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State Tournament

March 13, 1997


WHO: Tehachapi (22-3) vs. Harvard-Westlake (33-1)

WHEN: Tonight, 7:30

WHERE: Harvard-Westlake High, Studio City.

DIRECTIONS: 101 freeway to Coldwater Canyon, south one mile.

TICKET INFORMATION: Adults $7, students $4.

WHO TO WATCH: Jarron Collins scored 23 points and twin Jason had 20 in Harvard-Westlake's 75-46 first-round victory over San Diego St. Augustine. Senior guard Ryan Smiley, a two-year starter, had 18 points. Senior Nick O'Neill averages 16 points for Tehachapi, which defeated Cathedral City, 61-52.

FAST FACT: Harvard-Westlake routed Tehachapi, 81-42, in the opening round of the Southern Regional last season. The Wolverines have four starters from last year's state championship team. Tehachapi's starting lineup returned intact.



WHO: Crescenta Valley (29-3) vs. Crenshaw (24-3)

WHEN: Tonight, 5:30

WHERE: Cal State Dominguez Hills

DIRECTIONS: 405 south to 190th St. exit, east 2 1/2 miles; Or 110 south to 190th St. exit. East on 190th, becomes Victoria St. Campus is off Victoria.

TICKET INFORMATION: Adults $8, students and children 12 and under $5.

WHO TO WATCH: Junior Michelle Greco of Crescenta Valley has been unstoppable in the playoffs. Greco, averaging 33.6 points through five games, scored a school-record 54 in an 83-77 overtime victory Tuesday over Porterville Monache. Stanford-bound Naila Moseley, who averages 13 points a game, and Danielle Rainey, who averages 20, both scored 16 for Crenshaw in a 73-52 first-round victory over Oxnard.

FAST FACT: Crenshaw won its fifth City Section title this season, the Cougars' fourth in the 4-A Division. Crescenta Valley lost to Buena in the Southern Section Division I-A final.



WHO: Moorpark (26-3) vs. Laguna Hills (28-3)

WHEN: Tonight, 7:30

WHERE: Laguna Hills High.

DIRECTIONS: 5 Freeway to Alicia St. East to Paseo de Valencia. Turn right, school on left.

TICKET INFORMATION: General admission $7, senior citizens $5, students $4.

WHO TO WATCH: In six playoff games, Muskeeter sophomore Damaris Hinojosa has averaged 20.5 points and Tracey Milburn is at 19.2. Tayyiba Haneef, a 6-foot-6 center for Laguna Hills, scored 17 points in a Southern Section II-AA title-game victory over Gahr and 25 points in a first-round victory over Lemoore.

FAST FACT: Milburn has signed to play soccer at Pepperdine, Haneef for volleyball and track at Long Beach State.



WHO: Alemany (24-5) vs. Bishop Montgomery (27-3)

WHEN: Tonight, 7:30

WHERE: Bishop Montgomery High, Torrance.

DIRECTIONS: 405 south to Hawthorne, south to Torrance, turn right.

TICKET INFORMATION: Adults $7, students and children 11 and under $4.

WHO TO WATCH: Alemany guard Kelli Kobayashi, who averages 16 points, hit four three-pointers in the Indians' 53-43 first-round victory at Oakhurst Yosemite. Alemany's Kate Beckler averages 12.5 points. Tashara Carter averages 13 points and seven rebounds for Bishop Montgomery. Danielle Graham averages 14 points and six rebounds.

FAST FACT: Bishop Montgomery, Southern Section III-A champion, defeated Alemany, 63-46, in February and has beaten the Indians during the regular season the last two years.



WHO: Santa Ynez (25-3) vs. Bell-Jeff (30-1)

WHEN: Tonight, 7:30

WHERE: Bell-Jeff High, Burbank.

DIRECTIONS: 118 freeway to 5 freeway South or 134 freeway to 5 freeway North. Exit Olive Ave., go North to Glenoaks. Left one block to Orange Grove. Right one block to gym on right.

TICKET INFORMATION: Adults $7, students and children under 12 $4.

WHO TO WATCH: Bell-Jeff's Cheryl Flores has averaged 15 points, six steals and six assists the last two games, and Jaclyn Johnson can dominate. Katie Pyle, a 5-7 junior guard, averages 15 points for the Pirates. Former Village Christian forward Ashley Wornall starts for Santa Ynez.

FAST FACT: Bell-Jeff, going for its 30th consecutive victory, has lost only to Crescenta Valley. The Guards defeated Santa Ynez, 64-46, in the Rio Mesa tournament earlier this year.

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