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Non-Tournament Games
Around SoCal Tuesday--(Dec. 16, 1998)

There were quite a few non-tournament games yesterday from in and around SoCal, both league and non-league games.  There was one very notable game, not because it was a big time game, but because it was just a special game:

Upland Christian 49, Yucca Valley Joshua Springs 43--Nick Kramer scored 15 points and added 6 rebounds, and Eric Toupal grabbed 6 rebounds, as Upland Christian (1-4), wins its first varsity boys basketball game in the school's history.

We're not sure how many games have been played in the school's history, but it was a first anyway.

Here's the rest of what we know from yesterday's games:  

League Games:

Liberty League--

Viewpoint 59, Oakwood 41--Viewpoint won it's league opener at Oakwood and was led by Dan Roy's 22 points and 9 rebounds, and Nick McKay added another 12 points and 5 blocks.  John Koigel had 10, Bly 8, Nassirzadeh 2, Wilson 2 and Freeman had 3.  For Oakwood, Nick Garrison had 1, John Boyd scored 14, freshman Stan Musgreave had 6, Gasteier had 6, and sophomore Nick Mark had 6.

Westside League--

Milken 61, West LA Baptist 31-- Milken was led by   Alex Raminfar with 14, while John Sher had 13, Bobby Bassman had 10.  Others scoring were Taylor with 7, Hanasab with 4, Aviv 2, Greenberg with 4, and Handlish with 7.   Milken held WLAB to just 6 ponts in the first quartrer and  5 in the second.   Mike Eagen had 12 while Ksawi Gyane had 10 for WLAB.  Milken improved to 4-2 on the year and 2-0 in league play.

Non-League Games

Palo Verde 63, Palm Desert 62--Jeremy Wright hit a five-footer at the buzzer to lead Blythe Palo Verde (4-3) to a non-league victory over Palm Desert (2-4). Palm Desert had possession with 44 seconds left but turned the ball over with 10 seconds left. Glen Blanks drove the lane, who passed to Jake Johnson. Johnson then made a quick pass to Wright for the game-winning shot. Joey Gill scored 33 points to lead Palm Desert.Palo Verde scoring,  Cooper 6, Peterson 2, Johnson 5, Blanks 11, Wright 25, Foster 2, Abella 3, Copple 9. Palm Desert scoring: Gill 33, Kogus 4, Slone 9, Fernandez 0, Jackson 7, Ainsworth 4, Allen 2, Haransky 3. Palm Desert led at the half 36-30, but was ouscored in the second half 33-28.

Bakersfield East 68, Wasco 40-- East remained undefeated (8-0) with a 68-40 boys' basketball win over Wasco (3-4) Tuesday night. Steve Carter led all players with 22 points and 16 rebounds for the Blades. Teammate Robert Johnson had eight assists.

Bakersfield Ridgeview 60,  Bakersfield South 56-- Stan Wright led all players with 18 points as Ridgeview edged South 60-56. Torey Harper had 13 points for the Wolf Pack and teammates Jeremy Reyes had 12 and David Diaz had 10. Myree Bowden scored 17 points for South. Chris Jones had 13 and J.R. Washington scored 11 for the Rebels.

Shafter 35, Porterville 19-- We had a little trouble believing this was a basketball game when we saw the score, but verified it was indeed a basketball contest. Senior forward Beto Leyva scored a team-high 10 points to lead Shafter in the non-league game. Also for Shafter (5-4), John Wiebe had six points and Jordan Lewis, Clay Watson and Robert Haude each added five points. For Porterville, Mike Johnston and Joe Hughes each scored six points.

Windward 64, Ventura County Christian 40--Ventura County Christian fell behind 34-18 at halftime and went on to lose at Windward.  Nick Smith led Ventura County Christian (3-6) with 16 points

Santa Clara 77, St. Joseph Santa Maria 62-- Santa Clara was led by Nick Nones with 20 points and B.J. Ward who scored 16, followed by Mel Angell who added another 12 as Santa Clara beat St. Joe's to ikmprove to 5-1 on the year.   Santa Clara jumped out to a 21-9 first quarter lead and then never looked back.   St. Joe's kept the scoring close throughout the rest of the game, but they were never able to get over the 11 point first quarter deficit.  Others scoring for Santa Clara were Madrigal with 65, J. Angel with 7, Camper 7 and Dotsy with 9.   For St. Joe's, they were led by Brett Krausse with 15, Mike Draper with 10, Dustin Kelly with 10, followed by Groce 6, Merlo 7, Williams 8, and Smith with 6 points. Santa Clara will play at Agoura on Friday night.

