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The bats came alive for Venice as the Gondoliers picked up an important road victory in a 10-6 win over University on Tuesday.
Max Rappoport had a grand slam in the third inning and Alexander Tash added another home run for Venice (16-5, 4-1). It is their seventh victory row.
University (11-7-1, 3-2) has lost three straight.
Other scores in the Western League…
Hector Velazquez had two double and five RBI’s in a Hamilton’s 11-1 victory over Fairfax to remain in a first place tie in the Western League.
Peter Rolan had three hits and drove in three run for the Yankees (12-2, 4-1) and pitcher Aaron Sabin had nine strikeouts in four innings of work.
Fairfax is 2-11 and 0-5 in Western League play.
In the Ocean League…
Boys Basketball Playoffs Roundup: Strong first-half for Palisades sets up another matchup with Fairfax
Palisades’ showed how good of the team they are by turning a close game tied at 8 into a commanding 22-point at halftime on their way to a easy 68-43 victory over San Pedro in the first round of the LA City Division I playoffs.
Tyler Hildreth finished with 20 points and Louis Kurihara scored 18 to lead the Dolphins.
San Pedro rallied in the third when Michael Garcia hit back-to-back three-pointers to cut the Palisades advantage to 12, but the Pirates would not get any closer.
Elijah Gaines had 15 points for San Pedro.
The win sets up a second round matchup with league rival Fairfax on Tuesday. The Dolphins have beating them twice in this season including a 70-62 victory last week.
Nike Extravaganza at Mater Dei
Mater Dei 63, Westchester 60
Fairfax 55, JSerra 52
P.A.W. Division IV Showcase at JSerra
Windward 59, JSerra 48
St. Bernard 56, La Jolla Country Day 48
La Salle 69, Notre Dame Academy 45
Fairfax High’s John’ea Thompson post-game interview with the LA Sports Journal’s Ed Gonzalez after the Lions 50-43 victory over University.
The senior had a game-high 23 points and 15 rebounds to keep Fairfax in a three-way tie for first place in the Western League.
Boys Basketball: Fairfax vs University game postponed after a piece of the ceiling falls on the court
The Fairfax vs University boys basketball game was postponed on Friday due to safety concerns after a metal bracket fell from the ceiling.
The incident took place during the third quarter of the junior varsity when the object landed near mid-court, catching everyone in the gym by surprise.
“At first I thought it was a water bottle filled with ice,” said University head coach Steve Ackerman. “Then I noticed it was metal.”
Luckily no one was injured and the junior varsity game was called with five minutes left in the third.
A crew is working to fix the problem tonight and the Fairfax State Preview Classic is still scheduled to play tomorrow, according to a school official.
No date has been set for the rematch, but University did not play Venice after a power outage postponed their Western League game, two years ago.
Beverly Hills was playing without three of their key players and Culver City took advantage with hard-nosed defense in a 62-42 victory over their Ocean League rival.
Jessica Melamed, Dorsa Mehrannia, and Megan Yee all sat out due to injuries leaving a huge void as the trio accounted for nearly 26 of the of the Normans’ 61 points.
Without the ball handlers, Culver City’s full-court pressure poked, prodded and ultimately suffocated the Beverly Hills offense by grabbing 27 steals including turnovers on five consecutive possessions in the second quarter. That aggressive play spark a 22-3 run to turn a five-point deficit into a double-digit lead.
Jefferson jumped out to an early lead and led by as much as 13 points in the first half, but it was aggresive play in the third quarter that allowed Brentwood to rally for a 49-43 victory at the Public vs Private Showcase at St. Bernard.
The Eagles allowed only a single point in that quarter.
“It was not just our defensive play that got us back in the game,” said Brentwood head coach Charles Solomon. “We had eight offensive rebounds and were able to limit them to one shot.”