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Lazare leads #17 Woodlawn
Lazare leads #17 Woodlawn

Posted Feb 14, 2003

Elizabeth (NJ) St. Patrick's moved back into the College Basketball News’ top twenty with two wins in the Prime Time Shootout. However, the Trenton event was not as kind to other teams as Lanier (MS) High and Jersey City (NJ) St. Anthony's fell out along with Chicago (IL) Whitney Young. Baton Rouge (LA) Woodlawn and Fort Worth (TX) Dunbar moved in. Look for plenty of changes as conference play heats up and some states start postseason play.

11. Memphis (TN) White Station (23-2)

The Spartans beat Wooddale 56-45 and Collierville 99-35. Leon Pattman led all scorers with 19 points. Travis Strong added 14 and Curtis Gatewood had eleven points.


Strong, who played at Wooddale for two seasons before transferring to White Station last season, scored ten points in the win against his former team. Tennessee signee Dane Bradshaw had 14 points and ten players scored in the win.


They play Wooddale tonight, at Kirby Friday and at Overton Tuesday.


12. Los Angeles (CA) Fairfax (22-2)

The Lions had two easy conference wins, defeating L.A. University 107-66 and Hamilton 105-57 and Los Angeles High 102-54. Forward Alex Bausley had 23 points, 12 rebounds and six assists in the win over University. Josh Shipp had 23 points and guard Kevin Bell, who signed with Louisiana-Lafayette next season, had 21 points and eleven assists. Ruben Boykin, who signed with Northern Arizona, scored 41 points for University, including 24 of his team's 28 points in the first half. Sophomore Jamal Boykin, Ruben's brother, scored 12 points for Faifax. 


Bausley had a triple-double in the win over Hamilton as he finished with 13 points, 12 rebounds and ten assists. Jason Gilzene and Jamal Boykin both scored 16 points.


Shipp scored a game-high 27 points, including making all seven free throws in the win over Los Angeles High.


13. Springfield (MO) Kickapoo (20-1)

The Chiefs defeated Parkview 106-58 to remain perfect in Ozark Conference play as five different players scored in double figures for Kickapoo. They forced 25 turnovers, shot 55 percent from the field (40-73) and out-rebounded the Vikings 43-26. played well early


Brandon Argo led all scorers with 25 points. He had 19 in the first half and grabbed eight rebounds. Missouri recruit Spencer Laurie finished with 24 points, 12 assists and five steals and senior Kelly Byrne scored 19 points on 5-for-8 shooting from 3-point range. Creighton signee Anthony Tolliver had 15 points and eight rebounds while Southwest Missouri State signee Deven Mitchell added 10 points and a game-high nine rebounds.


14. Bakersfield (CA) Garces Memorial (27-1)

The Rams defeated Wasco 69-45, Taft 109-60 and Arvin 126-50 to run its South Sequoia League record to 8-0.


7-0 junior center Robert Swift and 6-7 Zach Ryan each had 16 points to lift the Rams over Wasco. Nevada signee Kyle Shiloh added 14 points and Anthony Esparza had 11. Christian Martin had 14 rebounds and Shiloh had 10 assists.


Ryan scored a career-high 42 points, including 30 in the first half in the win over Taft. In only 22 minutes. He was 17 of 23 from the field, including ten of 11 inside the arc and seven of 12 from three-point range. Swift had 24 points, 10 rebounds and eight blocks for the Rams (27-1).


7-0 junior center Robert Swift had his fifth triple-double of the season in a 126-50 victory over Arvin.


Swift is averaging 19.6 points per game and Ryan is contributing 17 points per contest. 


15. Aurora (IL) West Aurora (18-2)

The Blackhawks beat Glenbard East 63-38, Naperville Central 74-37 and Batavia 76-44 last week. They play #16 Maywood (IL) Proviso East Saturday in the eighth annual McDonald's City-Suburban Showdown at Northwestern's Welsh-Ryan Arena.

Marquette signee Dameon Mason had 14 points and Justin Cerasoli finished with a team-high 16 points to go along with seven steals and seven assists in the win over Batavia.


16. Maywood (IL) Proviso East (21-1)

Michigan State recruit Shannon Brown scored 37 in an overtime win over Proviso West. He made 20 of 21 free throws in the game. Brown and Phillip Perry scored 20 points each in their 79-36 win over Addison Trail. Brown was recently named one of ten Naismith finalists for prep player of the year. Nebraska signee Charles Richardson is averaging 12 points, six steals and ten assists per game.


17. Baton Rouge (LA) Woodlawn (31-0)

Woodlawn High defeated Denham Springs 69-53 after trailing by 11 points two minutes into the second half, the Panthers used a 31-4 run in a seven-minute span. They are the defending 5A champion and won its 46th straight game. Woodlawn's entire starting five scored in double figures. Kentrell Gransberry and Roshon Jacobs, a University of Louisiana at Monroe football signee scored 16 points each. Gransberry also had 11 rebounds. J'Quincy Jones added 14 points, Ladell Eackles had eleven points and LSU signee Darnell Lazare finished with 10 points, eight rebounds and four steals.


18. Fort Worth (TX) Dunbar (31-1)

Lance Jackson scored 25 points and Jeremis Smith added 24 as Dunbar defeated Fort Worth (TX) Poly 71-62. The win gave head coach Robert Hughes a record 1,275 victories. Jackson is averaging 23.3 points per game and smith is contributing 21.7 points.


19.  Elizabeth (NJ) St. Patrick (17-4)

The Celtics defeated Bergen Catholic 68-60 and Rice 52-50 in the Prime Time Shootout.

Robert Hines did not score in the first half, but finished with 15 points, including eleven in the fourth period in the win over Bergen Catholic. He made seven of eight from the charity stripe in the final stanza. He and Villanova signee Michael Nardi combined for 27 of the team's 29 points of the fourth period. Nardi had 14 points, including three three-pointers in the fourth and finished with 28 for the evening. Nardi made five of six from the line.


Assad Shaakir finished with eleven points and center Grant Billmeier had six. 6-8 freshman Derrick Caracter did not play, due to an academic suspension. He will sit out three weeks.


Nardi led the Celtics with 20 points in the win over Rice. Hines, a Trenton native, scored 19 points, including 13 in the first half. They led 38-25 at halftime and expanded the margin to 50-33 after three quarters. Nardi fouled out with two minutes left with the Celtics up by ten points. St. Paturck’s was able to hold on for a two-point win.


The Celtics will add the service of Devon Moffatt, who transferred from Clifton, where he averaged 19 points per game. He’ll have to sit out until March 9th.


20. Los Angeles (CA) Westchester (24-3)

The Comets won three conference games beating Palisades 85-57, Venice 88-52 and Los Angeles University 85-43. Scott Cutley, who signed with Kent State, had 20 points and twelve rebounds in the win over University. UCLA signee Trevor Ariza Ariza added 16 points, 14 rebounds and 12 assists.


Ariza had 26 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists and sophomore Marcus Johnson added 18 points in the win over Palisades.


The Comets lost to Akron (OH) St. Vincent- St. Mary’s 78-52 at the Prime time Shootout. Senior guard Bobby Brown led the Comets with ten points. Ariza scored eight and Cutley had six points.

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