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CIF-SS Boys I-A Bracket Updated:
First Round Results & Details--(Feb. 18, 2001)

Division 1A
First round

Mater Dei 89, Anaheim 45
La Sierra 67, West Valley 57
Lancaster 83, Buena 65
Anaheim Canyon 61, El Dorado 59
Claremont 50, Sunny Hills 43
Simi Valley 70 Canyon (Canyon Country) 54
California 68, Rio Mesa 56
Arlington 66, Woodbridge 63
Villa Park 80, Palm Springs 43
St. John Bosco 60, Loara 56
Newport Harbor 55, Santa Fe 50
Pacific 65, Riverside Poly 64
Temescal Canyon 84, Rubidoux 76
Mira Costa 45, Damien 43
Perris 84, Saugus 63
Corona Centennial 87, Ventura 59

Here's the bracket, details of the games follow:

First round games
February 16
  Second Round
Feb. 20
  Quarterfinals
Feb. 23
  Semifinals
Feb. 27
Alternate Site
  Finals
March 1
The Pond
Upper Half of Bracket        
Anaheim45 @ Mater Dei 89 Mater Dei
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La Sierra
     
La Sierra 67 @ West Valley 57
Buena 65 @ Lancaster 83 Lancaster
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Canyon
Canyon (A) 61 @ El Dorado 59
Sunny Hills 43 @ Claremont 50 Claremont
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Simi Valley
 
Simi Valley70 @ Canyon (CC) 54
Rio Mesa 56 @ California 68 California
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Arlington
Arlington 66 @ Woodbridge 63
Lower Half of Bracket      
Palm Springs43 @ Villa Park  80 Villa Park
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St. John Bosco
   
St. John Bosco 60 @ Loara 56
Santa Fe50 @ Newport Harbor 56 Pacific
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Newport Harbor
Riverside Poly 64 @ Pacific 65
Rubidoux 76 @ Temescal Canyon 84 Temescal Canyon
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Mira Costa
 
Mira Costa 45 @ Damien 43
Saugus 63 @ Perris 84 Perris
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Corona Centennial
Ventura 59 @ Centennial Corona 87

Mater Dei 89, Anaheim 45--The top-seeded Monarchs (25-2), led by Jamal Sampson's 17 points and Cedric Bozeman's 16, overcame a 25-point effort by Quinn Hawking of Anaheim (12-16). Host Mater Dei led, 34-4, at the end of the first quarter. Jamal Sampson led the top-seeded Monarchs with seven rebounds and five blocked shots. Bozeman also had eight assists.  Mater Dei: Strawberry 7, Nelson 5, Michel 2, Porter 3, Bozeman 16, Washington 6, Gabler 11, Sampson 17, Delgado 4, Schaen 8, Brown 5, Born 2, chicoine 3.   Anaheim : Hawking 25, Royal 2, Clark 2, Madrigal 1, Mitchell 9, Gallardo 2, Landa 4.

La Sierra 67, West Valley 57 --Jeff Midgett pulled down a game-high 13 rebounds to help Riverside La Sierra defeat Hemet West Valley in the first round the Division I-A CIF playoffs. Everet Rincon scored eight of his game-high 27 points in the second quarter for the Eagles. LA SIERRA (67) -- Cryder 14, Rincon 27, Johnson 7, Reese 6, Midgett 12, Biggs 1. WEST VALLEY (57) -- Alveraz 2, Neuarez 4, Hulstrom 3, Williams 8, Lebaron 4, Roquemore 18, Pierce 8, Washington 10. Halftime score -- La Sierra 31-26. Three-point goals -- Holstrom, Williams 2, Roquemore 3, Pierce 2, Cryder 2, Rincon 6, Reese 2. Total fouls -- La Sierra 23, Hemet West Valley 18. Fouled out -- Lebaron.  Records: La Sierra 15-11

