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CIF-SS Playoffs: D-II (AA & A) 1st Round
& Wild Card Results--(Feb. 15, 2001)


Wild-card Game

Gahr 60, Garden Grove 57 (OT)--Garden Grove's Andy Scimeca made two three-pointers in the final 20 seconds, including a tying basket with two seconds left in regulation, but the Argonauts (14-12) were outscored, 5-2, in overtime.Gahr thwarts comeback, wins in OT.    The game was tight in the beginning until Gahr had an 11-0 run to close the first half and lead, 31-22. The Gladiators scored most of those points in transition. Jackson didn't score in that run, but had two fast-break assists.   The Gladiators then stayed in control. They led, 45-31, after three quarters. But The Gladiators blew that 14-point lead in the fourth quarter. Behind a 3-point shot by Romalice Reed with 34.1 seconds left in overtime, they still managed to beat visiting Garden Grove. Garden Grove trailed, 51-37, with 5:09 left in regulation. But the Argonauts' final 15 points all came on 3-point field goals, including one from Andy Scimeca with 3 seconds left that sent the game into overtime.  Tajuan Jackson, who had team highs with 19 points, 8 rebounds and 6 steals, went down with leg cramps with 2:49 left in overtime and Gahr leading, 57-55.  Reed finished with 12 points. Derek Shipp added 11 points for Gahr (14-13).  When Garden Grove (14-11) made its five 3-pointers in the final 5 minutes, each of its top scorers each made at least one. Scimeca finished with 19 points and 9 rebounds, Paul Guzman had 15 points and Aaron Sadler added 14 points. Gahr will now meet Inglewood in the first round on Friday night. 


First round

Mayfair, bye

Magnolia 56, Temple City 41--Vincent Bryant scored 24 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and Roneal Coleman added 15 points as the Sentinels (14-13) defeated the Rams (13-13).

Pacifica 71, Compton 63--Kelly Gurnea scored 11 of his 24 points in the first quarter for the Mariners (6-21).  Compton finishes the year at 12-14.

Bishop Amat 62, Palm Desert 60-- Alex Gomez hit a three-pointer with 14 seconds remaining to give La Puente Bishop Amat the victory.Chase McQuillen was fouled with three seconds remaining and Palm Desert down 62-59, and he hit the front end of a one-and-one. McQuillen deliberately missed the next shot, but the ball went out of bounds and was awarded to Bishop Amat. Josh Zazulia had 19 points and 10 rebounds as Palm Desert outrebounded Bishop Amat 36-25. Donald Brady also scored 19 for Palm Desert. Records: Palm Desert 16-10. Bishop Amat 19-8. PALM DESERT (60) -- Zazulia 19, Brady 19, McQuillen 8, Harris 7, Smith 2, Sator 2, Henry 3.   BISHOP AMAT (62) -- Myles 4, Gomez 6, Jimenez 6, Porter 20, Haywood 17, Soto 9. Halftime score -- Bishop Amat 33-31. Three-point goals -- Zazulia, McQuillen, Brady 5, Gomez 2, Porter 5, Haywood. Total fouls -- Palm Desert 14, Bishop Amat 13. Fouled out -- none. Technical fouls -- none.

Monrovia 56, Hacienda Heights Wilson 51-- Monrovia recorded the first round CIF-SS Division III-AA win, but the team under-performed, turning the ball over 9 times and failing to score for nearly 6 minutes in the third and fourth quarters.   Wilson (16-11), which entered the playoffs on an at-large berth, executed a transition game to great effect early in the contest, holding a small lead throughout much of the first half.  But the team lost its focus late in the second quarter, as Monrovia went on a 10-2 run from which Wilson could not recover. Germaine Dixon, who scored 13 points, gave Monrovia its final lead and initiated the run with a 3-pointer that gave Monrovia a 27-24 lead with 3:08 to play in the half.  Jermaine Johnson scored 13 points and found scorers at will on fast break opportunities. James Griffin nailed three 3-pointers to lead Wilson in scoring with 15 points.  Bryant Markson tied Griffin's game-high mark and led Monrovia with 15 points of his own. 

Fullerton 58, Barstow 37--Virgil Bobar scored 24 points and grabbed 18 rebounds and Bryan Garcia added 10 points with seven assists to lead the Indians (19-9) past the Aztecs (10-16).

