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CIF HS Games Results & Details From
Tuesday, 12/18/01--(Dec. 19, 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, Tuesday, 12/18/01

Arrowhead League

Hamilton 72, Noli 23 --After falling behind 5-0 to start the game, Anza Hamilton used a 27-0 run to take control, then breezed to an Arrowhead League victory.   Noli (0-4, 1-7) -- Williams 6, Morris 17, Sandoval 0, Alto 0, Morillo 0.   Hamilton (2-0, 4-5) -- Estrada 6, King 7, Davis 22, Mendez 2, Minert 4, Merems 2, Evans 9, Yep 16, Bailey 4. Halftime score -- Hamilton 38-9. Three-point goals -- Morris 2, King, Yep 2. Total fouls -- Noli 12, Hamilton 8. Fouled out -- none. Tchnical Fouls -- Yep.

Desert Valley League

Palm Desert 65, Palm Springs 22 --Palm Desert point guard Josh Zazulia had 16 points and 12 rebounds in a Desert Valley League game. Palm Springs -- Berry 4, Howard 6, Edwards 2, Whitted 3, Thompson 2, Spurgin 4, Glenn 1.  Palm Desert (7-1) -- Zazulia 16, Watkins 15, Brady 13, Bohm 6, McQuillen 6, Broyles 4, Levrault 2, Barraza 1, Sator 2. Halftime score -- Palm Desert 25-8. Three-point goals -- Howard, Whitted, Brady 2, Watkins, Zazulia. Total fouls -- Palm Springs 16, Palm Desert 18. Fouled out -- Berry. PALM SPRINGS 1 7 7 7 -- 22 PALM DESERT 11 14 23 17 -- 65

Indio 61, La Quinta 39 --Indio outscored La Quinta 21-8 in the fourth quarter to pull away with a Desert Valley League victory. Rodney King and Earl Isaacson each scored six points to lead the Rajahs in the fourth quarter. Junior Daniel Cruz collected 17 points Indio (2-0, 7-2) -- Horta 1, Haynes 2, Lopez 3, Nieto 2, King 13, Brown 5, Cruz 17, Isaacson 18. La Quinta (0-2, 3-6) -- Beavers 4, Matthews 2, Doyd 4, St. Angelo 22, Brodt 2, Muzik 4, Gouldlock 1.  Halftime score -- Indio 29-20. Three-point goals -- Brown, Cruz 5, St. Angelo 3. Total fouls -- Indio 13, La Quinta 18. Fouled out -- none.  INDIO 9 20 11 21 -- 61 LA QUINTA 6 14 11 8 --39 

Freedom League

Rio Rancho 84, Twin Pines 47 --Rio Rancho 29-28. Three-point goals -- Tyler. Total fouls -- Twin Pines 27, Rio Rancho 26. Fouled out -- Bushbaum, Henderson, Machuca, Braddock (RR), Dixon, Skyberg. Technical fouls -- Spencer, Dixon.Highlights -- Corona Rio Rancho's Kevin Tyler scored 38 points as the Royals won a Freedom League game. Rio Rancho played the final minute with four players as three of its seven players had fouled out.  Twin Pines (0-5) -- Bushbaum 6, Rodriguez 10, Adame 2, Rayes 2, Henderson 11, Favela 8, Ramirez 2, Hall 4, Machuca 2. Rio Rancho (7-1) -- Brown 2, Dixon 18, Skyberg 4, Spencer 22, Tyler 38.

Hi-Lo League

Trona 49, Owens Valley 34 --Cody Corrion scored 16 points to lead host Trona (2-0, 3-4). Owens Valley is 0-1, 2-5.

Liberty League

Windward 34, Oakwood 33 --Windward's Ari Sarbaz hit a layup with eight seconds after getting a rebound on a missed one-and-one and went the length of the court to give Windward (6-3, 2-1) the win at home.  Oakwood fell to 1-10 on the season, and 0-2 in league.

Metro League

Upland Christian 67, Lake Arrowhead 53 --Nick Roberds scored 31 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for Upland Christian (7-2, 3-0).   Sophomore 5-8 guard Dane McCollister scored a team-high 15 points and senior forward Steven Kinsley scored nine points and grabbed 13 rebounds, with seven assists in the Eagles' (0-1, 2-4) loss to Upland Christian.

Mission League

Crespi 77, Harvard-Westlake 71 --Allan Ellis scored 26 points and Rob Koslowsky added 21 as Crespi upset unbeaten Harvard-Westlake. Crespi (4-6), the defending Division IV-AA champions, took advantage of defensive breakdowns by the Wolverines (9-1). Bryce Taylor finished with 23
points for Harvard-Westlake, which played the final three quarters without senior guard Craig Weinstein, who injured his knee.

Ocean League

El Segundo 65, Hawthorne 57 --Jeramie Hopson and Dashawn Strong scored 27 points each for El Segundo (8-1).  Strong 12 rebounds and Jeramie Hopson had nine rebounds. Michael Washington paced Hawthorne with 20 points.

Valle Vista League

Bonita 63, Baldwin Park 55 --Justin Miller scored 15 points for Bonita (5-4, 1-0). Kris Lewis scored 23 points for Baldwin Park. Mark Myrick had a double-double to power the Bearcats (5-4, 1-0) over the Braves. Miller finished with 15 points and 10 boards. Myrick contributed 14 points with 11 rebounds.

Covina 60, Sierra Vista 43 --Brett Pill had 20 points for Covina (8-1, 1-0) in its league opener.

