It took Rashe Dorsey a few games to break into North Hollywood High's starting lineup, but it has not taken him long to play like the dominating force that made him an all-league player at Van Nuys last year.
Dorsey, who transferred from Van Nuys a month ago, scored 16 points to lead North Hollywood to a 67-57 victory over Poly in an East Valley League game Wednesday at North Hollywood.
Dorsey, who replaced starter Alan Breslauer last week after Breslauer sprained his ankle, made 8 of 10 shots and led North Hollywood in assists (6) and rebounds (6).
The 6-3 senior forward had 12 points in the first half as North Hollywood took a 32-28 lead.
Danny Klein led North Hollywood (12-4, 5-1) with 17 points, including 11 in the second quarter. Dominic Nappi added 16 points.
Bobby Ntoya led Poly (9-7, 2-4) with 15 points.
Grant 69, Van Nuys 52--The Lancers made 14 of 16 fourth-quarter free throws en route to an East Valley League victory at home.
Guard Sean Watkins led Grant with 19 points and 8 rebounds. Center Troy Mcleod, who scored 18 points, was 5 of 5 from the field and 8 of 8 from the free-throw line. Guard Adi Saker added 8 points, 8 rebounds, 8 assists and 5 steals.
Mcleod also pulled down nine rebounds as Grant improved to 14-2 overall, 6-0 in league play. The Lancers have won nine consecutive games.
Alonzo Galloway led Van Nuys (6-7, 3-3) with 17 points.
Taft 87, Hamilton 59--Tony Moten scored 29 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead the Toreadors past Hamilton in a Valley League game at Taft.
Hamilton employed a triangle-and-two defense that neglected Moten and Tony Middleton, who scored 14 points.
The defense was designed to stop Quincy Watts and Dedan Thomas, who scored 12 and 10 points, respectively. Thomas also handed out 11 assists for Taft (12-5, 4-4).
All 10 of Taft's players scored Hamilton fell to 5-11, 2-6.
Simi Valley 106, Thousand Oaks 62--The Pioneers remained undefeated in the Marmonte League behind Don MacLean's 30 points and Shawn DeLaittre's 23 points and 13 rebounds at Simi Valley. Simi Valley point guard Butch Hawking scored 17 points and dealt 8 assists and Darren Aurand added 12 points and 6 assists.
Reserve guard Chris Wright did not score but had nine assists for the Pioneers.
The Pioneers, ranked No. 1 in the Southern Section by The Times, are 17-3, 7-0 in league play. With five league games to play, Simi Valley has a three-game lead in its drive toward a third consecutive league championship.
Kevin Martin scored 16 points for Thousand Oaks (5-10, 3-4).
The Lancers remained one game out of second place behind Westlake and Camarillo, which are 4-3.
Birmingham 63, Chatsworth 56--Jason Moore scored 18 points and pulled down 13 rebounds to lead the Braves in a Northwest Valley League game at Birmingham.
Birmingham (7-8, 3-3) led by as many as 16 points before Chatsworth (9-8, 3-3) rallied to make it close.
"We were relatively fortunate to come away with a victory," Birmingham Coach Elliot Turret said.
Panaka Chea had 11 points and 6 assists for the Braves and Greg Maxwell added 13 points. Erik Merkel and Bryan Addison each scored 16 points for the Chancellors.
Canoga Park 84, Monroe 70--Canoga Park used a full-court press to jump out to a 22-12 lead. Sean Reyes scored 17 points to lead the Hunters and Michael Bell had 32 for Monroe.