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Game Scores & Details From
Tuesday, 2/6/01--(Feb. 9, 2001)

The final week of league play saw about half the Southern Section in action on Tuesday, February 6.  Too many league contests still at stake for us to summarize here, the details and scores tell the story.   

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--Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001

The only City Section games played were a few Magnet League games, and unfortunately, neither the LA Times nor the Daily News had the results of any of these games.  If you happen to have the results of the following games, let us know:

Bravo @ LACES
Elizabeth  @ Valley Alternative
DBM @ Foshay
Middle College  @ USC-MAST
SOCES  @ Marlton

Southern Section League Games--Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001

Almont League

San Gabriel 65, Alhambra 59-- After guarding a 10-point lead throughout much of the second half, San Gabriel gave up a pair of consecutive 3-point baskets to Edwin Rosario in a span of 47 seconds that cut the San Gabriel lead to four points with 5:23 to play. But the Matadors avoided a repeat of the previous game, relying on the leadership of guard Tuan Tien down the stretch in a 65-59 Almont League victory. The Matadors (14-11, 5-4) found a team effort throughout the game, posting three scorers in double digits and holding a 28-20 team rebounding advantage.  Erik Avila scored 16-points and collected a game-high 12 rebounds. He was particularly effective on the offensive glass, turning four rebounds into second-chance baskets. Alhambra (17-8, 5-4), meanwhile, fell behind 11-2 early and never found its mark. The Moors contended with the Matadors frequently in the second quarter and even held the lead multiple times in the period. But they squandered each of their comeback opportunities with poor shooting.  In the final quarter, the Moors were sent to the free-throw line 17 times, but converted on just eight of the shots. Erich Chung scored a team-high 14 points for Alhambra.

Alpha League

Paraclete 62, L.A. Baptist 51--The Spirits of Lancaster (6-13, 2-5) won their first home game in two years, getting 22 points and 12 rebounds from Josh Hiley in an Alpha League game. Brian Sanders had 23 points for the Knights of North Hills (13-8, 2-6).

Kilpatrick 72, Village Christian 59--The Mustangs took advantage of a weaker and smaller Crusader squad as they handily won, 72-59, Tuesday night at Village Christian in a league game.   Village Christian struggled to contain Keilon Fortune and Javier Dena, Kilpatrick's scoring duo. Dena had 16 points and seven rebounds, with five coming on the offensive end. Kilpatrick (21-1, 7-0 in league) outrebounded Village Christian, 38-22, including a 13-rebound edge on the offensive glass. Fortune, who averages 35 points per game, scored a season-low 26 points against slower Crusader guards. The senior guard had 12 points in the fourth quarter as Kilpatrick pulled away.  Daryl Ellis led Village Christian (6-17, 2-5 in league) with 20 points and 11 rebounds. Crusader forward Jacob Briggs added 17 points. Kilpatrick 12 18 13 29 -- 72 Village Christian 10 14 16 19 -- 59  Kilpatrick -- Fortune 26, Dena 16, Mora 10, LaCoste 7, Townsend 6, Williams 4, Laport 3.  Three-pointers: Fortune 4, Mora. Village Christian -- Ellis 20 and 11 rebounds, Briggs 17, Martin 6, Whitten 4, Benko 4, Agee 4, Aguilar 3, Pena 1. Three-pointers: Martin 2, Briggs 2.

Arrowhead League

La Sierra Academy 68, Sherman Indian 64

Baseline League

Upland 78, Claremont 61--Upland 78, Claremont 61--A 78-61 thumping of defending league champion Claremont on Tuesday gave the Highlanders their first league title since 1997. The Hilanders ran their league record to 9-0, while the Wolfpack (18-7, 6-3), was ranked fifth in CIF Division 1-A, and managed to hang with Upland early thanks to the play of last season's league MVP, Sean Terrell. Terrell scored nine of the Wolfpack's 12 points in the first quarter.  But Terrell was no match for Upland's Kirk Snyder, this year's probable league MVP. Snyder had 11 points in the first quarter on his way to a monster first half of 15 points, six rebounds and four blocks. He finished the game with 23 points and 12 rebounds. It also didn't help that Claremont's shooters went cold in the second quarter, going four-for-20. Terrell didn't make a field goal after the first quarter and Shaddean Aaron and Micah Lombard never could get into the offensive flow. Terrell finished as Claremont's high scorer with 12 and Aaron had 11.  Upland maximized its depth Sheldon Pace who connected on a three-pointer as time expired in the first half to give Upland a 15-point lead. Jesse Pruitt scored 11 points in the third quarter, knocking down three three-pointers. Reserve Lionel Davis scored six points and pulled down nine rebounds.  The Highlanders are looking toward the CIF-Southern Section and State playoffs, but appeared focused on the immediate task at hand Tuesday night in a 78-61 victory over Claremont at Upland High. The win clinched the Baseline League title outright for Upland (25-1 overall, 9-0 league), and dropped Claremont (19-7, 6-3) into a tie for second place with Glendora. The Highlanders responded after Claremont got off to a good start, leading in the first quarter, then trailing by only four entering the second. The second quarter was a different story. The Highlanders, ranked No. 1 in CIF Division 1AAA and in the Inland Valley, held Claremont to 21 percent shooting from the field in the second quarter (4-of-19), taking a 36-21 halftime lead. After Sean Terrell hit a 3-pointer in the final minute of the first quarter, the Wolfpack didn't make another 3 until there was less than five minutes remaining in the game. As for Terrell, he had only three points after scoring nine in the first quarter. Upland, meanwhile, wasn't having the greatest night from the field, but built its lead with strong offensive rebounding, particularly from Kirk Snyder (23 points, 12 rebounds), Jason Harris (10 points, eight rebounds) and Lionel Davis (six points, eight rebounds). Snyder scored 11 of his points in the first quarter.The Highlanders also got hot from the outside, as Jesse Pruitt scored 11 of his 14 points in the third quarter. Pruitt made 3-of-5 from 3-point range in the quarter. Upland eventually led by as many as 25 points, the final time at 59-34 on a TyeJuan Hatter layup as the first basket of the fourth quarter. Klein played his bench generously, opening up the fourth quarter with junior Hatter, senior Brett Williams and senior Jason Hathaway on the floor. CLAREMONT (61) White 6, Terrell 12, Aaron 11, Wilburn 2, Lombard 9, Oliver 5, Maxwell 1, Green 3, O'Conner 6, Wilson 3, Mohammed 3. UPLAND (78) Pace 10, Pruitt 14, J. Harris 10, P. Harris 6, Snyder 23, Davis 6, Hatter 2, Martin 2, Rasch 2, Holland 3. Claremont 12 9 13 27 -- 61 Upland 16 19 22 21 -- 78 Total fouls: C 13, U 18. Fouled out: none. Technical fouls: J. Harris (U), Martin (U).

Glendora 80, Don Lugo 57--DON LUGO (57) Deseran 9, Galindo 21, Plutko 3, Guzik 2, Baker 3, Hill 9, Fender 2, Asafo-Agyei 7, VanHolland 1. GLENDORA (80) Smith 9, Monroe 11, Bechler 14, Mehnna 7, Foster 20, Onaka 4, Lynch 3, Alvarez 12. Don Lugo 15 8 13 21 --  57 Glendora 24 20 19 17 -- 80 Total fouls: DL 20, G 19. Fouled out: Onaka (G). Technical fouls: Onaka (G).

Bay League

Leuzinger 96, North Torrance 75--Brandon Dixon was 8-for-11 on 3-point goals en route to a game-high 30 points. Host Leuzinger (13-12, 5-8) also had 23 points, six assists and four steals from Derrick Clark. Jonathan Smith added 15 points and nine assists. North fell to 1-12 in league.

