SOUTHERN SECTION PLAYOFFS
Saturday, Feb. 21
Hart 64, Righetti 53
Adam Rich had 20 points and 11 rebounds, Brian Elledge added 13 points and Brandon McQueen scored 12 for Hart (24-3) in a Southern Section Division I-A victory over visiting Righetti.
Loma Linda Academy 70, Providence 39
Chris Purdom scored 18 points, 15 in the first half, and Michael Boone added 14, scoring 12 in the first half, 11 rebounds and six blocked shots for Loma Linda Academy (21-5), which scored the first 18 points of the game. Andrew Nelson scored 14 points for host Providence (14-10).
Santa Clara 58, Yeshiva 55
Aaron Tamai had 15 points to lead visiting Santa Clara (15-11). Michael Friedman had 18 points and seven rebounds and Robert Karpeles had 11 points and five assists for Yeshiva (15-8).
Granada Hills Hillcrest Christian 81, Tarbut V'Torah 33
Steve Flores scored 27 points and Drew Rigney had 22 points for host Granada Hills Hillcrest Christian (19-7).
L.A. Adventist 89, Peace in the Valley 56
Ira Barksdale scored 32 points for host L.A. Adventist (16-5). Steven Scott had 27 points for Peace in the Valley.
Friday, Feb. 20
Downey 60, Schurr 35
Center Evhad Djokovic scored 13 points and guard Uriahn Barragan added 12 points for host Downey (22-6). Schurr finished 12-13.
Esperanza 63, Montclair 52
Vince Van Kurin scored 22 points, including three three-pointers, and Michael Davis scored 17 for Esperanza (21-6). Larry Gordon was nine for nine from the field and scored 23 points for Montclair (16-11).
Etiwanda 59, Dana Hills 43
Darren Collison scored 20 points to lead host Etiwanda (26-1). Blaine Templeton scored 22 points for Dana Hills (12-16).
Long Beach Poly 66, Valencia 64
Marcus Lewis drove the lane for a layup with two seconds left and No. 2-seeded Long Beach Poly (24-3) escaped over wild-card entrant Valencia, which rallied from an 18-point, third-quarter deficit at Long Beach Poly.Poly led, 26-17, at halftime and went on a 10-1 run to open the third quarter and take a 36-18 lead. Valencia senior guard Jason Lott, who had a career-high 31 points, scored 22 points in the second half to spark the Vikings' comeback. Lott made a school-record eight three-point baskets in the game and hit a three-pointer to tie the game at 64-64 with 20 seconds left. Valencia (16-12) had nine three-pointers in the second half and 12 in the game, tying a single-game school record. Lewis finished with 23 points to lead Poly.
Long Beach Wilson 72, Corona Santiago 62
Chris Hart had 20 points, eight rebounds and seven assists and Craig Williams had 19 points, four rebounds and three assists to lead visiting Long Beach Wilson (18-10), which will play Lynwood Tuesday in the second round. Corona Santiago finished 16-12.
Los Alamitos 59, El Rancho 47
Landry Fields made five three-pointers and scored 17 points for host Los Alamitos (19-8), which outscored El Rancho, 22-3, in the third quarter. Rudy Navarrete scored 23 points for El Rancho (12-15).
Miller 80, Murrieta Valley 75
Giyoh Shey had 23 points and 11 rebounds and Daniel Fleming added 22 points for visiting Murrieta Valley (14-12). Miller improved to 21-4.
Santa Monica 78, Diamond Bar 59
Tim McGrath had 23 points and nine rebounds and Jason Deutchman had 21 points and eight rebounds for host Santa Monica (18-9). Collin Robinson had 12 points for Diamond Bar (15-13).
Silverado 77, Redlands 63
Jaimie Lester had 24 points and 11 rebounds and Kyle Lewis added 23 points for host Silverado (18-5). Michael Estrada scored 22 points for Redlands (20-8).
Lynwood 55, Alhambra 32
Arroyo Valley 79, Walnut 58
Mike Walker had 23 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists and Ephraim Williams had 17 points and 18 rebounds for Arroyo Valley (25-3). Ricky Fissher had 16 points to lead Walnut (11-16).
Century 56, Bell Gardens 38
Eric Ceja scored 22 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and Ramon Mendoza had 13 points and six assists for Century (24-4). Bell Gardens finished 14-13.
El Toro 70, Canyon Country Canyon 56
Tyler Gottstein had 20 points and 12 rebounds, Shon Waite added 19 points, including four three-pointers, and Kelvin Kim had 17 points for El Toro (22-5). Jess Guidroz led all scorers with 24 points for Canyon (16-11).
Glendora 66, Chapparal 49
Davon Roberts had 29 points and 16 rebounds and James Powell added 18 points to lead host Glendora (28-1) past Chapparal (14-15).
