Boys’ basketball: Fairfax, Westchester are set for rematch

Western League rivals Fairfax and Westchester took care of business on Saturday night at Roybal, each winning their City Section Open Division semifinal and will play in next Saturday’s 8 p.m. final at Cal State Dominguez Hills.

Westchester had zero problems with Dorsey, opening a 9-0 lead and never looking back in a 78-38 thrashing of the Dons. Keith Fisher scored 21 points.

Fairfax received much stronger competition from defending Division I champion El Camino Real before putting away the Conquistadores, 67-52. Lindsey Drew scored 22 points and Lorne Currie 16. Josiah Woods had 16 points for El Camino Real and Stone Spellman 11 points.

El Camino Real received 10 points in the first half from Woods and held a 26-24 halftime lead. But the Lions came out with increased pressure on defense and outscored ECR, 27-10, in the quarter to open a 51-26 lead.


“We just picked it up,” Drew said. “We knew we weren’t playing to our full potential. We wanted to come out strong and just win the game.”

Currie, held to two points in the first half, had 12 points in the quarter. He combined with Drew, who had 11 points in the quarter. It was a double dose of two All-City guards.

In the Southern Section Open Division semifinal, Bishop Montgomery (29-1) defeated Orange Lutheran, 69-47. Freshman David Singleton scored 19 points and Stephen Thompson Jr. had 18.

Bishop Montgomery will play Mater Dei or Etiwanda in next week’s Southern Section final.