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CIF Game Recaps: Results & Details From
Tournaments Saturday, 12/29/01--(Dec. 31, 2001)

We were out at various tournaments all week, and are posting recaps of the week.  This is a late recap of what occurred this past Saturday, December 28, 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 Saturday 12/29/01

Atascadero Tournament
Championship

Santa Maria 53, Paso Robles 48--details were not available

Third Place

Righetti 49, Granite Hills 43--details were not available

Consolation

Marina 88, Atascadero 70 --Sophomore guard James Lambert scored 47 points for Marina (10-5) and broke the school record of 44 points set by Cherokee Parks (44) in 1991. Lambert also set a school record for three-pointers, connecting on nine of 14, while making 18 of 30 shots from the field.

Newbury Park 78, Nanaimo (Canada) 33--Randy Meru and Chris Nooney each scored 19 points and Chris Randall added 13 for the Panthers (7-6) in the seventh-place game of the Atascadero tournament


Bellevue (Washington) Tournament
Championship

Glendora 78, Mt. View (Wash.) 63 --The Glendora High School boys basketball team claimed the Seattle Tournament championship with a 78-63 victory against Washington's Mountain View in the title game Saturday night. Tournament MVP Spencer Foster had 23 points for the Tartans (12-1). Teammate Larry Monroe added 20 and was named to the All-Tournament Team. Michael Mehanna had 15 points and Davon Roberts scored 11


Bishop Tournament
Championship

Dayton (Nev.) 65, Rio Hondo 54 --details were not available

Third Place

Providence 63, Lonepine 60--details were not available

Consolation

Persian County (Nev.) 63, Bishop 60--details were not available

Mammoth 60, Delphi Academy 49--details were not available


Brea-Olinda Tournament
Championship

Muir 74, Ganesha 51 --details were not available

Third Place

Claremont 77, Bellflower 52 --Shaddean Aaron scored 28 points and made the all-tournament team for Claremont (12-4). Cameron Munoz added 18 points and five rebounds for Claremont and also made all-tournament.  The Wolfpack will open up Baseline League play next Saturday at 6 p.m. against Glendora at Azusa Pacific University.

Fifth Place

Gahr 54, Warren 42--JoJo Purcell scored 19 points in the seventh-place game for Gahr (5-11). Marques Williams added 12 as the Gladiators (5-11) concluded the tournament with a victory in the consolation bracket.

Seventh Place

Monrovia 74, Murrieta Valley 66 ---- At the Brea tournament, the Wildcats (7-7) hit six straight free throw down the stretch to ice a close game and capture fifth place in the tournament.  Bryan Ricks led the Nighthawks with 29 points and Ike Williams scored 10.  The Nighthawks (7-7), who finished eighth in the tournament, host San Pasqual at 7 p.m. Friday

Consolation

Brea Olinda 70, Esperanza 59 --Richard Repp led Brea Olinda (10-5) with 15 points. Esperanza is 9-6.

Brea Olinda 50, Schurr 44 --Chris Keranati scored 16 points for the for Brea Olinda (9-5).


Cactus Shawdows Arizona Tournament
[Note: all other teams in the tournment were from Arizona; Brentwood was the only SoCal team in the tournament]

Consolation Championship

Brentwood 72, North Canyon (Ariz.) 52 --Nick Henry had 17 points, Brandon Turner had 16 and Ean Dickerson added 13 points for Brentwood (13-2).


Cantwell Sacred Heart Tournament
Championship

North Torrance 64, St. Paul 52--Tournament MVP Jarrod Caroll totaled 12 points to help the Saxons win their first tournament in eight years. Jason Davis and Jun Senesac were also named to the all-tournament team.

Third Place

La Serna 57, Fullerton 49--Dusty Zuber scored 22 points for La Serna (8-9).

Consolation

Cantwell Sacred Heart 52, Don Lugo 48-- Matt Perez scored a game-high 13 points and Josh Chavez added 11 as the Cardinals took care of the Conquistadores. Cantwell Sacred Heart improved to 5-9.

Mountain View 56, Glenn 29--details were not available


Century HS "Mayor's Cup" Holiday Classic Tournament
Championship

St. John Bosco 71, Sunny Hills 61-- The Sunny Hills Lancers entered Saturday night's Mayor's Cup Classic final against surging St. John Bosco with a 13-2 record. St. John Bosco defended its title with a 71-61 victory, as St. John Bosco (14-2) got 30 points from tournament MVP Gio St. Amant. The Braves shot 52 percent (13 of 25) from the floor in the second half and held on despite making only 6 of 14 free throws in the final quarter.  The Braves, who reached the consolation final of a national tournament last week in Oregon, made 8 of 18 three-pointers (44 percent).   Sunny Hills' front line of Tony Gonzalez and Clay Carmody scored 41 points between them:  Carmody, a 6-foot-7 center, had 21 points, 16 rebounds and five blocks against St. John Bosco. Gonzalez, a 6-5 forward, added 20 points and 15 rebounds.  Sunny Hills led 24-19 early in the second quarter but St. John Bosco went on a 10-0 run and led 35-30 at halftime. The Lancers cut the Braves' lead to 50-47 going into the fourth quarter but St. John Bosco held on with Amant's help.

Third place

Santa Ana Valley 81, Cypress 72--David Werdel scored 19 points as the Falcons upset the No. 9 Centurions.


Chaminade Tournament
Championship

San Francisco Riordan 69, Chaminade 60 --Marquise Kately had 19 points and 16 rebounds for Riordan (12-1) and was
named tournament most valuable player. Chaminade drops to 12-3.

Third Place

Valencia 71, Calabasas 64--details were not available

Consolation

Lancaster 70, Birmingham 65 --Mike Webb scored 25 points for Lancaster and Jordan Farmer had 26 points for Birmingham.

Grant 80, Granada Hills Kennedy 71 --Gino Riney scored 38 points, including six three-pointers, for Grant.

Oak Park 61, Monroe 32 --Grant Smith scored 25 points for Oak Park.

Leuzinger 58, Agoura 55 --Dorell Wright had 18 points and 13 rebounds to lead Leuzinger (5-7).

Canyon Country Canyon 65, El Camino Real 54--details were not available


Chino Tournament
Championship

Hueneme 52, Bonita 48-- Nick Kannan scored 11 points and grabbed six rebounds in the loss for Bonita (8-6) and was named to the all-tournament team. Justin Miller and Tommy Musa both scored 10 points in the loss for the Bearcats, who lead for the first three quarters of the game.  The Bearcats shot a dismal 15-of-31 from the free-throw line, including 6-of-13 in the final quarter, and squandered a late, four-point lead.  Hueneme helped its own cause down the stretch with four 3-pointers in a three-minute span midway through the final quarter.

Seventh Place

Workman 61, Pasadena Marshall 44 --Bruno Acevedo scored 21 points for Workman (5-7) in the seventh-place game.


Chula Vista Spartan Classic Tournament

Eastlake 65, La Jolla 64-- Eastlake 18 12 19 16 -- 65 La Jolla 19 16 18 11 -- 64 Eastlake -- Jackson 14, Spencer 22, McIntyre 12, T. Owens 9, Devera 8. La Jolla -- Torres 11, Carrier 12, Clark 12, Peddie 19, Moyer 10. 

La Jolla Country Day 51, Orange Glen 45--LJCD 10 5 17 19 -- 51 Orange Glen 14 14 5 12 -- 45 LJCD -- Robinson 26, Bastine 10, McWhorter 9, Zousmer 4, Grooms 2. Orange Glen -- Espinosa 20, Tartir 10, McSpadden 8, Cunning 7. 

Mira Mesa 74, Calipatria 36-- Calipatria 6 11 12 7 -- 36 Mira Mesa 21 10 21 22 -- 74  Calipatria -- Taylor 6, E. Navarro 3, Thomas 8, J. Navarro 4, Newton 3, Bolanos 4, Vega 8. Mira Mesa -- Mergan 9, Brown 2, JJ Schmidt 6, Kelly 4, Fields 7, Blake 17, Ambrose 2, Woods 7, Cooper 11, Jay Schmidt 5. delosReyes 4.  

San Pasquale 81, El Centro Southwest 46-- San Pasqual 30 18 16 17 -- 81 Southwest 10 8 8 20 -- 46  San Pasqual -- Johnson 6, Ebrahiml 7, Kennedy 6, Kara 6, Fuselier 35, Adams 2, Weaver 2, Petrovich 11, Down 6. Southwest -- Srijas 4, Coleman 8, Thomas 6, Ramirez 3, Cortez 7, Tucker 4, Odes 4, Marshall 4, Villarreal 2, Gloria 4. 

Burbank 37, Mt. Miguel 34-- Burbank 12 5 8 12 -- 37 Mt. Miguel 11 7 9 7 -- 34  Burbank -- Flowers 8, Roberts 3, Rice 6, Aezumanian 2, Burton 4, Cleveland 14. Mt. Miguel -- Ary 2, Johnson 9, Dallenger 6, Foster 6, Griffin 6, Street 3, Barber 2. 

Helix 68, San Diego 64-- Helix 11 23 11 23 -- 68 San Diego 12 19 22 11 -- 64  Helix -- Farris 2, San Juan 2, West 26, Toilolo 4, Johnson 8, Smith 3, Caldwell 8, Bland 10, Bell 5. San Diego -- Go 3, Littleton 5, Rockett 14, Palmer 5, Shire 18, Riley 13, Glenn 6. 

Chula Vista 64, Morse 61-- Morse 16 15 15 15 -- 61 Chula Vista 15 14 13 22 -- 64  Morse -- Chamblee 21, Logan 11, Murray 2, A.Guerrero 6, B.Guerrero 3, Moore 2, Chisholm 2, Bivins 3, Reddick 11. Chula Vista -- Stribling 11, Burns 7, Garcia 4, Milligan 34, Keith 8.

Consolation championship (played 12/31/01)

San Pasqual 57, Morse 55-- Ryan Fuslier was named to the all-tournament team. MORSE (55) ---- Chamblee 22, Logan 4, Murray 3, Re. Guerrero 10, Ru. Guerrero 9, Reddick 5, Moore 2. FG 20. FT 7-14. SAN PASQUAL (57) ---- Fuselier 23, Adams 5, Weaver 3, Petrovic 17, Down 9. FG 23. FT 7-12.  Morse 19 10 8 18 ---- 55 San Pasqual 18 8 18 13 ---- 57  Totalfouls ---- Morse 16, San Pasqual 13. Fouled out ---- none. Technical fouls ---- none. 3-point goals ---- Chamblee (M) 3, Re. Guerrero (M) 2, Ru. Guerrero (M) 3, Fuselier (SP) 1, Weaver (SP) 1, Petrovic (SP) 1, Down (SP) 1. Notable:   Records: San Pasqual 9-4.


Clovis (Fresno) Elks New Years Tournament
Championship

Clovis 64, Bakersfield Stockdale 63--Jon Black's free throws with 20 seconds left in the fourth quarter gave the Clovis High boys' basketball team a 64-63 victory over Stockdale in the championship of the Clovis Elks Tournament on Saturday. It was the Cougars' second consecutive championship in a tournament. They also won this month's Holiday Invitational Tournament. The Cougars trailed by five points going into the fourth quarter before Scott Radcliffe made back-to-back 3-pointers to give the Cougars a 55-54 lead with 4 minutes left. Black, named the tournament's most valuable player, led Clovis with 24 points.

Third Place

Carson 82, Fresno 47--Samuel Hill scored 16 points for Carson (9-5). Ekene Ibekwe was named to the all-tournament team for Carson.Kenneth Lyles added 10 points.

Fifth Place

Bakersfield East 66, Bakersfield South 64 -- John Calvillo made two free throws with eight seconds left to provide the winning margin in the fifth-place game of the 16-team Clovis Elks Tournament. The Rebels missed a field goal attempt in the final seconds and the Blades (8-7) rebounded to seal the victory. Nathan Rhodes led the Blades with 15 points. South's Marcus Johnson scored seven of his 16 points in the final quarter to help South get back into the game after being down 35-26 at halftime.


Coronado HS Christmas Classic Tournament

Championship

Coronado 76, Marian Catholic 71 (OT)-- Marian 19 16 6 20 10 -- 71 Coronado 14 14 16 17 15 -- 76  Marian Catholic (4-5) -- Vargas 3, Reynoso 18, Lasalle 12, Pimentel 8, Scott 6, Lindsey 17, Valenzuela 7. Coronado (12-1) -- Dunlap 19, Hebert 6, Dunn 12, Loving 2, Moore
20, Axelson 2, Burris 12, Kracht 3. 

Other games

Holtville 42, Julian 34-- Holtville 10 9 11 12 -- 42 Julian 7 13 9 5 -- 34 Holtville -- Quesada 11, Martinez 3, Singh 12, Cueto 12, Freeman 2,
Hilfiker 2. Julian -- Paddock 4, Brd.Daugherty 7, Stowers 8, Liggett 2, Gungle 9, Brt.Daugherty 4. 

Marian Catholic 72, Julian 45-- Julian 7 14 15 9 -- 45 Marian Catholic 21 13 19 19 -- 72 Julian -- Paddock 6, Daugherty 16, Stowers 9, Burns 2, Gannon 6, Gungle 6. Marian Catholic -- Vargas 2, Reynoso 18, LaSalle 3, Pimentel 5, Scott 13, Lindsey 20, Valenzuela 8, Hyden 2, Harmon 1. 

San Dieguito Academy 48, Holtville 31--San Dieguito 12 16 12 8 -- 48 Holtville 5 7 13 6 -- 31  San Dieguito Academy (3-7) -- Maye 7, Connors 11, Polan 3, DeWolf 10, Schmikus 17. Holtville -- Quesada 7, Martinez 2, Singh 10, Cueto 7, Freeman 5.


