SOUTHERN SECTION PLAYOFFS
Saturday, Feb. 28
The Moore League, which had three girls' basketball teams in The Times top 25, will comprise three of the four teams in the Southern Section Division I-AA semifinals on Tuesday.
In addition to top-seeded Long Beach Poly defeating Fontana Miller, 70-47, and third-seeded Long Beach Wilson defeating Palmdale, 60-45, unseeded Long Beach Millikan upset fourth-seeded Temecula Valley, 55-41.
Millikan (21-8) will play Poly (26-2), and Wilson (26-4) will play second-seeded Lynwood (24-2), a 70-34 winner over Rialto Eisenhower.
No. 13 Millikan, which held a 32-26 lead going into the fourth quarter, was led by Brittany Dove's 22 points, and avenged a 51-46 loss to No. 12 Temecula Valley in December. The Rams were 20 of 31 from the free-throw line, compared to Temecula Valley's nine of 13.
Temecula Valley was led by Jessica Thompson, who scored 18 despite missing more than 10 minutes because of foul trouble. She was one of three Golden Bears to foul out, including Amanda Afaese, who left with 3:33 left in the third quarter after picking up four fouls in a span of 68 seconds. The Rams didn't have anyone with more than three fouls.
It is Millikan's first trip to the semifinals since 1994, and denied Temecula Valley its first trip past the quarterfinals; the Golden Bears have lost in the quarters three years in a row.
Long Beach Wilson 60, Palmdale 45
Neka Mixon had 18 points, three assists and four steals and Jeannie Saunders added 13 points, seven steals and six assists to lead host third-seeded Long Beach Wilson (27-4), ranked No. 8 by The Times. The two teams were called for a combined total of 34 personal fouls. Palmdale finishes 22-9.
Long Beach Poly 70, Miller 47
Lynwood 70, Eisenhower 34
Millikan 55, Temecula Valley 41
Canyon Springs 82, Royal 53
Brandi Jones-Fitzgerald had 23 points, Jennifer Risper scored 20 and Ebony Ward added 18 points to lead visiting fourth-seeded Canyon Springs (24-4), ranked No. 9 by The Times. Kelly Winter scored 22 and Cassie Suffolk had 16 points for Royal (24-4).
Hart 57, Don Lugo 27
Ashley Trebilcock scored 23 points and Taylor Lilley had 20 points to lead host No. 2-seeded, No. 7-ranked Hart (27-1). Latara Darrett scored 13 points for Don Lugo (24-6). Hart will play Ventura in Tuesday's semifinal game.
San Clemente 72, Corona Centennial 54
Lindsey Pluimer had 26 points and Lauren Riley added 17 points for visiting No. 1-seeded, No. 3-ranked San Clemente (24-4). Jenna Sybesma scored 30 points for Corona Centennial (17-12). San Clemente will play Tuesday the winner of the Royal/Canyon Springs game.
Ventura 42, Oxnard 19
Meggie Wagner scored nine points and had three steals to lift No. 3-seeded, No. 14-ranked Ventura (26-1), which led, 23-1, at halftime. Oxnard finishes 20-6.
Norco 71, Cajon 48
Erika Arriarian had 18 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists for host No. 3-seeded, No. 16-ranked Norco (26-3). Brittany Saxton added 14 points and Priscilla Angeloni had 12 points, eight rebounds and six steals for Norco. Shannef Green scored 21 points for Cajon (27-2). Norco will play Tuesday against No. 10-ranked Riverside North.
Santa Barbara 51, El Dorado 48 (OT)
Maria Cordero had 33 points on 11-of-25 shooting from the floor and was 11-of-13 on free throws for Santa Barbara (21-9), which won in overtime in a Southern Section Division II-AA victory over visiting El Dorado (25-4). Cordero, who also had 21 rebounds, scored 10 points in the fourth quarter had six of the Dons' eight points in overtime after the teams tied, 43-43, in regulation. Melissa Cook had 18 points for El Dorado (25-4).