Lancaster 83, Buena 65--Michael Wright scored 19 points to lead the host Eagles (20-6) to their first basketball playoff victory in the school's five-plus years of existence in a Division I-A game.  Matt Colton had 16 points, 18 rebounds and seven assists for visiting Buena (16-12). Buena made 10 3-point field goals. Roosevelt Bolden and Chris Jacobsen had 14 points each. Bobby Meyer had 11 points. Ryan Cobos had eight assists. Michael Wright led Lancaster with 19 points. Buena (65) — Bolden 14, Dybvig 2, Smith 2, Jacobsen 14, Meyer 11, Cobos 6, Colton 16. Lancaster (83) — James 9, Thorton 2, Gamboa 10, Samuel 3, Wright 19, Webb 13, Marley 4, Myers 16, Encarnacion 2, Jones 5.  Buena--18  15  16  15--65;  Lancaster--14  23   17  29--83; 3-Point goals — Buena (Bolden 4, Jacobsen, Meyer 3, Cobos 2). Lancaster (James, Samuel, Wright, Webb, Myers 3). Fouled out — None. Rebounds — Buena (Colton 18). Assists — Buena (Cobos 8, Colton 7). Total fouls — Buena 18, Lancaster 9. Record: Buena 16-12.

Anaheim Canyon 61, El Dorado 59--The Comanches made five three-pointers during a fourth-quarter comeback to beat El Dorado, 61-59. Canyon (17-10) plays the winner of Friday's Buena-Lancaster game in the second round Tuesday. El Dorado finished 22-5.  Canyon's Derron Putnam made three three-pointers in the final quarter and Matt Baranick added two for the Comanches.   El Dorado's David Patten missed a 10 foot bank shot that could have tied it for El Dorado with five seconds left in the game. Patten finished with 10 points and 16 rebounds.  Evan Bull had 17 points and Mike Wulff had13.  Putnam led all scorers with 27 points, 18 of which he scored in the second half. Robert Miller scored 13 for the Comanches.

Claremont 50, Sunny Hills 43 -- Kevyn White and Sean Terrell went a combined 12-for-12 from the free-throw line as the Wolfpack held on in a Division I-A first-round game. Claremont (20-7) led by as many as 11 points but went four-for-25 from three-point range. The Lancers rallied within three points with 2:20 left, but Terrell was six-for-six from the line in the final minutes.  White finished with 15 points, four assists and three steals, while Terrell had 14 points.

Simi Valley 70, Canyon (Canyon Country) 54--Senior Dustin Villepigue (6'-9" Sr. C/F), a Gonzaga signee, finished with 19 points and 10 rebounds. He made eight of 13 shots. Jared Weaver finished with 19 points, including 12 in the first half, and made eight of 14 shots. Jeremy Haggerty had 18 points and nine rebounds and Matt Nelson added 17 points for Canyon (16-11)  Ryan Bradshaw had 11, including three three-pointers, for the Pioneers. The Pioneers defeated Canyon 70-54 in the first round of the Southern Section Division I-A boys' basketball playoffs Friday night at Canyon High. It was the second road victory in a row for Simi Valley, an at-large entrant, which beat Foothill 70-61 in a wild-card game Wednesday night. The Pioneers, who reached last year's section final, finished fourth in the Marmonte League at 7-5 after its 27-game league-winning streak was snapped this season. On Tuesday Simi Valley (20-8) plays Claremont in a second round game at home.  Foothill League champion Canyon (16-11), which lost its final three games after capturing its first league title since 1987, was within 36-34 early in the third quarter.  Simi Valley ran off eight consecutive points on consecutive 3-point baskets by Ryan Bradshaw (11 points) and Steve Martin and two free throws by K.C. Bellefontaine for a 46-34 advantage. The Cowboys never got closer than seven points again.  Junior forward Jeremy Haggerty scored 18 points and Matt Nelsen had 17 for Canyon. The Cowboys jumped to an 8-2 lead buoyed by Haggerty and Nelsen, who combined for all of Canyon's 16 first-quarter points.

