Watch this complete game HS basketball mixtape featuring St. John Bosco vs Mater Dei (Santa Ana). The Monarchs were led by senior swingman Stanley Johnson and junior sharpshooter Lovett Parker. Arizona commit Tyler Dorsey controlled the pace for St. John Bosco and sophomore scorer Vance Jackson hit several threes. Check it out.

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The second coming of Mater Dei vs. Etiwanda was the most highly anticipated matchup of the year for more reasons than one. Mater Dei was looking for their third consecutive CIF State Championship appearance and only the Eagles stood in their way.

Etiwanda knocked off the Monarchs to claim the CIFSS Championship, and a rivalry was born. Tonight, Mater Dei was victorious in dominating fashion and advanced with a 60-37 win.

Mater Dei Wins vs Etiwanda: Game Highlights

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The Loyola Cubs overcame an 11-point halftime deficit to defeat the Taft Toreadors 76-68 in front of a raucous home crowd to advance in the 2013 CIF Open Division 1 Championships.

It was a tale of two halves as Taft came out of the gate strong and built an early double digit advantage. The Toreadors were led by the stellar play of seniors Kris Yanku and Usama Zaid. Yanku drilled a buzzer beater to end the first quarter and give Taft a 19-13 lead.

Loyola relied heavily on big man Thomas Welsh. The 7-foot junior had 14 points in the first half to lead the Cubs.

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The Long Beach Poly Jackrabbits defeated the Loyola Cubs 75-69 in front of a sold-out raucous crowd at Loyola High School Friday night to advance to the CIFSS 1AA semifinals.

Led by PAC-12 bound stars Jordan Bell and Roschon Prince, the Jackrabbits got out to a strong start and built an early lead. Hot shooting from the perimeter and some easy slam dunks on the interior gave Poly a 26-11 advantage after a quarter.

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The Loyola Cubs defeated the Pasadena Bulldogs 80-56 to advance in the CIFSS 1AA playoffs. The Cubs blew open a tight game in the fourth quarter. CLA contributor C-Dawg was in the house and on the call for this intense matchup.

C-Dawg Postgame Analysis:

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Mater Dei countered with solid performances from senior big man Xavier Johnson, sophomore sensation Stanley Johnson and UNLV bound guard Katin Reinhardt. The terrific trio combined for 64 of the Monarchs 75 points.

After a see-saw first half with numerous lead changes, the Monarchs went to the half clinging to a 30-29 lead.

Mater Dei matches up against Loyola in the 2012 CIF State HS Hoops Tourney

The crowd at the Anaheim Convention Center was in a frenzy for most of the evening, as 4th seeded Loyola put up a valiant effort against Mater Dei. Jackson-Cartwright scored a team-high 17 points for Loyola, who fell 61-58 to the Monarchs at the CIF Southern Section Division 1AA Boys Basketball Semifinals.

Prior to Saturday night's Mater Dei vs. Long Beach Poly matchup, everyone was fully aware of what the Gary McKnight coached Monarchs squad had in its arsenal.

Watch Mater Dei vs. Loyola 2012 CIF Southern Section Basketball Playoffs videos.
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