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CIF HS Games Results & Details From
Saturday, 12/15/01--(Dec. 16, 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.

CIF-Southern Section League Games, Saturday, 12/15/01

No league games played.

CIF-Southern Section Non-League Games, Saturday, 12/15/01

Acaciawood 75, Calvary Chapel Moreno Valley 45 --Jesse Cope had 30 points, six rebounds and three steals, and Andrew Miller had 20 points for Acaciawood (3-4). Josh Crain had 14 points for host Calvary Chapel.

Camarillo 71, Alemany 52 --Derek Rasp had 21 points and five rebounds, David Reichel had 13 points and four rebounds, and Brad Boyer added eight assists for Camarillo (6-1). Armando Salorzano scored 15 points for Alemany.   Camarillo (71) -- Scyphers 12, Harvey 3, Rasp 21, Boyer 4, D'Aguisto 2, Reichel 13, Bundy 8, Shelton 6, Berkovich 2.  Alemany (52) -- Saethana 5, Salorzano 15, Gonzalez 6, Edwards 2, Kratachvil 12, Edwards 4.  Camarillo 19 22 15 15--71 Alemany 8 14 6 24--52 3-Point goals -- Camarillo (Scyphers 2, Rasp 2). Alemany (Saethana). Fouled out -- Berkovich. Rebounds -- Camarillo (Bundy 8). Assists -- Camarillo (Boyer 8). Total fouls -- Camarillo 11, Alemany 17. Team record -- Camarillo 6-1.

Dos Pueblos 49, Newport Harbor 47-- While some papers referred to the event at the UCSB Rob Gym, it wasn't but instead was a series of unrelated games. Still, there was a lot of top talent on hand.  On Saturday, Steve Graybill had 15 points to lead Dos Pueblos (5-2) and held Newport Harbor's Tony Melum to 22 total points, only three in the first half. Melum was coming off 31-point game against Santa Barbara on Friday. Graybill had five of his 15 points in the fourth quarter. John Ramsdell added eight points and Jonathan Pickert and Ryan Glick each had seven for Dos Pueblos. Newport Harbor (7-2) got nine points from Chad Rorden, all on three-pointers   NEWPORT HARBOR--Cameron 5, Pernine 2, Peterson 4, Rorden 9, Pajerick 2, Pinesett 3, Melum 22. Totals 15 5-11 47. DOS PUEBLOS--Graybill 15, Pickert 7, Glick 7, Ramsdell 8, Iden 6, Friessen 2, Cotter 2, Fleming 2. Totals 14 15-19 49. Newport Harbor 10 5 13 18 -- 47  Dos Pueblos 15 16 7 11 -- 49 3-point goals--NH 4 (Rorden 3, Melum), DP 2 (Graybill, Pickert). Total fouls--NH 18, DP 17. Fouled out--none. Technicals--none. Records--NH 7-2, DP 5-2.

Lakewood 38, Hueneme 22--Senior forward Terrell McLaurin had 10 points and 10 rebounds to help the Lancers improve to 8-0 with a win over the host Vikings.

Los Alamitos 54, Capistrano Valley 51 --DeShawn Jones had 12 points and 9 rebounds in the win by Los Alamitos. Matt Sweany led all scorers with 23 points for Capistrano Valley (4-3).

Pacific Hills 57, Yeshiva 47 --Adam Kries scored 14 points for Pacific Hills (7-4). Adi Isaacs scored 19 points for Yeshiva.

San Marcos 83, California 56--Aaron Mercer had 13 points and seven rebounds while Seamus McKiernan had 12 points and nine boards to lead the Royals past the Condors.  California's Matt Amido scored a game-high 28, including six 3-pointers.  Andrew Popp added 12 points while Duane Fortune and Steve Hill each had 10 points for the Royals (6-4). CALIFORNIA--Lacarron 2, Nutt 5, Kearney 6, Amido 28, Bardburry 2, Douthit 3, Flores 6, Valenzuela 4. Totals 22 5-8 56. SAN MARCOS--Kupperman 4, Hill 10, McKiernan 12, Spaventa 7, Fortune 10, Below 3, Mercer 13, Hopkins 2, Popp 12, Donlon 3, Uyesaka 2, Waddill 4. Totals 32 18-27 83.   California 11 13 19 13 -- 56  San Marcos 20 20 26 17 -- 83  3-point goals--C 7 (Amido 6, Nutt), SM 1 (Donlon). Total fouls--C 17, SM 15. Fouled out--Nott. Technicals--none. Records--C 1-7, SM 6-4.

