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Game Scores and Details From
Thursday 12/28/00--(Dec. 31, 2000)

A big week, and we've been away from the computer for most of it, actually watching games all over the place.  So, as the old year winds up, and 2001 approaches in a few hours, we're trying to catch up on what we missed.  These are the scores from Thursday, December 28.  We'll have more the rest of the week's game scores as well posted up shortly.   We know we are missing some game details and we'll try to get them later tonight, but if you know the score or details of a game and it's not shown send it in to us either by e-mail or by posting it on the message board.

Tournament Games--Thursday, December 28, 2000

Atascadero Tournament

Santa Maria 40, Atascadero 34-- Atascadero had a season-low scoring night, falling to Santa Maria 40-34 in a championship semifinal of the 36th annual Atascadero Christmas Tournament. The poor offensive night came a day after scoring 60 points.  Atascadero (8-5) plays Paso Robles (9-2) today in the tournament’s third-place game. Tipoff is at 5:45 p.m. in Atascadero’s Ewing Gym. Despite the off night, the Greyhounds led for much of the first three quarters. Santa Maria, however, took the lead for good, 30-27, on a three-pointer by Steven Valdez with 6:10 to play Atascadero was within three points, 37-34, after a Luke Hill three-pointer with 16 seconds to play, but Valdez hit three free throws in the final 12 seconds. The Greyhounds didn’t shoot well — 30 percent from the field, 35 percent from the free-throw line — and didn’t defend Santa Maria center Makani Sarellano very well.
The 6-2 Sarellano had 14 points, despite playing against the taller Atascadero post players. Valdez had 12 points — all in the fourth quarter. Jordan Lieser had 14 points and eight rebounds for Atascadero, while teammate Pat Bresnahan finished with eight points and 11 rebounds. Santa Maria faces Righetti in the tournament’s title game. Righetti is the defending tournament champion.

Righetti 55, Paso Robles 48-- The Bearcats didn’t have a fourth-quarter comeback this time around. Righetti took a late lead and held it, snapping Paso Robles’ three-game win streak and moving into the tournament finals. The Bearcats didn’t have the kind of offensive effort to beat the Warriors for the second time this season. The Bearcats led 29-16 at the break thanks to a full-court press. They scored 14 of their first-half points after steals off the press. But when their shooting percentage went down in the second half and they couldn’t set up the press, their offensive production suffered.
Paso Robles’ Nate Anguiano and Joel Freitas each finished with 10 points. Anguiano also had a team-high six rebounds. The Bearcats had trouble keeping an inside presence against Righetti senior Robert Osorio. He finished with 23 points and 15 rebounds. Ryan Hynes, a 6-6 Paso Robles sophomore who guarded Osorio the first time the two teams played, is ineligible. Osorio had 17 points in the second half.

Templeton 48, Whittier Christian 36--  The Eagles, ahead by 10 points going into the fourth quarter, closed with 15 points to move into the tournament’s consolation final. Templeton, 2-11, snapped a six-game losing streak. The Eagles let a five-point fourth-quarter lead slip away the night before, but this time they held firm. John Call had six fourth-quarter points — two three-pointers — while Randy Grimes scored five in the quarter. Grimes and Jeff Kuhn led the Eagles’ scoring, each getting 15 points. Like Grimes, Kuhn also had two three-pointers.  WC is 1-11 on the season. 

Newbury Park 82, Foothill 42--Adam Carlson scored 16 points and the balanced Panthers had 12 players score in the rout of Bakersfield-Foothill in the consolation semifinals of the Atascadero tournament.  Randy Flores scored nine points and Rudy Meru, Justin Christensen and Chris Randall each had eight points for Newbury Park (8-3).

Beach Ball Classic (Myrtle Beach S.C.)

Mater Dei 87, Cincinnati Western Hills 65--Travis Gabler scored 18 points on six three-pointers, Jamal Sampson had 17 points and 13 rebounds, Cedric Bozeman 15 points and Ricky Porter 14 points for Mater Dei, which plays Glenn Academy of Georgia in a semifinal.  Mater Dei improved to 11-1 with the win.

Brea Olinda Tournament


Brea Olinda 80, Jurupa Valley 48--Ryan Moore led with 21 points and Landon Lewis added 16. Brea Olinda (7-6) meets Downey Warren in the semifinals at 8 o'clock tonight.

Warren 62, Murrieta Valley 53 -- The Nighthawks held a 49-46 lead with about six minutes remaining in the game when their shooting touch headed for the exit.  Dan Larsen's 15 points paced Murrieta (7-4) ahead of Will Campbell's nine points and seven rebounds. Elliot Linsley added nine rebounds. The Nighthawks get the winner of Brea-Orlinda and Jurupa Valley

Claremont 76, Esperanza 71--Anthony Vicencia had 21 points, including three three-pointers, in Esperanza's quarterfinal loss.  Claremont improced to 7-4, while Esperanza fell to 6-7.

Muir 73, Gahr 62-- Senior forward Joseph Frazier was a picture of perfection down the stretch, sinking all six of his field goal attempts in the final quarter to help preserve Muir High's lead in a 73-62 victory over Gahr in the championship quarterfinals of the Brea Olinda Tournament on Thursday.  Frazier, who has committed to play for Cal State Northridge next fall, ended up shooting 13-of-17 from the field for the game to finish with 28 points; he also had seven rebounds and three steals.  The Mustangs (9-2) had a 15-point lead entering the final quarter, but had to rely on Frazier scoring the bulk of its points the rest of the way to hold on for the win.

North Torrance 61, Yosemite 56--Robert Mingo led North to the scond-round win with a team-high 15 points. Donald James added 12 points, Bryan Carroll had 10 and Trayvon Herd had eight points and 10 rebounds for North (2-9).

Chaparral 72, Westlake 51--Westlake fell to 4-4 with the loss.  Joe Buller scored 20 for Chapparal.

Century Tournament


Century 57, Northwood 52--Chris Feretti scored seven of his 18 points in the fourth quarter and Ruben Pineda also scored 18 points for Century (8-5) in a quarterfinal.  Northwood dropped to 10-3.

La Habra 53, Los Amigos 49--With the victory, the Highlanders (8-5) advance to tonight's 6:30 semifinal against Century. Carver Kennerson had 15 points and 15 rebounds for La Habra. Los Amigos fell to 7-5. 

Santa Ana Valley 55, Saddleback 47-- details not available.

Dana Hills 47, Cypress 46 -- Cypress fell to 8-4 witht he loss while Dana Hills record was unavailable.

St. John Bosco 75, El Modena 72--  Giovanni St. Amant scored 27 for SJB.

Rancho Alamitos 63, Santa Ana 57-- RA improved to 2-9 with the win.

Chaminade Tournament

Calabasas 61, Agoura 60-- Adam Malatesta of Calabasas High made a short jumper as time expired in overtime and the Coyotes stunned previously undefeated Agoura, 61-60, in a quarterfinal game Thursday at the Chaminade boys' basketball tournament.  Calabasas (4-8), which led, 39-26, midway through the third quarter, appeared in good position when it scored the first five points in overtime.  

The Chargers (9-1) responded with six consecutive points in the next 1:30, taking a 60-59 lead on a free throw by Justin Campbell with 22.5 seconds remaining.  Sky Holm had 17 points and six rebounds, and reserve Justin Fenchel scored 12 points in Calabasas' most significant victory in White's two seasons as coach.   Adam Allegro had 20 points and six rebounds, and Jamie Patton scored 13 points for Agoura.

Chaminade 54, Monroe 41--Ryan Arceo, who missed his first 12 three-point shots this season, made five of nine shots and scored 17 points for the Eagles (6-4) in a quarterfinal victory. He made three three-point baskets.    Scott Borchart had 17 points and nine rebounds, and Jeff Hufford scored 12
points for the Eagles.  Ramall Goodrich had 16 points for Monroe (4-7).

San Francisco Riordan 50, Campbell Hall 42--Derrick Williams had 19 points and 10 rebounds for the Vikings (4-6) in a loss in a quarterfinal.   Robert Locke scored 10 points for Campbell Hall, which trailed, 45-42, with 30 seconds remaining.

Lancaster 78, Kennedy 38--Teddy Meyers and Anthony Gamboa each had 13 points for the Eagles (9-3) in a consolation victory.  Birmingham 60, El Camino Real 57--Haig Tatiari had 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Patriots (3-4) in an overtime victory.  Chris Manson had 17 points and 14 rebounds for the Conquistadores (2-10).

Oak Park 80, San Fernando 35--Monte McNair scored 19 points, including five three-point baskets, for the Eagles in a consolation victory.   Jeremy Murphy had 16 points (LA Times) or 18 (Ventura Star News) and 10 rebounds for Oak Park (6-6).  Oak Park notched a season-high 10 3-pointers to spark the win. Jason Adams had 13 and Grant Smith scored 10 points as the Eagles leveled their record at 6-6.

Grant 59, Van Nuys 43--Mike Charleston scored 16 points for the Lancers (7-4) in a consolation victory.

Chino Tournament

Second Round

Pacifica 66, Chino 63--Rey Santos had 22 points, including two free throws in the last two seconds, to put Pacifica up by three in the quarterfinal game.  Pacifica improved to 6-5. 

Harvard-Westlake 78, El Rancho 60--Bobby Weinberger scored 15 points, Craig Weinstein had 13 points and six steals, and the Wolverines (5-5) won a second-round game in the Chino tournament. 

Ayala 60, Corona 31 -- Daniel Gonzalez had a team-high 10 points for Corona in the quarterfinals of the Chino Tournament. AYALA (60) -- Antolin 2, Donalds 7, Larson 2, Falls 2, Sanchez 4, Hatche 2, Jones 19, Gregory 13, Quinn 7, Davenport 2.  CORONA (31) -- Morrow 5, Smith 5, Wolfe 4, Duran 3, Dias 4, Gonzalez 10. Halftime score -- Ayala 32-11. Three-point goals -- Gregory 3, Morrow. Total fouls -- Corona 20, Ayala 14. Fouled out -- Morrow, Wolfe. Technical fouls -- Sanchez. Records: Corona 4-8.

