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CIF-SS Boys Division V-AA Bracket Updated:
Finals Preview--(Mar. 6, 2003)

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CIF-SS Finals, Division IV-AA


Loyola Marymount


Friday, March 7, 2003

How Much:  

$8 (at the door), $4 pre-sale


Rolling Hills Prep vs. Apple Valley Christian


4:45 p.m.

Rolling Hills Prep (20-8) is the defending CIF-SS champion, and knows the way to LMU.   Apple Valley Christian (23-2) is a team that was knocking on the door last year, but this is their first trip ever to a CIF-SS finals.  Both teams played last season in one of the semifinals, but Rolling Hills Prep prevented Apple Valley from getting to Gersten.  That was last year and this is now, and while most people don't know a thing about Apple Valley, if any team in this division has a shot at knocking off the Huskies, it's the Warriors.  RHP features juniors Curtis Allen, Jason Daley and DJ Wright, who have led the team all season long, and for those who followed them last year, those will be familiar names.   Tristan Smith, a 5'-10 So. G played last year as well, but this year has become a solid starter, as has Kris Stricklin, the team's lone senior starter.  RHP has pretty much rolled through the playoffs, not really getting a challenge yet.     The same is true for No. 2 seed Apple Valley Christian in terms of challenges, and they've won all their playoff games thus far by 20 or more points.   The Warriors are led by Marcus Miller (5'-9" Sr. G) and Kevin Dillon (6'-1" Sr. G/F), as well as Ryan Manahl, a 6'-1" Sr. F, and Justin Nunes, a 6'-4" So. F.  Dillon had 26 points in a semifinal, and Miller had 20 in the win over Pac Hills in the semis, so these two guys know how to fill it up.

Here are the rosters, followed by the bracket.....See you there.

Rolling Hills Prep
  Apple Valley Christian
3 Tristan Smith 5'-10" So. G
4 Curtis Allen 6'-4" Jr. F
5 Cameron Edison 5'-9" Fr. G
10 Igor Balinovski 6'-1" Sr. F
12 Kris Stricklin 6'-2" Sr. C
15 Courtney Beach 6'-1" Fr. F
20 DJ Wright 5'-9" Jr. G
23 Jason Daley 5'-11" Jr. G/F
32 Richard Rivas 5'-10" So. G
42 Dan Curcio 6'-3" Fr. C
1 Marcus Miller 5'-9" Sr. G
  Ryan Manahl 6'-1" Sr. F
  Wes Watts 5'-8" Fr. F
  Kevin Dillon 6'-1" Sr. G/F
  Justin Nunes 6'-4" So. F
  Peter Kudrle 5'-7" So. G
  Drew Mercer 5'-11" Jr. G
  Tim Langel 6'-0" Sr. G
  Todd Kinnard 6'-3" Sr. C
  Christian Vanlaack 6'-3" Sr. C
  Geoff Gutierrez 5'-11" Sr. G
First round games
February 19
  Second Round

February 21

Feb 25

Feb 28
March 7
Upper half of Bracket
Glendale Adventist 54 @ Rolling Hills Prep 110  

Linfield Christian 43
Rolling Hills Prep 86

Rolling Hills Prep 91


Hepseria Christian 75

Rolling Hills Prep 75


@ Arlington HS
(alternate site)


Riverside Christian 59
(Host Team)

Rolling Hills Prep






Apple Valley Chr

Whitewater 47 @ Linfield Christian 73
BYE @ La Sierra Academy

Hepseria Christian 63
La Sierra Academy 58
(Thursday 2/20)

Acad. Acad. Exc 61 @ Hepseria Christian 91
New Roads 68 @ LA Lutheran 44

New Roads 68
Sat 6:00 San Fernado HS
Hillcrest Christian GH 44

Riverside Christian 47


New Roads 44

BYE @ Hillcrest Christian GH
Joshua Springs 44 @ Riverside Christian 66

Riverside Christian 55
Buckley 52

BYE @ Buckley
Lower half of Bracket
Pilibos 26 @ Pacific Hills 46  

Pacific Hills 37
Villanova Prep 36

Pacific Hills 50

@ Providence HS

Holy Martyrs 36

Pacific Hills 60


@ Granite Hills
(alternate site)


Apple Valley Chr. 81
(Host Team)

BYE @ Villanova Prep
BYE @ Trona Holy Martyrs 54
Trona 48
Holy Martyrs 53 @ Santa Clarita Christian 44
Upland Christian 67 @ Newbury Park Adventist 38 Upland Christian 75
Lone Pine 95
Apple Valley Chr 73


Lone Pine 52

BYE @ Lone Pine
Thacher 61 @ Masada 47 Thacher 50
Apple Valley Christian 70
BYE @ Apple Valley Christian


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