Los Angeles Preps: Jonathan Bell
February, 17, 2012
By Tim Haddock | ESPNLosAngeles.com
SHERMAN OAKS -- The Notre Dame boys' basketball team jumped out to an early lead against visiting Price in the second round of the CIF Southern Section Division 4AA playoffs, but playing on consecutive nights proved to be too much.
Price went on a 14-0 run in the third quarter and eliminated host Notre Dame, 66-47, Friday night.
Because of icy roads and snow, Notre Dame had to postpone its first-round playoff game against Paraclete from Lancaster on Wednesday night. Notre Dame beat Paraclete on Thursday night, its first win in 14 games, but had to turn around and play Price, the fourth-seeded team in the Division 4AA playoffs.
“You want to have a day to prepare. I think that definitely worked against us tonight,” said Notre Dame coach Bill Bedgood. “They’re a great team. If we had two or three nights to prepare for them, it was going to be tough. I think playing back to back is not ideal in the playoffs. It definitely looked like we ran out of gas tonight.”
It was Bedgood’s last game as Notre Dame coach after announcing his retirement last week. But Bedgood said his team’s first-round win over Paraclete was a great way to end his coaching career.
Price (21-7), meanwhile, looked like the team playing its second game in two nights. The two teams scrapped in the first quarter as Notre Dame took a slim 9-5 lead.
But Price turned things around in the second quarter to take a 27-22 lead at halftime. Price’s defensive pressure forced Notre Dame into making turnovers. It was a sign of things to come in the third quarter.
December, 12, 2011
By Tim Haddock | ESPNLosAngeles.com
- The Oak Park and St. Bonaventure girls basketball teams played a game for the ages in the Bishop Diego Tournament. Oak Park won the tournament beating St. Bonaventure, 98-90 in five overtimes, in the championship game. The game was the longest in Southern Section history. The two teams combined to score the third-most points in state history. Oak Park’s Leah Greenberg hit a 3-pointer to tie the score with 14 seconds left in regulation and send the game into overtime. Oak Park held St. Bonaventure scoreless in the fifth overtime period to eventually win the game. Greenberg hit five 3-pointers in the game and scored 19 points. She earned the tournament MVP award. Teammate Kelsey Haines scored 28 points and was selected to the all-tournament team. Sarah Buchnovitz scored 25 points, had 13 rebounds and five blocks against St. Bonaventure.
- The Crespi boys basketball team won the Canyon Classic Tournament, defeating host Canyon, 57-40, in the championship game. London Perrantes earned tournament MVP for Crespi. He scored 11 points in the game against Canyon. Perrantes is averaging 12.4 points and 6.2 assists per game in the first five games of the season. Crespi takes its undefeated record to the San Fernando Valley Invitational starting on Friday.
- The Sherman Oaks of Notre Dame boys basketball team won the Moorpark Tournament and handed Oaks Christian its first loss of the season. Kennedy Edwards scored 16 points and had 10 rebounds for Notre Dame in his team’s 62-58 win over Oaks Christian in the championship game. Edwards earned tournament MVP honors. Teammate Jonathan Bell scored 15 points and had seven rebounds for Notre Dame and was selected to the all-tournament team. Notre Dame is also headed to the San Fernando Valley Invitational.
- Buckley of Sherman Oaks won the University’s Jim Nakabara Tournament and has a six-game winning streak to open the season. Buckley beat host University, 41-38, in the championship game. Tyler Coppin-Carter, the tournament MVP, recorded four double-doubles in the tournament including 20 points and 10 rebounds in the championship game. He averaged 22 points and 11 rebounds in the tournament. Buckley will be challenged in its next game against Price on Tuesday night. Price reached the championship game of the CIF Southern Section Division 3AA playoffs and lost to La Canada last year.
- The Village Christian boys basketball team won the Viewpoint Tournament beating Viewpoint, 70-41, in the championship game. A pair of transfers are paying early dividends for Village Christian. Bryan Alberts scored 17 points and had seven assists against Viewpoint and earned tournament MVP. Marsalis Johnson, who was selected to the all-tournament team, scored 25 points and had nine rebounds for Village Christian. Village Christian has a six-game winning and plays Santa Clarita Christian tonight.
- Jonathan Sanders from New Jewish Community in West Hills finished in a tie for eighth place at the CIF boys golf state championship at Poppy Hill Golf Club in Pebble Beach. He was 1-over par 73. Johnny Ruiz from Camarillo shot 9-over par 81 and finished tied for 36th place out of 48 golfers who qualified for the state final. Sanders was 2-under par after 11 holes, but ran into trouble on the 12th hole, a 509-yard, par-5. He recorded a double bogey after hitting his tee shot out of bounds. He followed with bogeys on the 13th and 17th holes before recording a birdie on the 18th. Ruiz, who lost in a playoff in the CIF Southern California Golf Association regional at Brookside Golf Club in Pasadena a week earlier, had a rought start on the back nine at Poppy Hills. He had a triple bogey on the 12th and was 7-over par from the ninth to the 13th holes. Alexander Schauffele from Scripps Ranch won the CIF state golf championship over Nicolo Galleti of Foothill in a playoff. Both were tied with 3-under par 69s after 18 holes. Schauffele won the tournament on the third playoff hole.
- David Hubinger from St. Francis High School in La Canada Flintridge earned the most valuable player award in the fifth annual City vs. Southern Section All-Star Baseball Game. The Southern Section won the game, 15-3, at Birmingham High School. Hubinger, a catcher who’s headed to Pepperdine, was 2-for-3 with a double and drove in three runs. The Southern Section all stars won for the first time since 2008. The City Section leads the series, 3-2.
- The San Fernando Valley boys and girls basketball all star teams won the War on the Floor Future Stars games against Ventura County all star teams at Moorpark High School. The San Fernando Valley boys won, 102-96, as 10 players scored in double figures. Terrell Funchess from Chatsworth led the San Fernando all stars with 18 points. Sherman Oaks Notre Dame’s Jonathan Bell had 14 and Cleveland of Reseda’s JR Williams had 12. Oxnard’s Matt Ramon, playing for the Ventura County all stars, led all scorers with 21 points and had 10 rebounds. The San Fernando girls won, 86-53, over the Ventura County all stars. Jasmine Smith and Rishonda Napier from Bellarmine-Jefferson in Burbank led the San Fernando Valley all stars. They combined for 29 points. Napier had 16 points and Smith poured in 13 and had eight rebounds. Brianna Barrett of Oaks Christian led the Ventura County all stars with 17 points.
- Cami Chapus from Harvard-Westlake won the adidas Grand Prix High School Girls’ Dream Mile at Randall’s Island, N.Y. She set the fastest time in the nation in the mile this year and set a personal-best in 4 minutes, 42.71 seconds. Chapus finished ahead of Elanor Fulton of Highlands Ranch in Colorado and Alli Billmeyer of Torrey Pines in San Diego. Loyola’s Elias Gedyon was third in the adidas Grand Prix boys race in New York.
- Agoura’s Jonathan Cabral missed setting the state record in the 110 hurdles by 0.02 seconds, but won the race in the Golden West Invitational at Folsom High School. He won the race in a wind-legal time of 13.41 seconds, the second-fastest time in state history. Kevin Craddock of James Logan High School in Union City set the state mark in 13.39 seconds in 2004. Cabral matched the time set by Steve Kerho of Mission Viejo in 1982. Cabral also won the 300 hurdles in 35.76 seconds, the fifth-fastest time in state history.
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