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Game Scores And Details From Last
Friday, 1/19/01--(Jan. 26, 2001)
Catching up is hard to do. . . but we're trying. This stuff is from last week, and since we were unable to get to it until now, we've lost some of the details from those games but we'll go back in and fill them when we get a chance. If you know a game we missed send us the score (and a box score and details) by e-mail or post it to the message board.
|LA City Section League Games--Friday, Jan. 19, 2001|
Crenshaw 98, Manual Arts 71--details not available
Fremont 99, Locke 64--details not available
Jordan 70, Huntington Park 55--details not available
South Gate 55, Roosevelt 45--details not available
Garfield 75, Bell 71 (OT)--details not available
Marshall 70, Eagle Rock 64 (2OT) --details not available
San Pedro 57, Banning 51--The Pirates broke a 13-game losing streak in the Marine League over the past two years with a 57-51 victory over Banning on Friday at San Pedro. Glen Bullard finished with 24 points, five rebounds and five assists. Ante Baskovic added 11 points, seven rebounds and four assists for San Pedro, which improved to 9-10 overall and 1-3 in league. The Pirates also overcame a 28-point performance from Joey Saavedra of Banning (4-10, 0-4). San Pedro coach John Bobich went with a different starting line-up, playing Baskovic, Houston Magee and Jason DeBenedictis instead of Bullard, Malik Rahh and Robert Ellett.
Carson 67, Washington 50--Ekene Ibekwe posted 19 points, 13 rebounds and four blocks as Carson (13-6, 3-1) crushed visiting Washington. Marques Washington added 18 points and Errol Jackson finished with 15. Lamont Peters had 11. Andre Patterson led Washington with 20 points.
Gardena 77, Narbonne 72--Brandon Drayton scored 19 points and Arnold Johnson scored 16 as Gardena (11-8, 3-1) overcame visiting Narbonne (14-5, 2-2). Gerjuan Frison and Ramon Prescott each scored 10 points for Gardena. Reggie Simms scored 26 for Narbonne and Beto Delgado and Brannon Nichols each chipped in 13. Uzoma Mmeje added 10 points.Sunset Six League
North Hollywood 57, Grant 54--Grant had a chance to win with two seconds left but Mike Charleston's three-point shot from the baseline missed, and North Hollywood came away with a 57-54 victory, creating a three-way tie for first place in the Sunset Six League with Canoga Park and Grant. Grant (13-6, 3-1 in league) scored the game's first basket but never led again. North Hollywood (13-5, 3-1) opened a 13-point lead to start the third quarter, then withstood repeated comebacks by the Lancers. North Hollywood's 6-foot-5 junior Josiah James contributed three consecutive baskets in the final quarter, two coming after Grant closed to within 52-50 with 4:17 left. Gus Ruiz scored 13 points for North Hollywood and Charleston had 14 for Grant.
LA Poly 74, Verdugo Hills 62--In a battle for the bottom, the Parrots won their first Sunset Six League victory of the season as they stopped the Dons (7-12, 1-3 in league) 74-62. Down 35-16 at halftime, Verdugo Hills (1-16, 0-4 in league) bounced back to cut the Parrots' lead to eight points late in the fourth quarter. Poly 23 12 17 22 -- 74 Verdugo Hills 8 8 28 18 -- 62 POLY -- Mgdesyan 25, Panuco 13, Hampel 10, Laboriel 10, Garcia 6, Rojas 3, Lopez 3, Mack 2, Sandoval 2. Three-pointers: Mgdesyan 3, Hampel.VERDUGO HILLS -- Usher 18, Dingman 14, Perales 13, Mamon 8, Staley 5, Lee 3, Gupilan 1. Three-pointers: Dingman 2.
Canoga Park 88, Hollywood 78--Senior guard Cecil Brown scored 51 points Friday night -- his second 50-point effort of the season -- to lead the visiting Hunters (10-9, 3-1) past Hollywood 88-78 in Sunset 6 League play. Brown, who had a season-high 53 points against Fresno Edison, also had 15 rebounds and five assists against Hollywood (9-10, 2-2). Brown scored all but two of Canoga Park's first-quarter points.Valley Mission League
Sylmar 86, Monroe 49--John Valdez of Sylmar had 19 points and four teammates also scored in double figures as the Spartans (9-8, 4-0) remained atop the Valley Mission League standings with an 86-49 win over Monroe, which got a team-high 15 points from Ramal Goodrich. George O'Garro contribued 13 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks for Sylmar, which got 14 points and 11 rebounds from Earnest Williams, 13 points from Jeff Morse and 10 points and eight assists from Louis Darby. John Valdez scored five three-pointers.
San Fernando 61, Van Nuys 52--Victor Chacon scored 26 points and Ramon Perry added 21 as visiting San Fernando defeated Van Nuys 61-52 in Valley Mission League play. Ron Coleman scored 19 points to lead the Wolves (2-16, 0-4).Reseda 51, Kennedy 46--Sergei Lepiashinski scored 20 points, including three three-point baskets, for Reseda (10-9, 3-1) in a Valley Mission League game at Kennedy (7-12, 2-2). West Valley League
Taft 82, Cleveland 56--Steve Smith scored 32 points and added 10 rebounds and six steals to lead Taft (15-4, 4-0) past host Cleveland 82-56 in West Valley League play. Mustafa Asshgari added 19 points for the Toreadors, who jumped out to a 17-6 first-quarter lead over the Cavaliers (1-15, 0-4).
Chatsworth 83, El Camino Real 75--Shane Berry scored 28 points and three Chatsworth teammates also scored in double figures as the visiting Chancellors (12-7, 3-1) topped El Camino Real 83-75 in West Valley League play. Chris Catoe scored 24 to lead the Conquistadores.
Westchester 129, Venice 85--Keith Everage posted 19 points, eight rebounds and four steals leading eight Comets (17-1, 6-0) in double-figures to down the visiting Gondoliers (15-3, 4-2). Hassan Adams contributed 18 points and nine rebounds while Brandon Bowman scored 17 points. Brandon Heath scored 16. Trevor Ariza finished with 14, David Warsaw added 11 and Wyshawn Wade and Scott Cutley each tallied 10. Venice, which jumped to 8-0 and 10-2 leads, hit 13 3-pointers, but made 33 turnovers.
