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CIF-SS Playoffs: D-V (AA & A) 1st Round 
Game Scores & Details--(Feb. 15, 2001)

DIVISION V-AA

First-round

Verbum Dei, bye

Dunn 52, Bishop Diego 50--The Earwigs compiled an 18-3 run, which spanned the final two quarters, to defeat the Cardinals in a first round game and post their first CIF playoff victory in school history.  Dunn guard Joey Greene led all scorers with 20 points while his teammate Garth Dixon, a forward, contributed 16 points in the come-from-behind victory.  The Earwigs (13-4) trailed by 16 at the end of the third quarter, but outscored Bishop Diego 22-10 in the final period.  Dunn, a six-man squad, managed to keep up with Bishop Diego, which finished third in the Tri-Valley League.  Dunn advances to play Verbum Dei on Friday. BISHOP DIEGO -- Renick 8, Perez 6, Minehan 14, Scheftic 5, Korsan 8, Cavaletto 6, Brown 2. Totals 18 8-10 50  DUNN -- Green 20, Walker 7, Dixon 16, Tong 4, Graham 5. 18 12-15 50.  Bishop Diego--12 17 11 10 --50  Dunn--17 7 6 22 -- 52 ;  3-point goals -- BD 6 (Minehan 4, Cavaletto 2), D 4 (Green 2, Walker 1, Graham 1). Total fouls -- BD 12, D 11. Fouled out--None. Technicals -- none. D 13-4. 7-15.

Pilibos 47, South Bay Lutheran 31--details not available

Santa Clara, bye

Desert, bye

Ontario Christian 68, San Gabriel Academy 55--Three Ontario Christian High boys' basketball players recorded double-doubles, sending the Knights into the second round.   Bobby Gibson scored 18 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to lead the way for Ontario Christian (18-6), which opened a 17-3 lead after the first quarter and never trailed. Gibson added six assists and three blocks.  Greg Talen finished with 18 points and 13 rebounds, while Travis Hoekstra contributed 15 points and 10 rebounds. David Landry scored 11 points and Chris Garcia had seven assists for the Knights, who face Desert in the second round on Friday.  Jason Killebrew paced San Gabriel Academy with 18 points.

Oakwood 62, St. Margaret’s 55 (OT)--Nick Mark, a 6-8 senior center, had 21 points, 12 rebounds and five blocked shots to help the Gorillas (16-6) win a first-round game in overtime at St. Margaret's.  Eric Noble had 14 points and seven assists for Oakwood (16-6) and teammate Derek Fetty scored all five of his points in overtime. Ed Ortega made five three-pointers and scored 15 points for the host Tartans (13-11), who were outscored, 11-4, in overtime.

Ribet Academy, bye

Chadwick, bye

Lone Pine 87, Los Pinos 75--details not available.

St. Anthony 66, Riverside Bethel Christian 52--Jay Arizabal scored a game-high 30 points as defending VAA champion Long Beach St. Anthony pulled away to a first-round victory. Riverside Bethel Christian stayed in the game by holding Lauren Brown, St. Anthony's leading scorer, to one point. Eric Heiliger had 22 points, 11 rebounds and six assists for Bethel Christian. BETHEL CHRISTIAN (52) -- Heiliger 22, Wilson 16, Klix 10, Harville 2, Seneff 2.   ST. ANTHONY (66) -- Arizabel 30, Brown 1, Watson 13, Taliauli 12, Cerino 10. Halftime score -- St. Anthony 36-30. Three-point goals -- Heiliger, Wilson 2, Klix 2, Cerino 2, Watson. Total fouls -- Bethel Christian 13, St. Anthony 13. Fouled out -- none. Technical fouls -- none.   Records: Bethel Christian 12-12. St. Anthony 12-15.