Santa Barbara 74, Mission Prep 59--Michael Fisher scored 21 points to lead the Dons.  The junior forward was 9-of-11 from the field with eight rebounds, two blocks, three steals and two assists. Preston Maloney hit a career-high four 3-pointers and was 5-of-8 from the field. He also had five rebounds, four assists and two steals. Taylor Rochestie added 15 points and point guard Dante DeRose had seven assists and no turnovers. Santiago Aguirre also had eight points for the Dons (5-3).   Pierre Djinki had 19 points to lead Mission Prep, while Gerlad Purify added 11. MISSION PREP--Purify 11, Scruggs 5, Traore 2, Bell 8, Hassler 3, Craigue 9, Djinki 19. Totals 19 16-25 59.  SANTA BARBARA--Bogan 5, Rochestie 15, Maloney 14, Clemens 2, DeRose 5, Fisher 21, Aguirre 8, Heckman 4. Totals 29 3-8 74.  Mission Prep 16 7 21 13 -- 59 Santa Barbara 13 19 19 23 -- 74  3-point goals--MP 2 (Craigue, Djinki), SB 8 (Maloney 4, Bogan, Rochestie 3). Total fouls--MP 13, SB 21. Fouled out--Aguirre. Technicals--none. Records--SB 5-3.

Santa Clara 60, Crespi 50 --Alex Minney scored 21 points and Anthony Marquez had 20 for host Santa Clara (6-4). Teammate Tim LaJoie had 14 points and 16 rebounds for the Saints. CRESPI (50) -- Ellis 25, Koslowsky 12, Wong 3, Sekaris 4, Stapleton 6.  SANTA CLARA (60) -- Peterson 5, Marquez 20, LaJoie 14, Minney 21.  Crespi 15 18 8 9--50 Santa Clara 14 18 17 11--60 3-Point goals -- Crespi 4 (Ellis 2, Wong 1, Sekaras 1), Santa Clara 4 (Marquez 2, LaJoie 2). Fouled out -- None. Rebounds -- Santa Clara 21 (LaJoie 16). Assists -- Santa Clara (Santana 5). Total fouls -- Santa Clara 15, Crespi 11.

Serra (CIF-SS) 54, Dorsey (LA City) 45--Eugene Jeter had 26 points and the Cavaliers (8-1) won in a game that was called after three quarters when a fight erupted between the two schools at the King Drew Magnet School. Jason Evans added eight points, and Chris Hemphill chipped in with seven rebounds as the Cavaliers outrebounded Dorsey, 35-26. Serra's Loren Wade was taken to Kaiser for stitches as a result of the fight.

St. Francis 75, San Gabriel Academy 68 --Chris Miller scored 34 points, including 16 in the fourth quarter, for host St. Francis (1-1). Jason Killibrew had 18 points for San Gabriel Academy (5-1).

LA City Section League  Games, Saturday, 12/15/01

No league games played.

LA City Section Non-League  & Intersectional Games, Saturday, 12/15/01

Carson (LA City) 65, St. Bernard (CIF-SS) 62 --Ekene Ibekwe had 27 points, 12 rebounds and six blocked shots for Carson (5-2). Ibekwe had 10 points in the fourth quarter, when Carson outscored St. Bernard, 19-14. Bruce Bevans scored 23 points for St. Bernard.

Serra (CIF-SS) 54, Dorsey (LA City) 45 --Eugene Jeter had 26 points and the Cavaliers (8-1) won in a game that was called after three quarters when a fight erupted between the two schools at the King Drew Magnet School. Jason Evans added eight points, and Chris Hemphill chipped in with seven rebounds as the Cavaliers outrebounded Dorsey, 35-26. Serra's Loren Wade was taken to Kaiser for stitches as a result of the fight.


