City Section

Saturday, Dec. 18




Hollywood 88, Antelope Valley Christian 69
Gevork Nersicyan, selected tournament MVP, scored a career high 37, and was one of five Hollywood (9-4) players in double figures in a championship victory over Antelope Valley Christian. J'Whon James scored 30 points in the loss for Antelope Valley Christian.

Championship Semifinals

Hollywood 57, Boron 46
Arturas Lazdauskas scored 13 points in a Hollywood (8-4) over Boron.


Championship Semifinals

Grant 73, Burbank Burroughs 59
Grant senior guard Mike Danielian tied Gilbert Arenas' school record of 30 points in a half for the second time in three days. He finished with 39 points, including seven three-pointers, and made 14 of 23 field goal attempts. He was held to no points in the third quarter but bounced back with nine in the fourth.

Ryan Vergara scored 15 points for Burroughs, and Junior Spencer added 15. Grant (4-4) plays Kennedy in Monday's championship at 4:30.

Granada Hills Kennedy 73, Royal 53

Fifth-Place Semifinals

Burbank 60, Culver City 55

Consolation Semifinals

Half Moon Bay 65, LA University 59
Geoff Downing had 19 points for Half Moon Bay. Brian Tollette had 23 points for University (4-2).


Bell-Jeff d. Van Nuys, forfeit (Van Nuys did not field enough players)
Huntington Park 59, Crespi 54
Half Moon Bay 65, L.A. University 59
Burbank 60, Culver City 55


Championship Quarterfinals

Compton Centennial 41, Long Beach Poly 32
Wayne Andrews scored 15 points and Tyre Thompson had 12 to lead the No. 9 Apaches over No. 22 Long Beach Poly. After making just six of 30 shots through the first three quarters, Centennial (5-1) made six of 10 shots in the fourth quarter while outscoring the Jackrabbits, 18-11. Chris Brown scored 12 points to lead Long Beach Poly (2-3).

--Dan Arritt

Mouth of Wilson (Va.) Oak Hill 75, Lynwood 67
Jerry-Davon Jefferson scored 26 points and Seketoure Henry had 20 for No. 11 Lynwood (2-2). Oak Hill (9-1) will play Compton Centennial in the semifinals Monday at 8:30 p.m. at Cerritos College

--Dan Arritt

Taft 60, Harvard-Westlake 48
The end of the Jordan Farmar era was expected to provide something of a learning experience for the Woodland Hills Taft boys' basketball team this season.

But with Farmar now starting as a freshman in the UCLA backcourt, the Toreadors still seem to be following his example. Taft (6-1), ranked No. 18 in the Southland by The Times, posted its second consecutive upset by defeating No. 6 North Hollywood Harvard-Westlake, 60-48, in the championship quarterfinals of the Top of the World tournament Saturday night at Cerritos College.

The victory came less than 24 hours after the Toreadors stunned No. 3 Compton Dominguez, 35-33, holding the Dons to 18 percent shooting from the field.

"We have a little more talent than people realize," Taft Coach Derrick Taylor said.

Calvin Haynes, one of two returning starters for defending City Section champion Taft, scored a team-high 15 points. Albert Brown, a transfer from New York, added 12 points and freshman Larry Drew Jr. scored eight points for the Toreadors, who will face Verbum Dei in the semifinals Monday at Cerritos College. The Eagles were 55-48 winners over Fresno San Joaquin Memorial in another quarterfinal game Saturday.

Ed White led Harvard-Westlake (4-1) with 17 points.

--Dan Arritt

Verbum Dei 55, Fresno San Joaquin Memorial 48
Vince Fuller's 16 points paced Verbum Dei (2-1) in a win over San Joaquin Memorial (3-2). Quincy Pondexter's 22 points led San Joaquin Memorial. Verbum Dei advances to play Taft on Monday at 7 pm in a semifinal game.


Championship Semifinals

Etiwanda 58, Chester (Penn.) 56
Darren Collison had 22 points, including the go-ahead jump-shot with four seconds remaining, for Etiwanda (8-0), ranked No. 1 by The Times. David Carter added 15 points for the Eagles.

