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47th Pacific Shores Tournament: Complete
Second Round Results--(Dec. 3, 1998)

Morningside 59, Mira Costa 43--Morningside used relentless defensive pressure to force 21 Mira Costa turnovers in the Monarchs' 59-43 victory Wednesday night in the second round of the Pacific Shores Basketball Tournament at Mira Costa. The Monarchs (2-0), who pressed to the end, led wire-to-wire behind Dwayne Trotter's team-high 14 points.  "I thought we played pretty good defense," said Morningside coach Carl Franklin. "A lot of what we do is dictated by our press and how successful we're going to be."

Morningside took a 16-6 lead after the first quarter behind a quick six-point run spurred by a Charles Mason three-pointer. The Monarchs' defense did, however, get them in foul trouble, especially in the second quarter. Mira Costa (1-1) attempted 16 free throws in the second quarter, but only converted eight. For the game, the Mustangs made 15 of 32 free-throw attempts. Despite the free-throw woes, Mira Costa managed to cut Morningside's lead to 28-20 at halftime behind four straight Jesse Boyd points. The Mustangs stayed within eight for most of the third quarter. But with less than three minutes to go, the Monarchs, behind a swarming press, went on an 11-2 run to open up a 45-28 lead. Tracey Cathey (12 points) paced the run with five points. Dante Tatum scored eight points for the Monarchs, and Chrishawn Lawrence had nine. Mira Costa was led by the 6-foot-9 Boyd, who scored a game-high 15 points. Morningside will play No. 1-seeded Fairfax, a 77-42 winner over Bell, today at Mira Costa at 7:30 p.m. The Mustangs, the No. 4 seed, will play Bell at Mira Costa at 4:30 p.m. today (Thursday)

Redondo 91, Pacifica 72--Walter White had 24 points and 10 rebounds, and the Sea Hawks (2-0) took a 20-point first-quarter lead en route to the winner's bracket win at Redondo. Andrew Zahn had a triple double 12 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists for Redondo, which watched Pacifica make nine three-pointers.

University/Irvine 84, South Torrance 60--Clete Albitz scored 13 points in the Spartans' second-round winner's bracket loss at Mira Costa. The Spartans (0-2) fell behind 27-12 after the first quarter.

St. Bernard 57, Locke 50--Sherman Gay had 28 points, eight rebounds and four blocks, and the Vikings (1-1) used a 21-12 surge in the fourth quarter to rally from a halftime deficit and win the consolation second-round game at Redondo.

Banning 64, San Pedro 55--Senior forward Donnie Walker scored 30 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead the Pilots (1-1) to a second-round consolation victory over the Pirates (2-5) at Mira Costa.

Serra 71, Washington 58-- Forward Earl Lewis scored 29 points and grabbed 18 rebounds to lead the Cavaliers (2-1) to a second-round victory over the Generals.

Carson 73, Hawthorne 64: Marques Duncantel scored 21 points to lead the Colts over the Cougars in the second-round consolation game at Redondo.

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