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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
Westchester, University, Venice, LACES and Culver City’s boys basketball teams will participate in the Watts Summer Games this weekend.
On Saturday at Dorsey High School, Westchester will play against Colton and will battle either Providence or Dorsey in the afternoon session.
Venice will face Hart at 9 a.m. at Price High School with the winner seeing host Price or Eagle Rock.
Culver City and University will be at the Compton site. The Wildcats go against Carson at 10 a.m. while the Centaurs take on Pasadena at 11.
LACES is the lone westside team at Locke High as they play Firebaugh at 10 a.m.
LA Jordan High and Verbum Dei will also host games.
Saturday’s schedule for the Watts Summer Games is below:
Things did not Things did not go the way Palisades wanted to against Granada Hills the second time around.
After beating the Highlanders earlier this season and in last year’s finals, the Dolphins had another lackluster playoffs performance getting swept for the LA City Division 1 title (25-20, 25-19, 25-20) at the Roybal Learning Center.
Palisades had struggled in five-set matches versus Van Nuys in the quarterfinals and San Pedro in the semifinals.
‘It is very disappointing to get to the finals and lose the way we did,” said Palisades head coach Randy Stoklos.
The Dolphins had earlier defeated Granada Hills in four sets in March to open the season, but trailed almost the entire contest. Palisades’ only lead in match was a 3-1 advantage in the first set.
Grant Pugatch had 11 kills for the Dolphins.
Stoklos also announced after the game that he would not return as Palisades coach next season.
The Western League seemed poised to sweep all three of the boys Volleyball city titles, but came away empty handed.
In the Division 2 finals, Venice was the on the verge of losing the first set to Eagle Rock before a run of eight straight points gave the Gondoliers set one at 26-24. That would be the only highlight as the Eagles took the next three sets to take home the city title (24-26, 25-21, 25-18, 25-21).
Steven Glaza had 15 kills for Venice.
Northridge Academy defeated LACES 3-1 (25-18, 25-12, 17-25, 25-18) for the Division 3 title.