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Game Scores and Details From
Friday 1/26/01--(Jan 28, 2001)

We really are going to catch up on all the game scores and details. . .really.  But have you ever tried to type on a laptop on a boat making the Catalina Channel crossing during a storm. . . not easy.  And then the hotel on the island wants 10 cents a minute to get online. . . oh well.  We still managed to see a lot of hoops this weekend and get most of the scores and about 2/3 of the game details.  We'll have more in a while as well, and as always, if you know a score we missed or details that weren't in one of the local papers or which weren't sent to us, please let us know.  Most important are records of teams (won-loss, overall and league) because we've been told that many coaches check our stuff on Sundays in preparation for the SCIBCA polls. . . so if there's a record not show, send it in   either by e-mail or by posting it on the message board.  We'll have Saturday shortly and the rest of the stuff that we're missing from last week as well. . . Stay tuned. 

LA City Section--League Games, Friday, Jan. 26, 2001

Coliseum League

Crenshaw 80, Locke 73--details not available.

Dorsey 59, Fremont 58--details not available.

Jefferson 65, Manual Arts 61--details not available.

Eastern League

South Gate 59, Garfield 45--details not available.

Jordan 62, Bell 50--details not available.

Roosevelt 56, Huntington Park 52 (OT)--details not available.

Marine League

Gardena 61, Carson 45--Marcus Wilson scored 16 points and Gerjuan Frison added 12 as the Panthers (13-8, 5-1) downed the host Colts (13-8, 3-3). Arnold Johnson scored 10 points and Isaac Thurman grabbed 17 rebounds for Gardena, which is in sole possession of first place. Errol Jackson collected a team-high 15 points for Carson, which is playing without Ekene Ibekwe , who injured his hip in Wednesday's game against Narbonne.

Narbonne 75, Banning 68-- Brannon Nichols connected on 4-of-5 3-pointers en route to a game-high 21 points and also had nine rebounds for visiting Narbonne. Reggie Simms scored 18 points and Beto Delgado scored 14 points, including four 3-pointers, for the Gauchos (16-5, 4-2). Uzoma Mmeje filled out his box score with 14 points, seven rebounds, five assists and three steals.  Joey Saavedra had a team-high 19 points and Alberto Aguirre scored 14 points for Banning (5-11, 1-5).

Washington 63, San Pedro 51--UCLA-bound Andre Patterson had 25 points, 13 rebounds, four blocks and six dunks as the host Generals (11-9, 4-2) upended the Pirates (9-12, 1-5) Malik Rahh paced San Pedro with 20 points and nine rebounds. Glen Bullard contributed 18 points for the Pirates, which trailed, 13-4, after one quarter.

Sunset Six League

Grant 69,  Canoga Park 66--Dewayne Anderson scored 21 points to help offset a 31-point performance by Cecil Brown of Canoga Park and lead the Lancers to a 69-66 victory in a Sunset Six League game at Grant.  Mike Charleston scored 14 points and had 17 rebounds, and Gino Riney added 14 points for Grant (15-6, 5-1 in league play), which trailed most of the game until Brown was forced to the bench with 2:49 left in the third quarter because of foul trouble.  Without Brown and his 32.7 scoring average, Canoga Park (11-10, 4-2) fell apart. In 2 1/2 minutes, the Hunters went from a one-point lead to a nine-point deficit. And it got worse.  Grant opened a 63-49 advantage with six minutes left. Then Brown went on an 8-0 scoring tear.   Josh Geiger's three-pointer with 30 seconds left pulled the Hunters to within 68-66. A free throw by Chris Robinson with 20 seconds left put Grant on top, 69-66.   After Riney missed a free throw with six seconds left, Brown got the rebound and tried to dribble up court. He was surrounded by Grant defenders and never got off a shot.   Brown scored 12 of Canoga Park's 18 fourth-quarter points.  Kevin Bernard of Grant caused a scare at the end of the third quarter when he fell and suffered a dislocated knee. Paramedics were called and transported him to a hospital.

North Hollywood 76, Verdugo Hills 36--David Danipour scored 15 points and three teammates had double-digit contributions as the Huskies (15-5, 5-1) maximized their balance in a Sunset 6 League win over the visiting Dons (1-18, 0-6). Ken Hauser added 11 points, Gus Ruiz 10 points and Josiah James 10 rebounds for the Huskies. Leon Usher led the Dons with 14 points.

Hollywood 76, Poly 71--Hollywood improved to 10-11 with the win, 3-3 in league.  Poly dropped to 7-14 and 1-5.

Valley Mission League

Sylmar 108, Van Nuys 33--George O'Garro had 24 points, nine rebounds, seven steals and five blocked shots for the Spartans in a Valley Mission League game at Sylmar.  Louis Darby had 21 points and eight rebounds for Sylmar (11-9, 6-0). 

Monroe 49, Kennedy 48--Victor Hines scored 13 of his 17 points in the second half to help the Vikings (10-7, 4-2) to a Valley Mission League victory at Monroe. 

Reseda 69, San Fernando 53--details not available.

West Valley League

Chatsworth 83, Cleveland 69--Brandon Robinson had 17 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists in a West Valley League game at Chatsworth.  Scott Johnston had 29 points and 20 rebounds for the Chancellors (13-7, 4-1). 

Birmingham 65, El Camino Real 62--Nick Halic scored 20 points and Haig Tatian had 17 points and 12 rebounds for the Patriots in a West Valley League game at Birmingham.

Granada Hills 82, Taft 80--Manny Cortez scored 20 points, Mike Louthian and Eddie Degerman added 19 each and Ryan Hicks and Will Seals hit critical free throws in overtime as the unranked Highlanders (9-15, 3-3) upset the Toreadors of Woodland Hills (15-5, 5-1) in West Valley League play. Steve Smith had 23 points and Melvin Robbins 13 rebounds for Taft.

Western League

Fairfax 97, Venice 36--details not available.

Palisades 85, University 65--details not available.  

Westchester 110, Hamilton 80--Hassan Adams scored 15 points in Westchester's home win against Hamilton.  Brandon Bowman had 14 points and four steals. Keith Everage added 12 points, while Scott Cutley contributed 10 points and 10 rebounds. Chad Bell chipped in 10 points and four blocked shots for Westchester (19-1, 8-0).

Southern Section--League Games, Friday, Jan. 26, 2001

Academy League

Calvary Chapel Downey 93, Fairmont 40--Calvary Chapel Downey opened up with a 27-9 first quarter advantage and never looked back.  Tim Drisdom scored 18 points, Grider 12, Shuler 11, Henderson 11, James 13 as the scoring was evenly distributed.  Fairmont was led by Washington with 12. Calvary Chapel improved to 18-4, 4-0 with the win.

Almont League

Alhambra 42, Keppel 23--Alhambra improved to 16-6 overall and 4-2 with the win.  Edwin Rosario led Alhambra with 14 points.

Schurr 60, San Gabriel 56-- San Gabriel dropped to 12-10 with the loss and remains at .500 in leaugue (3-3).  Schurr is also 3-3 in league. Sean Dixon had 25 for Schurr and Shaun Oshita had 13.  John Chow had 16 and J.R. Canizal had 6 for San Gabriel.

Montebello 60, Bell Gardens 55--details not available.

Alpha League

Pasadena Marshall 74, LA Baptist 66-- Marshall improved to 12-5 overall and 4-1 in league.  LAB is now 2-3 in league.  Bryson Haynes scored 28 for Marshall.

Baseline League

Upland 85, Walnut 35 --Kirk Snyder outscored the Mustangs, 15-7  in  the first quarter as the top-ranked Highlanders remained unbeaten after six Baseline League games. Snyder led Upland (22-1, 6-0) with 22 points, while Jason Hathaway added 13 points. Sheldon Pace contributed a double-double, scoring 12 points and grabbing 12 rebounds. 

Don Lugo 76, Chino 59--Andy Galindo was one rebound short of getting a fourth double-double for the Conquistadores, as they pulled even with the Cowboys for fourth plcae in th Baseline League.  Galindo scored 23 points and pulled down nine rebounds before foulding out with 2:50 left in the game. Garret Hill had 12 points and 12 rebounds, while Raphael Asafo-Agyei and Richard Snyder had 10 points and 10 rebounds apiece for Don Lugo (7-16, 2-4).

Glendora 74, Claremont 66--details not available.

Bay League

Redondo 64, Morningside 41--Dijon Thompson had 25 points, five rebounds and four steals as the Sea Hawks (16-5, 8-1) downed the visiting Monarchs to deny Coach Carl Franklin his 500th win. Adam Zahn and Wendell White each scored 12 points. Khali Young led Morningside (9-9, 3-6) with nine points.

Mira Costa 66, Leuzinger 54--DeWayne Morris overcame early foul trouble to score 13 of his game-high 21 points. Morris hit two of his game-high four 3-pointers in the quarter. Archie Wiley added 12 points and five assists for Mira Costa (13-8, 5-4). Greg Geier scored 10 points and pulled down seven rebounds. Derrick Clark had 19 points and was the only player for Leuzinger (11-10, 3-6) in double figures.

Inglewood 80, Santa Monica 57--Terrell Stovall led Inglewood with 17 points in the home victory against Santa Monica. D'Angelo Collins had 14 points, seven rebounds and three blocks for Inglewood (19-4,9-0). Ray Reed and Jason Perry both added 10 for Inglewood.

Peninsula 60, North Torrance 40--Andrew Yim led Peninsula with 16 points in the road win over North Torrance. Austin Cinnamond had 12 points, Kevin Gardner scored 11 and Shawn Weinstein added 10 for Peninsula (14-8, 5-4). Donald James and Jun Senesac contributed 11 points for North.

Camino Real League

Mary Star 71, Don Bosco Tech 68--Brian Zuanich hit a jumper with 10 seconds left to lift the Stars (7-15, 4-2) to the road win over the Tigers (4-15, 1-5). Jack Kalmeta paced the Stars with 21 points, five rebounds and four assists. Adrian Navarro collected 16 points and four steals. Chris Navarre finished with 15 points and eight rebounds and Christopher Cosgrove added 11 points.

Verbum Dei 66, St. Anthony 49-- St. Anthony trailed 42-26 at the half, and despite outscoring Verbum Dei 16-8 in the third quarter, it was not nearly enough to overcome the deficit, and the Eagles won at Verbum Dei.    Junior gaurd Richard Cheney scored 14 points to lead the Eagles (16-5, 6-0) over the visiting Saints.  Other scoring for Verbum Dei: Mike Lay 7, Martin 6, Bell 2, Star 6, James Matthews aka James Muhammed 11, Bijore 5, Marcus 8, Muhammad 2, Oliver 4.   St. Anthony scoring : Jay Arizabal 8, Brown 23, Watson 4, Taliquli 7, Cerino 4, Dominguez 2, Gandia 2.  St. Anthony--15  13  16  5--49;  Verbum Dei 22 21  8  14--66.

