STATE BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS : 5-A : Ocean View Loses in Two Overtimes

Times Staff Writer

Buena High School used blistering defensive pressure and a sideline fast break to upset Ocean View, 83-77, in double overtime Wednesday in a Southern Section 5-A boys' quarterfinal game.

Ocean View (19-9) was without 6-foot-6 forward Darren Ernst, who has the chicken pox.

Buena Coach Glen Hannah got the victory but he was not celebrating. His father William, 68, who has had heart bypass surgery, experienced heart trouble at the end of the game and had to be taken to a hospital by paramedics.

Glen Hannah said his father seemed to be all right, but that paramedics wanted to take him in for observation.

Buena (21-4) threw Ocean View out of sync from the start with full-court pressure. Ocean View committed 15 turnovers in the first half and never really recovered.

"It affected our whole game, our attitude, how confident we were," Ocean View Coach Jim Harris said of the pressure.

"The first four minutes of the game we were just going, 'Wow! "' Ocean View center Todd Norman said. "They were all over the place."

Buena continually pushed the ball upcourt, even after Ocean View baskets, getting easy transition buckets and layups.

"Our guys were just jogging, watching the ball and they just threw it over our heads," Harris said.

"It hurt not having Darren. He is our best post defender and (Buena's Adan Valencia) gave us fits."

Buena's front line of 6-5 Valencia and Darren Shearer, and 6-foot-3 Matt Anderson combined for 57 points.

Norman led all scorers with 34 points for Ocean View, but the Sea Hawks could not match up inside with Buena.

Ocean View trailed, 64-59, with 4 minutes left in regulation but outscored Buena, 10-5, to send the game to overtime at 69-69. During the run, Mike Frohn hit a three-point shot and two free throws and Norman added two free throws.

Frohn was called for a travel with 34 seconds left and it looked bleak for Ocean View, but Ted Pelonis picked off a pass, took it in for the layup and was fouled for the three-point play that tied the game at the end of regulation.

Ocean View had the ball with the score tied, 73-73, and 10 seconds left in the first overtime, but Frohn's 10-foot jumper missed as time ran out.

In the second overtime, Buena hit six of six free throws to outscore Ocean View 10-4.

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