Long Beach advances into 2nd round with victory over Palomar

Long Beach, CA – (16) Long Beach 80 (17) Palomar 74

In first round action, William English scored a game high of 25 points and 5 rebounds and Jeremiah Sadler added 15 points and 5 rebounds as 16th seeded Long Beach (19-11) used a big second half to get past 17th seeded Palomar 80-74 to advance to the 2nd round. Matt Meyers had 18 points and 6 rebounds and Jackson Strong added 17 points and 5 rebounds in the loss for Palomar (16-14). Long Beach will advance to the second round where the Vikings will travel on the road and face top seeded San Diego on Saturday night.

Orange, CA – (13) Santiago Canyon 99 (20) Canyons 73

Rodney “Rocket” Henderson had another high scoring game as the sophomore scored 30 points added 17 rebounds and Antoine Jenkins added 20 points and 8 assists as 13th seeded Santiago Canyon (20-9) used a big second half run to cruise past College of the Canyons 99-73 to advance to the second round. Anthony Simone had 24 points and 6 rebounds and Jacob Lilley added 15 points, 5 assists and 4 rebounds in the loss for Canyons (14-14). Santiago Canyon will next face 4th seeded East Los Angeles on the road on Saturday for a place into the sweet 16.

San Diego, CA – (14) San Diego Miramar 107 (19) West Los Angeles 84

Caleb Giordano made 9 of 12 from the floor and had 24 points and 6 rebounds and Deion Alston added 18 points and 8 rebounds as 14th seeded San Diego Miramar (20-9) won their 20th game of the season blowing out 19th seeded West Los Angeles 107-84 to cruise into the second round. Corey Jackson had 19 points, 4 rebounds, and 4 assists and Trevor Blackmon added 16 points and 7 rebounds in the loss for West Los Angeles (18-11). The Jets move into the next round and will face 3rd seeded Citrus on the road on Saturday night.

San Luis Obispo, CA – (18) Antelope Valley 64 (15) Cuesta 58

D’Mauria Jones had 19 points, 6 rebounds, and 5 assists and Osi Nwachukwu added 14 points and 6 rebounds as 18th seeded Antelope Valley (17-14) picked up a huge 64-58 road victory over 15th seeded Cuesta (16-16). Josh Wilson-Murry and Jorge Bueno each had 15 points in the loss for Cuesta. Antelope Valley will next face 2nd seeded San Bernardino in the 2nd round on Saturday night.

Northern California

Fremont, CA – (14) Ohlone 70 (19) West Valley 65

Cameron Bradley had 17 points and 8 rebounds, and Devonte Butler added 14 points as 14th seeded Ohlone (16-14) moved into the second round with a 70-65 victory over West Valley (15-14). Christian Mejia had 25 points and Beattie Rogasch added 13 points in the loss for the Vikings. Ohlone advances to the 2nd round where the Renegades will next face 3rd seeded Yuba on the road on Saturday evening.

Monterey, CA – (17) West Hills 81 (16) Monterey 76

West Hills (19-7) picked up a road win over 16th seeded Monterey 81-76 to advance to the 2nd round. Elijah Nesbit had 19 points, 8 rebounds, and 6 assists and Marcus Wallace added 15 points and 5 rebounds in the loss for Monterey (15-14). West Hills will play their second road game of the postseason as the Falcons will face top seeded San Francisco on the road on Saturday.

Redwood City, CA – (15) Canada 91 (18) Feather River 87

Keith Dickerson had 26 points, and Sean Orr added 25 points as 15th seeded Canada (15-14) edged past 18th seeded Feather River 91-87. Calvin Fletcher had 24 points and Jamel White and Gerard Andrus each had 23 points in the loss for Feather River (18-10). Canada will next face 2nd seeded Fresno on the road in the Central Valley on Saturday night.