SOUTHERN SECTION PLAYOFFS
Friday, Feb. 27
Etiwanda 64, Esperanza 56
Darren Collison had 22 points and five steals to lead host top-seeded Etiwanda (28-1). Esperanza finished 22-7.
Lancaster 62, Downey 57
Lynwood 67, Tenecula Valley 55
Long Beach Poly 54, Ayala 45
Marina 66, Thousand Oaks 54
Matt Brennan had 27 points and Stephen Becker added 17 points for Marina (23-7). Tyler Carr had 15 points for Thousand Oaks (22-7).
Mission Viejo 89, Arroyo Valley 71
Jed Collins had 23 points and 16 rebounds and Tim Ahlering had 19 points and 10 rebounds for fourth-seeded Mission Viejo (24-5). Arroyo Valley finished 25-4.
Saugus 56, Oxnard 54 (3 OT)
Shant Bicakcy hit one of two free throws to give Saugus the lead in the third overtime period. Saugus trailed by three in the second overtime when Neil Dioro, who had 27 points, hit a three-pointer with one second left for the Centurions (22-7), which will play Mission Viejo Tuesday with site to be determined by a coin flip. David McGrath had 25 points for top-seeded Oxnard (27-2).
Simi Valley 52, Hart 46
Mark Wells had 12 points, Kris Fortin had 10 points and 11 rebounds and John Schock had 10 points and 10 rebounds for host Simi Valley (21-8) which plays Marina Tuesday with a coin flip to determine the host. Hart is 25-4.
Capistrano Valley 60, Cajon 58
Davis Baker scored 25 points and Chad deCasas had 14 for second-seeded Capistrano Valley (26-3), which held off Cajon (19-10). Tony Dandridge led Cajon with 22 points.
Villa Park 57, Mira Costa 44
Chris Yakanian had 16 points and nine rebounds and Marcus Gibson chipped in 13 points for Villa Park (22-8). J.R. Martinez had 23 points for Mira Costa (20-9).
Sunny Hills 57, Loyola 48
James Kim scored 20 points, including eight points in the final two minutes to lead visiting Sunny Hills (17-13) to the upset over third-seeded Loyola (20-8). The Cubs led, 48-45, before Kim hit two three pointers and two free throws during a 12-0 run to end the game. Kim also had seven assists and Steve Schneider had 16 points and 10 rebounds for the unseeded Lancers, which led, 26-25, at halftime and outscored Loyola, 20-11, in the fourth quarter. Sunny Hills held Loyola’s high-scoring duo of Vince Oliver and Jordan Wilkes to 10 points and four points, respectively.
King 51, Tesoro 42
Dominguez 89, South Torrance 40
LaMar Roberson had 17 points and 10 rebounds to lead host and top-seeded Dominguez (25-5). South Torrance finished 10-19.
Inglewood 65, Mayfair 54
Ade Dagunduro had 22 points and Jaron Kinsey added 16 for Inglewood (21-10). Patrick Christopher had 19 points for Mayfair (25-4).
Mater Dei 81, Keppel 55
Marcel Jones had 23 points and Chris Henry added 15 points and eight rebounds for second-seeded Mater Dei (24-4). Keppel finished 21-7.
Woodbridge 79, Redondo 59
Calabasas 83, Servite 71
Drew Housman scored 32 points, making 12 of 15 free throws, to lead No. 3-seeded Calabasas (25-4) at Katella High School. Servite finished 20-10.
Santa Margarita 51, Arlington 37
Todd Follmer had 15 points and eight rebounds and James Keefe had eight points and 17 rebounds to lead top-seeded Santa Margarita into the championship March 6 against Calabasas at the Arrowhead Pond. Kyle Donahue chipped in seven assists for the Eagles (26-3). Arlington finished (23-6).
Compton Centennial 55, Muir 47
Arron Afflalo had 19 points, five assists and four rebounds to lead visiting and top-seeded Compton Centennial (28-2) to its 23rd consecutive victory and fifth consecutive trip to a Southern Section final. Muir finished 18-12. Compton Centennial will play Harvard-Westlake March 6 at the Pond at Anaheim.