Fremont 80, Fresno Clovis West
Point guard Mark Hill had 21 points and eight assists and Danny Williams had 17 points and 10 rebounds for Fremont (4-0). The finals will feature Fremont and Etiwanda and will be played at the L.A. Adventist Academy Monday night at 7:30 p.m. The L.A. Adventist Academy is located at 846 E. El Segundo in Los Angeles.

Fifth-Place Semifinals

Washington D.C. Dunbar 56, Canyon Springs 43
Artesia 82, Blair 48

Third-Place Quarterfinals

Canyon Springs 76, Moss Points (Miss.) 60
Andre McGee had 22 points for Canyon Springs.


Payson (Utah) 76, King-Drew 56
Blake Francom had 22 points for Payson. Sultan Toles-Bay had 24 points for King-Drew.

Artesia 61, Payson (Utah) 47
Shawntell Norman paced Artesia (5-2) with 16 points and 12 rebounds in a victory over Payson (Utah).

Artesia 70, Blair 48
James Harden scored 22 points and grabbed 12 rebounds and Shawntell Norman had 20 points and ten rebounds to lead Artesia (4-2) over Blair.


15th Place

L.A. CES 60, Fresno Roosevelt 52
Eugene Ivanov scored 20 points for L.A. CES (1-5).


First Round

Fairfax 85, Honolulu Roosevelt 38
Jerren Shipp and Jamal Boykin each scored 21 points to lead Fairfax (5-0) over Roosevelt.



Santa Margarita 72, San Diego Parker 46
Christian Hernandez had 17 points, Jon Gunderson had 14 and James Keefe had 13 for Santa Margarita, which won its second tournament of the season.

Santa Margarita, which was also victorious at the San Luis Obispo tournament, had 29 team assists and improved to 9-1. James Keefe was named the tournament MVP. San Diego Parker lost its first game of the season, falling to 7-1.

Third Place

Redondo 86, San Diego Poway 75
Senior guard Scott Merrill scored 29 points, including 19 in the second half, to lead Redondo (6-2) over San Diego Poway (7-2), who was led by Andy McMillion's 25 points.

Fifth Place

Birmingham 70, Woodbridge 62
Junior forward Jarrel Smith scored 27 points and Daniel Palmer added 17 points to lead Birmingham (6-4) over Woodbridge (4-6).

Seventh Place

Escondido 75, Irvine University 72
Junior guard Matt Adams had 30 points, including six three-pointers, as Escondido (5-4) rallied from a 10 point fourth quarter deficit to defeat Irvine University (4-5). Jonas Lalehzadeh scored 23 in the defeat for Irvine University.



Brentwood 68, Manual Arts 53
Andreas Schreiber had 20 points and 15 rebounds for Brentwood and earned tournament MVP honors after the Eagles (8-4) won the championship game of the L.A. Wilson tournament.

Third Place

L.A. Wilson 57, Jefferson 46
Chris Govan had 21 points for L.A. Wilson (5-7) and Austin Usher had 20 points for Jefferson in the third-place game at L.A. Wilson.

Fifth Place

Bell 64, Foshay 36
Carlos Guzman scored 10 of his 22 points in the second quarter as Bell (3-7) took a 33-18 halftime lead and went on to win the fifth-place game of the L.A. Wilson tournament.

Seventh Place

Roosevelt 63, Elizabeth 53 (OT)
Francisco Miranda had 23 points for Roosevelt in the seventh-place game at L.A. Wilson.


Championship Quarterfinals

Palo Alto 54, North Hollywood 28
Palo Alto led from wire to wire. North Hollywood fell to 2-7.

San Diego Horizon 63, Dana Hills 44
Steve Winnick had 28 points to lead Horizon. Dana Hills (8-1) was led by Blaine Templeton's 13 points. Shaun Engle added 12.

Consolation Quarterfinals

Redding Christian 69, Hart 62 (OT)


Third Place

Murrieta Valley 41, KIng-Drew 37 Murrieta Valley (7-3) outlasted King-Drew (6-2). Rashard Bias scored nine points in the loss for King-Drew.


