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The Santa Margarita duo of UCLA-bound Jake Kyman and USC-bound Max Agbonkpolo proved too tough to stop on Saturday night. Kyman scored 29 points and Agbonkpolo added 26 points to help the Eagles knock off No. 2-ranked Rancho Christian 72-60.

Santa Margarita (15-6) has played one of the toughest schedules in Southern California. The Eagles avenged a 12-point loss to Rancho Christian in the Damien tournament. Rancho Christian had just flown in from Memphis after playing a game on Friday night, but the Eagles were able to contain the Mobley brothers, Isaiah and Ethan.

Next up for Santa Margarita is a Trinity League home game against Santa Ana Mater Dei on Wednesday night.

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Adelanto 90, Granite Hills 28

Animo Venice 60, Larchmont 41

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Santa Margarita is on a four-game basketball stretch that resembles a playoff schedule. The Eagles lost in double overtime to St. John Bosco in their Trinity League opener Tuesday, then took down Orange Lutheran 71-65 on Friday night. Next up is a showdown game Saturday against No. 2 Rancho Christian. And on Wednesday, the Eagles host Santa Ana Mater Dei.

Jake Kyman scored 32 points and Max Agbonkpolo had 28 points. Makur Maker led Orange Lutheran with 23 points. Ian Martinez scored 34 points as JSerra defeated St. John Bosco 85-84 in overtime. Mater Dei (20-1) stayed in first place in the Trinity with a 74-36 win over Servite. Harrison Hornery scored 20 points. Tajavis Miller had 19 points for Servite.

Rancho Christian defeated Memphis East 66-56.

With a teachers’ strike looming on Monday in the Los Angeles Unified School District that would shut down most high school sports competitions in the City Schools, charter schools Birmingham and El Camino Real are among the few schools that will be allowed to keep playing. And what a game they had on Friday night in the West Valley League.

Birmingham, lacking size, fell behind by 14 points in the first half and was down by nine points at halftime. Then Corey Cofield scored 10 of his 20 points to rally the Patriots and send them to a six-point lead through three quarters.

The game was tied 55-55 with 17.2 seconds left. El Camino Real had the ball but Jahville Collins’ shot didn’t fall, and Birmingham’s Tylin Jarrett scooped up the loose ball among a scramble at half court and scored on a layup at the buzzer for a 57-55 Birmingham victory.


Academia Avance 47, Environmental Science/Tech 45

Animo De La Hoya 82, Rise Kohyang 32

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Rancho Christian in Temecula is hosting a one-day basketball tournament Saturday.

The schedule:

Linfield vs. Temecula Prep, noon; San Bernardino vs. Eisenhower, 1:30 p.m.; Rancho Verde vs. Temecula Valley, 3 p.m.; Riverside Poly vs. Eastvale Roosevelt, 4:30 p.m.; Santa Margarita vs. Rancho Christian, 6 p.m.; Mission Bay vs. Corona Centennial, 7:30 p.m.


Acaciawood 55, La Verne Lutheran 51

Adelanto 100, Barstow 77

San Marino High announced Wednesday that its legendary tennis coach, Maureen Bryant, has died of cancer.

Bryant’s teams won 14 Southern Section boys and girls championships until her retirement from coaching. She spent 39 years at San Marino, starting in 1971, and was inducted into the California Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2015. She was primarily a tennis coach but also coached basketball, softball and track and field.

She was a teacher at San Marino for more than 30 years.

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Oregon State-bound guard Jarod Lucas of Los Altos didn’t hold back in his Hacienda League game against Charter Oak on Wednesday.

He finished with a school-record 54 points in an 89-47 victory. He had set the record with 52 points earlier this season and it was his third game this season of 50 or more points. He passed Cameron Murray and DeMar DeRozan on the all-time Southern Section scoring list.

It remains to be seen if No. 1-ranked Sierra Canyon is going to face a challenge in the Gold Coast League, but Brentwood is hoping to be that team.

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Erik Panosian of Grant was in attack mode on Wednesday. He went to the free-throw line 21 times in the East Valley League game against Sun Valley Poly. He wasn’t making too many free throws or shots in the first half, but he scored 21 of his 29 points in the second half to help the Lancers defeat Poly 86-78 in overtime in an East Valley League game.

Carlos Meza of Poly sent the game into overtime when he made a layup with five seconds left in regulation. Chayce Polynice had 28 rebounds for the Lancers, who are 5-0 in league. Junior Quadre Johnson finished with 24 points for Poly.

In the West Valley League, El Camino Real defeated Cleveland 79-61. Tyrese Willis scored 17 points. Taft defeated Granada Hills 71-61. Demetrius Calip had 25 points and Diggy Winbush contributed 12 assists. Birmingham defeated Chatsworth 78-38. David Elliot had 19 points.