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Game Scores and Details From
Wednesday 1/24/01--(Jan. 28, 2001)

We continue to play catch-up. . . These are the scores and details from Wednesday, January 24, 2001. Most of the teams in Southern Section and City played on Wednesday so there was a lot going on to report on. If it happened, then we've got it, but if not, that just means the score wasn't reported.  And as always, if we missed a score or don't have the details, send it in either by e-mail, or by posting to the message board.

LA City Section League Games--Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2001

Coliseum League

Fremont 78, Crenshaw 77-- It was the Pathfinders' first victory over 16-time City and eight-time state champion Crenshaw since a regular-season game in 1996. Last season, the Cougars beat Fremont twice in league play and in the City semifinals.   Kenton Paulino, an All-City Section guard, scored 17 points, including three on a basket and free throw that gave Fremont a 77-74 lead with 56 seconds left. Forward Earl Felix had 14 points, guard Kenneth Eatmon 12, forward Willie Dunn 11 and swingman Mark Bradford 10.  Fremont made it interesting by wasting a 13-point third-quarter lead. The win wasn't locked up until Willie Dunn knocked the ball away from Crenshaw point guard Marcus Williams on a drive to the basket in the final seconds.  Fremont improved to 14-4 overall and 5-0 in the Coliseum League. Crenshaw is 14-3 and 5-1.   Marcus Williams scored 27 points against Fremont, including the Cougars' final three on an acrobatic drive to the basket and subsequent free throw that made the score, 77-77, with 50 seconds left.  Crenshaw's Dominic Johnson fouled Eatmon 10 seconds later, and Eatmon made one of two free throws to put the Pathfinders ahead, 78-77.  Williams missed a leaning jumper with 25 seconds left, and Dunn was fouled during the scramble for the rebound. Dunn missed two free throws, setting the stage for Williams' final drive--and Dunn's steal.  Forward Terrence Jones scored 16 points for Crenshaw, which was held without a basket during a span of 6:20 in the third quarter. 

Jefferson 68, Locke 56--details not available.

Jefferson 54, Locke 47--don't know why the Times posted two scores, but one is obviously the girls team scores.

Dorsey 81, Manual Arts 60--details not available.

Eastern League

South Gate 54, L.A. Jordan 48--Senior forward Richard Castillo scored 10 of his game-high 23 points in the fourth quarter to help the Rams (14-6, 5-0) beat the host Bulldogs (14-3, 4-1). Castillo also had 16 rebounds and junior guard Edwin Castro added 11 points for South Gate. 

Huntington Park 56, Bell 47--details not available.

Marine League

Narbonne 68, Carson 60--Reggie Simms scored 26 points and led host Narbonne (15-5, 3-2) on a 16-8 first quarter run. Narbonne would take a 30-20 halftime lead and Carson (13-7, 3-2) would never recover. Errol Jackson Jr. led the Colts with 17 points. Marques Washington added 16 points for Carson.  Simms also had five assists and four rebounds and teammate Brannon Nichols contributed 12 points.

Gardena 57, San Pedro 43-- Arnold Johnson scored 13 of his 17 points in the second half as Gardena (12-8, 4-1) pulled away to earn the road victory.  Johnson was 9-of-12 at the free throw line and Marcus Wilson added 12 points, all on 3-pointers. San Pedro (9-11, 1-4) was led by Glen Bullard, with 13 points, and Derrick Evans with 11 points.

Banning 79, Washington 61--Joey Saavedra finished with 25 points, six rebounds, five assists and three steals and Albero Aguirre added 23 points as host Banning (5-10, 1-4) won its first league game.  Banning was 12-of-25 from 3-points range. Saavedra hit five 3-point shots, and Aguirre made six. Freddie Lopez contributed 11 points, and seven rebounds. Washington fell to 3-2 in league play.

Mission Valley League

Monroe 69, Van Nuys 47--Ramall Goodrich scored 35 points as host Monroe of North Hills (8-11, 3-2) beat Van Nuys (2-18, 0-5) 69-47 in Valley Mission League play.

Northern League

Marshall 60, Franklin 53--details not available.

Lincoln 75, Wilson 60--details not available.

Belmont 67, Eagle Rock 60--details not available.

Sunset Six League

Canoga Park 87, Poly 70--Cecil Brown led Canoga Park (4-1 in league) once again with 34 points in his team's 87-70 win over host Poly of Sun Valley (7-13, 1-4) in a Sunset 6 League game.

North Hollywood 57, Hollywood 33--Ken Hauser scored 22 points and Aaron Ruiz added 14 as the No. 9-ranked Huskies (15-4, 4-1) won a Sunset Six League game at North Hollywood.

Grant 99, Verdugo Hills 51-- Grant improved to 14-6, 4-1, while Verdugo Hills remains winless in league at 0-5, and 1-17 on the year.

Valley Mission League

Kennedy 65, San Fernando 35--Kennedy improve to 8-12, 3-2, while SF dropped to 5-13, 1-4.

Monroe 69, Van Nuys 47-- Van Nuys is 2-18 with the loss and 0-5 in league.  Monrole improves to 8-11, 3-2.

Sylmar 94, Reseda 65--Earnest Williams had 21 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists for the Spartans in a Valley Mission League victory at Sylmar. The Spartans (10-9, 5-0) outscored Reseda, 31-8, in the second quarter.

West Valley League

Taft 84, El Camino Real 50--Visiting Taft of Woodland Hills proved too much for neighbor El Camino Real, winning 84-50 in a West Valley League game. Steve Smith had 20 points and six steals for the Toreadors (16-4, 5-0). Chris Catoe had 13 points for the Conquistadores (2-3 in league).

Chatsworth 78, Birmingham 53--Shayne Berry scored 25 points and the Chancellors (13-7, 4-1) won a West Valley League game at Chatsworth.

Cleveland 98, Granada Hills 85-- Matthew Awad scored 34 points and the Cavaliers went overtime for their first victory since Andre Chevalier took over last week as coach, in a West Valley League game at Granada Hills.   Eddie Degerman had 28 points, 18 rebounds and five steals for Granada Hills (8-12, 2-3). 