Fairfax 111, Hamilton 58--details not available
Los Angeles 89, University 66-- details not available.
|Southern Section Games--Friday, Jan. 19, 2000|
Calvary Chapel Downey 106, St. Michael's 20
Alhambra 63, San Gabriel 59--After taking advantage of Alhambra High School's errors and establishing an imposing lead, the San Gabriel High School boys basketball team self-destructed in the final 12 minutes, losing the Almont League game, 63-59, Friday night. After extending its lead to double digits, 40-30, midway through the third quarter, San Gabriel harmed itself, committing 13 turnovers in the final 12 minutes and allowing Alhambra to sneak back into the game. Finding seams inside early, the Matadors (11-9, 2-2) fed the ball to center Erik Avila, who scored a team-high 18 points, largely from inside shots. Adding to that a series of transition baskets off 15 first-half turnovers by the Moors (15-5, 3-1), the Matadors nursed a four- to six-point lead for two quarters, before extending the lead to 10 points with a pair of baskets by Avila and a pair of free throws awarded to San Gabriel after a Moor player spiked the ball in frustration. The Alhambra defense responded to the deficit, however, aggressively stealing errant passes and finding players downcourt for easy transition baskets. A lay-up off a stolen pass by Johnny Tan initiated a 16-3 run that would extend into the final quarter. Edwin Rosario, who scored 19 points, nailed a pair of 3-pointers on the run, including a fade-away shot from atop the key with 21 seconds to play in the quarter that gave the Moors their first lead since taking a short-lived 8-7 advantage in the opening minutes of play. Although the Matadors kept the game close for the remaining quarter, they failed to recapture the lead. Apart from three late baskets from the field, San Gabriel could only score from the free-throw line. Chris Miller scored 18 points, including going 6-8 from the line. John Chow and J.R. Canizal each scored 13 points for San Gabriel in the losing effort.Erich Chung nailed two 3-pointers and scored 14 points for Alhambra.
Montebello 54, Keppel 43
Schurr 71, Bell Gardens 69 (OT)
Kilpatrick 87, Paraclete 56--Keilon Fortune scored 37 points to lead Alpha League leader Kilpatrick of Malibu (18-1, 4-0) to an 87-56 win at Paraclete of Lancaster (4-10, 1-3), which got 20 points from Matt Marquez.
Glendora 77, Chino 59--Kyle Bechler poured in a game-high six 3-pointers to finish with 25 points and teammate Spencer Foster helped out with 12 points and 15 rebounds as the Tartans (17-3, 2-3) won on the road.
Upland 102, Don Lugo 54
Claremont 66, Walnut 43Bay League
Leuzinger 92, Morningside 89--Maurice Givens finished with only six points, but his two free throws with 3.2 seconds remaining were enough to give host Leuzinger the 92-89 Bay League victory over Morningside. Trying to give coach Carl Franklin his 499th career win, Morningside fought back from a 10-point fourth quarter deficit but missed shots by Khali Young and Martell Waller failed to give the Monarchs (7-8, 3-4) their first lead of the game. The Olympians (11-9, 3-4) hit 17-of-20 from the foul line; Derrick Smith, who scored a game-high 27 points and had six re bounds 10 assists and eight steals, was 7-of-8 in the fourth quarter and 9-of-10 for the game. Praise Odiakosa scored 24 points, 18 in the second half to lead Morningside. Marlon Brisco scored 21, including 11 in the 4th quater and Young had 22 points. Morningside started the second half with a 6-0 run and was down four, 48-44, before Leuzinger went on a 13-7 run behind Darryn Gilliam, who finished with 16, to start the fourth quarter with a 11-point lead. Morningside was down by 12 with four minutes to play when Odiakosa ignited a 9-0 run and Brisco hit an inside jump-shot to bring the deficit to one, 88-87, the closest Morningside would get.
Redondo 63, Santa Monica 39-- Dijon Thompson scored 22 points and Adam Zahn contributed 13 points and eight rebounds to lift the Sea Hawks (14-5, 6-1) past the visiting Vikings (10-8, 1-5). Keith Ellison contributed 10 points and five rebounds and Wendell White had nine points for Redondo, which led 34-15 at halftime.
Inglewood 98, North Torrance 41--D'Angelo Collins scored 18 points and Anthony Davis scored 17 to lead Inglewood to the road win. Ray Reed hit three 3-pointers among his 14 points and Teddy Fletcher had two 3-pointers account for half of his 12 points for Inglewood (18-4, 7-0). Bryan Carroll scored eight points to lead North (3-14, 1-6).
Camino Real League
Verbum Dei 64, Mary Star 41
Channel LeagueDos Pueblos v. San Marcos--Dos Pueblos' basketball game at San Marcos High was canceled Friday as a result of potentially toxic fumes billowing from manhole covers in the Turnpike and Hollister area. No makeup date has been scheduled. Authorities were unsure of the nature or cause of the smoke, but determined that it was a potential health hazard and quickly closed off the area to traffic.
Buena 57, Santa Barbara 51--Ryan Cobos and Bobby Meyer each made a three-pointer in the final 1:10 and the Bulldogs (13-8, 2-2) upset the defending Channel League champion at Buena. Since this one is too hard to believe unless you were there, and we weren't, here's Dan Shiells' story from the Santa Barbara News-Press because he was there: VENTURA -- The basketball-only season started for Santa Barbara High Friday night. Never mind that this is the middle of January, or that the Dons lost 57-51 at Buena in their new beginning. This was a basketball game. Nothing more, nothing less. And that was a good thing. "We lost a game tonight," said SBHS forward Trey Putnam. "But it wasn't because of any distractions." The source of distraction for Santa Barbara has been its talented but troubled star guard, Dommanic Ingerson. The 6-foot-4 senior, who signed with Michigan this fall, started the season averaging 30 points a game but his performances since then have been erratic to say the least, marked by antics and gestures on the court that would probably make Dennis Rodman scratch his head. He was suspended for a week in mid-December for a double-technical outburst. On Wednesday, in a loss to Ventura, Ingerson fouled out in about eight minutes of play and left the game with a bizarre parting gesture, wiping the ball on his forehead and hair before handing it to the referee. On Friday, he was suspended "indefinitely." Principal J. R. Richards said the suspension was for "at least two games," but SBHS coach Jeff Lavender made it clear he was planning to play the rest of the season without Ingerson. "Our kids have been great," said Lavender. "They all love Dom and want what's best for him. Everyone on the team has tried to help him and we're still going to try to help. We want him to succeed. He's still on the team, he's just not playing." Meanwhile, the Dons have some basketball to play and they gave that task their undivided attention Friday night. Putnam put in a particularly good effort with 20 points, many on spinning drives to the basket. Chris Koester added 11 points and eight rebounds. Dante Bogan added seven points and two assists, including one tossed backward over his head as he drove to the basket. Tucker Waterman also had seven points. "We do need Dom, he's a very good player," said Putnam. "But it was nice not to hear the crowd getting on him for something he was doing." "It was easier to concentrate," added Bogan. The Dons trailed virtually the entire game, falling behind 21-10 early in the second quarter. But they rallied to tie at 35-35 on a rebound-basket by Putnam and took the lead briefly, 45-44, on a free throw by Logan Burrus with 3:30 to play. The Bulldogs broke a 47-47 tie with free throws by Nick Cunningham and Matt Colton but gained the separation they needed for a win when Bobby Meyer stroked a long 3-pointer to make it 52-47 with two minutes to play. Putnam scored to bring the Dons within a basket but a 3-pointer by Ryan Cobos with 26 seconds to play put the game away. "We played hard; we battled all the way," said Lavender after his team dropped to 2-2 in the Channel League, 12-9 overall. "We had some shots we didn't make and Buena hit some big shots. But we did not lack for effort." And that, at least, was something to build on. "We knew we would have some trouble tonight," said Putnam. "It's been hard because it's been so off and on. Would Dom show up, would he not? It's hard to get in sync. "Every guy on this team is capable of being an all-star," he added. "They've had to take secondary roles because of Dom. Now it's time to step up." Roosevelt Bolden led Buena (2-2, 13-8) with 15 points while Colton had 11. SANTA BARBARA -- Putnam 20, Burrus 1, Russell 2, Koester 11, DeRose 3, Waterman 7, Bogan 7. Totals 22 17-22 51. BUENA -- Bolden 15, Smith 5, Mikosa 6, Jacobsen 4, Meyer 9, Cobos 6, Colton 11, Cunningham 1. Totals 24 3-7 57. Santa Barbara . . . 10 15 12 14 -- 51 Buena . . . 17 12 11 17 -- 57 3-point goals--B 5 (Meyer 3, Cobos 2). Fouled out--none.|
Arrowhead Christian Academy 77, Calvary Chapel Murrieta --Senior 6-5 forward Adam Dohner scored 39 points as the visiting Eagles (6-0, 15-4) defeated the Warriors (0-6 in league) in a Christian League game. Senior 6-3 forward Nick Goltry added 13 points and seven rebounds for Arrowhead Christian, while senior 6-1 guard Chris Becerra had 12 points.
