BOYS’ BASKETBALL : Crenshaw Reverts to Winning Form in Texas

Crenshaw High played its first game without shooting guard Ronnie Arch, but the Cougars didn’t have any trouble hitting the century mark for the fifth time with a 100-80 victory over Ft. Worth Southwest in the first round of the Westside Lions/Whataburger Tournament on Wednesday in Ft. Worth, Texas.

Raymond Palmer had 22 points and Damion Willis added 21 for the Cougars, who won their first game since losing to Washington in the finals of the Pacific Open.

Charles Brennan had 31 points to lead Southwest.

“Our press started getting to them later in the game,” Crenshaw Coach Willie West said.


Record: Crenshaw 11-1

Arlington (Tx.) Martin 67, Crenshaw 52--Playing their second game within 18 hours, the Cougars had trouble playing their uptempo style in the second round of the Westside Lions/Whataburger tournament

Sophomore point guard Kevin Bradley had nine points. Antonio Simpson, who replaced Ronnie Arch in the starting lineup, had seven.

Lanny Knight had 25 points to lead Martin of Arlington, Texas.


Record: Crenshaw 11-2

Jordan 70, Katella 61--Clem Breedlove scored 17 of his game-high 30 points in the second half as Jordan won a semifinal game of the Katella tournament Thursday.

Breedlove also had eight steals and four assists.

Records: Jordan 11-2; Katella 12-1


Bell 49, St. Margaret’s 46--Despite a game-high 28 points from St. Margaret’s Damian Raibon, Bell hung on to win the consolation championship of the Eagle Rock tournament Thursday.

Yaid Moreno scored 14 points.

Records: Bell 5-8; St. Margaret’s 8-3

Roosevelt 43, Poly 42--Sophomores Robert Martinez (10 points) and Fernie Delgadillo (nine points, eight rebounds) led the Roughriders, who took fifth place Thursday in the Eagle Rock tournament.


Records: Poly 7-4; Roosevelt 6-4

Montclair Prep 63, Franklin 46--Akil Anderson had 12 points and six assists in Montclair Prep’s semifinal win Wednesday in the La Salle tournament.

Franklin’s John Kim led all scorers with 20 points, and Johnnie Sanders added 14 points for the Panthers.

Locke 65, Taft 42--Forward Eric Boyette scored a game-high 18 points and Freddie Lee added 17 as the Saints won a semifinal game of the Eagle Rock tournament Wednesday.


Records: Locke 7-3; Taft 6-3.

Roosevelt 66, Hamilton 57--Fabian Garcia and Miguel Prado scored 21 and 15 points, respectively, as Roosevelt won a fifth-place semifinal game of the Eagle Rock tournament Wednesday.

Records: Roosevelt 5-4; Hamilton 10-3

Bell 60, Sylmar 43--Bell held Sylmar to 11 second-half points, two in the third quarter, and easily won a consolation semifinal game of the Eagle Rock tournament Wednesday.


Records: Bell 4-8; Sylmar 1-10

Poly 59, Jefferson 54--Stevie Williams scored 17 points, but Jefferson lost a consolation game of the Eagle Rock tournament Wednesday. Records: Poly 6-4; Jefferson 4-6

Sylmar 79, Wilson 52--Joe Guerra, who scored 20 points, led Sylmar to its first win of the season in an Eagle Rock tournament game Tuesday.

Guard Rene Diaz had 14 points for the Mules.


University 86, Huntington Park 80--Eddie Cruz scored 18 of his 24 points on six three-point baskets, but Huntington Park lost a consolation game of the Eagle Rock Tournament Tuesday.

Bradford Wong, who led all scorers with 30 points, went 11-for-12 from the foul line in the fourth quarter.

Records: University 3-7; Huntington Park 3-5

Jordan 88, Long Beach Millikan 74--Jordan guard Clem Breedlove scored a game-high 44 points as Jordan won a first-round game of the Katella High Tournament Tuesday at Katella.


Dorsey 77, Las Vegas Clark 65--Point guard Mack West led a balanced attack with 14 points as Dorsey won a first-round game of the Sun Devil Holiday Classic at Eldorado High School in Las Vegas Tuesday.

Verdel Baskin scored 13 points and Charles Johnson added 11 for the Dons.

Las Vegas Clark was led by Corey Ross with 16 points.

Records: Dorsey 4-5; Clark 4-7