Covina Tournament
Championship

Covina 74, Bishop Amat 68-- Jino La Bomme scored 21 points for Covina (13-1). With time running out in Saturday's game against Bishop Amat, the Covina High School boys basketball team was in trouble.  The Colts, playing in the finals of their own tournament, had built a second-quarter, 20-point lead before the Lancers fought back and closed the gap to three points with 2:32 remaining. But some timely shooting and solid defense helped Covina secure the victory and tournament championship, 74-68.  The Colts improved to 13-1. Jino La Bomme led all Covina scorers with 21 points. Pill and Vernon Covington scored 19 points apiece. Emmanuel Olayinka rounded out Covina's scoring leaders with 11 points.  Bishop Amat (12-3) had its 10-game winning streak snapped, but coach Ray Walker didn't see Saturday's game as anything but a learning experience.  John Haywood scored a game-high 24 points for the Lancers, while Paul Porter added 21. Andrew Soto was the third-highest Bishop Amat scorer with eight points. It wasn't that the Lancers played poorly, but they fell victim to Covina's extensive defensive pressure. The Colts clogged up passing lanes, which disrupted Bishop Amat's flow on the offensive end. Covina also drew several offensive foul calls. Starting Lancers Josh Myles didn't play much in the first half after drawing two quick charging calls. Neither did Haywood, another pivotal player for Walker's team who was benched after three first-half fouls.  Both team shot poorly at the outset, but Covina went ahead 15-10, thanks to eight first-quarter points from Covington.  The second quarter was where the sparks started to fly, thanks to the Colts' stifling defense. A three-pointer by Pill, followed by a slam dunk by Covington, sparked a 9-0 run that gave Covina a 34-18 lead with 1:18 left before halftime. Another 3-pointer by La Bomme early in the third quarter put the Colts ahead 61-41.   Haywood's and Porter's 10 and 11 third-quarter points, respectively, brought the Lancers back into contention. By the start of the fourth quarter, the Colts still led by by 12 points. Haywood kept his hot hand and scored another 11 points over the game's final eight minutes. Porter's shooting cooled off somewhat, as he went 2-for-8 from the field in the fourth quarter.

Third Place

Loara 70, Downey 56 --Drew Howard had 33 points for Loara (11-3). The Vikings (8-6) were led by all-tournament selection Larry Cunningham with 19 points.

Fifth Place

Wilson (HH) 70, Chaffey 60--Nnamdi Nwandu scored 24 points and Eddie Kilgore added 22 points in the loss for Chaffey (6-10).

Seventh Place

Keppel 77, California 62-- Jeff Yamauchi had a team-high 23 points as the Aztecs held off the Condors.  Andrew Gomez (21 points), Danny Do (13) and Christian Ousbe (11) also scored in double figures for Keppel.

Consolation Championship

Pomona 69, Los Altos 59 --Damarian Woods scored 21 points, including four 3-pointers, and Odell Howard added 13 points and 14 rebounds to lead Pomona (11-5). Norman Fletcher scored 10 points for the victorious Red Devils.

Other games

Charter Oak 60, Rancho Cucamonga 50 --The Chargers trailed 50-45 with 4:23 remaining, but scored 15 points in a row late the contest to claim victory.  Sharif Elkhaldy and Josh Baehr provided an effective, one-two punch for Charter Oak (10-5).  Elkhaldy finished with a game-high 19 points. Baehr had 16.

Diamond Bar 82, South Hills 50--Khalif Ford helped the Brahmas even their record at 7-7 with a game-high 17 points, six assists and five steals.  Diamond Bar also received solid performances from Brandon Papez (12 points, five steals) and point guard Nick Corona (seven assists).

Northview 56, Arroyo 42--James Gavin had 14 points to lead Northview (5-9) to 15th place. Arroyo is 6-10.


Disney World KSA Florida Tournament
[Note: Edison (Orange County) was the only SoCal team in this tournament]

Consolation Championship

Edison 61, Seneca (S.C) 48 --Billy Brawn scored 12 points for Edison (8-5).


Eagle Rock Tournament
Championship

Manual Arts (LA City) 55, Bell (LA City) 48 --Tournament MVP Jonathon Heard scored 21 points for Manual Arts.  Senior guard Mauricio Centeno and senior center Jerry Lopez each scored 10 points but it wasn't enough as the Eagles (5-6) lost in the championship game at Eagle Rock High.  Lopez and senior forward Sione Sione were selected to the all-tournament team for Bell.

Third Place

Roosevelt (LA City) 84, Mar Vista (San Diego) 66--Marlon Parrales scored 32 points for Roosevelt.

Consolation Championship

Hamilton (LA City) 73, University (LA City) 70 --Frank Walter hit a three-pointer at the buzzer to give Hamilton the victory. Walter finished with 25 points. Ruben Boykin scored 30 points for University (11-3).

Consolation

Garfield (LA City) 65, Flintridge Prep (CIF-SS) 40 Emmanuel Gutierrez scored 21 points for Garfield (6-2). Connor O'Byrne scored 15 points for Flintridge Prep (1-9).

Belmont (LA City) 52, Wilson (LA City) 45--Eagle Rock 54, Bravo 51


Estancia Tournament

Championship

Villa Park 50, Mayfair 34--Tournament MVP Kyle Hogan had 17 points as the fifth-ranked Spartans won the tournament for the first time. Junior forward Justin Hawkins scored 13 points but it wasn't enough as the Monsoons (8-5) lost to the Spartans in the championship game at Estancia High.

Third Place

Ocean View 73, Estancia 37--Estancia finished fourth in its own 17th annual Coast Classic after a 73-37 loss to Ocean View, which used full-court pressure defense through three quarters and six minutes into the fourth Saturday. The Eagles (9-6) committed nine of their 20 turnovers in the first quarter when Ocean View (8-7) built a 24-2 lead. Lewis Bradshaw scored the only points of the quarter on a turnaround fade-away that he was fouled on with 1:42 left. Estancia senior Fernando Maldonado led the Eagles with 15 points, hitting 3 of 5 from beyond the three-point line. Ocean View 24 13 11 25 - 73 Estancia 2 14 8 13 - 37 Ocean View - Clarke 7, Ortiz 16, Sargeant 10, Hatch 8, Okwudibonye 9, Burnett 7, Gallardo 5, Wilson 5, Kreymer 2, Melton 2, Barot 2. 3-pt. goals - Sargeant 1, Clarke 1, Okwudibonye 1, Ortiz 1, Burnett 1, Wilson 1. Fouled out - none. Technicals - none. Estancia - Maldonado 15, Bradshaw 5, Lindquist 4, Prado 2, Snell 3, Cachola 6, Andersen 2, Valdes 0, Novak 0, Hoffman 0. 3-pt. goals - Maldonado 3.  Fouled out - Lindquist. Technicals - none.

Fifth Place

Irvine 56, South Torrance 53--Kevin Ritchie had 19 points in the fifth-place game loss for South (5-6).

Consolation

Rosemead 57, Riverside Notre Dame 50 --Mario Cobian had 25 points for Rosemead (8-7).

15th Place

La Quinta 53, Corona del Mar 47--Pancho Seaborn scored 25 points in a losing effort as the Sea Kings wasted three opportunities to
snap a 47-47 tie late in the 15th-place game.La Quinta finally answered with a couple of buckets and tacked on two free throws at the end to drop Corona del Mar to 3-13.  La Quinta 18 10 14 11 - 53 Corona del Mar 14 9 12 12 - 47 La Quinta - Nguyen 19, Otsuka 5, Fa'Amasili 0, Subanohi 21, Lotti 2, Gamez 2. 3-pt. goals - Ngueyn 3. Fouled out - none. Technicals - none. Corona del Mar - Northridge 8, Seaborn 25, Mancillas 6, Glass 2, Matsen 2, Welch 4, Nahar 0, Sherick-Odom 0, Hildebrandt 0. 3-pt. goals - Seaborn 3, Northridge 2. Fouled out - none. Technicals - none.


Fresno Christian Eagle Challenge
Championship

Serra (Gardena ) 61, Ribet Academy 42 -- Tournament MVP Eugene Jeter collected 13 points, 10 assists and five rebounds to lift the Cavaliers (14-2) past the Fighting Frogs (11-4) for the championship. All-tournament selection Samir Hernandez added 13 points and Eugene Hackett , another all-tournament pick, added eight points and five steals. Chris Hemphill chipped in with six points and eight rebounds, and Jeffrey Arnold had six points and five assists.

Other Games

Bishop Diego 51, Calvary Temple 50--Pat Minehan scored 18 points and hit both of his 3-pointers in the last 2 1/2 minutes to lead the Cardinals in the Fresno Tournament. Bishop had a 51-48 lead and after giving up a bucket turned the ball over twice. But Calvary Temple was unable to convert.  Freshman forward Andy Aijian added 14 points.  CALVARY TEMPLE--Gaines 12, Miranda 8, Stoner 4, Gibbs 9, Berberich 6, Trenton 2, Contreras 9. Totals 22 6-10 50. BISHOP DIEGO--Marquez 6, Minehan 18, Boehm 4, Aijian 14, Elmerick 7, Schneider 2. Totals 20 7-10 51. Calvary Temple . . . 14 10 13 13 -- 50  Bishop Diego . . . 10 11 16 14 -- 51  3-point goals--CT 0, BD 4 (Marquez 2, Minehan 2). Total fouls--CT 14, BD 10. Fouled out--none. Technicals--none. Records BD 7-8.

Bakersfield Christian 37, Coalinga 32-- In the 13th-place game of the Central California Division V Tournament hosted by Fresno Christian, Blake Allen had 10 points, eight rebounds and five assists and Jacob Wright added eight points and five rebounds for Bakersfield Christian.


Garces (Bakersfield) Tournament

El Segundo 59, Shafter 54 (OT) --Dashawn Strong led El Segundo with 35 points and 15 rebounds, as the Eagles (12-2)  finished second in the seven-team tournament (they were actually tied for first, but because of a four-way tie, the title went to San Joaquin Memorial)  El Segundo, Garces, and San Joaquin Memorial all went 4-1 in the tournament. Strong and Jeramie Hopson received all-tournament honors for the Eagles. Fabian Jiminez scored 22 points for Bakersfield Shafter (10-5). Tino Gomez made three steals in overtime. Junior Fabian Jimenez had 22 points and senior Ricky Ishida chipped in 18 for the Generals (10-5), but it wasn't enough as the Eagles escaped with an overtime victory.

San Joaquin (Fresno) Memorial 69, Garces (Bakersfield) Memorial 65--San Joaquin Memorial senior Antonio Lawrence was clearly the most dominant player on the floor Saturday night, but his freshman teammate Dwain Williams proved to be the difference. Late in the fourth quarter against Garces, Williams showed little signs of his youthful appearance. The 6-foot point guard shook off a lackluster start, scoring 11 of his 17 points in the final quarter to compliment a 36-point outburst from Lawrence as the Panthers upset the Rams, 69-65, in the final game of the Garces Holiday Hoops Classic.  With the game tied 52-52, Williams scored seven straight points, including a 25-foot 3-pointer, and finished off the run with a backhand layup that gave the Panthers a 59-54 lead with 4:10 to play. San Joaquin improved to 8-5.  With his team ahead just 65-63 with less than a minute to play, Williams scored on a drive and later clinched the game with a steal and layin to make it 69-63 with five seconds to play Williams' finish complemented a dominant performance from Lawrence, who sank six 3-pointers, including an off-balance shot from the beyond the arc to beat the 35-second clock that gave SJM a 23-16 lead with 20 seconds left in the first quarter. Lawrence also made a key steal and baseline dunk over 7-foot Robert Swift to cut the Rams lead to 47-45 late in the third quarter, just when it appeared Garces might pull away. Both Lawrence and Williams are new to the San Joaquin program. Lawrence relocated to the Fresno area from Jacksonville, Fla., while Williams moved from Los Angeles.  San Joaquin's late-game heroics overshadowed a strong performance by Swift and junior point guard Kyle Shiloh. Both players finished with 23 points, including several key baskets, to help keep the Rams (13-4) in the game. Swift followed up Lawrence's dunk, with a two-hand jam in traffic just seconds later, temporarily halting the Panthers' momentum. He also pulled down 12 rebounds and blocked five shots.  San Joaquin led most of the game, leading by as many as eight in the second quarter. But Garces started chipping away at the lead behind the inside play of Swift and the quickness of Shiloh. Shiloh scored on two baseline drives and Swift added a follow basket with 10 seconds left in the half to cut the Panthers' lead to 37-35. The Rams continued their run in the second half, and took a 44-40 lead when Shiloh scored, was fouled and converted the free throw for a three-point play, capping a 9-3 run with 3:50 left in the third quarter. Garces held the lead until Lawrence nailed a 3-pointer to tie it at 52 just seconds into the final quarter, and Williams followed with seven straight points to give Memorial the lead for good.  San Joaquin's Lawrence, Williams and Gabriel Treadwell were named to the all-tournament team, along with the Rams' Shiloh and Anthony Esparza.

Liberty (Bakersfield) 61, St. Joseph Santa Maria 57-- Brian Stanley scored 17 points, Scott Wells had 16 and all-tournament selection Zak Bolton chipped in 13 as the Patriots (5-11) survived a late rally to defeat the Knights (6-9). Stewart Kussler scored 23 points for Saint Joseph.

St. Joseph 74, Kerman 45 -- Freshman Brandon Merlo scored 19 points, and sophomore Stewart Kussler added 16 as the Knights pulled away for an easy victory over the Lions (7-8). Senior James Sanders had 19 points for Kerman, who trailed 65-40 after three quarters.  St. Joseph finished in seventh place.


Granite Hills Holiday Tournament

Championship Game

Valhalla 78, Crawford 70-- Valhalla 22 18 17 21 -- 78 Crawford 21 11 14 24 -- 70  Valhalla -- Hanna 7, Johnston 5, Jones 3, Fowler 13, Stinnett 25, Molden 8, Gonzales 9, Sheppard 8. Crawford -- Johnson 6, Graham 2, Harris 8, West 2, Banks 21,
Coleman 23, Jones 8. Three-point goals -- Coleman 7. 

Third place

Granite Hills 53, Calexico 38-- Calexico 9 7 9 13 -- 38 Granite Hills 12 14 18 9 -- 53  Calexico -- Maldonado 9, Marin 5, Johnson 2, Ramsey 9, Flores 1, Pesqueria 5, Moran 5, Dawson 2. Granite Hills (7-9) -- Nasser 2, Davis 3, Elhabashy 22, Araya 3,
Chase 10, Hall 10, Fine 5, Heath 1.

Consolation

Pacific Hills 64, El Cajon 42 --Ahmahl Amedu and Jerard Moret each scored 14 points for Pacific Hills (9-7)

Seventh Place

Sweetwater 75, El Centro 63-- Sweetwater 20 17 19 19 -- 75 El Centro 11 20 20 12 -- 63 Sweetwater -- Gonzalez 21, Trujillo 16, Rosure 2, Martinez 4, Wong 4, Hernandez 2, Meza 16, Phelps 2, Simontal 8. El Centro -- Robles 15, Fisher 11, Martinez 5, Sabal 2, Henderson 9, Loop 6, McSee 15. 

Ninth Place

Merced 64, Vista 59-- Vista 19 16 14 10 -- 59 Merced 21 11 17 15 -- 64 Vista -- Feliciano 7, Lay 6, Romero 6, Williams 4, Sorrell 2, Snyder 3, Nickolei 25, Kelley 6. Merced -- Jarrett 15, Cyero 20, Wardick 8, Moldenhader 12, Farmer 7, Hurtado 5.