Serra 81, Bell-Jeff 64-- The Serra boys basketball team came out strong to top Bell-Jeff, 81-64, in a first-round game of the Division V-AA playoffs on Wednesday at Serra. Serra jumped ahead 23-11 in the first quarter and Bell-Jeff (14-12) never cut the lead to fewer than seven points. Guard Eugene Jeter led the Cavaliers (14-12) with 27 points and five assists. Jeter hit three of five 3-pointers.  Loren Wade had a 21-point, 12-rebound performance. Wade was 7-for-11 from the field and 7-for-8 at the free-throw line. Willie Asberry contributed 14 points, including two 3-pointers, six rebounds and four assists. Chris Hempfield grabbed 11 rebounds. Serra will face St. Anthony on Friday at a site to be determined by a coin flip.

Arrowhead Christian 81, Riverside Christian 41 --Nick Goltry scored 24 points to lead Redlands Arrowhead Christian to a first-round victory.Adam Dohner added 22 points, including four three-pointers, for the Eagles, who face Whitewater in the second round. Raymond Manning scored 17 points and had 14 rebounds to lead Riverside Christian. RIVERSIDE CHRISTIAN (41) -- Ayres 2, Chiado 3, Williams 9, DeCarlo 3, Manning 17, Faulkner 2, Bowlus 5.  ARROWHEAD CHRISTIAN (81) -- Becerra 11, N.Goltry 24, Dohner 22, Breckley 2, J.Goltry 6, Cloud 7, Cruz 2, Carter 3, Greene 4. Halftime score -- Arrowhead Christian 40-21. Three-point goals -- Cloud, Becerra 2, Dohner 4, DeCarlo. Total fouls -- Riverside Christian 14, Arrowhead Christian 18. Fouled out -- none. Technical fouls -- none. Records: Riverside Christian 6-10.

Whitewater 88, AGBU 49-- Andre Conner had 20 points, 11 rebounds and eight blocked shots as Whitewater won a first-round game in Division 5AA. Darrel Lawrence added 16 points and nine assists.  AGBU (49) -- not available.   WHITEWATER (88) -- Conner 20, Hubbard 4, Lawrence 16, Murdock 14, Martinez 13, Sophus 4, Sanchez 2, Williams 11, Pardos 4. Halftime score -- Whitewater 47-22. Total fouls -- AGBU 6, Whitewater 11. Fouled out -- none.  Records: Whitewater 19-2. Canoga Park AGBU 7-15.

La Sierra Academy 57, Windward 54 (OT)--Edson Verde hit a three-pointer and Anthony Paschal added a basket as Riverside La Sierra Academy scored five points in the first minute of overtime and pulled away with a victory in a Division 5AA first-round game. Michael Kiemeney had 18 points and 13 rebounds for the Knights, who extended their winning streak to seven games. La Sierra Academy plays Malibu Kilpatrick Friday in a second-round game. WINDWARD (54) -- Sarbaz 22, Jackson 16, Mann 7, Forney 2, Emerson 7, Foley 0.  LA SIERRA ACADEMY (57) -- Paschal 14, Moya 5, Boloico 4, N.Verde 0, E. Verde 3, Kiemeney 18, Bullon 11, Castro 2. Halftime score -- La Sierra Academy 22-21. Regulation -- 50-50. Three-point goals -- Jackson 4, Mann, Paschal, Moya, Boloico, E. Verde, Bullon. Total fouls -- La Sierra Academy 19, Windward 20. Fouled out -- Mann, Moya, Bullon. Technical fouls -- none. Records: La Sierra Academy 18-6. Windward 11-14.

Kilpatrick, bye

Buckley, bye

Thacher 66, La Verne Lutheran 49--Thacher was led by Butts with 18, Back with 17, and point guard Tornes had 8 as did Douds. Thacher broke out to a 20-7 lead and then saw it fade as La Verne Lutheran came back to tie the game 24-24 at the half, but then collapsed in the final 5 minutes of the fourth quarter as Thacher took a 2 point lead and turned it into an 18 point lead at one point.  Thacher will travel to Buckley for the second round matchup.

Montclair Prep 56, LA Lutheran 28--Derek Daniels had 23 points and Eric Kaufman added 12 as the Mounties of Van Nuys (12-13) won easily in a Division V-AA game at Montclair Prep.