Citrus Belt League
Eisenhower 70, Rialto 59--Ike (4-0 in CBL, 15-4
overall) took advantage of its size advantage to outrebound the Knights 13-6 in
the opening quarter, and 37-20 for the game. Rialto's tallest player is 6-4. The Eagles have four starters 6-foot-4 or taller, with 6-7 Johnny Dukes lining up at center. They also have two 6-6 reserves in Jameel James and Marcus Sams. Sams grabbed 12 rebounds, while sophomore forward
Sean Marshall had eight and Alex Acker seven. Marshall did most of his damage on the offensive end six of his eight rebounds were offensive and led to
putbacks. He had five rebounds in the first four minutes and led all scorers with 21 points. Rialto (2-1, 12-6) went on an 11-3 run to end the third quarter to cut the Ike lead to 54-47. A basket by Mike Williams pulled them to 55-51 with seven minutes left in the game. But Dukes led Ike on a 7-2 run that put the game out of reach. Dukes finished with 15 points and four rebounds. Point guard Carl Gales led the Knights with 20 points.
Redlands 76, AB Miller 56-- Alex Graham and
Bryan Roberts each had a double-double to help the Redlands High School boys basketball
team to a 76-56 victory over A.B. Miller on Friday in Citrus Belt League play. G raham had
20 points, 15 rebound and six blocks, while Roberts had 21 points
and 10 rebounds for the Terriers (1-3 in CBL, 11-8 overall), who earned their first league victory of the year. Jacob Ramirez scored 15 points to lead A.B. Miller.
De Anza League
San Jacinto 68, Aquinas 65--Glenn Ohaeri scored 16 points, but the Falcons (2-5, 6-7) missed on two late three-point attempts in a loss to the visiting Tigers in a De Anza League game. C.J. Nelson, Jermaine Harris and Jeff Langdon each had 11 points for Aquinas.
Del Rey League
St. Bernard 69, St. Paul 54--Donald Penn and Marquis Taylor each finished with 14 points as the Vikings (11-11, 1-3) beat visiting St. Paul (1-3 in league). Bruce Bevans tallied 10 points and Brandon Brooks added eight points for St. Bernard, which outscored St. Paul 21-11 in the fourth quarter.
Bishop Montgomery 65, Bishop Amat 50--Bishop Montgomery High School, ranked No. 1 in CIF-Southern Section Division III, hit 16 of 19 free throws in the fourth quarter to pull away from upset-minded Bishop Amat, 65-50, in a Del Rey League boys basketball game Friday night. Bishop Montgomery (18-2, 4-0) was led by Kenny D'Oyen, who had 16 points, and Errick and Derrick Craven, who scored 14 and 13 points, respectively. Bishop Amat (17-5, 2-2), which trailed by only eight points with five minutes remaining, got 14 points and eight rebounds from John Haywood. Errick Craven also had nine rebounds and three assists and Derrick Craven had nine rebounds and six assists for the KnightsDel Rio League
La Serna 76, Whittier 54--La Serna secured coach Mike Lowe's 300th victory in an easy 76-54 final over visiting Whittier on Friday. The Lancers' records to 17-5 overall and 3-2 in league. Whittier slipped to 7-11 and 1-4. Anthony Martinez scored 27 points to lead La Serna, but had to share game honors with Whittier sophomore Mike Hernandez, who capped his effort with an 11-point fourth quarter that included three of his four 3-pointers. La Serna shot 67 percent (12-of-18) in the first half, then came back with 56 percent (14-of-25) to finish with 60 percent (25-of-43). Jason Koza had 18 points, including four 3-pointers, and guard Joey Duran had 16 and another solid game on defense. Hernandez was Whittier's only player in double figures. Whittier outrebounded the Lancers, 21-12, in the first half, but 14 of the rebounds were off their own missed shots. The Cardinals shot 32 percent (20-of-63) for the game and finished with a 36-27 edge on the boards. A 22-10 scoring edge in the third quarter put the game away for the Lancers.
California 75, Pioneer 40
Crossroads 75, Campbell Hall 54
Desert Mountain League
Mammoth 62, Boron 47--details not available
Silver Valley 67, Lucerne Valley 50--details not available
Desert Sky League
Silverado 52, Victor Valley 45--Julius Day knocked down a tiebreaking three-point basket with 1:14 to play to put the visiting Hawks (3-1, 12-8) ahead for good en route to a victory over the Jackrabbits (1-2, 9-8) in a Desert Sky League game. Day and teammate Virgil Wilkins finished with 12 points each, while Justin White had a game-high 13 points. Josh Dillon had 11 points for Victor Valley.
Desert Valley League
Cathedral City 86, Palm Springs 65-- The victory kept
the Lions in sole possession of first place in the DVL at 16-5, 6-0, while Palm Springs,
which fought a good fight at home, fell to 10-8, 4-2. Senior Gerald DeVance led a
scorching second-half surge for the Lions. After DeVance scored 12 of his game-high 31
points in the third quarter to give Cathedral City its biggest lead of the game, he nailed
a 3-pointer at the buzzer for a 60-46 advantage.