Peninsula 80, Morningside 59--Kevin Gardner scored a career-high 34 points and the host Panthers (15-11, 6-7) outscored the Monarchs (4-9 in league), 27-9, in the third quarter to win at home. Jay Lescoulie had 13 points and Andrew Yim totaled 12 to help Peninsula overcome a 26-point performance from Khali Young.

Mira Costa 55, Santa Monica 44--DeWayne Morris went 12-for-13 from the free-throw line in the fourth quarter and finished with 18 points to lead host Mira Costa (15-10, 7-6). Chase Wixom finished with 16 points and seven rebounds and Archie Wiley added 13 points. Santa Monica falls to 13-12, 4-9.

Channel League

Dos Pueblos 63, Buena 57-- Buena could have clinched a share of its first league title since 1992 with a victory, but the Bulldogs missed numerous high-percentage shots in the first half of a 63-57 loss.   The loss snapped a three-game winning streak in league for Buena (15-10, 4-3) and left the Bulldogs a game back of first-place Dos Pueblos (15-6, 5-2) with one game left in the regular season.  Bobby Meyer of Buena hit a three-point shot with 3:39 left in the second quarter to cut the Bulldogs' deficit to 24-20. But Dos Pueblos scored the next 14 points of the game to take a 38-20 lead with 7:40 left in the third quarter. Guard Ryan Cobos scored 12 points, all on three-point shots, for Buena. Center Matt Colton had 11 points and 15 rebounds for the Bulldogs. Cobos also had five steals.  Steve Graybill scored 21 points for Dos Pueblos, which played without 6-foot-6 center Scott Roegner, who broke his right hand Monday in practice and is out for the season. Damon Jenkins added 13 as the Dos Pueblos High boys basketball team topped Buena 63-57 Tuesday to clinch a share of the Channel League title. The Chargers (5-2, 16-6) won the game despite losing 6-foot-6 senior Scott Roegner for the remainder of the year with a broken hand. A. J. Ortiz, Omar Cowan and Jenkins posted seven rebounds apiece to help DP post a 15-point lead at halftime. DOS PUEBLOS -- Ortiz 10, Graybill 21, Cowan 8, Sherman 7, Jenkins 12, Iden 2, Aguilera 3. Totals 22 11-16 63. BUENA -- Bolden 15, Dybvig 2, Smith 2, Jacobsen 10, Meyer 5, Cobos 12, Colton 11. Totals 22 7-9 57.  Dos Pueblos . . . 14 21 14 14 -- 63 Buena . . . 11 9 22 15 -- 57;  3-point goals -- DP 9 (Ortiz 2, Graybill 3, Cowan 1, Sherman 1, Aguilera 1), B 6 (Bolden 1, Cobos 4, Meyer 1). Total fouls -- DP 11, B 18. Fouled out -- none. Technicals -- none. Record -- DP (5-2, 16-6).

Santa Barbara 69,  Ventura 48--Santa Barbara High Junior Dante Bogan scored 15 points to lead a balanced Santa Barbara High attack in a 69-48 Channel League boys basketball win at Ventura on Tuesday night.   The win moves Santa Barbara into second place in league going into the final game of the season tonight at home against Buena. The Dons could tie for the title if they win and Dos Pueblos loses to San Marcos.  Bogan made 7-of-11 shots from the floor, and added nine rebounds, four assists and one steal, but he had a lot of help. Point guard Dante DeRose had 11 points, six rebounds, seven assists and two steals. Trey Putnam had 10 points and 10 rebounds. And Dommanic Ingerson, facing a diamond-and-one defense targeting him, had 14 points, six rebounds and seven assists. For the game, Santa Barbara outrebounded Ventura 44-26. SANTA BARBARA-- Ingerson 14, Putnam 10, Waterman 2, DeRose 11, Bogan 15, Burrus 5, Duke 5, Maloney 7. Totals 27 8-12 69. VENTURA-- Ebell 10, Ikeda 3, Profit 11, Johnson 4, Robinson 4, Easterly 5, Tanner 2, Davis 5, Gruber 4. Totals 18 5-14 48. Santa Barbara . . . 14 20 19 16--69 Ventura . . . 10 6 16 16--48  3-point goals-- SB 5 (Ingerson 2, Putnam, Bogan, Maloney), V 7 (Profit 3, Ikeda, Ebell, Easterly, Davis). Total fouls -- SB 14, V 12. Fouled out-- none. Records-- Santa Barbara 15-10, 4-3 in Channel League; Ventura 4-4 in league.

Christian League

Western Christian 64,  Murrieta Calvary Chapel 49-- Despite Brandon Birchall's five three-pointers and 19 points, Murrieta Calvary Chapel lost a Christian League game.  MURRIETA CALVARY CHAPEL (49) -- Privett 4, Wilkerson 8, Evans 7, Denny 2, Stausta 2, Birchall 19, Gausepohl 7. WESTERN CHRISTIAN (64) -- Meister 17, Lockar 15, Booher 4, S.Chin 11, E.Chin 6, A.Allison 3, B.Allison 3, Rodriguez 5. Halftime score -- Western Christian 31-25. Three-point goals -- Privett, Evans, Birchall 5, S.Chin, Rodriguez. Total fouls -- Murrieta Calvary Chapel 12; Western Christian 12. Fouled out -- None.  Records: Murrieta Calvary Chapel 0-11, 6-15. Western Christian 10-1 league. 

Woodcrest Christian 62, Linfield 49 -- WOODCREST CHRISTIAN (62) -- Carpenter 15, Musich 20, Hawkins 2, Reyes 7, Daniel 12, Pool 4, Lucio 2. LINFIELD (49) -- M. Duarte 14, Beckman 4, Koenig 7, Graham 18, Smith 6. Halftime score -- Woodcrest Christian 24-20. Total fouls -- Woodcrest Christian 17, Linfield 13. Fouled out -- None. Technical fouls -- None. Records: Linfield 2-8, 7-13.