St. Monica 88, Cantwell Sacred Hart 46--details not available.

Coast Valley League

Valley Christian Santa Maria 104, North County Christian 50--details not available.

Century League

Santa Ana Valley 48, Orange 46--Brandon Rogers made a three-pointer with 11 seconds left to put host Santa Ana Valley (11-12, 3-3) up by five and deny Orange (1-21, 0-6) its first league victory. Martin Gonzalez had 14 points and Rogers finished with eight for the Falcons.

Villa Park 62, El Modena 42-- Matt MacGinnis scored 19 points to lead the Spartans (17-4, 6-0).  El Modena's record was not available.

Canyon 61, Foothill 53--Canyon was led by 'Derron Putnam who finished swith 26 points, 16 rebounds and five assists.  Canyon improved to 13-10 overall and 5-1 in league. Foothi8ll dropped to 2-4 in league.

Channel League

Santa Barbara 60, San Marcos 52--  Senior guard Dommanic Ingerson, who was suspended "indefinitely" from the Dons last Friday, was suited up and ready, but didn't play.  Instead, Santa Barbara coach Jeff Lavender used other members of his bench to help stave off a pesky San Marcos team that continued to come back throughout the contest. Santa Barbara, expected to dominate the league, is now 3-2 in league and in a three-way tie for first. The Dons (12-9 overall) relied on defense and Dante DeRose's 10-point fourth quarter to pull out the victory.  DeRose, a junior point guard, finished with 14 points, including a 6-for-6 shooting display from the foul line in the fourth quarter. The Dons' Trey Putnam scored a team-high 15 points, including a 3-pointer in the final period that pushed Santa Barbara's lead to 48-41. The Royals (1-4, 5-12) then mounted a rally behind a pair of putbacks by center Seamus McKiernan and forward Aaron Mercer to cut the Dons' lead to 48-45 with 4:57 left.   With his lead cut to three, Lavender called a timeout to settle down his team and to redirect its focus.  Out of the timeout, DeRose drove down the lane and lofted up a bank-shot, then, after a Royals turnover, Putnam hit from the baseline with a one-handed floater to push the Dons' lead back to seven (52-45).  The Royals came back with McKiernan completing a three-point play to cut the deficit to four.  The Royals were forced to foul in the end, and the Dons -- behind DeRose -- converted on 6-of-8 free throws down the stretch to seal the victory.  SANTA BARBARA -- Putnam 15, DeRose 14, Waterman 11, Koester 6, Russell 5, Bogan 3, Navarro 3, Burrus 1, Given 1. Totals 18 11-14 60. SAN MARCOS -- Kupperman 15, Mercer 14, McKiernan 8, Below 8, Carlsen 6, Fortune 4, Spaventa 2. Totals 22 11-16 60. Santa Barbara . . . 10 17 16 17 -- 60  San Marcos . . . 4 16 17 15 -- 52  3-point goals -- SB 5 (Putnam 2, Bogan 1, Navarro 1, Russell), SM 5 (Carlsen 2, Kupperman 2, Below 1). Total fouls -- SM 14, SB 16. Fouled out -- none. Technicals -- Waterman. Records -- SB 3-2, 13-9. SM 1-4, 5-13.

Buena 51, Ventura 50--Roosevelt Bolden's layup with six seconds to play gave the Bulldogs a Channel League victory at Ventura College.   Bolden had 11 points and six assists. Wes Cobos had 12 points for Buena (14-8, 3-2).  Bryan Easterly scored 13 points for Ventura (13-9, 3-2).  Roosevelt Bolden's running jumper with six seconds left gave Buena (14-8, 3-2) a stunning 51-50 Channel League boys' basketball victory over Ventura (13-9, 3-2) Friday night at Ventura College.  Buena and Ventura, each seeking to end title droughts, are tied for first in the Channel League with three games left. Buena hasn't won the title since the 1991-92 season. Ventura's last championship came in 1992-93.  Santa Barbara's 52-34 victory over San Marcos created a three-way tie for first in the ChannelLeague. Santa Barbara is 13-10, 3-2. The two teams exchanged leads 12 times in the second half. Trevor Robinson's short jumper put Ventura ahead, 50-49, with less than 30 seconds remaining.  Bolden had the ball with 11 seconds left on the right side of the court.  With Matt Colton and Ryan Cobos closely guarded, Bolden charged toward the free-throw line, cut to his right, then lofted a soft shot that sliced deep into the heart of the Ventura defense. Bolden finished with 11 points.  Bolden is averaging 5.2 assists and 3.2 steals per game. Buena, which had lost to Ventura 56-47 earlier in the league season, was in command from the start.  Back-to-back 3-pointers by Bolden gave Buena a 13-5 lead with 2:16 left in the first quarter. The Bulldogs extended the margin to 24-14 after a pair of field goals by Bobby Meyer early in the second quarter.  Crucial to Buena's quick start was that its defense held Ventura's leading scorer Bryan Easterly to just three points in the first half.   Colton had 10 points and nine rebounds, despite missing most of the fourth quarter with four fouls.  Ventura scored 11 of the last 14 points of the second quarter. Tyler Ebell's 3-pointer in the final minute closed the deficit to 27-25. Ebell (12 points), Easterly (13) and Robinson (14) kept Ventura close. Both teams struggled in the closing minutes. Buena was scoreless for most of the last two minutes, combining for four turnovers.  As important as keeping Buena's chances of a league title was the fact that the Bulldogs ended a 10-game losing streak to Ventura.

Christian League

Western Christian 70, Arrowhead Christian 58--Shawn Lokar led the Western Christian High School boys basketball team Friday night, as they avenged an early-season loss with a 70-58 win at Arrowhead Christian in a showdown for first place in the Christian League.  Lokar had 15 points, 14 assists and 13 rebounds in the Lancers' (18-5, 6-1) win. The Eagles are also 6-1, but the league tiebreaker goes to the team that wins in the second round of league play, giving the Lancers the inside track for the league title. Sean Chin had 15 points for the Lancers, including three of four 3-pointers. His brother, Ethan Chin, added 10 and Tim Booher also had 10 as Western pulled away for the victory.

Linfield 63, Calvary Chapel Murrieta 42-- Linfield held Murrieta Calvary Chapel scoreless for the first six minutes of the second half en route to a Christian League victory. Linfield led by only two points at halftime, but outscored the Warriors 19-10 in the third quarter to pull away. LINFIELD (63) -- M.Duarte 16, Koenig 2, Smith 12, Larsen 10, Graham 19, Beckman 2, LoFranco 2. MURRIETA CALVARY CHAPEL (42) -- Privett 8, Wilkerson 12, Evans 12, Denny 10, Callahan 0.  Halftime score -- Linfield 27-25. Three-point goals -- Duarte, Evans 2, Denny. Total fouls -- Linfield 16, Murrieta Calvary Chapel 17. Fouled out -- Privett, Evans, Gausepohl (MCC). Chaparral 51, West Valley 50

Citrus Belt League

Eisenhower 83, Redlands 51

Fontana 65, Rialto 59 -- In a very close game, Fontana pulled away to an eight-point lead in the third and fourth quarters, yet Rialto came back to tie it up at 59 with under 40 seconds of play. Chris Duran gave the go-ahead basket with under 20 seconds to play, then drew two consecutive fouls and sank all four free throws for the six-point margin of victory.  FONTANA (65) -- Duran 6, S. Okoebor 7, McJimson 18, Williams 12, Mancha 2, Clayton 2, Gallardo 13, Crull 2, Okolugbo 3. RIALTO (59) -- Gales 9, Robinson 2, Diggins 19, Williams 6, Autry 8, Brock 4, Blakley 2, S.Green 6, Funn 3.  Halftime score -- Fontana 28-23. Three-point goals -- Gallardo 3, Autry 2, Okolugbo, Gales, Funn. Total fouls -- Fontana 14, Rialto 11. Fouled out -- none. Records: Fontana 4-1, 14-7. Rialto 2-3, 13-8.

De Anza League

San Jacinto 62, Banning 59-- The Tigers, who haven't won a league title in boys' basketball since the 1961-62 season, are now tied with the Broncos atop the De Anza League standings at 9-1 with four games remaining.  San Jacinto led by 10 with less than three minutes left before holding off a furious rally by Banning.  San Jacinto led by two at the half, but Banning put together an 8-2 run to take the lead. Michael Frazier, the Tigers' leading scorer at nearly 22 points a game, struggled with his outside shot. San Jacinto made up for it with transition play and by driving to the basket. Eric Duguid, who hit three three-pointers in the first half, got San Jacinto's rally started with a slashing drive for a score. Daniel Padilla was fouled driving to the rim on the next possession and netted one of two free throws. Padilla closed out the run with a three-pointer and another driving basket and free throw. Banning's Marlon Harris sparked the Broncos' fourth-quarter run, scoring nine of his game-high 26 points in the final frame. Harris hit a three-pointer and was fouled on the play with 1:22 remaining. He connected on the free throw to cut the San Jacinto lead to 60-58. Banning had a chance to cut into the lead in the final minute but missed three of four foul shots.  Banning dropped to 15-8 overall. BANNING (59) -- Stokes 3, Harris 26, Malone 11, Johnson 3, Foster 13, Colby 3.  SAN JACINTO (62) -- Duguid 16, Padilla 18, Luna 4, Hyland 4, Sullivan 5, Medina 1, Frazier 14. Halftime score -- San Jacinto 31-29. Three-point goals -- Stokes, Harris 3, Duguid 3, Padilla, Luna. Total fouls -- Banning 19, San Jacinto 20. Fouled out -- Malone. Technical fouls -- None.  Records: San Jacinto 9-1, 13-7. Banning 9-1, 15-8

Del Rey League

Bishop Montgomery 72, St. Bernard 37--Derrick Craven had 15 points, six rebounds and four assists as the Knights (19-2, 5-0) rolled past the visiting Vikings. Errick Craven also scored 15 points and Fred Washington added 12 points. Eugene Hackett led St. Bernard with eight points.

Bishop Amat 71, Serra 49--Eugune Jeter led the Cavaliers (12-10, 2-3) with 13 points and Willie Asberry scored 10 points in the loss at Bishop Amat (18-5, 3-2).

