Rolando Nunez had 17 points, including 15 on three-point baskets, for Monroe (2-0) in a game at Simi Valley. Ralph Rosas, a 6-3 forward, scored 34 of Santa Clara's 50 points, including 11 in the first quarter.

Simi Valley 51, Sun Valley Poly 50
D.J. Gay missed an off-balance 20-foot shot at the buzzer for Sun Valley Poly and Simi Valley held off a second-half rally by the Parrots.

Simi Valley held a 31-17 halftime advantage, but Gay scored 19 of his 22 points in the second half for Poly.

Caise Burris made seven of 14 three-point shot attempts and finished with 25 points to lead Simi Valley, which also got eight points from Matt Stong and 10 rebounds by Michael Rodgers.

Ventura 83, Granada Hills 62
Senior forward Colin Campbell scored 11 of his 24 points in the second quarter for Ventura (1-0) in a season-opening victory at Camarillo High.

Junior forward Nick Palmer added 16 points and 12 rebounds for Ventura and Mike Shindler had 29 points, including five three-point baskets, for Granada Hills (0-1).

Rio Mesa 56, Royal 51
Valencia 71, Santa Paula 44


First Round

Lancaster Desert Christian 69, Twin Pines 36
Eric Schneider had 18 points and fellow senior Brock Curry added 16 and a team-high 13 rebounds for Desert Christian in a season-opener for both teams. Desert Christian will play Victorville Excelsior in the semifinals Friday night at 7:30.


Baldwin Park 59, La Puente 46
Erik Estrada of Baldwin Park (1-0) had 18 points and teammate Miguel Dera added 13 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists at La Puente (0-1). Josh Sanchez of La Puente scored 22 points.

Bonita 50, Pomona 46
Bonita (1-0) trailed, 35-29, going into the fourth quarter before Brian Campa scored 11 of his team-high 19 points to spark the comeback win.

Bonita had a seven-point lead with more than three minutes remaining and held on for the win. Brock Zylstra had 16 points and seven rebounds for the Bonita.