Arrowhead Christian Academy 69, Ontario Christian 66 --  With 6.7 seconds remaining and its best player on the bench with five fouls, Chris Becerra stepped up or rather, limped up and sank a three-pointer to lift the Arrowhead Christian Academy boys basketball team to a 69-66 victory over Ontario Christian Knights on Tuesday in a Christian League game. Becerra has been playing for most of the season with a partially torn ACL in his right knee as well as a badly bruised left knee.  Adam Dohner, the county's second-leading scorer with 28.4 points per game, scored 33 points and hit five three-pointers by the time he fouled out with 30 seconds left in the game.  Dohner did not have his best shooting night of the season, either. Facing a double team just about every time he came down the floor, the small forward shot just 11-of-30 from the field, but his three-pointers and 10 rebounds were key for the Eagles.  The Eagles (9-2 in league, 18-6 overall) trailed for much of the game. A 7-0 run by Ontario Christian to close out the third quarter put the Knights up five 52-47.   But Dohner got the Eagles back into the game. He hit two three-pointers and a pair of free throws as ACA went on an 8-2 run to take a 55-54 lead. The teams played even basketball until Ontario Christian's Bobby Gibson stole the ball and went coast-to-coast for a layup. He was fouled and converted the free throw to put the Knights up by two, 66-64. Gibson had 19 points and seven rebounds for the Knights (7-4, 16-7) despite getting into early foul trouble.  Dohner tied the game with an amazing layup of his own. He drove baseline and got caught up in a crowd of Ontario Christian defenders but threw the ball up high over his head and got it to fall to tie the score.  Dohner was called for his fifth foul on the next possession. But Ontario Christian's Greg Talen missed the first half of a one-and-one, and Josh Breckley got the rebound for ACA, which called a timeout.   ACA, which knocked off the Knights twice in pre-season tournaments, then swept their Christian League rivals in a pair of impressive duels.  Getting 33 points from Adam Dohner before he fouled out, the Eagles (18-6, 9-2) managed to hold off the Knights, despite strong play from Bobby Gibson (19 points) and David Landry (16). An Ontario Christian victory would have meant a tie for second with ACA behind first place Western Christian - which plays sixth and seventh place Linfield and Calvary Chapel-Murrieta this week.  The winning play started when Josh Breckley rebounded a missed Ontario Christian shot. ACA called timeout to set up the next play. Becerra, who took a pass from Josh Cloud, shot with 6.7 seconds left, burying the trey. When Landry tried a game-tying shot at the buzzer, ACA's double-team didn't allow much of a chance.   Nick Goltry added 12 points, while Becerra had 10 in the Eagles' second straight win after losing to Woodcrest Christian last week. Ontario Christian, meanwhile, drops to 14-8 overall - four losses alone coming to ACA. ACA - Adam Dohner 33, Nick Goltry 12, Josh Breckley 4, Will Britt 3, Chris Becerra 10, Josh Cloud 3, Jacob Goltry 2, Chris Carter 2.   Ontario Christian - Kenny Koolhaaf 5, David Landry 16, Rob Velasco 2, Chris Garcia 11, Bobby Gibson 19, Jesse Kleinjan 2, Chris Keller 11. ACA17 16 14 22 - 69 Ontario Christian16 17 19 14 - 66  Fouled out - Dohner (A). Technicals - None. Three-point field goals - Dohner (A) 5, Becerra 3, Cloud 1, Koolhaaf 1, Landry 2, Garcia 1. ACA record - 19-6, 11-2 Christian League. Next game - Thursday vs. Calvary Chapel-Murrieta, 7:30 p.m. ARROWHEAD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (69) Dohner 33, N. Goultry 12, Becerra 10, Breckley 4, Cloud 3, Lewis 3, Carter 2, J. Goultry 2. ONTARIO CHRISTIAN (66) Gibson 19, Landry 16, Garcia 11, Talen 11, Coolhouse 5, Velasco 2, Kleinjan 2. ACA 17 16 14 22 -- 69 OC 16 17 19 14 -- 66 Total fouls: ACA 13, OC 20. Fouled out: Dohner (ACA).

Citrus Belt League

Eisenhower 77, Rialto 42--details not available

Fontana 82, Redlands East Valley 65--details not available

Redlands 63, AB Miller 60-- Two teams playing with third place on the line, and a guaranteed CIF playoff berth, showed up at A.B. Miller on Tuesday.  But visiting Redlands didn't seem as if they wanted any part of it throughout a slow-paced first half. The Terriers, who missed out on last year's CIF-Southern Section tournament, turned up the effort to beat the Rebels, 63-60. Redlands is only a victory away from clinching an automatic CIF playoff berth in 2001.   Redlands fell behind early and trailed 34-27 by halftime. Senior Terrier Bryan Roberts hit a three-pointer with 1:45 left that gave Redlands a lead it didn't surrender. With the game tied 56-56, Roberts missed an outside jumper and Anthony Porter chased down the rebound, fed Roberts from behind the arc - setting up his go-ahead trey.  Porter also had a key steal in the final seconds as the Rebels brought the ball down trailing 63-58. Porter intercepted the ball, forcing the Rebels to foul.  Redlands rallied behind Alex Graham's 11-point third quarter, including seven in the final two minutes to take a 51-46 lead into the final quarter. Graham led all scorers with 19 points, but he also had eight blocked shots and 13 rebounds - intimidating the Rebels with his seven-foot presence. Roberts scored 18 points and had seven rebounds with a pair of three-pointers.   RHS (14-10, 4-5) will play East Valley on Thursday at RHS. A win assures them of a third place finish in the Citrus Belt League. Three teams went into play on Tuesday tied for third - Redlands, Rialto and Miller, all 3-5. Eisenhower shot down Rialto, leaving the Terriers in third place all alone. Redlands - Alex Graham 19, Bryan Roberts 18, Ricky Burgan 10, Anthony Porter 7, Adrian Alsobrooks 3, Shannon Mackenzie 3, Steve Parsha 3.   A.B. Miller - Jacob Ramirez 17, Malcolm Taylor 12, Jeremiah Ward 11, Eric Scott 10, Victor Michel 6, Derrick KIngsland 2, T.J. Smith 2.  Redlands 14 13 24 12 - 63 A.B. Miller 20 14 12 14 - 60  Three point goals - Jacob Ramirez (A) 2, Jeremiah Ward (A) 1, Malcolm Taylor (A) 1, Bryan Roberts (R) 2, Anthony Porter (R) 1. Technical fouls - Jacob Ramirez (A). Fouled out - None.

De Anza League

Banning 63, Riverside Notre Dame 42 --   Banning used a man-to-man defense in the fourth quarter, holding Riverside Notre Dame to four points, and pulled away with a De Anza League victory.  NOTRE DAME (42) -- Briton 1, Hodges 5, Raguero 2, Freeman 4, Lyons 4, Durrough 7, Sanders 19.   BANNING (63) -- Stokes 9, Harris 9, Malone 15, McDade 8, Foster 7, Steele 12, Campbell 2, Colby 1. Halftime score -- Banning 30-24. Three-point goals -- Hodges, Durrough, Sanders 4, Stokes, Harris, Foster, Steele 2. Total fouls -- Notre Dame 15, Banning 15. Fouled out -- None.   Records: Banning 11-2, 17-9.

San Jacinto 80,  Twentynine Palms 53 -- Ahead 49-40 after three quarters, San Jacinto outscored Twentynine Palms 31-13 in the fourth quarter for a De Anza League victory. Ernie Medina scored 12 of his 15 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Tigers, who can clinch their first league crown in 40 years with a victory on Thursday night.  SAN JACINTO (80) -- Duguid 19, Padilla 15, Hyland 6, Medina 15, Holmes 2, Frazier 23.  TWENTYNINE PALMS (53) -- Randall 9, Cromwell 4, Palmer 13, Hester 8, Cooley 15, Johnson 4. Halftime score -- San Jacinto 33-28. Three-point goals -- Duguid 3, Medina 3, Frazier 3, Hester. Total fouls -- San Jacinto 20, Twentynine Palms 11. Fouled out -- Cooley.  Records: San Jacinto 12-1, 16-7. 

Delphic League

Montclair Prep 51, Pacific Hills 49--Sebastian Anderle made two free throws with 40 seconds to play in overtime to give the Mounties a Delphic League victory at Montclair Prep. Eric Kaufman had 17 points for Montclair Prep (10-13, 5-4).  Pacific Hills only suited up 6 players, one of them a JV player. Apparently the roster for Pacific Hills is now down to just those six players;  Pacific Hills' talented Yugoslavian shooting guard has also apparently quit the team.

Desert Valley League

Palm Springs 61, Indio 49 --Antonio Greer had 15 points and 10 rebounds to lead Palm Springs past Indio in a Desert Valley League game. PALM SPRINGS (61) -- Berry 3, Nabhan 9, Johnson 9, Howard 12, Whitted 6, Greer 15, Dahlin 2, Fenton 3, Gonzales 2. INDIO (49) -- Cruz 12, Isaacson 8, King 11, Wilson 12, Perez 2, Kitigawa 4.  Halftime score -- Palm Springs 28-22. Three-point goals -- Berry, Nabhan 3, Whitted, Cruz 2, Wilson 4. Total fouls -- Indio 20, Palm Springs 15. Fouled out --None. Technical fouls -- Greer. Records: Indio 1-10 league. Palm Springs 7-4, 13-10.

