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

First Round
February 16
February 20
Feb 23
March 3
@ The Pond
Twentynine Palms 45 @ Crespi 75 Crespi
Valley Christian
Valley Christian (C) 56 @ El Segundo 36
Oak Park 53 @ Murphy 41 Orange Lutheran
Oak Park
Bishop Union 66 @ Orange Lutheran 70
Morro Bay 57 @ St. Bonaventure 65 St. Bonaventure
St. Paul
St. Paul 61 @ Duarte 59
Northwood 74 @ Marshall 66 Cathedral
Beaumont 54 @ Cathedral 68

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. 

Here are the details from the games played Friday, February 16

Division 4AA
First round

Crespi 75, Twentypine Palms 45
Cerritos Valley Christian 56, El Segundo 36
Oak Park 53, Murphy 41
Orange Lutheran 70, Bishop Union 66
St. Bonaventure 65, Morro Bay 57
St.Paul 61, Duarte 59
Northwood 74, Marshall 66
Cathedral 68, Beaumont 54

Crespi 75, Twentynine Palms 45--Kingsley Anyanwu scored 29 points to lead Crespi of Encino to a 75-45 victory over visiting Twentynine Palms in the first round of the Southern Section IV-AA boys' basketball playoffs Friday. Crespi (20-6) held a 37-16 lead at halftime but took more than 3 1/2 minutes to get its first points of the third quarter, while the Wildcats (11-14) opened with eight straight points. The Celts lead, which had been as much as 23 late in the first half was cut to 11 midway through the third period. But Anyanwu, Andrew Moore and Allan Ellis scored nine of Crespi's 15 points of the quarter in the final minute. Moore finished with 13 points and Ellis had 14, including a 10-of-10 performance from the free throw line. According to the CIF-SS website, Crespi will host the second round game on Tuesday against Cerritos Valley Christian, which is interesting, since Crespi played at home on Friday, and CVC was the visting team, and thus CVC should be the home team based on the CIF Playoff Handbook rules for determining home and away sites.

Cerritos Valley Christian 56, El Segundo 36-- Phil Joo hit four 3-point shots and finished with 16 points for Valley Christian (18-10) which beat El Segundo on Friday night.  El Segundo scored only six points against visiting Valley Christian's aggressive defense and eventually lost a 56-36 decision in the first round of the CIF Division IV-AA basketball playoffs on Friday night. After swapping the lead four times, El Segundo (16-12, 10-4) entered the second quarter trailing, 17-16. Jermell Robinson and Tino Gomez hit 3-point shots after a Valley Christian basket to give the Eagles its last lead of night.  El Segundo did not score again in the period as Valley Christian (18-10) went on a 15-0 run and took a 34-22 lead into halftime.  The Valley Christian defense held El Segundo's leading scorers, Dashawn Strong and Jermaine Hopson, to 13 and 8 points, respectively. Jermell Robinson did what he could to pick up the slack, scoring nine points, but it wasn't nearly enough. Strong fouled out with five minutes left in the game and Hopson got in foul trouble early.  Matt Lovinger and Nathan Brink both had 11 points, Lovinger also had a 3-point basket.  El Segundo scored only one point in the fourth quarter, a Mike McCullough free throw.

Oak Park 53, Daniel Murphy 41--Jason Adams had 13 points and 13 rebounds to lead visiting Oak Park to victory in a first round playoff game. Grant Smith also scored 13 points for Oak Park (18-8), which will next play the winner of the Orange-Lutheran vs. Bishop Union game. Robert Hewitt scored 17 points to lead Daniel Murphy (19-7). Oak Park (53) — Adams 13, G. Smith 13, McNair 10, Crellin 7, Frank 4, Testan 4, N. Smith 2. Daniel Murphy (41) — Hewitt 17, Thurman 8, Awaji 9, Singeltary 5, Stewart 2.  OP--6  9  18  20--53;  DM--8  11  12   10--41; 3-Point goals — Oak Park 5 (G. Smith 3). D. Murphy (Hewitt 2). Fouled out — None. Rebounds — Adams (OP) 13. Records — Oak Park (18-8), Daniel Murphy (19-7).

Orange Lutheran 70, Bishop Union 66-- Jason Taylor scored 18 points, Marc Troyer added 17 and Darrell Jenkins 15 for the Lancers (13-11). Trailing by nine points at the end of the third quarter, Orange Lutheran outscored Union, 23-13, to win. According to the CIF-SS website, Orange Lutheran will be the visiting team this coming Tuesday as they play at Oak Park in the second round.

Saint Bonaventure 65, Morro Bay 57--Saint Bonaventure (18-6) advanced to the second round behind a strong game by Chris Saunders who scored 15 points and grabbed 14 rebounds. Steve Tarin led Saint Bonaventure's attack with 16 points. St. Bonaventure will visit St. Paul on Tuesday in the second round game.

St. Paul 61, Duarte 59--  Omar Cepeida's key basket, Fausto Gonzalez's key rebound and B.J. Walker's key free throw in the final minute were all huge for St. Paul, enabling them to come away with a 61-59 victory.  The win vaults St. Paul (17-12) into Tuesday night's divisional quarterfinals against the winner of the St. Bonaventure-Morro Bay game.  And despite shooting 50% (28-56) from the field and forcing 20 turnovers, Duarte still came up short on Friday night in a first round game against St. Paul at Duarte. The Falcons, champions of the Mission Valley League, finished their season with a 17-8 record, and were led by Alton Preston, who finished with a game-high 25 points. Hamzah El Amin had 19 points and Ray Rogers 12. The St. Paul duo of center Fausto Gonzalez (20 points) and forward Dontay Holloway (18 points, 8 rebounds) led the way for St. Paul. Gonzalez had a huge game in sparking the Swordsmen. The 6-foot-3 center finished with 20 points and 10 rebounds. Serna wound up with 18 points (15 of them on 3-point baskets) and Dontay Holloway also had 18 points, to go along with eight rebounds. St. Paul led, 33-26, at halftime and had a nine-point edge, at 43-34, midway through the third quarter before Duarte caught fire from the field. The Falcons actually took the lead, at 47-46, early in the final period.

Northwood 74, Pasadena Marshall  66--Northwood, in just its first year of varsity competition, and with no seniors, took advantage of its superior size but Marshall's quickness was not enough to overcome Nortwood, and the Eagles fell at home on Friday in a first round game.  The Eagles (13-9) took advantage of its superior speed early in the game and scored six transition baskets in the first 10 minutes. The run was capped by a fast-break lay-up by Kenny Lumpkin, who scored a game-high 26 points, as the Eagles led, 27-17. But Northwood's big sophomores, Drew Terry and Rob Selway, slowed down the pace and controlled the scoring from the inside out. Selway scored the game's next nine points and Terry tacked on five more.  Terry and Selway combined for 48 points and 18 rebounds. 

Cathedral 68, Beaumont 54--One of the few games where no details were available. Cathedral advances and will play Northwood on Tuesday, February 20.  According to the CIF-SS official website, Northwood will host the game.

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