By MVS Staff
Montview League teams Duarte and Nogales both won CIF Championships Saturday to cap off memorable seasons. The Falcons rolled through the first three games of the playoffs winning by an average of almost 40 points per game.
They cruised in the championship game as well until a late run made it respectable. Nogales completed its playoff run with a 13 point victory.
Duarte 75 Da Vinci Design Academy 65 – DIV 5A
Danny Pina scored 32 points to lead the way as the Falcons opened up a big early lead and cruised to a 10 point victory at Colony High School. Duarte led 20-6 in the first quarter and opened it up by 20 at 48-28 at halftime. The lead was 26 at one point before a late Da Vinci run made it respectable. De ‘Von Hemlsey and Isaiah Aceves each scored 12 and Eli Baxter added 10 – all in the first half.
Kolby Bernard had 27 for Da Vinci Design Academy in a losing cause.
Nogales 78 Foothill Technology 65 – DIV 5AA
Dale Batac scored 30 points including five three pointers for the Nobles as they claimed the CIF Division 5AA title at Azusa Pacific University. Matthew Frazier added 16 points and six rebounds. Bershoun Levi cleaned up inside with 14 rebounds.
Santa Clarita Christian 66 La Puente 27 – DIV 5AAA
Santa Clarita Christian jumped out to a 17-2 lead and rolled to a 66-27 rout of La Puente in the CIF Division 5AAA Championship game at Colony High. the Warriors, who beat Santa Maria on a last second shot in the semis, just couldn’t stay with hot shooting Santa Clarita.