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CIF-SS Boys III-AA Bracket Updated:
Second Round Results & Details--(Feb. 18, 2001)

Here's what happened in the second round of the III-AA bracket, and there were a couple of surprises.  The scores are shown first, then the bracket (with quarterfinal matchups indicated), followed by game details:

Division 3AA
Second round

Bishop Montgomery 102, Bassett 42
Pomona 61, San Jacinto 49
La Canada 64, Costa Mesa 44
Notre Dame 67, Santa Paula 56
Chaminade 63, Ridgecrest Burroughs 53
Compton Centennial 76, Santa Ynez 55
Martin Luther King 81,  Banning 73
San Dimas 60, Corona del Mar 54

First round games
February 14
  Second Round
Feb. 16
Feb. 20
Feb. 23
Alternate Site
March 1
The Pyramid
Upper Half of Bracket        
Bishop Montgomery @ Bye Bassett 42
Bishop Montgomery 102
Bishop Montgomery



Nordhoff 47 @ Bassett 49
Bye @ San Jacinto Pomona 61
San Jacinto 49
Blair 66 @ Pomona 75
Covina 68 @ La Canada 79 La Canada 64
Costa Mesa 44
La Canada


Notre Dame

Bye @ Costa Mesa
Morningside 71 @ Santa Paula 73 Santa Paula 56
Notre Dame SO 67
Bye @ Notre Dame SO
Lower Half of Bracket      
Ridgecrest Burroughs @ Bye Chaminade 63
Ridgecrest Burroughs 53


Compton Centennial

Ganesha 67 @ Chaminade 71
Bye @ Santa Ynez Compton Centennial 76
Santa Ynez 55
Compton Centennial 66 @ Workman 59
Bye @ ML King Banning 73
ML King 81
San Dimas


Riverside MLK

St. Francis 63 @ Banning 71
Corona del Mar 54 @ Gabrielino 41 Corona del Mar 54
San Dimas 60
Bye @ San Dimas

Bishop Montgomery 102, Bassett 42--Errick Craven led Del Rey League champion Bishop Montgomery with 20 points in the home victory. Derrick Craven scored 19 points and Brandon Peace added 11 and Fred Washington contributed 10. Bishop Montgomery (22-2) will face either De Anza League champion San Jacinto or Miramonte League runner-up Pomona.

Pomona 61, San Jacinto 49-- Pomona jumped to a 20-point lead in the first quarter and San Jacinto never recovered, falling 61-49  The Red Devils (21-7) worked the ball inside and controlled the rebounding much of the first quarter as San Jacinto struggled to find its offense.  San Jacinto (17-8) connected on just three baskets in the first quarter, the third coming at the buzzer on a driving layup by Ernie Medina. Medina was fouled on the play and made the free throw, sending the Tigers, who were down as much as 22-2, into the second quarter trailing 24-7. The Red Devils led at the half 36-22.  Pomona defeated Pasadena Blair on Wednesday in the first round of the playoffs while San Jacinto had a bye. The Tigers had won 11 consecutive games heading into the playoffs.  Pomona used its physical defense to keep San Jacinto's top scorer, Mike Frazier, in check. Frazier finished with seven points and just one three-pointer, late in the game. San Jacinto cut the lead to 11 when Eric Duguid nailed a three-pointer to open the second half. The Red Devils scored 10 of the next 12 points to put the game out of reach. POMONA (61) -- Howard 24, Tosca 10, Holden 7, Dang 3, Madison 5, Smith 12. SAN JACINTO (49) -- Davis 4, Duguid 10, Padilla 12, Hyland 6, Medina 10, Frazier 7.  Halftime score -- Pomona 36-22. Three-point goals -- Davis, Duguid, Padilla, Medina, Howard, Tosca 2, Holden, Madison, Smith. Total fouls -- Pomona 19, San Jacinto 11. Fouled out -- none. Records: San Jacinto 16-8, Pomona 21-7.

La Canada 64, Costa Mesa 44-- Playing without Robbie Neyland, and with Billy Hoffman and Joel Kim recovering from illnesses, Jordan Ballard and Phil Swenson, two seniors on La Canada, managed to carry the team, combining for 34 points and 21 rebounds, as La Canada advanced in teh Division III-AA playoffs.The Spartans (22-6) will play the winner of Friday's game between Sherman Oaks Notre Dame and Santa Paula at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at a site to be determined.  For Costa Mesa (17-10), which trailed only, 29-25, at halftime, its drought of never having won a playoff game continued for another year.  The Spartans went on a 10-0 run during a 5:45 stretch of the third quarter to blow open a three-point game and the Mustangs never recovered.   Ballard and Swenson combined for 20 of La Canada's 35 second-half points and helped control the rebounding department, which the Spartans won, 42-28. Greg Gaudino added 10 points and six rebounds, and Hofman had nine points, four assists and four steals for La Canada, which won its fifth in a row. La Canada 13 16 12 23 -- 64  Costa Mesa 9 16 6 13 -- 44  LA CANADA -- Hofman 9, 4 assists and 4 steals, Ballard 21 and 9 rebounds, Swenson 13 and 12 rebounds, Gaudino 10, Moore 4 and 9 rebounds, Kim 5, Turley 2.   Three-pointers: Ballard 2, Hofman, Kim. COSTA MESA -- Conte 16 and 4 assists, Whittaker 5 and 8 rebounds, Vakili 4, Payne 12 and 9 rebounds, Cabico 2, Clark 2, Millward 3.  Three-pointers: Conte 4, Vakili and Whittaker.

