SoCalHoops High School News
Boys Division V-AA First Round
Game Details--(Feb 17, 2000)
There were a lot of games played in Division V-AA in the first round last night. We, of course, could only be at one (Montclair v. St. Margaret's, and Montclair will face Buckley in a matchup of the No. 6 and No. 8 teams on Friday) but we have as many of the details from the others as we could located. Here's what we were able to piece together:
Pacific Hills 95, Fairmont 31--Fairmont fell behind, 25-3, after the first quarter and 45-11 at the half. Mohammad Faal scored eight points and Mike Mount had six for Fairmont (10-14).
Kilpatrick 74, Bishop Diego 62--Terrence Manuel scored 16 of his game-high 20 points in the last two quarters to lead the Mustangs to a 74-65 win in the first round contest. Manuel scored on a turnaround jumper to break a 57-57 tie with 4/4 minutes to play and added two more baskets and an assist in the closing minutes as Kilpatrick pulled slowly away from the Cardinals. Donet Farmer, a 6-5 senior forward, was also a force inside with 14 points and 17 rebounds. Point guard Robert Ortiz, meanwhile, kept Bishop's defenders off guard with his quick moves to the basket and around the perimeter. Bishop Diego finishes the season with this loss, with an overall record of 11-14. Kilpatrick, a school for youth offenders in Los Angeles, lost an earlier game at Bishop 66-57 but it was hardly a shocker for the Mustangs to turn that score around. Kilpatrick is a dangerously athletic team which finished ahead of Village Christian in the Alpha League. Village Christian beat Tri-Valley League champ Oak Park at Oak Park. Josh Steward and Jamie Sanchez led the way for Bishop with 18 points each. Steward, in fact, had two of the game's most impressive scores -- one on a layup after a spinning move near the top of the key and another on a swooping layup after he blew by Manuel and over Farmer. Matt Korsan also had a good game, one his best as a Cardinal, with 13 points and 15 rebounds. But the Cardinals also suffered an early setback when Aaron Gilles left the game with a sprained ankle. Kilpatrick jumped to a 10-3 lead but Steward led the Cardinals back with seven points and two assists as the quarter ended with the Mustangs ahead 14-13. Mike Um gave Bishop its first lead at 15-13 with a basket to start the second quarter and baskets by Sanchez and Korsan tied the game at 19-19 and 21-21. Sanchez put the Cardinals ahead at 23-21 and again at 25-23 and fed Korsan for a basket to make it 27-23. Korsan later returned the favor to give Bishop its biggest lead of the game, 30-25. Kilpatrick tied the game at 30 on a rebound by Farmer but Steward answered with a 3-pointer and the two teams stayed within a score or two of each other until Kilpatrick broke a 45-45 tie with unanswered baskets by Manuel, Ortiz and Melvin Robbins. Still, Bishop rallied to tie the game at 53 on a 3-pointer by Matt Capritto and again at 57 on basket by Korsan. A basket by Manuel and 3-pointer by Brian Kissell -- his only shot of the game -- made it 62-57 and put the pressure on Bishop for a tough stretch run. Two free throws by Steward cut the margin to 62-60 but Robbins and Farmer scored to make it 66-62 and Bishop committed a turnover and missed a couple of shots as Kilpatrick pulled away. KILPATRICK--Hayes 5, Ortiz 9, Baker 11, McCann 2, Robbins 8, Kissell 3, Powell 2, Manuel 20, D. Farmer 14. Totals 30 13-28 74. BISHOP DIEGO--Steward 18, Capritto 10, Frawley 2, J. Sanchez 18, Scheftic 4, Korsan 13. Totals 25 10-17 65. Kilpatrick . . . 14 14 25 21--74 Bishop Diego . . . 13 17 17 18--65 3-point goals--K 1 (Kissell), BD 5 (J. Sanchez 2, Capritto 2, Steward 1). Fouled out--Capritto. Technical foul--Hayes.
Desert Christian Bermuda Dunes 64, Trona 42--The Conquerors advanced into the second round of the 5AA playoffs with the win. Desert Christian (17-6) resumes play on Friday, traveling to Ribet Academy, which opened the playoffs with a first-round bye. Andrew Brattrud had a double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Brattrud also had five assists. Also for Desert Christian, David Kim and Javier Santana each had three steals and Daniel Houser finished with three blocks. Trona: 13 7 10 12 -- 42 Desert Christian: 17 14 17 16 -- 64 Desert Christian: Andrew Brattrud 18, Tim Smith 14, Josh Johnson 9, David Kim 8, Daniel Houser 6, David Raley 5, Javier Santana 2, Mike Firman 2. Team totals: 27-49 7-11 64. Trona: Knight 15, A. Ramos 8, T. Ramos 5, Camacho 4, Bucannan 3, Mehan 3, Stevens 2, Schmid, Val. 3-point goals: DC -- 1 (Johnson). T -- 5 (Knight 3). Total fouls: DC -- 14. T -- 13. Tech fouls: DC -- bench.