Marina 83, West Covina 68
James Lambert had 29 points and Matt Brennan had 26 points for visiting Marina (21-7). Jonathan Gibson scored 29 points, including five three-pointers for West Covina (4-22).
Mission Viejo 69, Rubidoux 56
Jed Collins had 16 points and Tim Ahlering added 12 points and 10 rebounds for Mission Viejo (22-5). Rubidoux is 17-10.
Oxnard 69, Kaiser 51
Henry Patterson had 21 points for host Oxnard (26-1).
Rowland 70, San Gorgonio 62
Larry Tieu had 26 points, including four three-pointers to lead host Rowland (23-6). Brett Montgomery had 24 points, including six three-pointers for San Gorgonio (15-13).
Saugus 66, Ventura 38
Neil Diorio had 16 points for host Saugus (20-7). Kevin Shaifer had 14 points for Ventura (14-10).
Simi Valley 52, Crescenta Valley 41
John Schock had 11 points and 14 rebounds and Mark Wells had 12 points for Simi Valley (19-8). Zack Garcia had 19 points for Crescenta Valley (19-8).
Thousand Oaks 72, Oxnard Pacifica 67
Chad Acerboni scored 27 points to lead host Thousand Oaks (21-6). Oxnard Pacifica finished 16-10.
Capistrano Valley 46, Anaheim 19
Davis Baker scored 27 points to lead No. 2-seeded Capistrano Valley (24-3). Anaheim finished 13-15.
Cathedral City 70, Norco 61 (OT)
Point guard Ryan Towner hit a three-point shot at the buzzer to tie the score, 55-55, and send the game into overtime for host and No. 4-seeded Cathedral City (25-2). Towner scored all of his 13 points in the fourth quarter and overtime, including making six of eight free throws in overtime, to help Cathedral City outscore Norco (13-15), 15-6, in the extra period. Nick Lee scored 17 points to lead Cathedral City, which will play Mira Costa Tuesday in the second round.
Claremont 82, California 72
Jordan Block had 27 points and Mike Wells and Marcus Carter each had 15 points for Claremont (18-11). Alec Stern had 22 points for host California (13-12).
Irvine University 73, Rio Mesa 69
Jon Asnon and A.J. Moskus each scored 21 points and University (19-9) led the entire way. Rio Mesa ends 16-10.
King 75, Cerritos 63
Matt Thomas had 27 points, six steals and six assists to lead host and No. 1-seeded King (24-4). Johnathan Ma scored 19 points, including three three-pointers, for Cerritos (14-15).
La Habra 55, La Quinta 53
Visiting La Habra (17-12) hit 11 of 14 free throws in the fourth quarter to come back from a six-point deficit with four minutes left. Josh Salo had 15 points, 10 rebounds and five steals, Luke McDonough had 10 points and 13 rebounds and Matt Border, a 6-9 center, had six points and 10 blocked shots for the Highlanders. La Quinta is 17-11.
Loyola 73, Foothill 40
Jordan Wilkes scored 20 points and Vince Oliver had 14 points and 14 rebounds for host Loyola (19-7). Foothill finished 16-12.
Mira Costa 68, Hueneme 65
Mike Archuleta had 20 points and 11 rebounds and J.R. Martinez had 19 points, including three three-pointers in the first quarter, and six assists for Mira Costa (19-8). Josh Pinkard had 23 points for Hueneme (20-6).
Santa Barbara 66, Beverly Hills 47
David Noell had 24 points and Taylor Rochestie had 22 points for host Santa Barbara (22-4), which will play Sunny Hills Tuesday. Beverly Hills 14-15.
St. John Bosco 69, Rancho Verde 62
Daniel Hackett scored 18 points to lead visiting St. John Bosco (18-12). Kenny Collins scored 16 points for Rancho Verde (17-11).
Sunny Hills 39, Tustin 32
James Kim had 15 points and five assists to lead Sunny Hills (15-13). Steve Coulter had 12 points to pace Tustin (19-6).
Villa Park 63, La Mirada 50
James Cawthorne led Villa Park (20-8) with 20 point
Tesoro 50, Edison 48
Charter Oak 69, Serrano 50
William Harris scored 28 points and Patrick Fuller added 17 for host Charter Oak (21-7). Serrano is 9-18.
Dominguez 103, Placentia Valencia 41
Bryan Harvey scored 21 points to lead host and top-seeded Domiguez (23-5). Valencia is 12-16.
Granite Hills 72, Apple Valley 48
Ten different players scored for host Granite Hills (16-9). Apple Valley is 15-11.
La Serna 61, Bellflower 43
Brian Cymbolin had 14 points and 15 rebounds to lead host La Serna (22-6). Bellflower is 17-10.
Mater Dei 82, Burbank Burroughs 57
Marcel Jones had 29 points and Taylor King scored 16 to lead No. 2-seeded Mater Dei (22-4). Joey Paysinger had 20 points for Burroughs (13-12).