Del Rio League

Santa Fe 54, California 48 -- Santa Fe, 14-7 overall and 6-1 in league, gained a share of the lead with California (14-8, 6-1).  La Serna's 97-69 victory over visiting Pioneer Friday night put the Lancers at 19-5 and 5-2 and right back in the race seeing as how they play host to both Santa Fe and California in the second round. Mike Garcia scored 21 points, including nine in the first quarter and six key points in the third to lead Santa Fe's victory over California. John Temidara added 11 points and led the game's rebounders with 20 rebounds, 13 of them in the second half and seven in a clutch fourth-quarter performance.  Pablo Mendoza keyed a 22-14 edge in the second quarter with three 3-point baskets, two of them back-to-back, to build the Chiefs' advantage to seven points, 31-24, with 2:35 left in the half.  The teams played even the rest of the way, although Santa Fe built its lead to 12 on Garcia's jumper from the free throw line to start the third quarter. California trailed by seven at the half and at the end of the third quarter (45-38), then made a 8-2 run behind Scottie Frazier's 3-point basket and five points to cut the deficit to one, 47-46, with 4:40 to play.  However, the Condors failed to capitalize when Santa Fe was called for player control fouls on back-to-back possessions, and Garcia made a basket and two free throws to rebuild the margin to 51-46 with 2:00 remaining.  David Shellman missed the front end of a one-and-one free throw opportunity with just less than a minute to play, but came back with a power reverse layup and was fouled to make it 51-48 with 34 seconds left.   He missed the free throw and Pablo Mendoza made two from the line and Temidara added another in the final seconds to cap the victory.  Shellman had 12 points but was 0-for-5 from the line in leading the Condors' scoring. Ruben Anchondo had 10 points and Frazier nine but none of them was able to handle Garcia defensively.

La Serna 97, P9ioneer 69--details not available.

El Rancho 58, Whittier 56--details not available.

Delphic League

Campbell Hall 55, Montclair Prep 45-- Campbell Hall was led by Anthony Locke with 18 and 6 assist, Harris 8, Kaplan 9, Nixon 14, Williams 6 and 12 rebounds.  Montclair Prep scoring: Johnson 12, Daniels 20, Lewis 4, Anderle 4 an dKaufman 5.  Campbell Hall improved to 7-9, 2-3 while Montclair Prep dropped to 9-10, 3-3.

Crossroads 59, Pacific Hills 54--details not available.

Desert Mountain League

Silver Valley 80, Mammoth 46--details not available.

Desert Sky League

Ridgecrest Burroughs 75, Granite Hills 53--details not available.

Desert Valley League

La Quinta 70, Indio 47 -- La Quinta blew the game open in the second quarter, when George Gutierrez scored 14 of his game-high 22 points to help lead the Blackhawks to a Desert Valley League victory. Daniel Martinez had 18 points and seven assists for La Quinta.  INDIO (47) -- Perez 4, Issacson 8, Cruz 13, Wilson 6, A. Lopez 8, Robertson 2, M. Lopez 2, Nieto 2, King 2.  LA QUINTA (70) -- Gutierrez 22, Martinez 18, St. Angelo 13, Aceves 10, Moreno 2, Beavers 3, Matthews 2. Halftime score -- La Quinta 44-19. Three-point goals -- St. Angelo 2, Cruz 3. Total fouls -- Indio 20, La Quinta 14. Fouled out -- none. Records: La Quinta 6-2, 17-5. Indio 1-6 in league.

Palm Desert 81, Palm Springs 45 -- Four players scored in double figures to lead Palm Desert in a Desert Valley League victory over Palm Springs. Josh Zazulia had 23 points, including four three-pointers, and Chase McQuillen added 16 for the Aztecs.  PALM SPRINGS (45) -- Nabhan 3, Johnson 4, Harris 7, Howard 8, Greer 17, Barton 6. PALM DESERT (81) -- Zazulia 23, McQuillen 16, Brady 16, Smith 14, Henry 6, Alexander 4, Bohm 2. Halftime score -- Palm Desert 35-25. Three-point goals -- Zazulia 4, McQuillen 4, Brady 2, Nabohn, Harris. Total fouls -- Palm Desert 15, Palm Springs 7. Fouled out -- Broyles. Records: Palm Desert 4-4, 14-7. Palm Springs 4-3, 10-9.

Empire League

Cypress 65, El Dorado 52--Cypress beat El Dorado, 65-52, in an Empire League boys' basketball game Friday at El Dorado.  Matt Reid was 12 for 16 from the free-throw line, finishing with a game-high 27 points. Josh Smith had 13 points and nine rebounds. Jon Uyloan added 14 points and five assists for the Centurions (12-9, 3-3).  Kyle Miller scored 14 points for El Dorado (18-4, 4-2). Mike Wulff scored 12 points before fouling out and David Patten finished with 11.   Cypress, which hit 21 of 27 free throws, extended a seven-point first-quarter edge into a 33-24 halftime lead. 

Loara 56, Century 54-- Nathan Von Achen ha 22 points to lead the Saxons.  Chris Ferretti finished with 9 and Pineda had 13 for Century.   Century is 11-10, 2-4, while Loara improved to 16-5, 6-0.

Kennedy 58, Katella 45--Rhema McKnight scored 16 points and Chris Johnson added 14 for the Fighting Irish (13-9, 3-3.  Katella dropped to .500, 11-11, and remains winless at 0-6 in league.

Express League

La Verne Lutheran 64, Liberty Christian 44--The Trojans (13-5, 8-2) remained just a game behind Express League front-runner Orange Lutheran with an important road victory.  La Verne Lutheran's Mike Lee led all scorers with 20 points. Teammate Brad Patton had 14. Ryan Cumberland recorded a double-double with 13 points and 12 rebounds. Scott Moore produced a game-high 13 rebounds.  Liberty Christian is 2-7.

Foothill League

Valencia 67, Vurbank 61-- Valencia improved to 13-8 overall and 4-2 in league. Ingram had 24, Velaquez 12, and Broadus 12, Dunwood 11.   Frank Reed had 15 for Burbank and Trent Cleveland led Burbank with 19.

Hart 70, Burroughs (Burbank) 49--Hart improved ot 10-12 and 1-5 in league with the win. 

Freeway League

Sunny Hills 45, Fullerton 42--Clay Carmody had 13 points and Michael Kintzle grabbed nine rebounds for host Sunny Hills (14-8, 3-3).

Troy 56, LaHabra 45-- Garv Chadra had 20 points to lead the Warriors. Troy is 12-11, 3-3, while La Habra fell to 1-5 in league.

Sonora 53, Buena Park 36-- Sonora improved to 20-0 on the season, and 6-0 in league.

Frontier League

Nordhoff 59, Malibu 50 --Nordhoff (59) — Bensley 23, Murphy 13, Parziale 2, Swift 8, Thomas 5, Stroup 4, Michel 4 Malibu (50) — Townsend 14, Gardner 2, Rapport 12, Woodring 5, Smith 8, Friedkin 2, Clark 8.   Nord--13  10  17  19--59;  Malibu--14  12  10   14--50  3-Point goals — Nordhoff (Murphy, Swift, Thomas). Malibu (Townsend). Fouled out — Gardner. Rebounds — Nordhoff (Bensley 7, Swift 7). Assists — Nordhoff (Stroup 3). Total fouls — Nordhoff 16, Malibu 19. Record — Nordhoff 12-7, 4-1.

Garden Grove League

Santiago 67, La Quinta 37--David Nguyen scored 18 points ot lead the Cavaliers (3-6 in league) to thw win.  La Quinda dropped to 2-6.

Los Amigos 57, Garden Grove 44--Peter Vu had nine rebounds to go with his 25 points for the Lobos (13-10, 6-2). Garden grove dropped to 10-11 overqall and 3-5.

Pacifica 89, Bolsa Grnade 83 (OT)--Bruck had 29 points for Pacifica, which improved to 13-10 overall and 7-2 in league with the win.   BG dropped to 6-16, 4-4.

Golden West League

Saddleback 39, Santa Ana 32--Ismael Isais and Robert Gonzalez each scored 13 points to lead the Roadrunners (6-15, 2-2).  Santa Ana V dropped to 3-20 overall and 0-5 in league with the loss.

Ocean View 54, Westminster 48--Marques Crane led the Seahawks with 21, and Torin Beeler hit with 15 as Ocean View improved to 18-4, 6-0.   Westerminster is 3-3 in league.

Golden League

Lancaster 104, Antelope Valley 81-- Nick Grillo had his best game of the season in Golden League play in Friday's 104-81 loss to Lancaster; Grillo's eight points, all of which came in the first half, kept Antelope Valley within 48-36 at halftime, but Antelope Valley was unable to hang on.  The Antelopes, fell to 2-4 in league, 9-12 overall. 

Heritage League

Ribet Academy 91, Pilgrim 19--details not available.

First Lutheran 56, Faith Baptist 34-- first Lutheran improved to 12-6 overall, 5-2 in league. 

International League

Southwestern Academy 95, Pacific Christian 47--details not available.

Liberty League

(Friday, 1/26/01) Buckley 83, Avalon 56-- Despite having three players miss the trip (flu), the Griffins, ranked No. 6 in the State in Division V  by Cal-Hi Sports and No. 3 in CIF V-AA,  had little trouble with the Avalon Lancers in the first of two back-to-back Liberty League games played over the weekend at Avalon.  All-CIF forward Colin Ward-Henninger had 34 points and 10 rebounds for the Griffins while junior point guard David Gale scored 8 points, 8 assists and grabbed 6 steals.  Alex Clancy scored 18 points as the Griffins took control of the game, and improved to 16-1, 7-0.  The Griffins are also ranked currently No. 3 in the CIF V-AA poll. Buckley scoring: Steve Broukhim 9, 4 assists, 2 steals; David Gale 8, 8 assist, 5 steals, 4 rebounds; Ben Keywanfahr 0; Royal Weaver 2, 3 steals, 3 rebounds; Nick Brar DNP; Matt Wolf 4, 3 rebounds, 3 steals; Murali Sivalingam 6, 3 assists, 8 rebounds, 3 blocks; Tristan Seisa DNP; Alberto Snaidero 2, 2 rebounds; Colin Ward-Henninger 34, 10 rebounds, 2 steals, 1 block, 1 assist; Alex Clancy 18, 3 assists, 4 steals, Jake Scannell DNP; Brian Lalazerian 0.  Avalon: Shawn Hall 16, Richard Alegria 0, Joe Hernandez 23; Nick Walker 2, Colby Cushing 0, Stephen Yan 0, Abe Rodriguez 0, Kevin Harrell 10, Phil Lopez 3, Juan Carlos Martin 2.  Fouled out: Buckley--Weaver; Avalon--Harrell, Walker   Three pointers--Buckley 3 (Clancy 1, Ward Henninger 2); Avalon 4 (Hernandez 3, Lopez 1) Buckley--16 21 25 21--83 Avalon --15 12 11 18--56;  Records: Buckley 16-1, 7-0; Avalon 4-14, 1-8.  

