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Game Scores & Details From
Monday, 2/5/01--(Feb. 6, 2001)

As we head into the last week of the season, only a few games were played on Monday, but for some, these were crucial, critical games.    Notre Dame picked up a much needed win over Crespi to secure at least a share of first in Mission League;  Buckley picked up the win over Providence and secured itself a share of the Liberty League.  Thousand Oaks picked up a big win to stay out in front in the Marmonte League.  Redondo Union managed to get a share of revenge and a tie with Inglewood for the league title in Bay League with a big win on Monday.   Bishop Montgomery confirmed what everyone has known since the beginning of the season, i.e., that they are the best team in their league, and likely again to win the division.  And Mayfair barely squeaked out a win, almost suffering from deja vu' to Artesia. 

Here's what happened on Monday, February 6, 2001.  As always, if we've missed a score or the details, let us know, either by e-mail or by posting it on the board.  

LA City Section League Games--Monday, Feb., 5, 2001

No games played.

Southern Section League Games--Monday, Feb., 5, 2001

Bay League

Redondo Union 77, Inglewood 74--Redondo took control of its Bay League basketball destiny with a 77-74 overtime victory over Inglewood on Monday at Loyola Marymount's Gersten Pavilion.  The win enabled Redondo (20-5, 12-1) to tie Inglewood (20-5, 12-1) for first place with one game remaining in Bay League competition. Redondo travels to Santa Monica and Inglewood hosts North Torrance on Thursday.  Dijon Thompson, who scored 37 points, and Keith Ellison combined to lead Redondo. Adam Zahn won the overtime tip and Redondo pushed it ahead to Thompson for a dunk that gave the Sea Hawks their first lead since halftime. Inglewood's D'Angelo Collins hit a baseline hook to tie it, but two possessions later, Ellison gave Redondo the lead for good when he connected on a 3-pointer with 2:35 in overtime.  Inglewood had a chance to tie when Collins went to the free-throw line with 5.6 seconds remaining. Redondo led 75-73 and Collins hit the first free throw, but threw up an air-ball on the second to give Redondo the ball. Ellison hit two free throws to fin ish the game.  At the end of regulation, Thompson drew three Inglewood defenders and passed to an open Ellison in the corner for a game-tying 3-pointer with 3.6 seconds remaining.  The basket capped a 16-point comeback by the Sea Hawks in the fourth quarter. Inglewood led 57-41 with 6:19 remaining and through most the second half after trailing the entire first half.  But Thompson scored 13 of his game-high 37 points and Ellison 11 of his 18 points in the fourth quarter.

Camino Real League

Verbum Dei 57, Mary Star 21--Guard Jack Kalmeta led the Stars (7-18, 4-5) with 13 points and six rebounds as they fell to host Verbum Dei (18-4, 9-0).  Michael Lay scored 13 points for Verbum Dei and Richard Chaney had 10 as the Eagles (19-5, 9-0) won the league title outright.

St. Anthony 57, Cantewell Sacred Heart 55 (OT)--Senior center Jay Arizabal had a game high 19 points and 11 rebounds and junior point guard Lauren Brown finishe with 16 points, making two free throws in overtime to secure the win for the Saints (10-14, 5-4).

Del Rey League

Bishop Montgomery 68, St. Paul 48--Guard Derrick Craven scored 16 points and forward DeVaughn Peace added 15 points, including four three-pointers, to lead Bish op Montgomery (21-2, 7-0) to a 68-48 Del Rey League victory over host St. Paul (13-15, 3-4).  Guard Errick Craven finished the game with 13 points, including three three-pointers, for the Knights who hit 11 three-pointers in the game.

Serra 69, St. Bernard 53--Eugene Jeter had 22 points, seven assists and six rebounds to lead host Serra.  Teammate Austin Jackson added nine rebounds and three blocked shots and Dominique Prince made five blocks. Serra's Willie Ashberry collected five rebounds to go with eight points, including two 3-pointers, and Loren Wade and Chris Hemphill each had six rebounds.  Serra is 13-12 overall and 3-5 in league.  Donald Penn scored 15 points to lead St. Bernard (2-6 in league).

