Mid-season high school basketball recaps
Friday, February 1st, 2013
Issue 05, Volume 17.
Elsinore 6-0 17-6
Perris 5-1 14-9
Paloma Valley 3-3 11-12
Temescal Canyon 2-4 9-13
Lakeside 2-4 11-12
Heritage 0-6 9-11
Elsinore is undefeated so far in league play this year as they have been since 2009 for 37 straight games. Perris is their closest competition with sophomore guard Tristan Hunter picking up his game, averaging 50 percent more in league play than his 17-point pre-season average and hitting 24 three’s in six games. Paloma Valley has won three league games by a total margin of four points to secure third place.
The Tigers opened with a 79-48 win over Paloma Valley and followed that with a 65-54 win over Lakeside 65-54. A 15-4 fourth quarter run sealed the win. Deven Riley finished with 23 points, 8 rebounds, 7 assists, and 2 blocks. Rey Solorzano had 13 pts
Solorzano had 25 pts and 15 rebounds in the 58-44 win over Temescal Canyon.
Free throws made the difference in the 52-51 victory over Perris. Perris led 46-37 early on. Perris missed two free throws in the final seconds and Riley made two with 0.4 seconds left after being fouled on a lay-up attempt. Riley ended the night with 21 pts, 5 rebounds, 4 blocks, 4 assists and 3 steals.
In the 57-53 win over Heritage, Solorzano scored 18 pts. Solorzano opened the quarter against Paloma Valley with 11 of his 24 pts. Preston Beverly hit four three’s and scored 16 pts. Riley contributed 12.
Elsinore completes league play at Perris (2/5) and home against Heritage (2/7).
Tristan Hunter scored 24, 27, and 21 pts in the wins over Heritage (62-45), Paloma Valley (80-68), and Lakeside (64-52). He also scored 12 three’s and had 16 rebounds. Teammate Elishua Jackson contributed 35 pts and 11 assists in the last two games. Sophomore Aaron Berry had 11 pts, 11 rebounds and 3 blocks against Paloma Valley. Perris’ 26-7 run in the third quarter negated the 24-21 halftime deficit against Lakeside.
The Panthers trailed Elsinore 23-15 in the first half, came back with a 21-6 run in the third quarter, but lost 52-51 on missed free throws. Hunter hit 7 three’s, finishing with 29 points. Johnson had 8 pts, 7 rebounds, and 8 assists. 6’8" Tyler Cooper had 6 pts, 14 rebounds. Berry had 10 rebounds.
Perris defeated Temescal 61-49 and Heritage 50-39 as Hunter added five more three’s and 35 points to his season totals. Johnson had 28 pts, 14 rebounds and 10 assists. Keenan Coleman had 12 pts and 7 rebounds against Heritage.
Perris Hosts Paloma Valley finishes league play at home against Elsinore (2/5) and Temescal Canyon (2/7).
Freshman DeMarco Prewitt had 12 pts and 7 rebounds, Chris Owens had 8 pts and 7 rebounds, and Manny Sandoval had 9 pts in the 79-48 loss to Elsinore. The Wildcats also lost to Perris 80-68. Owens scored 22 pts (7 rebounds) and Prewitt 15 in the 64-63 win against Heritage.
The Wildcats went on a 21-14 fourth quarter run and dropped in ten three’s to defeat Temescal Canyon 60-58. Preston Green had five three’s and 19 pts; Chris Baca hit three three’s (12 pts). Sandoval had 11 pts, 8 rebounds and 6 assists in the win.
Paloma Valley also beat Lakeside 65-64. Prewitt scored 12 of his 19 in the final period. Baca hit five three’s, including two in the final period in which they outscored the Lancers 18-8. Owens finished with 11; Green added 10.
The Wildcats lost to Elsinore in the rematch 79-55. Baca had five more three’s, scoring 17 pts; Owens had 9; Sandoval and Prewitt each had 8.
Paloma Valley finishes league play on the road against Temescal Canyon (2/5) and Lakeside (2/7).
Sophomore Tim Fazande had 13 pts, 11 rebounds and four blocked shots in the 50-44 loss to Lakeside.
The 59-36 win over Heritage was fueled by Luke Timm’s 19 pts and 11 rebounds; Fazande’s 12 pts, 10 rebounds and 2 blocked shots; and Jay Merriweather’s 14 pts, including three three’s.
Elsinore’s 27-13 run in the second and third quarters were too much for the Titans to overcome as they lost 58-44. Marcus Kirkpatrick scored 11 pts as Fazande had 8 pts and 7 rebounds. Merriweather was 2/2 from the arc, ending with 10 pts, 6 rebounds.
Temescal Canyon started fifteen points behind the Perris in the first half and lost 61-49.
In a hard-fought game, the Titans outscored the Panthers 20-11 in the final period and overtime to come away with a 60-55 win. Fazande’s double-double of 21 points and 18 rebounds led the team; Timm had 12 pts and 10 rebounds; Merriweather added 8 pts. The Titans hit 9 three’s in the game.
Temescal Canyon finished league play with three of its last four games on the road hosting Paloma Valley (2/5) and at Perris (2/7).