(Saturday, 1/27/01) Buckley 80, Avalon 39--Buckley also won the second game of the series on Saturday, to improve to 17-1, 8-0 in league.   The Griffins held Avalon scoreless in the third quarter until the final 20 seconds, outscoring the Lancers 26-2. Buckley--16 25 26 13--80 Avalon --11 12 2 14--39 Buckley scoring: David Gale 11, 7 assists and 6 steals, 3 rebounds; Alex Clancy 20, 3 assists, 3 steals, Colin Ward-Henninger 17, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals, 1 block, Royal Weaver 4, 6 steals, 4 rebounds; Steve Broukhim 11, 2 assists, 4 rebounds, 1 steal; Nick Brar DNP (flu); Brian Lalazerian 0, Ben Keywanfahr 0, Matt Wolf 10, 1 rebound, 2 steals; Murali Sivalingam 4, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, 2 blocks, Tristan Seisa DNP (flu); Alberto Snaidero 3, 3 rebounds, 1 steal; Jake Scannell DNP (flu)--80. Avalon scoring: Shawn Hall 27; Richard Alegria 0; Joe Hernandez 2; Nick Walker 0, Colby Cushing 0, Stephen Yan 0, Abe Rodriguez 0, Kevin Harrell 10; Phil Lopez 0, Juan Carlos Martin 0--39;  Three pointers--Buckley 5 (Gale 1, Clancy 2, Wolf 2); Avalon 2 (Hall 2). Fouled out: none; Technicals: Hernandez (Avalon).

Oakwood 54, Holy Martyrs 29-- Nick Mark scored 24 oints to lead Oakwood to the win.  Holy Martyrs continued to play without its two best players who are out with injuries, and Oakwood was without Stan Musgrave as well.   Oakwood:  Noble 6, Firestein 7, Fetty 3, Howard 8, Mark 24, Stuart 6;   Holy Martyrs--Rostamian 10, Darkjian 10. Babayans 2, Shemmassian 1, Sarkissian 1, Jiurghian 1, Melkonian 4.

Los Padres League

St. Joseph Santa maria 66, Cabrillo 55--details not available.

Paso Robles 56, Santa Ynez 44--details not available.

Marmonte League

Westlake 66, Simi Valley 59--Dustin Villepigue scored 37 points on 17-of-20 shooting, but the Pioneers (16-7, 5-4) lost a fourth Marmonte League game for the first time since the 1995-96 season at Simi Valley.   Simi Valley, two-time defending league champion, had a 46-6 record in league the previous four seasons.  Tyler Adamczyk scored 27 points for the Warriors (10-8, 4-3).   Villepigue was two shy of his season high. Villepigue also had 13 rebounds. Jered Weaver scored 13 points.  Westlake's Kole Anderson scored 13 points. 

Thousand Oaks 89, Royal 48--Ben Olson had 20 points for the second consecutive game to help the Lancers to their eighth consecutive victory in a Marmonte League game at Thousand Oaks.  Thousand Oaks (17-4, 7-1) played without leading scorer Kyle Kegley, who suffered a sprained ankle in an 80-47 victory against Agoura on Wednesday. Olson also had seven rebounds to lead Thousand Oaks at home. Anthony Mihalsky (16 points) and Dave Anderson (15 points) combined to hit nine 3-pointers.  Royal was led by Joel Hendershot's 16 points and Kyle Vondrak's 15.

Moorpark 75, Newbury Park 55--Greg Estandia scored 27 points and had 11 rebounds to lead host Moorpark to victory.  Ron Russ scored 19 points for Moorpark (13-8, 4-4). Aaron Bobik scored 18 points to lead Newbury Park.

Metro League

Boys Republic 97, Christian Center Academy 29-- Markus Cotten scored 26 points and added six steals, helping to guide the Rams (12-9, 7-1) to the Metro League victory.  Eric Williams added 18 points and seven rebounds, while Matthew Monzano had 16 points and nine rebounds for the hosts.

Miramonte League

Diamond Ranch 75, Charter Oak 72 -- Aaron Williams came up with the rebound of a teammate's missed free throw, was fouled and made a free throw that forced the Chargers to attempt a last-second three-point try that missed as Diamond Ranch (13-9, 4-2) gained the much-needed Miramonte League victory. Kenneth Ubom led the Panthers with 16 points, with Wiliams (14), Daniel Knott (12) and Joe Davis (10 points, nine rebounds) adding to the victory.  The Chargers won the first meeting between the teams earlier in the season, leaving both squads tied for second in league behind Pomona.

Pomona 55, Wilson 52 -- The Red Devils took the lead on an Embert Madison three-pointer with 2:30 remaining. John Dang's layup with seven seconds
remaining accounted for the final margin.  Wilson's James Griffin missed a three-pointer to tie at the buzzer.  Madison led the Red Devils (17-5, 5-1) with 23 points as they moved into sole possession of the Miramonte League lead. 

Mission League

Chaminade 60, Notre Dame 56 (OT)--Chaminade High of West Hills' Josh Jones hit a 10-foot baseline jump shot -- his only shot of the game -- with 1:10 left in overtime Friday night to secure a 60-56 upset of Notre Dame of Sherman Oaks in a Mission League boys' basketball game at Chaminade High. The unranked Eagles, led by Scott Borchart's 34 points and 14 rebounds, improved their record to 14-7, 5-3 but not before Notre Dame (17-5, 5-3) erased a 10-point deficit in the final 1:26 of regulation.   Cody Pearson scored 26 points to lead the Knights, who got 12 points from Mike Luderer. Borchart hit 14 of 19 shots from the field and teammates Jordan O'Gilvie (13 points) and Jeff Hufford added eight rebounds apiece.

Crespi 75, St. Francis High 67-- The Golden Knights have had to apply for an at-large berth for the CIF Southern Section Division IIIAA playoffs eight times since Coach John Jordan took over the program in 1987.  It appears St. Francis will have to send in another application after Friday's 75-67 home league loss to Crespi. The Golden Knights (8-11, 3-5 in league) must win three of their remaining four games to garner serious attention for a playoff bid once the CIF Southern Section Selection Committee makes its picks next month.  St. Francis lost both meetings with IVAA's top-ranked Crespi (15-5, 5-2 in league) this season, and is now in fourth place in a league which features four ranked teams in their respective divisions.   A win Friday would have given the Golden Knights some much-needed momentum heading into their final four contests, which include road games against Loyola and Chaminade.   The tension inside Jordan could be cut with a knife, moments after Friday's contest.   Senior guard Michael Jenkins finished with 30 points Friday.   Jenkins, averaging an area-leading 24.4 points per game, made six three-point baskets to help his team close to within 64-62 with one minute, 40 seconds left in the fourth quarter.  But Crespi's Kingsley Anyanwu scored on a three-point play on the next possession to make it 67-62.    Crespi 15 15 18 27 -- 75  St. Francis 9 12 22 24 -- 67  CRESPI -- Moore 21, Shiebler 8, Ellis 14, Anyanwu 15, O'Dwyer 8, Koslowsky 2, Angel 7.  Three-pointers: Moore 3.  ST. FRANCIS -- Gonzalez 9, Mitchell 10, Mason 5, Jenkins 30, Sciarra 8, Miller 4.  Three-pointers: Jenkins 6, Mason.

Crespi 75, St. Francis 67--Crespi (15-5, 5-2) was led by Andrew Moore's 21 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists.  Charlie Shiebler scored 8, Angel 7 and 8 rebounds, and Kindsly Ayanwu had 15 10 rebounds and 6 blocks.  Allan Ellis added 14 points and O'Dwyer 8 and Koslowsky 2 for the Celts. St. Francis was led by Michael Jenkins with 30 points and Sean Mitchell with 10, but no other St. Francis player scored over 10.   St. Francis drops to 8-11,3-5 in league.

Mission Valley League

El Monte 50, Mountain View 41--Senior guard Julio Alvarez was 6-for-10 shooting from 3-point range to finish with a team-high 22 points and the Lions (8-14, 5-1) converted on 17 of their 21 free throw attempts as the Lions moved into first place in the MVL. 

Arroyo 58, Rosemead 47--The Knights were aggressive and four of their players reached double figures in the scoring column. Last time these two played, Panthers' leading scorers Kevin Cheng and Richard Vanzant combined for 27 points. Learning from their mistakes, the Knights held them to 14 in the rematch. Rosemead is 13-9 overal and 4-2 in league.  Arroyo is now 9-12, 4-2.

Gabrielino 50, South El Monte 47-0- South El Monte is 5-15 overall and 1-5 in league.  Gabrielino improved to 7-15 and 3-3. 

Montview League

Bassett 71, La Puente 61-- The Olympians' defense proved crucial in this tight game between area rivals. Warrior Chris Pacheco scored 13 of his 17 points in the first half, but Bassett's Sal Rios scored nine of his 15 in the fourth quarter.  Bassett is tied for first in league with Duarte and Gladstone, and is seeking its first basketball championship in school history.

Duarte 72, Workman 55-- Duarte, which received a game-high 21 points from senior Alonzo Miller and 17 from Alton Preston, improved to 13-7 overall and 5-1 in league. The Falcons used a 15-4 blitz in the second quarter to take command.  Workman (8-12, 2-4), which received 14 points from Anthony Silva and 13 from Freddy Lemus, jumped to a 23-21 advantage early.  But Duarte, paced by 14 first-half points from Miller, scored the next 13 points and took a 36-25 lead after back-to-back layups by Miller with 40 seconds left in the half.   After Duarte took a 42-27 lead early in the third quarter after back-to-back baskets by Preston, the Lobos rallied to make it 42-32 on two free throws by Bruno Acevedo and a 3-pointer by Silva.  Workman then had a chance to trim the deficit to single digits, but Silva missed from five feet.  Duarte then increased its lead to 49-on a 3-pointer by Preston and back-to-back layups by Nathan Smith and Miller. Silva hit a couple of 3-pointers early in the fourth quarter to trim the deficit to 12, but Duarte countered with an 8-2 spurt for a 66-48 lead that all but sealed the outcome with 4:34 left.    Workman is 8-12, 2-4.

Gladstone 47, Azusa 23--details not available.

Moore Leauge

Long Beach Wilson 56, Cabrillo 46--Wilson Scoring: Hunt 6, Malone 11, Harrell 20, Crockett 6, Fletcher 8, Buckley 3, Ybarra 2;  Cabrillo scoring: Shivers 2, Carter 9, Flowers 4, Rockett 15, Redman 6, Muarray 4, Kerlegon 2, Bennett 4;  Wilson --14  12  15 16--56;  Cab--13  16  8   9--46.  Wilson  10-12, 4-4.  Cabrillo 0-7 in league.

