Gavin Murphy, Tyler Small come through with big-time scoring performances

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It was time to score in bunches on Thursday night, and Gavin Murphy of Calabasas and Tyler Small of Servite came away with memorable performances.

Murphy scored a career-high 44 points in Calabasas’ 62-50 win over Oak Park. “He was exceptional,” coach Jon Palarz said of the 6-foot junior guard who made six threes and was 12 of 13 on free throws.

Calabasas is 8-2. Isaiah Sherrard scored 17 points for Oak Park.

Small scored 40 points in Servite’s 83-53 win over Long Beach Jordan. He was eight for eight on three-point attempts.


St. John Bosco 69, Compton 36: The Braves advanced to Saturday’s 7:30 p.m. final in their own tournament. Freshman Kade Bonam scored 16 points for St. John Bosco.

The Rose Bowl Legacy Foundation said two major pledges will establish the Hall of Fame, which will be housed at the stadium with plans to open in 2022.

Dec. 9, 2021

Gardena Serra 79, Sherman Oaks Notre Dame 70: The Cavaliers pulled off the semifinal upset in the St. John Bosco tournament. Jeremy Dent-Smith had 28 points and LaQwon Cole had 26 points for Gardena Serra. Dusty Stromer scored 29 points for Notre Dame.

Los Altos 75, La Mirada 43: Jazz Gardner had 11 points, 16 rebounds and eights assists for Los Altos.

Rancho Cucamonga 57, Chaparral 49: Shadale Knight finished with 19 points and Aaron Glass had 16 points for Rancho Cucamonga.

California 61, Segerstrom 35: Chris Torres scored 27 points for California.

Riverside Poly 57, Vista Murrieta 37: Isaac Williamson and Brayden Burries each had 16 points for Riverside Poly.

Girls’ basketball

Granada Hills 62, Stockdale 41: The Highlanders are 9-1. Marianne Boco had 18 points and Emma Perez added 13 points and 10 rebounds for Granada Hills.

Harvard-Westlake 67, Calabasas 55: The Wolverines won the nonleague game.

Mater Dei 79, San Clemente 28: Caia Elisaldez scored 16 points for Mater Dei.