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CIF Boys State SoCal Regionals:
2nd Round Results & Updated Brackets--(Mar. 14, 2003)

Here's what happened in last night's semifinals in all of the boys' Southern Regional games.  We're a little bit late with these updated brackets, but after what's happened in the Pac-10 tournament yesterday and today, can you blame us for being just a little distracted?  In any event, here are some game details as well as updated brackets, which will also show you the times, locations and matchups for the both the NorCal and SoCal regional finals.


SoCal Division I

Los Angeles Fairfax 62, El Camino 61 -- "Forward Alex Bausley and 6-7 sophomore Jamal Boykins combined for 30 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Lions (28-3), who had four starters 6-5 or bigger. Six-5 junior Josh Shipp had eight points, including a big basket off an offensive rebound with 1:52 to play that gave Fairfax its first lead in nearly nine minutes. [Los Angeles   Times]."   

Westchester 71, Eisenhower 57--"...The Southern California Regional semifinal between Eisenhower and nationally ranked Westchester of Los Angeles had all the makings of a good game. That was until the host team went on a 23-0 run that led to a blowout.   That run propelled the defending Division I state champions to a 71-57 victory over the Eagles, who were making their first appearance in the regional semifinals. Eisenhower, the Citrus Belt League and CIF-Southern Section D1-AA champion, ends its season 25-8. "I didn't know it was that bad,' senior point guard Jarel Perry said of the pivotal run in the game. "They executed and we didn't. "We never gave up. We kept on trying. It was just a long way to come back and they're a very good team.'  The Eagles went toe-toe-toe with their highly touted foe for the first two quarters. The score was tied at 18 after the first quarter. Eisenhower's lone lead came at 18-16 when Christian Massengale hit a three-pointer with 47 seconds left. The game started getting away from the visitors late in the second quarter. The Eagles trailed 28-25 but the Comets, ranked eighth nationally by USA Today, scored six of the last eight points and took a 34-27 lead at the intermission.  Deonte Nelson scored the first five points of the third for Eisenhower, which crept within three at 38-35 on a free throw by Massengale with 5:23 left in the period. Then came the drought. Ike did not score again until Sean Marshall nailed a turnaround jumper that made it 61-37 with 6:30 to play in the game Eisenhower totaled 21 turnovers, six during the Westchester run. The Eagles shot just 23-of-56 game and were 0-for-7 during the drought.  "I started getting away from us late in the first half,'Eisenhower coach Steve Johnson said. "We were down by seven and it could have been just two or three. We didn't do a good job of taking the ball to the basket and were settling for jump shots. ' The Comets had a lot of offensive weapons in their arsenal. They were led by the 22 points of point guard Bobby Brown, who did not play last season. Jonathan Tolliver added 14 and UCLA signee Trevor Ariza and Marcus Johnson added 13 and 12, respectively.  Ariza was benched with foul trouble in the third quarter but his teammates picked up the slack. Marshall led the Eagles with 18 points, 14 of them coming in the first half. Perry added 12 and Massengale 10. Marshall, Brian Chapple and Brandon Kennedy managed seven rebounds each. The Eagles played with a shortened bench as 6-foot-4 junior Daniel Burke was sidelined with a broken jaw sustained when he took an elbow to the face during practice Wednesday. Burke is the first forward off the bench. "It was just one of those freak things,' Johnson said. "We've been injury-free all season until that.'  Despite the loss, Johnson praised his team's effort this season. The Eagles started 7-6 against a demanding schedule, before regrouping to win 18 of its last 20, highlighted by a victory over Silverado on Saturday in the section final at The Pond in Anaheim. On Tuesday, the Eagles won a Southern regional playoff game for the first time in school history by turning back Canyon Springs. Nonetheless, Ike's seniors are disappointed their prep careers ended on a losing note.   "It might be different a month from now,' Marshall said. "But right now, it's still disappointing. Right now, it's our last high school game.'  "This is a great team,' Perry said of the Eagles. "I don't want to stop playing.'"    [Michelle Gardner, San Bernardino County Sun]

SoCal
Round 1
Tuesday
March 11
7:30 p.m.
SoCal
Round 2
Thursday
March 13
7:30 p.m.
SoCal Finals
Saturday
March 15
@ 8:00 p.m. 
LB Arena
State Finals,
March 22
8:00 p.m.
ARCO ARENA
NorCal Finals
Saturday
March 15 -
8:00 p.m.
ARCO Arena
NorCal Round 2
Thursday
March 13
Home Schools
7:30 p.m.
NorCal Round 1
Tuesday
March 11
7:30 p.m.
Silverado
@
* Westchester
Eisenhower

@

Westchester

Westchester

 

vs

 

Fairfax

  Oakland Tech

 

vs.