Hart Holiday Classic
Championship

Hart 58, West HS (Bakersfield) 50 --Mike Gentry had 14 points and Andrew Morris had 13 points for Hart (12-3). The 58-50 win over West Bakersfield earned the host Indians their first Hart Holiday Classic tournament championship in eight years.  Mike Adam Rich also had 11 points and contributed to the win for Hart.

Third place

Camarillo 58, Cleveland 53 --The Scorpions opened the game with a 12-4 run and never trailed the Cavaliers of Reseda in the third-place game.   Brad Boyer led the Scorpions (11-4) with 14 points and Brett Scyphers chipped in 11. Nicolas Young scored a game-high 18 points for Cleveland (7-7) and teammate Gabriel Bernard, an all-tournament selection, added 14 points.

Fifth Place

Glendale 69, Royal 66 --Riley Van Patten had 19 points and 10 rebounds, and Hermie Nicolas converted four free throws in the final minute to ensure the victory for Glendale (7-7). Isa Hall had 15 points and nine rebounds and was named to the all-tournament for Glendale. Kyle Vondrake scored 26 points for Royal.   Hermie Nicolas' two free throws with 4.7 seconds left helped seal the win for the Dynamiters against the Highlanders of Simi Valley (6-7) in the consolation championship. The win offset a strong performance by Royal's Kyle Vondrak, who had 26 points and 11 rebounds. Isa Hall had 15 points and Hugo Guerrero added 12 points for Glendale.   Hall and Royal's Joel Hendershot were named to the all-tournament team.

Seventh Place

Highland 49, North Hollywood 46 --DeAndre Lamar had 12 points for North Hollywood (7-7), which lost the fifth place game. Despite scoring just four points in the third quarter, the Bulldogs of Palmdale rallied at the finish to earn the victory over the Huskies. With the game tied 22-22 at halftime, Highland couldn't get its offense going at the start of the second half, falling behind 32-26 after three quarters. But the Bulldogs woke up, outscoring North Hollywood 23-14 down the stretch.   Jason Quinones and Adam Nicklas each had nine points, and DeAndre Lamar (six steals) and Josiah James (nine rebounds) added eight points apiece for the Huskies.

Other consolation games

Morningside 74, Burbank Burroughs 60-- Peter St. Hubert score 15 points for the Indians of Burbank, but the team couldn't hold on to a nine-point first-quarter lead in the loss. Burroughs, which had three players score in double figures, jumped out to a 23-14 lead after one quarter. But the team's play stalled from there. The Indians scored just seven points in the second quarter to trail 31-30 at the half, and they were outscored 21-12 in the fourth quarter.  Augustin Pozo added 11 points for Burroughs.

Palmdale 62, Littlerock 60--This time it was the Falcons who prevailed in the second meeting this season between the two Golden League teams. Earlier this month, Littlerock defeated Palmdale at the San Bernardino tournament for third place.  The Lobos stayed in the game the whole way, getting outscored in only one quarter (20-18 in the second).

Sante Fe 56, LACES 54--details were not available


Hollywood HS Sheik Classic
Championship

Verbum Dei 82, Beverly Hills 38 --Michael Pagen had 26 points and was named to the all-tournament team, and Richard Chaney scored 13 points and was named the tournament MVP for Verbum Dei. Isaac Aftalian had 20 points and was named all-tournament for Beverly Hills.

Third Place

Hollywood 82, L.A. Jordan 81 --Dominique Willis scored 23 points and converted a three-point play with one second remaining to give Hollywood (6-8) the victory. Willis was named to the all-tournament team, as well as Hollywood's Jonathan Rouzan, who scored 18 points.

Consolation

King Drew 54, San Fernando 46 --The game was canceled with eight seconds remaining in the third quarter at the request of San Fernando, which brought just five players and lost two to fouls. Marvin Drew of King Drew was named to the all-tournament team.

Foshay 2, Hawthorne JV 0 (forfeit)


Joshua Springs Tournament
Championship

Joshua Springs 69, Calvary Vista (San Diego) 43--Andre Conner scored 21 points and Nathan Rynning added 17 as the Lightning (9-2) rolled to the championship of its own tournament. David Griffith scored 12 points for Joshua Springs.

Third Place

Ambassador 79, Baker Valley 36-- Jose Guzman led Ambassador Christian with 29 points and Brandon Giden scored 20 and pulled down 24 rebounds. The Dawgs began the game playing a full-court, man-to-man press that resulted in a 24-2 lead at the end of the first quarter and a 46-9 lead at the half. Guzman and Melvin Hardy,. who finished with 8 pints and 8 rebound, 6 assists, were named to the all-tournament team. Ambassador Christian improved to 6-4, 2-0.


Juneau (Alaska) Capital Classic
Third Place

San Pedro 62, East Anchorage (Alaska) 60 --Ryan Johnson scored 21 points and nine rebounds, and Joe Guastella scored 11 of his 12 points in the fourth quarter against East Anchoarage.  San Pedro improves to (6-7).

Semifinals

Juneau (AK) 69, San Pedro 40--details were not available


Katella Tournament
Championship

Narbonne 65, Buena Park 60 --Beto Delgado scored 17 points for Narbonne (8-5). MVP Reggie Simms scored 12 points and averaged 22 for the tournament.  Delgado led Narbonne with four assists and four rebounds and the Gauchos won the tournament title. Tournament All-tournament selection Uzoma Mmeje had 16 points, six assists and six rebounds.  Randy Urias scored 18 points as the Coyotes (12-2) fell at Katella.

Norco 63, Katella 51 --Mike Knight had 24 points and Jeremy Black had 13 for Norco. Elliott Tyson scored 12 points and Jeff Clemet and Robert Alvarez scored eight points apiece for Katella (9-5).

Savanna 60, Sultana 53 --Trumel Woods led Savanna with 30 points.

Servite 83, Bolsa Grande 57--details were not available


La Quinta "Gamer Invitational" Tournament
Championship

Monte Vista (Danville) 83, Lincoln Academy (San Diego) 74 --Lincoln's Shaun Davis finished with 39 points, including hitting 6 three-pointers,   but it wasn't enough as Danville Monte Vista captured the tournament title.   Davis and teamate Dominic McGuire were also both named to the All-Tournament team. Monte Vista 18 20 22 23 -- 83 Lincoln 10 24 19 21 -- 74 Monte Vista Danville -- Kelly 3, Kussman 6, Wilson 4, Mullaly 12, Getty 15, Miller 9, Skrip 14, Crutler 20. Lincoln -- Davis 39, McGuire 14, Dillon 6, Deshotels 7, Jones 6, Hardy 1, Cox 1. Three-point goals -- Davis 6.

Third Place

El Toro 52, Ponderosa (Las Vegas) 51--Matt Coughlin won the game for El Toro (11-4) with a tip-in at the buzzer. El Toro's John Johnson was named to the all-tournament team.

Fifth Place

Mira Costa 59, Torrance 44 --Greg Geier scored 16 points and nine rebounds for Mira Costa (6-6) in the fifth-place game. Torrance's Lance Keys had 10 points and Dustin May was named to the all-tournament. Mira Costa's Rocky Ciasulli made the all-tournament team.

Seventh Place (Consolation Championship)

Merrill West 60, La Quinta 51-- Paul St. Angelo scored 17 points in the loss. Billy Mathews scored nine points, and Josh Brodt scored eight. West (11-4) --Brett Brooks 18, Wendell Brown 7, Cameron Green 16, Scott Brown 10, Densmore 2, Duru 5, Ramon 2, Totals: 20 18-31 60  La Quinta (5-8) -- Ramirez 4, Gouldslock 2, Matthews 9, Beck 2, Dowd 2, Kehl 5, Paul St. Angelo 17, Josh Brodt 10, Totals: 18, 12-16 51  West 14 8 17 21-- 60  La Quinta 7 18 8 18-- 51   3-pointers -- West 2 (Brooks, Green); LQ 3 (St. Angelo 3) Total fouls -- West 15, LQ 19 Fouled out -- Gouldslock


La Salle-Temple City Tournament
Championship

La Canada 68, Franklin (LA City) 35 --Billy Hofman, the tournament MVP, had 11 points and 11 assists for La Canada (11-3).  Robbie Neyland scored 18 points as the Spartans claimed the title.  Hofman's teammates Mark Moore (16 points, 12 rebounds in the final) and Greg Gaudino were also All-Tournament selections.

Third Place

St. Monica 66, Temple City 46 --Brandon Cruz and Hampton Munley each scored 14 points for St. Monica (5-9). Kevin Sweeney scored 19 points for Temple City (10-4).

Fifth Place

Gabrielino 84, St. Bernard 82 (3 OT) --Bruce Evans scored 21 points for St. Bernard. The Vikings (6-11) fell in triple overtime. Bruce Bevans had 21 points, Rocky Hinds had 19 points and 13 rebounds and Terell Johnson had 18 points.

Seventh Place

La Salle 58, Alhambra 52--details were not available

Ninth Place

Whittier 59, Montebello 56 --Michael Hernandez scored 31 points for Whittier (12-3). Ian Parks scored 22 points for Montebello. Hernandez, who was named to the All-Tournament team, also added 12 rebounds as the Cardinals bounced back from a 22-7 deficit at the end of the first quarter.  Niko Reibert added 12 points and 13 rebounds for Whittier, which improved to 12-3.  Whittier slowly chipped away at the early Montebello lead before finally overtaking the Oilers in the fourth quarter.

Other consolation games

Sherman Oaks Notre Dame 59, LA Marhall 46 --details were not available

Rosamond 62, Maranatha 48--details were not available

Cathedral 55, Valley Christian 47--details were not available


La Verne Lutheran Tournanment
Championship

Antelope Valley Christian 67, Sacramento Lutheran 54--details were not available

Third Place

L.A. Lutheran 64, Upland Christian 60 --Kevin Hirata scored 18 points for L.A. Lutheran (7-4).

Consolation

La Verne Lutheran 72, South Bay Lutheran 27 --Taylor Unzicker scored 20 points for Upland Christian (9-4).  Nick Roberds added 14 in La Verne's fifth-place tournament victory. South Bay began the first quarter on a 10-0 run, but was held to four points in the second and third quarters. La Verne improves to 9-4, 3-0.

First Lutheran 81, La Verne Lutheran JV 32--details were not available


Las Vegas Prep Classic
Championship

Las Vegas 69, Crossroads (Santa Monica) 38--[From the Las Vegas Review Journal]: "Las Vegas wasn't about to let a fast start go to waste. The Wildcats saw a day earlier the type of havoc Crossroads (Calif.) guards could wreak on opponents. But Robert Locke and Joe Abrahams did little with hands in their faces all night. In fact, Abrahams finished with no points and Locke with five, which was 45 points less than the duo had Friday in a win over Cheyenne.  Shutting down the Roadrunners' guards and playing with non-stop intensity were the keys Saturday as the Wildcats turned the Las Vegas Prep Championship title game into a rout in a hurry, breezing to a 69-38 win at Las Vegas High School.  Atwater scored 24 points and had 10 rebounds for Las Vegas (16-2), which earned its eighth straight win in the last 10 days. Stanley Copeland had eight assists.  The Wildcats pounced on the Roadrunners (7-5) from the start, scoring the first eight points of the game and racing to a 37-19 halftime advantage. The lead grew to 53-24 with 9:49 left on an Atwater follow.  The Wildcats finished the game with a 10-point run. Other than Jordan Rush, who scored a game-high 28 points, Crossroads had no offense or answers. The Roadrunners were also outrebounded, 31-18.

Third place

Cheyenne (Las Vegas) 86, A.B. Miller (Rialto, CA) 78 -- In the third-place game, the Desert Shields were still undermanned because of injuries to Chad Ferguson and Eric Ashley. But their seniors stepped up, sophomore Chris Davis responded with 14 points, and Cheyenne fought back from a 12-point first-half deficit. Johnny Wheeler put on a highlight-reel offensive display, scoring 35 points that included several dunks. Keith Richardson had 15 points, seven assists and four steals. Kevin Richardson did everything but score, getting nine rebounds, six assists and five steals.  It didn't look good early for Cheyenne as the Runnin' Rebels (14-3) scored easy baskets in building a 26-14 lead with 9:43 left in the first half. But the Desert Shields responded with a 22-5 burst that put them ahead for good. Cheyenne (17-3) led by as many as 15 points in the second half.  Only an inability to make foul shots (13 of 33) kept the Desert Shields from putting more distance between themselves and the Runnin' Rebels, who got 33 points from Jacob Ramirez. Senior 6'-1" guard Jacob Ramirez scored 33 points and Jeremiah Ward added 18 points in the loss for A.B. Miller (14-3).  T.J. Smith scored 12 points and Victor Mitchell added 11 points in the loss for the Rebels. Cheyenne, which is ranked third in the state of Nevada, improves to 17-3   Both Ramirez and Ward were named to the all-tournament team.

Fifth Place

Riverside Martin Luther King (CA) 82, Peninsula (Rolling Hills Estates, CA) 78 (2OT) -- Marvin Lea scored six of his 33 points in the second overtime and made a three-point basket at the buzzer of the first overtime to lead King (12-3) in the fifth-place game. Leon Rosborogh scored 27 points for King, which outscored Peninsula, 12-8, in the second overtime. The score was 59-59 at the end of regulation. The Wolves took the fifth-place game in double overtime because the Panthers couldn't make free throws that would have sealed the game in regulation.

Seventh Place

Green Valley (Las Vegas) 51, McQueen (Reno) 44 -- In the seventh-place game, the Gators ruled the backboards in building a 12-point first-half lead and withstood several surges to become the second Southern Nevada team to knock off the Lancers in the tournament.  Green Valley led 30-18 before McQueen scored the final eight points of the first half. The Lancers, paced by J.J. Myatt's 18 points, were within 43-40 midway through the second half.  Jon Osborne had 13 points and Ron Dunlap 10 for the Gators. Mitch Platt had nine of his 10 rebounds in the first half to single-handedly outrebound McQueen during that stretch. Green Valley enjoyed a 21-8 rebounding advantage in the first half.

Ninth Place

Temecula Valley (CA.) 54, Centennial (Las Vegas) 53 -- In the ninth-place game, the Bulldogs came up just short despite double-figure scoring from three players. Jahmon Smith had 15, Lincoln Rogers 13 and Chris Fuller 12 for Centennial. Ross Green's 15 points led the Golden Bears.

Consolation

Cimarron-Memorial (Las Vegas) 45, Arlington (CA) 40 -- In a consolation game, Jason Petrimoulx carried the Spartans to victory. The 6-foot-3-inch junior, taking over the offensive load because of an injury to senior guard Robert Young, scored 24 points. Petrimoulx scored 98 points in four tournament games.