Cathedral City 39, Palm Desert 36 -- Matt Parris came off the bench and scored eight straight points in the third quarter to lead Cathedral City's comeback in a Desert Valley League game. The victory gave the Lions their fifth consecutive league title. The Lions trailed by six at the half, but Parris' run gave the them a 34-33 lead after three quarters.  CATHEDRAL CITY (39) -- DeVance 11, Heredia 5, Gray 2, Shewmake 10, Matthews 3, Parris 8.  PALM DESERT (36) -- Zazulia 5, McQuillen 7, Harris 16, Brady 6, Smith 2.  Halftime score -- Palm Desert 24-18. Three-point goals -- Parris 2, Heredia, Matthews, Brady 2. Total fouls -- Cathedral City 9, Palm Desert 16. Fouled out -- none.  Records: Cathedral City 11-0, 21-5. Palm Desert 6-5, 16-8.

La Quinta 98, Desert Hot Springs 27-- DESERT HOT SPRINGS (27) -- Moore 4, Ray 1, Meyer 4, Tarrant 2, Edmund 9, Meswain 2, Brown 5. LA QUINTA (98) -- Gutierrez 39, St. Angelo 19, Marrujo 9, Aceves 14, Moreno 9, Martinez 1, Beck 2, Matthews 4, Beavers 1. Halftime score -- La Quinta 40-11. Three-point goals -- Gutierrez, Moreno, St. Angelo 5, Edmund. Total fouls -- Desert Hot Springs 16, La Quinta 15. Fouled out -- None. Technical fouls -- Ray. Records: La Quinta 9-2, 20-5. Desert Hot Springs is 1-11 in league.

Express League

Orangewood Academy 89, Southland Christian 40--Marcus Warren scored 20 points with 13 rebounds and Terry Lendeen added 16 points with 10 rebounds and five steals to lead the Spartans (17-5, 10-2) over the host Eagles (4-15, 3-9). Travis Moore finished with eight points and 15 rebounds for the Spartans.

Rolling Hills Prep 69, La Verne Lutheran 39--Curtis Allen scored 22 points and D.J. Wright finished with 15 as the host Huskies (16-5, 13-0) clinched their eighth league title in the last nine years.

Foothill League

Hart 59, Saugus 55--Dylan Patterson scored 11 of his 15 points in the second half, and Paul Hanges scored 11 of his 14 in the fourth quarter for the Indians (12-13, 3-6) in a Foothill League upset at Saugus (15-9, 6-3).

Valencia 67, Canyon 63--The Vikings (14-10, 5-4) prevented the Cowboys (16-9, 7-2) from clinching the Foothill title outright.

Freeway League

Sonora 76, Sunny Hills 47--John Fews scored 13 points and Robert Abreu added 12 to lead the No. 8 Raiders (23-3, 9-0) over the host Lancers (16-9, 5-4). Travis Rogers, Marcellus Robertson and Adam Niles all finished with nine points for the Raiders.

Tarbut V'Torah 61, Lighthouse 51--Noam Dashti scored 17 points with 13 rebounds and Geoff Keith added 18 points to lead the Lions over the visiting Saints. The Lions improved

Frontier League

Santa Paula 68, Nordhoff 64--Ryan Frutos scored 21 of his career-high 35 points in the fourth quarter as Santa Paula (14-10, 5-2) overcame a 19-point deficit. Ernie Lopez added 15 points and eight rebounds.   Nordhoff led 56-37 after three quarters. That's when Bustos began firing away, making five field goals, incuding four 3-pointers, and 7 of 10 free throws. Santa Paula can gain a share of the league title on Thursday with a win against against Santa Clara at home. Matt Murphy and Danny Parziale each scored 14 points for Nordhoff (12-10, 4-3). Nordhoff (64) — Bensley 13, Murphy 14, Parziale 14, Swift 8, Thomas 11, Stroup 4. Santa Paula (68) — Bustos 4, Mata 14, Lopez 15, Frutos 35. Nordhoff--11  20  25  8--64;  Santa Paula-- 14  11  12  31--68; 3-Point goals — Nordhoff (Murphy 2, Swift 2). Santa Paula (Lopez, Mata 2, Frutos 4). Fouled out — Thomas (Nordhoff), Lopez. Rebounds — Santa Paula (Lopez 8). Assists — Santa Paula (Macias 4). Total fouls — Nordhoff 20, Santa Paula 19. Technicals — Santa Paula coach. Record — Santa Paula 14-10, 5-2.

Heritage League

L.A. Lutheran 55, First Lutheran 49--Tony White had 22 points, eight rebounds and six steals for the Lions of Sylmar (8-9, 5-4) in a Heritage League win over the Eagles of Sylmar (13-7, 5-4) at First Lutheran. John Starks led First Lutheran with 16 points

Ivy League

JW North 65, Valley View 52 --details not available.

Riverside Poly 77, Canyon Springs 55 --details not available.

Arlington 49, Moreno Valley 34 --details not available.

Metro League

Riverside Christian 73, Christian Center Academy 29--details not available.

Miramonte League

Los Altos 60, Pomona 47 -- Brett Campbell scored 19 points as Los Altos pulled the upset in Miramonte League play. The Conquerors took command with a 23-8 third-quarter run and Pomona (19-6, 7-2) never recovered. Donte Holden led the Red Devils, ranked No. 4 in the Inland Valley, with 15 points, followed by John Dang's 12.  LOS ALTOS (60) Rogers 11, Miamoto 5, Allen 10, Garcia 10, Campbell 19, McNath 5. POMONA (47) Howard 3, Holden 15, Dang 12, Madison 6, Smith 4, Buchannan 7. Los Altos 14 6 23 17 -- 60 Pomona 15 7 8 17 -- 47 Total fouls: LA 11, P 15. Fouled out: none. Technical fouls: none.

Diamond Ranch 83, Garey 59 -- The Panthers jumped to a 21-8 lead after one quarter and held on for the Miramonte League victory.  Aaron Williams led Diamond Ranch (15-10, 6-3) with 16 points, Kenneth Ubom had 14 and Joe Davis added 14.  The Vikings were led by Antonio Worthams' 16 points. Jonathan Parkinson scored 13 for Garey.   GAREY (59) Bell 11, Moringlane 1, Davis 11, Worthams 16, Parkinson 13, Alexander 7 DIAMOND RANCH (83) Laurie 3, A. J. Williams 2, Banta 2, Coombs 8, A. S. Williams 16, Ubom 14, Eimratchnee 2, DeLeon 4, Flagg 2, Lyons 10, Davis 14, Calahan 7. Garey 8 21 14 16 -- 59  Diamond Ranch 21 15 19 28 -- 83 Total fouls: G 22, DR 22. Fouled out: Nabazi (DR), Coombs (DR), Moringlane (G), Silva (G). Technical fouls: Moringlane 2 (G), Parkinson (G), bench (G).

Charter Oak 67, HH Wilson 65--details not available.

Mission League

Chaminade 59, St. Francis56-- The Golden Knights had a chance to get their 11th win, but failed to do so as they dropped a game to host Chaminade.  St. Francis (9-13, 4-7) has two more chances to reach 11 wins when it hosts Alemany in another league contest at 7:30 tonight, followed by a nonleague game at 3 p.m. Friday.  Even though Scott Borchart didn't play due to an ankle injury, Chaminade (17-8, 8-4) had no difficulty winning even though the score was closer than it looked.

