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Boys Division II-A 2nd Round
Sweet 16 Game Details--(Feb 23, 2000)
Here are the game details from the II-A second round "Sweet 16" games from Tuesday night, February 22. Check the updates on the bracket for third round matchups in this division:
Artesia 104, Bloomington 45--Jack Martinez scored 30 points and had 17 rebounds and 11 blocks in 17 minutes for the top-seeded Pioneers (26-2) at Bloomington. Artesia's Amaury Fernandez added 13 points and 12 rebounds to go along with 6 assists and sophomore shooting guard Jon Stefansson added 16 points for Artesia. The Bruins were led by junior guards Artie Allen who had 17 pooints, and William Funn with 12 points. The Pioneers advance to the quarterfinals against Laguna Hills on Friday at a site to be determined.
Laguna Hills 75, Pacifica 53--Laguna Hills playing perhaps its best game of the season, drew the honors against Artesia in the next round, beating the visiting Mariners, 75-53, and Laguna Hills advances to a quarterfinal round for the first time ever. Guard Chris Lee made five of six three-point attempts and led all scorers with 20 points. Forward Kade Stone made his first seven shots and finished with 14 points and eight rebounds. Laguna Hills raced to an 8-0 lead, but allowed Pacific to crawl back into contention several times before the Hawks took a 40-30 halftime lead. The Hawks scored 21 points in the third quarter while holding Pacifica to a single field goal in 14 attempts--a hard-fought lay-in by Kelly Gurnea following a teammate's miss. The Mariners attempted 20 three-pointers and made eight, six of those in the first half as they tried to stay close. But 16 turnovers in the first two quarters didn't help.
Elsinore 77, Charter Oak 56-- Elsinore took advantage of Covina Charter Oak's zone defense and defeated the Chargers, 76-55, in a California Interscholastic Federation Division 2A second-round playoff game. Elsinore (25-4) opened the game with a 17-0 run over the first four minutes and built a 48-22 halftime lead. Eight different players made a three-pointer in the first half. The second half could not have been more different for Elsinore. The Tigers hit a dry spell, missing all nine of their three-point attempts in the half. A seemingly secure 26-point halftime lead had dwindled to 14 points with one minute remaining in the third quarter. Charter Oak (18-12) was unable to take advantage when Mativa, Elsinore's leading scorer and rebounder, picked up his fourth foul with 5:37 remaining in the fourth quarter. Elsinore outscored the Chargers 15-9 the rest of the way and Mativa never had to return. Sophomore Ross Wolter and junior Kris Maxey each scored 15 points to lead the Tigers. Mativa finished with nine points and 14 rebounds. DeJuan Croom scored 13 points and David Boler added 12 for Charter Oak, which shot 28.7 percent (8 of 28) from the field in the first half and 35 percent (21 of 60) overall. Elsinore will play at Pasadena Muir in the quarterfinals Friday. CHARTER OAK (56) -- Elkhaloy 6, Boler 12, Croom 13, Lozano 6, Jones 10, Brown 7, Verazo 1 ELSINORE (77) -- Mativa 9, Bagwell 14, Wolter 15, Cirilo 5, Pessaniello 5, Maxey 15, Keahey 5, Green 4, Lux 5 Halftime score -- Elsinore 48-22. Three-point goals -- Elkhaloy, Croom 2, Mativa, Bagwell, Wolter, Cirilo, Pesaniello, Maxey, Keahey, Lux. Total fouls -- Charter Oak 16, Elsinore 18. Fouled out -- Ramirez (CO).
Muir 78, Servite 74--Darelle Rowe scored 21 points and the fourth-seeded Mustangs made key free throws down the stretch for the second-round victory at Servite. The short-handed Mustangs battled through foul trouble, injuries, a hostile Servite crowd and an opposing 6-foot-11 center to pull out a 78-74 victory in the CIF-Southern Section Division II-A second round. With five starters at 6-2 and shorter, the Mustangs knew they had to rely on their guard play, particularlywith Servite center Martin Iti patrolling the key. Things looked bleak for Muir when Iti dunked the first time he touched the ball and senior point guard Jonathan Williams picked up two fouls in the first 64 seconds. But Muir came up with hot 3-point shooting early. Darelle Rowe, Joseph Frazier and Seth Davis each hit 3-pointers in the opening five minutes to give the Mustangs an early 13-4 lead. Malcolm Johnson, who played limited minutes this season, spelled Williams with solid defense and timely scoring. Muir led, 30-17, midway through the second quarter before Servite went on a 14-3 run, with seven points by Ryan Gurzi. The Mustangs gave themselves a little breathing room with seven consecutive points before halftime for a 40-31 lead. The Mustangs took control in the third and early fourth quarters, extending their lead back to 60-47. More importantly, Iti, who had three blocks and seven rebounds, was forced to the bench with four fouls. Muir, which had only 12 players, compared to Servite's 15, had Davis hobbling with a leg injury, forward Brandon Willis limping on a sprained ankle and then had defensive sparkplug Frazier sidelined with five fouls midway through the fourth quarter. Nonetheless, an 8-2 run and Iti fouling out gave Muir a seemingly comfortable 76-65 lead with 41 seconds left. But Gurzi, who led all scorers with 27 points, made the last minute seem like an eternity for Muir. Gurzi hit a turn-around 3-pointer to bring Servite within eight, then another 3-pointer off a Muir turnover to reduce the deficit to five. After a Williams free throw put Muir ahead by six, Gurzi pulled up and hit another 3-pointer.
