Walnut 8, Barstow 1: Walnut’s Catrina Gonzalez scored three goals and Marissa Lara scored twice in the Mustangs’ easy Division 3 first-round victory over Barstow. The Mustangs led 6-0 at half, also getting goals from Isabel Garay, Cassie Duran and Jolissa Avila. The Mustangs will face St. Joseph, a 4-0 winner over La Reina, in the second round.
Bishop Amat 2, Oak Park 0: Amat striker Katie Zamora scored both goals, notching one early in the 10th minute, and finishing Oak Park off in the 74th minute. It was a physical game on both sides with Amat getting most of the scoring opportunities. Amat is hoping to advance to a D-3 title game for the third straight year, having won it all in 2011 and runner up in 2012
CIF-Southern Section girls soccer playoff results
Thursday’s first round
Claremont 4, Corona Centennial 1
ML King 3, St. Lucy’s 3, MLK wins in Pks 4-2
Chino Hills 6, Lakewood 0 Division 3
Granite Hills 3, Bonita 1
Diamond Bar 3, Western 0
Bishop Amat 2, Walnut 1
Pacifica 1, Los Altos 0, OT Division 6
San Dimas 2, Camarillo 1
Sierra Vista 4, Carter 0
San Gorgonio 3, Azusa 0
Ocean View 2, Duarte 0
Santa Ana Valley at Covina, 3:15 p.m. Division 7
Marshall 2, Rosemead 0
Arroyo 1, Bell Gardens 0
TUESDAY’S SECOND-ROUND SCHEDULE
Valencia Valencia at Claremont, 5 p.m.
Hart at Chino Hills, 5 p.m. Division 3
Diamond Bar at Flintridge Prep, 5 p.m.
Righetti at Bishop Amat, 5 p.m.
Walnut at Lakewood St. Joseph, 3 p.m. Division 6
San Dimas vs. Big Bear at Lucerne Valley HS, 5 p.m.
Sierra Vista at Santa Ana Valley, 5 p.m. Division 7
Arroyo at Cate, 5 p.m.
Wilson’s Kaelyn Kawamoto (C) (24) shoo\ts over Charter Oak’s Alison Strycula (22) in the first half of a CIF-SS prep basketball game at Wilson High School on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 in Hacienda Heights, Calif. Wilson won 46-39. (Keith Birmingham/ Pasadena Star-News)
By Steve Ramirez, Staff Writer
HACIENDA HEIGHTS – There were times Thursday night where the Wilson High School girls basketball looked overwhelmed.
But never doubt the heart of a champion.
Kaelyn Kawamoto scored 15 points and Kelli Calton had 11 and the host Wildcats overcame a double-digit deficit in the second half to score a 46-39 victory over Charter Oak in a CIF-Southern Section Division 3AA first-round game.
Wilson, which went undefeated in the Valle Vista League, improved to 21-6 and advanced to face either Grand Terrace or Compton in Saturday’s second round. Tiffany Lam also had 10 points and seven rebounds for the Wildcats.
Elizabeth Bongo had eight points and eight rebounds for Charter Oak, which finished 12-15. Wilson coach Tracy Calton: “We’re used (to games like this). We played a lot of tough games in nonleague. We were ready for a tough game. “It doesn’t effect this team. They know what to do, what’s at stake, and how to get the job done. It’s all a matter of working together.” Charter Oak coach Jenny Strycula: “You have to give Wilson credit. “They did a good job defensively. We just needed to do a better job taking care of the ball.”
CIF-Southern Girls Basketball Playoffs
Tonight’s first-round games
Diamond Ranch 55, San Bernardino 32
Rosemead 51, Nogales 26
Glendora 41, Los Amigos 34 Division 3AA
Wilson 46, Charter Oak 39
South Hills 63, Magnolia 24 Division 3A
San Dimas 54, Azusa 43
Ocean View 22, Covina 18
Ganesha 52, Gabrielino 37
El Monte 46, Northview 27
Yucca Valley 64, South El Monte 48 Division 4AA
Notre Dame/Sherman Oaks 56, Duarte 41
Workman 89, Banning 54 Division 4A
Orangewood Academy 43, Bassett 39 Division 6
Cal Lutheran 55, La Verne Lutheran 28
By Fred J. Robledo, Staff Writer
The Workman High School boys basketball team dominated the Montview League so thoroughly it wasn’t in many close games like it was late in the second half against visiting Cerritos Valley Christian in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division 4AA playoffs on Wednesday.
