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Game Scores and Details From
Tuesday 1/23/01--(Jan. 28, 2001)

We continue to play catch-up. . . These are the scores and details from Tuesday, January 23, 2001. Only a moderate number of teams in action, but some really good games. If it happened, we've got it, but if not, that just means the score wasn't reported.  And as always, if we missed a score or don't have the details, send it in either by e-mail, or by posting to the message board.

LA City Section League Games--Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2001

Magnet League

LACES 87, Downtown Business Magnet 63--details not available.

Bravo 94, Elizabeth 42--details not availble.

Southern Section League Games--Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2001

Academy League

Calvary Chapel Downey 66, Capo Valley Christian 54-- The Grizzlies narrowly escaped (relative to many of their prior wins) with the league victory, improving to 18-3 overall, 4-0 in league.  Tim Drisdom scored 34 points, while James scored 13.  CVC dropped to 5-10 overall and 1-3 in leauge.  Others scoring for CCD were Grider 4, Shuler 1, Robinson 2, Henderson 6, Black 3 and Grace 3.  Smetona led CVC with 17 and Skinner had 11.

Almont League

Montebello 54, Schurr 47-- Jason Ludwig emerged as the "go-to guy" for the Oilers, igniting his team's offense with a game-high 27 points in heading the victory. Christian Saenz also scored in double figures for Montebello, finishing with 14 points.  Sean Dixon ended up with 15 points to lead three Spartans in double figures in the scoring column.

Bell Gardens 56, Alhambra 54--Gabriel Herrera's basket with 30 seconds remaining proved to be the difference as the Lancers prevailed in a nailbiter.  Marcus Harris and Edwin Rosario each scored 19 points to lead Alhambra (15-6, 3-2).

San Gabriel 80, Keppel 65-- San Gabriel improved to 12-9, 3-2 behind Tuan Pien's 20 points and JR Canizal's 24 points.   Keppel dropped to 4-187, 0-5.

Arrowhead League

La Sierra Academy 71 Sherman Indian 70 -- Michael Kiemeny hit a technical-foul free throw after the final buzzer to seal the Arrowhead League victory for Riverside La Sierra Academy. Kiemeny sank a shot from the wing to tie the score at 70-70, and was fouled in the act of shooting as time expired. Kiemeney missed his free throw attempt, and the game appeared headed into overtime. However, Riverside Sherman Indian's Dalen Spoonhunter was called for a technical foul and La Sierra Academy was awarded another free throw. Sherman Indian's Slater led all scorers with 22 points. SHERMAN INDIAN (70) -- Ivins 7, Hubbard 19, Nez 22, Spoonhunter 17, Flores 2, Perez 3.  LA SIERRA ACADEMY (71) -- Paschal 15, Moya 12, Gomez 2, Verde 5, Kiemeney 18, Bullon 17, Castro 2. Halftime score -- La Sierra Academy 35-30. Three-point goals -- Hubbard, Nez 4, Spoonhunter, Paschal, Verde. Total fouls -- La Sierra Acedemy 16, Sherman Indian 21. Fouled out -- Spoonhunter. Technical fouls -- Nez, Hubbard, Spoonhunter. Records: La Sierra Academy 4-1, 12-6. Sherman Indian 4-1, 8-7.

CSDR 69, Ambassador Christian 61 -- Marco Amaro scored a game-high 33 points and Kyle Bayarsky added 16 points and 15 rebounds to lead California School for the Deaf, Riverside to its first Arrowhead League victory. AMBASSADOR CHRISTIAN (61) -- Esteban 24, Guzman 15, Palmer 10, Brandon 8, Pine 2, Cooper 2.  CSDR (69) -- Amaro 33, Bayarsky 16, Scott 12, Alberre 5, Kraus 2, Smith 1.   Halftime score -- CSDR 36-27. Three-point goals -- Palmer 2, Esteban, Amaro 3, Alberre, Bayarsky. Total fouls -- Ambassador Christian 24, CSDR 16. Fouled out -- Scott, Palmer, Guzman. Technical fouls -- None. Records: CSDR 1-5, 4-11. Ambassador Christian 4-11 overall.

Baseline League

Upland 105, Walnut 36 --Five Highlanders reached double figures, led by Kirk Snyder with 16 points, in the Baseline League rout of the Mustangs. Jason Harris scored 14 points, Jason Hathaway had 12, Tyejuan Hatter added 11 and Prentice Harris contributed 10 for Upland (21-1, 5-0), which won its 16th straight game. Sheldon Pace finished with 10 assists. 

Christian League

Western Christian 55, Loma Linda 35 --Brad Meister scored a game-high 20 points and had 13 rebounds to lead the Lancers past Loma Linda.  Western Christian, which improved to 17-5 overall and 5-1 in league play, also received 12 points and 11 assists from Shawn Lokar. LOMA LINDA ACADEMY (35) -- Valdez 15, Rivinius 11, Campbell 4, Aprecio 3, Stottlemyer 2.  WESTERN CHRISTIAN (55) -- Meister 18, Lokar 12, E. Chin 8, Allison 8, Boomer 4, Rodriguez 3, S. Chin.   Halftime score -- Western Christian 25-19. Three-point goals -- Valdez, Rivinius. Total fouls -- Loma Linda Academy 11, Western Christian 9. Fouled out -- None. Technical fouls -- None. Records: Loma Linda Academy 3-4, 8-7. Western Christian 6-1.