Western League

Westchester 125, University 40 --Seven players, led by Brandon Heath and Brandon McNeel with 18 points, scored in double figures for Westchester (18-1, 7-0) in the road victory.  In charge at halftime, 60-20, Westchester started the second half with a 36-3 run. David Warsaw scored 16 points, Brandon Bowman added 14, and Hassan Adams had 12 and seven rebounds.

Venice 82, Los Angeles 80--details not available.

Southern Section League Games--Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2001

Arrowhead League

La Sierra Academy 57, CSDR 35--details not available

Bay League

Mira Costa 61, Morningside 55--Jacob Insler scored 16 points and had 10 assists, five rebounds and three steals to lead Mira Costa to a 61-55 Bay League boys basketball victory over Morningside Wednesday, denying Monarchs coach Carl Franklin his 500th career victory.  Mira Costa (12-8, 4-4) held a 14-point lead with six minutes to go in the fourth quarter. Morningside closed the gap down to four points after back-to-back 3-pointers by Martell Waller and Khalil Young.  But the comeback fell short for Morningside (8-9, 3-5).  Solid play from Dewayne Morris, who had 17 points, eight rebounds, and was 5-for-7 at the free throw line, helped the Mustangs hold on. Chase Wixon added 11 points, five rebounds, two blocks and two steals despite playing with the flu. Waller led the Monarchs with a game-high 19 points and Young added 16 points.

Redondo 42, Peninsula 34--Dijon Thompson led Redondo (15-5, 7-1) with 19 points, and the Redondo defense held host Peninsula (13-8, 4-4) scoreless in the first quarter. Kevin Gardner scored nine to lead Peninsula, which went on a 19-9 second-quarter run to reduce the lead to two, but a three-point fourth quarter would be the difference maker.  Adam Zahn contributed 16 points for Redondo in the win.

Santa Monica 71, North Torrance 62--details not available.

Camino Real League

Mary Star 68, Cantwell 59--Senior guard Jack Kalmeta had 27 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists to lead the Stars (6-15, 3-2) past the visiting Cardinals (0-5 league). Kalmeta hit five 3-pointers among his game-high 27 points for the Stars  Jonathan Phillips added 10 points, eight rebounds and four assists and Chris Navarre had 10 points and five rebounds for Mary Star. Cantwell is 0-5 in league.

Verbum Dei 66, Don Bosco 41--details not available.

St. Monica 68, St. Anthony 42--details not available.

Channel League

Dos Pueblos 55, San Marcos 49--The Chargers took an important step Wednesday night, fighting off a strong fourth quarter challenge by San Marcos to beat the Royals 55-49 at the Thunderhut.  Steve Graybill hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with around two minutes to play and calmly drilled two critical free throws with 16.8 seconds remaining as Dos Pueblos improved to 13-5 overall and 2-2 in league. A steal by Omar Cowans and two free throws by A. J. Ortiz effectively sealed the outcome.   Ventura leads the league at 3-1 but an earlier, double-overtime win over the Chargers may yet be reversed or replayed due to a scorekeeping error. More will be known about that next week, said DP athletic director Scott O'Leary, who added that the game had not been protested.  Meanwhile, San Marcos drops to 5-12 and 1-3, but its one league win is at Ventura.   The Royals, who battled from behind the whole game, definitely had their chances Wednesday night in a tightly played fourth quarter. In the first four minutes, they had five possessions with a chance to take the lead but came up empty on seven shots and two free throw opportunites.  Although San Marcos came up with a couple of critical baskets to answer scores by the Chargers, those missed opportunities prevented the Royals from being in a position of control in the final minutes.  San Marcos did take the lead twice in the final quarter, however. Trailing 46-43, Aaron Mercer hustled to grab a loose ball rebound and fed Seamus McKiernan for a basket underneath. About a minute later, K. C. Carlsen grabbed a loose ball under the basket and converted a three-point play for a 48-46 lead with 3:57 remaining. Ortiz responded with a game tying basket for Dos Pueblos but Mercer put the Royals ahead 49-48 with a free throw. Graybill's 3-pointer followed but San Marcos had two decent shots to tie the game miss before losing possession to the Chargers with 40 seconds left.   After running the clock down to 20 seconds, Graybill missed a 3-pointer, but got the ball back as Ortiz tipped him the rebound.  McKiernan had a big game for the Royals with 15 points and 12 rebounds, while Asher Kupperman had 13 points and Mercer 11, inclunding three 3-pointers.  Dos Pueblos was led by Omar Cowans with 15 points and Graybill with 13. Damon Jenkins added 11 points and five assists. McKiernan had 11 of his points in the first two quarters. DOS PUEBLOS -- Ortiz 8, Graybill 13, Roegner 2, Sherman 2, Cowans 15, Jenkins 11, Dalley 3, Iden 2. Totals 19 14-19 55. SAN MARCOS -- Kupperman 13, Carlsen 3, Hopkins 4, Mercer 14, Cruse 3, McKiernan 15. Totals 15 16-23 49.  Dos Pueblos . . . 13 18 11 13 -- 55  San Marcos . . . 11 16 14 8 -- 49  3-point goals--DP 3 (Graybill, Ortiz, Cowans), SM 3 (Mercer 3). Fouled out--Sherman (7:07). Records--DP 13-5, 2-2; SM 5-12, 1-3.|

Coastal Life League

New Roads 75, San Gabriel Academy 71-- San Gabriel Academy dropped to 13-3, 3-2.  Jason Kellebrew and Mike Villanueva led SGA with 16 and 18 respectively; New Roads' Michale Jacob had 24.

Condor League

Villanova 60, Laguna Blanca 57 -- Villanova (60) — Richard Fore 25, Namikas 8, Bullen 3, Roach 8, Gibson 14, Langelier 2. Laguna Blanca (57) — Geeb 10, Scott 27, Nelson 6, Wicks 1, Jeffrey 8, Lewis 3, Kaufman 2.  Vill--16  5  27  12--60;  LB--15  21  10   11--57; 3-Point Goals — Villanova 5 (Fore 3, Roach 2). Laguan Blanca 8 (Geeb 2, Scott 5, Lewis 1). Rebounds — Villanova (Fore 12, Namikas 10). Assists — Villanova (Namikas 4). Records — Villanova 5-7, 2-3.

