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CIF-SS Boys II-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 updated bracket.

We'll have a full preview of the final tomorrow.  The game will be played on Saturday at 1:45 p.m. at the Pond and will feature Compton Dominguez (26-2) and Inglewood (25-5). Here's what happened in the quarterfinals last Friday and semifinals on Tuesday:

Quarterfinals Results (Details are at this link)

Dominguez 68, Chaparral 32
Paso Robles 49, Santa Barbara 40
Inglewood 78, Pasadena 52
Santa Margarita 72, Elsinore 51

Semifinal Results & Details:

Dominguez 77, Paso Robles 49
Inglewood 47, Santa Margarita 37

Dominguez 77, Paso Robles 49-- Dominguez center Tyson Chandler (7'-0" Sr. C) scored 31 points a day after being selected to the McDonald's All-American team, and teammate junior Bobby Jones (6'7" Jr. F) scored 18 points, shooting 8-9 from the field, and pulled down 9 rebounds as Dominguez, the defending USA Today No. 1 team in the country (well, at least they were last season) beat Paso Robles 77-49 at Compton College.  Dominguez, the defending USA Today national champion, advanced to the CIF-SS Division II-AA final, where on Saturday at 1:45 p.m. at the Anaheim Pond the Dons will face No. 2 seed Inglewood, which beat Santa Margarita 47-37 on Tuesday night. On the same night that their former coach, Russell Otis was formally fired by the Compton Unified School District, the Dons made easy work of the Bearcats from Paso Robles, who finishe the season at 23-4.   Dominguez turned the ball over 19 times, but forced 21 Bearcat turnovers as well.  Paso Robles jumped out to a 4-2 lead and the kept the game close at the beginning, with Dominguez leading 13-10 at the end of a first quarter.  The Dons then forced three consecutive Bearcat turnovers in the fist three minutes of the second quarter to lead an 11-2 run. Dominguez kept on coming, and senior Tony Bryant, a transfer from Villa Park, then hit three three-pointers in the next five minutes of the half, as Dominguez went on another run, this one 15-4, and the Dons took a 39-18 lead into the locker room at the half.    While Paso Robles hit some shots in the second half, they never really threatened and Dominguez extended the lead to as large as 49-22 midway through the third quarter.  Paso Robles never got closer than 19. The Bearcats led 4-2 on a basket off a baseline cut by Russell Lee three minutes into the game. That was their only lead. Dominguez outscored Paso Robles 16-2 to begin the second quarter, with the only Bearcat basket coming from Wade Fair. Paso Robles kept Dominguez’ shooting percentages and point totals down in the other three quarters. Paso Robles guard Carlton Wilder had his fourth straight double-digit scoring game of the playoffs, getting a team-high 12 points against the Dons. Nate Anguiano finished with 10 and Lee with eight.

Inglewood 47, Santa Margarita 37-- For the second year in a row, Inglewood finished Santa Margarita's playoff hopes, taking the Division II-AA semifinal Tuesday at Loyola Marymount.  The Sentinels (25-5) ended the game on a 13-0 run to defeat the Eagles (24-5) at Loyola Marymount on Tuesday night. Santa Margarita's Lenny Collins scored 13 points and R.J. Socci added nine for Santa Margarita, which had a 37-34 lead in the fourth quarter, but saw that quickly evaporte as Ray-Ray Reed and DeAngelo Collins scored 18 and 13 points respectively.  Reed scored 11 of Inglewood's points during the 13-0 fourth quarter run, including one thunderous dunk. Inglewood will play top-seeded Compton Dominguez, a 77-49 winner over Paso Robles Tuesday, in Saturday's championship at the Arrowhead Pond.  Santa Margarita had led, 37-34, with more than four minutes remaining and nearly extended its lead to five when a shot by center Adam Tancredi bounced repeatedly around the rim before falling out. Reed's first shot in the fourth quarter spurt was a shot off the glass;  he followed that with a layup and then two free throws which gave Inglewood a three point lead, 40-37. DeAngelo Collins then blocked Travis Smith's next drive to the basket and off the transition, Teddy Fletcher then hit a three pointer. On the next two possessions, RJ Socci committed a turnover and two Brandon Rohe shots from three point range missed.  Santa Margarita shot only 27.4% from the field.  The game was filled with each team making runs at various times.  In the third quarter, Inglewood went on a 12-0 run which game the Sentinels the lead 31-20.   But then Santa Margarita came back and went on their own run of 14-0 to take the lead 34-31 with a couple of three pointers from Brandon Rohe and Lenny Collins.

First round games
February 16
  Second Round
Feb. 20
Feb. 23
Feb. 27
Alternate Site
March 3
The Pond
Upper Half of Bracket        
Torrance 47 @ Dominguez 66 Rim of the World 59
Dominguez 120
Dominguez 68


Chaparral 32

Dominguez 77


@ Compton CC


Paso Robles 49



@ The Pond
Sat. 1:45 p.m.



Norco  66 @ Rim of the World 69
Chaparral 74 @ Valencia P 56 Westlake 45
Chaparral 46
Westlake 58 @ La Serna 50
Santiago GG 55 @ Sonora 70 Sonora 56
Paso Robles 60
Santa Barbara 40


Paso Robles 49

Moorpark 55 @ Paso Robles 70
El Monte 34 @ Santa Barbara 66 Cathedral City
Santa Barbara
Victor Valley 83 @ Cathedral City 84
Lower Half of Bracket      
Gahr 53 @ Inglewood 84 Inglewood96
Bellflower 52
Inglewood 78


Pasadena 52

Inglewood 47




Santa Margarita 37

Bellflower 63 @ South Torrance 55
Laguna Hills 55 @ Brea Olinda 52 Laguna Hills 50
Pasadena 63
Pasadena61 @ Agoura 56
Cypress 60 @ La Quinta LQ 65 La Quinta 63
Elsinore 68
Elsinore 51


Santa Margarita 72

Elsinore 69 @ Ramona 59
Kennedy 64 @ Los Amigos 53 Santa Margarita 59
Kennedy 44
Tustin 42 @ Santa Margarita 49
Thurs 2/15 8:00 p.m

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