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Game Scores & Details From
Wednesday, 2/7/01--(Feb. 9, 2001)

We've been busy switching our server to another location, but we're going to post all of the remaining scores from this week which we've missed.  These are the Wednesday games (at least those we've had time to input. . . we know we're missing most of the City Section scores, but we'll add those later tonight.    Playoff seedings will be released on Sunday, and as always, we'll be there when they are released and we'll have them online shortly thereafter.  Last night saw a lot of action, some for league titles, others not.  Here's what happened on Thursday, February 8, 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--Wed.  Feb. 7, 2001

Eastern League

South Gate 51, Roosevelt 46--Senior guard Isidro Perez had 14 points and 3 steals to lead the Rams (18-6, 9-0) over the visiting Roughriders (5-4 league).

Marine League

Gardena 79, Narbonne 70-- Beto Delgado of Narbonne finished with 18 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds , but it wasn't enough as Gardena's basketball team prevailed 79-70 on the strength of Romone Prescott's 24 points.   Marcus Wilson added 16 points and 12 assists for visiting Gardena (15-9, 7-2), which can claim a co-Marine League championship Friday against San Pedro. Gardena had a one-point lead entering the fourth quarter, where it used its size advantage to go on a 26-18 run. Uzoma Mmeje led Narbonne (6-3 in league) with 23 points.  Gejuan Frison added 14 points for Gardena.

Banning 81, San Pedro 74--The Pilots (6-13, 2-7) pulled San Pedro (10-15, 2-7) into the Marine League cellar with the home win. Joey Saavedra hit five 3-pointers and had a game-high 28 points.  Alberto Aguirre added 20 points with 18 in the second half. Aguirre also hit four 3-pointers, including back-to-back in a 13-0 run to open the fourth quarter. Roderick Perry added 15 points for Banning. San Pedro was led by Glen Bullard's 20 points. Joey Saavedra led Banning, which scored 31 points in the fourth quarter.

Washington 79, Carson 38--Andre Paterson led host Washington (15-8, 7-2) with 28 points, 12 rebounds and six blocks. Dermtrious Orme added 17 points and 10 rebounds, Wayne Chamberlain had 12 points and 10 rebounds and Antoine Parker had 10 points and 10 assists.

Sunset Six League

Grant 74, North Hollywood 64--Grant High assured itself of a share of its second consecutive Sunset Six League boys' basketball championship Wednesday in part because North Hollywood chose an awful time to be assessed its first technical fouls of the season.  Mike Charleston scored 18 of his 25 points in the first half as the Lancers took a 15-point lead, including parlaying technical fouls against Josiah James and Aaron Ruiz into six points late in the half, in a 74-64 victory at Grant.   James was called for the first technical with 1:03 left in the first half for uttering an obscenity, Bloom said. Nino Loquelano converted both free throws.   Ruiz was called for a technical 41 seconds later for slamming the ball to the floor after being called for fouling Dwayne Anderson. Anderson made two free throws for Grant, which made all 13 it took in the game.  With Grant maintaining possession, Anderson added a basket on a four-foot bank shot, completing a 12-0 run which led to a 38-23 halftime lead.  Ken Hauser scored eight points and James six as the Huskies outscored the Lancers, 17-12, in the third quarter, cutting the deficit to 50-40 entering the fourth quarter. North Hollywood (17-6, 7-2 in league play) pulled to within 52-45 on Nathan Stern's three-point basket with 6:37 left.  Grant (18-6, 8-1) responded by scoring the next eight points on Gino Riney's three-point basket, Anderson's three-point play and Chris Robinson's basket for a 60-45 lead with 5:15 left. A 9-2 run brought the Huskies to within 64-57 with 1:24 remaining, but three-point plays by Charleston and Anderson sealed the victory.  Anderson finished with 20 points and 14 rebounds, and Riney had14 points.  Gus Ruiz scored eight of his 16 points in the first quarter for North Hollywood. Hauser had 12 of his 14 in the second half and Stern scored 11, including eight in the fourth quarter.  The Lancers complete regular-season play Friday night at Verdugo Hills. Grant was a 99-51 winner Jan. 24 in their first meeting.

L.A. Poly 90, Verdugo Hills 60--The Dons remained winless in the Sunset Six League with a setback Wednesday at L.A. Poly High. Verdugo Hills (1-21, 0-9 in league) allowed 48 first-half points as it trailed by 26 at halftime.  Daniel Dingman led the Dons with 19 points and Terrance Staley tallied 18

Canoga Park 80, Hollywood 77--Cecil Brown had 40 points and 13 rebounds to help the Hunters (13-11, 6-3) outlast the Sheiks (4-5 in league) in a Sunset Six League game at Canoga Park.  Brown made all 12 of his free throws in the fourth quarter

Valley Mission League

Sylmar 71, Monroe 42-- Louis Darby had 21 points and 16 rebounds and Earnest Williams added 17 points, 13 assists and 12 rebounds for the Spartans (14-9, 9-0) in a Valley Mission League game at Monroe of North Hills. Ramall Goodrich scored 17 points for the Vikings (10-13, 5-4).

Kennedy 64, Reseda 63--Sergei Lepiashinski had 32 points, but it wasn't enough as the Regents (13-11, 6-3) came up just short in a Valley Mission game at Reseda.

West Valley League

Chatsworth 82, El Camino Real 61--Shayne Berry had 37 points and Scott Johnston added 16 points and 14 rebounds for the Chancellors (17-7,
8-1) in a West Valley League game at home.

Birmingham 69, Granada Hills 64--Haig Tatian had 19 points and nine rebounds for the Patriots in a West Valley League victory at Birmingham.  Arman Shatrang had 15 points and six assists for Birmingham (8-10, 4-5). Gene Nubia scored 17 points for the Highlanders. 

Taft 92, Cleveland 81--Steve Smith's 12 points highlighted a 36-point first quarter for the host Toreadors in a West Valley League victory.
Smith had 34 points for Taft (18-6, 7-2). T.J. Stephens scored 23 points for Cleveland (3-18, 2-7).

Southern Section League Games--Wed.  Feb. 7, 2001

Camino Real League

Mary Star 56, Cantwell Sacred Heart 41--Jack Kalmeta scored a game-high 25 points on the road for Mary Star. Mary Star (8-17, 5-5) will play St. Anthony's tonight at 7 p.m. at a site to be determined for third place and the final playoff spot from the league.  Adrian Navarro scored 12 points, Andrew Vidovich had 13 rebounds and Jonathan Phillips added nine points and 10 rebounds for Mary Star. Cantwell Sacred Heart is 1-9 in league.

St. Monica 70, St. Anthony 41--St. Monica was led by Sean Cole, who scored 34 points and pulled down 17 rebounds. St. Monica (19-9, 8-2) finished 2nd in league behind Verbum Dei and is going into the playoffs ranked #2 in the SoCalHoops polls and #3 in the CIF/SCIBCA polls. St. Anthony (10-14, 5-5) tied for 3rd in league with Mary Star (9-16, 5-5).

Condor League

Laguna Blanca 60, Cate 50-- Trevor Scott, playing in his final home game at Mevorick Gym, canned a trey with two seconds left in the first half to give the Owls a 26-23 lead heading into halftime. The shot shifted momentum in the second half when Laguna Blanca kept making its shots and Cate couldn't keep up, falling 60-50.  The win improves Laguna's record to 10-10 overall, 4-3 in the Condor League, and places the Owls in the CIF playoffs. The Owls looked good in the second half, hitting the boards for their second chance points. And, while Laguna shot only 41 percent, it hit 10-12 from the line, and 50 percent of its 3-pointers. The Owls went on an 11-1 run midway through the third quarter to push their lead to 41-30. Cate's Nick Altman buried a 3-pointer to cut the lead to eight. However, Laguna's Blake Dorfman hit an 18-footer with one minute left in the third to push the lead back into double digits, where it stayed for the rest of the game. Early in the fourth quarter, the Owls attempted three shots on one possession. Andy Nelson grabbed the errant third shot, missed the putback, then got his own rebound and put it back to push Laguna Blanca's lead to 47-33.  For the game, Cate shot 32.1 percent from the floor while Laguna Blanca hit only 36.8 percent of its shots.  Altman hit a trey at the buzzer of the first quarter to tie the score at 13. The second quarter was plagued with turnovers and missed shots. Neither team could gain control of the game and the lead changed hands several times.  Laguna gained possession with about 19 seconds left in the first half and got the ball to Scott with about four seconds left. He canned the momentum-changing three to give the Owls a big boost heading into the locker room.   CATE -- Nagano 14, Hackleman 13, Altman 8, McCammack 4, Hsu 4, Mack 6, Mitchell 1. Totals 17-53 12-21 50. LAGUNA BLANCA -- Scott 17, Nelson 10, Jeffrey 3, Gees 7, Wicks 10, Lewis 5, Kaufman 2, Dorfman 3. Totals 21-57 13-16 60.  Cate . . . 13 10 10 17 50 Laguna Blanca . . . 13 13 19 15 60  3-point goals -- C 4-13 (Altman 2, Nagano 2), LB 5-14 (Scott 3, Gees, Lewis). Total fouls -- C 14, LB 13. Foul out -- None.