 

Valley

Oakland Tech

vs

Berkeley

 * Oakland Tech
@Kaiser Arena, Oakland
Salinas
     
Canyon Springs
@
Eisenhower
Lincoln
@ Kezar
Berkeley
       
Fairfax
@
* Bakersfield
Fairfax

vs

*El Camino

Bishop O'Dowd

vs.

Valley

Bishop O'Dowd
@ Laney College
Bellarmine
   
Loyola
@ (8:30 p.m.)
*El Camino
Valley
@ Valley HS
McClymonds

NorCal Division I

Oakland Tech 73,  Berkeley 64 (OT)

Valley 64, Bishop O'Dowd 60



SoCal Division II

Mater Dei 70, Mayfair 59--"The Monarchs (33-2) outscored Mayfair 45-18 over the middle two quarters and earned a berth in the Regional final with the win at Ocean View High. Mayfair (23-9) led 13-7 after one quarter of play before the state's top-ranked team went to work, taking a 26-17 halftime lead and extending the margin to 21 after three quarters.  Marcel Jones and D.J. Strawberry scored 14 points each to lead a balanced Monarch attack. Trevante Nelson hit four three-pointers and finished with 13 points, as did Princeton-bound center Harrison Schaen. Schaen had 11 rebounds and Strawberry 10 to lead Mater Dei to a 38-24 advantage on the boards. Justin Hawkins led the Monsoons with 20 points and 10 rebounds. Brian McFadden and Chris Childress each scored 13 for Mayfair." [Los Angeles Times].     

Inglewood 61, Bellflower St. John Bosco 58 --"Ray Reed scored 12 of his 23 points in the first quarter and the Centinels held on after taking an 18-2 lead at Cypress College. Inglewood (24-9) advances to the regional final for the first time since 1994, when Paul Pierce of the Boston Celtics led them to the Southern Section Division II-AA title. St. John Bosco (27-7) defeated Inglewood, 62-59, on Saturday in the Division II-AA final but could not overcome a torried start by the Centinels. Reed made five of his first six shots and the Centinels held a 20-5 lead at the end of the first quarter. St. John Bosco pulled to within 47-44 early in the fourth quarter but could get no closer. Eric Lane scored 16 points for the Braves, who made 10 of 27 free throws. Inglewood made nine of 14 free throws." [Mike Bresnahan, Los Angeles Times].   "Of all the similarities in Thursday night's rematch, the St. John Bosco High boys basketball team was unable to re-create the one that mattered most a victory. In game that progressed in much the same way as Saturday's CIF Southern Section Division II-AA final, Inglewood was able hold on for a 61-58 victory in a CIF Southern California Regional Division II semifinal game at Cypress College.   "We knew coming out that they were going to be hungry,' said St. John Bosco coach Randy Held, who guided his team to a 62-59 victory on Saturday. "If we got down to them again, we knew it was going to be tough coming back. I also knew our kids would compete because we've done it all year. We just ran out of gas.' But before the No 2-seeded Braves did, they gave the Sentinels quite a scare. The Braves went on an 11-0 run to cut the Sentinel lead to 33-30 two minutes into the third quarter. With 55 seconds left in the quarter, the Braves pulled within one point (42-41) on an old-fashioned three-point play as Eric Lane, who finished with a team-high 16 points, scored on a jumper and hit the ensuing foul shot.  The Braves (27-7) had a chance to take the lead 30 seconds later, but they were called for a 5-second violation.  The Sentinels (24-9) quickly extended their lead in the fourth quarter to six points, which held steady until Lane hit a 3-pointer with 8.7 seconds left in regulation. The shot cut Inglewood's lead to 60-56, but the Braves didn't cut into that lead any further until Kenny Taylor scored on a layup with a second left. The Sentinels didn't explode out of the gates like they did in Saturday's game, but they did hold an 11-2 lead four minutes into the first quarter, the same exact deficit the Bosco had to battle back from in the CIF-SS final.  The Braves missed their first seven field-goal attempts before Taylor hit a 3-pointer with 1:24 left to cut the Sentinel lead to 18-5. Bosco wasn't much better from the foul line in the first quarter as it went 2for11 from the charity stripe. All those factors contributed, along with a 12-point opening quarter by point guard Ray Reed, to a 20-5 Sentinel lead. Reed finished with a game-high 23 points. [AJ Perez, Long Beach Press Telegram]

