Boys' basketball: Stephen Thompson's 36 points leads Bishop Montgomery

Stephen Thompson Jr. came through with a 36-point performance to help Bishop Montgomery defeat Westchester, 66-51, in a semifinal game of the Westchester tournament. Bishop Montgomery will face St. John Bosco, a 61-42 winner over Beverly Hills, in Saturday's final. Vance Jackson had 27 points for the Braves.

In a consolation game, Taft defeated North Torrance, 92-73. Greg Chew scored 19 points and Damian Wilson had 15 points and 12 assists. Ryan Beddeo scored 30 points in West Ranch's 78-68 loss to Rancho Dominguez.


In the Maranatha tournament, Price defeated Chino Hills, 95-84. James Washington had 27 points, Roderick Williams 23 and Christian Little 18. Lonzo Ball had 41 points for Chino Hills. Price will face Cantwell-Sacred Heart in Saturday's final. Cantwell-Sacred Heart defeated Maranatha, 56-51.

In consolation games, Westlake defeated Dorsey, 73-58. Adam Hess had 16 points. Alemany defeated Oak Park, 54-48. Daron Henson had 18 points for Alemany. Freshman Riley Battin scored 24 points for Oak Park


In the El Segundo tournament, Loyola defeated Palisades, 62-41. Max Hazzard scored 23 points and Stone Gettings had 14 rebounds. The Cubs will face Fairfax in Saturday's final. Fairfax defeated El Camino Real, 71-56. Donald Gipson had 23 points.

In the Corona Centennial tournament, Centennial defeated Eisenhower, 83-40. Sedrick Barefield scored 20 points and Khalil Ahmad had 19 points and 11 rebounds. Great Oak upset Etiwanda, 61-59.

In the Burbank tournament, Village Christian defeated Stockdale, 83-45. Kahlil Simplis had 21 points. Village Christian will face Agoura in Saturday's 6:30 p.m. final. Saugus had a 61-59 win over Golden Valley. Ryan McClenehan made two free throws with two seconds left. Sophomore Zach Phipps scored 20 points.

In the Simi Valley tournament, Valencia defeated Sherman Oaks Notre Dame, 70-65. Chibueze Jacobs had 25 points for Notre Dame. Poly defeated Cleveland, 63-53. Cesar Reyes had 18 points and Jose Esqueda added 12 points.


In the Sierra Vista tournament, Damien defeated Thousand Oaks, 77-38. Jeremy Hemsley had 23 points and Malik Fitts 17.

Santa Margarita defeated Crean Lutheran, 64-50. Kalani Jung had 15 points.

In the Buckley tournament, Buckley defeated Sylmar, 73-44.  Freshman Mike Meadows had 25 points. Crescenta Valley defeated Malibu, 94-63.

In Chicago, Redondo was beaten by Illinois St. Joseph, 70-54. Leland Green had 20 points for Redondo.

Grant defeated Reseda, 63-50. Alex McQueen led the Lancers with 19 points and 13 rebounds.