CIF (All SoCal Sections) Tournament  Games, Saturday, 12/15/01

Alhambra Tournament (Southern Section)

Bishop Amat 62, Northview 38--Jonathan Haywood, the tournament MVP, scored 14 points for Bishop Amat (6-2). All-Tournament
selections Paul Porter and Josh Myles each added nine points for Bishop Amat. James Gavin and Jamal Johnson each scored nine points and made the All-Tournament team for Northview (4-4). The Vikings led 10-8 in the first before the Lancers went on a 26-8 run to close out the half. David Pierson's first-quarter buzzer-beater from 25 feet beyond half-court gave the Lancers a 16-10 lead and sparked an 18-8 run in the second quarter.  Bishop Amat led 34-18 at halftime but wasn't done building its lead. The Lancers held a 52-22 advantage toward the end of the third quarter.  Tournament MVP John Haywood, was the game's leading scorer. The Loyola Marymount-bound senior scored 14 points and grabbed nine rebounds. Bishop Amat's Juan Canas was the only other player who scored in double figures. He finished with 10 points. Paul Porter had nine points and Andrew Soto scored eight for Bishop Amat. Nine players scored for the Lancers. Bishop Amat outrebounded Northview, 43-22, and scored most of its points from short range. The Lancers' swarming defense forced 19 Northview turnovers. Saul Hurtado and James Vargas led the Vikings in scoring with seven points apiece. The Lancers held the Vikings' all-tournament selections, Jamaal Johnson and James Gavin, to a combined five points.

Third Place

Gabrielino 45, Alhambra 43--details not available.

Fifth Place

Arcadia 79, Cerritos 73--details not available.


Montebello 61, South El Monte 60 --Ian Parks scored 26 points for Montebello (5-4).

Santa Fe 62, San Gabriel 54--details not available.

El Rancho 69, San Marino 46--details not available.


Avalon Catalina Classic Tournament (Southern Section)

Fairmont Prep 48, Julian (San Diego) 43 --Tournament MVP Will Washington had 24 points to lead Fairmont (10-0) over Julian (4-3) in the championship game of the Catalina Classic.


Fairmont Prep 77, Avalon 29 --Will Washington had 25 points and Davis Shu had 12 points for Fairmont.


Carpinteria Tournament (Southern Section)

Brentwood 82, Clovis East 53 --All-tournament selection Brandon Turner scored 14 points for Brentwood (8-1). Jason Deutchman, who scored 11 points for Brentwood, was named tournament co-mvp with Matt McKinney of Santa Ynez.

Third Place

Carpinteria 69, Santa Ynez 66--The Warriors used a 17-0 run in the second half and outscored the Pirates 21-11 in the fourth quarter for the come-from-behind victory in the Carpinteria Cage Classic.  Ernie Lopez scored 15 of his 20 points in the second half to lead Carpinteria while David Horton had 15 and also made the All-Tournament Team. Matt McKinney scored 29 and was co-MVP of the 34th annual tournament while Aaron Richman added 18 for Santa Ynez. SANTA YNEZ--McKinney 29, Lindberg 2, A. Richman 18, Urton 9, Crosthwaite 5, Nelson 2. Totals 25 16-26 66. CARPINTERIA--E. Lopez 20, Munoz 2, Boardman 2, Zemke 9, J. Lopez 5, Zoldos 6, Horton 15, Lamar 2, Dudley 9. Totals 21 22-31 69. Santa Ynez 21 13 21 11 -- 66   Carpinteria 12 14 22 21 -- 69  3-point goals--SY 0, C 5 (E. Lopez, Zemke 2, Zoldos 2). Fouls--SY 26, C 21. Fouled out--A. Ricman. Technicals--none. Records--SY 4-5, C 4-4.

Fifth Place

Rosamond 68, Bishop Diego 66--details not available.

Seventh Place

L.A. Baptist 56, Pasadena Poly 40 --Nicholson had 31 points for L.A. Baptist. Kevin Kawachi and John Holman each had 11 points for Pasadena Poly (3-5)

All-Tournament Team
MVPs--Matt McKinney, Santa Ynez & Jason Deutchman, Brentwood.
Brandon Turner, Brentwood
Jordan Beshore, Clovis East
Brandon Murray, Rosamond
David Horton, Carpinteria.

El Dorado Gary Raya Coed Classic Tournament (Southern Section)


Diamond Ranch 48, El Dorado 45 --Tournament MVP Rich Coombs had 14 points, nine rebounds and six assists for Diamond Ranch (6-2). All-tournament selection Kevin Cook scored 14 points for previously unbeaten El Dorado. The Golden Hawks (8-1) were led by David Patten and Kevin Cook each scored 13 points for El Dorado.

