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Game Scores & Details: Day One, Week Three,
Monday 12/16/02--(Dec. 19, 2002)

Okay, okay...yeah, we know we're really late with this stuff, but so what....Virtually all of this is now old news but it will help the pollsters when it comes time to do their thing in the next few weeks when league play gets going in earnest.   Here are the details of the games played on this past Monday.....Not all the games played, but all the games played that we could find details about or that people alerted us to via e-mail.  If there's a score we've neglected to report, let us know.

Tournament Game Scores For Monday, Dec. 16, 2002

Garden Grove Tournament
Pool Play

Estancia 81, El Monte 29--John Lindquist had 14 points and nine rebounds and Tyler Hoffman made three three-pointers and had 14 points and six rebounds to lead Estancia (5-1).

Mary Star 56, Saddleback 47-- Jeff Fiamengo had 20 points, nine rebounds and seven assists (LA Times; according to the Breeze, he had six assists) for Mary Star (3-2) in the victory over Saddleback.  Fiamengo was 6-for-6 from the free-throw line in the fourth quarter, and the Stars converted all 10 fourth-quarter free-throw attempts to spark a 15-7 run to close the game.  Jeff Schwartz had 10 points and nine rebounds for the Stars. William Abbley had seven points, John Foster added six points and Mario Navarro finished with nine rebounds and three steals for the Stars, who play Western next on Wednesday.

Whitney 66, La Mirada 60--

La Canada Tournament
Pool Play

Bosco Tech 66, Flintridge Prep 55--

Glendale 62, St. Francis 49--Egiche Sahakyan had 18 points for Glendale (2-4). St. Francis is 0-5.

La Canada 61, Maple Ridge (BC, Canada) 40--Billy Hofman had 27 points and five assists for host La Canada (5-1).

Tarbuh v'Torah Tournament
First Round

Tarbut v'Torah 65, Liberty Christian 59 (OT)--Freshmen Jamie Stopnitsky scored five points including a key three-pointer in overtime to lead host Tarbut v'Torah (6-0). Stopnitsky finished with 10 assists in the game, and Steven Eghbali added a game-high 37 points for the Lions. Patrick Dohney scored 26 points for Liberty Christian (6-2).

Zinsmeyer Academy 75, Calvary Baptist 55--Charles Andrews finished with 30 points and five steals and Aaron Arango added 25 points and seven rebounds, but it wasnÕt enough as the Cougars (0-5) trailed 34-22 at halftime and could never quite catch up in their loss to the Hawks.

Troy/Sonora North Orange County Tournament
First Round

Downey 62, Orange 56--details not available.

El Modena 64, Los Altos 56--Dominic Robinson had 22 points and Mario Perez chipped in with 13 for El Modena (2-4).

Fullerton 56, Damien 41--Cody Markin had 20 points and Darren Fells had 14 rebounds for Fullerton (6-0). James Reyes scored 13 points for Damien (2-4).

Gahr 57, Norwalk 49--Marques Williams had 16 points to lead Cerritos Gahr (3-4). Dwayne Murray had 26 points for Norwalk.

La Habra 81, Bassett 46--Josh Salo made five three-pointers and had 15 points, four assists and three steals in two quarters of play and Zephran Hamlin had eight points, 10 rebounds and six steals for La Habra (6-2).

LBWilson 57, Valencia (Placentia) 40--details not available.

Marina 91, Downey Calvary Chapel 48--James Lambert made four three-pointers and had 27 points for Marina.

Paramount 82, Whittier 56--details not available.

Santa Ana Valley 64, Don Lugo 33--Roger Amaya scored 15 points to lead the Conquistadores (2-3) in their loss at Whittier La Serna High.

Savanna 63, Ganesha 58--details not available.

Sonora 46, St. Paul 44--details not available.

Sunny Hills 60, Anaheim 44--details not available.

West Torrance 70, Los Amigos 44--Soph Chad Hunt had a game-high 18 points for West Torrance (4-2) Paul Natake scored 14 points with seven steals and five assists. Evan Ward added nine points in the win.

Workman 66, Pioneer 55--Derek Fowler had 13 points for host Workman (4-2) and Ricky Parnell had 19 points for Pioneer.

Washington Prep Tournament
First Round

LA Jefferson 73, Los Angeles 38--Austin Usher scored 28 points for Jefferson (4-2).

