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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:
Boys Basketball Roundup: Beverly Hills can not catch up to Serra’s speed at the Westchester Tournament
Beverly Hills had a surprising 29-25 lead on Serra at halftime and pushed the lead to seven in the early moments of the second half.
Then it all went down hill from there.
The Cavaliers sped up the pace of the game and the Normans broke down on both side of the ball in a 66-53 loss in the first round of the Westchester Tournament.
Beverly Hills’ center Ronan Massana had 12 of his 18 points on the first half, but the pace forced them to rely too much on outside shooting and away from their inside presence leading to numerous fast break opportunities for Serra.
Boys Basketball Roundup: Westchester gets big win despite sloppy offense; St. Monica, Culver City and University all victorious
If there was any doubt how good Westchester is this year, the Comets provided how much talent they have in a 72-60 victory over Long Beach Poly to advance to the face host Redondo in the semifinals of the Pacific Shores Tournament.
While Westchester (2-0) led throughout most of the game, that did not mean head coach Ed Azzam was pleased by his team’s performance.
Their offense looked confused at times and the normally patient Azzam seemed annoyed by his squad’s inability to follow instructions.
“They are trying to listen. We are getting three out of the five [players on the court] to do it,” Azzam said. “Not upset; not pleased. Listening is just not one of our strengths.”
Culver City seemed unstoppable at first with their high-powered offense giving reason for head coach Jahmal Wright to crack a smile from his usual stern facial expressions.
However over the final 24 minutes, the Ocean League Champions looked overmatched after their offense became stagnant and the defense eventually broke down in a 45-28 loss to St. Francis in the first round of the Western Division playoffs.
“We tried to match them blow for blow and punch for punch, and they outpunched us in the end,” Wright said about his team
St. Francis scored 38 of the final 45 points of the contest.
Here are the scores from tonight’s football games featuring westside teams.
LA City Section:
Venice 62, Locke 0
Garfield 27, Palisades 20
San Pedro 31, Fairfax 23
The selection committee did no favors to Ocean League champions Culver City in the Western (Division IV) Playoffs as the brackets were released earlier today.
The Centaurs (6-4) will open at home versus St. Francis (8-2), who’s only two loss of the year came in Mission League play against the top two seeds in the Division, Serra (10-0) and Chaminade (8-2).
For Santa Monica, they got a break as they will not face either Serra or Chaminade in the quarterfinals, making a run into the semifinals a realistic hope.
They will be at SMC hosting Channel Islands (5-5) on Friday and if victorious will battle Cathedral (7-3) or Los Padres League champs Lompoc (9-1) in the second round.
Morningside, the third-place team in the Ocean League, travels to West Hills and faces second-seed Chaminade.
Below are the matchups:
Playing the worst team in league may not have been what the doctor ordered for Culver City. Despite the 49-14 victory over Beverly Hills and officially being crowned Ocean League Champions, the Centaurs may head into the postseason a little banged up.
Already reeling from injuries they added more Friday night, several Centaur players went down throughout the game, but it was yet unclear if the injuries were serious enough to hold them out next week for the first playoff game.
“We’ll evaluate that with our coaching staff and we’ll know a little bit more about the situation,” said Culver City head coach Jahmal Wright about the unsuspected injuries.