Beverly Hills, with little height but lots of experience and plenty of shooters, earned some respect on Monday by knocking off Trinity League power Santa Margarita 66-52 in a nonleague game.
Marcel Stevens scored 33 points, had six assists and seven rebounds. Blake Lander added 14 points and 14 rebounds. Beverly Hills is 16-4.
Rancho Christian and Sierra Canyon traveled to the Hoop Hall Classic in Springfield, Ma., and didn’t have good days.
Rancho Christian (19-3) fell to Georgia McEachern 66-55. Sharife Cooper, one of the top junior point guards in the nation, scored 27 points. Evan Mobley scored 16 points and had 15 rebounds for Rancho Christian.
Sierra Canyon (21-2) was routed by Florida Montverde 77-58. It was the second loss to Montverde this season. They lost 57-49 on Dec. 22 in Hawaii. Cassius Stanley scored 25 points for Sierra Canyon.
In Northern California, Josh Camper made a critical three in St. John Bosco’s 68-65 win over Modesto Christian. Josh Adoh had 21 points.
Corona Centennial moved forward to locking up an Open Division playoff spot with a 74-65 win over highly regarded Sheldon. DJ Davis scored 24 points and Allan McBride 19 points.
Kenneth Simpson Jr. scored 19 points in Chaminade’s 86-48 win over Monrovia.
Rolling Hills Prep defeated Los Alamitos 68-38. Vaughn Flowers finished with 16 points.
Windward defeated Foothill 81-42. Freshman Dylan Andrews led the Wildcats with 16 points. Devin Tillis and Jaren Harris had 15 apiece.
Jarod Lucas had 31 points in Los Altos’ 76-55 win over Crean Lutheran.
Onyeka Okongwu scored 38 points in Chino Hills’ 72-61 win over Sacramento Grant.
Makur Maker scored 23 points in Orange Lutheran’s 100-77 win over Cathedral. Cade Potter added 19 points.
Brentwood improved to 20-2 with an 88-70 win over Bakersfield Independence. Freshman Christian Moore had 24 points and 10 rebounds. JR Olofson and Finn O’Rourke each had 19 points and 10 rebounds.
Foothills Christian defeated Alemany 64-49. Brandon Whitney led Alemany with 19 points.
Festus Ndumanya had 19 points in Capistrano Valley Christian’s 62-53 win over Corona del Mar.
Kobe White scored 12 points in Santa Monica’s 52-41 win over Eastvale Roosevelt.
Freshman Henri Adiassa scored 20 points and had 27 rebounds in Crossroads’ 73-64 win over Burbank.
Viewpoint defeated Lakeview Charter 76-39. Kian Nader finished with 14 points.
Granada Hills defeated Campbell Hall 61-59. Jonny Garnett had 17 points for Campbell Hall. Jesse Bannout led Granada Hills with 18 points.
El Camino Real defeated Leuzinger 68-51. Jahville Collins had 19 points.
Malik Thomas’ 23 points led Damien past Marina 60-50.
Tesoro (17-5, 6-0) clinched at least a tie for the Sea View League title with a 66-56 win over El Toro.
Calabasas pulled out a 90-84 overtime win over Newbury Park despite 43 points from Matt Solomon. Max Cheylov led Calabasas with 29 points.