Citrus Belt League

Eisenhower 69, Fontana 59 --Playing without its best player in sophomore Trayvon Williams, who served a one-game suspension, and with point guard Aaron Gipson sidelined with an ankle injury just a minute and 50 seconds into the game, Fontana fell behind 14-2 after the first quarter and could not recover in losing to Rialto Eisenhower (No. 2 in Division 1AAA) in a battle of previous Citrus Belt League unbeatens. Fontana (No. 4 in Division 1AAA) committed 21 turnovers and shot 39 percent from the field. Alex Acker had 22 points (10 in the fourth quarter), seven rebounds, four assists and four steals for Eisenhower.  The Steelers opened up the second quarter with a 10-2 run to cut the deficit to 16-12.  Fontana never got any closer than four points. The Eagles (17-4, 5-0) increased the advantage to 11 by halftime (33-22), and led by as many as 17 before the Steelers made a late run. Fontana got as close as seven points in the final minute, but the Eagles made 6-of-8 free throws in the final 1:03 to seal the victory. Duran scored 10 points, while Cory McJimson led the way with 13 points and 14 rebounds for Fontana. Sean Marshall had 13 points and Johnny Dukes had 12 points and nine rebounds for Eisenhower. FONTANA (59) -- McJimson 13, Mancha 10, Duran 10, Okoebor 8, Gipson 0, Gallardo 6, Crull 4, Clayton 6, Perry 2.  EISENHOWER (69) -- Acker 22, S. Marshall 13, Dukes 12, Hart 0, Rouzan 9, Sams 3, Shields 2, Proctor 8. Halftime: Eisenhower 33-22. Three-point goals: McJimson, Duran 2, Gallardo 2, Acker 3, Rouzan 2, Proctor. Total fouls: Fontana 20, Eisenhower 16. Fouled out: None. Technicals: None.   Records: Fontana 3-1, 13-7. Eisenhower 5-0, 17-4. 

Coastal Life League

San Gabriel Academy 68, Glendale Adventist 62-- San Gabriel improved to 13-2, 3-1, while Glendale dropped to 3-13, 0-3. 

Price 83, Newroads 43--details not available.

Desert Sky League

Ridgecrest Burroughs 64, Victor Valley 49-- Rory O'Neil scored 31 points and grabbed 21 rebounds, more than half coming from the offensive glass, and the team tore off on a 15-4 run to start the second half to pummel the visiting Jackrabbits 64-49 before a packed Burros Barn.  BHS improved its season record to 15-3 overall and 4-0 in league; Victor Valley is 9-9,. 1-2.  O'Neil finished the first half with 17 points and 13 boards, and Levi Steinmetz had eight points. BHS 12 15 23 14-64 VV 5 5 19 19 - 49  Scoring BHS (64) - O'Neil 31, Steinmetz 14, Woodson 4, Bachman 6, MacGregor 2, Williams 4, Scott 2, Kincaid 1.  Rebounds: O'Neil 21.

Desert Valley League

Cathedral City 81, La Quinta 68 -- Paced by Gerald DeVance's 21 points, Cathedral City pulled away to a Desert Valley League victory. The four-time defending champion Lions, unbeaten in league play, have a two-game lead with five to play. DeVance keyed a 22-14 third-quarter run, hitting three three-pointers to raise his season total to 61.  The Lions used a quick third-quarter run to break open Tuesday’s Desert Valley League showdown with visiting La Quinta, turning a 1-point game into a rout. It led to an 81-70 victory against the Blackhawks. It also cleared away the toughest hurdle for the Lions in their quest to win a fifth consecutive DVL championship. Cathedral City improved to 7-0 in the DVL. La Quinta dropped to 5-2. Cathedral City, leading 40-39 early in the third quarter, went on a quick 12-2 run to go up 52-41 and it built enough of a cushion to keep the Blackhawks at shoulder’s length for the rest of the game. Early the fourth quarter, the Lions led by as many as 15 -- 66-51 -- off baskets by Mitch Matthews and Thomas Shewmake.  Shewmake finished with 20 points, five blocked shots and 11 rebounds. Gerald DeVance led the Lions in with 21 points (four 3-pointers). Gray finished with 12 points and Matthews 11.LA QUINTA (68) -- Gutierrez 22, Martinez 20, St. Angelo 6, Marrujo 6, Aceves 12, Moreno 2.  CATHEDRAL CITY (81) -- DeVance 21, Lambert 6, Otteson 4, Heredia 7, Gray 12, Shewmake 20, Matthews 11. Halftime score -- Cathedral City 40-35. Three-point goals -- DeVance 4, Heredia, Matthews, Martinez 4, St. Angelo. Total fouls -- La Quinta 14, Cathedral City 15. Fouled out -- None. Records: Cathedral City 7-0, 17-5. La Quinta 5-2, 16-5.

Express League

Rolling Hills 60, Orangewood 58--Curtis Allen , who finished with 25 points, made a layup with two minutes left to give visiting Rolling Hills Prep a victory at Orangewood. Jason Daley added 10 points and Kyle Rose finished with 10 points and nine rebounds for Rolling Hills Prep (10-4, 8-0).  Warren Tamanaha of Orangewood (6-2) scored 25 points.

