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Playoffs roundup: Mater Dei, Aliso Niguel stay alive
A roundup of boys basketball playoff games from Tuesday night:
In Division 1AA:
Mater Dei 74, Warren of Downey 47: In Division 1A: Elijah Brown's 15 points led the visiting, top-seeded Monarchs (28-1) in a second-round game. They play host to Rancho Verde of Moreno Valley in a quarterfinal game Friday.
In Division 1A:
West Ranch of Valencia 63, Huntington Beach 53: The home Oilers (17-10) trailed by 13 at halftime, tied the game going into the fourth quarter and were outscored by 10 in the fourth.
Aliso Niguel 64, Valencia of Valencia 53: Five players, led by Scott Lynds' 19 points, scored in double figures for the visiting Wolverines (21-9) who play host to second-seeded Santa Monica in the quarterfinals Friday.
In Division 2AA:
Villa Park 68, Mark Keppel of Alhambra 63: Lamont Tyler scored 17 points with nine rebounds, Luke Selway scored 16 with 11 rebounds, and Kevin Olsen scored 15 with seven assists for the host Spartans (22-6). They play at Murrieta Valley of Murrieta in the quarterfinals Friday.
Temecula Valley 89, Sunny Hills 71: Ryan Tan scored 20 points with three 3-pointers in a losing effort for the visiting Lancers (22-8).
In Division 2A
Canyon 85, Don Lugo of Chino Hills 59: JoJo Ballestero scored 22 points with five 3-pointers for the visiting Comanches (19-7). Canyon is home against Arroyo Grande in the quarterfinals Friday.
Tesoro 67, Citrus Hills 55: Tanner Lancona scored 15 points with 13 rebounds for the host Titans (20-5), who play a home game against Dos Pueblos of Goleta in the quarterfinals Friday.
In Division 4A:
Brentwood 78, St. Margaret's 57: Brent Cahill scored 17 points for the visiting Tartans (19-9) who were eliminated.