Troy 62, Perris 59
With the score tied at 59, Nicole Hayman hit two free throws and Rhaya Neabors got an offensive rebound of a missed shot, was fouled and sank another free throw with 16 seconds left as Troy (28-1) hung on to win the Southern Section Divisoin II-AA game at Perris.
Brandie McCann of Perris (18-9) missed a three-point shot with four second left to help to the Warriors escape with the victory.
Hayman finished with a team-high 15 points and four assists for Troy, which advanced to the playoffs' semifinals for the seventh consecutive season. Meghan McGuire added 14 points and seven rebounds and Lauren Sims had 14 points for the Warriors.
Riverside North 72, Rancho Verde 61
Brea Olinda 58, Los Osos 38
Kim Goeggel had 14 points, 11 rebounds, seven offensive rebounds, and one block and Jeanette Pohlan tallied 12 points, seven rebounds and two blocks to lift host No. 1-seeded, No. 5-ranked Brea Olinda (24-5). Natalie Thune added 11 points, seven assists and three steals for the Wildcats. Los Osos finishes 19-10. Brea Olinda will play Tuesday against Hesperia.
Buena 57, Anaheim Canyon 54
Sami Whitcomb scored 23 points and Michelle Jameson had 15 points on five three-pointers, including one with 29 seconds left in the game, to lift visiting second-seeded Buena (22-6), which was trailing by 15 points two minutes into the third quarter. Miriam Baeza scored 20 points for Anaheim Canyon (21-7). Buena plays Tuesday against No. 18-ranked Mater Dei.
Hesperia 51, Keppel 50
Brittany Waddell hit the game-winning 14-foot jump shot with 1.3 seconds left and finished with 17 points to lead visiting Hesperia (25-1) over fourth-seeded Keppel (23-8). Kinyada Johnson and Tariana Hodges each added 13 points for Hesperia.
Mater Dei 66, Woodbridge 47
Eshell Estrella came off the bench to score 17 points, including four three-pointers, to lead host third-seeded Mater Dei (16-10), ranked No. 18 by The Times. Woodbridge finishes 23-6.
Morningside 63, Alemany 53
Twila Stokes had 16 points, 13 rebounds and six steals to lead top-seeded Morningside (28-3), ranked No. 19 by The Times, at Inglewood High. Alemany finishes 22-8.
Newbury Park 60, Diamond Ranch 48
Bishop Amat 48, Harvard-Westlake 35
Erin Myrick had 16 points, 10 rebounds and three blocked shots to lead No. 2-seeded, No. 11-ranked Bishop Amat (27-3), which oustscored third-seeded Harvard-Westlkake (25-4), 17-3, in the final period after trailing by one at the end of third quarter.
Muir 47, Rosary 43
Cerritos Valley Christian 59, St. Mary's Academy 43
Megan Lovingier had 23 points and 10 rebounds and Katrina Davis added 15 points, seven rebounds and five steals to lead second-seeded Cerritos Valley Christian (23-6) at Bishop Montgomery High. St. Mary's Academy finishes 22-6.
Marlborough 56, Gardena Serra 26
Emily Tay had 16 points and six assists, Brittany Teleng had 13 points and 12 rebounds and Abi Olajuwan added 11 points and 10 rebounds to lift No. 1-seeded, No. 21-ranked Marlborough (25-3) at St. Mary's Academy. Gardena Serra finishes 19-10.
Brentwood 42, Windward 34
Tani Brown had 11 points, five steals and Tanya Tsikanovsky added 10 points and seven rebounds to lead host second-seeded Brentwood (25-6). Ali Landes scored 13 points for third-seeded Windward (24-5), which trailed, 17-14, at halftime.
Downey Calvary Chapel 43, Bell-Jeff 31
Pacific Hills 72, Avalon 44
Quiana Fenty scored 20 points and Ashelyrose Lewis added 15 points to lead Pacific Hills (18-11) at Providence High. Chelsea York had 28 points and 10 rebounds for Avalon (15-9).