San Dimas 63, Northview 51 --Curtis Small scored 24 points for San Dimas (6-3, 1-0). Northview is 4-5, 0-1.San Dimas led 40-26 entering the fourth. Espiritu scored all 10 of his points in the quarter to help the Vikings cut the lead to eight with 58 seconds left in the game. The Saints held on by making 12 of 14 free throws in the final minute. Ryan Gunderson was 8-for-8 in that stretch.  In the first half, the Vikings trailed 13-8 after the first quarter, then followed that with a three-point second quarter. Jamaal Johnson made one free throw in the first minute of the quarter, then scored in the final minute for the Vikings' only points.  James Gavin led the Vikings with 14 points and nine rebounds. Antouan Mesropian had 16 points and seven rebounds for the Saints. Gunderson finished with 11 points and Adrian Ferrera added nine. After a low-scoring first half, San Dimas led 23-11. The Saints pushed the lead to as much as 20 in the third quarter. The Vikings, though, began to find their shooting touch at the end of the quarter. Mesropian made two free throws, then Shayler Amirshahi scored to give San Dimas a 38-18 lead with 1:55 left in the third. Northview closed out the quarter with an 8-0 run and entered the fourth quarter down 40-26. The Saints' offense continued to roll as they scored 23 points in the quarter. But the defense may have let up as Northview nearly doubled its previous output with 25 points in the final quarter.

Ganesha 67, South Hills 46--Mike Efevberha led the way with 26 points and Chris Reaves added 16 as the Giants improved to 8-2, 1-0. Ganesha continues Valle Vista League play Friday at Baldwin Park at 6:30 p.m.

CIF-Southern Section Non-League Games, Tuesday, 12/18/01

AB Miller 99, Pacific 67 --Victor Michel had 21 points and six rebounds and Jake Ramirez had 19 points for host A.B. Miller (10-1). Jeremiah Ward added 18 points to lead A.B. Miller. The Rebels will host Moreno Valley Valley View at 6:30 p.m. Friday. A.B. Miller had 13 different players score in the victory.

Alta Loma 80, Canyon Springs 67--Terrell Cade had 12 rebounds and scored seven of his 24 points in overtime to lift Alta Loma to a 80-67 nonleague victory over Moreno Valley Canyon Springs on Tuesday. Cade's putback as time expired sent the game into overtime. The Braves, who trailed 37-26 at halftime but tied the score at 47-47 in the third quarter, used great defense and held Canyon Springs to just two points in overtime. Mo Newton (16 points and 14 rebounds), Chris Campbell (10 points and 10 rebounds) and Terrance Hundley (13 points) all were key contributors in the victory

Antelope Valley 105, Paraclete 73 --Darnell Cannady had 23 points, including seven three-pointer, and Eric Williams added 22 points for Antelope Valley (7-3). Drew Gill scored 21 points for Paraclete (3-7).

Bishop Amat 62, Monrovia 45 --LMU-signee Johnathan Heywood scored 18 points and Juan Canas added 13 points for Bishop Amat (7-2).  The Wildcats' Bryant Markson finished with a team-high 13 points

Brentwood 76, Cantwell Sacred Heart 58--Jason Deutchman scored 21 points and Nick Henry added 17 points for Brentwood (9-1), which led, 25-6, after the first quarter. Cantwell Sacred Heart fell to 3-6.

Calvary Baptist 56, Calvary Chapel Redlands 32--Joon Lee scored a career-high 15 points and added six assists and Roma Smith added 10 points and 14 rebounds to lead Calvary Baptist (4-5). Scott Smith added six points and 10 rebounds in the win for Calvary Baptist.

Calvary Chapel Downey 53, Calvary Chapel Santa Ana 48 --Utah-signee Timothy Drisdom scored his 2,000th career point on a free throw and led Calvary Chapel Downey (7-2) with 14 points. Joey Jones had 18 points for CCSA (3-6).

Capistrano Valley Christian 60, Tarbut V'Torah 54 --Steven Echbali scored 20 points for Capistrano Valley Christian (5-5). Jeff Keith had 16 points Tarbut V'Torah (5-4). 

Corona 91, Redlands East Valley 85 --Wildcat sophomore Billy Dowdy was the game's high scorer with 23, but Corona got 20 from Kevin Morrow, 19 from Shawn Smith, 14 from Chris Almasy and 11 from Miguel Duran. REV got 14 from Charles Cabuhat, with Anthony Smith (13) and Aaron Grijalva (12) adding to the Wildcats' offense.  The Wildcats return to action tonight against San Gorgonio in a rematch of the San Gorgonio Tournament championship game. Shawn Smith scored 15 points in the third quarter to lead a 33-17 Corona charge en route to a non-league victory. Corona (3-7) -- Brown 9, Almasy 14, Morrow 18, S. Smith 22, Garcia 3, J. Smith 6, Hyun 2, Duran 11, Thorsell 2, Jasso 4. REV (4-6) -- Dowdy 23, Smith 13, Grijalva 12, Cabuhat 14, Wallace 9, Salter 8, Lyles 4, Dyk 2.   Halftime score -- REV 41-33. Three-point goals -- Dowdy 6, Grijalva 2, Cabuhat 2, Almasy 2, Morrow 2, S. Smith 2, J. Smith, Duran. Total fouls -- Corona 17, REV 17. Fouled out -- none. Technical fouls -- Garcia.

Desert Christian Bermuda Dunes  62, Cal Lutheran 47--Bermuda Dunes Desert Christian turned the ball over 16 times in the first half but regained composure in the second half with only six turnovers in the non-league victory over Wildomar Cal Lutheran. Cal Lutheran (0-6)-- Betts 16, Campbell 12, Coppick 2, Barnes 0, Terrian 0, Neujahr 17. Desert Christian (2-7) -- T.Smith 31, Bluedorn 15, M.Smith 3, Hoesteroy 3, Mangus 7, Schnieder 3. Halftime score -- Cal Lutheran 26-23. Three-point goals -- Bluedorn 3, Mangus, Schnieder, Hoesteroy. Total fouls -- Desert Christian 24, Cal Lutheran 13. Fouled out -- Mangus.

Diamond Ranch 69, Walnut 57 --Rich Coombs scored 18 points for Diamond Ranch (8-2). Michael Earl added 15 with 11 rebounds and six blocks. Walnut is 6-2. Diamond Ranch (7-2) will take on Baldwin Park in the first round of the Nogales Tournament at 3:45 p.m. on Dec. 26.

