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In the last eight minutes of the game, seniors Drew Cabral and Kennedy Martin used their size to their advantage, and switched the momentum in their favor after being sped up for most of the afternoon.
The two finished with 18 points each and helped Brentwood win the Division IV-A championship on Saturday, defeating Fairmont Prep 62-56 at Godinez High School in Santa Ana
Martin tossed in two of her nine fourth quarter points on a lay-up with 1:04 remaining in the game that gave the Eagles a 58-56 lead. After Fairmont Prep missed on a three-point attempt, Cabral put the game out of reach with four made free-throws.
Six westside girls’ basketball teams are still alive in the playoffs with five having a change to earn a spot in a sectional final.
Fairfax, lead by junior Marguerite Effa, is looking to get back to the LA City Division I title game for the third straight year. Palisades will have to get past two-time city champs Narbonne for the other spot.
Westchester is hoping to upset No. 1 seed Roosevelt and return to the Division II finals, while University will be looking to do the same against Bell.
In the Southern Section, top-seed Brentwood travel to Cantwell-Sacred Heart in the IV-A semifinals and Culver City host Foothill in the II-AA quarterfinals.
Below are the today’s games and times.
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.
Below is the scores from the first round of the boys basketball playoffs from yesterday.
Yorba Linda 63, (6) Beverly Hills 58 (OT)
(3) Mission Prep 82, Milken Community 58
(7) Pacific Hills 65, La Salle 48
(3) Windward 100, California Military 51
(6) Crossroads 63, Sage Hill 44
(7) Brentwood 81, CAMS 25
(10) St. Monica 75, Crean Lutheran 49
Girls Basketball: Schlessel’s outside shooting key in Brentwood’s foul-plagued victory over Campbell Hall
At times it seemed that Brentwood had a two-front battle between the referees and Campbell Hall in a foul-plagued 64-43 victory on Tuesday.
Sammy Schlessel had 16 points off of five three-point baskets, but it was the constant whistles that dominated the early part of the contest.
Both teams were hit with sixteen fouls in the first quarter and 38 in the entire game.
The stoppages even puzzled Brentwood head coach Charles Solomon.
It was exactly the type of play Brentwood head coach Ryan Bailey envisioned at the beginning of the season.
Three players scored in double-digits and the Eagles cruised to an easy 80-53 victory over Santa Monica, Saturday morning in the Fairfax State Preview Classic.
The team did not have to rely on Tra Holder to do all the work this time. He did his damage early scoring 17 points helping the Eagles get out to a 43-21 halftime lead.
“He’s seeing it,” Bailey said. “He’s growing right in front of my eyes as a point guard. I’m trying to develop him for the next level and I just want to keep building on the success and keep pushing him in the right direction.”
Holder finished the game with 24 points and seven assists.
Maxwell Kupchak, son of Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak, added 24 points of his own offense from those assists, and feels the team flows well when the ball is moving early.
It was surprising enough Brentwood lost to Crossroads two weeks ago, but to be trailing Dorsey for three and a half quarters was just unimaginable.
The Eagles were able to put together enough offense to squeak past the Dons 54-43, Monday night in the MLK showcase, but head coach Ryan Bailey was more concerned about the team’s slow start.
“We came out very lackadaisical and we didn’t play with much intensity,” Bailey said.
The team did not score their first basket until 4 minutes 22 seconds into the first quarter, trailed by as many as 11 points leading to a 26-21 halftime deficit.
A big part of the team’s first half woes was due to the fact that Tra Holder got into foul trouble early and sat most of the second quarter.
“He’s a big part of our offense,” Bailey said “And when he’s not on the floor we struggle a little bit.”
Here are the scores from tonight’s boys basketball games featuring westside teams.
LA City Section:
University 77, Venice 78
Westchester 87, Palisades 50
Fairfax 70 , Hamilton 39
Brentwood did something no westside team has done to Windward’s girls basketball team in while, give them a scare.
The Eagles led late in the first half before the Wildcats recovered for a 66-38 victory to open Alpha League play.
Brentwood held a surprising 14-11 lead after Sammy Schlessel hit back-to-back three-pointers and AJ Simmons made another one before the first quarter horn.
Windward center Kristen Simon was largely ineffective in the first half after picking up two quick fouls minutes into the game.
That left Jordin Canada to take charge of the offense. The senior had a game-high 21 points.
“I’m a point guard and not supposed to be the one scoring the points,” Canada said, “[Windward coach] Vanessa [Nygaard] told me to step up more and attack the basket.’
Roy Hemsley’s grabbed an offensive rebound and was able to get the jumper off before the buzzer in Windward’s 56-55 victory over Brentwood to open Alpha League play.
He finished with 14 points in the game.
Boys Basketball: Brentwood’s flat performance snaps six-game winning streak in close loss to Anaheim Canyon
Brentwood had their six-game winning streak snapped Saturday afternoon, losing to Anaheim Canyon 55-54 in the Take Flight Challenge at Redondo.
The Eagles looked fatigued following their Nike Division Championship at the MaxPreps Classic and it showed at tip-off against the Camanches.
Still Brentwood had a chance at the victory, after Maxwell Kupchak tied the game at 52 with a three-point basket, but Tra Holder was unable to convert a pair of free throws that would have possibly changed their fortunes.
“We had no energy the last two practices,” Bailey said. “And I hoped walking in here with the lights on guys would step up, but we still came out really flat.”
Brentwood and Santa Monica will take part in the Take Flight Challenge at Redondo Union High School, a one-day event that will showcase some of the best teams and talent in Southern California.
Brentwood will open the day against Anaheim Canyon at 10 a.m. and Santa Monica will battle Sacramento Sheldon at 1:30 p.m.
Other matchups include host Redondo versus Alemany and Loyola versus Compton.
Gates open at 9:30 a.m. and the $10 ticket will give you access to all 7 games.
Schedule is below:
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: