Boys basketball quarterfinal matchups

To be played Tuesday. Division 6AA has quite a few games today so we’ll update that one later.

Division 1AA
No. 1 Long Beach Poly at No. 8 Montebello
No. 4 Etiwanda at No. 12 Valencia
No. 11 Upland at No. 3 Corona Centennial
No. 2 Mater Dei at No. 7 Eisenhower

Division 1A
No. 9 Montclair at No. 1 Loyola
No. 5 Redlands East Valley at No. 4 Downey
No. 3 Capistrano Valley at No. 6 Silverado
Walnut at No. 2 Aliso Niguel

Division 2AA
No. 1 Ventura at No. 9 Villa Park
No. 5 Edison at No. 4 Compton
No. 3 Anaheim Canyon at No. 6 Summit
No. 10 Colony at No. 2 Mission Viejo

Division 4A
No. 8 Whittier Christian at No. 1 Oaks Christian
No. 5 JSerra at No. 4 Morningside
No. 6 Buckley at No. 14 La Salle
No. 7 Ontario Christian at No. 2 Maranatha

Division 5A
No. 1 Sierra Canyon at No. 9 Aquinas
No. 4 Pasadena Poly at No. 5 Renaissance Academy
No. 6 Brethren Christian at No. 3 Montclair Prep
No. 8 Ribet Academy at No. 2 St. Bernard

Division 6A
No. 1 Padre Pio at No. 8 Midland
No. 4 Calvary Baptist at No. 5 Arshag Dickranian
No. 6 Trinity Classical Academy at No. 3 Redlands Adventist
No. 2 Boron at No. 7 Bethel Baptist

Boys soccer second-round matchups

These are set for Wednesday.

Division 2
No. 1 Mission Viejo at Riverside King
Coachella Valley at Great Oak
Valley View at Claremont
No. 4 Sunny Hills at Foothill
No. 3 El Modena at Arlington
Santa Ana at Capistrano Valley
La Habra at Chino Hills
Chaparral at No. 2 Canyon Springs

Division 3
Oxnard at Santa Maria
Santa Ana Valley at Corona del Mar
Hueneme at Lompoc Cabrillo
No. 4 Paramount at Yucaipa
No. 3 Woodbridge at Century
Montclair at Warren
University at Hart
No. 2 Katella at Fontana
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Girls soccer second-round matchups

Games will be played Tuesday.

Division 1
No. 1 San Clemente at Yucaipa
Los Alamitos at Corona del Mar
Santa Margarita at Harvard-Westlake
No. 4 Dana Hills at Trabuco Hills
No. 3 Flintridge Sacred Heart at Aliso Niguel
Tesoro at Newport Harbor
Mission Viejo at Edison
No. 2 Esperanza at Mater Dei

Division 2
No. 1 Palos Verdes at Troy
Westlake at Corona Santiago
Murrieta Valley at Upland
No. 4 Buena at Riverside King
No. 3 Long Beach Wilson at Mira Costa
Sunny Hills at Glendora
Riverside Poly at Newbury Park
Peninsula at No. 2 Los Osos
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Girls basketball second-round matchups

Here they are for tomorrow.

Division 1AA
No. 1 Brea Olinda at Mira Costa
No. 9 Corona Santiago at No. 8 Summit
Colony at No. 5 Cajon
No. 4 Canyon Springs at No. 13 Lynwood
No. 14 Warren at No. 3 Mater Dei
No. 11 Redondo Union at No. 6 Etiwanda
No. 10 Laguna Hills at No. 7 Santa Monica
No. 2 Long Beach Poly at Silverado

Division 1A
No. 16 Arcadia at No. 1 Edison
No. 8 Valencia at Corona
No. 12 Riverside Poly at No. 5 Villa Park
No. 4 Rancho Cucamonga at No. 13 Capistrano Valley
No. 14 Los Alamitos at No. 3 Woodbridge
No. 6 Corona Centennial at California
No. 7 Chino Hills at No. 10 Ventura
No. 15 Marlborough at No. 2 Troy
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Boys basketball second-round matchups

Division 1AA
Palmdale Knight at No. 1 Long Beach Poly
No. 8 Montebello at No. 10 Roosevelt
No. 12 Valencia at No. 5 Murrieta Valley
No. 13 Chino Hills at No. 4 Etiwanda
No. 3 Corona Centennial at No. 14 Los Alamitos
No. 6 Pasadena at No. 11 Upland
No. 7 Eisenhower at Lakewood
No. 15 Rancho Verde at No. 2 Mater Dei

Division 1A
No. 16 Highland at No. 1 Loyola
No. 8 El Toro at No. 9 Montclair
No. 12 Cajon at No. 5 Redlands East Valley
No. 13 Fountain Valley at No. 4 Downey
No. 3 Capistrano Valley at No. 14 San Clemente
Palmdale at No. 6 Silverado
Walnut at Quartz Hill
Arroyo Valley at No. 2 Aliso Niguel

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White inspirational leader for San Bernardino

I was going to have an article in tomorrow’s paper on San Bernardino senior guard Choncey White. However, the Cardinals were upset 62-54 by Manhattan Beach Mira Costa last night in the first round of the CIF-SS Division 2A playoffs, so the story won’t run.

