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Boys Division III-AA 2nd
Round Game Details--(Feb 20, 2000)

The first and second round games are all in from Divison III-AA, and we're now getting to the "Great 8" games which will be played on Tuesday, February 22 at alternate sites (which means it's neither team's home gym, but it is selected by the "host" team). All game times will be at  7:30 p.m.     But in order to understand how the third round teams got there, you need to know what happened on Friday in the second round matchups:

Division IIIAA

Bishop Montgomery 75, Banning 52--Twins Errick and Derrick Craven combined for 48 points as top seed Torrance Bishop Montgomery (21-5) rolled past Banning (15-13) in a Division IIIAA second-round game. Mike Davis led Banning with 17 points. It took Bishop Montgomery's boys basketball team three quarters to get in sync. The Knights used a fourth quarter filled with dunks, alley-oops and fastbreaks to pull away from the Broncos and win at Bishop Montgomery. The Broncos trailed by five points at halftime and simply hung around for much of the third quarter. Leading by 10 at the start of the fourth quarter, Bishop Montgomery took off and out scored Banning, 22-8. Bishop Montgomery's superior quickness and size was the difference in the end, Smith said. Junior guard Errick Craven had a game-high 29 points, including several dunks in the fourth quarter that ignited the Knights. Derrick Craven added 19 points, and DeVaughn Peace added 12 for Bishop Montgomery. Freshman guard Fred Washington provided a spark off the bench for the Knights and scored all 11 of his points in the second half. The Knights will face Monrovia in the second round. Monrovia defeated Pomona, 62-56, in the first-round. BANNING (52) -- Randle 4, Malone 15, Davis 17, Harris 6, Foster 6, Williams 4. BISHOP MONTGOMERY (75) -- E.Craven 29, D.Craven 19, Dodd 1, D'Oyen 1, Peace 12, Washington 11, Lee 2. Halftime score -- Bishop Montgomery 33-28. Three-point goals -- Peace, E.Craven. 

Monrovia 62, Pomona 56-- Bryant Markson helped the Wildcats exorcise the Red Devils out of the Division III-AA playoffs at Monrovia High. Antoine Russ and Odell Howard each had 10 points for Pomona (12-13). Daniel Arberry had 13 for Monrovia (24-2), which meets Bishop Montgomery on Tuesday. Pomona entered the fourth quarter tied at 47 but fell in the fourth, losing its second-round game to host Monrovia. Antoine Russ led the Red Devils with 13 points, while teammate O'dell Howard scored 10. Pomona ends the season at 12-13.POMONA (56) Russ 13, Holden 8, Smith 2, Howard 10, Mitchell 9, Brown 8, Verdon 4, Dang 2. MONROVIA (62)  Dickson 7, Smith 4, Porsitia 1, Arberry 13, Hoard 7, Marleson 19, O'Hara 8, Jones 3. Pomona 12 18 17 9 -- 56 Monrovia 11 21 15 15 -- 62 Total fouls: P 18, M 16. Fouled out: none. Technical fouls: none.

Morningside 65, Gladstone 42 --Tracy Cathey scored 12 points and Dwayne Trotter had 10 points and seven rebounds to lead the Monarchs (20-8) over visiting Gladstone (21-3) in a second-round game. Dante Tatum finished with nine points for Morningside. Morningside next plays Harvard-Westlake, a 71-50 winner over La Canada.

Harvard-Westlake 70, La Canada 51--Russell Lakey led Harvard Westlake past La Canada with 21 points, six rebounds, three assists and five steals, including three points in the first quarter. The Wolverines (22-5) established tempo early establishing a 12-point first quarter lead with a full-court press and pressure defense. The Spartans (15-13) pulled to within eight late in the first half on two free throws by Mark Moore. Eric Geffner responded in the second half however scoring 11 of his 15 points in the third quarter to ice it for the Wolverines.