Riverside MLK 74, Blair 43 --details not available.

Fountain Valley 63, JW North 48--with the win, FV improved to 7-4.

Clovis (Fresno) Elks Holiday Tournament

Immanuel 58, Alemany 37--Jacob Wild rattled the rim with his slam Thursday night, inspiring Immanuel High to a 58-37 victory over Mission Hills Alemany in the Clovis Elks Classic second round at Clovis High.  Wild finished with a game-high 20 points as Immanuel proved its 55-52 upset Wednesday of Bakersfield, a Division 1 power, should be taken seriously. Immanuel advances to a semifinal at 7:30 tonight against Tokay, which defeated Clovis 57-52. Wild, a 6-foot-4 forward, came off the bench to slam Patrick Scott's missed shot less than three minutes into the game. He added two more putbacks as Immanuel forged a 12-2 lead. During a timeout, Wild filled water cups for teammates. Senior guard Gabe Zamora scored Alemany's first 10 points before Evan Cline's free throw cut the margin to 23-11 with 4:11 showing in the second quarter.   Alemany trimmed it to 27-20 at halftime but never got closer as the Eagles outhustled the Indians to nearly every ball. Alemany, minus a true post player, also failed to adjust to Immanuel's trap as the Eagles built a 39-25 lead with 1:14 left in the third quarter. Ryan Jackson added 13 points for Immanuel. Zamora had 18.

Buchanan 55, Atwater 43-- Buchanan which also showed discipline in a 55-43 victory over Atwater, meets South at 6 p.m. in the other semifinal. Buchanan (10-6) won without point guard Austin Bock, who injured his thumb Wednesday against Fresno High.  Buchanan, which has won eight of its past nine, protected a 46-35 third-quarter lead by masterfully working the 35-second clock in the fourth quarter. Brandon Blount and Jordan Farley each had 11 points for Buchanan. Ryan Diggs led Atwater with 17.

Bakersfield South 75, Laguna Creek 65--South (7-3) broke out to an 11-0 lead against Laguna Creek on Lonnie Jackson's 3-pointer.   However, Laguna Creek closed to 64-58 with two minutes remaining. It took the last of Jackson's four 3-pointers, after the sophomore took an offensive charge call, to put away Laguna Creek. Jason Rufus led South with 16 points. Trevor Hutton had 15.   Laguna Creek's 6-8 Austin Cunningham was plagued by foul problems. Five South players scored in double figures as the Rebels (7-4) advanced to the Clovis Tournament semifinals with a victory over Laguna Creek. South plays Clovis-Buchanan at 6 p.m. today at Clovis High in the tournament semifinals.  Trevor Hutton scored 17 points, Jason Ruffus scored 16, Javon Kemp and Lonnie Jackson both had 12 points each and teammate James Lucky added 11 for the Rebels.

Covina Tournament

Championship Semifinals

Charter Oak 57, California 50-- Charter Oak improved to 11-3 while California dropped to 8-6 witht he loss.

Championship Quarterfinals

Charter Oak 65, Downey 59--The Chargers saw their double-digit lead whittled down to two points in the fourth quarter, but then Nick Brown and his teammates responded. Brown finished with a team-leading 16 points and Sharif Elhaldy chipped in with 15 to lead four scorers for Charter Oak (10-3) in double figures.  

Consolation Third Round

Arroyo 56, San Marino 48 --Long Nguyen scored a game-high 20 points to lead the Knights, who fended off San Marino's second-half rally. The Titans, who trailed by six at halftime, knotted the score on Chris Hazell's basket midway through the third quarter. Hazell finished with 17 points and Mark Shannon had 13 for San Marino.   SM 3-10;  Arroyo 3-9. 

Second Round

Downey 71, La Sierra 62 -- downey: Hardy 4, Craig 6, Black 16, Cunningham 12, Johnson 8, Preez 13, Zoumberakis 10;  La Sierra:   Cryder 8, Smith 20, Rincon 17, Johnson 5, Midgett 8, Mafield 2.  Downey imporved to 8-6.

Eagle Rock Tournament

Taft 72, Garfield 69--Mustafa Asghari scored 18 of his 31 points in the second half and had seven assists for the Toreadors (10-4) in a consolation victory at the Eagle Rock tournament.  Nima Javaherian made five of eight three-pointers and had 21 points for Taft (10-4).

Lincoln 57, Flintridge Prep 53-- Flintridge Prep fell to 5-7 with the loss while LA Lincoln improved to 5-6.  Antonio Harris scored 2 and 9 assists, Connor O'Byrne 8, Brian Strand 19, Dwight Phelps 1, Tim Mercer 15, Brown 2, and Guilanians 6 for FP.  Lincoln was led by Keysean Hosan 10, Frank Wilson 11, Ochoa 3, Hanibal Thomas 24, and Segbefia 9. 

Estancia Coast Christmas Classic

Pool Play

Estancia 67, La Quinta (Westminster) 52-- With the win, Estancia (4-6) gets its shot at the Chargers and former Coach Rich Boyce today at 5:50 p.m. at Estancia High.  Junior Micah Young led the Eagles with 19 points, but it was the hot shooting of senior Eliasar Maldonado which got the Eagles flying early.   The 6-foot guard hit 5 of 6 from the field in the first quarter, including two three-pointers as the Eagles used hot shooting and relentless defense to open up a 27-9 advantage.  After a solid first quarter of play, the Eagles' offense took a nap as La Quinta (1-9) trimmed the 18-point advantage down to 12 by halftime.  In the third quarter, junior George Prado scored nine of his 15 points in that quarter for Estancia. Estancia had a 28-point lead with just over four minutes remaining, but a 17-4 run from the Aztecs cut the lead nearly in half, leaving Sorce with a bad taste in his mouth.   Ken Do led the Aztecs with 16 points, while Andy Munoz added 14.  La Quinta 9 12 9 22 - 52  Estancia 27 6 22 12 - 67  La Quinta - Do 16, Munoz 14, Yakinian 9, Sunu 5, Nguyen 4, Subandhi 4.  3 pt. goals - Do 2, Munoz 1.  Fouled out - none.   Estancia - Young 19, Maldonado 17, Prado 15, D. Valbuena 6, Rodriguez 4, Cachola 4, K. Valbuena 2, Pham 0, Berame 0, Niles 0, Stoddard 0, Romero 0.  3 pt. goals - Maldonado 3, Prado 2.  Fouled out - none.

Glendale Hoover 62, Corona del Mar 56-- The Tornadoes (4-7) turned to senior guard Fred Akopyan, who scored eight straight points in the third quarter on four consecutive layups as the designated hosts broke down the Sea Kings with a successful half-court trap and rallied for a
62-56 victory.  Akopyan, who poured in a team-high 14 points, scored easily on a fast break, after a CdM turnover, to tie the game, 37-37, with 3:18 to play in the third period. It was the game's eighth and final deadlock as the Tornadoes outscored the Sea Kings, 18-4, during the decisive stretch, which lasted deep into the fourth quarter.   Hoover was also sparked by sophomore guard Armen Bagdhasarian, who scored all 13 of his points in the first half on 5-of-6 shooting from the floor, including a 3-of-4 effort from three-point land.  Charlie Alshuler added three rebounds and two assists for CdM, while Mancillas and Eric Glass netted three-pointers in the game's final 21 seconds to slice CdM's double-digit deficit.   Corona del Mar 17 10 10 19 - 56   Hoover 16 13 16 17 - 62  Corona del Mar - Snell 17, Brewster 6, Shahangian 12, K. Mancillas 10, Alshuler 0, Marsten 2, Richardson 2, Glass 3, B. Mancillas 2, Reynolds 2.   3-pt. goals - K. Mancillas 2, Snell 1, Glass 1.  Fouled out - None.   Technical fouls - None.Hoover - Stepanyan 6, Ismailyan 10, Markossian 7 Bagdhasarian 13, Akopyan 14, Chinivizyan 6, Fell 2, Abernathy 4.  3-pt. goals - Bagdhasarian 3, Markossian 2.  Fouled out - None.  Technical fouls - None.  

Marina 70, Riverside Notre Dame 57--Chris De Luca had 26 points and 13 rebounds, Bucky Nadazin added 23 points and eight rebounds and Beau Brown finished with 12 points and seven assists for the Vikings (4-8).  Notre Dame is 1-10.

Edison 78, Rosemead 63--  rosemead dropped to 7-6 with the loss.  Edison was led by Prelle with 19 and Gonzales with 16.   Rosemead was led by Richard Van Zandt with 18.

Garces Tournament

El Segundo 63, St. Joseph Santa Maria 50--Jeremie Hopson scored 14 of his 25 points in the third quarter to spark a 20-11 run and lead El Segundo (7-7) to the semifinal victory. DaShawn Strong finished with 15 points and 11 rebounds while Mike McCullough added 13 points and nine assists. El Segundo next plays undefeated Garces in the final.

Mission Prep 75, Kerman 39--Mission Prep advanced to the Silver Division championship game of the Garces Memorial Tournament with a 75-39 victory over Kerman. Garret Loughran scored 24 points while Gerald Purify added 15 points and 14 rebounds for the Royals (10-7), who face Liberty of Bakersfield today. Grant Bell had 10 points for Mission Prep, which led 35-16 at halftime and coasted to the win.

