COLLEGE BASKETBALL : Cal Baptist Masters the 3-Point Shot
Cal Baptist made four three-point baskets in the last four minutes and turned an eight-point deficit into a 85-79 win over Master’s Friday night in the consolation bracket of the Redlands tournament.
Cal Baptist (4-4), which made 11 of 13 three-point shots, was led by 6-6 forward Mike Banks, who scored 28 points. Barry Deckard, a 6-2 guard, made six of his eight three-point shots and scored 22 points.
Master’s Coach Randy Stem said that Cal Baptist’s three-point field goals, combined with his team’s cold first half shooting, led to the Cal Baptist win.
“It’s very hard to defend all those three-pointers,” Stem said. “We made only 37% of our field goal attempts in the first half, and if we had shot a little better then, we would have been able to pull off the win.”
The Master’s (0-6) was led by Pete Coeler, who scored 19 points, and Rocky Shipes, who added 15.
Glendale 98, Canyons 84--Guard Jesse Ellis scored 16 points and Dimitrius Duncan added 16 points with five assists as Glendale advanced to tonight’s championship game of the Antelope Valley tournament.
Glendale (5-0) jumped to a 21-point lead in the first nine minutes of the game and held off a second-half Canyon charge to secure the victory.
Anthony Hines led Canyons (6-2) with 20 points and 15 rebounds and Mitch McMullen added 14 points and 13 rebounds.
Chapman (women) 80, Cal Lutheran 48--Chapman College was led by guard Karan Polk who scored 18 points, in the nonconference game.
Five Lady Panthers scored in double figures, including Tina Cavalin (14), Anette Jones (12) and Sherry Williams (12).
Kim Peppi led Cal Lutheran with 10 points. The Regals trailed by 12, 44-32, at halftime and collapsed in the second half.
Cal Lutheran fell to 1-3. Chapman improved its record to 3-3.
Valley (women) 70, Cypress 59--Valley won easily in the semifinals of the Cypress basketball tournament.
The Monarchs, improving their record to 6-1, got 21 points and 10 rebounds from Jeannie Washington, a freshman center from Van Nuys High. Freshman forward Dametra Johnson added 20 points and six rebounds.