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Boys Division II-A 1st
Round Game Details--(Feb 20, 2000)
The first round games are all in from Divison II-A. The second round, "Sweet 16" will be played Tuesday, February 22. Check the bracket updates for details on locations. All game times are 7:30 p.m. Here's what happened on Friday in the first round matchups:
Artesia 102, Savanna 54--Junior forward Jack Martinez scored 25 points and grabbed 28 rebounds as the top seeded Pioneers blitzed the Rebels (11-17) early and cruised ot the first round win. Tony Roberts had 16 ;pooints and Franklin Matos added 15 as Artesia improved to 26-2 on the season. Artesia will now face Bloomington in the second roun dgame Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at Colton, an alternate site.
Bloomington 76, Southwest 48--No details were available. Same old same old from the Inland Empire. The Press-Enterprise normally covers these games, but their website had none of the details. If anyone can get hold of the scoring or details, please send them in.
Pacifica 76, South Hills 72--Rey Santos scored 23 points for host Pacifica (13-13). Kraig Smith scored 29 points, including seven three-pointers, for South Hills. Re Santos scored 26 points, Kelly Gurnea added 15 and Joel Bruck had 14 points and nine rebounds to lead the Mariners to the victory. Both teams connected for eight three-pointers on the night.
Laguna Hills 78, Temple City 72(OT)--The Hawks (16-10), trailing by nine with about two minutes remaining, forced overtime on Chris Lee's basket with 10 seconds remaining. Lee (15 points) and Nick Homyak (22 points) scored four apiece in overtime, during which Laguna Hills never trailed. Kade Stone had 16 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists for Laguna Hills, which plays Pacifica. The visiting Rams (10-14), who hit 14 three-pointers on the night. Laguna Hills had six three-pointers of their own, three coming from Homyak.
Elsinore 77, Culver City 62--The Times had nothing; the Daily Breeze didn't either, and the Press-Enterprise only put about half their game stories on their internet edition. If anyone has the details, send them in.
Charter Oak 80, Brawley 48--The Charter Oak High School boys basketball team was anxious to play Brawley on Friday night, but the Chargers also showed they were just as anxious to end the game quickly and decisively. They led from start to finish and dismantled Brawley, 80-48, in the first round of the CIF-SS Division II-A playoffs. Charter Oak dominated in every aspect of the game. The Chargers forced 18 turnovers and dominated Brawley on the boards, 44-29. Chargers guards took the pressure off their big men by penetrating the lane often or hitting outside jumpers. Jonathan Jones led the Chargers with 16 points and guard DeJuan Croom scored 15. David Boler had 13 points and scored on one of the most exciting plays of the game. With 2.5 seconds left in the first half, Boler got the ball at half-court and drove to the basket on the right side. He then leaped and, with one hand, dunked the ball as the buzzer sounded to give Charter Oak a 43-16 lead.
Servite 60, Burroughs Burbank 54--Rodel Lizan and John Morris combined to hit six straight free throws in the final minute and a half as the Friars (16-11) surprised the host Indians. Burroughs (17-7) had rallied from a 13-point fourth quarter deficit to tie the game at 54-54 with 2:15 left. Justin Ambos scored 10 of his game high 24 in the fourth quarter to lead the comeback attempt. Martin Iti scored 17 points for visiting Servite (16-11), which advanced to play Pasadena Muir. Billy Burfeind added 13 to lead the visiting Friars past the Indians. Servite outscored Burroughs 36-19 in the second and third quarters to take control, before holding on for the victory. Lizan hit all four of this free throw attempts in the last 1:30 to help Servite break the tie and hold off Burroughs. Justin Ambos sparked a 13-2 run in the fourth quarter as the Indians rallied from a 13 point deficit. He hit six of eight three-point attempts in the game.
Muir 89, Lompoc 51-- Jonathan Williams and Joseph Frazier each scored 15 points for the fourth-seeded Mustangs in a II-A victory at Muir. The Mustangs jumped out to a 19-8 first quarter lead and never looked back. Brandon Willis also scored 13 for Muir and Mamaal Hall had 11. Malcom Johnson had 4, Seth Davis 11, Dareele Rwe 6, Chris Dixon 2, Devon Thomas 7, Anthony Baily 2, and Marcus Williams 3. For Lomptoc, which finishes the season at 14-12, the leading scorers were Lyndon Conaway with 11 and Mike Mangino with 12. Others scoring were Richie Lara 1, Qupree Salim 9, Gabe Fernandez 2, Joey Lin 7, Scott Winter 2, Pat Starks 4, and Blair Simons 3. Scoring by quarters: Lompoc 8 12 16 14--61; Muir 19 28 22 20--89. Muir improves to 21-6 overall.