Mojave River League

Hesperia 63, Apple Valley 60 -- The Scorpions, battling for their playoff lives, scratched and clawed for rebounds. They outhustled the Sun Devils for much of the game. Apple Valley, with a playoff berth already secured, was the exact opposite. The Sun Devils went through the motions for the first three quarters.  Hesperia’s overall record with the win improved to 9-12, but more importantly, 3-4 in the MRL. If the Scorpions can go on the road on Thursday and defeat Sultana, they clinch third place and a berth in the CIF playoffs.  In the first half, Apple Valley kept things close throughout. The Sun Devils trailed 26-22 at the half despite being outrebounded 30-9. But the Scorpions came out on fire in the second half.  Hesperia outscored Apple Valley 26-11 in the third quarter. Lacy and Erbe were on fire. The Scorpions could do no wrong as the bounces were falling their way. Lacy finished with 17 points and 10 rebounds. Erbe scored 14 points.   Bobby and Holden led the way for Apple Valley; Bobby finished with 23 points and Holden scored 22.  APPLE VALLEY (60) Bobby 23, Holden 22, Murray 6, Origel 3, Sipes 2, Leaupepe 2, Logan 2. HESPERIA (63) Lacy 17, Erbe 14, Robertson 9, M. Delgado 5, Puckett 5, Hunter 5, Solis 4, Trujillo 4.  Apple Valley 10 12 11 27 —60  Hesperia 12 14 26 11 —63 3-point field goals: Apple Valley 5 (Holden 4, Origel 1), Hesperia (Erbe 2, Delgado 1, Hunter 1, Puckett 1).

Mountain View League

Norco 55, Corona 44 --details not available.

Jurupa Valley 60, La Sierra 57 --details not available.

Corona Centennial 103, Corona Santiago 71 --details not available.

Mt. Baldy League

Rancho Cucamonga 62, Montclair 59--RANCHO CUCAMONGA (62) Gilchrist 6, Hamilton 9, Acuna 2, Steinmetz 10, Dornes 2, Aylor 4, Iszard 5, Brown 7, Powell 5, Washington 4, Watts 8. MONTCLAIR (59) Walk 7, Murphy 5, Stanley 14, Fields 10, Jenkins 10, Fregoso 4, Candelo 4, Abraham 5.  Rancho Cucamonga 16 17 13 16 -- 62 Montclair 13 9 12 25 -- 59 Total fouls: RC 22, M 23. Fouled out: none. Technical fouls: Fields (M).

Alta Loma 50, Chaffey 46--Chris Campbell scored eight of his 12 points in the final quarter as Alta Loma kept its faint playoff hopes alive. Chaffey led the entire game before the Braves (11-14, 4-5) tied the score 42-42. Campbell, who also had six rebounds, scored the go-ahead basket and Alta Loma held on for the win.  Yoseph Yaisrael and Lance Evans each had 11 points for the Braves, who play at Rancho Cucamonga Thursday. Anthony Avina led the Tigers (5-4 in league) with 13 points.ALTA LOMA (50) Densen 7, Patterson 5, Campbell 12, Yaisrael 11, Moore 4, Evans 11. CHAFFEY (46) McGee 9, Walker 5, Avina 13, Miranda 2, Cardenas 6, Sconiers 9, Tamaya 2. Alta Loma 5 14 8 23 -- 50 Chaffey 9 16 10 11 -- 46 Total fouls: AL 13, C 18. Fouled out: none. Technical fouls: none.

Ontario 65, Etiwanda 54-- Senior guard Marlon Mitchell scored a game-high 30 points Tuesday night as Ontario High's boys' basketball team clinched the Mount Baldy League title by dethroning defending champion Etiwanda 65-54.  The Jaguars, unbeaten after nine league games, fought off a resilient Etiwanda squad that refused to allow the league leaders to run away from them.   Etiwanda clawed its way through the first half, exchanging the lead frequently with the more-athletic Ontario team. Solid ball movement helped Etiwanda find holes in the tenacious Jaguars' defense. Eagles senior center Nate Dowd contributed 12 of his team-high 17 points during the first half as the Eagles trailed 34-32 at the break.  The action continued back and forth during the third quarter. Ontario widened its lead, then Etiwanda responded with a run of its own. And when the fourth quarter began, the Eagles (13-11, 6-3) found themselves clinging to a 47-45 advantage.  Ontario improved to 20-5, 9-0. ONTARIO (65) Munoz 9, Marcus Mack 2, Stepney 7, Mitchell 30, Alhadeff 8, Kinney 6, Dunn 3. ETIWANDA (54) J. Dowd 6, Simpson 2, Johnson 8, Boyd 15, N. Dowd 19, Shadwick 4. Ontario 24 10 11 20 -- 65 Etiwanda 22 10 15 7 -- 54 Total fouls: O 12, E 14. Fouled out: none. Technical fouls: none.

Ocean League

El Segundo 49, West Torrance 48--Jeramie Hopson scored a layup with three seconds left in overtime to lift El Segundo to a 49-48 victory over host West Torrance on Tuesday as the Eagles claimed a share of their first league title since 1967.  Hopson completed a give-and-go with Dashawn Strong for the game-winning play. Strong posted 20 points and 10 rebounds and Hopson finished with 15 points. Jermell Robinson contributed six points and 10 rebounds and Mike McCullough chipped in six points, eight rebounds and eight assists for El Segundo (16-10, 10-3).   DeWayne Holyfield led West (10-15, 3-10) with 15 points.

Culver City 57, South Torrance 54--Clete Albitz scored 20 points and Un Koh had 15, but the Spartans (16-8, 9-4) fell to the host Centaurs (13-11, 8-5). Daniel Brown added 11 points for South. Jarrod Tennant led Culver City with 15 points and Claudie Jones contributed 13 points.

Hawthorne 59, Beverly Hills 53--Rodney Williams scored seven of his 15 points in overtime and Mike Washington added 17 points and nine rebounds to lead host Hawthorne (7-19, 3-10). Hawthorne dominated the boards, outrebounding its opponent, 42-22. Marcus McNeal had 14 points and 10 rebounds.

Pacific League

Arcadia 64, Hoover 63-- Leo Thornton scored two of his game-high 23 points on a pair of free throws with six seconds left to give the Apaches a four-point lead, just enough cushion to withstand the effects of a buzzer-beating 3-pointer by Hoover. With the loss on Tuesday, Hoover was eliminated from playoff consideration with a record of 9-14, 2-7, two wins short of the necessary 11 wins for a petition entry as an at-large team. Hoover finishes the season against rival Glendale High at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Hoover.       Tornado sophomore guard Armen Baghdasarian had a big first half with 10 points, but did not play much in the second half. Apache senior Leo Thornton scored 15 of his 23 points in the first half, as the Tornadoes could not contain him. Arcadia (13-12, 2-7) made 26-of-52 shots from the field, including six of 17 from three-point range. Hoover hit 22 of 48 shots with six of 12 coming from behind the three-point arc. Tornado sophomore starter Chris Rivera severely hurt his ankle with three minutes reamining and was carried off the court. HOOVER 15 17 14 17 -- 63;  ARCADIA 18 12 18 16 -- 64    HOOVER -- Akopyan 22, Stepanyan 12, Baghdasarian 11, Rivera 8, Ismalian 8, Markossian 2. Three-pointers: Akopyan 2, Baghdasarian 2, Stepanyan 2. ARCADIA -- Thornton 23 and 3 steals, Owens 14 and 10 rebounds, Dohling 13, Wilkerson 6, Anderson 4, Balk 2, Jackson 2.       Three-pointers: Dohling 3, Owens 2, Thornton 1.

