San Clemente 2, Thousand Oaks 1
Oaks Christian 4, Torrance 0
Valley Christian 2, La Reina 1 (2OT)
La Canada 1, Oak Park 0
Malibu 3, Linfield Christian 0
St. Margaret's 3, Santa Paula 0
St. Paul 2, Thacher 0
All game second round.
No. 5 Ventura 56, No. 12 Murrieta Valley 44: Maddie Fahan had 23 points and 12 rebounds. Amy
Pupa and Kristen Wilson added 12. Ventura plays at Ayala, the No. 4
seed, in the quarterfinals on Wednesday.
No. 2 Buena 42, No. 15 Katella 41: Keani Albanez had 14 points, including the game-winning 8-footer with 32 seconds left. Buena moved on despite shooting 13 of 65 (20 percent) from the field and 10 of 27 (37 percent) from the line.
No. 5 Thousand Oaks 54, No. 12 El Toro 43: Jannesa Martinez had 14 points and six
assists. Karina Alofaituli had 12 points. Jenna Bandy had seven points,
eight rebounds and four steals. Thousand Oaks (24-4) made 17 of 23 free throws.
No. 6 Newbury Park 69, No. 11 Saugus 53: Doris Park-Sherman had 23
points and 13 rebounds. Sidney Dobner scored 14 points and Jasmine Polk
had 13. Newbury Park outscored Saugus 42-30 in the second half.
No. 8 Laguna Hills 59, No. 9 Rio Mesa 52: Julisa Devad scored 13 points, including three
3-pointers. Britni Vargas-Hardy and Stephanie Ramirez each had 11
points and Imani Dixon added 10.
No. 2 Agoura 64, No. 15 South Hills 42: Kylie Cunningham and Sasha Borenstein each scored
15 points for Agoura (25-3). Cunningham and Borenstein each buried three 3-pointers.
Borenstein also grabbed 11 rebounds. Brittany Oster scored 12 points
and made six steals. Camille Mahlknecht scored 10 points and grabbed 10
No. 7 Fillmore 44, No. 10 Chaminade 38: Rebecca Herrera had 20 points, six rebounds, six
steals and four assists. With the game tied 38-38 with less than a
minute left, Herrera made four straight free throws. Jill Wilber added
two free throws with 18 seconds left. Jazmin Galvez had eight points
and eight rebounds.
No. 5 Oaks Christian 58, Maranatha 40: Katie Brooks led Oaks Christian (23-1) with 23 points
and 10 rebounds. She scored 21 of her points and collected all of her
rebounds in the first half. Brianna Barrett scored 14 points and had
No. 6 St. Bonaventure 45, No. 9 St. Monica 42: Erica Whitley had 23 points, 10 rebounds
and six assists to propel the Seraphs into Wednesday's quarterfinals at
Campbell Hall. Monique Roberson added 10 points and eight rebounds.
No. 3 Santa Clara 71, No. 11 Mojave 28: Dajyanah Vines had 21 points and eight
rebounds. Sharene Dunham added 13. Cynthia Hernandez and Daija
Whittington scored 10. Santa Clara (22-3) outscored Mojave 25-3 in the third
quarter. Santa Clara plays at Pasadena Poly on Wednesday.
No. 6 Santa Clara 59, No. 11 Valley Christian 43: Tom Torres scored 16 points. James Wilder had
16 points and nine rebounds. Cierre Wood added 12 points. Santa Clara
outscored Valley Christian 19-6 in the fourth quarter. Santa Clara will
be on the road against Crespi on Tuesday in the quarterfinals.
All games second round.
