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There was plenty of hot blood between Hamilton and Eagle Rock before the boys’ basketball game at Roybal Learning Center even started.
However, the Yankees hopes of repeating as Division III champions were quickly laid to rest by the play of the Eagles Stewart Ramirez.
The senior had 33 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Eagle Rock to a 67-56 victory over Hamilton on Saturday.
Ramirez was able to slid between the Hamilton defenders and attack the basket at will.
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.
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.
Hamilton pulled off another upset in the LA City Section Division III playoffs with a 40-39 victory over top-seed Huntington Park in the semifinals on Saturday at Bernstein High School.
Kiza Sekiyoba had 14 points to lead the Yankees but the most important shots came as he went to the free throw line down two with 5.7 seconds remaining after being fouled on a missed three-point shot.
Fairfax’s boys’ basketball team make its first visit to the LA City Division I semifinals in five years against El Camino Real with hopes of claiming a city championship. That has not happened for the Lions since 2007.
They will have to get by heavily favored Westchester who takes on Narbonne.
Hamilton, a fifth seed in Division III, will battle top-seed Huntington Park and will need a couple of upsets to repeat as city champions.
Games are times are below.
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.
After struggling last season to a 3-14 record in Division III, not much was expected for Hamilton when they were moved up to Division I as a fill-in team so the City would have enough teams to qualify for the state playoffs.
However, the Yankees have continued to defy the odds and are just a win away from qualifying for the state playoffs with a 63-44 victory over South Gate.
Below is today first round girls basketball games involving westside teams. Seeding is in parenthesis. All games are at 7 p.m. unless otherwise indicated
LA City Section – Division I: (16) Maya Angelou at (1) Fairfax; (14) Taft at (3) Palisades; (10) Hamilton at (7) South Gate
Division II:(14) Bravo at (3) University; (13) Sotomayor at (4) Westchester; (5) Dorsey at (12) Venice
Venice’s run-and-gun offense earned the Gondoliers the 12th seed in the City Division II playoffs and they will travel to face Eastern League champion South Gate coach by former Windward assistant Al Rangel.
Defending champion Hamilton is the fifth seed in the Division III playoffs. The Yankees will host Southern League co-champion Jefferson.
The Division II and III first-round games are below:
University has leaned on Precious Nwaba throughout the entire season but rarely does a single player outscore an entire team.
That happened on Monday as the junior scored 47 points and her first-ever triple-double of her career in a 79-39 victory.
Nwaba also had 13 rebounds and 11 steals.
It was a big change the last time they faced the Yankees as Nwaba had only 12 points as early foul trouble limited her time on the court.
Fairfax continued to roll in the Western League as they won their tenth consecutive game in a 64-43 victory over Hamilton on Wednesday.
Both Ilianna Blanc and Marguerite Effa finished with double-doubles as the Lions had a 20-point halftime lead.
Blanc scored 17 points with 14 rebounds. Effa had a game-high 22 points and 14 rebound.
Point guard Karina Moreno added 12 points and a season-high eight assists.
In a battle of two teams that have not won a conference game, it was Kevin Guevara’s 15 points that helped LACES pick up their first Western League victory in a 57-36 road win over Hamilton.
The senior was seven of ten from the field and had nine rebounds.
Evan Battey added a double-double for the Unicorns with 11 points and 14 rebounds.
LACES (9-11, 1-4 Western League) led Hamilton (6-14, 0-6) at the end of every quarter.
Boys Basketball: Bettis nearly has a double-double; Weston adds 15 in University’s win over Hamilton
University recovered well from their only conference loss with a 59-38 home victory over Hamilton.
Darnell Bettis nearly had a double-double with 17 points and nine rebounds.
Tre Wetson also added 15 points for the Wildcats (15-7, 3-1 Western League)
Hamilton (6-12, 0-5) did not have a single player score in double figures.
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.