Don Lugo 59, Damien 41--The Conquistadores' Kevin Plutko was the game's high scorer with 10 points. Mike Guzik added six assists in the win. Fred Brown finished as Damien's top scorer with nine points. Don Lugo (3-9) hosts San Gorgonio at 6:30 p.m. Friday.

Elsinore 48, West Valley 40-- Elsinore outscored Hemet West Valley 27-10 in the second half to come back from a nine-point deficit for a non-league victory. Ross Wolter grabbed 10 rebounds for Elsinore. Elsinore (8-2) -- Keahey 15, Green 9, Sirilo 1, Hunt 2, Wolter 12, Strausheim 3, Weeks 6.  West Valley (3-7) -- Nevarez 8, Williams 12, Lebaron 12, Rodriguez 4, Davis 4. Halftime score -- West Valleyy 30-21. Three-point goals -- Keahey, Strausheim, Nevarez 2, Williams, Lebaron 2, Rodriguez. Total fouls -- Elsinore 18, West Valleyy 25. Fouled out -- Lebaron. Technical fouls -- Sirilo.

Etiwanda 51, Fontana 50 --Jacob Johnson led Etiwanda with 16 points, 17 rebounds, eight blocked shots, four assists and three steals. D'Ornoir Flax helped with 12 points and Doug Chadwick added seven rebounds for Etiwanda.  Haran Kaisa's layup with five seconds remaining lifted Etiwanda to the win.  Fontana (2-5) trailed 49-46 after a Kaisa free throw with 1:21 to play, but the Steelers took the lead on baskets by Joe Horzen and Ira Graham, the latter coming with 26 seconds remaining. The final seconds of the game were frenetic, with each team turning the ball over, then Horzen missing two free throws with 14 seconds to play that would've given the Steelers a three-point lead. A scramble on the second missed free throw and some confusion between the officials gave Etiwanda the ball with 13 seconds to play. Etiwanda (8-2) broke Fontana's press and got the ball to Kaisa, who scored and was fouled on the play by Izeal Bauman. He missed the free throw and Fontana got the ball to midcourt, where Daryl Diggins appeared to be fouled as he missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer.  Flax scored all 12 of his points in the first half as the Eagles jumped out to a 15-point first-half lead, settling for a 31-20 halftime advantage. Jacob Johnson had 16 points, 17 rebounds, eight blocks, four assists and three steals to lead Etiwanda. Diggins had 15 points and Mike Ephraim added 10 for Fontana.

Fairmont Prep 78, Southlands Christian 38 --Will Washington had 22 points to lead Fairmont Prep (11-0). Southlands Christian is 0-2. Jason Lymn added six points and 13 rebounds for the Huskies of Fairmont.

Fillmore 47, L.A. Baptist 46 --Fillmore improved to (7-3)  on the road, as Jordan Arroyo made a game-winning field goal with four seconds left and Cortlin Handly stole the ball on L.A. Baptist's next possession. Handly had 12 points, nine rebounds, six blocks and nine steals. Two players did not start because of disciplinary reasons. Fillmore drew a technical because two players grabbed the rim in practice. L.A. Baptist  was led by Austin Nicholson with 26 points. Fillmore (47) -- Fore 8, Arroyo 3, Edwards 7, Ferrer 9, DeLaPiedra 6, Handly 12.  L.A. baptist (46) -- Kryzch 5, Svendsen 4, Snodgress 9, Nicholson 26, Rice 2.  Fillmore 18 8 9 12--47 L.A. Baptist 12 13 16 5--46 Fouled out -- None. Rebounds -- Fillmore (Handly 9). Assists -- Fillmore (Fore 7). Total fouls -- Fillmore 10, L.A. Baptist 11. Technicals -- Fillmore (hanging on rim).

Gabrielino 57, San Marino 38 --Sean Carey had 24 points for Gabrielino (4-5). Andrew Grimes had 16 for San Marino.

Hesperia Christian 83, Vasquez 49 --Josh Hamilton scored 23 points for Hesperia Christian (6-2). Vasquez 1-4. HCS 22 22 20 19--83 Vasquez 8 10 16 15--49 Hesperia Christian   Chris Evans of the Mustangs had 14 points. HCS had 11 three point baskets with junior forward Jesse McDonald getting 4 of them; junior Bryan Glass and   Hamilton had 3 three pointers; and, reserve junior forward Danny Marriott had one three-pointer. Junior guard Aaron Garcia had 15 rebounds, 10 points for HCS and junior center Nate Patterson had 10 rebounds. Hesperia Christian is now 6-2. They next play in the Valley Christian Santa Maria Tournament on December 27.

Hemet 65, Arlington 48 --Down 16-5 at the end of the first half, Sterling Crane scored 13 points in the second quarter to help boost Hemet to a 10-point lead by the end of the half. Dustin Carreon scored 11 points in the fourth to seal the non-league victory for Hemet.  Arlington -- Simon 12, Holguin 2, Thomas 11, Orduno 15, McGee 6, Arellano 2. Hemet (6-3) -- Martinez 0, Post 5, Crane 22, Boyd 7, Bersteeg 2, Bartlet 6, Carreon 14, Reilly 9. Halftime score -- Hemet 32-22. Three-point goals -- Simon, Orduno 3, Carreon 3, Crane, Reilly, Boyd. Total fouls -- Hemet 8, Arlington 9. Fouled out -- none.

Kaiser 71, Colton 64--Junior 6-3 forward Allen Wade scored 18 points, seven rebounds, and three steals for the Cats (7-5) as they defeated the Yellowjackets in a nonleague game. Sophomore 5-10 point guard Francisco Acevedo scored 13 points, two steals, and two assists for Kaiser. Guard Daniel Evans scored 16 points for Colton

Loara 71, Glenn 28 --Bryce Sheldon had 21 points and Drew Howard had 12 for visiting Loara (8-2). Glenn is 0-6.

