Video: LiAngelo Ball highlightsFuture UCLA Bruin goes off Friday night.
The ankle must be feeling good again because LiAngelo Ball
went off in a California playoff win for No. 8 Chino Hills
on Friday night.
Hampered by a lingering ankle injury late in the season, the 6-foot-5 senior erupted for 52 points as the Huskies rolled up Los Angeles City Section champ Birmingham (Lake Balboa)
130-110 in CIF State Open Division first round action.
Chino Hills (30-2) put up 35 points in the second quarter then 30 more in the third to put things out of reach for the Patriots, who received 39 points from unsigned senior star Devante Doutrive
Birmingham (27-4) entered without a loss since Dec. 27 but it is the defending state and national champions who will move on to the second round.LaMelo Ball
added 17 points and 15 assists for Chino Hills while Elizjah Scott
(21 points) and Onyeka Okongwu
(22) both had big outings.
More CIF State Open Division scores
No. 4 Bishop Montgomery (Torrance) 64, Torrey Pines 49:
The Knights (28-2) will meet Chino Hills Tuesday after using a balanced effort to get past Torrey Pines. Fletcher Tynen
led the way with 14 points.St. Augustine (San Diego) 88, No. 6 Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth, Calif.) 81:
In a major shocker, one-time national No. 1 Sierra Canyon was eliminated in the opening round thanks to 27 points from Taeshon Cherry
.No. 7 Mater Dei (Santa Ana) 74, Westchester (Los Angeles) 60:
Bol Bol had 22 points and 10 rebounds as the Monarchs (32-2) advance to face St. Augustine on Tuesday.