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Tons Of Tourney Results We Didn't Get
To Post Last Weekend--(Dec. 15, 1998)

Before these results get too stale, we thought we'd put them up.  We just flat-out got overwhelmed on Sunday trying to compile all of the tournament results from last week.  So rather than put these up one at a time, each with it's own article heading, we're posting them simply en masse.  The results are to the following tournaments:

Fullerton's Darren Oliver Tournament, the Valley Christian Tournament, the El Rancho Tournament,  the El Segundo Tournament, the Temecula Valley Tournament, the Century Tournament,  the Costa Mesa Jason Ferguson Tournament, the La Quinta Tournament, the Rialto/Eisenhower Tournament, the San Dimas Tournament, the Glendora Tartan Tournament No. 1, and the Woodcrest Christian Tournament

Most of these tournaments concluded last Friday or Saturday, in which case the finals are indicated.  In some circumstances the tournaments continue through this week, like the Glendora tournament.  Hey, this may not be the most organized or in-depth way of presenting what happened at these tourneys but it's better than nothing.

Valley Christian Tournament--(Dec. 13, 1998)

St. Monica 55, Whitney 50--Jamayne Potts made two free throws in the finals 12 seconds to seal the win as the Mariners defeated the Wildcats
(3-4) to capture third place at Valley Christian High. Potts led St. Monica with 15 points. John You paced Whitney (3-4) with 14 points.

El Rancho Tournament Results--(Dec. 13, 1998)

Championship game

Warren 64, Alhambra 45--Junior guard Curtis Williams was named the tournament's MVP after scoring 20 points against the Moors in the finals of the El Rancho Tournament. Senior forward Branko Kovacic also scored 18 points and was named to the all-tournament team as was senior guard Gray Reed who had nine points for Warren. The Bears improved to 6-0 with the win.

El Segundo Tournament Results--(Dec. 13, 1998)

South Gate 77, Leuzinger 74-- Senior forward Ronald Johnson scored a game-high 27 points and he also pulled down 11 rebounds as the Rams captured third place win a victory over the Olympians at El Segundo High. Johnson was four of five from the free throw line in the fourth quarter to help seal the win. For the game, South Gate was 26 of 30 from the charity stripe. Senior forward Adrian Garibay scored seven of his 17 points in the fourth quarter and Javier Vega also scored 11 points for the Rams who improved to 6-3.

Temecula Valley Tournament Results--(Dec. 13, 1998)

Seventh Place Game:

Paloma 70, Brethren Christian 57-- Senior forward Joe Gaynor scored 24 points and Kyle Painter had 12 but it wasn't nearly enough, as the Warriros (3-6) lost to the Wildcats in a seventh place game at Temecula Valley High.

Other games:

Fallbrook 64, Brethren Christian 25--Fallbrook held BC to single digit scoring in every quarter. In the first, BC was outscored 14-7, in the second quarter it was 16-2, and Fallbrook led at the half 30-9.  In the third quarter, things didn't get much better as Fallbrook outscored them 18-9, and in the fourth it was 16-7.Fallbrook -- Lucy 16, Eklund 3, Tukua 10, Traner 6, Snyder 2, Fox 4, Smorzewski 4, Bresnahan 12, Samuelson 7. Brethren Christian -- MacDonald 5, Gaynor 4, Oparah 4, Mamaradio 7, Painter 5. Three-point goals -- Traner 2, Eklund, MacDonald, Mamaradio, Painter.  

Calvin 62, Jurupa Valley 48 --Calvin jumped out to a 26-6 first quarter lead, and never looked back winning easily. Calvin Christian -- Ciremele 2, Kok 16, C.Prins 29, K.Prins 2, Young 11, Zuidema 2 . Jurupa Valley -- Lorano 10, Gomez 3, Randall 6, Frias 12, Sage 3, Brizuela 2, Martinez 1, Garcia 11. Three-point goals -- Young 2, Frias 2, Gomez, Sage, Kok, C.Prins.