Los Altos 81, La Serna 66 --Anthony Garcia scored 27 points, including four three-pointers, for Los Altos (6-5).

Linfield 69, Baptist Christian 63 --Freshman guard Chuck Wilson had 11 points and nine assists for Temecula Linfield in a non-league victory.  Baptist Christian -- Acton 8, Ochoa 14, Eaton 9, Beasley 8, Van Dien 9, Febchuk 11, Montgomery 2, Burger 2.  Linfield (5-3) -- Wold 14, Wilson 11, Lafranco 17, Bates 2, Rodriguez 15, Beckman 3, Duarte 3, McAllister 4. Halftime score -- Linfield 37-33. Three-point goals -- Van Dien. Total fouls -- Baptist Christian 23, Linfield 16. Fouled out -- none. Technical fouls -- Acton.

Mountain View 65, Bassett 51--Senior forward Victor Romero poured in a game-high 20 points and pulled down seven rebounds as the Vikings knocked off the Olympians. Playmaker Edgar Quezada finished with seven assists for Mountain View (3-4).   Ivan Velasco led Bassett with 17 points.

Murrieta Valley 63, Diamond Bar 52 --Host Murrieta Valley used a 9-0 run midway through the third quarter to take control and prevail in a non-league game. Bryan Ricks, forced to sit out the first quarter because he was late for the team bus, scored 14 of his game-high 26 points in the second quarter as Murrieta Valley erased a two-point first-quarter deficit to take a two-point halftime lead. Ricks, who was caught in traffic on his way to Murrieta Valley, had five steals for the Nighthawks. Diamond Bar (5-4) -- Ford 29, Murita 2, Trainor 4, Lyons 2, Papez 12, Inigrio 3. Murrieta Valley (6-4) -- Williams 8, Ricks 26, Fleming 4, Clugston 3, McGregor 14, Shoup 4, Porter 4.   Halftime score -- Murrieta Valley 30-28. Three-point goals -- Khalif, McGregor 2, Ricks 4. Total fouls -- Diamond Bar 21, Murrieta Valley 13. Fouled out -- none.

Newbury Park 64, Norte Dame (Sherman Oaks) 61 --David Garza's three-pointer with one minute to play was the game-winner. Randy Meru scored 25 points and Chris Randall scored 23 for Newbury Park (6-4). Freshman Beewee Vallesteros scored 19 points for Notre Dame (2-7). Newbury Park (64) -- Meru 25, Randall 23, Garza 7, Flores 7, Nooney 2.  Notre Dame (61) -- Ballasteros 19, Dejeunes 15, Sison 5, Baeza 2, Srar 2, Lepare 3, Flick 2, Walker 2, Sovel 2, Calin 8, Cullity 1. Newbury Park 20 13 16 15--64  Notre Dame 17 14 17 13--61 3-Point goals -- Newbury Park (Meru 7, Randall 2, Flores 2, Garza 1). Notre Dame (Ballasteros 3, Laparie 1). Fouled out -- Flick, Schmidt (NP). Rebounds -- Newbury Park (Randall 7). Assists -- Newbury Park (Garza 7). Total fouls -- Newbury Park 16, Notre Dame 19. Record: Newbury Park 6-4.

Oxnard 77, Santa Paula 41 --Javier Olmos scored 21 points on seven three-point baskets for Oxnard (7-3). Santa Paula fell to (4-5).  Kevin Thrower had 12 points and 11 rebounds. Jonathan Davis had eight assists. For Santa Paula Ernie Lopez had eight points.  Santa Paula (41) -- Mendez 7, Rico 11, Ramirez 3, Frias 3, Torres 1, Mata 3, Zwers 2, Lopez 8, Montel 1, Barrios 2.   Oxnard (77) -- Thrower 12, Barragan 8, Davis 4, Abair 6, Sanchez 3, Gibson 2, Conaway 4, Rochin 4, McGrath 4, Solders 2, Patterson 9, Olmos 21. Santa Paula 10 13 8 10--41 Oxnard 17 15 20 25--77 3-Point goals -- Santa Paula (Mendez, Mata). Oxnard (Barragan, Olmos 7). Fouled out -- Davis. Rebounds -- Oxnard (Thrower 11). Assists -- Oxnard (Davis 8). Total fouls -- Santa Paula 16, Oxnard 19. Technicals -- Donahue (Santa Paula coach). Records -- Oxnard 7-3, Santa Paula 4-5.

Pacific Union Prep (SD) 57, Mesa Grande 41--Senior 6-0 guard Yonathan Grando scored 16 points, grabbed four rebounds and had three steals, while sophomore 6-4 center Derek Knight added seven points, 11 rebounds and four steals for the Cardinals (2-4) as they lost to visiting Pacific Union Prep in a nonleague game.

Pomona 52, Rowland 49 (OT) --Odell Howard scored 25 points for Pomona (6-4). Vashon Pruitt had 18 points and 12 rebounds for Rowland (7-3).  Howard sent the game into overtime with a putback with six seconds left, and scored 18 of his 25 points in the second half. Pomona, which trailed 30-17 at halftime, out-scored Rowland 6-3 in the extra period to clinch the victory. The Red Devils, who received 10 points from James Mylburn, outscored the Raiders 17-8 in the third quarter and 12-8 in the fourth quarter.

Price 64, Loma Linda 51--The Roadrunners played the Knights to an all-even first quarter (16-16) but after that it was all Price.Oscar Edwards had 11 points as did Derrick Williams. Frank Peace scored 13 to lead Price with Khalief Washington adding 12. Ryan Prior hit a game-high 19 for Loma Linda.  Loma Linda - Ryan Prior 19, Kiff Rivinius 8, Chris Purdom 6, Byron Aprecio 4, Colyn Newby 4, Ryan Franke 4, Michael Boone 2, Michael Stottlemyre 2, Jesamy Valdez 2. Price - Frank Peace 13, Kelief Washington 12, Oscar Edwards 11, Morrison 10, Dem 9. Loma Linda 16 10 8 17 - 51 Price16 17 20 12 -  64 Three point field goals - Prior 3, Dem 1. Fouled out - None. Technicals - None. Loma Linda (4-1).