Lone Pine 69, La Sierra 59--You try getting details out of Lone Pine. . . good luck.
Buckley--bye-- Buckley hosts Montclair Prep in the second round on Friday.
Montclair Prep 79, St. Margaret's 52-- After getting a scare towards the end of the second half when St. Margaret's pulled to within 4 points with less than two minutes to play before the half, Montclair Prep, ranked No. 8 in the CIF Southern Section polls, managed to take advantage of the Fighting Tartans' pourous defense and their poor shooting performance in the second half as Josaiah Johnson scored 28 points and Andre Freeman had 22 to give Montclair Prep the win. Johnson scored 17 of his points in the second and third quarters, after being held to just three in the first quarter. Kevin Krouse paced St. Margaret's (14-12) with 27 points, including three 3-pointers. Montclair Prep will play No. 6 Buckley at Buckley on Friday.
St. Anthony 73, Cate 51-- Cate High, an at-large team in the CIF playoffs, surprised St. Anthony on Wednesday by staying even with the Saints midway through the first quarter. That was as much excitement as the Rams would provide, however. St. Anthony rambled off 9-0 and 6-0 runs to end the first quarter and rolled to a 73-51 first-round boys Division 5 AA victory at St. Anthony. After trailing by just 4-2 with 4:19 left in the first period, Cate (7-11) never posed a threat again. St. Anthony led by as many as 29 points, 65-36, midway through the fourth quarter before Coach Joe Luyben emptied his bench. Jared Lloyd had 14 points on just 6 of 18 shooting from the field for the Saints (17-8), who played every uniformed player on the roster. Lloyd also had four assists and blocked a shot. Teammate Arlondo Holder stepped up his game, scoring 21 points on 10-of-15 shooting from the field. He also grabbed 10 rebounds and blocked five shots. Also contributing greatly to St. Anthony's win was Pearson Smith, who tallied 18 points on 8-of-14 shooting from the field to go along with 8 rebounds and 6 steals. Junior guard Alan Cerino added nine points, six assists and five steals for the Saints. St. Anthony's defense also played havoc on Cate, forcing the Rams to commit 15 turnovers. Yoshi Nagano led Cate with 17 points 10 in the fourth quarter and five assists. The Saints advance to the second round, where they will host Lancaster Desert Christian, which had a first-round bye.
Desert Christian Lancaster--bye
Flintridge Prep 58, Windward 48-- Windward jumped out to a 29-25 halftime lead but then scored only 2 points to Flintridge Prep's 18 in the third quarter and never recovered in the home game for the Wildcats. Brandon Cane had 17 points for Windward which finishes the season at 12-13. Flintridge Prep was led by Devin Brown who scored 21 of his 27 points in the second half for the Rebels. Ben Kroop scored just 3 while Antonio Harrison had 10, Brian Strand 8, Matt Lauer 2 and Conor O'Byrne and charles Winters each had 2, and Bryan Young had 4. Flintridge Prep is 14-10.
AGBU 68, Faith Baptist 53--Neither the Times nor the Daily News, the two papers normally providing coverage for these two school, provided any details. No box. No one-line blurbs. Nothing but the score. And while we know the Faith Baptist coach, he probaby doesn't feel like talking just now.
Bell Jeff 70, Brethren Christian 51--Lee Mamaradlo had 19 points, including four three-pointers, nine assists and five steals and Mike Oparah had eight points and 12 rebounds for visiting Brethren Christian (10-17). Mamaradlo finished his three-year career at Brethren Christian with 980 points, placing him third on the school's all-time scoring list. Carlos Arroyo led Bell-Jeff (20-6) with 22 points as the Guards put the game away by outscoring Brethren Christian, 23-9, in the third quarter.