Redondo 54, Orange 52
Senior guard Corey Siegel made two free throws with 10 seconds left to give host Redondo (18-9) the victory. Andrew Dismuke missed a layup as time expired for Orange (12-15). Brice Gallow led all scorers with 24 points for Redondo.
West Torrance 86, North Torrance 84
Chad Hunt hit a three-point basket with 30 seconds left to give West Torrance (15-13) the lead for good as the Warriors completed a comeback from a 12-point, third-quarter deficit. Robbie Kobel led West Torrance with 21 points and 11 rebounds and Hunt finished with 18 points. Jarrod Carrol had 33 points for North Torrance.
Woodbridge 85, Los Altos 49
Dietrich Chase and Trevor Weiss each tallied 16 points for Woodbridge (22-6). Dylan Rogers and Dustin Heiman had 10 points apiece for Los Altos (12-16).
Artesia 56, Pomona 52
Freshman James Harden made a three-pointer with 1:30 left to break a 47-47 tie and give Artesia (20-9) the lead for good. Vondrae Williams had 13 points to lead Artesia. Kelly Johnson led host Pomona (18-8) with 20 points.
Calabasas 71, Workman 40
Junior forward Shyaun Saee had 12 points and 12 rebounds and senior center Steve Saunders added 13 points to lead Calabasas (20-3-4) past visiting Workman (13-13).
Ganesha 66, Western 43
Jason Smith scored 19 points and William Evans added 18 for host Ganesha (20-8). Western is 23-5.
Northwood 65, Atascadero 54
Brad Vanlandingham made a baseline jump shot with two seconds to play for visiting Northwood (18-10). Tino Zaragosa had 31 points for Northwood. Mecklen Davis had 20 points for Atascadero (22-3).
Ocean View 72, Alemany 65
Greg Okwudibonye had 25 points and eight rebounds for Ocean View (22-6). Alemany ends 13-14.
Santa Margarita 69, Gabrielino 27
Tyler Smith had 18 points, Todd Follmer had 16 points and Kyle Donahue added nine assists for Santa Margarita (24-3). Gabrielino finished 15-12.
Servite 69, Garden Grove Pacifica 50
Garrett Love scored 19 points and Lionel Killens added 11 points, 10 assists and six steals for Servite (19-9).
Bishop Montgomery 63, St. Francis 43
Bryson Scott had 22 points, Ryan Howard had 18 points and Brandon Hamilton added 16 rebounds to lead Bishop Montgomery (24-3) past host St. Francis (14-13). Bishop Montgomery outscored St. Francis, 30-13, in the second half.
Chaminade 59, San Dimas 44
Marcus Everett had 16 points, including four three-pointers, for host Chaminade (15-5). Michael Ryan-Flores had 22 points, including five three-pointers, for San Dimas (16-10).
Compton Centennial 58, Oak Park 41
Chris Berry had 21 points, 15 rebounds and two blocks to lead host Compton Centennial (26-2). Oak Park is 16-11.
Harvard-Westlake 71, El Segundo 50
Bryce Taylor scored 24 points and Ed White added 17 points to lift visiting Harvard-Westlake (19-7). Jamie Jones scored 29 points to lead El Segundo (18-10).
La Canada 59, Corona del Mar 46
Umar Khan and Rhett Anderson each had 14 points for visiting La Canada (26-2).
Muir 61, Lompoc Cabrillo 55
Miles Nolan scored 18 points, including 12 in the fourth quarter, and had 13 rebounds for visiting Muir (17-11). Lompoc Cabrillo is 19-6.
Nordhoff 70, Colony 62
Ben Bower had 30 points for host Nordhoff (11-16).
Brentwood 75, Rosamond 58
Brandon Turner had 24 points and 16 rebounds and Eleby Washington had 18 points for host Brentwood (21-6). Spencer Rodney had 15 points for Rosamond (14-14).
Campbell Hall 76, L.A. Baptist 36
Junior Joe Ford scored 25 points, including the 1,000th point of his career, and Conor Turley had 10 points, 13 rebounds and five blocks for visiting Campbell Hall (26-2). L.A. Baptist is 16-11.
Gardena Serra 63, Laguna Beach 53
Cheyne Martin had 24 points for host Laguna Beach (14-15). Gardena Serra is 17-11.
La Salle 66, Silver Valley 42
Brendan Hallinan scored 19 points to lead visiting La Salle (22-5). Silver Valley is 20-6.
Oaks Christian 71, Village Christian 56
Senior Mike Hornbuckle scored 22 points and sophomore Matt Hornbuckle added 20 for host Oaks Christian (23-4). Jacob Briggs scored 26 points to lead Village Christian (21-6).