Fullerton Darren Oliver Tournament Results--(Dec. 13, 1998)

Championship Game

Savanna 64, Whittier La Serna 56-- Four Savanna players scored in double figures to lead the Rebels to a 64-56 victory over Whittier La Serna in the championship game of the Darren Oliver Classic boys' basketball tournament Saturday night at Fullerton High.   Allan Purnell scored 16 points, Chris Hudson scored 12, Marcus Butler 11 and Solomon Brown 10 for Savanna (6-2).  Savanna held a 30-28 halftime lead before falling behind, 43-41,
at the end of the third quarter.  But the Rebels outscored La Serna, 23-10, in the fourth quarter.

Third Place Game

Orange 65, Fullerton 61--The Panthers (6-2) were led by Steven Miller, who had 28 points and 11 rebounds in the third-place game.

Fifth Place Game:

Bolsa Grande 69, Torrance 52--In his second game back after an ankle sprain that kept him out of five games, Jon James had 25 points and 14 rebounds for the Matadors in the fifth-place game. James made nine of 11 free throws. Reserve Steve Jenks came off the bench to score nine points and grab five rebounds which fired up the Matadors in this Fifth Place game. James scored 15 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter for Bolsa Grande.

San Clemente Wins Century Tournament-- (Dec. 13, 1998)

Championship Game:

San Clemente 65, Corona del Mar 62--Tournament MVP Mitch Pierce scored 24 points to lead the Tritons (4-1) to the championship. Teammate Joe Tatala made the all-tournament team. The Sea Kings hit six consecutive three-pointers in the third and fourth quarters to keep the game close, but San Clemente held on to win.  Joe Tatala had 10 for San Clemente.  Dennis Alshuler scored 13 and Brandon Crosby 11 for Corona del Mar.   Alshuler, Crosby, and Tatala were named to the all-tournament team. 

Third Place Game:

Estancia 65, Valencia 59--Brett Valbuena scored 21 to lead Estancia in the third-place victory over the Los Angeles-county school. Estancia's Jason Simco, who scored three points, was named to the all-tournament team. Eskias McDaniels scored 20 points, 11 rebounds and eight blocked shots and Mark Sison added 17 points for Valencia (4-2).

Fifth Place Game:

Whittier Christian 57, Century 50:--Mike Zepeda had 18 points to lead the Centurions in the loss to the Heralds in the fifth-place game.

Seventh Place Game:

Orange Lutheran 65, La Mirada 58--Guard Jason Whieldon scored 29 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and had nine assists and eight steals to lead the Lancers (4-3) over the Matadores (0-4) in the seventh-place game.

Costa Mesa Jason Ferguson
Tournament Results
--(Dec. 13, 1998)

Championship Game:

Foothill 61, Buena Park 49--Tournament most valuable player Drew Buford had eight points and nine assists for the Knights in the title game at Costa Mesa High. Alex Rasmussen made three late free throws to put away the game for Foothill, which led by 21 points at the half. The Knights are now 4-1 on the season. .

Third Place Game:

Marina 73, Los Amigos 62--Forwards Dustin Kaatz and Scott Austin each scored 16 points in the third-place game for the Vikings (6-3) against the Lobos. The game featured 61 free throws and four players fouling out. Marina guard Beau Brown had 12 points and was named to the all-tournament team. 

Fifth Place Game

Saddleback 43, Mission Viejo 38--Saddleback had three players score in double figures, including all-tournament selection Terrell Foster (10 points).  Terrell Foster and Jeff Grivas each scored 10 points to help the Roadrunners (3-5) beat the Diablos in the fifth-place game. Foster was selected to the all-tournament team.

Seventh Place Game:

Costa Mesa 71, Westminster 53--Nate Jones scored 30 points and grabbed 10 boards, while Bryan Rice also scored 11 points to lead the Costa Mesa Mustangs (1-5) to the win over the Westminster Lions in this seventh place game.  Jones, also made 13 of 14 free throws in the game.

La Quinta Tournament Results--(Dec. 13, 1998)

Championship game

Loara 67, La Quinta 59--A strong second-quarter effort helped Loara defeat host La Quinta in the championship game. Tournament MVP Herbert Gracia had 30 points for Loara, including three three-point baskets, and five assists. Ben Fredrickson and Chris Smith each had 18 points for La Quinta.   The Saxons are now 7-1 on the season while the Aztecs fall to 5-3 overall. Wes Wardrop added 15 points for Loara.

