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CIF Game Recaps: Results & Details From
Tournaments Thursday, 12/27/01--(Dec. 30, 2001)

We were out and gone to various tournaments all week, and so we will be posting recaps of the week, and some special summaries of the larger tournaments.  This is a late recap of what occurred this past Thursday, specifcally the games that were played at various tournaments all over SoCal and elsewhere on Thursday , December 27, 2001.  There were no league games played, so we have only tournament results to report.  Most of the scores and details from the action that took place is shown below, but if we're missing a score, it's either because no one sent it to us, or it wasn't reported by the local papers (the ones which happened to be available at the time) or on the various newspapers' websites.   Scores and details have been compiled from various sources including other websites (e.g., official tournament websites) and media sources.  If you have details, or a box score from a game that's not shown below, e-mail it to us. 

CIF Tournament Scores--Games played Thursday 12/27/01

Atascadero Tournament
First Round

Righetti 72, Newbury Park 67--Chris Randall's 30-point effort wasn't enough for the Panthers (6-5) in a loss at the Atascadero tournament.

Paso Robles 66, Marina 65--Senior guard Carlton Wilder was fouled on his shot that tied the game and converted his free throw to win the game for Paso Robles (8-2).

Santa Maria 61, Namino (B.C.) 29

Granite Hills 58, Atascadero 54


Bellevue (Washington) Tournament
Second Round

Glendora 73, Kentwood (Wa.) 70--Larry Monroe scored 23 points and Spencer Foster had 20 for Glendora (10-1). Mike Mehanna chipped in with 12.


Bishop Tournament

Started 12/27


Bonita Vista (San Diego) Tournament
Second Round

Orange Glen 57, La Jolla 46 --LA JOLLA (46) ---- Grob 2, Imerman 15, Kaiser 10, Kondrick 13, Robinson 6. FG 16. FT 8-10.  ORANGE GLEN (57) ---- C. Centlivre 8, Rusthoven 7, Price 1, Campbell 18, Anderson 22, Kontrovich 1. FG 18. FT 9-15.  La Jolla 10 11 10 15 ---- 46 Orange Glen 14 11 13 19 ---- 57  Total fouls ---- La Jolla 10, Orange Glen 7. Fouled out ---- none. Technical fouls ---- none. 3-point goals ---- C. Centlivre (OG) 1, Rusthoven (OG) 1, Anderson (OG) 2, Kaiser (LJ) 2.]  Record: Orange Glen 13-1.


Brea-Olinda Tournament
Pool Play

Westlake 72, Warren 49--Jonathan Wiley (16 points), Rob Daniel (15 points), Devin Entrikin (14 points) and Brian Burke (12 points, three 3-pointers) each contributed in the Brea Olinda tournament victory for the Warriors (7-5), who made 12 3-pointers. Warren (49) -- Woods 6, Cristales 2, Nino 3, Fleming 8, Djokovic 11, Moore 11, Edwards 8. Westlake (72) -- Wiley 16, Daniel 15, Entrikin 14, Burke 12, Mazarei 3, Tromello 3, Young 8, Glass 1. Warren 11 14 13 11--49 Westlake 21 17 13 21--72 3-Point goals -- Warren 4, (Nino 1, Moore 3). Westlake 12 (Burke 3, Young 2, Tromello 1, Entrikin 2, Daniel 2, Wiley 1). Fouled out -- None. Rebounds -- Westlake 27 (Daniel 6). Assists -- Westlake 18 (Burke 6). Total fouls -- Warren 13, Westlake 10.

Bellflower 90, Schurr 64 --Michael Hubbard had 20 points and Denuan Emanuel had 17 points and six assists for Bellflower (7-6).

Claremont 64, Gahr 40 --Shaddean Aaron scored 13 points and had nine rebounds for Claremont (10-4). Kenny Penn added 11 points and seven rebounds and Earl Wilson dropped in 10 points for Claremont.

Ganesha 103, Brea Olinda 94 (OT) --If the shot hadn't fallen, Mike Efevberha and his Ganesha High teammates would have had nothing to hang their heads about. Playing in the showcase game against the host team, the Giants had already given Brea Olinda all that it could handle.But that wasn't enough. Efevberha's three-pointer with one second remaining in regulation tied the game at 83-83 and the Giants made 14 of 20 free-throw attempts in overtime to escape with a 103-94 victory over the Wildcats in the pool play portion of the Brea Olinda Tournament.Efevberha's three-pointer, which came after Brea Olinda's best shooter, Erik Geisler, missed a free-throw, gave the 6-foot-3 Ganesha forward 50 points; he added eight more in overtime to finish with a career-high 58. Efevberha apparently suffered a broken finger with two minutes remaining in overtime. He remained in the game until the outcome was no longer in question. Efevberha scored his last seven points, while icing down his finger during timeouts.

Muir 104, Murrieta Valley 38--Five players scored in double-digits as the Mustangs advance to the semifinals with an easy victory over Nighthawks. Jamall Hall led the scoring for Muir with 21 points and Ryan Hollins added another 18. Muir will take on Bellflower next.


Bristol (Tenn) Tournament
Second Round

 


Cactus Shawdows Arizona Tournament
First Round

Wickenburg (Ariz.) 67, Brentwood 57

Consolation

Brentwood 70, Sunrise Mountain 51--Nick Henry scored 23 points and Brandon Turner added 20 for Brentwood (10-2).


Cantwell Sacred Heart Tournament
Pool Play

Fullerton 56, Cantwell 44--Geovany Villalba scored 17 points for Fullerton (12-3).

St. Paul 53, Glenn 37-- The Swordsmen sped to a 38-14 halftime lead and never looked back in knocking off the visiting Eagles. Junior shooting guard Rudy Serna led St. Paul (8-6) with 17 points. Teammate Omar Cepeda scored 11 points and Kevin Dyer had 10. The St. Paul defense proved to be the key in the game. It held Glenn to four points in the second quarter.

La Serna 43, Don Lugo 40--Mike Guzik's three-pointer at the buzzer failed to connect as the Conquistadores dropped a pool-play game at the Cantwell Tournament. Don Lugo (3-11), which faces Mountain View at 10:30 a.m. today, was led by Roger Amaya, who produced a double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds. Kevin Plutko added 14 points, including four three-pointers.

North Torrance 67, Mountain View 56--Robert Gustavis had 17 points and nine rebounds to lead the Saxons in pool play. Travon Herd added 14 points for North (6-3), which plays La Serna.


Century "Mayor's Cup" Holiday Classic Tournament
Quarterfinals

Sunny Hills 57, Laguna Beach 34--Senior center Clay Carmondy had 16 points, 10 rebounds and five blocked shots for Sunny Hills (12-2).

St. John Bosco 65, Dana Hills 62 --Junior point guard Eric Lane hit a three-point shot at the buzzer to lift St. John Bosco (12-2). Gio St. Amant scored 31 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, and teammate Robert Reynaga added 12 points and six rebounds for St. John Bosco.

Cypress 57, El Modena 54--Dominique Ricks scored 18 points to lead the Centurions (10-2) at Century High.


Chaminade Tournament
Quarterfinals

Valencia 67, Birmingham 45

San Francisco Riordan 70, Canyon Country Canyon 61

Chaminade 78, Lancaster 74-- Mike Webb did everything in his power to keep his Lancaster High teammates close in Thursday's quarterfinal game of the Chaminade boys' basketball tournament. However, Webb's 27 points and fourth-quarter heroics weren't enough. Host Chaminade of West Hills defeated the Eagles 78-74 to advance to the semifinals and face Calabasas.  In the end, Chaminade (11-2) had too much firepower -- Jon Todd scored 24 points and had 16 rebounds, Adrian Aye-Darko scored 18 and Josh Jones scored all 10 of his points on putbacks after getting offensive rebounds.

Calabasas 61, El Camino Real (LA City) 53--Steve Saunders scored 10 of his 16 points in the final quarter to lead the Coyotes (9-5) over the Conquistadores of Woodland Hills in a quarterfinal game. Jason Saunders and Adam Malatesta added 12 and 11 points, respectively, for Calabasas. Rai Colsten scored 15 points and David Hunt had 12 for ECR (6-6).  EL CAMINO (53) -- Hunt 12, Rodriguez 8, Colsten 15, Wolfson 9, Petros 8, Gibb 1. CALABASAS (61) -- Housman 3, Hoffman 2, Saee 2, Verrillo 5, Malatesta 11, S. Saunders 16, J. Saunders 12, Ahmadian 4, Wilson 6. El Camino 8 16 20 9--53 Calabasas 14 18 12 17--61 3-Point goals -- El Camino 8 (Hunt 4, Colsten 1, Wolfson 1, Petros 2), Calabasas 5 (Housman 1, Malatesta 3, S. Saunders 1). Fouled out -- None. Rebounds -- Calabasas (S. Saunders 12). Total fouls -- El Camino 20, Calabasas 10. Technicals -- El Camino coach.

Consolation quarterfinals

Grant 76, Leuzinger 74 --Gino Riney made six 3-pointers and scored a game-high 42 points for the Lancers of Van Nuys (5-6) in the quarterfinal victory. Riney was one point shy of setting the tournament record for points in a game, a mark set in 1995 by Cathedral City's Caleb Gervin, nephew of former NBA star George Gervin.

Kennedy 62, Milken 50--Gervell Byrd scored 30 points, highlighted by six 3-pointers, for the Golden Cougars of Granada Hills (7-6) in the quarterfinal victory. Markeith Wheeler added 15 points for Kennedy (7-5), which advanced to today's semifinals against Oak Park at 2:30 p.m.

Monroe 61, Van Nuys 46

Oak Park 54, Agoura 51-- Oak Park (8-4) -- At Chaminade, Casey Tom scored 18 points, 13 points in the fourth quarter, knocking down four 3-pointers and going 6 for 6 from the free-throw line as Oak Park advanced through the consolation bracket. Point guard Monte McNair scored eight points, had four assists and pulled down six rebounds. Oak Park will face the winner of the Kennedy-Millikan matchup today at 2:30 p.m. Agoura (4-7) -- Kevin Cornwell scored 18 points and Steve Keglivic added 17. Oak Park (54) -- Tom 18, McNair 8, G. Smith 6, Winningham 6, Klein 8, N.Smith 8. Agoura (51) -- Cornwell 18, Keglevic 17, Lyons 8, DeSimone 1, Martinson 5, Balody 2. Oak Park 16 7 1417--54 Agoura 14 13 8 16--51 3-Point goals -- Oak Park 4 (Tom 4). Agoura 6 (Cornwell 2, Keglevic 1, Lyons 2, Balody 2). Fouled out -- None.

 


Chino Tournament
Pool Play

Bonita 46, Chino 41--Junior Korey Johnson made five three-pointers and tied a career-high with 21 points for Bonita (7-5). Justin Miller added eight as the Bearcats downed the host Cowboys in pool play at the Chino Tournament.

Hueneme 59, Workman 55--Hueneme (6-6) -- Matthew Sanders scored 16 points and grabbed 15 rebounds in the first-round victory. Deshion Inniss had 13 points and Micah Forbers scored 11. Hueneme (59) -- Pinkard 2, Arevalo 2, Inniss 13, Lugo 8, Lemos 7, Forbes 11, Sanders 16. Workman (55) -- Silva 15, Butler 2, Acevedo 21, Fowler 7, Morales 9. Hueneme 15 16 13 15--59 Workman 25 5 11 14--55 3-Point goals -- Hueneme 3 (Inniss, Lugo, Lemos), Workman 5 (Silva 2, Acevedo 3). Rebounds -- Hueneme (Sanders 15). Assists -- Hueneme (Lemos 7). Total fouls -- Hueneme 16, Workman 14. Record -- Hueneme 6-6.

El Rancho 69, Marshall Fundamental 42

Lakewood 61, West Covina 55

 


Chula Vista Spartan Classic Tournament

Helix 69, San Pasqual 65 --HELIX (69) ---- Farris 5, San Juan 3, Otah 2, West 4, Toliolo 15, Johnson 2, Smith 7, Caldwell 11, Bland 10, Bell 10. FG 25. FT 16-25. SAN PASQUAL (65) ---- Johanson 13, Cara 9, Fuselier 17, Adams 4, Petrovic 22. FG 23. FT 10-25.   San Pasqual 16 11 9 29 ---- 65  Helix 17 18 19 15 ---- 69  Total fouls ---- Helix 24, San Pasqual 19. Fouled out ---- Fuselier (SP). Technicals ---- Bell (H), Helix Bench. 3-point goals ---- West (H) 1, Toliolo (H) 2, Johanson (SP) 3, Fuselier (SP) 1, Petrovic (SP) 4. Records: San Pasqual 6-4.

Mira Mesa 78, Eastlake 50--Eastlake 13 12 14 11 -- 50 Mira Mesa 16 22 19 21 -- 78 Eastlake -- Jackson 11, Spencer 11, Basa 2, Umali 7, McIntyre 10, Ross 2, Owens 7. Mira Mesa (7-3) -- Morgan 8, Brown 10, R. Ross 6, J.J. Schmidt 12, Ware 2, Kelly 3, Blake 13, Woods 2, Cooper 6, Jo. Schmidt 14, Iufer 2.

Morse 77, Mt. Miguel 60--Mount Miguel 7 14 14 25 -- 60 Morse 23 19 22 13 -- 77 Mount Miguel -- Ary 7, Johnson 18, Ballebger 2, Foster 3, Campbell 6, Woodward 3, Griffin 7, Singh 3, Street 8, Barber 3. Morse -- Chamblee 15, Logan 6, Murray 4, R. Guerrero 14, Ru. Guerrero 8, Moore 6, Chisholm 12, Jones 2, Reddick 10.

 


Clovis (Fresno) Tournament
Second Round

Carson 62, Bakersfield 60 --Carson outscored Bakersfield, 25-11, in the fourth quarter. Samuel Hill scored 15 points, Ekene Ibekwe had 14 and Greg Mayfield scored 11 for Carson (8-4). For the second straight night, the Carson High boys basketball team had a big fourth-quarter rally, this time coming back from a 12-point deficit to defeat Bakersfield, 62-60, in the second round of the Clovis Tournament on Thursday. The Colts, who scored 24 points in the fourth quarter Wednesday to rally past Modesto Golden Valley, 56-52, in the first round, faced a 49-37 deficit to start the fourth quarter against Bakersfield. But Samuel Hill and Ekene Ibekwe each scored eight points in the final period to spark the rally.  Ibekwe hit two free throws with about a minute left for a 62-58 lead, but Bakersfield responded with a basket and had one last chance with four seconds left. The Colts buckled down and did not allow Bakersfield to get a shot off.