Glendale 59, Pasadena 55-- Esa Hall made two free throws with four seconds remaining to secure a Pacific League victory for the Dynamiters at Glendale. Riley Van Patten had 15 points, five assists and three steals for the Dynamiters (10-15, 2-7), who put the playoff hopes of Pasadena (12-12, 5-4) in jeopardy.Glendale pulled off one of the biggest upsets of the season Tuesday as they defeated defending Pacific League champion Pasadena High, 59-55, at home in a league contest.  Glendale, which outscored the Bulldogs (12-12, 5-4 in league), 17-9, in the final quarter, is now 10-15 overall and 2-7 in league. To qualify for an at-large berth in the CIF Southern Section Division IAA playoffs, a team must have 11 wins.  The Nitros will have a good chance of getting that against Hoover on Thursday night.  Glendale hung on Tuesday after Pasadena's Dino Wilburn missed a driving layup in the final seconds of the game. Isa Hall grabbed the rebound and was fouled. He hit both free throws to ice the game.  Hall finished with nine points, six coming in the fourth, and eight rebounds. Another Nitro that had a big second half was Riley Van Patten. The junior guard had 15 points, five rebounds and three steals. All of his points came in the second half.  Varooj Karibyan had nine points, including a three-pointer in the fourth that gave Glendale a 53-52 lead. Hugo Guerrero chipped in 12 for the Nitros. Pasadena 9 20 17 9 -- 55  Glendale 13 13 16 17 -- 59  PASADENA -- Rice 6, Wilburn 9, Eubanks 13, Leonard 7, Bean 7, Bland 3, Banks 2, Clark 2, Soliemani 6.  Three-pointers: Wilburn, Eubanks. GLENDALE -- Van Patten 15 and 5 assists, Guerrero 12, Karibyan 9, Hall 10 and 8 rebounds, Nicholas 7, Thomas 3, Galustian 3.  Three-pointers: Van Patten, Nicholas, Thomas, Karibyan

Pacific Coast League

Estancia High 54, Northwood 49-- Eliasar Maldonado led the Eagles (10-14, 5-4 in league) with 18 points, while Micah Young and Kenny Valbuena each added 12 points and 11 rebounds.  The key to the Eagles' success came in the first four minutes and the final four minutes. Estancia started the game with a 12-4 run and ended the first quarter with a 19-10 advantage.  Timberwolves' standout shooter Drew Terry led the way with 22 points, but was held to only seven second-half points. Kenny Valbuena helped the Eagles' offense in the third quarter. The senior scored seven points and grabbed five rebounds, but the Eagles trailed, 42-37, after three. It was still a five-point Timberwolves' advantage with four minutes remaining when the Eagles' defense put a vice grip on Northwood's offensive production. Estancia, on the other hand, went on a 13-3 run in the final four minutes to pull out the win, hitting 11 of 12 from the free-throw line. The win sets up a do-or-die road battle with the Trojans Thursday night at 7:30. The Eagles stunned Uni, 73-65, on Jan. 24. Northwood 10 16 16 7 - 49 Estancia 19 5 13 17 - 54 Northwood - Terry 22, Bailey 10, Selway 8, Gray 5, Reggero 2, Howard 2.   3-pt. goals - Terry 4. Fouled out - none.   Technicals - none.   Estancia - Maldonado 18, Young 12, K. Valbuena 12, D. Valbuena 7, Cachola 4, Rodriguez 1, Prado 0.  3-pt. goals - Maldonado 2.  Fouled out - none.   Technicals - none

Corona del Mar 84, University 82--CdM (11-15, 5-4 in league) clinched at least an at-large berth into the CIF Southern Section playoffs with its 11th victory. The Sea Kings moved into a three-way tie for second place, one game behind co-leaders University and Costa Mesa, with one regular-season game remaining.  University scored its first 18 points from three point range, led by Jason Garey's four threes as Uni led  23-18 a the end of the first quarter.  Uni hit three more from threes in the second quarter, but they weren't enough. Corona del Mar 18 22 22 22 - 84  University 23 22 17 20 - 82  Corona del Mar - Shahangian 26, Snell 25, Brewster 15, Alshuler 10, Marston 5, Richardson 2, Grey 1, Glass 0.  3-pt. goals - Snell 2, Shahangian 1. Fouled out - none.  Technicals - none.  University - Garey 29, Christoph 18, Asnon 9, Feistel 7, Tran 6, Gomez 5, Newsome 4, Allah 4..  3-pt. goals - Garey 8, Christon 3, Asnan 1, Fiestel 1, Gomez 1. Fouled out - none.  Technicals - none.

Costa Mesa 87, Laguna Beach 48-- Coast Mesa (16-9, 6-3) cruised ot the win over the Artists. Mustang center Mike Payne was also in a celebration mode. He finished with 17 points, including two emphatic dunks, 12 rebounds and six blocked shots. Costa Mesa guard Steve Whittaker scored a game-high 25 oints, 10 in the third quarter.  Laguna Beach was led by Jason Chatrath and Blodgett, who both scored 14 points. The Artists suited up just six players as evidently everyone else was out surfing  . . . Costa Mesa 18 22 28 19 - 87  Laguna Beach 11 12 13 12 - 48 Costa Mesa - Whittaker 25, Payne 17, Conte 12, Vakili 9, Clark 8, Cabico 5, Gandia 5, Biggio 2, Krikorian 2, Millward 2, Fregoso 0, Amburgey 0. 3-pt. goals - Whittaker 5, Conte 2, Gandia 1, Vakili 1, Cabico 1.  Fouled out - none. Technicals - none. Laguna Beach - Chatrath 14, Blodgett 14, Leahy 7, Foes 6, Norfleet 5, Ridet 2. 3-pt. goals - Chatrath 3, Blodgett 2, Norfleet 1, Leahy 1. Fouled out - none. Technicals - none.

Pacific View League

Oxnard 81, Camarillo 57--Nicholas Curtis had 35 points, 14 rebounds and three blocked shots, and the Yellowjackets clinched their third consecutive Pacific View League title at Oxnard. Lee Abair added 14 points for the Yellowjackets (22-3, 7-0). Oxnard posted its 12th victory in a row and 23rd consecutive league victory. Jared Jungwirth scored 27 points for Camarillo (12-13, 2-5). Lee Abair chipped in 14 points and Jonathan Davis dished off 10 assists. Camarillo (57) — Alstot 3, Caldwell 8, Boyer 6, West 6, Rasp 2, Wallman 5, Jungwirth 27. Oxnard (81) — Curtis 35, Webb 8, Murray 3, Simmons 7, Monette 4, Kurz 1, Davis 7, Abair 14. Cam-- 16  11  17  13--57; 3-Point goals — Camarillo 2 (Caldwell 1, Jungwirth 1). Oxnard 4 (Webb 2, Simmons 1, Davis 1). Rebounds — Oxnard (Curtis 14). Assists — Oxnard (Davis 10). Records — Camarillo 12-13, 2-5. Oxnard 22-3, 7-0.