De Anza League

San Jacinto 80, Yucca Valley 68 --In a De Anza League match up, San Jacinto came out strong after halftime to outscore Yucca Valley 52-37 in the second half. The win marks its sixth consecutive victory.  YUCCA VALLEY (68) -- D. Budd 21, Lee 6, Brower 8, Holinger 6, T. Budd 11, Hughes 2, McPeek 2, Claud 7, Gorski 5 SAN JACINTO (80) -- Duguid 20, Padilla 17, Luna 4, Highland 7, Frazier 18, Davis 1, Hernandez 2, Sullivan 2, Madina 9  Halftime score -- Yucca Valley 31-28. Three-point goals -- D. Budd 3, Brower, T. Budd, Duguid 2, Padilla, Frazier 2. Total fouls -- Yucca Valley 20, San Jacinto 14. Fouled out -- Gorski. Technical fouls -- Gorski.   Records: San Jacinto 8-1, 11-7. Yucca Valley 2-7.

Twentynine Palms 63, Riverside Notre Dame 53 --details not available

Banning 47, Big Bear 29 --details not available.

Beaumont 56, Aquinas 53 --David Curtis converted a three-point play with 11.1 seconds remaining to lift Beaumont to a De Anza League victory. Beaumont, which trailed by five at halftime, took the lead with four minutes left in the fourth quarter. The lead changed hands until Curtis sealed the win. BEAUMONT (56) -- Mitchell 22, Curtis 13, Mendoza 8, Hackney 6, Koumparis 5, Ramos 2.   AQUINAS (53) -- Langdon 10, Ohaeri 10, Harris 9, Nelson 9, Amijoyi 6, Gutierrez 3, Apodaca 2, Butler 2, Sepuya 2. Halftime score -- Aquinas 27-22. Three-point goals -- Curtis 2, Harris, Gutierrez, Nelson Ohaeri 2. Total fouls -- Beaumont 5, Aquinas 22. Fouled out -- Langdon. Technical fouls -- Beaumont bench.  Records: Beaumont 6-3, 11-10. Aquinas 2-7, 6-9.

Del Rio League

California 78, Whittier 52 -- The Condors overcame a game-high 23 points from Whittier's Mike Hernandez to remain undefeated in league play. David Shellman scored 16 points and George Baltierrez had 15 as California improved to 14-7 overall and 6-0 in league.

La Serna 82, El Rancho 61--details not available.

Empire League

El Dorado 63, Katella 31--Evan Bull scored 18 points and grabbed 21 rebounds to lead the Golden Hawks (18-3 overall) over the Knights (11-10, 0-5).

Cypress 52, Century 44--Century dropped to 2-3 in league while Cypress improved to 11-8 overall and 2-3 in league.

Loara 53, Kennedy 45--Bryson Hawkes had 13 points to lead the Saxons (16-5, 5-0) while Kennedy (12-9, 2-3) was led by Reyes with 18.

Garden Grove League

Pacifica 76, Santiago 57--Joel Bruck scored 19 points and David Read and Rey Santos each added 16 as the Mariners defeated the Cavaliers.  Bruck also grabbed 22 rebounds to set a new record for Pacifica (12-10, 6-2).  Alex Puente scored a game-high 23 points for Santiago (2-6 in league).

La Quinta 57, Garden Grove 52--Albert Subandhi hit two free throws with 30 seconds left to tie and Andy Munoz made a three-pointer 10 seconds later to lead the Aztecs (2-6) over the Argonauts (3-5).

Los Amigos 73, Rancho Alamitos 45--Peter Vu had 27 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Lobos (12-10, 5-2).  Rancho Alamitos dropped to 7-14, 5-3 in league.

Marmonte League

Thousand Oaks 80, Agoura 47-- Agoura (17-4, 6-2) came to Thousand Oaks expecting to solidify its standing among the region's best basketball teams, beat the Lancers (15-4, 6-1) for the second time this year and take charge of one of the most competitive leagues in the area. Instead, the Chargers were dealt a severe setback, one so thorough and embarrassing you have to wonder when and if they can pick up the pieces. Adam Allegro had 12 points and played with foul trouble the entire night.  From the outset Thousand Oaks was ready to roll, opening a 20-8 lead midway through the first quarter then blasting the Chargers in the second quarter to take a 48-22 lead at the half.  Ben Olson, who finished with a game-high 20 points, was draining 3-pointers and running the floor for an alley-oop layup and fast-break dunk. Guards Casey Myers and David Anderson stretched the defense with their perimeter shooting, Anderson finishing with 13 points and Myers 12. Kyle Kegley, one of the top scorers in the region, had an off night with 18 points but even that didn't matter. Cornwell had 18 points to lead the Chargers, but only Allegro joined him in double figures.  Agoura (47) — Spaulding 1, Gray 8, Campbell 4, Cornwell 18, Allegro 12, Joffe 2, Patton 0, Delson 0, Breines 0. Totals 18-45 3-5 47. Thousand Oaks (80) — Anderson 13, Rex 4, Kegley 18, Olson 20, Myers 12, Arrechea 4, Mossman 0, Handlos 6, Sangalang 3, Mihalsky 0. Totals 27-49 18-23. Agoura--13  9  11  14--47;  Thousand Oaks--24  24  15  17--80;  3-Point goals — Agoura 5 (Cornwell 3, Allegro 2). Thousand Oaks 8 (Anderson 3, Kegley 2, Olson 2, Myers 1). Fouled out — None. Rebounds — Agoura 17, Thousand Oaks 27. Total fouls — Agoura 20, Thousand Oaks 16.

Simi Valley 67, Moorpark 55 --   Jered Weaver scored 19 points to lead the Pioneers in a Marmonte League victory at Simi Valley.  Nicholas Grandchamp took three charges for Simi Valley (16-6, 5-3), giving him a school-record 37 this season.      Ryan Bradshaw had 15 points and Dustin Villepigue added 14 for the Pioneers.  Moorpark (55) — Kauffman 2, S. Fortman 4, Ceja 2, Russ 19, Estandia 18, Tormos 5, Sharpe 5. Simi Valley (67) — Grandchamp 9, Villepigue 14, Weaver 19, Masredgian 2, Bradshaw 15, Martin 8. Moorpark--12  20 13 10--55; SV--12  22  14  19 --67; 3-Point goals — Moorpark 7 (Russ 5, Tormos 1, Sharpe 1). Simi Valley 7 (Bradshaw 5, Weaver 2). Rebounds — Simi Valley (Villepigue 6). Assists — Simi Valley (Martin 6). Records — Moorpark 12-8, 3-4, Simi Valley 16-6, 5-3.

