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Game Scores and Details From
Saturday 12/23/00--(Dec. 24, 2000)

Almost caught up with last week. . .now we just have to go back and do Monday and Tuesday. . . sheesh.  Thank goodness we get a two day break (today and tomorrow) to catch up on stuff. . .  We know that these scores and game details below are far from complete, but they're what we've managed to cobble together from what folks have sent us and from the data that's been published both in print and online from today's local papers.   We are missing some game details and we'll try to get them later tonight.  If you know the score or details of a game we've missed send it in to us either by e-mail or by posting it on the message board.

Southern Section Non-League Games--Saturday, 12/23/00

Bishop Amat 74, Duarte 58 --John Haywood scored a game-high 27 points and had 12 rebounds, and teammate Paul Porter had 19 points and eight rebounds as the Lancers improved to 10-2. Ray Rogers and Alton Preston led Duarte (3-5) with 20 and 18 points, respectively.

Valley Torah 61, Shalhaevet 32-- Valley Torah improved to 6-4 with the win.

Tournament Games  Saturday 12/23/00

Arroyo Grande Optomists Tournament

Arroyo Grande 70, Ocean View 51-- With the score tied, 40-40, late in the third quarter, Arroyo Grande went on a 9-0 run and won the title. Torin Beeler had 18 points and 10 rebounds for Ocean View (7-2). Cal-Poly SLO signee Phillip Johnson (6'-11" Sr. C), who was named tournament MVP, scored 17 points for Arroyo Grande (9-0).  Arroyo Grande (10-1) hasn’t lost a game in its own tournament since Johnson’s sophomore year. The Eagles went 3-0 a year ago, but Ocean View won its second straight Optimist thanks to a 4-0 record through the seven-team tourney.  Ocean View has five Optimist titles under its belt since 1972 and was the favorite this year with seniors Marques Crane (6'-4" Sr. SG) and Torin Beeler (6'-5" Sr. SG/SF). Arroyo Grande's defense held them to 13-31 shooting from the floor and a combined 31 points in the title game.   Ryan Zimmerman had 14 points, six rebounds, six assists and three steals,   while Johnson had a game-high 17 points, 13 rebounds and four blocks. Senior guard Matt Landeros came away with a pair of steals in the quarter and hit back-to-back jumpers off the glass to give the Eagles a 40-36 lead with 5:35 remaining in the third. The Seahawks battled back to tie the score at 40, but Zimmerman’s first of two three-point plays sparked a 12-0 run and gave the Eagles the lead for good with 4:30 left.   Zimmerman sealed the deal with a one-handed jam, drawing a foul. Sean Shields had 12 points and 7 boards off the bench. Zimmerman and David Romero were named to the All-Tournament team.  Landeros had 9 points three rebounds and four assists, while Luke Caywood had 11 points and 4 assists.  Torin Beeler had 18 points for the Seahawks.  Arroyo Grande (10-1) will play next week in the second of two Las Vegas tournaments, the "Las Vegas Prep Championships" a slightly smaller tournament that historically has drawn teams who would not normally participate in the Reebok Holiday Prep Classic;  with the latter though becoming a bracketed tournament, the competiition level is pretty similar with the exception of a few high-profile teams in the Millenium bracket.   Arroy Grande will play Basic next week in Las Vegas.    Ocean View scoring:  Crane 13, Beeler 18, Ortiz 2, Clarke 5, Smith 6, Hatch 2, Okwudibonye 2, Wurts 3;  AG scoring:  Landeros 9, Caywood 11, Zimmerman 14, Shields 12, Johnson 17, Romero 7;  OV--17  15  10  9--51;   AG--16  17  22  15--70.  AG (9-0);  OV (7-2).

Third Place

Taft 70, Camarillo 65--Steve Smith had 43 points and nine rebounds for Taft (8-3) in the third-place game of the Arroyo Grande tournament. Smith made six of 11 three-point shots.Mustafa Asghari had 14 points and five assists for Taft. Smith averaged 31 points in four tournament games. He scored 32 points against Huntington Beach Ocean View, 29 against Atascadero and 22 against San Luis Obispo. Smith was named to the all-tournament team along with Camarillo forward Jared Jungwirth, who added 14 points. Ian Caldwell scored 19 for Camarillo (7-4) Camarillo was led by Ian Caldwell's 19 points while Jared Jungwirth chipped in 15.