No. 5 Ventura 74, No. 12 Los Osos 73: Center Mike Melonas scored with 0.5 seconds remaining to give visiting Ventura the win in Rancho Cucagmong. Los Osos sophomore forward Omar Ajanovic put the Grizzlies in front, 73-72, with a long 3-pointer that appeared to eliminate the Channel League champion. But Ventura¹s ensuing inbound pass was knocked away downcourt, giving the Cougars the ball underneath the basket with 2.5 seconds remaining. Melonas
coolly layed in Kory Kindle¹s inbounds pass to send the Cougars to the
quarterfinals.The Grizzlies were led by UCLA-bound junior Kendall Williams who had 32
points and helped push Los Osos to an early 31-17 advantage.
Kindle, who elected to play basketball Friday night instead of in the
Ventura High soccer team¹s 3-2 win over Rancho Verde in the Division II
playoffs, sparked a 15-0 second-quarter run that gave Ventura its first lead
of the night just before halftime.
No. 1 Thousand Oaks 71, Buena 54: Alex Tiffin had 16 points as the Lancers won their 16th straight game
No. 6 Simi Valley 67, Rowland 53: Brad Lewis led the Pioneers with 24 points. Danny
Cox scored 16 points and also led the team in rebounds with six.
No. 2 Price 76, Fillmore 59: Noah Aguirre poured in 31 points while also collecting 10 rebounds. Chris De La Paz scored 17 points.
No. 5 Oaks Christian 82, Banning 49: Dillon Van Der Wal scored 20 points and Jules Sharpe 16. The Lions blew the game open with a 28-8 fourth-quarter run.
Thousand Oaks 47, Burbank 37: Karina Alofaituli completed a double-double with
20 points and 10 rebounds. Jenna Bandy followed suit with 10 points and 13 rebounds.
All matches first round.
Newbury Park 1, Los Alamitos 0: Steven Trujillo scored the game¹s only goal in the
77th minute off an assist by Julian Laria. Nick Harrison had a key pass to
set up Laria¹s assist.
Ventura 3, Palos Verdes 2: Adrew Creightion,James Greider and Able Tadeo scored.
No. 1 Channel Islands 5, Burbank 2: Jesus Landeros and David
Torres had a goal and an assist apiece. Miguel Rico, Salvador Mendoza
and Josh Vasquez rounded out the scoring.
Rio Mesa 3, Pasadena 1: Jerry Ponce scored in the 16th and 75th minutes and Javier Marquez scored the game winner, off an assist from Dustin Figueroa, in the 60th minute.
North Torrance 3, Oxnard 1: Hugo Rosales scored in the first half off an assist by
Edson Flores. North Torrance scored all of its goals in the second half.
Nordhoff 3, Shalhevet 0: Moustafa Ismail scored two goals and Keiko David had
two assists. Bruce Vargas scored a goal and Jorge Reyes had an assist.
Below are the updated CIF-Southern Section playoff pairings after the completion of girls' basketball, girls' soccer and girls' water polo games yesterday.
Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
Ventura vs. Murrieta Valley at Ventura, Second Round (Game at 6:30 p.m.)
Royal vs. Brea Olinda at Royal, Second Round
Thousand Oaks vs. El Toro at El Toro, Second Round
Buena vs. Katella at Buena, Second Round
Rio Mesa vs. Laguna Hills at Laguna Hills, Second Round
Newbury Park vs. Saugus at Newbury Park, Second Round
Agoura vs. South Hills at South Hills, Second Round
Calabasas vs. Rosary at Calabasas, Second Round
Oaks Christian vs. Maranatha at Maranatha, Second Round
Fillmore vs. Chaminade at Chaminade, Second Round
St. Bonaventure vs. St. Monica at St. Bonaventure, Second Round
Santa Clara vs. Mojave at Santa Clara, Second Round
Thacher vs. Hesperia Christian at Hesperia Christian, Second Round
Tuesday, 3 p.m.
Thousand Oaks vs. San Clemente at San Clemente, Second Round
Oaks Christian vs. Torrance at Torrance, Second Round
Oak Park vs. La Canada at Oak Park, Second Round
La Reina vs. Valley Christian/Cerritos at La Reina, Second Round
Santa Paula vs. St. Margaret's at St. Margaret's, Second Round
Malibu vs. Linfield Christian at Linfield Christian, Second Round
Thacher vs. St. Paul at Thacher, Second Round
GIRLS' WATER POLO
At 3:15 p.m.