Mission League

Notre Dame 80, St. Francis 62-- Sherman Oaks Notre Dame was led by Cody Pearson who scored 35 points and grabbed 17 rebounds to lead his team to an 80-62 Mission League boys' basketball victory at Notre Dame.  Pearson was unstoppable, especially in the second and fourth quarters. In the second, the senior scored 16 points to help him finish with 22 in the first half. In the final quarter, Pearson chipped in with nine -- many coming off offensive rebounds -- to help put away a St. Francis team that got to within, 54-52, with under a minute remaining in the third quarter. St. Francis (8-10, 3-4 in league) was outrebounded, 47-25, on Wednesday, but that's understandable considering Notre Dame (17-4, 5-2) had two players at 6-7, and four at 6-4.  But it wasn't the big guys that did the damage against St. Francis. Jordan's squad had no answer for Notre Dame's guards.   Along with Pearson, co-captain Michael Luderer had a huge night, scoring 21 points and hitting four three-pointers. The senior had 18 points in the second half.  St. Francis was led by the play of Michael Jenkins and Thomas Mason. Jenkins, who came in averaging 24.3 points per game on the season, had a team-high 21. Mason added 15, includingtwo three-pointers.   St. Francis 8 21 23 10 -- 62   Notre Dame 19 20 18 23 -- 80       ST. FRANCIS -- Gonzalez 2, Mason 15, Jenkins 21, Miller 8, Mitchell 8, Davies 4, Trejo 2, Sciarra 2. Three-pointers: Jenkins 3, Mason 2, Mitchell 2.  NOTRE DAME -- Hungerford 8, Johnson 6 and 7 rebounds, Hennessy 4, Luderer 21 and 11 rebounds, Pearson 35 and 17 rebounds, Sanchez 2, Barwick 4. Three-pointers: Luderer 4, Pearson

Crespi 79, Harvard-Westlake 61--Reserve forward Derrick O'Dwyer had 24 points, 10 rebounds, four steals and four blocked shots for No. 8-ranked Crespi (14-5, 4-2) in a Mission League game at Crespi.

Chaminade 77, Alemany 47-- Chaminade improved to 13-7 and 4-3 in league with the win over Alemany (5-14, 0-6).  Scott Borchart led Chaminade with 23.  Evan Cline was held to just 4.

Mission Valley League

Arroyo 37, Gabrielino 33--The Eagles couldn't hold on to their slim lead as the Knights rallied behind Kevin Zhang's 14 points. Gabrielino led by five at halftime, but Arroyo produced a big fourth-quarter comeback, outscoring Gabrielino (6-15, 2-3) 14-3 in the final quarter. Sammy Rivera added 10 points for Arroyo (8-12, 3-2).

Rosemead 49, Mountain View 41 --Spurred by Richard Van Zant, the Panthers led the Vikings from start to finish.   Van Zant led all scorers with 23 points, and Rosemead held a 12-point advantage entering the fourth quarter. Frankie Rodriguez scored 13 points for the Vikings, but Rosemead held on for the win and improved to 4-1 in league and 13-8 overall.  Mountain View is 1-4 in league.

El Monte 66, South El Monte 44-- South El Monte dropped to 1-4 in league.  El Monte improved to 7-14 overall and 4-1.

Montview League

Gladstone 61, Duarte 55--details not available.

Bassett 61, Azusa 48--details not available.

Northern League

Arroyo Grande 75, Righetti 55-- With an ailing Phillip Johnson reduced to a spectator for most of the game, the Eagles’ bench upped its producation and handed Righetti a 75-55 loss on the Warriors’ home wood.   Johnson was limited to eight points on three-of-six shooting, but gave his squad a rare boost off the bench with 6:01 remaining in the second quarter. With the game tied at 19, his presence on the floor sparked a 9-0 run and helped ignite another 12-3 run into the locker room as the Eagles outscored the Warriors 27-16 in the quarter.  The Arroyo Grande bench did the rest of the damage, contributing 27 points, while holding the Warriors to five points on two field goals in the third quarter. Ryan Zimmerman hit 13 of his team’s 17 points in the first quarter and finished with 21 points despite sitting out with foul trouble in the third quarter. The 6-10 senior also grabbed five rebounds and recorded five blocked shots. Sean Shield also added plenty of ink on the statsheet, tallying 21 points off the bench to go along with seven rebounds.  Neither Buhl nor Statom put up big numbers offensively, but the tandem forced Righetti to make poor decisions at the other end. 
Billy Comeau and Robert Osorio led the Warriors with 17 points each. Matt Landeros was the only other player to reach double figures. The Arroyo Grande guard chipped in with a dozen.  Righetti is 2-4 and 12-9 overall.  The will play San Luis Obispo on Friday.  The Eagles host the Tigers on Wednesday.

Orange League

Magnolia 70, Anaheim 55--Geoffrey Clayton score a game-high 35 points, including 14 in the fourth quarter, and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the Sentinels over the Colonists (8-13, 0-5).  Roneal Coleman added 16 points for Magnolia (12-9, 4-1).  Quinn Hawking scored 20 points for Anaheim.

Brea Oliknda 75, Western 30--Landon Lewis scored 20 points to lead the Wildcats, who improved to 5-0 in league.  Western dropped to 7-12, 1-4. Ryan Moore had 18 points for Brea as well.

Valencia 63, Savanna 44--Manuel Ortega scored 15 points to pace the Tigers (14-7, 3-2).  Savanna dropped to 8-13, 2-3 in league.