Woodcrest Christian 70, Bloomington Christian 48--Laird Musich scored 10 of his 20 points in the first quarter to help Woodcrest Christian defeat Bloomington Christian in a Division 5AA first-round game. Woodcrest Christian opened with a 23-7 run and led the rest of the way. Woodcrest made a season-high 11 three-pointers.   Mike Martin scored a game-high 24 points for the Ravens (19-3), and Johnnie Smith added 10. WOODCREST CHRISTIAN (70) -- Carpenter 7, Musich 20, Bridges 14, Pool 5, M.Reyes 3, Daniel 6, Hawkins 4, Koning 5, Wells 3, K.Reyes 3. BLOOMINGTON CHRISTIAN (48) -- Martin 24, Smith 10, Rollings 3, Jordan 2, Stott 9.   Halftime score -- Woodcrest 34-17. Three-point goals -- Wells, Musich 4, Hawkins, Bridges 4, Reyes, Martin 2, Rollings. Total fouls -- Woodcrest 13, Bloomington 22. Fouled out -- Rollings, Jordan. Technical fouls -- Rollings. Records: Bloomington Christian 19-3. Woodcrest Christian 15-9.

Granada Hills Hillcrest Christian, bye

Boys Republic 69, Holy Martyrs 58--Armen Rostanian had 24 points and Garo Ghevondian added 13 points for the Armens of Encino (11-13) in a Division V-AA loss at Boys Republic. Markus Cotten scored 25 points and grabbed nine rebounds, leading the Rams to their first playoff victory in school history.  Matthew Manzano added 18 points for Boys Republic (16-10), which advances to meet Hillcrest Christian of Granada Hills on Friday in the second round. The Rams trailed 27-23 at halftime, but outscored Holy Martyrs 24-12 in the third quarter to take the lead and control of the game.

Flintridge Prep 74, Laguna Blanca 39--Flintridge Prep (13-11), making its third consecutive postseason appearance after a six-year hiatus, used a 22-6 run in the second quarter to built a 40-21 lead. Brian Strand scored nine second-quarter points, more than Laguna Blanca scored in the second quarter and equaling what the Owls (10-12) could muster in the third and fourth quarters.  Laguna Blanca 15 6 9 9 -- 39  Flintridge Prep 18 22 22 12 -- 74  LAGUNA BLANCA - Hudson 2, Wicks 6, Jeffrey 5, Geeb 10, Scott 8, Kaufman 8.  Three-pointers: Kaufman 2, Geeb.  FLINTRIDGE PREP - Harrison 6, Wakasa 2, Young 6, O'Byrne 8, Brown 2, Guilanians 3, Mercer 3, Strand 13, Phelps 11, Lauer 14, Miller 6.  Three-pointers: O'Byrne 2, Guilanians, Mercer, Strand.  Pacific Hills will play Flintridge Prep on Friday night. 

Pacific Hills 90, Capistrano Valley Christian 54--details not available.

Western Christian, bye

Desert Christian 69, Fairmont 56--Phil Parker had 25 points and Tommy Pickens added 15 for the Eagles (18-6) in a Division V-AA win at Desert Christian. William Washington scored 24 points and Mike Pastrano added six points and 11 rebounds for the Huskies (13-8) in the loss.

Sherman Indian 60, Upland Christian 41-- The Braves opened up a 17-8 lead in the first quarter and never looked back.  Slater Nez led all scorers with 27 points, including three from three-point range. Sherman Indian, the No. 2 team from the Arrowhead League, moves on to the second round. Nez, a senior point guard, had seven points in the first quarter as Sherman Indian jumped out to a 17-8 lead and never trailed. M-Ache Martinez added 11 points for Sherman Indian. UPLAND CHRISTIAN (41) -- Chiappone 7, Cromer 7, Garcia 2, Roberds 10, Toupal 5, Armella 6, Sears 2, Paddelford 2.  SHERMAN INDIAN (60) -- Ivins 8, Key 6, Nez 27, Flores 0, Martinez 11, Hubbard 8. Halftime score -- Sherman Indian 30-19. Three-point goals -- Chiappone, Roberds, Ivins 2, Nez 3. Total fouls -- Upland Christian 12, Sherman Indian 14. Fouled out -- Martinez. Technical fouls -- none.  Records: Upland Christian 10-13. Sherman Indian 12-9.

