SAL champ Arroyo Valley tops short-handed San Gorgonio

first_imgStockham used seven players who are normally junior varsity players in the game. The anticlimactic nature of the game overshadowed a tremendous accomplishment by Arroyo Valley, which won the second varsity league basketball title in school history and with a perfect (10-0) record, no less. The Hawks are 20-6 overall. James Sanders led the Hawks with 18 points, Joseph Richard chipped in with 11 and Darryl Weathersby had 10. Arroyo Valley coach Scott Smith said “Oh, no,” when asked if he anticipated going unbeaten in league. Added Smith: “San Gorgonio is good and Cajon is good. We didn’t expect to go 10-0. But a wake-up call for our kids in preseason was when the (CIF-Southern Section) polls came out and we weren’t even listed among the “Others.” SAN BERNARDINO – Those who circled February 9 and the San Gorgonio at Arroyo Valley boys basketball game on their calendar may have been sorely disappointed. At the outset of the season it appeared this might be a game for the title. In reality, Arroyo Valley had already clinched the San Andreas League title. What’s more, visiting San Gorgonio was woefully short-handed Friday night in a 70-39 loss. Key players Alex Jacobs, Julian Armon, Rodney Armstrong, Marshan Powell, Regis Knox and Leon Jackson did not suit up for San Gorgonio (19-7, 6-4). Asked why those players did not dress for the game and what their status is for the rest of the season (playoffs), San Gorgonio coach Ty Stockham said “no comment.” center_img SAN ANDREAS LEAGUE Cajon 58, Colton 45 Donovan Clark had 20 points and four blocks to lead the Cowboys (17-9, 8-2) to a second-place finish with a win over the Yellowjackets (9-14, 2-8). CHRISTIAN LEAGUE Ontario Christian 74, ACA 62 Justus Jones scored 21 points as the back-to-back Christian league champion Knights (20-5, 7-1) defeated the Eagles. CITRUS BELT LEAGUE Redlands 72, Carter 59 Tristan Kirk scored 18 points and had eight rebounds to help the Terriers (22-4, 14-0) finish undefeated in league play with a win over the Lions (3-11 in league). REV 92, Eisenhower 78 Nick Carter scored 21 points, all on 3-pointers, and Alex Varner added 18 points, but the Eagles (13-14, 6-8) fell to the Wildcats. GIRLS CHRISTIAN LEAGUE ACA 60, Ontario Christian 27 The Christian League-champion Eagles (21-5, 10-0) ended the regular season with a huge victory over the Knights. Aquinas 45, Pomona Catholic 45 Heather Torres had 17 points and Christina Torres contributed 12 points and 10 rebounds to help the Falcons (6-13, 4-6) defeat the Lancers (0-10 in league). CITRUS BELT LEAGUE REV 60, Eisenhower 54 Nicole Hamilton scored 24 points as the Wildcats (19-9, 11-3) finished second in league with a win over the Eagles (12-13 overall). Krystal Brown hit a 3-pointer in the last minute to seal the win and Breanna Underwood scored 10 points for the Wildcats. MOJAVE RIVER LEAGUE Sultana 49, Apple Valley 35 Camesha Patton scored 19 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to pace the Sultans (17-10, 5-3) past the Sun Devils (0-8 in league) and secure a spot in the Division II-A playoffs. Brittany Gray and Bricarea Holden scored 11 points apiece for Apple Valley. SAN ANDREAS LEAGUE Cajon 106, Colton 9 Layshia Clarendon set a school record by scoring 51 points with 15 steals as the SAL champion Cowgirls (26-0, 10-0) defeated Colton. Darshae Burnside added 21 points and set her own school record of 43 rebounds for Cajon, which now awaits the CIF Division II-A playoffs. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more