City Section

Saturday, Feb. 14

CITY SECTION PLAYOFF PAIRINGS
First Round (Friday, Feb. 20, 7 p.m.)

CHAMPIONSHIP DIVISION

L.A. Wilson (Northern T1, 12-8) at Fairfax (Western 2, 20-4); Washington (Marine 2, 13-7) at South Gate (Eastern 1, 17-7); Narbonne (Marine 3, 13-12) at Cleveland (West Valley T1, 23-3); Grant (Sunset Six 1, 17-8) at Fremont (Coliseum T2, 13-10); Monroe (Valley Mission 2, 17-7) at Taft (West Valley T1, 23-2); Palisades (Western 3, 14-10) at Crenshaw (Coliseum T2, 17-6); Sylmar (Valley Mission 1, 16-7) at Carson (Marine 1, 17-8); Venice (Western 4, 12-13) at Dorsey (Coliseum 1, 22-2).

INVITATIONAL DIVISION

Bravo (Freeway T1, 14-8) at King-Drew (Crosstown 1, 13-8); Huntington Park (Eastern 4, 10-14) at Gardena (Marine 5, 7-17); Franklin (Northern T1, 15-11) at San Pedro (Marine 4, 9-15); Locke (Coliseum T4, 4-8) at El Camino Real (West Valley T3, 14-11); Foshay (Crosstown T2, 10-9) at L.A. Jordan (Eastern 3, 13-11); Marshall (Northern T1, 14-8) at Los Angeles CES (Crosstown T2, 14-11); Sun Valley Poly (Sunset Six 2, 11-14) at Jefferson (Coliseum T4, 6-15); Sherman Oaks CES (Freeway T1, 13-5) at Garfield (Eastern 2, 10-3).

NOTE: Quarterfinals will be played on Feb. 25, semifinals on Feb. 27 and the finals at Sports Arena on March 6.

Friday, Feb. 13

COLISEUM LEAGUE

Crenshaw 84, Manual Arts 52
Junior Brian McTear of No. 16 Creshaw (18-5, 7-3 in league) had 25 points and 12 assists and teammate Hanif Madyun added 17 points against visiting Manual Arts.

Dorsey 67, Fremont 64
Jonathan Heard had 21 points, 12 rebounds, six assists and four blocks to help visiting No. 10 Dorsey (22-2, 10-0) finish league unbeaten. Chance Morris had 21 points for Fremont (13-10, 7-3).

EASTERN LEAGUE

Garfield 56, Roosevelt 52 (OT)
Emilio Chavez scored six of his 15 points in overtime, including a game-winning 15-foot jump shot with 45 seconds left, and Steve Monreal added 21 points, seven assists and four steals for Garfield (10-3, 8-2). Wilson Parrales scored 19 points for Roosevelt (2-8 in league).

FREEWAY LEAGUE

Bravo 59, USC-MaST 45
Adrian Galicinao had 10 points for host Bravo (14-8, 7-1).

Sherman Oaks CES 108, Downtown Magnets 79
Andrew Serber scored 26 points, including three three-pointers, to lead visiting Sherman Oaks CES (7-1 in league). Kenneth Burrell scored 30 points, including six three-pointers, Dennis Vansciver scored 24 points, including six three-pointers, and Quintin Levingston had 22 points, including three three-pointers, for Downtown Magnets (4-4 in league). Bravo and SOCES tied for the Freeway League title and a coin toss will determine which team enters the City Section playoffs as the league's first-place team.

MARINE LEAGUE

Carson 91, San Pedro 29
Michael Johnson had 15 points for host Carson (17-8, 9-1), which won its second consecutive league title. San Pedro is 4-6 in league.

Gardena 73, Wilmington Banning 54
Point guard Carl Munns had 28 points, including six three-pointers, seven rebounds and seven assists to lead visiting Gardena (7-17, 3-7). Banning is 1-9 in league.

Washington 66, Narbonne 56
Kenny Bowman had 13 points, 10 rebounds and seven blocks and Mahershal Simonet had 13 points, five assists and four steals to lead host Washington (13-7, 8-2) to a second-place finish in the Marine League. Eules Thompson scored 22 points to lead Narbonne (6-4 in league).

NORTHERN LEAGUE

Belmont 69, L.A. Wilson 65
Ramon Rodriguez scored seven of his 15 points in the fouth quarter to lead host Belmont (7-12, 3-9), which overcame a 14-point deficit in the first half to grab the win. Belmont outscored L.A. Wilson (8-4 in league), 26-21, in the fourth quarter, after tying the game, 43-43, at the end of the third quarter.

Eagle Rock 53, Los Angeles 45
Vergil Buensuseso had 27 points for visiting Eagle Rock (13-7, 8-4).

L.A. Marshall 46, Franklin 45
Jairo Ventura got a rebound and scored the game-winning layup with one second left and Ronnie Aguilar had 15 points for Marshall (13-10, 8-4). T.C. Twardk scored 16 points and Nick Cook added 10 for host Franklin (15-11, 8-4).

