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2015 Boys Basketball Archive Stories

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  • Schedule for the boys and girls basketball finals
    The schedule for all of the boys and girls CIF-SS basketball championship games. Participating schools will have tickets to sell. Call the schools to learn about sales locations and for hours when schools will sell tickets. All transactions are cash-only -- even at Honda Center. BASKETBALL
    Thu Mar 05, 2015
  • OCVarsity Hoops: Preview of the CIF boys finals
    OC Varsity's Jonathan Khamis and Steve Fryer preview the CIF-SS boys championships from Foothill High. They discuss the finals for the O.C. teams: Foothill vs. Edison, Canyon vs. Lawndale, Corona del Mar vs. Beverly Hills, and Sonora vs. Gahr. The video includes interviews with Foothill coach Rusy Van Cleave and pla
    Thu Mar 05, 2015
  • OCVarsity On the Record: Championship weekend By BRIAN WHITEHEAD and DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Welcome back to OCVarsity On the Record with Brian Whitehead and Damian Calhoun. This week, the guys discuss last weekend's CIF Masters Meet, and Damian looks ahead to this weekend's CIF State tournament in Bakersfield. How come wrestling teams from Northern California have done so well at this level in the past? Is Yorba Linda's Abe Och
    Thu Mar 05, 2015
  • Finals preview: CdM vs. Beverly Hills BY STEVE FRYER
    CIF-SS BOYS BASKETBALL FINAL Friday's game Division 3A Beverly Hills (24-4) vs. Corona del Mar (24-6) Where, when: Azusa Pacific University, 9 p.m. Live coverage: Foxsports.com/west/prepzone-stream Outlook: Corona del Mar has won five CIF-Southern Se
    Thu Mar 05, 2015
  • Boys basketball playoffs: Tuesday's scores
    Scores from Tuesday's games in the CIF-SS boys basketball playoffs. BOYS BASKETBALL OPEN DIVISION Championship semifinal, Tuesday Etiwanda 52, Mater Dei 49 Consolation semifinal, Tuesday Long Beach Poly 68, St. John Bosco 58
    Wed Mar 04, 2015
  • Mater Dei drops thriller to Etiwanda in semifinals BY STEVE FRYER
    SANTA ANA – Mater Dei missed seven of its 12 free throws. Those numbers tell the story of how Mater Dei lost to Etiwanda, 52-49, Tuesday in a CIF-Southern Section Open Division boys basketball semifinal playoff game at Mater Dei. Mater Dei’s quest for a second consecutive CIF-SS championship, and a 23rd section title
    Tue Mar 03, 2015
  • Tustin stays close, but fizzles at the finish BY BRIAN REED-BAIOTTO
    SUN VALLEY- Tustin picked a bad time to lose its shooters’ touch. Heading into the fourth quarter, the Tillers were locked in a four-point game on the road in a CIF-SS Division 1AA semifinal. But Tustin scored just four fourth-quarter points and dropped a 58-44 decision to Village Christian on Tuesday night in a tiny and ov
    Tue Mar 03, 2015
  • Los Alamitos can't keep up with Great Oak BY JEFF PARENTI
    TEMECULA - – How long does it take a high school basketball team to make 1,000 shots in a practice? Great Oak of Temecula should know. The Wolfpack does it every day. “It’s a little drill we do,” Coach Robert Hickey said. “A thousand makes. It takes about 15-20 minutes and it’s been help
    Tue Mar 03, 2015
  • Anderson, Canyon too much for Tesoro BY BRIAN WHITEHEAD
    Nick Anderson lacks any and all fear. Canyon’s senior point guard has come a long way in a short amount of time, and the finished product, Comanches coach Nate Harrison said, is a dynamo. Anderson did it all Tuesday, completing his quest to get Harrison back to Honda Center by scoring 19 of his game-high 25 poin
    Tue Mar 03, 2015
  • Edison pushed, but knocks out Loyola BY DAN ALBANO
    HUNTINGTON BEACH – Edison boys basketball coach Rich Boyce saw the look in his players’ eyes during the timeout moments after star guard Brae Ivey fouled out with just over five minutes left in the fourth quarter. “They looked a little furious,” Boyce said. Top-seeded Loyola of Los Angeles al
    Tue Mar 03, 2015
  • O'Hern hot at the right time for Foothill BY NICK SELBE
    ROLLING HILLS ESTATES - As the third quarter began, Foothill led Peninsula of Rolling Hills Estates by one point in the semifinals of the CIF-SS Division 1A boys basketball playoffs. The game was close, and the Knights were unable to pull away from the upset-minded Panthers. Then Foothill guard Riley O’Hern took over.
