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Basketball: Thursday scores

BOYS BASKETBALL

ACADEMY LEAGUE

Crean Lutheran 104, Brethren Christian 42

 

EXPRESS LEAGUE

Tarbut V’Torah 48, Southland Christian 47

 

INLAND VALLEY LEAGUE

Rancho Verde 59, Riverside Poly 39

Riverside North 91, Valley View 49

 

MIRAMONTE LEAGUE

La Puente 40, Garey 39

 

MOUNTAIN PASS LEAGUE

Citrus Hill 57, Beaumont 49

Hemet 61, West Valley 34

 

MOUNTAIN VALLEY LEAGUE

Pacific 76, Rubidoux 63

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE

Beckman 60, Northwood 59

Corona del Mar 73, Irvine 54

Woodbridge 86, Irvine University 77

 

RIVER VALLEY LEAGUE

Hillcrest 65, Jurupa Valley 49

Patriot 63, La Sierra 55

Ramona 73, Norte Vista 54

 

 

 

 

 

 

GIRLS BASKETBALL

DEL REY LEAGUE

Gardena Serra 65, Bishop Montgomery 63

 

INLAND VALLEY LEAGUE

Rancho Verde 71, Riverside Poly 29

 

MIRAMONTE LEAGUE

Garey 59, La Puente 25

 

MOUNTAIN PASS LEAGUE

Beaumont 41, Citrus Hill 23

 

ORANGE LEAGUE

Anaheim 58, Century 26

 

ORANGE COAST LEAGUE

Costa Mesa 41, Laguna Beach 20

Godinez 55, Saddleback 20

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE

Beckman 64, Northwood 37

Irvine University 52, Woodbridge 41

 

RIVER VALLEY LEAGUE

Ramona 59, Norte Vista 36

 

SEA VIEW LEAGUE

Dana Hills 56, Capistrano Valley 30

Trabuco Hills 58, Mission Viejo 34

 

SOUTH COAST LEAGUE

San Juan Hills 45, El Toro 40

Tesoro 51, San Clemente 45

 

SOUTH VALLEY LEAGUE

California Military Institute 67, Calvary Murrieta 17

 

SUNSET LEAGUE

Edison 56, Huntington Beach 34

Fountain Valley 63, Marina 56 (OT)

Los Alamitos 74, Newport Harbor 19

 

TRINITY LEAGUE

Mater Dei 55, Rosary 35

Orange Lutheran 50, Santa Margarita 33

 

 

Basketball

Twitter to livestream 8 high school basketball games

Twitter is joining the growing number of entities streaming prep sporting events on the web.

#TheDebut, presented by Gatorade, will be a livestream broadcast on Twitter featuring eight high school basketball games. Among the matchups is Windward vs. Crossroads on Feb. 8.

It will be available globally. One of the broadcasters will be former NBA player Baron Davis, a Crossroads grad.

Here’s the link to the broadcasts.

Basketball: Wednesday scores

BOYS' BASKETBALL

BIG VIII LEAGUE

Eastvale Roosevelt 69, King 43

 

CAMINO REAL LEAGUE

St. Anthony 77, Bishop Amat 71

 

CITRUS BELT LEAGUE

Cajon 102, Carter 73

Miller 62, Redlands 49

 

COASTAL LEAGUE

Vistamar 66, Lennox Academy 35

 

DEL REY LEAGUE

Bishop Montgomery 79, Cathedral 62

St. Bernard 62, Cantwell Sacred Heart 54

 

EXPRESS LEAGUE

Fairmont Prep 67, Avalon 14

 

GARDEN GROVE LEAGUE

Bolsa Grande 69, Los Amigos 54

Garden Grove 85, Garden Grove Santiago 78

 

GOLDEN WEST LEAGUE

Loara 55, Santa Ana 50

Ocean View 74, Westminster 53

 

MISSION LEAGUE

Crespi 78, Harvard-Westlake 68

 

MOORE LEAGUE

Long Beach Poly 81, Long Beach Jordan 45

 

ORANGE COAST LEAGUE

Costa Mesa 57, Godinez 49

Laguna Beach 73, Estancia 40

Saddleback 73, Santa Ana Calvary Chapel 47

 

