Chatsworth Wins Shootout, 115-107

Jerome Joseph had a career-high 45 points and teammate Eddie Miller added 34 as Chatsworth High defeated visiting San Fernando, 115-107, in double overtime of a Northwest Valley Conference opener Wednesday.

Joseph had 14 points at the end of the third quarter, but he scored 14 in the fourth quarter, four in the first overtime and 13 in the second as the Chancellors overcame a 16-point deficit in the fourth quarter.

Miller, who had 11 rebounds, scored 10 points in the second overtime as the Chancellors (4-7) outscored San Fernando in the four-minute period, 26-18.

"I felt like the kids totally outplayed them for the first three quarters," San Fernando Coach Mick Cady said. "But we just couldn't stop their two big guys in the fourth quarter and overtime. They just went to work."

Ray Rivera scored 28 points, Sean Atkins 25 and Luis DeLaRosa 21 for the Tigers (4-11).

El Camino Real 58, Taft 49--Cameron Henderson had 15 points and Eric Dotson added 11 points and 12 rebounds for the Conquistadores (11-5) in a Northwest Valley Conference opener. Victor Purnell scored 14 points for Taft.

Granada Hills 66, Kennedy 64--Foy Yeck and Leon Pimky each scored 15 points for the Highlanders (5-8) in a Northwest Valley Conference opener.

Waking Bailey led the Golden Cougars with 13 points.

Sylmar 53, Reseda 42--Jamaal Washington had 10 points for the Regents (4-10) in a Valley Pac-8 Conference opener at Sylmar.

Van Nuys 56, Monroe 49--The Wolves trailed by as many as 10 points in the third quarter but outscored Monroe, 19-6, in the fourth quarter in a Valley Pac-8 Conference opener.

Jon Okui scored 15 points for Van Nuys (6-7).

Aaron Arnold had 12 for Monroe (8-2). Marrean Robottom, who scored 10 points, fouled out with three minutes left.

Grant 72, Poly 34--Freddie Ramirez had 20 points for the Lancers (7-7) in a Valley Pac-8 Conference opener at Poly. John Gillard scored 14 points for the Parrots.

Wilson 57, Verdugo Hills 55--Maurice Potter had 34 points and 10 rebounds for the Dons (7-9, 2-3) in a Northern Conference game at home.

Harvard-Westlake 60, Loyola 43--Leonardo DaCosta scored 22 points, making 11 of 12 shots, to lead the top-ranked Wolverines in a Mission League game at Harvard. Jarron Collins added 13 points and 10 rebounds for Harvard (13-2, 4-0). Loyola is 8-9, 2-1.

Hart 62, Burroughs 56--Cory Johnson had 15 points for Hart (12-5) in a Foothill League opener at Hart. J.K. Scott scored 18 points for Burroughs (9-6).

Channel Islands 70, Royal 53--Bernabe Simon had 22 points and six assists for the Raiders (10-4, 3-2) in a Marmonte League game at home. Junior Mosones added 15 points for Channel Islands.

Ryan Nielson scored 22 for Royal (12-4, 4-1).

Westlake 84, Newbury Park 68--Jeremiah Nesbitt had 23 points for the Warriors (9-5, 3-2) and Jason Gaines added 17 in a Marmonte League game at Westlake. Allyn Gilstrap and Mike Bowers each scored 14 points for the Panthers (6-10, 1-4).

Chaminade 78, Notre Dame 71--Sophomore forward Scott Long had 32 points and 10 rebounds for the visiting Eagles (9-9, 3-1) in a Mission League overtime game.

Brett Brownson scored 16 points for Chaminade, and Arash Safaei contributed 15 points and 15 rebounds.

Ryan Bowne had 31 points for the Knights (8-9, 1-2), and Tim Anderson added 18.

Simi Valley 78, Camarillo 63--Scott Blough scored 29 points--including 16 in the fourth quarter--and Pero Vasiljevic added 23 for the host Pioneers (10-5, 2-3) in a Marmonte League game.

Blough hit eight of 11 three-point shots to break the previous school record of six set by Butch Hawking in 1988. Simi Valley's total of 13 surpassed the previous school mark of 11 set in '93.

Agoura 65, Thousand Oaks 61--Brian Laibow had 28 points for the Chargers (9-5, 3-2) in a Marmonte League game at Thousand Oaks. Joel Weiss added 18 points. Mike Lauer scored 14 points for the Lancers (10-5, 2-3).

La Canada 61, Monrovia 47--The Spartans (13-5, 2-0) missed 10 of their first 11 shots and overcame a 10-point deficit in the first half of the Rio Hondo League game at La Canada. Todd Crane had 18 points and Danny Bush added 14.

Oxnard 53, Oxnard 49--Ross Randolph scored 19 points for the Yellowjackets (6-7, 3-1) in a Channel League game at Hueneme (2-12, 0-4). George Jones scored 14 points for the Vikings.

Oak Park 66, St. Bonaventure 38--Randy Gastwirt and Vaughn Corley each scored 16 points for the Eagles (10-5) in a Tri-Valley League opener at Oak Park. Pepe Villasenor had nine points for the Seraphs.

St. Bonaventure shot 80% in the first quarter and led, 21-15, but scored only 17 points the rest of the game.

Bell-Jeff 50, Murphy 47--Ruben Douglas scored on a layup with 11 seconds left to lead the Guards in a Santa Fe League game at Murphy.

Elihu Cobb had 18 points and 14 rebounds for the Guards (11-5, 3-1).


North Hollywood 106, Canoga Park 18--Claudia Villa had 21 points and 20 rebounds as the host Huskies won their 28th consecutive Valley Pac-8 Conference opener.

Samantha Fargeon added 18 points for North Hollywood (9-3).

Grant 43, Van Nuys 37--Bahaneh Maani had 16 points and Nakiesha Perkins added seven points and 15 rebounds for the host Lancers (6-4) in a Valley Pac-8 Conference opener at Grant.

Reseda 54, Sylmar 46--Lashanda Holland had 25 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Regents (3-4) in a Valley Pac-8 Conference opener.

Monroe 47, Poly 33--Maria Montez had 14 points and 10 rebounds, and Mirna Martinez added 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Vikings (4-3) in a Valley Pac-8 Conference opener at home.

Taft 69, Cleveland 27--Nyoki McKeith had 20 points and Monia Calhoun had 19 points and seven steals for the Toreadors (10-0) in a Northwest Valley Conference opener at Taft.

Vanessa Dunn added 14 points and 16 rebounds for Taft.

Chatsworth 51, Kennedy 45--Nancy Vincent had 20 points and 12 rebounds and Tynitra Wilson added 16 points and 19 rebounds for the visiting Chancellors (9-5) in a Northwest Valley Conference opener at Kennedy.

Coyles Scarborough had 19 points for the Golden Cougars (6-8).

Granada Hills 47, San Fernando 22--Sandy Yarhgi scored 11 points for the Highlanders (1-3) in a Northwest Valley Conference opener at San Fernando (1-11).


Antelope Valley 113, Rio Hondo 60--The Marauders, ranked 11th in the state, dismantled Rio Hondo in a Foothill Conference interdivisional game at Antelope Valley that was a blowout from the start.

The Marauders (16-5) jumped to an 18-3 lead and poured it on from there against a short-handed Rio Hondo team that had only eight players available.

The victory, sparked by seven players in double figures, stretched Antelope Valley's winning streak to six games and snapped a four-game losing streak against the Roadrunners (4-16).

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