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Friday, February 18, 2011
LA North and OC: Canyon of Anaheim's Chris Anderson leads victory




CANYON COUNTRY -- Canyon of Anaheim's Chris Anderson scored 17 points and had nine assists in his team's 65-59 CIF Southern Section Division 2AA playoff win over Canyon of Canyon Country.

Anderson scored five points in the fourth quarter as his team squandered a 10-point lead. Anderson said he played a sloppy first half and turned the ball over too much. Canyon of Canyon Country led at halftime, 32-30.

But Canyon of Anaheim built a 10-point lead in the third quarter. Jojo Ballestero hit two 3-pointers and Toreno Winn scored six points as the Comanches from Anaheim started pulling away.

Canyon of Canyon Country battled back in the fourth quarter. Darnel Haggerty hit a 3-pointer to tie the score, 54-54, with 4:30 to play in the game.

The game stayed tied for nearly a minute and a half as neither team could score. Canyon of Anaheim built a five-point lead on free throws at the end of the game to secure the win.

Third-seeded Canyon of Anaheim will play Summit, the No. 6 seed in the Division 2AA playoffs, in the quarterfinals Tuesday.