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CIF-SS Playoffs: D-I (AAA, AA & A)
Wild Card Scores & Details--(Feb. 15, 2001)

DIVISION I-AAA

Wild-card Games

Esperanza 76, Alta Loma 74 (OT)-- Mark Lovein scored 30 points, including a pari of game winning layups in the final seconds of overtime.   He also had 14 rebounds to leagd the Aztecs to the win. Alta Loma's Eric Weddle hit a three-pointer at the buzzer to send the game to overtime, but the Aztecs outscored the Braves 9-7 in the extra period to earn the win.  Junior Denson led Alta Loma with 16 points and six assists, while Weddle finished with 11 points and Sean Moore had 10 before severely spraining his foot in the fourth quarter.  Alta Loma struggled from the free-throw line, finishing 11-for-22. Esperanza:  Vicencia 18, Loc 9, Sulte 1, Spencer 4, Davidson 8, Lovein 30, White 8.  Alta Loma: Denson 16, Patterson 7, Weddle 11, Campbell 2, Yaisrael 8, Luna 5, Moore 10, Evans 8, Cade 7.  Esperanza improved to 13-15, Alta Loma dropped to 13-14 to finish the year. 

Lakewood 72, Bell Gardens 52-- The Lancers scored 35 points in the first quarter and senior forward Armand Ivory scorred a game-high 23 points to lead Lakewood (13-14) over Bell Gardens in a wild cared game.  Lakewood will now play at Oxnard on Friday night. Lakewood: Carey 6, Hicks 10, McLaurin 12, Wagner 3, Gabriel 2, Greer 4, Lemusu 109, Peterson 2, Ivory 23.  Bell Gardens:  Ramirez 11, Herrera 17, Narsal 14, Rosales 8, Lizarraga 2.  BG--9  13  18   12--52;  Lakewood--35  15  6  16--72.


DIVISION I-AA

Wild-card Games

Palmdale 55, Century 51-- Senior Derek Hagen scored 18 points, grabbed six rebounds and had one steal and Tyrone Culver added 16 points with three rebounds and two steals for the visiting Falcons in a Division I-AA wild-card game.  After trailing 15-9 in the first quarter, Palmdale (12-14) went on a 14-0 scoring run behind the shooting of Hagen and the rebounding of 6-5 David Hall, who came off the bench to score six second-quarter points and grab six rebounds. Ruben Pineda led the Centurions (15-11) with 22 points, including five 3-pointers. But it was not enough to offset the Falcons' pressure defense. Century cut the lead to 53-50 late in the fourth quarter but could not overcome Culver's 12 second half points. Guard Skylar Frazer added seven points and three assits for the Falcons. Terry Furlow had six rebounds and two steals. 

West Covina 70, Santa Ana Valley 61-- The Bulldogs took advantage of a full-court press and  forced 11 turnovers in the first quarter as West Covina improved to 12-15 overall and earned a trip to Cajon Friday night. Jino Labomme scored a game-high 21 points.   The Falcons received 18 points from Martin Gonzales and 17 from Alex Orejel.  West Covina also got 20 points from forward Sam Yeung and 19 from guard Jabir Jinna Santa Ana Valley twice pulled within seven points during the second half but got no closer.


DIVISION I-A

Wild-card Games

Anaheim 61, Troy 49-- Anaheim went on a 15-0 run in the second half that broke open a tight game and lifted the host Colonists to a 61-49 victory over Troy. As a reward, Anaheim moves on to play top-seeded Mater Dei Friday night.  Troy controlled the early going, leading by as many as seven points. But when Anaheim reserve guard Brandon Clark hit a short jumper with 2 minutes 5 seconds left in the second quarter, it gave Anaheim its first lead at 24-22.  The lead changed hands several times in the third quarter, with Troy going up, 33-32, when sophomore Kevin Dalafu hit his third three-pointer of the game at the 1:57 mark.  But the Colonists took over from there, scoring the next 15 points to take a 47-33 lead, and were never seriously threatened again.  Anaheim guard Quinn Hawking scored 11 of his game-high 25 points during the scoring spurt and had 19 in the second half.  Nathan Gilkes finished with 18 points for Troy before fouling out. 