Brentwood 56, Village Christian 49--Clint Hamblin had 17 points, including five three-pointers, for the Crusaders in a nonleague defeat at Village Christian.  Aaron Maxwell had nine points and 13 rebounds for Village Christian (2-2).

Rubidoux 55, Hemet 53--Nathan Walker scored with 28 seconds left in overtime as visiting Rubidoux defeated Hemet, 55-53, Tuesday night in a non-league game. Rubidoux (4-6) scored first in overtime on a shot from Darnell Thompson, who led the Falcons with 23 points. James Draine answered for Hemet (5-4) to tie it 51-51. James Christiansen scored with 1:10 left in OT to put Hemet ahead again, but Thompson hit two free throws with 53 seconds remaining to tie it and set the stage for Walker, a sophomore. Randy Green had 18 points and 14 rebounds for the Falcons. Draine scored 30 points for the Bulldogs.

Wilson Creek 81, Samaritan Academy 41--Wesley Battey led Yucaipa Wilson Creek (2-3) with 18 points and Ben Pardus added 16. Wilson Creek came out 18-7 in the first quarter and continued to lead San Bernardino Samaritan Academy (1-4) in a non-league game. Isaiah King led Samaritan Academy with 16 points.  Wilson Creek scorers were Fains 10, Battey 18, Holifield 0, Mainville 10, Zoober 10, Pardus 16, McCray 4, Arbuckle 4, Lee 5, Nicholson 4. Samaritan scorers were Motley 14, Young 4, Hernandez 1, King 16, Cuellar 6. Wilson Creek led at the half 43-21 and never trailed.

Jurupa Valley 70, Chaffey 54-- Chaffey scoring was by J.Turner with 26, M.Turner with 20, Parker 3, Galbraith 3,  and Stephen 2.  JV scoring was by  Lozano 9, Randall 8, Frias 24, Martinez 3, Garcia 16, Brizuela 2, Jents 2, Edwards 6. Jurupa never trailed in this game, and led at the half, 41-27.

Ontario 72, Damien 47-- Ontario used a huge third quarter to rout Damien 72-47 in a nonleague boys basketball game Tuesday at Ontario High School. Ontario (6-1) trailed 33-30 at the half, but outscored the Spartans 25-1 in the third quarter to take control. Mike Niles had 13 points and six rebounds for Ontario and Jonathon Levy had 10 points and five steals.
Damien was led by Sam Roy's 16 points. Damian scoring was by Roy with 16, O'Hara 6, Navarre 9, Miniares 3, Tobin 2, Saya 2, Rivera 2, Therian 1, Carlton 2, Arien 4. Ontario scoring was by Niles with 13, Burrell 9, James 8, Burns 9, Wade 0, Levy 10, Bratton 10, McCall 4, Mitchell 3, Beckum 6. Damien was leading at the half, but was then only managed to score 17 points in the second half, to Ontario's 39.

Norte Vista 66, Twentynine Palms 65--Chris Lane scored the winning basket for Riverside Norte Vista (4-3) with 20 seconds left against Twentynine Palms (5-1). Twentynine Palms had a chance to win, but William Buchanon, who scored 26 points, missed a four-foot shot with three seconds remaining. Jacare Smith led with 17 and Lane added 15 for the Braves. Keair Mims grabbed 11 rebounds for Norte Vista. Victor Morton had 17 points and 17 rebounds. Foul trouble in the first half threatened the Braves. "We got great play from our backup center. Brian Boyd scored six points when both our starting big men got three fouls each in the first half," Norte Vista coach Rich Shearer said.

Stoneridge Prep 72, Westview 53--Sophomore guard Sammy Delrahim, who is averaging 32 points, collected 37 points, six assists and six steals for the Tigers (1-2) in a nonleague victory at Westview (0-5).

Rosamond 79, Paraclete 74--Glen Jones had 32 points for Paraclete to lead all scorers but Rosamond lost yesterday anyway in a non-league game yesterday.  rosamond was led by Kyley Hayes with 27 points (17 in the fourth quarter) and Cory Allred with 15, seven rebounds, five assists and four steals.  Paraclete was also helped by Rob Fockaert's 11 poijhnts and Daniel Eppink's 13. Rosamond improved to 6-0 on the year.

Calabasas 56, Cate 42:--The Rams gave Calabasas a battle before faltering in the second half of the non-league game. "We played our best half of the year,'' said Cate coach Juarez Newsome, whose club trailed by only three, 23-20, against Calabasas. "Unfortunately we couldn't sustain it. We couldn't handle their pressure in the second half. We committed 29 turnovers and 18 of them came in the second half." Ravi Mehta paced Cate (1-4), with 15 points. Full scoring for Cate was Chan with 6, Perlmutter 1, Nagano 6, Carradine 5, Mehta 15, Ijidakinro 7.  Calabasas scoring was Spencer Hariton with 8,   Michael Goldman with 12, Sherman 2, Quisenberry 6, Gilreath 2, Schultz 1, Veis 2, Buford 1, MacCalla 17, Enoch 4.