Yeshiva 66, Shalhevet 44-- YULA 15-19-14-18  Shalhevet 8-19-13-4 Yula--Malkin 12, Pollack, K. 8, Dorfman 13, Pollack, M. 12, Isaacs 14, Gabai 5,   Portnoy 2  Shalhevet--Medioni 13, Bouskila 4, Tennenbaum 17, Saiger 4, Frankel 4, Gargir  2  Yeshiva will now play Sherman Indian.  The game has been rescheduled for Saturday night, instead of Friday night to allow Yeshiva to observe the Jewish Sabbath which lasts from Friday sundown to Saturday sundown 

Rolling Hills Prep, bye

Valley Torah 63, Villanova 34 -- Villanova (34) — Namikas 9, Bullen 4, Roach 10, Langelier 5, Gibson 6. Valley Torah (63) — Gabay 3, Goldman 5, Katz 22, Markufh 18, Goldberger 12, Rosenfeld 3. Villanova--5  10  10   9--34;  Valley Torah--12  16  20  15--63; 3-Point goals — Villanova 0. Valley Porah 6 (Markufh 3, Goldberger 2, Rosenfeld). Fouled out — Gibson. Technicals — Villanova 8-11.

Pasadena Poly 70, Grace Brethren 56--Eric Durso had 15 points and seven rebounds and Dan Baty added 12 points but it wasn't enough as the Lancers of Simi Valley (9-13) fell in a Division IV-AA game at Grace Brethren.  Pasadena Poly (70) — Kawachi 5, Duncan 27, Asu 2, Archiebong 19, Sargent 12, Segal 5. Grace Brethren (56) — Marme 8, S. Wreesman 2, Padot 8, Taggert 1, Durso 15., Mathieu 10, Beaty 12. PP--19   20  15  16--70; GB--9  10  16  21--56; 3-Point goals — Pasadena Poly 3 (Kawachi 1, Sargent 2). Grace Brethren 3 (Durso 3). Rebounds — Grace Brethren (Marme 7, Durso 7). Assists — Grace Brethren (Marme 5). Record — Grace Brethren 8-13

Downey Calvary Chapel, bye.


DIVISION V-A

First-round

Price 111, Santa Clarita Christian 42--details not available.

Masada 59, Maricopa 53--details not available.

Mesrobian 59, Renaissance Academy 53--Bulldog guard Mike Gabriel scored 13 fourth-quarter points to lead his squad to a 60-53 win Wednesday night at Renaissance. Renaissance shot just four for 26 (15.4%) from the field in the final eight minutes.   Led by Eric Parker and Aaron Clitheroe, Renaissance (11-9) battled back from a slow start to take a 42-41 lead with 6:58 remaining. But the Wildcats sank just three field goals the rest of the way and key three pointers late in the game by Gabriel -- who finished with a game-high 36 points -- put them away. Mesrobian improved to 9-6 and will face Apple Valley Christian on Friday.  Parker had a team-high 21 points and Clitheroe added 18.  Mesrobian 13 10 16 21 -- 60  Renaissance 11 18 11 13 -- 53   Mesrobian -- Gabriel 36, Boursalian 14, Saliba 4, Manjikian 4, Chakarian 2.   Three-pointers: Gabriel 5.  Renaissance -- Parker 21, Clitheroe 18, Loweree 5, Dinh 5, Lorch 4.  Three-pointers: Parker 4, Clitheroe.

Apple Valley Christian 66, Big Pine 58-- Apple Valley won the coin flip and will host the next game against Mesrobian on Friday night.

Tarbut V'Torah 65, Trinity Lutheran 34--Balaza Polzik had 16 points for the Mustangs of Reseda (8-7) in a Division V-A loss at Trinity Lutheran. Noam Dashti had 25 points and 17 rebounds for visiting Tarbut V'Torah (21-2).

Joshua Springs 66, Trona 64--Joshua Springs will play Tarbut V' Torah on Saturday night at Tarbut's gym.