Fifth Place

Atascadero 63, Silverado 44 --Greyhound guard Riley Prickett scored 23 points, and Jordan Leiser had 10 as Atascadero won. Luke Hill had nine points and Pat Bresnahan contributed eight. Bresnahan and Prickett were a perfect 8-of-8 from the free-throw line as Atascadero outscored Silverado 20-10 over the final eight minutes. Virgil Wilkins led the Seahawks with 15 points on five three-pointers.


San Luis Obispo 68, Templeton 34 -- Junior Devin Ramos had 12 points and senior Jeff Kuhn tallied 22, but that was it for the Eagles, 0-4 in the tourney. The Tigers were led by Greg Morales’ 21 points, while Jeff Jenkins added 19. It took 4 minutes, 21 seconds before the first points were scored in the game.  Chad Vicory scored 12 for San Luis Obispo.

Ayala Dogfight Tournament

Ayala 63, Pomona 57--Ayala used a fourth-quarter rally and a technical foul by Pomona's talented but volatile John Dang, to erase a 17-point deficit and win the championship of its own Ayala Dogfight Tournament with a 63-57 win over Pomona on Saturday night. Trailing 52-35 with just under six minutes to play, Ayala (8-2) finished the game on a 28-5 run. Kyle Gregory scored 14 of his 20 points, including two big 3 pointers, in the run to pace the Bulldogs. Pomona pushed the lead to 52-35 after a 3-pointer by Darnell Buchanan, but a technical foul by the Red Devils' John Dang gave the momentum to Ayala and they never lost it.  Dang was fouled taking the ball to the basket, but after the whistle blew he got in the face of an Ayala player and was called for a technical and was taken out of the game with 5:36 left and his team holding a 54-41 lead. Dang finished with 21 points but none after he returned to the lineup with just under two minutes remaining.

Fifth Place

Canyon Springs 75, Diamond Ranch 71--CANYON SPRINGS (75) Braxton 19, James 7, Cobbs 19, Adams 2, Woods 10, Arnwine 15, Risper 3. DIAMOND RANCH (71) Laurie 2, Coombs 10, Williams 5, Ubom 15, Flagg 2, Lyons 13, Davis 7, Knott 17. Canyon Springs 18 17 25 15 -- 75 Diamond Ranch 16 18 21 16 -- 71 Total fouls: CS 19, DR 21. Fouled out: Gaines (CS). Technical fouls: none.

Consolation Championship

Claremont 83, Temple City B 42--CLAREMONT (83) White 6, Terrell 17, Patton 4, Aaron 19, McDermont 4, Wilson 3, Lombard 14, Tauaese 6, Maxwell 4, O'Connor 6. TEMPLE CITY 2 (42) Reed 9, Eskander 2, Sung 6, Onog 4, Marks 2, Chow 18, Giannoliao 1. Claremont 23 25 17 18 --  83 Temple City 13 5 5 19 -- 42 Total fouls: C 21, TC 13. Fouled out: none. Technical fouls: none.

Consolation Game

Don Lugo 64, Temple City A  46--DON LUGO (64) Amaya 9, Deseran 2, Galindo 19, Guzik 16, Baker 3, Hill 13, Fender 2. TEMPLE CITY 1 (46)  Sweeney 5, Chow 8, Engman 2, Torrex 2, Sung 3, Eskandar 6, Reed 16, Marks 4. Don Lugo 20 17 12 15 -- 64 Temple C. 12 7 8 19 -- 46 Total Fouls: DL 15, TC 15. Fouled out: None. Technical fouls: None.

Ridgecrest Burroughs 71, Rancho Cucamonga 54--details not available.

Irvine World News Tournament


Woodbridge 67, St. Paul 49--The Warriors made 17 of 26 shots in the first half, while St. Paul missed 21 of 24, as Woodbridge (10-2) cruised to a 30 point halftime lead. The Swordsmen were without leading scorer Fausto Gonzales, who injured his ankle against Irvine on Friday. St. Paul made just one of 13 shots in the second quarter and trailed, 39-9, at the half. Tashaan Forehan-Kelly scored 15 points for the Warriors, who had 14 players score. Danny Lambert  scored 13 points and Mater Dei transfer Patrick Haddan had 10 for Woodbridge, which won the tournament for the fourth time in the last six years.

Third Place

Northwood 70, Irvine 62--Adam Roggero had 24 points and Rob Selway had 17 for Northwood (9-2) in the third-place game. Sohrab Tahvildaran had 15 points for Irvine (7-4).  Sohrab Tahvildaran led Irvine with 15 points and David Cox added 14. 