SUNSET SIX LEAGUE

Canoga Park 76, Hollywood 69
Aaron Perry had 28 points, eight rebounds, four assists and four steals and Junior Rodriguez had 24 points and 14 rebounds for host Canoga Park (12-11, 6-4). David Rencher had 19 points and Robert Wright added 17 points for Hollywood (14-11, 4-6).

Grant 52, North Hollywood 43
Mike Danielian had 30 points and eight rebounds for visiting Grant (17-8, 8-2), which won the league championship. North Hollywood is 3-7 in league.

Sun Valley Poly 76, Verdugo Hills 67
Jerome Lowe had 26 points, 12 rebounds and four steals for host Sun Valley Poly (11-14, 7-3). Simon Brown had 30 points for Verdugo Hills (2-8 in league).

VALLEY MISSION LEAGUE

Granada Hills Kennedy 68, San Fernando 46
Robert Valentine had 25 points for visiting Kennedy (11-13, 5-5). Saul Orozco had 14 points for San Fernando (1-9 in league).

Monroe 78, Van Nuys 51
Dawin Whiten had 28 points and Dwayne Jones had 20 for host Monroe (17-7, 8-2). Van Nuys is 3-17, 1-9.

Sylmar 69, Reseda 66
Chris Booker had 26 points for visiting Sylmar (10-0 in league). Reseda is 5-5 in league.

WEST VALLEY LEAGUE

Cleveland 102, Chatsworth 72
Nick Young had 34 points and eight rebounds and Loren Leath added 19 points to lead visiting No. 8 Cleveland (23-3, 9-1). Chatsworth is 1-24, 0-10.

Taft 69, El Camino Real 53
Sophomore Calvin Haynes had 20 points and freshman Pierce Brooks added 16 points for host Taft (23-2, 9-1). Ray Colston scored all of his 15 points in the second half for El Camino Real (13-11, 4-6).

WESTERN LEAGUE

L.A. Hamilton 63, L.A. University 58
Desmond Eaton scored 25 points for host University (9-14, 2-8).

Palisades 68, Venice 66
D'Andre Bell scored 16 points and Corey Counts added 13 points, all in the fourth quarter, for the Dolphins (16-9, 6-4), who led, 27-20, at halftime. Walter Thompson scored 23 points for Venice (3-7 in league). Palisades finished third in league behind Westchester and Fairfax.

Westchester 76, Fairfax 64

Thursday, Feb. 12

NORTHERN LEAGUE

Lincoln 49, L.A. Marshall 47
Lincoln trailed, 47-43, with 1:20 remaining, but made two free throws after a technical foul was called on Ronnie Aguilar of L.A. Marshall (12-10, 7-4) and closed out the game with a 6-0 run to seal the victory.

Wednesday, Feb. 11

COLISEUM LEAGUE

Dorsey 60, Crenshaw 58
Kyle Gibson hit two free throws to tie the game at 58-58 and Jonathan Heard hit a jump shot with 15 seconds left to seal the victory for host No. 10 Dorsey (21-2, 9-0), which won the Coliseum League title. Heard had 19 points, six rebounds, six assists and six blocks. No. 16 Crenshaw is 16-5, 6-3.

Fremont 114, Jefferson 51
Danny Williams had a school record 55 points to go with 15 rebounds and Chance Morris added 20 points and 15 rebounds to lead host Fremont. Williams broke Curtis Rowe's record 49 points set in 1966. Mark Hill added 17 assists for the Pathfinders (13-9, 7-2). Jefferson is 2-7 in league.

CROSSTOWN LEAGUE

Foshay 57, Elizabeth Street 51
Kryston Tillet had 20 points and nine rebounds for host Foshay (9-10, 7-3). Jay King scored 18 points for Elizabeth Street (4-7, 4-6).

L.A. CES 55, Middle College 27
Senior center Christian Melendez had 12 points and 10 rebounds for visiting L.A. CES (14-11, 7-3). Middle College is 4-10, 3-7.

King-Drew 102, Marlton 30
Demetrius Turner scored 27 points for host King Drew (13-8, 10-0), which won its 28th consecutive league game. Marcus Rogers had 14 points and 10 rebounds and Aaron Hill added 13 points and 10 rebounds for the Golden Eagles, who led 52-16 at halftime. Joey Ramirez scored 14 points for Marlton (1-10, 1-9).

EASTERN LEAGUE

Garfield 64, Bell 61
Emilio Chavez of Garfield (8-3, 7-2) scored 23 points and teammate Steve Monreal added 21 points and 10 rebounds, seven assists and five steals. Bell is 2-7 in league.

South Gate 55, Huntington Park 51
Jose Sanchez scored 18 points for first-place South Gate (9-0 in league). Jimmy Leal had 15 points for host Huntington Park (3-6 in league), which took its only lead, 47-46, with three minutes left.