Ramona 56, Paloma Valley 39 --Freshman guard Michael Johnson scored all of his points in the second half to lead Riverside Ramona to victory in a non-league game. Paloma Valley -- Madore 2, Alvarado 17, Granados 5, Rathmel 2, Somerville 8, Damon 5.   Ramona (3-7) -- Johnson 11, Mosqueda 7, Valentine 8, Lewis 11, Ruiz 7, Hill 4, Lerma 2, White 2, Diaz 4 Halftime score -- Paloma Valley 19-18. Three-point goals -- Alvarado 2, Damon, Granados, Johnson, Mosqueda, Lewis. Total fouls -- Paloma Valley 14, Ramona 14. Fouled out -- Somerville.

Redlands 67, Rancho Cucamonga 59-- Led by Ryan Rogers' 17 points, with three others in double-digit scoring, the Terriers won their fourth game this season.  The Terriers fell behind 19-10 after the opening quarter, but limited the Cougars to just six points - leading 32-25 at halftime. And with Brandon D'Amico hitting three shots from beyond three-point range, the Terriers outgunned Rancho Cucamonga 22-6 in the second quarter. The Terriers limited Rancho Cucamonga to just 11 points, grabbing a 53-36 lead heading into the fourth quarter. Devon Ford's 26 points led the Cougars and Angel Acuna added nine. The Terriers Keith Earle scored 14, D'Amico 13 and Diamond Geary 11. Redlands hit 12-of-14 free throws in the final quarter but only one field goal.

Renaissance Academy 60, San Fernando Academy 33 --Aaron Clitheroe scored 27 points for Renaissance Academy (8-0) Jeff Feher added 11 points and Tim Dinh 10 for the seniorless Wildcats (8-0), who went 11-8 with freshmen and sophomores last season, qualifying for the Southern Section Division V playoffs.

Rialto 75, Victor Valley 72--Senior 5-10 guard Getano Johnson sank two free throws to pull the the Knights (5-5) ahead of the visiting Jackrabbits (9-2) by two points, and Junior 6-4 center Mike Robertson scored another free throw to seal the victory in a nonleague game.

Rio Contiguo 58, Pioneer Baptist 27--Beazley scored 16 points for Rio Contiguo (6-2). 

Rio Mesa 60, Ventura 50 --Rio Mesa improved to (4-5) at home as Daniel Bednar collected 13 points and nine rebounds to spark Rio Mesa. Steve Segovia had eight points and seven assists. For Ventura (5-8), Nick Wagner scored 17 points, with three 3-pointers. Ventura (50) -- Holcamp 4, Prophet 6, Dickson 2, Patera 3, Wagner 17, Salmons 2, Pinkerton 6, Davis 5, Campbell 5. Rio Mesa (60) -- Harkins 10, Rillo 6, Segovia 8, Bednar 13, Lanier 19, Klegg 4, Kashola 10.  Ventura 7 18 17 8--50 Rio Mesa 1018 16 16--60 3-Point goals -- Ventura 8 (Wagner 3, Pinkerton 2, Davis 1, Patera 1, Prophet 1. Rio Mesa 1 (Rillo 1) Fouled out -- None. Total fouls -- Ventura 18, Rio Mesa 19.

Riverside Christian 60, La Sierra Academy 48--Riverside Christian outscored Riverside La Sierra Academy by seven points in the third quarter and dominated the fourth to win a non-league game. Sean-Paul Bowles had 21 points and 12 rebounds, and Ray Manning added 14 points and 20 rebounds for Riverside Christian. La Sierra Academy (5-5) -- Paschal 4, Moya 9, Bullon 16, Bearben 3, Maleboul 0, Negroni 11, Gutierrez 3, Mendoza 2. Riverside Christian (3-2) -- Williams 9, Ayres 6, Clix 10, Manning 14, Bowles 21.  Halftime score -- La Sierra Academy 27-25. Three-point goals -- Clix 2, Negroni, Moya. Total fouls -- La Sierra Academy 18, Riverside Christian 18. Fouled out -- none. Technical fouls -- La Sierra Academy bench, Ayres, Riverside Christian Coach Harworth.

San Gorgonio 78, Chaffey 48 --Khorry Lewis scored 27 points for San Gorgonio (9-1).  Anthony Wilkerson scored 20 points and Eddie Kilgore added 12 points in the loss for Chaffey (3-7). The Tigers will host Garey at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Lewis scored 11 of his game-high 27 points in the third quarter as San Bernardino San Gorgonio outscored host Ontario Chaffey 26-16 and took control for a non-league victory.  San Gorgonio (9-1) -- Lewis 27, Daigle 16, Tyler 10, Leach 9, Houston 8, Carter 3, Sherman 3, Edgington 2. Chaffey (3-6) -- Wilkerson 18, Kilgore 17, Crump 5, Fox 4, Nwandi 4.  Halftime score -- San Gorgonio 26-17. Three-point goals -- Lewis 5, Daigle 3, Houston 2, Carter, Wilkerson 4, Kilgore 2. Total fouls -- San Gorgonio 15, Chaffey 14. Fouled out -- none. Technical fouls -- Lewis, Crump.

Santa Clara 58, St. Joseph Santa Maria 46-- The Saints beat the Knights behind Alex Minney's 17 points and Tim Lajoie's 16.  Stewart Kussler led St. Joseph with 10 points and 10 rebounds and Anthony Silva added 10 points. The Knights are now (4-3) and will play Wednesday in the Oak Park Tournament.  Santa Clara (68) -- Peterson 2, Santana 2, Marquez 15, Minney 20, LaJoie 14, Griffin 5.  St. Joseph (46) -- Barber 8, Merlo 4, Tilley 7, DePreist 5, Silva 10, Hernandez 12. Santa Clara 17 9 14 18--68 St. Joseph 8 12 16 10--46 3-Point goals -- Santa Clara (Marquez 2, Griffin, T. LaJoie). Santa Clara (Tilley). Fouled out -- None. Rebounds -- Santa Clara (LaJoie 19). Total fouls -- Santa Clara 9, St. Joseph 9. Records -- Santa Clara 7-4, St. Joseph 5-2.