PIONEER LEAGUE

Leuzinger 64, Torrance 59

West Torrance 59, South Torrance 32

 

SAN JOAQUIN LEAGUE

Capistrano Valley Christian 49, Newport Beach Pacifica Christian 47

 

SEA VIEW LEAGUE

Capistrano Valley 61, Dana Hills 39

 

SOUTH COAST LEAGUE

Aliso Niguel 57, San Clemente 54

 

SUNBELT LEAGUE

Paloma Valley 79, Perris 48

 

SUNSET LEAGUE

Edison 66, Fountain Valley 40

Newport Harbor 49, Marina 41

 

TRINITY LEAGUE

Santa Margarita 60, JSerra 40

 

WEST VALLEY LEAGUE

Birmingham 80, El Camino Real 55

 

NONLEAGUE

El Toro 64, Laguna Hills 26

San Gabriel Academy 58, Saddleback Valley Christian 53

 

 

 

 

 

GIRLS' BASKETBALL

BIG VIII LEAGUE

Corona Centennial 75, Corona 36

King 63, Eastvale Roosevelt 41

Norco 70, Corona Santiago 60

 

CITRUS BELT LEAGUE

Yucaipa 60, Citrus Valley 50

 

COASTAL LEAGUE

Rolling Hills Prep 67, Wildwood 12

 

GARDEN GROVE LEAGUE

Bolsa Grande 52, Los Amigos 8

Garden Grove 51, Garden Grove Santiago 14

 

PIONEER LEAGUE

Leuzinger 57, Torrance 36

West Torrance 65, South Torrance 26

Basketball

Birmingham sends message with rout of El Camino Real

Watch out, Westchester. Beware, Fairfax. The defending City Section Open Division basketball champions from Birmingham High should not be forgotten.

The Patriots sent out a clear and convincing message that they must be dealt with after routing El Camino Real 80-55 in a West Valley League game Wednesday night.

Birmingham has come on strong since it picked up its transfer students Jan. 1. Devonaire Doutrive led Birmingham with 23 points and 6-11 Christian Koloko added 16 points, 16 rebounds and seven blocks. Tyjae Medley had 11 points.

Taft defeated Cleveland 88-51. Taft Coach Derrick Taylor was ejected and will have to miss Friday’s game against Birmingham. Granada Hills defeated Chatsworth 62-47.

In the Coliseum League, Dorsey won its sixth consecutive game with a 70-34 win over Locke. Ali Betts scored 18 points. Crenshaw defeated Hawkins 65-43.

In the Western League, University defeated LACES 70-53. Daisone Hughes had 23 points and David Cheatom 22. Fairfax defeated Palisades 75-49. Robert McRae scored 14 points.

In the East Valley League, Grant defeated North Hollywood 69-54. Erik Paniosian finished with 27 points.

In the Mission League, Crespi took over first place with a 78-68 win over Harvard-Westlake. Brandon Williams had 37 points and Taj Regans 18. Johnny Juzang led Harvard-Westlake with 18 points.

St. Francis picked up its first league win with a 67-65 victory over Sherman Oaks Notre Dame. Andre Henry had 19 points, Dennis Flowers 16 and Javon Jones 15. Ryan Engs scored 22 points for Notre Dame. Loyola defeated Alemany 81-70. CJ Jones finished with 27 points and James Keefe 18.

In the Trinity League, St. John Bosco stayed in first place with a 44-31 win over Servite. Michael Wang scored 20 points in mater Dei’s 77-66 win over Orange Lutheran. Tre Anderson had 22 points for Orange Lutheran. Santa Margarita defeated JSerra 60-40. Jake Kyman had 16 points.

Corona Centennial defeated Corona 75-47. DJ Davis had 21 points. Roosevelt defeated King 69-43. David Agba had 20 points and 12 rebounds.

Oak Park defeated Moorpark 85-51. Riley Battin had 31 points and 13 rebounds. Clark Slajchert added 21 points. Oak Park plays at Camarillo on Friday.

No. 1 Bishop Montgomery rolled to a 79-62 win over Cathedral. David Singleton scored 32 points. St. Bernard defeated Cantwell-Sacred Heart 62-54. Ro Mansel had 23 points.

