Keith Dinwiddie of Fairfax shows off shooting touch with 39 points

Keith Dinwiddie of Fairfax is all smiles after scoring 39 points and making seven threes in a victory over Sylmar in the Maranatha tournament.
(Eric Sondheimer / Los Angeles Times)

Reggie Morris Jr., the first-year basketball coach at Fairfax, didn’t like the way Keith Dinwiddie was playing defense in the first quarter on Monday night in a Maranatha tournament game against Sylmar. He gave Dinwiddie a nice seat on the bench. He soon put him back in the game, and the message was delivered.

“I had to wake up,” Dinwiddie said.

Boy did he wake up. Dinwiddie scored 39 points, making seven threes, to help the Lions (2-0) to a 99-58 win in an opening game of the Maranatha tournament. Dinwiddie’s last six baskets were threes. Headed to San Diego State, he’s one of the premier shooters in the City Section.

Sylmar, which received 24 points from Aaron Reyes, scored eight straight points in the second quarter to tie Fairfax 25-25. Then Lions went on a 15-2 run, with Dinwiddie scoring 10 points.


Fairfax has a starting lineup with four guards. It remains to be seen if the Lions can make that work en route to City title contention, but they should find out a lot more on Dec. 13 when they take on host Westchester in an early matchup in the Western League.

Clark Slajchert scored 24 points in Oak Park’s 62-44 win over Muir. Providence held off Loyola 66-63 despite 29 points from Colby Brooks. Maranatha defeated Van Nuys 67-53. Christian Oliver finished with 19 points.

At the Westchester tournament, Adrian McIntyre scored 39 points for Saugus but Washington Prep advanced with a 67-64 victory. Brandon Burks scored 16 points with eight rebounds for Washington Prep. Bishop Montgomery defeated South East 74-26. Skyy Clark scored 28 points in Heritage Christian’s 79-31 win over North Torrance. Etiwanda defeated Cleveland 72-18.

Rolling Hills Prep defeated Mary Star 87-46. JT Tan and Benny Gealer each scored 18 points.

Sherman Oaks Notre Dame defeated Carlsbad 100-78. Ben Shtolzberg scored 23 points and Ryan Engs 22.

Billy Reed III had 26 points in South Pasadena’s 62-31 win over Arroyo.

Ramel Lloyd had 27 points and Demetrius Calip 25 in Taft’s 92-46 win over Thousand Oaks.

Servite defeated Citrus Valley 66-45. Kunal Bagga finished with 21 points and Tajavis added 21 points.


JSerra defeated Santa Fe 93-41. Francesco Borro finished with 18 points.

Gavin Kroll of Riverside Patriot had 42 points and 11 rebounds in a 68-58 win over Kaiser.

Price is 6-0 after a 121-45 win over Bernstein. Joshua Lee had 33 points and 11 rebounds.

Westlake defeated Agoura 61-48. Kyle MacLean led the Warriors with 22 points.

Harvard-Westlake (6-0) defeated North Hollywood 65-18.