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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.
Precious Nwaba had 38 points for University has the Wildcats snapped their three-game losing streak with a 67-50 road victory over Venice.
The junior shot 67% from the field, made 15 free throws and had 14 rebounds in the game.
Lizette Lopez and Lizeth Hernandez each added eight points for the Wildcats.
University (13-11, 4-4 Western League) struggled in their last three games with surprising loses to Westchester and LACES.
Below is today’s first round boys volleyball playoff schedule involving westside teams. All games are at 7 p.m. unless otherwise indicated.
LA CITY SECTION
Grant at Palisades
Kennedy at University
Arleta at Venice
Boys Basketball: LA University High’s tournament gets an upgrade with Santa Monica and Windward added to the mix
It was not that long ago that University High’s boys’ basketball tournament was hosting the likes of Huntington Park College Ready and Lou Dantzer.
The small schools seem to be a thing of the past as the Wildcats have significantly improve the quaility of teams in the upcoming 2013 verision of the Jim Nakabara Classic.
Buckley, the CIF-SS 5AA champs, returns and is joined by CIF State Division I runner-up Santa Monica and Windward, the Alpha League co-champs.
“I am very excited about the field,” said University head coach Steve Ackerman. “Seven of the eight teams are current or former CIF champions. This will be the toughest field of teams in the four year history of the tournament.”
Other teams scheduled to play are Harvard-Westlake, Dorsey, Roybal, and St. Bernard.
The tournament runs from December 9th-14th.
Sometimes when you recieve a generous gift, your immediate response to return the gesture in kind.
That what University nearly did in picking up a big Western League victory on the road in wild seventh inning of an 10-5 win over Westchester.
Leading 6-3, University seemed to break the game open when Miguel Solis single to right field cleared the bases on an error by Westchester’s JT Taylor and was able to score on a throwing error by catcher Aaron Greenfield to give the Wildcats a seven-run lead.
Instead of cruising to an easy three outs, University relief pitcher Isaac Yoshinaga decided to make things a little more interesting.
University’s Brittany Martin missed a front-end of a one-and-one with a second left in overtime as Venice hangs on to a 56-54 home victory over the Wildcats.
It is the second time this season that a errant free throw has doomed University. Martin’s missed attempt against Fairfax in the final seconds allowed the Lions to rally for a 53-52 win earlier this month.
Sarah Schemerhorn had 25 points for Venice (11-14, 4-6) and Jenny Aceret added 14.
Destinee Brown got off the a fast start by scoring eight of her 20 points in the first quarter as Westchester easily defeated Palisades, 58-33 to take sole possession of first place in the Western League standings.
Brown nearly had a triple-double, along with her 20 points, she finished with 10 rebounds and 7 steals.
Westchester (17-5, 3-0) led by ten at halftime but outscored Palisades 22-7 in the third quarter to take a commanding 50-25 lead and snapped the Dolphins’ five-game winning streak.
Venice erased a nine-point deficit at the end of the third quarter and held a one-point lead over University in a bid to win their first Western League game of the year.
Then the Wildcats refocused and jumped back out to a double-digit lead minutes into the fourth as they scored 24 points in the final period of a 63-52 victory over the Gondoliers.
“Playing at Venice is always a trap game for us. Their deliberate style of play always causes us problems,” said University head coach Steve Ackerman. “This year, it was nice to have the veteran senior leadership of Breamon Richard and Victor Nwaba step up and deliver us the victory.”
Venice High’s girls’ volleyball team was honored with the Los Angeles Unified School District Team GPA award for their outstanding scholastic performance in the classroom.
The Division II city champions had an overall 3.6 GPA to lead all city schools.
Among the other westside schools that were honored with the GPA award are University for boys’ cross country and Palisades for boys’ water polo.
Hamilton trailed for all but the final six seconds when Kris Berry hit a game-winning three-pointer to hand the Yankees a 47-45 victory over Venice in their Western League opener.
Berry scored 23 points for Hamilton (9-6, 1-0) as no other Yankee finished with more than six points.
Steven Glaza had 10 points for the Gondoliers (10-10, 0-3)
University 54, LACES 48
Breamon Richard scored 17 points and Victor Nwaba added 11 more as University (16-4, 1-1) picked up their first Western League victory of the year.
Palisades shook up the Western League title race with a fourth quarter rally on their way to a 40-37 upset victory over Fairfax.
Kylie Bethel scored 18 points and Bianca King had nine rebounds for the Dolphins.
Palisades (6-14, 2-0) have won five of their last six games.
Below are the westside high school boys’ basketball scores for Wednesday, January 9th
Brentwood 71, Sierra Canyon 65
Pacific Hills 71, Windward 68
Camino Real League
St. Paul 47, St. Monica 39
Beverly Hills 64, Hawthorne 56
Marguerite Effa tip-in at the buzzer sent Fairfax to a 53-52 home victory over University in the Western League opener for both teams.
The Lions need every single second of the game and some late heroics to get by the Wildcats.
Trailing by one, things look dire for Fairfax when they were forced to foul University’s Brittany Martin with 6 seconds left, sending her to the free throw line to shoot one-and-one.
The senior guard attempt fell short and Fairfax quick outlet pass led to a wide-open Angelica Laury who missed the layup before a trailing Effa followed with the winning score.
The Los Angeles Sports Journal westside girl’s basketball rankings for the week of January 7th. Record and division is in parentheses. Last week position in brackets.
LA Sports Journal’s Westside Top 10:
1. Pacific Hills (9-2, SS-4A)
3. Brentwood (12-1, SS-4A)
2. Westchester (12-5, City-1)
4. Santa Monica (10-4, SS-1A)
5. Palisades (10-5, City-1)
The Los Angeles Sports Journal westside girl’s basketball rankings for the week of January 7th. Record and division is in parentheses. Last week position in brackets. All records based on information entered in on MaxPreps.
LA Sports Journal Girls Basketball Top 10:
1. Windward (13-0, SS-4AA)
2. St. Bernard (12-4, SS-4AA)
3. St. Monica (14-3, SS-4A)
4. Fairfax (9-3, City-1)
5. Culver City (9-4, SS-2A)