S: Palos Verdes Peninsula Boys Varsity Basketball
FC: Palos Verdes Peninsula Boys Varsity Baketball @2010-2011
1: Panthers Off The Court
2: Joey Perri #25 Senior SG/SF 6'1" 200lbs.
3: Reese Morgan #5 Captain Senior SG/F 6'3" 195lbs.
4: Andrew Menard #10 Captain Senior PG 6'0" 165lbs.
5: Odera Anakwenze #11 Senior SF/PF 6'3" 195lbs.
6: Jeffrey Palacios #44 Senior PF/C 6'3" 185lbs.
7: Sammy Borst-Smith #33 Junior PG/Sg 6'2" 160lbs.
8: Jack Hensley #4 Junior SG/F 6'4" 205lbs.
9: Alex Crawford #23 Sophmore C 6'6" 215lbs.
10: Brock Dale #21 Junior SG 6'1" 175lbs
11: Quinn Hazard #2 Junior SF 6'3" 185lbs.
12: Matthew McFarland #15 Sophomore SF 6'3" 185lbs.
13: Chris Hrboka #45 Sophomore C 6'6" 220lbs.
14: Stanley Roberts #0 Freshman C 6'6" 215lbs.
15: Pre-Season | Westchester Tournament Lawndale Beverly HIlls Long Beach MIllikan Palm Springs Tournament San Pedro Tournament
16: Westchster Aritcle
22: Lawndale 66-43
24: Beverly Hills 86-48 | Peninsula Pummels Beverly Hills, Start to Finish The Panthers go on a 16-0 run in the first quarter to break the game wide open and lead by as many as 40 in the second half. Reese Morgan leads Peninsula with 23 points, and Andrew Menard, Joey Perri and Sam Borst-Smith each add 13. Peninsula High could do no wrong on Wednesday night against Beverly Hills, the Panthers jumping all over the visiting Normans from the opening tip in an 86-48 non-league blowout. "The biggest thing for us was we talked on defense tonight. We communicated and we closed out on shooters," Peninsula Coach Jim Quick said. "We just made life difficult for them." Beverly Hills Coach Jarvis Turner couldn't agree more. "We got our butts kicked," he said. "Simple as that." After Beverly Hills point guard Austin Mills gave the Normans a 2-0 lead less than 10 seconds into the contest, the Normans crashed and burned. The Panthers pounded them with a 16-0 run before Beverly Hills closed the gap to 20-8 at the end of the first quarter. But it only got worst for the Normans. Andrew Menard, who scored all 13 of his points in the first half, helped spark a dominating second quarter when the Panthers (5-1) outscored Beverly Hills 32-16 to take a 52-24 advantage at the half. In the second half, the margin ballooned to 40. "I was most pleased with the overall effort," Quick said. "We beat Lawndale 66-43 last Friday. Most people who opened the newspaper saw a 23-point win, but I think that was a little misleading. I wasn't happy with our offense. It was stagnant, watching guys go one-on-one and no one setting screens. It just wasn't the way we teach our kids to play. "So we got all over them Monday and Tuesday and worked on spacing the floor and setting screens. They came out and responded. They played the way I know they can play tonight." Reese Morgan, who left the game midway through the third quarter after converting a four-point play, paced the Panthers attack with 23 points. In addition to Menard, Joey Perri and Sam Borst-Smith each scored 13 points. Odera Anakwanze led the team in rebounds with 10.
26: Palm Springs Winter Classic Champions
27: Hemet 79-27 Palm Desert 73-44 Desert Hot Springs 80-50 Palm Springs 51-49
28: San Pedro Pirate Shootout Champions
29: Torres 74-19 Monrovia 65-45 Hamilton 88-41 South 72-53
32: Gardena 75-45 | Panthers Roll Over Gardena, and Into Bay League Coach Jim Quick is not pleased with every aspect of the 75-45 non-league victory, but his boys basketball team willtake a 13-game winning streak into league play. Maybe success has created a higher level of expectation. Or maybe Peninsula High coach Jim Quick is just a hard man to please.Whatever the reason, Quick said, “I don't think we played very well,” after Peninsula went to Gardena and dominated, winning75-45 on Thursday night in what looked like a razor-sharp tuneup for the start of Bay League play Tuesday at home against Redondo Union.“I'm not happy with the intensity we played with,” Quick said, when asked why he wasn't pleased by the Panthers' play in a one-sided victory. “We weren't crisp. We didn't do the little things." Perhaps Quick was just reinforcing lessons he hopes the Panthers must learn during a 15-1 start heading into league play. In this game, anyway, the little things were dwarfed by the things Reese Morgan and Co. did right. Morgan was almost flawless, hitting four 3-point shots and missing just four shots overall while scoring 28 points, all in three quarters of play. He added five rebounds, four assists and three steals. Senior guard Andrew Menard continued to excel in his role as point guard, scoring 13 points and handing out several assists. Junior guard Sam Borst-Smith also had a big game, scoring 20 points, including 11 points in a breakout third quarter.Almost as important, the Panthers played strong team defense in the first half, holding Gardena (4-9) to seven points in the first quarter and just 16 by halftime.“I did like our team defense,” Quick said. “We executed well. We slowed them down. That's an important part of our game we'll need in the Bay League.” The Panthers were rushed out of the gym after the game and onto the team bus, apparently for safety's sake, but Morgan stopped long enough to share a few thoughts.“We expected a tougher game, but we shot the ball really well early and they just had a tough game after that,” he said. “It was a good game for us because I scored the points the team needs but we had other people involved, too. “(Borst-Smith) had some tough times early in the season, but he's really coming on now. Him getting 20 tonight is great for him and great for the team.” No one else scored more than three points in a game that was scouted by a number of Bay League teams. But that hardly mattered in a game in which the Panthers led by 30-plus points throughout the second half. “This has been a great start for us,” Morgan said, “but Bay League is like a whole new season. I'm definitely looking forward to it.” Based on the Gardena game, other Bay League teams will be facing a team that just passed its final tuneup with flying colors. With Morgan shooting long 3-point shots and opening the floor for his teammates, the engine is humming. “He's one of the best high school players I've ever seen,” Gardena coach Sean Bologna said. Gardena made the mistake of not picking up Morgan well outside the 3-point line. He made them pay with four long 3-pointers."I'll take a free shot anytime I get one,” Morgan said, smiling. “When they adjusted, I just had to create for my teammates.”Big thing or little thing, Quick knows he can count on that going into Bay League. “He is the consummate team leader,” he said. “It's a privilege to coach him.” Morgan had 17 points by halftime to go with three rebounds, three assists and three steals. Peninsula led 39-16 at the break. Encouraging to Peninsula, Borst-Smith was the team leader in the second half. He scored 11 points in a row while Peninsula increased its lead to 54-21.