Paul Heredia scored 11 points, all in the first half, including three 3-pointers. The Lions poured in 10 3-pointers with DeVance leading the charge with four. DeVance also dished off 10 assists to complete a double-double. Gray finished with 11 points and Shewmake added 10, but both juniors were tough underneath and on the boards. Palm Springs got into in foul trouble early when leading scorer Caleb Barton (12 ppg) was called for his third foul with 4:18 to play in the first quarter. The Lions led 60-46 after three quarters and had a solid effort from Gray in the second half. After scoring two points in the first quarter, he scored nine in the second half. Palm Springs was led by senior Antonio Greers 17 points. Howard chipped in 10. Palm Springs 11 16 19 19 --65 Cathedral City 18 18 24 26 -- 86 Palm Springs: Lucas Berry 1, Joe Johnson 7, Charles Harris 9, Kevin Howard 10, Donald Whitted 5, Antonio Greer 17, Caleb Barton 8, John Dahlin 2, Brandon Fenton 6 Cathedral City: Gerald DeVance 31, Jeff Lambert 12, Jared Otteson 7, Paul Heredia 11, Brandon Gray 11, Nate Lewis 2, Thomas Shewmake 10, Mitch Matthews 2 3-pointers: DeVance 4, Heredia 3, Lambert 2, Otteson 1, Howard 1
La Quinta 66, Palm Desert 50-- La Quinta improved to 5-1 in the DVL, the Blackhawks lone loss coming at the hands of four-time DVL champion Cathedral City. La Quinta put the game away early. After Palm Desert took its only lead of the game, 6-2, the Blackhawks hit their next eight shots and converted on 4-of-5 from the free throw line in a 20-0 run (six points from Chris Marrujo, six points from Daniel Martinez, four from Guttierrez and three from Aaron Aceves) that put them ahead 22-6. While La Quinta was running away with it, Palm Deserts shooters went cold. The Aztecs were 4-of-12 from the floor during La Quintas run (they finished the quarter 4-of-14 from the floor, going 0-for-4 from the 3-point line). Palm Desert made one last run by going on a 10-2 push that started with a pair of baskets from Aki Sator and Josh Zazulia at the end of the third. They also had a 9-2 run, in which they went 5-for-6 from the free throw line along with buckets from Gene Alexander and Dionte Harris, to open the fourth quarter to pull within eight points, 53-45, with three minutes remaining to play. La Quinta made its free throws, however, converting on 11-of-12 shots from the free throw line, to make it official. The Blackhawks Aceves led all scorers with 16 points. Only one Palm Desert player scored in double figures (Zazulia with 14 points). La Quinta 22 17 12 15 -- 66 Palm Desert 8 20 8 14 -- 50 La Quinta: Aaron Aceves 16, George Gutierrez 14, Daniel Martinez 12, Paul St. Angelo 8, Billy Matthews 7 Palm Desert: Josh Zazulia 14, Alexander 7, Brady 6, Bohm 6, Henry 4, Sator 4, Smith 4, Harris 3, Broyles 2 3-pointers: Zazulia
Loara 54, El Dorado 48-- After trailing host El Dorado all game, the Saxons (14-5, 3-0) took a two-point lead when Chris Moses buried a three-point field goal with 3:16 remaining in the fourth quarter. The lead, and eventual 54-48 victory over the Golden Hawks (16-4, 2-1), was a result of the Saxons reclaiming the post and maintaining near perfection from the foul line. Both of these qualities were demonstrated in their leading scorer, Nate Van Achen, who scored a game-high 24 points and shot 11 of 12 from the foul line. The Golden Hawks offense was centered around junior center David Patten, who scored 15 points. However, the Saxons seized the momentum in the third quarter. Bryce Sheldon scored six points in the quarter for the Saxons, including a shot off his own rebound after stealing the ball from El Dorado. The Golden Hawks escaped from the quarter barely hanging on to a 41-38 lead. El Dorado got into foul trouble in the fourth quarter, taking the command out of their post game and opening the door for Loara. Early in the fourth quarter, Von Achen matched up with Patten on the low post and delivered field goals on two consecutive drives to the basket.
Century 47, Kennedy 45--Chris Ferratti hit a three-pointer at the buzzer to lift the Centurions (11-9, 2-2) past the Fighting Irish (12-9, 2-2).
Cypress 65, Katella 58--Jon Uyloan had 21 points, five rebounds and seven assists to lead the Centurions (10-9, 1-3) past the Knights (0-4 in league). Katella's Phillip Tyson led all scorers with 26 points.
Foothill LeagueCanyon 83, Burroughs 61--Despite 19 points from Keith Jarbo and 12 from Matt Torres, the Indians fell Friday in the Foothill League game Friday at Canyon. The Indians were hurt by a second quarter in which they were outscored, 25-14.
Santa Clara 61, Santa Paula 51--Center Alex Minney led host Santa Clara with 24 points, 14 rebounds and five blocks. Albert Soria scored 14 points, and Adrian Santana had 11 assists for Santa Clara (8-10, 3-1).
Nordhoff 60, Calabasas 46--Eric Bensley had 21 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Rangers (11-7, 3-1) to a Frontier League victory at Nordhoff. Calabasas (2-2 in league) scored just three points in the first quarter.
Quartz Hill 59, Lancaster 55--The visiting Rebels (13-5, 3-1) pulled closer to a third consecutive Golden League championship and avenged an eight-point tournament loss to the Eagles (15-5, 4-1) six weeks ago. Down by three a minute before halftime, Quartz Hill stuck with its zone defense, which worked better and better because Lancaster shot worse and worse. The Rebels led by as much as 13, but in a game that saw neither team assert itself, Lancaster scored the last nine points to make it respectable. Quartz Hill guard Scott Langford scored 11 points. The win snapped Lancaster's winning streak at five games. Ryan Jefferson's 3-pointer clipped Quartz Hill's lead to 42-38 with two minutes remaining in the third quarter. But Johnson answered with an inside basket, a 3-pointer, a rebound basket and an 18-footer, helping to push the advantage to 53-40. Senior Grant Drake, at 6-foot-3 Quartz Hill's tallest player, chipped in eight points. Lancaster's Michael Webb, who scored 15 points the first time the teams met, was limited to four, none in the second half. Teddy Myers, the Eagles' other dependable scorer, had five. Anthony Gamboa and Michael Wright led the Eagles with nine points apiece.