Santa Clarita Christian 65, New Roads 47 --Caleb Sulham scored 17 points to lead Santa Clarita Christian (4-3). Michael Whitfield scored 22 points for New Roads (3-5).

Serra 76, Blair 37--Chris Hemphill had 20 points to lift the visiting Cavaliers (10-2). Eugene Jeter scored 13 points and dished 12 assists. Eugene Hackett had 10 points and Jason Evans grabbed 14 rebounds.

St. Bernard 62, Chadwick 51--Bruce Bevans had 13 points and seven rebounds and Yannick Koffi had 13 points to lift the visiting Vikings (4-8). Rocky Hinds added 11 points and nine rebounds. Matt Fournier paced Chadwick (3-3) with 21 points and eight assists. Wes Putnam added 16 points and six rebounds.

Summit View 60, Bridges Academy 45--Rashad Lee scored 33 points and Ben Dammon 18 for the Avalanche (2-5) of Valley Glen in a nonleague win at Bridges Academy (1-4) of Sherman Oaks

West Covina 69, Garey 54 --Corey McIntosh scored 25 points and had five steals for West Covina (8-3).

Westview 73, Skyward Christian 31 --Youssef Hulse had 26 points to lead Westview (6-2).

Whittier 66, South El Monte 55 --Michael Hernandez had 36 points to lead Whittier (9-2).

Wilson (Hacienda Heights) 81, California 80 --Larry Parker hit a three-pointer for Wilson (6-2) with two seconds left to win the game. Parker finished with 26 points. Matt Amido had 37 for California.

LA City Section League  Games, Tuesday, 12/18/01

No league games played.

LA City Section Non-League  & Intersectional Games, Tuesday, 12/18/01

Huntington Park 50, Hollywood 49 --Bertin Hernandez hit a three-pointer as time expired to lift Huntington Park (5-1). Hernandez scored 13 points. Carlos Gonzalez led the Sparks with 15 points. Dominique Willis had 19 points and seven assists for the Sheiks (2-5), which fell on a three-pointer at the buzzer.

Bell 48, Marshall 41 (OT)-- Senior guard Mauricio Centeno scored 7 of his 11 points in overtime to propel the Eagles (3-4) over Marshall (1-9). Senior forward Rudy Aguilera scored 10 points and grabbed 8 rebounds and senior forward Sione Sione scored 20 points and had 14 rebounds to lead Bell, which plays Hamilton on Dec.‚26 at Eagle Rock Christmas Classic.

CIF (All SoCal Sections) Tournament  Games, Tuesday, 12/18/01

Anaheim Convention Center Tournament
First Round

Capistrano Valley 59, Orange Lutheran 51 --Pete Decasas had 22 points and Matt Sweany had 15 for Capistrano Valley. Nathan Klitzing had 17 points for Orange Lutheran. (3-4).

Katella 58, Servite 53 (OT) --The Knights (7-1), led by Robert Alvarez' 15 points, beat the Friars (2-6).

Mission Viejo 74, Foothill 49 --Travis Niesen had 19 points, Jake Collins had 16 and Kevin Stacey made three 3-pointers and scored all of his 15 points in the second quarter for Mission Viejo (7-0).

Los Alamitos 60, Anaheim 54-- Los Alamitos improved to (4-4) while Anaheim remains winless (0-8) on the year. The Colonists frustrated the Griffins with an active zone defense and had a two-point lead early in the second quarter. Los Alamitos coach Russ May frequently substituted and finally found effective combinations, and the Griffins got hot. They outscored the Colononists by 15 in the second quarter to take a 37-22 advantage into the third quarter.  The Colonists outscored their opponents by 10 in the third quarter to cut the deficit to five but could not get closer. Eleven players scored for Los Alamitos. Three players - 6-foot-4 Bucky Nadazdin, 6-4 Rochand Scoby and 6-2 David Whalley - led the Griffins with eight points each.  Anaheim was led by 21 points from Chasin Mitchell.

 


Bell-Jeff Tournament
Pool Play

Bell-Jeff 71, Eagle Rock 42 --Clarence Varay scored 18 points and Tyler Kealey added 17 points for Bell-Jeff (6-2). Eagle Rock fell
to 1-6

Burbank 56, L.A. Poly 46


Boron Tournament

Boron 62, Valley Christian 46


City Of Palms Classic (Florida)
First Round

Westchester 73, Lakewood (Florida) 66--Brandon Heath and Trevor Ariza each had 16 points for Westchester (6-0). Ariza also pulled down 13 rebounds, eight of them coming in the fourth quarter. Westchester will face Miami Christian in the second round. The Comets, ranked No. 1 by USA Today , outrebounded Lakewood 42-15 and had 19 steals to avoid the upset. Lakewood (12-1), ranked No. 2 in Florida's 4A class, shot 57 percent from the field.  Heath also had six rebounds, five steals and four assists.  Hassan Adams had 12 points, eight rebounds and five steals. Ashanti Cook had 12 points and six rebounds.


Garden Grove Tournament
Pool Play

Mary Star 51, Whitney 47 --Jeff Fiamengo led Mary Star (4-5) with 12 points and five steals in the second-round game. Jonathan Phillips added 10 points and six rebounds. Whitney is 4-5.

Orange 81, Westminster 45 --Marcus Smith had 27 points and five steals and Quenton Parker had 13 points and 15 rebounds for Orange (9-0).

Western 54, Santa Ana 36--Ramsey Fiapai's 11 points and seven rebounds helped the Pioneers (6-3) win the pool-play game.