Thacher 54, Rolling Hills Prep 41
Steffi Rauner had 19 points to lead second-seeded Thacher (16-3) at Redondo High. Jasmine Watts scored 16 points for third-seeded Rolling Hills Prep (14-2).
Liberty Christian 64, Redlands Adventist 49
Britannie Cure had 19 points to lead top-seeded Liberty Christian (25-4) at Orangewood Academy. Redlands Adventist finishes 18-6.
Mesa Grande Academy 52, Santa Maria Valley Christian 50
Amy Jones scored 17 points, Megan Bradford had 14 points and Sarah Marais added six points and 10 assists to lead third-seeded Mesa Grande Academy (19-7) at Woodcrest Christian. No. 2-seeded Santa Maria Valley Christian (20-9) missed a potential game-winning three-pointer at the buzzer. Mesa Grande Academy will play Friday at the Pyramid against Liberty Christian, a team they beat twice during the regular season. The game will be Mesa Grande Academy's first Division V-A championship appearance for any school sport.
Wednesday, Feb. 25
Long Beach Poly 57, Etiwanda 28
Judith Smith led top-seeded Long Beach Poly (25-2) with 16 points, seven steals and six assists. April Phillips added 13 points and seven rebounds and Ashley Shorts had 11 points and six steals for Poly. Etiwanda is 20-10.
Long Beach Wilson 67, Aliso Niguel 39
Neka Mixon had 19 points and six steals to lead visiting and third-seeded Long Beach Wilson (26-4). Erica Koeppen led Aliso Niguel (12-16) with 11 points.
Lynwood 78, Murrieta Valley 52
Sade Wiley-Gatewood had 22 points, Brandi Kimble scored 19 and Lenita Sanford added 10 points to lead visiting and No. 2-seeded Lynwood (23-2). Jacqueline Woodward scored 13 points for host Murrieta Valley (16-12).
Millikan 71, Silverado 25
Cassidy Moore had 14 points and eight steals to lead host Millikan (20-8).
Palmdale 47, Valencia 45
Kelly Tarver had 11 points, six rebounds and six assists for visiting Valencia (21-6). Valencia was down by 10 points entering the fourth quarter.
Temecula Valley 82, Redlands East Valley 57
Jessie Thompson scored 30 points for Temecula Valley (24-4). Bre'anna Henry had 20 points for Redlands East Valley (18-11).
Miller 53, Esperanza 50 (OT)
Eisenhower 40, Ayala 37
Canyon Springs 69, Jurupa Valley 61
Jennifer Risper scored 26 points for fourth-seeded Canyon Springs (23-4). Dayana Frias scored 27 points for host Jurupa Valley (20-9).
Corona Centennial 65, Crescenta Valley 59
Jenna Sybesma had 20 points for Corona Centennial (17-11), which will play San Clemente Saturday. Crescenta Valley is 22-5.
Don Lugo 55, Camarillo 29
Monique Hughes had 13 points, 11 rebounds and four blocked shots to lead host Don Lugo (24-5). Camarillo is 17-11.
Hart 50, Simi Valley 34
Ashlee Trebilcock had 21 points and six assists to lead second-seeded Hart (26-1). Brittany Maguire had 12 points for host Simi Valley (20-9).
Royal 67, Arroyo Grande 53
Kelly Winther scored 26 points, including 16 points in the third quater, and had six assists and four steals, Cassie Suffolk had 14 points, six blocks and five rebounds and Valerie Quinn added 13 points and five assists for visiting Royal (24-3). Amanda Voss had 16 points for Arroyo Grande (21-6).
San Clemente 69, Ontario 33
Oxnard 60, Riverside Poly 48
Ventura 54, El Toro 45
Cajon 52, Villa Park 36
Cajon won its 24th consecutive game to improve to 27-1. Villa Park is 18-9.
El Dorado 65, Newport Harbor 29
Ally Wade had 22 points and Melissa Cook added 19 points, seven rebounds and five assists to lead visiting El Dorado (25-3). Newport Harbor finished 14-13.
Norco 86, Cathedral City 38
Erika Arriaran scored 26 points to lead visiting Norco (25-3), the No. 3-seed. Cathedral City is 19-7.
