Ocean View's Kendall Small, who had 27 points, 13 rebounds and nine steals, goes up for a shot during a CIF Division 3A quarterfinal game against Northwood on Tuesday.

Ocean View's Kendall Small, who had 27 points, 13 rebounds and nine steals, goes up for a shot during a CIF Division 3A quarterfinal game against Northwood on Tuesday. (Scott Smeltzer | HB Independent / February 20, 2013)

Division 1A

Crescenta Valley 63, Edison 51: The No. 4-seed Falcons (Pacific League No. 2) advanced to the division quarterfinals by knocking off the No. 13-seed Chargers at Edison.

Sophomore guard Brae Ivey and sophomore forward AJ Garrity both scored 15 points for Edison which tied for second place in the Sunset League and finished 17-12 overall.

In a first-round game Friday, Edison overcame a four-point halftime deficit to knock off visiting Walnut (Hacienda League No. 4), 64-61.

Ivey scored a game-high 24 points, Garrity scored 16 points and sophomore guard Derek Molina scored 11 points.

Edison Coach Rich Boyce said his team, as it had done all season, "competed to the final buzzer," Tuesday.

"We always tell the kids that we never rebuild, we reload, so while everyone thought we were down, playing hard kept us playing at a high level," he said. "[It was] a great season with great kids."

West Ranch 63, Huntington Beach 53: The visiting Wildcats outscored the Oilers, 18-8, in the fourth quarter to come away with a win that put the No. 3-seed Foothill League champion into Friday's quarterfinals.

Senior guard Andrew TenBrink led Huntington, 17-11 and an at-large entry from the Sunset League, with 14 points and junior guard Mason Luna scored 12 points.

The Oilers fought back from a 13-point halftime deficit to forge a tie through three quarters. West Ranch hit four of six three-pointers during the fourth quarter and was able to pull out the win.

Huntington Coach Fabian Luna has been high on a senior-driven West Ranch team all season. The Wildcats took advantage of a slow start by the Oilers to take an early lead.

"They are very good, and I said from the start of the year that they were the team to beat in our division," he said of the Wildcats. "I would say they are the odds on favorite to win it all.

"West Ranch really overwhelmed us with their speed and aggressive defense. But, we came out at halftime and played inspired basketball. I saw that pride and passion you need as a team, to compete at the highest level. We fought back from 13 down at half to tie the game. We expended so much energy that I think we ran out of gas, combined with West Ranch making four of their threes during the fourth quarter. It was a one possession game with three minutes left, we just couldn't get over the hump. But, that's a credit to them. They have a ton of experience, [are] senior-heavy, deep, and are extremely talented."

Huntington opened the playoffs Friday with a 53-46 win at Del Rio League co-champion Pico Rivera El Rancho. Senior forward Harley Ruder led all scorers with 15 points, junior guard Ryan Morrissey scored 12 points and TenBrink scored 10 points.


Division 5AA

Buckley 75, Brethren Christian 51: The host and No. 5-seed Warriors had their 18-game win streak halted by the No. 4-seed Griffins (22-6) in a semifinal game at Vanguard University in Costa Mesa.

Senior 7-foot-5 center Mamadou Ndiaye poured in a game-high 34 points and blocked eight shots for Academy League champion BC, which ended the year 24-4.

"We did not defend or stop the ball in transition well tonight which led to too many easy baskets," BC Coach Jon Bahnsen said. "The loss doesn't take away from a great season where the team earned a fifth-straight league title and set a school record with 18 straight wins."

In a quarterfinal game played Friday, BC won, 65-50, at Pasadena Poly. Ndiaye had a game-best 24 points and junior guard Caleb Keller scored 12 points.

Keller scored a game-high 27 points Feb. 13 when the Warriors started postseason play with an 80-28 rout of San Bernardino Public Safety Academy.


Division 1AA

Inglewood 72, Fountain Valley 43: The host Barons saw their Sunset League championship season come to an end Friday in a first-round loss to the No. 12-seed Sentinels (17-9, Ocean League No. 2) who won the Division 2AA title a year ago.

Senior guard Josh Armstrong led all scorers with 16 points, senior center Jackson Gatlin scored 12 points, senior forward Joey Petersen eight points and senior forward Tanner Trounce had seven points for Fountain Valley, which ended the year 20-7.

"It was a big year for Fountain Valley," said Roger Holmes, who completed his third year as head coach at his alma mater. "We won 16 games in that first year, and no Fountain Valley team had won more than 10 games in a season in the seven previous years. We won 17 games a year ago, and won a [CIF] playoff game. This year, we won 20 games and won the Sunset League championship. That game [against Inglewood] has nothing to do with this year. That one was predictable.

"Our senior group worked really hard and adapted to our philosophy and style. They were sophomores when we got here and they really came together as a group, and won a league championship."


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