Jordan 78,  Lakewood 62-- Rashawn Childs scored 26 points and 5 assists, while Ron Banks scored 23 points  to lead the Panthers (17-8, 7-1) over the Lancers.  Banks also had 0 rebounds and Clay Salima added 13 oints for Jordan. Armnod Ivory scored 27 in the losing effort for Lakewood.

Mt. Baldy League

Alta Loma 72, Rancho Cucamonga 64 -- DeJuan Patterson continued his torrid play, scoring 17 points and grabbing six rebounds to go with four assists and two steals in the Braves' Mount Baldy League win.  Lance Evans added 15 points and eight rebounds, Justin Hynes had 12 points and six rebounds and Sean Moore finished with 10 points and six rebounds for Alta Loma (9-12, 2-3).  Gerald Gilchrist paced Rancho Cucamonga with 17 points, including a 13-for-16 performance at the free-throw line.

Ontario 72, Chaffey 61--Ontario rocketed away with a 14-0 run to open the third quarter, forcing six turnovers in the first 2:20 while opening a 22-point lead en route to a 72-61 Mount Baldy League victory over host Chaffey on Friday night.  The Jaguars (15-5, 5-0)  third-quarter run spoiled a solid first half by the Tigers (9-10, 3-2).  The Tigers' mental lapses in the third quarter played right into Ontario's hands. After David Stepney, a transfer from Chaffey, got the Jaguars rolling with two free throws to open the second half, a Cameron Munoz steal led to a foul on Brandon Kinney. He promptly sank his foul shots.  An Andrew Alhadeff steal one minute later led to a Marlon Mitchell layup. After another Tigers turnover, Munoz nailed a three-pointer to give Ontario a 15-point lead.  Following a Mitchell putback of his own miss, Munoz made his fourth three-pointer. He then picked up his third foul less than two minutes into the quarter, but deFabiis chose to leave him in the game. The Jaguars didn't always look like the smart ones. At the end of the first quarter, Alhadeff and Mitchell, apparently mentally drained at the conclusion of finals week, were too slow bringing the ball upcourt, not realizing there were only seven seconds remaining. A desperation three-pointer by Marcel Mack missed.  Mitchell kept the Jaguars ahead in the first half, scoring 17 of his team's 27 points. He finished with 29.  Chaffey looked strong in the first quarter, making six of 10 field goals, but managed just eight points in the second and third quarters combined, shooting a woeful three-for-18 (17%).   Cheddell Hunte led the Tigers with 16 points, though 14 of those came in the fourth quarter with the outcome essentially decided. Danny McGhee added 14 and Daryl Sconiers had 13 for the hosts.  Munoz finished with 16 points and Alhadeff contributed eight assists.

Northern League

San Luis Obispo 60, Righetti 51-- Robert Osorio scored Righetti’s first 10 points and the Warriors opened up a 14-point lead in the third quarter. But San Luis Obispo blocked out on the boards better, stepped it up defensively and made its free throws down the stretch to beat Righetti 60-51 in a Northern League boys basketball game Friday night in Tiger Gym.  Point guard Brian Kasarjian scored a season-high 17 points, sinking his last nine free throw attempts, while Chad Vicory added 18 points and Ian Jorgeson grabbed 11 rebounds as the Tigers (6-14, 3-3) solidified their third-place standing. Righetti, which led 33-24 at halftime, was held to just six points in the final quarter and made only one of 10 three-pointers after the break. The Warriors (12-10, 2-5) scored the first five points of the third quarter for a 38-24 advantage before the Tigers began their comeback. Jorgeson’s halfcourt three-pointer at the buzzer ending the third quarter closed the gap to 45-43, capping a 10-0 San Luis Obispo run. The Tigers then outscored the Warriors 17-6 in the final period to win going away. Kasarjian scored 10 of his points in the last quarter and turned the ball over just three times in the game.  Although Osorio scored 25 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, the 6-6 senior center along with forward Jeff Groce, also a 6-6 senior, both were in foul trouble.  Groce finished with two points before fouling out late in the game. San Luis Obispo made 47 percent of its floor shots while holding Righetti to 41 percent. The Tigers also outrebounded the Warriors 35-31. Righetti sported a 10-5 preseason record, but has won just two of seven league games, losing 47-40 to the Tigers at Warrior Gym two weeks ago. San Luis Obispo is at Arroyo Grande on Wednesday. The Eagles (20-2, 6-0) were idle Friday.

Ocean League

Hawthorne 60, South Torrance 48--Marcus McNeal nearly posted a triple-double with a game-high 18 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds (plus four steals) to lead host Hawthorne to a 60-48 Ocean League victory over South Torrance. Rodney Williams also had a strong game with 11 points, 11 assists and four steals for Hawthorne (3-6 in league). Uh Koh had 17 points for South (14-6, 7-2).

El Segundo 53, Torrance 44--Dashawn Strong scored 21 points and had 13 rebounds as the Eagles (11-11, 5-4) beat the visiting Tartars (5-4 in league). Jeramie Hopson scored 17 points and Mike McCullough distributed seven assists while limiting Torrance's James Chang to four points.

Olympic League

Cerritos Valley Christian 48, Maranatha 45 --Maranatha (9-10, 2-4) let a winning opportunity slip away as a fourth-quarter rally allowed visiting Valley Christian (13-9, 4-2) to grab a 48-45 Olympic League victory on Friday night.   Neither team supplied much of a consistent scoring punch in the first half but the Minutemen took control with a 9-0 run midway through the third quarter to lead 32-21.   Maranatha led 35-27 at the end of the third period when the game's momentum shifted on a long-range shot from an unlikely source.  Barrat, a Valley Christian student in the crowd, won a halftime drawing to participate in Maranatha's fan shooting contest.   His half-court shot swished in, sending Valley Christian's crowd into a frenzy. The shot won Barrat $1,000 and certainly gave the Crusaders some momentum to get back in the game.  Twenty seconds into the quarter, Brian Benson scored the first of three consecutive Valley Christian lay-ups. Then with 3:10 left, Matt Lovingier stepped back and hit a 3-pointer to tie the score at 41.  Conversely, Maranatha could not find the bottom of the net. The Minutemen missed six consecutive free throws in the first five minutes of the fourth quarter, including three misses by leading scorer David Newkirk.   Newkirk, who was a force throughout with a game-high 24 points and 10 rebounds, went 8-for-15 from the free throw line in the game.  Maranatha missed two chances to tie and slipped to 9-10 on the season, 2-4 in league play.  The Minutemen, who are ranked No. 6 in CIF-Southern Section Division IV-A, must now win two of their remaining four games to gain automatic entry into the playoffs.  Dino Vegenas had eight points and six rebounds for Maranatha. 

Orange Lutheran 72, Brethren Christian 42--BC dropped to 7-12 with the loss, and 1-5 in league while OL improved to 9-9 overall and 6-0 to remain in first place in league.

Calvary Chapel Santa Ana 63, Whittier Christian 34--Canaan Owens had 14 points to lead the Eagles (14-5, 5-1) whil e Whittier Christian dropped to 1-16 and 0-6 in league.

Orange League

Valencia 54, Brea Olinda 53 (OT)--Kelnan Briggs scored the winning basket  on a follow-up with 11 seconds left in overtime. Hugo Hernandez scored 13 points for Valencia (15-8, 4-2).  Brea Olinda's Ryan Moore, who had 18 points and 13 rebounds, made two free throws with eight seconds left in regulation to put the game into overtime. Brea Olinda is 15-7, 5-1.

Anaheim 61, Savanna 43-- David Williams had eight assists and Chasin Mitchell added eight rebounds to lead the Colonists, while Quinn Hawking scored 21 points in the win for Anaheim (9-13, 1-5).  The win was Anaheim's first in league.  Savanna drops to 8-14, 2-4.

Magnolia 46, Western 39--Geoffrey Clayton scored 20 points to lead Magnolia (5-1 in league) over Westminster which is 7-13, 1-5.

Pacific League

Muir 61, Hoover 48--Haik Stepanyan had 16 points, including 11 in the first half. Hoover guard Armen Baghdasarian added 17 points as Hoover lost to the Mustangs. Mustangs (20-2, 6-0 in league) -- who have won 13 consecutive games.   Hoover is just 9-11, 2-4 in league with the loss. Led by junior forward Seth Davis, Muir rallied off seven straight points to start the third quarter. Davis, who scored seven of his nine points in the third quarter, also contributed heavily on the defensive end as Muir held Hoover to just seven points.  Hoover shot 11 for 23 (47.8%) from the field in the first half, but just seven for 24 (29.2%) the rest of the way.  Entering the fourth quarter, Hoover trailed by 10 points and didn't get any closer.  Muir guard Jamaal Hall had a game-high 17 points.   Muir 9 21 16 15 -- 61  Hoover 11 18 7 12 -- 48  Muir -- Hall 17, Davis 9, Johnson 9, Frazier 7, Wormely 6, Willis 5, Hollins 5, Thomas 3.  Three-pointers: Wormely 2, Hall, Johnson.  Hoover -- Baghdasarian 17, Stepanyan 16, Rivera 7, Akopyan 6, Chinivizyan 2.  Three-pointers: BaghdasarPatient CV beats Pasadena  Falcons gain lead late and don't look back in 80-76 boys' basketball win. 

Crescenta Valley 80, Pasadena 76--Falcon senior Tim Kula hit a three-pointer with 3:45 left in the game that propelled CV to a 80-76 win against Pasadena High in the Bulldog gym.  CV (17-5, 5-1 in league) scored 28 points in the last eight minutes.  Bad passing throughout the game also got the best of the Bulldogs (10-11, 3-3 in league). Though it never trailed by more than five points, Pasadena committed nine turnovers in the second half, three in the last three minutes.   The Falcons got another big game from center Jim Jenkins. The senior finished with 25 points and eight rebounds, both game-highs.
Once Pasadena was able to contain him, CV switched its offensive production to guards Jimmy Goffredo and Chris Tarne. Goffredo scored 12 second-half points and Tarne added 13 fourth-quarter points.  Pasadena's scoring was spread around, as four Bulldogs finished in double digits. Leading the big four was senior forward Johnny Eubanks, who finished with 15.  The Bulldogs went up by as much as 10 points late in the first quarter. Helping them was their free-throw effort, as the Bulldogs made their first 10.   The Falcons' shooting from the foul line was almost as impressive, as they made their first eight.  Pasadena shot 14 of 18 (77.8%) from the line and CV shot 80.7% (21 of 26).  CV 18 20 14 28 -- 80  Pasadena 25 16 22 13 -- 76  CV--Jenkins 25 and 8 rebounds, Goffredo 22, Tarne 17, Kula 9 and 8 rebounds, Pari 6, Tagawa 1.   Three-pointers: Goffredo 4, Kula, Tarne.  PASADENA--Eubanks 15, Munn 14, Leonard 12, Wilburn 11, Soleimani 8, Bean 7, Rice 5, Clark 2, Miller 2.   Three-pointers: Euubanks, Munn, Rice, Wilburn. 