SoCal
Round 1
Tuesday
March 11
7:30 p.m.
SoCal
Round 2
Thursday
March 13
7:30 p.m.
SoCal Finals
Saturday
March 15
@ 4:00 p.m. 
LB Arena
State Finals,
March 21
8:00 p.m.
ARCO ARENA
NorCal Finals
Saturday
March 15 -
4:00 p.m.
ARCO Arena
NorCal Round 2
Thursday
March 13
Home Schools
7:30 p.m.
NorCal Round 1
Tuesday
March 11
7:30 p.m.
Highland
@Ocean View
* Mater Dei
Mayfair

@

Mater Dei

Mater Dei

 

vs

 

Inglewood

  Woodcreek

 

vs

 

Montgomery

Pleasant Valley

vs.

Woodcreek

 * Pleasant Valley
@Pleasant Valley HS
Aragon
     
Mayfair
@
*Edison
Woodcreek
@ Woodcreek HS
Amador Valley
       
Inglewood
@
* Escondido
Inglewood

@

*St. John Bosco

Sacramento

vs.

Montgomery

Palo Alto
@ Palo Alto HS
Sacramento
   
Helix
@
*St. John Bosco
Montgomery
@ Montgomery HS
Chico

NorCal Division II

Woodcreek 58, Pleasant Valley 55 (OT)

Montgomery 62, Sacramento 48



SoCal Division III

Harvard-Westlake 74, Compton Centennial 62 --"Bryce Taylor's fourth two-handed dunk of the game ignited a 9-0 run to start the fourth quarter for host Harvard-Westlake. Taylor, a 6-foot-5 junior forward, struggled with his outside shot in the game that was a rematch of the Southern Section Division III-A title contest won by Harvard-Westlake, 74-72, in overtime at The Pond in Anaheim last Saturday. But he scored six of his 34 points in the first two and a half minutes of the fourth quarter to give the Wolverines (28-6) a 56-40 lead with 5:36 left.  Harvard-Westlake...trailed, 20-16, early in the second quarter. But the Wolverines went on a 18-0 run to take a 34-20 lead with 1:45 left in the half.  Centennial (19-11) cut its deficit to 40-38 on a lay-up by Tyre Johnson with 2:12 remaining in the third quarter, but Harvard-Westlake went on a 7-2 run to end the quarterEvan Harris had nine points, 11 rebounds and 11 blocked shots for Harvard-Westlake, which will play in a regional final for the first time since 1997. Junior guard Aaron Afflalo scored 31 points for Centennial, but eight of his points came after Harvard-Westlake Coach Greg Hilliard cleared his bench with 1:15 remaining."  [John Ortega, Los Angeles Times]

Artesia 49, La Jolla 48-- "...Artesia, behind another stellar effort from its team defense and 17 points from senior guard Kejuan Johnson, rallied to pull out a thrilling 49-48 victory over visiting La Jolla in a CIF Southern California Regional Division III semifinal on Thursday night.  Johnson, who missed most of the first half due to foul trouble, scored 12 points after halftime, including 10 during a big third- quarter surge as the top-seeded Pioneers (30-2) earned a berth in Saturday's regional final at the Long Beach Arena against No.2 seed Harvard-Westlake (28-6). "These kids are unbelievable,' an exasperated Artesia coach Scott Pera said after his team notched its 21st victory in a row. "Heart, desire, pride ... they wanted this one so bad. Now we're just two more wins away.'  The Pioneers, who trailed, 29-25, less than a minute into the second half, forced nine turnovers in the third quarter as they took a 39-38 edge into the final period after Johnson's fifth basket of the quarter.  The Vikings (24-8), who committed 13 of their 19 turnovers in the second half, rallied to take the lead twice in the fourth quarter on short jumpers by swingman Richard Moss before center Kaelen Daniels (13 points) and Johnson scored back-to-back baskets to give Artesia a 45-42 lead with 3:28 to play.  After La Jolla star Jake Wohfeil, who was held to a season-low four points, missed a driving shot with 32 seconds to play, Pioneers guard Jibri Taylor (four points, six steals) was fouled with 21.6 seconds left and his team nursing a 47-46 edge. He made both shots to push the lead to 49-46. The Vikings had one last chance to tie after center Grayson Moyer (17 points) was fouled while shooting a 3-pointer with one second to play. Moyer, who had made his previous seven attempts from the line, made the first but missed the second.  Following a Pioneers timeout, he inadvertently made the third, and senior forward Reggie Brown (11 points) inbounded the ball to Johnson to end the game." [Louis Johnson, Long Beach Press Telegram]