Championship Second Round

Calabasas 68, Lompoc Cabrillo 51
Drew Housman had 22 points and nine assists for Calabasas (5-2). Mark Einhorn added 16 points and 10 rebounds. Cabrillo fell to 6-2.

First Round

Carson 76, Santa Maria St. Joseph 48
Kelly Hubbard had 18 points, eight rebounds and three assists, and Kristopher Griffis added 15 points, five rebounds and five assists for Carson (6-1). Ryan Adlesh led St. Joseph with 14 points.


Pool Play

AGBU 62, St. Genevieve 55
Shaunt Aslonian scored 17 points for AGBU, followed by Gaby Yaslakian with 16. Federico Ayala had 24 points, including six three-pointers for St. Genevieve (1-4).

Community Harvest 49, Pacific Hills 39
Sy Prescott scored 19 points for Community Harvest (3-2), which led, 19-9, at the end of the first quarter. Teammate Shane Freeman added 14 points. Eric Davis had 11 points for Pacific Hills (1-7).

Franklin 78, Grace Brethren 46
Randy Cardona had 20 points to lead Franklin. Cameron Newman added 15. Trevor Chrisman had 18 to lead Grace Brethren, which was playing its first game of the season after winning a CIF football championship. Most of its basketball players played football.

L.A. Baptist 53, Valley Alternative 44
L.A. Baptist outscored Valley Alternative 16-6 in the fourth quarter. Jon Pena hit five three-pointers for 15 points for Valley Alternative (0-4).

Rolling Hills Prep 75, Faith Baptist 54
Jeff Braswell scored 31 points for Faith Baptist, which trailed 44-27 at halftime. Tristan Smith had 18 points and Cameron Edison added 17 for Rolling Hills Prep.

Sherman Oaks CES 70, San Gabriel 52
Andre Moore had 19 points and Cameron Nash added 16 for Sherman Oaks CES. Jacky Nhan had 17 points for San Gabriel (2-7). Friday, Dec. 17


Pool Play

Burbank Burroughs 76, L.A. University 67
University drops to 4-1.

First Round

Compton Centennial 67, Long Beach Jordan 49
Junior guard Tyre Thompson had 28 points, including three three-pointers, for Centennial Compton (4-1). Long Beach Jordan is 3-4.

Lynwood 62, Mayfair 37
Senior forward Davon Jefferson had 19 points for Lynwood (2-1). Mayfair fell to 2-3.

Taft 35, Dominguez 33
With 12 seconds remaining, Ronnell Ramsey hit a game-winning layup, and Calvin Haynes had 16 points for Taft (5-1). Dominguez fell to 4-1.

Verbum Dei 62, Palisades 40
Senior forward Gerard Anderson had 23 points and 11 rebounds and 6-foot-11 freshman center Auri Allen 19 points, 10 rebounds and two blocked shots for Verbum Dei (1-1). Palisades is 2-4.

Oak Hill (Va.) 82, Leuzinger 45
Jamont Jordan scored 21 points in an Oak Hill (8-1) victory against Leuzinger (2-3).


Second Round

Fremont 71, Washington 46
Kenny Bowman had 25 points for Washington.

Chester (Pa.) 58, Granby (Va.) 57
Etiwanda 69, East Denver (Co.) 53
Fremont 71, Washington 46

First Round

Fresno Clovis West 76, Canyon Springs 60
Los Angeles Dorsey 85, Moss Point (Miss.) 58


Consolation Semifinals

Hoover 82, LACES 78
Junior forward Brian Braziel had 20 points and ten rebounds in the loss for LACES (0-5). Hoover improves to 3-8.


Championship Semifinals

Santa Margarita 46, Redondo 35
James Keefe had 22 points, 17 rebounds, and four blocked shots for No. 10 Santa Margarita (8-1). Keefe scored 11 third-quarter points when the Eagles outscored Redondo, 18-12, to take a 40-26. Shane Morgan had 13 points and eight rebounds for the No. 23 Sea Hawks (6-2).

San Diego Parker 78, Poway 58

5th-Place Semifinal

Birmingham 82, Escondido 69
Jarrel Smith scored 24 points and his brother, Jimmy Smith, added 15 to lead Birmingham (5-4) over Escondino. Matt Adams scored 40 in the loss for Escondido.