Golden West League

Santa Ana 54, Saddleback 46-- Saddleback (2-5 in league) was led by Guerrero with 15;  Santa Ana (4-21, 1-7) was led by Montelongo and McGee, who each scored 10.

Liberty League

Buckley 71, Providence 61--Royal Weaver had 15 points and the Griffins (20-2, 11-1) clinched at least a share of the Liberty League title at Providence. Weaver scored all but 4 on free throws (9-10 from the line). Jake Scannell also came up big with 14 ponits, 10 in the second quarter, and he shot 7-7 from the field, missing only one free throw, which helped Buckley to a 34-29 lead at the half. Junior point guard David Gale had 11 points, 10 assists, 8 rebounds, and 5 steals, while Colin Ward-Henninger had 11 points and 9 rebounds, 2 steals. Alex Clancy had 12 points, and Steve Broukhim had 4, as did Murali Sivalingam. Providence (13-7, 10-2) was led by Jeff Quebral who had 22 points, while Derek Jones and Eric Vaca both had 15. Fred Escobedo had 4 and Jan Breckenridge-Jackson had 3 for Providence, while point guard Kaenan Whitman had 2. Buckley managed to slowly pull away in the third quarter, and at the end of three Buckley led by 10, 52-42. In the fourth, Buckley extended the lead to 14, before Providence began a small run,cutting it to 6 before being forced to foul, and in the final two minutes, Buckley converted 9 of 12 from the line to secure the win, and Royal Weaver capped it after receiving a length of the floor pass from Gale by making a running floater in the lane with 2 seconds for the final 10 point margin. Buckley now plays Oakwood @ Oakwood on Wednesday and concludes league play @ Yeshiva on Thursday night. Providence is @ Holy Martyrs on Wednesday and @ Oakwood on Thursday.  Buckley. . . 11 22 19 19--71;   Providence. .14 15 13 19--61 ; Records: Buckley 20-2, 11-1; Providence 13-7, 10-2

Oakwood 44, Viewpoint 25--Oakwood (19-5, 7-5) put together a better second half, outscoring Viewpoint 27-16 in the final two quarters.   Nik Mark had 12 oints and 10 rebounds and 10 blocked shots for Oakwood, while Eric Noble scored 11 and had 6 assists and 4 steals.  Others scoring for Oakwood were Firestein 6, and 8 rebounds and 8 assists;  Mulian Mintz 2, Derrick 'Fetty 4, Yoni Howard 7 and 10 rebounds, Hudock 2 and 6 blocks,.  Viewpoint scoring: Mosko 9, Murray 3, Chizever 4, Lazar 1, Stames 4, Gordon 3. 

Marmonte League

Thousand Oaks 54, Westlake 53--The Lancers hung on for a Marmonte League victory after Westlake failed to get off a shot in the final 15 seconds at Thousand Oaks.   Thousand Oaks grabbed a loose ball and ran out the clock to secure the home victory. Kyle Kegley scored 18 of his 24 points in the first half for No. 2-ranked Thousand Oaks (19-4, 9-1), but was held scoreless in the third quarter when Westlake outscored the Lancers, 23-13.  Kole Anderson, Tyler Adamczyk and Brandon Duplessie each scored 14 points for the Warriors (12-9, 6-4).  Westlake (53) — Mazarei 5, Anderson 12, Adamczyk 14, Duplessie 14, Entrikin 6. Thousand Oaks (54) — Anderson 9, Rex 4, Kegley 24, Olson 13, Myers 4.  Westlake--8  11   19  13--53;  TO--13  17  13 11--54;  3-Point goals — Westlake 5 (Mazarei 1, Anderson 4). Thousand Oaks 5 (Kegley 5). Rebounds — Thousand Oaks (Olson 6). Assists — Thousand Oaks (Rex 7). Records — Westlake 6-4. Thousand Oaks 19-4, 9-1

