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BOYS BASKETBALL TEAM IS POISED TO COMPETE IN CIF PLAYOFF GAMES BY STEVE HALL Going into the playoffs, Ava- lon Lancers boys varsity basketball team has not only caught fire but is serving notice that it might be the best team in the league. The Lane- ers won two oftheir last three league games at home and were in need of a victory Wednesday in their road game to help their playoff chances. Avalon played against Or- angewood Academy, at home, on Thursday, Feb. 3 and then again on Friday morning, Feb. 4. In the first game Avalon fought closely with Orangewood in the first quarter, trailing 1~-10. In the second quarter their de- fense fell apart and they let the Spartans score 22 points and take a 33-22 lead at halftime. Fortunately for the Lancers, they did not fold and came charging back in the third quarter, scoring 23 points and hold- ing the Spartans to 10 points. The Lancers built on their lead in the third quarter and came away with a 63-57 victory. Junior Marco Gal- legos lead the Lancers in this one with 19 points and eight assists. Se- nior Sebastian Sanchez also had 19 points hitting five 3-pointer shots from beyond the arc. Sophomore Edgar Alvarez added 12 points, while Junior Allan Casillas contrib- uted 8 points to the cause. It was a consummate team victory. In the second game against Or- angewood, both teams came out to play and finished the first quar- ter tied at 17 points for each side. However, the Spartans took control in the second quarter and carded at 38-31 lead into halflime. The sec- ond half was closely fought, but the Spartans, came away with the vie- tory in the end by a score of 70-62. Sebastian Sanchez conu'ibuted 13 points to the cause while Junior Al- lan Casillas was a big force inside, scoring 12 points and blocking four shots, sophomore Edgar Alvarez played a big PON as well, scoring 10 points, grabbing four rebounds and dishing out four assists. On Saturday, Feb. 5, the Lanc- ers faced the first placed Saddle- back Valley Christian. The Lancers desperately needed victory to keep their playoffhopes alive and came to the show ready to go. Avalon jumped out to a 23-13" first quakrter lead and never looked back. They lead 59-32 at the end of the third quarter, leaving the Warriors in a state of shock. The Warriors tried to make a run in the fourth quarter but it was too little too late. The Lancers came away in the fourth quarter with a 67-52 victory. Ed- gar Alvarez was the man in this one, scoring 28 points, 26 of them in the first three quarters while Sebastian Sanchez was also a big factor scoring 19 points. Alvarez andSanchez were able to make 5 shots from beyond the 3-point mark, lighting up the house with an incredible shooting exhibition. A lot of credit should also go to point guard Marco Gallegos who orchestrated the entire victory with his great passing and tenacious de- fense. Allan Casillas was also a big factor, dominating inside the paint. This victory against such a quality opponent should increase Avalon's playoff chances. It certainly sent shock waves to the mainland and served notice that the Avalon Lanc- ers are back and ready to compete in the 2011 CIF Southern" Section Playoffs. Steve Hall is coach of the Lanc- ers boys varsity basketball team. From page 1 thing about it caught his eye. He has teaJned up with the Catalina Island Conservancy, whose mis- sion is protecting the Island's wild areas through a balance of conser- vation, education and recreation. The Conservancy cares for about 88 percent of Catalina's 42,000 acres and 50 miles of the surrounding coastline and 200 miles of roads. For five years, the Conservancy has gathered input from its board, staff, the Island business commu- nity, the city, service groups and other Island stakeholders to evolve its long-term strategic master plan. They sought input for a plan for stewarding, upgrading, and in some cases entirely rethinking its holdings such as the Wrigley Me- morial & Botanic Garden, Nature Center at Avalon Canyon, Airport in the Sky, Middle Ranch com- plex, and its interior 43,000-acre nature preserve including its net- work of trail systems. This year, the organization took the next step in planning when it retained McDon0ugh--a world-renowned designer, Community-planner and sustainability expert. McDonough's book details how to achieve what he and co-au- thor Michael Braungart, a German chemist have termed the "Cradle to Cradle design" model. It calls In The E1 Encanto Marketpalce 4:oo-6:3opm Offered Daily 31o.51o.z474 Featuring these New Items... SURF & TURF SCAH.DP SALAD SAND DABS STEAK SANDWICH ... and bringing back all your old favorites. Introducing... WINE drinking Wednesday! Any bottle of Wine is 50% off with the purchase of one adult entrre. WINTER HOURS: TUES. 11-3 WED thru SUN 11- Close for a radical change in the way industry and communities think about sustainable design--how re- sources can be used today in ways that doesn't deplete the future, and in fact improve the future. McDonough will discuss his ideas at a free community forum hosted by the Conservancy on Monday, Feb. 28, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. The event, titled, "Catalina Island: Something Lived, Some- thing Dreamed," will be held in the Casino Theatre, provided courtesy OPEN FOR DINNER (3...7. Dx~s .AT. 5..It,M ....... IO) 5IO-ZOO9 IOI CRESCENT AVE of the island Company. McDonough will discuss the Cradle to Cradle design phi- losophy and how it can be used as a framework for communities. Although still in the information- gathering phase of his work with the Conservancy, he is expected, to present some ideas about how the Catalina Island community in general might benefit from "Cra- dle to Cradle" thinking and the possibilities he sees for an abun- dant, sustainable future for Con- P.M. TO 6:3 P.M. or salad, vegetables, and a cup of spumoni TUESDAY Family style all you can eat award winning fried chicken, spaghetti, salad and bread. ADULTS $14.95 CHILDREN (12 and trader) $9.95 WEDNESDAY $2 off any martini 50% off botdes of wine on the menu winelist up to $100 (subject to availability) THURSDAY In addition to our regular menu we have the small plate menu servancy holdings and, potentially, the Island community. McDonough's firm, William McDonough+Partners, has been retained by the Conservancy to lend expertise to What President and CEO Ann Muscat calls "the exciting process of defining the Conservancy's Strategic Plan for its long-term stewardship of Cata- lina's wild lands. "He will help us collectively imagine a remarkable future, where Catalina could be in coming years," she said. As for Catalina's future, Mc- Donough describes "a delight- fully diverse, safe, healthy and just place, with clean air, soil, water and power, economically, equi- tably, ecologically, and elegantly enjoyed." William McDonough was born in Tokyo, Japan. His father was an American executive for Seagram's. He studied at Dartmouth College and Yale University. In 1981 McDonough founded his architectural prac- tice, and his first major commis- sion was the 1984 Environmental Defense Fund Headquarters. The EDF's requirement of good indoor air quality in the struc- ture exposed McDonough to the need for sustainable develop- ment. McDonough's practice is located in Charlottesville, Va., with offices in San Francisco, and Amsterdam. "Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things" was published in 2002. 8i F;idayl February "111" 2"0il ............................................................................................ 111m CAII'ALINA ISI.~I~R