Birmingham coach Nick Halic saw his basketball team pull off another fourth-quarter rally to knock off El Camino Real 64-63 on a game-winning tip-in by Corey Cofield with two seconds left on Friday night. The Patriots defeated El Camino Real in their first game earlier this season by two points.
The win leaves Birmingham at 12-10 overall and 4-0 in the West Valley League. Birmingham can lock up the league title and perhaps a No. 3 seed in the City Section Open Division if it can defeat Taft on Monday at home. David Elliott finished with 15 points and Keaton Scott had 12 while making all five of his shots.
Taft defeated Cleveland 77-57. Brandon Wilson and Demetrius Calip each scored 18 points and Khalil Haywood had 17 points. Granada Hills defeated Chatsworth 76-40. Diego Carrillo scored 18 points.
Gardena took a two-game lead in the Marine League with a 62-51 win over Narbonne. Michael Frankling scored 24 points. Gardena is 20-1.
In the Western League, Fairfax is 19-1 after a 50-48 win over Westchester. He’s the link to game story.
In the Coliseum League, Crenshaw defeated Hawkins 67-42. Steven Ebiriekwe and Justin Cornelius each scored 20 points.
Washington Prep defeated Jordan 100-38. Hansen Clarke and Bilal Mike each scored 25 points.
At Mater Dei in the Nike Extravaganza, Oak Hill of Virginia defeated Santa Margarita 94-67. Cam Thomas scored 29 points. Kendall McHugh led Santa Margarita with 25 points.
Makur Maker scored 25 points in Orange Lutheran’s 78-41 win over Dos Pueblos. Heritage Chistian defeated Servite 65-50. Dillon DePina finished with 22 points.
Mater Dei defeated Rolling Hills Prep 57-51. Devin Askew finished with 18 points for Mater Dei. Vaughn Flowers scored 22 points for Rolling Hills Prep.
In the Mission League, Chaminade defeated Harvard-Westlake 58-54. Kenneth Simpson Jr. and Keith Higgins Jr. each contributed 18 points. Johnny Juzang led Harvard-Westlake with 18 points.
Sherman Oaks Notre Dame got back Ziaire Williams and defeated Crespi 58-49. Williams scored 24 points. Loyola defeated St. Francis 71-62 behind James Keefe’s 19 points.
The Mission League will hold a tournament Thursday at Alemany. No. 1 Loyola will play No. 4 Chaminade at 6 p.m., followed by No. 2 Harvard-Westlake playing No. 3 Notre Dame at 8 p.m. The championship is Friday at 8 p.m.
Calabasas defeated Thousand Oaks 78-65. Evan McKay had 19 points and seven assists. Moorpark defeated Simi Valley 59-57. Drake London had 21 points.
Newbury Park defeated Oaks Christian 62-58 in overtime.
Santa Monica defeated Lawndale 84-53. TJ Wainwright scored 16 points.
In the Gold Coast League, Sierra Canyon routed Brentwood 88-63. Scotty Pippen Jr. scored 25 points and KJ Martin had 19. Campbell Hall defeated Paraclete 79-52. Jonny Garnett scored 18 points and Jabari Walker 13.
Flintridge Prep defeated Rio Hondo 71-60. Jack Cartwright came off the bench to score 19 points.
Tesoro won the Sea View League championship with a 52-44 win over Dana Hills. Matt DeAngelo scored 16 points.
Colony won its 14th consecutive league title with a 71-63 win over Claremont.
Etiwanda held off Rancho Cucamonga 67-66. Chino Hills got past Damien 70-68.
Clark Slajchert scored 41 points in Oak Park’s 82-50 win over Royal.
In Florida, Rancho Christian defeated Wasatch 74-47. Evan Mobley scored 20 points, Isaiah Mobley 17 and Dominick Harris 16.
Valencia picked up a 44-42 win over West Ranch and clinched the Foothill League title with a 20-5 overall record and 6-0 mark in league. Josh Assiff had 12 points and Nick Jenney 11.