Moorpark 60, Royal 50--Greg Estandia had 12 points and 11 rebounds to lead Moorpark (14-10, 5-6) to the victory over Royal (1-22, 0-11). Blake Sharpe added 11 points for Moorpark. Robert Davis had 12 points to lead Royal.   Royal (50) — Pechette 6, Hendershot 11, Lawrence 2, Davis 12, Neal 2, Cox 2, Cormick 1, Van Drek 12, Vosse 2. Moorpark (60) — Willis 8, Fortman 6, Adibzaleh 6, Russ 4, Tormos 4, Sharpe 11, Estandia 12,Geja 9.  Royal--18  13   9  10--50;  Moorpark--15  8  15  22--60;  3-Point goals — Royal 2 (Sharpe). Moorpark 1 (Davis). Fouled out — Royal: Van Drek. Rebounds — Royal 33, Moorpark 48. Records — Moorpark 14-10, 5-6; Royal 1-22, 0-11.

Mission League

Chaminade 59, St. Francis 56--Jeff Hufford scored 18 points and the Eagles (17-8, 8-4) won a Mission League game at Chaminade. Center Scott Borchart, Chaminade's leading scorer, sat out with an ankle injury. St. Francis fell to 9-13, 4-7. St. Francis scoring: Jenkins 29, Gonzalez 6, Mitchell 4, Mason 4, Miller 4, Sciarra 6, Terrazone 3.  Chaminade: Jeff Hufford 18, Jordan O'Gilvie 15, Cook 9, t"odd 7, M. Jones 5, Link 2, Everett 3, J. Jones 0 and 11 rebounds.

Notre Dame 71, Loyola 55-- Cody Pearson  scored 28 points, 13 rebounds and five steals to Notre Dame High's 71-55 Mission League basketball victory over Loyola at Notre Dame.  The Knights (20-5, 8-3 in league play) took a half-game lead over Crespi (7-3) with one to play. Notre Dame can clinch at least a share of the Mission title by defeating sixth-place Harvard-Westlake on Wednesday night.   Pearson  made eight of 14 shots and 12 of 13 free throws. In avenging a 10-point loss to Loyola (16-7, 7-4) last month, the Knights benefited from getting more players involved in their offense. Michael Luderer had 13 points, Josh Smith added 10 points, and centers David Hungerford and Stepney Johnson combined for 14 points.   Hungerford scored three consecutive baskets in the second quarter Monday, a critical offensive contribution that helped Notre Dame lead at halftime, 35-29.   Sophomores Omar Wilkes and Chris Rucker scored 17 and 16 points for Loyola, which plays Crespi on Wednesday.

Harvard-Westlake 75, Alemany 61-- Austin Scott (23), Brian Coffey (10) and Craig Weinstein (27) combined for 60 of H-W's 75 points, as the Woverines defeated Alemany (5-15, 0-10) .  Harvard-Westlake improved to 10-14 overall and 4-7 in league and was, after this game, tied with St. Francis for 5th in Mission League and found itself in jeopardy of not making the playoffs unless they picked up the win over visiting Notre Dame on Wednesday night.  Others scoring for HW were Firestone 4, Taylor 4, Gilman 1, Weingerger 2, Shook 2, Matthies 2, and Coffey 10.   Alemany scoring:  Surratt 3, Cline 15, Zamora 20, Edwards 6 and 8 rebounds, Lance 17. 

Omega League

Skyward 47, Ventura County Christian 36--MikeAlvarez scored 21 points for Ventura County Christian in the loss at Skyward.

