SoCalHoops High School News
Game Scores and Details From
Wednesday 12/27/00--(Dec. 31, 2000)
A big week, and we've been away from the computer for most of it, actually watching games all over the place. So, as the old year winds up, and 2001 approaches in a few hours, we're trying to catch up on what we missed. These are the scores from Wednesday, December 27. We'll have more the rest of the week's game scores as well posted up shortly. We know we are missing some game details and we'll try to get them later tonight, but if you know the score or details of a game and it's not shown send it in to us either by e-mail or by posting it on the message board.
|Tournament Games Wednesday 12/27/00|
Righetti 70, Newbury Park 67 (OT)--Righetti outscored Newbury Park by three points in overtime to win in the first round. Robert Osario led Righetti with 24 points. Aaron Bobik had a great game for Newbury Park with 22 points, seven rebounds, seven assists and five steals.
Atascadero 60, Whittier Christian 28-- Atascadero had 11 players score; Whittier Christian had only eight suit up. The Greyhounds, 8-4, face Santa Maria next. Atascadero put together several long scoring runs against Whittier Christian. There was the 14-0 run in the first quarter, the 8-0 and 9-0 runs in the third, and the 7-0 run to begin the fourth. Riley Prickett had 14 points and six rebounds for Atascadero, while Jordan Lieser added 11 points and Pat Bresnahan nine. Atascadero played five games in six days last week, then had three days off before facing the Heralds. The Greyhounds picked up where they left off last week, extending their win streak to three games.
Paso Robles 52, Foothill 51 --Joel Freitas made a three-pointer with four seconds to play, giving Paso Robles its fourth last-second win of the season. The Bearcats, 9-1, face Righetti today in a championship semifinal. Paso Robles was trailing Foothill 50-45, when baskets by Ryan Twidwell and Garrett Wesch pulled the Bearcats to within a point with 19 seconds left. Paso Robles fouled, and after Foothills Daniel Hoffman made one free throw with 14 seconds to play, Freitas hit the game-winner. Paso Robles fought itself for much of the game. The Bearcats had trouble getting much going against the Trojans and had difficulties containing Foothill center Anthony Robinson. Paso Robles made a run at Foothill in the third quarter. But as the Bearcats took a one-point lead, 29-28, they quickly gave it away. The Trojans retook the lead on a Hoffman basket, then Robinson scored. On the play, Robinson was fouled by J.R. Webb, who was also called for a technical foul. That made for a five-point play. Foothill followed that up with a three-pointer to lead 37-29 headed into the fourth quarter. Twidwell led the Bearcats with a career-high 15 points, while Russell Lee added 10.
Santa Maria 48, Templeton 42-- The Eagles scored in single digits in each of the final three quarters, losing the first-round game to the Saints. Templeton held a five-point lead, 34-29, going into the fourth quarter, but that was gone in the first 2:43 as Santa Maria scored six unanswered points to take the lead. The Eagles tied the game at 38 on a Jeff Kuhn basket with 4:18 to play, but that was the last time they were ahead of the Saints. Kuhn finished with 19 points, while Randy Grimes added 10. Santa Marias Chuy Frausto and Michael Oani each had 10 points. Templeton, 1-11 overall, faces Whittier Christian next.
Beach Ball Classic (Myrtle Beach, SC)
Mater Dei 66, Myrtle Beach (S.C.) 55--Jamal Sampson scored 12 of his 18 points in the third quarter as Mater Dei (10-1) turned a 27-25 halftime lead into a 15-point lead after three quarters. Cedric Bozeman finished with 19 points for Mater Dei in the first round. Myrtle Beach is 8-1. Mike Strawberry had 12 rebounds and Ricky Porter had 11 points for Mater Dei, which plays Western Hills (Ohio) today.
Brea Olinda Tournament
Claremont 70, North Torrance 36 -- Sean Terrell scored 17 points to lead the Wolfpack to victory in the opening round of the Brea Olinda Tournament.Gahr 61, Chaparral 48 -- Joe Buller led the way with 17 points and eight rebounds, but Gahr pulled away in the second half, outscoring Chaparral, 38-28. Ryan Cooke added 11 points and 10 boards for the Pumas (8-3), who go on to face Westlake today at 9:30 a.m. in the consolation bracket. Cerritos Gahr had a 16-8 advantage in the third quarter. Temecula Chaparral plays Westlake at 9:30 a.m. in the consolation quarterfinal of the Brea Olinda Christmas Tournament GAHR (61) -- Reed 12, Jackson 16, Claxton 10, Rhoane 11, Shipp 9, Acosta 3. CHAPARRAL (48) -- Castillo 5, Buller 17, Craig 7, Cooke 11, Owens 2, Chodola 2, Newman 4. Halftime score -- Gahr 23-20. Three-point goals -- Reed, Rhoane, Castillo, Buller, Craig. Total fouls -- Gahr 11, Chaparral 20. Fouled out -- Newman. Technical fouls -- none. Records: Chaparral 8-3
Muir 65, Westlake 57-- Jamaal Hall had 23 points to lead Muir in a first-round game. Westlake (4-3) got within a point with five minutes left but Muir pulled away from there. Tyler Adamsczyk had 23 points and nine rebounds for Westlake. Muir is 8-2 with the win.
Calvary Chapel 53, Westminster 45--Bryan Filkey had 18 points and eight rebounds for Calvary Chapel (8-3) in the consolation game.
La Habra 80, Saddleback 56--Tristen Gadberry who had missed 10 games due to a back injury, had 25 points, including five three-pointers, in his first game back for La Habra (7-5) in the first round win. Sean McDonough 14 points, all in the first half, and 12 rebounds for La Habra, which will face Los Amigos next.
Los Amigos 67, Santa Ana Valley 51--Peter Vu had 29 points and 10 rebounds and Haber Casillas had 14 points for Los Amigos (6-6) in the first-round game.
AB Miller 81, Lancaster 63--The tough competition the boys' basketball team sought to prepare for next week's Golden League opener was found at the Chaminade tournament. Lancaster lost its opening-round game against A.B. Miller 81-63 on Wednesday. Michael Webb scored 16 points and Teddy Myers and Anthony Gamboa added nine each for the Eagles. A.B. Miller had five players score in double figures.
Agoura 62, Grant 52--Adam Allegro registered 22 points, 18 coming from behind the 3-point line, to lead Agoura (9-0) to the first-round win. Agoura's Kevin Cornwell had 19 points and six rebounds while Johnny Gray chipped in 12. Grant was led by Mike Charleston's 37 points.
Pacifica 61, Mountain View 35 --Kelly Gurnea scored 19 points for Pacifica (5-5) in the first round.
Bellflower 65, Blair 47--Senior guard Terrell Hendricks had 17 points to lead the Buccaneers (7-4) past the Vikings in the first round. Sophomore guard Darryl Strawberry Jr. led Blair with 22 points.
Bonita 63, Riverside MLK 58--Chris Dean scored 31 points and grabbed 14 rebounds Wednesday to lead Bonita High's boys' basketball team to a come-from-behind 63-58 victory over Martin Luther King in the first round of the Chino Tournament. Dean hit two critical free throws down the stretch after Mike Clark had made all six of his attempts. Bonita (8-3) finished 14-for-16 from the line in the final period, overcoming a seven-point halftime deficit and a three-point deficit after three quarters. Ramsey Jarrar added 10 points for the Bearcats. Marvin Lea hit a layup with one minute remaining to cut La Verne Bonita's lead to 59-58, but Bonita held off the Wolves and advanced in the Chino Tournament. Matt Thomas added 10 points for King. KING (58) -- Lea 30, Rosborough 7, Hilt 0, Thomas 10, Doss 6, Tjaden 2, Aragbaye 3. BONITA (63) -- Miller 3, Jarrar 10, Kannan 9, Dean 31, Assefa 2, Clark 8. Halftime score -- King 31-24. Three-point goals -- Lea, Rosborough, Aragbaye, Kannan, Dean 4. Total fouls -- King 20, Bonita 17. Fouled out -- none. Records: Riverside King 7-3.
Corona 68, Workman 55 -- Daniel Gonzalez scored 10 of his 21 points in the second quarter as Corona pulled away to a first round victory at the Chino Holiday Classic. Jason Dias scored 18 points and grabbed 18 rebounds for the Panthers, who play Chino Ayala in the championship quarterfinals. CORONA (68) -- Verdusco 4, Morrow 11, Smith 2, Duran 10, Dias 18, Roode 2, Gonzalez 21. WORKMAN (55) -- Fuentes 2, Silva 36, Delagala 1, Acevado 3, Morales 11, Rosales 2. Halftime score -- Corona 40-28. Three-point goals -- Silva 4, Acevado, Morrow. Total fouls -- Corona 24, Industry Workman 12. Fouled out -- none. Technical fouls -- none. Records: Corona 4-7.
Chino 71, Trinity College 44 --The host Cowboys cruised in the opening round of the Chino Tournament against the squad from Canada. Wes Aleman scored 15 points and Aaron Marcey added 14 for Chino (4-9).
Ayala 67, Colton 49-- details not available.
