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It was a highly anticipated battle for first place in the Alpha League, but Windward made quick work of Viewpoint in a three-set sweep (25-17, 26-24, 25-18) at home on Tuesday.
Both teams had entered the contest undefeated in conference play, yet Windward dominated in the confines of Lewis Jackson Memorial Sports Center.
“We expected more of a dog fight. We have a lot of weapons and it is really difficult to stop us on top. [Ruby] Wilks did a great job passing the ball and ran and efficient offense,” Windward head coach Michelle McGuire said.
The weapons McGuire is referring to are senior Asha Walker, along with juniors Christina Cornelius and Tae-Leon Butler, who combined for 35 of the Wildcats’ 40 kills.
Windward School’s Charles Dawson signed to play football at the University of San Diego, he announced earlier today on twitter.
The senior who played at running back and wide receiver scored 12 touchdowns for the Wildcats in their first year of playing 11-man football.
He finished the season with 548 yards on the ground and 303 yards receiving as Windward lost in the first round of the Mid-Valley Division playoffs to San Dimas
Dawson combined for 47 touchdowns during his junior and senior years to help lead Windward to back-to-back CIF-Southern Section Division I 8-man football titles.
The reason to go with USD was the comfort level with the coaching staff.
“They really made me feel wanted and showed a lot of love throughout the process,” said Dawson.
The University of San Diego football team is a Division I non-scholarship program. The finished the 2012 season co-champions of the Pioneer Football League with an 8-3 record.
It seemed like deja vu for Beverly Hills.
That was the feeling in the Swim Gym when Normans had the ball and trailing by one to Santa Monica.
Unlike their heartbreaking loss earlier this month to the Vikings, this time Brandon Neman made sure that the game would not slip away.
The junior guard’s only shot was a successful three-pointer in the final seconds to give the Normans a stunning 52-50 victory over Santa Monica.
Neman, who hadn’t been played for most of the night, stepped up when it mattered the most.
Trailing by two points with 15 seconds left in the game without Leland King or Tra Holder, Brentwood knew someone had to rise to the occasion.
That person was Ountae Campbell.
Known more for misdirecting shots than making them, Campbell sunk a three-pointer that gave the Eagles the lead and eventually the 51-50 victory over Rolling Hills Prep at the Fairfax State Preview Classic.
“I just kind of kept the ball and it went in,” said Campbell, who had 11 points and three rebounds.
King did not play because of SAT’s and Holder suffered a minor ankle injury that kept him out of play, and no one came up bigger than Campbell in that situation.
Boys Basketball: Brentwood’s King unleashes inner beast in dominating performance over Campbell Hall
Brentwood took a 20-19 lead in the first quarter and never gave it back, as they defeated Campbell Hall 88-69 on Monday night.
The Eagles (16-1, 4-0 Alpha League) had a dominating performance on the glass grabbing 13 offensive rebounds and continuing their winning streak. Leland king had nine of them to go with his season-high 26 rebounds.
“He’s just an animal on the boards, great nose for the ball and feel for the game,” said Brentwood head coach Ryan Bailey. “So if I know two people are there for the rebound and Leland is there, I know he’s coming down with it.”
He showed his animalistic side all game, letting out a roar after every offensive put-back.
Palisades extended their winning streak to five games with a 66-27 road victory over Hamilton in Western League action.
Bianca King led the Dolphins with 24 points and eight rebounds to setup a show down against two undefeated teams in the conference when they travel to Westchester on Monday.
Kylie Bethel had 16 points and freshman Hydeia Duronslet added 10 points along with six steals for Palisades (7-14, 3-0).
In the Ocean League…
Beverly Hills 57, Morningside 27
Pacific Hills knew that three road games to open play in a dangerous Alpha League would be a difficult challenge. Then again, there is a reason why the Bruins are the top ranked team in our westside poll as they grind out a 61-53 victory over Campbell Hall.
Jahmel Taylor was the only scorer from Pacific Hills (13-2, 4-0) to be in double-figures with a game-high 31 points while playing their second consecutive contest without key starter Marcus Jackson.
Aaron Holiday, who scored 40 points in an overtime win versus Providence on Wednesday, was limited to only 19 points for Campbell Hall (11-5, 1-2).
Pacific Hills will host their first league game against Paraclete on Monday.
In the Western League…
Palisades 81, Hamilton 51: