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CIF-SS Boys I-AAA Bracket Update:
2nd Round Results & Details--(Feb. 21, 2001)

Second Round (Sweet 16)

No. 1 Upland 63, Alhambra 28
Fontana 81, Diamond Bar 60
Highland 58, Arroyo Grande 46
No. 4 Ontario 84, Fountain Valley 64

Ayala 54, No. 3 Long Beach Poly 51
Capistrano Valley 64, Los Alamitos 38
Oxnard 95, Canyon Springs 81
No. 2 Eisenhower 76, Etiwanda 50

We've updated the bracket.  Game details follow:

First round games
February 16
  Second Round
Feb. 20
  Quarterfinals
Feb. 23
  Semifinals
Feb. 27
Alternate Site
  Finals
March 3
The Pond
Upper Half of Bracket        
El Rancho 38 @ Upland 71 Upland 63
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Alhambra 28
Upland

@ Azusa Pacific

Fontana

   
LB Wilson 47 @ Alhambra 52
Esperanza 53 @ Diamond Bar55 Fontana 81
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Diamond Bar 60
Peninsula 65 @ Fontana 76
Santa Monica 63 @ Arroyo Grande 77 Arroyo Grande 46
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Highland 58
Ontario

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Highland

Highland 63 @ Jordan 61
Lynwood 55 @ Fountain Valley 68 Fountain Valley 64
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Ontario 84
AB Miller 62 @ Ontario 64
Lower Half of Bracket      
Rialto 47 @ LB Poly 87 LB Poly 51
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Ayala 54
Ayala

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Capistrano Valley

 
Chaffey 56 @ Ayala 59
Leuzinger 64 @ Los Alamitos 78 Los Alamitos 38
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Capistrano Valley 64
Downey 51 @ Capistrano Valley 58
Lakewood 74 @ Oxnard 91 Oxnard 95
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Canyon Springs 81
Eisenhower

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Oxnard

Arcadia 41 @ Canyon Springs 71
Millikan 62 @ Etiwanda 67 Eisenhower 76
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Etiwanda 50
Paramount 46 @ Eisenhower 106

DIVISION I-AAA

Upland 63, Alhambra 28--Jason Harris scored 17 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead Upland (28-1). The Highlanders scored 24 points from the free-throw line.

Fontana 81, Diamond Bar 60-- Fontana beat the Brahmas by running them over the final three quarters for an 81-60 victory Tuesday night. The Steelers will face top-seeded Upland on Friday in the quarterfinals at a site to be determined by coin flip. Diamond Bar led by as many as four points in the first quarter, before the Steelers (20-8) got rolling. A 24-22 Fontana edge at the end of the first quarter, grew to 10 points at halftime, and 16 in the third quarter. The Brahmas couldn't get within 10 points in the game's final 12 minutes. Diamond Bar center Mark Jecmen scored a game-high 25 points (10-of-15 shooting from the field) and grabbed 11 rebounds Fontana's Trayvon Williams scored 17, while Cory McJimson added 13 and Aaron Gipson scored 12.   Fontana's Jose Gallardo added 10 points off the bench, eight of which came in the first quarter. Mark Mancha added eight rebounds The Brahmas (13-15) also struggled when sophomore guard Khalif Ford got into foul trouble. Ford picked up his fourth foul with 4:58 to play in the third quarter, and the Brahmas trailing 51-42. With Ford out, Jemare Perry had a three-point play and Chris Duran added a 3-pointer in the next minute to put Fontana up by 15. Ford finished with 10 points for Diamond Bar. FONTANA (81) -- Clayton 2, Duran 6, S.Okoebor 6, Perry 3, Gibson 12, Galardo 10, Okolugbo 2, McJimson 13, Williams 17, Mancha 5, J.Okoebor 2, Crull 3. DIAMOND BAR (61) -- Morita 6, Harvey 2, Robinson 7, Johnson 3, Jackman 25, Ford 10, Scooby 2, Garcia 1, Burnell 4. Halftime score -- Fontana 42-32. Three-point goals -- Duran 2, Gallardo 2, Williams, Morita 2, Johnson. Total fouls -- Fontana 19; Diamond Bar 14. Fouled out -- None. Technical fouls -- None. Records: Fontana 20-8. Diamond Bar 14-13.

Highland 58, Arroyo Grande 46-- The Bulldogs of Palmdale - which entered the Southern Section Division I-AAA playoffs with a losing record - staged the biggest upset in four days as undersized Highland ran roughshod over visiting Arroyo Grande. Highland (14-13) fielded just six players on Friday in a 65-63 upset over Jordan of Long Beach, the No. 8 seed, because the team bus broke down on the way to the game. Arroyo Grande (25-3), which was seeded fifth, featured 6-foot-11 Philip Johnson and 6-10 Ryan Zimmerman. Highland's tallest player is 6-4 Idel Dawson. Gabe Stevenson scored 15 of his game-high 24 points in the first quarter, when Highland used a 14-2 run to open up a 23-10 lead.The Bulldogs led 33-25 at the intermission, but Arroyo Grande used an 8-2 run to close to within 35-33 early in the third quarter. Highland took a 45-38 lead into the fourth quarter, and held Arroyo Grande to just one point for the first nearly seven minutes into the final stanza. Dawson had 18 points and 11 rebounds, Mike Stevenson (Gabe's brother) had 10 points, and Antoine Jones had four points and 10 rebounds.