El Rancho 58, West Covina 57 --Mark Elisaldez's clutch 3-pointer in the waning seconds of the final quarter capped a thrilling rally for the Dons, who opened the tournament on a winning note. Elisaldez also had team-high scoring honors with 21 points for El Rancho (8-4), which outscored the Bulldogs 26-14 in the final quarter. Jino LaBomme scored 35 points in leading West Covina.
Pacifica 61, Mountain View 35--Kelly Gurnea scored a game-high 19 points and shot 8 for 8 from the foul line to lead the visiting Mariners (5-5) to a first-round victory. Joel Bruck added 14 points and 10 rebounds for Pacifica.
Bishop Amat 72, HH Wilson 58--Paul Porter led Bishop Amat High School's boys basketball team with 23 points as the Lancers came back from a halftime deficit to defeat Wilson, 72-58, and advance to the semifinals of the Covina Tournament. Wilson forward James Griffin also scored 23 points. Griffin hit three three-pointers for the Wildcats, who had 10 three's in the game. After taking an early 18-15 lead, the Wildcats were outscored 20-18 in the second by the Lancers, but held onto a slim 36-35 lead going into the locker room. Wilson hit seven three pointers in the half, most of which were made by Anthony Salgado. In the second half, the Lancers came alive, led by nine points from Porter. Amat held Wilson to only six points while taking a 53-42 lead after the third period. In the fourth, the Wildcats came back but clutch three-point shots from Porter and Alex Gomez were the difference. Gomez was the defensive leader for the Lancers, pulling down eight rebounds and getting four steals. All of his nine points came on three-pointers, hitting three of four on the night. Bishop Amat will face Pomona in the semifinals.
Pomona 39, Diamond Bar 38-- The Brahmas rallied down the stretch in limiting Pomona to just five points in the final quarter, but it wasn't enough to avoid a heartbreaking setback. Mark Jecmen scored 16 points to lead Diamond Bar (5-6). Embert Madison finished with a 16 points to pace the Red Devils (11-3). Embert Madison scored 15 points, Spencer Smith had 14 and Donte Holden added 11 as the Red Devils (10-3) won the first-round game of the Covina Tournament.
Charter Oak 65, Downey 59-- The Chargers saw their double-digit lead whittled down to two points in the fourth quarter, but then Nick Brown and his teammates responded. Brown finished with a team-leading 16 points and Sharif Elhaldy chipped in with 15 to lead four scorers for Charter Oak (10-3) in double figures.
Los Altos 71, Rancho Cucamonga 61 00The Conquerors discarded their recent shooting woes with a breakout showing in the first quarter for a quick double-digit lead en route to victory. Senior forward Josh Allen led the effort in this one, scoring a career-best 26 points on 9-of-14 shooting from the floor and 11 rebounds. He was also 6-for-6 from the free throw line in the first half. Brett Campbell, a 6-foot-4 senior center, also played a key role by dropping in 15 points and grabbing eight rebounds. Los Altos (6-7) continues in tournament action with today's noon matchup against South Hills.
Don Bambauer Christmas Classic (Corte Madera)
Servite 49, Larkspur (Calif.) Drake 46--Sebastian Zielonka scored 12 points for the Friars, who made only 16 of 28 free throws. Servite is 6-6. In the Long Island Christmas Classic:
Sunny Hills 41, St. John's Prep (N.Y.) 30--Junior Clay Carmody had 18 points and 10 rebounds for Sunny Hills (10-3) in the first-round win. Adam Castillo had eight assists, five steals and six points for the Lancers.
Rosemead 69, Mary Star 68--Senior guard Jack Kalmeta made six 3-pointers en route to scoring a game-high 28 points but it still wasn't enough to lead his team to victory as the Stars (2-12) lost to the Panthers in pool play.
Estancia 74, Bellvue (Washington) 68 --The Eagles (3-6) were down, 53-48, heading into the final period. But, with the benefit of hustle, determination, a few kind bounces and some timely shooting, the hosts rallied for a 74-68 triumph Sorce said could be a turning point. Bellvue junior guard Scott Regener kept the Wolverines on top, en route to a game-high 40 points. Senior Danny Valbuena and juniors Micah Young and George Prado, combined to produce all 26 fourth-quarter points for the Eagles, who host La Quinta tonight at 7:30 to close out pool play. Valbuena, who watched most of the second and third quarters from the bench, erupted for nine points and eight rebounds in the final eight minutes, including a rebound and two foul shots to ice things in the final seconds. Prado matched his career-high with 13 points. Regener finished 14 of 24 from the field, including 5 of 9 on three-pointers, and also hit 7 of 10 foul shots. His 40 points missed tying Justin McIntee's single-game tournament record by three. Bellvue 20 15 18 15 - 68 Estancia 19 16 13 26 - 74 Bellvue - Regener 40, Lyle 6, Englund 5, Katsuhisa 5, Kanyika 4, Coombs 4, Wilkerson 2, Johanson 2. 3-pt. goals - Regener 5. Fouled out - Wilkerson. Technicals - none. Estancia - Maldonado 21, Young 21, Prado 13, D. Valbuena 9, K. Valbuena 7, Cachola 2, Romero 1. 3-pt. goals - Maldonado 4, Prado 2, K. Valbuena 1. Fouled out - none. Technicals - none.
Kennedy 87, Marina 85-- Kennedy's Robert Reyes hoisted a 24-footer that banked in at the buzzer of the second overtime to give Kennedy an 87-85 victory over Marina on Wednesday night in a pool-play game in the Estancia Holiday Classic at Estancia. Reyes' game-winning shot climaxed a strange sequence of events in the final moments. Marina's Beau Brown -- not the guy Kennedy coach Pat O'Hern wanted his players to foul -- made two free throws to raise the Vikings' lead to 84-81. Kennedy's Eric Aragon followed with a three-pointer to tie it with five seconds remaining. The Vikings' Matt Costello caught the ensuing inbound pass and was inexplicably fouled by the Fighting Irish's Rhema McKnight deep in Marina's backcourt as the buzzer sounded. The referees ordered that the game clock be changed to show one second remaining before Costello missed the first free throw and made the second to put Marina back on top, 85-84. Aragon grabbed the basketball, stepped behind the baseline and launched a baseball pass to Reyes -- who obviously would be the target, given that he was leading Kennedy in three-pointers with three at that point. Reyes made the catch, pivoted and launched his game-winning three-point bank shot. Kennedy is now 10-4, Marina 3-8.
St. Joseph Santa Maria 72, Fresno-Kerman 40--Ryan Smith had 22 points as the Knights, 6-5, won their second game at the Garces Tournament.
El Segundo 59, Mission Prep 57 (OT)--Mission Prep lost it's first game of the day. In the first game, Garrett Loughran had 18 points as the Royals could not hold a 31-28 halftime lead.
Mission Prep 78, Bakersfield Christian 46 --Mission Prep shook off a heartbreaker to win a second game in the consolation bracket. The Royals were beaten in overtime by El Segundo, 59-57, on a 15-foot jumper by Jeremy Hopson at the buzzer, but rebounded to defeated Bakersfield Christian 78-46 later in the day. Against Bakersfield Christian, Mission Prep enjoyed a 23-point second quarter and added 21 in the third for the easy victory. Gerald Purify had 23 points and 15 rebounds. Loughran added 18 with 19 from Brent Walker. The Royals are 9-7.
Hart Holiday Classic
Crespi 75, Palmdale 54-- Behind Andrew Moore, they couldn't have started out better in a 75-54 victory Wednesday over Palmdale in a first-round game. Moore, who scored 16 of his 17 points in the first half, doesn't like the feeling of finishing second. Kingsley Anyanwu had 12 points and 11 rebounds, Allan Ellis scored 12 points and Charlie Shiebler had 10 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds for Crespi (7-2).David Hall finished with 11 points for Palmdale (5-5).
Hart 60, Royal 58--Dylan Patterson scored on a rebound as time expired to lift the Indians (7-5). Royal (1-7), which trailed most of the game, tied it, 58-58, on two free throws by Dathan Neal with 19 seconds left. Paul Hanges had 18 points and eight rebounds for Hart (7-5). Patterson finished with 16 points and Paul Hanges led all scorers with 18. Royal's Joel Hendershot scored 11 points while Chris Johnson and Matt Cormick finished with 10.
Saugus 78, West Bakersfield 73--Marc Holmquist broke his school record with 16 assists and made a big three-point basket in overtime to power the Centurions (6-4).
Camarillo 66, Littlerock 51--The Scorpions (8-4) were not called for a single foul in their first-round victory over the Lobos (4-8). More importantly, Camarillo made 10 of 15 three-point shots. Ian Campbell, who finished with 18 points, made four of five three-point shots. Derek Rasp scored 15 points, and Jared Jungwirth and Jimmy Alstot each had 12 for Camarillo. Tim Anderson finished with 14 points for Littlerock. Ian Caldwell scored 18 points and Derrick Rasp added 15 to lead Camarillo in the first round. Little Rock was only whistled six times for fouls.
Murphy 64, Cleveland 40--Matthew Awad and Ahmad Wafisi each had 13 points for the Cavaliers (0-9).
North Hollywood 59, Reseda 43--The Huskies opened a 30-17 halftime lead. Josiah James scored 16 points for North Hollywood (6-4).