Los Altos defeated Chino 100-50. Jarod Lucas had 33 points.

Executive Prep defeated Ribet 72-63. Cameron Denson scored 21 points.

St. Anthony defeated Bishop Amat 77-71 in overtime. Cacoa Chatman scored 19 points.

Warren won its sixth consecutive game with a 56-46 win over Gahr. Andre Fields and Andrew Amaya each scored 14 points.

Football

Troy Thomas is out as football coach at Crespi

Five years after returning to his alma mater, Crespi, following a successful stint at Servite, Troy Thomas is no longer the Celts’ football coach, the school announced Wednesday.

The Celts had been struggling with dwindling player numbers and lack of success in the win-loss department. Crespi was 9-2 in 2014, his second year back, but had losing records in 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017, including 1-10 last season. More troubling was the lack of students participating in football.

Thomas played on Crespi’s 1986 Southern Section championship team. He was head coach from 2001 to ‘04, then left for Servite, where his teams won two Pac-5 championships.

He did things his way and was known as a disciplinarian. His departure comes a little more than a month before Catholic schools start sending out acceptance letters to incoming freshmen.

“I think I did what I came to do and that was to clean up the football program,” Thomas said. “We went from leading the way in transfers to doing nothing. The school is in position now to help kids as long as they are the right ones.”

This was a tough decision for Crespi, because there’s lots of people on campus who have worked with Thomas for years. He embraced the school’s mission of trying to turn boys into men but there were the usual off-the-field battles with parents.

The school said in a a news release, “With great pride in his achievements and a deep sense of appreciation, football Coach Troy Thomas and Crespi have decided to part ways for the 2018-19 school year.”

Thomas said he has no final plans what to do next. “I need a job,” he said.

He has a promising eighth-grade son, Houston, who plans to play football next season. He’s a running back. Thomas will continue to help his alma mater when asked.

“I think Crespi is on the way up,” he said. “I love Crespi. I love the kids, families, teachers. It was time for Crespi and maybe for me to make a change.”

Crespi will begin a search for a replacement.

 

Basketball: Tuesday scores

BOYS' BASKETBALL

ACADEMY LEAGUE

Crean Lutheran 77, St. Margaret’s 39

Oxford Academy 61, Sage Hill 59

 

AMBASSADOR LEAGUE

Ontario Christian 74, Woodcrest Christian 64

Riverside Notre Dame 115, Linfield Christian 36

 

CRESTVIEW LEAGUE

Anaheim Canyon 75, Foothill 57

Esperanza 80, Yorba Linda 65

 

EMPIRE LEAGUE

Cypress 81, La Palma Kennedy 29

Garden Grove Pacifica 58, Tustin 55 (OT)

Placentia Valencia 66, Western 37

 

FOOTHILL LEAGUE

Golden Valley 67, Saugus 63

Hart 65, Canyon Country Canyon 44

Valencia 61, West Ranch 51

 

FREEWAY LEAGUE

Buena Park 60, Fullerton 51

La Habra 57, Sonora 55 (OT)

 

GOLD COAST LEAGUE

Paraclete 64, Viewpoint 60

 

HERITAGE LEAGUE

Santa Clarita Christian 69, Palmdale Aerospace 35

 

INLAND VALLEY LEAGUE

Riverside Poly 49, Riverside North 47

Valley View 72, Canyon Springs 55

 

MIRAMONTE LEAGUE

Garey 64, Ganesha 39

 

MOUNTAIN PASS LEAGUE

Beaumont 59, West Valley 33

Citrus Hill 77, San Jacinto 59

 

NORTH HILLS LEAGUE

Villa Park 79, Brea Olinda 65

 

OLYMPIC LEAGUE

Heritage Christian 66, Maranatha 63

Whittier Christian 64, Cerritos Valley Christian 53

 

PACIFIC LEAGUE

Burbank 88, Crescenta Valley 78

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE

Beckman 73, Woodbridge 67

Irvine University 79, Irvine 67

Northwood 59, Corona del Mar 51

 