Hill finished with 15 points and Ibekwe had 14. Greg Mayfield added 11 points, and Mike Johnson and Bryan Harvey each had seven for the Colts (8-4), who play the winner of Clovis and South Bakersfield in the semifinals today at 7:30 p.m.

Golden Valley 70, Alemany 39--Golden Valley (7-6) -- Derrick Jacobs 9, Joe Gonzales 6, Aaron Carney 3, Hector Lopez 11, Art Solis 3, Troy Cunha 14, Kyle Boothe 2, Clarence Marshall 15, Doug Fister 7; Totals -- 30 12-18 70 Bishop Alemany -- Calvin Taylor 8, Armando Solorzano 9, Justin Rosales 3, Alex Ingram 9, Colin O'Hare 2, John Kartochvil 3, Tan Edwards 5; 17 7-14 39 GV 15 11 16 28 -- 70 Bishop Alemany 7 7 10 15 -- 39 3-pointers -- GV 2 (Jacobs, Cunha) Bishop 2 (Solorzano, Kartochvil); Fouls -- GV 18, Bishop 12

Bakersfield Stockdale 50, Bakersfield East 46--Matt Garnett scored 15 points and Sam Betty added 14 to lead the Mustangs in the quarterfinals of the Clovis Elks Tournament at Clovis High. It was the second victory for the Mustangs (11-2) in three games this season against the Blades (6-7). Stockdale meets Fresno High in the quarterfinals at Clovis High.


Coronado HS Christmas Classic Tournament

Coronado 76, Holtville 22-- Holtville 8 6 0 8 -- 22 Coronado 11 21 22 22 -- 76 Holtville -- Quefada 10, Singh 8, Freeman 4. Conroado (9-1) -- Dunlap 14, Dunn 2, Ramsdale 2, Loving 2, Moore 6, Axelson 14, Burris 10, Kennedy 15, Kracht 9, Pontes 2.

Marian Catholic 103, San Dieguito Academy 40-- Marian Catholic 26 27 25 25 -- 103 SDgto Acad. 10 9 9 12 -- 40 Marian Catholic (3-4) -- Vargas 7, Renoso 22, Lasalle 2, Scott 15, Lindsey 34, Valenzuela 8, Yates 10, Harmon 4, Heyden 1. San Dieguito Acad. -- Vico 2, Sapp 6, Barth 2, Maye 7, Conners 11, Wolfe 2, DeWolf 2, Reyva 6, Shimkus 5.

Coronado 62, Julian 29-- Julian 6 10 4 9 -- 29 Coronado 14 12 26 10 -- 62 Julian (4-5) -- Paddock 7, Daugherty 8, Stowers 3, Liggett 3, Gundoe 8. Coronado (10-1) -- Dunlap 19, Dunn 6, Loving 3, Moore 8, Axelson 8, Burris 6, Owen 3, Kracht 2, Pontes 7


Covina Tournament
Quarterfinals

Bishop Amat 82, Wilson (HH) 62--John Haywood scored 23 points and Paul Porter added Bishop Amat (11-2). Dontay Holloway scored 24 points and Larry Parker added 20 points for Wilson. The Lancers, who extended their winning streak to nine games, got a game-high 24 points from senior forward John Haywood, 22 from junior guard Paul Porter and 10 from senior Wesley Walker. The first period belonged to Haywood, who scored 13 of his 24 points during the first eight minutes to spark the Lancers to a 23-20 lead. Bishop Amat, behind six points from Porter and four from Walker, then seized control early in the second quarter with a 9-0 run. After Wilson's Dontay Holloway made it 23-22 with a 9-footer, Walker scored in transition, Porter hit a 3-pointer, and Walker and Cesar Rodriguez scored on  back-to-back rebound follows to make it 32-22 with 4:21 left in the half. Wilson, which got 23 points from Larry Parker and 22 from Holloway, responded with a 6-0 run to make it 32-28. The run included back-to-back field goals by Holloway and a layup by Jeff Emfield with 3:13 left in the half. The Wildcats wouldn't get any closer. Amat made sure of it by closing the half with a 16-7 run for a 48-35 lead. Wilson, which faces Loara or Keppel in the fifth-place semifinals, pulled to within 52-45 late in the third quarter when Jason King followed a Anthony Salgado 5-footer with a steal and layup. The Lancers quickly countered and took a 60-45 edge after a 3-pointer by Donald Smith, a layup by Haywood and drive and layup by Porter. Bishop Amat then opened the fourth quarter with a 6-0 blitz that gave the Lancers a 68-51 lead with 5:51 left and sealed the outcome.

Covina 76, Chaffey 45--Jino La Bomme had 19 points, six assists and five steals for Covina (11-1).

Loara 62, Keppel 49

Downey 81, California 61-- Matt Amido scored a game-high 23 points but it was not enough as the Condors were soundly defeated. Jerrad Nutt scored 17 points for California. Downey's defense held the Condors (2-10) to 12 points in the first quarter.

Consolation

South Hills 47, Northview 43

Los Altos 69, Charter Oak 64

Diamond Bar 83, Rancho Cucamonga 70--The Brahmas built an early lead and never relinquished it in consolation play at the Covina Tournament. Khalif Ford was the star for Diamond Bar (6-7) with 21 points, seven rebounds, six steals and four assists. Brandon Papez did his part with 19 points and 10 rebounds, Nathan Lyons-Smith added 14 points and Greg Morita had 10. Rancho Cucamonga was led by Devion Ford with 21 points and Justian Hamilton with 18.

Pomona 56, Arroyo 36


Disney World KSA Florida Tournament
First Round

Milwaukee (Wis.) Moore 62, Edison 53 --Tied at halftime, Moore went on an 18-3 run to open the third quarter. Edison (6-5) got back in the game with its press and cut the deficit to five points, but ran out of gas at the end. David Huff led Edison with 12 points, and Beau Roquemore scored 11. Tommy Grady and Eric Prendergast scored 10 apiece.


Eagle Rock Tournament
Pool Play Second Round

Wilson (LA City) 71, Flintridge Prep 52--Anthony Gil scored 21 for Los Angeles Wilson.

University (LA City) 74, Bravo Magnet (LA City) 31--Junior Ruben Boykin scored 26 points to lead L.A. University (10-2). Bravo Magnet is 2-8.

Roosevelt (LA City) 65, Belmont (LA City) 63--Raymond Boateng scored 20 points for Belmont.

Hamilton (LA City) 84, Eagle Rock (LA City) 44-- Valdez Wright scored 28 points for Hamilton.

Manual Arts (LA City) 71, Garfield (LA City) 55--

Mar Vista (San Diego) 56, Bell (LA City) 55--


Estancia Tournament
Pool Play

Quarterfinals

Estancia 59, Riverside Notre Dame 49--Estancia used a 19-2 run over eight minutes en route to 59-49 win to advanced to the semifinal game against Villa Park. The Eagles (9-4) depended on a full team effort, the biggest reason for their seven-game winning streak. Senior Jorge Prado had 20 points and Fernando Maldonado had 16. Eagle  junior center Joey Lindquist scored 11 points and blocked two shots. Maldonado and Prado each nailed four three-pointers. Prado knocked down three three-pointers in the first quarter to score nine of Estancia's 11 points in the first eight minutes, while Maldonado scored 10 of the Eagles' 14 points in the second quarter. Prado also went 6 for 6 from the foul line. Maldonado, who shot 4 of 4 in the second quarter, scored six points in 48 seconds, providing a 25-21 lead that Estancia took into halftime. The Eagles then broke out with a 10-0 run in the first 4:19 of the third quarter to grab complete control of the game. The Titans (7-4) did not make a shot in the third quarter (0 for 10). Valdes made a highlight-type play in the fourth quarter. With four minutes left, he stole the ball, led the fast break and made a no-look pass to Lewis Bradshaw, who converted an easy layup for a 53-38 lead.  Riverside was without Talani Calhoun, who was suffering from an ankle injury.  Notre Dame 10 11 7 21 - 49 Estancia 11 14 15 19 - 59 Notre Dame - Pascua 0, Beard 0, Lopez 13, Richards 2, Conley 0, Lyons 23, Durough 7, McSherry 3, Dwight 1. 3-pt. goals - Lyons 1, Durough 1, McSherry 1. Fouled out - none. Technicals - none. Estancia - Maldonado 16, Bradshaw 4, Lindquist 11, Prado 20, Snell 2, Novak 4, Valdes 2, Anderson 0. 3-pt. goals - Maldonado 4, Prado 4. Fouled out - none. Technicals - none.

Ocean View 62, Rosemead 54--Jay Barot scored 16 points for Ocean View. Mario Cobian scored 22 points for Rosemead (7-6).

Villa Park 78, Irvine 36--Brice Prather scored 26 points and Sean Phaler added 16 and each had five blocked shots for Villa Park (12-1).

Mayfair 59, South Torrance 33

Consolation quarterfinals

Hoover 79, Corona del Mar 68 -- Alan Karamalian (6'-5" Sr. F) scored 29 points and grabbed 29 rebounds for the Tornadoes in a 79-66 victory over Corona del Mar in a second-round game of the Estancia tournament.   Teammate Haik Stepanyan scored 17 points with 10 rebounds and seven assists, and Armen Baghdasarian added 15 points and six assists for Hoover (6-6), which  will play Antioch in the consolation semifinals. The Sea Kings, who fell to 3-11, showed marked improvement over its first-round loss to Mayfair as Kevin Mancillas led the way in scoring with 16 points and Pancho Seaborn (13 points), Jay Northridge (12 points) and Bret Matsen (nine points) provided a strong balance.  Hoover got rich at the line, hitting 19 of 24, while CdM hit 6 of 11 free throws. Hoover - Baghoasarian 15, Stepanyan 17, Abernathy 8, Karamalian 29, Durfalian 5, Perez 2, Keshishian 1, DeVilla 2. 3-pt. goals - Baghoasarian 3, Stepanyan 2, Durfalian 1. Fouled out - none. Technicals - none. Corona del Mar - Northridge 12, Hildebrand 5, Seaborn 13, Mancillas 16, Matsen 9, Sherick-Odom 2, Welch 2, Glass 9, Najar 0. 3-pt. goals - Northridge 2, Mancillas 2, Seaborn 1, Matsen 1. Fouled out - none. Technicals - none

Whittier Christian 62, Westminster La Quinta 49 0--Tim Albeanu scored 15 points, and Frank Sanchez had 14 points, 11 rebounds and 10 steals for Whittier Christian (5-10). Kym Nguyen scored 20 points for La Quinta (6-7).

San Clemente 57, Maple Ridge 45

Antioch 47, Norte Vista 36


Fresno Christian Eagle Challenge
Quarterfinals

Fresno Christian 60, Bakersfield Christian 49 --Sam Babock led all players with 16 points as Fresno Christian defeated Bakersfield Christian in the Central California Division V Championship tournament. Senior forward Jacob Wright led Bakersfield Christian with 14 points and five rebounds. Junior guard Blake Allen also had five rebounds, four steals while scoring 11 points. Senior Charlie Stevens, a 6-foot-5 center, scored 10 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. Bakersfield Christian plays Calvary Chapel next.

Serra 84, Hoopa Valley 66--Eugene Jeter had 18 points, 11 assists and three steals to help the Cavaliers (12-2) take down Eureka-based Hoopa Valley in the second round. Chris Hemphill finished with 16 points and six rebounds. Eric McNeal chipped in 15 points, and Loren Wade added 13.

University (San Francisco) 68, Bishop Diego 52--Senior guard Pat Minehan led all scorers with 25 points but it wasn't enough to prevent Bishop's second straight loss in the Central Calilfornia Division 5 Championships, hosted by Fresno Christian. University, a state Div. 5 semifinalist last year, was led by John Casnocha's 22 points.  Bishop played without second-leading scorer Marcus Brown, who's in Chicago for the holidays, and was down to seven players after Jeff Boehm fouled out in the third quarter. Minehan, who scored 26 in Wednesday's first-round game, hit 13-of-14 from the free-throw line.    UNIVERSITY -- Smith 6, Thompson 4, Bisesto 2, Chu 9, A. Casnocha 12, Imboden 5, Ross 2, Valmonte 5, J. Casnocha 22, Curtiss 1. Totals 27 9-12 68.  BISHOP DIEGO -- Marquez 6, Minehan 25, Boehm 2, Aijian 3, Lagattuta 1, Elmerick 10, Schneider 5. Totals 15 20-25 52. University . . . 19 16 21 12 -- 68  Bishop Diego . . . 9 8 12 23 -- 52 3-point goals--U 5 (Chu 3, J. Casnocha 2), BD 2 (Marquez 2). Total fouls--U 19, BD 14. Fouled out--Boehm. Technicals--Dunn (Bishop). Record--BD: 6-7.


Garces (Bakersfield) Tournament
Second Round

Garces Memorial 69, El Segundo 51-- Working mostly from the inside, Garces' Anthony Esparza scored a team-high 23 points, and junior point guard Kyle Shiloh added 18 points and eight assists as Garces pulled away from the state's 18th ranked Eagles for a 69-51 victory. The Rams are the only undefeated team remaining in the round-robin tournament heading into a game against Liberty. Garces closes out play Saturday at 7 p.m. against Fresno-San Joaquin Memorial. Esparza exploited the much-smaller El Segundo back court in the second quarter, scoring 10 straight points during one stretch to help the Rams build a 29-22 lead in the first half.  El Segundo's 6-foot-5 senior Dashawn Strong scored 11 first quarter points to keep El Segundo ahead initially at 15-11.   Matched up against 7-foot sophomore Robert Swift, the quicker Strong made five of his first six shots before Lacava countered with Derrick Norris and Christian Martin. Norris and Martin took turns guarding Strong, limiting him to just three field goals the rest of the way. He made 10-of-14 free throws and finished with a game-high 26 points.   The Rams also received a solid defensive performance from Shiloh, who was assigned the Eagles' athletic senior Jeramie Hopson. The 6-foot-3 junior, who scored a team-high 22 points in El Segundo's 70-42 victory over Liberty earlier Thursday, scored 14 against Garces, but only made one field goal in the second half.  Trailing 33-24 at the half, El Segundo (10-2) managed to stay close in the third quarter. After Garces scored seven of the first eight points, capped by a dunk by Swift dunk that gave the Rams a 40-25 lead, the Eagles rallied to cut the lead to eight points. Strong, who was saddled with three fouls in the first half, scored five points and reserve Steve Urrutia tipped in a shot at the buzzer to cut Garces' lead to 42-34 heading into the final quarter. That's when things fell apart for El Segundo. Garces outscored the Eagles 9-4 to start the fourth, and eventually built its biggest lead, 67-47, on a steal and layin by Shiloh in the final minute. The Rams' final run was aided by a technical foul on Sabosky that led to four free throws by Shiloh and a follow jam by Swift. Swift had 12 points, nine rebounds, four assists and two blocks.