Glendale 52, Beverly Hills 51--Hugo Guerrero scored 20 points and the Dynamiters (6-5) held on.
LACES 75, Burroughs (Burbank) 71----Keith Jarbo had 22 points, but the Indians (2-8) lost in double overtime.
Hemet West Valley Shootout
Ramona 51, Big Bear 40 -- Riverside Ramona outscored Big Bear 18-7 in the second quarter and won a consolation game of Mustang Shootout at Hemet West Valley. Ramona's Walter Carr scored a game-high 15 points, and Keenan Alex added 12. Rodney Lewis had seven points and eight steals for the Ramona, which plays Moreno Valley Valley View at 11:30 a.m. today. BIG BEAR (40) -- Crider 5, Zuidema 7, Smith 14, Ortiz 8, Foulkes 6. RAMONA (51) -- Lewis 7, Downey 4, Carr 15, Fletcher 7, Alex 12, Valentine 4, Mosqueda 2. Halftime score -- Ramona 27-17. Three-point goals -- Crider, Lewis, Carr. Total fouls -- Big Bear 15, Ramona 14. Fouled out -- Foulkes. Records: Ramona 6-6.
Palm Springs 64, Yucca Valley 50--Despite playing without leading scorer Caleb Barton, who missed the game with the flu, the Indians still managed a win in a consolation bracket game of the West Valley tournament. Kevin Howard helped make up for Bartons absence with 17 points for Palm Springs, with Joe Johnson and Antonio Greer each added 12 points. The Indians outscored Yucca Valley 45-21 in the first and fourth quarters.Palm Springs led from the opening minutes to win a consolation bracket game in the West Valley Tournament in Hemet. YUCCA VALLEY (50) -- B.Budd 14, T.Budd 14, Hughes 10, Faller 8, Claud 2, McPeek 2. PALM SPRINGS (64) -- Howard 17, Johnson 12, Greer 12, Nabhan 8, Dahlin 6, Harris 4, Fenton 4, Whitted 1. Halftime score -- Palm Springs 24-18. Three-point goals -- Johnson, Howard, T.Budd, Faller, Hughes 2. Total fouls -- Yucca Valley 16, Palm Springs 16. Fouled out -- none. Records: Palm Springs 4-5.
Temescal Canyon 82, Cathedral City 77--Joe Roberson recorded a double-double as he scored 13 points and had 10 assists. Kris Maxey scored 30 points and had five assists while Marty Wing scored 14 and grabbed eight rebounds. Nate Kelly came off the bench to score 12 points for Temescal (9-2). Gerald DeVance scored a game-high 32 points for the Lions, but 6-foot-10 junior center Thomas Shewmake scored just 12 points. Shewmake tallied 25 points in Cathedral City's win against the Titans. Despite a 22-9 lead after the first quarter, Cathedral City fell to Temescal Canyon after a see-saw battle the rest of the way in the second round of the West Valley Tournament. Gerald DeVance pumped in a season-best 32 points to lead the Lions (8-3) who finished 22 of 27 from the free throw line. Paul Heredia scored 13 points, while Brandon Gray and Thomas Shewmake chipped in 11 points apiece. Lake Elsinore Temescal Canyon improved their season record against Cathedral City to 2-1 with a second-round victory at the Mustang Shootout in Hemet. Cathedral City took an early 22-4 lead and the Lions led 22-9 after one quarter. But Temescal Canyon's 12-0 run in the second quarter helped the Titans close the gap to two points at the half. Kris Maxey scored 20 of his team-high 30 points in the second half; by the end of the third quarter the Titans led 52-45. The Titnas led by as many as 11 in the fourth, but when the game devolved into a foul-shooting contest, the Lions closed the gap, shooting 12-14 from the the line that period. Maxey also had five assists, while Joe Roberson added 13 points and 10 assists and Marty Wing had 14 points and eight assists. The Lions' Gerald DeVance led all scorers with 32. CATHEDRAL CITY (77) -- Shewmake 11, Gray 11, Heredia 13, DeVance 32, Lambert 8, Otteson 2. TEMESCAL CANYON (82) -- Roberson 13, Wing 14, Maxey 30, Zarbok 4, Peterson 4, Kelly 12, Ellenwood 5. Halftime score -- Cathedral City 34-32. Three-point goals -- DeVance 3, Heredia 2, Maxey 2, Wing 2. Total fouls -- Cathedral City 24, Temescal Canyon 21. Fouled out -- Kelly, Zarbok. Technical fouls -- Wing. Records: Temescal Canyon 9-2, Cathedral City 8-3.
Palm Desert 71, Beaumont 41--The Aztecs (8-2) were led by Josh Zazulias 19 points with seven rebounds and seven assists. Donald Brady, who broke open a 30-24 halftime lead with four 3-pointers in the third quarter, finished with 17 points. Teammate Dionte Harris registered 10 points and Brad Smith finished with nine rebounds. Palm Desert advances to the quarterfinal round today to face Temescal Canyon.Josh Zazulia led Palm Desert with 19 points and Donald Brady added 17 and hit for five three-pointers in the victory. Palm Desert erased an early deficit with an 11-0 run in the second period. David Curtis and Nate Mendoza combined for 30 points for Beaumont. Palm Desert moves on to the third round of the Mustang Shootout at Hemet West Valley. BEAUMONT (41) -- Small 4, Mitchell 5, Ramos 2, Mendoza 14, Curtis 16. PALM DESERT (71) -- Zazulia 19, McQuillen 7, Harris 10, Brady 17, Smith 7, Sator 2, Henry 6, Bohm 3. Halftime -- Palm Desert 30-24. Three-point goals -- Zazulia, McQuillen, Brady 5, Curtis 3. Total fouls -- Beaumont 21, Palm Desert 23. Fouled out -- Mitchell, Henry. Records: Beaumont 5-6, Palm Desert 8-2
Riverside Poly 73, Rubidoux 57 -- Josh Dunaj, a senior point guard, paced Riverside Poly with 23 points, making 6-of-7 free throws, and had three assists. Lloyd Russell, a 6-10 senior center, had 14 points and 12 rebounds for the Bears. Riverside Poly plays the winner of the Hemet West Valley-Temescal Canyon game at 7 p.m. Thursday in the quarterfinal of the Mustang Shootout at Hemet West Valley. RIVERSIDE POLY (73) -- Parry 7, Tyson 2, Dunaj 23, Salazar 6, Lopez 14, Wood 6, Russell 14, Sykes 1, Vonalt 0. RUBIDOUX (57) -- Williams 8, Owens 19, Murcio 8, Bryant 10, Green 2, Walker 10. Halftime score -- Poly 30-22. Three-point goals -- Parry, Dunaj, Lopez, Owens, Murcio. Total fouls -- Poly 13, Rubidoux 17. Fouled out -- Owens. Technical fouls -- Rubidoux bench, Murcio (ejected). Records: Riverside Poly 7-4, Rubidoux 9-4
West Valley 70, Temecula Valley 43
Norte Vista 59, Paloma Valley 47 -- Riverside Norte Vista was seven of eight from the line in the fourth quarter en route to a victory in the second round of the consolation bracket in the Hemet West Valley tournament. The Braves had 15 points in the quarter and held Menifee Paloma Valley to seven. Chuck Schroeder had a game-high 22 points for the Wildcats. NORTE VISTA (59) -- Hanley 15, W. Horn 10, V. Horn 8, Torres 14, Grizsby 8, Edwards 2, Rene 2. PALOMA VALLEY (47) -- Occhino 10, Mejia 6, Malone 2, Schroeder 22, McNulty 3, Ogo 4. Halftime score -- Norte Vista 29-23. Three-point goals -- Hanley, W. Horn, Grizsbby, Torres 2, McNulty. Total fouls -- Paloma Valley 15, Norte Vista 11. Fouled out -- None. Records: Paloma Valley 1-9. Norte Vista 2-10.
Banning 66, Santiago 48 -- Banning earned a quarterfinal berth in the Mustang Shootout behind Flamingo Malone's 17 points and 10 rebounds. Justin Griffin led Corona Santiago with 19 points; Chester Coleman added eight rebounds for the Sharks. Banning outscored Santiago 21-10 in the second quarter to take the lead for good BANNING (66) -- Stokes 2, Harris 14, Malone 17, Foster 8, Williams 17, Jackson 6, Floyd 2. SANTIAGO (48) -- Griffin 19, Simpson 8, Coleman 5, May 4, Black 4, Simioli 2, Leduc 2, Johnson 2, Cliett 2. Halftime score -- Banning 29-23. Three-point goals -- Simpson 2, Williams, Griffin, Coleman. Total fouls -- Banning 12, Santiago 12. Fouled out -- none. Records: Banning 7-5, Santiago 5-7.