Glendale 56, Arcadia 55-- Down by nine and staring down the face of a possible 0-6 start in league, things couldn't have been much worse for Steve Snodgress' squad.  But instead of giving up, Glendale showed a little something and came back to top the visiting Apaches, 56-55, in overtime.  Glendale (9-13, 1-5 in league) outscored Arcadia (12-10, 1-5) 19-12 in the third quarter -- including finishing the period on a 13-6 run -- to start the comeback.  In the fourth, Riley Van Patten tied the game with 12 seconds remaining on a short jumper to send it into overtime. Van Patten finished with 16 points and 10 rebounds.  Isa Hall hit what proved to be the game-winner in overtime with 1:14 remaining. Arcadia had one final chance at the buzzer, but a driving layup by Aaron Wilkerson went off the front of the rim and Glendale hung on. But it wasn't all good news for the Nitros. Key reserve Tadeh Abed went down with an ankle injury late in the second half and didn't return. The Nitro trainer thinks that Abed might have cracked his left ankle, which would cause him to miss the remainder of the season.  That's the last thing the Nitros need, since that would leave them with just eight varsity players.  Hugo Guerrero had a big night for Glendale. The junior had a game-high 17 points and grabbed nine rebounds.  Varouj Karibyan had seven and Hermie Nicholas added six for Snodgress' squad. Nicholas also had four steals.  The Nitro defense came up big when it counted. Glendale didn't allow Arcadia to score until the 2:57 mark of the fourth quarter. By that time, the Apaches were down, 50-45.  Arcadia 12 21 12 7 3 -- 55  Glendale 15 9 19 9 4 -- 56  ARCADIA -- Baik 2, Dohling 8, Thornton 11, Wilkerson 13, Anderson 10, Owens 11.   Three-pointers: Owens 3, Dohling 2. GLENDLE -- Calton 2, Guerrero 17 and 9 rebounds, Van Patten 16 and 10 rebounds, Karibyan 7, Hall 4, Nicholas 6, Thomas 4.   Three-pointers: Nicholas 2, Karibyan.

Pacific Coast League

University 96, Northwood 90 (OT)--Jason Garey made two free throws with less than one second remaining to send the game into overtime and University (13-8, 5-1) scored the first eight points in the extra period.  Garey made seven three-pointers and had 34 points. Hiro Christoph had six three-pointers and finished with 24 points for the Trojans.  Drew Terry had 32 points and Rob Selway 25 for Northwood (16-6, 3-3).

Costa Mesa 65, Estancia 50--Steve Whittaker scored a game-high 27 points to lead the Costa Mesa High boys basketball team to a 65-50 Pacific Coast League win over crosstown-rival Estancia before a frenzied crowd at the Mustangs' gym. Junior David Conte chipped in 16 points for the Mustangs (14-7, 4-2 in league), while junior Nolan Clark added 11.  Micah Young, fresh off his 39-point, 14-rebound effort against University on Wednesday, led the Eagles (7-14, 2-4) with 19 points and nine rebounds. Eliasar Maldonado added 10 points.   Estancia 17 17 4 12 - 50   Costa Mesa 22 9 15 19 - 65  Estancia - Young 19, Maldonado 10, K. Valbuena 9, Rodriguez 8, Prado 4, Cachola 0, Berame 0, Niles 0, D. Valbuena 0.  3-pt. goals - Maldonado 1.  Fouled out - none.  Technicals - none.  Costa Mesa - Whittaker 27, Conte 16, Clark 11, Vakili 7, Payne 4, Biggio 0, Krikorian 0, Gandia 0, Cabico 0, Fregoso 0, Millward 0, Amburgey 0.  3-pt. goals - Whittaker 7, Conte 2, Vakili 1.  Fouled out - none.

Corona del Mar 67, Laguna Beach 60-- The Corona del Mar High boys basketball team overcame a 31-26 halftime deficit to earn a 67-60 Pacific Coast League victory over visiting Laguna Beach Friday.   The Sea Kings (10-13, 4-2) had four players score in double figures for only the third time this season, the first time in eight games.  Seniors Idean Shahangian and Charlie Alshuler paced the winners with 15 apiece, while Zach Brewster had 12 and Eric Snell 11.  The win keeps the Sea Kings tied for second with Costa Mesa, one game behind league-leading University, which rallied to tie Northwood with .9 seconds left, then won in overtime, 96-90 Friday at Uni.   Laguna Beach 12 19 9 20 - 60  Corona del Mar 11 15 19 22 - 67   Laguna Beach - Norfleet 17, Blodgett 13, Brown 9, Leahy 7, Chatrath 6, Ridet 6, Foes, 2.  3-pt. goals - Norfleet 2, Blodgett 2, Chatrath 1, Leahy 1.  Fouled out - Leahy, Foes.  Technicals - Brown 1.  Corona del Mar - Shahangian 15, Alshuler 15, Brewster 12, Snell 11, Richardson 8, Grey 4, K. Mancillas 1, Reynolds 1, B. Mancillas 0, Glass 0, Marston 0..  3-pt. goals - Shahangian 1, Snell 1.  Fouled out - none.  Technicals - none. 

Pacific View League

Oxnard 72, Hueneme 54--Nicholas Curtis had 28 points and 15 rebounds for the Yellowjackets  in a Pacific View League game at Hueneme.  Oxnard (19-3, 5-0) won its ninth consecutive game and 21st consecutive league game.  Frank Orocio scored 14 points for Hueneme (4-11, 1-4). 

Rio Mesa 53, Channel Islands 48--Daniel Bednar paced a balanced Rio Mesa attack with 18 points. Channel Islands' Manny Berrelleza had 20 points and Alex Solis added 16. Channel Islands is 7-13 and 2-3. Rio Mesa improves to 10-10 and 3-2.

Prep League

Flintridge Prep 52, Rio Hondo Prep 46-- Flintridge imrpoved to 11-9 overall and 4-1 in league while RHP is now 6-13, 1-4 in league.   Dwight Phelps had 17 for Flintridge, while Devon Drain had 15 for Rio Hondo.   Ryan Prest had 12.

Rio Hondo League

Monrovia 52, at Temple City 42 --The Wildcats outlasted Temple City to remain unbeaten in league.  Kevin Sweeney scored 16 points for the Rams, who held a three-point lead at halftime. Temple City (10-10, 2-3) led by one entering the fourth quarter, but Monrovia outscored the Rams, 19-7.  Brian Markson and Ryan O'Hara each scored 15 points for Monrovia, which improved to 6-0 in league. Desmond Reed had 12 points and nine rebounds for Temple City. 

La Canada 65,San Marino 38-- After a diappointing loss to Blair Wednesday, the La Canada High boys' basketball team took advantage of some favorable scheduling as it hosted San Marino Friday night at La Canada High.  Still searching their first Rio Hondo League win, the Titans put up a good fight for the first quarter, before the much more talented Spartans asserted themselves.  The Spartans (17-5, 4-2 in league) connected on 10 of 22 three-pointers, including six of nine in the first half as they built a 35-21 lead.  La Canada also limited San Marino (3-18, 0-6 in league) to just 11-of-51 shooting (21.6%), including five of 26 (19.2%) in the second half.  Steven Yu's basket to open the second half cut the Titan deficit to 12 points, but the Spartans responded with a 10-0 run during the next four minutes to blow the game open.  Joel Kim, who led all scorers with 16 points, hit three three-pointers in a 90-second span in the fourth quarter as Hofman's squad increased its lead to 28 points with 4:44 remaining.  Kim hit all five of his three-point attempts, his second most this season behind a six three-pointer effort in a nonleague win against La Salle on Dec. 12.  The rest of the Spartan scoring was balanced as usual, with Robbie Neyland adding nine points, Billy Hofman contributing eight, Jordan Ballard tallying seven and seven rebounds, and Greg Gaudino and Kurt Turley recording six points each.  Gaudino added a game-high 10 rebounds as La Canada outrebounded San Marino, 38-28.   San Marino 9 12 7 10 -- 38  La Canada 15 20 15 15 -- 65  SAN MARINO -- Shannon 3, Hazell 5, Grimes 9, Shia 6 and 9 rebounds, Lee 3, Chen 2, Yu 8 and 7 rebounds, E. Lin 2.   Three-pointers: Grimes, Hazell, Lee, Shannon,  LA CANADA -- Hofman 8 and 5 assists, Neyland 9, Swenson 2, Ballard 7 and 7 rebounds, Moore 5, Gaudino 6 and 10 rebounds, Kim 16, Turley 6, Cheney 4, Barnes 2.  Three-pointers: Kim 5, Hofman 2, Neyland 2, Ballard.

Blair 53, South Pasadena 46-- Blair improved to 10-10, 3-2  with the win, while South Pasadena is now 5-13, 2-3.

San Andreas League

Cajon 81, Yucaipa 63 -- Cajon outscored Yucaipa 24-8 in the second quarter en route to a San Andreas League victory. Cajon's Donovan Morris scored 17 points in the second quarter, including 12 on three-pointers, and finished with a game-high 34 points. Morris, who made 9 of 11 attempts from the field, also had 10 rebounds and seven assists. CAJON (81) -- Morris 34, Dew 6, Porter 6, DeArmin 14, Payne 14, D. Lewis.  YUCAIPA (63) -- King 12, Craig 15, C. Lewis 2, Simmons 2, Price 7, Orr 14, Brown 3, Renich 8. Halftime score -- Cajon 41-27. Three-point goals -- Morris 5, Porter 2, King, Craig 2, Orr 4, Price. Total fouls -- Cajon 13, Yucaipa 17. Fouled out -- none.   Records: Cajon 6-0, 15-6. Yucaipa 0-6, 2-20.

Pacific 88, San Gorgonio 68 --Donnell Jury scored 31 points (20 in the first half) and eight assists and five rebounds to lead Pacific over visiting San Bernardino San Gorgonio in a San Andreas League game.  SAN GORGONIO (68) -- Buckingham 21, Houston 13, Winters 2, Harris 9, Walker 2, White 15, Leach 2, Daigle 1, Sherman 1, Dowdy 2. PACIFIC (88) -- Jury 31, Bradley 21, Davis 3, Kinser 8, Cole 1, Eisley 2, Adams 17, Mohammed 4, Harris 1. Halftime score -- Pacific 43-35. Three-point goals -- Houston 3, Harris, White 3, Buckingham, Davis, Jury 4, Kinser. Total fouls -- Pacific 17, San Gorgonio 16. Fouled out -- None. Records: Pacific 5-1, 14-6. San Gorgonio 2-4 in league.