Simi Valley 70, Foothill 61--Center Dustin Villepigue scored 20 points and had 11 rebounds as last season's Southern Section Division I-A finalist, Simi Valley, posted a 70-61 victory over Foothill in a wild-card playoff game at Foothill. Jered Weaver scored 18 points and Ryan Bradshaw had 12, all on 3-pointers, as the Pioneers (19-8) opened a 12-point lead at the half.  Foothill (13-14) made a run, cutting the lead to five points in the fourth quarter behind a 32-point effort from Chad Bigler. Joe Martin had six assists and Casey Bellefontaine hit three of four free throws down the stretch for Simi Valley, which made eight 3-pointers.  The Pioneers move on to Friday's first round at Canyon (Canyon Country) at 7:30 p.m. Simi Valley (70) — JC Bellefontaine 5, D. Bellefontaine 6, Martin 5, Bradshaw 12, Weaver 18, Villepigue20, Grandchamp 4. Foothill (61) — McCauley 2, Edwards 4, V. Vigler 3, C. Vigler 32, Suarez 8, Evans 1, Vangs 11.  SV--16  26  13  15--70;  Foothill--14  16  17   14--61; 3-Point goals — Bradshaw (SV) Weaver (SV) 4. Fouled out — None. Rebounds —Villepigue (SV) 11. Assists — Martin (SV) 6. Records — Simi Valley 19-8; Foothill 13-14.

Arlington 66, Trabuco Hills 54--Riverside Arlington outscored Mission Viejo Trabuco Hills 19-9 in the second quarter to pull away from an 11-11 tie. In the fourth quarter, Arlington led by as many as 14 points. Adam Aguirre chipped in five points, four assists and six steals. TRABUCO HILLS (54) -- Kupper 11, Baggerly 10, Tuder 13, Wright, Webster 7, Wooden 7, Wittick 4, Schatz 2.   ARLINGTON (66) -- Simon 25, Glover 14, Willman 6, Aguirre 5, Holgin 3, McCalister 3, Christie 10. Halftime score -- Arlington 30-20. Three-point goals -- Kupper 3, Tuder 2, Simon 4, Holgin. Total fouls -- Trabuco Hills 15, Arlington 21. Fouled out -- none. Technical fouls -- none. Records: Trabuco Hills 13-13. Arlington 19-9.

St. John Bosco 77, La Mirada 61-- Junior guard Giovanni St. Amant scored 30 points and sophomore guard Eric Lane had 13 and 8 assists to lead the Braves (18-7) to the next round.  St. John Bosco will now play Loara on Friday night.  SJB: St. Amant 30, Lane 13, Dyer 4, T. Williams 5, D. Williams 6, Reynaga 8, Taylor 5, Kasebauer 2.  LM scoring:  Najer 12, Le 8, Cabar 6, McQueen 2, Ordonez 6, Smith 14, Torres 14.  SJB--14  15  19  29--77;  La Mirada--9  11  13  27--61.

Ventura 52, Katella 51--Matt Gruber's free throw with 9.6 seconds remaining gave host Ventura (16-12) the victory.  Phillip Tyson scored 23 points for Katella (12-15). Katella (51) — Avery 2, Parker 4, Espinoza 12, Alva 7, Tyson 23, Ywakiem 3. Totals 20-50 8-9 51. Ventura (52) — Ebell 16, Ikeda 3, Robinson 6, Easterly 4, Gruber 13, Davis 3, Aikens 1. Totals 20-59 6-16 52.  K--12  17   9  13--51;  V--14  11  18  9--52; 3-Point goals — Katella 3 (Tyson 2, Alva 1). Ventura 6 (Davis 3, Ebell 2, Ikeda 1). Fouled out — None. Rebounds — Katella 24, Ventura 35 (Gruber 7). Total fouls — Katella 16, Ventura 15.

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