Rancho Verde 69, Moreno Valley 67 -- J.S. Nash scored 24 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and Ricky Brown scored six of his 22 points in the fourth quarter as Moreno Valley Rancho Verde hung on to beat Moreno Valley in the second round of the West Valley Tournament at Hemet. Moreno Valley erased a 13-point fourth-quarter lead, tying the game at 62 with 2:30 left. Rancho Verde scored the next seven points before Moreno Valley rallied, pulling within two on Pasquale Clarke's shot with 35 seconds remaining. Ron Howard rebounded a missed free throw for Moreno Valley to give the Vikings a final possession, but Moreno Valley was not in the bonus situation, and Rancho Verde fouled Howard with less than a second remaining, preventing a final shot. RANCHO VERDE (69) -- Baker 7, Nash 24, Walker 6, A.Singfield 8, Brown 22, Taylor 2. MORENO VALLEY (67) -- Howard 20, Clarke 16, Norwood 7, Brown 6, Ashley 2, Conley 6, Long 2, Bundy 8. Halftime score -- Rancho Verde 34-32. Three-point goals -- Nash, Walker, Howard 5, Clarke, Conley, Bundy 2. Total fouls -- Rancho Verde 13, Moreno Valley 21. Fouled out -- none. Records: Rancho Verde 7-4. Moreno Valley 6-5
Arlington 58, Elsinore 57 -- The Tigers (5-4) were up by one with 14 seconds remaining when they were called for a five-second violation, allowing the Lions the shot at victory. Travon Keahey led Elsinore with 18 points while Ryan Lux contributed 14 and Ryan Cirilo posted 11. Elsinore enters the consolation bracket. Arlington's Rafael Simon scored underneath with five seconds remaining to lift the Lions to a spot in the quarterfinals of the Mustang Shootout. Leading 57-56 with possession, Elsinore was called for traveling while arlington was attempting to foul. The play set up the Lions game-winning opportunity. Arlington plays Phelan Serrano at 5:30 p.m. today at Hemet High School. ARLINGTON (58) -- Glover 21, Holguin 13, Simon 8, Willman 5, Acosta 4, McAlister 4, Christie 2, Aguirre 1. ELSINORE (57) -- Kehey 18, Green 4, Lux 14, Cirilo 11, Wolter 8, Farrell 2. Halftime score -- Arlington 28-24. Three-point goals -- Holguin 3, Lux 2, Mehey 1. Total fouls -- Arlington 19, Elsinore 20. Fouled out -- none. Technical fouls -- none. Records: Arlington 8-4. Elsinore 5-4
Serrano 58, Bloomington 51 -- Senior 6-4 forward David Koneck scored 23 points and pulled down 10 rebounds as the Diamondbacks (6-6) defeated the Bruins in the third round of the West Valley Tournament. Junior 5-7 guard Matt Ryder added 21 points, four assists and three steals for Serrano. Serrano broke a 48-48 tie with an 8-0 run with four minutes remaining to advance to the semifinals of the Mustang Shootout. David Koneck scored 23 points and grabbed 21 rebounds to lead Serrano. Matt Ryder added 21 points for the Diamondbacks. BLOOMINGTON (51) -- Thomas 8, Davis 10, James 4, Lee 10, Montoya 3, Pate 4, Smith 3, Salaz 5, Bradley 4. SERRANO (58) -- Koneck 23, Ryder 21, Plummer 5, Flournoy 4, Pratt 2, Sofio 2, Morelli 1. Halftime score -- Bloomington 31-23. Three-point goals -- Ryder 2, Salaz. Total fouls -- Bloomington 19, Serrano 10. Fouled out -- none. Technical fouls -- none. Records: Bloomington 1-9. Serrano 6-6.
Western 80, Bolsa Grande 68 (OT)--Lavell Jones scored 13 of his 36 points in overtime and he also had 20 rebounds (LA Times) or 10 rebounds (OC Register) for Western. Omar Amaral had 28 points for Bolsa Grande
Katella 68, Norco 56 -- Katella made 16 of 22 free throws, while Norco was 4-of-7 from the line. Norco cut the lead to four late in the fourth quarter, but Katella held off the Cougars to win a second-round pool play game in the Katella Klassic. Norco plays Bolsa Grande in third-round pool play Thursday at 4:30 at Anaheim Katella. Eric Valenzuela led Norco with 18 points ANAHEIM KATELLA (68) -- Nabulsi 1, Alvarez 2, Avery 2, Parker 8, Espinosa 21, Alva 0, Tyson 30, Ywakiem 4. NORCO (56) -- Bond 5, Smith 11, Black 10, Loop 4, Reyes 8, Valenzuela 18. Halftime score -- Katella 29-28. Three-point goals -- Smith, Black 2, Espinosa, Tyson 2. Total fouls -- Katella 12, Norco 17. Fouled out -- none. Technical fouls -- Smith . Records: Katella 8-4, Norco 8-4
Sultana 70, Buena Park 62--Senior 6-4 forward Jeff Taylor scored 19 points, and senior 6-1 forward Grant Labsch added 17 to lift the Sultans (5-7) over the Coyotes in the second round of pool play at the Katella Tournament. Senior 6-0 forward Danny Franklin added 12 points for Sultana.LA Baptist Tournament
Granada Hills Hillcrest Christian 83, St Bonaventura 81--Eric Hodakins hit a 3-point shot from halfcourt at the buzzer as the St. Bonaventure boys' basketball team was beaten 83-81 by Hillcrest Christian in the first round of the L.A. Baptist Tournament on Wednesday night. St. Bonaventure (6-4) had a chance to expand an 81-80 lead, but failed to convert key free throws down the stretch. Whitney Lewis registered a season-high 30 points and 10 rebounds for the Seraphs while Steve Tarin scored 16 points and had five assists. St. Bonaventure continues play tonight at 6 against L.A. Baptist.
Fillmore 93, Paraclete 87 (OT)--Luis Herrera led all scorers with 33 points while Armando Ferrer recorded a double-double with 21 points and 18 rebounds to lead Fillmore (3-6). Fillmore's Chad Fore added 16 points and seven assists. Paraclete had 30 points from Drew Gill, 29 from Matt Marquez and 17 from Josh Hiley. Fillmore plays today at 1:30 against Hillcrest Christian.
La Quinta Gamer Invitational
La Quinta 59, Ponderosa (Sacramento) 47-- After a
slow-paced first half, the Blackhawks tightened their defense in the third quarter --
limiting Ponderosa to single digits -- and then raced away with the game in the fourth to
open their inaugural Gamer Challenge with a 59-47 victory. Trailing 37-35 early in the
fourth quarter, La Quinta (9-3) first tightened on defense (defending against Ponderosas
perimeter shooters) and then began to take higher percentage shots. That paved the way for
a 14-2 run that put the game out of reach. St. Angelo finished with nine of his 16
points in the fourth quarter, seven of which came in the game-deciding rally. George
Gutierrez scored seven of his 16 in the fourth and Chris Marrujo finished with 12.
La Quinta capped the game with an 8-0 run, going 6-for-6 at the free throw line (2-for-2 efforts by Gutierrez, St. Angelo and Daniel Martinez) and a nice slam dunk by Arron Aceves. George Gutierrez and Paul St. Angelo each finished with 16 points. St. Angelo had nine and Gutierrez had seven points in the fourth quarter. La Quinta plays Santa Rosa Cardinal Newman Thursday at 7 p.m. in pool play of the Gamer Invitational at La Quinta. PONDEROSA (47) -- Swarsrick 21, Montgomery 14, Belzgetz 3, Morris 1, Brown 5, Fausel 3. LA QUINTA (59) -- Gutierrez 16, Martinez 6, St. Angelo 16, Marrujo 12, Aceves 9. Halftime score -- Ponderosa 25-21. Three-point goals -- St. Angelo 2, Montgomery 4, Swarsrick 2, Fausel 1. Total fouls -- Ponderosa 13, LaQuinta 9. Fouled out -- none. Technical fouls -- none. Records: LaQuinta 9-2, Ponderosa 4-3
Mira Costa 81, Granite Hills 51--The Mustangs went on a 24-3 run in the second quarter to pull away. DeWayne Morris scored 18 and Daniel William had 16. For Granite Hills, Ramell Mitchell scored 11 and Gerard Kiamco chipped in with 10.Ridgecrest Burroughs 51, Danville Monte Vista 46 --The Burros got a big scoring night out of 6-foot-11 Rory ONeil. Already committed to USC, ONeil led all scorers with 28 points. Karl Williams finished with 12. For Monte Vista, Chris Getty had 18 points and Jeff Jones had 14.
Bartlett (Alaska) 66, Cardinal Newman (Santa Rosa, CA) 55--The Golden Bears led for most of the way and put on a show for an impressive opener.
La Salle-Temple City Tournament
La Canada 66, Alhambra 40-- La Canada (9-2) had six players score at least six points. With Alhambra concentrating on the low-post game of Spartan center Greg Gaudino in the first half, guards Robbie Neyland and Billy Hofman found open jump shots throughout the first two quarters. Hofman scored nine of his 10 points in the first quarter, all coming from beyond the three-point line. The sophomore had a game-high seven assists. La Canada was four for seven (57.1%) from three-point territory in the first quarter and seven for 15 (46.7%) overall. In the second and third quarters, it was Neyland's turn to do the scoring. The junior led a 11-1 run in the final four minutes of the second quarter to put La Canada ahead, 37-17, at halftime. Neyland had seven points in the second quarter and added 10 in the third to finish with a game-high 19. Even though Gaudino scored only four points, he finished with a season-high 15 rebounds. Alhambra dropped to 8-3. La Canada 20 17 19 10 -- 66 Alhambra 10 7 9 14 -- 40 La Canada -- Neyland 19, Hofman 10, Turley 10, Ballard 8, Moore 7, Naples 6, Gaudino 4 and 15 rebounds, Barnes 2. Three-pointers: Hofman 3, Neyland 2, Ballard 2. Alhambra -- Harris 11, Chung 8, Tram 8, Su 7, Miller 6. Three-pointers: Chung 2, Harris.