Harvard-Westlake 67, Bishop Montgomery 59
The second-seeded Wolverines benefited from a height advantage and Bryce Taylor’s shooting to advance to their second consecutive Division III-A final.
Harvard-Westlake (21-6) outrebounded the third-seeded Knights, 40-25, and Taylor made 11 of 19 shots and scored 29 points to lead the Wolverines.
Alex Stephenson, Harvard-Westlake’s 6-8 sophomore center, scored 14 points and grabbed 19 rebounds. Evan Harris, a 6-8 senior forward, added 14 points and nine rebounds.
Bishop Montgomery fell behind by four at the half after getting outscored, 19-11, in the second quarter. The Wolverines stretched thier lead to nine in the fourth quarter before Bishop Montgomery cut it to two with 4:10 remaining in the game. However, Harris scored six of his team’s next eight points to go bach ahead, 63-55.
Santa Maria St. Joseph 84, Oaks Christian 62
Ryan Adlesh of St. Joseph (26-3) had 23 points and teammate Stewart Kussler added 19 points at Westlake High. Mike Hornbuckle had 23 points and Matt Hornbuckle added 19 points for Oaks Christian (24-5). St. Joseph will play St. Bernard in the Division IV-AA final Thursday at Loyola Marymount.
St. Bernard 70, Brentwood 67
Winsor Williams had 21 points, hitting three three-pointers, and eight assists and Nonso Nibo added 18 points and nine rebounds to lead St. Bernard (20-10), which overcame a 12-point deficit in the third quarter. Brandon Turnder had 26 points and 15 rebounds for Brentwood.
Flintridge Prep 55, St. Margaret’s 38
Mike Simon had 16 points and 10 rebounds for visiting Flintridge Prep (19-8). St. Margaret’s finished 24-3.
Verbum Dei 50, Mary Star 45
Matt Shaw had 18 points and 11 rebounds and Brian Anderson added 17 points to lead No. 1-seeded Verbum Dei (17-9) at St. Bernard High School. Jeff Fiamengo and Jonathan Philips each scored 14 points for Mary Star (19-11). Verbum Dei will play Flintridge Prep in the final Thursday at 6 p.m. at Loyola Marymount University.
Granada Hills Hillcrest Christian 63, New Roads 56
Steve Flores scored 21 points and Royan Holidy added 17 points to lead visiting Granada Hills Hillcrest Christian (21-7). Evan Norrington had 14 points for New Roads (21-5).
Rolling Hills Prep 59, St. Anthony 46
Jason Daley had 20 points and six rebounds to lead No. 1-seeded Rolling Hills Prep (18-7) to the Division V-AA final at South Torrance High School. Rolling Hills Prep is the division’s two-time defending champion. St. Anthony finished 15-15.
Antelope Valley Christian 86, Mesrobian 71
Romique Talton had 24 points and Julian Doster had 23 points for host and No. 3-seed Antelope Valley Christian (20-6). Junior guard Eric Poladian had a career-high 38 points for Mesrobian (9-12).
Maricopa 77, Desert Chapel 71
Jack McDonald had 29 points, including six three-pointers for host Maricopa (18-8), which will play at Antelope Valley Christian Tuesday. Shane Nicolas had 20 points for No. 2-seeded Desert Chapel (21-4).
Price 86, Community Harvest 36
Schuyler McKay had 23 points for host and No. 1-seeded Price (19-7). Community Harvest finished 13-7.
Thursday, Feb. 26
Redlands Adventist 85, Renaissance Academy 72
Tim Paschal scored 37 points and John Macey added 21 points to lead visiting Redlands Adventist (22-7). Leif Williams scored 24 points for fourth-seeded Renaissance Academy (20-6).
Tuesday, Feb. 24
Ayala 60, Los Alamitos 32
Andrew Hatch had 19 points and five assists for host Ayala (23-6). Los Alamitos finished 19-9.
Downey 49, Santa Monica 45
Senior guard Matt Shagollla had 18 points for Downey (23-6), which led by eight points to begin the fourth quarter.
Esperanza 77, Silverado 70
Mark Roussin had 15 points to lead host Esperanza past Silverado (19-6).
Etiwanda 80, Aliso Niguel 55
Darren Collison had 22 points and David Carter had 21 points for visiting Etiwanda (27-1). Mike Roll had 19 points for Aliso Niguel (16-11).
