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Boys' basketball: Crespi takes over first place in Mission League

Less than two weeks into the Mission League season, Crespi is the only team that hasn't suffered a league defeat.

The Celts improved to 2-0 on Monday night with a 59-52 win over Harvard-Westlake. De'Anthony Melton had 13 points and 12 rebounds. Alex Copleland led Harvard-Westlake with 21 points.

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Alemany handed Loyola its first defeat with an important 64-51 road victory over the Cubs, ranked No. 1 in Division 1A. Daron Henson had 14 points, Shacquille Dawkins 12 and Ernie Sears 12. Stone Gettings had 19 points for Loyola. Sherman Oaks Notre Dame defeated St. Francis, 69-52. Gabe Rishwain contributed 17 points for the Knights (9-7, 1-2).

In the Western League, Joseph Robinson scored 24 points in Palisades' 62-41 win over Hamilton. Fairfax improved to 15-0 with an 85-42 win over LACES. Donald Gipson had 19 points and Lindsey Drew added 11 points and nine assists. Westchester defeated Venice, 85-44, with Evan Council scoring 17 points.

In the East Valley League, Arleta opened with a 63-56 win over North Hollywood. Poly defeated Monroe, 94-38, behind Cesar Reyes, who scored 38 points. Verdugo Hills defeated Grant, 69-35, with Adrian Gutierrez scoring 22 points and Shane Hughes adding 21 points and 13 rebounds.

In the Eastern League, Garfield defeated South Gate, 59-47. Alexis Farias scored 23 points.

In the Moore League, Long Beach Poly improved to 13-2 and 3-0 with a 78-59 win over Long Beach Jordan. Compton defeated Lakewood, 84-59.

Mayfair defeated Norwalk, 61-31. Kendall Small had 17 points. Mayfair is 3-0 in the Suburban League.

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