CIF-SS League Game Scores For Monday, Dec. 16, 2002

Liberty League

Yeshiva 55, Viewpoint 39

Metro League

Desert Chapel 106, Calvary Chapel Redlands 18--Paul Hackbarth scored 24 points and had nine steals to lead the Eagles (1-2) in the Metro League opener. Shane Nicholas had 16 points and 12 assists. Four other players scored in double figures for Desert Chapel: Reed Richey 15, Dennis Granger 14, John Hackbarth 11, Brent Rausch 10. Desert Chapel begins play in the Upland tournament next.

Westside League

Milken 78, Thousand Oaks Hillcrest Christian 45--Adam Mintz had 16 points for host Milken (6-2) and Kyle Brooks had 21 points for Hillcrest Christian.

CIF-SS Non-League Game Scores For Monday, Dec. 16, 2002

Acaciawood 54, Rio Contiguo 44--Justin Rhoads scored 19 points for Rio Contiguo (1-5) at Danny Marks had 12 points for host Acaciawood (4-5).

Arroyo Valley 53, Moreno Valley 51--Arroyo Valley overcame a 15-point deficit with six minutes left to play, outscoring Moreno Valley 24-10 in the fourth quarter for a 53-51 non-league victory in its first varsity home game. Arroyo Valley forced 10 turnovers in the fourth quarter

Bloomington Christian 46, Linfield Christian 41--Shane Prince had 21 points for host Bloomington Christian (1-3) and Ruben Rodriguez had 11 points for Linfield Christian (0-6).

Buena 64, Channel Islands 46--Buena (4-5) was led by Dechone Short who scored 11 points, Hylas Smith with 12 and Ross Cooper scored 10

Camarillo 66, Alemany 54--Camarillo was led by senior Derek Rasp who scored 15, Michael Power who scored 14 and David Reichel with 11. Records: Camarillo 5-1, Alemany 3-4.

Crespi 61, St. Monica 59--Dino Fekaris finished with 16 points, including a three-pointer with a minute left to give Crespi (2-3) the lead for good. Kyle Guillory had 17 points for St. Monica (4-5).

Duarte 54, Ontario Christian 43--Greg Talen had 13 points and five rebounds and Phil Belko added 12, but the Knights lost by shooting 28.1 percent from the field and 31.2 percent from the free throw line. Duarte outscored Ontario Christian 17-8 in the third quarter to take control.

Eastside Christian 74, Anaheim Calvary Chapel 53--O'Neil Cousins had 29 points and 17 rebounds and T.J. Fakehinde had 17 points and seven steals for Eastside Christian (3-6).

JW North 85, San Bernardino 67--Senior forward Marcus Slaughter scored 35 points and had 20 rebounds for Riverside North (5-0). San Bernardino falls to 1-4.

Kaiser 79, Garey 57--Eric Willhite led five players in double figures with 17 points in KaiserÕs win over Garey (5-5). Allen Wade added 13 points, Gianni Williams and Davin Pate both had 12 points, and Cisco Acevedo scored 11. Osaar Rasshan led Garey with 22 points, 11 rebounds, six steals and four blocks. Ronnie Rios added 15 points and eight assists.

LA El Camino Real 60, Calabasas 59--Sophomore Jordan Warren blocked the potential game-winning lay up at the buzzer to preserve a win for host El Camino Real (3-6). Calabasas is 7-2 on the season.

Moorpark 49, Oak Park 43--Visiting Moorpark (4-2) was led by Keith Lawrence with 15 points. Oak Park (3-3) got 10 points from Mike Testan.

Pilibos 60, Shalhevet 48--

Rio Hondo Prep 69, Sherman Indian 50--Landon Goodwell had 18 points for host Rio Hondo Prep (4-3) and Marshall Bass had 23 points for Sherman Indian (2-5).

Redlands East Valley 71, Yucaipa 62--Senior forward Ted Salter opened up the second quarter with two three-pointers, scoring eight of his 19 points in the second quarter to help put Redlands East Valley en route to a 71-62 non-league victory over Yucaipa.

Simi Valley 58, Antelope Valley 47--Senior guard Amit Sharda scored 15 points on five three-pointers to lead visiting Simi Valley (6-0) over host Antelope Valley. Mark Wells added 12 points for Simi.

