Billy Knight scored 24 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, and Tony Bland had 16 points and nine rebounds for Westchester, which defeated Cleveland, 96-64, Wednesday in a City Section 4-A Division playoff game at Westchester.
The Comets improved to 23-5 overall and Cleveland finished at 20-7.
“It was an entertaining game,” Westchester Coach Ed Azzam said. “I think our man-to-man defense was the difference.”
Donald Holt had 20 points to lead the Cavaliers.
Westchester plays Palisades in the semifinals Friday or Saturday at a site to be determined.
Crenshaw 112, Granada Hills Kennedy 64--Four-time defending City 4-A champion Crenshaw took a 29-10 first-quarter lead and never struggled in a quarterfinal game at at Crenshaw.
Alastair Faux scored 21 points, Anthony Garrison had 20 and Kevin Bradley added 18 to lead the Cougars (21-3).
Palisades 73, Los Angeles 59--Shannon Johnson scored 25 points and grabbed 14 rebounds and the Dolphins (23-5) defeated Los Angeles (13-13) in a City Section 4-A Division quarterfinal game at Palisades.
Fairfax 68, Manual Arts 54--Greg Jefferson scored 25 points and Joe Shipp had 16 and the Lions (19-7) defeated Manual Arts (18-8) in a City Section 4-A quarterfinal at Fairfax.
Sylmar 47, San Pedro 46--Jeremiah Turner scored after a missed free throw by teammate Daron Wilson with 31 seconds remaining to lift Sylmar (17-8) in a 3-A Division quarterfinal at Sylmar.
Palisades 43, Washington 42--Leilani Estavan had 14 points and April Freeney had 10, four of them on free throws during the final 18 seconds, to lead the Dolphins (25-1) over the defending City Section 4-A Division champion Generals (15-6) in a quarterfinal game at Palisades High.
Freeney made two free throws to break a 39-39 tie with 18 seconds to play and two more free throws with 11 seconds left to give the Dolphins a 43-39 lead.
Wilmington Banning 61, North Hollywood 55--Kendra Tease scored 32 points and Banning (22-5) ended North Hollywood’s (22-4) 11-game winning streak in a City 4-A quarterfinal at Banning.
Franklin 46, Birmingham 45--Nani Escudero’s layup with 15 seconds left got the Panthers (21-6) past the Braves (15-9) in a City 3-A quarterfinal at Franklin.
Simi Valley 56, Palmdale 55--Christina Mosesso banked in a three-point shot with five seconds to play in overtime and Simi Valley (20-9) upset top-seeded Palmdale (24-4) in a Southern Section Division I-AA playoff game at Simi Valley.
Victor Valley 53, Mission Viejo Capistrano Valley 51--Jasmine Ewing scored 20 points and Victor Valley (17-9) upset Capistrano Valley in a Southern Section Division I-AA game at Victor Valley.
Chino Hills Ayala 61, Rialto Eisenhower 47--Candace Allen scored 29 points and hit five three-point shots to lead Ayala (23-6) over Eisenhower (22-6) in a Southern Section Division I-AA game at Ayala.
Ventura Buena 73, Alhambra Keppel 40--At Buena, Renae Hofmann scored 16 points to lead top-ranked and defending Southern Section Division I-A champion Buena (23-2).
Chino 53, Riverside Arlington 39--Jean Clark scored 21 points to lead Chino (22-5) over Arlington (20-6) in a Southern Section I-A game at Chino.
Cerritos Gahr 56, Irvine Woodbridge 54--Monet Sykes had 18 points and eight rebounds, and Arnesha Patterson contributed 16 points and seven assists to lead Gahr (18-8) to an upset of second-seeded Woodbridge (22-5) in a Southern Section II-AA game at Gahr.
San Bernardino 72, Palm Desert 45--LaCresha Flanigan scored 20 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to give San Bernardino (24-3) a win over Palm Desert (20-3) in a Southern Section Division II-A game at San Bernardino.
Compton Dominguez 57, Bellflower 56--Sharonne Spencer scored 17 points and had a three-point play with five seconds to play to give Dominguez (23-5) a win in a Southern Section Division II-A game at Dominguez.