Southern California 1st Round Playoffs
Venutra, CA – (20) Los Angeles Valley 78 (13) Ventura 74
In first round action in Southern California, Freshman guard Micah Cooper made four three pointers and scored a game high of 24 points and added 7 rebounds and teammate Joshua Abrams added 16 points and 4 rebounds as 20th seeded Los Angeles Valley (17-12) went on the road and upset 13th seeded Ventura 78-74 on Wednesday evening. Tone Patton made four three pointers and scored 21 points and Timothy Turner added 21 points and 9 assists in the loss for Ventura (17-12). Los Angeles Valley advances to the 2nd round where the Monarchs will face 4th seeded Chaffey on Saturday.
Pasadena, CA – (19) Cuesta 72 (14) Pasadena 60
Iker Cruz made six three pointers and scored 21 points and grabbed 6 rebounds and Western State South Conference Most Outstanding player Josh Wilson-Murry scored 20 points and grabbed 7 rebounds as 19th seeded Cuesta (22-7) advanced to the 2nd round with a 72-60 upset win over 14th seeded Pasadena (17-12). Giovonni Jackson had 19 points and 4 rebounds and Jordan Simpson added 11 points and 9 rebounds in the loss for the Lancers. Cuesta will next face 3rd seeded Citrus on Saturday in the 2nd round of the regional playoffs.
Santa Monica, CA – (15) Santa Monica 75 (18) San Diego 74
Kyle Young had 21 points and 8 rebounds and Marcus Harris added 17 points and 12 rebounds as 15th seeded Santa Monica (18-11) overcame a late deficit and ended the game on a 12-3 run to pick up a home 75-74 win over 18th seeded San Diego (16-13). Joseph Riley had 16 points and Nashom Carter added 14 points and 7 assists in the loss for the Knights. 15th seeded Santa Monica will next face 2nd seeded East Los Angeles on Saturday night in 2nd round action.
Santa Maria, CA – (16) Allan Hancock 77 (17) San Diego Miramar 74
Glenn Jordan had 21 points and 5 rebounds and Spirit Ricks added 12 points and 4 rebounds as 16th seeded Allan Hancock (22-6) advanced to the second round with a 77-74 win over 17th seeded San Diego Miramar (16-12). Artis Chapman made seven three pointers and scored 24 points and Damien Miller added 20 points, 8 assists and 5 rebounds in the loss for the Jets. 16th Allan Hancock will next face top seeded Fullerton on Saturday in a rematch of a playoff game from last seasons post season in which Hancock knocked off the Hornets.
Northern California 1st Round Playoffs
Sacramento, CA – (14) American River 79 (19) Merritt 69
Parker Haven scored 25 points and added 7 rebounds and Jermaine Henderson added 15 points, 5 assists and 4 rebounds as 14th seeded American River (16-11) advanced to the 2nd round with a 79-69 victory over 19th seeded Merritt (17-12). The Beavers move into the 2nd round and will face Gavilan in the 2nd round on Saturday.
Sacramento, CA – (15) Sacramento 74 (18) West Valley 51
Gregory Milton III had a career night as the freshman made eight three pointers and set a school record for most points in a post season game with 39 points as 15th seeded Sacramento (16-13) cruised past 18th seeded West Valley 74-51 in first round action on Wednesday night. Devante Johnson scored 13 points and Ryan Hewitt added 12 points in the loss for West Valley (14-15). Sacramento will next face 2nd seeded Fresno on Saturday as the Panthers will travel to the Central Valley.
Sacramento, CA – (16) Cosumnes River 108 (17) Lassen 104 (OT)
Marcus Robinson scored 28 points added 7 assists and Paul Ohiri added 18 points and 15 rebounds and three other Hawks scored in double figures as 16th seeded Cosumnes River (17-12) advanced to the 2nd round slipping past 17th seeded Lassen 108-104 in overtime. Tarren Storey-Way scored a game high of 35 points added 14 rebounds and Alberto Ortega added 22 points and 8 rebounds in the loss for Lassen (16-11). The Hawks move into the 2nd round and will face top seeded San Francisco on Saturday.