First Lutheran 60, Valley Christian Academy 55--John Stark had 31 points and 15 rebounds for Falcons of Sylmar (14-7) in a Division V-A win at Valley Christian Academy.

West L.A. Baptist 103, Calvary Baptist 50--WLAB will play at First Lutheran on Friday.

Stoneridge Prep 97, Skyward Christian 38--James Williams and Mike Nang scored 30 points apiece as the Wildcats of Tarzana (17-8) won their first playoff game in shcool history in Division V-A first round game played at Montclair Prep. Skyward Christian 4 9 14 11 -- 38  Stoneridge 28 23 21 25 -- 97  SKYWARD CHRISTIAN -- Torres 21, Shannon 6, Burch 8, Pile 3.  Three-pointers: none.  STONERIDGE -- Williams 30, Shamsabadi 14, Shabastri 15 and 15 rebounds and 5 blocks, Alon 8, Nang 23 and 9 assists and 9 steals, Delgado 7.  Three-pointers: Alon 2, Nang, Delgado. 

Cuyama Valley 58,  Delphi Academy 47-- Cuyama Valley won last night and then won the coin toss and will host Stoneridge on Friday night.

California Lutheran 71, Owens Valley 19--Wildomar Cal Lutheran shot 44 percent and got scoring from all 12 players in the rout. Mike Johnson had seven of Cal Lutheran's 22 assists. OWENS VALLEY (19) -- A. Martinez 8, Connaughton 4, F. Martinez 3, Thurman 3, J. Martinez 1  CAL LUTHERAN (71) -- Johnson 4, Baker 10, Winzel 8, P. Neaujher 6, Bahn 2, McDunn 3, Monaco 4, E. Neaujher 4, Lyon 13, Lemmerman 10, Terrian 2, Miller 5  Halftime score -- Cal Lutheran 50-7. Three-point goals -- F. Martinez, A. Martinez 2, Lyon 4. Total fouls -- Owens Valley 10, Cal Lutheran 14. Fouled out -- none. Technical fouls -- none. Records: Owens Valley 11-12. Cal Lutheran 15-5.

Bermuda Dunes Desert Christian 50, Hesperia Christian 45--Trailing by three at halftime, Bermuda Dunes Desert Christian tighened its defense and outscored Hesperia Christian 26-13 to pull out a victory. Ahead 36-33, Desert Christian went on a 14-7 run to start the fourth quarter. Andrew Brattrud scored four of his 14 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Conquerors, and Richard Mangus finished with 12 points. Desert Christian plays Wildomar Cal Lutheran Friday at a site to determined Thursday by coin flip. HESPERIA CHRISTIAN (45) -- Glass 16, McDonald 13, Little 8, Rehrer 6, Patterson 2.  DESERT CHRISTIAN (50) -- Brattrud 14, Mangus 12, Smith 10, Johnson 10, Santana 4. Halftime score -- Hesperia 27-24. Records: Desert Christian 17-4. Hesperia Christian 15-8.

Orangewood Academy 89, Shandon 73--Mike Mitchell scored 24 points to lead the Spartans (21-5, 12-2) to the win over Shandon.   OA:  Tamanaha 18, Esarza 7, Jones 5, Mitchell 24, Warren 9, Moore 6, Leinden 12, Meilin 8.  Shandon: Ochoa 16, DeBruler 14, Lunsford 1, McGarvy 9, UMunez 15, Kevin Duckworth 18.

Thousand Oaks Hillcrest Christian 56, Newbury Park Adventist 49--Tom Logan had 25 points as the Saints of Thousand Oaks (10-11) outscored Newbury Park Academy 20-12 in the fourth quarter to win in a Division V-A game at Hillcrest Christian. Logan scored 17 points in the second half.

Acaciawood 51, Immanuel Christian 43--Jesse Cope scored 22 points with 13 rebounds for the Koalas (16-54).  IC dropped to 11-9 on the year.

Antelope Valley Christian 70, Redlands Calvary Chapel 47--Jamal Flanagan had 22 points and 11 rebounds to lead the second-seeded Eagles (19-6) to a victory at Antelope Valley Christian.  John Cho had 19 points, nine rebounds and seven steals for Antelope Valley
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