Bonita 65, Hesperia 34--Chris Dean scored a game-high 31 points and 17 rebounds as Bonita won at home. Bonita will play No. 4 seed Ocean View. Bonita (21-6) polished off its seventh straight opponent by more than 20 points. Dean, a 6'-6" senior forward, was 17-25 from the field.  Bonita opened the second quarter with a 16-1 run for a 26-9 lead. Hesperia produced the last seven points of the half to make the the score respectable (26-16).  Jeran Carr buried two three-pointers in a 37-second span early in the third quarter. That gave Bonita a 34-18 lead two minutes into the second half. The lead would reach as large as 32 points and never fell below 12.

Ocean View, bye

Muir, bye

Apple Valley 54, Diamond Ranch 45 -- The Panthers' Richard Coombs had 12 points, but it wasn't enough as the Sun Devils rolled at home. Apple Valley, the No. 2 seed from the Mojave River League, advances to the second round against Pacific League champion Muir, which had a first-round bye.

Los Altos 72, Rosemead 64 (2OT)-- With a 14-point lead in the third quarter which they frittered away, the Conquerors still managed to win, 72-64, in double overtime.  The Conquerors appeared to have it won again in the first overtime until Rosemead's Mario Cobian buried a three-pointer with only one second remaining.   In the second overtime, Los Altos was finally able to pull away and advance to a second-round game Friday at home against Artesia. Darren Miyamoto finished with 16 points on 8-of-8 shooting for Los Altos.  Los Altos (15-12)  also got 19 points from senior forward Brandon Rogers and 16 and 12 rebounds from Josh Allen.  The Panthers (16-11) were led by Richard Vanzant (16 points), Albert Cardona (12) and Kevin Cheng (11).

Artesia 80, Bolsa Grande 56--Artesia was led by Malcom Herron who scorfed 19 points and Tony Roberts with 13.  Johnson scored 12 and Ryan Meilleur scored 6 for the Pioneers (21-6).  Bolsa Grande clses out the season at 9-18.  BG:  Nguyen 6, Vissochock 3, Amarel 12, Chow 10, Ngo 4, Doan 19, Arias 2.  Artesia:  Wilson 8, Reyes 5, Daniels 6, Roberts 13, Allen 8, Brown 2, Herron 19, Johnson 13, Meiulleur 6.

Charter Oak 79, La Habra 76-- The Chargers (22-5) David Boler led the way with a team-high 18 points and six rebounds. Todd Hurst added in 17 points. La Habra, which kept the game close throughout, never trailed by more than 12 points. Tyler McShane scored a game-high 21 points for the Highlanders (11-17). Dominique Sims added 19 points.

Newbury Park at Dos Pueblos--The Panthers (13-13) went scoreless for more than three minutes of the fourth quarter of the Southern Section Division II-A first round game at Dos Pueblos (17-6).  The Channel League champion Chargers ran off 10 straight points to expand a 49-46 advantage to 59-46 with 4:07 to play and spoil a Newbury Park second-half rally.  Newbury Park trailed 43-31 with 3:07 left in the third quarter but rallied behind 17 points each from Aaron Bobik and Adam Carlson to climb to within 49-46 in the first minute of the fourth quarter on a 3-point basket by Carlson Chris Randall, a 6-foot-6 junior, had 14 points and 10 rebounds and Rudy Flores scored seven points, all in the third quarter, in Newbury Park's second-half surge. Omar Cowan led four players in double figures for Dos Pueblos with 15 points. Steve Graybill and Kenny Sherman scored 14 each and Scott Roegner had 12. NEWBURY PARK -- McLemore 2, Bobik 17, Flores 9, Randall 16, Christenson 2, Meru 3, Carlson 15. Totals 23 10-15 62.  DOS PUEBLOS -- Cowan 15, Graybill 14, Jenkins 8, Sherman 14, Roegner 10, Dalley 2, Menna 4, Dillon 2. Totals 29 8-14 69. Newbury Park --9 10 24 19 -- 62 Dos Pueblos --16 14 19 20 -- 69;   3-point goals--NP 6 (Carlson 2, Bobik 2, Flores, Meru). DP 3 (Graybill 2, Sherman). Fouled out--Jenkins (1:38), Roegner (:38), Randall (:11). Records--NP 13-13, DP 17-6.|

Lompoc 67, Culver City 50--The Braves were knocked out of the 2-A playoffs with a loss at home.  Franklin Coleman led Lompoc, 15-11, with 18 points while Joel Smith had 17 and Gabe Fernandez 14.|

Redondo Union, bye.

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