Pacific Coast League

Estancia 73, Unviersity 65-- The Estancia High boys basketball team scored a 73-65 Pacific Coast League upset over University Wednesday, behind a career-high 39 points from junior forward Micah Young.  Young made 15 of 20 field-goal attempts and also grabbed 14 rebounds to help hand the Trojans their first league defeat.  Estancia senior Eliasar Maldonado scored 15 points and hit 8 of 10 free throws in the fourth quarter.   Estancia (7-13, 2-3 in league) led, 48-37, to begin the fourth period because of a patient offense. And, in the final eight minutes, the Eagles hit 17 of 24 from the foul line.  Uni (12-9, 4-1) was led by Hiro Christoph, who scored 23 points.    University 12 10 15 28 - 65   Estancia 13 15 20 25 - 73   University - Christoph 23, Garey 19, Feistel 9, Newsome 7, Tran 4, Allah 2, Asnon 1. 3-pt. goals - Christoph 4, Garey 4, Feistel 1, Newsome 1.   Fouled out - Asnon, Christoph, Allah.  Technicals - none.   Estancia - Young 39, Maldonado 15, Rodriguez 6, Cachola 5, D. Valbuena 4, K. Valbuena 4, Prado 0, Romero 0.   3-pt. goals - none.  Fouled out - D. Valbuena. Technicals - none.

Costa Mesa 42, Corona del Mar 29-- For the Mustangs (13-7, 3-2 in the PCL), their program officially reached a new level, knocking off Newport-Mesa District rival CdM for the first time in boys basketball since 1983, when both teams played in the Sea View League.  The schools played in different leagues from 1987 through 1999, and CdM swept the two-game PCL series last year. Corona del Mar (9-13, 3-2), which shot 18% from the field (6 of 33) in the first three periods, only discovered its shooting touch in the final quarter (5 of 9, including a pair of three-pointers by 6-foot-3 senior Blake Mancillas).      No CdM player scored in double figures, but 6-3 senior Zach Brewster finished with 15 rebounds.

Rio Hondo League

Blair 49, La Canada 48 -- Senior guard Douglas Ealy scored 20 points as visiting Blair High School upset La Canada, 49-48, in a Rio Hondo League game on Wednesday.  La Canada, which this week moved into the state's Division III top 10 according to, received 20 points from junior forward Greg Gaudino.  The loss leaves La Canada (16-5, 3-2), Blair and Temple City each with two league losses behind undefeated Monrovia.   Darryl Strawberry Jr. added 12 points for the Vikings. The Spartans committed 37 turnovers, including four in the game's final two minutes, as they fell to the Vikings, 49-48, at La Canada High.  Of the 37 La Canada miscues, 25 came on Blair steals, including seven by Adam Rodriguez and six each from Douglas Ealy and Thomas Morris.   Gaudino led Hofman's squad with 20 points and 13 rebounds, and Jordan Ballard added 12 points and 10 rebounds.  Blair (9-9, 2-2 in league) took the lead for the final time with 16 seconds left as Ealy hit two free throws. The junior finished with 20 points, including seven of eight from the free-throw line, and six rebounds.  Blair 15 14 5 15 -- 49  La Canada 15 15 5 13 -- 48 BLAIR -- Ealy 20 and 6 steals, Strawberry Jr. 12, Norris 1, Rodriguez 9, 11 rebounds and 7 steals, Morris 7 and 6 steals.  Three-pointers: Ealy 3, Morris, Rodriguez, Strawberry Jr. LA CANADA -- Hofman 7 and 5 assists, Neyland 3 and 4 assists, Ballard 12 and 10 rebounds, Swenson 2 and 7 rebounds, Moore 4, Gaudino 20 and 13 rebounds.  Three-pointers: Hofman, Neyland.

Temple City 64, San Marino 37 -- Sophomore guards Kevin Sweeney (24) and Desmond Reed (17) combined for 41 points and the Rams jumped out to a 19-point halftime lead and cruised past the Titans.  Mike Shia led San Marino with 10 points.

San Gabriel Valley League

Dominguez 82, Gahr 68--Another game, another double-double for Tyson Chandler.  The senior center recorded his 16th double-double of the season after scoring 20 points and pulling down 15 rebounds in the Dons' (17-3, 6-0) win over the visiting Gladiators (11-11, 2-4).  Bobby Jones also scored 15 points and Darius Sanders added 14 for Dominguez. Justin Rhoane led Gahr in scoring with 21 points.

Warren 63, Downey 54--Julian Assibey scored 18 points and Aaron Hobbensiefken had 13 as the Bears (16-5, 3-2) defeated the visiting Vikings (2-3 league).  Harold Fairweather also had 10 points for Warren.

Santa Fe League

La Salle 69, Salesian 64 (OT)--The Lancers (12-8, 3-2), who have struggled all season to keep a strong level of intensity throughout a 32-minute game, were pushed into overtime by a Salesian High School team that statistics indicated should have been easy fodder. The Lancers won, 69-64, after sinking seven of 10 free throws in a period that was decided at the line.   Anthony Napolitano (16 points, 6 rebounds) nailed four of his six free throw attempts in overtime, including a three-of-four performance on the Lancers' first two possessions to give La Salle an early lead.  The free throws were enough for the Lancers, who scored just two baskets from the field but made critical stops on defense to keep the Mustangs (5-14, 1-3) at bay.   At the game's outset, La Salle looked inside to Austin Richey who provided eight quick points in the first quarter before picking up his third foul with 42 seconds to play in the opening period.  The center saw limited time throughout the remainder of the game, fouling out in the final minute of overtime.  Despite Richey's absence, though, the Lancers stepped up their team game, controlling a slight lead during the second and third quarters.  Matt Kelley, who scored a team-high 20 points, nailed a 3-pointer, then stole the ensuing inbound pass for a quick transition basket with 5:03. The five-point swing gave La Salle a 20-18 lead. Patrick Kennedy (seven points) saw limited playing time, but scored twice while unguarded underneath the basket and sunk a pair of free throws in the closing minutes of the first half to preserve the La Salle lead.   Daniel Hernandez scored a game-high 24 points to keep Salesian close. He made seven of 10 attempts from the field, using a sharp jump shot to overcome a disparity in height.   This was the third Santa Fe League game to reach overtime this season for La Salle. The Lancers defeated Bell-Jeff and lost to Cathedral in overtime earlier in the season.

Bell Jeff 69, St. Genevieve 50-- Bell Jeff improved to 12-8, 2-3 with the win.  Casey Markovich scored 17 and 14 rebvounds for the Guards. Andy Bunning had 23 and 20 rebounds, while Tyler Kealy had 10. 

