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April 5, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
Rank; School (Record) Finish (last ranking) 1. MATER DEI (35-0) SS Open Division champion. State Open Division champion. (1) 2. ETIWANDA (27-5) SS Open Division quarterfinalist. Open Division regional semifinalist. (4) 3. CORONA CENTENNIAL (29-4) SS Open Division quarterfinalist. State Division I runner-up. (3) 4. CHINO HILLS (29-6) SS Open Division runner-up. Division I regional finalist. (10) 5. LOYOLA (27-4) SS Open Division quarterfinalist. Division I regional semifinalist.
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SPORTS
April 5, 2014
Jordin Canada, L.A. Windward, 5-6, Sr.: The UCLA-bound point guard was a dribbling and passing whiz. She led the Wildcats to the Southern Section Open Division championship and twice helped defeat Open Division state champion Long Beach Poly. Cheyenne Greenhouse, Moreno Valley Canyon Springs, 5-10, Sr.: The San Diego State-bound Greenhouse scored 24 points in the Division I state championship victory over Elk Grove Pleasant Grove and was known for her ability to score in pressure-filled moments.
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April 5, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
After 18 years as girls' basketball coach at Moreno Valley Canyon Springs, Gail Hale finally got to celebrate a Division I state championship. "I was close to tearing up," Hale said after winning the regional championship. "It's been a long season, a blessed season. I knew these kids could do it. " Canyon Springs finished 25-6, and lots of credit goes to Hale, The Times' girls' basketball coach of the year. She had a team with plenty of talented athletes, but they also needed a firm reminder at times about what to do and how to stay focused.
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April 5, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
If there ever were a unanimous pick for boys' basketball player of the year in Southern California, this would be the season, and Stanley Johnson would be the player. The Santa Ana Mater Dei star was the best player from start to finish. The 6-foot-7 senior averaged 25 points and 8.1 rebounds in leading the Monarchs to a 35-0 record and a fourth consecutive state championship. He's the only boys' player in California history to win titles in four consecutive seasons at the upper-division level.
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April 5, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Former Campbell Hall standout Cole Huff, a 6-foot-8 forward at Nevada, has decided to transfer, and Nevada is not happy. He averaged 12.4 points. Here's a story about his departure.   Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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April 4, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Bill Bedgood, a former head coach at Alemany and Sherman Oaks Notre Dame, has been hired as the new basketball coach at Saugus. Bedgood last coached at Notre Dame in 2012.   Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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April 4, 2014 | Chris Dufresne
ARLINGTON, Texas - The Final Four has grown so large they had to move it from Planet Earth to Jerry World. It actually makes sense a stadium nicknamed "The Billion Dollar Play Pen" should host college basketball's billion-dollar end games. It makes less sense that everyone except the players seems to be cashing in. This being Texas, of course, one host city was not enough to handle the event, as the NCAA granted this bid to the wide-open-spaces sweep of "North Texas. " That means Amarillo, technically, got a Final Four in the modern era before Los Angeles.
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