FREEWAY LEAGUE

Bravo 63, SOCES 59
Petros Nagapetyan had 22 points to lead host Bravo (13-8, 6-1). SOCES is 6-1 in league.

Downtown Magnets 56, Valley Alternative 47
Ken Burrell and Quintin Levingston had 20 points apiece for Downtown Magnets. Josh Gibbons had 19 points for Valley Alternative.

MARINE LEAGUE

Carson 71, Wilmington Banning 38
Ryan Walton scored 16 points for Carson (16-8, 8-1), which clinched at least a share of its second consecutive league title. Miguel Dela Lue scored 15 points for host Banning (2-7 in league).

San Pedro 59, Narbonne 58
Jeremy Holland had 15 points, 14 rebounds and five assists and Josh Kemp had 10 points, 12 rebounds and hit the game winning layup with 11 seconds left for visiting San Pedro (9-14, 4-5). Bules Thompson had 22 points for Narbonne (13-10, 5-4).

Washington 62, Gardena 52
Kenny Bowman had 19 points and 11 rebounds for host Washington (12-7, 7-2).

NORTHERN LEAGUE

Eagle Rock 58, Belmont 44
Jonel De Los Reyes had 22 points, including four three-pointers for host Eagle Rock. Joseph Martinez had 10 points and 10 rebounds for Belmont (6-12, 2-9).

Franklin 71, L.A. Wilson 61
Thadeus Twardak scored 26 points and Joshua Carillo added 25 points for Franklin (17-10, 8-3) at Wilson (8-3 in league).

SUNSET SIX LEAGUE

North Hollywood 80, Canoga Park 55
Beewee Vallesteros had 18 points and David Updegrove and Shayan Nabavi each had 17 points for visiting North Hollywood (8-15, 3-6). Junior Rodriguez had 23 points for Canoga Park (5-4 in league).

Sun Valley Poly 72, Grant 59
Ray Castanos had 27 points for host Sun Valley Poly (10-14, 6-3). Mike Danialian had 25 points for Grant (16-8, 7-2).

Verdugo Hills 52, Hollywood 51 (OT)
Simon Brown had 13 points and hit the game-winning three-pointer with a minute left in overtime for visiting Verdugo Hills (5-19, 2-7). Hollywood drops to 14-10, 4-5. Hollywood had two chances to win the game at the buzzer, one at the end of regulation and the other at the end of overtime.

VALLEY MISSION LEAGUE

Granada Hills Kennedy 67, Van Nuys 58
Robert Valentine scored 15 points for Kennedy (10-13, 4-5), which led 32-23 at halftime. Doug Castellar had 16 points for host Van Nuys (1-8 in league).

Monroe 91, Reseda 74
Dawin Whiten had 30 points and seven rebounds, Rolando Nunez had 25 points, six rebounds and six assists and Brandon James had 20 points and 10 rebounds for host Monroe (16-7, 7-2). Alex Sanchez had 17 points for Reseda (11-8, 5-4).

WEST VALLEY LEAGUE

Cleveland 106, Birmingham 62
Nick Young had 37 points and 13 rebounds, Corey Duncan had 20 points, including four three-pointers, and Loren Leath had 18 points and seven rebounds for host No. 8 Cleveland (22-3, 8-1) which led 31-9 after the first quarter. It was the third time Cleveland has scored over 100 points this season. Birmingham is 7-16, 3-6.

Granada Hills 81, El Camino Real 69
Adam Beckler had 24 points and six assists, Mike Schindler added 21 points and Savoy Fraine chipped in 17 points and 12 rebounds to lead host Granada Hills (11-13, 4-5). Rai Colston had 25 points for El Camino Real (4-5 in league).

Taft 98, Chatsworth 38
Matt Cook had 22 points and Jordan Farmar added 21 for first-place Taft (21-3, 8-1), which held host Chatsworth (4-20, 1-8) to 10 points in the second half.

WESTERN LEAGUE

Fairfax 96, Venice 60
Josh Shipp had 32 points and Jamal Boykin added 20 points, 10 rebounds, and five blocks to lead No. 2 Fairfax (20-3, 8-1).

Palisades 61, L.A. University 58
D'Andre Bell of Palisades (14-9, 5-4) scored 30 points, including a two-point basket with 11 second remaining to give the Dolphins 61-59 lead. Eric Nelson of L.A. University (9-14, 2-7) had made two free throws with 15 second left to tie the score at 59-59. Joe Broder led Univesity with 14 points.

Monday, Feb. 9

CROSSTOWN LEAGUE

Foshay 79, Middle College 44
Kryston Tillett had 19 points and 10 rebounds and Creighton Taylor added 18 points and nine rebounds to lead host Foshay (8-10, 6-3).

King-Drew 88, LACES 60
Marcus Rogers and D.J. Turner each scored 16 points to lead King-Drew (12-8, 9-0) over host LACES (13-11, 6-3). Ben Brazel scored 25 points and Tabrin Gulley had 18 points, eight rebounds and five assists for LACES.

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