Ontario 84, Fountain Valley 64--Trailing 35-34, Ontario (24-4) went on a 15-4 run to end the third quarter and then scored the next six points to push the lead to 16 in defeating Fountain Valley. Cameron Munoz scored 22 points and was 12-of-12 from the free-throw line in the fourth quarter and Marlon Mitchell scored 23 points with four steals to lead the Jaguars, who visit Palmdale

Ayala 54, Long Beach Poly 51--Host Ayala upset the defending section champion Jackrabbits, 54-51, in a Division 1AAA second-round game Tuesday night. The Bulldogs held the Jackrabbits to five points in the game's final 10 minutes to clinch the victory. Ayala (22-6) plays Capistrano Valley in a quarterfinal Friday night. The Bulldogs trailed 46-38 entering the fourth quarter. Paced by eight points from Malik Jones, the Bulldogs moved ahead late and held a two-point lead with 12 seconds remaining. Poly missed two free throws and, after an Ayala foul, the Jackrabbits missed the front end of a one-and-one with less than 10 seconds left. A final 3-point attempt by the Jackrabbits missed at the buzzer, and the Bulldogs had the upset. Danny Stephens, who helped the Bulldogs negate a 13-point first-half lead with his sharp perimeter shooting, led the Bulldogs with 15 points, all on 3-pointers. Jones added 11 points and 12 rebounds.

Capistrano Valley 64, Los Alamitos 38--Capistrano Valley finally caught up with an over-extended Los Alamitos team, beating the Griffins 64-38, in a Southern Section Division I-AAA boys' basketball second-round game Tuesday at Capistrano Valley. The Cougars will now advance to Friday night's quarterfinals against Chino Hills Ayala, which upset Long Beach Poly at Ayala, 54-51. Capo Valley (24-3) led, 28-14 at the half, and forced 15 turnovers, 12 off of steals. Pete De Casas had four steals, while Jeff Gloger and Jake Franzen each had 2. Franzen finished with 17 points, De Casas 13 and Gloger 8 and 9 assists.  Los Al's Brian Rakusin scored 10 points and pulled down five rebounds. He was the only Griffin player to hit double figures. The Griffins (18-10). Los Al hit 9 of 12 free throws in the final 2 minutes but it wasn't nearly enough.

Oxnard 95, Canyon Springs 81--Oxnard (25-3) trailed, 67-65, after Carlton Arnwine of Canyon Springs made a layup with 6:47 left in the game. But the Yellowjackets went on a 19-2 run to take an 84-69 lead with 2:24 remaining. Jason Parker, a 5-foot-10 point guard, started the run with an eight-foot jumper in the lane and 6-8 center Nicholas Curtis ended it with two free throws. Oxnard, which plays No. 2- seeded Rialto Eisenhower in a quarterfinal on Friday at a site to be determined today, made five of six shots and eight of nine free throws during the run while holding Canyon Springs (18-10) to one-for-nine shooting.  Oxnard had only one turnover during that stretch after committing 15 in the first half. Parker made 11 of his 14 points in the fourth quarter. Oxnard, which has won 15 consecutive games, fell behind, 20-11, in the first six minutes. But the Yellowjackets cut their deficit to 24-22 at the end of the first quarter and were tied, 44-44, at halftime. Johnathan Monette of Oxnard had 17 of his 24 points in the first half and guard Jonathan Davis had 10 of his 13.   Curtis had 21 points and 13 rebounds.  Jason Braxton had 24 points for Canyon Springs. Oxnard (95) — Parker 14, Webb 2, Curtis 21, Simmons 12, Monette 22, Davis 13, Abair 11. Canyon Springs (81) — Braxton 24, James 6, Cobbs 15, Smith 10, Armine 21, Gaines 3, Bobo 2. Oxnard--22  22  17   34--95;  Canyon Springs--24  20  19  18 --81; 3-Point goals — Oxnard 6 (Monette 3, Parker 1, Davis 2). Canyon Springs 2 (Braxton 1, Cobbs 1). Rebounds — Oxnard (Curtis 14). Assists — Oxnard (Davis 9). Records — Oxnard 25-3. Canyon Springs 19-9.

Eisenhower 76, Etiwanda 50-- Senior guard Joell Hart scored 16 points and sophomore forward Sean Marshall added 15 as Eisenhower, the No. 2 seed, overwhelmed Etiwanda 76-50 before 500 spectators in a CIF-Southern Section Division 1AAA basketball game at Etiwanda High. Eisenhower (24-4) advances to the Division 1AAA quarterfinals vs. Oxnard. Home team will be decided by coin flip today.  Nine players scored for Ike, and several players made key contributions off the bench, led by guard Dante Rouzan's nine points, Jackson's eight points (and seven steals) and 6-foot-6 center Jameel James' three rebounds and bulk in the paint. Etiwanda (15-12) was led by 6-2 senior guard Jon Boyd, who scored 20 points. Senior 6-4 center Nate Dowd added 14 points. Etiwanda had 20 turnovers. Senior guard Alex Acker scored 12 points for Eisenhower, with five rebounds and four assists. Marshall had 10 rebounds to go with his 15 points, and Rouzan was 3-for-4 from 3-point range. EISENHOWER (76) -- Marshall 15, Hart 14, Dukes 11, Proctor 4, Acker 12, James 1, Jackson 8, Rouzan 9, Nelson 2. ETIWANDA (50) -- Simpson 0, Johnson 6, N. Dowd 14, Boyd 20, Shadwick 2, Flax 2, Kaisa 3, J. Dowd 2, Wright 1. Halftime score -- Eisenhower 34-24. Three-point goals -- Acker 2, Rouzan 3, Boyd 2, Kaisa. Total fouls -- Eisenhower 18, Etiwanda 14. Fouled out -- None. Technical fouls -- None. Records: Eisenhower 24-4, Etiwanda 15-12.

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