But Workman pulled it out hitting clutch free throws down the stretch and getting crucial stops to squeeze out a 60-53 victory.
In what has been a record-breaking season of school victories for the Lobos, it almost ended too quick after a 14-point halftime lead was trimmed to one with 2:35 left after the Crusaders’ Chris Miller sank a pair of free throws to make it 50-49. (To continue click thread)
CIF-SS Boys Basketball
Wednesday’s first-round results Division 3AAA
Bonita 54, South Torrance 40
Claremont 60, Apple Valley 50
Servite 60, Arroyo 47 Division 3AA
Esperanza 76, Sierra Vista 41
Diamond Ranch 68, La Puente 38
Wilson 58, Irvine 39
Damien 74, Los Amigos 28 Division 3A
Burroughs/Ridgecrest 68, Northview 55
Bishop Amat 52, South El Monte 38
Barstow 41, Gladstone 38
Santa Paula 61, Mountain View 51
Covina 75, Antelope Valley 62
San Dimas 74, Pioneer 63 Division 4AA
La Verne Lutheran 83, Milken Community 36
Workman 60, Cerritos Valley Christian 53
By Steve Ramirez, Staff Writer
SAN DIMAS — Pioneer High School might want to consider a move to the Valle Vista League.
The Titans certainly put up their best efforts against teams from the Valle Vista, scaring a team from the San Gabriel Valley league for the second consecutive season.
This time, it was host San Dimas, which breathed a sigh of relief after holding off Pioneer, 74-63, in a CIF-Southern Section Division 3A first-round game.
The Saints, getting 22 points from Jordan Stokes and 16 from Greyson McGee, improved to 16-10 and will travel to St. Francis in Friday’s second round.
Pioneer, which lost to Covina last season, finished 10-18. Courtney Ramon scored 30 points to lead the Titans. San Dimas coach Bruce Robbins: “I guess (I feel relief). In the first half in particular (Pioneer) didn’t seem to miss anything. We changed up a little in the second half. They still made some, but it was nothing like the first half.” Pioneer coach Gregory Gilmore: “Our guys played hard. We’re a great shooting team. Some of our role players who normally hit shots didn’t make those shots tonight. (Ramon) stepped up and had a great game. But a lot of our other shooters didn’t shoot the ball well tonight.”
Wednesday’s Boys Soccer Wild Card Results
Long Beach Cabrillo 4, South Hills 0
St. John Bosco 3, Ayala 1 Division 4
Azusa 1, Lawndale 0
Duarte 0, Torrance 0, Duarte advances 7-6 PKS
Hart 2, Workman 0
Bishop Amat 2, Oaks Christian 1, OT Division 5
Baldwin Park 4, Paso Robles 1
West Covina 4, El Monte 3, OT
Diamond Bar 2, Laguna Beach 1
Pioneer Valley 2, Wilson 0
FRIDAY’S FIRST-ROUND UPDATES
Tesoro at Damien, 5 p.m.
Claremont at Arlington, 5 p.m. Division 4
Azusa at Artesia, 5 p.m.
Perris at Sierra Vista, 5 p.m.
Duarte at Cathedral, 5 p.m.
Ganesha at Norwalk, 5 p.m.
Bishop Amat at Oak Hills, 5 p.m. Division 5
Baldwin Park at San Jacinto, 5 p.m.
Estancia at Los Altos, 5 p.m.
Arroyo at Granite Hills, 5 p.m.
West Covina at Righetti, 5 p.m.
Yucca Valley at Pomona, 5 p.m.
Diamond Bar at Silverado, 5 p.m.
Monrovia at Mountain View, 5 p.m.
Saddleback at Walnut, 3:15 p.m.
Nogales at Arroyo Grande, 3:30 p.m.
Observations: My first though is Northview coach Ron Rice may get another win at 8-14 Ridgecrest which could mean another home game for the coach who started at Northview in 1969 and is in his final season. For a league champ, Bonita probably has the toughest game at home against South Torrance and Bishop Amat can thank its lucky stars that league is over and things get easier in a division more to its liking at South El Monte. Also sad to look at one-loss Workman in such a tough division with Lutheran, Price and the others. Workman should be in 3A battling the Covina’s, Amat’s and teams from its own league like Gladstone. But for whatever reason the Workman boys, just like its girls, got screwed in playoff placement. But Workman should win round one. With four Valle Vista league teams in action, don’t be surprised if they go 4-0. Covina, San Dimas and Northview should all win, and Wilson is in a good spot at home.