Lakeside held on to a 22-17 halftime lead to hand Temescal Canyon their league-opening loss, 50-44.
A 15-4 Elsinore fourth quarter run, combined with a 8-fot-29 shooting night resulted in a 65-54 loss for the Lancers. Daymarco Green scored 14 pts.
Against Perris, Lakeside could not overcome a 26-7 third quarter and lost 64-52.
Green (16) Mike Cristener (13), and Diego Aguilar (two 3’s) combined to lead the Lancers to a 58-57 win over Heritage. They lost to Paloma Valley 65-54.
In the rematch against Temescal Canyon, lakeside led 33-24 at halftime, but were outscored 28-19 in the second half to tie the game at 52 at the end of regulation. They lost 60-55 in overtime.
Lakeside plays three of their last four games at home: Paloma Valley (2/7). They are away on 2/5 at Heritage.
Heritage has lost three games by two points or less. The Patriots opened league play with a 62-45 loss to Perris and a 59-36 loss to Temescal Canyon. They fought Paloma Valley to a 64-63 finish and ended up just short.
Their next game was also a one-point nail-biter loss to Lakeside 58-57 with Andrew Oliver scoring a season-high 30 points (13 field goals, two of them three’s) and teammate Mason Clements adding 17 points with three basket from the arc.
They played Elsinore to a four-point loss 57-53.
In the second half of league play, they lost to Perris by a smaller margin, holding the explosive Panthers to 12 fewer points than their first meeting, 50-39. Oliver and Clements both scored ten points while Mat Bradshaw added 12.
Heritage is at home for three of their last four games: Elsinore (2/5) and Temescal Canyon (2/7); their one away game is against Lakeside (1/31).
Sunbelt League Girls
Lakeside 6-0 19-3
Perris 4-2 14-7
Paloma Valley 4-2 12-10
Heritage 3-3 14-7
Elsinore 1-5 3-13
Temescal Canyon 0-6 4-18
Junior point guard Kianna Williams leads the Sunbelt League (#1 in steals and assists; #2 in scoring, three’s, and assists; #3 in rebounds and free throws) and is leading the Lakeside team to an undefeated league season.
They were 0-10 last year with 18 losses overall. Perennial powerhouse and multi-year League Champion Perris avenged one of its two losses by beating Heritage the second time around: Iman Lathan is a significant contributor.
Paloma Valley is a surprising contender with junior combo guard Ashlynn Cota putting up big numbers. Heritage is led by Jordyn Carroll and Ronisha Daniels and could be the spoiler in the second half of the season. Elsinore is rebuilding. Despite having the league’s top scorer and rebounder in Janae Peterson, the Titans are struggling to put up "W’s."
Lakeside’s press is effective and their average margin of victory over their opponents is 31 points! They defeated Temescal Canyon 69-27. Kianna Williams (17), Elysha Smith (12) and Megan Wood (12) carried most of the offensive load, while Victoria Sosa and Williams combined for 23 steals defensively.
The Elsinore game started out close with a 20-19 score at halftime, but a 23-13 third quarter and a 20-4 fourth quarter blew the game wide open. Four players, Williams, Sosa, Smith and McKayla Barbee) were in double figures. Williams also had 8 rebounds, 8 blocked shots, and 6 steals.
The game against Perris was a horse race as Perris led 16-8 out of the gate and led by five at halftime, 33-28. Lakeside exploded down the stretch with a 29-13 third quarter and coasted in with a 73-65 win. Kianna Williams had 24, freshman Marissa Williams had 10, Barbee scored hit three 3’s (11 pts) and Megan Wood contributed 14.
The Lady Lancers controlled the Heritage game from the start and won 71-48. Kianna Williams ended with 26 pts, 9 rebounds, 7 steals, 7 assists and 2 blocked shots. Marissa Williams had 19 pts and 7 rebounds; Sosa had 11 pts, 8 rebounds, and 4 steals.
Lakeside made short work of Paloma Valley, 85-39. Sosa scored a career-high 24 points while four other teammates were in double figures (K. Williams, M. Williams, Smith, and Barbee). Kianna Williams was two assists shy of a triple-double.
Even though Lakeside was unable to keep Janae Peterson off of the boards (27), they managed to keep from scoring (12 pts) and walked away with a 71-32 victory over Temescal Canyon. Kianna Williams had 17 pts, 9 rebounds, 9 assists, 7 steals, and 3 blocks. Barbee had 12 points, five steals and five assists. Sophomore Maia Crawley contributed 15 points and 3 steals.
The Lancers finish out league play at home against Heritage (2/5) and away against Paloma Valley (2/7). They could finish on top undefeated.
When they win, they win big with an average margin of 37 points; when they lose, the difference is an average 8.6 points.
The Lady Panthers opened the season with a surprise loss to Heritage 73-68.
They bounced back with 72-33 win over Paloma Valley. Transfer student (four schools in four years) Iman Lathan scored thirty points; Desirae Bagby and Kelsie Howgard contributed 12 points each; Shannika Reed had 10.