Bishop Diego 83, Kilpatrick 58--Jason Gibbs scored 18 of his 31 points in the first quarter as Bishop Diego beat visiting Kilpatrick in a non-league game to improve to 5-2. "Gibbs just took them apart," said Bishop coach John Ward. "We got off to the early lead and basically just kept playing guys in and out." Ward also cited Jarryn Alexander and Aaron Martinez for good all-around play. Kilpatrick scoring was by Torrence with 2, Johnson 8, Baham 12, Calvert 10, Walker 19, Bates 7.  Bishop Diego scorers were Steward 9, Ramirez 2, Alexander 10, Renick 7, Um 6, Martinez 8, Scheftic 6, Korsan 4, Gibbs 31.

Nordhoff 61, Carpinteria 42-- Carpinteria, 1-6, also starting forward Chris Redfield for 5-6 weeks with a dislocated shoulder in the second period. The Warriors were outscored 11-2 in the quarter to fall behind 26-15. "Everyone pretty much freaked out when Chris hurt his shoulder,"' said Carpinteria coach Jeff Freitas. John Barbieri added 10 points despite a box-and-one defense against him and Tyler Matson had eight points and 10 rebounds.  Carpinteria scorers were Scott 18, Barbieri 10, Matson 8, Gonzalez 2, Smith 2, Lopez 1, Erickson 1.  Nordhoff scoring was done by Emmanuel 13, Brown 10, Flores 9, Baier 8, Popp 6, May 5, Rich 4, Briglio 4, Labratt 2. Total 61.

Santa Maria 66, Santa Ynez 43--After a close first half, Santa Maria broke it open to win a non-league game at Santa Maria. Senior forward Sheldon Muller led the Pirates with 11 points, while senior center Chris Pena added 10 points and 11 rebounds. Point guard Mike Gonzales led the Saints with 15 points, including three 3-pointers. "They just came out on fire in the second half," said Santa Ynez coach Greg Zuffelato. "It was 25-21 at the half, and suddenly it was a 10-point game a minute-and-a-half into the second half. They used pressure, played very aggressive defense and forced us to take bad shots." The Pirates fell to 3-4. Santa Maria is 4-2. Santa Ynez scoring was by Wooten with 4, S. Muller 11, Pratt 8, Dreher 4, Berghoefer 4, Bratt 2, Pena 10. Santa Maria scorers were Raynes 10, Gonzales 15, Huf 8, Reade 1, Milner 11, Solomon 2, Jiminez 8, Sarrellano 10, Thompson 1. Totals- 29 4-8 66.

Capistrano Valley 63, Katella 51--Guard Nate Hair scored 19 points as the Capistrano Valley boys basketball team used a strong second quarter to beat Katella Tuesday at Capistrano Valley. The Cougars (5-1) trailed by two after the first quarter, but used a 15-6 second quarter to beat the Knights (5-2). Robert Abercrombie scored a game-high 23 points to lead Katella. Mike Stowell added 18 points for Katella.Nate Hair scored 19 points.  J.J. Sola had 16 points and 14 rebounds for the Cougars. 

Santa Monica St. Monica 68, Brethren Christian 53--Joe Gaynor led all scorers with 19 points in the loss for Brethren Christian (3-7). St. Monica (4-2) held Brethren Christian to only six points in the second quarter, taking a 31-19 halftime lead. The visiting Mariners hit 10 three-pointers to overcome senior forward Joe Gaynor's game-high scoring.

Sunny Hills 69, Rancho Alamitos 54--Eric Hardeman scored 16 points to help the Lancers (2-5) dominate the Vaqueros (4-3).  Nathan Hochgesang had 15 points, Michael Uyeda 14, and Kirk Landgraf grabbed eight rebounds.   Cuby Vantich had 16 points, Willie Montgomery 15 and Brad Steen 12 for Rancho Alamitos. 

Tarbut V'Torah 54, Long Beach Zinsmeyer 49--Noam Dashti scored 19 points and had 11 rebounds to lead Tarbut V'Torah (4-3).

Downey Calvary Chapel 82, Whitney 47--Freshman guard Tim Drisdom had 19 points as the Grizzlies won a non-league game against the visiting Wildcats (3-5).

La Verne Lutheran 56, Pico Rivera Mesrobian 44--Ryan Cumberland scored eight points and had 16 rebounds for La Verne, and Mike Thomas added 18 points to lead La Verne Lutheran (2-4) over the visiting Bulldogs.

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