Monday Recap: Eric Wright had 20 pts and Ryan Haywood added 18 pts to lead Diamond Ranch boys BB to victory

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Boys basketball
Diamond Ranch 68, Price 60 — Eric Wright had 20 points, Ryan Haywood added 18 points and four rebounds and Tyler McLean registered 11 assists to lead the Panthers (1-0) to the Rose City Classic Tournament victory.
San Dimas 69, Bell Gardens 28 — Donnell Leffridge had 19 points and Spencer Bandow added nine points and eight rebounds for the Saints in a San Dimas Gary Prestesater Classic victory. Russell Ocampo had eight points, three rebounds and five assists and Andrew Sanchez had three rebounds, five assists and four steals for San Dimas.
La Serna 53, Diamond Bar 49 — Jesse Garcia had 28 points for the Lancers in a Bosco Tech Tournament victory. Diamond Bar’s Peter Valencia had 21 points and seven rebounds and Damien Flores had 17 points and 10 rebounds.

Girls basketball
Covina 29, Bonita 25 — Mariah Sierra had 11 points and 15 rebounds to lead the Colts to win their season opener.

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Roundball Classic begins Monday

13th annual Rose City Roundball Classic
At Maranatha High School unless noted
First round
Monday’s games
West Ranch vs. Cajon, 3:30 p.m.
Notre Dame vs. St. Augustine, 5 p.m.
Price vs. Diamond Ranch, 6:30 p.m.
Leuzinger vs. Pasadena, 8 p.m.
Tuesday’s games
Highland vs. Westlake, 3:30 p.m.
Oaks Christian vs. Muir, 5 p.m.
Cantwell-Sacred Heart vs. Palisades, 6:30 p.m.
Firebaugh vs. Maranatha, 8 p.m.

Second round
Consolation bracket
Wednesday’s games
West Ranch/Cajon loser vs. Leuzinger/Pasadena loser, , 3:30 p.m.
Notre Dame/St. Augustine loser vs. Price/Diamond Ranch loser, 5 p.m.
Thursday’s games
Cantwell-Sacred Heart/Palisades loser vs. Highland/Westlake loser, 3:30 p.m.
Oaks Christian/Muir loser vs. Firebaugh/Maranatha loser, 5 p.m.
Championship bracket
Wednesday’s games
Notre Dame/St. Augustine winner vs. Price/Diamond Ranch winner, 6:30 p.m.
West Ranch/Cajon winner vs. Leuzinger/Pasadena winner, 8 p.m.
Thursday’s games
Cantwell-Sacred Heart/Palisades winner vs. Highland/Westlake winner, 6:30 p.m.
Oaks Christian/Muir winner vs. Firebaugh/Maranatha winner, 8 p.m.
Friday’s semifinals
Consolation bracket
(at Pasadena High School)
Ninth place, 6:30 p.m.
Ninth place, 8 p.m.
13th place 3:30 p.m.
13th place 5 p.m.
Championship bracket
First place, 6:30 p.m.
First place, 8 p.m.
Fifth place, 3:30 p.m.
Fifth place, 5 p.m.
Saturday’s finals
Championship, 8 p.m.
Third place, 6:30 p.m.
Fifth place, 5 p.m.
Seventh place, 3:30 p.m.
Consolation final, 2 p.m.
11th place, 12:30 p.m.
13th place, 11 a.m.
15th place, 9:30 a.m.

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Charter Oak and San Dimas punch championship tickets; Bishop Amat routed by St. John Bosco

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Bosco too much for Amat: Bishop Amat knew its chances were slim and whatever other superlatives you want to use to describe its upset chances against St. John Bosco, ranked No. 1 in the country by several publications, including USA Today and MaxPreps, in Friday’s CIF-SS Pac-5 Division semifinal in front of an estimated 12,000 at Cerritos College.
While Amat took eventual champion Corona Centennial to the final seconds a year ago before bowing out in the semifinals, it was never a factor against Bosco, which routed Amat 63-10 and forced a running clock in the fourth for the 12th time in 13 games.