Santa Maria St. Joseph 86, Crossroads 70
Stewart Kussler had 21 points and 10 rebounds and Ryan Adlesh had 21 points to lead host Santa Maria St. Joseph (24-3). Mitchel Yoshitaki scored 26 points and Norm Nixon scored 23 points to lead visiting Crossroads (13-13).
St. Bernard 68, Twentynine Palms 56
Nonso Nibo scored 19 points to lead visiting St. Bernard (18-10). Twentynine Palms is 13-11.
Bretheran Christian 63, Fairmont Prep 46
Keith Wiltz had 18 points and Andrew Fischer had nine points, seven assists and 17 rebounds to lead No. 4-seeded Brethern Christian (22-4). Ryan Jocson scored 13 for Fairmont (17-8).
Buckley 75, Arrowhead Christian 58
Junior guard Riley Scanell had 35 points for host Buckley (17-7), which will play Verbum Dei Tuesday in the quarterfinals with the location decided by a coin flip. Arrowhead Christian is 12-15.
Flintridge Prep 54, Capistrano Valley Christian 39
Ramses Barden had 14 points for host Flintridge Prep (17-8), which will play Kilpatrick Tuesday in the quarterfinals with the location decided by a coin flip. Capistrano Valley Christian finished 10-14.
Kilpatrick 54, Windward 48
Aaron Breaux had 23 points to lead Kilpatrick (16-9) past visiting Windward (15-11). Cedrick Latimer had 22 points to lead Windward. Kilpatrick outscored Windward, 18-11, in the fourth quarter after trailing, 23-19, at the half.
Mary Star 68, Woodcrest Christian 64
Jeff Fiamengo had 32 points, six rebounds, five assists and six steals and Jonathan Philips had 13 points, eight rebounds, eight assists and five steals to lead visiting Mary Star (18-10) past Woodcrest Christian (16-7).
St. Margaret's 64, Downey Calvary Chapel 58
Paul Janczyk had 25 points and 10 rebounds for St. Margaret's (23-2), which also got 19 points from Nic Benedetto. Calvary Chapel finished 13-15.
Verbum Dei 81, Montclair Prep 61
Mike Bagon had 28 points and 10 assists and Matt Shaw had 21 points and 10 rebounds for host Verbum Dei (15-9). Kevin Bass scored 22 points to lead Montclair Prep (12-16).
Apple Valley Christian 65, Upland Christian 62
Wes Watts had 21 points for host Apple Valley Christian (18-5). Jake Garcia had 31 points and Derek Beatrice had 23 points for Upland Christian (10-14).
Avalon 58, Whitewater 38
Adam Nelson had 21 points and 11 rebounds and Adan Vega had 10 points, four assists and four steals for visiting Avalon (15-10).
Baptist Christian 65, La Sierra Academy 39
Saul Martinez scored 17 points to lead host La Sierra Academy (16-8). La Sierra Academy's leading scorer, Paolo Zamorano, who averages 28.6 points per game, was held to nine points. Baptist Christian improves to 12-10.
New Roads 74, Riverside Christian 35
Matt Landes had 24 points and 17 rebounds to lead visiting New Roads (20-4). Tommy Johnston had 14 points for Riverside Christian (12-10).
Rolling Hills Prep 61, Santa Clarita Christian 39
Cameron Edison had 18 points and 10 rebounds for visiting Rolling Hills Prep (15-7), which will play at Avalon in the quarterfinals. Santa Clarita Christian is 12-13.
St. Anthony 49, Saddleback Valley Christian 20
Community Harvest 63, San Fernando Valley Academy 59
Sy Prescott scored 25 points, including five points during a 16-4 game-ending run for visiting Community Harvest (13-6). San Fernando Valley Academy finished 14-1.
Delphi Academy 84, Baker Valley 28
Delphi Academy improves to 15-9.
Mesrobian 72, Big Pine 64
Joey Wassilian had 31 points and 19 rebounds to lead visiting Mesrobian (8-11).Eric Poladian hit 12 of 16 free throws and Ara Ajemian had 12 rebounds for the Bulldogs. Big Pine finished 18-5.
Renaissance Academy 72, Torrance Lutheran 53
Junior guard Brian Beam had 33 points, eight rebounds and four steals and Archie Robb added 16 points and eight rebounds to lead host Renaissance Academy (19-5) past Torrance Lutheran (9-14) for its 12th win in a row.
Rio Hondo Prep 64, West L.A. Baptist 39
Dan Pastor and Landon Goodwill each had 15 points for visiting Rio Hondo Prep (10-11). Jessie Plasmyer had 10 points for West L.A Baptist (5-11).
Twin Pines 82, Calvary Baptist 78 (OT)
Levon Hymes had 29 points to lead Twin Pines (8-5). Arango had 33 points and Ruff had 30 for Calvary Baptist.
