Friday’s Hoops: Chino Hills, Damien win; set up Wednesday showdown … Wilson stuns Northview, Mountain View takes over first in MVL; Amat looking for first league title since the 80s

Friday’s Boys Hoops Results
Sierra League
Chino Hills 69, Claremont 44
Ayala 60, Charter Oak 46
Damien 75, South Hills 52
Del Rey League
Bishop Amat 64, La Salle 37
Mission Valley League
Mountain View 56, Gabrielino 41
Montview League
Sierra Vista 73, Duarte 31
Hacienda League
Rowland 58, West Covina 43
Valle Vista League
Wilson 60, Northview 59

Amat romps: If defense wins championships, Bishop Amat High School has a chance to earn its first league title since 1988 when the school was in the Angelus League. Amat used a suffocating defense to shut down La Salle 64-37 in the first game of second-half play in the Del Rey League on Friday night.

Mountain View takes over first: Mountain View High School used strong starts in the second and fourth quarters to defeat visiting Gabrielino 56-41 and take sole possession of first place in the Mission Valley League boys basketball race.

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A Bishop Amat fundraiser you don’t want to miss, famed Amat alumni going head-to-head in flag football game Saturday at Kiefer Stadium, 3 p.m.

The Bishop Amat softball team’s flag football alumni fundraiser game is Saturday at 3 p.m. at Kiefer Stadium, bringing together some of Amat’s legendary football players. Amat softball coach Jesse Mendez said marquee alumni players such as Ralph Brown, Daylon McCutcheon, Brian Polak and John Jackson are just a few that already have committed. The teams will be split up between odd and even years, meaning the 1992 championship team that featured McCutcheon would go against Brown’s 1995 championship team. Mendez said they were hoping to get legendary quarterback Pat Haden, but Haden might not be able to commit until next year. There will be tailgating with food just like any other Amat game, so don’t miss it.

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Tonight’s Boys Hops Schedule: Glendora hoping to extend its winning streak; Mountain View-Gabrielino battle for first in MVL

Today’s games at a glance: The Glendora High School boys basketball team knows it probably won’t catch undefeated Etiwanda (21-0, 5-0) in the race for the Baseline League title, but finishing second and earning a top four seed for the CIF-Southern Section Division 2A playoffs remains a strong possibility, where the Tartans are ranked third.
Basketball in the postseason is different than other sports, teams from the same league often compete in different playoff divisions. For example, Etiwanda is the second-ranked team in Division 1AA, meaning Glendora won’t have to deal with the Eagles in the playoffs.
So, Glendora’s (18-4, 3-2) biggest concern is finishing second in the Baseline and stretching its four-game winning streak with a huge game at Los Osos (14-7, 3-2) tonight at 6:30 p.m., for sole possession of second with four games remaining after tonight, including a home game on Tuesday against Etiwanda.
Glendora opened the Baseline with a 46-45 win over Los Osos at home and won another crucial game earlier in the week, hanging on to defeat Upland, 57-56. (To continue click thread)

Friday’s Boys Basketball Schedule
Baseline League

Glendora at Los Osos, 6:30 p.m.
Del Rey League
La Salle at Bishop Amat, 7 p.m.
Hacienda League
Diamond Bar at Bonita, 6:45 p.m.
Rowland at West Covina, 6:45 p.m.
Walnut at Diamond Ranch, 6:45 p.m.
Mission Valley League
Mountain View at Gabrielino, 6:30 p.m.
Rosemead at South El Monte, 6:30 p.m.
Arroyo at South El Monte, 6:30 p.m.
Montview League
Gladstone at Workman, 6 p.m.
Bassett at Ganesha, 6 p.m.
Duarte at Sierra Vista, 6 p.m.
Sierra League
South Hills at Damien, 6:30 p.m.
Claremont at Chino Hills, 6:30 p.m.
Ayala at Charter Oak, 6:30 p.m.
Valle Vista League
Wilson at Northview, 6:30 p.m.
Nogales at Covina, 6:30 p.m.
Pomona at San Dimas, 6:30 p.m.

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2010 Tribune All-Area Football: West Covina’s Chris Solomon and coach Mike Maggiore share top honors; Bishop Amat’s Jalen Moore and West Covina’s Maurice Dupleasis offensive and defensive players of the year, respectively

The 2010 Tribune All-Area team is in today’s PrepXtra Magazine, which you will find packaged in today’s Tribune with stories online on our Tribune prep page. The magazine includes a San Gabriel Valley all-encompassing team, plus the selections from the Pasadena Star-News as well. Hope you enjoy, you can always purchase copies of PrepXtra at the Tribune or Star-News offices as well.

Tribune coach of the year: Mike Maggiore, West Covina
Tribune player of the year: Chris Solomon, West Covina, Jr.
Tribune offensive player of the year: Jalen Moore, Bishop Amat, Jr.
Tribune defensive player of the year: Maurice Dupleasis, West Covina, Sr.
For stories on all of the above, including Aram’s column, click thread

Tribune First-Team Offense
QB – Garrett Pendleton, Bonita, Sr.
RB – Jalen Moore, Bishop Amat, Jr.
RB – Jamel Hart, South Hills, Jr.
WR – Aaron Dockery, Claremont, Jr.
WR – Anthony Miller, Arroyo, Sr.
WR – Dennis Rufus, Charter Oak, Sr.
OL – Christian Orduno, Bishop Amat. Sr.
OL – Tarez Lemmons, Bonita, Sr.
OL – Allen Brown, San Dimas, Sr.
OL – Joseph Gibson, West Covina, Sr.
OL – Nick Enriquez, Chino Hills, Jr.
ALL – Beejay Lee, West Covina, Sr.
K – Brandt Davis, Bonita, So
Tribune First-team Defense
DL – Julian Gener, Amat, Sr.
DL – Auston Johnson, Chino Hills, Sr.
DL – Edwin Garcia, Azusa, Sr.
LB – Maurice Dupleasis, West Covina, Sr.
LB – K.C. Huth, Bonita, Sr.
LB – Giamani Johnson, Bonita, Sr.
LB – Jose Nunez, Azusa, Sr.
DB – Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, Chino Hills, Sr.
DB – Demetrius Jackson, Baldwin Park, Sr.
DB – Vinny Venegas, Covina, Jr
DB – Anthony Molina, West Covina, Sr.
P – Christian Fulham, Glendora, So.

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