Fifth Place

University 69, Nogales 60 -- Hiro Christoph scored 21 points and Jason Garey added 17 to lead the Trojans (6-4) over the Nobles (7-4). The Nobles trailed 36-20 at the half and by as many as 24 points in the third quarter before rallying. But the valiant comeback fell just short. Senior Mark Pagdilao finished with 14 points and seven assists. 

Seventh Place

Fountain Valley 63, Diamond Bar 42-- Matt Ball scored 20 points and Tucker Fendon added 19 as the Barons (6-3) defeated the Brahmas (4-6).  Fountain Valley outscored Diamond Bar 20-7 in the third quarter.  Kevin Edmunds added 14 points for the Barons.

Consolation Championship

Dana Hills 54, Huntington Beach 43--Travis Nelson scored 13 points and Mike Rush and Shane Del Rosaro each scored 12 for Dana Hills (7-5) in the consolation final. The Oilers fell to 5-5.

Consolation 5th Place Game

Mark Keppel 61, Tustin 51--Duan Nix scored 15 points including three three-pointers but the Tillers (3-8) fell to the Aztecs (3-7).

Consolation 3rd Place Game

Jurupa Valley 72, Laguna Beach 55--Jason Chatrath scored 21 points to lead the Artists (2-7) who fell into a 17-point deficit eight minutes into the game.

La Canada Tournament

Championship Game

Bishop Montgomery 62, Pasadena Muir 58--

Bishop Montgomery 62, Muir 58--Tournament MVP Errick Craven scored 17 points as the Knights (7-1), who lost to Muir in the tournament title game last year, won the championship in overtime. Leland Dodd had 13 points and seven rebounds, and Derrick Craven contributed seven points and nine rebounds for Bishop Montgomery as each earned all-tournament status. DeVaughn Peace had 10 points and Kenny D'Oyen nine for the Knights.  For four quarters though, Muir's Northridge-bound Joe Frazier contolled the game, but it was USC-bound Errick Craven who finally pulled out the win for Bishop Montgomery in an exciting overtime finish.  Errick,  who had struggled at times against an aggressive Muir defense and finished with 15 points,   drove the length of the court, wove through three defenders and made a lay-up to send the game into overtime, tied at 53-53  with just two seconds remaining in regulation. Frazier, who had scored a game-high 20 points in regulation, fouled out in the first minute of overtime. Muir fell to 7-2.  Center Seth Davis had 12 points for Muir, including two three pointers. The game featured 19 lead changes and 10 ties. Neither team led by more than six points.  Muir-- Jamaal Hall 12, Seth Davis 12, Joseph Frazier 20., Ryan Hollins 4, Brandon Willis 2, Horace Wormely 6, Chris Dickson 2;   BM--Keny D'Oyen 9, Derrick Craven 9, DeVaughan Peace 8, Errick Craven 15, Leland Dodd 13, Fred Washington 4, Brandon Peace 4.  Muir--18  13  7  15   5--58; BM--15  16  9 13  9--62.  Muir 7-2; Bishop Montgomery 7-1.  

Third Place

La Canada 64, Moorpark 63--Greg Gaudino made two free throws with 10 seconds left to cap a second-half comeback in the third-place game of the La Canada-St. Francis tournament. Gaudino had 25 points and five blocked shots for La Canada (8-2), which trailed by 16 points early in the third quarter. Gaudino, a junior forward, did not miss a shot during the final eight minutes in which he scored 11 of his game-high 25 points.Gaudino made all three of his field-goal attempts in the final quarter and sank all four of his free throws as the Spartans went on a 22-12 run to earn the victory. In keeping with his impressive performance, Gaudino capped the victory by sinking a pair of free throws with five seconds left to provide La Canada (8-2) a 64-63 advantage. A desperation 3-pointer at the buzzer by Moorpark was wide of the mark. Jordan Ballard and Mark Moore each scored in double figures for the Spartans. They contributed 11 and 10 points, respectively. Andrew Carter had 15 points and seven rebounds for Moorpark (7-2) Moorpark's Ron Russ and Greg Estandia each collected 14 points. Chris Barnes led La Canaada with 25 points.  LC--14  14  14  22--64;  Moorpark 23   17  11  12--63. Moorpark scoring:   Andre Carter 15, Ron Russ 16,  Greg Estancia 12,  Blake Sharpe 8, Fabian Ceja 2, Shawn Fortman 2, Peter Kauffman 8;  LC--Greg Gaudino 25, Jordan Ballard 11, Mark Moore 10,  Billy Hofman 9, Robbie Neyland 7, Tony Naples 2.  Moorepark 7-2;  LC 8-2.