Fifth Place

Warren 53, Blair 36--Senior guards Dennis Moore and Ibrahim Nino had 17 and 15 points, respectively, to lead the Bears (7-2) to fifth place. Woods earned all-tournament honors for Warren.

Seventh Place

Sherman Oaks Notre Dame 51, Corona 48 --Chris Flick scored 10 of his team-leading 13 points in the third quarter when Notre Dame (2-6)
outscored Corona (2-7), 21-7. Kevin Morrow led Corona with 10 points.


Glendora II Tournament (Southern Section)


Claremont 67, Glendora 60 --Spencer Foster scored 21 points and made the all-tournament team for host Glendora (8-1). The Glendora and Claremont boys basketball teams waged a back-and-forth battle before the Wolfpack's final push gave them a 69-60 win over the Tartans in Saturday's championship game of the 23rd annual Glendora Holiday Tournament. Kenny Penn scored eight points in the final six minutes as Claremont battled back from a four-point deficit.

Third Place

Etiwanda 87,  Diamond Bar 51--Etiwanda (7-2) managed the third place win over Diamond Bar on Saturday in the third place game. All Tournament Team selection Jacob Johnson of Etiwanda led all scorers with 29 points, 10 rebounds and 2 blocked shoots. David Carter added 13 points and D'Ornoir Flax added 12 points for Etiwanda. Flax from Etiwanda also was selected to the all Tournament Team.

Fifth Place

San Gorgonio 84, San Dimas 82 (OT) --Kevin Houston scored 25 points for San Gorgonio (8-1), including a free throw with five seconds left that gave San Gorgonio an, 84-82, lead. Curtis Small, who scored 30 points, missed a 20-foot jump shot at the buzzer for San Dimas.

Consolation Championship

North Torrance 77, Arroyo 68--J.J. Bottger scored 22 points for Arroyo (5-6).]Trevon Herd scored 16 points to lead a balanced attack for North (4-3) in the consolation championship at Glendora.


Bosco Tech 71, Duarte 59 --Brian Womack had 20 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists for Bosco Tech (7-3).

Norco 68, Redlands 63 --Jeremy Black scored 21 of his 33 points in the first half for Norco (7-3). Black had 11 points in the first quarter and finished with four three-point baskets. Ryan Rogers had 23 points for Redlands.

Mojave Tournament (Southern Section)


McFarland 67, Village Christian 52--details not available.

Third Place

Fillmore 54, Mojave 48--FILLMORE (57) -- Fore 8, McCary 2, Arroyo 15, Edwards 8, Ferrer 16, DeLaPiedra 2, Handly 6.  MOJAVE (48) -- Cox 15, Stevenson 14, Foster 4, Klingenberg 2, Blackwell 2, Avon 11.   Fillmore 18 9 16 14--57 Mojave 9 13 14 12--48  3-Point goals -- Fillmore 6 (Arroyo 3, Edwards 1, Ferrer 2), Mojave 1 (Stevenson). Fouled out -- Handly. Rebounds -- Fillmore 26 (Ferrer 9). Assists -- Fillmore 15 (Ferrer 5). Total fouls -- Fillmore 15, Mojave 3.

Fifth Place

Lone Pine 46, Boron 34--details not available.


Bakersfield Christian 71, Frazier Mountain 45--details not available.


Murrieta Nighthawk Classic Tournament (Southern Section)

Fallbrook 51, Ontario 43

3rd Place

Elsinore 60, Murrieta Valley 59 (2 OT)

5th Place

Riverside ML King 81, Arlington 54 --Leon Rosborough scored 20 points for King (5-2). Riverside King routed Riverside Arlington 82-55 to secure a fifth-pace finish at the Nighthawk Classic at Murrieta Valley on Saturday.  The Wolves turned a three-point lead at the end of the first quarter into 13 at the half and 21 after three quarters by outscoring the Lions 22-13 in the middle two periods. King's Leon Rosborough had 18 points in the first half en route to a team-high 18. Marvin Lea scored 18, including six from the free throw line, for King (7-2).   Rafael Simon topped Arlington (4-6) with 22, 14 of which came in the second half.