Quartz Hill 59, Lancaster 55-- The Rebels used their outside shooting to take a big lead early in the fourth quarter, then held on for a 59-55 victory Friday afternoon that gave host Lancaster its first league loss. The Eagles are 4-1 in league play and will share first place with the winner of next Tuesday's Quartz Hill-Highland game. Both teams are 3-1. Quartz Hill is 13-4 overall. Even down by 13 points, Lancaster (15-5) wasn't finished. The Eagles closed within six points (59-53) with 44 seconds left. Then their outside shooting, which had been cold all afternoon, betrayed them for the final time. Lancaster's normally strong perimeter shooting produced three 3-pointers all game. Three final misses from 3-point range in the last 20 seconds allowed the Eagles to only come within four points. Guard Tony Johnson, who led Quartz Hill with 18 points, gave the Rebels some breathing room at the end the third quarter. His 3-pointer with 1:07 left gave Quartz Hill a 47-40 lead in a game that had been back and forth to that point. Then Johnson's seven-footer with 6:12 left in the game gave the Rebels their first 13-point lead. About 2 1/2 minutes later, Johnson put Quartz Hill up by 13 points again. Scott Lankford added 10 points for Quartz Hill, while Grant Drake had eight. Michael Wright led Lancaster with nine points, while Anthony Gamboa had eight. The finish was reminiscent of last year's regular-season finale, in which Quartz Hill beat Lancaster, 74-73, in overtime to share the league championship with Littlerock.
Los Padres League
Cabrillo 57, Atascadero 52-- Drake wound up with 25 points, Brian McNease 20 to lead Cabrillo (2-3 LPL, 6-14 overall). But Atascadero (1-3, 9-9), behind 11 points from Jordan Lieser, 10 from Saiz and nine each from Riley Prickett and Pat Bresnahan hung tough all the way. The Hounds led 13-12 out of the first quarter. Cabrillo had a 25-20 halftime margin that shrunk to 35-34 after three.Heritage League
Grace Brethren 47, Faith Baptist 44--Grace Brethren's (4-15, 2-2) Eric Durso scored 14 points, Evan Marme scored 13 points and Dan Beaty added 10 points and eight rebounds.Hi-Lo League
Immanuel Christian 42, Lee Vining 32 -- After 2 tough losses to Owens Valley, ICS evened its league record at 2-2 in the Hi-Lo League before the home crowd at the Kerr McGee Center. Interim head coach, Pete Spargo got great relief support from Toli Mahmutaj(4 steals), and Matt Minnick(3 assists). ICS 10 9 11 12 - 42 LV 8 9 7 8 - 32 ICS - Jon Channer 20, Greg Teeter 6, Kevin Spargo 5, Joey Schmierer 5. LV - Sergio Cortez 12 Rebounds - ICS 37 ICS - Channer 10, Teeter 7 Steals ICS - Spargo 6
Los Padres League
Santa Ynez 61, Morro Bay 57--The Santa Ynez boys basketball team survived a comeback attempt by Morro Bay on Friday to escape with a 61-57 Los Padres League victory in overtime on the road. Mike Wooten poured in 24 points, including 10-of-10 shooting from the free-throw line, to help guide Santa Ynez through its first overtime game of the season. Despite being held scoreless in the first half, center Matt McKinney finished with 18 points and 21 rebounds as the first-place Pirates (4-0, 10-6) overcame a comeback by Morro Bay on the road. Santa Ynez's J.T. Gilmour added 11 rebounds while Clint Billings contributed nine points. SANTA YNEZ -- Bratcher 2, Muller 4, Gilmour 2, Wooten 24, McKinney 18, Dreher 2, Billings 9. Totals 23 13-17 61 MORRO BAY -- Riley 2, Dickson 16, Anderson 8, Humphrey 18, Van Koops 10, Williams 2. Totals 21 13-15 57. Santa Ynez . . . 7 15 17 14 8 -- 67 Morro Bay . . . 9 8 14 22 4 -- 57 3-point goals -- SY 2 (Billings 2), MB 1 (Humphrey). Total fouls -- SY 18, MB 15. Fouled out -- none. Technicals -- none.
Paso Robles 70, Santa Maria St. joseph 48--details not availableMarmonte League
Agoura 70, Westlake 57--Kevin Cornell scored 15 of his team-high 18 points in the second half to lead Marmonte League leader Agoura (17-3, 6-1) past visiting Westlake 70-57. Cornwell added 10 rebounds for the Chargers, who got 17 points and 11 rebounds from Adam Allegro, 13 points from Johnny Gray, eight rebounds from Justin Campbell and four steals from Southern Section steal leader Brett Spaulding, who upped his season total to 78 Tyler Adamczyk scored 16 for Westlake (9-8, 3-3).
Thousand Oaks 79, Newbury Park 60--Lancers keep pace: Kyle Kegley and Ben Olson had 21 points apiece and Dave Anderson added 14 points as Thousand Oaks scored a 79-60 Marmonte League win over visiting Newbury Park. The Lancers (15-4, 4-1) who knocked off four-time defending champion and No. 9-ranked Simi Valley on Wednesday -- their first win over the Pioneers in six years -- pulled away from Newbury Park with a 25-11 third quarter. Adam Carlson scored 14 and Rudy Flores and Randy Meru 10 each for the Panthers.
Simi Valley 74, Royal 42--Pioneers bounce back: Dustin Villepigue had 31 points, 11 rebounds and five blocked shots and Jered Weaver added 13 points as Simi Valley (15-6, 14-3) defeated school district rival Royal 74-42 at Royal.
Los Altos 62, Pomona 51--Senior center Brett Campbell scored a team-high 19 points and grabbed eight rebounds as the Conquerors (11-9, 2-2) defeated the Red Devils (15-5, 3-1). Brandon Rogers contributed a team-high 12 rebounds.
Charter Oak 77, Wilson 69-- Senior forward Todd Hurst scored nine of his team-high 15 points in the opening quarter as the Chargers took command early, with Jason Grissom hitting four 3-pointers in the final quarter to ruin any chance for a Wilson rally. Sharif Elkhaldy also had a big night for Charter Oak (17-3, 4-0), with 14 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds.
Mission Valley League
Rosemead 54, Gabrielino 45 (OT)--The Eagles missed a chance to win in the final seconds of regulation and Rosemead's Richard Van Zant took over in overtime to lead the visiting Panthers to a 54-45 victory. With 43.2 seconds left in regulation, Rosemead's Mario Cobian calmly made two free throws, his only points of the game, to tie the game at 39. Gabrielino had time to set up a good shot but forward Ryan Carey was forced to rush a baseline jumper at the buzzer which fell short. Rosemead took advantage of its renewed life and dominated the overtime period. The Panthers (12-8, 3-1) scored 15 points in the four-minute extra period, more than they scored in the entire second half. Van Zant scored the first seven points in the extra period, 11 total in overtime. Van Zant also made six consecutive free throws in overtime after missing all four of his free throw attempts in regulation. Van Zant led all scorers with 25 points. Kevin Cheng added 16 for the Panthers. Rosemead moved into a first-place tie with El Monte, which defeated Arroyo, 66-51, on Friday. Senior Sean Carey led the Eagles (6-14, 2-2) with 16 points and 10 rebounds before fouling out in overtime. Carey missed on a chance to give Gabrielino a four-point lead late in regulation when Rosemead's Albert Cardona rejected a lay-up attempt. Jose Castro had eight points and five rebounds for Gabrielino.
