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LACES had one goal against Rancho Dominguez in the LA City Section Division IV championship game, to stop 7-foot center Will Brooks.
The Unicorns held the senior to seven points before he fouling out as LACES won the city title in 49-37 victory at Roybal High on Thursday.
LACES won their third city title in school history as they knocked off No. 1 seed Animo South in a 46-34 victory in the LA City Section Division IV championship game.
Sara Mills finished with a game-high 15 points for the Unicorns as they pushed a five-point advantage at the end of the third quarter into a double figure lead in the final period.
Third-seeded LACES (14-15) held a 20-15 advantage at halftime.
LACES boys’ and girls’ basketball teams will try to each earn a Division IV city title tonight at Roybal High in downtown Los Angeles.
The girls’ (13-15) battle Amino South (21-14) at 6 p.m. They are led by 6-foot-1 senior Sara Mills’ 16.5 points per game and 10 rebounds, while guard Liran Schahaf averages 12 points for the Unicrons.
On the boys’ side, Evan Battey averages nearly 12 points and 12 rebounds per game for the Unicorns (13-17) and they will play Rancho Dominguez (23-7) at 8 p.m.
LACES trailed after the first period but was able to recover with a strong second quarter on their way to a 75-63 victory over Fulton and secured a spot in the LA City Division IV finals.
LACES outscored Fulton 22-11 to take a ten-point halftime lead at 37-27.
Evan Battey had 24 points and 18 rebounds, while Dean Tanioka added 14 points and five assists for the Unicorns.
Evan Battey had 18 points and 18 rebounds for LACES in an easy 79-59 victory over Sherman Oaks CES in the LA City Division IV quarterfinals.
LACES (12-17) took a 17-point lead at the end of the first quarter and had a 40-20 advantage at halftime.
Rodney Beckles came off the bench to score 11 points for the Unicorns.
Below is today first round girls basketball games involving westside teams. Seeding is in parenthesis. All games are at 7 p.m. unless otherwise indicated
LA City Section – Division I: (16) Maya Angelou at (1) Fairfax; (14) Taft at (3) Palisades; (10) Hamilton at (7) South Gate
Division II:(14) Bravo at (3) University; (13) Sotomayor at (4) Westchester; (5) Dorsey at (12) Venice
Westchester will honor former guard Tony Bland by retiring his jersey in a ceremony at halftime in the regular season finale against LACES on Friday.
Bland, a mens’ basketball assistant coach at USC, was a two-time high school All-American and led to Comets to a CIF State title.
He later played professionally in Europe and the NBA Development League.
Trent Jones had a career-high 22 points and five LACES players finished in double-figures in a 93-62 blowout of Venice.
Jones made five of the Unicorns’ ten three-points baskets and also had five assists in the game.
LACES (10-12, 2-7 Western League) more than doubled up on Venice (7-18, 2-8) at halftime by holding a 38 point advantage at 70-32.
Both Evan Battey and Khalil Taylor finished with double-doubles for the Unicorns.
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.
Palisades survived a scare and needed every point from Noah Lansky in the Dolphins 52-45 overtime victory over LACES.
The senior made six free throws in the extra period and had 18 points in the game.
Palisades (11-8, 3-1) remains in second place in the Western League. It is their eight victory in the last ten games.
There are some games you just want to forget. That could easily be how Windward felt after their 80-44 loss to Bishop Montgomery in the quarterfinals of the Westchester Tournament.
The surprising result left Windward head coach Miguel Villegas nearly speechless after the game.
“Not sure there is much to say. Our youth really showed tonight,” Villegas said
Bishop Montgomery did little wrong on either side of the ball and Windward had no answer for the Bishop Montgomery duo of Stephen Thompson and Justin Bibbins.
Stephen Thompson had 25 points and Bibbins had 24 more as the Knights pushed a six point first quarter lead to a 41-23 advantage at halftime.
“They are a good them. That’s a tough one-two punch to face,” Villegas said.
Freshman point guard Jalen Harris had trouble getting the ball inside to Roy Hemsley and in the hands of Roman Davis through the night. The Wildcats managed only to score six field goals in the first half and Davis had only two points in the game before fouling out in the fourth quarter.
Girls Volleyball Roundup: Palisades swept in championship game; LACES and Pacifica Christian win titles
Palisades beat Granada Hills in a five-set match early in the year, yet it was a very different team that showed up to Roybal Learning Center for the LA City Section Division I title game.
The Dolphins made numerous unforced errors that the Highlanders were able to take advantage of as Palisades was swept in a 25-21, 26-24, 25-13 loss on Saturday.
Palisades struggled to keep their serve in play throughout the night. They had four serving errors in the first set and three in the second, which was the difference between winning and losing.
Head coach Carlos Gray agreed with the description of his team’s when asked after the match.
“It’s exactly right, that would be the correct assessment of the situation,” Gray said. “Had too many errors. We played with lots of energy, but it is tough for a first-year head coach. I did not want to be the guy that broke the streak, but I am still proud of the team,”
That streak was three straight city titles as Palisades won the Division I title last year and Division II titles in 2010 and 2011. Overall the Dolphins have won 28 city titles in 41 years.
After dropping the first set, the Dolphins trailed 7-3 in the second before rallying back to tie at 22-all on a Jennifer Krems tip.
Palisades’ unforced errors popped back up when Delany Arth had a double touch and a Brittany Schoellkopf spike went long giving Granada Hills two set points. The Dolphins were able to eliminate both of them with Krems’ kill and a rare passing miscue by Granada Hills.
A day after a surprising victory over Windward without four of their starters, Westchester did not look like the same team in a 76-41 loss to Bishop Montgomery in the finals of the Westchester summer tournament.
“We just ran out of gas,” said Westchester assistant coach Brian Henderson, who was in charge of the team during the tournament.
Justin Bibbins had 20 points including 14 in the first half for Bishop Montgomery and Stephen Thompson added 14 for the Knights.
Layon Gooden was the leading scorer for Westchester with 13 points and Akil Hall-Reese had 12 in a losing effort.
Bishop Montgomery never trailed and held a 45-27 advantage at halftime on their way to the tournament championship.
In the third place game…
Here are the early results on the final day of the Westchester boys basketball summer tournament.
15th Place Game: St. Bernard 48, Long Beach Jordan 41
13th Place Game: LACES 59, Dorsey 53
11th Place Game: Mater Dei 64, Taft 46
Consultation Championship: Beverly Hills 53, Peninsula 40
Defending Open Division State Champion Mater Dei and Division 2 State Champion Redondo Union will take part in Westchester’s Summer Tip-Off boys basketball tournament from June 17th through June 22nd.
Windward, Beverly Hills, St. Bernard, Santa Monica and LACES are among the local westside teams that will be in the tourney.
Below is the schedule for the first two days of action:
Monday, June 17th
2:30 p.m.: Dorsey vs Redondo
4:00 p.m.: Windward vs Mater Dei
5:30 p.m.: Hart vs Beverly Hills
7:00 p.m.: Westchester vs St Bernard
Tuesday June 18th
2:30 p.m.: Santa Monica vs LACES
4:00 p.m.: Peninsula vs Bishop Montgomery
5:30 p.m.: Taft vs Lawndale
7:00 p.m.: Serra vs Long Beach Jordan