Cathedral 61, Daniel Murphy 58-- Went to this game, and had the following description (sort of free-form, off-the-top-of-my-head type stuff): Ok, so I've been asked by several posters to come out and watch Daniel Murphy. . .so I figure, what the heck, it's 7:00 p.m., and I'm leaving my office. . .hey, I've got time to catch a quick game. . . So I hop on the 110 Fwy, exit at Stadium Way, wind around until I'm over next to Chinatown and find a place to park. . .I get there at 7:30 p.m. sharp, and wouldn't you know it, the game is already late in the second quarter. Dang. But I catch the last few minutes and Cathedral is up by about 8 or 9. At the half, Cathedral is leading 36-26. Daniel Murphy's first half scoring is done mostly by Awaji who had 10 at the half, and Justin Turman with 7. Singletary is hard to miss with the big 'fro. Leslie Stewart is in only for a few minutes, but he scores. Stewart is about 6'-5", but he's wearing a knee brace and doesn't look too mobile.  Cathedral City is looking bigger than Murphy, stockier and they're controlling the tempo just a bit better overall. Ryan Ramos finishes the half with 10 points and Ervin Johnson has 12 at the half. Second half is interesting, but it really gets no better for Murphy, and at the end of the third, they make up three points, outscoring Cathedral 16-13, but they still trial by 7. DM manages to get close, and with 1:16 left in the game, they pull to within 2, 56-58 on a shot by Robert Roriano-Hewitt. Cathedral gets the ball back, uses the clock, shoots and misses, and with 35 seconds remaining, Singletary shoots a 10' jumper from the left side of the key, misses and Soriano-Hewitt has to resort to fouling John Ramos (I think that was Cathedral's #40, but I'm not sure). But #40 does a great job of falling to the floor after the foul and whether it was really an intentional foul or not, I can't say, but that's what the ref called. So #40 goes to the line, shooting two, makes them both, and now the score is 60-56, a four point game. Cathedral is fouled again with 23.1 on the clock and this time Ryan Ramos goes to the line shooting 1-1, misses the first, and Daniel Murphy gets the rebound, races down the court, and Turman launches a three (not the shot to be taking in a four-point, two possession game). Fortunately for DM, Singletary gets the rebound, shoots, misses, gets his own rebound, and makes a twisting reverse layup with 9.1 seconds on the clock to bring the score to 60-58, Cathedral up by two. DM quickly calls a timeout, setting up their strategy, which given the coach's reaction to what happened next, may not have been followed precisely. DM presses, and Cathedral inbounds the ball, but Ervin Johnson is fouled and so he goes to the line now shooting two (10th team foul) with 7.8 seconds. He misses the first, makes the second. Still a game with Cathedral up by three, 61-58, and enough time for DM to get the ball into the frontcourt (if they have anyone as quick as, say, Tyus Edney, which they don't. . .) so they can call a timeout and run a play. Now if they're really serious about this, they could get the ball up in about three or four seconds, take it down to 3 seconds on the clock and set up a three point play or hope they get close enough to just launch that three. Or, they could have driven the lane, go for two and hope to draw the foul. And if you're Cathedral, you let them take anything _except that three. . .  But none of that mattered. Here's what really happened: DM inbounds, gets the ball to Justin Turman at the top of the key, and wouldn't you know it, a forced turnover. . . . so with 0.6 seconds showing on the clock, down by three, DM is forced to foul again, sending Ryan Ramos to the line where he sinks both, and Cathedral wins, 63-58. It was a good game. Too bad someone had to lose. 

Sea View League

Woodbridge 56, Irvine 50--Danny Lambert scored 23 points and made all 13 of his foul shots to lead the Warriors over the Vaqueros (10-12. 1-3). Patrick Haddan and Doug Koeller combined for 22 points for Woodbridge (17-4, 4-0).

Aliso Niguel 53, Newport Harbor 52-- Aliso Niguel used a 10-0 run in the second half to outlast host Newport Harbor, 53-52.  Senior Aaron Yarnal led the Sailors (16-5, 2-2 in league) with 19 points, while Tony Melum added 17 points, five rebounds and two blocks.  The starters scored 49 of the Sailors' 52 points.   Zach Zanolli scored 17 points to lead the Wolverines (13-9, 2-2), while Brandon Sievers added 14. The duo scored 14 of the team's 15 fourth-quarter points, including four clutch free throws in the final 20 seconds, to keep the Sailors at bay.   Aliso Niguel 13 15 10 15 - 53 Newport Harbor 15 9 11 17 - 52 Aliso Niguel - Zanolli 17, Sievers 14, Ibel 9, Alconcel 7, Lamela 4, Garcia 2.  3 pt. goals - Sievers 2, Zanolli 2.   Fouled out - none.  Technicals - none.  Newport - Yarnal 19, Melum 17, Perrine 9, Peterson 4, Cameron 3, Young 0, Pajevic 0, Diefenbach 0.  3 pt. goals - Yarnal 2, Cameron 1.  Fouled out - none.  Technicals - none

Sierra League

Diamond Bar 63, Damien 57 (OT)-- Damien suffered its second straight league loss in it's second consecutive overtime game.   With a 63-57 overtime victory over Damien, Diamond Bar has won five consecutive games since that loss and stands unblemished atop the Sierra League standings after one round of play.   The Brahmas trailed by three, 22-19, at halftime.  But Diamond Bar (10-11, 5-0) came out strong in the third, and with Damien (13-9, 2-3) missing its first six field-goal attempts (five of them three-pointers), the Brahmas used a 10-0 run to claim a seven-point lead.  Diamond Bar extended its winning streak to five games despite missing 11 of its first 17 from the charity stripe, including eight in the fourth quarter. Ralph David scored a three pointer with 4:30 left in the quarter, and then went on to score nine of the Spartans' next 12 points to tie the game at 37 after three periods.   Damien looked to take control of the game in the fourth when Aaron Garcia's second three-pointer of the quarter gave them a 49-42 lead with 4:40 to play. Garcia led the Spartans with 20 points.  The Brahmas, however, fought back and took the lead on Mark Jecmen's second consecutive basket with 1:19 left in the game. Jecmen finished with 22 points.  Neither team made a field goal in an overtime period that became a free-throw shooting contest. The Brahmas finished 10-for-16 from the line in overtime, a significant improvement over the three-for-11 performance in the fourth quarter. Damien went four-for-eight from the line in the extra period.  With the victory, the Brahmas took sole possession of first place in the Sierra League, a remarkable turnaround considering their nonleague performance.   Tied 53-53 heading into overtime, the Spartans took a 56-53 lead after hitting three free throws. Robinson then answered with two of his own, and Damien's Adam Buffum connected on 1 of 2 with 2:12 remaining in overtime. It was the last point Damien scored. Diamond Bar closed the game on an 8-0 run, and the Spartans went the final three minutes without a rebound. Neither team hit a field goal in overtime.

