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CIF-SS Boys I-AA Bracket Update:
Quarter & 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 final, which will take place Saturday at the Pond at 5:15 p.m. featuring El Toro (27-3) v. Glendora (26-4). In the meantime, here's what happened in the quarterfinals and the semifinals, together with the updated bracket

Quarterfinals Results (Details are at this link)

El Toro 79, Murrieta Valley 67
Thousand Oaks 52, Cajon 50
JW North 70, San Clemente 60
Glendora 73, Loyola 63

Semifinal Results and Details:

El Toro 68, Thousand Oaks 64 (OT)--No. 1 seeded El Toro rallied to force overtime and defeated No. 4 seeded Thousand Oaks, 68-64, in a Southern Section Division I-AA boys' basketball semifinal before a standing-room-only crowd at Westlake Village Westlake High on Tuesday night. El Toro erased a five-point halftime deficit and outscored Thousand Oaks, 10-6, in overtime as Matt Green scored 20 points and grabbed 14 rebounds. The top-seeded Chargers (27-2) play Glendora for the championship. Thousand Oaks finishes 23-6, while El Toro advances to Saturday's championship game in Anaheim at 27-3.  Thousand Oaks fell despite the final spectacular effort of senior forward Kyle Kegley, who had a game-high 27 points, six rebounds, two assists and three steals.  Chris Parish finished with 21 points, including four-three pointers, and Ashkan Nazeri added 15 for El Toro. Ken Tanaka had nine assists for the Chargers. Kyle Kagley of Thousand Oaks led all scorers with 27 points.  Thousand Oaks led 56-51 with 2:51 left, but El Toro tied at 56 on a Chris Parish 3-pointer with 2:05 left. It was the fourth 3-pointer for Parish, who scored 19 of his 21 points in the second half, 14 of those in the third quarter.  Kegley put Thousand Oaks back in front with 53 seconds left before the 6-foot-8 Green -- who had 20 points and 15 rebounds -- made his basket with 37 seconds to tie, beginning El Toro's series of second-chance opportunities. The Lancers called timeout with 13 seconds remaining, but Kegley's 25-foot three-pointer with four seconds left missed and El Toro scored the first four points of overtime to take a lead it never relinquished.  Parish scored 21 points for El Toro, which plays second-seeded Glendora for the title at the Arrowhead Pond on Saturday night. Parish was held to two points in the first half, but scored 14 of the Chargers' 17 points in the third quarter. El Toro took the lead for good on the first possession of overtime and was up 66-61 with 16 seconds left. But Dave Anderson hit an off-balance 3-pointer between two defenders to make it 66-64 with nine seconds left. After two timeouts, El Toro was able to inbound to guard Ashkan Nazeri, who was fouled and hit two clinching free throws with six seconds left. Nazari  hit all six of his free throws in the fourth quarter and overtime and finished with 15 points.  Thousand Oaks used just six players. Anderson had 17 points and Ben Olson, matched against Green, finished with 14 points and 10 rebounds. El Toro (68) — Nazeri 4-9 6-6 15, Green 9-15 2-8 20, Fairbanks 2-6 0-0 4, Tanaka 1-5 0-0 2, Parish 7-14 3-5 21, Young 1-1 0-0 2, Brown 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 25-53 13-21 68. Thousand Oaks (64) — Anderson 6-10 2-2 17, Rex 2-3 0-2 4, Kegley 11-27 1-3 27, Olson 5-16 1-2 14, Myers 1-3 0-0 2, Arrechea 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 25-61 4-9 64. El Toro--12 16 17 13 10—68 Thousand Oaks-- 15 18 15 10 6—64;   3-Point goals — El Toro 5-16 (Parish 4-11, Nazari 1-2, Tanaka 0-3), Thousand Oaks 10-28 (Kegley 4-14, Anderson 3-5, Olson 3-7, Rex 0-1, Myers 0-1). Fouled out — Myers. Rebounds — El Toro 41 (Green 15) Thousand Oaks 31 (Olson 10). Assists — El Toro 14 (Tanaka 8), Thousand Oaks 12 (Rex 4). Total fouls — El Toro 14, Thousand Oaks 18. Team records — El Toro 27-3, Thousand Oaks 23-6

Glendora 67, JW North 53-- No. 2 seeded Glendora returns to the Anaheim Pond for the CIF Southern Section Division 1-AA championship for the title game for the third time in four years. The Tartans (26-4) got their by playing smart basketball at both ends of the floor to beat J.W. North 67-53 Tuesday in a semifinal game at Cal Poly Pomona. North's front line of Davell Washington (6-7'),  Leo Dotson (6'-6)and Isaiah Bryant (6'-7") combined for 29 points and 11 rebounds for the Huskies, but Glendora's 6-foot-6 center, Spencer Foster, nullified North's inside height advantage. Foster, who finished with eight points, grabbed 10 rebounds and had five blocked shots in keeping North's big men off balance.Glendora got the early momentum going with Kyle Bechler, who finished with 20 points, including 4-5 from three point range (6-9 from the field), and Larry Monroe hitting back-to-back three-pointers. The Tartans connected on seven of 13 three-point attempts, forcing North to extend its defense to the perimeter.  The Huskies (16-13) managed to keep the score close before halftime as William Wynn scored 11 of his 13 first-half points during the first quarter. Mike Mehanna scored 15 points and Smith and Monroe added 11 apiece.  In the third quarter, Lauren Smith blocked DaVell Washington's dunk attempt and scored at the other end for a four-point lead. Bechler then closed the third period and opened the fourth with three-pointers, extending Glendora's advantage to 49-40.  North was never again closer than six points.  Wynn was the leading scorer for the Huskies. Washington had 12 points and Dotson finished with 11, but neither were major factors. Bryant was limited to six points and six rebounds.  In the second quarter, Glendora built a 35-27 lead before North's Grayland Walter put back a missed shot with five seconds left. The Tartans opened the fourth quarter with a 10-3 run and took a 56-43 lead. North's Kenneth Mgbeke hit a three-pointer to cut the lead to 10 points, but the Huskies couldn't get any closer.  The victory is the second straight over Bartee and North for Dodson, who played at Riverside Ramona and coached at Riverside Poly. 

First round games
February 16
  Second Round
Feb. 20
Feb. 23
Feb. 27
Alternate Site
March 3
The Pond
Upper Half of Bracket        
Moreno Valley @ El Toro El Toro 67
San Gorgonio 58
Murrieta Valley 67


El Toro 79

El Toro 68 (OT)

@ Westlake HS

Thousand Oaks 64

El Toro


@ The Pond
Sat.5:15 p.m.



San Gorgonio @ San Gabriel
Redlands @ Murrieta Valley Murrieta Valley 88
University 77
Palmdale @ University
West Covina @ Cajon Cajon 53
Mission Viejo 37
Thousand Oaks 52


Cajon 50

Mission Viejo @ Jurupa Valley
Camarillo @ Quartz Hill Thousand Oaks 70
Camarillo 50
Hart @ Thousand Oaks
Lower Half of Bracket      
Marina @ Crescenta Valley JW North 78
Crescenta Valley 69
San Clemente 60


JW North 70

JW North 67


@ Cal Poly Pomona


Glendora 53

Colton @ JW North
San Clemente @ Westminster Silverado 55
San Clemente 66
Rancho Verde @ Silverado
Righetti @ Warren Warren 64
Loyola 68 (OT)
Loyola 63


Glendora 70

Loyola @ Valencia V
Aliso Niguel @ Montebello Glendora 75
Montebello 62
Nogales @ Glendora

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