34: Bay League 10-0
35: 1. Redondo 2. Leuzinger 3. P.V. 4. Mira Costa 5. West 6. Redondo 7. Leuzinger 8. P.V. 9. Mira Costa 10. West
36: 1. Redondo 75-56 | R e d o n d o 74-56
39: Leuzinger 72-54
40: Palos Verdes 72-57
43: you dont want no black n gold, you dont want none, but if you want some black and gold, come in get some!!!
44: Mira Costa 47-43
46: West 61-55 | Flirting With Disaster, Panthers Manage to Hold On Peninsula High is ranked No. 1 in CIF-Southern Section Division 2A, but its play of late is a concern for Coach Jim Quick. Reese Morgan scores 32 points in an uncomfortably close 61-55 victory over West Torrance. Peninsula High coach Jim Quick isn’t close to pushing the panic button, but he is concerned about his basketball team’s recent play. A lack of urgency by the Panthers and some close contests have Quick concerned that they eventually will get burned by a loss. “We’re just flirting with fire,” Quick said, after Peninsula dodged a West Torrance rally on Tuesday before emerging with a 61-55 Bay League decision. “We talked about showing up and wanting (to win), and the difference between wanting it and taking it, and making it happen. They’re surviving and just getting by. We’re just getting lucky bounce after lucky bounce.” Like they have for the majority of the season, the Panthers got the right bounces to record their 18th consecutive victory. Again, Reese Morgan was the big reason that Peninsula (20-1, 5-0) came away victorious, scoring 32 points, 18 of them coming in the second half. He also had seven rebounds. But Morgan and Sam Borst-Smith, who finished with 10 points and six rebounds, were the only Panthers to score in double figures. The rest of the team managed just 19 points. “Our offense is terrible right now,” Quick said. Free throws bailed out the Panthers again. Despite missing eight of their 18 attempts, they got some clutch ones down the stretch from Morgan and Borst-Smith, just like they did in a 47-43 victory over Mira Costa on Friday. West Torrance (10-10, 2-3) had a chance to score an upset. The Warriors trailed 56-52 when Kieran O’Shaugnessy nailed a 3-pointer to cut the deficit to one, with 39 seconds remaining. Morgan followed by hitting one of his two free throws with 28.2 seconds left, to give Peninsula a 57-55 lead, before O’Shaugnessy, who led West Torrance with 18 points, missed an open jumper near the free-throw line with 15 seconds remaining. The Warriors were forced to foul Borst-Smith, who converted both of his free throws, with 14.1 seconds left, to seal the victory. West Torrance was the aggressor early on. The Warriors built a nine-point lead (25-16) after a trey by O’Shaugnessy with 5:34 remaining in the second quarter. But Warriors’ jump-shooting offense abandoned them and they managed just one basket the rest of the half. Meanwhile, Morgan, Borst-Smith and Andrew Menard sparked an 11-2 run to tie the score at 27 at halftime. Morgan, who had five 3-pointers, buried a three ball about a minute into the third quarter for a 30-29 lead that the Panthers never surrendered. The 6-3 guard carried Peninsula’s offense for much of the third quarter, when he scored the team’s initial eight points for a 35-30 lead with five minutes remaining. The Panthers increased their lead to 43-34 after Joey Perri hit a 3-pointer with 1:42 remaining in the quarter. Peninsula held a 45-37 advantage, entering the fourth. The Panthers’ inconsistent play has Quick more than a bit concerned heading into Friday’s contest at Redondo Union. Though Peninsula smacked the Sea Hawks in a 74-56 verdict on Jan. 11 at Peninsula, the Panthers were outplayed in the second half. “We go into Redondo and play like we did tonight--we’re done,” Quick said. “We traditionally haven’t played well there. Neither team has played well at the other one’s gym. It’s been anywhere from a 10- to 15-point swing. We are going to be in big trouble if we don’t get our act together.”
48: Redondo 50-49
50: Leuzinger 88-84 | Senior Night!!!
51: redo this article!!!!
54: Senior Night!
56: Palos Verdes 73-63
57: take pic of pv article
60: Mira Costa 52-48
63: West 74-57 | Undefeated! Undefeated! Undefeated!
64: CIF | Troy 62-28 Rowland 59-49 Segerstrom 60-47 Mayfair 59-61
65: Troy 62-28
66: Rowland 59-49
68: Segerstrom 60-47
72: M a y f a i r 59-61
76: end of the road...
81: State!!! | Hoover 65-54 Foothill 63-49 Summit 74-79
84: The ZOO | Scoreboard! scoreboard! scoreboard!
85: Start th e buses