The potential City Section Open Division playoff seedings got a little more intriguing on Saturday night after Narbonne (10-5) pulled out a 60-58 victory over Fairfax (15-2) in the championship game of the Huntington Park tournament.
It was the second big win this week for Narbonne over a City Section power. The Gauchos knocked off Taft earlier in the week. Now Narbonne can focus on winning the Marine League and know that it ranks among the top teams in the City Section, especially after its football players have had a few weeks to get into shape.
Jamal Hicks, Narbonne's All-City safety, made the game-winning shot on Saturday in the final five seconds. D'amauria Jones finished with 19 points and Hicks had 17. Babacar Thiombane and Antoine Monroe each had 12 points for Fairfax. Donald Gipson added 11 points.
Cleveland defeated San Pedro, 73-67, in double overtime to win its division of the Huntington Park tournament. Wayne Currie scored 27 points. Mike Wade added 19 points and Demarko Flanagan had 10 points and 15 rebounds. Cleveland opens West Valley League play on Wedneday against Birmingham.
In the Sierra Canyon tournament, Alemany (12-5) picked up an impressive 74-66 victory over a good St. Augustine team (12-3) from San Diego. Shacquille Dawkins led a balanced attack with 17 points. Earnie Sears had 13, Charlie Brady 12, Brandon Davis 12 and Will Picketts 11.
L.A. Cathedral was beaten by Modesto Christian, 82-65. Unbeaten Chino Hills (14-0) held off Foothills Christian, 85-83. UCLA-bound TJ Leaf scored 43 points for Foothills Christian (9-3). UCLA-bound Lonzo Ball had 25 points for Chino Hills.
In the Serra tournament, Washington defeated Bakersfield Centennial, 75-66. Matthew Mondesir scored 27 points. Lawndale defeated Compton Centennial, 75-52. AJ Gipson had 17 points. Diamond Ranch defeated Serra, 55-53.
In the Westchester tournament, Westchester came through with an important victory over No. 8-ranked Corona Centennial, 59-54. Terrell Waiters hit two clutch free throws in the final 50 seconds to give the Comets the lead for good. Keith Fisher finished with 17 points. Jordan Griffin led Centennial with 18 points. Redondo defeated Gahr, 65-45.
Bishop Montgomery improved to 16-0 with a 59-47 victory over Long Beach Poly. Sophomore David Singleton scored 22 points.
Santa Monica defeated Long Beach Millikan, 66-51. Jonah Mathews scored 23 points. JW North defeated Bakersfield, 73-50.
Simi Valley defeated Canyon Country Canyon, 78-71, coming back from a 13-point deficit. Kyle Hamilton had 18 points and 11 rebounds. Kaden Young had 20 points. Village Christian (14-3) defeated Oaks Christian, 86-69. Jalen Riley had 22 points and 10 assists. Isaac Etter added 20 points.
Westlake defeated Oakwood, 80-64. Adam Hess scored 25 points.
Los Altos (13-1) defeated Venice, 86-59. Freshman Jarod Lucas scored 28 points.
Granada Hills defeated Kennedy, 57-50.