Los Angeles Preps: Tanner Fanjoy

T. Oaks continues upset run in 2AA

February, 24, 2012

THOUSAND OAKS -- Who says the madness doesn’t start until March?

The Thousand Oaks boys' basketball team sent its fans into a frenzy Friday night in the quarterfinals of the CIF-Southern Section Division 2AA playoffs.

Thousand Oaks eliminated eighth-seeded Riverside Poly, 54-38, to reach the semifinals of the Division 2AA playoffs. The 15th-seeded Lancers knocked out top-seeded Ocean View on Tuesday.

When asked if he expected his team to make it this far in the playoffs, Thousand Oaks coach Richard Endres said, “No.”

“Primarily because we’re all juniors,” Endres said. “We struggled with some maturity issues. To be honest, I am surprised.”

All five starters from Thousand Oaks are juniors. Only one of them scored in double figures against Riverside Poly. Jacob Lachina led the Lancers with 11 points, all in the second half.

He sparked a third-quarter surge that saw Thousand Oaks turn a one-point, halftime deficit into a six-point lead at the start of the fourth quarter.

Lachina scored six points in the third quarter, but the second half didn’t start quite the way Endres wanted. Thousand Oaks committed three fouls in the first 45 seconds giving Endres cause for concern.

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L.A. North: Five things from the weekend

December, 5, 2011
  1. The Foothill League is starting the basketball season strong. The Valencia and Canyon boys' teams won tournaments over the weekend. Valencia won the Simi Valley tournament and beat highly touted El Camino Real, 88-77, in the championship game. Canyon won the Burbank Tournament ousting a talented Renaissance Academy of La Canada team, 53-50, in the title game. Valencia’s Troy Hammel earned Simi Valley tournament MVP by scoring 18 points against El Camino. Canyon’s Clay Kasdorf was the MVP of the Burbank Tournament and scored 15 points in the game against Renaissance Academy.
  2. The Canyon girls' basketball team is off to an impressive start as well. Canyon won the Nike Central Valley tournament against some of the top teams from the CIF Central Section. Canyon beat Lynwood, 33-30, in the championship game and knocked off Clovis West, 59-57, in the semifinals. Jaya Schultz earned tournament MVP. She scored 17 points against Clovis West and had eight points against Lynwood in the defensive tussle of a championship game.
  3. The Calabasas boys' basketball team won the Campbell Hall tournament in a matchup of two of the top young guards in the San Fernando Valley. Calabasas won the championship game, 72-57, behind 22 points and eight assists from sophomore Jeremy Lieberman. Campbell Hall’s freshman phenom Aaron Holiday scored 26 points, 15 in the first half, and was 10-of-22 from the field.
  4. The Thousand Oaks boys' basketball team won the Nordhoff Tournament, beating Buena, 69-25, in the championship game. Eric Greene scored 13 points in the championship game and earned tournament MVP. Dakota Pierce scored a game-high 20 points for Thousand Oaks against Buena. Tanner Fanjoy added 18 points and was selected with Pierce to the all-tournament team.
  5. Harvard-Westlake’s Cami Chapus gutted out a ninth-place finish in the girls seeded race at the Footlocker Cross Country West Region meet and earned a spot in the national finals meet next week. Battling the after-effects of bronchitis, Chapus completed the 5-kilometer course in 18 minutes, 34 seconds at Mt. San Antonio College. By finishing in the top 10 at the West Region meet, she earned a spot in the nationals meet at Balboa Park in San Diego on Dec. 10.