Posts Tagged ‘basketball’

Boys Basketball: Westchester coach Ed Azzam picks up his 800th career victory

Longtime Westchester boys basketball head coach reached an important career milestone with his 800th victory in a 74-67 victory over Alemany at the MaxPreps Holiday Classic in Palm Springs yesterday. The Comets followed it up with Azzam’s 801st victory in a 56-51 win over Issaquah of Washington later in the day. Azzam is just two [...]

Basketball: Pacific Hills’ Namon Wright offered by San Diego State

Pacific Hills’ guard Namon Wright has been offered a scholarship by San Diego State, the senior announced on his twitter page. Wright helped lead the Bruins to the Division IV State title last month and has had a visit by new UCLA head coach Steve Alford. -Ed Gonzalez Follow Ed on Twitter at @LASportsJournal For [...]

Boys Basketball: A second half without Mathews was too much for Santa Monica to overcome in state title game

Sacramento – When Santa Monica’s leading scorer Jordan Mathews landed awkwardly on his back in the midway through the first quarter, it was a terrible sign of things to come. With the senior guard injured and spending most of the game on the bench, the Vikings struggled offensively in a 73-57 loss to Pleasant Grove [...]

Boys Basketball: Its been a long time, but Santa Monica is back in the state finals

Its been a long time since Santa Monica last played for a state title. How long you might ask? Let’s just say the city has experienced a couple of major events during that time such as the Great Depression, the building of the Santa Monica Freeway, and even rent control. Needless to say a lot [...]

Boys Basketball: Mathews clutch shot has Santa Monica playing for a state title

Every kid dreams about hitting the game-winning shot that sends their team to the championship game. Saturday at Citizens Business Bank Arena, Santa Monica’s Jordan Matthews did just that. There was only two seconds left on the clock when Matthews’ jumper sunk the hopes of a Loyola comeback in Santa Monica’s 53-50 victory in the [...]

Former westside players Stover and Osborne contributing to LMU’s miracle run in the WCC tournament

Struggling to a 1-15 conference record is normally not something people are proud to declare. None of this seems to matter to Loyola Marymount mens’ basketball team in their surprising showing in the West Coast Conference tournament this week in Las Vegas. A couple of former westside high school players are contributing to the Lions [...]

Video: Did Westchester benefit from a bad call or was it offensive interference?

After writing about Westchester’s 60-58 victory over Bullard on the benefit of a bad call that waived the game-tying basket, many Comet fans at the game responded that it was offensive interference and would not have counted anyway. Was the ball above the rim when it was tipped in? What does the video say? It’s [...]

Girls Basketball: Palisades upsets Carson in State Play-In Game

Bianca King had 16 points along with seven rebounds and Kylie Bethel added 13 points as Palisades defeated No. 2 seed Carson 51-46 in the LA City Division I State Play-In Game. The Dolphins, seeded sixth, will qualify for the state playoffs if the winner of the City Championship game between Fairfax and Narbonne is [...]

Girls Basketball: Tanita’s buzzer-beating jumper sends Culver City into the 2A finals

With only 14 seconds left in a tied game, everyone in Goodyear Gym knew which Culver City player was going to take the last shot and Orange Lutheran did everything they could to make sure that Taylor Tanita would not get a good look. It did not matter. Tanita was double-teamed, forced to dribble to [...]

Boys Basketball: Santa Monica back in the semifinals for the first time in 3 years

Jordan Matthews had a game-high 32 points for Santa Monica to help the Vikings defeat Aliso Niguel 75-63 in the Division 1A quarterfinals on Friday night. Trevis Jackson added 17 points as Santa Monica (23-6) broke through to the semifinal round after being knockout in last year’s quarterfinals by Etiwanda and will face Dana Hills [...]

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