California 68, Rio Mesa 56 -- David Shellman, with 20 points, and Matt Amido, with seven, combined to lead California High School to a 68-56 victory over visiting Rio Mesa in a CIF-Southern Section Division I-A boys basketball first-round playoff game Friday night.  Shellman, the 6-foot-6 senior center, scored six points in each of the first two quarters as the Condors raced to 18-7 and 35-18 leads.  California, the Del Rio League champion, improved to 18-8 on the season and advanced to meet the winner of Friday night's game between No. 4 seed Woodbridge and Arlington. Rio Mesa was led by John McBride with 28 points. He scored 16 of the Spartans' 20 points in the third quarter. Ruben Anchondo scored 15 points for the Condors with 15 points; John Moreno had 13 for Rio Mesa. California had a 26-point lead in the first half. Rio Mesa cut the deficit to six points with three minutes left. Rio Mesa (56) — Alonge 7, Moreno 11, McBride 28, Bednar 4, Alezcano 2, Robeson 2, Harkins 2. California (68) — Amido 7, Josh 7, Baltierez 2, Gonzalez 10, Frazier 3, Flores 4, Anchondo 15, Shellman 20.  RM--7  11  20  18--56;   Cal--18  17  18  15--68; 3-Point goals — Rio Mesa (McBride, Moreno). California (Anchondo, Frazier). Fouled out — Alonge. Rebounds — Rio Mesa (McBride 12). Total fouls — Rio Mesa 18, California 17. 

Arlington 66, Woodbridge 63 --Rafael Simon, who finished with 24 points, scored seven of Arlington's 12 fourth-quarter points and fourth-seeded Woodbridge couldn't score in its last three possessions as Arlington (20-9) advanced. Danny Lambert scored 29 for Woodbridge (21-5). The Warriors were seeded second and ranked fifth in the county, but they were upset at home by Arlington (20-9). Arlington shot 2 for 10 from the free-throw line in the fourth quarter but held on after leading fourth-seeded Woodbridge for most of the game. Arlington's Richard Glover led the team with eight rebounds, while Adam Aguirre dished out six assists.   ARLINGTON (66) -- Simon 24, Glover 5, Willman 17, Holguin 9, Aguirre 3, Christie 6, McAlister 2. WOODBRIDGE (63) -- Wheeler 4, Lambert 29, Haddan 13, Koeller 1, Forehan-Kelly 16. Halftime score -- Arlington 42-32. Three-point goals -- Simon 3, Hogluin, Christie, Lambert, Haddan, Forham-Kelly 2. Total fouls -- Arlington 19, Woodbridge 14. Fouled out -- none. Records: Arlington 20-9, Woodbridge 24-5.

Villa Park 80, Palm Springs 43--Guard Matt MacGinnis scored 21 points, including five three-pointers for Villa Park (22-5). Sophomore Sean Phaler had 13 points and five blocked shots for the Spartans. The Spartans had a 19-point lead at the end of the first quarter. Palm Springs:  Howard 10, Johnson 5, Whitted 2, Dahlen 3, Greer 14, Harris 1, Fenton 6, Gonzalez 2.  VP--Hogan 4, Stankan 9, LaFranco 5, Cotton 2, MacGinnis 21, Miller 3, Phaler 13, Waldrip 4, Prather 13, Maxwell 3, Egkan 3.

St. John Bosco 60, Loara 56--The Saxons (20-7) led by two going into the fourth quarter, but they were eliminated by the Braves (19-8).  SJB: St. Amant 24, Lane 11, Quiroz 13, Von Rutten 2, Reynagh 10.   Loara--Brennan 14, Brown 4, Von Achen 14, Moses 13, Hawkes 11.