LA Marshall 45, Village Christian 37-- Village Christian dropped to the Barristers, 45-37, in a first-round game of the La Salle/Temple City Holiday Classic. Village Christian (2-9) will play Alhambra High at 3 p.m. today at La Salle High. L.A. Marshall (5-5) forward, Osiris Bashir, was nearly uncontrollable. The 6-foot-4 senior had a team-high 20 points. None were more crucial than his final four points. With Village Christian trailing by just three with less than two minutes remaining, Bashir scored a layup and sank two free throws in the final two minutes, sealing the win for his squad. The Barristers will play La Canada High at 6 p.m. today at La Salle High. Crusader guard Daryl Ellis had a team-high 12 points. Village Christian 9 12 8 8 -- 37 L.A. Marshall 7 12 12 14 -- 45 Village Christian -- Ellis 12, Barrett 9, Whitten 8, Hall 4, Briggs 2, Benko 2. Three-pointers: Barrett 3, Whitten 2. L.A. Marshall -- Bashir 20, Vasquez 9, Quinones 5, Beltran 4, Dayrit 3, Bacosa 2, Young 2. Three-pointers: Quinones.
La Salle 60, Providence 50--The La Salle High School boys basketball team's 60-50 victory over Providence on Wednesday in the opening round of the La Salle/Temple City Holiday Classic may look impressive on paper. But for Lancers coach Steve Goldstein, the team's performance was cause for concern. La Salle (6-5) dominated the second half, holding the Pioneers scoreless for 7:04 during a 17-0 run that began in the final minute of the second quarter. But the Lancers began the game sluggishly and lost momentum toward the end. When the Lancers had momentum, Providence (2-4) offered little resistance. La Salle opened the court with a transition game that kept the Pioneer defense off-balance and confused. A solid full-court press throughout the second half further frustrated Providence in the backcourt and resulted in baskets by multiple Lancers players. Jeremiah De Leon sprinted to the basket ahead of all defenders following a turnover to give the Lancers a 32-25 lead in the opening minutes of the third quarter. Steve Van Leewan and Matt Kelley each connected with quick baskets of their own on the Lancers' next two possessions to extend the lead to 36-25. Providence cut into the Lancers' lead on 3-point baskets by sophomore Armen Yousseflan (14 points, four 3-pointers) late in the third quarter. But the P ioneers were unable to cut the lead to single digits. Providence center Derek Jones (14 points, 12 rebounds) tipped in a missed shot to tie the score 25-25 with 1:19 to play in the first half. But La Salle rallied, scoring five quick points on a pair of free throws by Austin Richey and a 3-point basket by Julian Harmon as time expired to start the 17-0 run. Matt Kelley, who scored a team-high 16 points and had eight rebounds, gave the Lancers a strong inside presence.
Las Vegas Prep Championships
Fullerton 59, Henderson (Nev.) Basic 32--Fullerton (10-3) blew open a tight game with a 32-8 run in the second half. David Fells (LA Times) or Daniel Fells (OC Register) scored 22 points for the Indians in the second-round game. Jack Thompson added 10 points for Fullerton
Las Vegas Western 69, Woodbridge 62--Woodbridge,
ranked fourth in Orange County, got as close as three points late in the second half but
no closer. Patrick Haddan and Tashaan Forehan-Kelly each scored 15 points for the Warriors and Danny Lambert scored 13 before fouling out.
Arroyo Grande 64, Mojave (Nev) 54--Phillip Johnson scored 22 points as Arroyo Grande defeated Mojave of Las Vegas 64-54 in a second-round game of the Las Vegas Prep Champions boys basketball tournament Wednesday. David Romero added 14 for the Eagles (12-1). Arroyo Grande led 31-23 at halftime before Mojave mounted a comeback, closing the gap to four points with 2:30 to play. But the Eagles put together a 6-0 run to pull away for good. Arroyo Grande beat Basic of Las Vegas 77-40 in the first round Tuesday.
Modesto Christian Tournament
Compton Centennial 103, San Francisco Hancock 31--The Apaches were playing on Wednesday without their best player. Apparently, they didn't need him. Playing without senior center Tony Key, who was visiting family out of state, Centennial (7-2) still had no trouble beating the Panthers (5-3) in pool play action at Modesto Christian High. Senior point guard Roscoe Biggers had 25 points and Anthony Davis scored 22 as the Apaches raced to a 52-22 lead at halftime. They play L.A. Washington next.
Nogales 37th Annual Holiday Tournament
Diamond Ranch 73, Alta Loma 51 -- The Panthers cruised into the second round of the Nogales Tournament with a thumping of the Braves. Daniel Knott had 17 points and six rebounds, Richard Coombs contributed 13 points and five rebounds, and Joe Davis had 12 points and five rebounds for Diamond Ranch (7-4), which faces Verbum Dei at 5:10 p.m. today in the quarterfinals. Mike Richardson was Alta Loma's lone player in double figures with 11 points.
Fontana 63, East Side Catholic (WA) 28-- Junior 6-6 forward Cory McJimson scored 15 points and collected 10 rebounds, and senior 6-1 guard Chris Duran added 13 points as the Steelers (5-4) defeated East Side Catholic of Washington in the first round of the Nogales Tournament. Cory McJimson, a junior forward, had 15 points and 10 rebounds to lead Fontana to a first-round victory in the Nogales Christmas Classic in LaPuente. Chris Duran added 13 points for the Steelers, who play LaVerne Damien at 3:45 Thursday. Fontana took a 17-5 lead after the first quarter and led for the entire game. FONTANA (63) -- Gipson 4, Duran 13, McJimson 15, Williams 4, Crull 2, Clayton 2, S. Okoebor 4, Gallardo 3, Okolugbo 4, Mancha 8, Perry 2, J. Okoebor 2. EAST SIDE (28) -- Dana 14, Moore 2, Bearm 6, Ramirez 2, Lipe 4. Halftime score -- Fontana 31-13. Three-point goals -- Duran 3, Galardo, McJimson, Dana 2. Total fouls -- Fontana 11, East Side 10. Fouled out -- none. Technical fouls -- McJimson. Records: Fontana 5-4.
Ontario Christian Tournament
Ontario Christian 78, Bethel Christian 70 -- The Knights got 26 points and 11 rebounds from Matt Hoekstra to win their second-round game in the Knight Time Classic. David Landry also had a stellar performance, scoring 18 points to go with eight rebounds, eight assists and six steals. Ontario Christian faces Tri City at 7 tonight in the semifinals.
Arrowhead Christian Academy 86, Pasadena Poly 74--Senior forward Adam Dohner scored 38 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as the Eagles (7-3) beat the Panthers in the second round of the Ontario Christian Tournament. Center Nick Goltry scored 18 points, while senior point guard added 15 points and 11 assists.
Orange Holiday Classic
La Mirada 58, Orange 38--Junior forward Michael Oronoz had 18 points and 7 rebounds to help the Matadores (4-9) beat the Panthers.
Loara 74, Costa Mesa 56 --For Loara's Saxons (10-3), the victory extends their winning streak to five games, while the Mustangs' modest three-game win streak was snapped as they shot 8 of 17 from three-point territory in the first half and only 3 of 13 in the second. The Saxons also defeated Costa Mesa (7-5) in the season opener in the Loara Tournament, 61-49. Costa Mesa 10 29 7 10 - 56 La Mirada 18 15 22 19 - 74 Costa Mesa - Whittaker 3, Payne 8, Vakili 17, Conte 9, Krikorian 6, Gandia 0, Clark 11, Millward 2, Biggio 0. 3-pt. goals - Vakili 5, Conte 2, Krikorian 2, Whittaker 1, Clark 1. Fouled out - None. Technical fouls - None.Loara - Brennan 15, Graham 8, Von Achen 18, Sheldon 11, Moses 7, Hawkes 15, Brown 0. 3-pt. goals - Brennan 2, Sheldon 1, Moses 1. Fouled out - Hawkes. Technical fouls - None.
Redondo Union Seahawk Classic Tournament
Washington Skyline 65, Wilson 56--Kevin Crockett and
Quishawn Harrell each scored 20 points but it still wasn't enough as the Bruins (6-7) lost
play at Redondo Union High. Wilson plays Leuzinger in the second round.
San Bernardino Kiwanis Tournament
Cajon 79, Redlands 69--The Cowboys (5-6) bounced back from their surprising first-round loss to Kaiser to down the Terriers (6-5) in a consolation round game. Cajon got a game-high 26 points from junior 6-4 guard Donovan Morris. Also scoring in double figures for the Cowboys were senior guard Larry Dew (19), junior guard Andre Payne (15) and sophomore guard Romale Porter (11). Redlands also had four players score in double figures: Senior guard Shannon Mackenzie (17), senior forward Ricky Burgan (12), senior 7-0 center Alex Graham (11) and junior guard Steve Parsha (10). With the game tied 34-34 at halftime, Cajon outscored Redlands by 10 points in the third quarter.
