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

There's not much to report in this bracket that everyone couldn't see coming a mile away.  Here's what happened on Friday, February 16, 2001 in the first round games:

Crossroads 75, Milken 35 (Thursday)
St Bernard 86, Providence 52
St. Monica 80, Silver Valley 64
L.A. Baptist 58, Calvary Chapel Santa Ana 56

Likewise, there's not a lot to update when it comes to this bracket, but then there's not much to the bracket either:

First Round
February 16
February 23
  Final round
Mar. 3

The Pond
Milken 35 @ Crossroads 75
(Thurs, 2/15/01, 7:00 p.m.)
St. Bernard
St. Bernard 86 @ Providence 52
Silver Valley 64 @ St. Monicas 80 St. Monica's
LA Baptist
LA Baptist 58 @ Calvary Chapel Santa Ana 56

Here are the game details, such as we were able to locate them

Crossroads 75, Milken 35 (Thursday)--The results were not available anywhere on Friday following the game.  According to the CIF-SS website, there was no coin flip, and while a host school is not designated on their bracket, under the Playoff Handbook rules, St. Bernard, which was the visiting team on Friday, will be the host to the Crossroads Roadrunners in the second round next Friday, February 23.

St. Bernard 86, Providence 52--Bruce Bevans scored a career-best 33 points as St. Bernard defeated host Providence, 86-52, in the first round of the CIF Division IV-A playoffs. Donald Penn added 16 points for St. Bernard, which led, 50-34, at halftime. St. Bernard, which improved to 15-13, advances to play Crossroads next Friday.  Providence finished 16-8, and was econd in the Liberty League, behind D-VAA No. 3 ranked Buckley. St. Bernard will host Crossroads next Friday.

St. Monica 80, Silver Valley 64--St. Monica (20-7) beat Silver Valley (16-10) 80-64 to advance to the 4A semifinals. St. Monica started off slow, as Silver Valley forced a manic tempo and jumped out to a 15-7 start off of several Mariner turnovers.  St. Monica came back with a big three at the end of the quarter to trail 15-14. St. Monica then took advantage of Silver Valley's gambling defense and put up 26 points to their 12 to go into halftime 40-27.  St. Monica's Sean Cole sat out much of the 1st and 2nd quarters with foul trouble, but that did not stop the Mariners from going on a 26-12 2nd quarter scoring spree. Silver Valley set a manic pace and paid the price for quick shots that did not fall and an all out press that yielded 2-1 and 3-2 opportunities for St. Monica all night.  Silver Valley kept the pressure on and shot much better in the second half, never allowing St. Monica to extend their lead past 15.   Sean Cole scored 18 second half points to lead all scorers with 22 points and 14 rebounds. Senior Ricky James led Silver Valley with 21 points.  St. Monica had a balanced attack, as 5 Mariners scored in double figures. St. Monica (20-7) will face LA Baptist in the 4A semifinal.  We do know that it appears there is an error in the CIF-SS bracket, which shows both LAB and St. Monica's being the host schools in the next round.  Under the Playoff Handbook rules for determining host sites, St. Monica should be the visiting school, since they have already hosted a home game, while LAB has not.  St. Monica 14 26 14 26 80 Silver Valley 15 12 19 18 64;  St. Monica: Cole 22, Washington 13, Shelby 12, Potts 11, Nunley 11, Rakestraw 6, Cruz 4, Owens 1.   3-Pointers: Rakestraw 1, Potts 1, Washington 1, Nunley 1. Silver Valley: R. James 21, M. James 13, Blankenship 12, S. James 9, Holst 4, McMillon 3, Massengale 2.   3-Pointers M. James 1, S. James 1, McMillon 1.

L.A. Baptist 58, Calvary Chapel Santa Ana 56--The second-seeded Eagles (19-6) were eliminated at home. Brian Sanders had 22 points, Michael Madigan added 17 points and Andrew Peterson contributed 10 points for the Knights of North Hills (15-8) in a Division IV-A game at Calvary Chapel.

All games 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. the 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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