Long Beach Poly 69, Fontana 58
No lead is safe when you’re the Long Beach Poly boys’ basketball team.
For the second consecutive game, the second-seeded Jackrabbits gave up a comfortable early lead in the Southern Section Division I-AA playoffs, but again held on for a victory at Poly on Tuesday.
“That has been one of our Achilles’ heels,” Poly Coach Sharrief Metoyer said. “We get up and we get lethargic and lazy.” Tonight, our kids became conscious and aware of it.”
Poly (25-3) made seven of its first nine shots and jumped to a 14-5 lead in the second-round game, but the Steelers (17-8) outscored the Jackrabbits, 13-4, over the next six minutes.
Fontana’s Sean Green tied the score at 22-22, but the Jackrabbits scored the final five points of the first half and the first nine of the second to take a 36-22 lead.
The Steelers cut the lead to seven three times after that, but couldn’t get any closer.
The Jackrabbits, who took a 25-5 lead over visiting Valencia in the first round only to win on a buzzer-beating layup by Marcus Lewis, were led by Lewis with 22 points and Chris Fields with 20.
Green scored 26 to lead Fontana, which missed 14 of 23 free throws.
Lynwood 75, Long Beach Wilson 62
Jerry Jefferson had 17 points to lead five players in double figures for visiting Lynwood (21-6). Craig Williams had 23 points and Chris Hart added 20 points for Long Beach Wilson (18-11).
Temecula Valley 58, Highland 55
Nick Harrison had 11 points and Tyler Combs and Stuart Shepard each added 10 points to lead visiting Temecula Valley (22-5) over third-seeded Highland (24-3). Josh Bomar had a block with 28 seconds to seal the victory for the Golden Bears.
Lancaster 91, Miller 77 (OT)
Arroyo Valley 70, Corona Centennial 66
Ephraim Williams had 23 points to lead Arroyo Valley (26-3) past Corona Centennial (20-8). Anthony Goods had 23 points, including five three-pointers for visiting Corona Centennial, which trailed by 18 points with two minutes left in the third quarter.
Hart 73, Riverside Poly 52
Adam Rich had 21 points for Hart (25-3), which will play at Simi Valley Friday. Josh Lopez had 23 points for Riverside Poly (21-8).
Marina 48, El Toro 45
James Lambert scored 18 points and Matt Brennan contributed 15 points and host Marina (22-7) upset third-seeded El Toro (22-6).
Mission Viejo 71, Temescal Canyon 60
Jed Collins led fourth-seeded Mission Viejo (23-5) with 24 points. Marcus Blackshire added 15 points. Temescal Canyon finished 18-11.
Oxnard 78, Ontario 46
Henry Patterson had 19 points, five blocks and three steals for host and top-seeded Oxnard (27-1). Ontario finished 18-11.
Simi Valley 54, Glendora 47
Mark Wells had 26 points and John Schock added 14 points and eight rebounds to lead host Simi Valley (20-8) past No. 2 seed Glendora (28-2). Davon Roberts led Glendora with 22 points.
Thousand Oaks 67, Century 64
Tyler Carr had 17 points to lead host Thousand Oaks (22-6) past Century (24-5).
Saugus 67, Rowland 60
Capistrano Valley 56, La Habra 53
Chad deCasas had 22 points and 10 rebounds and Davis Baker added 19 points and seven rebounds for second-seeded Capistrano Valley (25-3). La Habra (17-13) hit 10 three-pointers.
Loyola 74, Irvine University 63
Jordan Wilkes had 25 points and 13 rebounds and Vince Oliver had 19 points for visiting Loyola (20-7), which will play Sunny Hills Friday. A.J. Moskus scored 26 points for University (18-10) and Jon Asnon added 22. University was able to cut a 14-point halftime deficit to four with two minutes remaining, but Loyola capitalized at the free-throw line to seal the victory.
Mira Costa 57, Cathedral City 53
J.R. Martinez scored 19 points, including three three-pointers, and Mike Archuletta added 18 points to lead host Mira Costa (20-8), which went on a 17-3 run in the fourth quarter. Cathedral City finished 25-3.
