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Game Scores and Details From
Monday 1/29/01--(Jan. 30, 2001)

Finally, we've actually managed to catch up, and are posting the Monday night scores on Tuesday. . . will wonders never cease. . . There wasn't a lot going on last night, and we believe we've gotten most of the scores.  We know we don't have some, because the Riverside Press-Enterprise didn't have any scoreboard available and we're outside their circulation area. . . 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.

Southern Section League Games--Monday, January 29, 2001

American League

Stoneridge Prep 100, Bridges Academy 42--Sonteridge was led by James Williams with 21, Rene Shabastari with 20, John Alon 15, Mike Nang 12,   Shahin Shamasabadi 18, and Richard Delgado 14.  Bridges is now 1-3 in league, while Stoneridge Prep improves to 14-6, 5-0.

Bay League

Redondo 64, Mira Costa 43--Redondo 64, Mira Costa 43--Dijon Thompson played solid at both ends of court to lead Redondo to a Bay League-sweep of rival Mira Costa. Thompson had a game-high 27 points, six rebounds and three assists while slowing Mira Costa's DeWayne Morris down to seven points. Adam Zahn added 12 points and 10 rebound for Redondo.  Mira Costa (14-8, 5-5) was led offensively by Archie Wiley with 11 points and Chase Wixom with 10 points.

Santa Monica 70, Leuzinger 61--details not available.

Morningside 57, North Torrance 38-- (the score in the Times said "67-38" but we'll go with what the Breeze reported)-- Morningside boys basketball coach Carl Franklin won his 500th career game as the Monarchs' head coach when Morningside defeated visiting North Torrance, 57-38, in the Bay League on Monday.  Morningside lost to Mira Costa and Redondo last week to keep Franklin at No. 499, but the Monarchs (10-9, 4-6) jumped to a 21-7 lead after the first quarter and never looked back.  Franklin is in his 26th season as the Morningside head coach and has compiled a 500-161 career record.  Morningside's Martell Walker led the way on the floor with a game-high 18 points and seven steals. Marlon Brisco contributed eight points and 13 rebounds. Daniel Campbell scored two points and dished out 10 assists.

Inglewood 79, Peninsula 46--Ray Reed scored 17 points as the Sentinels (10-0 in league) downed the host Panthers (14-9, 5-5). DeAngelo Collins finished with 14 points, Teddy Fletcher had 10 points, Terrell Stovall scored nine and Anthony Davis added eight. Kevin Gardner led Peninsula with 15 points and Shawn Weinstein and Andrew Yim each had eight points.

Citrus Belt League

Fontana 64, AB Miller 61--Fontana's boys basketball team used a 22-point fourth quarter to defeat A.B. Miller 64-61 on Monday in Citrus Belt League play. The Steelers led 62-61 with 28 seconds to play, when Chris Duran was fouled and sent to the line, hitting both free throws to put Fontana up by three. The Rebels (13-9, 4-3) attempted a last second shot that failed to draw iron, sending them away empty-handed. Trayvon Williams scored 13 points and pulled down 11 rebounds to lead Fontana (15-7, 5-1). Duran and Mark Mancha scored 12 for the Steelers, who were outscored 21-7 in the third quarter. Fontana hosts Rialto at 6:30 on Wednesday night in a league game. A.B. Miller (15-8, 3-4) raced to a 9-0 lead three minutes into the game and held a 22-9 advantage after one quarter. The Rebels' Jacob Ramirez and Malcolm Taylor combined for 17 points in the period. Fontana's power finally began to emerge in the second quarter when it started moving the ball much better on the offensive end. The result? Open looks for shooters as Fontana surged to a 26-7 advantage in the quarter to lead by six at halftime.  In the third Ramirez had 11 points to help the Rebels outscore Fontana 21-7 in the period. The Steelers shot just three-of-13 in the period and missed all five of their three-point attempts.  Fortunately for the Steelers (15-7, 5-1), basketball is a game of four quarters. Fontana marched to victory by outscoring Miller 22-11 in the final stanza.  The Steelers' fourth-quarter run was aided when Ramirez was tagged with his fourth foul with 6:46 left to play. Fontana outscored the Rebels 12-5 in the 3 1/2 minutes Ramirez spent on the bench.  When Ramirez returned, he promptly hit a short jumper to bring the Rebels within three, 60-57. A Victor Michel putback 30 seconds later cut that lead to one.  The teams exchanged turnovers before Trayvon Williams hit a jump shot with 1:30 remaining to give Fontana a 62-59 advantage. Two free throws by Michel with 33 seconds left took the Rebels' deficit back to one. A.B. Miller had a chance to take the lead after Williams missed two free throws, but a traveling call on Erik Scott with 14 seconds remaining gave possession back to the Steelers. Chris Duran was fouled and hit both free throws to push the lead back to three, and a desperation three-pointer by Ramirez at the buzzer failed. Ramirez finished as the game's high scorer with 23 points. Taylor added 14 for the Rebels, all in the first half. Williams led Fontana with 13 points and 10 rebounds, while Duran and Mancha each added 12.