San Joaquin Memorial 63, St. Joseph 48--Antonio Lawrence scored 27 points, and freshmen Dwain Williams added 16 to lead the Panthers. Sophomore Stewart Kussler (5-7) led St. Joseph with 15 points.

El Segundo 70, Liberty 42--Jeramie Hopson scored 22 points and Dashawn Strong added 19  and 9 rebounds to lead the Eagles, who built a 20-9 lead in the first quarter and were never threatened. Scott Wells led Liberty with 17 points. Deandre Mathieu came off the bench for eight points, including two 3-pointers to put the game away in the third quarter. Mike McCullough provided stellar defense, holding Zach Bolton , Liberty's leading scorer at 17.5 points per game, to 10 points.

San Joaquin Memorial 72, Shafter 55--Freshman point guard Dwain Williams scored 24 points, including six 3-point baskets, and forward Antonio Lawrence scored 20 to lead the Panthers (5-5) past the Generals (10-3). Memorial started fast, outscoring the Generals 25-8 in the first period and the Panthers led the rest of the way. Ricky Ishida led the Generals with 16 points.

Liberty 73, Kerman 48--Brian Stanley made five 3-point baskets to account for all of his team-high 15 points as the Patriots beat the Lions. Liberty opened a 39-23 halftime lead. Paul Stidham led Kerman with 12 points.

 


Granite Hills Holiday Tournament
Pool Play

Crawford 71, Central 64--Crawford 15 14 21 21 -- 71 El Centro Central 16 16 15 17 -- 64 Crawford -- Harris 6, Banks 23, Coleman 17, Egypt 10, Johnson 2, West 2, Graham 7, McDonald 2, Jones 2. El Centro Central -- Robles 10, Porter 11, Guerero 2, Martinez 10, Sabal 4, Loop 6, McGee 21.

Valhalla 75, Calexico 34--Valhalla 13 11 28 23 -- 75 Calexico 2 11 12 9 -- 34 Valhalla -- Johnston 5, Jones 7, Daoda 3, Fowler 7, Rothlisberger 11, Stinnett 17, Molden 5, Marks 3, Gonzales 2, Sheppard 15. Calexico -- Moran 2, Pesquera 2, Marin 2, Flores 3, Ramsey 6, Dawson 2, Johnson 6, Mares 1, Maldonado 10.

Pacific Hills 60, Sweetwater 52--Pacific Hills 17 15 15 13 -- 60 Sweetwater 10 8 17 17 -- 52 Pacific Hills -- Ameda 17, Henry-Ala 9, Moret 13, Moore 13, Krief 5, Grant 3. Sweetwater -- Gonzalez 8, Trujillo 14, Rosure 10, Martinez 4, Simental 6, Wong 8, Meza 2.


Hart Holiday Classic
Second Round 

Quarterfinals

West (Bakersfield) 86, Highland 74-- West junior Matt Jones led all players with 27 points while grabbing six rebounds and the Vikings held off Palmdale-Highland 86-74 at the Hart Holiday Classic boys basketball tournament Thursday at Hart High School. West (9-4) advances to the semifinal LA Cleveland. Senior forward Walter Strickland added 19 points for the Vikings while blocking three shots and grabbing nine rebounds. Senior Vincent Harris had 17 points, 12 rebounds and two blocks for West.

Hart 65, North Hollywood 58-- Cody Case scored a team-high 14 points, Jeff French had 13 and teammates Mike Gentry and Adam Rich scored 12 and 10, respectively, for Hart (10-3), which  advances to the semifinals against Camarillo. The Indians went on a 19-5 run over the first six minutes of the third quarter to erase a two-point halftime deficit and take a 47-35 lead into the third quarter. Aided by three turnovers and a charging foul by the Indians, North Hollywood (7-5) responded with a 10-0 run to end the third quarter. The Huskies trailed by two  points to start the fourth. Despite playing the fourth quarter with four fouls, Josiah James scored a game-high 22 points for the Huskies. Jayson Quinones added 15 points.

Camarillo 63, Reseda 56--Derek Rasp's dunk with 3:05 remaining broke a 49-49 tie and helped the Scorpions (10-3) defeat the Regents (5-3) and advance to the Rasp ignited a 14-7 run, which included 3-point baskets by Brett Scyphers and Rasp. Rasp scored 14 of his team-high 19 points in the second half. Scyphers had nine points. Sergei Lepiashinski, who sat out most of the fourth quarter with four fouls, scored 22 points for Reseda. Kenna Estrada added 11 points for the Regents.  CAMARILLO (63) -- Brett Scyphers 9, Michael Power 8, Derek Rasp 19, Brad Boyer 2, Ryan Lein 7, Gary Bundy 7, Nathan Shelton 7, Andrew Berkovich 4. RESEDA (56) -- Lone 6, Johnson 4, Anaya 2, Foster 5, Boone 6, Sergei Lepiashinski 22, Kena Estrada 11. Camarillo 14 14 17 18--63 Reseda 13 12 15 15--56 3-Point goals -- Camarillo 8 (Rasp 3); Reseda not reported. Total fouls -- Camarill 9, Reseda 17. Team records -- Camarillo 10-3, Reseda 5-2.

Cleveland 61, Murphy 56 --Nicolas Young scored 13 of his game-high 21 points in the second half to lead the Cavaliers of Reseda to a quarterfinal victory over the Nobles of Los Angeles. Teammates Gabriel Bernard and Edmin Johnson had nine and eight points for Cleveland, which will play West of Bakersfield in the semifinal game.

Consolation Quarterfinals

Palmdale 66, Burroughs 47 --Larry Baldwin scored 15 points and Derrick Hagan and Cory McElroy had 13 and 10 for the Falcons in a consolation-game victory. Augustinne Pozo scored 10 of his team-high 14 points in the first quarter for Burroughs.

Royal 70, Santa Fe 66--Joel Hendershot scored a team-high 21 points to lead the Highlanders of Simi Valley (5-6) to the consolation victory. By outscoring Sante Fe 22-13 in the third quarter, Royal took a 13-point lead into the final quarter. Michael Neilson had 17 points and Nick Canady added 11   points for Royal, which will play Palmdale next. ROYAL (70) -- Davis 5, Johson 2, Hendershot 21, Getrost 3, Nielson 17, Cormick 9, Canady 11, Vondrak 2. SANTA FE (66) -- O. Silva 4, Bellah 2, DeVilla 2, J. Silva 11, Jones 5, R. Ruiz 28, Nunez 2, Fuentes 12. Royal 15 16 22 17--70 Santa Fe 8 19 13 26--66 3-Point goals -- Royal 7 (Getrost 1, Nielson 4, Canady 2). Santa Fe 7 (J. Silva 1, Jones 1, Ruiz 5). Fouled out -- O. Silva. Rebounds -- Royal (Hendershot 8). Assists -- Royal (Cormick 4). Total fouls -- Royal 8, Santa Fe 21. Team record -- Royal 5-6.

Littlerock 69, Morningside 59--Ronald Hughes scored a game-high 28 points and Thaddeus Robinson added 20 points for the Lobos (7-5) in the consolation-game victory. Hughes and Robinson combined for 19 points in the second quarter, when Littlerock outscored Morningside of Inglewood 26-12 to lead by 15 at halftime. The Lobos play Glendale next. 

Glendale 70, LACES 37--Riley Van Patten had 16 points for Glendale (5-7).

 


Hollywood HS Sheik Classic
Pool Play  

Beverly Hills 52, Foshay 36 --Max Shapiro scored 11 of his 14 points in the first half to lead the Beverly Hills (6-4). Isaac Aftalion also had 14 points for the Normans.

King Drew 43, Hawthorne 27--Marvin Mills scored 16 points for King Drew.

Verbum Dei 55, L.A. Jordan 37--Richard Cheney scored 19 points for Verbum Dei.

San Fernando 69, Hollywood 66--Luis Valle scored 20 points for San Fernando. Dominique Willis had 21 points for Hollywood (4-8).


Joshua Springs Tournament
First Round

Joshua Springs 106, Baker Valley 25--The Lightning improved to 7-2 on the season as Andre Conner scored a game-high 31 points.David Griffith and Nathan Rynning each added 19 in the victory. Chris Jackson chipped in 10 points.

Ambassador Christian 63, Calvary Christian 41-- The Dawgs received balanced scoring throughout the lineup and rolled to a first-round victory at the Joshua Springs Christmas Tournament. Melvin Hardy, Brandon Giden, Michael Esquivel and Johnny Orozco each scored 12 points and Jose Guzman had 10 points for Ambassador Christian (5-3). The Dawgs outscored Calvary Christian 20-7 in the first quarter, thanks to their full-court press. Giden had 13 rebounds and Esquivel added 11. Guzman chipped in with eight assists and five steals.Fontana Ambassador Christian used a man-to-man, full-court press to jump to a 20-7 first-quarter lead, then cruised to a first-round victory over Vista Calvary Christian at the Joshua Springs Christmas Tournament. Jose Guzman had five of his eight steals in the first half, and Johnny Orozco scored all 12 of his  points in the first half. Brandon Biden finished with 12 points and 13 rebounds for Ambassador Christian.Calvary Christian -- Savicki 1, Henschel 4, Mares 3, J. Lopez 8, D. Lopez 10, Reilly 8, Captain 7. Ambassador Christian (5-3) -- Garcia 4, Hardy 12, Guzman 10, Giden 12, Gilmore 1, Esquivel 12, Orozco 12. Halftime score -- Ambassador 36-18. Three-point goals -- Mares, D. Lopez 2, Guzman, Giden. Total fouls -- Calvary Christian 11, Ambassador Christian 18.  Fouled out -- none.


Katella Tournament
Pool Play

Servite 71, Norco 54--Chris Kanne scored 17 points, Rob Gunderson added 13 and Lionel Killins finished with 10 for Servite (6-8). Tolani Ogunyoku scored 14 points for Norco (7-6).

Narbonne 96, Savanna 63 --Reggie Simms scored 23 points and Amir Fisher added 20 for the Gauchos (6-5).

Buena Park 75, Bolsa Grande 53

Katella 56, Sultana 49


La Quinta "Gamer Invitational" Tournament
Second Round

Lincoln Academy (San Diego) 73, Merrill West 47--Scott Brown and Sean DeGruy scored nine points each for the Wolf Pack (9-4) in a losing cause at the Gamer Invitational Challenge. West plays Ponderosa next. West (9-4) -- Brent Brooks 4, Wendell Brown 8, Cameron Green 3, Scott Brown 9, Clint Dinsmore 2, Obinna Duru 5, Josh Peelman 2, Sean DeGruy 9, Tyler Ramon 5, Totals 15 16-29 47 Lincoln -- Dominic McGuire 22, Charles Jones 4, Levert Smith 9, Shaun Davis 8, Jamal Hardy 6, Daryl Payne 5, Derrell Derrion 5, Donald DeShotels 8, Corey Jones 6, Totals 29 11-16 73 West 13 6 10 18 -- 47 Lincoln 13 15 17 28 -- 73 3-pointers -- West 1 (Green), Lincoln 4 (Smith 2, Hardy, Payne)

Ponderosa 63, Mira Costa 50

Torrance 79, La Quinta 52-- Despite 7 3-pointers from Paul St. Angelo the Blackhawks dropped to 3-11 on the season. St. Angelo finished with 25 points in the La  Quinta Gamer Invitational.

Monte Vista 70, El Toro 44

Mira Costa 65, Merrill West 37--A 25-4 first-half run helped Mira Costa (5-4) roll in the first round. Rocky Ciasulli had 14 points and 10 rebounds, and Daniel Williams had 14 points and eight rebounds.


La Salle-Temple City Tournament
Quarterfinals

St. Monica 57, La Salle 50--Anthony Napolitano scored 19 points for La Salle (8-5).

La Canada 68, Alhambra 58--Mark Moore scored 19 points and had 11 rebounds, and teammate Billy Hofman scored 15 points and added 11 assists for the Spartans (9-3) in the La Salle tournament victory. La Canada defeated Alhambra, 68-58, but it wasn't that close.  The Spartans played to nearly perfect execution and dominated the Moors for most of the game.  The first three quarters belonged to La Canada. The Spartans had a double-digit lead after four minutes, made six 3-pointers in the first half and led by as many 36 points in the third quarter.  But unfortunately for La Canada (9-3) three periods of solid play wasn't enough to allow the Spartans to relax. Alhambra (6-7) trailed by 31 after three quarters at 64-33. But with La Canada's starters on the bench, the Moors started playing with reckless abandon and Alhambra's leading scorer Erich Chung, who had been quiet all game, buried three 3-pointers in the final quarter. Kevin Ly had two breakaway lay-ups after midcourt steals. Michael Winn hit two consecutive 3-pointers. And Rudy De La Fuente's jumper with 2:40 left in the game capped off a 28-4 run to get Alhambra within 10. La Canada's Mark Moore controlled the boards and established some solid inside play. The senior forward pulling down 12 rebounds and scored a game-high 19 points.La Canada point guard Billy Hofman picked up a double-double with 15 points and 11 assists. Chung led Alhambra with 17 points. Winn scored 11, including nine in the second half.