Agoura vs. San Clemente at Agoura, Quarterfinals
At 4 p.m
Royal vs. Montebello at Commerce Aquatorium, Quarterfinals
Rio Mesa vs. Crescenta Valley at Crescenta Valley, Quarterfinals
Malibu vs. Pacifica/Garden Grove at Malibu, Quarterfinals
Agoura 25, Bell Gardens 2
Royal 12, Villa Park 8 (OT)
Palos Verdes 23, Newbury Park 12
Santa Ynez 10, Pacifica 8
Burbank 18, Oxnard 6
Rio Mesa 6, Temple City 3
Elsinore 21, Oaks Christian 4
Malibu 16, Rowland 6
Redlands East Valley 53, No. 11 Pacifica 52 (OT)
No. 5 Ventura 66, Aliso Niguel 44: Maddie Fahan scored a game-high 22 points. Amy
Pupa scored 18 points and grabbed seven rebounds. Kristen Wilson scored
nine points and had seven rebounds. Kristen Wilson scored nine points
and had seven rebounds. Mallory Horwitz also had seven rebounds.
No. 2 Buena 63, Glendale 35: Kacie Sowell had
18 points and 15 rebounds. Holly Holcomb scored 13 points. Keani Albanez scored nine points and had three assists.
No. 13 Royal 54, Century 33: Kaity Lykins scored 14 points and Gabbi King had 12
for the balanced Highlanders.
No. 6 Newbury Park 65, Glendora 48
No. 9 Rio Mesa 53, Dos Pueblos 47: Imani Dixon had a game-high 27 points, while Julisa DiVad added 10 points.
No. 12 Santa Barbara 54, Camarillo 45: Camarillo's Brittany Nishimori tallied 22 points, including
No. 5 Oaks Christian 60, Louisville 19: Brianna Barrett and Katie Brooks each
scored 15 points. Barrett also had eight steals, while Brooks had 10
rebounds, and four blocks.
No. 7 Fillmore 66, Santa Ynez 38: Rebecca Herrera scored a game-high 26 points to
go with her seven rebounds and seven steals. Kyla Hernandez scored 14
points and made four blocks. Aimee Orozco scored 11 points.
No. 6 St. Bonaventure 57, Providence 34: Erica Whitley led the way offensively
with 20 points and six assists.
Thousand Oaks 3, Peninsula 0
San Clemente 2, Buena 1
Trabuco Hills 3, Agoura 2
Mater Dei 1, Ventura 0
St. Joseph of Santa Maria 3, Camarillo 0
Santa Ynez 2, Rio Mesa 0
Oak Park 6, Crossroads 0
Oaks Christian 7, Windward 1
La Reina 2, Campbell Hall 1
South Torrance 1, St. Bonaventure 1 (South advances via shootout, 5-4)
Santa Paula 2, Bishop Union 0
Long Beach Wilson 65, Oxnard 49
No. 5 Ventura 73, Hawthorne 47
Ventura will visit No. 12 Los Osos, 66-43 winners over California, Friday
Lancaster 63, Pacifica 49
No. 1 Thousand Oaks 69, Canyon Country-Canyon 41
Buena 61, Walnut 59
Thousand Oaks will host Buena Friday
No. 6 Simi Valley 66, Compton 62
Simi Valley will visit Rowland, 50-41 winner over No. 11 Sunny Hills, Friday night
Mayfair 64, Camarillo 39
No. 16 Santa Barbara 58, Westlake 52
Arroyo Grande 69, No. 7 Agoura 58
St. John Bosco 63, Rio Mesa 55
No. 6 North Torrance 102, Moorpark 56
No. 5 Oaks Christian 75, Morro Bay 62
Oaks Christian will play Banning, 51-43 winners over Fairmont Prep, Friday
No. 6 Santa Clara 80, Santa Ynez 43
Santa Clara will play No. 11 Cerritos Valley Christian, 64-52 winners over Costa Mesa, Friday
Fillmore 59, Carpinteria 53
Fillmore will host No. 2 Price, 73-45 winners over Whittier Christian, Friday
Crespi 70, Nordhoff 45
St. Francis 57, Santa Paula 41
No. 14 Pilibos 41, Thacher 38
No. 13 Newbury Park Adventist 66, Cuyama Valley 44
Newbury Park Adventist will play Hesperia Christian, 57-31 winners over Desert Chapel, Friday.