West Valley Christian 73, Santa Maria Valley Christian 70
Alex Price had 20 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists to lead host West Valley Christian (13-3). Matt Stanford scored 25 points and Nick Vanamon added 20 for Santa Maria Valley Christian (15-11).
Thursday, Feb. 19
Ayala 67, Arcadia 23
Stephan Gilling scored 14 points and Chuckie Ellis added 13 points to lead host Ayala (22-6). Arcadia finishes at 12-16.
Redlands Adventist 111, Death Valley 42
Arnie Salgado had 13 points and 10 rebounds, Tim Paschal tallied 26 points and 10 steals and William Rowe added 19 points and 10 rebounds for host Redlands Adventist (20-6). Alex Machain also added 10 points, 13 rebounds and seven steals for the Bulldogs. Sean Wheeler had 18 points and Stan Goldsby had 16 points for Death Valley. Redlands Adventist set the school's single-game scoring record with 111 points.
Westview 100, Shandon 64
Junior guard Taylor Frampton had 22 points and 10 rebounds, senior E.B. Benson had 20 points and 18 rebounds and sophomore Pablo Saucedo added 18 points, 10 assists and 11 steals to lead host Westview (16-5). Brian Wilson led Shandon (6-13) with 23 points.
Miracopa 115, Netan Eli 46
Wednesday, Feb. 18
Dana Hills 60, Redlands East Valley 57
Blaine Templeton had 21 points and 14 rebounds and Brett Lorin had 12 points and 13 rebounds to help lift host Dana Hills (12-15), which will play a first-round game at top-seeded Etiwanda on Friday. Redlands East Valley is 13-14.
Murrieta Valley 58, Upland 43
Nick Quick had 15 points and Dan Fleming added nine points and 12 rebounds to lead host Murrieta Valley (14-11). Upland finished 16-12.
Eisenhower 66, Glendale 64 (OT)
Corona Centennial 74, Alta Loma 53
Justin Williams had 26 points and 11 rebounds for host Centennial (20-7). Brandon Wallace had 10 points for Alta Loma (12-16), which trailed, 40-21, at halftime.
Temescal Canyon 64, Canyon Springs 61
Matt Nunez had 20 points and 12 rebounds including the game-winning layup and free throw with eight seconds remaining and Brian Byrd had 22 points and 10 rebounds for visiting Temescal Canyon (18-9), which will play the Rubidoux/Mission Viejo winner Tuesday in the second round. Canyon Springs is 14-13.
Chaparral 65, Corona 47
Chris Casazza scored 23 points, including five three-pointers in the first half, for Chaparral (14-14), which led, 28-22, at halftime. Andrew Avalos had 19 points for host Corona (14-13).
Kaiser 75, Valley View 64
Francisco Acevedo had 36 points for host Kaiser (13-15), which will play at Oxnard Friday in the first round. Valley View finished 12-13.
Anaheim 65, Santa Fe 24
Brent DeVille had 15 points, Tyrone Jones had 12 and Javier Gutierrez chipped in with 11 points to lead host Anaheim (15-13), which will play a first-round game at Capistrano Valley on Friday. Santa Fe is 11-12.
Beverly Hills 36, Pasadena 35
Chris Downs hit the game-winning three-pointer, his only points of the game, with no time remaining and George Medrano had 18 points for host Beverly Hills (14-14), which will play at Santa Barbara Friday. Pasadena finished 11-15.
Cerritos 46, Damien 43
Jonathan Ma had 17 points for visiting Cerritos (14-14) which plays King Friday. Damien is 12-13.
Claremont 66, Indio 44
Jordan Block scored 21 points and Marcus Carter had 18 points and 11 assists to lead visiting Claremont (17-11) past Indio (15-12).
Irvine University 75, La Palma Kennedy 68
Jon Asnon made three three-pointers and finished with 33 points and A.J. Moskus had 12 points for host University (18-9), which led, 48-24, at halftime. Eric Taylor had 18 points for Kennedy (15-12). The Trojans play at Oxnard Rio Mesa in a first-round game on Friday.
La Mirada 62, Huntington Beach 44
Johnny Oronoz had 22 points, including five three-pointers, to lead host La Mirada (13-14). Huntington Beach is 12-14.
St. John Bosco 69, Bloomington 62
Brandon Bell had 16 points, eight rebounds and three blocked shots to lead visiting St. John Bosco (17-11). Bloomington is 9-13.
Valencia 67, Hawthorne 63
Chad Allan had 21 points and David Horst added 14 for host Valencia (16-11), which outscored Hawthorne, 20-14, in the fourth quarter. Dominique Cooper scored 18 points for Hawthorne (15-13).
Edison 61, Newport Harbor 47
Foothill 71, Antelope Valley 62
Hueneme 83, Agoura 60
La Habra 44, El Dorado 39
Burbank Burroughs 61, Los Osos 53
Levon Maronyan had 17 points, Matt Jackson had 13 points and Kris Jones added 12 points for visiting Burbank Burroughs (15-12). Sophomore Chase Cathcart had 14 points to lead host Los Osos (11-14).
