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Ocean View TOC: Wed. Results
& Thurs. Schedule--(Dec. 10, 1998)

These results are from yesterday and here's what we know:

Mater Dei 68,  Redondo Union 51-- This victory by Mater Dei sets up a great semifinal on Friday at 9:00 p.m. at Ocean View between the Mater Dei Monarchs and Horizon of San Diego, which knocked off Crenshaw on Tuesday to advance.

Mater Dei was led by Steve Scoggin who scored 23 points including 6 three pointers. The Monarchs held Andrew Zahn (6'-9" Jr. C) to only six points, and Scogging socred 14 of his points in the third quarter.  The Monarchs pressured Zahn from the beginning, double-teaming him on the perimeter and triple-teaming him down low, and the gamble worked as no one else really was able to step up enough for the Seahawks, especially without Marcus Moore (6'-4" Sr. PG) who transferred to Dominguez at the beginning of the season. Erik Soderberg  (6'-9" So. C) managed to deal pretty well with Zahn, and for the most part contained him.  Walter White (6'-5" Jr. F) of Redondo managed to reel off 21 points but it just wasn't enough to match the scoring of Mater Dei.

Mater Dei had a nine-point lead at the end of the first quarter, but Redondo managed to come back with an 8-2 run to bring the score within two points, and ultimately they racked up a 17-9 scoring advantage, and Redondo trailed by just one at the half.  But in the third quarter Scoggin just lit it up, and the Monarch's led by 11 about halfway through the third quarter.  In the fourth, Mater Dei's defense took over, and Redondo didn't score for the first 2:30 of the period.   Mike Bayer also had 13 points and Cedric Bozeman had 11 for Mater Dei 

Santa Barbara 65, Corona Centennial 62-- The win by Santa Barbara sets up the other semifinal matchup between two great shooting/point guards, Tony Freeman (6'-2" Sr. SG/PG) from Santa Barbara and Tito Maddox (6'-4" Sr. PG/SG) from Compton.  The Compton-Santa Barbara game will be played on Friday at 7:30 at Ocean View.

Tony Freeman made one free throw to break a 62-all tie and Ben Shelton came up with a huge steal and added two more free throws to seal Santa
Barbara's third straight victory in the prestigious tournament. Santa Barbara was almost done in by Centennial's powerful forward Jamal Williams (6'-7" So. PF/C) who scored 19 points in the first half, leading Centennial to a 34-29 advantage. "He was just killing us,'' said Santa Barbara Coach Lavender. "In the second half we adjusted and went to a different defense and we shut him out in the third quarter." Santa Barbara outscored Centennial 17-9 in the quarter. Williams finished with 27 points.

Freeman led the Dons with 19 points. His last point was the biggest one. With 16 seconds left and the score tied, he drove the middle and was fouled. He made his first free throw but missed the second - only the third miss of the night in 20 attempts by Santa Barbara. Centennial rebounded the miss but Shelton stole the ball and was fouled with one second left. He made both free throws. Brent Williams scored 18 points for Santa Barbara and Sean Kelley added 10. The full scoring for Santa Barbara was: Thompson 4, Shelton 6, Whilt 0, Maloney 4, Curiel,  2, Freeman 19, B. Williams 18, Christ 2, and Kelly 10.   Centennial's scoring was:  Seals 2, Fybesma 2, Gonzales 12, J. Williams 27, Adams 4, B. Williams 11, Ross 4.

In other games:

We also know that Ayala beat Bishop's and will advance to the consolation semifinal on Friday at 4:30 p.m. at Ocean View against Long Beach Jordan.   Jack May led Ayala's scoring with 22 points, followed by Chris Pacana who had 7.   Ayala shot 59 percent from the field, including 10-of-13 by Jack May. Ayala's complete scoring was May 22, Burke 14, Pacana 7, Stephens 1, Lucas 4, Sherman 2, Jones 5, Agwenu 2, McCoy 2. Bishops was led by Nick Booker (6'-5" Jr. PG/SG/SF/PF), who scored 15 and Mike Hausmann (6'-6" Sr. SF/PF) who had a game high 25.  Other scoreres were Jaris Cole (6'-2" So. SG/PG) with 4, and Paul Fraley (6'-4" Fr. PF) with 2.

In another consolation game:

A.B. Miller 46, St. John Bosco 44: Robert Estrada made two free throws in the closing seconds of the fourth quarter to put the Rebels (1-4) ahead for good as they held off the Braves (2-5) in a consolation round game at Mater Dei High. Estrada and Greg Nelson each had 14 points apiece to lead A.B. Miller. Sophomore guard Lewie Helton led St. John Bosco with 16 points while Gil Brown added 11. The Braves will play the loser of the Serra/El Modena game today at 6 p.m. at Ocean View High.

We also know that Crenshaw beat Pasadena by about 12 points, but we don't have any other details.  Crenshaw scored (according to our source) about 92 points, which would mean that Pasadena scored 78. And the same souce told us that Westchester beat Ocean View, and if this is true, that would set up a Crenshaw v. Westchester game at 3:00 p.m. on Friday at Ocean View.

Two other games were played yesterday, and Morningide beat Edison, 68-58, which means that El Modena played Serra, but we don't have the result of that game. 

So here's the

The schedule for today, Thursday, December 10, 1998.   All games are at Ocean View High School:

3:00 p.m. (consolation bracket)  Bishop's v. Edison
4:30 p..m. (winner's bracket) Redondo v. Corona Centennial
6:00 p.m.  (consolation bracket) AB Miller v. winner of El Modena/Serra game
7:30 p.m.  (consolation bracket)  St. John Bosco v. loser of El Modena/Serra game
9:00 p.m. (winner's bracket) Pasadena v. Ocean View

We'll try to get more results from today's games, but it's going to be tough because for some reason, even the Orange County Register isn't covering this tournament except for the Mater Dei games.  Oh well, we'll do what we can.


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