Boys' basketball: Bryce Hamilton of Pasadena is showing off his shooting form

Eric Sondheimer
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Averaging 25 points and having led Pasadena to a 4-0 record in the Pacific League, 6-foot-4 junior Bryce Hamilton is making himself a player to watch.

His father, Kevin, played basketball at Crenshaw and UTEP. His cousins are the Hamiltons brothers _ Jordan, Isaac and Daniel.

And on Wednesday, he continued his consistent play, scoring 27 points in Pasadena's 64-60 win over Burbank. Darius Mason and Darius Brown also made major contributions for the Bulldogs. Brown made two free throws with 4.7 seconds left to clinch the victory.

The left-handed Hamilton scored 12 points in the first quarter when Pasdena came back from a 12-1 deficit. He's known as a gym rat who spends lots of time after practice working on his shot.

"He's a throwback," Coach Tony Brooks said. "He's always looking to improve."

In the East Valley League, Avo Danielian scored 38 points, making seven threes, in Grant's 62-51 win over Verdugo Hills. North Hollywood defeated Monroe, 47-33.

In the West Valley League, Birmingham rolled to a 94-36 win over Cleveland. EJ Bushner and Mark Boland each had 15 points. Devonaire Doutrive had 20 points and Devante Doutrive added 17.

El Camino Real defeated Granada Hills, 56-46. Troy Biglow scored 21 points. Taft defeated Chatsworth, 76-60.

In the Western League, Ethan Anderson scored 25 points, Kirk Smith 17 and Jamal Hartwell 16 as Fairfax defeated University, 82-55. Westchester defeated LACES, 74-23.

In the Valley Mission League, Tyree Winborn scored 38 points to help Van Nuys defeat Panorama, 84-61. Sylmar defeated Canoga Park, 69-36. Dayquan Williams had 21 points.

In the Coliseum League, Dorsey improved to 4-0 with an 86-74 win over Fremont. Jon Staggers scored 21 points. Jaelen Stringer had 16 points for Fremont. Crenshaw defeated Manual Arts, 74-29.

In the Moore League, Long Beach Poly defeated Long Beach Millikan, 64-51.

La Mirada defeated Artesia, 79-44, in a Suburban League game.

Los Alamitos defeated Newport Harbor, 56-53, in the Sunset League Joseph Riley scored 18 points. Edison defeated Huntington Beach, 64-54. Randall Walker scored 25 points and David Atencio added 17.

Los Altos defeated Diamond Ranch, 87-45.

Oak Park defeated Royal, 75-54. Riley Battin had 25 points and 16 rebounds. Simi Valley defeated Camarillo, 58-45, with Jacob Grebeta scoring 26 points.

Bishop Montgomery improved to 15-1 with a 74-39 Del Rey League win over Cantwell-Sacred Heart. Ethan Thompson scored 28 points. Gardena Serra defeated Cathedral, 70-57.

In the Trinity League, Orange Lutheran defeated St. John Bosco, 59-49. Tre Anderson scored 16 points and Chris Williams 13. Mater Dei defeated Servite, 73-50. Justice Sueing and Spencer Freedman each scored 14 points.

Sebastian Much poured in 40 points, including the game-winning basket in overtime, as surging JSerra (11-4, 2-0) knocked off Santa Margarita, 78-76.

In the Mission League, former Chaminade Coach Todd Wolfson continued his success against his old school when St. Francis beat the Eagles, 78-74, in overtime. Joey Walsh had 23 points and freshman Andre Henry added 15 points and nine assists for St. Francis. KJ Martin had 17 points for Chaminade.

Loyola won in overtime over Sherman Oaks Notre Dame, 60-51. Ben Grundy scored 13 points.

Alemany defeated Crespi, 72-53. Fred Odhiambo had 19 points and 13 rebounds and DJ McDonald added 18 points and 10 assists.

Matt Bradley of San Bernardino scored 72 points in an 88-55 win over Rubidoux.

Sean Estes scored 25 points in La Canada's 61-53 win over Blair.

Oxnard defeated Santa Barbara, 58-39. Mason Johnson scored 17 points.

Santa Monica received 21 points from De'sean Allen and 16 points from Rip Economou in an 84-72 win over Lawdale.

San Marino defeated Temple City, 70-69, for the first time since 2012 at Temple City.

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