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Best In The West Day One: Game No. 13
Long Beach Jordan Beats LA High--(Dec. 27, 1998)

Long Beach Jordan 79, LA High 47

This game was a wipeout, and the score might have been worse if Jordan had kept up the pressure throughout.  As it was, Darren Peterson (6'-4" Sr. SG/SF) had 19 points, a game high, while his backcourt buddy, Craig Calloway (6'-0" Sr. PG/SG) who has signed at CSUN had 12 points, as did Deryon Dale (6'-3" Sr. G).  And last night, Calloway and Peterson also fed the ball to Trayvon Bryant a bit and he managed to get 14 points in a very good performance.   Others scoring for Long Beach Jordan were Nick Tamarao  (6'-0" Jr. G) with 1, Eric Gathrite (5'-10" Sr. PG) with 4. Aswhawn Rodgers (6'-0" Jr. G) with 2, Shomari Glasco (5'-9" Sr. G) who had 4, James Lundon (5'-9" Sr. G) who had 2 and Wilfred Lucas (6'-4" Jr. F) who also had 2.

LA High had only two players in double figures, Brian Segbefia (6'-1" Sr. G), who has been required to play pont now that Kenny Johnson is recovering from his injury, and Segbefia is clearly out of position.  Notwithstanding that he doesn't really have the skills of a true point, he did manage to get 16 points, but he just doesn't get the ball to others often enough, and the result is that the next best shooter on the team, Scottie Stern (6'-5" Jr. SG/SF) who is also playing out of position at the four, only scored 11 points.  And we didn't see or hear about LA's senior prodigy transfer, Roger Flowers (6'-3" Sr. G) who started off the year getting good reviews but either didn't play or we just missed him.  Either way, he didn't score. Lots of other LA High players managed to score, and while every little bit helps, it wasn't enough to help LA advance. Others scoring were Hannibal Thomas with 3 (he wasn't listed on the roster, so we're going to have to find out more about him),  Rich Garlinn (6'-4" Sr. F/G) had 4. Henry Choi (5'-10" Jr. PG) had 3, Wanini Colvin (5'-5" Sr. PG) had 4, Tremaine Adams (6'-4" Jr. F) had 1, Greg Files (also someone not on the roster) had 3, and Demond Taylor, yet another new addition who wasn't on the roster either, had 1.

Here's the scoring by quarters:

LBJ 17 18 18 26
LA 9 13 12 14

Jordan advances to play Bellarmine Prep, which defeated Compton Centennial, and the two teams will meet Monday at 1:05 in the East Gym at Cal State Long Beach in the winner's bracket game No 31.  LA High drops to the losers bracket and will play Centennial at 7:15 p.m. in the Lakewood High Gym on Monday.  

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