Temple City 75, St. Bernard 59 --Greg Johnson scored 21 points for Temple City (8-3). Bruce Bevans scored 23 points for St. Bernard (6-9).  The victory advanced Temple City to the semifinal game against Rio Hondo League rival La Canada.  The Rams' (9-2) Creighton Chow opened the game with a   3-pointer and the team never really slowed down from there. All-league guards Kevin Sweeney and Desmond Reed had their typical strong shooting nights but it was sophomore Greg Johnston who helped break the game  wide open in the first half with four 3-pointers during Temple City's eight- minute, 30-7 run. Johnston finished with a team-high 21 points, including a five 3-pointers. St. Bernard held a distinct size advantage but Temple City out-rebounded the Vikings and denied any significant post attack. The Vikings (6-9) opened the second half with a strong full-court press and scored seven unanswered points to cut Temple City's 21-point halftime lead to 14. But Sweeney squelched any comeback attempts by scoring 10 of the Rams' next 15 points to extend the lead all the way back to 22 points before the end of the third quarter. Sweeney scored 20 and Reed added 16, plus nine rebounds and five steals. St. Bernard's Bruce Bevans led all scorers with 23 points. Chris Ceballos added 10 points, including three 3-pointers.

Franklin 67, Gabrieleno 48

Consolation

Montebello 62, Rosamond 47

Sherman Oaks Notre Dame 58, Cerritos Valley Christian 57

Whittier 72, Maranantha 53--Mike Hernandez led all scorers with 27 points as Whittier High School's boys basketball team defeated Maranatha, 72-53, in a second-round consolation bracket game of the La Salle/Temple City Tournament on Thursday. Michael Bailey and Mike Hernandez each had 10 points in the victory. The Cardinals' defense was the story of the game as it held the Minutemen to 26 first-half points. Whittier improved its record to 10-3 and will play L.A. Marshall nextg.

Marshall 44, Cathedral 33

 


La Verne Lutheran Tournanment
Pool Play

Upland Christian 65, First Lutheran 36-In the opener, Upland Christian's Jake Garcia scored 25 points, but the sophomore broke his wrist in the second quarter of the second game. To that point, he had scored six points.

L.A. Lutheran 70, Upland Christian 50-- The Eagles managed a split but suffered a key loss on the first day of pool play at the La Verne Lutheran Tournament. Nick Roberds had 12 points and 10 points in the two games for Upland Christian (8-3).


Las Vegas Prep Classic
First Round

Crossroads 81, Chapparal 42

Second Round-Quarterfinals

AB Miller 100, Oakland Castlemont 97 (2 OT)-- After Victor Mitchell sent the game into double overtime with a three-pointer at the buzzer, Greg Pruitt's free throw with seven seconds remaining in the second overtime led Miller (13-1). Jacob Ramirez led all scorers with 30 points, Mitchell had 28 and Jeremiah Ward finished with 13.

Riverside King 59, Green Valley (Las Vegas) 45-- Marvin Lea scored 20 points for King (10-2).

Crossroads 58, Morengo 50

Peninsula 56, Woodbridge 48--Kevin Gardner led Peninsula (8-2) to a second-half comeback with 23 points and 12 rebounds. Kent Krekorian added eight points and eight assists for Peninsula.

Woodbridge 60, Tuscon Morana 57

Riverside Arlington 75, Lynwood 66, 4OT

Temecula Valley 88, Valley (Las Vegas) 80-- At the Las Vegas tournament, the Golden Bears handed Valley its first loss of the season in an up-tempo game. Junior guard Brandon Menancio led Temecula (8-5) with 18 points. Ross Green had a well-rounded effort in the win against Valley (8-1), scoring 12 points, handing out nine assists, grabbing eight rebounds and coming up with seven steals. Temecula opened the tournament with a 57-46 loss to Cheyenne, Wyo.


LA Baptist Tournament
First round

Fillmore 80, Grace Brethren 44--Fillmore (8-3) -- At L. A. Baptist, Fillmore jumped out to a 28-9 first quarter lead as all five starters scored in double figures. Armando Ferrer scored 16 points and pulled down seven rebounds. Jordon Arroyo scored 15 points, going 3 for 3 from the 3-point line. Buddy Edwards scored 12 points, Chad Forte scored 10 and Cortlin Handley added 11. Fillmore (80) -- Ferrer 16, Arroyo 15, Edwards 12, Fore 10, Handley 11, Bennett 4, DeLaPiedra 9, Avila 3. Grace Brethren (44) -- Marme 13, Durso 13, Beaty 10, Mattieu 6, Foy 2. Fillmore 28 19 13 20--80 Grace Brethren 9 16 9 10--44 3-Point goals -- Fillmore 8-16 (Arroyo 3, Edwards 1, ). Fouled out -- None. Rebounds -- Fillmore 22 (Ferrer 7). Assists -- Fillmore 14 (Fore 7).

St. Bonaventure 90, Paraclete 70--St. Bonaventure (7-3): Point guard Clay Hertel scored 21 points and handed out five assists for St. Bonaventure (7-3), which plays Fillmore tonight a 7:30 in the second round of the pool-play tournament that concludes Saturday. Whitney Lewis scored 21 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Scott Cummings added 11 points for St. Bonaventure, which outscored Paraclete 54-45 in the second half. ST. Bonaventure (90) -- Hertel 21, Bullock 7, Barnard 7, Ariza 2, Dolinar 3, Cummings 11, Miller 6, Ragen 4, Lewis 21, Spangler 1, Fisher 1, Cottens 6. Paraclete (70) -- Taylor 8,Jackson 11, Vargas 2, Lowry 2, Catan 15, Gill 25, Marquez 10, Hiley 6, Pepo 1. St. Bonaventure 15 21 24 30--90 Paraclete 12 13 16 29--70 Rebounds -- St. Bonaventure 37 (Lewis 8). Assists -- St. Bonaventure (Hertel 5). Team record -- St. Bonaventure 7-3.


Marin Catholic Tournanment
Second Round


Mission Bay (San Diego) "Surf & Slam" Holiday Classic

Slam Division

Seattle-University Prep 54, Arvin (Bakersfield) 52--Seattle-University Prep School opened an 11-point halftime lead and held on to beat the Bears in the Surf and Slam Holiday Classic at Mission Bay High School. Jaime Esparza and Albert Rivas scored 16 points apiece to lead the Bears. Rivas had nine rebounds, and George Flores had 11 points for the Bears (2-9), who were 20-of-59 from the field.Univ. City 15 17 12 29 -- 73 Lake Wash. 23 22 7 20 -- 70 University City (6-6) -- R. Fowler 10, Frazier 9, Wright 3, Pitcher 36, Burke 1, Chambers 4, Mangiapane 10. Lake Washington -- Ferguson 2, Reggans 16, Cheatle 12, Washington 3, Haskins 26, Holzkatcht 10, Cole 1, Porteiva 6.

Lick Wilmerding 62, Montesano 48--Montesano 6 9 14 19 -- 48 Lick-Wilmerding 14 12 15 21 -- 62 Montesano -- Sholes 1, Smith 1, A.Espedal 16, Schlott 17, Espedal 2, Walker 3, D.Schlott 5, Voelkel 2, Prince 1. Lick-Wilmerding -- Leonard 1, McCormick 10, Gant 11, Blair 10, Brown 8, Artiga-Purcell 2, Zier 10, Grinberg 10. Three-point goals -- Schlott 3, A.Espedal 2.

Mission Bay 57, Overlake 33--Mission Bay 4 14 23 16 -- 57 Overlake 8 6 11 8 -- 33 Mission Bay -- Ayers 3, Childs 8, Estes 8, Horn 9, Houston 11, Neal 10, Zufall 8. Overlake -- Mason 16, Chappell 2, Williams 2, Jones 5, Smith 8.


Modesto Christian Holiday Classic
Pool Play --Second Round

Modesto Christian 77, Kennedy (Sacramento) 58--As far as wins go, it wasn't the prettiest for the Modesto Christian High boys basketball team. But it still advanced the Crusaders to the gold bracket of the Modesto Holiday Hoops Classic.The Crusaders outscored Kennedy of Sacramento 25-10 in the fourth quarter -- including a 13-0 run to end the game -- to earn a 77-58 victory. Modesto Christian will play Edison of Fresno tonight at 8 at Cal State Stanislaus in a gold bracket quarterfinal. The Cougars couldn't hang with the Crusaders' three scorers: David Paris, James Noel and Bobby Cole II. Noel had 26 points and Paris had 22, nearly all of those points coming from the inside, and Cole had 16 points and nine assists en route to earning player of the game honors. Cole also took the burden of bringing up the ball against Kennedy's full-court pressure, and for most of the game he was successful. After taking a 40-31 lead into the locker room at halftime, Kennedy owned the third quarter. Terrell Lomack hit two 3-pointers and Anthony Brown also scored six points to lead the Cougars. The two teams went back and forth for the first half, although Kennedy didn't have an answer for Paris. He scored 16 points and grabbed seven rebounds. He also handed out three assists. When Liam Hughes, the Crusaders' 7-foot-2 center, came into the game, the Cougars almost immediately challenged him. In particular, Brown, a 6-foot-8 junior, kept trying to post-up Hughes. Even though Brown had nine points in the first half, Hughes won as many battles as he lost, blocking four shots and altering countless others.Kennedy - Kyle Kelly 15, Jordan Scott 2, Anthony Brown 20, Terrell Lomack 13, Javaine Harris 8. Totals 22 7-11 58. MC - Miles Scott 2, Brian Donham 9, James Noel 26, Bobby Cole II 16, David Paris 22, Liam Hughes 2. Totals 28 16-24 77. Kennedy 24 7 17 10 - 58 MC 18 22 10 25 - 77 3-Pointers - Kennedy 4 (Kelly 2, Lomack 2), Modesto Christian 3 (Donham 2, Cole). Fouls - Kennedy 20, Modesto Christian 16.

Oakland Tech 77, Sylmar 74--Leon Powe was pleased with his 19-point performance in Oakland Tech's first-round win over East Union in the Modesto Holiday Hoops Classic on Wednesday.  Powe, listed as one of the top junior prospects in the nation by nearly every college sports publication, scored 32 points and grabbed 15 rebounds before fouling out in the Bulldogs' second-round 77-74 win over Sylmar of Los Angeles at Cal State Stanislaus Thursday.  Even in the final seven seconds, when Bulldogs forward Kenneth Smith scored on a putback to give Oakland Tech what appeared to be an insurmountable four-point lead, he was given a technical foul for screaming after the shot. Sylmar made one of two free-throws, but its 3-pointer at the buzzer rimmed away. Both teams advanced to the gold bracket.

Compton Centennial 71, Laguna Creek 42-- Darius Sanders, a 6-foot-6 senior forward, had 19 points and grabbed 16 rebounds as the Apaches routed the Cardinals in a matchup between two teams that won their first games. Centennial, of Compton, advanced to the gold bracket. Johnny Sotelho, a 6-foot-6 center, led Laguna Creek with 17 points. Sanders was complemented by Saul Lankster (16 points) and Sterling Byrd (14 points). Lankster, another 6-6 forward, closed the game with two resounding dunks.

Bishop Montgomery 60, East Union 53--Despite 13 points from Stephen Barrera and 11 from Davis Shaw, the Lancers fell to 0-2 in the tournament with the loss to the Knights. Brandon Peace led Bishop Montgomery (7-3), the two-time defending state Division III champion, with 22 points. Barrera, a 6-3 junior, made three 3-pointers to give him nine for the tournament. Teammates Brandon McFarland and Larry Ota each had eight for the Lancers, and Armando Mendoza added seven.East Union - Armando Mendoza 7, John Prado 2, David Shaw 11, Brandon McFarland 8, Michael Nunnally 4, Larry Ota 8, Stephen Barrera 13. Totals 15 17-27 53. Bishop Montgomery - Brandon Williams 2, Marquis Washington 5, Brandon Peace 22, Nate Clark 2, Bryson Scott 2, Tramel Dodd 2, Frederick Washington 11, Gavin Lee 12. Totals 22 15-18 60. EU 10 18 13 12 - 53 BM 19 12 19 10 -  60 3-Pointers - East Union 4 (Barrera 3, Shaw), Bishop Montgomery 3 (Peace 2, F. Washington). Fouls - East Union 16, Bishop Montgomery 17. Fouled Out - Ota (EU).

Santa Cruz 54, Sierra (Manteca) 45--Santa Cruz got 11 points from Indiana-bound Josh Rhodes in the win between the previously 0-1 teams.

Taft (LA City) 58, Bret Hart 47--Mustafa Asghari scored 19 points for Taft (7-3).

Sacramento Kennedy 80, Canyon (Anaheim) 62


Montgomery HS (San Diego) Holiday Invitational

Hilltop 92, Midway Baptist 20--Midway 10 7 5 7 -- 29 Hilltop 25 24 26 17 -- 92 Midway Baptist -- Medina 16, Duart 3, Warner 3, Turner 4, Oates 2, Neff 1. Hilltop -- Jackson 19, Wessel 10, Garcia 14, Baca 4, Olvera 4, Harms 17, Partida 6, Haynie 8, Harrington 8, Sotoa 2.

Grossmont 59, Southwest El Centro 39--Grossmont 11 20 12 16 -- 59 SW El Centro 8 7 12 12 -- 39 Grossmont (5-8) -- Brands 6, Sanders 16, Vickers 18, Hernandez 6, Gerber 4, Parsons 4, McDonald 2, Ayub 3. Southwest El Centro -- LaBoy 11, Sarbia 2, Lara 8, Martinez 6, Hoyt 6, Gonzalez 6.

West Hills 57, Hoover 54--West Hills 17 11 11 18 -- 57 Hoover 10 21 12 11 -- 54 West Hills -- Zizzo 24, Henriksen 15, Sutton 2, Gilson 4, Hill 1, Hamann 7, Miller 2, Soto 2. Hoover -- May 6, Fuller 11, Ford 12, White 11, Almonor 8, Dooley 2, Abbi 4.

Montgomery 57, Brawley 45--Brawley 10 14 8 13 -- 45 Montgomery 10 17 14 16 -- 57 Brawley--Corral 7, Rivera 16, Melendez 5, Fernwndez 2, Woo 2, Lofton 8. Montgomery--Mehammed 12, Whaley 5, Lonzon 10, R. Wofford 7, Pizarro 12, L. Woffard 5, Rodriguez 6.


