ROUNDUP : Amar's Hot Hand Carries Santa Clara by Stubborn Quartz Hill

Senior forward Stevie Amar scored 10 of his team-high 17 points in the fourth quarter and made the go-ahead basket from 10 feet with three seconds remaining Tuesday night to lead Santa Clara High to a 42-41 nonleague victory over host Quartz Hill.

Dan Prince scored 18 points to lead Quartz Hill, which missed three of three free throws in the fourth quarter, all one-and-one attempts. Quartz Hill led by six points with less than two minutes remaining but could not hold the lead.

Isaiah Mustafa added 10 points for Santa Clara (3-2), which played without point guard Art Barron, who was ill.

In other boys' basketball games:

Simi Valley 84, Moorpark 59--Mike Arlotto scored 20 points to pace the Pioneers (5-0) in the first round of the Thousand Oaks tournament. David Quitazol (15 points), Ryan Briggs (14) and Danny Alexander (12) also scored in double figures for Simi Valley.

Rob Salone scored a game-high 23 points for Moorpark (2-3).

Alemany 63, Newbury Park 60--Richard Dice scored 14 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter as Alemany (3-2) came from seven points behind to win in the first round of the Thousand Oaks tournament.

Hart 69, Palmdale 50--Ali Peek scored 20 points to lead Hart in a first-round game of the Thousand Oaks tournament.

Agoura 67, Calabasas 39--Agoura (1-0) coasted to the quarterfinals of the Thousand Oaks tournament.

North Hollywood 85, Poly 56--DeShawn Harvey scored a game-high 26 points and Damon Ollie added 18 to lead visiting North Hollywood (6-1, 3-0) in a Valley Pac-8 Conference game.

Montclair Prep 89, St. Francis 38--Sophomore forward Kris Johnson scored 24 points and added 16 rebounds to lead the Mounties in a semifinal of the Flintridge Prep tournament.

Chris Sanger added 25 points for Montclair Prep (5-1).

Burroughs 64, Hoover 63--Phil Hernandez (17 points) was fouled while attempting a follow shot underneath and made two free throws with no time remaining to give Burroughs (2-2) the victory in a nonleague game at home.

Senior off-guard Dave Ulloa finished with 36 points and seven assists for Hoover (2-2).

Sylmar 52, Canoga Park 51--Ray Ibon hit a three-point shot with six seconds left to give host Sylmar (1-4, 1-2) a Valley Pac-8 Conference win. Deon Price scored 13 points and Rodney Price had 15 rebounds for Sylmar.

Birmingham 54, Monroe 43--Greg Whiteside scored a game-high 19 points and Raffi Kassabian added 14 to lead host Birmingham (1-3, 1-2) in a Valley Pac-8 Conference game. Booker Montgomery added 10 points for Birmingham.

Blair 70, Harvard-Westlake 68--Tarlin Ray had 18 points and seven assists and center Rob Venick scored 15 points and added 12 rebounds for Harvard (4-1).

St. Bonaventure 71, Nordhoff 68--Tim Sebek scored a game-high 32 points for host Nordhoff (1-3) in a nonleague game. St. Bonaventure improved to 4-0.

Viewpoint 63, Hillcrest Christian 56--Matt Lewis scored 33 points and Paul Lively added 27 for Viewpoint (1-2) in a nonleague game at Calabasas.

Desert 60, Highland 45--Brian Burleson scored 18 points and had 13 rebounds for host Highland (1-5) in a nonleague game.

L.A. Baptist 62, Chaminade 54--Mark Heerema scored 21 points to lead host L.A. Baptist (2-0) in a nonleague game at Chaminade.


Alemany 69, Corona 28--Kelly McKay had 10 points, six assists, and five steals to lead Alemany (5-1) in the first round of the Brea tournament. Barbara Ward had 12 points and nine rebounds.

Burroughs 51, San Dimas 44--Jeanie Russell scored 12 points and Maggie Hause added 10 to lead Burroughs (2-2) to the third-place title in the Monrovia tournament.

North Hollywood 76, Poly 30--Karma Goodman and Darvena Merritt each scored 18 points to lead the host Huskies (4-2, 2-0) in a Valley Pac-8 Conference game. North Hollywood's Suzi Shimoyama had a school-record 11 assists.

St. Bonaventure 51, Oxnard 50--Denice Babby scored 14 points for St. Bonaventure and Kari Hawkins added 12 in the nonleague game. Tiffany Bumpus scored 12 points for Oxnard (1-3).

Grant 55, Sherman Oaks CES 25--Nicole Baynes had 13 points, 13 rebounds and 10 steals to lead visiting Grant (1-2, 1-2) in a Valley Pac-8 Conference game. Leah Wood added a game-high 21 points and 11 rebounds.

Canoga Park 62, Sylmar 44--Annette Covany had season-high totals of 26 points and 15 rebounds for Canoga Park (2-2, 2-1) in the Valley Pac-8 Conference game.

Monroe 40, Birmingham 27--Shanti Carruthers (11 points) and Dimara Haymond (10 points) led the host Vikings in the Valley Pac-8 Conference game.

Crescenta Valley 41, Ribet Academy 27--Sarah Hagman scored 14 points to lead Crescenta Valley (3-2) in a nonleague game.


Harvard-Westlake 3, Webb 2--Billy Eddy scored two goals and Dwight Angelini scored one for Harvard (3-0) at Webb.

St. Francis 3, Chadwick 1--Tim Durkin scored his team-leading fifth goal, and Brian Hydar and Brew McGoldrick added goals on head shots to lead host St. Francis (4-1-1) in a nonleague match.

Littlerock 3, Serrano 1--Armando Martinez scored two goals and Alex Robles scored one for host Littlerock (2-1).


Alemany 2, Thousand Oaks 0--Shannon Sgrow and Valerie Goralsky each scored for Alemany (3-0) in a nonleague match at Thousand Oaks. Michelle Aasen saved 12 shots for Alemany.

Burroughs 2, Saugus 0--Christina Palmer and Lorrie McIntire scored for visiting Burroughs (2-1-1) in the nonleague match.

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