LA Baptist Tournament
Championship

St. Bonaventure 53, L.A. Baptist 46 --Whitney Lewis scored 16 points for the Seraphs (9-3). Lewis was named tournament MVP.


Marin Catholic Tournanment
Consolation

Kentfield Drake 87, University (Irvine) 81--Sophomore Jon Asnon had 20 points and was named to the all-tournament team for University (9-6). Drake (7-5).


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

Slam Division

Championship

Sanger 66, Casady (Oklahoma) 61--Jared Contente led Sanger with 27 points as the Apaches won the Surf 'N' Slam Classic title game with a 66-61 victory over Casady (Oklahoma) in San Diego. Mark Montelong added 12 points for Sanger

Third place

University City 76, Monroe Catholic 58-- Monroe Catholic 8 12 22 16 -- 58 University City 20 21 12 23 -- 76  Monroe Catholic -- Beaudreax 10, Lenny 6, Mason 8, Peterson 22, Fossix 2, Tristan 6, Love 4. University City (7-7) -- Chambers 17, R.Fowler 10, A.Fowler 2,
Frazier 23, Pitcher 11, Mangiapane 2, Zinser 6, Burke 6.

San Diego Division

Championship

Arvin 49, Lick-Wilmerding 45 Arvin used an 18-2 spurt in the third quarter to come back and win the Surf and Slam Tournament in San Diego with a four-point win over Lick-Wilmerding of San Francisco. For Arvin (4-9), Albert Rivas led the Bears with 13 points and 12 rebounds while Jorge Flores added 11. Randy Twyford scored six points and pulled in a game-high 14 rebounds.

Montesano 86, Mission Bay II 37--Montesano 26 19 23 18 -- 86 Mission Bay II 8 7 9 13 -- 37 Montesano -- Scholls 14, Easter 8, Smith 10, Cu.Espadel 14, M.Schott 20, Cr.Espedal 4, Walker 6, D.Schlott 2, Voelkel 4, Prince 4. Mission Bay II -- Davis 5, Esces 3, Ingran 2, Horn 4, Houston 6, Neal 4, Haywood 2, Childs 7, Zufall 4.

Surf Division

Championship Game

Jessamine 79, Bountiful 72--Bountiful 18 11 20 23 -- 72 Jessamine 18 26 15 20 -- 79 Bountiful -- Lasseter 7, C.CHRistension 16, Christension 10, Auvaia 11, Krivanec 5, Kilgroe 8, Orchard 15. Jessamine -- Joiner 30, Wade 15, Vernon 6, Wayne 12, Duke 12, Richardson 2, Foster 2.

Third place

Lathrop 58, Riverdale 55-- Lathrop 15 13 11 19 -- 58 Riverdale 19 14 12 10 -- 55 Lathrop -- Bourne 21, Shaver 10, Kalberg 4, Reeves 3, Brown 5, Wade 3, Robinson 2, Snowden 10. Riverdale -- Lane 9, Baxter 3, Coleman 7, Cheesebrew 15, Crockett 15, Lyons 3, Henry 3. Three-point goals -- Cheesebrew 3, Bourne 3. 

Fifth place

Foothill 67, Mission Bay 46-- Mission Bay 15 8 9 14 -- 46 Foothill 19 13 19 16 -- 67 Mission Bay -- Daniels 4, Bussey 3, Hernandez 2, Barzoni 6, Battle 2, Parrott 5, Hawkins 3, Hotaling 7, Terrell 4, Smith 10. Foothill -- Jarmuz 6, Greig 6, Greenaway 18, Wood 14, Haar 3,
Lamson 11, Cooper 2, Patak 7. Three-point goals -- Greenaway 4. 

Seventh place

Serra (San Diego) 58, Los Gatos 48-- Los Gatos 10 13 13 12 -- 48 Serra 18 15 15 10 -- 58 Los Gatos -- Kay 7, Furia 4, Edwars 5, Holbert 9, Clock 19, Bauer 2, Goldfarb 2. Serra -- Dixon 2, McKinney 16, Frye 7, Simpson 12, Toomata 11, Pitts 2, Carter 2, Burt 6. 

 


Modesto Christian Holiday Classic
Gold Division
Championship

Compton Centennial 78, Long Beach Poly 70 --Gabriel Pruitt had 25 points and seven assists for the second straight game and earned MVP for Centennial. All-tournament selection Darius Sanders scored 16 points and Saul Langston added 13 points, three rebounds, three steals and two blocks for Centennial (11-0), which trailed, 31-30, at halftime. Centennial, ranked 12th in the region by The Times, used a 14-2 run in the third quarter to build a 58-47 lead. Reggie Butler and Bobby Jones each had 16 points for sixth-ranked Long Beach Poly (11-2), which outscored Centennial, 9-2, in the last two minutes.  The Apaches erased a one-point halftime deficit by outscoring the Jackrabbits 28-16 in the third quarter to win the Gold Bracket championship of the prestigious tournament.  Sophomore Gabriel Pruitt scored 25 points and had 7 assists to earn tournament MVP honors and sophomore point guard Arron Afflalo had 13 points, 4 assists and no turnovers for Centennial (11-0).   Darius Sanders scored 16, Saul Lankster III scored 13 and freshman Mike Gordon played well defensively for the Apaches. Sanders and Sterling Byrd were named to the all-tournament team.  Reggie Butler and Bobby Jones each scored 16 for Poly (11-2) and were both named to the all-tournament team. Carlos Rivers scored 12.  Earlier in the day, Poly defeated Oakland Tech 63-55 in one semifinal while Centennial defeated Modesto Christian 80-61 in another semifinal.   Centennial sophomore forward Gabriel Pruitt had a day to remember, scoring 25 points in the Apaches' 80-61 semifinal win over Modesto Christian and 25 in a 78-70 championship game win over Long Beach Poly. He made six of the Apaches' 11 3-pointers against the Crusaders and five of Centennial's eight against the Jackrabbits.   Centennial, a Division III team, has been eliminated in the CIF state Division III playoffs by eventual state champion Bishop Montgomery the last two years.

Third place

Oakland Tech 66, Modesto Christian 63-- Oakland Tech ended up beating the Crusaders for the second time this season, but this score, 66-63, was far different than the 77-58 whipping the Bulldogs gave to MC earlier this season.   In the third-place game, Oakland Tech's full-court press -- led by Fresno State-bound point guard Armando Surratt (game-high 20 points and eight assists) -- forced 22 turnovers. Still, MC had its chances.  Down 61-54 with less than two minutes remaining, the Crusaders caught fire.  With 1:53 remaining, Bobby Cole II (eight points) hit a layup off a pass from David Paris. With 1:18 remaining, freshman point guard Patrick Macki (11 points) made two free throws to pull within 61-58. Oakland Tech's Kevin Moore made two free throws to give the Bulldogs some breathing room, but Macki ran down the court and nailed a 3-pointer to pull MC within two.  After Quinton Thomas' two free throws gave Oakland a four-point lead, Macki was fouled while attempting a long-range shot with 11.8 seconds remaining. Although he appeared to be behind the 3-point line, the referees ruled he wasn't -- so he shot two free throws instead of three and made them both. Surratt was fouled on Oakland's next possession, made one free throw, and the Bulldogs escaped.  Macki and sophomore forward Andray Glenn were called up from the junior varsity team after senior guard Brian Donham underwent surgery Saturday morning to insert pins into the broken left foot he suffered in Friday's quarterfinal win. Donham most likely is out for the rest of the season.  Last year the Crusaders won the tournament championship.  Oakland Tech forward Kenneth Smith fell to the hardwood floor with a resounding slam midway through the second quarter, suffering a concussion. He had to be helped to his team's bench and was later transported to Emmanuel Hospital in Turlock.  Oakland Tech --Leon Powe 19, Armando Surratt 20, Kenneth Smith 6, Terrance Franklin 4, Quinton Thomas 8, Theo White 2, Kevin Moore 3, Jamiel Butler 2. Totals 25 16-21 66.  Modesto Chr -- Liam Hughes 4, Miles Scott 8, James Noel 11, Patrick Macki 11, Andray Glenn 3, Bobby Cole II 8, David Paris 18. Totals 19 23-26 63. Oakland 12 16 17 21-- 66  Modesto Chr 13 14 12 24-- 63  3-Point GOALS - Modesto Christian 2 (Glenn, Macki), Oakland Tech 0. Team fouls - Modsto Christian 19, Oakland Tech 21. Fouled out - Hughes (MC), Cole (MC).

Semifinals

Compton Centennial 80, Modesto Christian 61 --Gabriel Pruitt had 25 points and seven assists, Darius Sanders had 18 points, seven rebounds and three steals and Sterling Byrd had 19 points and five rebounds for Centennial (10-0). Centennial of Compton made 11 3-pointers in an 80-61 win over the Crusaders. Centennial --Jonathan Smith 4, Arron Afflalo 5, Saul Lankster 6, Michael Gordon 3, Sterling Byrd 19, Gabriel Pruitt 25, Darius Sanders 18. Totals 30 9-13 80.  Modesto Chr -- Liam Hughes 4, James Noel 16, Patrick Macki 6, Andray Glenn 7, Bobby Cole II 10, David Paris 18. Totals 22 8-17 61.  Centennial 20 18 17 25-- 80  Modesto Chr 15 16 23 7-- 61   3-Point goals - Centennial 11 (Pruitt 6, Byrd 3, Afflalo, Gordon), Modesto Christian 7 (Cole 2, Paris 2, Glenn, Macki, Noel). Team fouls - Centennial 15, Modesto Christian 12.

Long Beach Poly 63, Oakland Tech 55

Silver Division
Championship

Bishop Montgomery 88, Stockton East Union 67 --Gavin Lee scored 21 points for Bishop Montgomery (10-4).Brandon Peace had 17 points and five rebounds and was named Silver Division final MVP in the blowout win over East Union (11-5). Gavin Lee led all scorers with 21 points, senior Kyle Binns scored a career-high 10 points, and Fred Washington had 16 points and 10 rebounds. The East Union High boys basketball team was happy to make it to the Silver bracket championship game Saturday at the Modesto Holiday Hoops Classic.  It didn't matter that the Lancers were routed 88-47 by two-time defending state Division III champion Bishop Montgomery. Each Union coach Eric Simoni was pleased that the Lancers got that far.  There were moments when East Union (11-5) seemed on the verge. But open shots rimmed out, and the Knights kept forcing turnovers and getting easy layups on the other end. The tournament was also a good showcase for the Lancers, a team that plays on emotion and likes to get out on the fast break.  The silver bracket was composed of the teams that went 1-1 in pool play the first two days.

Silver Semifinals

Bishop Montgomery 61, Skyline/Oakland 50-- Gavin Lee scored 20 points for Bishop Montgomery.

Fresno East Union 67, Taft 55 --Mustafa Asghari scored 21 points for Taft (8-4), which was held to five points in the final quarter. Fresno Union improved to 14-2. Taft --Mustafa Asghari 21, Rico Marshall 4, Ray Vaughn 4, Tyrone Melton 4, Dwight Grant 2, Nesben Deason 2, Eddie Miller 4, Ronnell Ramsey 3, Nima Javaherian 11. Totals 24 3-5 55.  East Union --Armando Mendoza 8, John Prado 1, David Shaw 8, Brandon McFarland 7, Michael Nunnally 15, Larry Ota 5, Stephen Barrera 23. Totals 21 19-29 67.  Taft 16 23 11 5-- 55  East Union 20 15 15 17-- 67 3-Point goals - Taft 4 (Javaherian 3, Asghari), East Union 6 (Barrera 5, Mendoza). Team fouls - Taft 24, East Union 10. Fouled out - None.

Consolation Bracket

Sierra 57, Turlock 47--The consolation bracket, composed of the four teams that had the worst point differential in pool play, was won by Sierra of Manteca, which beat Turlock 57-47 in the consolation championship.

Camplindo 65, Bret Harte 45-- Campolindo of Moraga won its first game of the season, defeating Bret Harte, 65-45. The Bullfrogs had several tight games in the tourney, including a narrow loss to Taft, but they ran out of gas against Campolindo.


Montgomery HS (San Diego) Holiday Invitational

Seventh place

Hoover 73, Midway 45-- Midway Baptist 3 12 18 12 -- 45 Hoover 18 24 17 14 -- 73 Midway Baptist -- Acevedo 6, Medina 14, Ma 2, Warner 5, Turner 3, Oates 9, Ness 6. Hoover -- Lay 12 Spain 15, Ford 10, White 10, Almonor 11, Dooley 8,
Abdi 7. 

Fifth place

Brawley 53, El Centro 32-- El Centro 16 2 4 10 -- 32 Brawley 27 5 12 9 -- 53 El Centro Southwest -- Laboy 20, Sarbia 3, Lara 3, Hoyt 4, Gonzales 2. Brawley -- Coral 6, Rivera 10, Cox 3, Cato 2, Haley 2, Melendrez 9, Hernandez 10, Lofton 11. 

Third place

West Hills 69, Hilltop 64 (OT)--Hilltop 9 10 16 23 6 -- 64 West Hills 15 11 14 18 11 -- 69 Hilltop -- Jackson 11, Garcia 13, Wessel 6, Harms 10, Hayne 17, Alavara 4, Baca 3. West Hills -- Zizzo 16, Henrickson 25, Dougherty 3, Sutton 2, Gilson 6, Hills 2, Hammond 4, Bailey 1, Miller 10.

Championship

Montgomery 55, Grossmont 49-- Grossmont 13 19 10 7 -- 49 Montgomery 11 14 12 18 -- 55 Grossmont -- Brand 2, Sanders 23, Vickers 9, Young 11, Gerber 2, T.Barbour 2. Montgomery -- Mehammed 16, Whaley 5, London 4, Gerana 6, R.Wofford 6, Pizarro 11, L.Wofford 4, Rodriguez 3.

All Tournament Team:

MVP: Ian Pizzaro (Montgomery)
Larry Wofford (Montgomery)
Dlovan Mehammad (Montgomery)
John Sanders (Grossmont)
Tylere Vickers (Grossmont)
Ricky Zizzo (West Hills)
Matt Henriksen (West Hills)
Mark Rivera (Brawley)
Fernando Forde (Hoover)
Marco Garcia (Hilltop)


Mt. Carmel HS San Diego Holiday Hoops Classic
Championship

Mission Viejo 67, Rocklin 63-- Rocklin 23 17 11 12 -- 63 Mission Viejo 22 19 13 13 -- 67  Sacramento Rocklin -- Swarts 3, Angel 5, Wirth 4, Harris 5, Crittendon 4, Snyder 24, Alexander 1, Schmidt 17. Mission Viejo -- Ortiz 6, Niesen 25, Ja.Collins 16, Engstrom 4, Stacey 5, Zamora 6, Je.Collins 5.