Rio Mesa 84, Hueneme 66--John McBride had 34 points and 11 rebounds, and Tunde Alonge had 29 points including four 3-pointers, and had nine rebounds and six assists for Rio Mesa (12-11, 5-2). Frank Orocio scored 16 points to lead Hueneme

Rio Hondo League

La Canada 76, South Pasadena 55-- Billy Hofman scored 23 points to lead the Spartans (19-6, 6-3) in a Rio Hondo League victory at La Canada.  South Pasadena couldn't keep pace with the long-distance assault during the next three quarters, as La Canada posted a 76-55 victory, in front of a boisterous crowd on Parents' Night at La Canada High. Billy Hofman made eight of 10 field goals -- including three of four three-point attempts -- and sunk all four of his free throws, in addition to tallying five assists and four rebounds. The 6-footer hit back-to-back three-pointers in the final three minutes of the third quarter, to fend off a South Pasadena rally, which cut the Spartan lead to 11 following five consecutive points by Ape Apraku. Apraku, a senior guard, matched Billy Hofman with 23 points, including nine in the third quarter.  Whatever Billy Hofman wasn't doing on the perimeter, junior teammate Robbie Neyland was, as he added 16 points -- including three three-pointers.  And whatever the duo couldn't accomplish on the perimeter, Swenson got done inside, as he scored 15 points and grabbed seven rebounds.  The Tigers (7-15, 4-5 in league) trailed by only 13 at the start of the fourth quarter, but the Spartans (19-6, 6-3 in league) responded with six straight points. Chris Barnes added six points and five rebounds in the fourth quarter for La Canada, ranked No. 6 in CIF Southern Section Division IIIAA.  So. Pasadena 15 11 17 12 -- 55 La Canada 18 26 12 20 -- 76  SOUTH PASADENA -- Apraku 23, Carrillo 6, Etman 10 and 8 rebounds, Popovak 2, Young 14. Three-pointers: Apraku 2, Young 2.  LA CANADA -- Hofman 23 and 5 assists, Neyland 16, Ballard 4, Swenson 15 and 7 rebounds, Moore 3 and 8 rebounds, Kim 6, Turley 3, Barnes 6. Three-pointers: Hofman 3, Neyland 3, Kim 2, Swenson.

Muir 63, Crescenta Valley 48-- Despite playing without Jimmy Goffredo, who averages 19.2 points and sat out because of mononucleosis, Crescenta Valley hung around for the first quarter, only to be done in by a poor second quarter in which it made one of 11 shots and was outscored, 17-5. Two players recently called up from junior varsity saw significant playing time for the short-handed Falcons, who only had two scoring threats--James Jenkins with 25 points and Chris Tarne with 12.  Muir (23-2, 9-0 in league play) completed the season sweep of Crescenta Valley. Goffredo's replacement, junior-varsity call-up Chris Luansing, scored two points against Muir after scoring 18 points in his varsity debut Friday against Hoover.  In the first quarter, the Falcons (19-6, 7-2) had Luansing and another junior-varsity addition, Brendan Couper, on the floor. Joseph Frazier, who has committed to Cal State Northridge, scored 16 points for Muir despite aggravating a hip injury and sitting out the final 3:27 of the third quarter. He returned for the fourth quarter, scored six points and ensured Muir of its eighth league title since 1991. Crescenta Valley will make the playoffs for the 16th time in 17 seasons. CV 13 5 20 10 -- 48   Muir 16 17 20 10 -- 63 CV -- Tarne 12, Luansing 2, Kula 7, Jenkins 25 and 3 blocks, Cooper 2.  Three-pointers: Tarne, Kula. MUIR -- Wormely 3, Willis 8, Frazier 19 and 10 rebounds, Hall 8 and 8 rebounds, Davis 4, Hollins 10, Johnson 8, Dickson 3.     Three-pointers: Frazier 2, Johnson 2, Wormely, Dickson.

Temple City 50, Blair 41 --The sophomores led the way, with guard Desmond Reed finishing with 18 points (including four 3-pointers) and four steals, and Jason Engeman adding 12 rebounds in a winning cause.

San Gabriel Valley League

Warren 72, Gahr 63--Warren (17-8, 5-4), which closes out the regular season at Downey on Thursday, avenged a defeat to Gahr in the teams' first meeting and took the inside track toward the league's No. 2 playoff berth behind undefeated Dominguez. Gahr (13-13, 4-6), which completed its regular season schedule, could have assured itself of one of the league's three automatic postseason berths after an 0-3 league start, but now must hope for an at-large berth. Gahr, behind 25 points by senior guard Romalice Reed, rallied from a 15-point halftime deficit to tie the score, 60-60, with 3:45 to play. Warren ran off five unanswered points to take a 65-60 lead on a 3-point-play by Jullian Assibey with 2:02 remaining.  The Gladiators climbed to within 65-63 on a 3-point basket by Tajuan Jackson with 1:26 left but the Bears closed out the game with the final seven points, including a dunk by Harold Fairweather as time expired. Fairweather, a 6-5 senior forward had 18 points.  Lebron Boyd (6 rebounds) had 20 points for Warren. Assibey (7 rebounds) and Aaron Hobbensiefken scored 16 each. Gahr defeated Warren, 47-42, in the teams' first meeting without starting guard Jackson, who was out of town because of personal reasons. Despite 18 points from Jackson and 12 from Justin Rhoane, it was a different contest on Tuesday night.  Warren, powered by 14 points by Hobbensiefken, scored more points in the first half than in its Jan. 19 game against Gahr en route to a 43-28 halftime lead.  Gahr, which trailed 54-43 with 1:26 left in the third quarter, rallied with 10 consecutive points to climb to within 54-53 on a 3-point basket by Reed to start the fourth quarter. They tied the score twice at 58-58 and 60-60.

San Andreas League

Cajon 59, San Bernardino 38 --details not available.

San Gorgonio 52, Colton 51 --details not available.

South Coast League

El Toro 79, Mission Viejo 60--Matt Green scored 23 points with 10 rebounds and got help from Ashkan Nazeri, who added 16 points, to lead El Toro over Mission Viejo, 79-60, in a South Coast League boys basketball game Tuesday at El Toro High.  Chris Fairbanks had nine points with 10 assists and Ken Tanaka and Chris Parish each finished with 11 points for the Chargers (22-3, 7-2). Travis Niesen led the Diablos (15-10, 4-5) with 24 points and Michael Valentine had 12.

Southwestern League

Elsinore 76, Temecula Valley 58 -- Elsinore defeated Temecula Valley behind Ryan Lux's 18 points, 13 of which came in the second quarter.  TEMECULA VALLEY (58) -- Parks 5, Segismar 2, Menancio 4, Hodge 2, Green 6, Cooper 5, Joshway 1, Louis 6, Watson 12, Palmer 8, Badue 7. ELSINORE (76) -- Keahey 17, Green 6, Strausheim 6, Engels 5, Lux 18, Cirilo 5, Kondus 5, Wiese 2, Allen 2, Nelson 9, Wolter 1. Halftime score -- Elsinore 40-26. Three-point goals -- Keahey, Green 2, Strausheim, Engels, Lux 3, Cirilo, Parks. Total fouls -- Elsinore 28, Temecula Valley 24. Fouled out -- Engels, Lux. Records: Elsinore 2-6, 14-10. Temecula Valley, 0-7, 7-18.

Temescal Canyon 53, Chaparral 50--Temescal Canyon fell behind by 14 points in the first quarter but rallied to defeat Temecula Chaparral, 53-50, in a Southwestern League boys' basketball game Tuesday night.   Chaparral (4-3 in league, 18-7 overall) came out firing, hitting six 6 of 10 shots from the field in the first quarter. Junior forward Allen Craig had the hot hand, draining two three-pointers as the Pumas raced to a 17-3 lead.  Temescal Canyon (6-1, 20-6) turned things around in the second quarter after switching to the trapping defense that turned the tide in the school's first meeting. The defensive switch led to more turnovers and fewer offensive opportunities for Chaparral. The Pumas turned the ball over nine times and managed only six shots. The Titans also worked out the kinks on offense, outscoring Chaparral 22-9 to cut the deficit to a point by halftime. Temescal Canyon took a seven-point lead into the fourth quarter, but the Pumas had plenty of fight left in them. Chaparral cut the lead to three with 25 seconds remaining, but Kris Maxey sank two free throws to give the Titans a 53-48 lead. Chaparral's David Castillo misfired on a three-pointer, but Cooke grabbed the rebound and was fouled. Cooke made both free throws, and Coyle called timeout. Temescal Canyon tried to inbound the ball past midcourt, but Cooke intercepted the pass. He fired up a shot from 50 feet, but it was off just to the right.  Maxey scored 14 points to lead three Temescal Canyon players in double figures. Joe Buller scored a game-high 18 points for Chaparral. Temescal Canyon can clinch at least a share of the league title with a victory over Temecula Valley on Thursday. The Titans can take the title outright if they win and Chaparral defeats Murrieta Valley.

