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Farmar Takes Over, and Taft Pulls Away From Mission Viejo

High Schools | BOYS' BASKETBALL ROUNDUP

March 10, 2004|From Times Staff Reports

Jordan Farmar scored 36 points, including 13 consecutive in the third quarter, to help City champion Woodland Hills Taft defeat Mission Viejo, 83-68, in a Southern Regional Division I boys' basketball quarterfinal Tuesday night.

Farmar, who had a remarkable third quarter, scored 15 of 19 points for Taft (28-2) and assisted on the other two baskets.

Mission Viejo (26-6), the Southern Section Division I-A champion, closed to within four points, 45-41, early in the third quarter on a three-point play by Jed Collins, who finished with 22 points.

Then it was time for Farmar to excel. "When we started to get into a slump, Jordan took over," Taft Coach Derrick Taylor said.

Calvin Haynes had 15 points for Taft, which will play host to Division I-AA runner-up Etiwanda, a 58-55 winner over third-seeded Clovis West.

Eric Sondheimer

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Fullerton Sunny Hills 52, Fresno Hoover 42 -- The third-seeded Lancers responded down the stretch after the visitors closed to within five points and secured the Division II victory.

Steve Schneider had 20 points and 13 rebounds as Sunny Hills (20-13) advanced to play Thursday at second-seeded Escondido, an 83-71 winner over Inglewood.

Bryan Galligan had nine points and five rebounds and Mickey Gonzalez finished with eight points, five rebounds and six assists for Sunny Hills, which led, 27-20, at the half.

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Compton Centennial 78, Spring Valley Steele Canyon 72 -- Arron Afflalo had 28 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists and three steals to lead the visiting Apaches (29-3), who led from the start in the Division III game.

Third-seeded Centennial will play at North Hollywood Harvard-Westlake, an 88-59 winner over Hanford.

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