La Verne Lutheran 63, Southlands Christian 49-- Scott Moore scored 17 points and grabbed 22 rebounds, two shy of a school record, as the Trojans downed the host Eagles.  La Verne Lutheran (12-5, 7-2) took command with a 17-5 first-quarter run, then cruised to victory. Three Trojans scored in double figures, led by Michael Lee's 18 points. Ryan Cumberland added 16.

Eastside Christian 62, Liberty Christian 52--Matt Silvernale had 20 points to leade Eastside.  LC dropped to 1-6.

Freedom League

Whitewater 80, Wilson Creek 78 -- Jimmy Bailey scored 36 of his game-high 50 points in the second half, including 19 in the fourth quarter, as Yucaipa Wilson Creek's comeback attempt fell short in a Freedom League contest. The Eagles, who trailed by 16 at halftime, cut the lead to two early in the fourth quarter, but never gained the lead. Andre Connor scored 28 points and Darrel Lawrence scored 13 points and had 15 assists to lead Whitewater.  WILSON CREEK (78) -- Bailey 50, Aaron 9, Espitia 3, Garcia 8, Pichard 2, Greer 6.  WHITEWATER (80) -- Connor 28, Pardes 2, Hubbard 7, Sanchez 6, Lawrence 13, Murdock 10, Williams 10, Martinez 4. Halftime score -- Whitewater 44-28. Three-point goals -- Lawrence 3, Williams 2, Espitia, Bailey, Garcia 2. Total fouls -- Wilson Creek 15, Whitewater 17. Fouled out -- None. Records: Whitewater 7-0, 13-0.

Wilson Creek 77, Whitewater 72 (make-up game)--Jimmy Bailey scored 30 of his game-high 58 points in the second half as Yucaipa Wilson Creek came back from a nine-point deficit to defeat Whitewater in a make-up Freedom League game. Bailey had 20 points in the fourth. Whitewater, which trailed by 14 at halftime, switched to a 3-1-1 half-court press in the third quarter and took a nine-point lead late in the third quarter.  WHITEWATER (72) -- Connors 30, Pardes 4, Hubbard 11, Lawrence 11, Murdock 10, Martinez 2, Williams 4. WILSON CREEK (77) -- Bailey 58, Aaron 2, Espitia 2, Garcia 2, Greer 13.  Halftime score -- Wilson Creek 46-32. Three-point goals -- Hubbard, Lawrence, Bailey 2. Total fouls -- Whitewater 16, Wilson Creek 13. Fouled out -- Hubbard. Records: Whitewater 7-1, 13-1.

Golden League

Quartz Hill 56, Highland 53--The Bulldogs were able to rally from a fourth-quarter deficit to pull out a 56-53 victory and a share of first place with idle Lancaster. Both teams are 4-1 in league, while the Rebels fell to 3-2 in league and sole possession of third place.  The contest was originally scheduled for Jan. 16 but was canceled when the current energy crisis began disrupting Golden League play. The Rebels (13-5, 3-2) had a 44-41 lead entering the final quarter, but Mario Realzola gave Highland (11-9, 4-1) a 54-53 lead with a 3-pointer with 1:29 remaining.  Highland outscored the Rebels 15-9 over the final eight minutes.   Highland guard Gabe Stevenson led all scorers with 21 points to go along with five assists. His brother, Michael Stevenson had 12 points and Realzola added 11. Highland's lone league loss was to the Eagles on Jan. 12, a onepoint setback that was decided on a last second 3-pointer by Lancaster. The two teams will meet again on Feb. 2.  The loss was especially frustrating for the Rebels, who defeated first-place Lancaster on Friday, 59-55. The Rebels turned the ball over with 28 seconds remaining and senior guard Scott Lankford missed a wild 3-pointer as time expired.  Junior guard Mychael Williams and senior forward Grant Drake each had 15 points to lead Quartz Hill.   However, senior guard Tony Johnson was held to nine points, 11 below his average.   The Bulldogs were able to cover the boards as well, as Antione Jones pulled down 15 rebounds to go with eight points and Idel Dawson had seven rebounds and four points. Dawson's points were crucial baskets inside the paint when the Bulldogs took control in the fourth quarter.

Ivy League

JW North 63, Arlington 51 -- Up by five at halftime, Riverside North outscored Riverside Arlington 18-6 in the third quarter to take control of an Ivy League game. Leo Dotson had a game-high 23 points and 15 rebounds to lead the Huskies and Isaiah Bryant added 16 points and 10 rebounds.  JW NORTH (63) -- Wynn 5, McBeck 6, Aubert 2, Esquivel 3, Bryant 16, Washington 8, Dotson 23.   ARLINGTON (51) -- Simon 9, Glover 11, Wilman 6, Holguin 5, McAlister 2, Aguirre 5, Christie 13. Halftime score -- North 29-24. Three-point goals -- Simon, Glover, Holguin, Aguirre, Winn, McBeck, Esquivel. Total fouls -- North 12, Arlington 15. Fouled out -- None. Records: Arlington 1-4, 14-8. North 4-1, 10-10.