Rowland 46, Ayala 44 -- The Bulldogs took a 29-16 lead into halftime and held on for just their second victory over Ayala in 13 years. Glenn Philips finished with 12 points for Rowland, Sean Pruitt had 10 and Larry Tieu had nine points.

South Coast League

Capistrano Valley 75, San Clemente 72 --   Ahead by 10 points with less than five minutes remaining in the game, the Tritons succumbed to Capistrano Valley's pressure and were outscored, 18-5, in losing, 75-72, in a South Coast League game at San Clemente High. The loss came two days after the Tritons (13-6 overall, 2-4 league) lost a heartbreaking 64-63 decision to Mission Viejo. In all four league losses, San Clemente has held a lead, only to falter at the end.   Capistrano Valley (19-2, 6-0) - ranked No. 3 in Orange County and No. 8 in CIF Division I-AAA - didn't lead until 1:58 remained in the game. Justin Demere buried one of his team-high four three-pointers to give the Cougars a 68-67 lead. A Tim Burnette layup gave the lead back to the Tritons with 1:23 remaining, but Jake Franzen nailed a three-pointer and then added a layup off a steal seconds later to give Capistrano Valley the lead for good, 73-69, with 21 seconds to play.  Franzen led the way for Capistrano Valley with 24 points, while Sweany added 13 and Demere 12. San Clemente controlled the game early behind torrid shooting from the field. The Tritons buried 30 of 54 (56 percent) attempts.  James Hartman sparked the Triton attack with 25 points, which included six three-pointers. Curtis Bush added 16 points and seven rebounds, and Jordin Fleener had 12 points. The victory was Capistrano Valley's ninth in a row against San Clemente.

El Toro 73, Trabuco Hills 66--Chris Parish scored 23 points and Matt Green added 20 points with 10 rebounds to lead the Chargers (20-2, 5-1) past the Mustangs. Ken Tanaka also had 9 assists for the Chargers who came back from an 8 point first quarter deficit.  Aaron Tudor and John Kupper each scored 16 points for Trabuco Hills (2-4 in league).

Mission Viejo 53, Dana Hills 46--Travis Niesen's 15 points and 11 rebounds led host Mission Viejo (14-8, 3-3). Travis Nelson scored a game-high 21 points for Dana Hills (8-12, 0-6).

Southwestern League

Murrieta Valley 46, Chaparral 44 -- Elliott Linsley hit a 12-foot jumper from the baseline with 14 seconds left, then rebounded a last-second shot attempt by Temecula Chaparral's Joe Bueller with three seconds left, as Murrieta Valley held off the Pumas in this Southwesatern League contest. Linsley finished with six points and 10 rebounds to lead the Nighthawks. Bueller scored a game-high 20 points to lead Chaparral. CHAPARRAL (44) -- Newman 4, Bueller 20, Allen 9, Chodola 1, Castro 4, Cooke 6.  MURRIETA VALLEY (46) -- Larsen 12, Mejia 3, Ricks 14, Campbell 10, Rider 1, Linsley 6. Halftime score -- Murrieta Valley 24-19. Three-point goals -- Bueller, Allen 2, Cooke, Mejia, Ricks. Total fouls -- Chaparral 10, Murrieta Valley 10. Fouled out -- Newman. Technical fouls -- None.  Records: Murrieta Valley 3-1, 13-7. Chaparral 2-2.

Temescal Canyon 65, Temecula Valley 60 --Lake Elsinore Temescal Canyon made 21 odf 29 free throws (72 percent) to defeat Temecula Valley in a Southwestern League game. Kris Maxey scored a game-high 23 points, and Bob Cleary added 10 points and 10 rebounds for Temescal Canyon. Mike Louis and Adam Watson scored 15 points apiece to lead Temecula Valley.  TEMECULA VALLEY (60) -- Green 12, Louis 15, Watson 15, Palmer 3, Forrest 5, Menancio 8, Seligsmar 2. TEMESCAL CANYON (65) -- Cleary 10, Roberson 12, Maxey 23, Kennedy 8, Wing 4, Ellenwood 1, Zarbok 5, Peterson 2. Halftime score -- Temescal Canyon 31-23. Three-point goals -- Menancio 2, Green, Louis. Total fouls -- Temecula Valley 24, Temescal Canyon 18. Fouled out --none.  Records: Temescal Canyon 4-0, 17-5. Temecula Valley 0-4, 7-15.

Suburban League

Artesia 68, Bellflower 62--Malcolm Herron scored 21 points and Ryan Meilleur had 15 as the Pioneers (15-4, 5-1) defeated the visiting Buccaneers (3-3 league).  Tony Roberts also scored 13 points for Artesia.  

Glenn 77, Norwalk 59 --Senior guard Darrell Moore scored a career-high 31 points as the Eagles (7-12, 1-5) defeated the visiting Lancers (1-5 league).  Senior forward Patrick Conrad also had 17 points for Glenn.

La Mirada 48, Cerritos 40--Junior guard Charlie Torres had 14 points and senior forward Brandon Smith grabbed 14 rebounds as the Matadores (8-13, 3-3) defeated the visiting Dons (2-4).

Sunbelt League

West Valley 62, Perris 54 --  WEST VALLEY (62) -- Alvarez 9, Nevarez 20, Hulstrom 6, Williams 2, Roquemore 12, Pierce 11, Davis 2.  PERRIS (54) -- Gilliam 10, Zimmer 15, Hunter 2, Johnson 18, Miller 3, Ndukwe 2, Robinson 4. Halftime score -- West Valley 28-20. Three-point goals -- Nevarez 3, Hulstrom 2, Roguemore 4, Gilliam 2, Johnson. Total fouls -- West Valley 14, Perris 12. Fouled out -- None. Technical fouls -- None.  Records: Perris 2-2, 11-7. West Valley is 3-1 in league.