 

Mt. Carmel HS San Diego Holiday Hoops Classic
Second Round

Mission Viejo 64, Merced 52--Mark Uyeno led the Bears (6-8) with 16 points at the Mt. Carmel Holiday  Hoops Classic. Merced plays against the the loser of the Mt. Carmel v Sonora (La Habra) game. Mission Viejo -- Brandon Ralph 2, Lance Ortiz 4, Travis Niesen 27, Jake Collins 9, Eric Engstrom 6, Kevin Stacey 11, Jed Collins 5. Totals: 26 6-17 64. Merced (6-8) -- Brandon Jarrett 8, Mark Uyeno 16, Nathan Wandick 6, Josh Moldenhauer 10, Chris Farmer 12. Totals: 22 4-5 52. Mission Viejo 17 13 16 18 -- 64 Merced 14 12 14 12 -- 52 3-pointers -- Mission Viejo 6 (Jake Collins 3, Stacey 3), Merced 4 (Uyeno 2, Moldenhauer 2). Total fouls -- Mission Viejo 9, Merced 18. Fouled out -- Wandick.

El Dorado 65, Poway 51--David Patten had 34 points, nine rebounds, six blocks, three assists and two steals for El Dorado (11-1), which erased a seven-point first-quarter deficit. Alan Wiggins, who averages 25 points per game for Poway (9-3) managed only eight points.Injuries and illnesses left Poway with only seven healthy players, but the Titans certainly weren't overmatched by El Dorado in the quarterfinal round. El Dorado rallied late in the third quarter and never was seriously challenged in the fourth as the Golden Hawks dispatched Poway 65-51.  Junior forward Brandon Stock scored 19 points, while teammate R.J. Hall added 12. But the Titans (7-6) could do little to stop El Dorado's 6-8 center David Patten, who scored a game-high 34 points. The Titans trailed 39-37 midway through the third quarter, but El Dorado (11-1) concluded the quarter with a 10-3 run. El Dorado 12 22 15 16 -- 65 Poway 19 10 11 11 -- 51 El Dorado -- Burnett 5, Miller 8, Price 6, Patten 34, Cook 6, Bond 3, Gartner 3. Poway -- Heer 6, Hall 12, Wiggins 8, Jergensen 6, Stock 19.  Total fouls ---- El Dorado 17. Poway 14. Fouled out ---- Gartner (ED), Hall (P). Technicals ---- none. 3-point goals ---- Miller (ED) 1, Burnett (ED) 1, Price (ED) 1, Bond (ED) 1, Hall (P) 2. Records: El Dorado 11-1. Poway 7-6.

Cerritos 76, Castle Park 61--Cerritos 11 23 21 21 -- 76 Castle Park 17 10 11 23 -- 61 Cerritos (6-6) -- Hong 13, Convento 12, Kamiyama 2, Gharari 5, Sohn 16, Whiten 13, Brown 4, Juwono 9. Castle Park (1-8) -- Harvey 10, Dowell 17, Bratford 18, Ransom 5, Armstrong 5.

Kearny 65, Bakersfield Centennial 36--Kearny 16 23 11 15 -- 65 Centennial 3 11 6 16 -- 36 Kearny (8-5) -- Hancock 11, Whitfield 2, Ali 2, Tucker 3, Garrett 9, Speed 4, Ware 9, Rivera 4, Vasquez 9, Johnson 12. Centennial (3-10) -- Rhoades 6, Vance 2, Smith 2, Standiford 7, Unfried 2, Pain 5, Allen 4, Hansen 6, Smart 2.

Oceanside 68, Rancho Buena Vista 50--Oceanside 12 17 22 17 -- 68 RBV (6-7) -- Cross 10, Castaneda 3, V.Molina 5, Johnson 4, O'Neil 2, O.Molina 4, Esquibel 4, Davis 1, Lawrence 14, Omoaku 1. Oceanside (6-6) -- Harris 11, Rollins 22, Wilson 8, Bruce 10, Kennedy 3, Ta 1, Byrd 11. Total fouls --- Rancho Buena Vista 18, Oceanside 17. Fouled out ---- none. Technical fouls ---- none. 3-point goals --- V.Molina (RBV) 1. Rollins (O) 2.  Records: Rancho Buena Vista 6-7. Oceanside 6-6.

Monte Vista 70, El Capitan 68--El Capitan 12 15 15 26 --  68 Monte Vista 11 19 25 15 -- 70 El Capitan -- Grant 21, Mena 4, Fisher 6, Relph 17, Stephens 4, Boswell 16. Monte Vista (4-8) -- Wells 21, Yossif 6, Whyte 7, Simpson 23, Snyder 5, Ramer 2, Childs 6.

Rocklin 65, Vista 53--Throughout the season's first month, the Panthers have made mistakes similar to the ones that sent them to a 65-53 loss to Rocklin in Thursday's quarterfinal round of the Mt. Carmel Holiday Hoops Classic.   That doesn't mean there's no hope for the Panthers (5-7), who struggled to match the trapping, up-tempo style of Rocklin (9-4), the defending tournament and Sac-Joaquin Section champion. An ankle injury to forward Justin Waassanaar will sideline one of the Panthers' most reliable players for six to eight weeks. And starting point guard Ben Kelly (eight points) joined the team late after helping the school's football team to the CIF Division I title. Kelly committed four fouls in the first half Thursday, but he rarely left the court. That's partially because the Panthers don't have many ballhandlers capable of handling Rocklin's pressure.  Even 6-foot-7 center Chris Nickolei, who scored a game-high 25 points, needs work. The team's leading scorer, Nickolei also blocked five shots Thursday, but he's not yet the rebounding force the Panthers need him to be. Teammate Marcus Romero (four points) is the Panthers' best rebounder. He stands 6-foot-1. Vista trailed by 18 points on two occasions in the second half against Rocklin. The Panthers ended the third quarter on an 11-4 run to close their deficit to 49-38, but Rocklin started the fourth quarter with a 10-2 run to clinch the game. Adam Snyder, last year's tournament MVP, scored 23 points for Rocklin. Rocklin 14 19 16 16 -- 65 Vista 11 12 15 15 -- 53 Rocklin -- Baker 2, Waklich 5, Swartz 2, Angel 4, Worth 3, Harris 15, Crittendon 2, A.Snyder 25, Alexander 7, Schmidt 2. Vista (5-7) -- Nickolei 25, Williams 6, Feliciano 2, B.Snyder 3, Lay 3, Romero 4, Simmon 2, Kelley 8.

Sonora 45, Mt. Carmel 35--Sonora 14 12 9 10 -- 45 Mt. Carmel 8 7 7 13 -- 35 Sonora -- Knight 5, Leao 4, Rodgers 4, T.Rodgers 12, Tresdo 4, Johnston 2, Rush 4, Arnold 2, Salinas 8. Mt. Carmel -- Mahoney 11, Magahis 3, Robles 7, Clark 6, Knights 4, Valencia 2, Hartegan 2.


Nogales Tournament
Quarterfinals

Paramount 69, Nogales 64--Chris Campbell scored 25 points for Paramount (12-3). Quentin Rogers scored 25 points for Nogales.

Rowland 74, Diamond Ranch 70 (3 OT)--Junior guard Cameron Tucker dribbled the length of the court before dropping in a buzzer-beating layup to lift Rowland High's boys basketball team to a 74-70 victory over Diamond Ranch in a triple-overtime thriller in the championship quarterfinals of the Nogales Tournament on Thursday night. The Raiders forced overtime when Adam Wong connected on a 3-pointer with five seconds remaining in regulation, then created the need for a third overtime when senior Marques Smith buried a pair of free throws with two seconds left in the second extra session. Delano Gray's 3-pointer for Diamond Ranch (9-3) at the end of the first overtime also played a role in the marathon contest.Wong finished with a career-best 10 assists for Rowland (10-3), which chipped away at a seven-point deficit it faced starting the fourth quarter. Sophomore Larry Tieu scored all of his points from the free-throw line, converting on 13 of his 16 chances. VaShon Pruitt poured in 18 points to pace the Raiders offensively. Rich Coombs scored 22 points to lead the Panthers. Marques Smith hit two free throws with two seconds to play in the second overtime to extend the game and Cameron Tucker scored five of his eight points in the third overtime for Rowland (10-3). Vashon Pruitt led the Raiders with 18 points and 10 rebounds and Adam Wong added 14 points and 10 assists for the Raiders. Rich Coombs scored 22 points to lead Diamond Ranch (9-3.) Four players fouled out for the Panthers as they lost a heartbreaker in the quarterfinals of the Nogales Tournament. Rowland sent the game into overtime on Adam Wong's three-pointer with four seconds left in regulation. Diamond Ranch's Delano Gray answered with a three-pointer with three seconds remaining in the first overtime. The Panthers (7-3) nearly won it in the second extra period, but the Raiders converted two free throws to send the game into the third overtime. Richard Coombs led Diamond Ranch with 22 points and 11 rebounds and Gray had 14 points. Mike Criscione had seven assists and five steals to go with Evan Flagg's six assists. All four fouled out.

San Dimas 68, Ontario 64--Led by Curtis Small's game-high 25 points and Ryan Gunderson's 21, the Saints survived a tight game with the Jaguars to advance into the third round of the Nogales Tournament.  With the game tied 56-56 and little more than two minutes remaining, Small hit a three-pointer. San Dimas (9-3) sealed the game by converting 11 of 16 free-throw attempts in the final period. Ontario was led by Marcel Mack and David Dunn, each of whom scored 19 points. San Dimas (9-3) also received 21 points from guard Ryan Gunderson and 16 from senior center Antouan Mesropian. San Dimas, which shot 50 percent, forged ahead, 51-48, following two free throws each from Small and Gunderson to begin the fourth quarter. Ontario countered and took a 54-51 lead with 4:54 left following a five-foot turnaround by Dunn and back-to-back layups by Mack. San Dimas' Schuyler Amirshahi then drained a 3-pointer to tie the score before Mesropian tipped in a rebound with 3:01 left for a 56-54 lead. Small followed with a three-point play for a five-point lead, but Ontario was able to cut it to 60-58 following a 16-footer by Chris Taylor with 1:10 remaining. Small then drained a 3-pointer to give the Saints a 63-58 lead with 42 seconds left before San Dimas sank five of six free throws down the stretch to secure the victory.

Consolation

La Puente 85, Baldwin Park 82 (OT)--Conrad Olvera and Ismail Rodriguez combined for nine points in an 11-8 overtime period to lead La Puente (6-5). Olvera finished with 31 points and Rodriguez added 24. Baldwin Park was led by Geary Thompson with 27 and Kris Lewis with 24. 

Alta Loma 76, Azusa 32-- The Braves bounced back from a loss to Paramount the previous day to whip the Aztecs, thanks to a 33-0 first quarter in the consolation quarterfinals of the Nogales Tournament. Alta Loma (9-4) was led by Terrence Hundley with 16 points. Chris Campbell scored 13 and Adrian Warren and Marcus Carter each had 10.


Ontario Christian Tournament
Pool Play

Arrowhead Christian 44, Coachella Valley 41--Josh Cloud scored 12 points for Arrowhead Christian (7-0). Cloud hit back-to-back three-pointers to close a onetime 24-18 deficit to a tie score. The Eagles' point guard hit another one to close out the third quarter, leaving ACA with a lead it never gave up. But it took a strong defensive play by Mark Johnson, who blocked a breakaway layup attempt to save a one-point lead. And when Will Britt hit the game-clinching layup, ACA's record improved to 7-0.  Cloud wound up as the game's top scorer, hitting 11 of his 12 points in the second half. The Eagles trailed 22-14 at halftime, scoring just five points in the opening quarter. A key play might have been Ryan Benson's missed free throw. After hitting the first, Benson rebounded his own miss, scored and cut a 20-8 lead to 20-11.   It turned out to be Benson's only points of the game. Alan Lewis buried a three-pointer at the end of the half. It was a new-look Eagles team in the second half, blitzing the Arabs with a 17-6 run.  Johnson, a 5-11 guard, blocked Nate Ramos' breakaway layup attempt in the final minute - saving a 42-41 lead. When Britt scored at the other end, the Eagles led by three. The Arabs called timeout with 2 1/2 seconds left. ACA's defense was spread out around the three-point line. 

Pasadena Poly 43, Silver Valley 41--Matt Robbins scored 14 points and Kevin Kawachi added 11 points for Pasadena Poly (4-7).

Calvin Christian (San Diego) 69, Bloomington Christian 46--James Baker scored 17 and led four other starters in double figures as the Calvin Christian High boys basketball team cruised to a 69-46 victory Thursday over Bloomington Christian in the Knight Time Classic at Ontario Christian High. Thomas Donovan (13 points), Kevin Prins (12), Tom Roberts (11), Justin Tam (10), all paced the Crusaders. Calvin Christian (4-6) jumped out to a 17-4 lead after one quarter, but Bloomington Christian cut the deficit to nine at the half. After the break, the Crusaders proceeded to shoot 17-of-26 from the field and outscore their opponent 43-24. Baker scored 12 of his points in the second half on 6-of-6 shooting. CALVIN CHRISTIAN (69) ---- Prins 12, Roberts 11, Tam 10, Donovan 13, J. Baker 17, Sluyter 5, Petty 1. FG 28. FT 10-14. BLOOMINGTON CHRISTIAN (46) ---- Jones 2, Hawkins 4, Ellington 4, Brown 2, Mendoza 2, Jordan 11, Ziegler 21. FG 17. FT 12-22. Calvin Christian 17 9 24 19 ---- 69   Bloomington Christian 4 18 13 11 ---- 46  Total fouls ---- Calvin Christian 15, Bloomington Christian 10. Fouled out ---- none. Technicals ---- none. 3-point goals ---- Prins (CC) 2, Sluyter (CC) 1. Records: Calvin Christian 4-6.

Kilpatrick 64, Francis Parker (San Diego) 53

Tri-City Christian (San Diego) 65, Silver Valley 32-- Tri-City Chr. 23 12 16 17 -- 68 Silver Val. 3 14 11 4 -- 32 Tri-City Christian (11-1) -- Weiss 8, M.Harkness 2, Boerneke 3, Santrick 11, Kraatz 12, DeVries 2, McKinley 15, Duran 13, D.Marinello 2. Silver Valley (3-6) -- Johnson 1, Thomas 6, Anderson 12, Blankenship 13. Total fouls ---- Tri-City Christian 5, Silver Valley 5. Fouled out ---- none. Technicals ---- none. 3-point goals ---- Boerneke (TCC) 1, Duran 1 (TCC) Blankenship (SV) 3.  Records: Tri-City Christian 11-1. Silver Valley 3-6.

