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There's a new leader in Trinity League basketball: St. John Bosco

This was supposed to be the week St. John Bosco faced the difficult task of taking on Santa Ana Mater Dei and Santa Margarita in consecutive Trinity League games.

Not only did the Braves hold their own —  they pulled off an unlikely sweep to improve to 15-2 and 3-0 in league. Their 75-70 triumph on Friday night against Santa Margarita featured 27 points from Jonathan Salazar and 18 from Josh Adoh. Jake Kyman scored 32 points for the Eagles.

Mater Dei ended a two-game losing streak with a 63-38 win over JSerra. Spencer Freedman had 20 points. Orange Lutheran defeated Servite 63-57 in double overtime.

Crossroads knocked off Brentwood 54-50. Shareef O’Neal had 18 points.

In the Mission League, Harvard-Westlake and Crespi continued on a Wednesday showdown to determine first place. Harvard-Westlake defeated Loyola 60-53. Johnny Juzang had 21 points. Truman Gettings, whose brother Stone used to play for Loyola, had 14 points. James Keefe lead Loyola with 22 points.

Brandon Williams scored 23 points in Crespi’s 68-42 win over St. Francis. Kyle Owens added 15 points and 10 rebounds. Chaminade defeated Sherman Oaks Notre Dame 63-57. Freshman KJ Simpson scored 26 points.

Camarillo’s Jaime Jaquez and Simi Valley’s Max Edwards had an old fashion shootout. Jaquez scored 49 points. Edwards scored 36 points. Simi Valley defeated Camarillo 88-83. Oak Park defeated Royal 92-54. Riley Battin scored 41 points and Wes Slajchert had 26 points.

Newbury Park knocked off Oaks Christian 62-57. Daniel Foldes had 21 points and 15 rebounds. Westlake defeated Agoura 51-40. Deon Francois had 14 points.

Viewpoint defeated Campbell Hall 56-50. Michael Feinberg scored 21 points and had 11 rebounds.

Damien defeated Upland 83-51. Cameron Shelton scored 22 points.

Rolling Hills Prep defeated Wildwood 85-18. Alex Garcia and Vaughn Flowers each scored 16 points. Julian Lopez scored 24 points and Jarod Lucas 20 in Los Altos’ 68-51 win over Charter Oak.

Gardena Serra defeated Cantwell-Sacred Heart 93-83 in overtime. Serra rallied from 12 points down. Doctor Bradley scored 27 points. No. 1 Bishop Montgomery defeated St. Bernard 68-42. David Singleton scored 25 points.

Corona Centennial defeated Corona Santiago 76-52. Paris Dawson had 18 points, D.J. Davis 17 and Jaylen Clark 16.

Santa Monica defeated Hawthorne 69-32. Edison defeated Newport Harbor 59-48. David Atencio scored 20 points.

Quinn Collins scored 27 points in Redondo’s 78-66 win over Inglewood.

Flintridge Prep opened the Prep League with a  67-57 win over Rio Hondo Prep. Jonathan Le scored 19 points.

In the City Section, Westchester received 24 points from Kaelen Allen in a 62-53 win over Fairfax in the Western League. Jamal Hartwell had 19 points and Ethan Anderson 18 for Fairfax. University defeated Hamilton 73-47.

Grant defeated Arleta 69-59. Antonio Tidwell finished with 27 points.

In the West Valley League, Taft defeated Granada Hills 54-49. Brandon Wilson had 14 points and 19 rebounds. Birmingham defeated Chatsworth 74-59. Devonaire Doutrive had 27 points and Tyme Andrews 19 points. El Camino Real defeated Cleveland 75-34. Eddy Egun scored 18 points.

Sylmar defeated Panorama 49-35. Jules Bernard scored 22 points in Windward’s 70-27 win over Venice.

Crenshaw took a big step toward winning the Coliseum League with a 58-51 win over View Park Prep. Dominique Winbush finished with 19 points.


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