Placentia Valencia 45, Buena Park 43
Paso Robles 84, Buena 71
Alemany 60, Mountain View 49
Marcus Mendoza scored 15 points and Theo Edwards added 14 for host Alemany (13-13). Victor Ramirez had 15 points for Mountain View (16-8).
Arlington 74, Rim of the World 60
Daniel Hough scored 23 points to lead host Arlington (22-5). Rim of the World is 21-8.
Artesia 72, Bolsa Grande 47
D'Andre Denan scored 16 points for host Artesia (19-9), which led, 43-20, at halftime. Jonathan Hill had 10 points for Bolsa Grande (9-18).
Gabrielino 60, Chino Hills 54 (OT)
Jonathan Arid had 17 points and 16 rebounds and Phuc Dinh had 15 points, including the game-tying layup with eight seconds left in regulation for host Gabrielino (15-11), which will play at Santa Maragarita Friday. Lawrence had 28 points for Chino Hills (13-14), which led by 18 points in the third quarter.
Ganesha 55, Palm Desert 52
Friction that developed this season in the Desert Valley League continued to have an adverse affect on Palm Desert in the first round of the Southern Section playoffs Wednesday.
The visiting Aztecs played without leading scorer Justin Sobczyk, who was forced to sit out after being ejected from Palm Desert's final league game against La Quinta.
The Aztecs suffered their second defeat at the hands of La Quinta, which is led by a former Palm Desert player Quintin Watkins. The loss dropped them into a tie with La Quinta for second place, which resulted in a lower seeding and a 95-mile drive for their first-round playoff game.
Still, the Aztecs (16-11) had their chances after cutting an 11-point fourth-quarter deficit to two on James Dockery's fast-break layup with 40.9 seconds remaining. But Palm Desert mishandled a pass under its basket with 16.8 seconds left and then missed two three-point shot attempts in the closing seconds.
Di'Mon Phelps had 13 points and Williams Evans added 12 to lead Ganesha (19-8).
Dockery, a sophomore guard who began the season on junior varsity, scored 17 to lead Palm Desert.
Garden Grove Pacifica 52, South Hills 50
Brandon Harper hit a free throw with 18 seconds left to clinch the game and Donald Thomas had 17 points and a school-record 21 rebounds for host Pacifica (20-7). Harper finished with 12 points. Jerry Santos had 14 points for South Hills (13-9).
Northwood 62, Monrovia 55
Tino Zaragoza had 25 points and Dan Selway had 16 to help lift host Northwood (17-10). Keith Collins had 14 points and Briant Collins had 12 for Monrovia (16-11).
Rim of the World 72, Diamond Ranch 50
Luke Plante had 21 points and eight rebounds, Shawn Giordano had 21 points and five assists and Steve Creswell had 16 points, 14 rebounds and four blocks for host Rim of the World (21-7), which will play at Arlington Friday. Diamond Ranch is 11-17.
Western 63, Gahr 58 (OT)
Western freshman Jonathan Vaughn, who had spent the entire game on the bench, came in with no time remaining and made one of two free throws to send the game into overtime. With the host Pioneers trailing, 50-49, Mark Borci drew a foul as time ran out in regulation. Borci began to cramp up and was unable to attempt the two free throws. Gahr, allowed to choose anyone on Western's roster to shoot the free throws, chose Vaughn. Matt Goodloe had 20 points, nine rebounds and seven assists, Marcus McAdam had 13 points, 15 rebounds and blocked four shots and Marc Alejandro made four of six free throws in overtime for Western (23-4), which played without leading scorer Wilmer Fiapai, who was ill. Cory Rhoane had 14 points to pace Gahr (12-16).
San Luis Obispo 60, Servite 50
Workman 49, Bonita 45
Banning 74, Covina 49
MuAbeeb Abdul-Aziz had 23 points for host Banning (19-9), which will play the Estancia/Orange Lutheran winner in the second round. Covina is 13-14.
Bishop Montgomery 58, Santa Ynez 29
Ryan Howard had 13 points and nine assists to lead host Bishop Montgomery (23-3). Santa Ynez is 11-12.
Chaminade 68, South El Monte 40
Marcus Everett had 25 points and five steals to lead visiting Chaminade (14-15). South El Monte is 7-15.
Compton Centennial 77, Crespi 49
Jervaughn Johnson 20 points and Chris Berry had 14 points and 22 rebounds, including 11 offensive, for Compton Centennial (25-2), which will play Oak Park Friday. Cornorris Atkins had 20 points for Crespi (11-15)
Colony 53, Costa Mesa 52
Eric Williams scored 11 points and Steadman Merritt made the game-winning free throw with 1.1 seconds left for host Colony (14-14), which won its first-ever playoff game. Scott Knox had 24 points on eight three-pointers for Costa Mesa (17-10), which led, 26-13, at halftime.
