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Detectives from the Lancaster station of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department are continuing to investigate a fight that broke out after the San Pedro-Quartz Hill basketball game on Jan. 2 at Eastside High in Lancaster, according to deputy Yeni Deciga.

Arrested on suspicion of assault using his hands, feet and fists was 18-year-old Cam Thomas, a San Pedro basketball-football player. His bail was set at $30,000. The district attorney has not decided whether to file charges, Deciga said.

Thomas caught a 43-yard pass in a San Pedro City Section Division I championship football win over Dorsey. He was suspended from the team.

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Jeremiah Turley, the standout senior point guard from Westchester, stayed home from school Monday on the first day of the teachers’ strike against the Los Angeles Unified School District.

“My parents decided that it would be best I stay home, get a break and my parents support the teachers,” he said. “My grandmother is a teacher.”

He said he and senior guard Jordan Brinson will gather their 18-1 team together to hold a practice at a park in Compton on Tuesday. He said he and Brinson were put in charge of a practice last week with coach Ed Azzam observing.

“We figured the strike was going to happen and he watched us and gave us the nod to do it,” he said.

Official practices and games have been called off. Coaches are not allowed to direct practices during the work stoppage.

Westchester was scheduled to play 17-1 Fairfax on Friday in the game of the year in the City Section. That game is in doubt.

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Family of teachers picket in the rain

Thirty years ago, in the last teachers’ strike in the Los Angeles Unified School District, Mark Drucker was alone on the picket line at Taft High. But Monday morning, Drucker, now the school’s athletic director, was joined in the rain by his wife, Stacy, and daughter, Brittany, both math teachers at Taft.

“We tried to get Brittany to not go into the teaching profession but obviously seeing what her mom and dad do, she liked the advantages,” he said, standing near the Ralphs parking lot across the street from campus where teachers organized before beginning their picketing duties.

It was a festive, enthusiastic group of teachers on the picket line. One was ringing a bell. Many had ponchos handed out by United Teachers Los Angeles organizers. Umbrellas were everywhere. Passing drivers along Winnetka Avenue and Ventura Boulevard were honking horns in a message of support.

The City Section plans to announce its new commissioner to replace the retiring John Aguirre on Tuesday, Board of Managers President Neil La Sala said Sunday.

Vicky Lagos, the assistant commissioner of the City Section since its inception in 2013 as an independent organization, has been considered the leading candidate.

There are 152 schools in the City Section, with 88 in the Los Angeles Unified School District.

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Canyon Country Canyon 61, Renaissance Academy 46

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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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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.

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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.

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