Third Place

El Dorado 60, Sonora 48 --El Dorado made 26 of 28 free throws and led by as many as 20 points. Kevin Cook and David Patten were named all-tournament for El Dorado (12-2). El Dorado 11 21 11 17 -- 60 Sonora 12 13 5 18 -- 48   El Dorado -- Burnett 2, Miller 13, Barrette 2, Price 6, Patten 12, Cook 15, Bond 5, Gartner 4, Martinez 1. Sonora -- Knight 4, Smith 2, R.Rogers 2, T.Rogers 15, Trejo 8,
Johnston 13, Salinas 4.

El Capitan 73, Centennial 52-- Centennial 16 14 7 15 -- 52 El Capitan 22 22 17 12 -- 73  Centennial (Bakersfield) -- Rios 4, Rhoades 7, Vance 4, Guey-Moch 2, Smith 5, Standiford 2, Harris 7, Unfried 1, Pain 4, Allen 10, Hodson 4, Smart 2. El Capitan (5-10) -- Gregerson 6, Grant 12, Mena 7, Fisher 6, Hogue 2, Relph 12, Stephens 7, Boswell 21. Three-point goals -- Gregerson 2, Grant 2, Allen 2. 

Rancho Buena Vista 73, Castle Park 53-- Castle Park 14 12 12 15 --53 RBV 17 17 18 21 --73  Castle Park -- Harvey 12, Dowell 4, Harmon 5, Bratford 17, Ransom 10, Armstrong 5. Rancho Buena Vista -- Turner 9, Cross 12, Castenada 6, V. Molina 4, Johnson 25, O'Neil 4, O. Molina 2, Esquibel 4, Davis 1, Lawrence 6.   

Kearny 37, Monte Vista 32-- Kearny 7 9 12 9 -- 37 Monte Vista 6 4 8 14 -- 32  Kearny -- Hancock 10, Ali 3, Tucker 6, Garrett 1, Speed 2, Vasquez 7, Johnson 8. Monte Vista -- Wells 8, Yousif 3, Whyte 2, Simpson 2, Snyder 2, Hadley 2, Jennings 2, Ramer 7, Childs 4. 

Merced 64, Vista 59--Vista 19 16 14 10 -- 59 Merced 21 11 17 15 -- 64  Vista -- Feliciano 6, Lay 6, Sorrell 2, Williams 4, Nickolei 26, Romero 4, Blaine 3, Kelly 8. Merced -- Jarrett 10, Uneyo 18, Wandick 8, Moldenhauer 10, Farmer 11, Hurtado 7. 

Consolation Championship

Oceanside 68, Cerritos 62-- Cerritos 17 14 21 10 -- 62 Oceanside 11 14 20 23 -- 68 Cerritos -- Hong 7, Convento 6, Ghariari 7, Sohn 11, Whiten 18, Brown 13. Oceanside -- Bennett 6, Harris 4, Rollins 30, Wilson 8, Bruce 8, Kennedy 1, Byrd 11. 

Mt Carmel 61, Poway 58-- It took everything Mt. Carmel had to hold off a late Poway rally. The Titans had a chance to tie the game when an errant Sundevils pass went out of bounds, giving Poway the ball with six seconds remaining.  But Poway forward Mike Merrick's 3-point shot bounced off the rim, giving Mt. Carmel (7-8) its third consecutive victory over the Titans (8-7).   Mahoney scored seven points, including a huge 3-pointer with 46 seconds remaining that broke a 56-56 tie and put the Sundevils ahead for good.  The Titans were led by 6-foot-7 center Alan Wiggins. The junior had 18 points and 10 rebounds, but it wasn't enough to make up for his team's 19 turnovers. Poway 16 17 11 14 -- 58 Mt. Carmel 19 20 12 10 -- 61   Poway (8-7) -- Merrick 4, Heer 13, Hall 11, Wiggins 18, Soliven 3, Stock 9. Mt. Carmel (7-8) -- Mahoney 7, Robles 14, Clark 10, Knights 13, Valencia 14, Eichten 2, Baldwin 1. 

All-Tournament Team:
MVP--Travis Niesen (Mission Viejo)
Jake Collins (Mission Viejo)
Mark Schmidt (Rocklin)
Adam Snyder (Rocklin)
Kevin Cook (El Dorado)
David Patten (El Dorado)
Travis Rogers (Sonora)
Allyn Robles (Mt Carmel)
Alan Wiggins (Poway)
Johnny Harris (Oceanside)
Mark Uyeno (Merced)


Nogales Tournament
Championship

Canyon Springs 77, Rowland 62 -- The Canyon Springs High School boys basketball team used an impressive second quarter and eventually went on to defeat Rowland, 77-62, in Saturday night's championship game of the inaugural Nogales Tournament at Nogales.  The Cougars started the game sluggishly by missing their first five field-goal attempts. Rowland also struggled with five early turnovers. The Cougars managed to get on track after Tron Smith and Rich Cobb hit consecutive three-pointers for a 19-12 lead. Canyon Springs continued its late momentum with a 5-0 run to start the second quarter. The run was capped off by Smith's dunk in traffic. The Raiders ended the run when Vashon Pruitt connected on a three-pointer to make it 24-15. But the Cougars made another run, this time a 6-0 streak, that again was capped off by another Smith basket for a 30-15 advantage. Canyon Springs toughened up on defense in the second quarter. The Cougars also were effective from three-point range by connecting on 4 of 7 shots, including 2-for-3 from Cobb in the second quarter.  Canyon Springs had all the momentum as it led 43-29 at intermission.  Rowland came to life in the third quarter as Larry Tiu scored six consecutive points to make it 43-35. After Canyon Springs' Andre McGee hit a three-pointer, the Raiders toughened up defensively and got within five points, 50-45, with three minutes left in the quarter. But Canyon Springs, which had gone cold in the third quarter by missing 5 of 6 three-pointers, went inside to its big men and used an 8-2 run to end the quarter with a 58-47 lead.  McGee scored on a three-point play to give the Cougars a 61-47 lead to start the fourth quarter, but Tiu started to rally the Raiders with five consecutive points to cut the deficit to nine.  The Cougars' defense, however, shut down Tiu and the Raiders for a five-minute stretch, and Cobb scored five consecutive points in a 12-0 run to regain control of the game.   Richard Cobbs, who finished with 18 points while going 3 for 5 on three-pointers, was named as the tournament's MVP. Stovall said he was thrilled to see him win the award.

Third Place

San Dimas 63, Paramount 25 --Ryan Gunderson scored 21 points for San Dimas (10-4).

Consolation Championship

Alta Loma 67, Damien 66 --Chris Campbell rebounded his own missed free throw and put it back in during the last 30 seconds of the game to give Alta Loma a 67-66 victory over Damien in the consolation championship of the Nogales Tournament. Campbell added eight rebounds to the 16 points he scored and Terrence Hundley scored 15 points. Rashad Austin had eight points and eight blocks in the Braves' victory. Damien was led by Zack Phillips' 24 points. Alta Loma improved to 11-4. 

11th place

Garey 61, La Puente 57-- Willy Cook scored 18 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and Osaar Rassaan added 16 points and 11 rebounds to lead Garey (4-12). The Vikings trailed 33-27 at halftime but outscored La Puente 34-24 in the second half.  Aaron Palmer scored 12 points and Delano Bell added seven points for Garey, which opens up Miramonte League on Jan. 9 when Hacienda Heights Wilson travels to Garey.

13th Place

Baldwin Park 86, Bell Gardens 73 --Kris Lewis scored 39 points and Geary Thompson added 30 for Baldwin Park (3-9). Arcenio Ramirez scored 20 points for Bell Gardens (3-10). Lewis and Thompson combined for 69 points. Lewis hit five 3-pointers. Thompson grabbed a game-high 18 rebounds.  After trailing 47-38 at halftime, the Braves tightened up their defense and outscored the Lancers by 22 in a decisive second half.


Ontario Christian "Knight Time Classic"
Championship

Kilpatrick 70, Ontario Christian 49 --Darrell Morris scored 24 points and was voted MVP of the tournament for Kilpatrick (9-3).

3rd Place

Tri-City Christian 62, Arrowhead Christian 51-- Senior 6-5 center Josh Breckley scored 10 points and took 11 rebounds, but the Eagles (7-2) could never work out of a first-half deficit and fell in the third-place game of the Ontario Christian tournament. Senior 5-8 guard Josh Cloud had nine points and five assists for ACA.

5th Place

Loma Linda Academy 57, Big Bear 45 --Loma Linda (8-2) held Big Bear to nine points in the fourth quarter. Ryan Prior had 14 points and seven rebounds for Loma Linda. Junior 6-2 forward Ryan Prior scored 14 points and took seven rebounds to help the Roadrunners (8-2) defeat the Bears in the third-place game of the Ontario Christian tournament.  Sophomore point guard Chris Purdom added 13 points for Loma Linda. Big Bear was led by Brad Jennings, who scored 12 points.

7th place

Parker 65, Coachella Valley 55-- Coachella Valley 6 20 15 14 -- 55 Francis Parker 12 19 17 17 -- 65  Coachella Valley -- individual scoring was not reported. Francis Parker (9-5) -- Nash 15, Moore 14, Christian 14, Skirvin 11, Frank 7, Varagic 2, Henderschott 2.

9th place

San Diego Calvin Christian 53, Pasadena Poly 47 --Matt Robbins scored 15 points for Pasadena Poly (4-9).

11th place

Silver Valley 59, Bloomington Christian 50-- Freshman Lucas Blankenship recorded a triple-double, scoring 15 points while grabbing 10 rebounds and making 10 assists to lead the Trojans to a victory over the Ravens in the 11th-place game of the Ontario Christian Tournament. Silver Valley (2-11) had two other 15-point scorers, each recording double-doubles. Bloomington Christian (4-11) was led by Josh Jordan's 17 points.


Orange Holiday Classic Tournament (@ Chapman University)
Championship

Mater Dei 84, Corona Centennial 67 --Wesley Washington scored 21 points for ninth-ranked Mater Dei (10-4). J.R  Reese scored 22 points for eight-ranked Corona Centennial (11-2). Mater Dei led, 34-32, at halftime and opened the third quarter on a 8-0 run. Two weeks ago, Mater Dei lost to Centennial in the championship game of the Tournament of Champions. Strawberry, who scored a team-high 20 points Saturday night and was voted the tournament most valuable player, said the Monarchs learned quite a bit from that loss to Centennial and those three consecutive losses in Oregon.  The Monarchs (11-4) came out fired up against the Huskies (11-2) Saturday night. An 18-3 Mater Dei run in the first quarter enabled the Monarchs to carry a 12-point lead into the second.  Six Mater Dei turnovers and a Centennial's 9-for-14 shooting in the second quarter helped the Huskies' cut their deficit to two at halftime. The Monarchs stretched their lead to eight in the third quarter, and put the victory away early in the fourth quarter by scoring 16 of the quarter's first 21 points. The Monarchs'   Harrison Schaen scored 14 with 10 rebounds.

Third Place

Orange 70, Long Beach Cabrillo 67--Markus Smith scored 26 points for the Panthers (13-2) in their third-place victory. Senior forward Jushay Rockett had 20 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists but it wasn't enough as the Jaguars (7-6) lost to the host Panthers (10-3) in the third-place game. Senior forward Jonathan Friar and senior guard Herbi Brown also scored 16 points each for Cabrillo.   Rockett and Friar were selected to the all-tournament team.

Fifth Place

Costa Mesa 59, Foothill 55 --David Conte made five three-pointers and finished with 29 points, five rebounds and five assists for Costa Mesa (10-5). Chad Vakili also made five three-pointers, four in the fourth quarter, and finished with 22 points for the Mustangs. Francisco Flores had 19 points for Foothill (9-6). Conte, who earned all-tournament laurels, nailed five three-pointers and finished with a game-high 29
points. Conte, who dished out five assists and grabbed five rebounds, scored 116 points in the four games in the tournament (29 points per game). Vakili, who also had five three-pointers, scored 14 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter, hitting three three-pointers for the Mustangs (10-5).  Costa Mesa 15 6 17 21 - 59 Foothill 12 13 15 15 - 55 Costa Mesa - Jaime 0, Millward 2, Vakili 22, Conte 29, Krikorian 6, Clark 0, Rodriguez 0. 3-pt. goals - Conte 5, Vakili 5, Krikorian 1. Fouled out - none. Technicals - none. Foothill - Edwards 10, Bigler 2, Worrall 4,
O'Toole 3, Bangs 17, Flores 19. 3-pt. goals - Bangs 3, Edwards 2, O'Toole 1. Fouled out - Bigler. Technicals - none.

Seventh Place (Consolation Championship)

Kennedy 58, Aliso Niguel 35--The Fighting Irish (10-5) took a 15-point lead in the first quarter and cruised to victory over the Wolverines (4-13) in the consolation championship game. 

Consolation

Compton 47, La Mirada 46--details were not available

Huntington Beach 68, Anaheim 41--details were not available


San Gabriel Tournament
Championship

Arcadia 58, St. Francis 41--A quick start, clutch free-throw shooting and quality play from their seniors were the key ingredients as Arcadia High's boys basketball team claimed the San Gabriel Tournament championship with a 56-41 victory over St. Francis on Saturday. The victory for the Apaches was impressive on three fronts: It marked a season-best fourth consecutive win.  It gave the team 11 victories, satisfying the primary criteria for at-large consideration into the CIF-Southern Section playoffs.  It was also the program's first varsity tournament title in nine years. But the Apaches' game-opening, 21-8 scoring run soon was wiped out when St. Francis outscored Arcadia (11-4) 16-3 in the second quarter to take a four-point halftime lead.  Seniors Brent Dohling (20 points) and Aaron Anderson (17 points) then started clicking offensively and the Apaches were back in control. Dohling was named Tournament MVP and teammates Anderson and Donte Owens were All-Tournament selections. Arcadia made 8 of 10 free throws down the stretch to seal the outcome.

Third Place

Duarte 52, San Gabriel 49 --details were not available

Consolation

Nikiski (Alaska) 53, Gladstone 42 --David Holloway scored 27 points for Nikiski.

