Santa Monica def. Cerritos, 92-77 - Santa Monica led the whole way. The Corsairs put up 53 points in the first half to lead by 11 points and cruised from there. Santa Monica shot 50.6 percent from the field as a team, including 61.5 percent in the first half, and helped force 28 Cerritos turnovers in the contest. Santa Monica was led by strong performances from AJ Harris and Deshawn Stephens. Harris had 21 points, 11 assists, six rebounds and four steals, while Stephens finished with 22 points, 12 rebounds and two blocks. Stephens made 11 of 14 shots from the floor. Lee Lark chipped in 13 points, five assists and three steals and Everett Brown had nine points and Matt Sinclair added eight points and five rebounds. Cerritos got 19 points from Keith Wiltz, 15 points and seven ebounds from Anthony Scott and 13 points, six rebounds and five assists from Nick Sanchez.
Irvine Valley def. Cuyamaca, 99-64 - Irvine Valley defeated Cuyamaca for the second time
in less than a week. The 99 points and 35-point margin of victory were highs for the Lasers on the young season. IVC led, 37-28, at the end of the first half, but blew the game open early in the second half. Irvine Valley shot 65.6 percent (21 of 32) in the second half and 54.0 percent for the game from the floor. Sophomore guard Marcus Walters had his best game as a Laser with 20 points and seven rebounds. Sophomore forward Joe Eberhard matched Walters with 20 points. He also finished with six rebounds and three steals. Sophomore forward Sean Donovan added 15 points and five assists, sophomore center Ephraim Ekanem had 12 points and five rebounds and freshman guard Jose Vasquez contributed 10 points and two steals off the bench. Cuyamaca got 12 points from Aaron Douglas (he was 4 for 4 from three-point range) and 11 points from Harry Brazelton.
Ventura def. Imperial Valley, 72-49 - Ventura raced out to a big lead in the first half and never looked back. Ventura led, 42-22, at the end of the first half. The Pirates, who improved their record to 4-1, got strong efforts from James Ennis, Austin Ramljak and Michael Melonas. Ennis followed up his 24-point, 17-rebound performance in an opening round win, with 19 points, eight rebounds, eight assists and three steals. He also a couple of highlight reel dunks in the contest. Ramljak added 14 points and Melonas had a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Imperial Valley was led by Darius Singletary, who finished with 16 points and eight rebounds, and Joseph Johnson and Greg Brown, who each had 12 points. Imperial Valley shot just 37.0 percent from the field and committed 24 turnovers.
Long Beach City def. Canyons, 68-59 - In the most competitive game of the day, Long Beach City pulled away in the second half to move into the championship game. The Vikings led by just two (32-30) at halftime, but shot 52.0 percent in the second half (13 of 25) from the floor to earn the win. Kyle Clark, who played just four minutes in LBCC's opener after suffering an injury, was dominant inside for Long Beach City. He finished with 14 points and 18 rebounds (seven offensive). Robert Mandingo had his second solid game with 15 points and Long Beach City also got 14 points from Bernard Tyler and 11 points from Stephan Heard. Canyons was paced by Wesley Bartole, who finished with 20 points and five rebounds, Rafael Love, who had 14 points and six rebounds and Parker Dominguez, who added eight points, four nine rebounds and four assists.