Thacher 71, Villanova 40--Villanova dropped a home game to league-champion Thacher (9-8, 7-0). Brent Gray registered eight points and eight rebounds for Villanova (6-10, 3-5) while Nick Namikas pulled down 11 rebounds. Thacher (71) — Sullivan 11, Butts 8, Back 9, Cody 8, Thornes 23, Eison 1, Ma 10. Villanova (40) — Fore 12, Namikas 6, Bullen 1, Gibson 9, Langelier 2, B. Gray 8, Roach 2.  Thacher--20  12  18  21--71;   Villanova--17  3  5  15--40; 3-point goals — Thacher 1 (Back 1). Villanova 1 (Fore 1). Rebounds — Villanova (Namikas 11, Gray 8). Records — Thacher 9-8, 7-0. Villanova 6-10, 3-5.

Del Rey League

Bishop Montgomery 75, Bishop Amat 37--Derrick Craven had 16 points and five rebounds and Errick Craven added 14 as Bishop Montgomery (22-2, 8-0) claimed its seventh league title for Coach Doug Mitchell. Errick Craven hit three 3-point shots and Derrick Craven added two as Bishop Montgomery started the game with a 20-10 run and were in charge 31-17 at halftime.

St. Bernard 71, St. Paul 66--Donald Penn had a 24-point, 14-rebound double-double to lead St. Bernard on the road and create a four-way tie for second place in the league.  St. Paul (13-13, 3-5) and St. Bernard (13-13, 3-5) are tied with Serra and Bishop Amat.  Bruce Bevans added 14 points and Marshawno Gauff scored 12 points for St. Bernard.

Empire League

Loara 64, Kennedy 50--Bryce Sheldon made six three-pointers in seven attempts to lead Loara to a 64-50 victory over Kennedy on Wednesday night, clinching the Empire League boys' basketball championship for the host Saxons.  Sheldon finished with 25 points for Loara (20-5, 9-0), which won the title for the third time in four years.  Ike Njoku had 13 points for Kennedy (13-12, 3-6).  

El Dorado 59, Katella 51--David Patten scored 26 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead the 10th-ranked Golden Hawks (21-4, 7-2) to victory at home. Evan Bull had 16 points and 10 rebounds, and Mike Wulff added 10 points. El Dorado outscored the Knights (12-13, 1-8) by 11 points in the fourth quarter. Phil Tyson paced Katella with 22 points. The win give El Dorado a second place finish in league.

Cypress 56, Century 51--Matt Reid and Mohammed Azie scored 16 points each to lead visiting Cypress (14-10, 5-4) to victory. Chris Ferretti scored a game-high 22 points to lead Century (11-14, 2-7).

Golden West League 

Ocean View 85, Saddleback 37--Marques Crane had 33 points and 13 rebounds and Matt Hatch had 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Seahawks (20-6, 8-0)  Matt Hatch added 16 points and 10 rebounds and Casey Ortiz had six points and nine assists. Robert Gonzalez led the Roadrunners with eight points.

Liberty League

Buckley 60, Oakwood 39-- Over a 10 day stretch including this game, Buckley (21-2, 12-1), ranked No. 3 in the CIF Division V-AA poll played 7 games and won 6.  In Wednesday night's win over the Oakwood Gorillas (14-6, 7-6) the Griffins pulled out a 21 point win, 60-39,  and showed no signs of slowing down or fatigue.  With the win, Buckley secured a share of the Liberty League title, which they won outright last season.  Buckley scoring: Steve Broukhim 8, David Gale 8, 8 assists and 6 steals, Royal Weaver 6, Matt Wolf 10, Colin Ward- Henninger 13 and 11 rebounds, Alex Clancy 9, Murali Sivalingam, Tristan Seisa and Alberto Snaidero each scored 2. For Oakwood, the scoring was Eric Noble 9, Mich Firestein 2, Julian Mintz 5, Derrick Fetty 2, Yoni Howard 6, E. Bauman 2, I. Stuart 4, and Nick Mark (who was playing with a 102 deg. fever) 9 points. Buckley led at the end of the first half 31-15, and they pretty much went on cruise, pulling the starters for most of the fourth quarter. Oakwood made a little run in the third quarter, outscoring Buckley 16-15, but they were held to single digit scoring the other three quarters.  Scoring by quarters: Buckley--12 19 15 14--60; Oakwood--7 8 16 8--39.

Providence 72, Holy Martyrs 54--Details not available.