El Monte 66, Arroyo 51--details not available
Mojave River League
Rim of the World 83, Serrano 60--Scott Creswell had 23 points on 11-of-16 shooting, 10 rebounds, five steals and five blocks as the Scots (3-0, 9-11) defeated the visiting Diamondbacks (1-3 in league) in a Mojave River League game. Kurt Oliver added 18 points for Rim, while Matt Ryder had 15 points for Serrano.
La Puente 57, Azusa 53 (OT) -- Chris Pacheco scored five of his seven points in overtime as the Warriors beat the Aztecs. Conrad Olvera had eight points and 10 assists for La Puente, which improved to 1-3 in league and 4-12 overall. Eddie Myricks scored 15 points and Corey Humphrey had 13 for Azusa.
Duarte 74, Bassett 61 --Senior guard Alton Preston went to work on the offensive end in the second half to score 14 of his 16 points as the Falcons established a run-and-gun tempo more to their liking Alonzo Miller scored 21 points to lead Duarte (12-6, 4-0); Randall Greene and Ray Rogers had 11 apiece. Joe Burton finished with 17 points to pace Bassett (5-11, 3-1), which drew within three points of the lead after three quarters.
Gladstone 60, Workman 47--details not availableMt. Baldy League
Ontario 69, Etiwanda 48--Senior 6-2 guard Marlon Mitchell scored 23 points and had six assists as the Jaguars (3-0, 12-5) defeated the visiting Eagles (3-1, 10-9) in a Mt.Baldy League game. Junior 6-3 guard Cameron Munoz added 14 points and seven rebounds for Ontario. Ontario limited Etiwanda to seven points over the final 11 minutes Friday night, turning a close game into a 69-48 rout and handing the Jaguars sole possession of first place in the Mount Baldy League. Etiwanda trailed 42-41 with 3:30 left to play in the third quarter before Ontario closed the period with a 10-2 run. That surge included two Marlon Mitchell free throws after a technical foul was called on Eagles Coach Dave Kleckner. The Eagles were able to close the halftime gap with five consecutive layups to open the third quarter. Jonathan Boyd scored his first points of the second half with 4:30 to go in the quarter, bringing Etiwanda within three at 40-37. Mitchell capped the Jaguars' victory with a steal and a reverse dunk with three minutes remaining. Mitchell finished with 23 points on eight-of-20 shooting. Munoz added 14 points, five rebounds, four assists and four steals. Boyd led the Eagles with 15 points, 11 in the first half, and six rebounds. The Eagles shot 18-for-41.Mountain View League
Corona Centennial 67, Corona Santaiago 23--details not available
Arroyo Grande 83, Santa Maria 44--details not available
Righetti 76, Lompoc 52-- The Warriors were up 25-10 at the end of the first quarter. Robert Osorio scored 28 to lead the Warriors. Jeff Groce had 15, Bill Comeau 10 for Righetti, who improved to 2-3 in the Northern League, 12-8 overall. Gabe Fernandez and Franklin Coleman scored 14 each, Joel Smith 12 for the Braves, who fell to 3-2, 12-9 with their second loss in a row.
West Torrance 59, Hawthorne 42--David Harris had a 10-point, 10-block double-double for West in the home win. Matt Bellante scored 12 points and grabbed seven rebounds for West (9-10, 2-5).
Torrance 74, Culver City 61--The Tartars forced 22 turnovers while committing only six of their own in the home win. James Chang led Torrance on offense with 25 points. Chang hit five of 10 3-pointers for Torrance. Michael Williams had 14 points, five assists and five steals; Chris Judd had 11 points and Marshawn Williams had 11 assists and six steals for Torrance (10-9, 4-3). Jarrod Tennant scored 15 points on five 3-pointers for Culver City (8-10, 3-4).
Compton Centennial 75, El Segundo 51--Jeramie Hopson scored 25 points, but the Eagles (10-10, 4-3) fell to host Centennial (7-0 in league). Dashawn Strong had 16 points and nine rebounds and Mike McCullough dished out seven assists. El Segundo cut Centennial's lead to six in the fourth quarter after trailing by 16 at halftime but could not sustain the rally.
South Torrance 57, Beverly Hills 54--Clete Albitz led South (12-6, 5-2) with 19 points in its victory over Beverly Hills. Matt Peterson contributed 16 points, 11 rebounds and two assists and Un Koh chipped in 12 points and three reboundsPacific League Muir 64, Glendale 41--The Mustangs' offense came to life in the second quarter, and the defense stayed dominant to hand the Nitros a 64-41 loss Friday at Muir High. Glendale (8-12, 0-4 in league) struggled offensively all evening. The height of the Nitros' futility started in the second quarter, when they were scoreless for eight minutes. Hermie Nicolas hit a jumper with 5:55 to go in the second. Glendale didn't have any other points until Nicolas scored again with 5:55 left in the third. Muir (17-2, 4-0) is the top team in the league. Malcolm Johnson hit two three-pointers and Devon Thomas fired another to get the Mustangs rolling in the second quarter. Muir scored 16 points in Glendale's offensive absence. Muir led, 26-12, with six minutes to go in the third quarter. Glendale 5 7 14 15 -- 41 Muir 8 16 22 18 -- 64 GLENDALE--Karibyan 14 and 7 rebounds, Nicolas 10, Van Patten 9, Guerrero 4 and 10 rebounds, I. Hall 4. Three-pointers: Karibyan 2, Nicholas. MUIR--J. Hall 15, Willis 10, Frazier 8 and 6 rebounds, Hollins 7, Thomas 7, Davis 6, Johnson 6, Dickson 3, Wormely 2. Three-pointers: Johnson 2, Dickson, Thomas.