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CIF-SS Boys Basketball
Wednesday’s first-round games
South Torrance (16-9) at Bonita (23-5), 7 p.m.
No. 12 Claremont (19-9) at Apple Valley (15-9), 7 p.m.
No. 16 Servite (15-12) at Arroyo (20-6), 7 p.m. Division 3AA
No. 16 Esperanza (8-19) at Sierra Vista (6-17), 7 p.m.
La Puente (9-14) at No. 13 Diamond Ranch (14-12), 7 p.m.
No. 15 Irvine (14-14) at Wilson (15-12), 7 p.m.
Los Amigos (12-12) at No. 2 Damien (20-6), 7 p.m. Division 3A
No. 15 Northview (10-15) at Burroughs/Ridgecrest (8-14), 7 p.m.
No. 9 Bishop Amat (14-12) at South El Monte (9-16), 7 p.m.
Barstow (8-16) at No. 13 Gladstone (18-6), 7 p.m.
Mountain View (12-14) at No. 14 Santa Paula (13-10), 7 p.m.
Antelope Valley (7-15) at No. 6 Covina (20-5), 7 p.m.
Pioneer (10-17) at No. 10 San Dimas (15-10), 7 p.m. Division 4AA
No. 5 La Verne Lutheran (21-6) at Milken Community (18-4), 7 p.m.
Valley Christian/Cerritos (11-15) at Workman (25-1), 7 p.m.
CIF-Southern Section Girls Soccer Playoffs
Thursday’s first round
Division 2 Corona Centennial at Claremont, 5 p.m.
St. Lucy’s at Martin Luther King, 5 p.m.
Lakewood at Chino Hills, 5 p.m. Division 3
Bonita at Granite Hills, 3 p.m.
Western at Diamond Bar, 5 p.m.
Oak Park at Bishop Amat, 5 p.m.
Barstow at Walnut, 3:15 p.m.
Los Altos at Pacifica, 3 p.m. Division 6
Duarte at Ocean View, 3:15 p.m.
Camarillo at San Dimas, 5 p.m.
Azusa at San Gorgonio, 5 p.m.
Santa Ana Valley at Covina, 3:15 p.m.
Carter at Sierra Vista, 5 p.m. Division 7
St. Mattias at Arroyo, 5 p.m.
Alhambra at Saddleback Valley Christian, 5 p.m.
Avalon at Gabrielino, 5 p.m.
Rosemead at Marshall, 3:30 p.m.
CIF-Southern Section Boys Soccer Playoffs
Tribune area schedule Division 1
St. John Bosco at Ayala
South Hills at Long Beach Cabrillo Friday’s first-round
Tesoro at Damien
Claremont at Arlington Division 4
Wednesday’s wild card
Lawndale at Azusa
Duarte at Torrance
Workman at Hart
Oaks Christian at Bishop Amat Friday’s first-round
Sultana-Perris winner at Sierra Vista
Ganesha at Norwalk Division 5 Wednesday’s wild card
Paso Robles at Baldwin Park
West Covina at El Monte
Laguna Beach at Diamond Bar
Wilson at Pioneer Valley Friday’s first round
Estancia-Brentwood winner at Los Altos
Yucca Valley at Pomona
Monrovia at Mountain View
Saddleback at Walnut
Nogales at Arroyo Grande
There was good and bad news for Bishop Amat Sunday.
The good was that the Lancers received the No. 1 seed in Division 1A when the CIF-SS released pairings for the girls basketball playoffs. But the Lancers, as an at-large team after finishing fifth in the Del Rey League, will open on the road, traveling to Katella in Saturday’s first round.
Bishop Amat was one of three area teams to receive a top five seed. The others were Diamond Ranch and Wilson, who received No. 5 seeds, respectively, in divisions 3AAA and 3AA. The Panthers will host San Bernardino, and Wilson will get Charter Oak, also at home.
Bonita, ranked No. 2 in the area all season, received the No. 7 seed in Division 2AA and will host Heritage on Saturday.
