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Palisades pitcher Cade Hulse tossed a complete game one-hitter for the Dolphins in their 3-0 victory over Garfield at the SoCal Invitational tournament.
The senior, who is committed to play at Division III Pomona College next year, also scored in what turned out to be all the run support he needed off of Holt Maybank’s double to give Palisades a 1-0 lead.
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.
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.
Fairfax’s leading scorer Marguertie Effa finished with 17 points but the Highlanders defense limited her ability to get offensive rebounds and easy shots by putting multiple bodies on her at all times.
The junior manage only three baskets in the entire game and Fairfax head coach Judi Edwards was not happy that her team allow Granada Hills’ defense to control the tempo of the contest.
“Our offense was not existent. We were trying to force everything inside, when Marguerite was being tripled-team,” said Edwards. “For the last few games, it has been three people on Marguerite and we kept trying to get the ball to her instead of trusting our other players.”
Fortunately for Fairfax, Effa was able to do her damage at the free throw line where she made 10-of-13 attempts.
Granada Hills trailed by seven points at halftime and cut the Fairfax advantage to three midway through the third quarter on a Natalie Gutierrez’s three-pointer.
Krystal Amato had a chance to tied it up on the Highlanders next possession but her shot from beyond the arc rattled around the rim before falling out.
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.
Palisades got out to a 16-point first quarter lead on their way to advancing to the LA City Division I semifinals with a 57-47 victory over Carson on Tuesday.
Kylie Bethel lead the Dolphins with 15 points and Hayley Hutt added 12 points.
Palisades took a 21-5 advantage after the opening period of play and never trailed.
For the entire first half, Palisades did not look like a team that earned the third-seed in the LA City Division I playoffs.
The Dolphins did not show much effort moving the ball on offense as they failed to attack Taft’s zone defense and missed on all of their three-point attempts.
They even found themselves trailing the 14th-seeded Toreadors by four at halftime.
Palisades senior quarterback Taylor Mensik committed to Division III Pomona-Pitzer, last week.
Mensik help lead Palisades (7-4) to the first round of the LA City Division I playoffs.
He threw for 1,068 yards and eight touchdown for the Dolphins.
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
Girls Basketball: Fairfax earns the top seed in Division I; sets up possible final with No. 3 Palisades
A 14-game winning streak along with a 25-6 record and going undefeated in Western League play earned Fairfax the number one seed in the LA City Section Division I playoffs it was announced today.
The Lions will attempt to get over the hump as they lost the last two finals to No. 2 seed Narbonne.
Palisades is at the number three spot and if they can get be the Gauchos in the semifinals, could make the championship game an all Western League affair.
If that happened, the Dolphins would need to find a way to get past Fairfax. The Lions have won all three meetings this year, each one by an increasing margin.
The biggest surprise team on the westside this year is Hamilton, who earned the ten-seed after having only three wins last season.
First-round match ups are below:
There was little doubt that Westchester would be the top seed in the Division I playoffs when the LA City Section announced the playoff brackets today.
The Comets will host South East in the first round and could see a familiar foe in the second round as conference-rival Palisades earn the eight seed. The Dolphins will host San Pedro.
Fairfax, who finished second in the Western League, was given the nod over Marine League champion Narbonne for the third seed, and will host Birmingham.
University was seeded tenth and travels to Washington.
The first-round games are below:
Westchester swept the season series against Palisades in a 68-48 victory at home on Wednesday to remain unbeaten in the Western League.
The Comets (21-5, 8-0 Western League) jumped out early taking a 12-point lead after the first quarter of play and had a 39-22 advantage at halftime.
Westchester’s Elijah Stewart had 18 of his 24 points in the first half and Myles Stewart added 15 points.
Joe Robinson led the Dolphins (13-10, 6-3) with 15 points.
Palisades survived a scare and needed every point from Noah Lansky in the Dolphins 52-45 overtime victory over LACES.
The senior made six free throws in the extra period and had 18 points in the game.
Palisades (11-8, 3-1) remains in second place in the Western League. It is their eight victory in the last ten games.
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.