RIVER VALLEY LEAGUE

Hillcrest 65, Ramona 54

La Sierra 62, Jurupa Valley 51

Patriot 88, Norte Vista 51

 

SAN ANDREAS LEAGUE

Indian Springs 55, Jurupa Hills 53 (OT)

 

SOUTHWESTERN LEAGUE

Murrieta Mesa 61, Vista Murrieta 54

 

NONLEAGUE

Village Christian 85, Bell-Jeff 34

 

 

 

GIRLS' BASKETBALL

ACADEMY LEAGUE

Oxford Academy 68, Sage Hill 36

 

AMBASSADOR LEAGUE

Aquinas 46, Arrowhead Christian 31

Riverside Notre Dame 62, Linfield Christian 31

 

BASELINE LEAGUE

Upland 54, Chino Hills 53

 

CRESTVIEW LEAGUE

Brea Olinda 79, Esperanza 39

Foothill 59, El Dorado 51

 

EMPIRE LEAGUE

La Palma Kennedy 62, Cypress 48

 

FREEWAY LEAGUE

Sonora 72, La Habra 6

Troy 42, Sunny Hills 33

 

INLAND VALLEY LEAGUE

Rancho Verde 67, Arlington 6

Valley View 63, Canyon Springs 50

 

MOUNTAIN PASS LEAGUE

Beaumont 67, West Valley 32

 

MOUNTAIN VALLEY LEAGUE

Moreno Valley 59, Rubidoux 21

 

MT. BALDY LEAGUE

Ontario 54, Chaffey 37

 

NORTH HILLS LEAGUE

Anaheim Canyon 56, El Modena 37

Villa Park 66, Yorba Linda 59

 

OLYMPIC LEAGUE

Whittier Christian 45, Cerritos Valley Christian 36

 

ORANGE LEAGUE

Santa Ana Valley 56, Anaheim 43

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE

Corona del Mar 51, Northwood 44

Irvine University 63, Irvine 43

Woodbridge 45, Beckman 34

 

RIVER VALLEY LEAGUE

Jurupa Valley 62, La Sierra 46

Patriot 68, Norte Vista 22

Ramona 35, Hillcrest 23

 

SEA VIEW LEAGUE

Dana Hills 45, Trabuco Hills 40

Laguna Hills 53, Mission Viejo 37

 

SOUTH COAST LEAGUE

San Clemente 61, El Toro 48

Tesoro 60, Aliso Niguel 53

 

SOUTH VALLEY LEAGUE

Calvary Murrieta 37, Nuview Bridge 33

 

SOUTHWESTERN LEAGUE

Murrieta Valley 58, Chaparral 39

Vista Murrieta 64, Murrieta Mesa 46

 

SUNSET LEAGUE

Edison 62, Fountain Valley 37

Los Alamitos 45, Huntington Beach 27

Newport Harbor 60, Marina 49

 

TRINITY LEAGUE

JSerra 42, Santa Margarita 23

 

NONLEAGUE

Corona Santiago 61, Carnegie 35

 

Football

Pullman police investigate death of former Upland QB Tyler Hilinski

Washington State's Tyler Hilinski passes against Michigan State during the first half of the Holiday Bowl on Dec. 28. (Sean M. Haffey / Getty Images)
Washington State's Tyler Hilinski passes against Michigan State during the first half of the Holiday Bowl on Dec. 28. (Sean M. Haffey / Getty Images)

Tyler Hilinski, a former Upland High quarterback who was expected to contend for the starting job for Washington State this fall, was found dead in his apartment with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head, according to the Pullman Police Department.

Hilinski was 21.

Police reported a rifle was recovered next to Hilinski and a suicide note was found. Police detectives and the Whitman County coroner’s office will be conducting an investigation to confirm the suspected cause and manner of death.

Upland Coach Tim Salter said he was told that when Hilinski failed to show for an afternoon practice, teammates went to the apartment and found him dead.

“I’m having a hard time to understand it all,” he said. “I feel so bad for the family.”

Hilinski was a redshirt sophomore at Washington State. He made his first collegiate start in the Holiday Bowl on Dec. 28 against Michigan State, a 42-17 defeat.