First Round

North Hollywood 74, Ka'ahumanu (Hawaii) 30
Senior guard Joshua Hernandez had 20 points for North Hollywood.


Pool play

Brentwood 56, Bell 34
Andreas Schreiber scored 20 points, grabbed 15 rebounds, and blocked eight shot to lead Brentwood (8-4) over Bell.

Manual Arts 68, Foshay 49
Senior guard Desean Bowman scored 17 points and Junior Gregory Bewernick chipped in15 to lead Manual Arts (9-1) over Foshay, who were led by Preston Newson's 13 points.

Jefferson 77, Elizabeth 62
L.A. Wilson 56, Roosevelt 48

First Round

Cleveland 69, San Jose Pioneer 36
Jason Hill scored 18 points, 10 rebounds and five steals, Cornorris Atkins had 11 points and eight rebounds, and Corey Duncan added 10 points for Cleveland (6-2), ranked No. 20 by The Times. Pioneer is 4-4.

Pool Play

Price 73, Garfield 68
Marcus Palmer had 29 points to lead Price (5-1).

Pool Play

Sun Valley Poly 55, Pacific Hills 26
Senior guard Ever Lopez had 11 points, 10 rebounds and 10 steals, and sophomore guard D.J. Gay had 19 points for L.A. Poly (3-4). Sun Valley Poly finished on a 24-4 fourth-quarter run, and Pacific Hills 1-6.

Thursday, Dec. 16



Pool Play

Hollywood 62, St. Bonaventure 53
Arturas Lazdauskas had 18 points and Gevork Nersisyan had 16 for Hollywood (7-4).


First Round

Artesia 49, Granby (Va.) 52
Malik Story had 19 points for Lakewood Artesia (3-2) in a loss to Granby.

Denver East 86, King-Drew 77 (3OT)
Sultan Toles-Bey hit a three-pointer with three seconds left in regulation for King-Drew (1-6) to send the game into overtime. By the third overtime period, several King-Drew players had fouled out and the Golden Eagles couldn't hold on.

Josh Hines hit a three-pointer for East (8-1) with three seconds remaining in the first overtime period. Eric Flitter led East with 21 points.

For King-Drew, Aaron Hill had 30 points, seven steals and seven assists, and Toles-Bey had 19 points, 10 rebounds, four steals and four assists.

Fremont 79, Wilson (Texas) 36
Danny Williams had 25 points for host Fremont (2-0), which led 54-15 at halftime.

Etiwanda 61, Payson (Utah) 55


Pool Play

Bell 65, Elizabeth 47
Bell improved to 2-6.

Brentwood 69, Jefferson 46
Adam Howland had 28 points to lead Brentwood (7-4).

Manual Arts 53, Roosevelt 37
Junior Greg Bewernick of Manual Arts (8-1) had 10 points and 14 rebounds and Darris Oden added 13 points.

L.A. Wilson 58, Foshay 52
Manual Arts 72., L.A. Wilson 61


Chatsworth 59, Sun Valley Poly 45
Senior guard Brandon Harris and senior forward Daniel Simmons both scored 11 points for visiting Chatsworth (8-3, which had a 15-3 third-quarter run.

Junior guard Jesse Rodriguez and sophomore forward Santiago Moreno both had 13 points for Sun Valley Poly (2-4).

L.A. Hamilton 84, El Camino Real 76
Kenan Biberobic scored 17 and Kenneth Bell had 16 for Hamilton (8-2).

Wednesday, Dec. 15



Pool Play

Hollywood 68, Rosamond 51
Gevork Nersisyan scored a career-high 32 points and Arturas Lazdauskas had his fifth career triple-double with 13 points, 11 rebounds, and 12 blocked shots for host Hollywood (6-4).

Rodney Spencer scored 11 points for Rosamond (2-4).


First Round

Madera 58, L.A.CES 49
Junior guard DeAndre Matthews had 14 points for L.A.CES (0-3).