Calvary Chapel Downey--bye
Whitewater 93, San Gabriel Academy 82--The Saints led the Div. 5AA playoff opener from start to finish, getting 33 points and five monster dunks from Cameron Brown. The Saints finished second in the Freedom League and improved to 17-3 on the season. Cameron Brown scored 14 of his 33 points in the second quarter as Whitewater (17-3) pulled away to a Division 5AA victory. Whitewater scored 30 points in the period to take a 17-point halftime lead. Whitewater will play at third-seeded Downey Calvary Chapel Friday. SGA: 15 24 15 26 -- 82 Whitewater: 26 30 21 16 -- 93 Whitewater: Jaime Thomas 6, Cameron Brown 33, Marques Scott 7, Corey Latour 12, Jason Hubbard 14, Eric Forks 8, Randal Wilson 4, Lonnie Cephas 9. Team totals: 43 . SGA: Enriquez 10, Hui 2, W. Lam 13, I. Lee 13, C. Ortiz 7, N. Rosas 2, B. Vassantacahart 2, Villanueva 2, Kyu 31. 3-pointers: W -- 2 (Cephas, Brown). Indio: 13 21 11 25 -- 70 Santiago: 17 9 11 24 -- 61
Woodcrest Christian 62, Boron 58-- Senior guard Steven Boyd hit five three-pointers on his way to 17 points as Woodcrest Christian jumped out to an 11-1 lead and never trailed en route to a Division 5AA first-round win. Boron pulled within 49-45 with about 4:30 remaining in the game before Boyd made another three and two free throws to give the Royals (13-11) breathing room. Junior forward Kevin Carpernter came off the bench to contribute 11 points and 10 rebounds, and senior guard Kris Powers added 15 points and five assists for the Royals, who travel to third-seeded Santa Maria Valley Christian Friday.WOODCREST CHRISTIAN (62) -- Carpenter 11, Reed 7, Musich 2, Burdett 2, Reyes 2, Boyd 17, Powers 15, Gallegos 2, Gasco 4. BORON (48) -- B.Lewter 12, J.Lewter 5, Reeder 2, Swann 9, Davies 7, Hunt 2, Davis 11. Halftime score -- Woodcrest Christian 32-24. Three-point goals -- Boyd 5, Powers, B. Lewter 2, Swann, Davis 3. Total fouls -- Woodcrest Christian 19, Boron 13. Fouled out -- Hunt, Davis. Technical fouls -- None.
Valley Christian Santa Maria--bye
Bloomington Christian -- bye
Western Christina 67, Capistrano Valley Christian 31-- We didn't get a story on the game, but someone from Western Christian sent us their scoring: Joey Dyche 16 pts 3 assist 6 rebounds 3 steals 2 blocks, Brad Meister 2 pts 8 rebounds 2 steals, Shawn Lokar 7 pts 10 assists 10 rebounds 2 steals, Ethan Chin 12 pts 3 assist 6 rebounds 2 steals., Sean Chin 1 pt 1 assist, Brandon Gross 1 pt 3 assists 6 rebounds, Will Espedal 2 pts, Chris Forsberg 2 rebounds 1 steal.
Grace Brethren 65, Dunn 51-- Robert Serra had 21 points and seven rebounds to help the Lancers (18-7) with the first round win. Beauchamp had 14 points while McClain had 1 and 9 rebgounds. Durso had 17 points as well and 4 blocks while Shaffer had 12. Dunn was led by Greene with 20 and 8 rebounds.
Desert 109, Twin Pines 36--no details from the high desert area, and the gym at Edwards AFB for Desert must be one of those UFO super-secret bases, because no one published any details on this game. Either Desert is really, really good, or Twin Pines just wasn't much competition for the military boys.
La Verne Lutheran 73, Murrieta Calvary Chapel 60--Mike Thomas led Lutheran (17-7) with his game-high 26 points on its way to a victory in a first round game. Ryan Cumberland (15 points) and Michael Lee (13 points) also played well for the Trojans. Calvary Chapel ends the season at 17-7. The Trojans play at 7:30 p.m. Saturday vs. North Hollywood Valley Torah at Montclair Prep High School.LUTHERAN (73) Thomas 26, Lee 13, Smith 8, Cumberland 15, Patton 4, Greene 6, Wu 1. CALVARY CHAPPEL (60) Wilkerson 11, Evans 4, Santos 4, Vizcarra 4, Denny 6, Klaver 3, Birchall 3, P. Gausepohl 14, D. Gau 7, Wright 2. Lutheran 21 17 11 24 -- 73 Calvary Chappel 8 10 17 25 -- 60 Total fouls: L 20, CC 17. Fouled out: none. Technical fouls: none.
Apple Valley Christian 67, Riverside Bethel Christian 50--surprisingly, while both of these schools are usually covered by the Riverside Press-Enterprise, we couldn't locate any story. Oh well.
Campbell Hall 72, Pasadena Poly 36-- Jesse Foster led the Vikings with 18 points and 9 rebounds, while Hassan Bassiri had 7 points, 5 assists and 7 steals. Mike Womack had 3, Greg Drobnick 11, Aaron Klippsten 6, Anthony Locke 11 and 6 assists, Derek Williams 14 and 11 rebounds and 5 steals, and Anderson 2. For Poly, Kirk Herald had 8, Duncan 13, and Archibong (that's Koko's brother) had 8. Campbell Hall improves to 19-8.
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