Los Angeles Preps: Fremont

Hoover-Serra headlines Cavalier Classic

January, 20, 2012
Gardena Serra (18-2) improved to 4-0 in Del Rey League play Friday night with a resounding 70-29 victory against Pasadena La Salle. Kajon Mack had 16 points, Dakarai Tucker had 12 and Ellis Salahuddin had 11 for the Cavaliers.

Serra hosts the Cavalier Classic on Saturday. The schedule:

12:30 p.m. - Locke vs. Salesian
2:00 p.m. - Hawthorne vs. Fremont
4:00 p.m. - Cantwell-Sacred Heart (18-2) vs. Renaissance Academy (16-2)
6:00 p.m. - Serra (18-2) vs. San Diego Hoover (19-2)
8:00 p.m. - Leuzinger (15-4) vs. Price (13-5)

L.A. teams take S.D. by storm

January, 8, 2012
Four of the five boys' basketball teams that traveled south on Interstate 5 Saturday emerged with victories in the second annual San Diego vs. Los Angeles Hoops Challenge.

Woodland Hills Taft beat showcase host San Diego Lincoln, 52-48. The Toreadors (11-3) blew a 15-point lead but showed resilience. Taft junior guard Chris Yanku had 16 points, including two clutch free throws to ice it with six seconds left.

Gardena Serra (13-1) beat St. Augustine, 60-48, behind 18 points each from seniors Dakarai Tucker and Daddy Ugbede. La Verne Lutheran (12-4) defeated La Costa Canyon, 62-47. Windward (12-5) got 31 points from Nick Stover to beat Francis Parker, 71-59.

Compton Centennial beat Horizon, 57-46. Long Beach Jordan was the only L.A. representative to lose, doing so to Torrey Pines, 50-48.

Other action involving south Los Angeles County schools:

In the feature game of the second annual Under Armour Brandon Jennings Invitational in Milwaukee, Wis., L.A. Price (11-5) lost to Baltimore Patterson, 85-76. San Diego State-bound Skylar Spencer had 14 points and 12 blocks.

Dorsey (13-5) won its seventh straight game, beating Fremont, 72-46, for the Gold Division championship in the Huntington Park tournament. L.A. Franklin (12-5) needed all of Zach Hinton's 28 points to beat LACES, 62-61, in overtime for the Silver Division crown. Garfield (14-3) beat Locke 79-65 to claim the Bronze Division title.

Crenshaw (11-3) couldn't knock off streaking Etiwanda (15-1), losing 63-56 at The Great Inland Empire Shootout in Rialto.

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Cleveland's Kody Riewthong hit a 3-pointer with 16 seconds left in the game in his team's 64-62 win over Fremont in the first round of the CIF City Section Division 1 playoffs on Thursday night.

Riewthong scored 12 points in the game and made two 3-pointers.

Cleveland was down three points, 62-59, with just over a minute to play.

Jaylen Bland scored a basket for Cleveland to cut the Fremont lead to one point, 62-61, with 24 seconds to play.

Fremont was unable to inbound the ball and turned it over on a five-second violation.

Riewthong hit a 3-pointer in the corner on the ensuing possession and gave his team a two-point edge with 16 seconds to play.

Fremont missed two shots that would have won the game in the final 15 seconds.

Cleveland will play top-seeded Woodland Hills Taft in the second round on Tuesday night.

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RESEDA -- Cleveland's Jaylen Bland scored a game-high 27 points and had 10 rebounds in his team's first round CIF City Section Division 1 playoff win over Fremont at Cleveland High School on Thursday night.

Cleveland beat Fremont, 64-62, on a 3-point shot by Kody Riewthong with 16 seconds left to play in the game.

Bland, a senior guard who has committed to Murray State, put back a missed shot with 24 seconds left to pull Cleveland to within one point, 62-61.
Bland scored eight points in the fourth quarter and made three 3-pointers.

RESEDA -- Cleveland's Kody Riewthong admits he was looking past his team's first round CIF City Section Division 1 playoff game against Fremont on Thursday night.

He kept his focus long enough to hit the game-winning shot with 16 seconds left in the game.

Riewthong's 3-pointer from the corner gave Cleveland a 64-62 win over Fremont at Cleveland High School.

After the game, Riewthong said he and some of his teammates want a rematch with Woodland Hills Taft, the No. 1 seed in the Division 1 playoffs. That might have contributed to some lapses during the game.

Cleveland led by as many as 10 points in the first half. But Fremont rallied to trim the lead to one point, 29-28, at halftime.

Cleveland had a five-point, 48-43, lead to start the fourth quarter. Fremont tied the score, 50-50, with 5:25 to play and again, 54-54, with 3:34 to play.

Fremont's Dillmore Conorque hit a 3-pointer in the fourth quarter and gave his team a 57-54 lead with less than three minutes to play. Shane Kizzee went on a 3-point spree in the second half. He hit four 3-pointers, two in the third quarter and two in the fourth quarter and finished with six 3-pointers in the game.

His 3-pointer with 1:07 to play in the fourth quarter gave Fremont a 62-59 lead.
Jaylen Bland put back a missed shot to pull his team within one point, 62-61, with 24 seconds left in the game.

Cleveland forced a turnover by preventing Fremont from inbounding the ball, a five-second violation, and had a chance to win the game in regulation.

Riewthong sank his only shot of the fourth quarter from the corner which resulted in an exuberant Osiris Nalls, the Cleveland coach, running run on the court and hugging his sophomore guard.