High School Sports

Boys’ basketball: Dorsey turns up the defensive pressure to defeat Taft, 49-44


Dorsey players gather in huddle before their victory over Taft.

(Eric Sondheimer)

After trailing by 10 points in the second quarter and nine points in the third quarter, Dorsey players decided to pick up their defensive intensity and rallied for a 49-44 victory over Taft in a quarterfinal game of the Westchester tournament on Wednesday.

Lafayette Dorsey scored 18 points and Tommie Groce added 15 points.  Jovan Roaches-Lambey made a major contribution with his all-out defense on Taft point guard Kihei Clark, who finished with 11 points.

“We saw we were down,” Dorsey said. “We didn’t want to lose to a rivalry game. We picked it up on offense and defense.”

Both schools figure to be stronger when transfers become eligible.


Bishop Montgomery defeated Hart, 59-50. Morningside defeated North Torrance, 61-59.

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