Roundup: Top-seeded Birmingham opens City Section soccer playoffs with 10-0 victory

Birmingham soccer star David Diaz.
Birmingham junior David Diaz had three goals in the Patriots’ City Section soccer playoff opener.
(Eric Sondheimer / Los Angeles Times)

“Three wins and play for a ring.” That’s how Birmingham soccer coach EB Madha is trying to motivate his undefeated team. He’ll have to change it to two wins and play for a ring after the top-seeded Patriots opened the City Section Division I soccer playoffs with a 10-0 victory over Fairfax on Friday.

David Diaz and Cristian Moran led the offensive onslaught with three goals each. Birmingham led 3-0 at halftime. The Patriots will play host to San Pedro, a 3-1 winner over Fremont, in the quarterfinals Wednesday.

El Camino Real 9, Smidt 0: Dominic Salazar scored three goals.

Banning 3, Palisades 0: The Pilots advanced in Division I.

Girls’ soccer

Harvard-Westlake 3, San Clemente 0: Unbeaten and seeded No. 1 in Division 1, the Wolverines (13-0) received goals from Daniela Quintero, Natalie Barnouw and Alyssa Thompson.

Buena 3, La Salle 2: Abby Wood scored the winning goal on a penalty kick in overtime.


Boys’ basketball

Grant 62, Arleta 61: Jeremiah Windham made the game-winning three with 4.5 seconds left and finished with 33 points for the unbeaten Lancers.

Sun Valley Poly 65, North Hollywood 27: The Parrots began their season with a convincing East Valley League win. Joshua Gregorio had 23 points and MarQues Graham added 15 points and 10 rebounds.

Orange Lutheran 40, Rolling Hills Prep 38: Denim Dawson led the Lancers with 14 points.

St. John Bosco 64, Long Beach Poly 52: The Braves (16-2) were led by Christian Estrada, who scored 22 points.

Crean Lutheran 66, JSerra 60: Rob Diaz had 30 points for JSerra.

Westchester 71, LACES 24: Zion Sutton scored 19 points in the Western League game.

Fairfax 62, Palisades 39: Barry Wilds scored 20 points for the Lions.

University 75, Cleveland 40: Jaden Peters had 17 points and 13 rebounds.

Windward 58, El Camino Real 43: Brandon Richard finished with 17 points.

Narbonne 51, Gardena 36: Devean Williams scored 28 points for the Gauchos in their first game of the season.

Van Nuys 55, San Fernando 29: Andrew Angulo scored 17 points in the Wolves’ opener.

Crenshaw 78, Washington Prep 26: The game was stopped early in the fourth quarter because Washington had too many injuries. KJ Bradley had 28 points and 10 assists. Khalid Betts added 17 points.

King/Drew 62, View Park 57: Kalib LaCount finished with 22 points and Devin Riley added 15 points.

Oak Park 51, Birmingham 42: The Eagles won their eighth game in a row. Seshsha Henderson scored 15 points for the Eagles.

St. Francis 58, Crespi 52: Buckley DeJardin led St. Francis to the Mission League win with 22 points.

Sherman Oaks Notre Dame 90, Chaminade 81: Ben Shtolzberg scored 29 points and Luke Rishwain 15 to help the Knights upset Chaminade, which falls out of a tie for first place in the Mission League.

Damien 48, Los Osos 39: Jimmy Oladokun had 22 points.

St. Bernard 58, St. Anthony 49: St. Bernard rallied to win the Del Rey League championship.

Fountain Valley 71, Marina 52: Roddie Anderson had 19 points to help Fountain Valley clinch at least a share of league title.

San Clemente 61, Mission Viejo 55: Tyler Nemeth had 20 points for San Clemente (11-2, 6-`1).

Mater Dei 71, Capistrano Valley Christian 47: Wilhelm Breidenbach scored 21 points and Harrison Hornery 18 as the Monarchs improve to 22-0 and win for the fifth time in five days this week.

