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Boys' basketball: Sierra Canyon wins Alpha League championship

With a little help from Campbell Hall, Sierra Canyon clinched the Alpha League championship on Tuesday night after a 47-44 win over Brentwood.

Combined with Campbell Hall's 54-49 win over Windward, Sierra Canyon (24-2, 9-0) has a two-game lead over Windward going into Thursday's regular-season finale against the Wildcats. Freshman Cody Riley scored 22 points for Sierra Canyon. Tra Holder led Brentwood with 22 points.

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Aaron Holiday scored 27 points and Kahlil Simplis and Jordan Cohen had 15 points apiece for Campbell Hall, which also received a strong game from sophomore Joe Romano, who had six points, eight rebounds and two blocks.  Breland Brandt led Windward with 19 points and 15 rebounds. Viewpoint defeated Paraclete, 56-54, on a game-winning shot by Tim Howell at the buzzer. Christian Juzang finished with 22 points and Howell had 18.

The Ocean League is now a three-way tie for first place among Bevery Hills (7-2), Inglewood (7-2) and Santa Monica (7-2) with one to play. Inglewood knocked off Beverly Hills, 49-41, to create the tie. Santa Monica defeated Morningside, 50-46, with Jonah Mathews scoring 22 points. On Thursday, Inglewood plays Morningside, Beverly Hills faces Culver City and Santa Monica plays Hawthorne.

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Hart clinched the Foothill League championship with an 82-68 victory over Valencia. Myles Franklin scored 22 points and Davis Koppenhaver added 18. Hart is 23-2 and 8-0.

In the Trinity League, Mater Dei improved to 26-0 with a 75-27 win over Servite. MJ Cage had 18 points and Stanley Johnson had 16 points. St. John Bosco defeated Orange Lutheran, 61-53, to wrap up second place. Daniel Hamilton had 22 points, Tyler Dorsey 18 and Vance Jackson 14. Santa Margarita moved into a third-place tie with JSerra after a 76-46 win over the Lions. Joe Furstinger scored 18 points.

In the Baseline League, Etiwanda won the championship with a 69-40 win over Glendora. Jordan McLaughlin had 24 points and Dominick Alexander 13. Rancho Cucamonga defeated Alta Loma, 87-66. Victor Joseph scored 20 points.

In the Bay League, Redondo stayed unbeaten with a 73-39 win over Palos Verdes. Jeremiah Headley finally made his season debut after being sidelined with a stress fracture.

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In the Sierra League, Chino Hills remained unbeaten with an 84-67 victory over Claremont, clinching the league title. LiAngelo Ball had 23 points. Damien received 26 points from Jeremy Hemsley in a 63-44 win over South Hills.

In the Almont League, Mark Keppel (22-4, 9-0) wrapped up the league title with a 75-36 win over Bell Gardens. Bertram Mak, a 6-5 junior center, had 20 points.

In the Inland Valley, Riverside North improved to 22-2 and 11-0 with a 58-38 win over Riverside Poly. In the Pacific League, Dejon Williams made seven three-pointers and finished with 28 points in Muir's 73-70 win over Burroughs. Amaad Wainwright had 27 points for Burroughs.

In the Prep League, despite 26 points from Robert Cartwright, Flintridge Prep was beaten by Chadwick, 50-56. Kevin Doi had 12 points for Chadwick. Flintridge Prep still wins the Prep League championship.

In the Marmonte League, Westlake stayed tied for first place with Calabasas after a 42-32 win over Royal. Michael Hayon had 15 points. Calabasas held off Newbury Park, 63-59. Jeremy Lieberman scored 17 points and Larry Bush 16. Tyler Cartaino had 18 points for Newbury Park. Moorpark defeated Agoura, 63-46. Thousand Oaks defeated Simi Valley, 72-37.

In the Olympic League, Village Christian won the championship with a 47-45 win over Maranatha.

In the Pioneer League, Lawndale clinched at least a share of the title with an 80-52 win over South Torrance. Chimezie Metu had 20 points and 10 rebounds.

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