Corona Del Mar 47, Northview 25--Kevin Hansen had 14 points and 12 rebounds for host Corona del Mar (21-6), which advanced to play Sherman Oaks Notre Dame. After connecting on a three-pointer to break a scoreless tie with 5:06 left in the first quarter, the Valle Vista League's fourth-place team (13-15) missed its next 23 field-goal attempts.  The drought extended until 95 seconds into the third quarter, when Benny Laws hit the first of three straight runners. But Northview missed its next 10 field-goal attempts and, by the end of the third quarter, was an astounding 4 for 40 from the field. The Vikings wound up 8 of 56, a paltry 14.3%, and will likely try to bury the memory of ever setting foot in the Sea Kings' gym.  While Northview went nearly 15 minutes without a field goal, the Sea Kings drilled five of their seven three-pointers, en route to a 24-5 halftime advantage.   CdM didn't score until 2:20 remained in the third period and its five turnovers helped Northview enjoy a 7-0 run to get within a dozen.  But senior point guard Alec Hansen broke the drought with a layup and the Sea Kings answered with a 7-0 spurt of their own to make it 31-12 with 7:31 left in the game.  CdM senior Jason Owen matched a varsity career high with four points, including a three-pointer, and sophomore Ryan Inman, just up from the junior varsity, got his first varsity field goal on a 16-foot baseline jumper with 45 seconds left.  Senior Kevin Hansen paced the winners with 14 points and 13 rebounds, while Hanson added 11 points, 11 boards and four assists.  Senior Brooks Morris had 10 points and seven rebounds for the winners, who shot just better than 35% (17 of 48) in their first game in eight days.  Northview's output was the fewest points allowed by the Sea Kings all season. They're the fewest against a CdM team in 69 games, dating back to a 44-22 victory over Pitt Meadows from Canada in the 1997 Coast Christmas Classic.  Score by Quarters  Northview 3 2 7 13 - 25  Corona del Mar 9 15 5 18 - 47  Northview - Laws 11, Samudio 9, Nuguid 2, Mercado 1, De La Torre 1, Castro 1.  3-pt. goals - Samudio 2.  Fouled out - None. Technicals - Coach Rice.  Corona del Mar - Hansen 14, Hanson 11, Morris 10, Snell 4, Owen 4, Hietbrink 2, Inman 2, Templeton 0, Patterson 0, Bottom 0, Najar 0.  3-pt. goals - Hansen 3, Hanson 1, Morris 1, Snell 1, Owen 1, .  Fouled out - None.  Technicals - None.

Notre Dame Sherman Oaks 52, Verbum Dei 46--Cody Pearson scored a game high 24 points, grabbed 17 rebounds and dished out six assists to lead the sixth-ranked Knights (22-6) over the Eagles. Micheal Luderer put the Knights ahead to stay 31-30 with 2:39 left in the third quarter after making a steal. Luderer hit three three-point baskets and 13 points during the decisive third quarter as the host Knights defeated last season's state Division IV champion.  Leading, 23-22, at halftime, Notre Dame outscored the Eagles, 22-12, in the third quarter, with Cody Pearson, who had 24 points, scoring six points. Luderer finished with 21.

Compton Centennial 51, Chaminade 49--Chaminade's run for a third consecutive CIF championship ended on a buzzer-beater by the visiting Apaches (18-11), who pulled out the second-round win.  Jordan O'Gilvie put the Eagles (17-9) into a position to win on its final drive by nailing two 3-point baskets in the final two minutes of the game and by tying the score at 49, but Ellis Myles popped the ball out of O'Gilivie's hands with nine seconds to play when O'Gilvie tried to break a fullcourt press. Myles then sealed the win with the layup at the other end. Scott Borchart had 15 points and Tito Hill had added 11 for the Eagles.  Myles finished the game with 25 points and 12 rebounds (18-11).

San Dimas 66, Gabrielino 37--Precision shooting and great defense are trademarks of Gary Prestesater-coached San Dimas High School boys basketball teams.  In Friday night's CIF-Southern Section Division III-AA second-round game against Gabrielino, the Saints had plenty of both.  San Dimas began defense of its sectional title by disposing of the Mission Valley League champion Eagles, 66-37, behind 18 points by junior Jason Greenlee.  The Saints (24-3), who had a first-round bye, advance to a quarterfinal game against Compton Centennial, at an alternate site to be determined by Centennial. Centennial beat Chaminade on Friday, 51-49.   Greenlee made 5 of 8 3-point attempts and helped spearhead a defensive effort that produced a 29-percent shooting effort by Gabrielino (18-10). In fact, the Eagles shot 6-of-21 in each half.  Sean Maxey led the Eagles with 11 points, though he made just 3 of 18 field-goal attempts. Donald Boyd scored six points.  San Dimas took control at the start of the second quarter, scoring 12 of the first 14 points for a 28-10 lead.   Jason Greenlee scored 18 points including five 3-point shots, and Michael Ferrera scored 10 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead San Dimas (24-3). Matt Grundy scored 13 points, grabbed nine rebounds, and had five blocked shots in the win for the Saints.Greenlee led all scorers with 18 points for San Dimas (24-3) while Matt Grundy scored 13 points and missed the double-double by one rebound. Eric Ingram got 12 points and Michael Ferrera notched a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds.  Sean Maxey led Gabrielino (18-10) with 11 points. GABRIELINO (37) Maxey 11, Tholt 4, Aranda 4, Boyd 6, Lee 1, Lynn 2, Wauke 3, Seiler 2, Carey 2, Sanchez 2. SAN DIMAS (66) Malana 5, Greenlee 18, Ramirez 2, Grundy 13, Barron 2, Ferrera 10, Ingram 12, Ruckels 2, Martinez 2. Gabrielino 8 9 9 11 -- 37 San Dimas 14 20 19 13 -- 66 Total fouls: G 16, SD 15. Fouled out: none. Technical fouls: none.

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