7th Place

San Marcos 61, Fontana 50 -- In the seventh-place game, San Marcos outscored the Steelers by seven in the first quarter and by five in the third quarter to pull out the win and claim seventh place in the tournament. Jamar Hendrix scored 12 of his team-high 18 points in the second half for the Knights (6-4), and Kyle Moore added 16.  Daryl Diggans led Fontana (2-4) with 20 points and Gold Okolugbo scored 12.

North Orange County (Sunny Hills, Sonora, Troy) Tournament (Southern Section)


Villa Park 54, Brea Olinda 50 --Brice Prather scored 20 points for Villa Park.

Third Place

Sunny Hills 63, El Modena 56 --Jon Shaw and Tony Gonzalez each scored 14 points for Sunny Hills (9-2). Tabon Robinson had 24 points for El Modena (6-4).

Fifth Place

Downey 63, Troy 58 --Junior Larry Cunningham scored 24 points for Downey (6-3).

Consolation Championship

Sonora 60, Paramount 49 --Louis Saucedo scored 17 points for Paramount (8-3).


Costa Mesa 50, Gahr 46 -- The Mustangs were trailing, 46-45, when Nolan Clark scored on a layup with a pass from Danny Krikorian to put Costa Mesa ahead by one point. Chad Vakili made a key block and scored two free throws to seal the win for Costa Mesa (6-4). David Conte had a game-high 20 points and four assists while Clark chipped in with 12 points, including seven in the fourth quarter. Also contributing to Mesa's win was Carlos Jaime (six points, nine rebounds).Gahr 10 8 14 14 - 46 Costa Mesa 22 7 6 15 - 50 Gahr - Coon 7, Purcell 15, Williams 10, Obra 5, Hall 3, Porter 6. 3-pt. goals - Coon 1, Obra 1. Fouled out - none. Technicals - none. Costa Mesa - Conte 20, Vakili 7, Clark 12, Jaime 6, Krikorian 5, Ball 0, Millward 0. 3-pt. goals - Conte 3, Krikorian 1, Vakili 1. Fouled out - none. Technicals - none.

Chaparral 45, Bellflower 42 --Allen Craig made five 3-pointers and scored seven of his 16 points in the fourth quarter for Chaparral. Will Campbell chipped in with 11 points for Chaparral (6-5). Bellflower is 4-6. Chaparral opens its Hemet West Valley tournament run on Thursday with Indio at 3 p.m.

Damien 60, Corona del Mar 57 --Corona del Mar (3-6) fell to Damien (3-6) Saturday morning at Sonora High in one of the tournament's two 7th place games. The Sea Kings, who were led by the play of Pancho Seaborn (23 points) and Kevin Mancillas (17 points), trailed by one point twice in the latter stages and had a couple of chances in the final moments, but came up short, the last on a last-second three-point attempt which just misfired. Seaborn was Corona's leader on the boards with six rebounds, and Mancillas had four assists. Damien 10 15 19 16 - 60
Corona del Mar 10 12 15 20 - 57 Damien - Phillips 16, Hickey 6, Mercado 11, Carter 2, Truax 5, Reyes 7, Turner 3, Brown 5, Vela-Fregulia 5. 3-pt. goals - Phillips 2, Mercado 1, Turner 1. Fouled out - none. Technicals - none. Corona del Mar - Northridge 4, Seaborn 23, Mancillas 17, Welch 4, Matsen 3, Glass 6, Najar 0, Sherick-Odom 0. 3-pt. goals - Seaborn 2, Mancillas 1, Matsen 1. Fouled out - Northridge, Mancillas. Technicals - none.

Fullerton 69, Marina 60--Geovany Villalba and Cody Markin each had 16 points to lead Fullerton (8-3).

Ganesha 70, Long Beach Cabrillo 45--Michael Efevberha had 28 points and Chris Reaves had 21 to pace Ganesha. Ganesha (7-2) will host South Hills in Valle Vista league play Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

La Habra 64, Cerritos Valley Christian 36 --details not available.

La Mirada 73, Los Amigos 68 (OT) --Lance Lee hit one of his three-point shots for La Mirada (4-5) with two seconds left to tie the score at 64 and send it into overtime. Charlie Torres added 15 points and seven assists as the Matadores rallied from a 13-point deficit. Torres scored four of his points in the overtime. Lee finished with 18 points.

