Above, highlights of Thursday’s All-Star Game at Arroyo Valley HS
Summit’s DoyleBonet Walker talks about scoring 21 points for the North team in the all-star game
Above, is the flyer for Saturday’s all-star girls basketball game at Arroyo Valley Coach Michael Anderson will hold his second Best of the Best Girls All-Star Basketball Game on Saturday at 6 p.m. at Arroyo Valley. It’s a game he started when he was at Rialto.
I hope not all of these players show up, because it will be difficult to get that many players playing time in the game.
The North team will be coached by Bloomington Christian coach Dawnesha Buckner, and the preliminary roster included 20 players from San Bernardino County, including from Bloomington Christian, Arroyo Valley, Jurupa Hills, San Gorgonio, Colony, Grand Terrace, Rancho Cucamonga, San Bernardino, Summit and Carter. The team also has players from Ganesha and Pico Rivera El Rancho on the squad.
The South team is largely from Riverside County, but also includes Chino Hills players.
Cajon junior Kayla Washington (24).
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.
Saturday’s CIF State Basketball Scores, upcoming schedule
Chino Hills 82, San Marcos 63
Lawndale 75, Redlands East Valley 50
Cajon 49, Riverside North 48
Garden Grove Orangewood Academy 60, Aquinas 20
Tuesday’s Games, 7 p.m.
No. 3 Etiwanda at No. 2 Los Angeles Fairfax
No. 6 Torrey Pines at No. 2 Chino Hills
No. 5 Cajon at No. 1 Ventura
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
What constitutes an excessive blowout that crosses the line for good sportsmanship?
Earlier this season, the discussion was about Arroyo Valley girls basketball’s 161-2 win over Bloomington.
While it doesn’t involve a local team, but what about Hemet Tahquitz’s 26-0 boys soccer victory over Los Angeles Summit View West?
Which is worse? Well, the girls basketball game probably should never have been scheduled by the athletic directors, but the soccer was a Division 5 playoff game.
The girls basketball score was 104-0 at halftime, and the leading scorer in the game, Tamera Trigg, scored 43 points compared to her season average of about 27.
In the boys soccer game, it wasn’t reported what the score was at halftime. Marcos Rojo led the way for Tahquitz with seven goals. He had scored only 11 on the season before that. But the team had 14 different players score goals, and two others had assists.
So are they both bad? And if so, which is worse? To be honest, I’d really need to see tape of both games. I’m sure something could’ve been done in both instances to hold the game down a little, but I don’t exactly know how excessive it was.
I once reported about the aftermath of a game now nearly 20 years ago, a girls soccer game between Bonita and Ganesha. I believe the final score was 19-0 in favor of Bonita, in a league game. The problem was, the coach left his star player, Kendra Payne, in the game for too long and she set a CIF-SS record with 13 goals in the game (which I believe still stands). The consensus seemed to be that this was excessive, because they were scoring goals just so Payne could get the record.
But 26-0 and 161-2? Whether excessive or not, it didn’t do the winning teams much good. Arroyo Valley girls basketball lost in the first round of the playoffs, while Tahquitz lost in the next round to Rialto. Did those teams get what they deserved? Some might say so, but I don’t think so, just that playing that kind of opponent isn’t really going to help in the long (or short) run.