Posted On: 02/14/20 11:25 AM

FOUNTAIN VALLEY — The Barons played host to Westminster Wednesday night in a CIF Southern Section Division 3A first round game, pitting two squads, separated by only a handful of miles, against each other.

Fountain Valley, which reached the playoffs for the first time since 2013, closed the third and fourth quarters strong to take a 75-59 victory. The postseason win was the first since 2011 for the Barons and also the first playoff win for D'Cean Bryant as a head coach. 

Junior wing Preston Amarillo paced the Barons with 23 points and seven assists, while classmate Jeremiah Davis added 16 points, eight rebounds and four assists. Sophomores guards Roddie Anderson and Aden Casarez pitched in 11 and nine points, respectively, while junior swingman John Kubas put together a strong performance off the bench, scoring eight points to go along with five assists and plenty of pass deflections and steals.

For Westminster, senior forward Matthew Brookins led the way with 23 points and senior point guard Isaiah Banks added 16. Fountain Valley moves on to the second round Friday with a home game against Temple City.

Four Takeaways

Preston Amarillo's performance signals next-level ability

The 6-foot-4 lefty

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