Los Angeles Preps: Walnut

South: Boys' basketball roundup

January, 19, 2012
1/19/12
12:28
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Compton (11-7) handed Long Beach Jordan (12-6) its first Moore League loss with a 72-63 overtime win Wednesday night. Victor Robbins overcame leg cramps to lead the Tarbabes with 19 points. Long Beach Poly (14-1) returned from a successful trip to Seattle and manhandled Long Beach Wilson to the tune of 79-33. Roschon Prince had 20 points.

In Western League action, Fairfax (12-6) improved to 4-1 in league with an 80-55 home win over LACES, while Westchester (11-4) blew out Venice, 63-32.

CIF-Southern Section Division 3AAA top-ranked Damien (17-1) took sole possession of first place in the Sierra League with a 63-55 victory against Chino Hills (12-7). Chris Reyes had 24 points, including 12 straight in a clutch fourth quarter. Sharpshooting wing Jared Dizon added 21.

In a battle for first place in the Hacienda League, Bonita (15-4) beat Walnut, 55-40.

Gardena Serra (17-2) remained atop the Del Rey League by defeating Bishop Amat, 52-21. The Cavaliers held the Lancers to just nine points in the first half. Elsewhere in league, Bishop Montgomery (16-3) earned a 72-48 win at Cathedral.

MLK Day schedule at Los Osos

January, 15, 2012
1/15/12
10:04
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Rancho Cucamonga Los Osos will host an all-day event on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and it features an attractive matchup between Ventura (14-4) and La Verne Damien (15-1).

9:30 a.m. -- Twentynine Palms vs. Walnut
11 a.m. -- Miller vs. Irvine Northwood
12:30 p.m. -- Los Osos vs. Pomona
2 p.m. -- Chino vs. Bishop Amat
3:30 p.m. -- Pacific Hills vs. Chino Hills
5 p.m. -- Claremont vs. Glendora
6:30 p.m. -- Ventura vs. Damien
8 p.m. -- Chino Hills Ayala vs. Rialto Eisenhower

LA South: Regional basketball notes

February, 17, 2011
2/17/11
12:13
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Some key performances and upsets in the first round of the CIF Southern Section boys' basketball playoffs, with a focus on teams located in south Los Angeles county:
  • Division 1A -- Walnut upset No. 10-seeded Tesoro, 57-51.
  • Division 2A -- Top-seeded Peninsula, the Bay League champion, extended its win streak to 24 games with a 62-28 victory against Fullerton Troy. Sophomore Nick Colletta's game-high 28 points were not enough for No. 4-seeded Glendora, which was blindsided by Eastside, 72-65, in overtime. No. 5-seeded Mayfair advanced with a 66-43 win against Westlake. No. 7-seeded Gahr moved on with an 84-52 victory over Indio. Mira Costa upset No. 6-seeded San Bernardino, 62-54.
  • Division 3AA -- Top-seeded Price had no problem with Ramona, winning 90-49. No. 4-seeded La Verne Lutheran got 20 points and nine boards from Arizona-bound forward Grant Jerrett to beat Claremont, 66-48.
  • Division 4AA -- No. 8-seeded Northview beat Northwood, 77-76, in double overtime. Brian Johnson had 37 for Northview. Tyler Hill scored 20 for No. 6-seeded Bishop Amat in a 59-47 win over San Luis Obispo. No. 2 Windward got 24 points from Nic Stover and 22 from Wesley Saunders in an 83-65 victory against Cathedral.

LA South: Five things from the weekend

October, 11, 2010
10/11/10
11:09
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1. Lakewood, the No. 4 team heading into the weekend, just didn't have it Friday in its loss to Long Beach Poly. The Lancers were out to prove that last year's win against Poly was no fluke, but maybe it was. Nothing was doing offensively, while Poly's side ate up the clock with methodical drives. Lakewood tied the game following a fumbled punt return. The Lancers' other touchdown came on a kickoff return.

2. It was interesting to hear Long Beach Poly players talk about the Moore League belonging to them and no one else. The Jackrabbits were clearly prepared to show it Friday, but what happened in their previous two losses? Is there a magical on and off switch at Poly? Losing by 25 to St. Bonaventure and then 30 to Mission Viejo -- both at the home -- makes it feel that way. If so, the Moore League race is far from over -- no matter what Poly players say.

3. A good amount of teams chose last week as their bye. Dorsey came off its bye week and barely escaped with a 22-21 win against San Diego Mira Mesa on Friday. How will some of the region's top teams -- namely Serra, Crenshaw and Dominguez -- respond to the extra week of rest?

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