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Arroyo Tournament First Round Results:
Montclair Prep Loses--(Dec. 8, 1998)

When we first discovered this tournament last year, we thought we'd entered the land of the small.  Really. Other than Mike West (6'-5" PF/C) from last year's Bell-Jeff Team and Ruben Douglas (6'-4" SG) who is now at Arizona tearing it up, there wasn't really anyone over 6'-2" in the whole 16 team tourney.  Well, that may have changed a bit this year, but by and large these are mostly smaller, quicker and shorter teams than you'll find in the City Section or in the Central and Southern LA regions of Southern Section.  We probably won't be able to make it out to see any of the games in this tourney this year, but the games will continue all week at Arroyo High School, located just a north of the 10 freeway in El Monte.   If you're out that way, this is one might be worth checking out.  Here's what happened Monday:

Alta Loma 59, Montclair Prep 48-- Adam Parada (6'-10" Sr. C), who is definitely not small, and who has signed a National Letter of Intent to play with UC Irvine next year,  led Alta Loma (2-1) with 16 points (8-10 shooting), nine rebounds, and seven blocked shots, Adam Dohner, and Wes Carmicheal both scored ten points. Josiah Johnson led Montclair Prep with 18 points. Montclair got off to a slow start, scoring only 6 points in the first quarter and it proved to be their undoing, as their shooters never really got hot.  Johnson also had 10 rebounds, Prince had 9 points, Will Sheslow (6'-0" Fr. SG) had 6, Eri Kaufram had 4, Koljian had 4, Lucas had 3, Jesse Bronner scored 2 and Freeman had 2.

Alta Loma plays Wednesday at 4:30 at Arroyo High School.

Nogales 67, Keppel 52-- Nogales only shot 28 of 55 from the floor, but their pressure defense and rotation carried the Nogales team on Monday in this first round game. Nogales forward Ron Quinine led all scorers, hitting 8 of 15 shots, with 17 points. Guard Denver Lopez and Ralph Edwards had 11 and 10 points respectively.  And despite the loss, the Keppel team turned in a few good performances. Joe Diaz socred 14 poihnts, going 12 for 12 from the line, and Alex Ng, a young guard, hit 3 three-pointers to finish with 11 points. Both teams are now 1-2 on the year following Monday's games.

Monrovia 64, Bravo 37-- Mike Boykins scored 19 poinhts and virtually everyon on the team scored in this easy win for Monrovia, which limited Bravo to single digit scoring in three out of four quarters.

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