Canyon Springs 77, Moreno Valley 46 -- Senior guard Jason Braxton scored 12 of his game-high 25 points in the first quarter as Moreno Valley Canyon Springs cruised to an Ivy League victory. Braxton also had 12 rebounds, five steals and five assists, playing about three quarters. Braxton had to take up some scoring slack because standout sophomore guard Richard Cobbs suffered a stress fracture in his left foot Saturday against LA Dorsey. Cobbs is expected to miss three weeks, the rest of the regular season.  Jason Braxton displayed all his skills for the home crowd Tuesday: drives in the lane, scoop layups, bounce passes, flashy dribbles, outside jumpers and three dunks, including a reverse slam.  Brandon Woods added 13 points for the Cougars (5-0, 15-6). MORENO VALLEY (46) -- Ashley 6, Brown 6, Howard 9, Norwood 1, Conley 0, Clarke 5, Bundy 9, Long 2, McNeil 5, Lynch 4. CANYON SPRINGS (77) -- Braxton 25, James 4, Smith 8, Woods 13, Gaines 8, Rispers 8, Arnwine 7, Adam 4.   Halftime score -- Canyon Springs 37, Moreno Valley 20. Three-point goals -- Ashley, Clarke, Howard 3, Bundy, McNeil, Braxton, Arnwine, Woods 3. Total fouls -- Moreno Valley 11, Canyon Springs 20. Fouled out -- none. Technical fouls -- Woods, Howard.   Records: Canyon Springs 5-0, 15-6. Moreno Valley 3-2, 10-12.

Liberty League

Buckley 79, Yeshiva 53--The Griffins (15-1, 6-0) remained undefeated by beating the YULA Panthers (11-4, 6-3), the only team to defeat Buckley this season (a game played in early December at the Montclair Prep Tournament, which Buckley lost 83-79).  Buckley, ranked No. 6 by Cal-Hi Sports in the State Division V rankings, and No. 3 in V-AA of Southern Section in the CIF/SCIBCA poll, was led by Alex Clancy with 23 points, including 7 three-pointers (five consecutive), while All-CIF players junior David Gale had 10 points, 14 assists and 6 steals, and senior Colin Ward-Henninger had 16 and 12 rebounds. The Griffins were also aided by 7 points and 6 rebounds from Steve Broukhim, 6 points and 5 steals from Royal Weaver, 7 points from Murali Sivalingam and 7 from Jake Scannell; Matt Wolfe chipped in with a three pointer.   The Griffins managed to keep the Panthers' best player Abey Malkin to just 5 points, and Kenny Pollack to 14.  Issac Gabbai had 1, Seth Dorfman 10, Adi Isaacs 10, Alex Kalmanovich 2, and Lesley Portnoy and Daniel Nagel 2 each.  Buckley--12  21   25  21--79;  Yeshiva--10   16  18  9--53.

Windward 47, Viewpoint 45-- details not available.

Metro League

Cal Lutheran 45, Riverside Christian 44 -- With four seconds remaining, Wildomar Cal Lutheran's Phil Neujahr sank a floater in the lane to defeat Riverside Christian in Metro League play.CAL LUTHERAN (45) -- Johnson 5, Baker 2, Lyon 2, Wenzel 3, Neujahr 19, Bahn 10, Lemmerman 4. RIVERSIDE CHRISTIAN (44) -- Ayres 8, Chiado 6, Williams 6, Vargas 3, DeCarlo 11, Manning 10.  Halftime score -- Riverside Christian 20, Cal Lutheran 22. Three-point goals -- Ayres, Vargas, DeCarlo 3, Johnson, Neujahr 2. Total fouls -- Riverside Christian 14, Cal Lutheran 12. Fouled out -- None. Technical fouls -- Cal Lutheran Coach.  Records: Riverside Christian 3-3, 3-6. Cal Lutheran 5-0, 8-5.

Miramonte League

Pomona 65, Charter Oak 41--Embert Madison scored a game-high 24 points to lead Pomona High School to a 65-41 victory over visiting Charter Oak in a key Miramonte League encounter Tuesday night.  The victory moved the Red Devils, who are 17-5 overall and 4-1 in league play, into a first-place tie with the Chargers (17-4, 4-1). Charter Oak, which was outscored 36-25 in the second half, received 19 points from forward Nick Brown. Pomona, led by Embert Madison's game-high 22 points and Odell Howard's bruising inside defense, jumped in front of the Chargers (17-4, 4-1) from the opening tip. The Red Devils ended the first quarter on an 11-3 run, capped by a long jumper from Darnel Buchanan at the buzzer. Howard, who did not score in the quarter, had five rebounds and two blocks. Playing without the inside presence of forward Spencer Smith, who missed the game because of injury, Pomona seemed content to shoot jumpers from outside. Madison connected on two of his six three-pointers in the first half as the Red Devils cruised to a 26-16 advantage.  Madison hit back-to-back three-pointers to begin the third quarter, then did it again to lead off the fourth as Pomona built its largest lead of the game. The only thing keeping Charter Oak in the game was the play of 6-foot-6 center Nick Brown, who scored 18 points despite four-for-18 shooting from the free-throw line. But Brown's contribution only served to keep the final score respectable.  The Red Devils hit nine of 14 shots in the third quarter to extend their lead and outrebounded Charter Oak 11 to four.  Joe Steele helped fill the void inside left by the injury to Smith. Steele, an all-league receiver in football, recorded two blocks and had three uncontested layups down the stretch to keep Pomona comfortably in front.