Garden Grove 45, Whittier Christian 30--Joe Monsoor's 12 points paced the Argonauts (3-6).


Irvine HS "Irvine World News" Tournament
First Round

Ridgecrest Burroughs 60, St. Paul 58 OT --Chris Woodson's 3-pointer in overtime proved to be the game-winner for Burroughs (6-2). Pat Graham had 16 points to lead all scorers for Burroughs. St. Paul dropped to 4-5.

Woodbridge 57, Jurupa Valley 45 --Woodbridge started hot with 22-9 first quarter, and stretched their lead with a 15-5 run in the third quarter. Despite Jurupas Valley's 18-9 fourth quarter, it was too little, too late in their Irvine World News tournament first round loss.  David Burgess had 10 points and 14 rebounds and Patrick Haddan had 13 points and seven assists for Woodbridge. Jurupa Valley (6-5) -- Brito 14, Wright 12, Frias 5, West 4, Marcroft 4, Belangeri 4, Ayala 2. Woodbridge (7-1) -- Hingorani 9, Haddan 13, Edmondson 5, Nyberg 4, Boldig 4, Burgess 10, Perkins 1, Gameroz 3, Nicoll 6, Winder 2. Halftime score -- Woodbridge 33-22. Three-point goals -- Hingorani, Hadden 3, Edmondson, Brito 2, Frias. Total fouls -- Jurupa Valley 12, Westbridge 12. Fouled out -- none.

Santa Margarita 72, Nogales 27 --Santa Clara-signee Brandon Rohe scored 17 points for Santa Margarita (8-0). Travis Smith and Lenny Collins had 12 each for the Eagles. Nogales is 5-7.

Cajon 80, Tustin 53 --details not available.

Keppel 67, Irvine 47--details not available.

Edison 54, Dana Hills 51--Beau Roquemore scored a team-high 13 points and made a victory-clinching steal for the Chargers (5-2).

 


La Canada Tournament
Pool Play

Bishop Montgomery 98, Glendale 66 --Marquis Washington scored 20 points and Fred Washington added 23 points for Bishop Montgomery (5-2). The fact that the Nitros (3-4) held the Knights (30-2 last season, 4-2 thus far) to less than 100 points is an accomplishment in itself. Bishop Montgomery, winner of back-to-back CIF State Division III titles, shot 38 of 58 in the game (65.5%).  The Knights, who start just one senior on a full-time basis, had four players score in double figures, led by the Washington brothers. Fred, a 6-foot-6 junior, had a team-high 23 points, and his little brother, Marquis, a 5-8 sophomore, had 20, including six three-pointers.  Glendale guard Riley Van Patten had 23 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and dished out five assists before fouling out early in the fourth. Bishop Montgomery 34 18 17 29 -- 98 Glendale 11 17 18 9 -- 55 BISHOP MONTGOMERY -- F. Washington 23, 6 assists and 4 steals, M. Washington 20 and 3 steals, Peace 16, Lee 12, 7 rebounds and 7 assists, Scott 8, Howard 6 and 3 steals, Hamilton 5, Estrada 4, Williams 2, Clark 2. Three-pointers: M. Washington 6, Howard 2, F. Washington, Peace.  GLENDALE -- Van Patten 23, 10 rebounds and 5 assists, Nicholas 14, Hall 10, Munoz 5, Baroni 3. Three-pointers: Nicholas 4, Munoz, Baroni.

La Canada 65, Flintridge Prep 35 --Billy Hoffman scored 19 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists and 4 steals  for La Canada (6-1). The Spartans overcame their worst three-point shooting display of the season and let Flintridge Prep (1-4) hang around until early in the third quarter, before relying on a late run. La Canada missed its first 13 three-point attempts and finished five of 34 (14.7%) from behind the arc. La Canada got 10 points from sophomore guard Umar Khan.  Connor O'Byrne led the Rebels with 15 points and Tim Mercer had 10 points and 12 rebounds. Mark Moore scored 13 points and nine rebounds for La Canada. Flintridge Prep 7 15 8 5 -- 35 La Canada 12 20 14 19 - 65 FLINTRIDGE PREP -- O'Byrne 15, Mercer 10 and 12 rebounds, Barden 7 and 7 rebounds, Arthofer 3.  Three-pointers: Arthofer, Mercer, O'Byrne. LA CANADA -- Hofman 19, 8 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals, Moore 13 and 9 rebounds, Khan 10, Gaudino 7, Coetzee 4, Kim 4 and 4 assists, Neyland 4, Coleman 2, Wang 2. Three-pointers: Hofman 3, Khan 2.

Muir 100, San Fernando 44 --Jamaal Hall scored 15 of his 21 points in the first half to give Muir a 58-10 halftime lead. Owen Duckworth added 20 for No.12 Muir (8-0).

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Oaks Christian Tournament
First Round

Campbell Hall 53, Brethren Christian 37 --Matt Llewelyn led Campbell Hall (2-4) with 21 points. Dominic Miller 10 rebounds for the Vikings (2-4), who advanced to play St. Bonaventure in the semifinals. Campbell Hall broke a 17-17 tie late in the second half against Brethren Christian (5-2) and moved to a 48-32 lead midway through the fourth quarter.

San Gabriel Academy 91, West Valley Christian 62 --Chris Ostos had 24 points to lead San Gabriel Academy (6-1). Daruysh Jahanbigloo scored 27 points, 15 on free throws, for the losing Falcons (2-5) of West Hills, who got 17 points from Matt Deghi -- 11 in the fourth quarter.