Ontario Christian 60, Calvin Christian (San Diego) 55--A strong third quarter led to the Knights' victory in their Knighttime Classic. Greg Talen scored 20 points and Danny Belko and Travis Hoekstra had nine apiece. Ontario Christian (9-1) faces Arrowhead Christian, the only team to beat the Knights this season next. CALVIN CHRISTIAN (55) ---- Prins 21, Roberts 8, Tam 9, Donovan 1, J. Baker 16. FG 20. FT 11-17. ONTARIO CHRISTIAN (60) ---- Belko 9, Talen 20, Hoekstra 9, Fitzhugh 5, Gabrielse 5, Vanden Berg 8, Velasco 4. FG 23. FT 11-22.  Calvin Christian 17 7 6 25 ---- 55  Ontario Christian 8 16 16 20 ---- 60  Total fouls ---- Calvin Christian 18, Ontario Christian 15. Fouled out ---- J. Baker (CC). Technical fouls ---- none. 3-point goals ---- Prins (CC) 3, Roberts (CC) 1, Belko (OC) 2, Fitzhugh (OC) 1.  Record: Calvin Christian 4-7. Ontario Christian 9-1.


Orange Holiday Classic Tournament (@ Chapman University)
Second Round

Quarterfinals

Cabrillo (Long Beach) 77, Costa Mesa 69 (OT) --

Costa Mesa senior guard Chad Vakili drained six of his seven three-pointers in the second half to rally the Mustangs (8-5) from an 18-point deficit, but just fell short as the Jaguars won the quarterfinal game Thursday night.   Cabrillo, a 7-year-old school which has never played in the CIF Southern Section playoffs in any sport but feels it has a chance this season to crack the barrier, outscored Mesa in the extra period, 13-5, to advance to the semifinals against Corona Centennial. Costa Mesa, which made only 3 of 15 three-pointers in the first half, stormed back from a 47-29 deficit early in the third quarter to take the lead in the fourth. Although Cal State LA-bound senior guard David Conte (22 points) fouled out for Costa Mesa in regulation, the Mustangs claimed three leads in the waning moments, the last at 64-62 with 0:53 to play on Conte's short jumper. Jushay Rockett, a 6-foot-4 senior who scored a team-high 16 points with 13 rebounds and two blocks, tipped in a missed three-point shot to tie the game, 64-64, with 0:40 left. Both teams had a chance to win it in regulation. Cabrillo handed Costa Mesa two points on a third-quarter technical foul, when Rockett was whistled for hanging on the rim after a thunderous dunk, in which he took off midway in the key. Cabrillo 14 29 15 8 13 - 77 Costa Mesa 11 16 16 21 5 - 69 Cabrillo - Carter 8, G. Brown 10, Friar 10, Nero 5, Rockett 16, H. Brown 9, McGoughly 12, Patterson 5, Silvie 2. 3-pt. goals - McGoughly 2, Patterson 1, Carter 1, Nero 1. Fouled out - none. Technicals - none. Costa Mesa - Conte 22, Krikorian 8, Vakili 23, Millward 4, Jaime 10, Clark 0, Stroman 2, Rodriguez 0, Ball 0. 3-pt. goals - Vakili 7, Conte 2, Krikorian 2. Fouled out - Conte. Technicals - none.

Corona Centennial 80, Kentridge (Wash.) 65--details not available.

Mater Dei 75, Foothill 29-- The Monarchs cruised to a 75-29 victory over Foothill on Thursday night in a championship bracket second-round game at the Orange Holiday Classic at Chapman University. Wednesday night, they took a 97-31 victory against Anaheim, and they just might be headed for a rematch against Centennial of Corona, which beat Mater Dei two weeks ago in the championship game of the Tournament of Champions at Ocean View. That loss, and especially the three in a row last week, have frustrated McKnight, but he knows why Mater Dei has struggled at times.  That, of course, is uncharacteristic of a team that wins a CIF-Southern Section championship just about every season. Mater Dei is starting a freshman, Mike Gerrity, at point guard, and there are underclassmen at other positions. The only senior who starts is Mike Strawberry. And one of Mater Dei's top returning players, 6-foot-9 junior forward Harrison Schaen, missed the Monarchs' first several games because of a foot fracture.  The Monarchs will play Orange, which is off to a 12-1 start, in one semifinal tonight at 8:30. Centennial of Corona plays Cabrillo of Long Beach in the other semifinal at 6:50.

Orange 66, Tustin 59--The Panthers rallied from an 11-point, second-quarter deficit to beat the Tillers in an intense, second-round championship bracket game. Orange's Markus Smith, battling a stomach ailment, scored 15 of his game-high 22 points in the fourth quarter.


San Gabriel Tournament
Pool Play 

Arcadia 82, Nikiski (Alaska) 74

San Gabriel 64, St. Francis 63 (OT)

Gladstone 34, El Monte 32

Duarte 48, South Pasadena 45


San Gorgonio-Pacific HS Tournament
Second Round 

@ San Bernardino Pacific HS

Cajon 81, Barstow 45-- Senior forward Donovan Morris scored 21 points in the first half to help San Bernardino Cajon dash off an 44-22 halftime lead over Barstow, en route to a second-round victory in the San Bernardino Kiwanis Tournament. Barstow (8-3) -- D.Robinson 16, M.Robinson 2, Buford 8, Baca 0, Craig 6, Kei.Morton 6, Kev.Morton 2, Lewis 2, Beezley 3. Cajon (9-3) -- Morris 28, Silvas 2, Danridge 17, Porter 6, Gasaway 6, Cooper 1, Cisneros 4, Lewis 10, Clark 7. Halftime score -- Cajon 44-22. Three-point goals -- Morris 3, D.Robinson 2, Buford 2, Beezley. Total fouls -- Barstow 15, Cajon 8. Fouled out -- Buford.

Consolation bracket

Fontana 101, Rim of the World 85-- Daryl Diggins scored 19 points to lead Fontana (3-8). Kurt Oliver scored 47 points, including seven of nine from three-point range Rim of the World(4-8).  Despite Scots junior guard Kurt Oliver's career-high 47 points, Fontana prevailed in a consolation bracket game at the San Bernardino Kiwanis Tournament. Oliver made 15 of 23 field goals, including 7 of 9 on three-pointers, and 10 of 12 on free throws to lead Lake Arrowhead Rim of the World. Trailing 32-25 with five minutes left in the first half, Fontana went on a 23-5 run and entered halftime with an 11-point lead. Fontana -- Horzen 6, Okolugbo 18, Ephraim 14, Stewart 3, Diggins 19, Hope 2, Casey 7, Palaki 8, Okeobor 5, McFall 1, Graham 18. Rim of the World (4-8) -- Bruton 4, Jurado 12, Rattet 11, Moody 4, Oliver 47, Eynon 3, Miller 4. Halftime score -- Fontana 48-37. Three-point goals -- Horzen, Graham, Okolugbo 2, Jurado, Rattet, Oliver 7. Total fouls -- Fontana 27, Rim of the World 27. Fouled out -- Okolugbo, Rattet, Eynon.

Pacific 75, Redlands East Valley 73

@ San Gorgonio HS

Rialto 65, Victor Valley 60

Etiwanda 65, San Gorgonio 57--Jacob Johnson had 17 points and 12 rebounds as the Eagles advanced in the San Bernardino Kiwanis Tournament Doug Shadwick added 15 points and D'Ornoir Flax had 13. Etiwanda will face Rialto in a semifinal game.

Consolation bracket

San Bernardino 92, Riverside Ramona 44

Redlands 68, Kaiser 67 (OT) -- Ryan Rogers' hit a three-pointer to tie the game late in regulation. Next, in overtime, Rogers delivered another key trey to tie it in overtime. The Terrier senior guard then hit two free throws with 12 seconds left to give Redlands the lead for good, 68-67. Keith Earl led the Terriers with 22 points and seven rebounds. Rogers had 21 points and eight rebounds. Senior David Paxman had a strong game, scoring 10 points and eight rebounds. The Terriers trailed all through the first half, trailing by a point at the end of the first two quarters, 30-29. The Terriers took their first lead to open the third quarter on a basket by Rogers. The Terriers built a seven point lead, 43-36, before baskets by the Cats' Eric Willhite and Danavan Hylton and a fast break by Francisco Acevedo cut that lead to 43-42 after three quarters. Kaiser took a six-point lead with under five minutes left (51-45). But Rogers hit an off-balance jumper, then a follow by Paxman and a pass from Rogers to a breaking Earl tied the game, 51-51. Redlands had a chance to win the game in the final 24 seconds. After a timeout, with the game tied Redlands took the ball out and Kaiser fouled the Terriers with three seconds left and miss by Paxman was followed by a missed putback from Earl.


Santa Barbara Tournament
Quarterfinals

Bakersfield East 51, Pasadena 50

Oxnard 77, Dos Pueblos 56--Henry Patterson and Kevin Thrower each scored 18 points for Oxnard (10-3). Ryan Glick scored 14 points for Dos Pueblos (9-3)

Santa Barbara 43, Santa Monica 33

Lincoln (Washington) 56, San Marcos 54

Consolation quarterfinals

Desert Mountain 52, West Torrance 39--Dewayne Hollyfield had 12 points and Brad Dolick added 11 points, including three 3-pointers in the loss for West (4-6). West plays Lompoc next.

Point Loma 65, Cabrillo 57

Fallbrook 59, Santa Ynez 37--Fallbrook 12 22 8 17 -- 59 Santa Ynez 9 10 12 6 -- 37 Fallbrook (9-4) --Legree 10, Jorde 10, Larson 5, Lipovac 4, Malloy 4, Vedenoff 10, Manning 12, Howe 4. Santa Ynez (7-6) -- R. Richman 3, McKinney 15, Lindberg 3, Urton 2, L. Richman 14. Total fouls ---- Fallbrook 14, Santa Ynez 13. Fouled out --- none. Technical fouls ---- none. 3-point goals ---- Vedenoff (F) 2, Manning (F) 2, Larson (F) 1. McKinney (SY) 1. Records: Fallbrook 9-4. Santa Ynez 7-6.

Redmond (Washington) 64, Saugus 56

 


Santa Maria VCA Tournament
First Round

Santa Maria Valley Christian Academy

First round

Mission Prep (CIF Central) 86, Laguna Blanca 49-- Senior forward Gerald Purify tossed in 22 points, leading top-seeded Mission Prep of San Luis Obispo to a decisive victory in the first round of the 16-team Santa Maria Valley Christian Tournament.  Andy Nelson, Laguna's 6-6 junior center, suffered an ankle injury in the first three minutes and may miss the rest of the tourney. Mission Prep led 50-18 at intermission. Laguna's freshman point guard Jelani Hicks led all scorers with 23 pionts and grabbed four rebounds. John Kaufman added 10 points and four boards for the Owls (2-5). Laguna will take on the North County Christian  LAGUNA BLANCA -- Hicks 23, Popov 6, Jones 4, Whited 4, Vidor 2, John Kaufman 10. Totals 19 5-8 49. MISSION PREP -- Walker 8, Purify 22, Botsch 8, Craigue 10, Scruggs 2, Traore 12, Bell 6, Ynez 6, Goschke 2. Totals 33 8-14 86. Laguna Blanca . . . 6 12 14 17 -- 49  Mission Prep . . . 27 23 19 17 -- 86  3-point goals--LB 3 (John Kaufman 2, Hicks), MP 0. Total fouls--LB 9, MP 9. Fouled out--None. Technicals--None. Record--LB: 2-5.

Buckley 106, North County Christian 28-- Senior point guard David Gale dished out 10 assists and had 8 steals and finished with 11 points as Buckley  (8-1) had six players in double figures.  Baron Abdul-Mansour had 25 points  8 rebounds, Nick Brar had 14, Tristan Seisa had 11, and Daniel Broukhim had 11 while Michael Broukhim had 10. Freshman Riley Scannell had 6, Phil Kim had 8, Amish Tolla 3, Alex Marshall 8, and Alex Boudaie 2. BUCKLEY   -- 32  25   28  21--106.  NORTH COUNTY CHRISTIAN--0  6  8   14--28--Keith Honeycutt 3, Jeff Sharp 8, Luke Frankel 2, Luke Sexton 8, Kevin Andrews 7.

Hesperia Christian 74, Noli 36--Jessie McDonald scored 15 points for Hesperia Christian (7-2).

St. Lawrence (Santa Clara) 52, Holy Martyrs 44--

Valley Christian Academy 67, Frazier Mountain 47--Senior center Josh Mason led all players with 29 points as Valley Christian Academy defeated Frazier Mountain in the Valley Christian Academy Holiday Tournament at the VCA gymnasium. Lance Carlon scored 17 for the Lions, including five 3-pointers. Senior center Cody Marestein led Frazier Mountain (1-7) with a season-high 19 points and nine rebounds. Dan Yeager has six assists for the Falcons.Frazier Mountain plays an 11 a.m. consolation bracket game at Edwards gym in Santa Maria.

Brethren Christian 54, Coast Union (Cambria) 40

Faith Baptist 83, Cuyama Valley 29

Santa Fe Christian (San Diego) 68, Kings Christian (Lemoore) 57

 


Slam Dunk to the Beach Tournament

See the official tournament website for results (that is, assuming the official website is still functioning--it was completely inoperable during the tournament, the result no doubt of poor planning by the tournament operators in choosing a host which could (or was willing) to handle the amount of traffic which resulted once the tournament started.).


St. Anthony Tournament
Pool Play (Games listed in order they were played during the day)

Long Beach Wilson 80, Salesian 27--Kevin Crockett scored 20 points and hit six of seven three-pointers for Wilson (6-7). Jason Malone added 14 points and 14 rebounds for Wilson.

Crespi 71, St. Margaret's 44--Allan Ellis scored a career-high 31 points for Crespi (6-6). Paul Jansyck scored 16 points for St. Margaret's (4-5).