Diamond Ranch 66, Los Altos 54 --Aaron Williams scored 15 points as the Panthers (12-9, 3-2) won their second straight Miramonte League game, dropping the Conquerors.   Daniel Knott scored 13 points and pulled down seven rebounds, while Andre Lyons had seven rebounds and 10 points. Brandon Rogers led Los Altos with 14 points.

Mountain View League

Corona Centennial 94, Corona 38 -- Six players scored in double figures for Corona Centennial, led by J.R. Reese's 20 points, as the Huskies cruised to victory over Corona in a Mountain View League game.   CENTENNIAL (94) -- Soderberg 10, Peppers 4, Alexander 2, Gonzalez 10, Reese 20, Williams 17, Statten 4, Brisman 3, B. Williams 11, E. Soderberg 11, B. Soderberg 2.   CORONA (38) -- Nixon 2, Verdusco 2, Morrow 6, Smith 4, Wolfe 3, Hyun 2, Dias 9, Gonzalez 10. Halftime score -- Centennial 46-18. Three-point goals -- Reese 3, Williams, Statten, Dias. Total fouls -- Corona 23, Centennial 12. Fouled out -- Gonzalez. Technical fouls -- Gonzalez. Records: Corona 1-4, 6-15. Centennial 5-0, 18-2.

Norco 69, Jurupa Valley 60 (2OT) -- Norco outscored Jurupa Valley 9-0 in the second overtime to win a Mountain View League game. Reggie Smith scored five of his game-high 29 points in the second overtime. Jurupa Valley overcame a 13-point deficit in the fourth quarter sparked by Kevin Barber, who scored 10 of his team-high 18 points. NORCO (69) -- Bond 1, Smith 29, Reyes 14, Burghgraaf 20, Valenzuela 3, Erickson 2.  JURUPA VALLEY (60) -- Lozano 12, Frias 16, West 4, Brito 4, Barber 18, Zucca 4, Ayala 2. Halftime score -- Norco 30-26. Three-point goals -- Smith 4, Reyes, Frias. Total fouls -- Norco 22, Jurupa Valley 19. Fouled out -- Valenzuela, Barber.   Records: Norco 2-3, 11-10. Jurupa Valley 2-3, 10-11.

La Sierra 70, Santiago 56 -- Riverside La Sierra outscored Corona Santiago 19-4 in the fourth and held on to win a Mountain View League game. Evert Rincon scored eight of his team-high 18 points in the fourth quarter. SANTIAGO (56) -- Simpson 20, Griffin 20, Coleman 6, Cliett 4, Black 6.  LA SIERRA (70) -- Cryder 8, Smith 15, Rincon 18, Johnson 9, Maxium 2, Midgett 12, Bondon 2, Biggs 4. Halftime score -- Santiago 37-36. Three-point goals -- Simpson 4, Griffin 4, Black, Cryder 2, Smith 3, Rincon 4. Total fouls -- Santiago 18, La Sierra 9. Fouled out -- Coleman.   Records: La Sierra 3-2, 11-9.

Mojave River League

Rim of the World 92, Hesperia 62 --   Noah Urbina led Lake Arrowhead Rim of the World with 27 points, including five three-pointers, against Hesperia in Mojave League action.  HESPERIA (62) -- Puckett 3, Robertson 21, M. Delgado 10, E. Delgado 5, Locy 10, Hunter 4, Trujillo 9.  RIM OF THE WORLD (92) -- George 15, Pattison 2, Urbina 27, Creswell 16, Jurado 10, Oliver 8, Bruton 2, Rattet 8, Huff 2, Hartsock 2. Halftime score -- Rim of the World 51-21. Three-point goals -- Urbina 5, Oliver 2, Rattet 2, George, Puckett, Delgado 2, Trujillo. Total fouls -- Hesperia 8, Rim of the World 15. Fouled out -- None. Records: Rim of the World 4-0, 10-11. Hesperia 2-2.

Ocean League

Torrance 55, West Torrance 48--James Chang scored nine of his 12 points in the second half and Dustin May sparked a 20-6 run in the fourth quarter to give Torrance a 55-48 victory against West Torrance in an Ocean League basketball game at Torrance.  Jamaal Dixon scored 10 points in the third quarter to give West (9-11, 2-6) a 42-35 lead. May finished with 11 points and Lance Keys added 10 points for Torrance (11-9, 5-3).

Compton Centennial 66, South Torrance 52-- South was led by Clete Albitz with 17 points, seven rebounds, three steals and three assists in the loss to Centennial. Anthony Davis had a game-high 20 points for Centennial (18-3, 8-0); South is 12-7, 5-3. The Apaches  scored 26 points in the fourth quarter and senior guard Anthony Davis had 20 points and 13 rebounds as Centennial went on to beat the host Spartans (5-3 league). Freshman guard Gabriel Pruitt also had 11 points, 5 assists and 4 steals for Centennial which will host Beverly Hills on Friday at 7:30 p.m.

Culver City 66, Beverly Hills 64--details not available.

Omega League

Newbury Park Adventist 65, San Ferando Adventist 18--details not available.

