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After keeping everyone in suspense for the last few months, including her own family and teammates, Windward center Kristen Simon made a dramatic announcement early yesterday morning on Instagram when she selected to play college basketball at USC next year.
The move came on the first day that seniors could signing their National Letter of Intent to colleges.
Simon had kept quiet about her debate between Cal and USC before saying she was going to be a Trojan at 9 a.m. along with tweeting a picture with teammate Jordin Canada who will play at UCLA next year.
“USC felt like family. It was a pretty close decision that is why it took so long. There were days I was leaning toward Cal and others it was USC,” Simon said.” [It's an] up and coming program with a lot to prove and want to put them on the map like we did at Windward.”
The move even caught Canada by surprise.
“Personally, I thought she was going to Cal,” Canada said.
Brentwood needs to get fresh and get some bodies back on their team.
Going into halftime Brentwood was only down one score 14-6 and it looked like a potential upset of Rio Hondo Prep was on the horizon.
But the two-time defending Northeast Division champions’ constant running game gassed Brentwood in the second half on their way to a 36-6 victory and highlighted the Eagles’ weakness.
Hours before the game head coach Patrick Brown found out one of his linemen was injured and unable to play against Rio Hondo Prep. He really could have used him, considering they were already thin with injuries.
El Camino Real may have won the Fairfax tournament title with victory over Mater Dei yesterday, but the most exciting contest was the host Lions defeated Loyola in a double overtime thriller in the seventh place game.
Olisaemeka Nwachie had a key tip-in and a made a late free throw inn double overtime that was the difference in a the Lions 69-68 win.
Fairfax’s Sage Woodruff had 22 points to lead all scorers. Pierson Ro had 11 points along with seven rebounds, while Babacar Thiombare and Isaiah Bowers each had 10 points.
Loyola was led by center Thomas Welsh 15 points and 11 rebounds. Three other Cubs finished in double figures, Thomas Lapham had 13 points, Khalil Bedard-Ghani and Henry Welsh added 12 points.
Parker Cartwright did not play for Loyola.
Santa Monica 65, La Canada 39: The Vikings relied on a pair of young guards to guide them to an easy win in the 11th place game. Junior Nuwriyl Williams had 24 points and six rebounds while sophomore Jonah Mathews added 23 points.
Grant Arthur and Ean Ohanessian were the leading scorers for La Canada with 13 points each.
Brentwood avoided last place by beating Harvard Westlake 48-45 in the 15th place game.
All the scores for the final day of the Fairfax boys basketball tournament are below:
It was a rough day for westside teams at the Fairfax boys basketball tournament as Brentwood, host Fairfax and Santa Monica all lost in the consolation bracket yesterday.
Today is the final day of action with Mater Dei and El Camino Real playing in the championship game at 6 p.m.
Yesterday’s scores from the tournament are below:
Fairfax Boys Basketball Tournament
Mater Dei 60, Long Beach Poly 54
El Camino Real 81, Corona Centennial 77 OT
Redondo will host a three-day 16-team boys basketball tournament beginning today when Pioneer faces Washington and Morningside takes on Torrance at 3 p.m.
The tournament will feature four teams that either won or played for a sectional title last season (Mater Dei, Bishop Montgomery, Brentwood, and host Redondo)
Windward is the only other westside school along with Brentwood that will take part in the tournament that runs through Sunday.
Below are the pool play brackets and the schedule for Friday and Saturday.
Redondo Beach Bash Tournament
Pool A: Mater Dei, Pioneer, West Torrance, Washington
Pool B: Windward, Leuzinger, Manuel Arts, South Torrance
Pool C: Redondo, Morningside, Rolling Hills, Torrance
Pool D: Bishop Montgomery, Narbonne, Peninsula, Brentwood
Playing without forward Mitch Kupchak and Arizona State committed guard Tra Holder, Brentwood lost a close game to La Canada 49-47 in the consolation quarterfinals at the Fairfax boys basketball summer tournament.
In other games, host Fairfax tried to advance to the championship semifinals but was defeated easily by Mater Dei 78-55.
All the scores from Thursday action is below:
Santa Monica advanced to the consolation semifinals of the Fairfax summer tournament with a 58-46 victory over Crespi yesterday and the Vikings will face Compton on Friday. Fairfax looks to move into the championship semifinals when they take on Mater Dei tonight and Brentwood will also see action.
Yesterday’s scores and today’s schedule are below:
El Camino Real 91, Chino Hills 66
Corona Centennial 67, Loyola 58