Garces 83, San Joaquin Memorial--The host Rams ran their undefeated boys basketball streak to 12 games and advanced to the Garces Small Schools Challenge Gold Division championship game with a lopsided 83-45 victory over arch rival San Joaquin Memorial on Thursday at the Garces Small Schools Challenge. Garces (12-0) plays El Segundo (8-8) in the tournament championship game at 6:15 p.m. today at Garces High.  Kyle Shiloh and Keith Villalovos each scored 18 points for Garces. Teammates Robert Swift, Matt Robles and Anthony Esparza scored 14, 13 and 10 points respectively for the Rams.  Swift, a freshman center, also had 10 rebounds and six blocks for Garces.

Liberty 55, Bakersfield Christian 53 -- Liberty held off a 24-point fourth quarter by Bakersfield Christian to advance to the Silver Division Championship. Bakersfield Christian's David Wright led all scorers with 16 and Travis Westerfeld scored 14. Liberty was led by Brian Stanley with 12 and Jarras Merriman with 10.  Liberty will play Mission Prep in the Silver Division Championship at 2:30 p.m. and Bakersfield Christian will meet Kerman in the Silver division Consolation game at 12:45. All games are played at Garces High.

St. Joseph Santa Maria 48, Liberty 33 -- Liberty could only muster two points in the fourth quarter to fall to St. Joseph by 15.   Brian Stanley led the way for the Patriots with 11 points while St. Joseph's Dustin Kelly scored 16 and Ryan Smith added 15. Liberty will play Mission Prep in the Silver Division Championship at 2:30 p.m. and St. Joseph will play San Joaquin Memorial in the Gold Division Championship game at 4:45 p.m. at Garces High.

Hart Holiday Classic Tournament

Palmdale 58, Royal 56 --Matt Cormick scored 14 points, including a pair of 3-pointers, and Joel Hendershot scored 11 points as Royal lost a tight game in consolation play. Royal (1-8) will take on Cleveland.

Camarillo 73, LACES 46--Jared Jungwirth recorded 23 points for Camarillo in the victory. Camarillo's Derek Rasp and Matt Wallman each scored 10 points. The Scorpions play tonight in the semifinals against North Hollywood at 6:30.

Bakersfield West 69, Cleveland 61 -- Senior forward/guard Chris Dixon scored 22 points, including a 3-point basket and had a solid game rebounding to lead West (7-3) to a win over Cleveland (0-10) at the Hart Classic tournament.  The win moves the Vikings into the consolation semifinals today against Palmdale at 1:30 p.m. West senior guard Bryson Sumlin and senior forward/center Joe Jackson scored 12 points each. Marcus Smith added 10 points for the Vikings, including two 3-pointers.

Burroughs 67, Littlerock 45-- Burroughs was led by Matt Torres with 18, Keith Jarbo 16, and Augustin Pozo 14.

Reseda 60, Beverly Hills 39-- records were not available.  Sergie Lepiashinski scored 22 points.  Nashid Beard is still out.

North Hollywood 73, Glendale 57--  Kim 1, Morgan 1, Kenny Hauser 21, Lett 2, Gus Ruiz 12, Nathan Stern 13, David Danipour 7, James 14, A. Ruiz 2 for the Huskies.  Glendales was led by Karibyan with 17.

Hawaii St. Louis Walter Wong Tournament

South Torrance 55, St. Louis 49--Mike Peterson and Matt Peterson both scored 12 points as South (6-3) won its first-round match at St. Louis High in Oahu. Matt Peterson also grabbed 10 rebounds and Clete Albitz finished with a game-high 18.

Hemet West Valley Mustang Shootout

Elsinore 76, Bloomington 39 -- Keahey paced Elsinore with 19 points. Lux added 10 points. Wolter took care of the boards, pulling down 10 rebounds. Elsinore jumped to an 11-0 lead and cruised to a victory at the Mustang Shootout. Trayon Keahey led Elsinore with 19 points as the entire Tigers team scored. Elsinore plays Corona Santiago at 1 p.m. today at West Valley. Bloomington plays Moreno Valley at Hemet.  ELSINORE (76) -- Keahey 19, Green 9, Lux 10, Cirilo 9, Wolter 6, Strausheim 1, Engels 3, Kondus 6, Farrell 3, Weise 4, Allen 6.  BLOOMINGTON (39) -- Tate 5, Bradley 1, Salas 3, Thomas 5, Davis 11, Lee 6, Montoya 8.  Halftime score -- Elsinore 38-22. Three-point goals -- Keahey 3, Lux 2, Farrell, Montoya. Total fouls -- Elsinore 16, Bloomington 14. Fouled out -- Salas. Technical fouls -- none.  Records: Elsinore 6-4, Bloomington 1-10.

Santiago 66, Moreno Valley 63 -- Justin Griffin hit several key shots down the stretch to improve Corona Santiago's Mustang Shootout record to 2-1. Ron Howard paced Moreno Valley with 19 points, followed by Steve Bailey's 10 points. Moreno Valley will play Bloomington at 5:30 p.m. today.  SANTIAGO (66) -- Griffin 32, Black 14, Cliett 7, Simpson 5, Johnson 6, LeDuc 2.  MORENO VALLEY (63) --   Howard 19, Bailey 10, Norwood 4, Lynch 2, Conley 1, Brown 8, Ashley 2, Mann 9, Long 4, Bundy 4. Halftime score -- Tied 28-28. Three-point goals -- Griffin 3, Howard 3, Bailey 2, Black, Mann. Total fouls -- Santiago 17, Moreno Valley 19. Fouled out -- Brown. Records: Moreno Valley 6-6. Santiago 6-7.

Rancho Verde 80, Banning 66  -- Moreno Valley Rancho Verde's J.S. Nash scored a tournament-high 46 points, including 16 in a key fourth-quarter run, to lead the Mustangs past Banning in the Mustang Shootout at Hemet West Valley. Nash was 16 of 17 from the free-throw line, including 8 of 8 in the fourth period. He was held to two points in the third before taking control. Nash's 46 points were pivotal, since the Mustangs were without starting center Antoine Singfield, who failed to show up for the trip. Nash had four first-half three-pointers, forcing Banning to scrap its man-to-man defense and switch to a 3-2 zone to shadow Nash. Banning's top player, Flamingo Malone, sat out most of the first half nursing an ankle injury sustained Wednesday, and is day-to-day for the remainder of the tournament.  BANNING (68) -- Harris 15, Malone 15, Foster 7, Williams 18, Jackson 2, Floyd 4, McDude 1, Stokes 6.   RANCHO VERDE (82) -- Nash 46, Baker 8, Walker 12, Brown 12, Bukle 1, Taylor 1, Simms 2. Halftime score -- Rancho Verde 38-36. Three-point goals -- Nash 4, Walker 2, Baker, Harris, Foster, Williams 2. Total fouls -- Rancho Verde 20, Banning 25. Fouled out -- Baker, Bukle. Records: Rancho Verde 8-4.

Cathedral City 101, Beaumont 38 --Gerald DeVance recorded a triple double as the Lions (9-3) won in the West Valley Shootout.  DeVance had 22 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds for the Lions, who hit 14 3-pointers. Cathedral City will play at 11:30 a.m. today against Temecula Valley.  Thomas Shewmake scored 19 points, Mitch Mathews and Paul Heredia each had 12, and Jose Flores added 11. 

Temescal Canyon 57, Palm Desert 41 --In the West Valley Tournament, Palm Desert couldn’t generate any offense and fell to 8-3. Dionte Harris had a solid game for the Aztecs with 19 points. He held TC’s top scorer Aaron Maxie to five points. Chase McQuillen and Josh Zazulia chipped in seven points each for the Aztecs who continue tournament play today at 2:30 p.m.   The 10-2 Titans reached the semifinals thanks to an impressive win over Palm Desert.  Joe Roberson led the way with 21 points while Tim Ellenwood added 12. Kris Maxey paced the defense with seven rebounds and five steals. Temescal will meet Riverside Poly in the semifinals.

Palm Springs 50, Indio 37 --In a defensive battle, Palm Springs managed to come out with the victory in the West Valley Tournament.   Antonio Greer led the Indians with 14 points, and helped the Indians to improve to 5-5. The Indians play today in the West Valley Tournament consolation semifinals against Valley View at 1 p.m. 

Temecula Valley 68, Rubidoux 46 --The Bears (7-6) gave up just 21 points in the first half in establishing a 42-21 edge at the break.   Mike Louis led the way with 23 points, including an 8-for-8 effort at the line. Ryan Forrest had a solid game as well with 13 points and 13 rebounds. The Bears will get a tough Cathedral City team today at 12:30 p.m. as the tournament continues.

Chaparral 72, Westlake 51 -- In the consolation end of the West Valley tournament, the Pumas (9-3) rebounded from a poor effort Wednesday to trounce the Warriors in the consolation quarterfinals. Chaparral shot 60 percent from the field including 21 points from Ryan Cooke and 20 from Joe Buller. Buller also added 12 assists while both Cooke and Buller had six rebounds.  The Pumas will play in the consolation semifinals

Other scores

Paloma Valley 58, Yucca Valley 57 --details not available

Valley View 77, Ramona 54--details not available  

Riverside Poly 64, Hemet West Valley 57 --details not available

Norte Vista 49, Twentynine Palms 48 --details not available

San Jacinto 70, Hemet 61 --details not available

Arlington 63, Serrano 52--details not available

Katella Tournament

Norco 85, Bolsa Grande 71 --Norco jumped to a 13-point halftime lead in the third round of pool play at the Katella Klassic, but Garden Grove Bolsa Grande erased the deficit, taking a 64-60 lead going into the fourth quarter. Norco answered Bolsa Grande's attack, going on a 25-7 run in the fourth quarter. Norco senior center Eric Valenzuela had 26 points and 11 rebounds and senior shooting guard Reggie Smith added 23 points and five rebounds.  BOLSA GRANDE (71) -- Amaral 32, Doan 19, Nguyen 6, Chau 3, Eisaychack 3, Ngo 6, Bui 2.  NORCO (85) -- Bond 8, Garcia 3, Cuadra 6, Smith 23, Loot 6, Reyes 7, Valenzuela 26, Graves 6. Halftime score -- Norco 47-34. Three-point goals -- Garcia, Cuadra 2, Smith 4, Reyes, Amaral 3, Doan 2, Eisaychack, Chau. Total fouls -- Norco 17, Bolsa Grande 11. Fouled out -- None. Records: Norco 9-4; BG 1-11. 

