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Inland Empire: Boys' basketball Games of the Week

January, 13, 2011
Etiwanda (16-0, 2-0) at Upland (12-4, 1-1), Friday, 6:30 p.m. – Upland, ranked No. 5 in the Inland Empire by ESPNLA, may have got caught looking ahead to No. 1 Etiwanda, losing a Baseline League game Tuesday against Rancho Cucamonga Los Osos, 68-63. This game will feature last season’s league co-most valuable players, Upland guard John Gilliam and Etiwanda wing Byron Wesley.

Rialto Eisenhower (9-6, 1-0) at Redlands East Valley (14-3, 1-0), Friday, 6 p.m.– Eisenhower is the three-time defending Citrus Belt League champion but they figure to be tested by the size of Redlands East Valley, led by Paulin Mpawe, a 6-foot-9 post player who signed with Pepperdine. Mpawe scored a season-high 30 points and grabbed 16 rebounds Tuesday in a 96-92 victory against crosstown rival Redlands.

La Verne Damien (14-1, 1-0) at Chino Hills (14-3, 1-0), Friday, 6:30 p.m. – Chino Hills is the four-time defending Sierra League champion but the Huskies will have their hands full against Damien and 6-7 junior forward Chris Reyes, a first-team all-league pick last season who is averaging 16.4 points and nine rebounds.

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