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CIF-SS Games Results & Details From
Thursday, 11/29/01--(Dec. 1, 2001)

The official CIF season is underway.   As we've done in year's past, we will continue to pass along scores and game details where they are available and can be obtained either from those who send them to us or from the local papers.  If you know of a game that we missed, a score unreported, send it in along with whatever details you know about. 

LA City Non-League Game Scores from Thursday, 11/29/01

USC-MAST 59, Downtown Magnet 48 --Teyo Wesey had 30 points and 11 rebounds for host USC-MAST (3-0).

CIF-SS League Game Scores from Thursday, 11/29/01

Freedom League

Rio Rancho 63, Wilson Creek 44 --Kevin Tyler had 25 points for Rio Rancho (3-0). T. Williams had 33 points for Wilson Creek.

CIF-SS Non-League Game Scores from Thursday, 11/29/01

Arshag Dickranian 50, South Bay Lutheran 33--Gary Taghlyan had 15 points and six rebounds to lead to Arshag Dickranian in a season-opening game for both teams.

Bosco Tech 66, South El Monte 52--Joaquin Espania scored 12 points and Jake Martinez had 11 points for Bosco Tech (1-0).

Calvary Chapel Murrieta 64, Capistrano Valley Christian   50--CCM improved to 2-0 with the win over CVC (0-2) Senior point guard Luke Wilkerson (6' 2") led the Warriors with 20 points and 8 boards. Senior guard Ryan Evans contributed 13 points in the victory. The Warriors never trailed in the game and led 24-17 at halftime before going on a 8-0 run sparked by 4 steals by Wilkerson. He finished with 6 steals and 6 assists.

Charter Oak 54, Arroyo 35--Senior forward Josh Baehr scored 17 points to help the Chargers improve to 2-0. Sharif Elkhady and Charlie Dunajski added 11 points each for Charter Oak.

El Rancho 62, Bell Gardens 58--Bobby Miller scored 14 points for El Rancho (2-0). Armie Ramirez scored 22 points for Bell Gardens (0-2).

Fullerton 74, Bassett 54--Giovanni Villalda had 19 points for Fullerton (2-0) . The Bassett Olympians (0-2) dropped their second consecutive contest to start the season, but showed improvement after their opening loss to Walnut. Junior guard Miguel Cruz had a solid game with 18 points, and senior Ivan Velasco added 12 for Bassett.

Keppel 65, Glenn 46-- Glenn was led by Terry Moore with 14, while Keppel was led by Jeff Yamauchi with 17, and Andrew Gomez with 13.   Glenn is 0-1, and Keppel is 2-0.

L.A. Adventist Academy 38, San Fernando Valley Academy 27--Nathaniel Sevilla scored 10 points for San Fernando Valley Academy (0-2). L.A. Adventist Academy is 1-0. 

Mesa Grande 50, Lake Arrowhead Christian 39-- Sophomore Derek Knight scored 11 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as the Cardinals (1-0) defeated the visiting Eagles in a nonleague game. Mesa Grande scored 22 points in the fourth quarter, with Ashton Sylvester coming of the bench to score seven points. Junior guard Justin Crispens grabbed eight rebounds and also had six assists in the victory.

Milken 65, Frazier Mountain 50 --Max Kaiser scored 14 points to lead the Wildcats in the season opener for both teams. Kris Stone had 29 points and eight rebounds, Dan Yeager had 11 points and six assists and Cody Marestein had 13 rebounds for Frazier Mountain. The Falcons fell behind 11-6 in the first quarter and trailed the rest of the way.

Newport Harbor 59, Corona del Mar 29--Tony Melum had 20 points and 10 rebounds and Erick Peterson had 12 points and eight rebounds for host Newport Harbor (2-0).

Norco 65, Don Lugo 44 --Michael Knight had 14 points for Norco (2-0). Don Lugo is 0-2.

Palm Springs 56, West Valley 49--The Indians (1-1) were paced by senior Kevin Howard’s 16 points. Howard only played two quarters due to foul trouble and the Indians went without two starters in the victory. Senior Brandon Fenton came off the bench to score 10 points and Lucas Berry added nine of his own.

South El Monte 59, Azusa 46-- South El Monte was led by Sergio Velasquez with 27 and Edwin Medina with 12;  Azusa was led by Justin Lalermano with 17 and Oscar Nunez with 13.  South El Monte is 1-2.

Stoneridge Prep 85, Cornerstone Christian 39 --James Spencer scored 26 points and Leon Usher had 21 for Stoneridge Prep. Cornerstone's Grant Walker scored 18 points on 5-for-6 shooting. Josiah Reed pulled down nine rebounds to go along with seven points.

West L.A. Baptist 91, Southwestern Academy 61 --Tomas Johnson scored 42 points and Mario Mendez had 22 points for West L.A. Baptist (1-1).

Westview 60, Delphi Academy 50 --E.B. Benson scored 15 points to lead four players in double figures for Westview (2-0). Bob Flannigan scored 17 points for Delphi Academy (0-1).

