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Boys Division III-AA Quarterfinals
Game Details--(Feb 23, 2000)

Here are the game details from the III-AA  quarterfinal games from Tuesday night, February 22.  Check the updates on the bracket for semifinal matchups in this division:

Division III-AA

Bishop Montgomery 62, Monrovia 49--Errick Craven scored 20 points and had seven rebounds and six steals for the top-seeded Knights (23-5) in a quarterfinal victory at Gardena Serra.  Derrick Craven scored 14 and Kenny D'Oyen added 11 to help the top-seeded Knights.  Bishop Montgomery plays Morningside on Friday in the semifinals. 

Morningside 82, Harvard Westlake 65-- Just to show you that we don't make this stuff up and that sometimes even the newspapers can't agree on what happens in a game, compare these two excerpts, the first from the Daily News, and the second from the LA Times, and note the slight variations in scoring and even whether H-W took the lead or didn't:  Daily News-- "Russell Lakey scored 22 points and grabbed six rebounds, but it was not enough for Harvard-Westlake. The Wolverines (22-6) came out of the locker room at halftime and went on a 10-0 run to erase a nine-point first-half deficit to take a 45-44 lead with 5:39 remaining in the third quarter. Monarch Dwayne Trotter scored 26 points and pulled down 12 rebounds as Morningside (21-9) grabbed 15 offensive rebounds and outrebounded the smaller Harvard-Westlake 32-20. Wolverine guard John Karavas scored 14 points including five points during the 10-0 run that started the second half. Harvard-Westlake made 19 of 22 free throws to keep itself in the game until midway threw the fourth quarter."

Now here's what the LA Times had to say (again, a condensed version)--"Morningside (21-9) exposed the weaknesses in the Wolverines (22-6) for the second time this season, and with 6-foot-5 center Dwayne Trotter scoring 24 points and the Monarchs' pressure defense forcing Harvard-Westlake to rush its shots, the Wolverines could never take the lead. They fell behind, 29-11, in the first nine minutes, making only four of 18 shots.  Harvard-Westlake cut its deficit to nine points at halftime and tied the game, 44-44, early in the third quarter by putting together a 9-0 spurt. But Morningside went on a 15-0 surge at the end of the third quarter and the beginning of the fourth to eliminate the Wolverines. Harvard-Westlake trailed, 62-52, entering the fourth quarter. That's the quarter the Wolverines usually flourish in because of Lakey, the senior point guard who tries to take control of the game. But Morningside wouldn't let him drive and managed to stick a hand in his face whenever he shot. Lakey finished with 22 points, but was zero for five in the fourth quarter. John Karavas added 14 points.   The game brought to a conclusion Lakey's memorable three-year varsity career. He finishes as the Wolverines' all-time leader in assists, three-pointers and steals."  

Corona del Mar 57, Notre Dame Sherman Oaks 55--The Knights got behind, but unlike other times where they've been able to close the gap this time Notre Dame was unable to come from behind and lost to Corona del Mar of Newport Beach 57-55 in a Southern Section Division III-AA quarterfinal game at Estancia High.   Notre Dame (22-7) had a chance to win at the end, but the Sea Kings' Kevin Hansen blocked Darin Barton's 3-point attempt at the buzzer to end the Knights' season. Hansen, a 6-foot-4 senior forward scored 31 points, including 11 of his team's 14 points in the fourth quarter. Hansen also scored 16 points in the second quarter to help the Sea Kings (22-6) take a 34-27 halftime lead. Notre Dame limited Hansen to two points in the third quarter and the Sea Kings to nine overall and took a 44-43 lead at the end of three quarters. Notre Dame led by as many as four points in the fourth quarter but failed to hold the lead against Hansen and the Sea Kings. Hansen scored 31, including five three-point baskets, and teammate Joel Templeton added 17.  Michael Luderer scored 21 points, including four three-point baskets, for Notre Dame.

Compton Centennial 69, San Dimas 42--  The second-seeded Saints, the defending CIF-Southern Section Division 3AA champions, shot their way out of the playoffs, shooting only 48% for the night overall, losing to the Apaches, 67-42, in a quarterfinal upset. Besides shooting just 14-for-50 from the floor, San Dimas (24-4) could find no answer for Centennial's 6-foot-9 forward Ellis Myles, who scored a game-high 24 points, mainly on inside drives to the basket. A basket underneath and subsequent free throw by Myles with four seconds left in the first quarter gave the Apaches (19-11) their first lead of the game, 12-10. They never relinquished it.   Despite trailing only 22-16 at halftime, the Saints hung around, but fell steadily behind and trailed, 38-29, after three quarters.  David Malana and Michael Ferrera led the Saints scoring with 11 points apiece. Jason Greenlee had 10 points.  Matters fell apart for San Dimas in the fourth quarter after Saints forward Greenlee cut the margin to 38-30 by making one of two free throws with 7:15 to play.  But the Apaches surged ahead, 50-34, after a 12-4 run behind the shooting of forward Jamaal Barnes, who scored 10 of his 18 points during that three-minute stretch.  Jamal Barnes scored 11 of his 18 ponts in the fourth quarter as the Apaches (19-11) defeated the Saints.   Senior guard Eric Alvarez also had 11 points and 10 assists for Centennial which will play Corona del Mar on Friday.

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