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Tournament Odds & Ends: Miscellaneous Results--(Dec. 19, 1998)

We collected a bunch of different tournament results, but just didn't have time in the rush to get ready for Vegas, to post them all up separately, or to go through the papers to find all of the complete results for these tournaments.   Believe us, this is a lot harder to do than you may think, and ideally, we'd have someone going out to each tournament to check on the complete results and send in a report.  Clearly, that isn't going to happen, so this is just about the best that we can do for now.  If you want to help by sending in game results, a tournament report, or just the details of a game or an outstanding performance, send it in.  See you in Vegas.


Alambra Tournament Thursday

Warren 80, Arcadia 44--The unbeaten Bears (9-0), behind the 31-point, 10-rebound effort from senior forward Branko Kovacic, won their pool and advanced to the championship game of the Alhambra Tournament. Warren, which allowed Arcadia just 13 points over the second and third quarters, got 17 points from Gray Reed and another 14 from Curtis Williams.

Alhambra Tournament Wednesday

Warren 57, San Gabriel 36-- The Bears improved to 8-0 after defeating the Matadors in pool play, led by senior forward Robert Borg, who had a game-high 19 points at Alhambra High. Gray Reed also had 14 points and Curtis Williams and Keith Stewart had 10 points apiece for Warren, which will played Arcadia yesterday at 3:30 p.m. at Alhambra. 

Century Tournament  Thursday

La Mirada 61, Century 48--Senior guard Adam Najera - playing in his first game of the season after healing from a broken foot - scored 16 points and senior guard Aza Villalobos added 13 to power the Matadores past the Centurions in a consolation semifinal. Century was paced by senior guard Carlos Ferretti with 16 points, but its center, 6-foot-9   Mike Zepeda, who entered the game averaging 21 points, was held to three field goals and three first-half points en route to a total of 15. Senior forward Chris Garber of La Mirada applied the defensive pressure on Zepeda.

Arroyo Grande Tournament Results From Thursday

Ocean View 69, Templeton 49--Casey Lawson's 20 points and nine rebounds carried the Seahawks (3-2) to a first-round victory.

Atascadero 58, Camarillo 53--Jonathan Bentley scored 24 points for Atascadero in a first-round game of the Arroyo Grande tournament. Ryan Miyamoto scored five of his nine points in the fourth quarter for Camarillo (3-4). 

Bob Osborne Classic

Wednesday Results

Tustin 60, Glendale Hoover 56--In the second round of the Sonora Cage Classic Wednesday at Sonora, the Tillers (6-2), ranked sixth in the county, had a furious fourth-quarter rally--outscoring the Tornadoes 18-6 in the final four minutes.  They went to a1-3-1 trapping zone that forced several late turnovers and kept Tustin from getting upset by Hoover (5-2), which made up for its lack in height and quickness with hustle.   "We were horrible today," said Tustin Coach Andy Ground, noting his team won its fourth in a row despite shooting only 40% (23 of 58) and being outrebounded, 36-30.  "We were very fortunate to win. We're going to have to improve a lot, because it's only going to get tougher from here on out."  Glendale Coach Kirt Kohlmeier said his team "played afraid," although the Tornadoes challenged the taller Tillers and had seven more free-throw attempts (25-18) than Tustin.  "We were afraid to run our offense," Kohlmeier said. "But that's part of the learning experience you go through as a team this time of the year."

Tustin is learning that forward-center DeAngelo Collins could develop into a force on both ends of the floor. The 6-9 freshman played Tornadoes' 6-5 senior center Zareh Avedian pretty even: Both had five blocks, and Collins had the edge in rebounds (15-13) and points (20-17).  Also important to Tustin was point guard Cameron Jackson (16 points), who made three straight baskets in the final two minutes to keep the Tillers within a point of Hoover.
With 52 seconds to play, Collins made two free throws to give Tustin the lead for good, 57-56.  But the Tillers would not have been in position to win if they had not switched from man-to-man to the 1-3-1 with four minutes to play.  Not only did it force three crucial turnovers in the final minutes,
but Tustin also was quick enough to cover Hoover, which tried to counter with a four-corners offense.  "The 1-3-1 definitely changed the momentum of the game," Ground said. "But we had to do something." 

Downey 70, Rowland 66--Senior forward Frank Velazquez made seven free throws down the stretch to seal the win as the Vikings (6-1) improved to 6-1 with a victory over the Raiders (6-1) in the quarterfinals at Sonora High. Velazquez finished with 26 points while JaMar Eubanks and Joe Frias
also had 16 and 11 points apiece for Downey, which will play Tustin Friday in the semifinals at 6:30 p.m. at Sonora. Senior guard Julius Barnes, a Stanford signee, led Rowland with 27 points.

Bishop Amat 58, Santa Ana 50-- Josh Call and Eddie Rodriguez each scored 18 points to lead the Lancers in a pool play win on Wednesday over Santa Ana. Bishap Amat improves to 5-2 on the season, while Santa Ana drops to 3-5. 

Los Amigos 49, Western 37-- Western was held to single digit scoring in all but the second quarter when Los Amigos tied Western with 13 points each in the quarter.  Lfor Los Amigo, three players scored in double digits, Sanchez 11, Hertado 12, Carillo 10.  Others scoring were Guido 1, Aguirre 2, Nanthauong 2, Arcos 2, West 4, Gegante 1 and Chau with 4.  Western had only one scorer in double figures, Perez with 11,  Others were Schroeder with 4, Pannell 8, Wijaya 7, Schindler 2, Deguzman 3, and Martinez 2.

