CORONA — With no defenders taller than 6-2 to stop him, Tustin's 6-7 center David Lalazarian feasted on Norco.
Lalazarian scored 23 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and blocked three shots as top-seeded Tustin crushed Norco, 71-48, Friday in the Division II-A quarterfinals at Corona High.
The victory advances Tustin, which won its 18th consecutive game, to Tuesday's semifinals against Santa Margarita at a site to be determined. The Tillers and Santa Margarita finished as co-champions of the Sea View League last season before Tustin moved to the Golden West League.
Lalazarian had little trouble against the smaller Norco club. He scored 14 in the first half--10 in the first quarter--on easy baskets inside as the Cougars practically stood around and watched. Lalazarian hit 10 of 13 field-goal attempts. Two of his misses were wide-open layups.