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Fresno Buchanan Tourney: Edison Rolls
To Win, First Round Results--(Dec. 3, 1998)

These are a bit late, but we've had trouble getting them up on our server. Darn FTP program kept choking.  Here they are anyway:

Edison outscored Highland 31-9 in the fourth quarter to punctuate a 97-46 victory.  Chris Lopez scored a game-high 25 points for the Tigers, leading four other players in double figures.

Washington 97, Lemoore 53
Edison 97, Highland (Bakersfield) 46
Monache (Porterville) 77, Golden West 59
Chatsworth 62, Clovis 60
Sylmar 79, Madera 41
Clovis West 96, Canoga Park 62
Inglewood 71, Hoover (Fresno) 45
Buchanan 72, Centennial-Compton 64 OT

12/3 matchups:

Clovis West vs. Inglewood
Chatsworth vs. Sylmar
Washington vs. Monache
Edison vs. Buchanan

Lemoore vs. Golden West
Highland vs. Centennial-Compton
Canoga Park vs. Hoover

More First Round News:

Vonn Webb is making this crystal clear: His Washington High boys' basketball team isn't playing like a state champion. 
Webb said so the second straight day, after the Panthers beat Lemoore 97-53 in Wednesday's Buchanan Hoop Invitational opener. He sang the same chorus after Tuesday's 75-62 victory over Edison.  Did anyone really expect Webb to butter up his team this early in the season?

"I expect us to play a whole lot better than we did tonight," Webb said. "I don't think we played anywhere near the way we could play. I know we're a better team than this."  Washington led 14-0 before James Randle spoiled the shutout with two free throws at the five-minute mark. The lead would almost double in each of the first three quarters as the Panthers reached tonight's 8:30 quarterfinal against Monache.

Web did have one point - even as the Panthers were scoring and slamming like crazy, they didn't always have the appearance of a controlled attack.  "We didn't concentrate," Webb said. "We made some bad decisions and some bad plays on offense. We didn't look smooth and execute, and that's our trademark here.  "I don't want just any shot. I want a good shot."  Shamell Stallworth scored a game-high 33 points, 13 in the third quarter as Washington rolled to a 78-33 lead. Stallworth, who shot 13 for 19, got a T-shirt as the game's most valuable player.   

Edison, meanwhile, made its first step toward a rematch with Washington by routing the Highland Scots 97-46.  The Tigers lost their season opener Tuesday against the Panthers, 75-62. "We kind of bounced back nicely," Edison coach Pat Riddlesprigger said. "We played erratic at times but a win's a win, I'll take it."  Junior Chris Lopez powered the Tigers with a game-high 25 points as Edison broke away to a 42-25 lead.

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