Corona del Mar 75, Vista Del Lago 50
Pancho Seaborn had 29 points and hit seven of seven three-pointers to lead visiting Corona del Mar (14-13). Vista Del Lago finished 18-6.
El Segundo 52, Fillmore 48
Jamie Jones had 15 points, 11 rebounds and nine blocks and Nick Sabosky added 11 points, five assists and three steals to lead host El Segundo (18-9), which went on a 9-0 run in the third quarter to pull away. Fillmore is 12-13.
Harvard-Westlake 96, Duarte 48
Bryce Taylor had 16 points, Alex Stephenson had 13 points and 11 rebounds and Ed White added 10 points and 11 assists to lead host Harvard-Westlake (18-7) past Duarte (11-15).
La Canada 67, Northview 56
Ryan Cosgrove had 24 points, including seven three-pointers in the second half for host La Canada (25-2).
Lompoc Cabrillo 84, Azusa 38
Lydell Sargeant had 24 points to lead host Cabrillo (19-5). Azusa finished 10-17.
Muir 86, Sherman Oaks Notre Dame 85 (OT)
Gerrell Finney scored 18 points and Miles Noland made the tying and winning free throws with 24 seconds left for host Muir (16-11), which trailed, 60-56, entering the fourth quarter. Orlando Baeza had 26 points and missed a halfcourt shot at the buzzer for Notre Dame (14-12), which trailed, 36-34, at halftime.
Nordhoff 66, Pasadena Marshall 48
Ben Bower had 23 points, hitting 12 of 14 free throws in the fourh quarter, and three assists to lead visiting Nordhoff (10-16). Rawlston Charles had 13 points to lead host Padadena Marshall (18-7).
Oak Park 59, San Marino 41
Junior Blake Wildt had 19 points and 15 rebounds and sophomore Nick Noyer had nine points and four rebounds for host Oak Park (16-10). Corbin Jung had 11 points and four rebounds and Andrew Wise added 10 points and 10 rebounds for San Marino (12-11).
San Dimas 94, Beaumont 35
Michael Ryan-Flores had 25 points and Kenny Blue added 18 points to lead host San Dimas (18-10) over Beaumont (10-15).
St. Francis 63, Blair 55
Scott Burton had 23 points and nine rebounds and Chris Johnson added 18 points and five rebounds for St. Francis (14-11). Kevin Williams had 17 points for host Blair (14-13).
Orange Lutheran 81, Estancia 49
Campbell Hall 85, Lancaster Desert Christian 44
Joe Ford scored 21 points for third-seeded Campbell Hall (25-2), which led, 42-18, at halftime. Matt Spoelstra scored 12 points for visiting Desert Christian (8-16).
Crossroads 63, St. Bonaventure 52
Norm Nixon Jr. had 22 points and Steven Ojo had 21 points and 11 rebounds for host Crossroads (13-12), which plays at Santa Maria St. Joseph Friday. St. Bonaventure is 10-16.
Gardena Serra 73, Murphy 43
Robert Summers had 14 points and 12 rebounds for host Serra (16-11). Sean Cunningham scored 26 points for Murphy (16-12), which trailed, 43-20, at halftime.
L.A. Baptist 69, Rio Contiguo 16
Scott Sturzenacker had 20 points to pace L.A. Baptist (16-10) at Rio Contiguo (15-4).
La Salle 85, Cantwell Sacred Heart 62
Chris Oliver scored 16 points for fourth-seeded La Salle (21-5), which led, 37-26, at halftime. J.J. De La Garza scored 19 points for visiting Cantwell Sacred Heart (13-14).
Loma Linda Academy 62, Whitney 50
Senior guard Chris Purdom had 20 points, six assists and four steals and senior 7-foot center Michael Boone added 18 points, 14 rebounds and five blocks for host Loma Linda Academy (20-5). Justin Tsai scored 17 points for Whitney.
Oaks Christian 84, Cerritos Valley Christian 55
Mike Hornbuckle had 22 points for host Oaks Christian (22-4), which plays the Maranatha/Village Christian winner. Cerritos Valley Christian is 12-15.
Providence 59, Kern Valley 57 (OT)
Tommy Boucher had 21 points on seven three-pointers and Mark Azer had the game-winning layup and finished with 17 points and 11 rebounds for visiting Providence (14-9).
Rosamond 72, Vasquez 56
Julien Salazar had 23 points for host Rosamond (14-12). Justin Brewer had 20 points for Vasquez (11-10). Rosamond plays at Brentwood on Friday.
Silver Valley 71, Bishop 62
Sidney Tharpe had 33 points and 17 rebounds for host Silver Valley (20-5). Kevin Dalton had 24 points for Bishop (11-13).
