Fontana Summit High senior Darrion Willies will likely miss the rest of the basketball season due to injury, according to the player.
Willies left the game against Bishop Amat early during the Los Osos MLK Event on Jan. 19.
For more on this story, click here
Schedule for Monday Jan. 19 MLK “I have a Dream Classic” at The Cave (Los Osos HS)
Boys basketball games
8 am Montclair vs San Gorgonio
9:30am Pomona vs Jurupa Hills
11 am Claremont vs Gardena
12:30pm 29 Palms vs Charter Oak
2 pm Víctor Valley vs Rancho Cucamonga
3:30pm Diamond Bar vs Silverado
5 pm Los Osos vs ML King
6:30pm Bishop Amat vs Summit
8 pm Rancho Verde vs Damien
The Sun Boys Basketball Top 10
1. Chino Hills 9-2
Huskies are Ball-ing out
2. Etiwanda 11-4
For once, Eagles not odds-on league favorite
3. Ayala 13-2
Has a win over Rancho Cucamonga on its resume’
4. Rancho Cucamonga 13-4
Gave REV its only loss
5. Redlands East Valley 14-1
Could this be the year for REV in the CBL?
6. Summit 13-2
Is 3-1 in games decided by less than 10 points
7. Colony 9-7
Is 1-3 vs. teams outside CIF-SS
8. Los Osos 12-4
Hopes to compete in brutal Baseline League
9. Alta Loma 11-6
Move to Mt. Baldy can only help
10. Miller 9-4
With REV, one of 2 remaining 2-0 teams in CBL play
REV boys basketball coach Bill Berich talks to his team during a game against Cajon.
The big negative to playing in an eight-team basketball league, some coaches would say, is that you have league games scheduled before Christmas.
Unless you change them, of course.
Several Citrus Belt League schools mixed in the two league games originally slated for mid-December for other days.
For the Redlands East Valley boys, both of their rescheduled games are on a Saturday on Jan. 17 at Miller and on Feb. 7 home vs. Redlands, both at 6 p.m. The REV girls play at the opposite site on the same days.
“I think the Redlands game (should be a good crowd). We can promote that one. That’s our one game (each year) where we get a really good crowd,” REV boys coach Bill Berich said. “I like it a lot better than playing league games in December.”
Berich thinks it also works out well because the CBL’s regular schedule has games on Tuesday and Thursday this year, so playing Saturday means no back-to-back league games.
“I don’t like that (back-to-back league games),” Berich said. “I don’t mind it for tournaments, but league games are important and you want to be able to tweak a few things (between games).”
But if the CBL was on a Wednesday-Friday schedule?
“I guess we’d have to play Monday, but I don’t really like that either,” Berich said.
I’d love to see more Saturday league games. A lot of the small private schools play league games Saturday, perhaps because it’s easier to get officials on a Saturday or travel is easier on a Saturday. Some of those small-school games are Adventist schools, which can’t play on Friday night.
I’d love to see a few more. There’s less issue with parents rushing to get to the game after work on a Saturday and there’s a unique feel to it.
For the whole photo gallery of Thursday’s REV-Cajon, click here.
How good is Redlands East Valley boys basketball? That’s a question I wondered before I saw the Wildcats for the first time this season on Thursday night against Cajon.
They are very good. But it’s too early to tell exactly how good.
But one thing I noticed and verified by senior Julian Sinegal: they play better team defense than last year. Last year’s team had the best player: Eli Chuha, who should eventually play at the NCAA Division I level.
“But we would get caught standing around waiting for him to do something,” Sinegal said.
There is no such waiting this year. The team forces turnovers, has ball-handlers, enough size inside and some outside shooters. I don’t know exactly how far they can go, but they should win the Citrus Belt League at least.
RESULTS FOR 57th SAN BERNARDINO KIWANIS TOURNAMENT:
ARROYO VALLEY 48, INDIAN SPRINGS 37 15TH PLACE
SAN GORGONIO PACIFIC 13TH PLACE
SERRANO 80, APPLE VALLEY 71 11TH PLACE
BARSTOW 61, RIALTO 58 CONSOLATION CHAMPION
CARTER 66, YUCAIPA 51 7TH PLACE
REDLANDS 69, FONTANA 51 5TH PLACE
BEAUMONT 75, RAMONA 55 3RD PLACE
REV 71, SUMMIT 46 TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIP
57TH ANNUAL KIWANIS TOURNEY ALL TOURNAMENT TEAM
MVP: CHRIS HARPER – REV
ELIJAH JOSEPH – BARSTOW
A.C. LINCOLN – CARTER
ALEX ZISKA – REV
JULIAN SINEGAL – REV
DARION WILLIES – SUMMIT
ARJUN SOLANKI – SUMMIT
DARNELL EAVES – BEAUMONT
BRAD MOTYLEWSKI – REDLANDS
DERRECK AFFOR – BEAUMONT
JOE MCGUIGAN – RAMONA
TOM FOX MEMORIAL TROPHY: MATT ARNOLD – SUMMIT