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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
The 5’9 senior averaged 18 points, four rebounds and three steals last year as the Normans advanced to the second round of the Division 3-AAA playoffs.
She scored a career-high 27 points in a 56-48 home loss to Saugas in December.
Beverly Hills was 17-12 last year.
Anderson is the daughter of former NBA player Kenny Anderson and reality television star Tami Roman.
Westchester‘s boys’ basketball team will face a high school squad from Beijing, China on Monday, July 22nd.
An earlier game at 3:30 p.m. had to be cancelled due to a team backing out according to Westchester assistant coach Brian Henderson, but they are still searching for a school to fill the spot.