Hills . . . 10 17 19 13--59 Santa Barbara . . . 22 16 14 25--87 3-point goals--QH 6 (K.Johnson 3, Williams 3), SB 5 (Henderson 2, Williams 2, Walling 1). Fouled out--Allmuulen. Technical foul--C.Petersen.

Simi Valley 81, Garey 77--Latuarus Davis scored 40 points, grabbed nine rebounds, had seven assists, and three steals in the loss for Garey (21-8). With three seconds left to play and Simi Valley leading by two, Branduinn Fullove stripped Davis as he backed into the lane for a potential game-tying basket, then tipped the loose ball to teammate Dustin Villepigue. Fullove and Brett Michel then hit one free throw each to give the host Pioneers an 81-77 victory, moving them into the quarterfinals Friday against Villa Park at a site to be determined. Simi Valley (26-2) is making its fourth consecutive trip to the quarterfinals. Fullove finished with 32 points. Michel had 24, including five 3-pointers. Davis harassed the Pioneers with 38 points, although it was the two he didn't get that were remembered most. Throughout the game, Davis hurt Simi Valley with his outside shooting. But on the last possession, he chose to drive to the basket, trying for the tie rather then a game-winning 3-pointer. Fullove shaded Davis from behind, then reached around and knocked the ball loose just as Davis started to spin to the lane. It ended a memorable fourth quarter and provided a fitting finish to a fast-paced, entertaining game. Simi Valley led by 17 points early in the fourth after an 11-0 run. But the quick, athletic Vikings (27-8) came back with an 11-0 run of their own to cut it to 71-65. After Fullove converted a 3-point play on a rebound-putback to make it 79-71, Davis converted consecutive three-point plays to make it 79-77 with 26 seconds left. Michel missed the front end of a one-plus-one to give Garey a chance to tie it or win it. But Fullove made sure the Vikings never got the chance with his timely steal.   The frenzy started in the first quarter and seemed to grow as the game wore on. In the second quarter alone the teams combined for 58 points, at one point trading four consecutive 3-pointers and hitting seven 3s in nine possessions. Michel had 15 points in the half, connecting on five deep 3-pointers. Fullove had 16 with two 3-pointers. Davis kept the Vikings close with 15 points. Davis added six more in the third, then Fullove asked for the chance to try and slow him down.  Justin Horigan scored 12 points, and Albert Hill scored 10 points and grabbed 12 rebounds. GAREY (77) Ponder 7, Davis 40, Horigan 12, Flowers 4, Hill 10, Deleon 4. SIMI VALLEY (81) Sharda 9, Bradshaw 2, Weaver 2, Villepique 10, Michell 26, Fullove 30, Boon 2. Garey 10 25 19 23 -- 77 Simi Valley 20 23 23 15 -- 81 Total fouls: G 12, SV 9. Fouled out: none. Technical fouls: none.

Villa Park 45, Cajon 42-- Despite only scoring 2 points the entire third quarter, Villa Park managed to hold Cajon to just six as well during the quarter, and Villa Park squeaked out the win.  Matt MacGinnis scored 14 points to lead Villa Park to the third-round victory at home.  Tommy Stankan had 5, Sean Phaler 4, and Tadeja 6;  Others scoring were Bryant 10, and Miller for Villa Park, which improves to 26-2 overall.  Cajon scoring:  Morris 11,  Norman 11, Walker 14, Payne 2, Haris 4.  Cajon 15  10  6  11--42;  Villa Park  17  10  2  16--45.

El Dorado 59, Marina 54--El Dorado trailed by two with 1: 22  left to play in a Southern Section Division I-A third round game at Marina. Evan Bull powered to the basket to tie the score and Mike Wulff hit a game-winning three-pointer with 13 seconds remaining and El Dorado escaped with a 59-54 victory.   The Golden Hawks (25-3) will play Moreno Valley Rancho Verde in a quarterfinal game Friday on a neutral court, which El Dorado will choose.  Marina (24-4) played without starting point guard Ryan Redman, who broke his hand Monday in practice. They were also without sixth man Eric Duke, who hurt his knee in the regular-season finale.  But they were ultimately done in by poor shooting. The Vikings shot 32% (19-60) for the game, only four for 20 on three-point attempts. In the fourth quarter, they were four for 17, 0 for eight on three-point attempts.  Still the Vikings stayed close. After holding Marina scoreless for the first 4:50 of the fourth quarter, El Dorado went up, 50-43, its largest lead of the game.  But Marina forced three consecutive turnovers and by the time Richard Dawson capped an 11-2 run with a driving layup along the baseline, Marina was in front, 54-52, with 1:22 to play.  That's when Bull, who finished with 18 points, fumbled a pass in the key before he recovered and shoved through for a layup. Shane Leis missed a three-pointer for Marina, then Wulff made the game-winner. He finished with 14 points.  Despite drawing constant double teams, Dustin Kaatz had 23 points for Marina in a game that featured nine lead changes and 10 ties. 

Rancho Verde 81, Silverado 78--J.S. Nash scored 43 points and had 11 rebounds for the Mustangs (19-11) in the third-round victory at Rancho Verde. Rancho Verde however, nearly blew a 15-point lead halfway through the fourth quarter but held on to defeat Victorville Silverado in the third round of the Division 1A playoffs. With 27 seconds left, Taran Turner's fourth three-pointer in the final four minutes pulled Silverado (23-6) within two points, 80-78. Rancho Verde (19-12) had built a 33-19 lead two minutes into the second quarter after Nash scored 21 points in a five-minute span. He didn't score again after that until there were two minutes left in the third quarter, but said after the game it was by design.  Turner led Silverado with 24 points. Jared Morgan added 10 for Rancho Verde.  Senior guard Kalaan Brown missed two shots in the last eight seconds Tuesday night.  Down 80-78 after trailing by 19 points early in the fourth quarter, Brown missed a 12-footer with eight seconds left, and Nash got the rebound and was fouled. He made 1-of-2 free throws (he finished 11-of-12 from the line), and Silverado had another chance to tie it and force overtime. But Brown missed a 25-footer at the buzzer, ending the Mojave River League champions' season at 23-6. Senior guard Taran Turner finished with a team-high 22 points and led Silverado's fourth-quarter charge. Brown had 17 points, senior forward Jeremiah Phillips had 14 points and was credited with 19 rebounds, senior guard Anthony Oshinuga had 11 points. SILVERADO (78) -- Turner 24, Brown 17, Higgins 10, Oshinuga 9, Phillips 15, Kriss 3. RANCHO VERDE (81) -- Morgan 10, Shaw 8, Nash 43, Johnson 8, Singfield 6, Walker 4, Baker 2.  Halftime score -- Rancho Verde 40-32. Three-point goals -- Shaw 2, Nash 4, Turner 5, Kriss. Total fouls -- Rancho Verde 17, Silverado 15. Fouled out -- Singfield. Technical fouls -- Oshinuga, Rancho Verde bench.

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