Coast Valley League

Valley Christian Santa Maria 73, Shandon 72--details not available.

De Anza League

Big Bear 55, Riverside Notre Dame 42--details not available

Desert Valley League

La Quinta 76, Palm Springs 47--Paul St. Angelo connected on three 3-pointers and finished with 17 points as La Quinta picked up a 76-47 win over host Palm Springs in Desert Valley League boys basketball. La Quinta (7-2, 18-5) got 24 points from George Gutierrez and Chris Marrujo finished with 12 points and nine rebounds. Aaron Aceves chipped in with 10 points and also grabbed nine rebounds. Caleb Barton led Palm Springs (10-10, 4-4 DVL) with 14 points.  La Quinta 23 22 12 19 -- 76 Palm Springs 18 10 9 10 -- 47 La Quinta: Gutierrez 24, Moreno 9, Beavers 2, Martinez 2, St. Angelo 17, Marrujo 12, Aceves 10 Palm Springs: Barton 14, Greer 9, Howard 7, Nabhan 6, Johnson 4, Whitted 3, Harris 2, Fenton 2.

Palm Desert 52, Desert Hot Springs 27--Donald Brady and Josh Zazulia had 12 points each as Palm Desert raced to a 37-7 halftime lead. Mateo Ortega led the Golden Eagles (1-8, 5-11) with nine points. Palm Desert 20 17 12 13 -- 62 Desert Hot Sprgs 2 5 10 10 -- 27 Palm Desert: Alexander 3, Zazulia 12, Hang 9, Brady 12, Broyles 4, Smith 4, Sator 2, Henry 6. Desert Hot Springs: Shewmake 6, Ortega 9, Edmund 5, McSwain 7.

Cathedral City 95, Coachella Valley 77--The Lions opened with a 21-9 run but then sat back and allowed the Arabs back into the game. By the time the latter moments of the third quarter arrived, Coachella Valley had chipped away at the Lions lead and cut it to single digits, 58-50, with just over a minute left to play in the third. Then in the fourth, Cathedral City put together a 35 point run that included a 20-9 surge. It wasn’t until late in the fourth when the Lions returned to form. Up 65-59 with six minutes left in regulation, the Lions went on an impressive run that featured eight points and five assists from Gerald DeVance and eight points (including two dunks) from Shewmake. Jeff Lambert scored seven of his career-high 23 points in the run. DeVance finished with 24 points and Shewmake had 20 while Gray finished with 15. The Arabs were without Arturo Lomeli for the entire game and for half the game without Chris Limon, both of whom were held out because of disciplinary reasons.  The Arabs were led by Miguel Garcia’s 26 points. Miguel Badena finished with 17. The Arabs play at Palm Springs on Wednesday in a game that could define the team’s season.

Freedom League

South Bay 38, Oak Grove 35--Watani Gleason had 16 points and 17 rebounds and Alonzo Bay had six points and 10 rebounds to lift visiting South Bay (2-5). Randy Thompson and Eric Young also scored six points.

Liberty League

Yeshiva 62, Oakwood 27

Mission League

Loyola 68, St. Francis 56--Loyola improved to 15-5, 6-2 with the win over St. Francis behind 14 points each from Omar Wilkes, Sean Crosner, Chris Rucker and Matt Llewellyn, and Josh Flynn Brwn led the Cubs with 15 points.   St. Francis was led by senior point guard Michael Jenkins who finished with 26 points. 

Crespi 68, Chaminade 61--Crespi was led by Andfrew Moore who scor4ed 17 [oints and Kingsley Anyanwu with 126.  Charlie Shiebler finished with 12 points, six rebounds and five assists and three steals for the Celts.   Scott Borchart,  had 16 as did Jeff Hufford for Chaminade (14-8, 5-4).   Crespi (16-5, 6-2) is now tied for first place ijn the Mission League with Loyola.

Notre Dame 60, Alemany 43--Cody Pearson scored 25 points and pulled down 12 rebounds, dished out 6 assists as the Knights (18-5, 6-3) beat Alemany, which remains winless in league at 0-7, 5-15 overall.  Alemany was led by Zamora with 24 oints and 8 steals.