Rio Contiguo 63, Twin Pines 23

Rio Rancho 63, Wilson Creek 48-- Junior 6-2 forward Tim Williams had 36 points, 14 rebounds and five steals, but the Eagles (0-2) fell to Rio Rancho in a nonleague game. Senior 5-8 guard Angel Romero had six points and three steals for Wilson Creek.

Schurr 59, Santa Fe 47 --Senior guard Shaun Oshita poured in a team-high 20 points to lead the Spartans to their first victory of the season. Nathan Negrete, a senior forward, chipped in with 15 points for Schurr.

Whitewater 45, Desert Chapel 39--Despite a double-double performance by junior Reed Ritchie, the Eagles dropped their first game this season. The Eagles led 35-34 in the fourth, but couldn’t hang on as the Saints went on an 11-4 run to end the game. Ritchie finished the game with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Nathan Law also scored 13 points.

Zinsmeyer 56, Tarbut v' Torah 47-- Zinsmeyer (2-0) was led by Brown with 18, Williams and Hatfield with 10 each; Tarbut v' Torah (1-1) was led by Geoff Keithy with 18.


CIF Tournament Game Scores from Thursday, 11/29/01

Brethren Christian Tournament

Brethren Chrislitian 25, St. Anthony 23--St. Anthony (0-2) had no player scoring in double figures and was held to just 2 points in the fourth quarter.  Brethren Christian (2-0) scored just 8 points in the second half, compared to 9 for St. Anthony, which has been plagued by an exodus of players, including point guard Lauren Brown who has enrolled at LA Locke HS.   Scoring by quarters:   St. Anthony:  6  8  7  2--23;  BC:  10  7   3  5--25.


Buchanan-Clovis West (Fresno) Tournament

Ayala 61, East Bakersfield 38--Justin Davenport had 15 points and Andrew Hatch added 14 more for the Bulldogs (2-0) in their win. Ayala plays today at 6 p.m. against Clovis West.  Three Ayala High players scored in double figures, led by Justin Davenport's 15 points, as the Bulldogs bombed East Bakersfield 61-38 Thursday in the second round of pool play at the Clovis West Tournament. After leading 29-16 at the half, Ayala (2-0) went on a 13-2 run to cruise to the victory. Andrew Hatch recorded 14 points and Tony Gianetti had 10. Dan Larson grabbed 10 rebounds and Kyle Gregory had seven assists.

Clovis West 104, San Joaquin Memorial 49--Clovis West High wasted little time Thursday in proving it still is the Big Dog in Central Section boys' basketball. In an anticipated matchup between the proven power and the much-hyped, the Golden Eagles destroyed Memorial 104-49. Time was one thing Clovis West wasn't willing to give Memorial on the second day of the BCW/Kiwanis Invitational at Clovis West. Highly touted senior Antonio Lawrence, playing basketball and football, took the opening tip and scored from the right wing to give the Panthers their first lead of the game. Lawrence's 3-pointer from the left wing gave Memorial its last lead, 7-6, with 6 minutes, 32 seconds left in the first quarter. After that, it was pretty much all Clovis West. Golden Eagles senior Nick Debban scored 20 points. Clovis West, the defending section Division 1 champion, responded to Lawrence's 3-pointer with a 19-3 run, taking a 25-10 lead with 1:12 left in the first quarter. Tyson Parker scored 11 of his 13 first-quarter points during the run. Memorial scored the final three points of the quarter to close to 27-14, but the Eagles answered with 11 straight points to start the second quarter and led 54-25 by halftime.  Parker and Debban combined for the first 14 points of the second half, each scoring seven. The Panthers were scoreless until highly touted freshman point guard Dwain William made two free throws with 5:41 left. They did not make a field goal until Williams' short jumper with 4:10 left in the third quarter.  By that time, the Eagles led 74-29. After Lawrence pulled the Panthers to 74-33 with back-to-back baskets, Tyrese McDaniel scored six straight points to launch a 16-3 quarter-closing run by Clovis West.   With the Eagles leading 90-36 going in, the fourth was a quarter of reserves. Parker finished with 22 points, and Debban had 20 to lead 14 Eagles scorers. Williams led Memorial with 22. Lawrence got in foul trouble, picking up his fourth midway through the second quarter, and finished with 10 points.

Garces 66, Madera 47 --Kyle Shiloh had 16 points, eight rebounds and eight assists Thursday to lead the Rams to a victory in the BCW / Kiwanis Invitational Tournament hosted by Buchanan and Clovis West High Schools. Shiloh scored 13 of his points in the second half on 5-of-6 shooting, including three 3-point baskets. Garces center Robert Swift added 11 points and led the Rams with 10 rebounds and nine blocked shots. The Rams play against Capistrano Valley next. Capistrano Valley is rated ninth overall in California in the Cal Hi Sports publication's preseason rankings.