Sunny Hills 59, Santa Barbara 49
Steve Schneider led Sunny Hills (16-13) with 17 points and 11 rebounds and Mickey Gonzalez chipped in 14 points and seven rebounds. Santa Barbara finished 22-5.
Villa Park 70, Perris 63 (OT)
Chris Yakanian had 24 points and 10 rebounds as Villa Park (21-8) rallied from a 41-29 halftime deficit. Rod Harmon added 11 points and 10 rebounds for the Spartans (21-8). Andre Green led Perris with 22 points.
King 63, Claremont 56
Cajon 74, St. John Bosco 58
Tesoro 57, Dos Pueblos 47
Inglewood 64, Fullerton 55
Jaron Kinsey had 15 points for host Inglewood (19-10). Brett Horner had 16 points for Fullerton (24-4).
Keppel 61, Charter Oak 57
Sam Hua had 26 points, including eight three-pointers, and Brandon Shimasaki had 18 points for host Keppel (21-6), which will play Mater Dei Friday. William Harris had 25 points for Charter Oak (21-8).
Mater Dei 77, West Torrance 45
Marcel Jones had 23 points and Mike Gerrity had 15 points and nine rebounds for host and second-seeded Mater Dei (23-4). Chad Hunt had 11 points for West Torrance (14-13).
Redondo 60, Cypress 51
Corey Siegel had 19 points, including four three-pointers, and Chaz Logan had 16 points and 14 rebounds for host Redondo (19-9). Ryan Nitta had 13 points for Cypress.
South Torrance 50, La Serna 36
Sophomore guard Vance Albitz had 20 points and Shane Nolan added 15 points to lead host South Torrance (10-18) past La Serna (22-7). Albitz, who made six three-pointers and also hit a late three-pointer to help South Torrance beat Bosco Tech in the first round, was recently called up from junior varsity for playoff experience.
Woodbridge 53, Sonora 38
David Burgess led fourth-seeded Woodbridge (23-6) with 23 points and 14 rebounds. Sonora finished 20-9.
Dominguez 87, Paloma Valley 44
Mayfair 57, Granite Hills 37
Arlington 76, Northwood 61
Delesandro Dean had 21 points and Daniel Hough had 20 points for visiting Arlington (23-5), which will host Santa Margarita Friday. Dan Selway had 23 points and Tino Zaragoza added 18 for Northwood (18-11).
Calabasas 49, Artesia 48
Drew Housman and Steve Saunders each had 17 points for visiting Calabasas (24-4), which will play Servite Friday in the semifinals. Artesia finished 20-10.
Santa Margarita 59, Ganesha 36
Tyler Smith had 21 points and Todd Fullmer had 20 points and 16 rebounds for host and top-seeded Santa Margarita (25-3). Ganesha finished 20-9.
Servite 78, Ocean View 71
Blake Wallace had 25 points and 15 rebounds and Servite knocked off second-seeded Ocean View (22-7). Chris Kanne hit six three-pointers for Servite (20-9) and finished with 21 points and teammate Lionel Killens finished with 15 points, including four three-pointers.
Bishop Montgomery 63, Orange Lutheran 60
Auston Autry had 15 points and Ryan Howard and Brandon Hamilton each added 13 points to lead Bishop Montgomery (25-3) past visiting Orange Lutheran (25-5).
Compton Centennial 65, Chaminade 49
Arron Afflalo made three consecutive three-pointers in the fourth quarter to ignite a 19-2 surge for the top-seeded Apaches (27-2). Afflalo finished with five three-pointers and had 21 points and Chris Berry added 16 points for Centennial. Chaminade (15-6) trailed by three points until Afflalo made the consecutive three-pointers. Chaminade got 15 points from Marcus Everett. Compton Centennial will play Muir Friday in the semifinals.
Harvard-Westlake 84, Nordhoff 36
Bryce Taylor had 16 points and six assists and Alex Stevenson added nine points and 19 rebounds to lead No. 2-seeded Harvard-Westlake (20-7) past visiting Nordhoff (10-17). T.J. Murphy led Nordhoff with 11 points.
Muir 69, La Canada 61
Gerald Finney had 15 points for Muir (18-11). Ryan Cosgrove had 21 points for host La Canada (26-3).
