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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.
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.
Six westside girls’ basketball teams are still alive in the playoffs with five having a change to earn a spot in a sectional final.
Fairfax, lead by junior Marguerite Effa, is looking to get back to the LA City Division I title game for the third straight year. Palisades will have to get past two-time city champs Narbonne for the other spot.
Westchester is hoping to upset No. 1 seed Roosevelt and return to the Division II finals, while University will be looking to do the same against Bell.
In the Southern Section, top-seed Brentwood travel to Cantwell-Sacred Heart in the IV-A semifinals and Culver City host Foothill in the II-AA quarterfinals.
Below are the today’s games and times.
Three Culver City players finished in double figures as Centuars advanced to the Division II-AA quarterfinals in a 58-36 victory over Eisenhower on Wednesday.
Katie Lin had a team-high 13 points for Culver City (26-4). Michelle Curry had a double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds and Kelsey Ueda also finished with 12 points.
After upsetting seventh-seeded Westminster in the first round of the playoffs, Culver City was trying to capitalize with another shocker that would have qualified them for a spot in the state tournament.
But instead, they could not overcome some costly mistakes that led to a 76-68 defeat to Westlake, Tuesday night in the Division II-AA playoffs.
Centaurs head coach Adam Eskridge has not made it past the second round of the playoffs in the nine years he has been coaching staff at the school. He will have to wait another year to find out.
If there was any doubt how confident the Hamilton football coaching staff is after the transfer of Culver City starting quarterback Armani Rodgers in the spring, one just needs to look at the addition of two Coliseum League teams to their 2014 schedule.
The Yankees will play Dorsey in a week zero game and travel to LA City Division I champion Crenshaw in week two.
It is a departure from last season when Hamilton scheduled smaller schools Legacy of South Gate, Windward and View Park.
Culver City had an easy time to begin the Division II-AA playoffs with a 75-47 home victory over Elsinore on Saturday.
The seventh-seeded Centaurs had a double-digit lead throughout most of the game and held an 18 point advantage at halftime.
Michelle Curry led Culver City with 23 points and Kailey Tooke added 11 points.
Culver City won its 30 consecutive Ocean League game in a row as they closed out the regular season in a 63-18 victory over Beverly Hills at the Swim Gym on Thursday.
Senior transfer Michelle Curry had 16 of her 18 points on the first half for the Centaurs.
It is a huge difference for her time at St. Bernard where they faced top teams Bishop Montgomery and Serra in the Del Rey League and lost to Windward in the CIF-SS Division IV-AA semifinals.
Culver City continued their dominance in the Ocean League, as they won their eighth consecutive game in a 56-32 victory over Santa Monica, Wednesday night.
The Centaurs expanded on a 22-20 halftime lead with a barrage of three-pointers and some aggressive defense.
Kelsey Ueda had a game-high 21 points and Michelle Curry added 14 points for Culver City (19-5, 7-0 Ocean League)
Nicole Rosenbach led Santa Monica (6-12, 1-6) with 11 point for the Vikings and Amanda Foshag had five.
Their championship hopes were almost dashed after blowing a 15-point lead, but Santa Monica was able to hold and have a chance at another Ocean League title.
The Vikings endured a second half surge by Culver City to come away with a 68-55 victory that set them up for a showdown with rival Beverly Hills on Friday night.
Santa Monica saw their lead evaporate to 56-50 midway through the fourth quarter before they started clamping down and finally pulling away for the victory.
Jonah Mathews, who finished the game with 23 points, hit a pair of three-pointers that put them up by seven late in the fourth quarter.
Two plays later Mikhail Brown was fouled after making a lay-up putting them up by ten with 1:28 remaining in the game.
Culver City scored the first nine points of the game and had little trouble holding off Beverly Hills in a 73-21 victory at Goodyear Gym.
The Centaurs got a break on their opening possession when two consecutive shots missed the rim but the 24 shot clock horn did not sound allowing Michelle Curry to grab the offensive rebound and score for the early lead.
Not that Culver City needed the help.
Kelsey Udea had nine her 16 points in the first quarter and by the time Jessica Melamed made Beverly’s only basket in the period, the Centaurs had already amassed a 29-5 lead.
LA Sports Journal’s All-Westside Football Team:
Coach of the Year: Angelo Gasca, Venice
Player of the Year: QB – Alexander Diamont, Venice, Sr; RB – Kwame Duggins, Santa Monica, Sr
Offensive Player of the Year: Stanley Norman, Culver City, Jr
Defensive Player of the Year: Joey Dews, Venice, Sr
Quarterback of the Year: Myles Bowen, Fairfax, Sr
Running Back of the Year: Joey Velez, Palisades, Sr.
Wide Receiver of the Year: Austin Webster, Windward, Sr
Linebacker of the Year: Terrance Jackson, Santa Monica, Sr.
Defensive Back of the Year: Kevin Person, Santa Monica, Sr
Offensive Lineman of the Year: John Dewig, Venice, Sr
Defensive Lineman of the Year: Jameal Baker, University, Sr.
Here are the scores from tonight’s boys basketball games featuring westside teams.
LA City Section:
University 77, Venice 78
Westchester 87, Palisades 50
Fairfax 70 , Hamilton 39
Venice High’s Angelo Gasca is the Los Angeles Sports Journal’s Westside Football Coach of the Year.
The 14-year coach guided the Gondoliers to their 12th consecutive Western League title and the LA City Division I Semifinals for the third time in the last four years.
Venice finished with an overall record of 10-3 and two of those losses were on the road to State Division II champion Chaminade and Crenshaw, the LA City Champions. The other was to PAC-5 school Oaks Christian.
Four other coaches were considered for the award:
This week we at the Los Angeles Sports Journal will announce the 45 players selected to our first-ever All-Westside Football Team.
A list like this has not been done in more than 15 years and it was a difficult process to highlight only some of the great players in the area.
Throughout the fall, our reporters and photographers have watched all 13 football teams on the westside. From some of the larger schools such as Culver City, Santa Monica and Venice, to the small ones in St. Monica, St. Bernard and Windward.
Though we did use the All-League teams that are selected by the coaches as a guide, we did not always agree with their choices especially when it came to the top awards.
However out of the 45 players selected, only one did not make first-team All-League.
Eleven people were highlighted for the following awards: Westside Player(s) of the Year, Offensive Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, Quarterback of the Year, Running Back of the Year, Wide Receiver of the Year, Linebacker of the Year, Defensive Back of the Year, Offensive Lineman of the Year, and Defensive Lineman of the Year
Here is the following announcement schedule for the Los Angeles Sports Journal’s All-Westside Football Team: