Inland Empire Shootout Schedule for basketball

This Friday and Saturday, Eisenhower High is hosting the Inland Empire Shootout, a two-day showcase event for mostly boys teams, but also one girls game.
The schedule:
Friday, Jan. 4
Corona Santiago vs. Eisenhower (girls), 4 p.m.
Summit vs. Miller (boys), 5:30 p.m.
Riverside M.L. King vs. Eisenhower (boys), 7 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 5
Moreno Valley Canyon Springs vs. Cajon (boys), noon
Citrus Valley vs. Carter (boys), 1:30 p.m.
Miller vs. Rialto (boys), 3 p.m.
Long Beach St. Anthony vs. Chino HIlls (boys), 4:30 p.m.
Damien vs. Eisenhower (boys), 6 p.m.
Etiwanda vs. Riverside M.L. King (boys), 7:30 p.m.

First San Bernardino County rankings of the winter season

Here are the first San Bernardino County rankings for winter. I am sure there are omissions, but I haven’t had a lot of time to talk to coaches in the first week after football for us. So, in terms of soccer, water polo and wrestling, county rankings are based in large part off of CIF polls. And with no rankings to utilize, basketball county rankings are based on recent history as well as early-season results this year.

Email me at pete.marshall@inlandnewspapers.com, tweet to @petemarshallLaw or post a comment if you have some information that would help adjust the rankings.

Boys basketball
1. Etiwanda
2. Eisenhower
3. Rancho Cucamonga
4. Chino Hills
5. Upland
6. Cajon
7. Redlands East Valley
8. Colony
9. Los Osos
10. Montclair

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San Bernardino County splits all-star basketball games

All-star basketball games are certainly fun, but in a different way than regular season games.

If you’re looking for polished team offense and defense, look elsewhere.

If you’re looking for fast-paced action with slam dunks (for the boys) and a great collection of individual talent, then this is for you. And that’s what you got to see on Friday night at Cajon High School in the Inland Empire All-Star Basketball Games.
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Summit comes up short, 69-59

The Summit girls basketball team was as close as one point as late as the third quarter, but they eventually fell 69-59 at top-seeded Santa Ana Mater Dei in a CIF State Division I Southern California Regionals semifinal on Tuesday night.

Jillian Alleyne scored 18 points with 17 rebounds, Ajaee Foster scored 11 of her 14 points in the second half, Ashley Weissmann made 3-of-5 3-pointers and scored 12 points, while Brooklynn Jackson made two 3-pointers and scored eight points and Adrianna Brodie scored seven. All the Summit points were scored by the starters, who played almost the entire game.

Summit, the CIF-SS Division 1A champion, actually fell behind 60-46 in the fourth before battling back one final time to get within 64-59 when Weissmann made three free throws with 32.4 seconds left. But Mater Dei made 5-of-8 free throws from there on out to close out the game.

Summit girls, Etiwanda boys hoops continue play Saturday

It’s the dreaded 4-5 matchup, the one that messes up many a NCAA men’s basketball pool and both Summit and Etiwanda hope to pull the minor upset on Saturday.
Both the Summit girls and Etiwanda boys are seeded fifth in the Division I South Regional, and are playing at the No. 4 seeded team in the second round on Saturday. Summit is at Corona Santiago, while Etiwanda is at Los Angeles Loyola.

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This week’s San Bernardino County Top 5s

Here are my rankings for this week, as published on Thursday.
Boys Basketball
1. Etiwanda
2. Chino Hills
3. Eisenhower
4. Summit
5. Silverado
Girls Basketball
1. Etiwanda
2. Summit
3. Rialto
4. Cajon
5. Eisenhower
Boys Soccer
1. Fontana
2. Redlands East Valley
3. Oak Hills
4. Granite Hills
5. Cajon
Girls Soccer
1. Los Osos
2. Granite Hills
3. Serrano
4. Ayala
5. Ontario Christian
Girls Water Polo
1. Los Osos
2. Upland
3. Ayala
4. Redlands East Valley
5. Citrus Valley

Rialto will forfeit girls basketball game

The Rialto girls basketball team after its involvement in a fight in Tuesday’s game against Pacific, will have to forfeit its next game, on Thursday against Colton, coach Michael Anderson learned on Wednesday.

“The officials lost control of the game,” Anderson said. “I started talking to them about it 1:40 into the game.”

Rialto coach Michael Anderson revealed this on Wednesday. The fight in the second half of the win over Pacific resulted in the halting of the game and five Rialto players and some Pacific players ejected. That left 4 Rialto players and Anderson assumed he could use those 4 plus call up a couple players from the JV team to compete in Thursday’s game against last-place Colton.

However, he learned Wednesday that all 9 varsity players were suspended and the team will forfeit its game against Colton. That will drop Rialto to 15-2 overall, 7-1 in the San Andreas League.

Ugly second quarter, but Rialto leads at the half

Each team scored only four points in the second quarter, but Rialto leads Ventura Buena 18-15 at halftime of the Southern California Division III championship at the Galen Center.

Rialto led 14-11 after a quarter, then held Buena to a single free throw until a 3-pointer in the final minute cut the Knights’ lead to 18-15.

Here are some ugly second quarter numbers: Buena 1-10 from the field, 1-4 from the line. RIalto 2-17 from the field, 0-0 from the line.
Overall, Rialto is shooting 23 percent from the field at the half, while Buena is at 26.

But the bottom line is, Rialto is leading, 16 minutes away from a berth in its first state championship game.