Upland 85, Silverado 45 -- Prentice Harris scored 21 points, grabbed eight rebounds and added six steals as the Highlanders had little trouble with Silverado in the quarterfinals of the San Bernardino Kiwanis Tournament. Sheldon Pace chipped in 12 points and 10 assists, Lionel Davis had 10 points and 10 rebounds and Kirk Snyder added 10 points for Upland (11-1).
Rialto 79, Yucaipa 40-- The Knights (9-3) rebounded from their disappointing opening loss to Silverado by pressing and running the Thunderbirds (1-11) into submission Rialto, forcing Yucaipa into repeated turnovers, bolted to a 23-7 first-quarter lead and outscored the T-birds in every quarter.
San Bernardino 91, Rim of the World 87 --The Cardinals (8-5) beat the Fighting Scots (4-8) for the third time this season, but had difficulty doing it. San Bernardino led by 14 points with 4:01 left, but Rim of the World climbed to 86-84 on a shot by junior forward Ryan Hartsock with 1:02 left. Senior forward Cory Tidwell, who scored a team-high 21 points, rebounded his own miss and scored to give the Cardinals the win.
San Bernardino 77, Ontario 68-- After surviving a first-round scare, Pacific High School appears primed and ready to defend its title in the 43rd annual San Bernardino Kiwanis Basketball Tournament. The Pirates disposed of a gritty Ontario team 77-68 on Wednesday in a quarterfinal-round game in front of about 200 fans at Cajon High School. Pacific (8-3) will play Victor Valley (6-5) next in the semifinals. Upland is the favorite to win the tournament. The 6-7 Adams led all scorers with 33 points and a game-high 13 rebounds. Also scoring in double figures for Pacific were senior 6-2 guard Donnell Jury (18 points, seven rebounds) and junior 6-2 forward Anthony Bradley (12 points, seven rebounds off the bench). The Pirates built a 17-7 lead against Ontario at the 2:38 mark on a Jury three-point basket. The Jaguars (7-5) battled back to take a 35-34 lead 21 seconds into the third quarter on a three-pointer by Ontario senior guard Marlon Mitchell. Mitchell finished with 19 points, while junior guard Cameron Munoz contributed a team-high 26 points, including six three-pointers. The lead changed hands seven times in the third quarter and three more times in the fourth before an Adams three-pointer at the 6:40 mark put the Pirates ahead 56-54 and gave them the lead for good. Adams' basket sparked a 12-0 as Pacific took a 65-54 lead with just over three minutes remaining on a Jury 12-foot jumper in the lane. Pacific made 13-of-18 free throws, while Ontario converted 9-of-12 opportunities. Ontario made one final run when Munoz nailed back-to-back three-pointers to make the score 67-62 with 1:48 remaining. Pacific answered with five consecutive points to go back up by 10 points with just under a minute remaining.
Redlands 69, Cajon 79-- San Bernardino Cajon's Donovan Morris led all scorers with 26 points as the Cowboys rebounded from their first opening round loss in the San Bernardino Kiwanis Tournament in 12 years. Cajon co-captain Andre Payne called a players-only meeting before the game to get Cajon refocused. Since taking over the Redlands program in 1977, Terriers coach Randy Genung has never lost the opening two games of the tournament. Redlands has been in this tournament every year Genung has coached at the school and it owns the most victories (81) in tournament history. Redlands 7-foot senior Alex Graham was in foul trouble much of the second half and fouled out in the fourth quarter. He finished with 11 points.REDLANDS (69) -- Alsobrooks 7, Parsha 10, Hawkinson 3, Roberts 9, Burgan 12, Graham 11, MacKenzie 17. CAJON (79) -- Morris 26, Dew 19, Porter 11, De Arman 6, Cooper 2, Payne 15. Halftime: 34-34. Three-point goals: Alsobrooks, Hawkinson, Parsha 2, Roberts, MacKenzie 3, Morris, Porter 3. Total fouls: Redlands 13, Cajon 17. Fouled out: Graham, De Arman. Technicals: Cajon coach Tivey. Records: Redlands 6-5, Cajon 5-6.
San Gorgonio 69, Etiwanda 65 (OT)--Shaun Buckingham scored 33 points, including six of the Spartans' 10 points in overtime as the Spartans (9-5) prevailed over Etiwanda (6-5). Etiwanda's 6-foot-5 forward Nate Dowd tipped in his own missed shot at the end of regulation to forge a 59-59 tie with the Spartans. But San Gorgonio took control with a pair of free throws by Buckingham with 34 seconds left. Tykie Harris then stole the ball and was fouled, making one free throw with 25 seconds left. Etiwanda tried to set up a three-pointer in the final 10 seconds, but Harris applied tough defense, knocked the ball away and dived on it, effectively ending the game. San Bernardino San Gorgonio, the co-host of the San Bernardino Kiwanis Tournament, squeaked out an overtime victory to advance to today's semifinals. San Gorgonio's Shawn Buckingham had 17 of his 31 points in the fourth quarter and overtime, while Etiwanda's John Boyd had 14 points in the same period. ETIWANDA (65) -- Boyd 27, N.Dowd 14, Johnson 14, Wright 2, J.Dowd 2, Flax 6. SAN GORGONIO (69) -- Buckingham 31, Harris 15, Leach 9, White 2, Dowdy 2, Lewis 5, Sherman 5. Halftime score -- Etiwanda 27-22. Regulation score -- 59-59. Three-point goals -- Boyd 5, Buckingham 4, Harris 2. Total fouls -- Etiwanda 18, San Gorgonio. Fouled out -- Flax, Dowdy. Records: San Gorgonio 9-5, Etiwanda 6-5.
Redlands East Valley 76, Barstow 59--The Wildcats (4-10) took a commanding 46-22 halftime lead over the Aztecs (3-9) en route to a consolation round victory at Cajon. Redlands East Valley senior guard Chris Moses scored a game-high 31 points, including seven three-point baskets. REV made 13 three-pointers in all. Barstow junior 6-3 forward Daniel Robinson led the Aztecs with 14 points. The Wildcats picked up their first victory in the San Bernardino Kiwanis Tournament after losing in the first round Tuesday and all four their games in the tournament last year. The Wildcats hit 12 three-pointers. Junior guard Chris Moses had seven and led all scorers with 29 BARSTOW (59) -- Robinson 14, Willis 1, Rhynes 9, Baca 11, Ritualo 4, Barron 10, Simpson 5, Morton 2, Craig 3. REDLANDS EAST VALLEY (76) -- Moore 5, Vigil 3, Pickett 17, Janelli 7, Moses 29, Brazelton 4, Duncan 3, Lyles 4, Cooke 4. Halftime: Redlands East Valley 46-22. Three-point goals: Rhynes, Baca, Simpson, Moore, Vigil, Janelli, Pickett 2, Moses 7. Total fouls: Barstow 15, Redlands East Valley 7. Fouled out: None. Technicals: Barstow coach Clemmer. Records: Barstow 3-9, Redlands East Valley 4-10.Victor Valley 85, Kaiser 50-- Victor Valley went on a 29-2 second-half run to beat Kaiser 85-50 on Wednesday in the quarterfinals of the 43rd Annual Kiwanis Tournament. All 11 Jackrabbits in uniform scored, led by a game-high 21 points from junior 5-11 guard Josh Dillon. Victor Valley (6-5) will play Pacific next. The Jackrabbits held a 50-33 halftime lead against the Cats (6-5), who feature only juniors, sophomores and one freshman in their brief two-year history. But Kaiser went on a 10-2 run to begin the third quarter to close the gap to 52-43 with 2:12 remaining on a 15-foot jumper by sophomore forward Alan Wade (team-high 10 points). The Jackrabbits then went on a 10-0 run to close out the quarter, and increased the run to 21-0 by the 5:12 mark of the fourth on a three-point basket by junior guard Dejesus Brown (10 points) to go up 73-43. Also scoring in double figures for Victor Valley were junior 6-4 guard Steve Thompson (12 points, team-high eight rebounds) and senior 5-10 guard Kenny Thompson (10 points). Fontana Kaiser opened the half with a 9-2 run to pull within 52-43 but Victorville Victor Valley responded with a 21-0 run, spanning the end of the third quarter and into the fourth, to seal its spot into tonight's San Bernardino Kiwanis Tournament semifinals against San Bernardino Pacific. Fontana Kaiser, in its first year of varsity basketball, is 1-1 in the tournament. Junior Josh Dillon, brother of Jackrabbits graduate Ryan Dillon (a freshman at Cal State Fullerton) scored a game-high 21 points. VICTOR VALLEY (85) -- Brown 12, M. Thompson 2, Chavez 5, Collins 2, J. Dillon 21, Holly 7, Barron 2, S. Thompson 12, D. Dillon 6, Wilhite 4, Davis 2, K. Thompson 10. KAISER (50) -- Acevedo 8, Smith 9, Fajarda 4, Wade 10, G. Williams 7, S. Williams 9, McNickles 3. Halftime: Victor Valley 50-33. Three-point goals: Chavez, J. Dillon 2, K. Thompson, S. Williams, McNickles. Total fouls: Victor Valley 17, Kaiser 18. Fouled out: None. Technicals: None. Records: Victor Valley 6-5. Kaiser 6-6.