Mayfair 59, Fullerton 41--Josh Childress and Edwin Draughn each had 12 points for the third-seeded Monsoons (25-4) in the second-round victory at Fullerton. The Monsoons turned up the defense in the second half, holding the Indians to just 17 pouints in the final 16 minutes. Draughan also added 7 rebounds and five assists for the Monsoons, who got solid games from Jeff Bonds, who finished with 11 points and 7 rebounds, and James Washington, with 10 points. Mayfair will play Bolsa Grande on Friday in the quarterfinals.
Bolsa Grande 78, Bonita 70--John James scored 28 points and grabbed 19 rebounds to lead the Matadors (23-5) past the Bearcats (20-8). Will Montgomery added 23 points for Bolsa Grande. Scoring for Bolsa Grande: Amaral 8, Montgomery 23, Doan 6, James 28, Pham 13; Bonita scoring: Carr 5, Stewart 14, Musa 2, McCraben 12, Ketterling 4, Erving 8, Dean 25. Bonita--17 16 16 21--70; Bolsa Grande--19 17 17 25--78.
Magnolia 71, Bishop Amat 54-- Bishop Amat fell behind by 16 points in the first quarter Tuesday night never did recover, dropping a 71-54 decision to Magnolia in the second round of the CIF-Southern Section Division II-A playoffs. The visiting Sentinels applied the pressure early. Amat had trouble coping with Magnolia's full-court zone press and the jittery Lancers committed several unforced errors as they turned the ball over eight times in the opening eight minutes. Magnolia, led by sophomore guard Geoffrey Clayton and the long-range shooting of Vincent Bryant, turned a 5-5 game into a 25-9 lead by the end of the first quarter. Clayton and Bryant both had nine points in the first period and they got a big assist from bulky 6-foot-7 center Scott Davis, who had seven points in the quarter. When the Lancers had the ball, whatever could go wrong, did. When they weren't being forced into turnovers, they were being called for traveling, dropping the ball out of bounds and missing easy shots. Amat began to get things turned around in the second and third periods, and clawed within seven twice in the fourth period. But even in the midst of the rally, mistakes haunted the home team. Amat failed to convert a 3-on-1 break early in the period, and with just less than four minutes to play, Clayton made a back-breaking interception and drove for a layup that restored the Sentinels' 10-point lead, 55-45. Amat pulled within 57-50, but any chance of a miraculous comeback and a date in the quarterfinals were dashed as Magnolia made 12 of 14 free throws in the final three minutes. The Sentinels made the Lancers pay at the line all night long, making 30 of 35 free throws in the game. Bishop Amat was 10-of-17. The Lancers couldn't match the firepower of Magnolia. Bryant (23), Clayton (19) and Henry (17) combined for 59 points; Amat's outstanding backcourt performers -- Eddie Rodriguez (14) and Christian Dundas (15) -- managed only 29 between them. Rodriguez was coming off a career-high 31-point performance in a victory over Central. Clayton controlled the game at the guard position, but Henry was a force in the middle that the smaller Lancers couldn't handle, especially in the first half, when he scored 11 points. Magnolia (23-5) moves on to play Ocean View in the quarterfinals on Friday.
Ocean View 59, Ridgecrest Burroughs 55--Ryan Westbrook scored 15 points and had nine assists to lead the Seahawks (27-2) over the Burros (18-7). Torin Beeler added 14 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for Ocean View (27-2). Ocean View scoring: Westborrk 15, Crane 12, bell 12, Smith 6, Beeler 14. Burroughs scoring: Stephenson 11, Bachman 2, Willims 2, Martins 1, Steinmetz 11, Bailey 7,m MacGregor 10, Rory O' Neal 11. Ocean View--14 10 14 21--59; Burroughs ridgecrest--12 17 19 16--55.
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