MVP - Derrick Bruce, Colony, Sr.
Daniel Barnett, Don Lugo, Sr.
Christian Beltran, Ontario, Sr.
Alfonso Bueno, Ontario, Sr.
Omar Camarena, Garey, Sr.
Joe Carrington, Montclair, Sr.
Caleb DeFabiis, Colony, Jr.
Tim Ford, Colony, Jr.
Deric Green, Colony, Sr.
Donte Lee, Colony, Sr.
Gabriel Ontiveros, Montclair, Sr.
Kyle Smith, Montclair, Sr.
Rocky Viguilla, Chino, Sr.
Most Valuable Player – Taylor Brown, Chino, Sr.
Aniyah Almarez, Colony, Jr.
Jasmin Bowriright, Montclair, Sr.
Stephanie Custodia, Chino, Soph.
Alyssa Gonzalez, Chino, Soph.
Whitney Huyser, Chaffey, Sr.
Chidube Okoro, Colony, Soph.
Nerissa Price, Ontario, Sr.
Elyanna Rios, Chaffey, Jr.
Brianna Schoonver, Chino, Jr.
Kerra Stephen, Colony, Jr.
Devyn Yates, Don Lugo, Soph.
MVP – Jose Soto, Ontario, Jr.
Josue Arias, Chino, Jr.
Yoshberto Carillo, Montclair, Sr.
Fernando Enriquez, Chaffey, Sr.
Angel Flores, Ontario, Sr.
Jason Gomez, Don Lugo, Sr.
Roger Gomez, Ontario, Jr.
Oscar Gonzalez, Colony, Sr.
Geronimo Lima, Chaffey, Sr.
Oscar Martinez, Chino Sr.
Axl Mendoza, Colony, Jr.
Ronnie Munguia, Chino, Sr.
Edgar Murillo, Ontario, Sr.
Juan Nunez, Colony, Jr.,
Gabriel Perez, Chino, Sr.
Antonio Ramirez, Ontario, Jr.
Thomas Sanchez, Garey, Sr.
Most Valuable Players – Clorissa Torres, Chaffey, Sr., and Brooke Ligtenberg, Chino, Jr.
Brenda Basurto, Garey, Sr.
Shady Daniels, Don Lugo, Sr.
Raelene Diaz, Chino, Soph.
Ana Gonzalez, Chino, Sr.
Alexandria Gutierrez, Chino, Sr.
Dae Lockett, Colony, Soph.
Lilivette Medina, Ontario, Soph
Heather Melgar, Montclair, Sr.
Stephanie Meza, Monctlair, Sr.
Alexa Rivera, Chaffey, Sr.
Alejanda Rivero, Montclair, Sr.
Ariel Torres, Chaffey, Soph.
Alejandra Valadez, Chino, Soph.
Natalie Valdez, Don Lugo, Soph.
Gabriela Vallejo, Chaffey, Soph.
Kimberly Vargas, Chaffey, Sr.
Most Valuable Player – Alexa Cardenas, Chino, Sr.
Liz Celestino, Don Lugo, Jr.,
Madison Dromgoole, Chino, Soph.
Emily Goins, Colony
Marcedes Lopez, Colony
Kayla Martinez, Don Lugo, Sr.
Madelena Meza, Chino, Soph.
Patricia Mojica, Chaffey, Sr.
Analicia Teague Burrola, Chaffey, Sr.
Veronica Valadez, Ontario, Sr.
Brye Varner, Don Lugo, Jr.
Sarah Wuertz, Chino, Jr.
Local high school basketball fans have seen the last of Etiwanda High School guard Jordan McLaughlin.
Eagles coach Dave Kleckner confirmed that McLaughlin, who has signed with USC, has a torn labrum in his left shoulder that will require surgery.
He had an MRI on Monday and is in the process of scheduling that surgery. He wants to have it as soon as possible so he can get through the rehabilitation process in time to start is collegiate career in the fall.
McLauglin injured his shoulder driving to the basket in the second quarter of a 59-48 loss to Chino Hills in an Open Division quarterfinal on Feb. 28.