He was part of a well-known Southern California family that produced three outstanding quarterbacks. Older brother Kelly starred at Sherman Oaks Notre Dame, where Tyler played his first two seasons. Youngest brother Ryan is a junior at Orange Lutheran and considered one of the top prospects in California.

The news hit Notre Dame assistant Joe McNab very hard. One of his sons played with Hilinski in high school.

“It’s so sad,” McNab said. “He was an awesome kid. I feel so bad for his family. It’s awful.”

Washington State coach Mike Leach and interim athletic director John Johnson issued a statement.

Many people quickly took into Twitter for reaction on Hilinski’s death.

Basketball

Etiwanda continues to hold down first place in Baseline League

Etiwanda (19-1, 3-0) continues to be the team to beat in the Baseline League.

Kessler Edwards scored 20 points in the Eagles’ 72-59 victory over Rancho Cucamonga on Tuesday night. The big upset in the league was Upland knocking off Chino Hills 64-63. Kenny Chilson made six three-pointers for Upland.

Damien defeated Los Osos 68-55. Eric Hancik had 24 points and Cameron Shelton 20.

In the Inland Valley League, Riverside Poly (16-3, 3-0) handed North (14-2, 2-1) a 49-47 defeat. Lamont Butler led the Bears with 20 points. Edwyn Collins had 19 points for North.

In the Pacific League, Xavier Davis scored 32 points in Burbank’s 88-78 win over Crescenta Valley. Arman Pezeshkian had 41 points for the Falcons.

Heritage Christian defeated Maranatha 66-63. Noah Fernando scored 34 points.

Paraclete defeated Viewpoint 64-60. Michael Feinberg had 28 points and 11 rebounds for Viewpoint.

In the Foothill League, Valencia defeated West Ranch 61-51. Richard Kawakami had 18 points. Hart defeated Canyon 65-44. Luca Robinson scored 24 points.

Troy received 24 points from Alec Sinek in a 57-44 win over Sunny Hills.

Flintridge Prep defeated Chadwick 65-42. Jonathan Le had 16 points.

 

Basketball

Crespi vs. Harvard-Westlake matches Russell White vs. David Rebibo

First place in the Mission League will be on the line Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Crespi. It should be a packed crowd. Harvard-Westlake, with four talented sophomores and a freshman in its starting lineup, will take on the Brandon Williams-led Celts.

For basketball fanatics, the coaching battle will be something else. It’s Russell White going against David Rebibo. Rebibo was White’s freshman coach for one season, then left for El Camino Real, where he guided the Conquistadors to a City Division II championship. Then he went to the University of San Francisco to be an assistant before returning to Harvard-Westlake.

“It’s going to be a fun, festive, competitive game,” White said of facing Rebibo and the Wolverines. “Dave does a great job.”

Said Rebibo: “Russell is one of the best coaches in California. It’s not going to be easy.”

The unknown factor in this game is 6-foot-10 sophomore Mason Hooks of Harvard-Westlake. His rebounding and ability to score inside could help offset Crespi’s strength at the guard position.

“The thing that comes to mind is monster and beast,” White said of Hooks. “I love his passion for the game.”

Talk about passion — just watch the coaches. That might be as entertaining as the game.

Basketball

Basketball polls from Southern Section

The Southern Section has released its latest basketball polls.

Here’s the link for boys’ teams.

Here’s the link for girls’ teams.

Football

Glenn High to hold groundbreaking for $25-million stadium project

A groundbreaking ceremony is set for Thursday at Glenn High in Norwalk for the construction of new synthetic turf fields, buildings, bleachers and lighting.

It’s the start of a major project that will provide additions and renovations across more than 20 acres of the campus.

The $25-million project is funded through Measure G, the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District’s improvement bond passed by voters in 2014.

The project is scheduled to be completed in December.

Baseball

Easton tournament is loaded with top baseball teams

Easton tournament schedule (Eric Sondheimer)
Easton tournament schedule (Eric Sondheimer)

As usual, the Easton tournament is loaded with top baseball teams. The tournament begins on Feb. 24.

Harvard-Westlake, Sherman Oaks Notre Dame, Birmingham, El Camino Real, Simi Valley, West Ranch, Hart, Valencia and Oaks Christian lead the 36-team field.