Narbonne 71, Sultana 55--Brannon Nichols scored 24 points and grabbed six rebounds as Narbonne (10-3) won its semifinal match. It will face host Katella today at 7:30 p.m. for the championship. Beto Delgado finished with 16 points while dishing seven assists and grabbing seven rebounds. 

Leuzinger 78, Wilson 64--Derrick Clark had 18 points while other Leuzinger scoeres were: J. Smith 18, Fogg 2, Gilliam 10, Givens 14, Sheppard 2, L. Smith 12.  Wilson scoring:  Terry 8, Malone 24, Fletcher 5, Crockett 4, Buckley 4, Harrell 19.  Leuzinger--18  18  27  13--78;  Wilson 11   14  25 14--64.

Savanna 59, buena Park 48-- Buena Park fel to 4-9, while Savanna improved to 4-9 as well with the win.  Savanna's Westin had 16 points while Ingram had 12 for Buena Park.

Katella 75, Western 58--Katella improved ot 8-4 while Western dropped to 4-7 with the loss.

L.A. Baptist Tournament

Granada Hills Hillcrest Christian 81, Fillmore 76--Armando Ferrer registered 20 points and 13 rebounds for Fillmore (3-7) in the loss. Fillmore's Jordan Arroyo tallied 16 points and 13 rebounds while Luis Herrera had 22 points. Fillmore plays Grace Brethren today at 1:30 in the consolation championship.

St. Bonaventure 57, L.A. Baptist 52--Chris Saunders had a game-high 28 points to lead St. Bonaventure to the win.  St. Bonaventure's Whitney Lewis grabbed 10 rebounds and had eight points to move the Seraphs into the championship game tonight at 7:30 against Hillcrest Christian

Paraclete 84, Grace Brethren 45-- Paraclete improved to 3-4 with the win.

La Quinta Gamer Invitational Tournament

Second Round Pool Play

La Quinta 69, Cardinal Newman (Santa Rosa) 65-- La Quinta jumped out to an 11-4 lead and Cardinal Newman was forced to chase the Blackhawks for the rest of the game.  Cardinal Newman chipped away getting within a basket of the Blackhawks, 36-34, at the half but wore down as La Quinta’s shooters extended their lead to 56-48 late in the fourth. Forced to foul, Cardinal Newman watched as the Blackhawks put it away by converting on nine of 11 free-throw opportunities.

Monte Vista (Danville, CA) 64, Granite Hills 28--The Mustangs opened the game with a 17-4 run and put it away by outscoring Granite Hills 31-8 in the first half.
For Monte Vista, Jeff Jones led the way with 10 points while Chris Getty scored nine. For Granite Hills, Leory Lay, Brian Tocts and Gerard Kiamco each scored six points.

Bartlett (Alaska) 57, Ponderosa (Sacramento) 49--After a slow first quarter, the Golden Bears built a comfortable cushion by outscoring Granite Hills 21-13 in the second half. Andrew Smith led Bartlett with 20 points.  For Ponderosa, Jared Swarbrick finished with 20 points and Joey Nickles had 10.

Mira Costa 62, Ridgecrest Burroughs 49--The Mustangs led 44-43 at the end of the third quarter but then staged a 17-6 run to seal the win. DeWayne Morris led Mira Costa with 16 points. Chase Wixom finished with 10. For Burroughs, Rory O’Neil scored 23 points and had 10 rebounds before fouling out late in the game.

La Salle-Temple City Tournament


Notre Dame 74, Franklin 65--Cody Pearson made eight of nine free throws and scored 11 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter for Notre Dame in a La Salle/Temple City tournament quarterfinal.  Michael Luderer scored 24 for the Knights (10-1), including five three-point baskets.


La Canada 58, L.A. Marshall 31-- La Canada dominated the offensive and defensive ends of the court en route to defeating Los Angeles Marshall, 58-31, Thursday at La Salle High in a La Salle/Temple City Holiday Classic second-round game. Greg Gaudino had only six points, but contributed a game-high nine rebounds.  The Spartans forced L.A. Marshall into taking bad shots as they took a eight-point lead after the first quarter. The Barristers (5-6) shot only one for 13 (7.7%) in the opening quarter and three for 25 (12%) in the first half as they fell behind, 21-8, at halftime.   L.A. Marshall eyed Gaudino in the low-post, which freed up open jump shots by La Canada's guards. Jordan Ballard took full advantage, as he scored a game-high 16 points, 12 from beyond three-point territory.  La Canada (10-2) forward Mark Moore added 10 points and eight rebounds.   Osiris Bashir led L.A. Marshall with 12 points.   La Canada 11 10 16 19 -- 56  L.A. Marshall 3 5 8 15 -- 31  La Canada -- Ballard 16, Moore 10, Kim 9, Gaudino 6, Wang 4, Neyland 3, Cheney 2, Hofman 2, De Vore 2, Barnes 2. Three-pointers: Ballard 4, Kim 3, Neyland. L.A. Marshall -- Bashir 12, Beltran 9, Vasquez 2, Quinones 2, Bacosa 2, Young 2, Dayrit 2.  Three-pointers: none.


Maranatha 52, Cathedral 44 --David Newkirk scored 31 points as the Minutemen grabbed an early lead and then coasted. Ryan D'Evelyn added nine for Maranatha, which led 18-6 after the first quarter.  Marnatha 6-5.

St. Bernard 66, La Salle 57-- The 66-57 loss pushed La Salle into fifth-place semifinal game against Los Angeles Marshall. St. Bernard will face La Canada in the semifinal round of the championship bracket tonight.   St. Bernard outscored La Salle 20-4 in the pivotal quarter, overcoming a six-point halftime deficit with an aggressive pressure defense and an opportunistic offense.  The Viking guards frustrated the La Salle ball handlers, often in the backcourt, stealing errant passes and dishing the ball inside to Brandon Nunnaly (19 points, six rebounds) and Donald Penn (14 points, seven rebounds) for easy points.  La Salle (6-6), which played with a substantial size-deficit in the frontcourt, had to settle for perimeter shots for much of the game.  Anthony Napolitano scored 13 points from the perimeter, including a trio of 3-point baskets in the first half. The third shot gave the Lancers a 25-22 lead with 2:08 to play in the first half.  Senior Matt Kelley scored a game-high 29 points for La Salle, including five 3-point baskets. He scored 17 points in the fourth quarter, bringing the Lancers to within five points, 62-57, with 55 seconds left in the game.   Apart from Napolitano and Kelley, no Lancers scored more than two field goals.    St. Bernard 8-6, La Salle 6-6. 


Marshall 61, Temple City 59-- Temple City guard Kevin Sweeney had a potential game-winning 3-point attempt rim out at the buzzer as Marshall held on for a hard-fought 61-59 victory.  Chris Strings made his third of four 3-pointers late in the third quarter to finish off a 7-0 run and give Marshall an eight-point lead at 48-40, its highest since the first half.  But Temple City nudged its way back into the game and a third-chance rebound putback with 1:10 left from Jason Engeman cut the deficit to one point at 57-56.  But Strings answered with 30 seconds left on his fourth 3-pointer of the night to seemingly slam the door on Temple City's comeback chances. However, Temple City's Eric Chin responded with a 3-pointer, his only points of the game, with 16 seconds left to get back within one at 60-59.  Kenny Lumpkin made one of two free throws to put Marshall (8-3) ahead by two but Sweeney, who scored a game-high 27 points, got open in the corner for a 3-point shot. The shot fell short and a quick follow hit the side of the backboard as time expired.    Marshall came out firing with tough half-court pressure defense. The Eagles forced several Temple City turnovers at midcourt and scored 13 consecutive points, mostly in transition, to jump out to a 17-7 lead.  The Marshall lead got as high as 13 in the second quarter, but Sweeney pulled Temple City (5-6) into the game with some strong offensive play.   Marshall 8-3; Temple City 5-6.

Valley Christian 57, Montebello 53-- Valley Christian scoring:  Crammer 10, Joo 4, Lovinger 9, Brink 2, Osborne 13, Swain 17, Kuyper 2.    Montebello scoring:  Luding 15, Angurillo 5, Navar 8, Saen 8, Wave 2, Ortega 2, Parks 6, Orozco 7.   VC:  16  13  17  11--57;   Mont--10  18  9  16--53.  VC 9-4.

Las Vegas Prep Championship Tournament

Fullerton 45, Castlemont (Oakland) 41--Brian Garcia made two free throws for Fullerton with 2.6 seconds remaining to seal the consolation victory.  Fullerton improved to 12-3 with the win.  Earlier in the day, Fullerton beat Gardenia 47-43. 

Woodbridge 72, Clark (Las Vegas) 64--Danny Lambert had 20 (LA Times) or 22 points (OC Register) and Tashaan Forehan-Kelley had 19 for Woodbridge, which finished the tournament 2-2, and improved to 12-4 overall. 

Western (Las Vegas) 72, Peninsula 57--In a fourth-round game, the Panthers fell to Western of Las Vegas. Lescoulie had 13 points, and Gardner 12 points. Point guard Andrew Yim added eight points and eight assists for the Panthers (9-3).

Peninsula 67, Crossroads 53--Center Kevin Gardner and forward Jay Lescoulie scored 16 points apiece for the Panthers as they defeated Crossroads in a third-round game.

Cheyenne (Las Vegas) 54, Arroyo Grande 49--Despite two good looks at the basket for a win, Arroyo Grande fell 54-49 to Cheyenne of Las Vegas in the semifinals of the Las Vegas Prep Champions boys basketball tournament Thursday night. Luke Caywood missed a 16-footer and David Romero missed the putback, either shot of which would have given Arroyo Grande the win in regulation Instead, the game went to overtime and Cheyenne outscored the Eagles 9-4 for the win.Ryan Zimmerman led Arroyo Grande with 16 points. Phillip Johnson scored 12 and Romero added 11.

Arroyo Grande 84, Canyon Del Oro (Tucson, AZ) 50 -- In the third-round game (the first of the day for AG) five Eagles scored in double figures, led by Johnson with 16. Romero added 15, Sean Shields 14, Zimmerman 11 and Scott Buhl 10. Arroyo Grande scored at least 20 points in each quarter. The Eagles (13-2) face Peninsula or Western for third place today at 4:30 p.m.

Modesto Holiday Hoop Classic

Anaheim Canyon 74, Long Beach Poly 65--Derron Putnam scored a game-high 30 points and pulled down 12 rebounds to lead the Comanches (7-4).    Scoring for Poly:  Rivers 13, Harper 9, Butler 18, Roche 4, Lewis 12, White 8, Williams 1;  Canyone:  Parker 4, N. Miller 4, Baranick 17, R. Miller 6, Putnam 30, Bender 8, Lattos 5.  Canyon--21  15  16  22--74;  LB Poly--20  17  13  15--65.

Compton Centennial 66, Washington 59--Playing without Tony Key didn't bother the Apaches at all, as Sterling Byrd scored 20, Antonio Griffin had 14 and Anthony Davis had 15.  Roscoe biggers scored 8 and Eli had 9.

37th Annual Nogales Tournament

Damien 58, Fontana 57 -- details not available.

Ontario Christian Tournament

Linfield 62, Ambassador Christian 21 -- The Lions (4-4) allowed just two points in the second quarter and only four more in the third as they routed the Dawgs.  Matt Duarte led the way with 19 points, six rebounds and six steals. Dustin Graham added 17 points. The Lions play Francis Parker at 1 p.m. today to continue their tourney run. Temecula Linfield's defense held Fontana Ambassador Christian to two points in the second quarter and four in the third quarter while rolling to a victory in the third round of the Ontario Christian Tournament.  AMBASSADOR CHRISTIAN (21) -- Palmer 5, Hardy 2, Pine 2, Giden 8, Peters 4.  LINFIELD (62) -- Ma. Duarte 19, Koenig 5, Smith 5, Larsen 8, Graham 17, Mi. Duarte 4, Lofranco 4. Halftime score -- Linfield 33-10. Three-point goals -- Smith. Total fouls -- Linfield 9, Ambassador Christian 15. Fouled out -- None. Records: Linfield 4-4.

Kilpatrick 77, Arrowhead Christian Academy -- Kilpatrick's 6'-8" center Javier Dina went to the free throw line with just 25 seconds left against Arrowhead Christian Academy with the score tied at 73-73, and he then hit two to give the Mustangs a 75-73 lead.   Chris Becerra then drove the lane and scored to once again tie the game at 75-75, but the basket was waved off when Becerra was called for traveling. Keilon Fortune was then fouled and went to the line, sinking them both to give Kilpatrick a 77-73 lead.   At the buzzer, ACA's Will Britt hit a shot to bring the score to 77-75, the final margin of victory for Kilpatrick.  Nick Goltry scored 29 points for ACA and grabbed 13 rebounds.  ACA led 38-32 at halftime and, down the stretch, the two sides traded baskets.  Becerra, who added 19 and Adam Dohner who had 14, along with Britt with 10 carried most of the scoring for Arrowhead.  

Western Christian 64, Pasadena Poly 40-- Shown Lokar had 12, and Brad Meister had 27 for Western Christian which improved to 11-4 with the win. Matt Sargeant of Poly was held to just 5 points.  Marshall Duncan had 13, Archi8bong 8, Robins 1, Kawachi 4, Shu 1, Nungasser 2, and Karanishi 2.  Others for WC:   Ethan Chin 4, Sean Chin 5, Tim Booher 2, Blake Allison 7, Brandon Lim 1, Nestor Rodriguez 4, Thomas Sturgeon 2.

Orange Holiday Classic

Fifth Place Semifinals

Costa Mesa's 70, Sumner (WA) 39-- Though Sumner (3-7) possessed the height advantage, Mesa (8-5) held the swish advantage at Chapman University. The Mustangs sank 15 three-pointers led by senior Steve Whittaker who hit 9 of 12 en route to a career-high 28 points. He converted a four-point play in the second quarter to give the Mustangs a 33-22 lead. Whittaker scored 15 of Mesa's 17 points in a turning-point third quarter, sinking all five three-pointers he shot. His nine treys ties the Newport-Mesa District record set last year by Jon Cantrell (Estancia) and Ryan Naff (Mesa).  Mesa extended a 10-point halftime lead to a 51-28 advantage, outscoring the Spartans, 17-4, in the third quarter.  Junior David Conte, who finished with 15 points for the Mustangs, made every shot he took in the first 16 minutes as Mesa built a 34-24 halftime lead.  Conte shot 6 for 6 from the field in that first half, connecting on three three-pointers. An official ruled he was not behind hte line on another apparent three-pointer.  In the second half, Costa Mesa's Nick Cabico who had 4 and Jun Gandia who had three and Danny Krikorian with 10 came off the bench to spart the Mustangs.  Sumner 16 8 4 11 - 39  Costa Mesa 15 19 17 19 - 70   Costa Mesa - Whittaker 28, Conte 15, Krikorian 10, Cabico 4, Gandia 3, Vakili 2, Clark 2, Payne 2, Millward 2, Amburgey 2, Fregoso 0, Biggio 0.  3-pt. goals - Whittaker 9, Conte 3, Cabico 1, Gandia 1, Krikorian 1. Fouled out - none.  Technicals - none.  Sumner - Bellerud 12, Charlie Britt 6, Goodwin 5, Chris Britt 5, Mullooly 4, Mergenthaler 4, Tipps 2, West 1.  3-pt. goals - Bellerud 3, Charlie Britt 2, Chris Britt 1.   Fouled out - none.  Technicals - none.

Valencia 53, Loara 47--Valencia did not play its smoothest game of the season, but the Tigers were good enough Thursday night to beat Loara, 53-47, to advance to the Orange Holiday Classic championship game.  Valencia (11-4) plays Aliso Niguel in the tournament final at Chapman University. Aliso Niguel advanced by beating Irvine, 49-48, in another semifinal Thursday night.  Three Valencia players scored in double figures. Keinan Briggs had 13 points, Emanuel Ortega scored 12 and Ben Jones added 10. Loara led early in the fourth quarter, 37-35. A pair of free throws by Jones put the Tigers back on top, 39-37, and they never trailed thereafter. Valencia made only 18 of its 50 shots in the foul-laden game.  

Aliso Niguel 49, Irvine 48-- details not available.

Foothill 72, Newport Bellevue (Washington) 56-- details not available.

Cantwell Sacred Heart 45, Orange 39-- details not available.

Red Cross Roundball Tournament (South Carolina)

Westchester 71, Broughton 56-- The Comets' (12-0) hot streak continued in Charleston, S.C. Westchester will play in its third tournament final of the season.

Redondo Union Seahawk Classic

Artesia 66, Redondo 60--Redondo's junior point guard Keith Ellison along with Artesia reserve Kirk Wilson, were thrown out of Thursday's game after a confrontation between the two with 5:08 remaining in regulation. The loss of Ellison forced Redondo out of its game and the Sea Hawks lost a six-point fourth quarter lead. Artesia (10-1) went on to score the first five points in overtime for its first lead, and never looked back for a 66-60 victory. Artesia outscored Redondo 30-18 after Ellison was tossed. Although the elements of the ejection were slightly confusing, official Virgil Sanders said that a confrontation between Ellison and Wilson caused him to force his hand. It was the first technical on Redondo, the second on Artesia.  It was a tough  break for Redondo (8-3), which had led the entire game and was ahead 40-36 with Dijon Thompson set to go to the line for two free throws.  Ellison had been warned earlier for trash-talking during the game by the officials, and thus had drawn attention to himself earlier.  After falling behind 14-0 to start the game, Artesia had cut the deficit to three points at the half and once again in the final minutes of regulation. Trailing 48-44, Artesia guard Ryan Reyes hit one of his five 3-pointers to make it a one-point game with 37 seconds left. Artesia then fouled Eddie Topps, who hit 1-of-2 free throws to give Redondo a two-point lead with 23 seconds left. Redondo called a timeout and talked about fouling Artesia after Topps' free throws because Redondo had only three team fouls. But Redondo did not foul Artesia after Topps missed the second free throw, and Artesia's Tony Roberts scored on a lay-up with 10 seconds left.  Redondo had one last chance and Dijon Thompson, who had 32 points and seven rebounds, attempted to push the ball up the floor, but Artesia's Malcom Herren stole the ball before missing a last-second 3-pointer.  In overtime, Artesia jumped out to an eight-point lead on a 9-1 run and never looked back.

Leuzinger 78, Long Beach Wilson 64-- The win delivered the Olympians (7-4) into the third-place game of the tournament at 6 p.m. today against host Redondo. Derrick Clark scored 20 points and dished out five assists to lead the Olympians. Jonathan Smith followed 16 points and six assists. Maurice Givens added 13 points and four steals while C.J. Fogg had five points and nine rebounds.

Lakewood 68, Hawthorne 56--The Cougars fell behind 20-8 after the first quarter and could not recover. Hawthorne was led by Rodney Williams , who had 26 points.

Ribet Tournament

Bell-Jeff 73, Stoneridge Prep 50--Casey Markovic had 17 points and eight rebounds for the Guards in a consolation victory at the Ribet Academy tournament.  Andy Bunning had 14 points and nine rebounds for Bell-Jeff (8-5).