Metro League

Upland Christian 56, Lake Arrowhead Christian 28--Eric Toupal led Upland Christian (8-11, 5-3) with 12 points. Allen Armella and Jake Garcia scored eight points apiece for the Eagles.

Moore League

Poly 82, Lakewood 69--Five Jackrabbits scored in double figures, with senior forward Deandre Williams leading the way with 15 points, in a victory over the Lancers, who fell behind 13-2 after the first quarter and could never recover. Carlos Rivers added 14 points, Jonathan Harper 12, Marcedes Lewis 11, and Mike Roche 10 for first-place Poly (18-5, 9-0).

Millikan 78, Wilson 55--Senior guard Rodney Spencer scored 19 points to lead three other teammates in double figures as the Rams (15-9, 4-4) routed the Bruins (4-4). Millikan also got 15 points, 8 assists and 6 steals from Keith Moore, 12 points from Dominic Freeman, and 11 points from Melvyn Nicholson.

Montview League

Gladstone 59, Azusa 34--Gladstone improved to 9-6, 5-1 while Azusa remains winless at 0-6 in league. Darrell White had 26 points and Freddy Gonzalez had 14 for Gladstone. No player had more than 9 for Azusa.

Ocean League

South Torrance 44, West Torrance 28--Clete Albitz scored 13 points and the Spartans (15-6, 8-2) held West (3-7 in league) to six second-half points for the road victory. Matt Peterson tallied 12 points, 10 rebounds, four assists and two steals for the Spartans, who outrebounded West 22-10 in the second half and 36-26 overall.

El Segundo 48, Beverly Hills 41--Dashawn Strong posted 21 points and 14 rebounds as the Eagles (12-11, 6-4) won on the road. Jeramie Hopson chipped in 11 points and seven rebounds. Tino Gomez added eight points and Mike McCullough had six points and six assists.

Compton Centennial 61, Culver City 58 (OT)-- Senior guard Jamal Varnes made the game-winning basket with four seconds left in overtime to defeat the Centaurs and keep the Apaches' postseason hopes alive. Centennial, who was forced to forfeit 11 games for using an ineligible player, was led by Anthony Davis' 22-point effort.

Torrance 96, Hawthorne 90--Marshawn Williams scored 23 points, seven rebounds and seven assists to lead five players in double-figures as the Tartars (12-10, 7-3) pulled out the overtime win against the visiting Cougars (6-17, 3-7).  Torrance missed four free throws in the closing seconds of regulation to help Hawthorne force overtime, but took control in the extra period as James Chang connected on a 3-pointer with 1:10 left. Hawthorne was down by three points with 10 seconds remaining, but Mike Williams blocked a Hawthorne layup to preserve the win. Torrance overcame a splendid performance from Rodney Williams , who finished with 32 points, including nine 3-pointers. He finished 10 of 20 from the field and 3-of-4 from the free-throw line. Chang contributed 20 points and four assists for Torrance and Mike Williams collected 14 points, five assists, three steals and two blocks. Chris Judd scored 13 points and Udum Olie gathered 11 points, seven rebounds and six blocks, including four blocks in the fourth quarter, for Torrance. Marcus McNeal and Tremell Mason each scored 12 points for Hawthorne.

Rio Hondo League

Temple City 55, Blair 44--Temple City improved to 11-10 overall and 3-3 in league.  Blair is 3-3 in league as well.   Temple City's Kevin Sweeney had 20 and Desmond Reed had 16.  Blair wasw led by Douglas Ealy with 14.

Suburban League

Artesia 86, Glenn 67--Senior forward Malcolm Herron scored 18 points and Kejuan John Johnson added 15 as the Pioneers (17-4, 7-1) routed the Eagles.

Mayfair 58, La Mirada 36--Edwin Draughan scored 18 points to go along with 10 rebounds and 5 steals, and Josh Childress added 15 to lead the Monsoons (18-3, 8-0).

Sunset League

Los Alamitos 44, Edison 39--Senior center Brian Rakusin led all scorers with 12 points in a low-scoring game, and teammate Eddie Courtemarche made two free throws in the final minute to lead the Griffins (13-8, 7-0).Christian Prelle and Richard Schwartz both scored 10 points for the Chargers who dropped to 10-15, 2-5


Tarbut v' Torah 58, Oxford Academy 55 (2OT)-- Tarbut v' Torah got it's first test of the season, but stil came out on top and is now 17-0 behind Geoff Keith's 22 points.  Noam Dashti scored 20 for TVT.  Oxford was led by Fermanian with 24 and Quigot and Kweltko each with 14.

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