Rocklin 61, Clovis 51--Clovis, which stunned legendary Crenshaw on Wednesday, lost its magic and its shot in the fourth-quarter against Rocklin, falling 61-51. The Cougars clung to a 42-41 lead going into the final quarter, but the Thunder turned up the pressure, using several steals and blocks to limit Clovis to nine points. After falling behind by five points, the Cougars cut the deficit to 51-48 on Jon Bergmann's basket with 3:06 left. Rocklin retaliated with eight straight points. Paul Sargent's 3-pointer cut it to 59-51 in the final seconds, but the Thunder answered with Brett Swarts' only basket of the game. Adam Snyder scored 20 points and Adrian Harris had 13 to lead Rocklin. Jason Lefore had 13 and Mike Marcial 12 for Clovis.

Buchanan 53, Dominguez 51--Matt McDonald's basket at the buzzer lifted Buchanan to a 53-51 win over Dominguez. With 10 points, McDonald was one of four players to score in double figures for the Bears. Brandon Blount led Buchanan with 16 points.

Crenshaw 91, Fresno Central 67--Crenshaw rebounded from Wednesday's loss by beating Central 91-67. Alex Iturriria led the Grizzlies with 12 points.

Canyon Springs 81, Bullard 67-- Canyon Springs won behind a game-high 34 points from Richard Cobb. Chris Mitchell led the Knights with 19.

Capistrano Valley 68, Fresno Hoover 53-- Capo Valley (2-0) was led by Jake Franzen with 18, Pete DeCasas with 15, and Matt Sweany with 16.   

Buena Park Tournament

Sunny Hills 68, Westminster 25--Sunny Hills (3-0) was led by Tony Gonzalez with 18 and Clay Carmody with 16.  Westminter's Nguyen had 11.

Katella 75, Rancho Alamitos 35-- Katella (2-1) was led by Alvarez with 10 and Clement with 12, and had 13 players score.  Rancho Alamitos (0-2) had only one player, Le with 14 in double figures.


Burbank Tournament

Agoura 80, Eagle Rock 27-- Agoura's (1-1) Kevin Cornwell followed a 30-point outburst on Wednesday with a 29-point performance on Thursday. Cornwell also grabbed nine rebounds. Agoura faces Belmont next.

Gahr-Cerritos Tournament

Pacifica 43, South Gate 39-- Pacifica (1-1) had two players in double figures, Estrada with 10, and Brock 12.  South Gate (0-3) was led by Castro with 16.

Gahr 66, Cabrillo 55--Paced by 20 points from junior point guard Marques Williams (obviously not the same player as Crenshaw's Marcus Williams), the Gladiators improved to 2-0.  The Jaguars (1-1) were led by Cartier Carter with 14.

Downey 68, Long Beach Wilson 48--Junior guard Larry Cunningham scored 20 points and senior guard Aaron Perez had 11 as the Vikings (1-1) defeated the Bruins (1-1) in a pool play game.

Millikan 56, Cerritos 46-- The rams advanced to the semifinals with a win over the Dons.  Junior guard Marcus Dove led Millikan with 15.  


JW North Tournament
Consolation Games

Woodbridge 59, Rialto 54--Senior 5-11 guard Kenny Autry had a game-high 16 points, including three three-pointers, but the Knights (1-1) fell short against the Warriors (1-1) in pool play at the J.W. North Tournament. Freshman 6-3 forward Brandon Kennedy added 13 points for Rialto, which trailed 24-11 after the first quarter, but cut it to 31-28 by halftime. Sophomore 6-3 forward Sean Green had nine points for the Knights, who play Victor Valley on Friday.  Patrick Haddan led Woodbridge with 13 points. David Burgess had 9 for Woodbridge and Nicoll had 10.

Cathedral City 82, JW North 66--Thomas Shewmake scored 34 points, hauled in 17 rebounds and had seven dunks in the J.W. North tournament victory. The Lions (1-1) made 15 of their 17 shots during a 35-13 fourth quarter run to put the game away. Brandon Gray finished with a double-double with 17 points and 11 rebounds. North is 0-2.

Antelope Valley 58, Pacific 51-- AV was led by Bradley with 20, Williams with 14 and improved to 2-0.  Pacific was led by Bradley with 25 and McGhee with 10, and dropped to 0-2 on the season.


La Habra Tournament

El Dorado 57, Northwood 43--David Patten had 15 points and Kyle Miller added 11 for the Golden Hawks (2-0). Drew Terry scored 17 points for the Timberwolves (1-1).


Laguna Blanca Tournament
Championship Quarterfinal

Bishop Diego 67, Holy Martyrs 53--Pat Minehan's 16 points and Tony Munoz's play at point guard helped Bishop Diego advance to the semifinals with a 67-53 victory over Holy Martyrs.  The Cardinals will face San Francisco Urban in a semifinal game, while the other semifinal will feature Mission Prep against Antelope Valley Christian.

San Francisco Urban 48, Cate 45 (OT) -- Urban advanced to the semifinal with a 48-45 overtime victory over Cate, which faces Holy Martyrs.


