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Duane Washington soars for a dunk for Sierra Canyon. He finished with 17 points.
Duane Washington soars for a dunk for Sierra Canyon. He finished with 17 points. (Eric Sondheimer)

A year ago, Sierra Canyon debuted Marvin Bagley III. He was more than just a dunker. Now he’s starring at Duke.

On Thursday night, the No. 3-ranked Trailblazers had some great first-half dunks from two of their newest players, Duane Washington and Kenyon Martin Jr. They’ll look good on YouTube, but the Trailblazers had better learn quickly that simply entertaining with dunks won’t be enough to beat very good teams.

They were able to survive Camarillo 57-55 even though the Scorpions had Sierra Canyon right where they wanted them. Twice Camarillo’s star player, Jaime Jaquez, had opportunities to put his team ahead in the final 35 seconds. But shots in which he was closely guarded didn’t connect.

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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA REGIONAL
DIVISION I
First round, Friday at Segerstrom
#1 San Marcos vs. Eagle Rock, 4 p.m.
#4 Carlsbad vs. Foothill, 5:10 p.m.
#3 Mater Dei vs. San Diego Cathedral, 6:20 p.m.
#2 Dos Pueblos vs. La Jolla Bishop's, 7:30 p.m.

Notes: Semifinals, Saturday, 11:20 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at Corona del Mar. Championship, Saturday, 5 p.m. at Corona del Mar.


DIVISION II
First round, Friday at Corona del Mar
#1 Laguna Beach vs. San Diego Point Loma, 4 p.m.
#4 Oceanside El Camino vs. Orange Lutheran, 5:10 p.m.
#3 Los Alamitos vs. San Diego Canyon Crest, 6:20 p.m.
#2 Corona del Mar vs. Palisades, 7:30 p.m.

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Concerned about parents not allowing their children to play tackle football or learn the game before high school, Campbell Hall Coach Dennis Keyes is launching a youth seven-on-seven league that begins Sunday at Campbell Hall and will run through April.

“My hope is to keep families that may be swayed by the mention of banning tackle football from giving up hope on tackle football all together,” he said.

“What I plan to accomplish through this league that will be different from simply playing flag football is to teach the young players how to play tackle football in a non-contact environment. Think spring ball for high schools.”

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L.A. University was disappointed it didn’t make the City Section Open Division basketball playoffs, but the Wildcats have a chance to win the Division I championship.

They advanced to next Saturday’s 3 p.m. final at Cal State Dominguez Hills by eliminating No. 1-seeded View Park Prep 67-62.

Nick Smith made five threes and finished with 17 points. David Cheatom scored 16 points, Daisone Hughes 14 and Richard Wilson 13. University will play Washington Prep, a 67-41 winner over Venice.

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CHAMPIONSHIPS

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Charisma Osborne scored 25 points in Windward's semifinal win over Mater Dei.
Charisma Osborne scored 25 points in Windward's semifinal win over Mater Dei. (Devin Ugland)

There was no stopping Charisma Osborne of Windward in Saturday’s Southern Section Open Division girls’ semifinal at Cal Baptist.

She scored 25 points to lead Windward past Santa Ana Mater Dei 76-64. She also had six rebounds and four assists.

Sela Kay added 14 points for Windward, which will play top-seeded Harvard-Westlake in Friday’s championship game at the Pyramid. Harvard-Westlake defeated Etiwanda 42-28. Jayda Ruffus-Milner had 14 points and 14 rebounds. Freshman Kiki Iriafen added 14 points and 16 rebounds.

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