Los Padres League

Paso Robles 49, Morro Bay 47--Paso Robles beat Morro Bay 49-47 in overtime on Wednesday, clinching at least a share of the LPL boys basketball title. Paso Robles, 8-1 in the LPL and 19-3 overall, can clinch the LPL title outright on Friday in a regular-season finale at St. Joseph. The Bearcats have won six of the last nine LPL titles, but this is their first since 1998. Webb had five straight points to begin the overtime period to help Paso Robles finally pull away from Morro Bay. Paso Robles didn’t take its first lead until two minutes into the third quarter, and even then its biggest lead in regulation was only five points.  But after a drive along the baseline and a free throw, Webb had a steal and a layup to put the Bearcats ahead 47-42 in overtime. Morro Bay had a couple chances in the final minutes, but couldn’t deliver.  Webb had 14 points for Paso Robles, while sophomore Ryan Hynes came off the bench for 11 points and eight rebounds. Morro Bay’s Nick Humphrey had 25 points. Morro Bay is 6-3 in the LPL and 12-11 overall headed into Friday’s regular-season finale at Santa Ynez.

St. Joseph 60, Atascadero 55--The Knights played well down the stretch, pulling into a fourth-place LPL tie with Atascadero and Cabrillo. St. Joseph made seven of 10 fourth-quarter shots. The Knights’ Dustin Kelly had 24 points, while Ryan Smith scored 14 and Stew Kussler 10. Atascadero’s Riley Prickett had 18 points — he made four three-pointers — while Jordan Lieser and Pat Bresnahan each had 12. The Greyhounds, 2-7 in the LPL and 10-13 overall, close the regular season Friday against Cabrillo.

Santa Ynez 78, Cabrillo 49--The Pirates outscored the Conquistadores 24-4 in the third quarter to pull away. Santa Ynez used a 17-10 first quarter to get the early lead. Matt McKinney had 24 points and Mike Wooten added 19 for the Pirates (7-2 in league, 14-8). David Drake had 21 for Cabrillo (2-7, 6-18). A third-quarter surge allowed the Pirates to run away with a rout at home in a Los Padres League contest. Santa Ynez (7-2, 14-8) outscored Cabrillo 24-4 in the third to set the tone for the second half. CABRILLO -- Drake 21, Smith 11, Lee 9, McNease 1, McConnell 7. Totals 15 15-25 49. SANTA YNEZ -- Bratcher 2, Muller 1, Gilmour 4, Wooten 19, McKinney 24, Dreher 12, Alegria 6, Richman 8, Albrecht 2. Totals 31 15-22 78. Cabrillo . . . 10 17 4 18 -- 49  Santa Ynez . . . 17 21 24 16 -- 78  3-point goals -- C 4 (Drake 3, Smith 1), SY 1 (Wooten). Totals fouls -- C 18, SY 21. Fouled out -- McConnell. Technicals -- McNease, Drake, Albrecht. Records -- C 2-7, 6-16. SY 7-2, 14-8.

Marmonte League

Simi Valley 73, Thousand Oaks 65--Dustin Villepigue had 41 points and nine rebounds as the Pioneers upset top-ranked Thousand Oaks in a Marmonte League game at Simi Valley. Ryan Bradshaw added 10 points for the Pioneers (17-8, 6-5). Kyle Kegley had 24 points for the Lancers (19-5, 9-2). Fourth-place and two-time defending league champion Simi Valley outplayed and out-hustled the Lancers, causing them to miss getting the league championship outright on Wednesday night. Dustin Villepigue scored a career-high 41 points for Simi Valley.  Simi Valley (17-8, 6-5) lost to Westlake and Newbury Park in its two previous games, but Pioneer players were diving on the court in pursuit of loose balls from the opening tip-off.  In contrast, Thousand Oaks seemed lethargic until the second half and now finds itself in a first-place tie with Agoura entering Friday's regular-season finale at Newbury Park.  Simi Valley had a 34-32 lead at halftime after making 15 of 25 shots (60%), and the Pioneers hit six of their first eight shots in the third quarter to take a 49-39 lead on a basket by Villepigue with 2:27 left.  But Jered Weaver, Simi Valley's second-leading scorer this season, left the game 30 seconds earlier with a deep gash in his chin after hitting the floor following a foul by Ben Olson.  Weaver, who had nine points and four assists, left the gymnasium before the game was over to get his chin examined at a hospital, but Simi Valley hung tough without him.  Thousand Oaks cut its deficit to 51-46 at the end of the third quarter and pulled to within 59-58 with 3:56 left in the game on a three-pointer by Kegley, who had 24 points. But Villepigue, who made 16 of 20 shots and nine of 13 free throws, scored the next four points on a layup and two free throws to give Simi Valley a 63-58 lead with 2:52 remaining.  Kegley, who scored 10 points in the fourth quarter, made two free throws with 2:35 left but Simi Valley scored on five of its final six possessions.  Ryan Bradshaw scored 10 points for Simi Valley and Kevin Rex had 11 points for Thousand Oaks.  Thousand Oaks (65) — Anderson 10, Mossman 2, Rex 11, Kegley 24, Be. Olson 10, Myers 6, Handols 2. Simi Valley (73) — Bellafontaine 4, Martin 7, Bradshaw 10, Weaver 9, Villepigue 41, Chin 2.  TO--16  16  14  19--65;  SV--17  17  17 23--73; 3-point goals — Thousand Oaks 4 (Kegley 3, Rex 1). Simi Valley 3 (Bradshaw 2, Weaver 1). Rebounds — Simi Valley (Villepigue 9). Total fouls — Thousand Oaks 21, Simi Valley 19. Fouled out — Bellafontaine, Be. Olson. Records — Thousand Oaks (19-5, 9-2); Simi Valley (17-8, 6-5)

