High-SchoolCalifornia: Roschon Prince

All-State Basketball: Boys Underclass

April, 26, 2012
Marcus LoVett JrSean Ceglinsky/For ESPNLA.comMarcus LoVett Jr. (back) is leading a strong contigent of standout freshmen basketball players in Southern California.
The first of the various ESPNHS Cal-Hi Sports all-state teams is announced and it’s a look at the best from the Class of 2013, 2014 and 2015. Aaron Holiday (Campbell Hall) is in the front.


First Team
F Jabari Bird (Salesian, Richmond) 6-6
F Aaron Gordon (Archbishop Mitty, San Jose) 6-8
G Isaac Hamilton (St. John Bosco, Bellflower) 6-5
G Ron Lee Jr. (Oak Park, Agoura Hills) 6-2
F Roschon Prince (Long Beach Poly) 6-6

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Mater Dei tops L.B. Poly in CIFSS final

March, 4, 2012
CalHiSports, Mater DeiMark Tennis/ESPNHSMater Dei standouts Xavier Johnson (left) and Jordan Strawberry (right) spread out on the floor with CIFSS title plaque in between.
According to Cal-Hi Sports record book, school’s 21st section title also ties state record. Barring a regional upset or strange seeding, the Monarchs and Jackrabbits could meet again in the D1 South championship with trip to state title game on the line. Other winners in CIFSS finals on Saturday in Anaheim include Orange Lutheran, Alemany, Mayfair, Pasadena and Inglewood.

Going into the highly-anticipated CIF Southern Section Division I-AA final between state No. 1 Mater Dei of Santa Ana, the defending state champions, and No. 2 Long Beach Poly, the defending CIFSS Div. I-AA champ, Mater Dei coach Gary McKnight felt rebounding was the key.

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Poly, Mater Dei to meet in section showdown

February, 29, 2012
Mater Dei, Long Beach Poly, Loyola, Etiwanda, CIFAndrew Drennen/ESPNHSThe CIFSS-Div IAA semi-finals came down to the wire in both games. In the end it will be a Mater Dei and Long Beach Poly final on Saturday.
Mater Dei and Long Beach Poly will meet in highly-anticipated CIF Southern Section Division I-AA final in a match up of state's two top-ranked teams.

Anaheim, Calif. -- The boys basketball team at Etiwanda (Etiwanda, Calif.) steadily climbed in the POWERADE FAB 50 rankings by utilizing the most steady aspect of the game -- a vice grip man-to-man defense.

Despite not starting a player taller than 6-foot-4, the No. 32 Eagles rolled into their CIF Southern Section semifinal showdown with No. 17 Poly (Long Beach, Calif.) riding a 26-game winning streak behind consistent defensive efforts. Facing California's No. 2-ranked team, Etiwanda ran into a bigger, more athletic unit that played a great brand of defense of its own.

Poly used that size advantage, some timely free throw shooting and two big blocks down the stretch to record a 56-47 victory and hand Etiwanda its second loss of the season.

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