West Ranch 104, Saugus 73: Brandon Perez had 24 points for Saugus.

Heritage Christian 80, Valley Christian 60: Luke Murphy had 21 points and Justin Rochelin added 20 points and 12 rebounds for Heritage Christian, which faces Ribet on Saturday in a game that could decide an Open Division playoff spot.

San Marino 86, Monrovia 62: Sean O’Brien scored 24 points and Joey Fuerst 21 for San Marino.

Girls’ basketball

Palisades 63, Fairfax 12: Sydney Meskin made four three-pointers for the Dolphins.

Westlake 71, Agoura 46: The Warriors improved to 13-2 overall and 8-0 in league.


JSerra 5, St. John Bosco 4: The Lions (19-5) won their 15th consecutive game, and their pitching staff only got stronger with the season debut of Luke Jewett, who threw 1 1/3 innings of relief, striking out three. Cody Schrier went three for three. Eric Silva had two RBIs.

Orange Lutheran 2, Santa Margarita 0: The Lancers (22-2, 9-0) won their 13th consecutive game and stayed unbeaten in the Trinity League behind pitcher Connor Patty, who threw six shutout innings while allowing two hits.

Dana Hills 4, El Toro 0: Bo Kelly threw a four-hit shutout, striking out four and walking one.

Ayala 4, Glendora 3: Damien Delgadillo hit two home runs, his second a walk-off for Ayala (17-1, 11-0).

Servite 4, Mater Dei 1: Jonathan Rodriguez gave up three hits in six innings.

San Clemente 3, Trabuco Hills 1: Sammy Schwartz had two hits and two RBIs and Kaden Giles threw a two-hitter with eight strikeouts.

Foothill 16, Anaheim Canyon 0: Brady Ashworth struck out four in four innings for Foothill (20-3, 2-0).

Harvard-Westlake 10, Alemany 2: Bryce Rainer threw five shutout innings and George Cooper, Bennett Markinson, Kai Caranto and Marty Kaplan each had two hits.

Chaminade 6, Crespi 4: Miles Ghossein had two RBIs for the Eagles. Jackson Benattar hit a two-run home run for Crespi.

Sherman Oaks Notre Dame 8, Loyola 2: Jack Snyder threw a complete game, striking out seven, and Dean West had three RBIs.

Mira Costa 10, Palos Verdes 1: A nine-run fourth inning sparked Mira Costa. Nick Bacura had a two-run double and finished with three hits.

West Ranch 12, Canyon 1: Blake Schroeder had three hits and Phillip Sawyer had three RBIs.

Hart 5, Saugus 3: Malachi Soqui and Matt Quintanar hit home runs for the Indians.

Sierra Canyon 12, Crossroads 1: Bryce Bond struck out five and walked none in four shutout innings.

Sylmar 13, Kennedy 5: Juan Martinez, AJ Hernandez and Frank Garcia each had three hits for the Spartans.

Beckman 14, Northwood 3: Nick Roghair, Nick McLain and Paul Murrow hit home runs for Beckman. Jacob Zamosky and Ashton Kanegae each had three RBIs.

Chino Hills 13, Etiwanda 10: Armando Briseno homered in defeat.

Viewpoint 5, Brentwood 3: Treye Meadows threw a complete game with 10 strikeouts.

Damien 10, Los Osos 1: Alec Beck and Ivan Aguirre each had three hits to help Damien complete a sweep of Los Osos.

Crescenta Valley 4, Glendale 0: The Falcons picked up the Pacific League shutout.


Orange Lutheran 9, Mater Dei 3: The Lancers scored six runs in the ninth inning. Abbi Roach contributed three hits.

Boys’ tennis

Palisades 15.5, Granada Hills 14: The Dolphins won their 12th consecutive City Section boys’ tennis championship under coach Bud Kling and his 28th overall. The Dolphins’ Luke Shuman and Todd Volkov came through with singles victories to pull off a comeback win, the school’s 38th City title.