Luckily, this is one of the main reasons I enjoy having this blog, because, quite frankly, White is one of the more impressive players I’ve had the pleasure to watch this season and deserves to be lauded. He stands about 5-foot-10, which means I can look him straight in the eye. But anyone who watches White knows that he plays much bigger than that.

“I go into the lane without fear because I really feel that no one can stop me,” White said. “They may be bigger than me, but I’m going to get where I want to go and I’m not going to be scared off by bigger players.”

White exhibited this tenacity in San Bernardino’s historic 83-57 victory at Cajon Jan. 19 – the Cardinals first victory over the Cowboys in 18 years. At a key juncture in the second quarter of what was a close game, White and Cajon’s 6-7 center Lorelle Martin were locked in a scramble for a loose ball when the bigger Martin pushed White out of the way.

White was unintimidated, getting right back into Martin’s face (or more accurately, arching his neck to talk to Martin at close range) and bugging the Cajon player to the point where Martin pushed him off, earning a technical foul and setting the fire for a Cardinal burst that eventually overwhelmed Cajon.
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Studying the streaks of the ’10-11 high school hoops season

The San Andreas League saw three basketball streaks, all of which involved Cajon in some way, shape or form, disinegrate during this season. The most notable of the three came on the girls’ side, as the Cowgirls saw their 85-game league winning streak — a streak that dated back to the 2002-03 campaign — snapped Jan. 28 with a 43-41 loss against Rialto. Cajon and the Knights, the No. 1 seed in the Division 2AA playoffs, tied for the league championship. Summit now has the longest league win streak in the county for girls basketball, having won all 50 of its Sunkist League games since opening its doors in 2006.

San Bernardino also broke a pair of streaks this past season, as the Cardinals defeated Cajon for the first time in 18 years en route to winning their first league title since 1993. San Bernardino, the No. 6 seed in the D2A playoffs, broke their streak of futility against Cajon with an 83-57 win Jan. 19 and extended their winning streak over the Cowboys with a 79-71 win last Monday. San Bernardino has now won 18 SAL games in a row dating back to last year.

Other boys basketball teams with long league winning streaks include Eisenhower and Summit, who won undefeated league titles in the Citrus Belt and Sunkist Leagues, respectively. The Eagles have now won 32 CBL games in a row dating back to the 2008-09 season while the SkyHawks have won 29 games in the Sunkist League dating back to 08-09.

Boys soccer all-star game rosters announced

Titans FC announced the rosters for their 4th annual Inland Empire Showcase boys soccer all-star game which will be held March 13 at 5 p.m. at Norco High School earlier this week. Check-in for the game will be at 3 p.m.

County players who will be taking part in the game are Jesse Huerta (Eisenhower), Omar Vasquez (Fontana), Isaac Fonseca (Fontana), Giovani Romero (Yucaipa), Christopher Angenet (Yucaipa), Angel Deleon (San Gorgonio), Jorge Caballero (San Gorgonio), Gerardo Montes (Carter), Robert Rodriquez (Colton), Jorge Ruiz (Kaiser), Juan Nuno (Oak Hills), Javier Botello (Bloomington), Kramer Gudgeon (Redlands East Valley) and Jeff Salt (Summit).

Lawler commits to Arizona State

Even though National Signing Day for the football class of 2011 was only two weeks ago, 2012 recruiting is going at full force, with Upland wide receiver Kenny Lawler making a verbal commitment to Arizona State Monday according to Rivals.com and Scout.com.

Lawler, a 6-foot-3, 180-pound incoming senior, led the Highlanders in receiving a year ago with 42 receptions for 887 yards and nine touchdowns. He joins Osahon Irabor, a 2009 Upland graduate who started the second half of this past season at cornerback as a redshirt freshman, in Tempe.

Girls basketball playoff pairings

Rialto and Mesa Grande Academy each notched No. 1 seed, with the Knights getting the top seed in Division 2-AA and Mesa Grande doing the game in D6-AA. Redlands Adventist Academy came through with the No. 2 seed in D6-A as well.

Division 1-AA
First Round (Thursday)
San Clemente at No. 1 Brea Olinda
Jordan at Mira Costa
Great Oak at No. 9 Corona Santiago
Knight at No. 8 Summit
Ayala at No. 5 Cajon
No. 12 Chaparral at Colony
No. 13 Lynwood at Oxnard Pacifica
Long Beach Wilson at No. 4 Canyon Springs
King at No. 3 Mater Dei
Schurr at No. 14 Warren
Millikan at No. 11 Redondo
Perris at No. 6 Etiwanda
Rancho Verde at No. 7 Santa Monica
Palmdale at No. 10 Laguna Hills
No. 16 Roosevelt at Silverado
Los Osos at No. 2 Long Beach Poly

Division 1-A
First Round (Thursday)
No. 1 Edison, bye
No. 16 Arcadia at Santa Fe
Corona at No. 9 El Toro
Diamond Bar at No. 8 Valencia
No. 5 Villa Park at Montclair
No. 12 Riverside Poly at Redlands
No. 13 Capistrano Valley, bye
Fountain Valley at No. 4 Rancho Cucamonga
No. 3 Woodbridge, bye
No. 14 Los Alamitos at Walnut
No. 11 Dana Hills at California
Trabuco Hills at No. 6 Corona Centennial
Redlands East Valley at No. 7 Chino Hills
Arroyo Valley at No. 10 Ventura
Crescenta Valley at No. 15 Marlborough
No. 2 Troy, bye
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