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Wright Leads Manual Arts Win

Manual Arts High divided and conquered Fremont in a 61-46 victory Friday night in the Los Angeles City Section 4-A boys’ semifinal game before 2,200 at Los Angeles Southwest College.

Officials stopped the game with 1:19 to play after a hard foul by Fremont’s Shamaud Johnson on Manual Arts’ Rickey Duff as he drove to the basket had players from both teams rushing onto the floor. No punches were thrown.

The Toilers (26-4) spread the floor to attack Fremont’s defense. Leading, 41-37, going into the fourth quarter, Manual Arts went on an 18-7 run to go up, 59-44, with 1:52 to play.

James Wright had two steals during the stretch, and on both he fed teammates for baskets. The first was a lob to Cuentin Witherspoon, who finished with a dunk.

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Wright scored 12 of his 17 points in the second half to lead the Toilers, and Ronnell Mingo had 16 points and 11 rebounds for Fremont (28-5).


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