Laguna Blanca 69, Grace Brethren 46--Eric Geeb scored 18 points, tallied seven assists and collected five rebounds during Laguna Blanca's (1-1) consolation bracket victory over Grace Brethren, 69-46.  Jelani Hicks finished with 17 points while Ryan Jeffrey added 12.  The Owls (1-1) will face Villanova in the consolation semifinal.  Eric Marne of Grace Brethren (0-3) scored a game high 20 points. G. BRETHREN -- Marme 20, Wreesman 3, Matsuno 10, Taggart 7, Simen 2, Carmichael 4. Totals 18 10-13 46. LAGUNA BLANCA -- Geeb 18, Hicks 17, Hudson 4, Jeffrey 12, Jones 4, Ja. Kaufman 2, Jo. Kaufman 8, Nelson 4. Totals 18 6-12 69. Grace Brethren . . . 5 16 9 16 -- 46  Laguna Blanca . . . 15 13 24 17 -- 69  3-point goals--GB: 0; LB 9 (Geeb 4, Hicks 2, Jeffrey 1, Jo. Kaufman 2). Total Fouls--GB: 18; LB: 12. Fouled out--none. Technicals--none.

Viewpoint 65, Valley Christian Santa Maria 62 (OT)-- Viewpoint (1-1) was led by John Murray with 19 and Matt Mosko with 11 p;oints and 10 rebounds.  VCA was led by Pacheco with 18, Kirby 9, Carlon 18, Mason 11 and Vanaman 8. 

Loara Tournament

Loara 53, Troy 48-- Loara (2-0) was led by Sheldon with 28.  Troy (0-2) was led by junior Nate Gilkes with 15.

Dana Hills 59, Pomona 45-- Dana Hills (1-1) was led by Sweeny with 18 and Kaplan and Mooney with 10 each.   Pomona's Odell Howard had 13 to lead the Red Devils (1-1).

Mira Costa Tournament

Peninsula 52, Carson 48-- Peninsula's 52-48 victory Thursday in the Mira Costa tournament put the Panthers into the championship game which will be played Saturday. Peninsula (3-0) 0withstood 20 points by Ekene Ibekwe, including his 3-point basket with just 21 seconds remaining, cutting the lead to 50-48. Peninsula senior guard Zach Freeman was fouled on the ensuing play and put the win on ice with two free throws. Freeman checked into the game with less than three minutes to play, when starter Shawn Weinstein aggravated a left ankle sprain. Carson trailed by eight with less than one minute to play, but a 3-point basket by Bryan Harvey and Ibekwe's fadeaway basket and free-throw conversion cut it to 47-45. However, seconds later, Freeman found himself behind the Peninsula defense for a layup. Peninsula, which was 15-of-17 from the free-throw line, had perhaps its best shooter on the line when it mattered most in Freeman, who finished with eight points.

Torrance 71, St. Bernard 63--Dustin May had 27 points, including five 3-pointers as Torrance (1-2) opened up a 36-22 halftime lead. Ryan Crespin added 12 points, Lance Keys had 10 points and 10 rebounds, and Marshawn Williams had 13 assists and eight steals. Bruce Bevans led St. Bernard (1-2) with 18 points, while Rocky Hinds contributed 10 points.

L.A. Banning 56, West Torrance 53 --Joey Saavedra posted 22 points as the Pilots (1-2) held off the Warriors (1-2) in the third round. Hytham Abed added 11 points for Banning. Dewayne Hollyfield led West with 18 points.

Serra 49, Mira Costa 34--Eugene Jeter scored 16 points for Serra (3-0) in the win over Mira Costa (1-2). Chris Hemphill scored 13 points and Eugene Hackett had 11 points for Serra, which will face Peninsula in the championship game on Saturday. Brandon Hodges led Mira Costa with seven points.


Mission Viejo Diablo Inferno Tournament

Foothill 66, Sonora 51--Brandt Bangs had 28 points, including five three-pointers, and Brett Bigler scored 13 points for the Knights (1-2).


Morro Bay Tournament

Morro Bay 66, Atascedro 58--Lonnie Jackson scored a game-high 28 points as the Rebels advanced to the semifinals of the Morro Bay boys basketball tournament with a 66-58 win over Atascadero on Thursday. Marcus Johnson added 12 points, Harold Bonner scored 11 and Devon Kervin pulled down 16 rebounds.

Bakersfield North 57, Burbank-Burroughs 47 --Senior Daniel Sanchez led North (1-1) to victory over Burbank-Burroughs with four steals, five rebounds and 16 points total at the Morro Bay tourney. Seth Baker added eight points for the Stars and Travis Westerfeld had four boards and four points. Joey Playsinger had a team-high 18 points for Burroughs.


Nordhoff Tournament
First Round

Dos Pueblos 69, South Torrance 50--Steve Graybill tallied 25 points, including 13 in the third quarter, to lead the Chargers to an opening-round victory in the Nordhoff Tournament.  John Pickert added 13 points for the Chargers (1-0) while teammate Kevin Iden chipped in 10 points.  Kevin Ritchie scored 18 points in South Torrance's (0-1) loss. S. TORRANCE -- Aziz 7, Noland 7, Graham 9, Ritchie 18, Wilson 4, Nino 2. Totals 17 16-20 50.  DOS PUEBLOS-- Graybill 25, Cotter 2, Glick 9, Pickert 13, Iden 10, Talmadge 6, Friesen 4. Totals 26 13-15 69. South Torrance . . . 9 15 16 12 -- 50  Dos Pueblos . . . 24 9 25 11 -- 69 3-point goals--ST: 0. DP: 5 (Pickert 3, Graybill 2). Total fouls--ST: 15. DP 15. Fouled out--none. Technicals--none. 

Nordhoff 63, Thacher 45--Micah Nylander scored 15 points and pulled down 13 rebounds to lead Nordhoff to a 63-45 victory over Thacher in the Nordhoff Tournament on Thursday night.  Nordhoff advances to the semifinals against La Salle. Travis Cioffi scored 13 points for Nordhoff (1-1) while Joey Mele added 10.

La Salle 59, Channel Islands 53--Kevin Alonzo scored 18 points and Eric Diaz chipped in 16 for Channel Islands in the loss. Channel Islands plays in a consolation game against Thacher. La Salle (2-0) was led by Andrew Mahlmann with 14, Jeremiah De Leon with 13, and Anthony Napolitano 13.


Norte Vista Tournament
Third Round

Yucaipa 74, Corona 59--Senior 6-3 forward Shane Craig and senior 6-1 guard Thad Orr each had 23 points as the Thunderbirds (3-0) defeated the Panthers in the third round of the Big Daddy Tournament at Norte Vista. Senior 5-9 guard Matt King had nine assists and six points for Yucaipa, which plays Norte Vista in the championship game Friday.

Colton 77, Woodcrest Christian 61--Junior 6-4 forward Pierre Celestin had 22 points and 11 rebounds as the Yellowjackets (1-2) defeated the Royals in the third round of the Big Daddy Tournament at Norte Vista. Junior 6-2 guard Chris Garcia added 13 points, six rebounds and five assists for Colton, while senior 6-7 senior Jason Wilcox had 11 points and seven rebounds.

Norte Vista 68, Garey 65--Osaar Rasshan dominated the paint with 14 points and 17 rebounds but the Vikings (0-4) still came up short. Aaron Palmer led Garey in scoring with 19 points and Willie Cook added 12 rebounds.


Providence Tournament
First Round

Providence 78, Highland Hall 38 --Harout Messrelian had 35 points, including 10 three-point baskets, which set a Providence record. Providence is 1-0. Highland Hall is 0-1.

Rolling Hills Prep 89, L.A. Lutheran 40--Curtis Allen had 27 points and eight rebounds as Rolling Hills Prep (1-0) won its first-round game. Rolling Hills Prep started it with a 26-5 run and extended the lead to 48-22 at halftime. Alex Elliott added 18 points and seven rebounds. Kris Stiklin had 14 points and eight rebounds, and Jason Daley added 14 points. D.J. Wright had 14 assists for the winners.

St. Genevieve 49, Oakwood 28--Plagued by turnovers and an inability to break St. Gen's press, Oakwood fell in the first round game. Stan Musgrave scored 13 to lead the Gorrillas.  St. Gen was led by Cisneros with 20.

Pilibos 48, Cathedral 47--details not reported.  


Redondo Union Pacific Shores Tournament

Gardena 69, Leuzinger 49--Romone Prescotte scored 19 points as Gardena built an early lead and kept Leuzinger at bay in a 69-49 victory on Thursday at Redondo that featured ragged play on both sides. Issac Thurman, Jeffrey Bryant and Cory Evans each scored seven points for Gardena, which took control with an 11-0 run midway through the second quarter. Dashun Harlston ignited the spurt with a 3-pointer. Leuzinger (1-2) closed within seven at the start of the fourth quarter on a 3-pointer by Marquis Reed, but Prescotte answered with a 3-pointer on the next play for a 49-39 lead that the Panthers made stand.  While Prescotte poured in 19 points, including 15 in the second half, he admitted he has felt more pressure to carry Gardena (2-1). He and Thurman are the only returning players, although the Panthers are loaded with 10 seniors.   Dorell Wright paced Leuzinger with 18 points and Donnell Wright added 11, both showing athletic flair with dunks. Reed finished with nine points, but the Olympians had trouble putting together a sustained scoring run.

Long Beach Jordan 57, Hawthorne 56--Michael Washington scored 16 points and Jamaar Sloan added 11 for Hawthorne.  Senior forward Omar Devore hit a turnaround jumper from the freethrow line with 10 seconds left to lead the Panthers (2-1) to the win.  Daman Banks led Jordan with 23 points.