The first round of the CIF-Southern Section boys' basketball and wild card games for boys' soccer were completed yesterday. Here are the updated playoff pairings for local teams stemming from the results.
- Ventura vs. Rancho Verde at Ventura, First Round
- Channel Islands vs. Burbank at Channel Islands, First Round
- Rio Mesa vs. Pasadena at Pasadena, First Round
- Oxnard vs. North Torrance at North Torrance, First Round
- Ventura vs. Los Osos at Los Osos, Second Round
- Thousand Oaks vs. Buena at Thousand Oaks, Second Round
- Simi Valley vs. Rowland at Rowland, Second Round
- Calabasas vs. Harvard-Westlake at Calabasas, Second Round
- Oaks Christian vs. Banning at Banning, Second Round
- Santa Clara vs. Valley Christian/Cerritos at Valley Christian/Cerritos,
- Fillmore vs. Price at Fillmore, Second Round
- Newbury Park Adventist vs. Hesperia Christian at Hesperia Christian,
Besant Hill vs. Shalhevet at Besant Hill, Second Round
The utter absurdity of the CIF-Southern Section basketball playoff expansion this season is best displayed by the record of the Oaks Christian girls' basketball team's first-round opponent.
The Lions host Louisville, an at-large selection from the Mission League.
Louisville is 1-18 overall and 0-10 in league. That's correct. The Royals did not win a single league game this season and their only victory was 39-33 win over Malibu.
So much for the playoffs being a reward for a good season.
Could it be the bottom line is the real reason behind the come-one, come-all attitude?
The CIF makes money off basketball playoffs because each game is worth a price of admission. Notice soccer and water polo didn't change.
The CIF-Southern Section released the playoff pairings for basketball today. Here are just a few highlights from the girls side of things. The first round is scheduled for Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
- Buena is the No. 2 seed in Division II-AA and hosts Glendale - an at-large selection from the Pacific League.
- Agoura is seeded No. 2 in Division III-AA and hosts San Marcos in the first round.
- Ventura is the No. 5 seed in Division I-A and hosts Aliso Niguel - an at-large team from the South Coast League.
- Newbury Park is seeded No. 6 in Division II-A and hosts Glendora - an
at-large from the Serra League. Simi Valley and Westlake both received
at-large bids in II-A and Calabasas received an at-large bid in IV-AA.
- Thousand Oaks is the No. 5 seed in Division II-AA and hosts Burbank.
- If No. 13 Royal wins on the road against Century in Division II-AA, the Highlanders would likely meet No. 1 Brea Olinda in the second round.
- Pacifica will have its hands full in the very-tough Division I-AA bracket. The Tritons received the No. 11 seed and host Redlands East Valley.
- Rio Mesa received a No. 9 seed and a rematch in Division II-A. The Spartans host Dos Pueblos, which they beat in their own tournament earlier this season. In another Pacific View-Channel showdown, Camarillo plays at Santa Barbara.
- Oaks Christian is the No. 5 seed in Division IV-A and hosts Louisville. Andre Chevalier should be familiar with Mission League opponents having formerly coached at Reseda Cleveland.