Pacific 77, Ontario 68-- Adams, at 6-foot-6, used his height advantage and long arms to score a game-high 31 points, grab 13 rebounds and block two shots while controlling the game in the paint.. Jury, the team's leading scorer, didn't have one of his better offensive games (18 points on 6-of-19 shooting). But he made up for it by holding Ontario's scoring machine Marlon Mitchell to 19 points on 5-of-15 shooting. Jury also had seven rebounds, four steals and four assists. The Pirates led by as many as 10 points in the first half before Ontario closed to 34-32 at halftime. Mitchell's three-pointer opening the second half gave the Jaguars a 35-34 lead before the game became a seesaw battle. Pacific then used a 12-0 run midway through the fourth quarter to take command, 65-54 with 3:22 left. Ontario got within six points in the final minute before a double-dribble violation negated a Mitchell three-pointer that would have pulled Ontario to 73-70 with 28 seconds left. Jaguars coach Jerry De Fabiis got a technical for arguing the call and Jury hit both free throws to seal the victory. Junior Anthony Bradley had 12 points and five rebounds and senior Russell Kinser added seven points and four rebounds for Pacific. Junior Cameron Munoz led the Jaguars with 26 points and Brandon Kinney added 13. ONTARIO (68) -- Mitchell 19, Kinney 13, Munoz 26, Stepney 5, Marcel Mack 5. PACIFIC (77) -- Jury 18, Kinser 7, Adams 31, Mohammad 5, Bradley 12, Cole 2, Davis 2. Halftime: Pacific 34-32. Three-point goals: Mitchell 3, Kinney, Munoz 6, Stepney, Jury 2, Kinser, Adams. Total fouls: Ontario 21, Pacific 14. Fouled out: Dunn (O). Technicals: Ontario coach De Fabiis. Records: Ontario 7-4. Pacific 8-3.
San Gabriel Tournament
San Gabriel 54, South Pasadena 35--San Gabriel High School defeated visiting South Pasadena, 54-35, in a pool-play game that was as polished as a 9-year-old's Nikes and about as smoothly played as a Limp Bizkit guitar. Coach Ryan Weisenberg, senior point guard Abe Apraku, and senior guard Kenneth Lau were each ejected in the final minute of Tuesday's 56-48 tournament loss to Gladstone. The trio, reportedly ejected for verbally abusing referees, were forced to miss Wednesday's game and the Tigers struggled mightily. South Pasadena took a 2-1 lead midway through the first quarter on a Curtis Crosbie putback, and it turned out to be its only advantage. Phillip Lai's 3-pointer, which banked in, highlighted an 11-2 run that gave San Gabriel (7-5) a 12-4 lead. San Gabriel, which struggled from the free-throw line all night, then put together a solid three-minute stretch in the second quarter, highlighted by a 12-0 run that helped break open the game. South Pasadena (2-7) plays Arcadia. The Matadors had four players in double figures. Johnny Tran, Phillip Lai and Erik Avila scored 11 points apiece, and Tuan Tien had 10. The Tigers were led by Curtis Crosbie, who finished with 13 points.
Cerritos 77, St. Francis 67-- Senior guard Jason Convento led a balanced attack with 19 points as the Dons (4-9) defeated the Golden Knights in the first round of pool play. Tim Austin had 11 points for Cerritos.
Santa Barbara Holiday Classic
Dos Pueblos 75, Troy 48--The Chargers played solid defense and had great passing and strong perimeter shooting in their 75-48 win over the Warriors from Fullerton. Dos Pueblos junior guard Steve Graybill tossed in 22 points (four treys) and had some great passes. Troy looked exceptionally quick in the first two quarters, but the Chargers (7-2) ran well with them down the stretch. Senior Omar Cowan had 13 points for the Chargers, including two treys. Senior Scott Roegner added 15. Sophomore guard Kevin Dalaful led all Troy scorers with 12 points. Dalafel had three treys. DOS PUEBLOS -- Aguilera 3, Flores 2, Iden 3, Roegner 15, Jenkins 4, Cowan 13, Graybill 22, Sherman 7, Dalley 6, Merina 2. Total 75. TROY -- Chu 1, Tre. Hardemann 4, Baird 4, Chadna 10, Gilkes 10, Dalafu 12, Tra. Hardemann 8, Palta 3. Total 48. Dos Pueblos . . . 19 12 24 20 -- 75 Troy . . . 16 9 11 12 -- 48 3 point goals -- DP 6 (Graybill 4) fouled out -- Iden, DP. T 4 (Dalaful 3) fouled out -- none.
Santa Barbara 60, Campolindo 54--The Dons pulled away from their Moraga competition in the fourth quarter. Things were even at halftime, but the Dons (7-6) survived a big Campolindo third period and had strong performances from Trey Putnam and an injured Dommanic Ingerson to take the game. Ingerson sustained a wrist injury sustained in the Rim Rattler tournament last week, but got medical clearance this week and came off the bench to score 18 points. Putnam was the difference for Santa Barbara underneath, putting in 23 points and helping Ingerson work the defense on Campolindo upstart Corbin Shields in the fourth quarter. Putnam also had 6 rebounds, 2 blocks and a steal. He shot 11-13 from the field. Shields, a senior guard, came out of nowhere to explode for 13 points in the third, including three treys. Switching Dante Bogan to defend Campolindo's Joey Keeperman, who finished with 19 points, was the difference late in the game. Campolindo (3-1) suffered their first loss of the year. SANTA BARBARA -- Putnam 23, Ingerson 18, DeRose 8, Koester 7, Burrus 4. Total 60. CAMPOLINDO -- Paterson 4, Keeperman 19, Shields 18, Preston 9, Booth 2, T. Connolly 2. Total 54. Santa Barbara . . . 15 10 17 18 -- 60 Campolindo . . . 12 13 19 10 -- 54 3 point goals -- SB 5 (Ingerson 4) fouled out -- none. C 7 (Shields 4) fouled out -- Preston.
West Torrance 53, San Marcos 40--The Warriors, reigning Ocean League champions, had a 23-15 halftime lead, though San Marcos' defense limited their hot shooters' looks in the second quarter. San Marcos made more noise inside in the second half, including power layups by Seamus McKiernan, Drew Spaventa and Aaron Mercer. But West Torrance was hitting inside and out enroute to a 12 point margin in the period. San Marcos was led by Mercer, who had 14 points. West Torrance, who had a height advantage on the Royals, got 11 from junior guard Brad Dolick. SAN MARCOS -- McKiernan 8, Kupperman 2, Carlsen 1, Fortune 8, Mercer 14, Hill 2, Spaventa 5. Total 40. WEST TORRANCE -- Brown 2, Diwan 7, Dolick 11, Harris 5, Bellante 6, Hollyfield 10, Khoddam 1. Total 53. San Marcos . . . 9 6 10 15 -- 40 West Torrance . . . 16 7 22 8 -- 53 3 point goals -- SM 3 (Mercer 2) fouled out -- none. WT 6 (Dolick 3, Diwan 3) fouled out -- none.
Lincoln 68, Bishop Diego 21--The Lincoln Abes out of Tacoma, Washington threw their own welcome party against Bishop Diego. One of the top teams in Washington, Lincoln's lineup includes seven returning varsity players. Leonard White and Justin Holt led their attack with 12 points apiece. BISHOP DIEGO -- Renick 3, Jahagir 6, Gallagher 2, Minehan 2, Brown 4, Korsan 2, Vickers 2. Total 21. LINCOLN -- Bullock 2, Crawford 4, Farrison 2, Shelton 10, Ahlstrand 6, Carr 2, Thompson 2, Shelton 6, White 12, Anderson 4, Holt 12, Stafford 5. Total 68. Bishop Diego . . . 0 10 7 4 -- 21 Lincoln . . . 17 13 20 18 -- 68 3 point goals -- BD 0 fouled out -- none. L 2 (White) fouled out -- none.
Oxnard 68, Desert Mountain 50--Nick Curtis and Lee Abair each had 18 points to lead Oxnard over the Scottsdale, Ariz. team. Senior Chad Christiansen, who has signed with ASU, led the Wolves with 23 points. Curtis registered a double-double by scoring 18 points and pulling down 16 rebounds to lead Oxnard to the win. Lee Abair also had 18 for Oxnard (9-2) while Eric Webb finished with 10.
Santa Monica 65, Lompoc 46--Lompoc had 14 points from Joel Smith but lost to Santa Monica 65-46. The Vikings had 30 points from Jonathan Folonis, who is ranked among the best small forwards in the state by SoCalHoops.
Cabrillo 55, Pt. Loma 52--Cabrillo got 10 points apiece from David Drake and Brian McNease.