Here is the rest of the area playoff schedule: GIRLS BASKETBALL
Chino Hills at No. 12 Edison
Diamond Bar at No. 14 San Clemente DIVISION IA
No. 1 Bishop Amat at Katella DIVISION 2AA
West Covina at No. 5 Woodbridge
Redlands at No. 18 Ayala
Heritage at No. 7 Bonita DIVISION 2A
Baldwin Park at No. 1 Orange Lutheran
Arroyo at No. 6 Redondo
Claremont at No. 7 Segerstrom DIVISION 3AAA
San Beranrdino at No. 5 Diamond Ranch
Nogales at No. 12 Rosemead
No. 10 Glendora at Los Amigos DIVISION 3AA
Charter Oak at No. 5 Wilson
Magnolia at No. 11 South Hills DIVISION 3A
Azusa at No. 16 San Dimas
Covina at No. 12 Ocean View
Gabrielino at No. 13 Ganesha
Northview at No. 14 El Monte
South El Monte at No. 15 Yucca Valley DIVISIONS 4AA
No. 12 Notre Dame/Sherman Oaks at Duarte
Banning at No. 15 Workman DIVISION 4A
Bassett at No. 12 Orangewood Academy DIVISION 6
No. 14 La Verne Lutheran at Marywood Palm Valley
There weren’t too many surprises when the CIF-Southern Section released its boys basketball pairings Sunday. Damien, as most expected received the No. 2 seed in Division 3AA. But a highlight was Northview, not only earning an at-large bid, but a No. 15 seed in 3A, meaning Valley legend Ron Rice’s career is not over yet. The Vikings will open the playoffs with a long trip to Burroughs, of Ridgecrest, with the possiblity of meeting No. 1 seed St. John Bosco in the second round.
Here is the complete area schedule:
Montclair at No. 8 Chino Hills DIVISION IA
Diamond Bar at No. 16 California
Walnut at No. 13 Edison DIViSION 2AA
Santa Fe at No. 10 Rowland DIVISION 2A
Baldwin Park at No. 8 Beaumont
No. 10 Glendora at Hemet DIVISION 3AAA
South Torrance at No. 9 Bonita
No. 12 Claremont at Apple Valley
No. 16 Servite at Arroyo DIVISION 3AA
No. 16 Esperanza at Sierra Vista
La Puente at No. 13 Diamond Ranch
No. 15 Irvine at Wilson
Los Amigos at No. 2 Damien DIVISION 3A
No. 15 Northview at Burroughs/Ridgecrest
No. 9 Bishop Amat at South El Monte
Barstow at No. 13 Gladstone
Mountain View at No. 14 Santa Paula
Antelope Valley at No. 6 Covina
Pioneer at No. 10 San Dimas DIVISION 4AA
No. 5 La Verne Lutheran at Milken Community
Valley Christian/Cerritos at Workman
The at-large lists are out for the boys and girls basketball pairings, and one noticeable entry is the Northview boys, meaning Valley legend Ron Rice will be able to coach one more game.
Here’s the at-large entries for the boys and girls playoffs: BOYS
Diamond Bar DIVISION 2A
Glendora DIVISION 3A
Bishop Amat DIVISION 2A
Claremont DIVISION 3AAA
Nogales DIVISION 3AA
Charter Oak DIVISION 3A
South El Monte
It’s pairings day, and the girls water polo brackets came out first, with Bonita earning the top seed in Division 4. Los Altos, which finished second to the Bearcats in the Hacienda League, is No. 3 in the division. Both could meet for the championship game. The wild card rounds are Tuesday, with most first round games on Wednesday. Division 7 opens up with first-round games on Thursday. Second round games are slated for Saturday, with the semifinals on Wednesday. The finals will be Feb. 23 at William Woollett Acquatic Center in Irvine.
Below is the complete area schedule:
GIRLS WATER POLO
Wild Card Round
Charter Oak (14-14) at Notre Dame/Sherman Oaks (17-8)
(Winner at Palos Verdes) First Round
Peninsula (16-8) at St. Lucy’s (15-12)
Louisville (17-12) at Ayala (24-4) DIVISION 4
Pacifica/Oxnard (14-11) at Walnut (17-6)
Winner at Tesoro (17-10) on Wednesday First Round
Buena Park (14-12)-Whittier (8-19) at No. 1 Bonita (21-7)
El Rancho (11-9)-Rio Mesa (18-11) at No. 3 Los Altos (20-8) DIVISION 7
La Puente (6-9) at Ocean View (20-8)
Nogales (5-8) at Chino (19-7)
Segerstrom (18-9) at Wilson (13-11)
Northview’s Steven Lopez, right, defeated St. John Bosco’s Leon Gonzalez 17-2 in the 170 lb match during the CIF-SS Division 2 Dual wrestling championships at South Hills High School on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 in West Covina, Calif. St. John Bosco won 45-24. (Keith Birmingham/ San Gabriel Valley Tribune)