South Pasadena 47, El Monte 37--details were not available

 


San Gorgonio-Pacific HS Tournament

Rialto 57, Upland 53--Rialto beat defending tourney champion Upland at its own game -- defense -- and held on for a 57-53 victory to win the tournament at Coussoulis Arena, Rialto's first Kiwanis title in its first championship appearance.  Tournament MVP Sean Green, a 6-foot-3 sophomore scored 17 points and hauled in eight rebounds. Rialto (9-5) outhustled, outworked and executed better than Upland (11-4). It forced 22 turnovers (12 steals) and outrebounded Upland 34-29, controlling the defensive glass while playing man-to-man defense throughout. The Knights led 37-23 with 7:22 left in the third quarter on the second of two three-pointers from Getano Johnson (11 points) on consecutive Rialto possessions.   The Highlanders clawed back within 56-53 on TyeJuan Hatter's layup with 31 seconds left. That's when Rialto showed its resiliency. Upland's Julius Coleman missed the front end of a 1-and-1 with 19 seconds left but 6-foot-6 Todd Martin grabbed the offensive rebound. He went back up but was blocked by Rialto's 6-foot-3 Mike Robertson. Martin again went up and Robertson again sent it back. Hatter grabbed the loose ball but was stripped by Kenny Autry (9 points, 6 rebounds, 3 steals.  Rialto turned the ball over when Green was called for traveling before attempting a breakaway dunk, but Martin's inbounds pass to midcourt was picked off by Robertson (11 points, 6 rebounds, 4 steals) with four seconds left.  Johnson and Autry were named all-tournament, with Autry receiving the Fox Memorial Award for his leadership and inspirational play. Hatter and Jay Rasch were named all-tournament for Upland.

3rd place

Cajon 62, Etiwanda 58-- Sophomore 6-foot-3 forward Tony Danridge scored the game-winner on a layup with 18 seconds left in overtime for the Cowboys, who won three of their four tournament games. Senior 5-11 guard Kris Silvas added a pair of free throws with four seconds left to seal the victory.

5th Place

Victor Valley 63, Silverado 40-- The Jackrabbits (12-3) dominated the fifth-place game against the city rival Hawks (7-7). Silverado played without four players, benched by coach Kurt Herbst for disciplinary reasons stemming from a previous tournament. The Hawks were led by 6-5 junior forward with 17 points. Senior 6-1 guard DeJesus Brown led Victor Valley with 25 points, and junior 6-1 guard Davion Price added 16.

7th Place

San Gorgonio 63, Barstow 56-- San Gorgonio (12-4) downed the Aztecs (8-6) in the seventh-place game. Junior 6-4 guard Jacob Daigle scored 17 points and junior 5-10 guard Kevin Houston and junior 6-3 forward Khorry Lewis had 14 points each.

9th Place

Redlands 42, Fontana 41-- The Terriers (7-7) edged the Steelers (4-7) in the ninth-place game. Senior 6-1 guard Ryan Rogers led Redlands with 17 points. Junior 6-3 guard Daryl Diggins had 17 points for Fohi.

11th Place

Pacific 66, San Bernardino 61-- The Pirates (3-9) won the 11th-place game over the Cardinals (6-9). Senior 5-10 guard Darnell Easley had 16 points and senior 6-3 forward Aleem Harris had nine for Pacific. Senior 6-4 guard Walter White had 18 points, junior 6-6 forward Kybree Edmonds 16 and senior 6-4 guard Joey Palmore 11 for San Bernardino.

13th Place

Rim of the World 68, Kaiser 66-- The Fighting Scots (8-8) won the 13th-place game over the Cats (8-8). Junior 6-0 guard Kurt Oliver had 29 points and senior 5-9 guard Jon Jurado had 19 for Rim of the World. Junior 6-3 forward Gianni Williams had 15 points, senior 6-0 guard Phil Smith 14, junior 6-2 guard Allen Wade 12 and junior 5-11 guard James Fajarda 10.  Jurado hit a 17-foot jumper with six seconds left for Rim of the World (7-8) and Gianni Williams missed a 12-footer at the buzzer for Kaiser (8-7). Kurt Oliver scored 119 points in four tournament games.

15th Place

Redlands East Valley 71, Ramona 60-- The Wildcats (6-10) captured the 15th-place game behind 13 points from junior 6-4 forward Ted Salter (13 points) and junior 6-0 guard Anthony Smith (11 points).

All Tournament

Kurt Oliver (Lake Arrowhead Rim of the World)
Kevin Houston (San Bernardino San Gorgonio)
DeJesus Brown (Victor Valley)
Vince Alvarado (Victorville Silverado)
Donovan Morris (San Bernardino Cajon)
Jacob Johnson (Etiwanda)


Santa Barbara Tournament

Championship

Lincoln 58, Santa Barbara 50-- The Abes forced the Dons into 18 turnovers and overcame a smothering inside defensive effort by Santa Barbara to win 58-50 and repeat as Holiday Classic champions.  Santa Barbara, 8-7, also prides itself on defense and came into Saturday night's game determined to prevent Lincoln's Oregon State-bound center Justin Holt from keeping up his hot scoring pace.   Holt, who led the tournament with 72 points for the first three games, didn't score a field goal in the first half and finished with just nine points.  Robert Crawford, a 5-11 senior guard, scored 15 points and had three second-half steals while 5-1 point guard Andre Anderson added 12 points and four assists.  Santa Barbara kept it close through the first half. Two baskets by Santiago Aguirre and a 3-pointer by Preston Maloney keyed a 9-0 run in the first quarter as the Dons went ahead 9-5.  Aguirre put the Dons ahead 13-11 early in the second quarter but it was the last time Santa Barbara would lead.  Anderson made a basket and two free throws and Kevin Ahlstand added a basket to put the Abes up 17-13.  Two free throws by Stephen Oyelowo brought Santa Barbara within one at 22-21 and Coury Clemens sank two at the end of the half to make it 26-23. But the Dons were only 5-of-13 on free throws in the first half.   Lincoln scored the first 10 points of the second half.  The Dons rallied in the fourth period, closing to 47-41, on a three-point play by Aguirre and two free throws by Taylor Rochestie after a technical foul was called on Holt. Santa Barbara turned the ball over on the ensuring possession, however, and could never get any closer.  Aguirre, the Dons' scoring leader with 14, and Dante DeRose scored to make it 56-50 but less than a minute remained and it passed uneventfully, with just two free throws by Anderson.

Third Place

Oxnard 46, East (Utah) 39
Lee Abair scored 20 points and Jonathan Davis had 11 points and eight assists
for Oxnard (11-4), which led by 17 points at halftime. Davis was named to the
all-tournament team. East fell to 9-4.

Fifth Place

Pasadena 47, Dos Pueblos 44 (OT)--Two first-year varsity players, freshman Phil Friessen and junior Jon Ramsdell, each scored 12 to lead the Chargers, who dropped to 10-4 and took sixth in the tournament.  Jonathan Pickert banked in a 30-foot 3-pointer to send the game into overtime but the Chargers managed only two free throws by Friessen in the extra period.  Pickert, named to the all-tournament team, is the Chargers' leading scorer but he had a rough night shooting, hitting just two of 21 attempts as Pasadena double- and triple-teamed him defensively.   PASADENA -- Rice 9, Whitfield 5, Sweeney 6, Wilburn 7, Leonard 7, Clark 11, Bean 2. Totals 17 8-13 47.  DOS PUEBLOS -- Friesen 12, Staggs 2, Pickert 6, Ramsdell 12, Glick 11, Talmadge 1. Totals 17 5-6 44. Pasadena . . . 9 8 9 16 5 -- 47  Dos Pueblos . . . 11 6 8 17 2 -- 44 3-point goals--P 5 (Sweeney 2, Wilburn, Whitfield, Rice), DP 5 (Friesen 2, Pickert 2, Glick). Fouled out--none. Record--DP 10-4.

7th Place

San Marcos 61, Santa Monica 58--Kyle Hopkins sank his only shot of the night, a game-winning 3-pointer off an assist from Seamus McKiernan, as San Marcos wrapped up the tournament with a win over Santa Monica.  The Royals, 8-6, got the winning shot in the final 30 seconds and prevented the Vikings from scoring.   McKiernan, who made the all-tournament team, finished with 20 points and nine rebounds. He had 83 points in the four games to lead the tournament in scoring.   Asher Kupperman had four points and four rebounds but also had a career-high 11 assists. Drew Spaventa added 15 points while Duane Fortune had nine.  SANTA MONICA -- Covin 8, Dresie 13, DeAngelis 11, Troupe 2, Walker 5, McGrath 11, Roberts 8. Totals 24 6-9 58. SAN MARCOS -- Kupperman 4, McKiernan 20, Spaventa 15, Fortune 9, Hopkins 3, Below 2, Downing 6. Totals 25 7-9 61. Santa Monica . . . 19 13 14 12 -- 58 San Marcos . . . 12 14 20 15 -- 61 3-point goals--SMon 5 (McGrath 2, DeAngelis 2, Walker 1), SM 4 (Spaventa 3, Hopkins 1). Fouled out--none. Record--San Marcos 8-6.

Fallbrook 63, Point Loma 54-- Point Loma 15 10 14 15 -- 54 Fallbrook 25 16 8 14 -- 63 Point Loma -- Antel 12, Brown 13, G.Brown 5, Jarey 13, Jordan 2, Ekweozor 7, Delira 2. Fallbrook -- Ligree 21, Jorde 9, Acosta 3, Lipovac 5, Malloy 2, Vedenoff 11, Manning 10, Howe 2.

15th Place

Santa Ynez 63, Lompoc Cabrillo 47--UCLA-bound Matt McKinney was a blocked shot away from a triple-double as the Pirates took 15th place in the Santa Barbara Holiday Classic.  McKinney scored 18 points, grabbed 15 rebounds and blocked nine shots to go along with his four assists. Aaron Richman and Jeff Urton each had 18 for Santa Ynez (5-8).  Jeff Urton scored 18, Aaron Richman for the Pirates (5-7). Belton had 13 for the Conqs. Now 2-10, Cabrillo opens Los Padres League play at St. Joseph Friday. Tipoff is set for 7:30 CABRILLO--Hunt 5, Simmons 6, Daly 5, Summers 5, Belton 15, Woodard 3, Turri 2, Lee 2, McConnell 2, Baker 2. Totals 18 7-11 47. SANTA YNEZ--Clark 3, J. Richman 2, Creath 2, McKinney 18, A. Richman 18, Urton 18, Crosthwaite 2. Totals 28 6-14 63. Cabrillo . . . 8 13 5 21 -- 47  Santa Ynez . . . 21 13 14 15 -- 63  3-point goals--C 4 (Hunt, Simmons 2, Summers), SY 1 (Clark). Total fouls--C 13, SY 11. Fouled out--none. Technicals--none. Records--C 3-7, SY 5-8.


Santa Maria VCA Tournament
Championship

Mission Prep 85, Santa Fe Christian 78 (OT) --SFC 26 17 13 15 7 -- 78 Mission Prep 13 24 15 19 14 -- 85  Santa Fe Christian (11-4) -- Alexander 6, Corso 28, McBride 25, Baldwin 19. SLO Mission Prep -- Walker 20, Purify 26, Botch 4, Triori 7, Bell 15, Hassler 2, Djinki 11. Three-point goals -- Corso 7.

Third Place

Brethren Christian 53, St. Lawrence Academy 51

Fifth Place

Santa Maria VCA 89, Hesperia Christian 83 --Junior 6-3 forward Jesse Patterson scored 18 points, all on three-pointers, but the Patriots (8-4) fell to the host Lions in the Santa Maria tournament. Bryan Glass led Hesperia Christian with 20 points, and Josh Hamilton added 19. The Patriots were 14-of-37 from three-point range.

Seventh Place

Buckley 64, Faith Baptist 43--Senior point guard David Gale dished out 10 assists and had 6 steals to go along with 11 points and sophomore Baron Abdul-Mansour scored 21 points and had 10 rebounds as Buckley (8-3) rebounded from a loss against Mission Prep the previous day int he tournament.  Junior Tristan Seisa finished with 12;  freshman Reilly Scannel did not play due to an ankle injury sustained in the Mission game. Senior Alex Marshall finished with 6 points and 7 rebounds.   Buckley--14  18  15  17--64, Faith Baptist--9  11  10   13--43

Consolation Championship

Holy Martyrs 63, Lemoore Kings Christian 45

Consolation

Laguna Blanca 64, Frazier Mountain 39--Everet Geeb had 22 points to lead Laguna Blanca past the Falcons (2-9) for 11th-place in the 16-team Valley Christian Academy Holiday Tournament. Kris Stone had 20 points and 16 rebounds, and Cody Marestein had 10 points and 11 rebounds for the Falcons.Jelani Hicks added 15 points as Laguna Blanca (4-6) went 2-2 in the tourney.  LAGUNA BLANCA--Geeb 22, Hicks 15, Jones 9, Jo. Kaufman 5, Nelson 8, Vidor 4. Totals 22 13-17 64. FRAZIER MOUNTAIN--Hagler 8, Marestein 7, Stone 18, Yeager 6. Totals 13 11-14 39. Laguna Blanca . . . 30  4 14 16 -- 64  Frazier Mountain . . . 17  4  5 13 -- 39  3-point goals -- LB 7 (Geeb 4, Hicks 2, Jo. Kaufman 1), FM 2 (Yeager 2). Total fouls -- LB 14, FM 22. Fouled out -- Marestein. Technicals -- FM 2 (bench, Marestein).

Cambria Coast Union 54, North County Christian 36--details were not available

Cuyama Valley 60, Noli Indian 27--details were not available


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.).

From the Torrance Daily Breeze:

The Inglewood and Redondo boys basketball teams had to travel to all the way to Delaware for a preview matchup of the top two teams in the Bay League.  The trip was well worth it for Inglewood, which held off a late comeback from Redondo to pull out a 62-59 victory in the consolation final of the prestigious Slam Dunk to the Beach Challenge.  The Sentinels led by as many as 10 points in the third quarter and eight in the fourth, before the Sea Hawks' Wendell White and Keith Ellison hit back-to-back 3-pointers late in the game to close the gap to two. But Ray Reed, who had a game-high 22 points, hit four free throws in the final minute to seal the game for Inglewood (10-2), which hopes this game serves as a precursor for league games scheduled for Jan. 15 and Feb. 5.  Jason McKinney contributed 21 points and nine assists, including five 3-pointers as the Sentinels sank 10 from 3-point range. McKinney hit a running 3-pointer at the end of the first half to tie the score at 31 and hit another 3-pointer at the end of the third quarter to give Inglewood a 52-42 lead. DeAngelo Collins, averaging 25 points and 17 rebounds in the tournament, had another solid performance with 11 points, 15 rebounds and four blocks for Inglewood, including a block of a potential 3- pointer at the end of the game.  Inglewood beat Samford and Bishop Carroll of Washington D.C. in the tournament, but lost to Rainier Beach of Seattle.   White paced Redondo with 21 points and nine rebounds, and Ellison contributed 16 points and seven rebounds. Adam Zahn scored 14 points for Redondo, which also saw the return of Eddie Topps, who had been sidelined with a foot injury all season. Redondo rebounded from a 20-point loss to All Hallow's of New York to open the tournament with a win over Memphis East and a strong showing against Inglewood.