Among the intriguing divisional games are El Camino Real at Simi Valley, led by standout pitcher Owen Sharts, on Feb. 27, and Newbury Park at Chaminade on Feb. 27.

Here’s the link to the complete schedule.

Basketball: Monday scores

BOYS BASKETBALL

AMBASSADOR LEAGUE

Riverside Notre Dame 92, Aquinas 49

 

NONLEAGUE

Alemany 57, Villa Park 52

Bishop Montgomery 61, South Jordan (Utah) Bingham 40

Bloomington 61, Perris 50

Canyon Springs 60, Grand Terrace 53

Capistrano Valley Christian, 57, Elsinore 47

Cathedral 69, Anaheim Canyon 66

Corona 79, Carter 55

Costa Mesa 64, Western 36

Damien 61, Concord De La Salle 52

Eastvale Roosevelt 68, Arcadia 62

Edison 80, Dos Pueblos 59

Irvine University 87, Orangewood Academy 72

King 72, Palm Desert 36

La Sierra 57, Moreno Valley 56

Laguna Beach 69, Rancho Mirage 45

Loara 83, Magnolia 73

Los Alamitos 64, Mayfair 56

Los Altos 62, Rolling Hills Prep 57

Mira Costa 69, Los Angeles Marshall 59

Montverde (Fla.) Montverde Academy 74, Mater Dei 48

Murrieta Valley 66, Adelanto 65

Newport Beach Pacifica Christian 73, Savanna 65

Newport Harbor 62, Norco 37

Ocean View 61, El Toro 52

Pacific 65, Summit 55

Rancho Christian 72, Corona Centennial 65

Rancho Verde 61, Murrieta Mesa 54

Riverside North 73, Kaiser 58

San Diego Mission Bay 59, Orange Lutheran 55

San Gabriel Academy 65, Corona del Mar 61

St. Anthony 68, Capistrano Valley 51

Tahquitz 64, Cleveland 61

Temecula Valley 101, Huntington Beach 81

Torrance 63, Sunny Hills 39

 

 

 

 

 

GIRLS BASKETBALL

AMBASSADOR LEAGUE

Aquinas 41, Riverside Notre Dame 40

 

NONLEAGUE

Carson 50, Lakeside 36

Etiwanda 64, Gardena Serra 62

Fairmont Prep 51, San Francisco Sacred Heart Cathedral 46

Mater Dei 66, Canyon Country Canyon 41

Moorpark 49, Corona del Mar 40

Orangewood Academy 55, Rosary 54

Santa Margarita 40, Arcadia 29

Sonora 66, Foothill Tech 46

Football

Gardena Serra to play in two Honor Bowl games in football

Gardena Serra likes the Honor Bowl so much that it will play in both the Northern California and Southern California Honor Bowl football games this fall.

Serra will play San Mateo Serra on Aug. 25 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Francis in Mountain View. Then on Sept. 1 at San Diego Cathedral Catholic, Serra with play Cathedral Catholic at 7:30 p.m.

Also participating is Sherman Oaks Notre Dame, which will play at St. Francis on Aug. 24 at 7:30 p.m. Notre Dame Coach Kevin Rooney is a former coach at St. Francis.

Devon Chang of Santa Margarita is Gatorade state player of the year in girls' volleyball

UCLA-bound senior Devon Chang of Santa Margarita has been selected the Gatorade state player of the year in girls’ volleyball.

She’s a 5-foot-11 setter who led the Eagles to a 34-9 record and Division I state championship.

She has maintained a 4.0 grade-point average and is the first volleyball player from Santa Margarita to win the award.

Basketball

No. 1 Bishop Montgomery is 17-0 after trip to Utah

Unbeaten Bishop Montgomery took a quick trip to Utah on Monday to face Bingham and came away with a 61-40 victory. The No. 1-ranked Knights are 17-0.

David Singleton scored 25 points and Josh Vazquez had 16. Bishop Montgomery faces L.A. Cathedral in a league showdown on Wednesday and City Section power Westchester on Saturday.

