Ethan Anderson and Robert McRae each scored 15 points, and Fairfax defeated Los Alamitos, 65-56, Saturday at the Nike Extravaganza at Santa Ana Mater Dei High.
The Lions (24-3), ranked 12th in the Southland by The Times, overcame 27 points by point guard Eyassu Worku, who also had six assists and five rebounds.
Anderson, a freshman, made a layup to put the Lions ahead by nine points with just over one minute left, then rebounded a missed free throw to set up the clinching layup by Donald Gipson with 27 seconds left.
"This was good to make sure we can withstand the battle," said Anderson, who had seven rebounds and five assists. "I like the ball in my hands...