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There was plenty of hot blood between Hamilton and Eagle Rock before the boys’ basketball game at Roybal Learning Center even started.
However, the Yankees hopes of repeating as Division III champions were quickly laid to rest by the play of the Eagles Stewart Ramirez.
The senior had 33 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Eagle Rock to a 67-56 victory over Hamilton on Saturday.
Ramirez was able to slid between the Hamilton defenders and attack the basket at will.
LACES had one goal against Rancho Dominguez in the LA City Section Division IV championship game, to stop 7-foot center Will Brooks.
The Unicorns held the senior to seven points before he fouling out as LACES won the city title in 49-37 victory at Roybal High on Thursday.
LACES boys’ and girls’ basketball teams will try to each earn a Division IV city title tonight at Roybal High in downtown Los Angeles.
The girls’ (13-15) battle Amino South (21-14) at 6 p.m. They are led by 6-foot-1 senior Sara Mills’ 16.5 points per game and 10 rebounds, while guard Liran Schahaf averages 12 points for the Unicrons.
On the boys’ side, Evan Battey averages nearly 12 points and 12 rebounds per game for the Unicorns (13-17) and they will play Rancho Dominguez (23-7) at 8 p.m.
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.
Hamilton pulled off another upset in the LA City Section Division III playoffs with a 40-39 victory over top-seed Huntington Park in the semifinals on Saturday at Bernstein High School.
Kiza Sekiyoba had 14 points to lead the Yankees but the most important shots came as he went to the free throw line down two with 5.7 seconds remaining after being fouled on a missed three-point shot.
Wonder Smith scored 10 of his 22 points in the third quarter, and helped the Wildcats reach the championship game, after defeating Price 68-54 in the Division 4A playoffs on Friday night.
They have defeated the Knights twice now, beating them earlier in the season 64-62 at the University tournament.
The team took advantage of an anemic Price offense holding them to four points midway through the fourth quarter, and started expanding their lead to 55-46 with two minutes remaining.
Fairfax’s boys’ basketball team make its first visit to the LA City Division I semifinals in five years against El Camino Real with hopes of claiming a city championship. That has not happened for the Lions since 2007.
They will have to get by heavily favored Westchester who takes on Narbonne.
Hamilton, a fifth seed in Division III, will battle top-seed Huntington Park and will need a couple of upsets to repeat as city champions.
Games are times are below.
LACES trailed after the first period but was able to recover with a strong second quarter on their way to a 75-63 victory over Fulton and secured a spot in the LA City Division IV finals.
LACES outscored Fulton 22-11 to take a ten-point halftime lead at 37-27.
Evan Battey had 24 points and 18 rebounds, while Dean Tanioka added 14 points and five assists for the Unicorns.
Evan Battey had 18 points and 18 rebounds for LACES in an easy 79-59 victory over Sherman Oaks CES in the LA City Division IV quarterfinals.
LACES (12-17) took a 17-point lead at the end of the first quarter and had a 40-20 advantage at halftime.
Rodney Beckles came off the bench to score 11 points for the Unicorns.
After upsetting seventh-seeded Westminster in the first round of the playoffs, Culver City was trying to capitalize with another shocker that would have qualified them for a spot in the state tournament.
But instead, they could not overcome some costly mistakes that led to a 76-68 defeat to Westlake, Tuesday night in the Division II-AA playoffs.
Centaurs head coach Adam Eskridge has not made it past the second round of the playoffs in the nine years he has been coaching staff at the school. He will have to wait another year to find out.
Tra Holder had a chance to extend Brentwood season and send their game into overtime against Price.
However, the senior rushed his three-point shot in the finals seconds that missed everything in a 66-61 loss in the the Division IV-A quarterfinals.
Price’s Roderick Williams made two key free throws to give the Knights a three-point lead with six seconds remaining before Holder’s last shot.
When a basket is made just before the final horn in a 31-point win, rarely do you see a crowd go wild and the players jump off the bench to celebrate.
However, that is exactly what happened when guard Matthew Tapia scored a layup in a 76-35 first round victory over Montebello in the Division I-AA playoffs on Friday.
It was a touching moment considering the health obstacles that Tapia has had to overcome to score his first points of the season. The senior guard was not expected to live long after birth after being diagnosed with a congenital heart condition.
Westchester had little trouble handling South East in the first round of the LA City Division I playoffs with a 75-13 victory on Friday.
The Comets allowed only two points in the first quarter and had a 23-point lead.
Myles Stewart and Cameron Young lead the Comets with 14 points each.
Boys Basketball: University unable to hold fourth quarter lead; knocked out of the playoffs by Washington Prep
University could not hold a fourth quarter lead against Washington Prep and lost 56-53 in the first round of the LA City Division I playoffs.
The Wildcats had a five-point advantage to at the end of the third quarter.
University had three seniors finish in double figures in the final game of their high school career.
Third-seeded Windward broke the triple digit barrier for the first time all season and had little trouble dispatching California Military in a 100-51 victory in the first round of the Division IV-A playoffs.