Consolatoin Game

Glendale 62, Verdugo Hills 41--Verdugo Hills dropped to 1-12 with the loss while Glendale improved to 5-5.  Glendale scoring:   Van Patten 23, Guerrero 16, Hall 8, Karabyan 5, Baroni 4, Colton 2, Nicolas 2, Abed 2.  VH-- Staley 18, Mamon 10 and 9 rebounds, Urbina 8, Lee 3 and 6 assists, Bandari 2.   Glendale--20  10  13  19--62;  VH--13  10  12 6--41.

Lahainaluna (Maui) Tournament


Palisades 55, Seattle Mt. SI (Washington) 48-- details not available.

Mission Prep Holiday Tournament


Crenshaw 88, Valley Sacramento 62--   The eight-time state champion Cougars (4-1) overcame an early 10-2 deficit to beat Valley of Sacramento 88-62 in the tourney finale. The Vikings were red hot in the first quarter, taking a 17-10 lead, before cooling off in the second.  Crenshaw rallied back before the half, outscoring Valley 30-22 in the second to take a one-point lead at halftime (40-39). The Cougars carried the momentum into the third quarter and pushed the lead to 10 on an NBA three by sophomore guard Marcus Williams at the buzzer. M’Jumbe Williams celebrated his 18th birthday with another stellar night on the hardwood. The senior guard had 28 points to lead all scorers and was named tournament MVP. Senior guard Bernard Seals had 15 points and junior backcourt mate Adam Gilbert had 14 for the Cougars. Senior forward Lester Clay notched 10 points for the Vikings.

3rd Place Game

Artesia 59, Fresno Washington Union 45 -- While this isn't the same loaded Artesia team of last year, neither is Washington Union.   Artesia, with a new coahc and sans four top foreign recruits, is getting it done with mostly local talent, whereas Washington Union is deserately seeking someone to step up and replace DeShawn Stevenson who is now playing for the Utah Jazz.   Artesia bounced back after Friday’s two-point loss to Crenshaw, taking third with a win over Washington Union of Easton. The Pioneers took a 9-8 lead after the first quarter and exploded for 27 in the second behind three treys from 200-pounder Ryan Reyes. The senior finished with 15 points as Artesia improves to 7-1 on the year.  Artesia outscored the Panthers 27-5 in the second quarter to take a 31-13 halftime lead. Freshman guard Dwight O’Neil was the only Panther to reach double digits. The 6-1 sharpshooter wrapped up a solid tourney with 21 points. Artesia scoring: Taylor 3, Henderson 1, Reyes 15, Daniels 3, Roberts 8, Allen 10, Herron 6, Johnson 2, Meilleur 11;  Washington Union scoring:  O'Neal 21, Calloway 8, Rottenbomb 2, Singleton 2, Macklin 4, Graham 8.  Artesia--4  27  11 17--59;  WU--8  5  10  22--45.

5th Place Game

Notre Dame 62, Miami Jackson 56--Seniors Cody Pearson and Michael Luderer combined for 46 points as Notre Dame of Sherman Oaks finished fifth in the tournament.  Luderer set the pace for the Knights with 25 points and five rebounds.  Senior guard Reinaldo Jean-Charles headed the Generals’ attack with 15 points, while Jabbar Woodstock and Jacob Johnson contributed with nine points apiece.

7th Place Game

Berkeley 80, Foothill 54 --The Yellowjackets brought a balanced attack to Mott Gym as four players reached double figures. Senior Ryan Davis led the way with a dozen, while teammates Muhammed Nitoto and Atticus Honore tallied 11 each as Berkeley secured seventh place. The Trojans were led by Daniel Hoffman’s 13 points and four rebounds.

9th Place Game

Price 69, Lathrop 54 -- Senior shooting guard Chris Alexander scorched the Knights for 28 points in a losing effort. He also added five rebounds and six assists.
Price, which secured ninth place with the win, was led by Ivan Snowden’s 15 points, while Andrew Howard added 17 points and six assists for the Knights.