Salinas Tournament

Trabuco Hills 63, San Lorenzo Valley 56--Aaron Tudor had 21 points and James Webster 14 to lead Trabuco Hills in the first-round game. 

San Bernardino Kiwanis Tournament

Championship Semifinals

Upland 65, San Gorgonio 39-- The Highlanders bombarded host San Gorgonio with an impressive display of athleticism Thursday night, winning a San Bernardino Kiwanis Tournament semifinal with ease, 65-39.  Upland (12-1) advances to face Pacific in the tournament championship at Cal State San Bernardino   Kirk Snyder contributed a team-high 19 points and 15 rebounds.  Snyder was at his best while responding to Upland's 14-8 deficit after the first quarter. The Nevada-bound standout scored 12 of Upland's 13 points during a second quarter stretch, in which the Highlanders traveled from a 16-13 deficit to a 26-19 lead.  Upland point guard Sheldon Pace contributed 15 points, and Prentice Harris added 12 points, including two crowd-pleasing fourth quarter dunks.  Coming off an overtime victory Wednesday night over Etiwanda, San Gorgonio (9-6) committed 10 turnovers in the second and third quarters and trailed 52-32 after the third. Forward Shawn Buckingham led the Spartans with 10 points. Upland, which won its first two tournament games by 42 and 40 points, found itself in an improbable 14-8 deficit after one quarter. Once the Highlanders matched San Gorgonio's intensity, the Spartans saw their short-lived lead evaporate into a 65-39 loss on their home court.  Upland (12-1), ranked No. 2 in CIF Division 1AAA this season by SoCalHoops and a Division 1AA semifinalist last season, meets San Bernardino Pacific (9-3) in the tournament championship at Cal State San Bernardino's Coussoulis Arena at 8:15 tonight. Pacific is the defending champion. Upland is in its first San Bernardino Kiwanis Tournament.  The Spartans didn't go quietly, but will settle for a third-place game with Victorville Victor Valley at 6:30 p.m.  The Spartans (9-6) held Upland to 3-of-13 shooting in the first quarter as the Highlanders were content to take perimeter shots. Using its motion offense, which helped keep the ball away from Upland, San Gorgonio finished the quarter on a 10-0 run. Eight of those points came in the paint from sophomore forward Shawn Buckingham (team-high 10 points, six rebounds). That was all the motivation Upland needed to pick its game up. Upland senior Sheldon Pace (15 points) scored the first five points of the second quarter, and after Spartans' senior Tykie Harris scored a basket, Upland forced turnovers that led to an 11-0 run and gave the Highlanders a 24-16 cushion with 1:11 left in the half.   Nevada-bound, 6-foot-6 senior Kirk Snyder (19 points, 14 rebounds, three blocks) had 10 points during that stretch, including two dunks.  San Gorgonio was as close as 35-27 in the third quarter but Upland's ensuing 14-0 run put the game away. Senior Joe White had eight points and four assists and Harris added seven points for the Spartans. Senior Prentice Harris had 12 points, six rebounds and three steals for Upland. UPLAND (65) -- Pace 15, P. Harris 12, Snyder 19, Pruitt 7, J. Harris 5, Hathaway 5, Williams 2. SAN GORGONIO (39) -- Buckingham 10, Leach 2, Dowdy 2, White 8, T. Harris 7, Houston 5, Sherman 4, Winters 1. Halftime score -- Upland 29-21. Three-point goals -- Pace, Pruitt, Hathaway, White 2, T. Harris. Total fouls -- Upland 9, San Gorgonio 12. Fouled out -- None. Technicals -- None.  Records: Upland 12-1, San Gorgonio 9-6.

Pacific 89, Victor Valley 64--Donnell Jury scored 41 points, including 14 of 18 free throws, and had 12 assists to lead San Bernardino Pacific to a victory in the championship semifinals of the Kiwanis Tournament. Pacific plays Upland in the championship game.  The Jackrabbits were called for 34 fouls and missed a bunch of easy layups and wide-open jump shots which all added up to a 89-64 thumping at the hands of Pacific in the San Bernardino Kiwanis boys’ basketball semifinals Thursday night. Victor Valley (6-6) plays San Gorgonio in the third-place game at 6:30 p.m today at Coussoules Arena on the campus of Cal State San Bernardino.  The game was tight through the first six minutes of the first quarter. Victor Valley held a 15-11 edge but the Pirates’ Donnell Jury began to heat up while the Jackrabbits went ice cold.  Jury got the rout going for the Pirates with a three-pointer. He followed that up with a steal and layup. Darnell Easley then took over for a while as off a Jackrabbit turnover, went into score and was fouled. He sank the free throw for the three-point play. Easley would add two more free throws to extend Pacific’s lead to 25-15. Jury continued the Pirate barrage of points with a fade-away jumper in the lane at the buzzer. Victor Valley would go nearly six minutes without a field goal and its caused wasn’t helped with Steve Thompson on the bench with three fouls. Kevin Dillon’s three-pointer nearly two minutes into the second quarter would cut the Pirates’ lead to 30-19. But just as the Jackrabbits would get close, the Pirates were there for an offensive rebound and putback.  Pacific’s lead grew from nine all the way to 16 at halftime. Jury had 21 first-half points and finished with 41 for the game including four 3-pointers.  It wouldn’t get any better for Victor Valley in the second half as Jury continued to shoot and the Pirates began their march to the free throw line. Pacific shot 51 free throws at game’s end making 36. The Jackrabbits went to the line 29 times and only converted 17. After shining in the first two games of the tournament, the Dillon brothers, Josh and Kevin, combined for 13 points and one 3-pointer. Each had many chances to score on layups and open jumpers but failed to connect on most of them. Pacific opened up a 72-50 lead early in the fourth quarter but the Jackrabbits, give them credit, they didn’t quit. They chopped the lead down to 75-61, but there was that man Jury again. He hit a three-pointer and sank two more free throws to put the game out of reach. PACIFIC (89) Jury 41, Adams 11, Kinser 11, Mohammad 9, Easley 7, Bradley 6, Davis 4. VICTOR VALLEY (64) Brown 17, Baron 8, J. Dillon 8, S. Thompson 8,Collins 6, K. Dillon 5, Holly  5, M. Thompson 2, K. Thompson 2, Davis 2, Wilhite 1. Pacific 27 18 21 23 —89 V.V. 15 14 16 19 —64 3-point field goals — Victor Valley (K. Dillon 1), Pacific 5 (Jury 4, Adams 1). Fouled out — VV (S. Thompson, Brown), P (Davis).PACIFIC (89) -- Davis 4, Bradley 8, Jury 41, Kinser 11, Easley 7, Adams 11, Muhammad 7.   VICTOR VALLEY (64) -- Broon 19, M. Thompson 2, Holly 5, Collins 6, J. Dillon 6, Baron 8, S. Thompson 8, K. Dillon 5, Wilhite 1, Davis 2, K. Thompson 2. Halftime score -- Pacific 45-29. Three-point goals -- Jury 4, Adams, K. Dillon. Total fouls -- Pacific 28, Victor Valley 31. Fouled out -- Davis, S. Thompson, Collins. Technical fouls -- Pacific bench. Records: Pacific 9-3.

Rim of the World 64, Yucaipa 62 --Junior Jon Jurado scored on a driving layup with 2.5 seconds left to win a San Bernardino Kiwanis Tournament consolation game for Lake Arrowhead Rim of the World. After Jurado's basket, Yucaipa threw the inbounds pass away and time ran out. Scots junior Noah Urbina led all scorers with 23 points, including four three-pointers.  YUCAIPA (62) -- King 7, Craig 13, Sardegna 2, Simmons 8, Price 5, Orr 13, Brown 12, Renich 2.  RIM OF THE WORLD (64) -- George 7, Patterson 1, Urbina 23, Creswell 14, Jurado 6, Oliver 11, Huff 2. Halftime score -- Rim of the World 36-30. Three-point goals -- Orr, George, Urbina 4, Oliver 2. Total fouls -- Yucaipa 17, Rim of the World 15. Fouled out -- None. Technicals -- Craig. Records: Yucaipa 1-12, Rim of the World 5-8.

Rialto 79, San Bernardino 58 --Senior Mike Williams, Rialto's only returning starter from last year's CIF Division 1AA semifinalist team, scored a game-high 14 points in a consolation semifinal of the San Bernardino Kiwanis Tournament. Eleven other Knights scored in the game. San Bernardino's leading scorer, Walter White, did not play for the second straight game, due to a dislocated finger. Rialto will play San Bernardino Cajon for the consolation championship at 3 p.m. today at Coussoulis Arena.  RIALTO (79) -- Johnson 2, Word 3, Gales 8, Glass 2, Autry 8, Brock 6, D. Green 2, Diggins 10, Vernon 4, Williams 14, S. Green 9, Funn 11.  SAN BERNARDINO (58) -- Thomas 11, Thaxton 12, Nonnette 5, Caldwell 1, Tidwell 5, Stotts 8, Palmore 4, Evans 12. Halftime score -- Rialto 40-34. Three-point goals -- Word, Funn, Thaxton 4. Total fouls -- Rialto 14, San Bernardino 11. Fouled out -- None. Technicals -- Thomas, Nonnette, San Bernardino coach Von Der Heide. Records: Rialto 10-3, San Bernardino 8-6.

Cajon 74, Redlands East Valley 48 --An immediate turnover gave the Cowboys a quick 2-0 lead, and it was downhill from there for Redlands East Valley.  Donovan Morris then made it 4-0 with a basket off a steal, then he blocked a shot and converted to make it 6-0, then Cajon scored again off another turnover and it was quickly 8-0.  REV trailed 19-11 at the end of the first quarter and couldn't keep Cajon out of the paint. Even when the Cowboys missed, they came up with offensive boards and Cajon led 36-20 before Keke Lyles connected on a three-pointer and then hit a jump shot to cut the Cowboys' halftime lead to 36-25.  Morris  scored 10 of his team's first 19 points and finished the game with 26.  Moses and Daryl Duncan had 12 each for the Wildcats.

