Diamond Ranch holds on to advance to finals: In a fitting ending, Diamond Ranch’s Roman Silva blocked Denzel Holt’s 3-point shot attempt at the buzzer to secure a 48-45 victory and a berth in the CIF Southern Section Division 3A boys basketball finals.
Silva dominated the game on both ends, recording a triple-double with 19 points, 18 rebounds, and 10 blocks.“He (Silva) is the anchor of the defense,” said Diamond Ranch coach Eric Cooper. “And he’s the guy who gets the most attention on offense. He’s our MVP, without him, we go nowhere, he’s a vital part”.
Bonita to play for first championship since 1951: The Calabasas boys basketball team was trying to advance to its third championship game in five years Friday.Bonita had other ideas.
Tyler Poepping scored 23 points and Joe Quintana scored 22 points to lead Bonita to a 67-56 CIF Southern Section Division 3AA semifinal victory.
Not only did Bonita deny the Coyotes a trip to the final, the Bearcats (25-5) atoned for a losing in last year’s semifinals to Gahr.
“We didn’t do it last year and we remembered that,” Bonita’s Anthony Cascarano said. “We weren’t satisfied. We wanted to move on.”
CIF-Southern Section Boys Basketball Playoffs
Diamond Ranch 48, Beverly Hills 45
Bonita 67, Calabasas 56
Open Division Consolation Quarterfinals
Alemany 71, Damien 65, OT
Championships, Sites TBA
Chaminade vs. Diamond Ranch, TBA
Oak Park vs. Bonita, TBA