Boys’ basketball: D’Mauria Jones gives big lift to Narbonne

Who is D’Mauria Jones and how come nobody knew anything about him until this season at Narbonne?

He has become the leading scorer for the No. 2-seeded Gauchos, who play Fairfax on Saturday night at 6 o’clock in a City Section Open Division semifinal at Roybal.

Jones, a senior guard, came to Narbonne from Maya Angelou but had never played high school basketball until this season, Coach Anthony Hilliard said.

He has teamed with Jamal Hicks to give Narbonne a potent guard duo. Narbonne knocked off Fairfax, 60-58, in a nonleague game on Jan. 9.


Narbonne’s football players were getting into shape and Fairfax’s young guards were gaining experience the last time the two teams met.

Now it’s going to be Narbonne’s senior guards against Fairfax freshmen guards Ethan Anderson and Robert McRae and sophomore Jamal Hartwell.

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