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Riverside Redux: The Last Of The
News Today From Inland--(February 11, 1998)

Ok, here are the two final reports from the Riverside Press Enterprise on two more teams playing in the Inland Empire area. The first is on the Moreno Valley Canyon Springs team, which plays in the Ivy League ( Arlington H.S, Canyon Springs, North H.S., Poly High, Ramona H.S., and Rubidoux H.S.).

The second is about riverside Norte Vista, which plays in the Sunkist League (see our article on the Sunkist League, also from today's PE). There's more good hoops from this area than most of the media will acknowledge or admit; just read along and you'll see.

Games down the stretch, each with playoff implications, are tough enough. But the Moreno Valley Canyon Springs boys' basketball team must play three games this week after a power outage last week postponed the Cougars' home contest against Riverside Ramona. The Cougars (6-2 in Ivy League, 15-9 overall) lost Monday night's makeup game against the Rams and must head right back onto the court at 6:30 tonight to play host to league co-leader Riverside Arlington. They then finish up the league schedule Thursday at Rubidoux. "We had three games in one week right before the preseason ended," said Coach Jeff Stovall. "We had Perris and Moreno Valley back-to-back. We're well-conditioned to do this, so now
it's all mental."

Riverside Norte Vista senior Yamen Nanne scored the second-most points in school history Friday when he had 46 in the Braves' 96-95 overtime victory at Menifee Paloma Valley. Nanne, a 6-foot center whose previous high was 27 points, was 17 of 26 from the field and 11 of 17 from the line. He scored the winning basket with 17 seconds left. Paul Kapturkiewicz holds the school record of 48, against Irvine Christian in 1982.

That's it for our Riverside reports for today. Hopefully tomorrow we'll be able to obtain the results of all the games played today and tonight in the area.

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