Gardena 67, St. Anthony 42--Issac Thurman posted 20 points and 13 rebounds, and Romone Prescott added 17 points and eight rebounds in the second-round win for the Panthers (4-5).


St. Francis (Mtn. View, CA) Tournament
First Round


St. Louis (Hawaii) Tournament
First Round


Torrey Pines National Prep Classic


National Division Bracket

FAIRFAX 90-MONTCLAIR PREP 40
DOMINGUEZ 67-GALENA 56
CHRISTIAN 42- SANTA MARGARITA 62
CARLSBAD 64-EISENHOWER 57
ESCONDIDO 92-LOYOLA 98
TORREY PINES 39-BISHOP GORMAN 38

Consolation Quarterfinals

Fairfax 90, Montclair Prep 40--Fairfax 31 30 23 6 -- 90 Montclair 7 3 13 17 -- 40 Fairfax -- Burns 21, Woods 14, Boykin 13, Sampson 11, Bausley 7, Shipp 7, Gillzene 7, Bell 5, Ferguson 5. Montclair -- Lewis 18, Louh 8, Bozovic 5, Davis 4, Johnson 2, Kransdorf 2, Tourville 1.

Dominguez 67, Galena 56--Dominguez 9 24 17 17 -- 67 Galena 14 10 16 16 -- 56 Dominguez -- Davis 11, Dawson 11, Malwah 10, Kindred 9, Marcus 9, Cooper 6, Murdock 5, Wheat 5, Mohammad 1. Galena -- Heaton 24, Turnbon 8, Robinson 7, Fike 5, Zuccarinni 5, Ferguson 4, Meyers 3.

Championship Quarterfinals

Santa Margarita 62, El Cajon Christian 42--Lenny Collins scored 23 points for Santa Margarita (13-0). Travis Smith added 15 points and 11 rebounds for Eagles. Christian 6 14 8 14 -- 42 S.M. 18 20 11 13 -- 60 Christian -- Niang 15, Wohfiel 15, Jon-Wai 12. Santa Margarita -- Collins 23, Smith 15, Quijano 7, Toch 7, Rohe 6, Donahoe 2, Smith 2.

A day after upsetting Fairfax and star Evan Burns, Santa Margarita's boys basketball team continued to roll Thursday at the Torrey Pines National Classic in San Diego.   The Eagles, the top-ranked squad in Orange County, got 16 first-quarter points from Lenny Collins in a 62-42 victory against El Cajon Christian in a National Division quarterfinal game at Torrey Pines High. Christian (6-5), ranked fourth in San Diego, is led by Kansas-signee Moulaye Niang, a 6-foot-10 senior. Santa Margarita (13-0) plays the Carlsbad-Eisenhower winner in one semifinal tonight at 7:30 at Torrey Pines High. Collins, a senior guard bound for Cornell, finished with a game-high 23 points. Travis Smith, a senior bound for the University of San Diego, added 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Eagles, who led, 16-6, after the first quarter and by 25 points in the third. In Santa Margarita's 59-55 victory over Fairfax on Wednesday, Collins scored 15 of his 23 points in the fourth, helping the Eagles erase a four-point deficit. Smith had 17. Burns, a 6-7 senior who has committed to UCLA, had 15 points, but only two in the fourth quarter.   Santa Margarita's starting unit, which doesn't feature a player taller than 6-4, gave away inches to Fairfax and against EC Christian in some matchups. But the Eagles keep doing the little things it takes to win, Smith said. Santa Margarita outrebounded EC Christian 27-18, for example.  Santa Margarita opened an 11-0 lead against Christian in the first quarter. Collins had all 11 points.  Niang, who finished with 15 points, went to the bench with his second foul with 5:34 left in the first quarter and wasn't a factor until the Eagles were up double-digits in the fourth.

Carlsbad 64, Eisenhower 57-- Carlsbad 15 25 9 15 -- 64 Eisenhower 12 11 20 14 -- 57 Carlsbad -- Stockalper 29, Nelson 16, Martinez 8, Austin 6, McDonnough 3, Alsina 1. Eisenhower -- Dukes 19, McJimson 14, Shields 7, Nelson 4, Perry 2, Marshall 2, Burke 2.

Loyola 98, Escondido 92-- Escondido 20 31 23 18 -- 92 Loyola 24 30 23 21 -- 98 Escondido -- JKeeler 35, Nelson 20, Bell 18, GKeeler 10, LKeeler 9. Loyola -- Rucker 24, Cantor 18, Wilkes 18, Flynn-Brown 10, Balagia 9, Oliver 8, Gonda 4.

Torrey Pines 39, Bishop Gorman 38-- Gorman 13 6 15 4 -- 38 T. Pines 13 9 8 9 -- 39 Bishop Gorman (9-3) -- Knott 8, Anderson 2, Watson 19, Mark 2, Hill 7. Torrey Pines (12-0) -- Cech 2, Kramer 8, Neff 2, Fogel 6, Brull 4, Benson 17. Three-point goals -- Watson 2.


American Division Bracket

HUNTER 46-AYALA 60
DOBSON 49-JORDAN 51
MOORPARK 59-  FREMONT(L.A.) 81
THOUSAND OAKS 58-LOS ALAMITOS 61
CAPISTRANO VALLEY 71- SHELDON 67

Ayala 60, Hunter 46-- Hunter 5 8 12 21 -- 46 Ayala 10 16 15 19 -- 60 Hunter -- White 5, Nelson 10, Morns 8, Richards 6, Helm 5, Evadlson 2. Ayala -- Stephens 15, Fee 12, Larson 12, Davenport 11, Gregory 6, Antolin 3.

Long Beach Jordan 51, Dobson 49-- Dobson 20 9 10 10 --  49 Jordan 7 16 13 14 -- 51 Dobson -- Hawthorne 19, Hibbing 9, Roundy 9, Cline 7, Roth 3, Pans 2. Long Beach Jordan -- King 23, Banks 14, Devore 5, Grisby 5, Harris 2, McCullough 2.

Fremont 81, Moorpark 59--Darren Brown scored 20 points and 14 rebounds for Fremont (11-1). Moorpark -- Lawrence 37, Rodriguez 6, Fortman 4, Willis 4, Lipka 3, Fitzwater 2, Sharpe 2, Ceja 1.Fremont -- Brown 19, Williams 15, Bradford 12, Bullard 11, Clayton 9, Watts 7, Herning 6.

Los Alamitos 61, Thousand Oaks 58--Mark Lothan scored 16 points and David Waalley had 13 points for Los Alamitos. Dave Anderson scored 18 points and K.C. Myers had 14 points for Thousand Oaks (10-2) Los Alamitos 13 21 6 21 -- 61 T. Oaks 9 15 16 18 -- 58 Los Alamitos -- Anderson 18, Myers 14, Olson 12, Rex 6, Grosslight 3, Handlos 2, Sletten 2. Thousand Oaks -- Lotman 16, Whalley 13, Yarger 9, Paranal 7, Jones 5, Scoby 4, Karahman 3, Haynes 2, Nadazdin 2.

Capistrano Valley 71, Sheldon 67--Matt Sweany scored 29 points to lead the Cougars (10-3) into the American Division semifinals. The Cougars edged Christian, 68-67, on Wednesday. Capistrano Valley -- Sweany 29, Decasa 19, Franzen 8, Chambers 7, Goswiller 6, Munoz 2. Sheldon -- Miller 24, Moniak 19, Sykes 12, Martin 4, Redden 2.


Mayor's Cup Division

BULLARD 51- BELLARMINE 71
RED BLUFF 72-SCRIPPS RANCH 66

CANOGA PARK 52-VALLEY CENTER 65

LA COSTA CANYON 64-PALO VERDE 56
JOHN H. FRANCIS 57- BONITA VISTA 66
BEAVER 61-TIMPVIEW 62
EL CAMINO 82-  SOUTH TAHOE 47

Bellarmine 71, Bullard 51-- Bullard 9 19 14 9 -- 51 Bellarmine 19 17 15 20 -- 71 Bullard -- Grayson 9, Mitchell 9, Myles 8, Byrum 6, Sellers 6, Rumford 5, Hines 3, Fuller 2, McClurg 2, Walker 2. Bellarmine-- Matteucci 16, Hoppe 14, Shull 7, Ornelas 8, Beauchman 5, Schiefelbein 5, Alves 4, Mocherman 4, Kalafat 3, Riese 3, Imbimbo 2.

Red Bluff 72, Scripps Ranch 66 (OT)-- Red Bluff 14 16 17 10 15 -- 72 Scripps Ranch 14 13 13 17 9 -- 66 Red Bluff -- Fleharty 19, Virrueta 18, Gilbert 11, Martin 8, Tenney 7, Button 6, Silva 3. Scripps Ranch -- Massieh 12, Streeker 12, Hetherington 9, Jones 8, Condalor 8, Picciolo 2, Poss 5, Kargas 4, Dunlap 2, Young 2.

Valley Center 65,  Canoga Park 52-- Senior guard Curtis Woods canned all four of Valley Center's 3-pointers en route to a game-high 20 points in a 65-52 win over Canoga Park in the National Prep Classic at San Dieguito High. Daniel Stedman had 19 points and nine rebounds and Ryan Ness chipped in 13 points and eight rebounds for the Jaguars. Valley Center (5-6) trailed 15-13 after one quarter, but it took the lead in the second period and never looked back. Woods, a four-year starter for the Jaguars, held Canoga Park's top scorer (Maurice Neal) to one field goal in the second half. Canoga Park 15 12 11 14 -- 52 Valley Ctr. 13 17 18 17 -- 65 Canoga Park -- Neal 15, Melandovich 10, Jackson 8, Thompson 6, Davis 4, Marshall 3, Charrington 2, Lopez 2, Fence 2. Valley Center -- Woods 20, Stedman 19, Ness 13, Halda 9, Reilly 4.

La Costa 64, Palo Verde (Las Vegas) 56-- La Costa Cyn 17 12 16 19 -- 64 Palo Verde 12 14 17 13 -- 56 La Costa Cyn. -- O'Connell 16, Olson 14, Demkiw 13, Delaney 11, Dyer 5. Palo Verde -- LaMasters 16, Ealy 13, Harrison 11, Rankin 6, Andrews 4, Gums 4, Simon 2.

Bonita Vista 66, Francis 57-- J.H. Francis 20 14 13 10 -- 57 Bonita Vista 18 20 11 17 -- 66 J.H. Francis -- Townsend 20, Laboriel 11, Rojas 8, Sandoval 6, Zavala 4, Leon 2, Mack 2, Lopez 2, Lopez 2. Bonita Vista -- Stephens 25, Jensen 18, Gooding 15, Diaz 4, Palacio 3, Toussaint 1.

Timpview (Utah) Beaver 61-- Beaver 19 17 13 12 -- 61 Timpview 14 14 15 18 -- 62 Beaver -- Bunker 24, Marshall 14, Brown 10, Tobey 10, Albrecht 3. Timpview -- Clyde 18, Jackson 15, Nash 8, Pinegar 5, Harmon 5, Swindlehurst 5, Miles 5.

El Camino 82, South Tahoe 47 --EL CAMINO (82) ---- McCulough 14, Watson 4, Pomare 12, Clark 9, Sprink 13, Walker 4, Trevost 2, Dixon 2. FG 31. FT 15-22. SOUTH TAHOE (47) ---- Maltence 3, Perry 2, Chiartotti 4, Mora 15, Shiveley 4, Tinlin 6, Johnson 8, Domingo 1, Williams 4. FG 19. FT 7-12.  El Camino 26 20 21 15 ---- 82  South Tahoe 12 7 16 12 ---- 47 Total fouls ---- El Camino 15, South Tahoe 16. Fouled out ---- none. Technical fouls ---- none. 3-point goals ---- Watson (EC) 3, Sprink (EC) 2, Mora (ST) 1, Maltence (ST) 1. Record: El Camino 12-1.


Governor's Trophy Division

MOJAVE 69- FOOTHILL 70

FOUNTAIN VALLEY 52- RANCHO BERNARDO 51
BISHOPS 46-BISHOP O DOWD 59
HIGHLAND 61-CHAPPARAL 51
ST. AUGUSTINE 63- PINE VIEW 75
SIMI VALLEY 56- DIMOND 63

Foothill 70, Mojave 69-- Mojave 26 17 18 8 -- 69 Foothill 21 13 22 14 -- 70 Mojave -- Wilson 22, Barnes 16, Egnor 16, Harris 7, Bell 6, McWilliams 2. Foothill -- Marshall 17, Cochran 18, Cronk 12, Ramos 8, VanOrsow 7, Holland 6, Gerfy 2.

Fountain Valley 52, Rancho Bernardo 51-- Fountain Val 11 12 13 16 -- 52 R.B. 7 13 12 19 -- 51 Fountain Valley -- Edmunds 16, Snowden 8, Wheatley 8, Hayman 5, Rossi 5, Ball 4, Seifert 4, Turner 2. R.B. -- Olson 4, Johnson 13, Badin 9, Wagner 4, Fletcher 3, Gaeto 3, LaForgia 3, Kisher 2.

Bishop O'Dowd 59, La Jolla Bishop's School 40-- Bishops 8 20 8 10 -- 40 Bishops O'Dowd 10 15 15 19 -- 59  Bishops -- Smith 14, Nieto 11, Kandel 9, Flanagan 5, Grimm 5, Richardson 2. Bishops O'Dowd -- Bryant 18, Welsh 15, Brutocao-kemp 9, Beoris 4, Lemke 4, Ardoin 3, Arnold 2, Breaux 2, Green 2.

Highland 61, Chaparral 51-- Highland 3 20 22 16 -- 61 Chaparral 7 15 21 8 -- 51 Highland -- Little 27, Hardy 7, Ainge 6, Hurst 6, Woody 5, Palmer 4, McCormick 3, Nuttall 3. Chaparral -- Debruin 11, Bunker 10, Hancock 9, Brown 6, Porth 6, Bengert 5, Sherf 3, Karas 1.

Pine View 75, St. Augustine 63--St. Augustine 21 15 11 16 -- 63 Pine View 22 15 16 22 -- 75 St. Augustine -- Marentez 26, Agnes 8, Mcrosky 8, Dubenetzky 8, Iafe 6, Orozco 4, Sabastino 3. Pine View -- Garrett 25, Palmer 19, Legg 8, VanValkenburg 8, Graff 6, Hutchinson 6, Stevenson 3.

