From Staff Reports

In other games:

Fairfax 72, Westchester 68--Joe Shipp scored 31 points, including nine in overtime, as the Lions beat the defending City and Division I state-champion Comets in a City Championship semifinal at Loyola Marymount.

Fairfax, which last won the City title in 1987, earned its first trip to the championship game since 1995.

Westchester overcame a 29-22 halftime deficit to tie the score, 56-56, at the end of regulation. Fairfax missed two shots before the buzzer, sending the game to overtime.

Fairfax made seven free throws in overtime. Shipp, who also had 13 rebounds, made four of the free throws in the extra period.

Jason Morrisette added 13 points for Fairfax.

Chris Osborne had 17 points, Eric Knight 14 and Lou Wright 13 for Westchester.


Jefferson 73, Hollywood 64--Center Malcolm Overton scored 21 points for the Democrats in the City Division semifinal at Loyola.

Sun Valley Poly 52, North Hollywood 45--Sef Vargas scored 19 points and had 11 assists and made four free throws in the final minute to seal the Division victory at Southwest College.