Morningside 71, Jefferson 64--Michael Sanders scored 14 points, Gideon Olode and Corey Walker had 11, and Ramone Tipado , Victor Olode and Travon Vickers all had 10 in the Monarchs' overtime win.

Narbonne 73, St. Monica 70--Christian Smith hit his sixth 3-point basket for his 34th point of the game with four seconds left to lift Narbonne (1-2). With Narbonne down, 31-30, at halftime, Smith keyed a 28-17 third-quarter run with 14 points. Uzoma Mmeje added 16 for Narbonne.


Rosamond Tournament
First Round

Ridgecrest Burroughs 47, Quartz Hill 36--Karl Williams had 14 points and four steals and Gavin MacGregor had 12 points for Burroughs (1-1).

Desert Chrtistian 69, Paraclete 66-- Paraclete was led by Matt Marquez with 29  points and Drew Gill had 20.  Desert Christian was led by Waugh with 21, and Spears with 22. 


Rosemead Tournament
Second round

El Camino Real 50, Rosemead 48 --Ryan Griffith blocked a last-second layup to secure the victory for El Camino Real (3-0). Todd Wolfson had 17 points for El Camino Real. Albert Cardona had 19 points for Rosemead (0-2). Mario Cobian added 10 points for Rosemead.

Ganesha 76, San Marino 40-- Michael Efevberha had 15 points and Lonzell Galley had 12 more as Ganesha (2-0) rolled to the win. Ariel Hall-Jones added 11 points and Antonio Taylor and Chris Reaves had 10 apiece for the Giants. Ganesha plays today at 4:30 p.m. against El Camino.Lonzell Galley scored 12 points, Ariel Hall-Jones had 11. The Giants' defense limited San Marino to four first-quarter points and 11 in the first half.  San Marino (0-3) was led by Hazell with 17 and Shia with 12.


San Gorgonio Tournament
Championship Semifinals

San Gorgonio 69, Hesperia 58--Junior Kevin Houston scored a game-high 25 points as San Gorgonio defeated Hesperia 69-58 on Thursday in the semifinals of the San Gorgonio Tournament. The Spartans (3-0) jumped out a 10-point lead after the first quarter and was able to hold on in a game that went back-and-forth until the final minutes. Houston, a 5-10 guard, made 8-of-10 free throws and also dished out six assists in a victory that put the Spartans in the championship game against Redlands East Valley.

Redlands East Valley 76, Chaffey 46--Walter Wallace and Billy Dowdy each scored 16 points as the Wildcats (3-0) took a 10-point halftime lead en route to beating the Tigers (1-2) in the semifinals of the San Gorgonio Tournament. The victory advances REV to the championship game against host San Gorgonio. Edward Kilgore had 19 points for Chaffey, while Anthony Wilkerson had 13.


La Quinta 69, Ramona 58 --Paul St. Angelo had 32 points for La Quinta (1-2). Ramona is 0-3.

Valley View 82, Kaiser 59


San Luis Obispo Tournament
First Round

San Marcos 82, Lemoore 49 -- Duane Fortune scored 14 points for San Marcos (1-0). Four players scored in double figures for San Marcos as it routed LeMoore 82-49 in the first-round action. The Royals advance to the semifinals and will play Santa Margarita, which defeated Santa Ynez 87-33. San Marcos junior Seamus McKiernan scored 11 points and collected seven rebounds while Asher Kupperman and Kyle Hopkins added 13 and 11 points respectively. Freshman Andrew Popp added six points and six rebounds while Kupperman also recorded four steals. LEMOORE -- Stewert 9, Swan 5, Shephard 7, Halog 4, Snow 3, Nagura 6, Dukes 6, Amaya 3, Green 9. Totals 17 10-16 49. SAN MARCOS--Fortune 14, Kupperman 13, McKiernan 11, Spaventa 4, Hopkins 11, Uyesaka 3, Hill 7, Mercer 7, Downing 1, Popp 6, Below 5. Totals 27 24-37 82. Lemoore . . . 9 15 16 9 -- 49 San Marcos . . . 19 23 21 19 -- 82  3-point goals --L: 8 (Nagura 2, Dukes 1, Snow 1, Halog 1, Shephard, Swan 1, Stewert 1). SM: 4 (Hopkins 2, Fortune 1, Below 1). Total Fouls -- L: 21. SM: 14. Fouled out--none. Technicals--none. 

Santa Margarita 87, Santa Ynez 33--Santa Margarita (1-0) posted three players in double-figures en route to an 87-33 victory over Santa Ynez (0-2) in first-round action.  Pirates senior and UCLA signee Matt McKinney scored a team-high 16 points. Cornell-commit Lenny Collins led Santa Margarita with 12, while USD signee Travis Smith had 11. SANTA MARGARITA -- Smith 11, Donahue 3, Ahlering 3, Socci 6, Rohe 7, Smith 4, Collins 12, Sethenden 3, Mathews 5, Campbell 3, Tuch 5, Quijano 15, Hoppes 2, Vancho 8. Totals 30 19-30 87  SANTA YNEZ -- Bratcher 2, Clark 4, Bebernes 4, McKinney 16, Lindberg 3, A. Richman 1, Urton 2. Totals 9 15-24 33.  SM: 1-0; SY 0-2.