11th Place Game

Riverside J.W. North 60, El Cerrito 58 -- Senior guard Franco Harris tagged the Huskies for 20 points, three rebounds and three steals, but it wasn’t enough for the Gauchos as Leao Dotson and Isaiah Bryant both scored 14 to lead J.W. North to 11th place. Dotson also won the battle on the glass with 15 boards.

13th Place Game

JFK 74, South Pasadena 44 -- The Eagles soared to a 17-5 lead in the first quarter and glided to victory for 13th place behind Zachary Slendebroek’s game-high 18 points.  Slendebroek did it all for the Eagles, grabbing four rebounds and dishing out three assists in the win.  Curtis Crosbie was the only South Pasadena player to reach double figures. The senior big man had 13 points and six rebounds.

15th Place Game

Mission Prep 80, Calvary Temple 50 --All-tourney selection Gerald Purify scored a game-high 20 points to go along with 10 rebounds and three assists as the Royals cruised to their first win of the tournament, placing 15th in the 16-team field. Purify was a perfect 8-of-8 from the free-throw line as Mission Prep jumped to a 44-18 lead by halftime. Ezra Kiedrowski led Calvary Temple with 16 points, while Matt Miranda poured in nine points and snatched eight rebounds. Robert Devine added a dozen points. Four Royals players reached double figures in the win. Brent Walker hit a pair of threes and finished with 15, while Garret Loughran and Servando Equiluz had 10 apiece.

Fifth Place

Notre Dame 62, Jackson (Fla) 54--Michael Luderer scored 25 points and Cody Pearson added 21, including four three-pointers, for Notre Dame (8-1) in the fifth-place game of the Mission Prep tournament at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Pearson averaged 23 points in four tournament games for The Times' No. 1-ranked team in the region.

San Bernardino Shootout

Third Place

La Quinta (LQ) 97, Rim of the World 72--The Blackhawks (8-2) took a 44-32 halftime advantage and easily won the game behind George Gutierrez' 29 points.  Gutierrez was named to the all-tournament team. Teammate Aaron Aceves also scored 26 points while Chris Marrajo finished with 13 points and Paul St. Angelo had 11. Daniel Martinez recorded eight assists.

Apple Valley 66, Coachella Valley 62--Coachella Valley fell short in overtime despite 22 points from Arturo Lomeli. Miguel Garcia and Jaime Perez had 10 points each as the Arabs fell to 4-6.

Trabuco Hills Reebok Prep Tournament


Santa Margarita 74, Carson 49--Brandon Rohe hit for seven three-pointers and finished with 31 points for Santa Margarita, which easily won the championship. Santa Margarita's Lenny Collins scored 14 points for the Eagles (11-0). Ekene Ibekwe scored 16 points, but the Colts (7-3) could not overcome the Eagles.  Ibekwe made the all-tournament team as did Carson's Marcus Washington, who had 10 points, and Erroll Jackson, who added six.  Carson scoring:  Washingotn 10, Jackson 6, Peters 3, White 2, Ibekwe 16, Marshall 5, Mayfield 7;  SM scoring: Smith 9, Hubbard 3, Socci 14, Rohe 30, Collins 16, Toch 1, Tancredi 2.  Car--16  5  14  14--49;  SM-- 26  19  18   11--74. 

Third Place

Laguna Hills 80, Trabuco Hills 71--Chris Lee scored 30 points for Laguna Hills (9-5) in the third-place game. Lee hit five three poitser as the Mustangs (7-5) fell.  James Webster led Trabuco Hills with 17 points.

Fifth Place Game

Costa Mesa 59, Aliso Niguel 50--Mike Payne had 22 points and 14 rebounds along with five blocked shots to lead the mustangs (6-4) against the Wolverines.  Costa Mesa had four players score in double figures with Payne, Steve Whittaker with 12, Jun Gandia with 11, and Chad Vakili with 10.  The Mustangs also held Aliso Niguel to jsut five points in the second quarter.  Brandon Sievers led Aliso Niguel with 17 points. 

Seventh Place

Chadwick 81, AB Miller 76--Peter McCaslin scored 29 points and hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to force overtime, powering the Dolphins (6-6) to a victory in the seventh-place game. McCaslin scored 12 of his points in a wild overtime period that saw the Dolphins outscore AB Miller, 18-13. Chadwick's Mike Reich had 18 points and nine rebounds and Wes Putnam finished with 14 points. Matt Fournier scored six of his 12 points in overtime. Jacob Ramirez led AB Miller with 27 points.

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