Agoura 58, Newbury Park 51--Adam Allegro had 26 points and the host Chargers won a Marmonte League game to pull into a first-place tie with Thousand Oaks.  Kevin Cornwell had 17 points and 10 rebounds, and Allegro had 11 rebounds for Agoura (20-4, 9-2).  Allegro added 11 rebounds while Kevin Cornwell registered 17 points and 10 rebounds. Jeff Senkpiel pulled down six rebounds. Newbury Park (13-11, 3-8) was led by Adam Carlson with 10 points. Newbury Park (51) — McLemore 4, Randall 10, Meru 3, Carlson 12, Walker 5, Vann 8, Flores 5, Christensen 4. Agoura (58) — Gray 7, Patton 3, Spaulding 3, Allegro 26, Cornwell 17 10 reb., Joffe 2. NP--11  13  11  16--51;  Agoura--10  10   22  16--58; 3-point goals — Newbury Park 1 (Flores 1). Agoura 2 (Cornwell 1, Spaulding 1). Rebounds — Agoura (Allegro 11). Assists — Agoura (Patton 6). Records — Newbury Park 13-11, 3-8. Agoura 20-4, 9-2.

Westlake 81, Moorpark 75 (2OT)--Kole Anderson scored five of his 23 points on free throws in the second overtime period to lead Westlake (13-9, 7-4) to the win at home. Tyler Adamczyk grabbed 14 rebounds to go along with 22 points. Adam Mazarei dished out 15 assists and scored 10 points. Moorpark's Ron Russ and Fabian Ceja each registered 14 points. In the first meeting between the teams, Westlake defeated Moorpark 65-64 in double overtime. Moorpark (75) — Willis 3, Kauffmann 1, S. Fortman 6, Adibzadeh 12, Ceja 14, Tormos 3, Sharpe 10, Estandia 10, Russ 14. Westlake (81) — Mazarei 10, Anderson 23, Weidner 1, Entrikin 10, Dehner 5, Graham 4, Adamczyk 22, Duplessie 6.  Moorpark--20  19  16  16  7--75;  Westlake --16  9  21  15  7  13--81; 3-point goals — Moorpark 5 (Willis 1, Adibzadeh 1, Russ 2, Tormos 1). Westlake 7 (Mazarei 1, Anderson 4, Entrikin 1, Dehner 1). Fouled-out — Estandia (M), Ceja (M), Duplessie (W). Rebounds — Westlake (Adamczyk 14). Assists — Westlake (Mazarei 15, Anderson 9). Records — Moorpark 13-11, 4-7. Westlake 13-9, 7-4

Metro League

Boys Republic 70, Riverside Christian 53 -- Markus Cotten scored 29 points and Matthew Manzano added 26, helping the Rams (15-9, 10-1) to the Metro League victory. Cotten added six steals and Manzano had nine rebounds and seven steals.

Mission League

Crespi 64, Loyola 61 (OT)--Andrew Moore's three-point play on a driving layup and free throw with six seconds remaining in overtime gave visiting Crespi a 64-61 victory over Loyola of Los Angeles in a Mission League game Wednesday night. Moore scored 20 points for the Celts  Crespi (18-6, 8-3)  held sophomore Omar Wilkes to six points and took their biggest lead of the game at 44-32 with two minutes remaining in the third quarter. The Celts can claim a share of the league championship with a victory over last place Alemany Thursday night.  Loyola (16-8, 7-5) ended regulation on a 19-7 run to force the game into the extra period.  Chris Rucker, who banked a 10-footer at the regulation buzzer, led the Cubs with 20
points. However, Rucker fouled out in overtime and Crespi was able to hold on. Kingsley Anyanwu scored 20 points for Crespi and Matt Llewellyn scored 12 second-half points for the Cubs, including a 3-pointer to give Loyola a 54-51 lead with 4:50 remaining.