Saugus Tournament
Pool Play

Canyon Country Canyon 65, Bakersfield Ridgeview 57--Jeremy Haggerty had 18 points and Chad Eichten had 15 points for Canyon (1-1). Ridgevew is 0-2.   Rich Ratcliffe had 14 for Canyon.

Oxnard 52, Buena 42 --Jonathan Davis had 15 points, seven rebounds, seven assists and two steals to lead Oxnard (2-0). John McMahon had 14 points for Buena (0-2). Henry Patterson scored 13 points and pulled down 13 rebounds. Jonathan Davis registered 15 points, seven rebounds, seven assists and two steals. Oxnard faces the winner of Notre Dame-Sherman Oaks/Saugus tonight at 7 in the semifinals. Chris Sullivan added 12 as Buena rebounded from a 9-point first half to score 33 in the second.

Saugus 62, Sherman Oaks Notre Dame 53 --Mark Holmquist and Adrian Buenchamino each scored 20 points for Saugus (2-0). Notre Dame is 1-1

Crescenta Valley 78, Lancaster 65 --Jimmy Goffredo had 36 points, including five three-pointers for Crescenta Valley (2-0), which pulled away in the second half after leading, 37-35, at halftime.  Brian Kang added 12 and 9 rebounds, while Chris Tarne had 18 points. Lancaster (1-2) was led by Steve Thorton with 13. 


Serrano Tournament
Second Round

El Segundo 62, Silverado 58----DeShawn Strong had 23 points for El Segundo (2-0). Silverado is 1-1. Tino Gomez scored a layup off of a steal and hit two free throws late to lead El Segundo. Gomez had 11 points as El Segundo went on an 18-8 run in the first quarter. Dashawn Strong added 11 rebounds. Jeramie Hopson had 12 points and Mike McCullough added 11. Silverado fell to El Segundo in the second game of the second round. The Hawks (1-1) shot just 22 of 71 from the floor for the game. They were only 7 of 38 in the second half. Offensive rebounds kept the Hawks in the game though. They had 21 offensive rebounds and outrebounded El Segundo 33-20 for the game. Silverado 8 18 8 24 — 58 El Segundo 18 9 16 19 — 62 SILVERADO (58) McDonald 15, Diggs 12, Lester 7, Wilkins 7, Dabbas 4, Lewis 4, Priestley 4, V. Alvarado 3, Young 2, Kernan 0. EL SEGUNDO (62) Strong 23, Hopson 12, McCullough 11, Gomez 11, Cryan 4, Itrrutia 1, Berger 0, Mathiew 0, Russell 0.

Sultana 65, Granite Hills 56--After losing two tight games to start the season, Sultana High finally picked up their first win of the 2001-02 boy’s basketball campaign. Greg Williams scored 22 points and Josh Puckett tallied 16 to lead Sultana to a 65-56 victory over Granite Hills in the second round of the Desert Community Bank Classic at Serrano High. In the season-opener against Highland on Tuesday, Sultana (1-2) let a late lead get away and lost 61-54. In the first game of the tournament on Wednesday, Sultana couldn’t finish off Silverado either. But in this one, it was the Sultans that made all the plays in the fourth quarter while the Cougars faltered. Williams was 10-for-10 from the free-throw line in final 4 minutes, 34 seconds of the fourth quarter.  Puckett had a 3-pointer from the top of the arc to give the Sultans a 56-50 lead with 1:16 left after Gerard Kiamco’s 3-point attempt fell short.  Michael Shumaker also had all six of his points in the fourth quarter to help the Sultans maintain the 43-36 lead they ended the third quarter with. Granite Hills missed three free-throws, including two front ends of 1-and-1s with the Sultans trying to nurse a 49-41 lead with 4:41 left. The Cougars (0-2) left the floor tied 32-32 at halftime, and overall took care of the ball and had better shot selection in the second half against the Sultans.  Montae Weathers had 18 points for Granite Hills (0-2). Granite Hills 15 17 4 20 —56 Sultana 17 15 11 22 —65 GRANITE HILLS (56) Weathers 18, Lee 16, Wilkins 7, Kiamco 5, Tocts 5, Maloney 2, Rincon 2, Hom 1, Casas 0, Keele 0. SULTANA (65) Williams 22, Puckett 16, Hankerson 13, Comeaux 8, Shumaker 6, Foster 0, Guillory 0, Stokes 0.

