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CIF-SS Boys Division I-A Bracket:
Quarterfinal Results--(Mar. 1, 2003)
Loyola advances to meet Capo Valley in one of two semifinals which will be played on Tuesday and Canyon Springs will meet Los Al in the other. Both games will be played at "alternate sites" to be picked by the host team. The team with the fewest home games played is the host team. In case of a tie, there will be a coin flip. Loyola, with only one home game in three, compared to Capo's two home games, will be the host team, so we'd expect to see the game played somewhere like LMU, or another suitable venue close to either the Westside or downtown Los Angeles. In the bottom half of the bracket, both Los Al and Canyon Springs have each only played one home game, so there was a coin flip to determine the host, and Los Al won. No sites have yet been selected but when they are determined we'll have them posted here.
Here's the bracket along with some game details:
|First round games
|Upper half of Bracket|
|Thousand Oaks 41||@||No. 1 Loyola 79||Loyola77
@ Alt. Site
|Colton 55||@||Lancaster 70|
|Camarillo 61||@||Walnut 53||Chaparral 75
|Chaparral 67||@||Hart 63|
|West Covina 44||@||Indio 73||Indio
Capistrano Valley 62
|Riverside Poly 50||@||Cajon 61|
|Santa Ana Valley 63||@||Marina 68||Capistrano
|Temescal Canyon 43||@||No. 4Capistrano Valley 65|
|Lower half of Bracket|
|Yucaipa 52||@||No. 3 Canyon Springs 79||
Canyon Springs 64
Mission Viejo 64
|Saugus 44||@||Century 35|
|Coachella Valley 39||@||Rowland 71||Mission
|Crescenta Valley 50||@||Mission Viejo 55|
|El Toro 57||@||Kaiser 53||Los Alamitos
El Toro 47
Los Alamitos 53
|Los Alamitos 70||@||Righetti 52|
|Simi Valley 75||@||Montebello 61||Montebello
|Canyon (CC) 35||@||No. 2 Glendora 63|
Quarterfinal Scores and Details (in bracket order)-- Games Played Friday, February 28:
Upper Half of Bracket:
Loyola 85, Chaparral 69 --Omar Wilkes had 23 points and six rebounds, and Chris Rucker had 22 points and 12 rebounds to lead top-seeded Loyola (24-4) over host Chaparral (19-12). Loyola's Davis Cantor made five 3-pointers for his 15 points and Vince Oliver added 13 points, 10 rebounds and five assists.
Capistrano Valley 62, Cajon 58 --Capistrano Valley (21-7) jumped to an 18-4 lead but wound up rallying from a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter as Davis Baker had 23 points with two three's for the win over the Cowboys of Cajon (20-9). Freshman Chad DeCasas scored all eight of his points in the fourth quarter, including two free throws with 10 seconds left for the final margin. George Fedorovtsev's short bank shot gave Capistrano Valley its first lead in the fourth quarter, 58-56. Cajon finishes 20-9.
Lower Half of Bracket:
Canyon Springs 66, Mission Viejo 64 -- ASU-signee Tron Smith's layup at the buzzer gave Canyon Springs of Moreno Valley a 66-64 victory over host Mission Viejo. The play started when Smith blocked Kyle Billingsley's shot with five seconds left. Smith then went all the way for the layup. Mission Viejo (24-4) seemingly had things going its way after taking a 59-53 lead with 4:42 to play. However, Jeff Larson, the team's tallest player, fouled out soon after. Canyon Springs (25-4), which already had a decided size advantage, took charge. The Cougars collected several offensive rebounds and went on an 8-0 run for a 61-59 lead with three minutes left. Led by Brandon Hamilton, the Diablos mounted a comeback. Hamilton had nine points in the quarter as Mission Viejo cut the lead to 18-14 at the end of the quarter. Mission Viejo's defense took over in the second quarter. The Diablos had four steals in the first 21/2 minutes, taking a 24-23 lead in the process.Los Alamitos 53, Montebello 49-- Kyle Brucculeri had 18 points and Jon Kahraman added 14 to lead the host Griffins (21-10) over the Oilers (22-7). Kahraman and Brucculeri made three three-pointers each for the Griffins. Congratulations are also in order for Los Al coach Russ May, whose wife gave birth to a baby boy on Thursday night. Los Al led by as much as 16-2 in the first quarter and took a 28-7 midway through the second quarter on the third 3-pointer of the half by Jon Kahraman. Montebello (22-7) trailed 33-18 at halftime but began clawing back in the third quarter behind the tremendous play of 6-7 senior forward Ian Parks, who finished with game- highs of 23 points, 22 rebounds and five blocks. The Oilers pulled to within 50-49 with 2 minutes, 13 seconds remaining after Parks scored on a drop-step layup. With 58 seconds remaining and Los Alamitos clinging to a 50-49 advantage, Montebello had a chance to take its first lead when Michael Gonzalez missed the front end of a one-and-one. The Griffins then made three hustle plays that made the difference in the outcome. In the scramble for the loose ball after Gonzalez's miss, Kahraman dove into press row to save the ball to Kyle Brucculeri. As the shot clock was winding down on the ensuing possession, Josh Cheek missed a 3-pointer for the Griffins, but Brucculeri used his 6-foot-7 frame to snag the offensive rebound with 19 seconds left. After three quick Montebello fouls on the floor, Jeremy Childs sank one of two free throws for Los Alamitos with 11 seconds remaining. Montebello raced up the floor with a chance to tie or win, but Childs slapped the ball away from Rene Gomez's dribble and straight into the hands of Brucculeri, who made two free throws with 2 seconds remaining to seal the win.
All games with the exception of the final round will start at 7:30 p.m. unless another time is mutually agreed upon and clearance is received from the CIF-SS Office. Public coin flips will be held in the lobby of the CIF-SS Office at 9:00 a.m. the day following each playoff game [these coin flips will determine subsquent sites after the first round, i.e., which school will be the host]. Coin flips will be available after 9:30 a.m. and we'll try to keep everyone posted with them here.
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