SoCal
Round 1
Tuesday
March 11
7:30 p.m.
SoCal
Round 2
Thursday
March 13
7:30 p.m.
SoCal Finals
Saturday
March 15
@ 12:00 p.m. 
LB Arena
State Finals,
March 22
2:45 p.m.
ARCO ARENA
NorCal Finals
Saturday
March 15 -
12:00 p.m.
ARCO Arena
NorCal Round 2
Thursday
March 13
Home Schools
7:30 p.m.
NorCal Round 1
Tuesday
March 11
7:30 p.m.
Steel Canyon
@
*Artesia
La Jolla

@

Artesia

Artesia

 

vs

 

Harvard-Westlake

  Foothill

 

vs

 

Mitty

Foothill

vs

El Cerrito

West Valley
@
Foothill
     
Hanford
@
*La Jolla
El Cerrito
@ Berkeley HS
Burlingame
       
Centennial
@
* Washington Union
Centennial

@

Harvard-Westlake

Enterprise

vs.

Archbishop Mitty

Northgate
@
Enterprise
   
Santa Margarita
@
*Harvard-Westlake
Highlands
@
Archbishop Mitty

NorCal Division III

Foothill 82, El Cerrito 55

Mitty 47, Enterprise 46



SoCal Division IV

Horizon 79, Verbum Dei 62-- "Alan Wiggins is new to this state playoff thing, so excuse him if he is enjoying every moment.  The 6-foot-8 USF-bound senior tossed in 21 points and pulled down 16 rebounds as he and 6-foot-6 Jared Dudley, who added 20 points and eight rebounds, led Horizon to a 79-62 victory over visiting L.A. Verbum Dei. With the win, their 28th straight, the defending state Division IV champions move into tomorrow's CIF-Southern California Regional final against Bakersfield Garces starting at 7 p.m. at Cal State Fullerton.  As for Wiggins, he played at Poway High the last three years. "I've never been to the state playoffs at all," said Wiggins, who helped hold high-scoring Amir Johnson, a 6-foot-9 sophomore averaging 24 points and 10 rebounds a game, to just 14 and six. "We're an intense team, we execute well, we're unselfish and we play hard. I love the intensity of these games."  Horizon coach Zack Jones had his team ready to play, especially on defense over the first three quarters against a club that averaged better than 80 points a game. The Panthers (31-1), ranked No. 17 nationally and No. 3 in the state, built a 59-35 lead before coasting to the win. Jones explained why Wiggins appears to have picked up his game.  "He's playing against guys his own size now," said Jones. "Against those guys, he can show his quickness, his athleticism and his ball-handling ability. "Alan's given us a big lift inside after hitting a wall midway through the season." Horizon trailed only once – after Mike Bell scored the game's first two points – and got another 18 points from guard Ryan Read and 10 from Anthony Johnson to more than offset a 20-point game from Verbum Dei's Mike Pagan. [Steve Brand, San Diego Union-Tribune]