Brentwood 63, Gardena Serra 60 (OT)
Brandon Turner hit a three-pointer at the overtime buzzer and finished with 26 points to lead host Brentwood (23-5). Ben Kussman added 12 points, including the game-tying three-point play with 4.6 seconds left in overtime, and 12 rebounds for Brentwood. Gardena Serra finished 17-13.
Oaks Christian 57, La Salle 42
Mike Hornbuckle had 15 points for visiting Oaks Christian (24-4) over fourth-seeded La Salle (22-6). Oaks Christian will host Santa Maria St. Joseph Friday.
Santa Maria St. Joseph 77, Loma Linda Academy 45
Joe Tilley had 27 points and Andrew Schmalbach added 19 points to lead host Santa Maria St. Joseph (25-3) past Loma Linda Academy (21-6).
St. Bernard 72, Campbell Hall 62
Nonso Nibo had 25 points and Winsor Williams added 17 points to lead visiting St. Bernard (19-10) over Campbell Hall (26-3).
Flintridge Prep 75, Kilpatrick 70 (3 OT)
Ramses Barden and Andrew Beck each had 20 points for host Flintridge Prep (18-8). Clinton Morgan had 35 points for Kilpatrick (17-10). The score was 49-49 at the end of regulation and it was 65-65 after the second overtime.
Mary Star 51, Brethren Christian 41
Jeff Fiamengo had 23 points to lead Mary Star (19-10) over host Brethren Christian (22-5).
St. Margaret’s 53, Santa Clara 51
Corey Fava scored the winning basket on a driving layup with one second remaining for third-seeded St. Margaret’s (24-2). Paul Janczyk led the visiting Tartans with 28 points and Nic Benedetto added 12. Santa Clara finished 15-12.
Verbum Dei 68, Buckley 40
Matt Shaw had 20 points and 10 rebounds for host and No. 1 seed Verbum Dei (16-9), which will play Mary Star Friday. Buckley finished 17-8.
Granada Hills Hillcrest Christian 60, Apple Valley Christian 57
Drew Rigney scored 26 points to lead host Granada Hills Hillcrest Christian (20-7).
New Roads 62, Baptist Christian 55
New Roads is 21-4. Baptist Christian finished 12-9.
Rolling Hills Prep 76, Avalon 58
Senior guard Jason Daley scored 30 points to lead visiting Rolling Hills Prep (18-7).
St. Anthony 51, Hesperia Christian 46
Karl Dehesa had 21 points for host St. Anthony (15-14), which will play Rolling Hills Prep Friday. Hesperia Christian finished 18-8.
Antelope Valley Christian 71, Moreno Valley Calvary Chapel 69
Jullian Doster and Romique Talton each had 24 points for Antelope Valley Christian (19-6), which will play Mesrobian Friday. Jordon Martitz had 27 points for Moreno Valley Calvary Chapel (18-7).
Community Harvest 55, Orangewood Academy 35
Sy Prescott had 14 points to lead host Community Harvest (14-6) past Orangewood Academy (17-7). The game was called with 6:00 left in the fourth quarter after the Orangewood Academy head coach had to be restrained from going after the referees, who then determined that the game could not be restored back to order.
Desert Chapel 81, L.A. Adventist 61
Austin Oglesby had 18 points, 10 rebounds, eight assists and five steals and Shane Nicolas had 17 points and 10 assists for host and second-seeded Desert Chapel (21-3). Ira Barksdale and William Jones each had 20 points for L.A. Adventist.
Maricopa 66, Delphi Academy 48
John Grysko scored 22 points and Verlin Frazier added 15 points to lead host Maricopa (17-8). Jack McDonald had 14 points, 10 assists and seven steals and Javier Devora scored 14 points for Maricopa.
Mesrobian 54, Rio Hondo Prep 47
Joey Wassilian had 21 points and 15 rebounds and Eric Poladian had 20 points, including 13 of 15 free throws for host Mesrobian (9-11), which will play Antelope Valley Christian Friday. Rio Hondo Prep finished 10-12.
Price 114, Westview 25
Darren Morrison had 24 points, Frank Henry-Ala had 21 points and Schuyler McKay added 20 points to lead host Price (18-7).