Newport Harbor 55, Santa Fe 50--Newport Harbor managed the first round win over visiting Santa Fe in a first round game in Division I-A on Friday night, despite several Sailor players still recovering from the flu.  Aaron Yarnal, one of various Sailor players slowed with a virus that has been passed from player to player over the past couple of weeks, led the Sailors (20-6) with 22 points, while Nadim Pajevic and Tony Melum each pulled down 14 rebounds.. Melum also had 10 points in the win. With the win, the Sailors will play against Pacific High of San Bernardino on Tuesday, at 7:30 p.m.  Mike Garcia had 17 points to lead the Chiefs (15-10), while Victor Castaneda added 13, (three three-pointers).

Pacific 65, Riverside Poly 64 -- Riverside Poly's Jeremy Lopez missed a layup at the buzzer that would have won the Division IA first-round game. Down 65-64, Riverside Poly's Jackson Wood inbounded the ball to Lopez (18 points, eight rebounds), who broke free on a back screen under the basket but had his layup roll off the rim as Pirates star Donny Jury rebounded the ball at the horn.   Anthony Bradley drilled a three-pointer with eight seconds to play, and a Riverside Poly layup at the buzzer teetered on the rim before falling out as Pacific High School escaped with a 65-64 victory in a Division I-A first-round game Friday before 400 fans at Pacific.  Pacific was led by senior Chris Adams who scored 17 points, and by senior Donnell Jury who added 16.  Poly (16-11) led 19-7 after a quarter and 32-21 at half as the Bears limited Jury, the county's No.3 scorer (at 26.8 points per game) to two points over the first two quarters.  Pacific (19-6) got back into the game with a 20-10 surge in the third quarter, and the game see-sawed down the stretch. Pacific trailed 64-62 when Bradley, a 6-2 junior forward, swished his three-pointer to the right of the top of the key. With three seconds left, Poly inbounded the ball under the Pacific basket to 6-5 junior Jeremy Lopez, who was closely defended as he put up the layup that just missed.  Pacific, San Andreas League co-champion, faces Newport Harbor on Tuesday. RIVERSIDE POLY (64) -- Dunaj 19, Salazar 13, Lopez 18, Wood 11, Sykes 3.  PACIFIC (65) -- Jury 16, Kinser 7, Adams 19, Mohammad 0, Davis 11, Bradley 12. Halftime -- Riverside Poly 32-21. Three-point goals -- Dunaj 2, Salazar, Lopez, Wood 2, Jury, Kinser 2, Adams, Davis 2, Bradley. Total fouls -- Riverside Poly 14, Pacific 14. Fouled out -- Adams. Technical fouls -- Kinser, Adams. Records: Riverside Poly 16-11, Pacific 19-6.

Temescal Canyon 84, Rubidoux 76 -- Temescal Canyon made 24 of 28 free throws to defeat Rubidoux in the Division I-A playoffs. Kris Maxey scored 17 points for the Titans, and Daniel Zarbok made 7 of 8 free throws in the fourth quarter. Rolando Murcio led the Falcons with 23 points. Temescal Canyon managed to pull out a close one in a I-A first round game at home on Friday night against Rubidoux (17-11).   A dunk on a breakaway by junior Mike Peterson gave the Titans a 20-point lead with 4:50 left in the game, but a three-pointer by Rubidoux's Rolando Murcio with 50 seconds left capped a 23-6 run and got the Falcons (17-11) within three before Temescal scored six of the last seven points to hold on for a 84-76 win.    Temescal slowly built up its lead throughout the game despite being in foul trouble all night. Senior Joe Roberson, who had 17 points, scored the last seven points in the first quarter to give the Titans a six-point lead. By half-time, the lead was 12.   But Temescal's big man Bob Cleary picked up his third foul with 34 seconds left.   He scored just seven points and fouled out with 2:09 left in the game. Senior forward Kevin Kennedy also picked up his third foul in the second period and ended up fouling out, but not before pouring in 14 points.  Senior guard Kris Maxey pumped in 17 points to equal Roberson for high-point man, and Zarbok added 12. The Titans (22-6) will play the La Verne Damien-Manhattan Beach Mira Costa winner in the second round Tuesday.  RUBIDOUX (76) -- Meadors 3, Owens 19, Walker 16, Murcio 23, Andres 4, Hemmings 8, Coreen 3. TEMESCAL CANYON (84) -- Zarbok 12, Kennedy 14, Maxey 17, Peterson 7, Roberson 17, Wing 4, Cleary 7, Ellenwood 4, Garrett 2. Halftime score -- Temescal Canyon 41-29. Three-point goals -- Murcio 5, Kennedy 3, Roberson 2, Peterson. Total fouls -- Rubidoux 25, Temescal Canyon 28. Fouled out -- Hemmings, Kennedy, Cleary. Technical fouls -- Coreen. Records: Rubidoux 17-11, Temescal Canyon 22-6.

