The New Southern California Basketball Server
SoCalHoops High School News

CIF-SS Boys Division I-AA Finals Preview:
LB Poly v. Ayala--(Mar. 4, 2000)

Who:  No. 1 LB Poly (24-2) v. No. 3 Ayala (27-3)
Where: The Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim
When:  7:00 p.m.
What:  CIF Southern Section Division I-AA Championship

We're pressed for time today, so we're just going to give you the preview contained in the official CIF program materials, written by Thom Simmons, CIF Southern Section sports information officer.  Here's what Tom had to say about the finals:

With a field of 312 teams now narrowed down to 18, nine titles will be awarded in the 2000 version of th eCIF Southern section Boys Basketball Championships.  There will be those looking to repeat and those hoping to make history for their schools. There are traditional powerhouses, and those beginning traditinos.  When play begings at the Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim and at Gersten Pavilion at Loyola Marymount University, not only with Southern Section Champions be crowned, but teams will be looking for momentum to carryinto the CIF Sttate Boys Basketball Championships. Here's a closer look at these exciting matchups:

The Divsiion IAA Championship pits top-ranked Long Beach Poly against No. 3 seed Ayala.  Long Beach Poly, the champions of the perennialy tough Moore League, is seeking its first title since 1997.  Coach Ron Palmer's squad features Prep All-American standout Wesley Stokes. Carrying a 24-2 record into the final, the Jackrabbits have piled up playoff victories over Century (74-46), Fontana (72-52), Rancho Cucamonga (64-47 and Rialto (67-65).  Ayala is looking for it's first Southern Seciton title in its first appearance in a final.  The No. 3 seed, coached by Tom Gregory, has compiled a 27-3 record and has recorded playoff wins over Highland (86-59), Crescenta Valley (78-68), Etiwanda (75-63) and Upland.  The Bulldogs' leading scorers are Marcel Burke at 15 ppg and Marc McCoy 12 ppg.

Both teams are loaded. Here's a look at the rosters:

Long Beach Poly Jackrabbits Ayala Bulldogs
 
Wesley Stokes   5'-11" Sr. PG
Ramaan Shotwell   6'-0" Sr. PG/SG
Carlos Rivers   5'-10" So. PG
A.J. Diggs   5'-9" Sr. PG
Adrian Martin   5'-11" Sr. PG/SG
Tim Thomas   5'-11" Sr. G
Johnathan Harper   6'-4" Jr. SG/SF
Patrick Phillips   6'-2" Jr. SG
Lionel Penman   6'-3" Jr. SG/SF
Travis Wilder   6'-4" Sr. SG/SF
Marquee White   6'-7" Jr. F
Chuck Jones   6'-5" Sr. F
Joe Travis   6'-8" Sr. PF/C
Mike Roche   6'-5" So. F
Mercedes Lewis   6'-7" So. F
Ryan Love   6'-5" So. F
 
Marcel Burke   6'-5" Sr. PG/SF
Chris Pacana   6'-0" Sr. PG/SG
Dantaa Donald   5'-9" Jr. PG/SG
Ekele Agwuenu   6'-3" Sr. SF
Mark McCoy   6'-1" Sr. G
Willey Cradoc   6'-3" Sr. SG/SF
Malik Jones   6'-05" Jr. F
Mike Sterling   6'-3" Sr. SF/SG
DJ Lucas   6'-5" Sr. F
Chasen Jones   5'-11" Sr. PG/SG
Ken Quinn   6'-2" Jr. SG/SF
Nick Vavakin   6'-7" Sr. SF/PF
Bobby Simms   6'-2" Sr. SG
Dannny Stephens   6'-0" So. G
Kyle Gregory   6'-0" So. G
Kenn Quinn   6'-1" Jr. F
First round games
February 16
  Second Round
February 18
  Third Round
Feb 22
  Quarterfinals
Feb. 25
Alternate Site
  Semifinals
Feb. 29
Alternate
Site
  Finals
March 4
@ The Pond
Upper half of Bracket          
First-Quarter Bracket Round of 32

Sweet 16

Elite 8

Final 4  
Poly   @ Bye Century 46
@
LB Poly 70

Fontana 52

@

LB Poly 75

LB Poly 64

 

@Ontario HS

 

Rancho Cucamonga 47

LB Poly

 

 

 

 

 

@Eisenhower HS

 

 

 

 

 

*Rialto

Long Beach Poly

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday 7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ayala

Century   45 @ Saddleback 32
Alhambra   @ Bye Fontana 63
@
Alhambra 47
Chino   55 @ Fontana 72
Oxnard   @ Bye Warren 58
@
Oxnard 53

Warren 50

@

Rancho Cucamonga 51

Canyon Springs 52  @ Warren 71
Peninsula  64 @ El Rancho 51 Peninsula
@
Rancho Cucamonga
Rancho Cucamonga   @ Bye
Second-Quarter Bracket Round of 32 Sweet 16

Elite 8

Rialto   @ Bye Ontario 56
@
Rialto 69

Valley View 62

@

Rialto 65

Rialto 87

 

@Capo Valley HS

* El Toro 70

Lakewood  38 @ Ontario 72
Downey  69 @ Santa Ana 67 Downey 54
@
Valley View 61
Valley View   @ Bye
Arroyo Grande   @ Bye Murrieta Valley 46
@
Arroyo Grande 49

Arroyo Grande 75

@

El Toro 80

Murrieta Valley  55 @ Diamond Bar 54
AB Miller   56 @ Esperanza 68 Esperanza 56
@
El Toro 80
El Toro   @ Bye
Lower Half of Bracket        
Third-Quarter bracket Round of 32 Sweet 16

Elite 8

Final 4
Ayala   @   Bye Highland 59
@
Ayala 85
Ayala 78

@

Crescenta Valley 68

Etiwanda 63

 

@Fullerton JC

 

*Ayala 75

Ayala

 

 

 

 

 

@ TBA

 

 

 

 

 

*Upland

Highland   60 San Gabriel 57
Santa Maria 70  Crescenta Valley 82 Crescena Valley
@
Leuzinger
Leuzinger   Bye
Etiwanda   Bye Temecula Valley 52
@
Etiwanda 80
Glendora 64

@

Etiwanda 72 (2OT)

Yucaipa   55 Temecula Valley 71
Aliso Niguel   53 San Clemente 70 San Clemente 54
@

Glendora 66
Camarillo  55 Glendora 77
Fourth-Quarter Bracket Round of 32 Sweet 16

Elite 8

Santa Ana Valley 49  LB Jordan 87 LB Jordan 69
@
Santa Monica 66

LB Jordan 75

@

Los Alamitos 68 (OT)

Upland 80

 

@LBCC

 

*Jordan 77

 

Santa Monica  82 Righetti 69
Glendale  57 Channel Islands 78 Channel Islands 57
@
Los Alamitos 68
Los Alamitos   Bye
Millikan 57  Upland 72 Capo Valley 48
@
Upland 74

Upland 80

@

Eisenhower 77

Fountain Valley 46  Capistrano Valley 60
Chaffey  72 San Gorgonio 98 San Gorgonio 56
@
Eisenhower 79
Eisenhower   Bye

The Swish Award
Copyright SoCalHoops 1999 All rights reserved
Questions? Comments? Need Information?
Contact: jegesq@SoCalHoops.com


Hosted by WebCom