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Southern Section Non-League
Games From Thursday--(Dec. 4, 1998)

Garey 62, Chaffey 59 (OT)--Brian Ponder scored 16 points with 10 rebounds and Edwin Thompson added 10 points and 14 rebounds as Garey beat host Chaffey 62-59 in overtime in a nonleague game Thursday. It was Thompson who helped send the game into overtime with key plays down the stretch as the Vikings (1-0) rallied from a eight-point deficit after three quarters. Marshall and John Turner scored 19 and 16 points, respectively for Chaffey.

Norco 56, Don Lugo 51-- Matt Hinojosa had 26 points and eight steals to lead the Conquistadores (1-1). The Cougars improve to 2-0.

Upland Christian 48, Calvary Baptist 54-- Eric Toupal and Brian Cromer pulled down nine rebounds apiece, but the Eagles lost to the
Trojans in the season opener for both schools.

Price 68, Buckley 44--Price was led by Chris Alexander (6'-3" So. SG) who had 11 points and Othel Johnson (6'-5" So. F) who scored 17 points and grabbed 11 rebounds.  Buckley led at the end of the first half, and was within 6 just before the half.  Buckley managed to stay close in the early going on the fine offensive effort of Colin Ward-Henninger (6'-3" So. SG/SF) who finished with 15 points, Jeremy Howard (6'-5" Sr. SF/C) who ended up taking three charges, and Adam Pastor (6'-0" Jr. PG/SG) who finished with 13 points.  A good defensive effort and impressive ball-handling was shown by David Gale (5'-10" Fr. PG) for about half the game, and Sasha Rahban (5'-11" Sr. SG) and Alex Clancy (5'-10" So. SG) also played well, but Buckley was outscored 32-17 in the second half.   Price is 1-0, and Buckley is now 1-1 on the season.

San Marino 41, Maranatha 38-- Russell Spruinger hit a 3 pointer from the corner with one second left as the Titans (3-0) beat Maranatha. The Minutemen (1-1) fought back from a 10 point deficit to tie the game in the final minute, but San Marino's Danny Liu who scored a game high 17 points came up with a key steal with less than 20 seconds to play, setting the stage for the last minute three pointer.

Cleveland 111, Elizabeth Street Learning Center 43--Kent Dennis had 27 points, 10 rebounds, 11 steals and 10 assists in a nonconference opener at Cleveland.  The Cavaliers forced 46 turnovers.

Hart 58, La Canada 53--The Spartans (0-3) made nine three-pointers, but the Indians (2-0) won a nonleague game at La Canada. Without Matt Moore who is now at Loyola Marymount,  the Spartans' bread and butter play is gone and despite hitting 47.4% of their shots, the Spartans came up short against the Indians.   The loss was the third straight for La Canada which had never started 0-3 in Tom Hofman's 12 seasons as coach.  Hart (2-0), which never trailed, led by as many as 16 points early in the third quarter, but La Canada trimmed it to 47-39 after three quarters.   Ian Sullivan scored a game-high 19 points.  La Canada got as close as 19-18 in the second quarter on freshman Robbie Neyland's 17-footer, but Hart went on a 14-5 run
in the final five minutes.  

Santa Ana Valley 60, Westminster 44--The Falcons exploded for 25 second-quarter points by hitting five three-point field goals en route to their first victory of the year. Junior guard Alex Landa scored a game-high 13 points, including three triples to lead Santa Ana Valley (1-2). Jimmy Lopez turned in a solid performance with 11 points, nine steals, and seven rebounds for the Falcons. Raul Ramos led Westminster with nine points.

La Puente 66, Gabrielino 55-- Salazar 17, Purcell 13, and Patron scored 18 for La Puente.  Maxey scored 12, and Mora had 14 for Gabrielino,

Gladstone 54, Mountain View 39--Vince Lee scored 10 points and Mike Juarez and Josh Hernandez also added 10 each for Mountain View but they could not match Chris LaCount's 27 point game high performance as Gladstone won the non-league game.

Mark Keppel 66, John Glenn 51-- Junior Renteria scored 212 poihnts for Glenn  in the losing effort, while Alex Ng scored 14 for Keppell;  Joe Diaz had 12, while Jerry Diaz scored 10.

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