Hemet 69,  Rancho Verde 62 --Trailing 46-41 at the start of the fourth quarter, Hemet outscored Moreno Valley Rancho Verde 28-16 to come away with the Sunbelt League victory. Guard Kyle Boyd scored nine of his 14 points, including two three-pointers, to lead the fourth-quarter charge for Hemet. J.S. Nash scored a game-high 27 points, including 10 of 12 from the free-throw line, to lead Rancho Verde. HEMET (69) -- Griffin 5, Martinez 17, Crane 11, Veiga 2, Graham 2, Smith 3, Boyd 14, Padgett 14, Reilly 1. RANCHO VERDE (62) -- Baker 10, Nash 27, Walker 9, A. Singfield 4, Brown 4, Taylor 8. Halftime score -- Rancho Verde 34-27. Three-point goals -- Martinez 2, Crane 2, Boyd 3, Nash. Total fouls -- Hemet 20, Rancho Verde 17. Fouled out -- Baker. Technical fouls -- None.  Records: Rancho Verde 2-1, 12-8.

Sunset League

Los Alamitos 53, Huntington Beach 42 --Senior center Brian Rakusin had 11 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Griffins (12-7, 5-0) past the visiting Oilers (0-5 league).

Esperanza 65, Edison 55--Esperanza improved to 9-12 overall 1-3 in league, while Edison droped to 8-13, 1-4.

Tri-Valley League

St. Bonaventure 68, Carpinteria 50 -- Carpinteria (50) — S. Lopez 11, E. Lopez 9, Savoy 11, Bright 9, Zddos 2, Lamar 8. St. Bonaventre (68) — Witcher 2, Hurtel 6, Watson 8, Saunders 7, Tarin 14, DeSmidt 11, Lewis 20.  Carpinteria--13  12  13  12--50; St. Bonaventure--16  17  14  21--68; 3-Point Goals — Carpiteria 7 (S. Lopez 3, E. Lopez 2, Savoy 1, Bright 1). St. Bonaventure 3 (Saunders 1, Tarin 2). Rebounds — St. Bonaventure (Saunders 11). Assists — St. Bonaventure (Lewis 6). Records — Carpinteria 0-4, St. Bonaventure 13-5, 4-0.

Oak Park 44, Bishop Diego 36 -- Bishop Diego (36) — Renick 15, Brown 7, Cavaletto 6, Perez 4, Frawley 2, Korfan 2. Oak Park (44) — Murphy 13, McNair 11, Adams 10, G. Smith 6, N. Smith 2, Jenson 2.   Bishop Diego--4  3  14  15--36;  Oak Park--11  7  9   17--44; 3-Point Goals — Bishop Diego 5 (Renick 3, Cavaletto 2). Oak Park 3 (McNair 3). Records — Bishop Diego 4-12, 1-2. Oak Park 13-8, 2-2.

Non-League Games--Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2001

Brethren Christian 85, Saddleback Valley Christian 25--Brett Coooley led the Warriors with 16 points. BC improved to 7-13, while SVC dropped to 3-12.

Elsinore 92, Paloma Valley 39 --   Elsinore beat Paloma Valley by outscoring it 26-15 in the second quarter. In the second half, Elsinore scored 47 points to Paloma Valley's 16 points. Aaron Banda helped Elsinore by scoring his 14 points all in the fourth quarter.  PALOMA VALLEY (39) -- Schroeder 12, Narcisse 2, Luchessi 7, Mejia 11, Hall 3, McNulty 2, Malone 2  ELSINORE (92) -- Keahey 12, Green 12, Strausheiman 14, Lux 23, Banda 14, Kondus 6, Wiese 4, Nelson 4, Wolter 3  Halftime score -- Elsinore 45-23. Three-point goals -- Luchessi, Mejia, Keahey 2, Green, Strausheim 2, Lux 3, Banda 4, Wolter. Total fouls -- Paloma Valley 14, Elsinore 22. Fouled out -- Wiese. Technical fouls -- none.   Records:Elsinore 1-3, 13-7.

Hamilton 33, Twin Pines 20 --TWIN PINES (20) -- Everage 6, Quintero 2, Killebrew 5, Duron 2, Johnson 5.  HAMILTON (33) -- R. Davis 8, R.J. Davis 2, J. Davis 2, Evans 6, Dewese 15. Halftime score -- Hamilton 18-7. Three-point goals -- Killebrew, DeWese 2. Total fouls -- Twin Pines 16, Hamilton 16. Fouled out -- Anderson. Technical fouls -- None.  Records: Hamilton 7-12.

Santa Paula 71, Fillmore 42 -- Santa Paula (71) — E. Lopez 16, Frutos 12, A. Rico 4, Mata 10, Perez 3, L. Rico 10, Montiel 4, Bustos 6, Macias 6. Fillmore (42) — Fore 1, Herrera 9, Arroyo 2, Ferrer 9, Gunn 3, Cardona 2, Ruiz 6, De La Piedra 2, Murillo 8.  SP--21  19   17  14--71;  Fillmore--13  10 8  11--42; 3-Point Goals — Santa Paula 7 (Frutos 1, Mata 2, Rico 2, Macias 2). Fillmore 3 (Herrera 1, Ruiz 2). Fouled-out — A. Rico (SP). Rebounds — Fillmore (Ferrer 10). Records — Santa Paula 11-10, Fillmore 6-12.

St. Paul 46, Servite 43---Sophomore forward James Samarin scored 13 points and junior guard Dontay Holloway added 10 as the Swordsmen (12-11) defeated the host Friars (8-13, 0-3). 

Westview 70, Renaissance Academy 62--details not available.

Granada Hills Hillcrest Christian 81, Stoneridge Prep 64-- GH improved to 12-3 with the win. Alex Martino had 27 points and the Nat brothers scored 22 between them.  Amir Nat had 20 and 9 rebounds. Hodgkins had 11 and 8 rebounds, Habashy 13.

Pilibos 57, Mesrobian 47--details not available.

Silver Valley 83, Boys Republic 59--details not available.

Malibu 87, Thacher 85 --details not available.

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