Crescenta Valley 72, Hoover 61--Goffredo-Jenkins: Crescenta Valley's scoring tandem of Jimmy Goffredo and James Jenkins led the Falcons to another win. Goffredo finished with 21 points and James Jenkins finished with 19 points as the Falcons improved to 15-4, 3-1. Fred Akopyan scored 21 points to lead the Tornadoes (8-10, 1-3). Chris Tarne finished with 14. CV shot 16 for 32 (50%) in the first half as it built a 42-28 lead. Hoover (8-10, 1-3 in league) remained in striking distance for throughout the third quarter, but its poor shooting proved to be too costly. The Tornadoes finished just 24 for 74 (32.4%) from the field as it trailed by as much as 18 in the final quarter. Haik Stepanyan had 19 for Hoover. CV 20 22 16 14 -- 72 Hoover 14 14 14 19 -- 61 CV -- Goffredo 21, Jenkins 19 and 13 rebounds, Tarne 14 and eight assists and 5 steals, Kula 8, Kang 5 and 14 rebounds, Pari 5. Three-pointers: Goffredo 3, Kula, Tarne. Hoover -- Akopyan 21, Stepanyan 19, Rivera 9, Baghdasarian 4, Markossian 4, Ismailyan 4. Three-pointers: Rivera 3, Stepanyan 2, Akopyan, Baghdasarian
Pacific Coast League
Costa Mesa 66, Laguna Beach 40--The Mustangs outscored the Artists, 23-8, in the third quarter, en route to a 66-40 Pacific Coast League triumph. Mike Payne, a 6-foot-7 senior center, scored eight of his career-high 26 points in the third period blitz, which also inclued seven points from David Conte and six from Steve Whittaker. Payne, whose previous high was 22 this season against Aliso Niguel, added 11 rebounds and four blocked shots to help the Mustangs improve to 12-7, 2-2 in league. Whittaker, a senior guard, finished with 12 points, nine boards and six assists, while Conte added six assists. Laguna Beach, led by senior Will Blodgett's 16 points, fell to 4-15, 0-4. Laguna Beach 12 11 8 9 - 40 Costa Mesa 15 11 23 17 - 66 Laguna Beach - Blodgett 16, Brown 7, Ridet 6, Chatrath 4, Leahy 3, Norfleet 2, Foes 2. 3-pt. goals - Blodgett 3, Leahy 1. Fouled out - none. Technicals - none. Costa Mesa - Payne 26, Vakili 16, Whittaker 12, Conte 7, Cabico 2, Krikorian 2, Fregoso 1, Biggio 0, Amburgey 0, Gandia 0, Clark 0, Millward 0. 3-pt. goals - Vakili 2, Conte 1 . Fouled out - none. Technicals - none.
Northwood 68, Estancia 59--The Estancia High boys basketball team lost to host Northwood, 68-59, in Pacific Coast League action Friday night. Micah Young led the Eagles (6-13, 1-3 in league) with 27 points and eight rebounds, while added Eliasar Maldonado chipped in with 11 points. Estancia hung tough in the first half, trailing only by four points, Northwood's 18-6 third-quarter edge put the game away. Drew Terry led the Timberwolves (15-5, 2-2) with 22 points. Estancia 11 21 6 20 - 58 Northwood 13 23 18 15 - 69 Estancia - Maldonado 11, Rodriguez 2, Young 27, Prado 4, D. Valbuena 4, K. Valbuena 9, Romero 1, Cachola 0. 3 pt. goals - Maldonado 1. Fouled out - none. Technical fouls- none. Northwood - Susson 2, Howard 2, Roggero 15, Terry 22, Bailey 11, Lee 4, Sanchez 3, Gray 4, Selway 6. 3 pt. goals - Roggero 1, Terry 1, Sanchez 1. Fouled out - none. Technical fouls - none.
University 58, Corona del Mar 55--The Sea Kings (9-12, 3-1 in league) lost to the high-scoring Trojans (12-7, 4-0) on Friday night. The Trojans came into the game averaging nearly 11 three per game, but shot only 6 of 33 from beyond the arc (18%) and only 19 of 56 from the field (34%). Senior Charlie Alshuler led the Sea Kings with 18 points, including 10 in the fourth quarter. Idean Shahangian chipped in 15 points, while Zach Brewster added 13. Shahangian scored nine of the Sea Kings' 18 points as Corona del Mar trailed by one. University 19 8 13 18 - 58 Corona del Mar 18 2 19 16 - 55 University - Christoph 19, Garey 17, Asnon 6, Newsome 5, Gomez 4, Tran 3, Allah 2, Feistel 2. 3 pt. goals - Garey 4, Christoph 2. Fouled out - none. Technical fouls - none. Corona del Mar - Alshuler 18, Shahangian 15, Brewster 13, Snell 6, K. Mancillas 2, Marston 1, Richardson 0, Grey 0, Glass 0, B. Mancillas 0. 3 pt. goals - Shahangian 2, Snell 1. Fouled out - none. Technical fouls - none.
Pacific View League
Oxnard 76, Rio Mesa 65--Nicholas Curtis scored 15 of his 32 points in the fourth quarter and the Yellowjackets (18-3, 4-0) won their 20th consecutive Pacific View League game at Oxnard. Oxnard, which has never lost a Pacific View game since the league was formed three seasons ago, outscored Rio Mesa (9-10, 2-2), 33-25, in the fourth quarter. Curtis also grabbed 17 rebounds Oxnard's Shamir Simmons had 11 points and seven rebounds.Jonathan Monette added 11 points and Erik Webb scored 10. Rio Mesa's Angel Torres had 17 points.
Channel Islands 67, Camarillo 65--Manny Berrelleza scored a game-high 30 points to lead Channel Islands (7-12, 2-2) to a 67-65 victory over Camarillo in a Pacific View league boys' basketball showdown at Channel Islands on Friday night. Alex Solis added 21 points and six rebounds for Channel Islands. Jared Jungwirth had 24 points for Camarillo while Ian Caldwell and Jimmy Alstot each scored 13 in the loss. Camarillo's Brad Boyer (11 points) hit a 3-point field goal with three seconds to play, but the Scorpions had no timeouts left and the clock expired.Rio Hondo League
La Canada 61, South Pasadena 59--Greg Gaudino scored 15 points and the Spartans (15-4, 3-1) survived a late rally in a Rio Hondo League game at South Pasadena. Robbie Neyland hit four three-point baskets in the second quarter helping to lead La Canada to a 61-59 Rio Hondo League victory against host South Pasadena on Friday. Neyland, a junior shooting guard, prevented a La Canada turnover with 2.2 seconds left and helped the Spartans (15-4, 3-1 in league) snap a two-game losing streak to the Tigers (5-11, 2-2 in league). La Canada 13 20 19 9 -- 61 South Pasadena 16 6 18 19 -- 59 LA CANADA -- Neyland 12, Hofman 12, Swenson 2, Ballard 7, Gaudino 15, Turley 4, Kim 9. Three-pointers: Neyland 4, Kim 2, Ballard, Hofman. SOUTH PASADENA -- Carillo 6, Lou 12, Young 6, Crosbie 14, Apraku 21. Three-pointers: Apraku 2, Crosbie, Lou, Young.
Monrovia 62, San Marino 25 -- Tyree Collier scored 14 points to lead 10 players in the scoring column as the Wildcats remained atop the league standings with a 4-0 record. Mike Shia scored 10 points to lead San Marino (3-16, 0-4).
