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Glendora Triple Crown Results; Preview Of
Wooden High School Classic--(Dec.4, 1998)

Glendora High School hosted the first ever Glendora Triple Crown Challenge featuring several top name schools, including matchups between Mater Dei and San Clemente, Sonora and Los Al, and Glendora and Ayala. We only have the details of the first two games; we understand that Glendora beat Ayala, and that Casey Jacobsen scored his usual 36 points once again.  Oh yeah, and as reported at West Coast Hoops, Chad Clark (6'-6" Sr. SG/SF) twin brother of Chris Clark  (6'-6" Sr. SG/SF) from Ayala, has now decided once again to play basketball this season, and presumably he played on Tuesday night, and will also be playing tonight as Glendora and Mater Dei matchup in the late game at the John R. Wooden High School Invitational tonight at the Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim.

We'll be there to see the game and will be reporting on it later tonight.  Other games taking place in the Wooden Classic High School Invitational will be Rancho Buena Vista v. Los Alamitos, Dominguez v. Waltrip (Texas), and Mater Dei v. Glendora.  There will also be a girls game, the Brea Olinda Ladycats v. Ayalas girls' team.  The first game starts at 4:30, and the Glendora v. Mater Dei game tips off at 9:00 p.m.

In the meantime, here are the results of the Mater Dei v. San Clemente game, and the Sonora v. Los Alamitos games from the Glendora Triple Crown earlier this week:

Mater Dei 65, San Clemente 55--In the Mater Dei v. San Clemente game, Mater Dei struggled to win, but held off San Clemente, 65-55, in an exhibition game that also counts in the league standings because Mater Dei, with its huge schedule just ran out of games (the CIF limits a team to 20 games in a season, not including playoffs, but you can have more with tournament play). Mater Dei got a scare as they trailed most of the first half. The Monarchs, ranked No. 1 in the county in virtually every pre-season poll, did manage to picked it up in the second half  though and came away with the win. The Tritons (0-1) led after the first quarter, 12-10, and built leads of 24-18 and 26-20 in the second quarter.  Mitch Pierce and Brian George of San Clemente, led the first half scoring for the Tritons 14 and 11 respectively.

Derrick Mansell sat out the first half with the flu, but told coach McKnight at halftime he was ready to play and his defensive play really helped. Senior center Mike Bayer scored a game-high 25 points and seven rebounds. Junior Steve Scoggin added 18 points, and sophomore Cedric Bozeman added 13. We didn't get any word on how freshman Mike Strawberry did though, so if anyone knows, let us in on it.

For San Clemente, Pierce finished with 20 points, while sophomore James Hartman added 10. George finished with 11 after fouling out early in the third quarter.

Sonora 87, Los Alamitos 74--The Raiders placed four players in double figures in picking up their first victory of the season. Bimm Okunrinboye led Sonora (1-0) with 26 points, 10 rebounds, nine assists and three steals. The Raiders broke the game open by outscoring the Griffins 25-14 in the second period. Marqui Worthy scored 21 points in only three quarters for the Raiders, while Robert Abreu added 16 and Quinn Hawking 14 points for Sonora. Andrew Pleick led Los Alamitos (0-1) with 27 points and Ron Prettyman finished with 21. Wow.


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