Beverly Hills will host the 73rd Sax Elliot Invitational Basketball Tournament today through the 14th.
Five westside team will participate start with host Beverly Hills taking on Hamilton at 2 p.m.
Brentwood, Palisades, and Venice are scheduled to take part.
The game for the first two days are below:
University’s “Jim Nakabara Classic” eight-team tournament begins today at will run through Saturday December 14th.
Windward, St. Bernard are among the westside schools participating in the tournament.
The schedule is below:
Boys Basketball: Westchester No. 1 in westside basketball poll; Fairfax, Brentwood, Beverly Hills, and Windward round out top five
Westchester’s second-place finish at their home tournament put the Comets on top of our initial westside boys basketball poll.
The Comets have early season wins over Long Beach Poly, Serra and St. John Bosco.
Fairfax’s third-place finish at the Santa Monica tournament earned the Lions the number two spot. Brentwood is third as their only loss on the year was to Fairfax.
The full westside top ten is below:
JC Football: SMC’s Lindheim named Pacific Conference coach of the year; Eight Corsairs earn first-team honors
Santa Monica College head coach Gifford Lindheim won his third consecutive Pacific Conference Coach of the Year, the Southern California Football Association announced last week.
The Corsairs finished the year 8-2 and have won the last three league titles, a first in school history.
Eight Corsairs earned first-team conference honors. Among them is All-American safety Qujuan Floyd, the only SMC player to repeated has he was the conference defensive player of the year last season.
Two West Los Angeles Colleges players, LeRon Barnes and Treviel Boone were also selected to the first-team.
The list of All-Pacific Conference football team is below:
Boys Basketball Roundup: Yekatafar’s late steal leads to Rafiezedah game-winning layup for Beverly Hills
Beverly Hills needed a late steal from Siavash Yektafar and a fast break layup by Nima Rafiezedah to escape with a 38-36 victory over Ocean League rival Morningside to advance to the consultation finals of the Westchester tournament.
“Tried to get a read on the pass the whole game and put my hand out when I saw it,” Yektafar said about the steal. “Played horrible the whole game. Knew we had to make a big play.
Morningside still had a chance to send the game into overtime but Morningside missed two jumpers in the last ten seconds.
Beverly Hills had jumped out to a 12-4 lead midway through the first quarter, when their offense suddenly stopped.
They managed only to scored five points in the second and seven more in the third, but somehow extended their halftime lead by one at24-20 heading into the final period.
Culver City’s wide receiver/defensive back Stanley Norman was named the Ocean League Player of the Year as he helped the Centaurs win the conference title this year after they started the season 1-4.
The junior nearly averaged 20 yards per catch on the season. He finished with 31 catches for 587 yards in nine regular season games, along with 44 tackles and two fumble recoveries.
Inglewood’s senior quarterback/wide receiver Zaire Andre was named the Offensive Player of the Year. Senior linebackers Remy Grundy of Culver City and Terrance Jackson of Santa Monica shared the Defensive Player of the Year award.
The league also selected Culver City’s Jahmal Wright as the coach of the year.
The All-Ocean League First and Second teams honors are listed below:
Fairfax nearly lost control of the game after Lindsey Drew fouled out midway through the fourth quarter, but was able to hold on to a 67-61 victory over Brentwood Thursday night in the Santa Monica tournament.
Drew’s defensive assignment was to contain Arizona-State signee Tra Holder, and he did just that, locking him down defensively and holding the guard to a miserable one for ten shooting through the first 28 minutes.
Drew finished with 10 points and had two blocks.
Since Holder couldn’t dominate the game from a scoring aspect in the first half, he tried setting up his teammates, but the Eagles were only able to hit the back of the rim for most of the game, which led to a 25-19 halftime deficit.
“That’s what we do is shoot jumpers and if they’re going in we can win a lot of games,” Brentwood head coach Ryan Bailey said.