In a Mission League game, Crespi (18-2, 5-0) set up a Wednesday matchup for first place against Harvard-Westlake with a 91-69 victory over Chaminade. Brandon Williams finished with 36 points, Kyle Owens 26 points and Taj Regans 19.

In the battle of Compton, Dominguez pulled out a 58-56 win over Compton when Brent Woods made two free throws with 1.2 seconds left. Wayne Arnold had 21 points.

In Springfield, Mass., Santa Ana Mater Dei was no match for the No. 1 prep basketball team in America, Florida’s Montverde Academy. Mater Dei was beaten 74-48. R.J. Barrett scored 22 points.

In Las Vegas, Sierra Canyon lost in overtime to Bishop Gorman 82-80. The Trailblazers had an 11-point halftime lead. Washington signee Jamal Bey scored on a drive with 2.5 seconds left. He scored 26 points.

In Moraga, Oak Park defeated San Jose Valley Christian 77-54. Riley Battin finished with 27 points and Clark Slajchert 21 points.

Los Altos received 24 points from Jarod Lucas in a 62-57 win over Rolling Hills Prep. Chris Koon had 25 points and Alex Garcia 22 for Rolling Hills.

L.A. University rallied from a 19-point deficit to defeat Schurr 51-49. Daisone Hughes finished with 21 points.

Tyler Smith scored 18 points in Servite’s 73-41 win over Santa Fe.

Jules Bernard scored 28 points in Windward’s 76-64 win over Santa Clarita Christian. Jaren Harris added 17 points.

Los Alamitos received 18 points from Jacob Eyman to upset Mayfair 64-56. Caleb Christopher had 20 points for Mayfair.

Colony defeated Leuzinger 77-71. Sedrick Altman and Lorenzo Bright each scored 27 points.

L.A. Cathedral handed Anaheim Canyon only its second defeat 69-66.

Damien rallied for a 61-52 win over De La Salle. Cameron Shelton contributed 33 points.

Brandon Whitney scored 21 points in Alemany’s 57-52 win over Villa Park.

Eastvale Roosevelt defeated Arcadia 68-62.

Ali Betts scored 22 points and freshman Jaylen Carter had 20 points in Dorsey’s 69-61 win over Oaks Christian.

Eddy Egun scored 27 points in El Camino Real’s 94-74 win over Rialto. Mansoor Azizi added 24 points and 10 rebounds.

Mike Meadows scored 27 points in Campbell Hall’s 96-54 win over Sylmar.

Calabasas defeated Knight 62-49. Max Cheylov had 17 points and Ben Kaslow 15.

Jaxen Turner scored 30 points in Rancho Verde’s 61-54 win over Murrieta Mesa.

Gardena Serra defeated View Park Prep 54-51 in overtime. Jamal Briscoe had 17 points.

Orange Lutheran was beaten by Mission Bay 59-55.

Jordan Fuller scored 26 points in Sherman Oaks Notre Dame’s 73-47 win over Simi Valley.

Edison defeated Dos Pueblos 80-59.

Rancho Christian defeated Corona Centennial 72-65. Isaiah Mobley had 21 points. DJ Davis scored 26 for Centennial.

Sam Clareman scored 22 points in Brentwood’s 83-47 win over Price.

Crossroads defeated Coronado 80-72. DJ Houston and Ben Terry each scored 22 points.

Basketball

Fairfax Coach Steve Baik is on baby delivery alert

A second basketball coach is about to become a father during the basketball season.

Windward’s Colin Pfaff became a father last month when his first child was born during the middle of a tournament. Now Fairfax Coach Steve Baik has his phone at his side as he waits for the birth of his third child. His wife is expecting their first daughter.

Baik and his wife are hoping for a January delivery. Fairfax plays Westchester on Jan. 31, so that would not be a good day. Fairfax also plays Bishop Montgomery on Jan. 27.

Whatever happens, Baik, who guided Chino Hills to a 35-0 record two years ago, has his assistants ready to take over at a moment’s notice.

