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CIF-SS Boys III-AA Championship:
Bishop Montgomery Wins Title--(Mar. 2, 2001)

80-67.  That was the final score as Bishop Montgomery, for the second year in a row, defeated Compton Centennial for the Divison III-AA Southern Section Championship.  This was a game where Bishop Montgomery brought their hammers and saws, chisels and drills, and just went to work.  Methodically, systematically, they pounded Centennial into submission, and at the half led 44-23 and the game was over.   In fact, it was over in the first quarter, when the score was 24-13, it was just that Centennial, which lost to the Knights last year in the finals also, didn't quite know it yet.  But with every possession, he game got further and further out of reach, and the Cravens, Errick and Derrick, just got better, faster,bigger and stronger anyone the Apaches had to offer up. This game was so one-sided that it literally took the Centennial coaching staff a few minutes into the half before they could bring themselves to get up off the bench and join the players in the locker room.  Centennial made a valiant run in the third quarter and then again in the fourth, but they never got any closer than 11 points, and the game was never in doubt, particularly after Anthony Davis, Centennial's only real scoring threat last night, fouled out with about 4 minutes left ot play and Centennial trailing by 15.  Derrick scored 21 points, and Errick scored 19. Between them they had 13 rebounds, but most remarkable of all was the Knights' shooting percentages: 72.1 % from the field for the game (73% in the first half) compared to Centennial's mere 47.8%.  Davis finished with a game high 24, but he only shot 4-10 from three point range (not bad, but it really was their only offense last night besides Roscoe Biggers' infrequent attempts to drive into the lane).

This was another record-setting performance though for the Knights (26-2), and it marked the 4th time in four years that Bishop Montgomery has made it to the finals, the second in a row that they've won the title.  Three years ago, Bishop Montgomery lost to San Dimas, and then in 1998, it was Chaminade when both Scott Borchart and the Cravens were just freshmen.  But last night, it was all Bishop, and the stats below tell almost the whole story.  The one thing they can't capture is just how hard the Cravens play, how tough DeVaughn Peace was, and how determined this Bishop Montgomery team really is. . . While they may see Centennial again in the State Regionals (as they did last year), we don't know of a team in their division who really has the horses to beat them.  Guess we'll all find out next week. . . 


OFFICIAL BASKETBALL BOX SCORE-- G A M E  T O T A L S
Centennial High School vs Bishop Montgomery High School
03-01-01  7:45 p.m. at Long Beach State (The Pyramid)


VISITORS: Centennial High School

No. Name FGM FGA 3PTM 3PTA FT FTA OR DR TOT PF TP A TO BLK STL MIN
03 Biggers,Roscoe 4 15 2 5 8 11 1 2 3 4 18 7 4 0 2 32
23 Pruitt, Gabriel 1 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 2 0 2 21
31 Griffin, Antonio 3 3 0 0 2 2 1 1 2 2 8 0 2 1 1 17
33 Davis, Anthony 9 16 4 10 2 5 0 4 4 5 24 0 2 0 2 28
34 Barnes, Jamaal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 13
04 Afflalo, Arron 3 4 3 4 2 3 0 1 1 3 11 0 0 0 1 15
05 Eli, Tim 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 10
10 Burrell, Corey 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
15 Byrd Sterling 2 3 0 0 0 5 2 0 2 3 4 0 1 0 0 11
25 Bobby Like 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 9
35 Ratleff, Eric 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
  Team Totals 22 46 9 23 14 26 9 13 22 23 67 7 12 1 9 161
TOT FG   1st half   8-17 471 2nd half   14-29 483 Game   478
3PTFG   1st half   1-5 200 2nd half   8-18 444 Game   391
FT   1st half   6-12 500 2nd half   8-14 571 Game   538

HOME TEAM: Bishop Montgomery High School

No. Name FGM FGA 3PTM 3PTA FT FTA OR DR TOT PF TP A TO BLK STL MIN
  Craven, Derrick 8 10 0 0 5 10 1 4 5 3 21 2 4 0 1 26
  D'Oyen, Kenny 1 2 0 1 2 2 0 2 2 5 4 0 0 0 0 22
  Peace, DeVaughn 2 5 1 3 4 6 2 4 6 1 9 4 4 0 0 23
  Craven, Errick 7 11 1 2 4 6 1 7 8 4 19 3 4 0 2 24
  Washington, Fred 5 5 1 1 0 3 0 2 2 4 11 2 0 1 2 17
  Williams, Brandon 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Dodd, Leland 5 6 0 0 0 0 1 4 5 2 10 2 0 0 0 20
  Rabot, Jonathan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Peace, Brandon 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 4 1 2 0 0 14
  Caldwell, Craig 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Binns, Kyle 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Lee, Gavin 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 0 1 0 0 12
  Team Totals 31 43 3 7 15 29 13 25 39 21 80 14 15 1 5 158
TOT FG   1st half   19-26 731 2nd half   12-17 706 Game   721
3PTFG   1st half   2-5 400 2nd half   1-2 500 Game   429
FT   1st half   4-10 400 2nd half   11-19 579 Game   517

OFFICIALS:  Ray Thomas, Bill Gaylor, Andre Bossieux
TECHNICAL FOULS :
Centennial High School--none
Bishop Montgomery High School--none
ATTENDANCE:
SCORE BY PERIODS:         1st     2nd    3rd    4th    OT1     OT2    TOTAL
Centennial High School      13      10         19    25                                 67
Bishop Montgomery HS      24      20         13   23                                 80

First round games
February 14
  Second Round
Feb. 16
  Quarterfinals
Feb. 20
  Semifinals
Feb. 23
Alternate Site
  Finals
March 1
The Pyramid
Upper Half of Bracket        
Bishop Montgomery @ Bye Bassett 42
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Bishop Montgomery 102
Bishop Montgomery80

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Pomona 35

Bishop Montgomery 74

 

@ Redondo Union HS

 

Notre Dame 45

B. Montgomery 80

 

@The Pyramid
Thurs. 7:30 p.m.

 

Compton Centennial 67

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

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Notre Dame 58

Bye @ Costa Mesa
Morningside 71 @ Santa Paula 73 Santa Paula 56
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Notre Dame SO 67
Bye @ Notre Dame SO
Lower Half of Bracket      
Ridgecrest Burroughs @ Bye Chaminade 63
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Ridgecrest Burroughs 53
Chaminade 74

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Compton Centennial 75

Compton Centennial 59

 

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San Dimas 57

Ganesha 67 @ Chaminade 71
Bye @ Santa Ynez Compton Centennial 76
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Santa Ynez 55
Compton Centennial 66 @ Workman 59
Bye @ ML King Banning 73
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ML King 81
San Dimas 80

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Riverside MLK 70

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

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