St. Anthony Tournament
Championship

Gardena 91, Millikan 87 (OT) --Jeffrey Bryant scored 39 points and was named tournament MVP for Gardena (6-5). Bryant connected on five 3-pointers and had seven assists. All-tournament selection Romone Prescotte added 19 points and seven rebounds. Cory Evans , another all-tournament pick, had 16 points for Gardena (6-5). 

Third Place

Crespi 66, Long Beach Wilson 57--Allen Ellis scored 28 points for Crespi (7-7). Jakarri Hunt scored 22 points for Wilson (7-8). Senior guard Jakarri Hunt had 22 points and 10 rebounds but it wasn't enough as the Celts defeated the Bruins (7-8) to capture third place at
St. Anthony High.  Senior guard Nick Buckley also had 11 points and senior forward Terell Ward had 18 rebounds for Wilson.


Torrey Pines National Prep Classic

All-Tournament-Team:
MVPs --Derek Stockalper (Carlsbad) and Gregory Nelson (Carlsbad)
Rod Benson (Torrey Pines)
J.J. Brull (Torrey Pines)
Josh Kramer (Torrey Pines)
Travis Smith (Santa Margarita)
Brandon Rohe (Santa Margarita)
Johnny Dukes (Eisenhower)
Evan Burns (Fairfax)
Julius Keeler (Escondido)
C.J. Watson (Bishop Gorman)
Omar Wilkes (Loyola)
Chris Rucker (Loyola)
Pete Decasas (Capistrano Valley)
Matt Sweany  (CapistanoValley)
Moulaye Niang (El Cajon Christian)
Glenn Bullard (Fremont)
Darren Brown (Fremont)


National Division Bracket

National Championship
Carlsbad 65, Torrey Pines 57
National 3rd Place
Santa Margarita 74, Loyola 62
National Consolation (5th)
Fairfax 63, Ayala 50
National 7th Place
Eisenhower 73, Escondido 66
National 9th Place
El Cajon Christian 75, Bishop Gorman 66
National 11th Place
Dominguez 84, LB Jordan 52
National 13th Place
Dobson 52, Galena 48

National Division

Championship

Carlsbad 65, Torrey Pines 57--Sophomores Matt Alsina and Ricky Martinez came off the bench Saturday night to spark the Carlsbad High boys basketball team to a 65-57 upset of No. 1-ranked Torrey Pines in the championship game of the National Division of the National Prep Classic at Torrey Pines High.  Senior co-tournament MVPs Derek Stockalper and Greg Nelson each scored 23 points for No. 2-ranked Carlsbad (13-2), but it was the play of Alsina and Martinez that turned the tide.   Alsina, a 6-foot-5 forward, didn't score, but he grabbed six key rebounds. Martinez, a guard, scored nine points, including all four of his free throws in the fourth quarter. Torrey Pines (13-1) led 34-32 at the half in a 16-minute session that saw the score tied four times and the lead change hands six. But Carlsbad took the lead on a pair pf Stockalper free throws with 4:37 to play in the third quarter and never gave it up. The Lancers pushed the lead to nine, at 54-45, on a pair of Martinez free throws with 4:12 to play in the game, but Torrey Pines cut the gap to three, at 56-53, with 2:13 remaining on a pair of free throws by Rod Benson. Carlsbad answered with a short jumper by Nelson with 1:40 to play and padded the margin on a Joe McDonough basket with 52 seconds remaining. McDonough finished with 10 points and four rebounds. Torrey Pines outrebounded Carlsbad 26-25. Benson, Torrey's 6-10 center, led the way for the Falcons with 21 points and six rebounds. Avi Fogel added 10 points while Josh Kramer finished with nine points and 11 rebounds.  Seniors Derek Stockalper and Chris Nelson both scored 23 points in the title game and were named tournament co-MVPs. Senior Joe McDonough added 10 points for the Lancers, while sophomore Ricky Martinez chipped in nine points and sophomore Matt Alsina grabbed six rebounds. For Torrey Pines, 6-foot-10 center Rod Benson, who is being recruited by all of the schools in the West Coast Conference as well as Oregon and Oregon State, led Torrey Pines with 21 points.  Avi Fogel added 11 and Josh Kramer finished with nine points and 12 rebounds.  Carlsbad 17 15 13 20 -- 65 Torrey Pines 13 21 7 16 -- 57 Carlsbad -- Nelson 23, Stockalper 23, McDonnogh 10, Martinez 9. Torrey Pines -- Benson 21, Fogel 11, Kramer 9, Brell 8, Check 6, Neff 2. Three-point goals -- Nelson 5.

Third place

Santa Margarita 74, Loyola 62--All-tournament selection Brandon Rohe scored 19 points to lead the Eagles (14-1) past the Cubs, who got 21 points from Omar Wilkes.  Lenny Collins scored 10 of his team-high 18 points in the fourth quarter for Santa Margarita (14-1). Rohe scored three three-pointers in the first quarter, and Travis Toch scored 17 points for Santa Margarita, which led, 34-33 at halftime. Santa Margarita 26 8 19 21 -- 74 Loyola 15 18 7 22 -- 62 Santa Margarita -- Rohe 19, Collins 18, Toch 17, Smith 12, Quijano 4, Hoppes 2, Matthews 2. Loyola -- Wilkes 21, Rucker 10, Flynn-Brown 8, Cantor 6, Oliver 6, Bonifer 4, Balagia 3, Foresta 2, Leffal 2.

Consolation Championship

Fairfax 63, Ayala 50 --Evan Burns scored 26 points as Fairfax jumped to a 25-11 lead after one quarter. Evans Burns paced Fairfax with 14 in the fourth quarter. Fairfax 25 14 11 13 -- 63 Ayala 11 22 9 8 -- 50  Fairfax -- Burns 26, Bausley 12, Shipp 12, Bell 4, Boykin 4, Ferguson 3, Bluntt 2. Ayala -- Gregory 14, Davenport 12, Larson 11, Fee 8, Stephens 5. 

7th Place

Eisenhower 73, Escondido 66-- Johnny Dukes scored a game-high 25 points and pulled down 16 rebounds and teammate Sean Marshall scored 23 points and grabbed 9 rebounds to lead Eisenhower. Julius Keeler scored 24 points for Escondido, including six 3-pointers.  He had 35 and 31 in his previous two games. Justin Bell added 17 and Chris Nelson 14.The Eagles, who lost to Carlsbad in the second round, improved to 11-2. Escondido fell to 9-3. Eisenhower 17 17 18 21 -- 73 Escondido 12 19 18 17 -- 66  Eisenhower -- Dukes 25, Marshall 23, Sheilds 8, Moss 5, Jones 4, McJimson 4, Perry 3, Nelson 1. Escondido -- JKeeler 24, Bell 17, Nelson 14, GKeeler 6, LKeeler 3, Coleman 2. 

9th place

El Cajon Christian 75, Bishop Gorman 67-- Christian 13 18 20 24 -- 75 Bish Gorman 16 12 22 17 -- 67  Christian -- Niang 20, Wai 20, J. Wohlfiel 17, Dongell 6, Paddock 6, B. Wohlfiel 6. LV Bishop Gorman -- Hafen 14, Watson 16, Anderson 10, Hill 9, Porter 6, Knott 5, Prince 3, Mark 2, Winder 2.

11th Place

Dominguez 84, Jordan 52--Senior forward Lewis Davis scored 16 points and senior guard Keion Kindred had 14 as the Dons defeated the Panthers at Torrey Pines High in San Diego.   Dominguez 18 32 20 14 -- 84 Jordan 14 16 8 14 -- 52  Compton Dominguez -- Marcus 22, Davis 16, Kindred 14, Malwak 13, Cooper 5, Murdock 4, Wheat 4, Ab 2, Mohammad 2, Dawson 2. Long Beach Jordan -- Banks 13, Daniels 9, King 8, Pickett 6, Choice 5, McCullough 3, Calloway 2, Devore 2, Harris 2, Gregsby 1, Rattien 1.


American Division Bracket

American Championship
Fremont 79, Capistrano Valley 69
American 3rd Place
Los Alamitos, Jesuit 49
American 5th Place
Sheldon 72, Moorpark 63
American 7th Place
Thousand Oaks 64, Salpointe 60
American 9th Place
Hunter 58, Montclair Prep 57

American Division

Championship

Fremont (LA City) 79, Capistrano Valley 69--A 16-0 run, fueled by big man Darren Brown propelled Los Angeles Fremont to a 79-69 victory over Capistrano Valley in the championship game of the American Division of the National Prep Classic on Saturday night at Torrey Pines High.  After trailing most of the game, Capistrano Valley took a 46-44 lead with 3:41 to play in the third quarter. But the Cougars went dead after that as Fremont (13-1) ran off 16 straight points during an eight-minute span to take control of the game. Capo Valley cut a 16-point deficit to seven late in the game but could get no closer.  Shelvion Williams paced Fremont with 21 points, 14 in the fourth quarter while hitting all 10 of his free throws in the period. Brown added 15 points and pulled down 14 rebounds while Terrel Powell and Glenn Bullard each had 13 for the Pathfinders.  Pete DeCasas led Capo Valley with a game-high 26 points, including six 3-pointers. Matt Sweany added 17 while Jake Franzen had 13. Pete Decasas scored 26 points, but the Cougars (11-4) fell in the final at Torrey Pines High. Shelvion Williams scored 21 points for Fremont (13-1).  Fremont's Darren Brown scored 17 points and was named most valuable player of the tournament.  Fremont 21 16 18 24 -- 79 Capo Val. 17 17 12 22 -- 69  Fremont -- Williams 21, Brown 15, Bullard 13, Powell 13, Clayton 10, Bradford 3, Arnold 2, Herring 2. Capistrano Valley -- Decasas 26, Sweany 17, Franzen 13, Baker 5, Grosswiller 4, Munoz 2.

Third Place

Los Alamitos 62, Jesuit 49 --Rochand Scoby scored 15 points and Mark Lotman had 12 for Los Alamitos. Brandon Carpenter scored 14 points for Jesuit.  Los Alamitos 15 20 11 16 -- 62 Jesuit 10 15 11 13 -- 49 Los Alamitos -- Scoby 15, Lotman 12, Jones 2, Norris 7, Paranal 7, Haynes 21, Nadazdin 4, Karahnan 2, Whalley 2, Yarger 1. Jesuit -- Carpenter 14, Walton 8, LeBlanc 6, McGann 6, Dennis 4, Hanson 4, C.Johnson 3, K.Johnson 2, Verigo 2.

Fifth place

Sheldon 72, Moorpark 63-- Moorpark 10 15 21 17 -- 63 Sheldon 22 15 15 20 -- 72  Moorpark -- Lawrence 23, Adihzadeh 12, Fortman 9, Rodriguez 9, Nystrom 5, Willis 3, Lipka 2. Sheldon -- Sykes 22, Miller 15, Moniak 15, Redden 8, Paynes 6, Bennett 4, Martin 2.

Seventh place

Thousand Oaks 64, Salpointe 60-- T. Oaks 19 16 16 13 -- 64 Salpointe 12 7 17 24 -- 60  Thousand Oaks -- Rex 15, Handlos 14, Grosslight 13, Myers 11, Evans 4, Kalabasi 4, Sletten 3. Salpointe -- Moushon 17, Hardy 8, Suljagic 8, Precott 7, Capanna 6, Waddy 6, Escobedo 6, Denny 2. 

Ninth Place

Hunter 58, Montclair Prep 57-- Montclair 12 15 15 15 -- 57 Hunter 17 11 21 9 -- 58  Montclair -- Lewis 20, Bozovic 10, Cvijovic 9, Johnson 9, Kranzdorf 4, Crosner 2, Louth 2, Anderle 1. Hunter -- Richards 12, Helm 11, Nelson 11, White 9, Morris 5, Baldwin
4, Ginest 3, Howell 3. 

11th Place

Dobson 52, Galena (Reno) 48-- Galena 11 9 8 20 -- 48 Dobson 19 11 8 13 -- 52  Galena -- Thompson 16, Heaton 15, Turnbow 5, Meyers 3, Ferguson 2, Meckley 2. Dobson -- Hibbing 21, Hawthorne 11, Roth 9, Roundy 9, Cline 1, Droeg 1. Three-point leaders -- Thompson 4. 


Mayor's Cup Division

Mayor's Championship
La Costa Canyon 62, El Camino 58
Mayor's 3rd Place
Bonita Vista 63, Timpview 77
Mayor's 5th Place
Palo Verde 51, Scripps Ranch 41
Mayor's Consolation
Red Bluff 46, Beaver 45
Mayor's 7th Place
Bellarmine 64, Valley Center 53
Mayor's 9th Place
So. Lake Tahoe 75, LA Poly 60
Mayor's 11th Place
Bullard 94, Canoga Park 45

Championship

La Costa Canyon 62, El Camino 58-- For the second straight evening, four Mavericks scored in double figures and unranked La Costa Canyon defeated a top-10 team. Point guard Robby Delaney scored 21 points Saturday night to lead the Mavericks to a 62-58 upset of fifth-ranked El Camino to win the Mayor's Cup championship game of the National Prep Classic at San Dieguito Academy.  The victory gave La Costa Canyon its second tournament championship in as many weeks. And it left little doubt the Mavericks (13-3), who upset second-ranked Carlsbad last weekend, will be a contender in a league that currently includes three ranked teams.  Also among the Mavericks' victims the past two weeks are ninth-ranked Bonita Vista, eighth-ranked Bishop's and perennially strong St. Augustine. La Costa Canyon is 10-1 since Dec. 15. Mavericks Kevin O'Connell, Owen Olson and E.T. Demkiw each finished with 10 points. Demkiw and teammate Lance Dyer (nine points) each converted all four of their free throws in the fourth quarter. La Costa Canyon led throughout the first half, fell behind by as many as six points in the third quarter, then outscored El Camino 17-11 in the fourth quarter to take the game. Mikel Watson scored a game-high 26 points to pace the Wildcats, but he fouled out with one minute to play and his team trailing 56-55. Dyer (four points) and Demkiw (two) clinched the victory from the free-throw line after that.Delany and fellow guard Pat McDonough held El Camino's Carl McCullough scoreless. Greg Sprink contributed 12 points for the Wildcats, while teammate Justin Armstrong added 10. La Costa 14 15 16 17 -- 62 El Camino 7 18 22 11 -- 58  La Costa Cyn. -- Delaney 21, Demkiw 10, O'Connell 10, Olson 10, Dyer 9, McDonough 2. El Camino -- Watson 26, Sprink 12, Armstrong 10, Clark 7, Pomare 2, Dixon 1.