Third Place Game

Laguna Beach 73, Santa Ana Valley 57--Kurt Beimfohr scored 29 and Travis Hanour 17 for Laguna Beach (6-2) in the third-place game.  The Artists are now 6-2 on the season. Jimmy Lopez scored 17 points to pace the Falcons in the third-place game.

Rialto/Eisenhower Tournament Results--(Dec. 13, 1998)

Friday Results:

Montclair 55, San Gorgonio 53-- Ronald Williams hit a 3-pointer with three minutes remaining to give Montclair (4-1) the lead for good in a 55-53 victory over San Bernardino San Gorgonio at the Rialto/Eisenhower Tournament. Williams led all scorers with 14 points.  The Cavaliers ran a full court press in the first quarter to build a 21-12 early lead. James Holliman scored eight of his 12 points in the opening eight minutes.  Montclair's Garreth Read had a triple-double with 13 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 blocks, while teammate James Holliman finished with 12 points, five assists, four steals, and six rebounds.

San Dimas Tournament Results--(Dec. 13, 1998)


San Dimas 84, Lynwood 61--

Third Place

Don Lugo 56, Diamond Bar 55--Highlights: Matt Hinojosa hit a 3-pointer to give the Conquistadores (4-2) a 53-52 lead, then stole the ball and passed to teammate Raymond Hong for a layup and a 55-52 advantage with 20 seconds left. Kevin Turner, fouled on a 3-point attempt, made all three free throws for the Brahmas (4-2), tying the game 55-55 with 13 seconds remaining. Hinojosa, fouled with seven seconds to play, made the second of two free throws to put Don Lugo back in front, 56-55. Diamond Bar's Brian Pichon missed a 3-point try at the buzzer.  Diamond Bar scoring was done by Pichon with 10, Michell 4, Turner 18, Hoshi 2, Craig 2, Cornell 4, Perez 3,  and Jeemen 12. For Don Lugo, the scorers were Hinojosa 27, Hong 11, Kir by 2, Cortez 1, Galando 7,  and Weathers 8.

Seventh Place

Bonita 63, Walnut 38--Highlights: Anthony Estrada led Bonita (1-3) with 10 points in a game in which everybody scored. Walnut falls to 0-6. Bonita's next game is Tuesday night at 5 p.m. in the first round of the Azusa Tournament, against Rosemead. Walnut's scorers were Delome with 17, Joseph 4, Green 9, Ramirez 2, Mason 2, Park 2, and Tashroudinan 2. Bonita's scorers were Carr 6, Musa 5, Stewart 5, Estrada 10, Weischedel 7, Evans 4, McCraven 6, Robinson 6, Ketterling 2, Morris 4, Martin 7, Powell 2.

Glendora Tartan Tournament No. 1 Results--(Dec. 13, 1998)

In pool play games:

Ontario 80, Covina 34--The Jaguars, undefeated at 4-0, had four players score in double figures. Ontario meets Glendora in the tournament final tonight at 8 p.m. Covina's scoring was done by Avelez 2, Ulrich 2, Lincoln 5, Novbaku 4, Evangelista 4, Tran 6, Gibbs 5, while Ontario's scorers were Niles 12, Levy 7, Burrell 14, Brannon 4, Bratton 3, James 12, Mitchell 6, Merryman 6, Beckum 10, Wade 6

Woodcrest Christian Tournament Results--(Dec. 13, 1998)

Second Round

Webb 99, Arrowhead Christian 70--Senior Kevin Park had 22 points and seven steals and Ben Dey added 11 rebounds to lead Webb (5-2). The Gauls play tournament host Woodcrest Christian in the consolation championship today at 3:30 p.m.  Webb's scorers were Brooks 6, Park 22, Hatae 2, Martinsen 18, Bearman 13, Rotner 9, Chen 10, Dey 2, Maloff 15, Lee 2. Arrowhead Christian's scorers were: Becerra 30, Passwater 5, Fisher 11, Leerstra 16, Learn 6, Baumgardner 2

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