SoCalHoops High School News
Simi Valley Tip-Off Classic Results
For Tuesday's First Round--(Dec. 2, 1998)
We didn't get to see these games, but it looks like Gilbert Arenas is back, and Grant should be one of the finalists in this tournament if they can hold their form and keep Gil healthy.
Grant 80, El Camino 66: Gilbert Arenas (6'-4" Sr. SG) from Grant High scored a game high 42 points yesterday to open Grant's season, and the Lancers are now 1-0. Arenas also had 5 dunks over ECR Tuesday night in this first round tournament game. The Lancers had 27 points in the first quarter, and Gilbert scored 19 of them, made three three-pointers and had three dunks. According to Eric Sondheimer of the LA Times, who was there, "Late in the game, on a breakaway, he purposely threw the ball off the backboard, caught it and slammed in the dunk." "It was getting boring," Gilbert told Sondheimer later. Justin Saad-Anthony scored 25 points for El Camino Real. Other scorers for Grant wer Daniel Tarr with 12, Krishna Evans with 4, Mike Charleston (6'-5" So. F) who was making his varsity debut had 5, Hakman had 2, Edison 2, and Jeong 5.
Grant will play Marshall Fundamental of Pasadena in a quarterfinal game tonight at 5:30. If the Lancers win, they probably would play Simi Valley in a semifinal, setting up an intriguing matchup between Arenas and defensive stopper Branduinn Fullove.
Simi Valley 113, Roosevelt 52--The Pioneers set a school record for points in a game in winning their Simi Valley tournament opener. Rafael Berumen had 37 points and 18 rebounds, Brett Michel scored 25 points and Fullove added 21 points and 12 assists. The Pioneers shattered the previous best of 112 scored against Hart in 1987-88. Others scoring were Suan Michel who had 8, Villepigue with 4, Ward with 11, Williams with 5, and Sharda with 2.
Notre Dame 61, Santa Paula 45--Cody Pearson had 20 points to help the Knights win in the Simi Valley tournament. Chris Williams added 16 points and Dante Ward had 15 for Notre Dame.
Granada Hills 58, Marshall 78-- Chris Bennett (6'-8" Sr. F/C) scored 12 pohnts, while Deveryon Mackey had a game high 18. Renner scored 9, Phifer 9, Jester 4, and point guard Hollifield had 12. Others scoring for Marshall were Sanford with 5, Simms 6, Brazille 1 and Dancer 2. Parks was the high scorer for Granada with 11. Marshall outscored GH 29-19 in the fourth quarter to seal the first round win and will now play Grant in the second round at 5:30 p.m. tonight at Simi.
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