Laguna Hills 62, St. Paul 38--Marc Dimmick led the Hawks (5-4) with 15 points in the semifinals over the visiting Swordsmen (4-4). Ross Carter added to Laguna Hills' attack with 11 points.

Long Beach Wilson 53, Don Lugo 34 --Kevin Crockett had 17 points and Jason Malone has 15 points and nine rebounds for Long Beach Wilson (5-6). Crockett scored 10 of his 17 points in the third quarter to help the Bruins.

Los Altos 80, Norwalk 76 (OT)--Dwayne Murray scored 24 points for the Norwalk Lancers (3-7) who lost to the Conquerors in a consolation-round game at Troy High.

Montclair 66, Eastside Christian 29--Demetris Walk scored 24 points and added six steals and four assists and Quentin Moore added 15 rebounds to lead Montclair (3-8).

Sonora 60, Paramount 49 --Randy Rogers made four of the Raiders' eight 3-pointers to lead Sonora to the consolation championship over Paramount at Troy High. Louis Saucedo had 17 points to lead Paramount (8-3).


Ocean View Tournament of Champions (Southern Section)


Corona Centennial 65, Mater Dei 63-- Avenging their loss to the Monarchs in last year's CIF Southern Section I-A finals, Corona Centennial pulled of what many believed was a stunning upset.  The Monarchs connected on just 1 of 8 free throws in the fourth quarter as the Huskies overcome a six-point deficit to win, 65-63. Mylo Brisman stepped to the free-throw line with three seconds left in the contest to show how it was done. He then scored his only points of the game.   Brisman just happened to be in the right place at the right time. Tournament MVP J.R. Reece missed a short jumper with the score tied at 63 and a scramble for the loose ball ensued. The ball found its way to Brisman, who was then fouled by Mike Gerrity.   Though they looked out of sync for most of the first half, the Monarchs trailed, 27-25, at the intermission.  Marcel Jones, who finished with a team-high 19 points, Wesley Washington and D.J. Strawberry got the Monarchs back in front by combining for 19 of the team's 27 points in the third quarter. The Monarchs shot 50 percent (13 of 26) from the line.  Washington and D.J. Strawberry also scored in double figures for the Monarchs. Washington scored 13 and D.J. Strawberry had 10.

Third Place

Verbum Dei 58, Redondo 49--Adam Zahn had 16 points and eight rebounds, but the Sea Hawks (5-3) fell in the third-place game. Keith Ellison contributed 11 points, eight rebounds and seven assists.

Consolation Championship

Artesia 68, Mayfair 66 (OT) --Jamel Gay hit a layup at the buzzer for Artesia (5-2), which was led by Ronald Allen's 20 points. Justin Hawkins had 20 points for Mayfair (5-3). Artesia  was also led by Ryan Meilleur's 16 points and 13 rebounds. Mayfair had four players finish in double figures.


Rancho Cucamonga-Upland "Claremont Auto Center" Tournament (Southern Section)


Pasadena 86, AB Miller 56--Pasadena (6-3) used its size to its advantage and pulled away for an 86-56 win to give the Rebels (9-1) their first loss of the season. Miller used its trademark press to create an up-tempo, turnover-filled game. In the second half the Bulldogs took care of the ball and took care of the Rebels. In the first half, Pasadena turned the ball over 19 times, but only had six in the second half.  Bulldog center Mackenzie Clark scored 10 of his team-high 19 points in the second half to help his team turn a seven-point halftime lead into a rout. The 6-5 Clark also pulled down nine boards for the Bulldogs.  In the third quarter, Pasadena outscored Miller 21-12 and opened the fourth with a 12-5 run to put the game away. Guard Dino Wilburn scored 18 for the Bulldogs and was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player. Jacob Ramirez led the Rebels with 21 points, but only eight in the second half. Jeremiah Ward added 16 for Miller. Ramirez was named to the all-tournament team. Travis Bean and Brandon Sweeney each scored 13 for Pasadena, which has now won six in a row after losing its first three.