First Round

Brentwood 79, Elizabeth 12
Austen Marrs had 19 points for Brentwood (6-4), which led 47-8 at halftime

Jefferson 75, Bell 67
Foshay 50, Roosevelt 48
Manual Arts 72, L.A. Wilson 61


Pool Play

Oxnard 58, Locke 34
Brandon Anderson had 17 points and seven rebounds for Oxnard (3-4). Omande Amoke had 12 points, seven rebounds, five blocks and three steals before sitting out the fourth quarter.

Saugus 58, Santa Barbara 56
Shant Bicakci had 17 points, and Sam Hein had 12 points and 12 rebounds for Saugus (6-0). Dave Noell scored 33 points for Santa Barbara (7-2).


Crenshaw 74, Washington 72
Junior forward Briant Jones, who finished with nine points, hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer, and junior guard Travion Finister had 17 points and three steals for host Crenshaw (2-0). Washington led, 21-16, after one quarter.

Sun Valley Poly 76, Reseda 59
Ever Lopez had 20 points and seven assists to lead visiting Sun Valley Poly (2-3). Reseda fell to 2-5.


Gardena Serra 82, King-Drew 65
Joseph Johnson had 19 points and Daniel Williams had 18 points to lead Gardena Serra (7-2). Junior guard Sultan Toles-Bey had 30 points and nine rebounds for host King-Drew (1-5).

Garfield 58, San Gabriel 33
San Gabriel fell to 2-5.

Tuesday, Dec. 14


Pool Play

L.A. University 74, Van Nuys 30
Thomas Frames had 13 points to lead L.A. University (4-0). Van Nuys fell to 0-2.


First Round

Birmingham 84, Irvine 48
Jarrel Smith had 14 points to lead a balanced effort for Birmingham (4-3).

Redondo 60, Edison 47
Shane Morgan had 19 points, Bryce Gallow scored 14 and Scott Merrill had 11 to lead Redondo (4-1). Kevin Reed led Edison (4-2) with 10 points.

Santa Margarita 64, San Diego Buena Vista 49
James Keefe had 14 points and 12 rebounds to lead Santa Margarita (6-1), which had four players in double figures.

Monday, Dec. 13


Carson 68, Chatsworth 62
Kris Griffis had 19 points to lead Carson (5-1) in a victory at Chatsworth.

Sophomore Michael Palarca scored a game-high 22 points for Chatsworth (7-3).

Dorsey 95, Canoga Park 83
Dorsey (5-0) built a 58-27 halftime lead, but k senior guard Aaron Perry scored 51 points to help the Hunters (2-6) close the gap in the second half.

Perry hit 13 of 17 three-point shot attempts in the game.

Granada Hills 80, North Hollywood 75
Savoy Fraine had 21 points, 18 rebounds and seven blocked shots for Granada Hills as the Highlanders (6-3) defeated visiting North Hollywood.

Joshua Hernandez scored 18 points to lead the Huskies (1-6).

L.A. Hamilton 71, Hollywood 68 (OT)
Kenneth Bell scored 18 points for L.A. Hamilton, which hit a basket with two seconds left to force overtime in a victory at Hollywood.

Arturas Lazdauskas scored 18 points for Hollywood (5-4).

L.A. Wilson 67, L.A. Marshall 60
Chelley Touch scored 27 points for Marshall, but the Barristers (0-5, 0-1) fell to to L.A. Wilson, which led, 41-24, at halftime.

San Pedro 54, L.A. CES 52
Jeremy Holland scored on a putback with 2 minutes 36 seconds left to give San Pedro a 49-48 lead and the Pirates held on in the final seconds to earn the victory.

San Pedro's Carlin Ocean made one out of two free throws with 6.3 seconds remaining. Ocean and Holland each scored 21 points to lead the Pirates (4-6).

Roberto Salazar had a game-high 26 points ot lead L.A. CES.

Verdugo Hills 69, Bravo 68
Mike Stanton had 26 points and 13 rebounds for Verdugo Hills (2-8), which led by 19 points, 61-42, at the end of the third quarter but struggled from the free-throw line in the fourth period and had to hold off Bravo at the end.

Adrian Galcinao hit three of Bravo's five fourth-quarter three-point baskets and led the Knights with 20 points.

Bravo (4-5), which never tied or went ahead of Verdugo Hills, failed to get a shot off during its final possession with 10 seconds left.