3rd Place

Timpview 77, Bonita Vista 63-- Timpview 10 19 23 25 -- 77 Bonita Vista 14 15 20 14 -- 63  Timpview -- Clyde 17, Jackson 17, Swindlehurst 15, Nash 11, Harmon 5, Pinegar 5, Miles 4, Shumpert 1. Bonita Vista -- Stephens 22, Gooding 15, Jensen 13, Sackos 2, Palacio 2, Dias 9. 

Fifth place

Palo Verde (Las Vegas) 51, Scripps Ranch (San Diego) 41 -- At San Diego, Terry Ealy scored 11 points to lead the Panthers over Scripps Ranch, securing a fifth-place finish in the Nike Classic. Jamar Rankin and Marcus Simon had 10 points apiece for the Panthers.
At Rancho Bernardo  Palo Verde 10 14 17 10 -- 51 Scripps Ranch 10 6 11 14 -- 41   Palo Verde -- Ealy 11, Simon 10, Rankin 8, LaMasters 6, Gums 5, Harrison 3, Lawson 2, Wood 2, Bingham 2, Andrews 2. Scripps Ranch -- Pariani 8, Kargas 8, Dunlap 6, Picciolo 5, Streeker 5, Poss 4, Hershman 3, Wodard 2. 

Mayor's Consolation

Red Bluff 46, Beaver 45-- Red Bluff 18 9 12 7 -- 46 Beaver 9 11 13 12 -- 45  Red Bluff -- Silva 12, Virrueta 10, Gilbert 6, Fleharty 4, Tenney 4, Button 3, Dotson 3, Martin 2, McKim 2. Beaver -- Bunker 21, Albrecht 9, Tobey 7, Marshall 3, Brown 2, Smith
2, Gillins 1.

7th Place

Bellarmine 64, Valley Center 53-- Bellermine 12 18 18 16 -- 64 Valley Ctr 13 15 14 11 -- 53  Bellarmine -- Marrucci 16, Schiefelbein 13, Alves 9, Shull 7, Beauchman 5, Hoppe 4, Nino 4, Groves 2, Mocherman 2, Ornleas 2. Valley Center -- Woods 16, Ness 10, Stedman 10, Kelly 8, Reden 5, Halda 4. 

9th Place

South Lake Toaho 75, LA Poly 60-- So.  Tahoe 20 26 10 19 -- 75 Poly 2 23 21 14 -- 60  So. Lake Tahoe -- Martinez 11, Perry 9, Chiarpoth 6, Johnson 6, Shiveley 6, Tinlin 4, Mora 33. Francis Poly -- Leon 18, Lopez 10, Zuniga 10, Labone 9, Rojas 7, Zavala 6. 

11th Place

Bullard 97, Canoga Park 45--For the second time in two games, the Hunters were blown out at the Torrey Pines tournament. Canoga Park lost by 20 points to Scripps Ranch on Friday.  On Saturday, the Hunters were outplayed from the start and fell behind 26-6 after one quarter. The Hunters were outscored 30-9 in the final period.  Dominic Marshall had 13 points to lead Canoga Park, which also received nine points from Raymond Jackson, eight points from Maurice Neal, six points from Alan Melandovich and four points apiece from A.J. Charrington and Voltaire Davis. Bullard 26 17 21 30 -- 94 Canoga Pk 6 11 19 9 -- 45  Bullard -- Rumford 29, Grayson 23, Mitchell 12, Myles 12, Hines 9, Walker 9. Canoga Park -- Marshall 13, Jackson 9, Neal 8, Melandovich 5, Charrington 4, Davis 4.


Governor's Trophy Division

Governor's Championship
O'Dowd 51, Dimond 49
Governor's 3rd Place
Highland 71, Pine View 61
Governor's Consolation (5th)
Foothill 42, Fountain Valley 47
Governor's 7th Place
Bishop's 60, Simi Valley 68
Governor's 9th Place
Chaparral 72, St. Augustine 64
Governor's 11th Place
Mojave 72, Rancho Bernardo 86

Championship

Bishop O'Dowd 51, Dimond (Alaska) 49--Bishop O'Dowd 9 12 14 16 -- 51 Dimond 11 15 12 11 -- 49 Bishop O'Dowd -- Bryant 19, Brutocao-Kemp 10, Welsh 8, Beons 7, Lemke 3, Dillman 2, Green 2. Dimond -- Joseph 13, Chirhart 12, Stovall 10, Simmons 6, Clapper 4,
Flakes 2, Murphy 2.

Third place

Highland 71, Pine View 61--Highland 17 23 17 14 -- 71 Pine View 8 20 14 19 -- 61 Highland -- Little 18, Lindvall 17, Nuttaill 9, Hurst 6, McCormick 6, Ainge 4, Diltardy 4, Palmer 4, Brinton 2, Delre 2, Woody 2. Pine View -- Garrett 21, Palmer 19, VanValkenburg 9, Graff 6, Legg 6. 

Consolation

Fountain Valley 47, Foothill 42-- Foothill 6 10 17 9 -- 42 Fountain Val. 6 8 9 24 -- 47  Foothill -- Marshall 19, Cochran 7, Holland 5, Stevenson 4, Ramos 3, Bourque 2, Crunk 2. Fountain Valley -- Edmunds 15, Seifert 15, Turner 5, Rossi 4, Ball 2, Carver 2, Furuya 2, Wheatley 2.

7th Place

Simi Valley 68, Bishops 60 --The Simi Valley boys' basketball team used strong performances from John Schock and Mick McNamus to hold off Bishops of San Diego for a 68-60 win Saturday in the fifth-place game of the Torrey Pines tournament in San Diego.  Schock had 17 points and 16 rebounds for the Pioneers (10-4). McNamus contributed with 16 points, including five 3-pointers. Mark Wells added 11 points for Simi Valley, which overcame a 32-point performance from Bishops' Martin Smith.   The Pioneers led 46-44 after three quarters but outscored their opponents 22-16 in the final period to pull away.  Bishop's 8 19 17 16 -- 60 Simi Valley 14 18 14 22 -- 68  Bishop's -- Smith 32, Nieto 9, Flanagan 7, Grimm 7, Richardson 3, Kandel 2. Simi Valley -- Schock 17, McManus 16, Wells 11, Duarte 8, Bellefontaine 6, Palomarez 5, Clark 2, Suniga 2, Hampton 1. 

9th Place

Chaparral 72, St. Augustine 64-- Chaparral 24 18 11 19 -- 72 St Augustine 18 21 16 9 -- 64  Las Vegas Chaparral -- DeBruin 17, Bunker 15, Bengert 12, Brown 9, Sherf 6, Hancock 5, Carmel 3, Karas 3, Crittendon 2. St. Augustine -- Marentez 28, Agnes 15, McRosky 6, Orozco 6, Sabatino 5, Iafe 3, Dubenetsky 1. 

11th Place

Rancho Bernardo 86, Mojave 53-- Mojove 16 9 13 15 -- 53 R.B. 21 26 16 23 -- 86  Mojave -- Barnes 26, Egnor 6, Harris 6, Edmond 3, Wilson 3, Bell 2, Morrison 2, Lacey 1, McWilliams 2, Griffin 2. Rancho Bernardo -- Badin 16, Olson 14, Kisner 12, Strong 11,
Fletcher 7, LaForgia 7, Wagner 7, Gaeto 6, Johnson 6. 


Ventura Tournament
Championship

Antelope Valley 77, Buena 55 --Ollie Bradley scored 17 points and was named the tournament MVP for Antelope Valley (12-4). Darnell Cannady added 16 points for the Antelopes (12-4). Jon Holland of Antelope Valley scored 12 points and was named to the all-tournament team. Vince McMahon scored 15 points for Buena.


Village Christian Tournament
Championship

Western Christian 35, Bell Jeff 30 --The Lancers won their first tournament in five years with a victory over the Guards.  Blake Allison, who received tournament MVP honors, had 11 points and 13 rebounds in the final.   Western Christian's Ethan Chin and Tim Booher were first-team, All-Tournament selections.

Third Place

Hillcrest Christian (GH) 76, St. Genevieve 69 --Alex Martino scored 35 points and Jonathan Oronoz added 24 for Hillcrest Christian. Gerrier Pe scored 23 points and Richard Cisneros added 22 for St. Genevieve.

Semifinals

Bell Jeff 64,  Hillcrest Christian (GH)62 --details were not available

Western Christian 57, St. Genevieve 35--details were not available

Consolation

Mary Star 69, Village Christian 64 -- Freshman Jeff Schwartz led Mary Star (5-9) with 18 points and nine rebounds and the Stars won the consolation bracket. Chris Navarre added 12 points and Jeff Fiamengo had 11 points. Jonathan Phillips was an all-tournament selection. John Mark Wendler scored 19 for Village Christian (4-9).

 


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

Wasco 59, Tehachapi 41 MVP Kyle Krause led all scorers with 21 points as Wasco (12-2) won its own tournament with a 59-41 win over South Sequoia League rival Tehachapi. In addition to the 21 points from Krause, Wasco's Zach Martin added 14 and Tony Ruiz scored 13. Both Martin and Ruiz were named to the all-tournament team. For Tehachapi, Josh Neis led the Warriors with 14 points, while Nathan Hiner added 13 and Dan Eastham scored 12. Hiner and Neis were named to the all-tournament team.

Third Place

McFarland 100, LeGrand 49 -- McFarland hit the century mark and had five players in double figures as the Cougars easily won the third-place game at the Wasco Elks New Year's Invitational. McFarland hit nine three-pointers in the win. McFarland's Joe Isaacs led all scorers with 24 points, while Casey Tavares added 23, Geno Barajas scored 14, and Mark Reyes and Arturo Sanchez both scored 11. Barajas was named to the all-tournament team.

Fifth Place

Ridgeview 71, Kern Valley 60 --Myron Oats scored 14 of his 18 points in the second half to help the Wold Pack (8-5) pull away from the Broncs (7-3) in the consolation finals of the Wasco Elks New Year's Invitational Donte Jackson added 12 points for Ridgeview. Kyle Ludington led Kern Valley with 15 points and Calvin Conner scored 14. 

Seventh Place

Highland 56, Taft 37 -- Highland's A.J. and Glen Nichols combined for 20 points to help the Scots edge out Taft in the seventh-place final at the Wasco Elks Invitational. A.J. poured in 12 points while Glen scored eight for the Scots. Also for Highland, Eric Miguel scored 12 points.  the Wildcats' Ryan Wade put up 10 points to lead his team while Don Shock only score seven points.


Whataburger Classic @ Ft. Worth, Texas
Third Place

Cresnshaw 67, Coppelle (Tex.) 57 --Onye Ibekwe scored 25 points and was named to the all-tournament team for Cresnshaw (10-4).


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

Championship

Elsinore 47, Riverside Poly 43 --William Hunt scored 16 points and MVP Travon Keahey added nine points for Elsinore (13-2). Jason Lopez scored 18 points for Riverside Poly (12-4).  With leading scorer Travon Keahey on the bench in foul trouble and top rebounder Ross Wolter slowed by a cut on his forehead and a slight concussion, Hunt, a slender 6-foot-5 forward, did double duty for the Elsinore boys' basketball team on Saturday. Hunt scored 16 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead the Tigers to a 47-43 victory over Riverside Poly in the championship game of the Mustang Shootout Tournament at Hemet West Valley.  A junior, Hunt scored eight of his points in the third to keep the game close as Keahey sat with foul trouble. Keahey returned to open the fourth with a long three-pointer from the top of the key to give Elsinore (13-2) the lead. Hunt followed with baskets on the next two possessions, and the defense did the rest.  Keahey, who was selected tournament MVP, scored seven points in the fourth to spark a 15-3 run. Poly had just one field goal in the fourth quarter before hitting a couple of late three-pointers to close the gap.  Poly (12-4) led by five at the half and by one after three quarters. The Bears struggled to generate offense in the fourth and trailed by as many as 11 points.  Riverside Poly's Jeremy Lopez, who scored 18 points, and Danny Renniesen, with 16, made the all-tournament team. Mack Green was an all-tournament selection for Elsinore.

Third Place

Palm Desert 65, Hesperia 44--Josh Zazulia scored 26 points and Donald Brady added 15 for Palm Desert (13-3). The Aztecs, playing in their eighth game in the past 10 days used a 23-2 fourth quarter run to pull out a 65-44 victory. With the score tied at 42 going into the fourth quarter it was the play of Chase McQuillen that sparked the Aztec run.  McQuillen finished with 10 points, but it was his four steals down the stretch that made the difference. Josh Zazulia scored a team-high 26 points and pulled down 12 rebounds. 

Chaparral 61, Moreno Valley 61 --Allen Craig scored 30 points for Chaparral (10-6) in the ninth-place game. Moreno Valley is 9-6. Craig, a senior shooting guard connected on six 3-pointers and scored 30 points Saturday as the Chaparral boys basketball team edged Moreno Valley 61-60 in the ninth-place game of the West Valley tournament. Craig drained a pair of free throws to give Chaparral a four-point lead with 15 seconds to play, but Moreno Valley drained a 3-pointer with six seconds left. The Vikings had a last-second shot, but missed at the buzzer. Craig, who was the Pumas' only player named to the All-tournament team, converted 22 treys in Chaparral's four games during the tournament. He's also helped the Pumas (10-6) to wins in six of their last seven games.  Will Campbell added 12 points and four rebounds for Chaparral, which looked for help from its bench when Brent Chodola left after being elbowed in the head during the third quarter.

Cathedral City 67, Valley View 53 --Brandon Gray scored 17 points for Cathedral City (9-5). Tied 24-24 at the half was all the Lions needed to wake up and pull out the victory. Jared Otteson scored 12 of his 14 points in the third quarter as the Lions went on a 16-1 run to start the second half and never looked back. Brandon Gray scored a team-high 17 points and finished with 12 rebounds.

Desert Hot Springs 66, Bloomington 59-- Hershon Moore scored 18 points and Jason Edmonds added 14 as the Golden Eagles improved to 3-8 on the season with the victory in the West Valley Tournament at Hemet. 

Palm Springs 63, Twentynine Palms 61--Kevin Howard hit a running 10-foot jumper as time ran out to give the Indians the victory in the West Valley Tournament. Anthony Claggett nailed five 3-pointers on his way to 16 points for Palm Springs. Blake Spurgeon added 16 points, Howard had 13 and Donald Whitted had 10. Howard had 17 for the Indians in Friday’s 67-53 loss to Chaparral.

Indio 56, San Jacinto 51 --Rodney King had 20 points as the Rajahs improved to 9-5.

Non- League Scores--Games played Saturday 12/29/01

No non-league games other than tournament games were played.


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