St. Bonaventure 81, Hillcrest Christian (TO)36 --Sean Miller had 17 points to lead St. Bonaventure (5-2). Miller had eight rebounds, Clay Hertel scored 13 points and three other Seraphs were in double figures. Brian Ragan had 11 points and nine assists.  For Hillcrest Christian  Kyle Jensen scored a game-high 18 points.  St. Bonaventure (81) -- Hertel 13, Barnard 2, Ariaza 4, Dolinar 11, Cummings 10, Miller 17, Ragan 11, Fisher 8, Cottons 2, Bartanian 2. Hillcrest christian (36) -- Jansen 18, Brooks 9, Tattersall 2, Stangia 5, Manniglun 2. St. Bonaventure 18 23 24 16--81  Hillcrest Christ. 7 7 10 12--36  3-Point goals -- St. Bonaventure 6 (Hertel 3, Ariaza 1, Miller 1, Ragan 1). Hillcrest Christian 1 (Brooks 1). Fouled out -- None. Total fouls -- St. Bonaventure 21, Hillcrest 7.

Oaks Christian 88, Cornerstone Christian 10--Oaks Christian High is making the transition to its first year of varsity boys' basketball without a hitch. The Lions of Westlake Village rolled to an 88-10 victory over Cornerstone Christian of Camarillo in Tuesday's first round of the inaugural Oaks Christian tournament to improve to 9-0. Oaks Christian, which does not have a senior class, will play San Gabriel Academy in a 6:30 p.m. semifinal today. Aron Cline had a game-high 17 points for Oaks Christian, which did not allow a point in the fourth quarter, had 20 steals and set school records for most points in a game, largest margin of victory and fewest points allowed.  Chase Bryan scored 11 points and Mike Hornbuckle, Brandon Denham and Scott Freeman 10 each for the Lions, who led 30-3 before Cornerstone Christian (3-5) scored its first field goal with 7:17 left in the second quarter.


Orangewood Academy Tournament
Pool Play

Stoneridge Prep 72, Orangewood Academy 59 --Leon Usher scored 33 points and James Spencer had 19 for Stoneridge Prep (8-3). Orangewood Academy drops to 3-1. Mike Lang scored 10 as the Tigers of Tarzana got past the previously undefeated Spartans of Garden Grove in the Orangewood Academy tournament.

Fairmont JV 2, Los Angeles Adventist 0--forfeit

Orangewood JV 56, Liberty Christian 49--

Calvary Chapel Murrieta  82, First Lutheran 39 --Ryan Evans scored 22 of his game-high 28 points in the first half as Murrieta Calvary Chapel jumped to a 50-20 halftime lead en route to a second-round, pool-play victory over Sylmar First Lutheran at the Garden Grove Orangewood Tournament. First Lutheran -- n/a.  Calvary Chapel (7-3) -- R. Evans 28, Wilkerson 17, Votaw 9, L. Evans 6, Dominguez 4, Elder 3, No. Denny 13, Na. Denny 2. Halftime score -- Calvary Chapel 50-20. Three-point goals -- R. Evans 2, No. Denny 3. Total fouls -- First Lutheran 12, Calvary Chapel 18. Fouled out -- none.


San Bernardino Tournament
Championship Semifinal

Rim of the World 77, Littlerock 48 --Up seven at the half, Lake Arrowhead Rim of the World used a 14-0 run in the third quarter to pull away with victory over Littlerock in the championship semifinals of the San Bernardino Tournament. The Scots, who shot 51 percent from the field (31 of 61), were led by Kurt Oliver, who need a little more than a half to score a game-high 29 points.  Littlerock -- Hughes 15, Lewis 8, Baker 2, Williams 1, Anderson 9, Whitaker 4, Creel 5, Carter 4. Rim of the World (4-5) -- Jurardo 12, Rattet 13, Oliver 29, Bruton 4, Moody 7, Eynon 7, Connolly 5. Halftime score -- Rim of the World 33-26. Three-point goals -- Anderson, Creel, Jurardo, Connolly, Rattet 3, Oliver 3. Total fouls -- Little Rock 10, Rim of the World 12. Fouled out -- none. Technical fouls -- Littlerock bench.

Consolation Semifinal

La Sierra 49, San Bernardino 42--Sophomore Kourtney Maxim converted a three-point play to break a 40-40 tie with under a minute left as Riverside La Sierra posted a consolation semifinal victory over San Bernardino at the San Bernardino Tournament. La Sierra made 7 of 7 from the free throw line in the final minute of the fourth quarter to hold on for the win. La Sierra (6-2) -- Jenkins 10, Andres 9, Torres 14, Vasquez 2, K. Maxim 14. San Bernardino -- Edmonds 18, White 1, Daniels 9, Palmore 11, Harris 3.  Halftime score -- La Sierra 26-24. Three-point goals -- Andres, Torres 4, K. Maxim 2, Palmore 3. Total fouls -- La Sierra 13, San Bernardino 16. Fouled out -- none. Technical fouls -- San Bernardino bench.

Apple Valley 78, Palmdale 49--Senior 6-2 forward Carlton Murray scored 16 points, while guards Jamal Holden and Will Logan each added 15 for the Sun Devils (10-2) as they defeated the Falcons in the second round of the San Bernardino Cardinal Classic


San Diego Section Non-League  Games, Tuesday, 12/18/01

La Costa Canyon 84, Orange Glen 43-- The Mavericks (5-2) ran a clinic on the Patriots (1-4) in the first half, using cuts and backdoor passes to build a 45-13 halftime lead. Orange Glen, in another rebuilding year after a 2-24 season, was down 9-0 and had four turnovers before it scored its first point with 5:42 to play in the first quarter. The Patriots had 16 first-half turnovers and 25 for the game.  Orange Glen was led by senior Tamir Tartir, who finished with 16 points and six rebounds. Jon Espinoza and Grant Moren each scored seven. La Costa Canyon's starters ---- Kevin O'Connell, Owen Olson, Pat McDonough, Evan Demkiw and Robby Delaney ---- were out of the game midway through the second quarter. And only Delaney, the point guard, played in the second half. All 12 La Costa Canyon players scored, led by Rory Morgan, who finished with 17, including four 3-pointers. Duncan Budinger added 12. None of the starters scored in double figures.   Zach Palmer grabbed nine rebounds and Peder Jensen seven.


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