Los Angeles Preps: Toriano Harris

Citrus Belt, Sierra and Sunkist previews

January, 10, 2012
1/10/12
4:04
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CITRUS BELT LEAGUE

League openers: Wednesday night – Fontana @ Redlands; Yucaipa @ Eisenhower; A.B. Miller @ Redlands East Valley.

Last year’s finish: Eisenhower (10-0); Redlands East Valley (8-2), Redlands (6-4); Yucaipa (4-6); A.B. Miller (2-8); Fontana (0-10).

Players to watch: Marvelle Harris (Eisenhower), 6-3, Sr. G; Terrance Sims (Eisenhower), 5-10, Sr., G; Toriano Harris (Eisenhower), 6-1, Sr., G; Evan Pea’Ches (Redlands), 6-7, Sr., F; Jamal Ellis (Redlands East Valley), 5-11, Sr., G; Daylin Billingsley (Yucaipa), 6-6, Sr., F; Adam Stanford (A.B. Miller), 6-3, Jr., F.

Predicted order of finish: Eisenhower, Redlands, Redlands East Valley, Yucaipa, Fontana, A.B. Miller.

SIERRA LEAGUE

League openers: Wednesday night – Ayala @ Chino Hills; Damien @ Claremont; Charter Oak @ South Hills.

Last year’s finish: Damien (9-1); Chino Hills (7-3); Ayala (7-3); Claremont (5-5); South Hills (1-9); Charter Oak (1-9).

Players to watch: Chris Reyes (Damien), 6-7, Sr., F; Clayton White (Damien), 6-0, Sr., G; Jared Dizon (Damien), 6-3, Jr., G; Josh Ramirez (Ayala), 6-4, Sr., G; Jared Ponce (Ayala), 6-2, Sr., G; Matt Ponce (Ayala), 5-10, Sr., G; Tyler Ponce (Ayala), 6-2, Sr., G; Mike Navar (Chino Hills), 6-7, Sr., C; Deion Page (Chino Hills), 6-1, Sr., G; Deandre Page (Chino Hills), 6-1, Sr., G; Bishop Mency (Chino Hills), 6-4, So., F; Kyle Maloof (Claremont), 6-1, Sr., G; Korey Serna (South Hills), 6-9, Sr., C; Kody Brown (Charter Oak), 6-7, Sr., F.

Predicted order of finish: Damien, Chino Hills, Ayala, Claremont, South Hills, Charter Oak.

SUNKIST LEAGUE

League openers: Wednesday night – Jurupa Valley @ Summit, Patriot @ Bloomington; Norte Vista @ Kaiser.

Last year’s finish: Summit (10-0); Patriot (8-2); Jurupa Valley (5-5); Bloomington (3-7); Kaiser (2-8); Norte Vista (0-10).

Players to watch: Devon Alexander (Summit), 6-1, Sr., G; Darrick Arnold (Summit), 6-3, Sr., F; Isaiah Taylor (Summit), 6-1, Sr., G; Thomas Folsom (Patriot), 6-10, Sr., C; Stephon Bryant (Jurupa Valley), 6-2, Jr., F; Sam Parks (Jurupa Valley), 6-1, So., F; Steven Avila (Jurupa Valley), 5-10, Jr., G; John Moss (Bloomington), 5-10, Sr., G

Predicted order of finish: Summit, Jurupa Valley, Kaiser, Patriot, Bloomington, Norte Vista.

Previously:

Baseline, Mountain Pass, Southwestern and Sunbelt leagues

Big VIII, Mojave River and Mt. Baldy leagues

Desert Valley, Inland Valley and San Andreas leagues

Inland Empire: Eisenhower 96, Redlands East Valley 78

January, 14, 2011
1/14/11
10:56
PM PT


REDLANDS — Keyon Sayles picked a good time to have the best game of his high school basketball career.

Sayles, a 6-foot-3 senior guard for Rialto Eisenhower, made seven three-point baskets and scored a career-high 37 points Friday night, leading the Eagles to a 96-78 victory against host Redlands East Valley in a key Citrus Belt League game.

“That was by far his best game of the year,” said Eisenhower coach Steve Johnson. “He shot the ball really well. When he gets on a streak he can put it down. He can play with anybody.”

Eisenhower improved to 10-6 overall, including 2-0 in league play. The Wildcats fell to 14-4, 1-1.

Sayles, a second-team all-Citrus Belt League selection last season, was overshadowed a year ago by teammates Alex Varner, the CBL most valuable player, and first-teamers Bryan Bock, Kirby Gardner and Bernard Ireland.

The Eagles went 29-6 last season and beat Pasadena for the Southern Section Division 2A title.

“He has been our team for three years, but he’s never been the go-to guy,” Johnson said of Sayles. “He has had some 20-point games but never where we run some [offense] through him.”

Sayles made two three-pointers in the opening quarter as Eisenhower surged to a 30-19 lead. The Eagles extended their lead to 15 at the half and maintained a 17-point advantage heading into the fourth quarter.

Marvelle Harris contributed 27 points and Toriano Harris had 15 for Eisenhower, the four-time defending league champions.

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