Shown a little in the highlights is the job Kaiser did on the board, especially offensively.
The 13th annual Southern California Shootout a one-day basketball event is slated for Saturday at Azusa Pacific University. While the event is not in San Bernardino County, and most of the games do not involve San Bernardino County teams, it is a well-run event in a great facility with some good games.
Here’s the full schedule:
9 a.m. – Rowland vs. Flintridge Prep
10:30 a.m. – Walnut vs. Villa Park
Noon - Diamond Bar vs. Mission Viejo
1:30 p.m. - Corona Santiago vs. Colony
3 p.m.- Glendora vs. Los Osos
4:30 p.m. – Los Altos vs. ML King
6 p.m. – Etiwanda vs. Gahr
7:30 p.m. – Cantwell Sacred Heard vs. Damien
9 p.m. – La Canada vs. Claremont
It was reported earlier in the week that the basketball career of Summit High senior Darrion Willies may be done due to a spine ailment.
According to Willies, he believes he can return to the court to continue his basketball career following a second opinion with a sports medicine doctor.
“The doctor called me (Jan. 22) after reviewing my x-rays,” Willies said. “He assured me that with some therapy he could get me back on the court.”
The big question surrounding his return to a basketball court, is a matter of when if at all?
“I am hoping by this season but however much time I need to fully recover,” he explained. “The doctor said to rest for a couple of weeks then after a check up he will decide on how therapy will go.”
Willies will still try to make it to Summit’s games to support his teammates.
The team has gone 2-0 in Willies’ absences with victories over league-rivals, Colton and Fontana.
Also, check out Willies’ rim breaking highlight that was named as one of Maxpreps’ Plays of the Week video.
From Staff Writer Michelle Gardner:
Confirmation today that Chino Hills boys basketball will be forfeiting 9 games.
Here is the word from school district spokesman Julie Gobin:
“It has come to our knowledge that a student-athlete participated in CIF competition despite being scholastically ineligible. Therefore, administrators at Chino Hills HS have chosen to self-report to CIF and to forfeit the 11 games in which the student participated. These forfeitures do not affect the wins achieved at the 2015 Bass Pro Shops Tournament of Champions this past weekend in Springfield, Missouri. Chino Hills High School has implemented a new system to ensure this does not occur again.”
Julie Gobin, communications director for CVUSD
The Huskies were 12-4 on the court and 2-1 in Baseline League play after a loss to Damien last night.
Representatives from Upland and Rancho Cucamonga say they have been notified of forfeits that included games against their teams, both of which Huskies won on the court.
So Chino Hills is officially 0-3 in the Baseline, heading into game on Friday vs. Etiwanda. And that will be tough one.
“This definitely changes things,” says Rancho Cucamonga coach Bill Burke, whose team is now 16-4 overall and 2-1 in Baseline. “It really does open the door for us, maybe even Upland.”
Upland Athletic Director John McNally said his school had been notified it was getting a win via the forfeit as well.
Of the 11 games the ineligible student participated in, nine were wins. So the Huskies are 3-13 overall, 0-3 in league.
Corey Benjamin, above, talks after his No. 50 jersey was retired by Fontana High School.
The mother of Sean Rooks, Deborah Young (brown shirt) accepts the framed jersey for her son and Corey Benjamin accepts his framed jersey. Both jerseys were retired by Fontana High Thursday.
Perhaps overdue, but Rooks’ mother and Benjamin said the right things.
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
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.