Mayfair 70, Los Altos 41--The No. 3 seeded Monsoons built a 25 point halftime lead and rolled over the visiting Conquerors (15-13) in the first round contest. Josh Childress scored 15 points and Edwin Draughan had 14 for the Monsoons, and he added another 9 assists and six rebounds as Mayfair improved to 23-4 overall. Mayfair will meet Fullerton on Tuesday in a second round game.
Fullerton 59, Rosemead 48--Akachi Azubuike scored 22 points and Puhk-Maan Sidhu scored 17 points, including all six of his free throws in the fourth quarter to help seal the victory, for visiting Fullerton (19-7). The Indians advance to play Lakewood Mayfair. Azubuike and Sidhu each connected on three three-pointers for Fullerton.
Bonita 74, Barstow 62--The Bearcats advanced to the II-AA second-round contest and improved to 19-7 with the home victory. Bonita will meet Bolsa Grande, an 88-75 winner over Newbury Park, at a site to be decided by coin flip, on Tuesday.
Bolsa Grande 88, Newbury Park 75--Will Svitek scored a career-high 29 points and pulled down 10 rebounds for Newbury Park (12-13) in a first-round loss at Bolsa Grande (22-5). Newbury Park's Justin Christiansen scored 10 points, John Harris added eight rebounds and Javad Esfandiary notched five assists. Will Montgomery had game-highs of 37 points, 12 rebounds and six steals. But it was a three-point basket by freshman guard David Doan only three minutes into the second half that might have been the most important moment of Bolsa Grande's 88-75 victory. The shot capped a 10-0 run that opened the third quarter and staked the Matadors to a 53-35 advantage. Bolsa Grande plays Bonita, a 74-62 victor over Barstow, Tuesday at a site to be determined today. The much taller Panthers got 29 points and nine rebounds from center Will Svirtek, but were a step slow defensively. Nonetheless, they refused to go away, climbing within nine points several times late in the fourth quarter. Newbury Park (12-13), was playing without five players, including three starters, who were dropped from the team just before Marmonte League play began for violating team and school rules. The Matadors (22-5) trailed, 18-14, after a basket by Panther forward Matt Currie six minutes into the first quarter. But Montgomery led a speedy 11-0 comeback that ended with his three-pointer, one of his four of the evening, to take a 25-18 advantage.
Magnolia 59, Glenn 58--The Sentinels (22-5) never trailed, but escaped with a victory when Glenn's George Jones missed two free throws with two seconds remaining. Vincent Bryant scored 16 and Jacob Davis had 21 rebounds for Magnolia, which plays La Puente Bishop Amat. Geoffrey Clayton and Stia Asoau both scored 12 points to lead the host Sentinels past the Eagles (10-14), who missed a chance to tie the game with a free throw in the closing seconds
Bishop Amat 77, Central 71-- Once again, a game involving a Riverside County team and we couldn't find a thing. And the LA Times had nothing on Amat and neither did the OC Register nor the Long Beach Press-Telegram. If anyone has the details send them in and we'll post them up.
Burroughs Ridgecrest 62, La Habra 47 ---Jason Smallwood and Eddie Hernandez each scored 12 points for host La Habra (17-7). Burroughs is 18-6. The Burros used the height of Rory O'Neil (6-foot-10) and Nathan MacGregor (6-5), who combined for 40 of the Burros' points. Burroughs is now 18-6 and O'Neil was unstoppable in the first quarter, scoring nine points to the Highlanders' seven. The Burros had a chance to pull away from La Habra, but the Highlanders used their pressure defense to stay close. O'Neil scored just two points in the second quarter, and La Habra, behind the outside shooting of Eddie Hernandez and Jason Smallwood, cut its deficit to six points with 1:40 left in the first half. O'Neil (24 points) and MacGregor (13) scored 12 of the Burros' 15 points in the third quarter, and Burroughs pulled away in the fourth quarter. Smallwood and Hernandez led the Highlanders (14-13) with 12 points apiece and Tristen Gadberry added 10.
Ocean View 84, Rancho Alamitos 50--Marques Crane scored 23 points, Torin Beeler had 20 points and 11 rebounds, and Ryan Westbrook had 14 and 11 assists for second-seeded Ocean View (26-2) which advances to play Ridgecrest Burroughs. The visiting Rancho Alamitos Vaqueros conclude their season at 12-16. Ryan Westbrook had 14 points and 11 assists for Ocean View, which jumped out to a 55-23 halftime advantage.
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