Santa Maria VCA Tournament
Buckley 93, Contra Costa 30-- The Buckley Griffins (8-1) making a statement in this tournament, outscored Contra Costa (5-6) 36-2 in the first quarter, and ultimately led 49-11 at the half. Colin Ward Henninger (6'-4" Sr. F/G) and David Gale (6'-1" Jr. PG) scored 30 of Buckley's 36 first quarter points. Ward-Henninger finished with 26 points (10-12 from the field, 5-6 from the line) and Gale finished with 16 on perfect 7-7 shooting from the field (including 2-2 from three point range). Gale scored 12 in the first quarter while Ward-Henninger had. Gale also dished out 11 assists, got 8 steals and grabbed 5 rebounds while Ward-Henninger had 9 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals. Royal Weaver had three steals and four assists along with 2 points. Alex Clancy scored 9 points while Matt Wolfe scored 13. Other Buckley scorers: Broukhim 4, Lalazerian 2, Murali Sivalingam 10, Jake Scannell 6. Contra Costa (5-6) had no scorers in double figures. Scorers were Ju 4, Kevin Greenland 9, Michael Low 2, Moses MBbong 4, Derek Foster 8 and David Northall 3. Buckley--36 13 25 19--93; Contra Costa--2 9 7 12--30.
South Lake Seahawk Tournament (Reston, Va)
University (Irvine) 92, Herndon (Va.) 62--Hiro Christoph had 30 points , including seven three-pointers, for the Trojans. University made 16 of 30 three-point shots.
St. Anthony Tournament
Millikan 78, St.Margaret's 44--Senior guard Keith Moore had 20 points and seven steals to help the Rams (8-4) beat the Tartans in pool play at St. Anthony High. Millikan took a 24-8 lead after the first quarter and went into halftime leading by 24 points. Senior guard Rodney Spencer added 15 points and Marcus Dove 10 in his first game back after suffering an injury three weeks ago. The Rams play tournament host St. Anthony tonight at 7:30 in more pool play. Kevin Krouse scored 20 points for St. Margaret's (5-6) in the first round.
Canada St. Mary's 67, St. Anthony 62--Junior guard Lauren Brown had 16 points and senior center Jay Arizabal scored 14 but the Saints (4-8) still lost in the first-round of pool play.
St. Francis (Mountain View) Tournament
San Ramon Valley 66, San Luis Obispo 47-- San Ramon outscored San Luis Obispo 20-6 in the third quarter en route to a 66-47 victory in the opening round of the St. Francis Tournament at Mountain View. Chad Vicory scored 18 points for the Tigers, who trailed 32-26 at halftime. Jeff Jenkins added 13. San Luis Obispo (3-7) faces St. Francis or Moreau Catholic next.
Torrey Pines National Prep ClassicNational Cup Corona Centennial 66, St. Dominic (NY) 55 -- David Sybesma and Jamaal Williams combined for 37 points to lead Corona Centennial into the quarterfinal round against Eisenhower Thursday at 5:30 p.m. in the National Prep Classic at Torrey Pines. Centennial, which improved its record to to 10-0, led 19-10 after the first quarter and led through the game. CENTENNIAL (66) -- Sybesma 16, Gonzales 14, Reese 10, J. Williams 18, B. Williams 6, E. Soderberg 2. ST. DOMINIC (55) -- Doyle 20, Bosl 9, Grinnon 9, Houlihan 7, Bebry 7, Lopiano 3. Halftime score -- Centennial 35-26. Three-point goals -- Sybesma 2, Gonzales, Bosl 3, Grinnon, Lopiano. Total fouls -- Centennial 14, St. Dominic 17. Fouled out -- Bosl. Technical fouls -- none. Records: Centennial 10-0.
Torrey Pines 77, Frontier (NY) 45--The Falcons (12-0) also played San Francisco St. Ignatius in a late game on Wednesday.Eisenhower 77, Fremont (Oakland) 50-- Senior forward Alex Acker scored 19 points, including 12 on three-pointers, as the Eisenhower High School boys basketball team defeated Fremont 77-50 on Wednesday in the National Prep Classic at Torrey Pines High School. Eagles Aaron Procter and John Shileds each scored 15 points for the Eagles (8-2), while Donte Jackson added 11 points, eight assists and six steals.
Merrill West 67, Riverside North 53 -details not available.
Los Alamitos 58, Sylmar 38 --The Griffins used a 16-6 first quarter run and 29 points from Brian Rakusin in a first-round win at Torrey Pines High in San Diego. Mark Lotman had 13 points for Los Alamitos.
Ocean View 63, Fremont 51--Marques Crane scored 26 points and had 14 rebounds to lead the sixth-ranked Seahawks (8-2) to a first round victory. Torin Beeler added 21 points and 14 rebounds for Ocean View.
Simi Valley 69, Chapparal 63--Dustin Villepigue recorded 25 points and Jared Weaver added 18 for Simi Valley (9-1) in the win. Mark Bunker led Chapparal (5-5) with 17 points.
Fallbrook 57, Wesley College (Australia) 40-- Fallbrook jumped on Wesley quickly, leading 15-3 early in the first quarter. The Wildcats whittled the lead to 20-17 midway through the third quarter, but the lead was back to 33-22 at the half as Fallbrook forced 14 first-half turnovers. Fallbrook built the margin to 16 midway through the third quarter. Wesley College cut the margin to nine near the end of the quarter, but could get no closer as Kenny McFerran paced Fallbrook with 16 points and Tim Manning added 15 points and six rebounds. Fallbrook improved to 7-2 with the win. The players from Wesley College, an exclusive prep school, are on a three-week tour of the U.S. After San Diego, the team moves to Las Vegas for a series of games before taking the final week to see Southern California. Originally, the trip called for stops in San Diego, Phoenix and Portland, but the Stone explained the Australian dollar took a nose dive and the cost of the trip nearly doubled from $3,000 to $5,000 a person.
Ventura Kiwanis TournamentChannel Islands 60, Santa Paula 59--Manny Berrelleza scored 18 points and Channel Islands hit 9 of 10 free throws down the stretch to hold off Santa Paula in the opening round of pool play. Alex Solis had 15 points and Trevor Gaines had 11 points for Channel Islands (4-6). Santa Paula, led by Ryan Frutos's 26 points, had a chance to tie the game with one second left when Paul Bustos was awarded two free throws. Instead, a lane violation was called, reducing Bustos to just one free throw, which he hit.
Rio Mesa 65, Nordhoff 62 (2OT)--John Moreno and Dainel Bednar each tallied 16 points to lead Rio Mesa to the double-overtime victory. Matt Murphy led Nordhoff with 19 points while Eric Bensley chipped in 17. Nordhoff (6-4) takes on Antelope Valley while Rio Mesa faces Buena.
Buena 82, Antelope Valley 71-- Ryan Cobos hit 6 of 8 shots from 3-point range to finish with a team-high 18 points, and Buena connected on a season-high 11 3-pointers to ring up an impressive 82-71 victory. Hammering Antelope Valley on the boards from the opening tipoff, Buena piled up a 37-19 edge in rebounds. Matt Colton, despite fouling in the first three minutes of the third quarter, notched 14 points and 11 rebounds. Nick Cunningham had nine points and rebounds. In improving to 9-4, Buena gave every indication of peaking in time for the start of the Channel League campaign next week. Buena set the tone in the opening quarter, scoring on five rebound baskets in the first 5:30 of the opening quarter to burst out to a 17-5 lead. The advantage swelled to 25-9 at the close of the first period, and as high as 24 points (40-16) midway through the second period. Colton, a 6-foot-5 senior, scored 12 points in the opening quarter and racked up 14 by halftime. Buena took a 44-26 lead into intermission. Antelope Valley, with junior guard Terrell White scoring 22 of his game-high 25 points in the second half, got as close seven points in the third quarter. But Bobby Meyer responded with one of his three 3-points to close the third period, and Buena shot down Antelope Valley's 2-3 zone in the final quarter.
Ventura 58, Morro Bay 54-- Morro Bay fell to Ventura, 58-54, in the first day of the Ventura Tournament. The Pirates closed within a basket before committing a turnover with 28 seconds remaining. Ventura made a pair of free throws to seal it. Nick Humphrey led the team with 22 points while Derrick Dickson added 12. The Pirates, 3-7, will play Santa Paula as pool play continues. Jason Gruber recorded 14 points and 10 rebounds to lead Ventura (6-6) to the victory at home. Bryan Easterly led Ventura with 16 points. Morro Bay's Nick Humphries tallied 22 points. Ventura plays tonight at 7 against Channel Islands
Victor Valley Christian Tournament
Apple Valley Christian 75, Trona 51-- Senior 6-0 forward Michael Stewart scored 28 points and pulled down six rebounds as the Warriors (8-1) defeated the Tornadoes in the first round of the Victor Valley Christian Tournament. Senior 6-5 center Forrest Taylor added 22 points, nine rebounds and six assists for Apple Valley Christian.
Desert Hot Springs 59, Santa Clarita 52-- Mateo Ortega scored 20 points and Greg McSwain added 15 as the Golden Eagles advanced in the Victory Valley Tournament. Desert Hot Springs plays Apple Valley at 4:30 p.m. as the tournament continues.
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