Redlands Adventist Academy 91, Twin Pines 62
Tim Paschal had 26 points, William Rowe had 16 points and 16 rebounds and Arnie Salgado had 20 points, 15 rebounds and five blocks for visiting Redlands Adventist (20-7). Kurt Hynes had 26 points for Twin Pines (11-4).
Renaissance Academy 59, West Valley Christian 51
Brian Beam had 19 points and Jason Shapiro added 16 points and 11 rebounds to lead Renaissance Academy (20-5) past host West Valley Christian (13-4).
All Games, 7:30 p.m. Unless Indicated
Etiwanda (26-1) at Aliso Niguel (17-11); Silverado (18-5) at Esperanza (21-6); Santa Monica (18-9) at Downey (22-6); Miller (21-4) at Lancaster (18-8); Temecula Valley (21-5) at Highland (24-3); Lynwood (20-6) at Long Beach Wilson (18-10); Los Alamitos (19-8) at Ayala (22-6); Fontana (17-7) at Long Beach Poly (24-3).
Ontario (18-10) at Oxnard (26-1); Saugus (20-7) at Rowland (23-6); Corona Centennial (20-7) at Arroyo Valley (25-3); Temescal Canyon (18-9) at Mission Viejo (22-5); El Toro (22-5) at Marina (21-7); Century (24-4) at Thousand Oaks (21-6); Riverside Poly (21-7) at Hart (24-3); Glendora (28-1) at Simi Valley (18-8).
King (24-4) at Claremont (17-11); Tesoro (21-6) at Dos Pueblos (16-6); Villa Park (20-8) at Perris (18-9); Cathedral City (25-2) at Mira Costa (19-8), 7 p.m.; Loyola (19-7) at Irvine University (19-9); Sunny Hills (15-13) at Santa Barbara (22-4), 7 p.m.; Cajon (18-9) at St. John Bosco (18-12); Capistrano Valley (24-3) at La Habra (17-12).
Dominguez (23-5) at Paloma Valley (13-12); La Serna (22-6) at South Torrance (9-18); Cypress (21-6) at Redondo (18-9); Woodbridge (22-6) at Sonora (20-8); Granite Hills (16-9) at Mayfair (24-3); Fullerton (21-6) at Inglewood (18-10); Charter Oak (21-7) at Keppel (20-6); West Torrance (14-13) at Mater Dei (22-4).
Ganesha (20-8) at Santa Margarita (24-3); Arlington (22-5) at Northwood (18-10); Calabasas (23-4) at Artesia (20-9); Servite (19-9) at Ocean View (22-6).
Compton Centennial (26-2) at Chaminade (15-15); Muir (17-11) at La Canada (26-2); Orange Lutheran (23-5) at Bishop Montgomery (24-3); Nordhoff (11-16) at Harvard-Westlake (19-7).
Loma Linda Academy (21-5) at Santa Maria St. Joseph (24-3); Oaks Christian (23-4) at La Salle (22-5); St. Bernard (18-10) at Campbell Hall (26-2); Gardena Serra (17-12) at Brentwood (22-5).
Buckley (17-7) at Verbum Dei (15-9); Mary Star of the Sea (18-10) at Brethren Christian (22-4); St. Margaret’s (23-2) at Santa Clara (15-11); Kilpatrick (16-9) at Flintridge Prep (17-8).
Rolling Hills Prep (15-7) at Avalon (15-10), 5 p.m.; Hesperia Christian (18-7) at St. Anthony (14-14); Apple Valley Christian (18-5) at Granada Hills Hillcrest Christian (19-7), 7:45 p.m.; Baptist Christian (12-8) vs. New Roads (20-4) at Crossroads HS.
Westview (16-5) at Price (17-7); Orangewood Academy (17-5) at Community Harvest (12-6); Redlands Adventist (19-7) at Twin Pines (8-5); Renaissance Academy (19-5) at West Valley Christian (13-4); Antelope Valley Christian (18-6) at Moreno Valley Calvary Chapel (16-6); Rio Hondo Prep (11-12) at Mesrobian (8-11); Delphi Academy (15-9) at Maricopa (16-8); Los Angeles Adventist (16-5) at Desert Chapel (20-3).