Pacific League

Muir 64, Pasadena 50--Muir, the state's No. 6-ranked team in Division II, took advantage of its early cushion and never trailed in its 64-50 Pacific League victory over arch-rival and host Pasadena on Tuesday afternoon. Muir (19-2, 5-0) scored 17 of the game's first 20 points, including a 13-0 run that featured five baskets from inside the key and a 3-pointer from reserve guard Malcolm Johnson. The Bulldogs (10-10, 3-2) showed flashes of life, particularly in the second quarter, but couldn't get any closer than seven points. Dino Wilburn opened a Pasadena run with a 3-pointer and McKenzie Clark closed it out with a putback dunk to bring the score to 26-19. But two minutes later, Muir's lead was right back up to 14 as Joseph Frazier and Johnson scored after back-to-back steals. Any Pasadena comeback hopes were severely dampened when Wilburn, the Bulldogs' leading scorer, picked up his fourth foul. By the time he got back on the scoreboard in the fourth quarter, Muir had increased its lead to as many as 21 points.  Muir's key player, Joe Frazier had a game-high 23 points and 12 rebounds. Wilburn led Pasadena with 14 points. Israel Miller came off the bench to score 13.

Crescenta Valley 83, Arcadia 73-- The Apaches were victimized by a pair of turnovers in the final minute and Crescenta Valley's pinpoint free-throw shooting down the stretch (8-for-8 in the closing minutes) in deciding the outcome. Brian Kang filled the void for James Jenkins when he fouled out,  recording six of his game-high 15 rebounds in the fourth quarter to help the Falcons to a 83-73 Pacific League win at Arcadia High.  Kang pulled down 14 rebounds in the second half, as his team improved to 16-5, 4-1 overall.    Jenkins and Jimmy Goffredo shouldered most of scoring responsibility in the first half. Jenkins scored 14 points, and Goffredo hit his first three three-pointers en route to tallying 11 of his 18 points.  CV junior Chris Tarne headed the attack in the second half, where he scored 10 of his 23 points.  The Apaches (12-9, 1-4 in league) gave CV a hard time, especially in the first half. Arcadia shot 46.9% (15 of 32) from the field and made four of 10 three-pointers. In the last 20 seconds, Tarne hit all four of his free throws and Tim Kula made both of his to hold off Arcadia. CV 27 18 20 18 -- 83 Arcadia 19 23 12 19 -- 73 CV--Jenkins 25 and 9 rebounds, Tarne 23, Goffredo 18, Kula 10, Kang 5 and 15 rebounds, Pari 2. Three-pointers: Goffredo 4, Tarne 3. ARCADIA--Thornton 16, Owens 16, Wilkerson 14, Dohling 11, Anderson 6 and 7 rebounds, Jackson 6, Baik 2, Newton 2.  Three-pointers: Owens 4, Dohling 3, Jackson 2, Thornton, Wilkerson

Hoover 59, Glendale 56-- Fred Akopyan hit  jumper just inside the free throw line with 30 seconds remaining that proved to be the game-winner as Hoover topped its cross-town rival, 59-56, at Glendale High. The Tornadoes (9-10, 2-3 in league) overcame a 14-point second-half deficit, thanks in part to a half-court trap defense that forced 12 Glendale turnovers and held it to just eight-of-25 shooting in the final 16 minutes.  Glendale dropped to 8-13, 0-5. Hoover 10 15 15 19 -- 59 Glendale 17 15 12 12 -- 56 HOOVER -- Baghdasarian 10, Stepanyan 14, Rivera 12 and 9 rebounds, Ismalyan 4, Akopyan 12, Markossian 2, Chinivizyan 2, Abernathy 3.   Three-pointers: Stepanyan 2, Baghdasarian. GLENDALE -- Calton 5, Karibyan 3, Guerrero 19, 7 rebounds and 4 steals, Van Patten 14, Hall 8, Nicholas 5, Galustian 2.  Three-pointers: Calton, Nicholas, Karibyan.

Prep League

Rio Hondo Prep 74, Lighthouse Chrisltian 35--Ryan Westervoorde scored a game-high 20 points and Devon Drain chipped in with 17 points as Rio Hondo Prep downed visiting Lighthouse Christian Academy, 74-35, in Prep League boys basketball action on Tuesday night.  Even though the Pasadena Star News' Prep page reported that this "was the first win in league play for the Kares (5-11, 1-3) this season" this was not a league contest.  But we'll list it here anyway, just to make the Kares feel better about themselves. . . and with this season, they need it.

San Andreas League

Cajon 68, San Gorgonio 54 -- Donovan Morris scored 34 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in leading San Bernardino Cajon to a San Andreas League victory. Morris, a 6-foot-3 junior forward, was 10 of 15 from the floor and 12 of 13 from the free-throw line. CAJON (68) -- Morris 34, Dew 16, Porter 5, Payne 13, De Arman 0.  SAN GORGONIO (54) -- Houston 7, Harris 12, White 5, Buckingham 13, Dowdy 15, Sherman 2. Halftime score -- Cajon 37-26. Three-point goals -- Morris 2, Dew, Porter, Harris 2, White. Total fouls -- Cajon 13, San Gorgonio 21. Fouled out -- None. Technical fouls -- White. Records: Cajon 5-0, 14-6. San Gorgonio 2-3, 12-9.