Perris 48, Edison 37
Tay Hester had 20 points and 14 rebounds and Brandie McCann added 12 points to lead visiting Perris (21-8).
Rancho Verde 48, Capistrano Valley 47
Tainoisouti Lott had 17 points and 16 rebounds for host Rancho Verde (23-6). Crystal McCormick had 18 points and Nina Conrad made a three-pointer with 25 seconds left to pull Capistrano Valley (19-9) within a point.
Santa Barbara 38, Westlake 32
Maria Cordero had 17 points, 13 rebounds and seven steals to lead visiting Santa Barbara (20-9). Westlake is 19-9.
Troy 67, Cerritos 31
Meghan McGuire scored 26 points and pulled down 11 rebounds for visiting Troy (27-1). Rheya Neabors added 10 points and 10 rebounds for the top-seeded Warriors. Cerritos finished 20-9.
Riverside North 52, La Palma Kennedy 28
Brea Olinda 70, North Torrance 42
Carrie Noyes had 30 points and 15 rebounds for visiting Brea Olinda (23-5). Natalie Thune contributed eight points and 11 assists, Jeanette Pohlen 10 points and seven assists and Lauren Pedersen had eight points, seven assists and two steals for the top-seeded Wildcats. North Torrance finished 12-11.
Buena 74, West Torrance 59
Sami Whitcomb of second-seeded Buena (21-6) had 19 points and 13 rebounds and teammate Maddy Lewis added 18 points and six assists against visiting West Torrance (20-9). Teriana Loftin led West Torrance with 18 points.
Hesperia 70, Paloma Valley 32
Brittany Waddel had 21 points, seven rebounds and five steals and Tarina Hodges added 18 points for host Hesperia (24-1). Lauren McGrath had 10 points for Paloma Valley (16-12).
Keppel 71, Rosemead 47
Krista Arase scored 17 points and Brittany Kikuchi added 16 for host Keppel (23-7), which never trailed and led, 45-20, at halftime. Andrea Acevedo scored 17 points for Rosemead (21-8).
Los Osos 51, Mayfair 48
Ashley Mears had 17 points and seven assists for Los Osos (19-9). Trina Payne had 18 points for host Mayfair (22-7).
Mater Dei 52, Redondo 34
Christina Lopez led Mater Dei (15-10) with 18 points and six rebounds and Jenn Rogers chipped in with 13 points, four rebounds and five steals. Redondo finished 14-15.
Woodbridge 74, Placentia Valencia 61
Jacqueline Erickson had 19 points, Bridgette Reyes had 14 points and Jacqueline Erickson added 13 points for Woodbridge (23-5). Valencia finished 21-7.
Anaheim Canyon 58, Apple Valley 53
Diamond Ranch 52, Ocean View 47
Alysha White had 18 points, 12 rebounds, four steals and four blocked shots to lead host and third-seeded Diamond Ranch (25-4). Ocean View is 23-3.
Morningside 83, Ganesha 49
Lorie Rayford had 22 points, 16 rebounds and five steals to lead host Morningside (27-3), the No. 1 seed. Twila Stokes added nine points, 10 rebounds and eight steals for the Monarchs. Ganesha is 21-9.
Newbury Park 56, Santa Margarita 43
Alemany 60, La Canada 41
Bishop Amat 59, El Segundo 26
Erin Myrick had 13 points and 13 rebounds and Chasmine Jones had 12 points and nine rebounds for visiting Bishop Amat (26-3), which will play Harvard-Westlake Saturday. El Segundo is 16-13.
Harvard Westlake 51, Orange Lutheran 39
Harvard Westlake advances with a record of 25-3. Orange Lutheran concludes the season at 20-7.
Rosary 59, Chaminade 36
Cara Enright scored 23 points and Erin Noonan added 13 points for top seed and visiting Rosary (24-4). Chaminade finished 18-10.
