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CIF-SS Boys I-AAA Bracket Updated:
Quarterfinal & Semifinal Results & Details--(Feb. 28, 2001)

We've been unavoidably pulled away from the site for the last few days due to some personal business, and to those who offered their condolences, thank you.  But life goes on, and so do the playoffs.  We've already reported the scores and the details from last Friday's quarterfinal games, but didn't get a chance to update the brackets.  So, with the semifinal games out of the way now and in the books, and the finals set for Saturday, here are the results from Tuesday's semifinals along with the completely udated bracket.

We'll have a complete preview of the D-IAAA final, which will be Upland (30-1) vs. Capistrano Valley (27-3), featuring the No. 1 seed against unseeded Capo. That game is set for 8:45 p.m. on Saturday at the Pond.

Quarterfinal Results: (Details are at this link)

Upland 87, Fontana 60
Ontario 83, Highland 49
Capistrano Valley 64, Ayala 52
Eisenhower 68, Oxnard 59

Semifinal Results & Details (below):

Upland 89, Ontario 73
Capistrano Valley 66, Eisenhower 61

Upland 89, Ontario 73-- The Highlanders earned their first trip to the CIF-Southern Section Finals in school history Tuesday night, surging ahead of feisty Ontario in the third quarter toward an 89-73 semifinal victory in front of an overflow crowd of 2,500 at Rancho Cucamonga High School. Upland (30-1), ranked 12th nationally by USA Today, advances to play Mission Viejo Capistrano Valley in Saturday's Division 1AAA title game at The Pond in Anaheim. The Highlanders played a complete game, offering Sheldon Pace's 30 points in the backcourt and Kirk Snyder's 24 points, 10 rebounds and seven blocks underneath. The Division 1-AAA semifinal victory puts top-seeded Upland into Saturday's CIF championship against Capistrano Valley, a 66-61 winner over second-seeded Eisenhower on Tuesday. Saturday's winner is awarded a CIF State tournament berth.   The Highlanders (30-1) led 51-47 when Ontario's standout senior guard Marlon Mitchell picked up his fourth foul with 3:47 to play in the third quarter. Upland promptly went on an 18-5 run to open a 17-point lead by the time Mitchell returned with 7:01 to play in the fourth.  With Mitchell on the bench, Jesse Pruitt sank two three-pointers and Prentice Harris had four points and two assists in the final three minutes of the third quarter.  Pruitt finished with 13 points on four of six shooting from three-point range and Harris added 15 points, nine assists and seven rebounds.   Ontario (25-5) stayed in the game, trailing 40-32 at halftime before opening the third quarter on a 10-4 run. Brandon Kinney did much of the damage as he attacked the offensive boards, resulting in second-chance opportunities. Kinney tied Mitchell as the Jaguars' high scorer with 18 points. Ontario,  the Mt. Baldy League champion and No. 4 seed, went blow-for-blow with Upland, negating two early Highlander runs. But when Jaguars' standout guard Marlon Mitchell picked up his fourth foul with 3:50 left in the third quarter, Upland went on a backbreaking 18-5 run to put the game away. Ontario rallied twice from early holes, cutting two 10-point deficits by early in the third quarter. Senior forward Brandon Kinney, who also scored 18, hit consecutive inside shots to pull the Jaguars to within 44-40. Two free throws by Cameron Munoz pulled Ontario to 44-42 with 5:09 left in the third, and it would prove to be the closest it would get.The Jaguars shot  7-for-17 in the pivotal third quarter and 24-for-68 overall. Snyder took over in the fourth quarter, scoring 11 points to deny any Ontario threat.

Capistrano Valley 66, Eisenhower 61-- Capistrano Valley advanced to a Southern Section final for the first time since 1992 with a 66-61 upset of second-seeded Rialto Eisenhower in a Division I-AAA boys' basketball game Tuesday night at Rialto High. Pete Decasas scored 19 points and Jake Franzen added 17 as the Cougars (27-3) defeated the Eagles (25-5) at Rialto High. Capistrano Valley erased a 33-28 lead and went on an 18-2 run to end the third quarter. Eisenhower pulled to five points behind with two minutes remaining but never got closer. Capistrano Valley will play Upland for the championship. It will be the Cougars' first appearance in a championship game in more than eight years. Jeff Gloger had 12 points and nine rebounds for Capistrano Valley.  Capistrano Valley used a 14-0 run in the third quarter to move ahead, 42-33. Jeff Gloger then made an off-balance hook shot at the buzzer to put the Cougars up by 11 points heading into the fourth quarter.  Eisenhower cut the lead to five with just over two minutes remaining, but the Cougars made enough free throws down the stretch to maintain a comfortable lead.  Eisenhower took its biggest lead of the game, 25-18, after consecutive three-pointers by Dante Rouzan in the second quarter, but Capistrano Valley came back with an 8-0 run to move ahead, 26-25, with 1:05 remaining in the half.  The loss denied Eisenhower its first-ever trip to the CIF Finals.  Eisenhower and Capistrano Valley tied in the rebound department, 40-40. The Eagles were hampered by an off-night by Alex Acker. Acker scored 18 points, but was just 5-of-25 from the field. Eisenhower did remain close with the help of Sean Marshall, who scored a game-high 20 points (including 14 in the fourth quarter), to go along with 11 rebounds.  But the Eagles couldn't get any closer than the five-point margin (58-53) they closed to on a Marshall basket with 2:05 to play in the game.

First round games
February 16
  Second Round
Feb. 20
Feb. 23
Feb. 27
Alternate Site
March 3
The Pond
Upper Half of Bracket        
El Rancho 38 @ Upland 71 Upland 63
Alhambra 28
Upland 87

@ Azusa Pacific






Ontario 73




@ Pond
8:45 p.m.


Capo Valley

LB Wilson 47 @ Alhambra 52
Esperanza 53 @ Diamond Bar55 Fontana 81
Diamond Bar 60
Peninsula 65 @ Fontana 76
Santa Monica 63 @ Arroyo Grande 77 Arroyo Grande 46
Highland 58
Ontario 83


Highland 49

Highland 63 @ Jordan 61
Lynwood 55 @ Fountain Valley 68 Fountain Valley 64
Ontario 84
AB Miller 62 @ Ontario 64
Lower Half of Bracket      
Rialto 47 @ LB Poly 87 LB Poly 51
Ayala 54
Ayala 52


Capistrano Valley 64

Capo Valley 66


@Rialto HS


Eisenhower 61

Chaffey 56 @ Ayala 59
Leuzinger 64 @ Los Alamitos 78 Los Alamitos 38
Capistrano Valley 64
Downey 51 @ Capistrano Valley 58
Lakewood 74 @ Oxnard 91 Oxnard 95
Canyon Springs 81
Eisenhower 68


Oxnard 59

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

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