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Los Alamitos Main Event:
Pool & Semi Results--(Dec. 18, 1998)

Here's the schedule for tomorrow in the Los Alamitos Main Event:


7:00 p.m.  Villa Park v. Mayfair
8:30 p.m.  Los Alamitos v. Pacifica

We're not sure when the consolation and other games will be but you should see Cabrillo, Long Beach Wilson, La Habra, and Cypress in those games. Here's how these teams got there.  The results from Wednesday were:

Cabrillo 61, La Habra 53--Junior forward Ryan Jones had 19 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Jaguars (5-5) over the Highlanders (3-3) in a pool play game at Los Alamitos High. Kiah Jeffries had 13 points and Joe Jeffries added 12 for Cabrillo who played host to Los Alamitos Thursday night at 8 in more pool play.

Los Alamitos 56, Villa Park 49--Junior guard Ron Prettyman totaled 14 points, eight rebounds, six steals and five assists to lead the Griffins (5-3) over the Spartans (5-3) in pool play. Andrew Pleick added 13 points, six rebounds and five assists for Los Alamitos.

Pacifica 72, Wilson 46--Adam Rachlin scored 15 points to lead the Mariners (6-2) past the Bruins (1-5) in a pool play game. Wilson got 13 points from Jamaal Williams. Wilson played Cypress yesterday in more pool play at Los Alamitos.

Mayfair 67, Cypress 44-- Jesus Miranda had 26 points and Josh Childress scored 22 as the Monsoons improved to 6-1 with a pool play victory over the Centurions (2-6) at Los Alamitos. Mayfair jumped to a 17-6 start in the first quarter and never looked back. They played yesterday against Pacifica in another pool play game at Los Alamitos.

Here's what happened yesterday, Thursday, December 17, 1998:   

Villa Park 46, La Habra 45-- Villa Park is learning how to play without a large inside presence, and made those lessons work Thursday night with a 46-45 victory over La Habra in the Los Al Nike Main Event tournament at Los Alamitos High. The Spartans went 2-1 in the first three rounds of pool play to advance to the third-place game against Mayfair of Lakewood at 7 p.m. Saturday. The championship game, in which Pacifica will face Los Alamitos, follows at 8:30. Villa Park enjoyed having 7-foot All-Orange County center Eric Chenowith for three seasons ending with 1996-97 (he's now starring at Kansas), and last season's team was anchored by 6-7 Alan Verzani. "We've been so used to having a big-time big guy down low," Spartans coach Kevin Reynolds said.  They might have another one soon. Reynolds has high expectations for Kyle Ekgan, a 6-7 sophomore who scored six points Thursday night. "He's good now," Reynolds said, "but he's going to be really good." Villa Park (5-3) had a 37-27 lead late in third quarter, and saw La Habra catch up, 44-44, with 2:29 left in the game. But only three points were scored after that, one by La Habra's Nathan Allard and two by Villa Park's Justin Haney. Villa Park was outscored by seven points in the fourth quarter. But the Spartans were able to hang on because of an 18-6 scoring advantage in the third quarter, in which the Highlanders made five turnovers. La Habra (3-5) will play Long Beach Wilson in the consolation final at 4 p.m. at Los Alamitos. Highlanders senior Kyle Fitzpatrick was the game's
top scorer with 13 points.

Los Alamitos 76, Cabrillo 62--The Griffins (6-3) were led by 19 points from Rob Prettyman and 16 from Andrew Pleick as they advanced to the championship game. The Griffins used a 22-6 run in the third quarter to put away the Jaguars and advance to the tournament championship on Saturday night at 8:30 against Pacifica.  Jeff Grgas also scored 17 points for Los Alk, which led by just two points at the half.

Cypress 51, Long Beach Wilson 44--Alphonso Stovall's 21 points led the Centurions (2-6) past the Bruins (2-8).  Senior guard Jamaal Williams scored 21 points but it wasn't enough, as the Bruins fell to the Centurions.   

Pacifica 67, Mayfair 62-- The Mariners (7-1) made 14 three-pointers and only eight two-pointers to beat the Monsoons. Danny Dinh, Brian Girard and Adam Rachlin each made three three-pointers.  Despite sophomore guard Josh Childress'
game-high 24 points, the Monsoons were unable to prevail against the Mariners balanced scoring attack.


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