Other scores

Redlands 75, Barstow 52

Ontario 87, Fontana Kaiser 65

Etiwanda 63, Silverado 53

San Diego Mt. Carmel Tournament

Mt. Carmel 75, Torrance 72--Chris Judd hit six 3-pointers on the way to a 24-point effort in the quarterfinal loss. James Chang finished with 15 points and Lance Keys added 14.

Sonora 73, Poway 57--Marcellus Robertson had 27 points and nine rebounds to lead the seventh-ranked Raiders (12-2) to a victory.

San Gabriel Tournament

Pool Play

Duarte 60, St. Francis 59 -- Senior forward Alonzo Miller converted on a three-point play with 4.3 seconds remaining to lift the defending tournament champions to a thrilling victory and a berth in tonight's final.  Miller also connected on all four of his free throws in the fourth quarter to finish with 20 points; teammate Alton Preston poured in 10 of his team-high 23 in the third quarter.    Duarte 6-5.

San Gabriel 72, Gladstone 67 --Erik Avila scored 20 points and added 13 rebounds and teammate Justin Goodwin contributed 16 points and 11 rebounds as the Matadors did their part to advance to the final, creating a rematch of last year's title game.   San Gabriel 8-5.

Montclair 58, Cerritos 52-- Cerritos led by five points with three minutes to play and couldn't hold off Montclair.  Junior forward Kevin Sohn had 10 pokints, senior center Steve Hau had 11 and junior guard Tim Austin had 10 for the Dons.   Cerritos will play South Pasadena in a consolation game.

Santa Barbara Holiday Classic Tournament

Santa Barbara 70, Lompoc Cabrillo 64--The Dons beat Cabrillo 70-64 to advance to the semifinals of their own tournament.  Santa Barbara held a height advantage over Cabrillo in 6-foot-7 talent Trey Putnam. Their offensive production in the first quarter depended on getting the ball to Putnam in motion underneath. He finished with 24 points to lead Santa Barbara. Kerry Smith brought the Conquistadores back from the dead in the fourth quarter. Cabrillo was down 51-37 at the end of the third. Smith launched four treys and a rotating airborne layup that had the crowd in awe.  Smith got Cabrillo the lead with two minutes remaining, but Dommanic Ingerson and Putnam put in seven quick points to keep the game for Santa Barbara (8-6). Ingerson, who had 20 points despite not playing in the first quarter, was called for a technical (elbow) against Cabrillo's leading scorer, David Drake. The foul, which was called a play after Drake picked off Ingerson and took the ball all the way to the hoop.   That also got him seven rebounds. Chris Koester, who also played well in the Dons' first round win over Camplindo, added 10 rebounds and 10 points.  Putnam, among the top forwards in his class according to SoCal Hoops, is being actively recruited by Cal State Fullerton, UC Davis, Colgate and Air Force. He hopes to stay in California on a basketball scholarship, but won't sign until the season is over. SANTA BARBARA -- Putnam 24, Bogan 6, Koester 10, Ingerson 20, DeRose 4, Waterman 6. Total 70. CABRILLO -- Lee 2, Turri 2, Gordon 2, Smith 16, McNease 9. Drake 23, Belton 4, Hasan 2, Daly 1. Total 64.   Santa Barbara . . . 15 15 21 19 -- 70 Cabrillo . . . 11 17 9 25 -- 64  3 point goals -- SB 3 (Ingerson 2) fouled out -- none. Technical fouls -- Ingerson. C 7 (Smith 4) fouled out -- none.

Lincoln (Washington) 62, Dos Pueblos 43--The Lincoln Abes of Tacoma, Wash. dominated the Chargers with their intensely physical game.   Tough to defend because of their size, speed and numerous shooting threats, Dos Pueblos had their hands full merely containing Lincoln, never mind outscoring them. Junior forward Justin Holt dunked in the second quarter, and Lincoln put their top defenders on Steve Graybill, limiting him to 15 points.  DOS PUEBLOS -- Menna 2, Iden 2, Jenkins 5, Flores 1, Cowan 10, Graybill 15, Sherman 4, Carr 4, Ortiz 2, Aguilera 2. Total 43. LINCOLN -- Bullock 1, Anderson 2, White 13, Shelton 17, Farrison 4, Holt 16, Ahlstrand 2, Shelton 6, Safford 3. Total 62. Dos Pueblos . . . 14 9 10 13 -- 43  Lincoln . . . 21 18 11 14 -- 62 3 point goals -- DP 4 (Graybill 3), L 4 (White 3). Fouled out -- None.

Troy 62, Bishop Diego 46--Bishop was led by senior guard Jason Renick, who had 13 points. TROY -- Tra. Hardeman 14, Tre. Hardeman 6, Dalaful 2, Palta 7, Aibel 6, Chu 2, Gilkes 15, Baird 10. Total 62. BISHOP DIEGO -- Renick 13, Jahagir 4, Perez 2, Gallagher 2, Minehan 3, Brown 5, Korsan 10, Cavaletto 5. Total 46. Troy . . . 18 18 16 10 -- 62  Bishop Diego . . . 9 11 8 16 -- 46  3 point goals -- T 5 (Tra. Hardemann 2, Aibel 2), BD 3 (Minehan, Cavaletto, Renick). Fouled out -- nonee.

Lompoc 77, San Marcos 63--San Marcos lost to Lompoc in overtime. Asher Kupperman led the Royals with 17 points. San Marcos was limited to just two perimeter buckets. Scott Winter made four threes for the Braves. SAN MARCOS -- Kupperman 17, Spaventa 6, Hopkins 4, Fortune 6, Hill 2, Mercer 8, McKiernan 9. Kruse 11. Total 63. LOMPOC -- Adair 2, Smith 15, Hilley 6, Steinke 1, Winter 15, Ramey 8, Hernandez 13, Frank 17.  San Marcos . . . 18 9 11 21 4 -- 63 Lompoc . . . 18 16 10 15 18 -- 77   3 point goals -- SM 2 (Spaventa, Fortune), L 4 (Winter). Fouled out -- none.

Oxnard 76, Pasadena 55--Nick Curtis had 19 points and 12 rebounds, and Erik Webb had 17 points for the Yellowjackets in a quarterfinal victory at the Santa Barbara tournament. Oxnard, leading 39-23 at halftime, finished Pasadena with 24-15 edged in the third period. Erik Webb finished with 17 points as Oxnard improves to 10-2.

Other Scores

West Torrance 46, Santa Monica 31 --details not available

Desert Mountain 73, Santa Barbara JV 36--details not available

Campolindo 66, Point Loma 45--details not available

Santa Maria VCA Tournament

Championship Semifinals

Buckley 64, San Diego Santa Fe Christian 59-- In their second game of the day, Buckley was led by Colin Ward -Henninger's season-high 35 points, while David Gale scored 6 and 11 assists and 7 rebounds. The Griffins (10-1, 2-0) never trailed in the game but were given their toughest test of the tournament as Stanford-signee 6'-5" Craig Buell scored 27 points for Santa Fe (8-3).   Buckley's Royal Weaver and David Gale both had 5 steals each while Ward-Henninger had 2 steals to go along with 11 rebounds.  Others scoring for Buckley were Steve Broukhim 11, Weaver 8, Murali Sivalingam 2, and Alex Clancy 2.  Santa Fe scoring: Chase McBride 8, Jon Ulrich 5, JD Trout 5, Nick Corso 8, Mark Carlson 4, Mike Siciliano 2, and Buell 27.   Santa Fe--15  12  19  13--59;  Buckley 16   16  17  15--64.

Championship Quarterfinals

Buckley 85, Hesperia Christian 41-- In their first game of the day,  the Buckley Griffins (9-1, 2-0) were led by David Gale (6'-1" Jr. PG) and Colin Ward-Henninger (6'-4" Sr. G/F) who combined for 48 points.   Gale scored 20 points, on 9-12 shooting from the field, along with 7 assists and 5 steals, while Ward-Henninger had 28 points on 13-22 shooting from the field, along with 8 rebounds.  Every Buckley player (with the exception of B. Lalazerian who was out with the flu) scored:   Steve Broukhim 9, Royal Weaver 2 and 5 steals, 5 assists, Matt Wolf 2 and 4 assists, Murali Sivalingam 9 and 7 rebounds, Tristan Seisa 2, Alex Clancy 7 and 3 assists, 3 rebounds, Jake Scannell 6 and 4 rebounds.  Hesperia Christian scoring:  Chris Rehrer 2, Jess McDonald 10, Nate Patterson 8, Aaron Garcia 5, evan May 15, and Bryan Glass 1.  Buckley--19  24  20  22--85;   HC--9  14  11  7--41.

Consolation Quarterfinal

Frazier Mountain 50, Holy Martyrs 38 -- Kris Stone scored 12 points and Ambrose Sandavol added 10 as Frazier Mountain topped Holy Martyrs in a Santa Maria Tournament second round game.  The Falcons (3-4) outscored Holy Martyrs 29-20 in the second half to put the game away. Frazier Mountain plays the North County-Contra Costa winner today at 8:30 a.m. in the consolation bracket.

Consolation  Semifinal

Frazier Mountain 51, Contra Costa 38 -- Ambrose Sandavol scored 19 points and grabbed 13 rebounds and Aaron Solomona added 10 points as Frazier Mountain defeated Contra Costa in the first game of the consolation bracket at the Valley Christian Academy Holiday Tournament. Also for Frazier Mountain, Bryce Van had 10 rebounds.

