I didn’t put together full highlights of Tuesday’s 46-40 overtime game, won by host and No. 1 seed Ventura over No. 5 Cajon. But I wanted to post this. It shows the chance Ventura had to put the game away, up by one (and facing a one-and-one) with 7.8 seconds left.
Then a chance for Cajon to win before Tyla Turner is fouled with 2.2 seconds to play, keeping her from getting a shot off, but enabling her to go to the line. She missed the first, then made the one she really needed, the second. She then nearly had a steal on the inbounds pass, but the inbounder stepped in and denied a shot as time expired. In overtime, Cajon ran out of gas (and personnel) and lost, ending a great season.
Chino Hills’ Raul Millian (13) goes for a layup against Bullard on Wednesday.
Here are scores and upcoming schedule for San Bernardino County teams at state
Chino Hills 83, Fresno Bullard 67 DIVISION II
Redlands East Valley 75, San Diego Mira Mesa 67 DIVISION V
San Diego Army-Navy 91, Hesperia Christian 52
First round, Friday 7 p.m.
No. 6 El Cajon Foothills Christian at No. 3 Etiwanda Saturday’s second round games, 6 p.m. DIVISION I
No. 10 San Marcos at No. 2 Chino Hills DIVISION II
No. 5 Redlands East Valley at No. 4 Lawndale
Cajon 81, San Diego Torrey Pines 51 DIVISION II
Bakersfield Independence 58, Colony 46 DIVISION V
Caruthers 51, Bloomington Christian 49
Aquinas 61, Escondido Adventist Academy 18
Saturday’s Second round, 6 p.m.
No. 5 Cajon at No. 4 Riverside North DIVISION V
No. 6 Aquinas at No. 3 Garden Grove Orangewood Academy
Cajon 6-foot junior Kayla Washington, above, had 39 points and 28 rebounds (although Cajon had her for 35 rebounds) and I believe four blocked shots. She was impressive. She owned the boards, despite the fact that Torrey Pines has a 6-3 junior in Sierra Campisano. Washington is a much better rebounder than Campisano and while Cajon made Campisano work for her 26 points, Torrey Pines couldn’t get a body on Washington.
Seldom have I seen coach Mark Lehman above, as happy with a performance (in a game I covered) as he was on Wednesday. He still wasn’t completely satisfied with the defense on Campisano. He felt his team didn’t deny her the ball enough. But Washington’s play as well as the play of Tyla and Tyra Turner made for an impressive 81-51 victory.
State basketball begins Wednesday, so here are the matchups involving county teams
Wednesday’s first round games, 7 p.m.
No. 12 Torrey Pines at No. 5 Cajon
No. 9 Colony at No. 8 Bakersfield Independence
No. 9 Carruthers at No. 8 Bloomington Christian
No. 11 Escondido Adventist at No. 6 Aquinas
Wednesday’s first round games, 7 p.m.
No. 15 Fresno Bullard at No. 2 Chino Hills
No. 12 San Diego Mira Mesa at No. 5 Redlands East Valley
No. 11 Hesperia Christian at No. 6 Carlsbad Army-Navy
Friday’s first round games, 7 p.m.
No. 6 El Cajon Foothills Christian at No. 3 Etiwanda
It was a rough weekend for 8 San Bernardino County teams in CIF-SS championship games, going 0-8.
Here are the results:
Torrance Bishop Montgomery 56, Etiwanda 50
Compton 63, Redlands East Valley 48
Garden Grove Orangewood Academy 82, Hesperia Christian 54
Los Angeles Windward 51, Etiwanda 37
South Torrance 57, Colony 56
Santa Barbara Bishop Diego 48, Bloomington Christian 32
Los Angeles Cathedral 2, Chaffey 0 (Friday’s result)
Garden Grove Santiago 1, Chino 0
San Bernardino County basketball championship games, all Saturday
At Azusa Pacific
Division 2A girls: Colony vs. South Torrance, 11:30 a.m.
Division 1AA girls: Windward vs. Etiwanda, 1 p.m.
At Godinez High School
Division 5A girls: Bloomington Christian vs. Bishop Diego, 1 p.m.
Division 6 boys: Hesperia Christian vs. Orangewood Academy, 7 p.m.
At Honda Center
Division 2A boys: Redlands East Valley vs. Compton, noon
Open Division boys: Etiwanda vs. Bishop Montgomery, 6:30 p.m.
at Corona High School
Division 3: Chaffey vs. Cathedral, 7:30 p.m. Friday
Division 5: Chino vs. GG Santiago, noon Saturday
Etiwanda never trailed in the game, or was even tied, although Millikan twice whittled down the deficit to a single possession (32-31 in the second quarter, 53-51 in the fourth), but could never get over the hump.
Etiwanda junior Dominique McLaughlin, speaking above, is the sister of Jordan McLaughlin. Normally, you’d think the McLaughlin family would be distracted Wednesday with Jordan’s USC team playing UCLA. But Jordan was out with an injury, allowing the family to presumably concentrate on Dominique.