Pacific 95, Colton 70 --Five players scored in double figures to help San Bernardino Pacific defeat Colton in a San Andreas League game. Donnell Jury scored a game-high 33 points (14-14 free throws), grabbed 11 rebounds, and dished out 7 assists. Kevin Pickney scored 30 points in a losing effort for Colton. PACIFIC (95) -- Davis 22, Bradley 10, Jury 33, Kinser 12, Easley 2, Mohammed 5, Adams 11.   COLTON (70) -- Crenshaw 6, Evans 3, Sorensen 4, Vinqua 13, Alanzo 10, Jones 4, Pickney 30. Halftime score -- Pacific 39-34. Three-point goals -- Davis 4, Jury 3, Kinser 2, Evans, VInqua, Pickney. Total fouls -- Pacific 14, Colton 17. Fouled out -- none.    Records: Pacific 4-1, 13-6. Colton 3-2

Sunkist League

Riverside MLK 69, Bloomington 67 -- KING (69) -- Aragbaye 5, Lea 39, Hilt 8, Goodman 9, Rosborough 8. BLOOMINGTON (67) -- Thomas 13, Davis 12, Tate 4, Hawkins 11, Sales 12, Lee 14, Montoya 1. Halftime score -- King 39-32. Three-point goals -- Lea, Rosborough. Total fouls -- King 18, Bloomington 22. Fouled out -- Sales. Technical fouls -- Thomas.  Records: King 4-1l, 15-5. Bloomington 1-4.

Rubidoux 75, Kaiser 73 -- Rubidoux captured a Sunkist League victory over Fontana Kaiser in a game that was not as close as the score indicated. Kaiser's Cisco Avecedo attempted a three-pointer and was fouled by Calvin Davis. Rubidoux's Cliff Meadors got a technical after protesting the foul, and Avecedo scored all five free throws with one second left, but still the Cats fell short. Jamar Owens had 19 points and 11 rebounds to lead Rubidoux. RUBIDOUX (75) -- Davis 4, Meadors 5, Williams 4, Owens 19, Walker 16, Murcio 16, Hemmings 5, Green 6.  KAISER (73) -- Smith 15, Willhite 6, Ja. Fajarda 6, Jo. Fajarda 6, Williams 17, Acevedo 15, Davidson 4, Wade 4. Halftime score -- Rubidoux 39-36. Three-point goals -- Meadors, Owens, Walker, Murcio 4, Smith 3. Total fouls -- Rubidoux 15, Kaiser 19. Fouled out -- Davis, Smith. Technical fouls -- Meadors.  Records: Rubidoux 3-2, 15-7.

Ramona 68, Norte Vista 48 -- Riverside Ramona outscored Riverside Norte Vista 25-14 in the first quarter and held on to win a Sunkist League game. Houston Downey scored 11 of his game-high 23 points in the second quarter. NORTE VISTA (48) -- W.Horn 7, Hanley 11, Grigsby 14, Torres 4, J.Horn 10, Edwards 2.  RAMONA (68) -- Henry 10, Lewis 9, Downey 23, Carr 9, Fletcher 3, Alex 12, Diaz 2. Halftime score -- Ramona 39-23. Three-point goals -- W.Horn, Hanley 2, Grigsby 2, Lewis, Downey 2. Total fouls -- Norte Vista 16, Ramona 14. Fouled out -- none.  Records: Ramona 4-1, 13-9. Norte Vista 2-3.

Valle Vista League

South Hills 66, Sierra Vista 42--Matt Froid scored a game-high 12 points and had 13 rebounds to lead the Huskies, who improved to 6-14 overall and 3-5 in league play.

San Dimas 65, Bonita 63 --Trailing 60-48 to San Dimas High School Tuesday night, Bonita boys basketball coach Milun Mraz called a timeout with 2:56 to play.In the huddle, he told his team it was time for a "miracle comeback."  The visiting Bearcats nearly produced just that, coming up short of the victory as the Saints held on in a wild finish, 65-63, and escaped with their unbeaten Valle Vista League record intact. Bonita chipped away at San Dimas' lead as the Saints made just 9 of 21 free throws in the fourth quarter.  A layup by Bonita's Nik Kannan cut the lead to four with 26.3 seconds left. After the Saints' Chris Greenwade made 1 of 2 free throws and Jason Greenlee missed both of his attempts, San Dimas allowed Chris Dean to put up a 3-pointer. Dean missed, but the Saints failed to block out Ramsay Jarrar as he grabbed the offensive rebound and scored a putback to make it 63-60 with 3.6 seconds remaining. San Dimas' Antouan Mesropian was intentionally fouled, and sank both free throws. With 2.7 seconds left, Kannan dribbled past midcourt and hit a long-range 3-pointer at the buzzer for the final margin. Bonita (14-6, 5-3) maintained a slim lead until midway through the second quarter as it dominated play in the paint. Chris Dean scored 11 points in the first half. Jarrar scored eight and provided deft inside passing, repeatedly finding Dean and Kyle Johnson for easy layups. But the Bearcats were plagued by turnovers, and that kept them from pulling away from the Saints. Greenlee, who finished with a game-high 26 points, also hit a 3-pointer as the Saints to a 32-28 halftime lead. Greenwade had 14 points and Curtis Small had 15. Jarrar led Bonita with 16 points; Dean finished with 14 and Johnson had 12. San Dimas started to pull away at the end of the third quarter, aided by three turnovers from the Bearcats. Greenlee and Greenwade nailed back-to-back 3-pointers to give the Saints their biggest lead, 60-47, with three minutes left in the game.

