A couple days ago, Santa Ana Mater Dei’s basketball fortunes were looking pretty good. The Monarchs were 21-1 after an impressive 19-point win over Santa Margarita. But the last two days have not been kind to the Monarchs.
First there was a Friday night Trinity League loss to St. John Bosco 77-74. And on Satuday, Mater Dei was beaten by Camarillo 75-71 in the Rolling Hills Prep State Preview Classic. Jaime Jaquez scored 29 points and Andrew Wetter 16 points.
Devin Askew scored 22 points for Mater Dei, which has rarely lost two consecutive games in the 37 seasons under coach Gary McKnight. The Monarchs had a 41-25 halftime lead.
Brentwood is preparing for a showdown Gold Coast League game next week against Sierra Canyon, but the Eagles dropped to 19-2 overall on after a 56-51 loss to Riverside Notre Dame.
The Titans (16-7) received 19 points from Anton Mozga, 15 from Anthony Holland and 13 from Dondre Bausley in a game of the Rolling Hills Prep State Preview Classic at Cerritos College. JR Olofson scored 20 points and Braelee Albert had 16 for Brentwood.
Jaxen Turner scored 23 points in Rancho Verde’s 57-43 victory over Long Beach Poly. Giordan Williams had 21 points for Poly.
El Camino Real defeated Rolling Hills Prep 65-50. Jahville Collins scored 21 points. Vaughn Flowers had 15 points for Rolling Hills.
Michael Ofoegbu scored 24 points in Mayfair’s 68-56 win over St. Bernard. Mayfair is 17-5 and has won eight straight games. Wasatch defeated Santa Monica 75-69.
Heritage Christian defeated Campbell Hall 93-62. Leo Williams scored 25 points.
Mason Hooks had 22 points and 18 rebounds in Harvard-Westlake’s 69-58 win over Colony.
Kevin Ashworth hit a game-winning shot at the buzzer to give Flintridge Prep a 44-43 win over Vaughn.
Andre Henry contributed 21 points in St. Francis’ 70-55 win over Shalhevet.