San Andreas League
Pacific 96, Yucaipa 62--Senior guard Donnell Jury
recorded his fifth triple-double of the year, scoring 23 points, grabbing 10 rebounds and
10 assists to help the Pirates (3-1, 12-5) over the visiting Thunderbirds (0-4 in league) in a San Andreas League game. Senior 6-2 guard Russell Kinser had a game-high 25 points and also grabbed 13 rebounds for Pacific, while Thad Orr scored 14 points for Yucaipa.
Colton 66, San Gorgonio 49--Senior 6-9 center Kevin Pinkney had 20 points, 17 rebounds and was credited with eight blocked shots as the visiting Yellowjackets (3-1, 11-8) defeated the Spartans (2-2, 12-8) in a San Andreas League game. Brian Sorensen added 17 points and 10 rebounds for Colton.
Cajon 75, San Bernardino 62--Junior forward Donovan Morris had 19 points and 13 rebounds to help the Cowboys (4-0, 13-6) past the visiting Cardinals (0-4, 4-12) in a San Andreas League game. Junior point guard Larry Dew scored 18 points and was credited with six steals for Cajon, while Romale Porter had 14 points.San Gabriel League
Paramount 53, Downey 49 (OT)--details not availableSanta Fe League Murphy 58, Bell Jeff 41--Casey Markovic scored a team-high 15 points, Andy Bunning had 11 points and Tyler Kealey had five points, nine rebounds and 10 assists for Bell-Jeff (11-7, 1-2) in the Guards' 58-41 loss to Santa Fe League-leading Murphy (15-5, 4-) at Bell-Jeff.
Cathedral 49, La Salle 47--details not available
West Covina 67, Rowland 65 (OT)--Adam Wong hit a jumper with 20 seconds left to send the game into overtime, but the Bulldogs had too much from Jino LaBomme for the Raiders. LaBomme had 26 points to lead all scorers, and teammate Jabir Jinna had 17. Glenn Phillips led the Raiders with 23 points and freshman guard Larry Tie scored 12 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter.
Diamond Bar 59, Nogales 45--Khalif Ford led the Brahmas to the win at Nogales on Friday night in a 59-45 victory over the Nobles. The victory kept Diamond Bar (9-11, 4-0) unbeaten in league play nearing the midway point, and kept Nogales (11-9, 2-2) from forging a tie for first place. Ford had missed seven games earlier in the season with a torn patella tendon in his knee, and the Brahmas struggled without him. Friday, he missed all seven of his field goal attempts in the first half, and Diamond Bar fell behind 28-22 at halftime. But Ford scored 16 of his game-high 20 points in the second half, and the Brahmas forced 11 turnovers to take control. Diamond Bar's 6-foot-7 center, Mark Jecmen was held to 14 points, but he grabbed 19 rebounds and blocked five shots.
Ayala 54, Damien 44--details not available
Temescal Canyon 49, Chaparral 43--details not available
Bellflower 62, Cerritos 40--details not available
St. Bonaventure 62, Oak Park 58--The Seraphs' balanced scoring overcame a 33-point effort by Oak Park center Jeremy Murphy in a Tri-Valley League overtime game at St. Bonaventure. Steve Tarin scored 19 points and Wade DeSmidt had 16 points, six rebounds and nine blocked shots for St. Bonaventure (12-5, 3-0). DeSmidt blocked a 3-point shot by Oak Park's Grant Smith with four seconds left in regulation and gave St. Bonaventure a 60-58 lead in overtime by making a three-point play with 48 seconds remaining. Jeremy Murphy, last year's Tri-Valley MVP, scored 33 points for Oak Park, including 24 of his team's 34 points in one stretch. DeSmidt entered the week as the county's leader in blocked shots with 55. DeSmidt, who has blocked 19 shots this week, sent an early message to Oak Park by rejecting three of its first seven field-goal attempts. DeSmidt and 6-3 forward Chris Saunders worked together in overtime to shutout Murphy.
Fillmore 58, Carpinteria 46 --Armando Ferrer pulled down 17 rebounds and scored 11 points to lead Fillmore to the road win. Rudy Murillo registered 12 points and 10 rebounds while Luis Herrera also chipped in 12 points for Fillmore (6-11, 2-1). The Warriors shot 18-of-78 from the floor as the Flashes rolled to a Tri-Valley League victory. Carpinteria (0-3, 1-12) rallied in the fourth quarter as Ernie Lopez caught fire from the outside. He finished with 17 points, including five 3-pointers. The Warriors also received 12 points from guard Scott Lopez. FILLMORE -- Fore 4, Hererra 12, Arroyo 5, Ferrer 11, Gunn 4, Ruiz 2, De la Piedra 5, Gurrola 2, Murillo 12, Perkins 0. Totals 23 11-22 58. CARPINTERIA -- S. Lopez 12, E. Lopez 17, Savoy 5, Lamar 6, Bre. Zoldos 1, Bra. Zoldos 2, J. Lopez 3. Totals 18-78 4-11 46 Fillmore . . . 18 11 10 17 -- 58 Carpinteria . . . 8 5 10 23 -- 46 3-point goals -- F 0, C 8 (S. Lopez 2, E. Lopez 5, J. Lopez 1). Total fouls -- F 12, C 21. Fouled out -- Bre. Zoldos. Technicals -- Perkins.
Valle Vista League
Covina 67, Sierra Vista 46--The Colts trailed 7-0 early, but recovered to beat the Dons. Brett Pill and Emmanuel Olayinka each had 12 points for Covina, which improved to 10-9 overall and 4-3 in league. The Colts, who shook off their slow start and led 39-16 at the half, had 20 assists. Armando Juarez led Sierra Vista, which is winless in seven league games, with 13 points. Jose Vasquez had 12.
Bonita 60, Baldwin Park 44 --Senior Jeran Carr hit a pair of 3-pointers near the end of the third quarter to spark the Bearcats (14-5, 5-2) to a 22-6 run in the final minutes en route to victory. Bonita sharpshooter Chris Dean, who was limited to just five points in the first three quarters, broke loose to score eight in the final period. Ramsey Jarrar scored seven of his team-high 15 points in the final quarter. Geary Thompson had 18 points and 12 rebounds, both team highs, to lead Baldwin Park (7-9, 3-4).
San Dimas 87, Northview 46--details not available
Bloomington Christian 73, Bethel Christian 45--Mike Martin had 26 points and 11 rebounds, and Aaron Rollings added 23 points to lead the visiting Ravens (4-1, 14-1) over the Kings (3-2 in league) in a Victory League game.
|Non-League Southern Section Games--Friday, Jan. 19, 2001|
Ventura 68, Hueneme 47--Bryan Easterly had 15 points and 14 rebounds in a nonleague victory at Ventura (13-9). Ventura jumped out to a 24-5 lead at the end of the first quarter en route to their win over Hueneme (4-9). Tyler Ebell led Ventura with 16 points and seven assists.
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