San Gabriel Valley League

Dominguez 81, Warren 45--Senior center Tyson Chandler scored 30 points and 19 rebounds to record is 17th double-double of the season, as the Dons (18-3, 7-0) easily beat Warren (4-2 in league).  Travon Free scored 10 points for the Dons while Julian Assibey led Warren with 13.  Dominguez played without Darius Sanders (6'-6" Jr. F) and Samir Hernandez (6'-7" Jr. F) was ejected.

Gahr 49, Paramout 42-- Gard improved to 12-11, 3-4 with the win behind 27 points from junior guard Romalice Reed and 10 points from senior guard Stuart Claxton.  The Pirates fell to 2-4 in league.

Downey 64, Lynwood 55--details not available.

Santa Fe League

La Salle 60, Bell-Jeff 43-- La Salle managed to outscore Bell Jeff in every quarter except the third.  La Salle improved to 13-8, 4-2 in league, while Bell Jeff drpped to 12-9 overall dn 2-4 in league.  Casey Markovic had 11, Tyler Kealey 8, Romel Cabrera 2, Andy Bunning 7, Chavez 15.  La Salle scoring: Jeremiah DeLeon 7, Steve Van Leeuwen 5, Anthony Napolitano 5, Jiro Francia 2, Andrew Mahlmann 2, Matt Kelley 13, Julian Harmon 9, Austin Richey 8, Chris Rekiewicz 9.   Bell Jeff--11  10  12  10--41;  La Salle--14  16  11   19--60.

Cathedral 81, Salesian 57--details not available.

Sea View League

Newport Harbor 52, Irvine 48-- The Sailors (17-5, 3-2 in league), moved back into sole possession of first place by holding off the inspired Vaqueros (10-13, 1-4).  Newport junior point guard Greg Perrine had the best all-around game of his two-season varsity career to pace the winners. Perrine amassed 13 points, 13 steals, seven rebounds and seven assists.  Perrine came up big down the stretch, when Irvine had possession with 22 second left, trailing, 50-48. After the Sailors played defense for about 12 seconds, Perrine picked off a pass and fed the ball to teammate Tony Melum, who was fouled and canned both free throws to ice the victory.    Melum led the Sailors with 15 points, while senior Aaron Yarnal added 13.   Irvine 13 11 11 13 - 48  Newport Harbor 12 14 14 12 - 52  Irvine - Guinn 14, Cox 13, Carter 8, Short 7, Sarwine 4, Tahvildaran 2.  3-pt. goals - Guinn 4.   Fouled out - none.  Technicals - none.  Newport Harbor - Melum 15, Perrine 13, Yarnal 13, Peterson 7, Spigner 2, Young 1, Diefenbach 1, Cameron 0.   3-pt. goals - Perrine 2, Peterson 1.  Fouled out - none.  Technicals - none.

Woodbridge 58, Laguna Hills 55--Woodbridge had three players reach double figures in scoring en route to defeating Laguna Hills, 58-55, in a Sea View League boys basketball game at Woodbridge High on Friday night.  Danny Lambert led the Warriors (18-4, 5-0) with 15 points. Woodbridge guard Patrick Haddan played with a deep thigh bruise, but he was still able to finish with six points and four steals. Laguna Hills, which never led, trailed by 10 points with less than three minutes remaining. But the Hawks closed to three points after Chris Lee stole an errant Woodbridge pass and drove for the layup to make it 56-53 with 48 seconds left. The Hawks then fouled Brian Thompson with 15 seconds left.  He nailed both free throws to seal the victory. The Warriors jumped all over the Hawks early, taking a 7-0 lead with 5:40 remaining in the first quarter. Woodbridge stretched the lead to 18-5 after a three-pointer by Doug Koeller. Led by Lee, Laguna Hills (14-9, 1-4) cut the deficit to 23-16 at the end of the first quarter. Lee led all scorers with 22 points, including four three-pointers.   With Woodbridge leading, 36-23, early in the third quarter, Laguna Hills went on a 7-0 run to cut the deficit to 36-30 with six minutes remaining. Woodbridge regained the momentum and took a 47-34 lead into
the fourth quarter. The Warriors defense was a big reason for their success, nabbing 11 steals.

Sierra League

Bonita 63, Covina 43 -- Two starters recorded double-doubles as the Bearcats (15-6, 6-3) rolled over the visiting Colts with a 20-10 fourth-quarter run.  Ramsey Jarrar had 14 points and 12 rebounds, while Jeran Carr added  11 points and 10 rebounds. Chris Dean led all scorers with 24 points.

Damien 63, Nogales 53 -- Aaron Garcia made eight three-pointers and scored 36 points, including 21 in the second half, to lead the Spartans past the Nobles in a Sierra League game.  Garcia also added seven rebounds for Damien (14-9, 3-3), which went 16-for-18 from the foul line in the final period. Ralph David had 10 points and Kevin Clark finished with eight points, seven rebounds and five assists. Kevin Carson hit five three-pointers in the second half to finish with 15 points for Nogales.

Diamond Bar 65, Rowland 51-- Mark Jecmen had 30 points and 10 rebounds and Khalif Ford finished with 11 points, nine assists and three steals as the Brahmas  remained unbeaten after six Sierra League games.  Adam Wong paced Rowland with 17 points.

Ayala 54, West Covina 39 -- The game was tied 27-27 with two minutes to play in the third quarter. But that's when the Bulldogs (16-6, 4-2) pounced with a 27-12 run to ice the outcome.  Malik Jones led all Ayala scorers with 14 points, adding 10 rebounds. Ken Quinn added 12 points and 12 rebounsd for the Bulldogs.

South Coast League

Capistrano Valley 65, Mission Viejo 45--Jake Franzen had 21 points for Capistrano Valley (20-2, 7-0). Guard Greg Villanueva led Mission Viejo with 14 points, including four three-pointers. 

El Toro 66,  San Clemente 60--Ashkan Nazeri scored 22 points, Matt Green added 14 points and 12 rebounds and Ken Tanaka had eight points and nine assists for the visiting Chargers (21-2, 6-1). Tim Burnette scored 18 points for San Clemente (13-7, 2-5). 

Trabuco Hills 59, Dana Hills 45--Ian Wright had 12 rebounds for the Mustangs, while Del Rasario had 25 points as Trabuco Hills improved to 13-9 overall and 3-4 in league.  Dana Hillsdropped to 9-13 and 0-7 in league.

Southwestern League

Murrieta Valley 69, Temecula Valley 57--Murrieta Valley went on a 13-0 run in the third quarter to extend its lead and defeat Temecula Valley in Southwestern League game. Will Campbell pulled down a game-high 12 rebounds for the Nighthawks. TEMECULA VALLEY (57) -- Segimar 7, Menacid 8, Hodge 2, Green 14, Cooper 2, Louis 5, Palmer 4, Badue 7, Forrest 8.  MURRIETA VALLEY (69) -- Larsen 17, Mejia 7, Ricks 5, Campbell 19, Richardson 12, Rider 6, Linsley 1, Simeta 2. Halftime score -- Murrieta Valley 37-28. Three-point goals -- Segimar, Menacid 2, Louis, Badue, Green 2, Larsen, Mejia, Richardson 2. Total fouls -- Temecula Valley 19, Murrieta Valley 15. Fouled out -- none.  Records: Temecula Valley 0-5, 7-17. Murrieta Valley 4-1, 14-7.

Temescal Canyon 75, Elsinore 60 --Temescal Canyon outscored Elsinore 25-7 in the first quarter en route to a Southwestern League victory. Temescal Canyon's Kris Maxey, making his first appearance back at Elsinore High since transferring to Temescal Canyon in August, scored 10 of his game-high 19 points in the first quarter. Travon Keahey and Ryan Lux scored 16 points apiece for Elsinore. Temescal Canyon tied a school record for victories with 18 (1993-94).  TEMESCAL CANYON (75) -- Maxey 19, Zarbok 6, Kennedy 12, Cleary 14, Roberson 14, Wing 10.  ELSINORE (60) -- Keahey 16, Green 13, Lux 16, Cirilo 1, Wolter 5, Kondus 6, Engels 3. Halftime score -- Temescal Canyon 42-17. Three-point goals -- Kennedy, Wing 2, Roberson 2, Keahey 4, Green 2, Engels, Lux. Total fouls -- Temescal Canyon 18, Elsinore 19. Fouled out -- Wolter. Technical fouls -- Maxey. Records: Temescal Canyon 5-0, 18-5. Elsinore 1-4, 13-8.

Suburban League

Mayfair 99, Norwalk 51--Josh Childress scored 25 points and senior guard Edwin Draughan had 23 as Mayfair improved to 17-3, 7-0.   Brian McFadden scored a season-high 16 points.  Zach Hall led Norwalk (4-16, 1-6) with 22 points.

Artesia 57, Cerritos 36--Malcolm Herron scored 18 points and Allen had 14 as Aretesia beat Cerritos easily. ryan Meilleur scored 6 for the Pioneers.  Cerritos was led by Hsu with 13, and he was the only scorer for Cerritos over 10.

Bellflower 75, Glenn 55--Terrell Hendricks scored 20 points and senior guard Justin Allen had 19 as the Bucaneers (13-9, 4-3) beat the Eagles (1-6 in league). Kendrick Sanders scored 16 points for Bellflower. Glenn was led by Moore with 19 and Conrad with 17.

Sunbelt League

Rancho Verde 83, Paloma Valley 27 --J.S. Nash scored 29 points in 18 minutes as Moreno Valley Rancho Verde cruised to a Sunbelt League victory. Dwight Taylor added 12 points for the Mustangs, who have won five of their past six games.   PALOMA VALLEY (27) -- Schroeder 11, McNulty 3, Mejia 2, Malone 2, Occhino 0, Luchessi 9.  RANCHO VERDE (83) -- Baker 4, Nash 29, Walker 8, Brown 5, Taylor 12, A. Singfield 6, M. Singfield 10, Nogueira 3, Winston 6. Halftime score -- Rancho Verde 44-7. Three-point goals -- McNutty, Luchessi, M. Singfield, Nash 3. Total fouls -- Paloma Valley 16, Rancho Verde 11. Fouled out -- none.Records: Rancho Verde 3-1, 13-8. Paloma Valley 0-4 in league.

