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Boys' basketball: Fairfax earns share of Western League title with win over Westchester

Eric Sondheimer
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The City Section season has been about parity among the top teams, so it should come as no surprise that Fairfax and Westchester have ended the regular tied for first place in the Western League after the Lions knocked off Westchester, 47-43, on Friday night in a huge road victory.

Freshman Ethan Anderson, who had 12 points, made two free throws with 1.9 seconds left to clinch the victory. Seconds earlier, Terrell Waiters had a chance to tie the game for Westchester (27-6, 11-1) but missed a layup under heavy pressure from Babacar Thiombane.

Fairfax improved to 27-3 and 11-1. Keith Fisher scored 18 points for the Comets. Antoine Monroe contributed a pair of baskets in the fourth quarter for Fairfax.

Hamilton defeated University, 78-49. Hamilton has gotten hot late in the season and should be a Division I team out of the Western League.

Narbonne wrapped up a 12-0 season in the Marine League with a 63-53 win over Washington. D'Mauria Jones had 20 points.

Taft finished unbeaten in the West Valley League with an 87-71 win over Birmingham. Kesean Davis scored 25 points. El Camino Real was upset by Chatsworth, 66-60. Granada Hills defeated Cleveland, 63-50.

In the Coliseum League, Fremont defeated Crenshaw, 82-77. Dashone Henry had 24 points and 12 rebounds. Dorsey defeated Manual Arts, 102-82.

In the East Valley League, Grant defeated Verdugo Hills, 72-57. Alex McQueen scored 28 points.

In the Eastern League, South Gate defeated South East, 74-60, to finish 11-1. Jose Velasquez scored 20 points.

In the Hacienda League, Los Altos defeated Diamond Ranch, 70-60, to earn a share of the league title. Jordan Ramirez scored 23 points and Jarod Lucas 20 for Los Altos.

In the Mission League, Harvard-Westlake defeated Loyola, 57-53. Cassius Stanley had 21 points.

Rancho Mirage improved to 27-0 with an 86-57 win over Big Bear. Charles Neal had 23 points.

In the Gold Coast League, Sierra Canyon won the championship with an 83-53 win over Windward. Remy Martin scored 22 points and Cody Riley 21. Jules Bernard had 20 for Windward.

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