Garces 118, Lincoln Prep 68-- "...On a night that 7-footer Robert Swift was the team's fourth-leading scorer, the Rams crushed San Diego-Lincoln, 118-68, before an announced crowd of 2,586 at Centennial Garden. Garces entered the game ranked No. 8 overall in the state by Cal-Hi Sports while Lincoln was No. 13.  But the contest was never close.  Garces (35-1) got 27 points from point guard Kyle Shiloh, 25 from Anthony Esparza and 23 from Zach Ryan. Swift had 16 points, 14 rebounds and four blocked shots and forward Christian Martin chipped in with 10 points and six rebounds.  Lincoln (29-4) got 22 points from guard Shaun Davis and 16 points and nine rebounds from Dominic McGuire.  The Rams will face San Diego-Horizon in Saturday's Southern California Division IV championship game at Cal State Fullerton. Horizon eliminated Garces in the same game last year. Of Lincoln's four losses, two are to Horizon and one is to Garces.  Garces led 7-0 out of the gate and cruised to a 56-27 halftime lead.  The Rams shot a blistering 73 percent from the field (38-of-52) while hitting 12-of-18 3-pointers (67 percent). Esparza hit 4-of-6 on his 3-point attempts. He finished 9-of-13 from the field while Shiloh was 8-of-10 and Ryan hit 8-of-9 attempts.   Garces got a Ryan dunk off a designed play on the tipoff and it was 7-0 less than a minute into the game.  From there, Esparza dropped in a runner in the lane and Ryan connected on a 3-pointer from the right side for a 7-0 advantage.  That was reason for a Lincoln timeout.  Ryan had nine first-quarter points as the Rams led 24-12 after the first period.  Shiloh had 10 points in the second quarter and Esparza had nine in the quarter as Garces held a 56-27 halftime lead. Swift had nine of his points in the third quarter as the Rams increased their lead to 84-41.  Freshman Jordan Hair got into the game late and hit a 3-pointer to make it a 50-point game with two seconds remaining.  The teams exchanged technical fouls in the fourth quarter. Backup center Steven Mayberry came off the bench to hit 1-of-2 technical foul shots on an unsportsmanlike conduct call with the score 92-49. Ryan got a technical foul for hanging on the rim on an alley-oop from Esparza with the score 100-51.  The Rams ended up with seven dunks on the night, four from Swift and three more from Ryan.  Horizon beat Garces 68-65 for the Southern California Division IV title last year and went on to win the state title, 79-45, over San Jose-Valley Christian. Horizon beat Lincoln 79-64 for the San Diego Section championship last week..." [Bakersfield Daily Californian]

 

SoCal
Round 1
Tuesday
March 11
7:30 p.m.
SoCal
Round 2
Thursday
March 13
7:30 p.m.
SoCal Finals
Saturday
March 15
@ 7:00 p.m. 
CSUF
State Finals,
March 22
11:15 a.m.
ARCO ARENA
NorCal Finals
Saturday
March 15 -
7:00 p.m.
Delta College
NorCal Round 2
Thursday
March 13
Home Schools
7:30 p.m.
NorCal Round 1
Tuesday
March 11
7:30 p.m.
Crossroads
@
*Horizon
*Verbum Dei

@

*Horizon

Horizon

 

vs

 

Garces Memorial

  Monte Vista

 

vs

 

Hercules

Monte Vista

vs.

Amador

Durham
@
Monte Vista
     
San Joaquin Mem.
@
*Verbum Dei
Marin Catholic
@
Amador
       
Lincoln Prep
@
* Oaks Christian
Lincoln Prep

@

*Garces Memorial

Oceana

vs.

Hercules

Oceana
@
Gridley
   
Campbell Hall
@ Cent. Gardens
*Garces Memorial
Marysville
@
Hercules

NorCal Division IV

Monte Vista 50, Amador 38

Hercules80, Oceana 68



SoCal Division V

Price 76, Rolling Hills Prep 58 --Schuyler McKay scored 16 points and Darren Morrison added 15 points to lead host Price (31-2). Curtis Allen had 29 points for Rolling Hills Prep (22-9). [Los Angeles Times]

Immanuel 70, Sante Fe Christian 39 --Jacob Wild scored 17 points, Jeff Warkentin scored 14 points and Kyle Medieros scored 12 points to lead Reedley Immanuel (28-3.) Nick Corso led Santa Fe Christian (27-7) . [Los Angeles Times]

SoCal
Round 1
Tuesday
March 11
7:30 p.m.
SoCal
Round 2
Thursday
March 13
7:30 p.m.
SoCal Finals
Saturday
March 15
@ 3:00 p.m. 
CSUF
State Finals
March 21
4:00 p.m.
ARCO ARENA
NorCal Finals
Saturday
March 15 -
3:00 p.m.
Delta College
NorCal Round 2
Thursday
March 13
Home Schools
7:30 p.m.
NorCal Round 1
Tuesday
March 11
7:30 p.m.
Julian
@
*Price
 

Rolling Hills Prep

@

Price

Price

 

vs

 

Immanuel

  Modesto Christian

 

vs

 

Eastside Prep

Modesto Christian

vs.

Branson

Redwood Christian
@
Modesto Christian
     
Mission Prep.
@
*Rolling Hills Prep
Branson
@
Liberty Christian
       
Apple Valley Christian
@
* Santa Fe Christian
Santa Fe Christian

@

*Immanuel

Hoopa Valley

vs.

Eastside Prep

Capitol Christian
@
Hoopa Valley
   
Desert Chapel
@
*Immanuel
Eastside Prep
@ Sequoia HS
Bishop Quinn

NorCal Division V

Modesto Christian 75, Branson 63

Eastside Prep 61, Hoopa Valley 52



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