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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.
Hamilton’s Dalton Blumenfeld started the baseball season on a good note.
The junior catcher hit a home run his first time at the plate as the Yankees scored eight runs in the opening inning of a 12-1 victory over West Adams.
Blumenfeld, who committed to Loyola Marymount, went three-for-three with four RBI’s.
The 5-foot-11, 185-pound sophomore had 68 tackles and three interceptions in his two-year career with the Corsairs.
His best game was during his freshman season when he had two interceptions, including returning one for a 40-yard touchdown in the final minutes to secure a victory over San Bernardino Valley.
The Hamilton High graduate is the son of former NFL linebacker Sam Rogers, who spent nine season with the Buffalo Bills, San Diego Chargers, and Atlanta Falcons.
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.
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.
If there was any doubt how confident the Hamilton football coaching staff is after the transfer of Culver City starting quarterback Armani Rodgers in the spring, one just needs to look at the addition of two Coliseum League teams to their 2014 schedule.
The Yankees will play Dorsey in a week zero game and travel to LA City Division I champion Crenshaw in week two.
It is a departure from last season when Hamilton scheduled smaller schools Legacy of South Gate, Windward and View Park.
After struggling last season to a 3-14 record in Division III, not much was expected for Hamilton when they were moved up to Division I as a fill-in team so the City would have enough teams to qualify for the state playoffs.
However, the Yankees have continued to defy the odds and are just a win away from qualifying for the state playoffs with a 63-44 victory over South Gate.
Venice’s run-and-gun offense earned the Gondoliers the 12th seed in the City Division II playoffs and they will travel to face Eastern League champion South Gate coach by former Windward assistant Al Rangel.
Defending champion Hamilton is the fifth seed in the Division III playoffs. The Yankees will host Southern League co-champion Jefferson.
The Division II and III first-round games are below:
Girls Basketball: Fairfax earns the top seed in Division I; sets up possible final with No. 3 Palisades
A 14-game winning streak along with a 25-6 record and going undefeated in Western League play earned Fairfax the number one seed in the LA City Section Division I playoffs it was announced today.
The Lions will attempt to get over the hump as they lost the last two finals to No. 2 seed Narbonne.
Palisades is at the number three spot and if they can get be the Gauchos in the semifinals, could make the championship game an all Western League affair.
If that happened, the Dolphins would need to find a way to get past Fairfax. The Lions have won all three meetings this year, each one by an increasing margin.
The biggest surprise team on the westside this year is Hamilton, who earned the ten-seed after having only three wins last season.
First-round match ups are below:
University has leaned on Precious Nwaba throughout the entire season but rarely does a single player outscore an entire team.
That happened on Monday as the junior scored 47 points and her first-ever triple-double of her career in a 79-39 victory.
Nwaba also had 13 rebounds and 11 steals.
It was a big change the last time they faced the Yankees as Nwaba had only 12 points as early foul trouble limited her time on the court.
Fairfax continued to roll in the Western League as they won their tenth consecutive game in a 64-43 victory over Hamilton on Wednesday.
Both Ilianna Blanc and Marguerite Effa finished with double-doubles as the Lions had a 20-point halftime lead.
Blanc scored 17 points with 14 rebounds. Effa had a game-high 22 points and 14 rebound.
Point guard Karina Moreno added 12 points and a season-high eight assists.
In a battle of two teams that have not won a conference game, it was Kevin Guevara’s 15 points that helped LACES pick up their first Western League victory in a 57-36 road win over Hamilton.
The senior was seven of ten from the field and had nine rebounds.
Evan Battey added a double-double for the Unicorns with 11 points and 14 rebounds.
LACES (9-11, 1-4 Western League) led Hamilton (6-14, 0-6) at the end of every quarter.
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
With the first-ever Los Angeles Sports Journal All-Westside football team set to be announced sometime next week, we are asking our readers who do they think should be the “Westside Football Player of the Year”.
Below is a list of the top players from eight separate schools (six offensive and two defensive) who made the cut along with their season stats.
Among the offensive players are Kwame Duggins of Santa Monica, Stanley Norman of Culver City, Alexander Diamont of Venice, Austin Webster of Windward, Myles Bowen of Fairfax, and Joey Velez of Palisades
On defense are Jameal Baker of University and Anthony Spinner of Hamilton.
Let us know what you think and the results of the fan favorite will be shown when the All-Westside team is announced next week.
Update: Voting will close on Friday, January 3rd at 11:59 p.m. PST.
Thank you all for voting. The poll is now closed.
Please check out the announcement schedule for the LA Sports Journal’s All-Westside Football Team.
Football: University’s Baker named to his third All-City Team; three other Wildcats and Hamilton’s Spinner earn D2 honors
Four University football players were named to the All-City Division II team, the LA City Section announced today.
For senior defensive lineman Jameal Baker, it was the third time that he has been honored with an All-City selection
Other teammates joining Baker on the defensive team are junior defensive back Thomas Clay and sophomore linebacker Gabriel McClain.
University running back Jerrod Carter was the only westside player to be represented on the offensive team.
Hamilton senior defensive lineman Anthony Spinner was also named to the defensive team.
The complete list is below.
LA City Section Division II Team: