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Chandler Injures Ankle in Dominguez Victory

March 09, 2001|From Staff Reports

Compton Dominguez High center Tyson Chandler, a potential lottery pick in the NBA draft, sustained an ankle injury during the Dons' 77-55 victory over Inglewood in a Southern Regional Division II boys' basketball semifinal Thursday night and was taken to the hospital for X-rays.

Chandler was injured with about seven minutes left while trying to grab a rebound. Dominguez led, 62-35, at the time of the injury.

Paramedics who were at the game attended to Chandler, who walked off the court.

Dominguez will play Redondo Union, a 68-63 winner over Lakewood Mayfair, in the regional final Saturday at the Forum.

In other boys' semifinals:

Santa Ana Mater Dei 61, Upland 56--Mater Dei, usually synonymous with standout guard Cedric Bozeman and star center Jamal Sampson, needed help from its supporting cast in the closing minutes of a Division I victory at Ocean View High.

Guard Ricky Porter scored nine of his team-high 20 points in the fourth quarter as the Monarchs (31-2) rallied from a five-point deficit at the end of the third quarter.

Forward Mike Strawberry blocked a shot by Sheldon Pace that could have tied the score with less than 30 seconds left.

The top-seeded Monarchs advanced to play Fresno Clovis West, an 82-57 winner over Corona Centennial, in Saturday's regional championship at the Forum.

Bozeman scored 19 points and Sampson had 15 points and 14 rebounds for Mater Dei.

Forward Kirk Snyder had 23 points and Pace added 17 for Upland (32-1).

Fresno Clovis West 82, Corona Centennial 57--Tyrone Jackson had 23 points and Jason Walberg added 21--including six three-pointers for Clovis West, which advanced to the Division I final for the second consecutive year.

Clovis West defeated Mater Dei in last year's final, but lost to Concord De La Salle in the state championship game.

Chris Hernandez added 16 points for Clovis West, which led by 12 points at the end of the first quarter and 47-27 at halftime.

Jamaal Williams scored 17 Centennial.

Redondo Union 68, Lakewood Mayfair 63--Dijon Thompson scored 24 points and had 12 rebounds to lead the Sea Hawks to the Division II victory at home.

Redondo Union defeated Mayfair in the Southern Section Division I-A final.

Josh Childers and Edwin Draughan each scored 16 for Mayfair.

Torrance Bishop Montgomery 77, Compton Centennial 65--Errick Craven scored 29 points and Fred Washington had 12 rebounds and eight assists to lead the Knights in the Division III game at home.

Leland Dodd had 15 points and seven rebounds for Bishop Montgomery.

GIRLS

Lynwood 78, Fullerton Troy 47--Lynwood (28-2) was hardly threatened by Troy (28-5) in the Division I final at Lynwood.

Lynwood took advantage of nine first-quarter turnovers to build an 18-4 lead.

Freshman Sade Gateweood scored 19 points, and junior Janice Bright scored 18 for Lynwood, which took a 6-0 lead in the game's first 86 seconds. Ten of Lynwood's first 12 points were scored off turnovers.

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