Foothill 78, Costa Mesa 61-- Ryan Evans led the Knights with a team-high 20 points. Others scoring for Foothill were Bigler with 5, Buford 10, Rasmussen 16, Weir 11, and Smith with 16.  For Costa Mesa, the scoers were Weir 4, Hatsushi 5, Tran 7, Whitaker 6, Jones 36, and Ferryman 3.  Foothill improves to 6-1 on the season while Costa Mesa drops to 2-6.

Santiago 72, Fairmont 28-- Jose Lizarraras scored a game high 21 points to lead Santiago, which improved to 3-4 to the win.  Fairmont only managed to score 5 oints in the first quarter, and Santiago outscored them 16-5 at the end of the opening period.  At the half the score was 35-16, and in the third quarter Santiago outscored Fairmont 13-10, but in the fourth quarter the wheels just came off for Fairmont, and Santiago outscored them  25-2 for the win.  Others scoring for Santiago were Kendrik 7, Soriano 18, Ho 7, N. Gardia 4,  Flores 1, Krouch 8, A. Lizarraras 2, Pineda 3, and A. Garcia 2.  For Fairmont, the scorers were Multane 2, Burnell 8, Alacon 8, Lin 8, and Pastrano 2.

Boron Tournament:  Results From Thursday

Antelope Valley Christian 75, Vasquez 68--Peter Beaudin had six of his 10 blocked shots in the fourth quarter after Antelope Valley Christian (5-2) switched to a full-court press while trailing, 58-50, in a Boron tournament consolation game.   Beaudin had 26 points and eight rebounds. Jamal Flanagan scored 10 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter and grabbed eight rebounds for Antelope Valley Christian. 

Nordhoff 47, Rio Mesa 43--Andy Flores had 14 points for Nordhoff in a nonleague game at Rio Mesa.  Etienne Emanuel had eight points for Nordhoff (8-1), which committed 18 turnovers.

Glendora Tournament Results From Wednesday

Gahr 52, Redlands 50--Senior center Darrell Handy made two free throws with 19 seconds remaining to give the Gladiators the lead for good in a quarterfinal victory over the Terriers at Glendora High.  Handy finished with 14 points and six rebounds. Gahr will play tonight (Friday) taking on the winner of the San Dimas/Diamond Bar game at 7 p.m. in the semifinals at Glendora.

From Thursday

Brea Olinda 65, San Marcos 40-- The Wildcats (6-1), ranked second in Orange County, were led by Kyle Dodd's 15 points and eight assists.

La Sierra Academy Holiday Classic Final Results

The Championship game was played Thursday night in this small school tournament, and we only have the briefest of results:

Ontario Christian 51, Mesa Grande 48-- Mesa Grande trailed 18-12 at the end of the first, but then managed to hold OC to just 7 points in the second quarter.  Both teams played even in the third at 12 points each, and in the fourth, Ontario Christian outscored Mesa Grande by 1 to hang on for the win. Mesa Grande scorers were Brodhagen 2, Anderson 6, E. Lloyd 10, Chinnock 4, M. Lloyd 12, Stout 14. Ontario Christian scorers were Veenendaal 10, Koolhaas 9, Agee 6, Grant 1, Fuqua 10, Douma 10, Gibson 2, Verkaik 3.

And in another game in the tournament:

Arrowhead Christian 63, Woodcrest Christian 59--Chris Becerra knocked down two three-pointers in the fourth quarter as Redlands Arrowhead Christian (2-7) held off Woodcrest Christian in the seventh-place game at the La Sierra Academy Holiday Classic. The Royals (5-5) shot 26 percent from the field in the contest, but they rallied from a 19-point deficit late. Kris Powers scored six of his 20 points in the final quarter. Woodcrest Christian had won the Holiday Classic in four of the past five years. AC scorers were Becerra 25, Passwater 0, Fisher 17, Leenstra 9, Learn 12.  WC scorers were Adams 16, Ewing 3, Powers 20, Schmalhofer 0, Gallegos 4, Gasco 2, Schelling 1, Boyd 3, Jones 10.

Patriot Classic Tournament

St. Margaret's 71, Fontana Ambassador Christian 49--Alex Huff scored 24 of his 36 points in the first half as St. Margaret's took an 11-point lead in the semifinal game. Huff made seven three-pointers for the Tartans (3-4). 

Sonora Cage Classic: Thursday

Mission Viejo 76, Westminster 58--Francis Ireifej scored 25 points and added eight rebounds and seven assists to pace the Diablos (3-6) in their consolation third-round victory over the Lions. The Diablos' Kyle Ulrich contributed 19 points.

Troy Tournament Wednesday

Paramount 66, Whittier Christian 52--Junior guard Antonio Knox scored 20 points, had eight rebounds and made four steals and senior forward Joel Neal totaled 20 points, 10 rebounds and three steals to power the Pirates (4-4) past the Heralds in pool-play action. Senior guard Mike Bradshaw contributed 10 points and grabbed six rebounds for Paramount, which used a 13-2 scoring run at the outset of the fourth quarter to pull away.

Sunny Hills 59, Torrance 49--Michael Uyeda and Nathan Hochgesang each scored 14 points to lead the Lancers (3-5) in
pool play.

Troy Tournament: Thursday

Troy 68, Cerritos 40-- Jerry Inzunza, All-Orange County last season as a junior, scored 24 points to push the Warriors (5-3) to a second-round victory.

Calvary Chapel 64, Valley Christian 53-- The Eagles (5-2) defeated their Olympic League rivals in a second-round game. Calvary Chapel's Brett Young led all scorers with 31 points.

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