Notre Dame 64, Harvard-Westlake 59--Cody Pearson had 16 points and 15 rebounds as the Notre Dame of Sherman Oaks boys' basketball team captured a share of their first Mission League title in 10 years with a 64-59 overtime victory over Harvard-Westlake of Studio City Wednesday night at
Harvard-Westlake. Ruben Sanchez added 12 points, including seven in the overtime period, for the Knights (21-5, 9-3). Craig Weinstein had 30 points for the Wolverines. 

St. Francis 65, Alemany 52--Senior Michael Jenkins, picked up his fourth foul with 3:01 remaining in the third quarter and spend the next 6 minutes on the bench but managed to lead  St. Francis (10-13, 5-7 in league) with 15 points. During his time on the bench, his teammates outscored the Indians (5-19, 0-11 in league), 10-9. The Golden Knights Brett Mitchell added 14 points and eight rebounds, and Mason had 10 points and four rebounds for St. Francis. Alemany's Evan Cline led all scorers with 22 points.   Alemany 11 11 17 13 -- 52  St. Francis 13 16 19 17 -- 65  ALEMANY -- Surratt 8, Cline 22, Zamora 6, Lance 5, Edwards 4, Solorzano 5, Ingram 2. Three-pointers: Cline 4.  ST. FRANCIS -- Gonzalez 6, Mitchell 14 and 8 rebounds, Mason 10, Jenkins 15, 8 rebounds and 5 assists, Miller 4, Sciarra 5, Davies 6, Eng 2, Terrazone 3.   Three-pointers: Jenkins, Terrazone.

Mojave River League

Sultana 64,  Serrano 60--Senior 6-2 forward Grant Lebsch scored 18 points and grabbed 10 rebounds Wednesday as the visiting Sultana High School boys basketball team edged Serrano for a 64-60 overtime victory in a Mojave River League game.  Senior 6-1 forward Jeff Taylor added 15 points, including four three-pointers, and five assists for the Sultans (2-4 in MRL, 8-15 overall). With 10 seconds remaining on the clock, Taylor gained possession of the ball and passed it to Lebsch who scored, tying the game at 54-54 and forcing overtime. Sultana outscored Serrano 10-6 in overtime for the victory. Matt Ryder had 19 points for the Diamondbacks (2-5 in league), while Angelo Morelli had 14 points.

Moore League

Millikan 72, Jordan 67--Senior guard Rodney Spencer scored 13 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter to help the Rams (17-9, 7-4) upset the visiting Panthers (9-2 league). Senior guard Marcus Dove also had a big night, scoring 15 of his 19 points in the first quarter for Millikan, which plays at Cabrillo on Friday night.  Ronald Banks led Jordan in scoring with 26 points. 

Lakewood 67, Cabrillo 58--Robert Hicks scored a game-high 28 points as the Lancers defeated the visiting Jaguars (4-15, 0-11). Jonathan Friar led Cabrillo with 18 points and 10 rebounds. 

Wilson 54, Compton 51--Senior center Quishawn Harrell had 22 points and 17 rebounds to help the Bruins (11-16, 5-7) clinch a playoff spot with a win over the visiting Tarbabes.

Orange League

Savanna 69, Magnolia 66--Nawid Wadood made a key free throw late in the game for Savanna (10-15, 4-5), then Vince Bryant missed a desperation
three-point attempt for Magnolia (13-12, 5-4).  Wadood and Armando Taylor had 18 points each for the Rebels to help offset
38 points from Magnolia's Geoffrey Clayton. 

Brea Olinda 72, Anaheim 55--Ryan Moore, Erik Giesler and Branden Nicholsen scored 15 points each to lead the visiting Wildcats (8-1 league) to victory. Landon Lewis added 10 points. Chasin Mitchell scored a game-high 16 points and Quinn Hawking added 14 for the Colonists (10-15, 2-7).

Valencia 54, Western 40--Emanuel Ortega scored 18 points and Ben Jones added 13 to lead the visiting Tigers (18-8, 7-2) to victory. Lavell Jones cored a game-high 20 points to lead the Pioneers (7-16, 1-8).