Muir 65, Bishop Montgomery 60
Cerritos Valley Christian 54, Carpinteria 38
Katrina Davis had 18 points and Megan Loveinger had 15 points for Cerritos Valley Christian (22-6). Hannah Bowman had 14 points and Karla Martinez added 11 points for host Carpinteria (18-9).
Gardena Serra 37, Twentynine Palms 34
Porsche Kirksey had 17 points, nine rebounds and three steals to lead visiting Gardena Serra (19-9). Fourth-seeded Twentynine Palms is 22-4.
Marlborough 45, St. Monica 32
Emily Tay had 22 points and nine assists to lead host Marlborough (24-3), which ended the game on a 14-2 run after St. Monica cut the lead to one point. Kalia Williams had nine points and 14 rebounds to lead St. Monica (17-11).
St. Mary's Academy 58, Oaks Christian 50
Valerie Ogoke had 21 points, 16 rebounds, six steals and six blocked shots to lead host St. Mary's Academy (21-6). Ashley Thames added 18 points, nine assists and four steals for the Lady Belles. Oaks Christian is 15-11.
Bell-Jeff 65, Cantwell Sacred Heart 52
Andrea Morgan had 21 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists, Kelly Hobbs had 17 points and 10 assists and Idessa Reyes added 14 points and nine assists for visiting and No. 4 seeded Bell-Jeff (22-4). Maritza Vilacta had 15 points for Cantwell Sacred Heart. Bell-Jeff was behind, 49-44, to begin the fourth quarter and outscored Cantwell Sacred Heart, 21-3, to finish the game.
Brentwood 56, Montclair Prep 47
Tanya Tsikanovsky had 25 points and 16 rebounds to lead visiting Brentwood (24-6), the No. 2-seed. Jessie Mira had 18 points to lead Montclair Prep (16-10).
Downey Calvary Chapel 57, Flintridge Prep 46
Joy Butler scored 16 points to lead host Downey Calvary Chapel (22-3). Jordan Toyama had 14 points and four steals for Flintridge Prep (20-5).
Windward 78, Ontario Christian 31
Erica Latimer had 26 points, 12 rebounds, six assists and five steals for host Windward (23-4). Hailey Dunham added 20 points and four steals for the No. 3-seeded Wildcats. Ontario Christian is 22-3.
Avalon 44, Riverside Christian 42
Ahlea Hooikaika and Ashley Kennedy each scored 12 and Chelsea York added 11 points, 10 blocked shots and nine rebounds to lead visiting Avalon (14-8).
Pacific Hills 54, Cate 37
Quiana Fenty scored 16 points, Ashleyrose Lewis had 12 points and 25 rebounds and Helen Suarez added 10 points to lead visiting Pacific Hills (17-11). Cate finished 12-8.
Rolling Hills Prep 52, AGBU 16
Jasmine Watts had 17 points and Kristy Terrell had 15 points and 11 rebounds for visiting Rolling Hills Prep (14-1). AGBU (15-8) trailed by 10 points at halftime.
Thacher 58, Ribet Academy 46
Liberty Christian 56, Mesrobian 43
Alicha Wilkerson had 20 points and 12 rebounds for top-seeded Liberty Christian (24-4). Mesrobian is 11-3.
Mesa Grande Academy 47, Coastal Christian 32
Amy Jones had 17 points and nine steals and Megan Bradford added 14 points, 10 rebounds and seven steals for host Mesa Grande Academy (18-7), the No. 3-seed. Coastal Christian is 12-8.
Redlands Adventist Academy 80, North County Christian 79 (2 OT)
Ally Loriezo made the game-winning three-pointer with 59 seconds left in double overtime for host Redlands Adventist Academy (18-5), which rallied from a seven-point fourth quarter deficit. Peace Uche scored 31 points for the Bulldogs. Megan Cybulski scored 17 points for second-seeded North County Christian (17-9).
Santa Maria Valley Christian 52, Rio Hondo Prep 46
Brittani Datu scored 15 points and Lara Herzog added 13 rebounds for visiting Santa Maria Valley Christian (20-8). Rio Hondo Prep is 13-10.