    Tue Mar 03, 2015
  • Boys basketball AOW: Adrease Jackson, Tesoro BY STEVE FRYER
    ADREASE JACKSON TESORO He scored 32 points with 12 rebounds against West Ranch of Valencia and scored 29 points with 10 rebounds against Thousand Oaks as the Titans advanced to the CIF-Southern Section Division 2AA semifinals. The points totals were the highest of the season for Jackson, a 6-foot-6 sophomore. He is
    Tue Mar 03, 2015
  • Updated schedule for boys basketball playoffs
    The updated schedule for divisions of the CIF-SS boys basketball playoffs. **UPDATED MONDAY** ************************ CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE ************************
    Mon Mar 02, 2015
  • Fryer: Tesoro has it all figured out now BY STEVE FRYER
    It was late December. Tesoro had a record of 5-8. The Titans are 14-2 since, including three playoff wins in CIF-Southern Section Division 2AA. One of those playoff wins was a 67-62 victory over top-seeded Thousand Oaks on Friday. Tesoro plays today in the 2AA semifinals against Canyon. What happened? Tesoro coach Steve Garret
    Mon Mar 02, 2015
  • Boys basketball O.C. Top 10 (3-2-15) BY STEVE FRYER
    REGISTER MEDIA POLL (Records through Sunday) 1. Mater Dei, 26-3 (50 poll points) Defending Open Division champion Monarchs have advanced to semifinals matchup against Etiwanda. 2. Orange Lutheran, 24-5 (45) Lancers got to the final four in the Open Division, lost to top
    Mon Mar 02, 2015
  • Boys, girls basketball finals schedule
    The schedule for the CIF-SS boys basketball finals was released Monday afternoon. Azusa Pacific University, Friday701 E Foothill Blvd., Azusa Tickets $13, $7, $7; parking: free5 p.m.: Boys 4A, Maranatha vs. Campbell Hall7 p.m.: Boys 4AA, Crespi vs. Mission Prep9 p.m.: Boys 3A, Bev
    Mon Mar 02, 2015
  • Orange Lutheran runs out of magic in semifinals BY ANDREW TURNER
    FULLERTON – They were playing their best at the end of the season. Orange Lutheran’s boys basketball team had won five in a row against a handful of tough opponents. The magic ran out Saturday night as the Lancers fell to top-seeded Bishop Montgomery of Torrance, 69-47, in a CIF-SS Open Division semifinal at Hope Inte
    Sat Feb 28, 2015
  • Determined Tustin returns to semifinals BY TIM BURT
    TUSTIN – Tustin’s boys basketball team has been pointing for a return trip to the semifinal round of the CIF-SS playoffs for a while. Friday night, the No. 3 Tillers punched their ticket with a 64-60 victory over Long Beach Millikan in the quarterfinal round of the 1AA playoffs in front of a near-capacity crowd in the Tustin
    Fri Feb 27, 2015
  • Los Alamitos finds way around Santa Margarita BY STEVE FRYER
    RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA – It was not working for Eyassu Worku. Noah Rasheed and his Santa Margarita teammates were doing what Worku would say was the best defense he has encountered all season. So Los Alamitos needed some scoring help elsewhere Friday. And Los Alamitos got it. Five players, including two reserv
    Fri Feb 27, 2015
  • Hot-shooting Edison has postseason breakthrough BY BOB KEISSER
    HUNTINGTON BEACH – Edison will be making its first trip to the CIF-Southern Section boys basketball semifinals next week in 21 years. Appropriately, the achievement came via a slew of 3-point field goals that all seemed to be from 21 feet or longer. Senior Brae Ivey hit four 3-pointers, each seemingly longer the other, in th
    Fri Feb 27, 2015
  • Rodriguez makes sure Sonora gets back to final BY BRIAN REED-BAIOTTO
    POMONA – Sonora boys basketball coach Mike Murphy called senior point guard Josh Rodriguez “the best player in the county” after the Raiders defeated Diamond Ranch of Pomona, 76-56, on Friday night in a CIF-SS Division 3AA semifinal. Rodriguez, the Raiders’ captain, stands just under 5-foot-11, but h
    Fri Feb 27, 2015
  • Araujo, Foothill pull off 'amazing' comeback BY BRIAN WHITEHEAD
    SANTA ANA – “Amazing, wasn’t it?” “I have no words. Just awesome.” “Amazing. I don’t have the words to say how I’m feeling right now.” Those postgame quotes from Foothill boys basketball coach Rusty Van Cleave, Riley O’Hern and Lucas Araujo fr
    Fri Feb 27, 2015
  • CdM surges into 3A championship game BY DAN ALBANO
    NEWPORT BEACH – The opponent’s zone was shredded. The defensive matchups followed. And the free throws in the fourth quarter made. Corona del Mar’s No. 2-seeded boys basketball team accomplished each with precision Friday night to defeat visiting Tahquitz of Hemet, 57-50, in the CIF-SS Division 3A semifinals and reach t
    Fri Feb 27, 2015
  • Jackson's effort, attitude help Tesoro pull off upset BY JOHN SCAFETTA
    RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA – Don’t tell Adrease Jackson he is too early to take this stage. The dynamic sophomore, brimming with a can’t-stop-me attitude, knew his Tesoro boys basketball squad was more worthy than its No. 8 playoff seeding. On Friday night, Jackson was quick to hit on nearly every mark, manip
    Fri Feb 27, 2015
  • Anderson delivers another winning effort for Canyon BY ANDREW TURNER
    ANAHEIM – When it comes to leading by example, Nick Anderson refuses to take time off. Canyon’s senior point guard was the epitome of an iron man this year, playing through the flu for a two-week span and still getting his team into the playoffs. The Comanches are still looking to Anderson to lead. He had 15 po
    Fri Feb 27, 2015