- Fillmore is the No. 7 seed in IV-A and hosts Santa Ynez. The Flashes lost to Santa Ynez three years ago in the second round of the playoffs at Santa Ynez.
- Santa Clara reached the second round without even playing a game. The Saints are the No. 3 seed in V-A and received a bye. They will host the winner of No. 10 Desert-No. 11 Mojave on Saturday.
Newbury Park High senior Doris Park-Sherman scored a school-record 42 points last night in an 85-60 victory over Royal to help the Panthers clinch the outright Marmonte League title.
Park-Sherman finished 16 of 27 from the floor, including 5 of 9 from behind the three-point line. She also grabbed 10 rebounds for good measure.
Park-Sherman broke the Newbury Park single-game record of 41 points set by Kavita Goss against Moorpark in the 2005-06 season.
Park-Sherman's prolific output is tied for 8th overall on the Ventura County single-game list with four others.
Here is the single-game county list of 42 points scored and higher:
61 - Cheri Graham, Simi Valley vs. Hueneme, 1980-81
50 - Michelle Palmisano, Thousand Oaks vs. Santa Maria, 1989-90
48 - Marion Jones, Rio Mesa vs. Hueneme, 1990-91
47 Cheri Graham, Simi Valley vs. Louisville, 1980-81
46 - Cheri Graham, Simi Valley vs. St. Genevieve, 1980-81
46 - April Kozar, Fillmore vs. Carpinteria, 1996-97
45 - Cheri Graham, Simi Valley vs. Louisville, Spring 1978
45 - Jamie Arundell, Fillmore vs. St. Bonaventure, 1992-93
45 - Courtney LaVere, Buena vs. Newbury Park, 2001-02
43 - Ember Brown, Ventura vs. Newbury Park, 1992-93
43 - Sarah Ruiz, Santa Paula vs. Fillmore, 2000-01
42 - Cheri Graham, Simi Valley vs. Westlake, 1980
42 - Cheri Graham, Simi Valley vs. Channel Islands, 1980-81
42 - Sandy Luna, Santa Clara vs. Temple City, 1982-83
42 - Michelle Palmisano, Thousand Oaks vs. Camarillo, 1989-90
42- Michelle Palmisano, Thousand Oaks vs. Newbury Park, 1989-90
42 - Jamie Arundell, Fillmore vs. Carpinteria, 1992-93 (Arundell scored all 42 of Fillmore's points in the 42-26 win).
42 - DORIS PARK-SHERMAN, Newbury Park vs. Royal, Thursday night.
It's now official.
Ventura's victory over San Marcos last night means Ventura and Buena will share the Channel League girls' basketball title with 7-1 league records.
Buena had already clinched a share with its victory over Ventura on Monday night
The rivals met four times this season and split the series 2-2. Buena beat Ventura on its home floor for its two wins while Ventura beat Buena at Buena and at Santa Barbara High in the Tournament of Champions.
To show just how tightly matched The Star's top two teams are, the cumulative score of their games added up to a 171-171 tie.
During their Monday night game at least nine college scouts were in attendance, including USC, Pepperdine, Northern Colorado, Cal State Stanislaus, Cal State Monterey Bay and of course Ventura College.
It was funny to see the scouts lingering outside the locker room making sure the players saw their institution names on their jackets/sweatshirts/polos. They can't talk to the players, but they did talk to the coaches.
The scouts were highest on Buena sophomore point guard Keani Albanez, who put on a show in the second half. Ventura junior Maddie Fahan is also on the radar
Buena senior Holly Holcomb hasn't received as much attention as Buena head coach Dave Guenther expected. But he said that has started to change in the last few weeks with more phone calls being made to his office and cell phone.
Just goes to show when you are one of the only games on the schedule in So Cal and have good players to watch, scouts will come.
The Cal State Stanislaus coach drove five hours down, watched the game and drove five hours back to Turlock.