Barstow 54, Jurupa Valley 53--Barstow improved to 3-0 this season after Ryan Boyes hit the game-winner at 3.7 seconds left lifting the Aztecs to a win over Jurupa Valley in the opening contest of the second round. The Aztecs can advance to Saturday’s title contest with a win over Palmdale. Barstow 17 13 13 11 — 54 J. Valley 20 9 15 9 — 53 BARSTOW (54) Boyes 15, Lewis 12, Buford 10, M. Robinson 9, Carpenter 5, Dado 2, Rituald 1, Beezley 0, Baca 0. JURUPA VALLEY (53) Frias 16, Brito 14, Wright 8, Zucca 7, Jones 3, Marcroft 3, West 1, Ortiz 0, Ayala 0.


Simi Valley Tournament
Consolation Games

Royal 77, Littlerock 72--Michael Neilson nailed a 3-pointer with just under three minutes left to snap a 61-61 tie and Royal went on to a 77-72 victory over Littlerock in consolation play of the Simi Valley Tipoff Classic Thursday night. Joel Hendershot had a game-high 25 points, Neilson scored 21 points and Kyle Vondrak finished with 16 points for Royal (2-1).Delazar McKee scored 22 points for Littlerock (1-2).  Timothy Anderson had 15 and Mike Creel had 14 for Littlerock which was led by Delaver McKee with 22. The Daily News also reported "Robinson" with 9 points, but it was not Frank Robinson who is currently ineligible until he moves with his guardian. 

Alemany 58, Santa Paula 50--Santa Paula fell in a consolation-bracket game despite 17 points by Joseph Mata.  Ernest Lopez tallied 11 points for Santa Paula (0-3). Marcus Mendoz scored 14 points for Alemany (1-2).   Alemany was led by Marcus Mendoza with 14 and Alex Ingram with 11.

Granada Hills 77, Ventura 58--Matt Diken racked up 18 points on six 3-pointers, but Ventura remained winless with the loss in the consolation bracket. Justin Baker and John Colin each scored 13 points for the Cougars (0-3). Manny Cortez scored 20 points for Granada Hills (1-2).  Granada Hills was led by Mike Castaneda with 21, and Adam Baker had 10.

Newbury Park 74, Monroe 41 --Chris Randall scored 25 points and 12 rebounds as Newbury Park (2-1) advanced to the consolation championship on Saturday at 12:30 p.m.Chris Nooney scored 20 points and Rudy Flores added 14. Monroe fell to 1-2.

Rio Mesa 52, Hueneme 50--Daniel Bednar scored nine of his 12 points in the fourth quarter, and Nick Rillo also had 12 points as Rio Mesa held off Hueneme, 52-50 in consolation bracket play. After leading by 10 points in the first half, Rio Mesa needed two free throws by Robin Harkins with 39 seconds left to secure the victory. Rio Mesa nearly yielded its first-half lead, before closing out the victory. Hueneme, led by Saul Lugo with 11 points and Deshion Inniss with 10, managed to do that in the second half. Trailing 44-37 in the third quarter, Hueneme used a six-point spurt to cut the lead to 44-43. Bednar responded with a basket and two free throws and Stephen Segovia hit two free throws to give the Spartans some breathing room at 50-43.  Rio Mesa used a hot start with two 3-pointers from Nick Rillo and one from Robin Harkins, to open up an 18-9 lead after one quarter. The advantage went as high as 10, at 26-16, before Hueneme closed the half with a 6-2 run that trimmed the halftime deficit to 28-22.

Calabasas 46, Santa Clara 36--Adam Malatesta scored 11 points and Scott Saunders added nine for Calabasas (2-1). Jason Saunders recorded six blocked shots. Alex Minney led all scorers with 16 points for Santa Clara (1-2) while Tim LaJoie tallied 11. 


First Round

Boys Republic 53, Desert Christian Bermuda Dunes 38-- John Flanagan had 22 points for Boys Republic (1-0). Flanagan also had five assists and six steals as the Rams (1-0) advance to the second round. Tim Smith was the high scorer for Desert Christian with 17 points. Jamaal Magee scored nine points and had seven rebounds and Eric Scheiman added eight points and four rebounds.

Ontario Christian 60, Rio Hondo Prep 50 --Chris Garcia scored 20 points to lead Ontario Christian (1-0). Garcia, Greg Talen and Travis Hoekstra combined for 40 of Ontario Christian's 60 points as the Knights defeated Arcadia Rio Hondo Prep 60-50 in the first round of the Webb Tournament on Thursday. Garcia led all scorers with 20 points as Ontario Christian (1-0) advances to the second round. Talen was the next high scorer with 11. Ontario Christian will meet Boys Republic in a second-round matchup.  Devon Drain of RHP scored 33 points in the loss.

Sherman Indian 68, Upland Christian 47--Nick Roberts and Jake Garcia combined for 34 of Upland Christian's 47 points as the Eagles (0-1) fell to the Braves. Schyle Vaughn led the way for Sherman Indian with 20 points.

Webb 40, South Bay Lutheran 24--Danny Smith tallied 14 points and Arjun Row pulled down 11 boards to lead Webb (1-0) to its first win of the season. The Gauls play Sherman Indian in the second round. Arjun Rao added 15 rebounds in the first round of the Webb Tournament.

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