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It seemed like deja vu for Beverly Hills.
That was the feeling in the Swim Gym when Normans had the ball and trailing by one to Santa Monica.
Unlike their heartbreaking loss earlier this month to the Vikings, this time Brandon Neman made sure that the game would not slip away.
The junior guard’s only shot was a successful three-pointer in the final seconds to give the Normans a stunning 52-50 victory over Santa Monica.
Neman, who hadn’t been played for most of the night, stepped up when it mattered the most.
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.
Inglewood guard Brandon Randolph missed two free throws in the final seconds as Santa Monica help on to a 58-57 road victory Wednesday night in their Ocean League Opener.
The Vikings took a one-point lead when Jordan Mathews could only make one of two free throws.
Inglewood had a final opportunity, but Randolph could only watch as both shots clanked off the rim from the free throw line giving the Santa Monica the win.
Inglewood squandered six changes at the free throw line in the final thirty seconds.
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
Inglewood High safety Tre Wilcoxen has committed to New Mexico State and is set to enroll mid-year, former Inglewood head coach Stephen Thomas announced today.
The 6’1″ 191 lbs senior had 47 tackles and three interceptions in five games for the Sentinels according to MaxPreps and was a first team All-Ocean League selection. During his junior year at Redlands East Valley, Wilcoxen finished the season with 71 tackles.
Wilcoxen had offers from Ohio and a few FCS schools according to Thomas.
His senior highlight video is below:
Santa Monica and Culver City dominated the selection as twenty-four players were named to the All-Ocean League team it was announce today.
As reported earlier this week USC-Commit Sebastian LaRue was named league MVP and teammate Jason King earned offensive player of the year while Culver City lineman Deon Young was selected as defensive player of the year.
Inglewood had eight players earn honors to the team while Beverly Hills had seven, Morningside had four, and Hawthorne had three.
The list of the team is below.
Ocean League MVP – Sebastian LaRue, Santa Monica (Sr.)
Defensive Player of the Year – Deon Young, Culver City (Sr.)
Offensive Player Of the Year – Jason King, Santa Monica (Sr.)
1st Team Offense:
Santa Monica High wide receiver Sebastian LaRue has been selected as the Ocean League Most Valuable Player by the conference vote, two coaches confirmed yesterday.
The USC-bound senior had 51 catches for 868 yards and eight touchdowns along with 100 yards rushing to lead the Vikings (8-4) to back-to-back Ocean League titles.
LaRue’s fellow wide receiver Jason King earned offensive player of the year and Culver City’s lineman Deon Young was named defensive player of the year.
King finished the year with 846 yards receiving.
Young had 85 tackles and three sacks.