- Thousand Oaks scored a big win and ended Newbury Park's hopes of an undefeated Marmonte League record with an overtime victory over the Panthers at Newbury Park High on Tuesday night. The Lancers are getting stronger as the season goes on, led by sophomore Karina Alofaituli and junior Jenna Bandy.
The area has a new high school football league -- at least for now.
St. Bonaventure, Oaks Christian, Santa Clara and Grace Brethren were placed in a new four-team, football-only league as a result of Tuesday's CIF-Southern Section Northern Area releaguing meeting at Bishop Diego High School.
In the last of four rounds of voting to trim 14 competing league realignment proposals for the 2010-2014 releaguing cycle, that proposal won by a 31-23 vote over one which would have moved Oaks Christian into the Marmonte League and Calabasas into the Tri-County Athletic Association while leaving intact the other six leagues in the Northern Area.
The decision is far from final. All four schools in that new league announced their intention to appeal the decision during the course of Tuesday's 3 ½-hour meeting. And since the primary criteria for league alignment are competitive equity, enrollment and geography, it would certainly appear that it will be an uphill battle to defend the inclusion of 259-student Grace Brethren -- 9-21 overall and 3-11 in its three years as a member of the Tri-County Athletic Association -- in a league with the area's two football powers.
"It's reprehensible," said Grace Brethren principal John Hynes. "It's people operating under their selfish motives and not what's best for kids. That's clear. ...
"It's going to appeal, and it's going to get kicked back (to the area). We're not going to end up in that league. ...
"That we have to propose such a ludicrous decision to the CIF to me is an embarrassment to this entire conference ... as a Northern Area."
The Marmonte, Channel and Pacific View leagues all voted unanimously for the proposal in the final round of balloting, while the Tri-County Athletic Association schools cast their votes for the plan with the Oaks Christian-Calabasas switch.
"Clearly, this area needs some guidance and has some issues," said Simi Valley athletic director Matt LaBelle. "I think this is going to help the CIF to help us fix the issues.
"We have a lot of good people on both sides. ... I think (Ventura Athletic Director) Dave Hess said it best: This is not necessarily the best proposal in the world, but it's the one the majority could get together on."
The appeal process will begin when the CIF-SS releaguing committee meets on May 6 and could extend until Oct. 23.
The biggest news to come out of the Ventura County Coaches Association signing day luncheon today at the Clarion Palm Garden in Newbury Park was Thousand Oaks High running back John Lister announcing he would be attending the University of Hawaii.
The rest of the proceedings went about as expected - Cierre Wood stayed with Notre Dame, Patrick Hall and Kevin Graf will be Trojans and Jamal Smith is a BCS-busting Utah Ute.
Here is the full list of Ventura County prep recruits who announced their college choices so far on National Signing Day.
Cierre Wood (Santa Clara) - Notre Dame
Patrick Hall (St. Bonaventure) - USC
Kevin Graf (Agoura) - USC
Jamal Smith (Oxnard) - Utah
Jackson Powell (Newbury Park) - Arizona
J.B. Dock (St. Bonaventure) - Fresno State
Chris Coyle (Oaks Christian) - Arizona State
Vince Moraga (Pacifica) - Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Chris Judge (Oaks Christian) - Air Force
Brian Owusu (Oaks Christian) - Harvard
Jordan Morrison (Oaks Christian) - Brown
Andrew Bierschenk (Oaks Christian) - Princeton
Ryan Landseadel (Oaks Christian) - Northern Colorado
Sam McCowan (Oxnard) - Sacramento State
Dasmen Stewart (Oxnard) - San Jose State
Justin Lilley (Westlake) - Portland State
Xavier Ramos (St. Bonaventure) - Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
John Lister (Thousand Oaks) - Hawaii
Tim Vizzi (Moorpark) - Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Derek Jester (Thousand Oaks) - Portland State
Zach Dunaj (Westlake) - University of San Diego
Shayne Kelly (Rio Mesa) - New Mexico Highlands