Perris lost 73-65 to Lakeside, defeated Elsinore 72-42 and Temescal Canyon 84-27. They avenged their previous loss to Heritage with a 79-56 victory to begin the second half of league play.
The Lady Panthers are away for three of the last four games: Feb. 5 at Elsinore and Feb. 7 at Temescal Canyon. They are at home Jan 31 against Lakeside.
The Lady Wildcats opened with a 55-52 win over Elsinore. Junior Ashlynn Cota (17), sophomores Alize Hancock (13) and Regina Sheffiled (11) combined for 41 of the teams points. Cota also had 6 rebounds and 6 steals; Sheffield had 8 rebounds, 4 steals and 2 blocked shots.
In the 72-33 loss against Perris the three combined for 18 points, 14 rebounds.
Paloma Valley defeated Heritage 56-46 as Cota went 4-for-4 from the free throw line on the way to a 17-pt game. Miranda Green hit three 3’s and ended with 12 points.
Alize Hancock scored 14 in the win against Temescal Canyon. Jasmine Peters hit two 3’s and she and Regina Sheffield each ended with 10 pts.
Paloma valley lost to league leader Lakeside 85-39 but bounced back for their second win against Elsinore this season, 52-44. Peters again hit two 3’s and ended with 13 pts; Cota had 14.
The Lady Wildcats have three home games and one away to finish out the league season: Temescal Canyon (2/5) and Lakeside (2/7) at home.
Senior guard Jordyn Carroll is on pace to be the all-time leading scorer in girls basketball at Heritage; she currently has 876 points and is averaging 12.3 ppg.
Heritage opened with a big 73-68 win over Perris. Carroll notched 24 points while juniors Ronisha Daniels, Kristin Zambrano and Kaelea Alonzo combined for 40. Daniels also had 18 rebounds, 3 blocks and 3 steals.
Carroll scored 16 and Daniels 19 in the 69-49 win over Temescal Canyon. Zambrano hit three 3’s and Alonzo added 10 pts. Daniels pulled down 11 rebounds, Alonzo 10. The team had 22 steals.
Heritage was outscored 35-22 in the second half to lose 56-46 to Paloma Valley. Daniels had 19 pts, 14 rebounds.
The Lady Patriots gave up a six point advantage to Lakeside in three of the four quarters and ended up losing 71-48. Senior Kiera Tate led team scoring with 12 points; Carroll had 11 (and 8 steals), and so did Odessa Chandler.
Heritage took a 21-17 lead and held on to win 49-40 over Elsinore. Carroll had 16 and Tierra Tate had 14.
Heritage lost the rematch against Perris 79-56 to start the second round of league play. Alonzo and Daniels each had 16 pts; Tierra Tate had 11. Daniels doubled again with 12 rebounds.
Heritage travels to Lakeside on 2/5, and finishes at home on 2/7 against Elsinore.
Elsinore opened league play with a 55-52 loss to Paloma Valley. Heather Zermeno scored 14 pts.
Angel Espudo hit 7-of-8 free throws (9 pts total) and Crystal Malveaux scored 10 pts to account for more than half the team’s points in the 63-36 loss to Lakeside.
Zermeno had a double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds in the 44-37 win against temescal Canyon. Sirena Ortega added 8 points.
Perris dominated Elsinore with a 72-42 win.
Elsinore lost 49-40 to Heritage. Zermeno had another double-double with 16 points and 19 rebounds. Ortega contributed nine points.
Zermeno’s recorded her third double-double in league play in their second loss to Paloma Valley. She had 11 points and ten rebounds. Angel Espudo and Leah Middlemas had eight points each.
Elsinore hosts Perris on Feb. 5 and finishes away at Heritage on Feb. 7.
The Lady Titans opened with a loss to Lakeside, 69-27. Two-Time All-League player Janae Peterson scored 16 points and brought down 14 rebounds.
Peterson had 23 points and 13 rebounds in the 69-49 loss to Heritage. Ada Anigbogu also had 13 rebounds to go with her 7 points. Freshman Alyiah Pogue contributed eight points; senior Hailey MacLean had seven.
Elsinore beat Temescal Canyon 44-37; Peterson had 20 pts, 19 rebounds, 3 blocks and 3 steals. Danbielle Corente and MacLean each had five assists.
Temescal Canyon outscored Paloma Valley in the second quarter 14-10, but it was not enough to overcome the 16-6 start of the Lady Wildcats, who went on to win 52-40. Corente had her first double-double of the season with 12 points and 10 rebounds. She also had six steals and two assists. Peterson finished the night with 18 points, 19 rebounds, 3 blocks, 3 steals, 3 assists.
The Lady Titans were unable to stop the Perris attack as they lost 84-27.
Lakeside’s press once again took its toll as they forced 39 Titan turnovers in the 71-32 rout. Lakeside led 42-14 at intermission. Peterson only managed 12 points, but pulled down 22 defensive rebounds (27 total) and blocked five shots. Corente also scored 12 points; she had 3 steals.
Temescal will finish out its season with three home games and one away. January 29, they host Heritage; Jan 31 Elsinore comes up the road. The Titans travel to Paloma Valley on Feb 5, while Perris visits on Feb 7.
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