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Marshall Squeezes Victory on Press

January 28, 1998

The showdown for first place in the Alpha League turned out to be an ambush.

The Marshall High boys' basketball team used its full-court press to overwhelm Village Christian, 93-47, Tuesday night in a matchup of the league's remaining unbeaten teams at Village Christian.

Brendan Marshall scored 16 points and Deverion Macrem added 15 points for the Eagles, who are 5-0 in league play.

Paul Tait scored nine points for Village Christian (9-11, 4-1), which trailed, 24-5, after one quarter and, 49-17, at halftime.

In other games:

St. Francis 61, Notre Dame 47--Senior guard Richard Fields scored 23 points and junior forward Derek LaVelle had 14 for the Golden Knights (9-8, 3-3) in a Mission League game at St. Francis.

Chris Williams had 16 points for Notre Dame (8-11, 1-5).

Antelope Valley 75, Victor Valley 60--With his team leading, 18-6, in the first quarter, Antelope Coach Tom Mahan emptied the bench in a nonleague game at Antelope Valley.

Roger Price collected 25 points and 19 rebounds, and Josh Speaks had 17 points for the Antelopes (14-7).

Jermaine Prater added 11 points.

Kern Valley 64, Paraclete 60--Glenn Jones had 17 points, and Josh Foster had 12 points and 12 rebounds but the Spirits (4-12, 2-3) lost a High Desert League game at Kern Valley.

Neal Preston scored 27 points and Josh Sakaloff had 18 for Kern Valley (8-8, 1-4).

Campbell Hall 63, Whitney 55--Josh Glass had 21 points and seven assists, Ronnie Polk scored 19 points and Brandon Woodard had 16 points and 14 rebounds for the Vikings (12-7, 2-3) in a Delphic League game at Campbell Hall.

L.A. Baptist 65, Frazier Mountain 41--Brian Bauer scored all seven of his points in the fourth quarter, and the Knights outscored the Falcons, 20-7, in the quarter to pull away for their first Alpha League victory at Frazier Mountain.

Evan Regenstreif and Frank Vasquez each scored 12 points for L.A. Baptist (6-11, 1-4).

Boron 56, Vasquez 44--J.R. Faquir had 13 points and Jay Panico scored 12 and the Mustangs (3-12, 1-6) fell at Highland High.

Thor Yarbrough scored 33 points for Boron.

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