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Anderson was an All-Ocean League first-team selection as a junior before transferring to Dulles High School in Sugar Land, Texas, a suburb of Houston.
She was the second-leading scorer at Dulles averaging 8.1 points this season for a team that scored less than 35 points per game.
During her junior year at Beverly Hills, Anderson led the Normans with 18 points per game.
Pepperdine has also shown interest and asked Anderson to come on campus as a preferred walk-on for the 2014-15 school year.
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
In a few words Beverly Hills’ senior Siavash Yektafar put into context how he felt following Wednesday’s 61-58 loss in overtime to Yorba Linda in the first round of the III-AA playoffs.
“Disappointed that’s it,” he said.
The feeling is understandable.
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.
Ocean League teams do not normally plays games on Tuesdays but maybe it is karma that Beverly Hills would have a chance to win a share of the conference title versus Inglewood on head coach Jarvis Turner’s birthday.
The Normans hold a one-game lead over Inglewood and Santa Monica with only two league games remaining.
Beverly Hills already holds the tie-breaker against Santa Monica sweeping the season series, but lost to Inglewood (14-10, 6-2) at the Swim Gym in double-overtime two weeks ago.
A hostile crowd and the memory of the close loss the last time they came to Santa Monica’s North Gym should have had some negative effect on Beverly Hills Friday night.
In fact for point guard Siavash Yektafar, it was quite the opposite.
The senior had 30 points as the Normans got out to an early lead and never trailed in a 58-45 victory to take sole possession of first place in the Ocean League, with two games left.
Beverly Hills started the game on a 9-2 run, held a 13-5 advantage at the end of the first quarter and pushed their lead to 21 points with four minutes left until halftime.
Yektafar knew his teammates were ready for this game.
Girls Basketball: Melamed’s late free throw helps Beverly Hills rally from a 13-point deficit against Santa Monica
The Santa Monica crowd was loud and on its feet when Beverly Hills’ guard Jessica Melamed stepped to the free throw line to shoot two with seven seconds left in a tied game.
After the junior missed the first one, the noise became nearly deafening in Samo’s North Gym.
However, Melamed held her nerves in check and sank the second one as the Normans overcame a 13-point fourth quarter deficit in a 58-57 victory, Friday night.
Melamed had 27 points on the night but felt the pressure standing at the charity stripe with a single shot that gave the Normans the victory.
“I was so scared and took my time. I looked at [Beverly Hills coach John] Braddell” said Melamed. “I just relaxed, shot it and made it.”
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.
After blowing a five-point lead in double overtime, Beverly Hills still had a chance to beat Inglewood with 2.1 seconds left.
However, Siavash Yektafar had his shot attempt blocked as Beverly Hills walked to the locker room heartbroken falling 76-75 to Inglewood and knocking the Normans out of first place in the Ocean League.
The great game was almost overshadowed by a late technical foul by the Sentinels when a one of their players overreacted on a Norman foul.
Yektafar missed a three-pointer and a Sentinel player grabbed the rebound and got fouled then the technical foul happened.
“I missed a shot and went for the ball. I don’t know what happened,” a confused Yektafar said.
Beverly Hills’ Trevor Bergher on his hot shooting in the Normans 55-47 victory over rival Santa Monica on Wednesday January 22, 2014 to remain in first place and unbeaten in Ocean League play.
He scored nine of this 16 points in the third quarter.
Bergher did not break the starting lineup until early this month.
Beverly Hills will host the 73rd Sax Elliot Invitational Basketball Tournament today through the 14th.
Five westside team will participate start with host Beverly Hills taking on Hamilton at 2 p.m.
Brentwood, Palisades, and Venice are scheduled to take part.
The game for the first two days are below:
Boys Basketball Roundup: Yekatafar’s late steal leads to Rafiezedah game-winning layup for Beverly Hills
Beverly Hills needed a late steal from Siavash Yektafar and a fast break layup by Nima Rafiezedah to escape with a 38-36 victory over Ocean League rival Morningside to advance to the consultation finals of the Westchester tournament.
“Tried to get a read on the pass the whole game and put my hand out when I saw it,” Yektafar said about the steal. “Played horrible the whole game. Knew we had to make a big play.
Morningside still had a chance to send the game into overtime but Morningside missed two jumpers in the last ten seconds.
Beverly Hills had jumped out to a 12-4 lead midway through the first quarter, when their offense suddenly stopped.
They managed only to scored five points in the second and seven more in the third, but somehow extended their halftime lead by one at24-20 heading into the final period.
Boys Basketball Roundup: Beverly Hills can not catch up to Serra’s speed at the Westchester Tournament
Beverly Hills had a surprising 29-25 lead on Serra at halftime and pushed the lead to seven in the early moments of the second half.
Then it all went down hill from there.
The Cavaliers sped up the pace of the game and the Normans broke down on both side of the ball in a 66-53 loss in the first round of the Westchester Tournament.
Beverly Hills’ center Ronan Massana had 12 of his 18 points on the first half, but the pace forced them to rely too much on outside shooting and away from their inside presence leading to numerous fast break opportunities for Serra.
One week removed from a tight contest versus San Pedro, University could not recover from five turnovers and giving up a defensive score in a 20-6 loss to Locke.
Wildcats running back Jerrod Carter ran for 168 yards and their only touchdown of the game.
Tavon Duker had two sacks bringing his total to six sacks and tied for best on the westside with Hamilton’s Anthony Spinner.
Palisades 14, Canoga Park 11
Palisades Brad Boorstin had two interceptions including one in the final 90 seconds to help the Dolphins take a road victory in the Valley.
Quarterback Taylor Resnik and senior running back Gary Dorfman each had a touchdown as the Dolphins did all their scoring in the first half.
San Gabriel 13, Beverly Hills 6
Raehaan Poonja scored the only touchdown for the Normans but it was not enough to pick up their first victory of the year.
Beverly Hills never lead in the game as they trailed 7-0 at halftime to drop to 0-3 on the season.
With the loss of the offensive firepower of quarterback Ryan Barbarin (graduation) along with wide receivers Sebastian LaRue (Texas A&M) and Jason King (New Mexico Highlands) , Santa Monica normally would have a tough road trying to stay on top of the league standings for the third year in a row.
Luckily for the Vikings, the rest of the conference is down making them the overwhelming favorite to win the Ocean League.
Just like last season, a three-game stretch of Mater Dei, Valencia, and Santa Clarita Hart will determine how strong the squad is.
“We found out what kind of team we were last year,” head coach Travis Clarke said. ” It look us almost the entire Morningside game the following week to be able to dig down and pull out a victory.”
Culver City should move up to the second spot after a two-year stay behind Santa Monica and Inglewood, while welcome a brand-new turf field.
Former Beverly HIlls coach Donald Paysinger takes over at Hawthorne and will try to turn around a program that has gone 11-69 since 2005 .
Back on the westside, Beverly Hills’ continues their decent down to the bottom of the conference.
This will be the last season that Inglewood and Morningside are a part of the conference as they move to the Bay League and El Segundo and Lawndale take their spots in 2014.
The predictions are the final season standings are below
Ocean League Predictions