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Crescenta Valley  Tournament: Wednesday
& Thursday Results--(Dec. 18, 1998)

We're trying to keep up-to-date on this one, but it's tough. We haven't had time to get out to the games, and the coverage of this one requires looking at three different newspapers, because each one of the print versions of the papers covering the tourney only wants to report on the teams from their own local area.   Still, we managed to piece together some reports.

This one was scheduled to end tonight, with the Championship game set for 7:30 p.m. and the other games (3rd, 5th, 7th) all scheduled to precede earlier in the day starting at 3:15 p.m.  We'll try to catch the results before we head off for Las Vegas tomorrow, but for now, here are the results from Wednesday and Thursday: 

Wednesday:

Franklin 61, Poly 53-- Poly's Vargas and Smith both had 10 points while Lopez had 8, Parks 6 and Berrdondo 6, McDesyan 6, Cuevas 4, and Edwards 2.  Frankling had 19 points from Berumen, Turner had 16, and Hernandez 9, Chipe 7, and Gonzales 6.

Verdugo Hills 55, Reseda 53--Verdugo picked up only its second win of the year as Michael Elliott made a 25 foot straightaway bank shot as time expired for two points to give Verdugo the win.  Elliott scored a game high 17 points, while Zach Peterson had 14 points and 9 assists for Verdugo.  Others scoring were Williams with 6 points, Kevin Baird 11, Ray Grisham with 4 and 8 steals, and Porter with 3.  For Reseda Ruiz had 12, Arceneaux 10, Thompson 6, Beard 6, Alvarse 5, Acosta 4, Heathington 4, Mitchell 4, Rogriguez 2.  Verdugo improved to 2-6, while Reseda fell to 3-2.

Crescenta Valley 66, Maranatha 52--McCauley and Jenkins each had 11 points, Malloy had 17, including two three pointers, Ostro had 12, freshman Chris Tarne had 8 including a three pointer, Myers had 3, Wimmer had 4 to pace CV to the win, and improve their record to 4-2, while Maranatha dropped to 4-3.

Venice 71, North Torrance 68--We didn't get any of the details of this game (they weren't in the Daily News, the LA Times or the Breeze) and we didn't get a chance to talk to Dave Goosen, but it looks like Venice has broken the spell of losing two games in a row, and is finally back on track. Oh, and if you check below, you'll see that they also won last night too. 

Thursday:

Crescenta Valley 76, Verdugo Hills 43
Franklin 70, North Torrance 58
Venice 89, Poly 69
Maranatha 48, Reseda 44

Crescenta Valley 76, Verdugo Hills 43-- Crescenta Valley jumped out to a 21-9 first quarter lead and then did the same thing again in the third quarter after leading 34-21 at the half by outscoring Verdugo 19-7 in the quarter.   In the fourth, CV poured it on again outscoring Verdugo 23-13. CV's Brian Ostrow led all scorers with 20 points while Jeff Meyers had 4 points and 11 roubounds, and James Jenkins had 14 points and 14 boards.  CV freshman Chris Tarne also scored 9 points and had 7 assists.  Otheres scoring for CV were McCauley 8, Lee 2, Hughes 5, Santoor 2, Cairns 3, and Stewart 1.  Verdugo scorers wee Tran 0, Peterson 3, Baird 15, Grisham 7, Skinner 2, Oliver 5, Rajan 1, Elliott 2, and Williams 8.

Maranatha 48, Reseda 44-- Ben Hamady had 19 points and David Newkirk scored 17 for Maranatha in the win, improving their record to 5-3 on the season while Reseda dropped to 4-4.  Others scoring for Maranatha were Paul Mason 8, Eric Sorenson 2, and Ian Allin 2.  For Reseda, Arcencay had 18, Rodriguez had 1, Acosta 3, Alvazar 8, Mitchell 2, Thompson 8 and Ruiz 4.

Sorry, no details anywhere on the other games.  No boxes, no calls from coaches. Nada.  Maybe later. 

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