Dimond (Alaska) 63, Simi Valley 56--Joe Chirhart had 25 points for Dimond (4-0). Mitch McManus scored 25 points and sank nine of 12 shots, including seven of 10 three-point attempts, for Simi Valley (8-4). K.C. Bellefontaine had 12 rebounds and six assists for Simi Valley. Simi Valley 22 12 9 13 -- 56 Dimond 8 21 24 10 -- 63 Simi Valley -- Mcmanus 25, Schock 8, Bellefontaine 7, Hunt 5, Wells 4, Palomare 3, Clark 2, Duarte 2. Dimond -- Chirhart 27, Joseph 15, Jemin 6, Simmons 6, Flakes 5, Stovall 2.


Ventura Tournament
Pool Play

Antelope Valley 75, Nordhoff 46--Jon Holland scored 18 points and Ollie Bradley had 14 points for Antelope Valley (10-4).Nordhoff (46) -- Mely 9, Swift 8, Brubaker 6, Nylander 5, Cioffi 2, Bensley 6, Murphy 7, Rothermel 3.  Antelope Valley (75) -- Adderly 9, Bradley 14, Culver 5, Clay 8, Evanms 6, Chandler 4, Grillo 2, Taylor 4, Holland 8, Lee 5. Nordhoff 9 11 12 14--46 Antelope Valley 23 19 15 18--75 3-Point goals -- Nordhoff 4 (Swift 1, Nylander 1, Bensley 1, Mely 1). AV 5 (Adderly 2, Bradley 1, Clay 2). Fouled out -- None.

Santa Paula 53, Morro Bay 46--Ernesto Lopez scored 13 points for Santa Paula (6-7). Danny Anderson had 13 points for Morro Bay (4-).Santa Paula (53) -- Lopez 13, Mata 11, Rico 10, Mendez 6, Bracamontes 2, Ramirez 3, Zweres 6.   Morro Bay (46) -- Brookey 6, Dickson 2, Williams 11, Anderson 13, Van Coops 4, Boucher 8, Florentino 2. Santa Paula 15 14 13 11--53 Morro Bay 5 16 8 17--46 3-Point goals -- Santa Paula 5 ( Mendez 1, Zweres 2, Ramirez 1, Lopez 1, Rico 1). Fouled out -- None.

Buena 64, Channel Islands 35 -- Chris Jacobsen scored six of his 12 points in the first quarter as the Buena High boys' asketball team routed Channel Islands 64-35 Thursday in the Ventura Kiwanis Tournament. Buena (9-4) opened with a 14-9 first quarter lead and pulled away to a 26-18 halftime advantage. Buena won its second straight game in the tournament as Chris Sullivan and Hylas Smith each added 11 points. Jacobsen topped Buena with nine rebounds and Smith grabbed eight rebounds. Buena collected 35 rebounds. Dan Henggeler had five of Buena's 12 assists. Channel Islands dropped its second straight game in the tournament as Ian Morten scored seven points.. Chris Jacobsen had 12 points for Buena (9-4).CHANNEL ISLANDS (35) -- Morten 7, Alonzo 6, Avilla 5, Escoffey 4, Gagliardo 4, Diaz 4, Tamayo 2, Burton 3.  BUENA (64) -- Henggeler 5, Goodwin 4, Short 2, Smith 11, Jacobsen 12, Gray 4, Jones 2, McMahon 7, Sullivan 11, McLaney 1, Hagy 5. Channel Islands 9 9 10 7--35 Buena 14 12 16 22--64 3-Point goals -- Channel Islands 3 (Burton 1, Alonzo 1, Morten 1), Buena 4 (Henggeler 1, Smith 2, McMahon 1). Fouled out -- Morten. Rebounds --Buena 35 (Jacobsen 9, Smith 8). Assists -- Buena 12 (Henggeler 5). Total fouls -- Channel Islands 21, Buena 14.

Rio Mesa 55, Ventura 43-- Rio Mesa (7-5) kept its winning streak alive at five games as Robin Harkins scored 16 points and dished out six assists. Daniel Bednar added 10 points and had another big night on the boards with 10. Nick Rillo added 13 points, knocking down three 3-pointers. Rio Mesa faces Antelope Valley today at 4 p.m. Ventura (0-11) was led by Colin Campbell who scored 10 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and had six blocks. Matt Dixon scored 10 points. Robin Harkins scored 16 points for Rio Mesa (7-5). Matt Dixon and Colin Campbell each had 10 points for Ventura (0-10).Rio Mesa (55) -- Harkins 16, Bednar 10, Rillo 13, Flores 1, Lanier 6, Johnson 2, Clegg 1, Kashola 2, Segovia 4.  Ventura (43) -- Dixon 10, Campbell 10, Hocamp 8, Prophet 6, Pateras 5, Wagner 1, Davis 3. Rio Mesa 13 15 10 17--55 Ventura 8 14 10 11--43 3-Point goals -- Rio Mesa 3 (Rillo 3). Ventura 5 (Prophet 2, Hocamp 2, Davis 1) Fouled out -- None. Rebounds -- Rio Mesa 36 (Bednar 11). Assists -- Rio Mesa 11 (Harkins 6).

 


Victor Valley Christian Tournament
Second Round 

Apple Valley Christain 86, Excelsior 45

 


Village Christian Tournament
Pool Play

Western Christian 68, Mary Star 53--Senior forward Tim Booher followed Wednesday's perfect game from 3-point land (6 for 6) with a 4-for-5 performance in leading the Lancers. Booher finished with 19 points and Lake Allison added 13 to help improve Western Christian to 7-5. Jeff Fiamengo had 14 points, four 3-pointers and five assists but the Stars (4-8) faltered down the stretch. Western Christian (7-5) made 11 of 12 free throws in the fourth quarter. Jonathan Phillips added 11 points and eight rebounds, and Mark Vuoso had 10 points and eight rebounds for Mary Star

Granada Hills Hillcrest Christian 60, St. Genevieve 51

 


Wasco (Central Valley) Elks New Year's Invitational Tournament

Wasco (CIF Central) 69, Kern Valley (CIF-SS) 32-- Six-foot-6 sophomore center Kyle Krause had a season-high 28 points and had 12 rebounds to lead the Tigers to a victory in the Wasco Elks New year's Invitational Tournament at Wasco High. Caesar Rodriguez had 10 points and four steals and Zach Martin had 14 points and six rebounds for the Tigers. Kyle Ludington led KV with 14 points.

LeGrand 61, Highland 59--Anselmo Ultreras made the go-ahead basket for Le Grand with 13 seconds left in the game in the first round of the Elks New Year's Invitational at Wasco High. Ultreras led Le Grand (4-8) with 18 points. A.J. Nichols led Highland (3-8) with 25 points and Glenn Nichols had 16 points. The game was tied at halftime and the Scots led 48-46 after three quarters.

McFarland 87, Taft 67--Senior center Joe Isaacs scored 27 points to lead McFarland (8-1) to an easy win over Taft (3-6) in the Wasco Elks New Year's Invitational at Wasco High School. Senior point guard Casey Tavares added 19 points for the Cougars while teammate Jessie Ortega added 16. Center Don Shock led the Wildcats with 18 points, forward Brook Flanagan had 14 and teammate Chad Chotwood scored 12.

Tehachapi 40, Ridgeview 39--Senior guard Nathan Hiner sunk a buzzer-beating three-pointer to put Tehachapi up over Ridgeview by one point in the Wasco Elks New Year's  Invitational Hiner scored 14 points totals and Josh Neis added 18 points for Tehachapi (6-6) in the win. Joe Fulkenberry scored a team-high 11 for Ridgeview (6-5). The Wolfpack's Donte Jackson added nine.


Whataburger Classic @ Ft. Worth, Texas
First Round

Crenshaw 77, Plano East (Tex.) 61 --Marcus Williams scored 20 points for Crenshaw (9-3).


West Linn (Oregon) Tournament
First Round

 


West Valley (Hemet) Tournament
[Note--this tournament actually began more than a week ago, and was interrupted by other tournaments--it concluded this week]]

@ Hemet West Valley

Banning 61, Yucaipa 60

Chaparral 81, Cathedral City 72--The Lions dropped their fifth game of the season as Thomas Shewmake and Brandon Gray each scored 17 points. In the consolation bracket of the West Valley Mustang Shootout, the Lions were within two with a little more than 2:00 remaining, but Chaparral's Allen Craig hit 5 of 6 from the line to help secure the win. Craig finished with 26 points (including six 3-pointers) and had six assists. Will Campbell led the team with 28 points and added eight boards. Greyson Moore posted 11 points and 10 rebounds. The Pumas (8-6) meet either Palm Springs or Beaumont.

Palm Springs 72, Beaumont 43--Donald Whitted scored 25 points and Kevin Howard had 20 at the Indians advanced in the West Valley Tournament. Palm Springs, 6-7, plays Chaparral next.

Riverside Poly 64, Corona Santiago 48

@ Hemet

Bloomington 84, Serrano 72

Colton 69, Perris 65--Junior forward Brian Sorenson scored 16 of his 25 in the first half and sophomore guard Joe Beard had 11 points and 14 rebounds to lead Colton to victory in a third-round game at the Mustang Shootout. The game was tied with six minutes left when Perris made two costly turnovers and Colton was able to capitlize with two baskets.Perris -- Gordon 21, Hunter 17, Gaines 10, Green 5, Vinson 2, Ndukwe 4, Percival 6. Colton (5-9) -- Evans 5, Sorenson 25, Celestin 17, Beard 11, Wilcox 4, Sarquharson 3, Robbin 4. Halftime score -- Colton 32-22. Three-point goals -- Gaines 2, Gordon 4, Percival 2, Hunter, Sorenson 2. Total fouls -- Perris 22, Colton 20. Fouled out --  Celestin, Wilcox.

Moreno Valley 76, Valley View 43--

Twentynine Palms 62, Rubidoux 56--Ken Randall had 13 points and 13 rebounds, and Raymond Hester had 16 points, eight rebounds and five assists to lead Twentynine Palms to victory in the third round of the Mustang Shootout. Twentynine Palms faces Moreno Valley at 11:30 a.m. today.Rubidoux -- Clem 10, Linsey 7, Madrid 4, Henry 2, Green 9, Allan 6, Campbell 2, Andrade 12, Frasier 4. Twentynine Palms (6-3) -- Randall 13, Cummings 4, Hester 16, Barella 9, Cooley 2, Matthews 13, Cromwell 5. Halftime score -- Twentynine Palms 32-26. Three-point goals -- Linsey, Clem 2, Green, Hester 3, Barella, Cromwell. Total fouls -- n/a. Fouled out -- n/a.

Palm Desert 56, Temescal Canyon 36 --Donald Brady scored 17 points for Palm Desert (12-2).  Chase McQuillen and Josh Zazulia scored 10 points each for the Aztecs, 12-2. The Aztecs lost to the Titans in the Winter Desert City Classic in the final seconds. Palm Desert moves into the semifinals. Chuck Ellenwood's layup on a fast break with 33 seconds left in the first quarter gave Temescal Canyon its first lead in the Titans' game against Palm Desert on Thursday. Unfortunately for the Titans, it was also their last lead in a 56-36 drubbing in the quarterfinals of the West Valley Mustang Shootout at Hemet High.  Ellenwood's hoop put the Titans up 12-11, but a 3-pointer just ahead of the first-quarter buzzer by the Palm Desert's Donald Brady put the Aztecs (12-2) back on top. A 10-0 run to start the second period stretched the lead to 12 before Temescal's Josh Garrett hit a 3-pointer to halt the run with 4:53 left in the half. The Aztecs increased the lead to 14 by halftime and outscored the Titans 13-1 opening the third quarter to put the game away. It got so bad for Temescal (7-5) that as the third quarter wound down, Williams had all five of his starters on the bench, where they stayed until he brought some of them back in midway through the fourth. Garrett hit four 3-pointers before the break, but none in the second half. Garrett, who finished with 24 points, was the only Titan in double figures, and no one else had more than four. Donald Brady led Palm Desert with 17 points, Chase McQuillen scored 11, and two other Aztecs had seven. Palm Desert advanced to the tournament semifinal. Temescal moved to the 5th place semifinal.

Quarterfinals

Elsinore 81, Hemet 69--Travon Keahey and Mack Green scored 26 points for Elsinore (11-2). Justin Bartlett had 22 points and Sterling Crane added 21 points for Hemet. The Tigers stretched a three-point halftime lead to 14 by the midpoint of the fourth quarter as they advanced to the tournament semifinals.   Travon Keahey and Mack Green each scored 26 points for Elsinore and William Hunt contributed 12 points and eight rebounds. Keahey grabbed six rebounds and Green dished out five assists.

Desert Hot Springs 59, Paloma Valley 51--Mike Thompson scored 14 points, Hershon Moore added 13 and Matio Ortego scored 11 as the Golden Eagles picked up their second victory of the season in the West Valley Tournament. Desert Hot Springs faces Banning next.

CIF -SS Non- League Score--Game played Thursday 12/27/01

Oaks Christian 82, Shalhevet 62--Oaks Christian (11-0) -- At Westlake Village, Mike Hornbuckle scored 16, Sean Adams added 15 and Aron Cline sank two 3-pointers and accounted for 12 points. Oaks Christian used a 30-point third quarter to pull away. Shalhevet (4-4) -- Josh Pollick recorded 17 points.0 SHALHEVET (62) -- Pollick 17, Basch 2, Gargir 8, Zur 2, Laham 7, Frankel 4, Bouskila 11, Barush 5, Taff 6. OAKS CHRISTIAN (82) -- Freeman 8, Avedessian 6, Denham 2, Guilliani 7, Cline 12, Cheatwood 3, Bryan 1, Hornbuckle 16, Michaelson 5, C. Adams 7, S. Adams 15. Shalhevet 15 9 16 22--62 Oaks Christian 15 21 30 16--82 3-Point goals -- Shalhevet 6 (Pollick 5, Barush 1), Oaks Christian 6 (Guiliani 1, Cline 2, Hornbcukle 1, Michaelson 1, S. Adam 1). Fouled out -- None. Total fouls -- Shalhevet 19, Oaks Christian 16. Technicals -- Gargir.


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