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Boys' soccer: Cathedral prevails in overtime over Salesian

There was a large crowd for the rivarly soccer match between Cathedral and unbeaten Salesian on Saturday. Cathedral came away with a 2-1 win in overtime.

Jose Cano scored Cathedral's first goal and Max Valdivia added the winning goal in the 93rd minute.

Cathedral trailed at halftime, 1-0.

 

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Boys' basketball: Tyler Dorsey goes for 49 points in Las Vegas

No matter where Tyler Dorsey of Pasadena Maranatha has been playing lately, he keeps scoring points.

On Saturday in a one-day tournament game in Las Vegas, he scored a career-high 49 points in Maranatha's 71-59 win over Las Vegas Centennial.

He has scored 40 or more points in seven of his last nine games. He's averaging 33.8 points for 10-7 Maranatha.

Jonah Mathews had 19 points in Santa Monica's 71-69 loss to Las Vegas.

Capistrano Valley Christian defeated Flintridge Prep, 81-52. Spider Adetunji had 26 points.

In the Gold Coast League, Campbell Hall defeated Viewpoint, 69-57. Aaron Holiday had 26 points and Jordan Cohen 19. Miye Oni had 21 points and Christian Juzang 18 for Viewpoint.

St. Bonaventure defeated Elsinore, 64-51. Thomas Frank had 22 points.

In a nonleague girls' basketball game, Long Beach Poly defeated Windward, 46-40.

 

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Boys' basketball: Beverly Hills shows its free-throw expertise

Jarvis Turner, the basketball coach at Beverly Hills, could be much in demand if his team keeps making free throws like it did on Friday night against Santa Monica.

In a 67-55 victory, the Normans made 25 of 26 free throws.

"We had tremendous focus," Turner said.

The Normans are 14-5 and 3-0 in the Ocean League going into a first-place showdown with Lawndale on Monday night. The game was canceled on Wednesday because of a bomb threat earlier at Beverly Hills.

Turner said he's willing to take on the role of free-throw guru.

"Sign me up," he said.

 

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Boys' basketball: Time to appreciate contributions of Crespi's De'Anthony Melton

The surprise co-league leader in the Mission League is Crespi (16-5), and the Celts' top player, 6-foot-3 junior De'Anthony Melton, doesn't need to score to find a way to contribute.

He didn't score on Friday in a win over St. Francis, but his defense, rebounding and steals helped spark the Celts, who play Alemany on Wednesday for first place.

Melton could break Crespi's single season record for steals this season. "He can defend five positions," Coach Russell White said. "He's lengthy, he's athletic, he's smart."

He's averaging 14.3 points and 9.4 rebounds. And, if Crespi wins the league, he might be the league player of the year for his many contributions.

 

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Boys' basketball: Van Nuys is challenging Sylmar in the Valley Mission League

Van Nuys, at 11-10 overall and 5-1 in the Valley Mission League, is set to face Sylmar on Wednesday to decide first place.

The Wolves are looking like one of the top seeds for the City Section Division III playoffs.

Sylmar was upset by Kennedy, 53-49, on Friday night.

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Basketball: Friday scores

Boys Basketball

ACADEMY LEAGUE

Crean Lutheran 51, St. Margaret's 48

Sage Hill 62, Oxford Academy 45

 

BAY LEAGUE

Inglewood 50, Peninsula 38

Morningside 64, Mira Costa 59

Redondo 68, Palos Verdes 37

 

CANYON LEAGUE

Oak Park 67, Moorpark 61

 

DEL REY LEAGUE

Bishop Montgomery 63, Cantwell-Sacred Heart 50

 

EAST VALLEY LEAGUE

Arleta 74, Monroe 34

Sun Valley Poly 61, Grant 48

 

EMPIRE LEAGUE

Cypress 55, La Palma Kennedy 47

Tustin 43, Placentia Valencia 37

 

FOOTHILL LEAGUE

Hart 92, Golden Valley 55

West Ranch 65, Saugus 53

 

FREEWAY LEAGUE

Fullerton 49, Sunny Hills 47

Sonora 84, Buena Park 70

Troy 65, La Habra 38

 

GARDEN GROVE LEAGUE

Bolsa Grande 69, Rancho Alamitos 58

Garden Grove 67, Los Amigos 58

Garden Grove Santiago 81, Westminster La Quinta 44

 

GOLDEN LEAGUE

Quartz Hill 65, Antelope Valley 62

 

GOLDEN WEST LEAGUE

Loara 51, Santa Ana 49

Segerstrom 57, Orange 53

Westminster 75, Ocean View 67

 

MARINE LEAGUE

Narbonne 56, Gardena 47

 

MARMONTE LEAGUE

Agoura 53, Newbury Park 48

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