Perris 90, Hemet 74 --Perris center Jason Zimmer scored 21 points and had 18 rebounds and four blocks as Perris ended a two-game Sunbelt League losing streak. Crisp passing in the transition game and good shooting allowed the Panthers to lead by as much as 34-9 early. Four players had double figures for Perris. Antione Gilliam scored 12 of Perris' first 16 points. "If he comes to play everyday, we will be very hard to beat," said Landers. Hemet's Kyle Boyd had a game-high 24 points, hitting four three-pointers. HEMET (74) -- Boyd 24, Crane 15, Padgett 4, Griffin 5, Martinez 8, Maseil 9, Kelly 2, Veiga 7.  PERRIS (90) -- Gilliam 20, Johnson 13, Zimmer 21, Miller 18, Hunter 2, Green 3, Roberson 8, Martin 3, Gordon 2. Halftime score -- Perris 50-27. Three-point goals -- Gilliam 2, Miller, Boyd 4, Crane, Martinez 2, Maseil 2. Total fouls -- Hemet 24, Perris 26. Fouled out -- Crane, Padgett. Technical fouls -- Hunter. Records: Perris 3-2, 12-7. Hemet 2-3, 8-13

Sunset League

Los Alamitos 73,  Marina 51-- The Los Alamitos boys' basketball team picked the right time to have a down year in the Sunset League.   The Griffins didn't return any starters from last season's co-championship team, but remain undefeated in league play following a 73-51 victory Friday night over host Marina.  The Griffins are now 14-6, 6-0.  Brian Rakusin scored 14 points Friday, and is averaging just under 17 points a game. Only Edison's Matt Gonzales (17.0) is averaging more among Sunset League players.  Rakusin didn't start against Marina after missing practice time earlier in the week because of illness.  He entered the game midway through a 9-0 run by the Griffins, which put them up, 15-6, with about a minute to play in the first quarter.  Marina (8-14, 3-3) cut the lead to five twice in the second quarter, but each time Los Alamitos answered with a short run of its own. The Vikings went into halftime on a high note after Chris DeLuca's slam dunk in the closing seconds cut the Griffins' lead to 33-26. But Los Alamitos made nine of 12 shots in the third quarter, including three three-point baskets in four attempts by senior guard Ed Courtmarche, giving the Griffins a 55-41 lead heading into the fourth quarter.  Mark Lotman led Los Alamitos with 19 points, including four three-pointers in seven attempts, and Courtmarche and Eric Yarger had 12 each.  Brian Riley scored 17 points and DeLuca had 15 to lead Marina. 

Edison 62, Huntington Beach 54--`Richard Schwartz scored 21 points for the visiting Chargers (9-13, 2-4), who trailed at halftime. Bryan Harrison scored 13 points and Drew Janovick had 10 for Huntington Beach (8-13, 0-6).

Fountain Valley 40, Esperanza 30--Tucker Fendon scored 10 of his 16 points in the first quarter to help the host Barons (14-8, 5-1) take a 13-5 lead. Esperanza dropped to 9-13, 2-4.

Tri-Valley League

Carpinteria 49, Bishop Diego 48-- Justin Lama was fouled with one second left in a 48-48 tie with rival Bishop Diego, Lama hit his first shot from the charity stripe to give the Warriors a 49-48 win at the Cardinals' gym.   Prior to that, Bishop's Rod Jahangir hit a 3-pointer to tie the score at 48 with 28 seconds to play. On Carpinteria's next possession, Grant Savoy attempted two shots over Bishop's 6-foot-8 center Nick Scheftic. Scheftic blocked the first one and altered the second allowing the Cardinals to regain possession with four seconds left. On the inbounds pass, Lama was guarding Scheftic, and went up with him for the lob pass. The two got tied up and Scheftic was whistled for the foul.  But, to even get to that point, Bishop Diego had to rally. The Cardinals were down 28-15 at halftime. Ryan Perez made a pair of layups and Jason Renick nailed a 3-pointer and brought the game to 28-26. In the fourth quarter, Carpinteria tried to pull away, but Tim Frawley made two straight layups to cut the Warriors' lead to 48-45. The win was the Warriors' first in the Tri-Valley League, upping their record to 2-13 overall and 1-4. The loss dropped Bishop to 5-12 and 1-3.The Cardinals had multiple chances to close out the game earlier, but their free-throw shooting hurt them. Bishop made 5-for-18 freebies on the night, missing three front ends of one-and-ones down the stretch.  CARPINTERIA -- Lopez, E. 14, Savoy 9, Lopez, S. 6, Zoldos 11, Lopez, J., 4, Zoldos 3, Lama 1. Totals 18-39 6-15 49. BISHOP DIEGO -- Renick 5, Jahangir 6, Perez 10, Frawley 8, Brown 2, Scheftic 6, Korsan 6, Cavaletto 5. Totals 19-47 5-18 48. Carpinteria . . . 10 18 11 10 -- 49  Bishop Diego . . . 8 7 17 16 -- 48   3-point goals -- C 7-13 (E. Lopez 4-6), BD 5-14 (Jahangir 2-3).  Fouls -- C 19. BD 15. Fouled out -- Cavaletto.

St. Bonaventure 66, Fillmore 52-- Wade DeSmidt registered a county-record 17 blocks to lead the St. Bonaventure boys' basketball team to a 66-52 Tri-Valley league victory over Fillmore on the road.  DeSmidt moved ahead of Brandon Duplessie, also formerly of St. Bonaventure, who recorded 13 blocks in a game during the 1997-1998 season. Chris Saunders recorded 22 points and pulled down 11 rebounds while Steve Tarin scored a game-high 24 points for St. Bonaventure (14-5, 5-0). DeSmidt added 11 rebounds and seven points. Luis Herrera led Fillmore (6-13, 2-2) with 22 points. The teams combined to shoot 31 for 35 from the free-throw line.

Valle Vista League

Baldwin Park 57, South Hills 40-- Braves junior forward Geary Thompson has burst onto the scene as one of the dominating players in the league. Going into the fourth quarter, home team Baldwin Park was only one point ahead, but the 6-foot-2 Thompson, playing his first varsity season, made 11 of his 20 points in the final eight minutes. That led the Braves to outscore the Huskies 24-8 in the period to win going away. Thompson also did well on Tuesday, with 18 points and 16 rebounds.

Ganesha 64, San Dimas 61--A dominant third quarter proved to be enough for Ganesha High's boys' basketball team to hold on for a 64-61 victory Friday night, stunning San Dimas.  The Giants (12-10, 6-3) handed the Saints (18-3, 8-1) their first Valle Vista League loss and staved off a late charge.  San Dimas' Jason Greenlee hit two of three free throws with 3.2 seconds left after being fouled in three-point territory, leaving his team one point behind. Ganesha then threw the ball the length of the court, where Chris Reaves put the finishing touches on the upset.   Ganesha's Franklin Ike had 21 points and 12 rebounds, while Michael Efevberha added 20 points, 16 rebounds and three assists. The Giants trailed 32-24 at halftime, then outscored the visitors 27-7 in the third period, thanks in part to William Evans' 15 rebounds.  Greenlee finished with 30 points for San Dimas. Curtis Small added 12.

Westside League

West LA Baptist 84, Highland Hall 73--details not available.

Non-League Games--Friday, 1/26.00

Bethel Christian 92,  Cornerstone Christian 48 -- Riverside Bethel Christian outscored Wildomar Cornerstone Christian 42-14 in the second half en route to a non-league victory. Eric Heiliger scored a game-high 34 points, and Sean Wilson added 17 for Bethel Christian. BETHEL CHRISTIAN (92) -- Heiliger 34, Wilson 17, James 11, Klix 13, Love 5, Seneff 4, Watson 8. CORNERSTONE CHRISTIAN (48) -- Trepheway 14, Johns 7, J.Paul 4, Armstrong 5, C.Paul 14, Scheele 4.  Halftime score -- Bethel Christian 50-34. Three-point goals -- Trepheway 2, Armstrong. Total fouls -- Cornerstone Christian 14, Bethel Christian 13. Fouled out -- none. Records: Riverside Bethel Christian 7-10.

Camarillo 57, Dos Pueblos 46--Camarillo (57) — Alstot 6, Caldwell 19, Boyer 3, West 2, Jungwirth 7, Reichel 3, Rasp 8, Wallman  9 Dos Pueblos (46) — Ortiz 2, Flores 2, Cowans 9, Graybill 8, Roeger 9, Sherman 5, Iden 2, Jenkins 9.  Cam--8  19  19  11--57;  DP--17  12  9   8--46  3-Point Goals — Camarillo 4 (Caldwell 1, Boyer 1, Rasp 2). Dos Pueblos 3 (Cowens 1, Graybill 2). Rebounds — Camarillo (Wallman 9). Assists — Camarillo (Young 4). Records — Camarillo 11-11. Dos Pueblos 15-6.

Chaparral 51, Hemet West Valley 50-- Joe Buller made two free throws with seven seconds remaining to give Chaparral the one-point non-league victory. Buller also hit two free throws with 48 seconds remaining to give Chaparral a 49-48 lead, but Joe Roquemore hit two free throws with 11 seconds left to give West Valley a 50-49 lead. Buller added six assists, while Kevin Pierce had 23 points to lead West Valley. Records: Chaparral 16-6 WEST VALLEY (50) -- Navarez 7, LeBaron 0, Roquemore 4, Pierce 23, Washington 4, Halstrom 12.  CHAPARRAL (51) -- Castillo 8, Buller 19, Craig 9, Chodola 4, Castro 2, Cooke 7, Newman 2. Halftime score -- Chaparral 24-22. Three-point goals -- Halstrom 2, Navarez, Pierce, Castillo 2, Buller, Cooke, Craig 3. Total fouls -- West Valley 12, Chaparral 11. Fouled out -- LeBaron. Technical fouls -- none.

Price 51, Rolling Hills Prep 48--Curtis Allen had 15 points for Rolling Hills (15-2) but it was not enough to beat Price. Kyle Rose contributed 12 points and 10 rebounds for Rolling Hills. 

Woodcrest Christian 56,  Ambassador Christian 18 -- Matt Reyes led Woodcrest Christian in this non-league game with his game-high 12 points. Ryan Lucio had a season-high 11 rebounds to go with his four points. AMBASSADOR CHRISTIAN (18) -- Pine 2, Austin 2, Guzman 2, Copper 2, Giden 10. WOODCREST CHRISTIAN (56) -- Lucio 4, Burdett 10, Reyes 12, Hawkins 1, Koening 6, Wells 2, Carpenter 7, Musich 2, Daniel 2, Pool 10.  Halftime score -- Woodcrest Christian 24-5. Three-point goals -- Reyes 3. Total fouls -- Ambassador Christian 13, Woodcrest Christian 11. Fouled out -- Copper. Technical fouls -- Hardy (AC). Records: Woodcrest Christian 11-7, Ambassador Christian 4-13.

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