Notre Dame 67, Santa Paula 56--Michael Luderer scored 23 points and Cody Pearson added 16 to lead the Knights of Sherman Oaks to a Division III-AA victory at Notre Dame. The host Knights extended a seven-point halftime lead to 13 before Santa Paula started to rally. The Cardinals cut the lead to six points with 5:09 remaining thanks in part to a game-high 29 points from Ryan Frutos, but couldn't overcome Notre Dame's rebounding and free-throw advantage.  Notre Dame made nine crucial fourth quarter free-throws and was able to overcome two baskets taken away on controversial charging fouls.  Ruben Sanchez and David Hungerford added 13 and nine points, respectively, for the Knights.  Ryan Frutos scored a game-high 29 points, including six 3-pointers for Santa Paula.  Santa Paula (15-12) fell behind 39-31, at halftime. Notre Dame outscored Santa Paula, 14-8, in the third quarter. Joe Mata had four assists for Santa Paula. Paul Bustos had nine rebounds and six rebounds. Luis Rico had seven points. Notre Dame's Michael Luderer scored 22 points, Cody Person added six points.   Santa Paula (56) — Lopez 6, Frutos 29, A. Rico 3, Mata 2, L. Rico 7, Bustos 6, Macias 3. Notre Dame (67) — Smith 1, Sanchez 13, Hennesy 6, Luderer 22, Person 16, Hungerford 9. SP--16  15  8 17--56;  ND--13  25  14  15--67; 3-Point goals — Santa Paula 8 (Frutos 6, L. Rico, Macias), Notre Dame (Luderer 4, Hungerford 1). Fouled out — Mata. Lopez. Rebounds — Bustos 9. Assists — Mata 4. Total fouls — Santa Paula 20, Notre Dame 16.

Chaminade 63, Ridgecrest Burroughs 53--Jordan O'Gilvie had 20 points and Scott Borchart added 15 points and seven rebounds for the Eagles (19-8) in a Division III-AA upset win over No. 4 seeded Burroughs Ridgecrest, at Ridgecrest's home court.   Chaminade scoring: Everett 5, Jufford 13, 12 rebvounds, 6 assist, Jordan O' Gilvie 20, Scott Borshart 15, 7 rebounds, J. Jones 8, Todd 2.  Burroughs:  Rory O'Neil 15, Levi Steinmetz 21, Woodson 4, Bachman 7, Williams 4, MacGregor 2.  Chaminade is 19-8, while Ridgecrest Burroughs finishes at 21-4.

Compton Centennial 76, Santa Ynez 55-- Matt McKinney got into foul trouble early and together with Centennial's play, resulted in a first round loss for Santa Ynez and a win for Compton Centennial (which had to forfeit 11 wins and almost didn't get into the playoffs for using an ineligible Tony Key earlier in the season) in the Division III-AA playoffs.   Santa Ynez trailed 44-41 when McKinney, the Pirates' 6-7 center, picked up his fourth foul late in the third period. The Apaches went ahead 51-41 but the Pirates came back with McKinney in the fourth quarte, but he fouled out with Santa Ynez trailing by 7.  McKinney led the Pirates with 17 points while Mike Wooten had 13 and Clint Billings 12. Santa Ynez coach Chris Avery said Centennial hurt the Pirates with their transition game, getting all its 3-pointers in the first half. CENTENNIAL -- Roscoe Biggers 16, Aaron Afflalo 2, Sterling Byrd 7, Gabriel Pruitt 11, Antonio Griffin 7, Anthony Davis 14, Jamaal Barnes 17. Totals 27 17-26 76.   SANTA YNEZ -- Muller 4, Wooten 13, McKinney 17, Dreher 4, Alegria 5, Billings 12. Totals 22 9-12 55. Centennial-17 19 15 25 -- 76  Santa Ynez --16 12 13 14 -- 55; 3-point goals -- C 5 (Biggers 2, Davis 2, Barnes 1), SY 2 (Billings 2). Totals fouls -- C 15, SY 24. Fouled out -- McKinney. Technicals -- none. Record -- SY: 15-9.

Riverside MLK 81, Banning 73--The details of this game were nowhere to be found.  According to the CIF-SS official website, this was the score, and MLK will advance to host San Dimas on February 20 in a quarterfinal matchup.

San Dimas 60, Corona del Mar 54 -- Antouan Mesropian scored a career-high 19 points and grabbed a team-high 10 rebounds, leading the Saints (24-3) past the Sea Kings in the second round of the Division III-AA playoffs. Jason Greenlee scored 22 points and Chris Greenwade had 11. The No. 2 seeded Saints (24-3) managed to pick up the win on Friday night over Corona del Mar (12-17), and are now one win away from heading to the State Regional tournament. Jason Greenlee scored 22 points and Antouan Mesropian scored 19 points to go with 10 rebounds.  San Dimas scored the first six points of the fourth quarter to take a 53-44 lead, but Sea Kings guard Idean Shahangian scored six of the game's next eight points and Charlie Alshuler's two free throws with 1:49 left got them within 55-50. The next two San Dimas possessions ended with a turnover and a Greenlee miss, but Corona del Mar couldn't capitalize on the offensive end. The Sea kings pulled to within 57-54 on Shahangian's two free throws with 32 seconds left, but Greenlee answered with two of his own 13 seconds later.  Chris Greenwade added 11 points for San Dimas Alshuler and Zack Brewster each scored 10 points for Corona del Mar.

All games with the exception of the final round will start at 7:30 p.m. unless another time is mutually agreed upon and clearance is received from the CIF-SS Office.  Public coin flips will be held in the lobby of the CIF-SS Office at 9:00 a.m. ithe day following each playoff game [these coin flips will determine subsquent sites after the first round, i.e., which school will be the host].  Coin flips will be available after 9:30 a.m. and we'll try to keep everyone posted with them here. 

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