Lakewood Mayfair High discovered how good it can be when it plays with a full complement of starters Saturday during a 62-55 upset of Los Angeles Loyola in the Dream Classic at Pauley Pavilion.
The Monsoons (8-4) used a 15-4 run ending the third quarter and opening the fourth to knock off the Cubs (10-3), No. 4 in The Times' Southland rankings.
Mayfair guard Brian McFadden scored a game-high 19 points and Dejon Prejean scored 11 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter. Justin Hawkins added 14 points for the Monsoons, who wore down the Cubs with a matchup zone defense.
Davis Cantor scored 18 points -- all on three-pointers -- for the Cubs, whose last lead was 36-35 late in the third quarter. Kansas-bound guard Omar Wilkes had 15 points for Loyola.
Mayfair Coach Dave Breig declined to elaborate on the violation of team rules last week that sidelined six of his players for two games during the Estancia tournament. Breig would only say that nothing illegal happened.
Carson 86, Compton Centennial 79 -- Ekene Ibekwe converted a three-point play with 38 seconds left in double overtime to break a tie and propel the 12th-ranked Colts (10-3). The Maryland-bound player scored nine of his 27 points in the extra periods.
Arron Afflalo scored a game-high 41 points for Centennial, including a three-quarters court basket at the buzzer before halftime to pull the Apaches to within 31-29. Afflalo made a three-pointer to give the Apaches a 75-73 lead in the second overtime before Carson put the game away.