Sunbelt League

West Valley 68, Rancho Verde 53 -- The Mustangs outshot and outdefensed Moreno Valley Rancho Verde on Tuesday to come away with a 68-53 victory and earned at least a share of the Sunbelt League crown.  West Valley (6-1 league, 12-13 overall) held Riverside County scoring leader J.S. Nash to 27 points, most coming at the free-throw line. Nash, who averages nearly 33 points, was the main focus of the West Valley defense, specifically Joe Roquemore and Lawrence Williams. When Nash got by his initial defender, the interior defense helped out.  Diesel Nevarez netted three three-pointers in the first half, and West Valley had a 38-23 lead at halftime. Nevarez left the game with 50 seconds left in the first half after suffering an ankle injury. He didn't return the second half, but Jason Hulstrom and Juan Alvarez came off the bench and provided an offensive spark.  Hulstrom hit two clutch three-pointers and Alvarez scored eight points in the second half.  West Valley also connected on 16 of 17 free throws. The defense did the rest. West Valley plays host to Perris on Thursday in the league finale. Rancho Verde dropped to 4-3 in league, 14-11 overall.  RANCHO VERDE (53) -- Noquiera 5, Baker 2, Nash 27, Walker 6, Brown 7, Taylor 2, Winston 4.  WEST VALLEY (68) -- Alvarez 8, Nevarez 15, Hulstrom 6, Lebaron 9, Roguemore 8, Pierce 12, Davis 6, Washington 4. Halftime score -- West Valley 38-23. Three-point goals -- Noquiera, Nash 3, Brown, Nevarez 3, Hulstrom 2, Lebaron. Total fouls -- Rancho Verde 16, West Valley 17. Fouled out -- none. Technical fouls -- Davis. Records: Hemet West Valley, 6-1, 12-13. Moreno Valley Rancho Verde 4-3, 14-11.

Hemet 82, Paloma Valley 57 --  Hemet used seven three-pointers in the first half to take a 45-28 lead by halftime of its Sunbelt League victory. HEMET (82) -- Griffin 11, Graham 4, Smith 10, Boyd 11, Padgett 10, Reilly 4, Mafiel 5, Veiga 4, Martinez 23.  PALOMA VALLEY (57) -- Occhino 12, Mejia 6, Malone 2, Luchessi 11, Maude 8, McNulty 14, Banks 4.  Halftime score -- Hemet 45-28. Three-point goals -- Martinez 7, Graham, Mafiel, Boyd, Occhino 2, McNulty 3. Total fouls -- Hemet 17, Paloma Valley 12. Fouled out -- Boyd. Records: Hemet 3-4, 9-13. Paloma Valley 0-8, 3-19.

Sunkist League

Ramona 80, Rubidoux 72 --details not available.

Riverside MLK 66, Kaiser 60 --details not available.

Norte Vista 54, Bloomington 49 --details not available.

Southern Section Non- League Games--Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001

Ambassador Christian 52, Mesa Grande 39-- Despite only having seven players, Fontana Ambassador Christian defeated Calimesa Mesa Grande in non-league play. Brandon Giden led the Dawgs with 17 points and 10 rebounds and John Palmer added 16 points and eight steals.MESA GRANDE (39) -- Joreteg 19, Bowles 3, Partain 2, Grando 3, C. Knight 4, V. Knight 8.  AMBASSADOR CHRISTIAN (52) -- Palmer 16, Guzman 14, Giden 17, Cooper 4, Peters 1.  Halftime score -- Ambassador Christian 26-23. Three-point goals -- Joreteg 5. Total fouls -- Mesa Grande 17, Ambassador Christian 11. Fouled out -- Cooper. Records: Ambassador Christian 6-14.

Cate 61, Oaks Christian 47--Nick Altman scored a game-high 19 points as the Rams posted their second straight victory.  OAKS CHRISTIAN -- Cordell 2, J. Adams 3, C. Adams 14, S. Adams 18, Cline 9, Bryan 1. Totals 12 20-23 47. CATE -- Mack 10, Altman 19, Nagano 7, Hackelman 9, Ting 4, Barton 4, McCammack 8. Totals 25 8-15 61. Oaks Christian . . . 13 10 14 10 -- 47  Cate . . . 13 18 11 19 -- 61 ;  3-point goals -- OC 4 (Cline 3, J. Adams 1), C 3 (Altman 2, Nagano 1). Total fouls -- OC 17, C 23. Fouled out -- Cline, Mack. Technicals -- Oaks Christian bench. Record -- C 4-9.

Coachella Valley 70, Desert Christian 68 (OT) -- Mark Alaya and Christian Gonzalez each hit key three-pointers that gave Coachella Valley a non-league victory. Alaya's three-pointer with three seconds left sent the game to overtime and Gonzalez's three-pointer with one second left in overtime sealed the victory.  COACHELLA VALLEY (70) -- Lomeli 21, Perez 16, Gaia 9, Ayala 7, Gonzalez 6, Badena 5, Lemon 4, Gutierrez 2. DESERT CHRISTIAN (68) -- Brattrud 28, Smith 17, Johnson 15, Nelson 4, Santana 3, Hay 1.  Halftime score -- Tied 28-28. End of Regulation 61-61. Three-point goals -- Gonzalez 2, Ayala, Badena Smith, Johnson. Total fouls -- Coachella Valley 21, Desert Christian 18. Fouled out -- Lomeli, Ayala. Technical fouls -- Badena.  Records: Desert Christian 16-4. Coachella Valley 8-12

Perris 81, Murrieta Valley 76 -- Led by their center Jason Zimmer's triple-double of 27 points, 16 rebounds and 10 blocks, Perris won a none-league game.  MURRIETA VALLEY (76) -- Larsen 17, Mejia 13, Ricks 14, Campbell 10, Richardson 4, Rider 4, Linsley 14.  PERRIS (81) -- Gilliam 20, Zimmer 27, Hunter 7, Johnson 5, Miller 4, Gordon 16, Martin 2.  Halftime score -- Perris 38-34. Three-point goals -- Larsen 3, Mejia 3, Gilliam 3, Johnson. Total fouls -- Perris 14, Murrieta Valley 12. Fouled out -- Hunter.  Records: Perris 15-7. Murrieta Valley 5-1.

San Marcos 61, Channel Islands 47--The Royals' pressure defense forced numerous Raider turnovers in the second quarter to set the tone for San Marcos' nonleague victory. Asher Kupperman tallied 11 points and six assists while his team posted 14 steals, including four by Drew Spaventa.  Aaron Mercer led the Royals with 15 points while Duane Fortune added 12. CHANNEL ISLANDS -- Avila 6, Berrelleza 14, Tamayo 4, Solis 11, Diaz 5, Baier 7. Totals 18 6-6 47. SAN MARCOS -- Kupperman 11, Spaventa 5, Hopkins 2, Fortune 12, Hill 2, Mercer 15, McKiernan 6, Cruse 6, Patterson 2. Totals 20 16-20 61. Channel Islands . . . 11 5 14 17 -- 47  San Marcos . . . 10 16 21 14 -- 61; 3-point goals -- CI 5 (Berrelleza 4, Diaz) SM 5 (Kupperman 2, Spaventa 1, Mercer 1, Fortune 1). Total fouls -- CI 17, SM 13. Fouled out -- none. Technicals -- none. Record -- SM 7-15.

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