Shane Williams scored 12 points in the fourth quarter, and helped Palisades defeat Dorsey 77-67 in the L.A City section play-in game on Wednesday night to keep their playoff hopes alive.
Tucker Steil had a strong first half performance, but the Dolphins were outscored 24-15 in the second quarter and looked like a team with no chemistry leading to a 33-30 halftime deficit.
Dorsey’s Wayne Currie, who drained two three-pointers at the end heading into halftime, led the Dons with six points and was two-for-three from three-point range.
Santa Monica College offensive line coach John Landwehr has been offered a Graduate Assistant position at Marshall University and is expected to accept the job according to a source at SMC.
The new position will have him assisting the offensive line at the Huntington, West Virginia school. Marshall is a member of the Conference USA and plays at the Division I Bowl Subdivision
The departure of Landwehr creates the second vacancy at the offensive line position in as many years for the Corsairs.
LACES boys’ and girls’ basketball teams will try to each earn a Division IV city title tonight at Roybal High in downtown Los Angeles.
The girls’ (13-15) battle Amino South (21-14) at 6 p.m. They are led by 6-foot-1 senior Sara Mills’ 16.5 points per game and 10 rebounds, while guard Liran Schahaf averages 12 points for the Unicrons.
On the boys’ side, Evan Battey averages nearly 12 points and 12 rebounds per game for the Unicorns (13-17) and they will play Rancho Dominguez (23-7) at 8 p.m.
Despite losing 30 seniors including quarterback Alexander Diamont, the Los Angeles Sports Journal’s All-Westside Player of the Year, Venice head coach Angelo Gasca is still expressing confidence in his team as the Gondoliers have scheduled a road game against Trinity League powerhouse Santa Margarita next year.
The game will be played during the fourth week of the season, which was a bye week for Venice in 2013.
Hamilton’s Dalton Blumenfeld started the baseball season on a good note.
The junior catcher hit a home run his first time at the plate as the Yankees scored eight runs in the opening inning of a 12-1 victory over West Adams.
Blumenfeld, who committed to Loyola Marymount, went three-for-three with four RBI’s.
After losing the in the Division II semifinals, Westchester still had a chance to make a return trip to the state playoffs. However, that opportunity evaporated in a 50-47 loss to Bell in the play-in on Wednesday.
The victory put Bell into the state playoffs for the first time in school history as the LA City Section can send three teams into the tournament..
It took a day later than expected but Culver City’s girls’ basketball team has an opponent for the 2AA title as Mira Costa defeated Redondo 40-33, Wednesday night.
The game between the two South Bay teams was originally schedule for Tuesday but was moved the following night as the Redondo hosted an Boys’ Basketball Open Division Semifinals.
Culver City beat Norco on Tuesday to advance to the championship game which will be held at Godinez High School in Santa Ana. Tipoff is scheduled for 8 p.m.
It is a surprise for both team to be playing for a CIF title based on their seeding. Culver City is the seeded seventh while Mira Costa is the eighth-seed.
Anderson was an All-Ocean League first-team selection as a junior before transferring to Dulles High School in Sugar Land, Texas, a suburb of Houston.
She was the second-leading scorer at Dulles averaging 8.1 points this season for a team that scored less than 35 points per game.
During her junior year at Beverly Hills, Anderson led the Normans with 18 points per game.
Pepperdine has also shown interest and asked Anderson to come on campus as a preferred walk-on for the 2014-15 school year.
The 5-foot-11, 185-pound sophomore had 68 tackles and three interceptions in his two-year career with the Corsairs.
His best game was during his freshman season when he had two interceptions, including returning one for a 40-yard touchdown in the final minutes to secure a victory over San Bernardino Valley.
The Hamilton High graduate is the son of former NFL linebacker Sam Rogers, who spent nine season with the Buffalo Bills, San Diego Chargers, and Atlanta Falcons.
All three students will enter the Phoenix-based campus as juniors in the fall.
McDaniel had 34 tackles and Ross had 30 tackles for SMC last season as the Corsairs won a school-record third straight conference title.
The 6-foot-3, 290-pound Martin last played football for SMC during the 2011 season.
The 57-year-old, affectionately known as ‘Mr. Culver City’, also plans to retire from his profession as a real estate agent.
The Culver City News is a general circulation weekly newspaper that was founded in 1907.
In addition, Cohen is the public address announcer at Culver City High football games.
Culver City will have a second chance at a CIF title as they went on the road to beat No. 3 seed Norco 68-55 in the Division 2AA semifinals on Tuesday.
Kelsey Ueda had 22 points and nine rebounds for the Centuars while Michelle Curry finished with 20 points and 11 rebounds before fouling out late in the fourth quarter.
The Centaurs had the advantage throught the entire game as they held a narrow lead at the end of each quarter, including being up 26-21 at halftime.
Windward’s Breland Brandt is quickly becoming one of the most sought after high school athletes on the westside.
The 6-foot-five, 190-pound sophomore lineman made his presence known on the football field this year with 63 tackles along with 10.5 sacks and colleges have taken notice. Brandt has already taken an unofficial visit to Westwood and received offers from UCLA and fellow PAC-12 schools Colorado.
Westchester has become another Western League team that has upgraded their non-conference schedule for the 2014 season by adding private schools Harvard-Westlake and Bishop Montgomery.
The Comets host LA City Division II finalist South Gate to open the season and travel to Torrance in a week one matchup with Bishop Montgomery.
Westchester will also be the Homecoming opponent for Harvard-Westlake in a rare Saturday game in week four.
That wil be a difficult contest but there is hope for the Comets as Harvard Westlake won their first four games before Palisades upset the Wolverines last year.
Palisades still has hopes of extending their season in the state playoffs with a 73-62 victory over Fremont in the Division I play-in semifinals.
Joseph Robinson led Palisades (17-12) with 28 points and Aaron Johnson added 24 points.
The eight-seeded Dolphins will host No. 11 Dorsey on Wednesday. The Dons upset No. 7 Washington Prep in overtime.