Fifth Place

Alta Loma 79, Moreno Valley 64-- After a 30-point first quarter, Alta Loma never looked back, defeating Moreno Valley 79-64 for fifth place in the Claremont Auto Center Classic at Rancho Cucamonga High Saturday. Maurice Newton paced the Braves (7-3) with 26 points and 16 rebounds. Terrence Hundley added 13 points and Terrell Cade led Alta Loma in rebounding with eight.


Chaffey 56, South Torrance 51--Anthony Wilkerson scored 24 points and Eddie Kilgore added 15 as the Tigers finished the tournament on a winning note. Down by 26-22 at halftime, Chaffey (3-7) turned up the defensive pressure for the victory. Rashad Fox added 11 for the winners.

13th Place

Ayala 67, San Pedro 44-- Justin Davenport had 20 points and 10 rebounds for Ayala, which outscored San Pedro, 33-7, in the final six minutes of the game. Davenport, who made nine of 13 shots from the field, scored nine points in the fourth quarter for Ayala (5-4). Teammate Kyle Gregory scored all 12 of his points in the final six minutes of the game. San Pedro is 2-7.


San Diego Grossmont "Elite Surgical"  Tournament (San Diego Section)


Lincoln Academy 94, St. Augustine 76--   Lincoln High (4-0) remained undefeated despite falling behind 16-4 early on and got a boost from   Jamal Hardy, a seldom used sub who wasn't on the roster which was printed for the program at the tournament.  Junior Shaun Davis' 17 third-quarter points spurred a 36-point team effort in the quarter as Lincoln turned a three-point deficit into a 13-point lead. Davis was named the tourney MVP and finished with 29 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists, including four three-pointers.  Hardy finished with three three-pointers and 13 points. The Hornets also got 17 points from Daryl Payne and 10 from Donald Barksdale. This game was billed as a showdown between two of the San Diego section's better guards, Davis and Rommel Marentez, but Davis won the battle.   Marentez, who scored 32 points in a win over La Jolla Country Day in the semifinals, picked up his third foul midway through the second quarter last night and had to play cautiously, finishing with 12 points. Junior Chris Agnes led the Saints with 15 points, and Fernando Orozco added 11 before exiting the foul-plagued game.

Santa Maria Valley Tournament

Cabrillo 43, Arroyo Grande 40--At Hancock College in the third-place game of the Santa Maria Valley tourney, the Conquistadores (2-5)  turned the tables on a team that had beaten them 69-53 at Cabrillo eight days earlier.  Cabrillo's Kori Summers grabbed an offensive rebound, went back up, was fouled and made his free throws. At the other end, Summers took a charge from AG's Scott Buhl, giving the ball back to the Conqs. A few seconds later, Aaron Belton, who led CHS with 15 points and was named all-tourney, made two free throws to bring things to their 43-40 pass. Buhl, who scored 35 in the earlier game, had 16 to lead the Eagles. Summers tacked on 7 and Andrew Daly scored 6 for Cabrillo.


Sylmar Slam Jam Tournament

Championship Game

We were at the tournament last night, but had to leave at the half (about 10:00 p.m.) of the championship game between Sylmar and Thousand Oaks, but Sylmar was up by about 10.   Updated:   From the LA Times new prep website--

Sylmar 78, Thousand Oaks 63 --Frank Robinson scored 20 points and Louis Darby, the tournament MVP added 18 points for Sylmar (4-1). Ben Olson scored 17 points for Thousand Oaks (4-1).

Locke also beat Canoga Park for third place, despite Mo Neal's 33 point effort. 

Jack Pollon wrote about the rest of the games from yesterday's action for the LA Daily News:

Championship Semifinal

Thousand Oaks 100, Reseda 76--Short-handed because two players were ejected from Friday night's game, the Regents could not keep up with the undefeated Lancers, who pulled away in the second quarter and held a 14-point halftime lead.  The Lancers (4-0) had six players score in double figures, led by C.J. Handlos, who scored 21. Kevin Rex, Ben Olson and sophomore Chad Acerboni had 16, 15 and 15 points for the Lancers, who made 10 3-point baskets.  Senior Sergei Lepiashinski scored 31 points, including 12 in the first quarter, for the Regents. Point guard Eric Johnson had 19 points and Matt Foster made 7 of 10 free throws.Thousand Oaks (100) -- Anderson 10, Maximous 3, Grosslight 3, Rex 13, Acerboni 16, Olson 17, Myers 12, Carr 5, Handlos 19, Sletten 2.  Reseda (76) -- Lone 5, Johnson 19, Anaya 2, Burt 2, Lexa 2, Foster 16, Lepiashinski 31. Thousand Oaks 26 25 23 26--100 Reseda 24 13 23 16--76 3-Point goals -- Thousand Oaks 10 (Anderson 2, Maximous 1, Rex 1, Acerboni 4, Myers 1, Carr 1). Assists -- Thousand Oaks (Anderson 11). Rebounds -- Thousand Oaks (Handlos 9). Team record -- Thousand Oaks 4-0.