Prep League

Chadwick 61, Flintridge Prep 53--Chadwick senior guard Peter McCaslin broke out in the fourth quarter, scoring 18 of his game-high 31 points. The host Dolphins (15-7, 8-0) trailed 40-37 after three quarters, then outscored Flintridge Prep (4-3 league) by 11 points in the final quarter. Forward Mike Reich added 11 points for Chadwick

Sea View League

Woodbridge 67, Aliso Niguel 50--Host Woodbridge (21-4, 7-0) outscored Aliso Niguel, 30-13, in the fourth quarter to break open a tight game.  Woodbridge's Danny Lambert scored 14 of his 25 points in the final quarter to lead fifth-ranked Woodbridge to a 67-50 victory over visiting Aliso Niguel in the Sea View League boys basketball game on Wednesday.  Doug Keller added nine points and the Warriors (21-4, 7-0) rallied from a four-point halftime deficit. Woodbridge finished the third quarter tied with the Wolverines (14-11, 3-4) and outscored Aliso Niguel 30-13 in the final quarter. Zach Zanolli scored 22 points to lead the Wolverines and Brandon Sievers added 10.

Laguna Hills 59, Irvine 49--Chris Lee scored 15 points and Jeff Sherman added 13 to lead the Hawks (16-10, 3-5) to victory.

Serra League

Santa Margarita 85, Servite 25--RJ Socci scored a game-high 16 points and Brandon Rohe added 15 points and seven rebounds to lead the Eagles (21-4, 4-2) to victory at home.

Mater Dei 99, St. John Bosco 41--Mater Dei cruised to a 99-41 victory in the Serra League game at St. John Bosco. Mater Dei (24-2, 6-0), which captured its 18th league title in 19 years, heads into the next week's playoffs in defense of its Southern Section Division I-A title. St. John Bosco (17-8, 1-5), which had been ranked among the top 10 in Division I-A, must hope for an at-large playoff berth.  Giovanni St. Amant scored nine points but connected on only 3 of 14 from the field for St. John Bosco, which was 11 of 44 from the field and committed 27 turnovers against the Monarchs' full-court pressure defense. Mater Dei shot 52.1 percent from the field (37 of 71), including 59.4 percent in the second half (19 of 32). Reserve Robert Reynaga was the Braves' lone player in double figures, with 10 points. Kenny Taylor and Eric Lane scored 7 and 6 points respectively. St. John Bosco stayed in contention with the help of free throws. The Braves, whose 12-of-22 first-half points came off free throws, were within 31-16 with five minutes left in the second quarter. The Monarchs, however, responded with 11 of the next 13 points to take a 42-18 advantage en route to a 54-22 halftime lead. Mater Dei, which received 18 points from Sampson (10 rebounds) and UCLA signee Cedric Bozeman, and 16 from Mike Strawberry, raced to a 14-2 advantage with 3:47 left in the first quarter. The Monarchs stretched their lead to 27-8 in the final minute of the opening period. 

Sierra League

Damien 47, Ayala 44--Ralph David converted two free throws and Kevin Clark added one in the final minute, sealing Damien High's 47-44 boys' basketball victory Wednesday night over Ayala and giving the Spartans a chance to tie for the Sierra League title Friday night.  Damien (17-9, 6-3) split the season series with Ayala (18-6, 6-3).   David scored 15 points and Clark added 14. Adam Buffum had 10 points and seven assists.  Ken Quinn scored 14 points and Lucas Sanchez contributed 10 for Ayala.  

Diamond Bar 60, Nogales 44 -- The Brahmas used a 16-6 run in the first quarter to outlast the Nobles and maintain sole possession of first place in the Sierra League. Mark Jecmen had 19 points, 19 rebounds and five blocks for Diamond Bar (12-13, 7-2). Khalif Ford added 17 points and Matt Brunelle had 11 points and 13 rebounds.  The Brahmas, who outrebounded Nogales 45-25, host Damien on Friday with
the league title on the line. 

Suburban League

Mayfair 88, Cerritos 45--The Monsoons (22-3, 12-0) used 16 points from Josh Childress and 15 from Matt McCraw in a win over the visiting Dons.

Glenn 66, La Mirada 47--Darrell Moore and Shane Martin each scored 23 points to lead the Eagles (9-15, 3-8) over the host Matadores (4-7 league). 

Bellflower 59, Norwalk 53--Senior forward Davon Jackson had 18 points and 10 rebounds to help the Buccaneers (16-10, 7-4) capture third place and a berth in the CIF playoffs with a win over the host Lancers. 