Santa Fe League

Daniel Murphy 52, Bell-Jeff 50--Daniel Murphy (18-5, 7-2) and Bell Jeff (13-11, 3-6) managed to play to a dead heat at the half, tied 24-24, but Murphy managed to outscore Bell Jeff 13-10 in the third quarter and this proved to be the crucial difference as Bell Jeff scored one more point than the Nobles in the fourth, 16-15 and Murphy managed to hang on by two for the win. Bell Jeff was led by Andy Bunning with 24 and 19 rebounds, while Casey Markovic had 20.  For Daniel Murphy Awagi had 19, Dix 12, and Turman 11.  Other scorers for Murphy were Singetary 3, Soriano-Hewitt 5, Monroe 2.  For Bell Jeff other scoring was from Ryan Shinnaman-Johnson 4 an d11 rebounds, Tyler Kealy 4 and 9 assists, Tony Essa 2 and Notorianni 2.  BJ--15  9   19  16--50;  DM--16  8  13  15--52

Salesian 72., St. Genevieve 70-- St.Gen droped to 8-12 overall and remained winless at 0-9 in league play.  Salesian improved to 6-18, 2-7 and neither team will qualify for the playoffs.

Cathedral 56, LaSalle 51--Earvin Johnson scored 17 and Ryan Ramos 15 to lead Cathedral (14-8, 9-0) to the league title.  Tea scored 14 Pineda 6, and J. Ramos 4 for Cathedral.  La Salle (15=-9, 6-3) was led by Anthony Napolitano with 23, Matt Kelly with 15. Others scoring for La Salle were Jeremiah Deleon 2, Steve Van Leeuwen 1, Julian Harmon 5, Austin Richie 1, and Chris Rakewicz 4.  La Salle--15  14  9  13--51;  Cathedral--20  13  6   17--56.

Suburban League

Bellflower 73, Cerritos 44--Bellflower scoring:   Allen 10, Hendricks 11, Lewis 6, Sanders 8, Jackson 2, Hubbard 15, Castro 7, Childers 2, Mendez 5, Bradford 7;  Cerritos scoring: Hsu 6, Logan 8, Palafox 3, Convento 2, Austin 7, Adachi 5, Brown 4, Huang 4, Kamiyama 3, Takashi 2. 

Mayfair 54, Artesia 50--Mayfair (21-3, 11-0) managed to survive a scare on the road against Artesia (19-6, 9-2). Matt McCraw finished with 11 points while Mayfair senior guard Edwin Draughan had 22 p;oints, 5 rebounds and 3 steals to lead the Monsoons.   Josh Childress however suffered through hisworst offensive performance of the season, held to just 7 points on 2-12 shooting and Childress failed to score at all in the first half, proving that he's mortal after all, as Artesia's Malcom Herron effectively guarded the Stanford-bound Childress.  Artesia guards Tony Roberts and Kirk Wilson scored 13 and 12 points respectively while Herron poulled down 11 rebounds.  Artesia scored 27 of its points off 9 three pointers.

Valle Vista League

Bonita 68, Ganesha 43--Senior forward Chris Dean produced a monster double-double Monday night, scoring 30 points and grabbing 20 rebounds to lead Bonita High's boys' basketball team to a 68-43 thrashing of Ganesha in Valle Vista League action.  Ramsey Jarrar added 18 points and 13 rebounds for Bonita (18-6, 9-3).  

San Dimas 73, Sierra Vista 50-- Curtis Small scored 15 of his game-high 21 points in the first half as the Saints clinched at least a tie for the Valle Vista League title.  Chris Greenwade had 15 points, seven assists and four steals for San Dimas (21-3, 11-1), while Jason Greenlee added 12 points.

Baldwin Park 54, Covina 45--Details not available.

Northview 59, South Hills 58--Details not available.

Valley League

Pilibos 59, Summit View 33--Details not available.

Southern Section Non-League Games--Monday, Feb., 5, 2001

Tarbut V'Torah 71, Oxford 42--Tanner Bral had 21 points, Geoff Keith had 20 and Noam Dashti had 13 points and 22 rebounds for Tarbut V'Torah (19-1). Oxford dropped to 9-9 on the year. Quidit scored 13.

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