It was an aggravation of the same injury that knocked him out of a few games in December.
Etiwanda will play at El Camino Real on Friday in Southern California Regional of the state playoffs.
All of the game’s Kleckner’s teams have lost came without McLaughlin but all were close.
No one knew quite what to expect when the CIF announced it was having an “Open” Division in which all the premier teams would compete.
Etiwanda boys coach Dave Kleckner, whose team was among those chosen, was vocal about not liking it. His objection is that his was going to be one of the few public schools lumped in with a bunch of high-profile private schools perceived to have a clear advantage.
Others have said they’d love the challenge if they thought they had the talent to really compete.
Chino Hills boys coach Steve Baik was one of those who was on the fence about it. The Huskies have been an up and coming team in recent years. Well they have officially arrived.
Chino Hills (26-4) will face Mater Dei (28-1) at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Honda Center in the championship game of that Open Division. Winning a CIF title in any Division is an accomplishment so this is the “king” of all accomplishments.
The Huskies weren’t the most talked about team in that Open division to start with but the Huskies are the team people ARE talking about now.
It’s a marvelously talented team with so many weapons. UCLA commit Lonzo Ball, just a sophomore, gets most of the attention. He has a freshman brother LiAngelo that might be even better before its all over. The two combined for a phenomenal play on Tuesday with LiAngelo getting a steal at the opponents end, then unleashing a full-court pass with one hand to his brother who connected for an easy layup. You won’t see a better play!
Seniors KC Cyrpian, Bishop Mency and Mark Williams have been stellar too. It was Cyprian leading the effort on Tuesday with 23 points (6 3-pointers) in a win over Redondo Union.
Big Man Nnamdi Okongwu is just a junior and has a lot of raw talent. He’ll work hard over the summer and should be a beast by next season.
The Huskies could have won Division 1-AA but what they’ll get out of this experience and tournament run will be far more rewarding.
Aaron Flores’ tenure at Rancho Cucamonga High School was a short one. He resigned after two years heading the varsity volleyball team to take a lead assistant and recruiting coordinator at Division I UC Irvine.
Flores, 29, directed the Cougars to a 24-7 showing, highlighted by a perfect record in the tough Baseline League. The Cougars advanced to he CIF quarterfinal before falling to South Torrance, He was the Inland Valley Coach of the Year.
The move wasn’t necessarily a surprise. Flores said he was up front with the administration when he was hired about his desire to return to the college level but was surprised a position opened up this soon.
Flores did serve as an assistant at UC Irvine the two years before he took the Rancho job. A string of coaching changes led to a vacancy there with Jamie Morrison, who had been in that position, taking a job with the Olympic team.
The UC Irvine program is headed by three-time Olympian Paula Weishoff.
Flores will stay on as an administrator with the Club West program but is giving up his coaching duties there.
A decision on his successor hasn’t yet been made but former Redlands East Valley Coach Eli Cuenca is meeting with school officials today.
The cupboard won’t be empty for who ever does take over. The Cougars still have the reigning Player of the Year in Kyle Miller, who will be a junior.
Etiwanda school administrators are expecting a sell out crowd for Friday night’s Open Division boys game between the Eagles and visiting Chino Hills.
So advanced tickets are on sale at the school on Wednesday and Thursday at the Student Store.
They can be purchased by students, as well a the public, at the store on Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 3:15 p.m., as well as Friday from 8:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students ages 5-13.
They go on sale at the gym at 5:45 p.m. with the game tipping off at 7 p.m.
Here’s what’s left for girls basketball playoffs. All these games are Wednesday:
Serra at Etiwanda
Rancho Cucamonga at Bonita
Long Beach Millikan at Chino Hills
Camarillo at Ayala
Burbank-Burroughs at Chino
Cajon at Tesoro
Alta Loma at Mira Costa
Redondo Union at Yucaipa
Culver City at Eisenhower
Patriot at Redlands East Valley
Jurupa Hills at Cerritos
Aquinas at Crean Lutheran
Webb at Santa Clara