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Boys’ Basketball : Second-Quarter Surge Propels Canyon, 67-53

Junior guard Clarence Pattin scored a game-high 22 points, including 10 in the first quarter, for Sylmar in a nonleague contest against Canyon on Tuesday night.

From the second quarter on, however, it was all Canyon in a 67-53 win at Sylmar.

Canyon (5-7) outscored the Spartans, 26-4, in the second quarter and 25-2 in one spurt that extended into the third quarter.

“The press really started to work,” Canyon Coach Greg Hayes said. “They must have turned the ball over five or six times in a row. It really got to them.”

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Sophomore Jermaine Nixon had a team-high 21 points for Canyon and teammate Jamil Austin added 12 points and 6 assists. Jon Civita had 12 points and 11 rebounds for Canyon.

In other games:

Servite 76, Burroughs 66--Senior center Tom Clemons had 15 points and 6 rebounds in losing effort in a nonleague game at Burroughs.

Dan Murphy scored 12 points for Burroughs (8-5), which was simply outmuscled by Servite.

“They’re probably the toughest team we’ve played all year,” Burroughs Coach Ira Sollod said. “They were big, strong and quick.”

Moorpark 67, Maranatha 38--After starting the year with just 1 win in 7 games, Moorpark Coach Rick Kent scheduled a 36-hour marathon practice last week. It apparently paid off with the nonleague win at home.

“I wish we had 36 hours to practice before each game with 18 hours of rest in between,” Kent said. “I think the boys played a lot better because of the practice, especially on defense.”

Senior Keith Orford led Moorpark with 16 points and 12 rebounds. Teammate Mike Granderson added 13 points, making 5 of 6 field-goal attempts and 2 of 2 free throws.

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Harvard 66, Oak Park 56--Senior forward Mike Beckwith had a game-high 22 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Saracens to the nonleague win at home. Harvard led by 3 points at halftime but was sparked by 60% field-goal shooting in the second half.

Junior guard Rick Osterloh had 18 points and teammate Bryan Domyan added 16 for Harvard (9-4).

Scott Ziegler had a team-high 21 points for Oak Park and Mitch Harris had 20.

Highland Hall 63, Camarillo Christian 51--Junior forward Craig Ernst had a game-high 25 points and added 11 rebounds for Highland Hall (4-3) in a nonleague game at Stonehurst.

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