Mira Costa 45, Damien 43 -- The Spartans' trip to the playoffs was a short one as they fell in their Division I-A first-round game and Chase Wixon led Mira Costa (17-10) with 16 points and 10 rebounds in the road win. Jacob Ensler scored a lay up with 23 seconds to go in the fourth quarter to give the Mustangs the 45-43 lead. He then blocked a three-point attempt by Damien's Ralph David with two seconds left. Mira Costa will face Temescal Canyon or Rubidoux in the second round.

Perris 84, Saugus 63 -- Perris raced out to a 16-4 lead en route to a rout of Saugus. Jason Zimmer, Perris' leading scorer and rebounder, scored eight points while nursing a sprained ankle. Jamal Gordon scored 10 of his game-high 19 points in the first quarter. Sophomore Ty Thomas grabbed eight rebounds and Taurean Miller handed out eight assists for Perris. The Panthers' next game will be against Corona Centennial.  PERRIS (84) -- Gilliam 10, J.Zimmer 8, Hunter 2, Miller 4, Gordon 19, Ndukwe 1, Flores 4, Green 8, Robinson 7, Thomas 12, Johnson 11. SAUGUS (63) -- Holmquist 8, Buencamino 2, Wilkerman 18, Behn 6, Choy 6, Sayer 5, Krogin 6, Dahl 6, Newcome 2, Muszalski 2, Valle 2. Halftime score -- Perris 44-26. Three-point goals -- Gilliam 3, Behn, Choy, Krogin. Total fouls -- Perris 23, Saugus 15. Fouled out -- Hunter. Records: Perris 17-7, Saugus 17-8.

Corona Centennial 87, Ventura 59 -- Mountain View League champion Corona Centennial went on a 16-1 run in the third quarter to pull away from Ventura in a CIF Division I-A first-round game. Ventura stayed close on the three-point shooting of Tyler Ebell, the national high football player of the year, and Bryan Easterley. But Jamaal Williams' dunk midway through the third quarter started the Huskies' decisive run. Williams scored a game-high 22 points. Centennial will play Perris at a site to be determined. Ebell scored 18 points for Ventura (16-13) in the road loss.  Centennial of Corona was paced by Jamal Williams' 22 points. Ventura's Trevor Robinson and Bryan Easterly had 11 points.  Ebell sank four of Ventura's nine 3-pointers. Ventura (59) — Ebell 18, Ikeda 2, Dixon 3, Shaw 5, Robinson 11, Wagner 3, Easterly 11, Tanner 1, Davis 2, Gruber 3. Centennial (87) — M. Soderberg 5, Person 1, Alexander 2, Syesma 11, Gonzales 9, Reese 15, Williams 22, Brisman 4, Williams 12, A. Soderberg 7.   Ventura--13  10  16  20--59;  Centennial--17  16  25   19--87; 3-Point goals — Ventura 9 (Ebell 4, Dixon 1, Wagner 1, Easterly 1), Centennial 2 (Gonzalez, Reese). Fouled out — Ebell. Total fouls — Ventura 25, Centennial 18.

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