Basketball: Saturday scores

BOYS' BASKETBALL

COASTAL LEAGUE

Rolling Hills Prep 79, New Roads 29

 

ORANGE LEAGUE

Century 53, Magnolia 39

 

NONLEAGUE

Acaciawood 52, Lake Arrowhead Christian 29

Carson 56, South Gate 31

Dominguez 72, Redondo 63

Fremont 66, Washington 62

Hawkins 51, Lincoln 45

Leuzinger 82, Executive Prep 70

Manual Arts 56, Huntington Park 36

Narbonne 62, Crenshaw 57

Saddleback Valley Christian 57, Temecula Valley 46

View Park 67, King/Drew 49

Vista Murrieta 57, Carnegie 45

 

 

 

 

GIRLS' BASKETBALL

SAN JOAQUIN LEAGUE

Saddleback Valley Christian 40, Webb 37

 

NONLEAGUE

Corona Centennial 68, Patriot 37

Garden Grove 53, Western 13

JSerra 53, Lakewood 42

Orangewood Academy 51, Foothill Tech 39

Rolling Hills Prep 61, Oaks Christian 49

St. Mary’s Academy 76, Los Angeles Hamilton 53

Troy 56, Norco 47

Vista Murrieta 72, San Diego Serra 38

West Torrance 70, Antelope Valley 22

Basketball

Cassius Stanley ignites Sierra Canyon in comeback win over Fairfax

Cassius Stanley of Sierra Canyon scored 27 points against Fairfax. (Nick Koza)
Cassius Stanley of Sierra Canyon scored 27 points against Fairfax. (Nick Koza)

Sierra Canyon fell behind by 10 points to Fairfax in the third quarter Saturday night. Then Cassius Stanley went to work.

He helped the Trailblazers go on a 17-2 run and finished with 27 points as Sierra Canyon defeated the Lions 76-57 in the Harvey Kitani Classic at Fairfax.

Fairfax had opened a 41-31 lead before Sierra Canyon woke up and went into attack mode. K.J. Martin added 14 points for the Trailblazers. Jamal Hartwell scored 15 points for Fairfax.

In Springfield, Ma., Chino Hills knocked off South Carolina Spartanburg Day 70-64. Onyeka Okongwu finished with 35 points and 14 rebounds going against the No. 1 college prospect, Zion Williamson, who had 36 points.

Dominguez received 30 points from Wayne Arnold and 21 points from Gary Williams in a 72-63 win over Redondo. Kyle Carter had 24 points.

Leuzinger defeated Executive Prep 82-70.

Ali Betts scored 25 points in Dorsey’s 65-60 win over Maranatha.

Rolling Hills Prep defeated New Rhodes 79-29. Vaughn Flowers had 22 points and Alex Garcia 20.

Ben Yarovinsky scored 20 points in Viewpoint’s 60-49 win over St. Genevieve.

Taft defeated Nevada Coronado 78-69. Kihei Clark scored 29 points.

San Gabriel Academy defeated Nevada Green Valley 54-42. Malakhi Jensen finished with 18 points.

Etiwanda defeated Twentynine Palms 82-28. Kessler Edwards and Krystian Wilson each scored 14 points.

Moorpark defeated Agoura 67-63. Drake London scored 30 points.

Eastvale Roosevelt defeated Great Oak 54-46. David Agba and Brennon Wade each scored 13 points.

Ryan Turell scored 30 points, had 10 rebounds and 10 assists in Valley Torah’s 70-35 win over Trinity Classical.

Reader suggests solution to CIF transfer issue

After writing about the issue of transfers in Friday’s Los Angeles Times, a letter to the editor arrived from a reader, David Sanderson of La Cañada-Flintridge.

Here’s his suggestion:

“The CIF, established 103 years ago, has outlived its usefulness and effectiveness. A modest proposal: establish two associations. The first would be termed the Sports Academy Assn.  Member schools, private and public, would include in their mission statement a goal of preparing students for Division I athletic scholarships and eventual professional athletic careers.  The schools in this group could recruit freely. The coaches in the SAA would be paid as full-time coaches.

“The second would be the Neighborhood Schools Assn., the members of which would enroll students residing only within existing prescribed boundaries. The students in these schools would participate for the joy of competition and the development of lifelong friendships. NSA coaches would typically be classroom teachers who coach during the season for a stipend.” 

It’s an interesting idea, considering there could be as many as 17,000 students switching schools in California this school year.

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