Slam Dunk to the Beach (Lewes, Delaware)

Compton Dominguez 61, St. Jude 50--Tyson Chadler had 14 points and Darius Sanders 16 as Dominguez won the first round game in it's bracket of the tournament.  Tony Bryant had 4, Keon Kindred 6, Bobby Jones 13, and Williams 8.   St. Jude was led by Ossamane Cisse who had 17 points.  Others scoring:   James 14, Butcher 5, Robinson 4, Thomas 4, Williams 4, Howard 2.    Dom--13  10  17  21--61;  St.Jude--10  15  15   10--50.

Mayfair 51, Paul IV  50-- Playing in a different bracket than Dominguez, Mayfair won it's second round game as Edwin Draughan had 11 and Josh Childress led all scoring with 26 points.  Matt McCraw had 4, Leiva 2, and Thomas 8.   Mayfair had lost earlier (actually Wednesday night) to St. Edwards of Ohio by a score of 55-42.

South Lakes (Reston, Virginia) Tournament  

Washington and Lee (Va.) 93, University 71 --Jason Garey had 21 points and five three-pointers for University in a semifinal loss.

St. Anthony Tournament

Millikan 68, St. Anthony 53-- St. Anthony was led by Jay Arizabel 25, Brown 11, Cerino 3, Dominguez 1, Garcia 4, Taliauli 5, Watson 1.  Millikan had 20 from Moore, Dove 6, Raitz 7, Spencer 8, Summers 4, Nicholson 2, Freeman 10, Cofield 2, Lewis 9.

Los Angeles 80, St. Paul 74-- St. Paul was led by Rudy Serva with 19 points and Holoway with 22. Samarin 19, Gonzalez 11, O'Neil 3.  LA scoring:  Fields 18, Jackson 10,  Arterberry 30, Abubsuez 6, Smith 6, Hernandez 2, Herron 6, Kegg 2.

St. Margaret's 68, St. Mary's 60-- St. Margaret's improved to 7-5 overall.  Krouse had 23 for St. Margaret's.

St. Francis (Mountain View) Tournament

Moreau Catholic 76, San Luis Obispo 64-- SLO (3-8) fell to Moreau Catholic 76-64 in a consolation game. The Tigers play for seventh place today.

Sun Devil (San Diego) Invitational

Bakersfield Centennial 86, El Monte 72 -- All of Centennial's starters scored in double figures in a Sun Devil Invitational second round game. Mark Paine scored a game-high 25 points, Jake McCaa had 17, and Brock Woody and Sheldon Musick both scored 12 points a piece. The Golden Hawks (4-7) play Kearny today at noon in the consolation bracket game.

Torrey Pines National Prep Classic

American Division

Mesa (Ariz.) Dobson 74, Santa Margarita 58--Santa Margarita (12-1) suffered its first loss to the No. 1-ranked team from Arizona. Guard Len Collins had 19 points, including five three-pointers for the Eagles.

Ocean View 54, Los Alamitos 44 -- Marques Crane scored a game-high 26 points and Torin Beeler added 14 points and 13 rebounds to lead the   Seahawks (9-2).

Chatsworth 77, La Costa Canyon 69--Facing a lightning quick Chatsworth High team Thursday night, the La Costa Canyon High boys basketball team turned the ball over 28 times and fell 77-69 in the quarterfinals of the American Division of the Torrey Pines National Prep Classic at San Dieguito Academy.  La Costa Canyon (6-6) led 19-16 after the first quarter, but a 9-0 run by Chatsworth midway through the second quarter put the visitors from the San Fernando Valley up by six points and gave them a lead they never relinquished.  Chatsworth (8-4) stretched the lead to 13 near the end of the third quarter, but the Mavericks cut it to two at 66-64 on a Joe Toledo basket with 3:40 to play.  Chatsworth then put together an 11-2 run over the next three minutes to put the game away. Toledo led the Mavericks with 21 points and seven rebounds. Evan Demkiw added 13 points and six rebounds. Sophomore Owen Olson finished with eight points and 14 rebounds for the Mavs. 

Governor's Trophy

Capistrano Valley 55, Simi Valley 40--Dustin Villepigue scored 23 points for the Pioneers (9-2) in a second-round loss in the Torrey Pines tournament.  Capistrano Valley outscored Simi Valley, 14-4, in the fourth quarter. Villepigue scored only six points in the second half.  Capo Valley (55) — Franzen 18, Gloger 15, Demere 5, Swaeny 4, Decasas 12, Mallon 1. Simi Valley (40) — Martin 2, Bradshaw 7, Weaver 3, Villapigue 23, Chin 2, Grandchamp 3. Capo Valley--17  12  12  14--55;  SV--16  10  10  4--40 3-Point goals — Capo Valley 3 (Franzen 2, Demere 1). Simi Valley 2 (Bradshaw 1, Weaver 1). Fouled out — None. Rebounds — Simi Valley 28. Assists — Simi Valley 17.records — Simi Valley 9-2, Capo Valley 9-1.

Ventura Kiwanis Tournament

Ventura 63, Channel Islands 62 (3OT)--Jason Gruber made two free throws with 10 seconds left in the third overtime and the Cougars (7-6) won a Venturatournament game.  Bryan Easterly finished with 28 points after scoring just two in the first half for Ventura. Gruber had 10 points and 14 rebounds. Ventura forward Bryan Easterly had just two points in a slow first half, but finished with 28 points and 15 rebounds to hand Ventura a 63-62 triple overtime win. Easterly hit a few 3-pointers, including a key one that sent the game into a third extra-session, but it was his work on the boards that kept Ventura in and eventually gave it the game.  The win put Ventura (6-7) on the inside track for Saturday's tournament final. Both teams entered the game having won their first Pool A games Wednesday. Ventura outlasted Morro Bay, 58-54, while Channel Islands tipped Santa Paula, 60-59. Ventura held a tight grip on the game after a 16-0 third quarter run turned a five-point halftime deficit into a 34-23 lead. But Channel Islands cut the deficit  to five by the end of the third quarter. The Ventura lead was still five with 1:15 to play, but two Alex Solis free throws and an Anthony Avila 3-pointer with 2.2 seconds left in regulation sent the game into overtime.  The first overtime ended tied after Ventura forward Trevor Robinson blocked a potential game-winning Channel Islands layup and Ventura spurned its chance to push the ball for the win.  Channel Islands took control of the second overtime with two Solis free throws and a Johnny Gagliardo drive, but Easterly led the Cougars back with his big trey. Two free throws by Ventura center Jason Gruber tied the game at 56 with 20 seconds to play in the second overtime, but Channel Islands missed a slashing layup as the period expired.  In the final overtime, two Easterly putbacks and a Gruber bucket ended it, despite a Solis layup as time ran out.  Channel Islands (4-7) built a 23-18 halftime lead behind a sturdy 2-3 zone and some opportune offense. The zone slowed the tempo, causing the teams to combined for just 26 points through the first 12 minutes, and a late 8-2 Raider run came when they increased the game's pace.

Rio Mesa 55, Buena 46--Four Rio Mesa players scored in double figures, led by Tunde Alonge's 15 points.Center Matt Colton had 16 for the Bulldogs. Rio Mesa can clinch a berth in the final with a win Friday against Antelope Valley. Tunde Alonge also had eight rebounds for the Spartans (6-5).

Nordhoff 76, Antelope Valley 71--Eric Bensley had a game-high 34 points for the Rangers. Matt Murphy added 17.

Morro Bay 68, Santa Paula 55--Ryan Frutos had 18 and Ernie Lopez had 14 for Santa Paula. Chris Humphreys scored 24 point — 4-for-6 from the free-throw line — for the Pirates, while Derrick Dickson and Danny Anderson added 15 and 13 points, respectively.The Pirates (4-7) only had seven fouls the entire game and pulled away late when Santa Paula was forced to foul.

Victor Valley Tournament

Desert Hot Springs 50, Apple Valley 45--Desert Hot Springs evened its record to 4-4 with a victory in the Victor Valley Tournament. Akeem Ray led the Golden Eagles with 13 points. Greg McSwain added 12 and Steven Shewmake contributed with 10 points.

Whataburger (Texas) Classic

Bishop Montgomery 53, L.D. Bell (Tex) 32-- Derrick Craven scored 12 points for the Knights (8-1) as they defeated LD Bell (10-6) in the first-round game held in Fort Worth, Texas. UCI-signee DeVaughn Peace added four points and 11 rebounds for the Knights.

Wasco Elks New Years Invitational

Tehachapi 81, Bakersfield Taft 74 --Tehachapi High's Jerad Romo outdueled Taft's Ryan Pollard in a matchup of two of the South Sequoia League's best players and the Warriors outlasted the Wildcats.  Romo, who helped guide Tehachapi's football team to the Central Section championship game, scored a game-high 26 points. Pollard, a Californian second-team All-Area selection last season, scored a team-high 24 points to pace Taft.  Mario Carrillo pumped in 21 points and teammate Nathan Heiner added 20 for Tehachapi in the tournament semifinal game. The Warriors (4-5) will play Wasco in today's 8 p.m. tournament championship game at Wasco High. Taft's Justin Heimiller and Zach Ryan both scored 15 points each.

Wasco 58, Ridgeview 56 -- Jesus Salas hit his fourth three-pointer of the game in the final 15 seconds to send Wasco to the championship of the Wasco Elks Tournament. Wasco's Aaron Merz scored 15 points to lead all scorers while Salas added 14. Ridgeview's Devontay Potter and Myron Oats each scored 14. Wasco will face Tehachapi in the championship game tonight at 8 p.m.

McFarland 69, Highland 55 --Jesus Flores scored 29 points and Derek Couch added 13 points to lead McFarland over Highland in the second round of the losers' bracket in the Elks Invitational. McFarland will face either Granite Hills or Mojave today at 5 p.m. For Highland, A.J. Nichols had 18 points.

Non-League Game--Thursday, December 28, 2000

Tarbut V' Torah 49, Wilson Creek 42 -- Tarbut V Torah improved to 10-0 with the win, while WC dropped to 4-3 with the loss.  Noam Dashti had 14 for TVT. 

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