St. Bernard 67, Morro Bay 48
John Wilson had 20 points to lead host St. Bernard (17-10).
Twentynine Palms 52, Ontario Christian 51
Sean O'Gilbie hit a 12-foot jump shot at the buzzer to lift visiting Twentynine Palms, which trailed, 50-38, with 3:23 left. O'Gilbie finished 18 points and 13 rebounds and Mike Usher added 16 points, six assists and five steals for the Wildcats (13-10). Phil Belko scored 23 points for host Ontario Christian (14-10).
Village Christian 70, Maranatha 51
Jacob Briggs had 19 points and Ryan Gruss added 15 points for host Village Christian (21-5).
Laguna Beach 71, Milken 54
Arrowhead Christian 83, Linfield Christian 60
Mark Johnson had 27 points and Tyler Light had 24 points for host Arrowhead Christian (12-14), which will play at Buckley Friday. Linfield Christian is 13-8.
Brethren Christian 57, Desert 51
Keith Wiltz made five of nine three-point attempts and finished with 19 points and five steals and James Cole grabbed 14 rebounds for host Brethren Christian (21-4), which trailed by one at halftime. Desert is 10-10.
Capistrano Valley Christian 63, San Gabriel Academy 60
Scott MacRae scored 17 points for Capistrano Valley Christian (10-12). Chris Pickens scored 13 points for host San Gabriel Academy (15-13).
Fairmont Prep 62, Sherman Indian 41
Ryan Jocson had 19 points and Jason Lynn had 14 points and 15 rebounds for host Fairmont Prep (17-7). Sherman Indian finished 9-13.
Mary Star 52, Villanova Prep 49
Jeff Fiamengo and Jonathon Phillips each had 18 points to lead host Mary Star (17-10). Villanova Prep is 13-10.
Montclair Prep 69, Boys Republic 47
Marlon Yates had 15 points, 15 assists, 12 steals and six rebounds to lead visiting Montclair Prep (12-15). James Pearman had 30 points for Boys Republic (12-6).
Windward 54, Bishop Diego 53
Brad Trederson had 13 points and 10 assists and Greg Newman hit the game-winning freethrow with four seconds remaining for visiting Windward (15-10), which will play at Kilpatrick Friday. Bishop Diego is 14-12.
Yeshiva 59, Murrieta Calvary Chapel 43
Robert Carpellas had 20 points and Michael Friedman added 13 points and 14 rebounds for host Yeshiva (15-7), which led, 28-24, at halftime. Michael Baker scored 14 points for Calvary Chapel (17-6).
Downey Calvary Chapel 64, Cate 53
Santa Clara 66, Pasadena Poly 28
Apple Valley Christian 59, AGBU 44
Justine Nunes scored 25 points to lead host Apple Valley Christian (18-6). AGBU finished 16-12.
Avalon 39, Pilibos 32
Adam Nelson had 15 points and 10 rebounds to lead Avalon (13-9).
Boron 56, Liberty Christian 47
Robert Hughes had 23 points to lead host Boron (18-3). Nathan Wilson had 19 points and 14 rebounds and Leroy Martinez had 19 points and nine rebounds for Liberty Christian (11-15).
New Roads 107, Southlands Christian 40
Matt Landes had 26 points and eight rebounds and Ramar Weldon had 22 points for visiting New Roads (19-4), which will play Riverside Christian Friday in the second round.
Riverside Christian 65, Los Pinos 36
Tommy Johnston had 20 points for visiting Riverside Christian (13-8). Los Pinos ends 11-9.
Rolling Hills Prep 76, Grace Brethren 43
Junior guard Tristan Smith had 23 points, seven assists and five rebounds for top-seeded Rolling Hills Prep (16-6). Eric Durso scored 26 points for visiting Grace Brethren (11-14), which was outscored, 29-8, in the first quarter.
Santa Clarita Christian 65, Le Lycee 49
Matt Dixon had 30 points, Scott Gilmore had 16 points and Gared Dennis added 10 points and 13 rebounds for visiting Santa Clarita Christian (12-12).
St. Anthony 68, First Lutheran 31
Jed Hernandez scored 16 points, Maurice Berry had 14 and Andre Cummings added 11 for fourth-seeded St. Anthony (13-14) at Cleveland High. David Stark had eight points for host First Lutheran (17-7).
Tarbut V'Torah 63, Trona 42
Jamie Stopnitzky had 26 points and nine assists and Josh Goldman added 21 points and 15 rebounds to lead Tarbut V'Torah (19-4). Chris Goins had 14 points to pace host Trona (11-7).
Upland Christian 96, Newbury Park Adventist Academy 52
Jake Garcia had 27 points to lead host Upland Christian (10-13). Newbury Park Academy finished 9-9.
Baptist Christian 71, Wildwood 25