Tri-Valley League

Oak Park 57, St. Bonaventure 47-- The Seraphs played without guard Chris Saunders, their top scorer, who has a hip injury. Oak Park was without center Jeremy Murphy, who was ill.  Oak Park opened up a perimeter attack, hit seven three-pointers and had four players score in double figures to defeat the Seraphs, 57-47, at Oak Park.   The Eagles lost to St. Bonaventure, 62-58, in overtime earlier this season when Murphy scored 33 points.  The Seraphs (16-6, 6-1) can still secure the program's first league title since 1988 with a victory Friday at Carpinteria.  If the Seraphs lose and Oak Park (16-8, 5-2) wins Friday at Bishop Diego, Oak Park would claim a tie for the title. The Eagles have won a share of seven consecutive league titles.  Without Saunders, a senior averaging 18 points, the Seraphs tried to utilize 6-10 center Wade DeSmidt. But DeSmidt picked up three fouls in the first quarter and scored only six points.  Guard Whitney Lewis led the Seraphs with 21 points, but only six came on field goals. Lewis went 11 for 12 from the free-throw line.  The Eagles led, 33-23, at halftime after a 9-0 run in the final 2:15 of the first half. The Seraphs closed the gap to 42-40 with a 17-point third quarter in which Lewis scored seven points.  Oak Park pulled away immediately. Daniel Jensen, an exchange student from Denmark who had 12 points, hit one of his three three-pointers on Oak Park's first possession of the fourth quarter to begin an 11-1 run to clinch the game.  Jason Adams had 13 points for Oak Park. Monte McNair and Grant Smith each had 12. Jason Adams scored a team-high 13 points for Oak Park (16-8, 5-2) in the home victory. Monte McNair, Grant Smith and Daniel Jensen all recorded 12 points. Whitney Lewis led St. Bonaventure (16-6, 6-1) with 21 points and six rebounds. Wade DeSmidt blocked four shots. St. Bonaventure (47) — Lewis 21, DeSmidt 6, Hertel 6, Tarin 10, Cobey 4. Oak Park (57) — Adams 13, McNair 12, G. Smith 12, Jensen 12, Testan 5, Crellin 3.  St. Bonaventure--15   10  15  7--47; Oak Park--11  22  9  15--57; 3-point goals — St. Bonaventure 2 (Hertel 2). Oak Park 7 (Jensen 3, McNair 2, Smith 1, Crellin 1). Rebounds — St. Bonaventure (Lewis 6). Records — St. Bonaventure 16-6, 6-1. Oak Park 16-8, 5-2.

Fillmore 63, Carpinteria 47--Luis Herrera led host Fillmore with 19 points. Jordan Arroyo and Rudy Murillo each scored 14. Murillo led Fillmore (7-14, 3-4) with 13 rebounds. Scott Lopez led Carpinteria (3-15, 1-6) with 13 points. Carpinteria (47) — S. Lopez 13, E. Lopez 11, Bright 8, J. Lopez 1, Zoldos 8, Lamar 3, Bordman 2, Aguilar 1. Fillmore (63) — Fore 2, Herrera 19, Arroyo 14, Ferrer 8, Cardona 3, Murillo 14, Gurrola 1.   Caprinteria--6  13  12 16--47;  Fillmore--9  18  11   24--63; 3-point goals — Carpinteria 3 (E. Lopez 3). Fillmore 8 (Herrera 3, Arroyo 2, Ferrer 2, Cardona 1). Rebounds — Fillmore (Murillo 13). Records — Carpinteria 3-15, 1-6; Fillmore 7-14, 3-4.

Valle Vista League

San Dimas 64, Covina 53 -- The Saints clinched their 10th straight Valle Vista League title, ripping the Colts behind 21 points from Jason Greenlee and 20 points and six assists from Chris Greenwade.  Curtis Small added 15 points for San Dimas (22-3, 12-1), while Brett Pill led Covina with 22. 

Bonita 67, South Hills 47 -- Jeran Carr finished with 17 points, five steals, four rebounds and four assists to lead the Bearcats to the Valle Vista League win.   Chris Dean and Kyle Johnson each scored 15 points for Bonita (19-6, 10-3), which clinched second place. 

Victory League

Bloomington Christan 57, Calvary Chapel Moreno Valley 24--Senior 6-5 center Mike Martin had 19 points, eight rebounds and two steals as the visiting Ravens (8-2, 18-2) defeated the Lions (1-7) in a Victory League game. Senior 6-1 forward Aaron Rollings added 12 points in the victory.

Southern Section Non-League Games--Wed., Feb. 7, 2001

Calvary Chapel Redlands 61, Cornerstone Christian 36--Senior 6-6 center Chris Holz had a game-high 32 points as well as 15 rebounds, three assists and three steals as the Bears (12-7) defeated the visiting Eagles in a nonleague game.  Sophomore 5-9 guard Steven Martinez added 10 points, five rebounds and three steals for Calvary Chapel/Redlands, while senior 6-1 forward Kris Cowen had nine points and 10 rebounds.

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