Covina 63, Northview 54--details not available.

Victory League

Desert Christian Bermuda Dunes 59, Bethel Christian Riverside 49--  Bermuda Dunes Desert Christian outscored Riverside Bethel Christian 13-2 in the third quarter to open up the score in a Victory League game. DESERT CHRISTIAN (59) -- Johnson 6, Santana 6, Brattrud 19, Smith 16, Nelson 0, Manbus 8, Hay 4. BETHEL CHRISTIAN (49) -- Heiliger 23, Wilson 10, James 1, Klix 13, Love 2.  Halftime score -- 30-30. Three-point goals -- Santana, Heiliger 3, Wilson 2. Total fouls -- Desert Christian 13, Bethel Christian 14. Fouled out -- Nelson. Technical fouls -- Watson (BC). Records: Desert Christian 6-0, 13-3. Bethel Christian 3-3 in league.

Bloomington Christian 68, Mesa Grande 34 -- Bloomington Christian blanked Mesa Grande 12-0 in the first quarter and went on to win a Victory league game. Mike Martin scored a game-high 21 points. BLOOMINGTON CHRISTIAN (68) -- Martin 21, K.Jordan 2, Smith 4, Rollings 16, J.Jordan 12, Stott 2, Maroquin 2, Hawkins 2, Tate 5, Eutsey 2. MESA GRANDE (34) -- Grado 0, Dickenson 3, C.Knight 6, Bowles 5, D.Knight 5, Jorteg 13, Roth 2.  Halftime score -- Bloomington Christian 32-12. Three-point goals -- Rollings 2, Dickenson, Jorteg. Total fouls -- Bloomington Christian 7, Mesa Grande 14. Fouled out -- none. Records: Bloomington Christian 5-1, 15-1. Mesa Grande 1-5

Westside League

Granada Hills Hillcrest Chrisltian 58, Highland Hall 47--Tom Logan had 23 points and Justin Lopez added 15 for visiting Hillcrest Christian of Thousand Oaks (6-9, 5-4), which pulled away in the third quarter for a 58-47 victory over Highland Hall of Northridge in a Westside League game. Cory Silver had 17 points for Highland Hall (1-6 in league).

Non-League Games--Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2001

Desert 87, Paraclete 67--The Daily news erroneously reported that this game was between Desert Christian and Paraclete, but then also blared the headline that "Sidney Melvin had 31 points".   Of course, Sidney Melvin (6'-3" Sr. G) plays for Desert (which is located on Edwards AFB in Lancaster) not Desert Christian.  One is a private school the other isn't.   Melvin also had nine rebounds.  Drew Gill led Paraclete (4-11) with 22 points.

Flintridge Prep 85, Southwestern Academy 22-- Flintridge improved to 10-9 overall and forced 33 Southwestern Academy (1-13) turnovers, including 26 in the first half, as it led, 44-8, at intermission.  The Rebels' five starters -- Antonio Harrison, Tim Mercer, Connor O'Byrne, Dwight Phelps and Brian Strand -- played only 16:48, but scored 50 points, grabbed 14 rebounds, dished out 14 assists and recorded 14 steals.  O'Byrne led all scorers with 15 points, including three second-quarter three-pointers, as the Rebels put together a 17-0 run in a four-minute stretch to take a 36-4 lead. Devin Brown contributed 12 points, five steals and four rebounds off the bench, as Flintridge Prep's bench outscored the Sun, 35-22.  South. Academy 4 4 10 4 -- 22 Flintridge Prep 19 25 22 19 -- 85  SOUTH. ACADEMY -- Kohl 6, Tasick 3, Isabor 5 and 10 rebounds, Ansell 8 and 10 rebounds.  Three-pointers: none.  FLINTRIDGE PREP -- Harrison 8, 5 steals and 8 assists, Strand 9, 7 rebounds and 5 steals, Mercer 8, O'Byrne 15, Phelps 10, Lauer 9 and 9 rebounds, Valdes 9, Brown 12 and 5 steals, Guilanians 5.  Three-pointers: O'Byrne 3, Strand.

Silverado 78, Apple Valley 68--details not available.

St. John Bosco 58, Westminster 56--Junior guard Giovonni St. Amant had 21 points and 8 rebounds to help the Braves (16-5) hold off the visiting Lions.  St. John Bosco had a 48-39 lead entering the fourth quarter before Westminster outscored them 17-10 in the final period. Junior guard Donald Quiroz also scored 13 points for St. John Bosco which will play in the Nike Extravaganza at Long Beach State on Saturday against Costa Mesa.

Tarbut v' Torah 53, Acaciawood 47-- Geoff Keith scored 15 points and Noam Dashti scored 13 and grabbed 10 rebounds as the Lions improved their record to 16-0, the most under-publicized 16-0 team in the State.   Acaciawood dropped to 8-5.


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