South Torrance 54, Torrance 49--Kevin Ritchie scored 22 of his 28 points in the second half to help South Torrance pull away for the non-league win. Ritchie scored 14 points in the third quarter as South Torrance broke the game open with a 19-8 run, erasing a six-point halftime deficit. Ritchie also scored eight points in the fourth quarter and contributed eight rebounds and three steals. Shane Nolan had 10 points and six assists for South (4-1), and Shaun Stanfield added eight points. Jaquain Weary led Torrance (4-5) with 13 points, eight rebounds and four assists. Ryan Crespin also scored 13 points. Dustin May added 11 points and Keith Richard finished with seven points and nine rebounds.

St. Joseph Santa Maria 75, Santa Clara 55-- Stu Kussler scored a game-high 29 points as the Knights cruised to victory. Joe Tillery and Anthony Silva contributed with 13 and 12 points respectively as St. Joseph improved to 5-2. Santa Clara was led by Jimmy Griffin who scored 16 points, including four 3-pointers, and Ralph Rosas scored 15. Record: Santa Clara 1-8.

Thousand Oaks 68, San Marcos 61--Drew Spaventa nailed eight 3-pointers and led all scorers with 35 points, but the Royals' defense was unable to contain the Lancers.  The Royals' (3-3) Andrew Popp had eight points and five rebounds. Spaventa added six boards.

Twentynine Palms 48, Granite Hills 47--Dynamite Matthews had a triple-double for Twentynine Palms, scoring 18 points with 13 rebounds and 10 steals.

Ventura 51, Newbury Park 50-- Host Ventura (3-5) was led by Kevin Shaifer and Colin Campbell who each scored 11 points. Newbury Park (2-5) was led by Chris Nooney who scored 18 and Jayme Miller with 13.

Westlake 74, Hueneme 65--Mike Verrillo and P.J. Isacson each scored 23 points for Westlake (7-2). Micah Forbes scored 20 points and had 11 rebounds for host Hueneme (4-5).  Johnathan Wiley added 12 for Westlake.  Charles Dillon also scored 16 points and grabbed eight rebounds for host Hueneme in the loss. 

Whitewater 63, Peace in the Valley 52--Junior Johnson scored 30 points, with three three-pointers, leading Whitewater to the win. Heron Adams added 17 points for Whitewater as the Saints won their fifth-straight game (5-0). Whitewater, which got another nine points from DeAndre Tally, went on a 12-2 run in the third quarter to put the game away.

LA City Section Non-League Game Scores For Monday, Dec. 16, 2002

Lincoln 55, Foshay 53--Frank Wilson had 17 points for host Lincoln (1-4).

South Gate 59, Gardena 55 (OT)--Jose Sanchez scored 21 points for South Gate (6-5).

LA City Section League Game Scores For Monday, Dec. 16, 2002

No League Games Played.

Lastly, as we've noted each day we've posted up scores and details, if you want up-to-the-minute scores the day of a game, we suggest you check with us on the SoCalHoops message forums or that you visit the Los Angeles Times' "Preps" section online scores.  The Times publishes and posts scores and limited detail (usually high scorers only) almost within minutes of a score being reported at their internet site which was re-launched last season.  They've got the manpower for such a task, and we're happy to recommend it to anyone with a serious (or even passing) interest in finding a score.   Seriously, this is a great service performed by the Times, which as we all know has plenty to atone for given what they've otherwise done to their prep print page in their various editions of the newspaper, especially when it comes to reporting during the basketball season.    If you have scores to report and want to see them posted within minutes, simply call the Times at 1-800-LATIMES and dial in extension 77151. Of course, you can also submit scores and details to the Times by e-mail to, but it's much more reliable to actually call and speak with a live person to insure that the paper gets the details, and it's a lot handier to use a phone than a computer (unless you've got a laptop with a wireless connection).   We also want to suggest that anyone with scoring details contact the other great regional papers in their areas.  All of these various regional outlets provide scores, stats and details, and collectively, they're an invaluable resource if you're interested in a particular area within SoCal.  If you are in the Inland Empire the paper to contact is the Riverside Press-Enterprise at (909) 684-1200.  For Orange County,  call the OC Register at 714-796-7804.  And if you're in any other area, well, there are a plethora of papers to report scores and details to (e.g., Ventura County Star; Santa Barbara News-Press; LA Daily News for the SFV; LB Press-Telegram for the 710/605 corridor; Pasadena Star News; San Bernardino County Sun; Redlands Daily Facts; etc).   And lastly, keep sending them in to us at SoCalHoops by e-mail at We can't promise to post them as quickly as the LA Times will, but we'll get to them eventually, usually by the next day.

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