Sylmar 69, Washington Prep--Behind the solid play of seniors Jeff Morse, Louis Darby and Sam Harris, the Sylmar High boys' basketball beat Washington Prep of Los Angeles 69-57 on Saturday in the Sylmar tournament. Morse, Darby and Harris had 16, 15 and 10 points respectively for Sylmar, which has had an up-and-down week.  The Spartans lost to Chaminade of West Hills by a point in a nonleague game Friday, blew out Beverly Hills 84-59 on Thursday and nearly lost to Canoga Park on Wednesday. On Saturday, Morse made sure Sylmar (3-1) got back on the winning track. He scored 12 of his points in the second half -- including eight in the fourth quarter-- to help hold off a late Washington Prep rally. Junior forward Larry Carter led Washington Prep with 21 points and junior Sedric Smith added 11.


Locke 71, Montclair Prep 58--The Mounties of Van Nuys could not keep up with the Saints of Los Angeles in the Silver Bracket semifinal.Locke used superior speed to wear down Montclair Prep (4-2) behind 31 points from Curtis Isom and 26 points from all-tournament selection Kevin Lewis.   Montclair Prep boasts one of the tallest teams in the Southland but dropped two games during the tournament, including a four-point loss to Reseda.  Junior Robert Lewis scored 16 points to lead the Mounties, but 6-foot-11 senior Sebastion Anderle and 6-9 senior Blase Louh combined for only nine points against Locke.

Beverly Hills 52, Marshall 42--details not available.

Canoga Park 69, Venice 51--details not available.

Beverly Hills 68, International Studies Academy 35--details not available.

L.A. Marshall 46, Sylmar JV 41--details not available.

We Care Classic (@ Westchester)

Carson (LA City) 65, St. Bernard (CIF-SS) 62 --Ekene Ibekwe had 27 points, 12 rebounds and six blocked shots for Carson (5-2). Ibekwe had 10 points in the fourth quarter, when Carson outscored St. Bernard, 19-14. Bruce Bevans scored 23 points for St. Bernard. Ibekwe scored 10 of his game-high 27 points in the fourth quarter to help Carson erase a five-point fourth quarter deficit with four minutes to play in a 65-62 victory over St. Bernard in the We Care Games at Westchester. Ibekwe added 12 rebounds and six blocks. Marques Washington totaled 10 points, and Bryan Harvey had nine for Carson (5-2).  The Colts boosted their record to 5-2.Bruce Bevans paced St. Bernard (3-8) with 23 points, and Rocky Hinds finished with 15 points and 12 rebounds. Terell Johnson added eight points and eight rebounds, and Royce Campbell had seven points and five assists.

Western Shootout Tournament (Southern Section)

Orange 73, Western 43--Marcus Smith scored a game-high 27 points for the undefeated Panthers (7-0) in the championship game. Quenton Parker added to the attack with 19 points and pulled down 14 rebounds for Orange. Smith and Parker were voted tournament Co-MVP's. Ramsey Fiapai scored 15 points for the Pioneers (6-3).

Third Place

Santiago 50, Garden Grove 48--Freddy Brito hit the winning free-throws with 5 seconds left to lead the Cavaliers (2-5) over the visiting Argonauts. Brito finished the game with 10 points and six rebounds. Joe Monsoor scored a game-high 17 points for Garden Grove.

Seventh Place

La Quinta (Westminster) 48, Westminster 46 --Darren Lam hit a 15-foot jumper at the buzzer for La Quinta (1-9), which was led by Vu Nguyen with 17 points.  Thong Nguyen and Steven Turley each scored 13 points for Westminster.

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