Charter Oaks rallies past Glendora: GLENDORA — Longtime Charter Oak High School football coach Lou Farrar has seen his teams come through a lot hairy situations through the years.So, for the five-time CIF Southern Section champion coach to admit he was nervous when Glendora took a two-score lead in the first half of Friday’s Central Division semifinals is really saying something.But fear not, Big Lou. The Chargers had an answer. A resounding one, and rattled off the next four scores to post a 28-14 win. Charter Oak improved 12-1 and will host San Marino (13-0) in next week’s championship game. Glendora finished 11-2.“(Glendora is) a really good football team and they were well-prepared,” Farrar said. “Hell yes, I was nervous. I think my wife may have been passed out up there (in the stands). We just had to eliminate some mistakes and get some breaks.”The win marked the second time Charter Oak topped Glendora this season. The Chargers won 28-7 on Sept. 25. But Glendora hadn’t lost since and looked well on its way to sweet revenge early.
— Aram Tolegian
San Dimas 56, Viewpoint 30
AGOURA >> San Dimas High School used a punishing rushing attack to defeat Viewpoint 56-30 Friday night at Agoura High School in a CIF Southern Section Mid-Valley Division semifinal game.Tailback Jarell Sykes rushed for three touchdowns and 148 yards on 24 carries while also catching a touchdown pass for 23 yards. Teammate Dominic Cortez scored two rushing touchdowns of 8 and 6 yards, while rushing for 184 yards on 21 carries. The Saints (10-4) rushed for 348 yards.San Dimas will host undefeated Sierra Canyon in next week’s division title game. The Trailblazers defeated 2014 champion Pomona, 65-26.San Dimas broke the game open in the second quarter, scoring 21 points in 27 seconds. After Sykes scored his second touchdown of the game on a 23-yard pass from quarterback Joey Tamayo, the Saints recovered the ensuing kickoff on the Viewpoint 1-yard line and Sykes scored on the next play. Twenty-five seconds later, Dylan Ware intercepted a pass and returned it for a touchdown, giving the Saints a 28-3 second-quarter lead.“We have a lot of film on (Sierra Canyon) and they are very good,” San Dimas coach Mark Holman said. “We have to cut down on our mistakes and penalties.”
Sierra Canyon 62, Pomona 26
GRANADA HILLS >> For a full year, Sierra Canyon’s CIF Southern Section Mid-Valley Division semifinal loss to Pomona lingered over the team like a foul odor.When the chance for revenge came Friday at Granada Hills High in this year’s semifinals, the Trailblazers did not wait long to dish out what they had pent up so long.Eric Markes kick-started the fun with a 90-yard touchdown on a punt return in the first quarter and by the fourth, a running clock was established as Sierra Canyon won 62-26 to reach its first CIF final since 2011.
Friday’s CIF-SS Playoff results
Pac-5 Division

St. John Bosco 63, Bishop Amat 10
Southwest Division
La Habra 42, Villa Park 21
San Clemente 63, Buena Park 24
Championship: San Clemente vs. La Habra, Friday
Southeast Division
La Serna 24, St. Francis 10
La Mirada 38, Cathedral 7
Championship: La Serna at La Mirada, Saturday
Central Division
Charter Oak 28, Glendora 14
San Marino 35, Summmit 30
Championship: San Marino at Charter Oak, Saturday
Mid-Valley Division
Sierra Canyon 65, Pomona 26
San Dimas 56, Viewpoint 30
Championship: Sierra Canyon at San Dimas, Friday.

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Saturday Recap: Jonathan Hu had 20 points to lead Rowland boys basketball to win its season opener

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Boys basketball
Rowland 69, Fullerton 47 — Jonathan Hu had 20 points, five rebounds and five assists, Curtis Hong registered 24 points, five steals and three assists and Phillip Aguiniga added 13 points, 11 assists, six steals and five rebounds for the Raiders (1-0) in a nonleague win.
Arroyo 56, Torres 51 — Justin Alfonso had 23 points, Francisco Martinez added 10 points and Fabian Gomez had 12 rebounds to lead the Knights (4-0) to the Lions Take of the Turkey Tournament win.
Mendez 45, Edgewood 41 — Terrell Lewis had 14 points and Michael Martinez had 10 rebounds for the Lions (1-4) in a Lions Take of the Turkey Tournament loss.

Girls basketball

Glendora 68, Ramona 30 — Michelle Can had 17 points and Alexis Lowden added 13 points to lead the Tartans (2-1) to the South El Monte Tournament victory.

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Friday Recap: Makayla Tilton had 17 points for Glendora girls basketball but it wasn’t enough to take the victory

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Girls basketball
El Rancho 56, Glendora 52 — Makayla Tilton had 17 points, Michelle Can added 14 points and Kayla Sera registered 10 points for the Tartans (1-1) in a South El Monte Tournament loss.

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It’s a new era for girls basketball with Duarte No. 1

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Girls Basketball Top Ten Preview by Keith Lair
The Duarte High School girls basketball program has been no stranger to success.
The Falcons have had four 20-plus winning seasons in the last four years and have been to the CIF Southern Section playoffs every year since 2010. They went to the CIF State tournament in 2010 and reached the quarterfinals of the CIF-SS divisional playoffs last year.
But the Falcons appear to have stepped up their game. They have hired Scott Wiard as head coach. Scott helped his father, Richard, to two CIF State and five CIF-SS titles at Bishop Amat.
“They’ve had a pretty good run the last five years and we’re trying to build on that,” Scott Wiard said. “The kids are used to competing at a high level. We’re trying to build a CIF championship program and when we came from Amat we thought we can do it here.”
The Wiards, with Richard as an assistant coach, will find the cupboards are not bare. The Falcons have two of the best players in the west San Gabriel Valley, which is why they earned the preseason No. 1 position.
Six-foot-seven sophomore Patricia Morris is back, along with a top point guard and a top scorer.
Morris averaged 9.2 points and nine rebounds on a team that went 20-9 last year.
“From May until now she is so much better,” Wiard said. “She presents problems with her height. She is such a good athlete. She played tennis and has improved her footwork. She will be pretty special for us.”
And then there is senior Mackenzie Barnes, who led the Falcons in scoring last year playing point guard.
“I think in girls basketball if you have a really good point guard and a big girl in the middle, you’ll be pretty decent,” Wiard said. “We’re pretty blessed because we are fortunate to have both.
“(Barnes) does the right things and gets in the right spots and she’s gotten a lot better.”
Then there’s junior Ryley Thompson, one of the top 3-point shooters in the valley. Seniors Karmeece Robinson and Sofia Calvo also return. Freshman Delanye Thompson, Ryley’s sister, is expected to see playing time off he bench.
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