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Below is the scores from the first round of the boys basketball playoffs from yesterday.
Yorba Linda 63, (6) Beverly Hills 58 (OT)
(3) Mission Prep 82, Milken Community 58
(7) Pacific Hills 65, La Salle 48
(3) Windward 100, California Military 51
(6) Crossroads 63, Sage Hill 44
(7) Brentwood 81, CAMS 25
(10) St. Monica 75, Crean Lutheran 49
St. Bernard alum and former Santa Monica College assistant coach David Banuelos was officially named the new football coach and athletic director at Verbum Dei, yesterday.
Banuelos spent last year in charge of Compton College where they were 0-10 in his only season. Tarters have gone 2-48 in the last five years including three winless seasons.
Banuelos had two stints as head coach at Pierce College in 1999-2000 and 2002-05. He has also been an offensive coordinator at LA Southwest, LA Valley and Santa Monica College.
St. Bernard was hurt by Serra’s length and was unable to match them in the rebounding category, losing 79-57 on Monday night and extending their losing streak to three.
The Vikings (7-16, 1-6 Del Rey League) had a hard time battling on the boards with the taller Cavalier players giving up easy second and third chance scoring opportunities. St. Bernard’s inability to rebound led to a 33-20 halftime deficit.
“I thought where their size bothered us was second chance points for them, we really had a tough time rebounding the ball. Some of their best offense was a missed basket,” St. Bernard head coach Mitch Runco said.
Girls Basketball: St Bernard’s Demoria White has 39 points including game-winner in OT win over Buckley
After coming back from an 11-point deficit to force overtime, St Bernard senior Demoria White had only two thoughts going through her head.
“First off we can’t lose in our home gym,” she said. “[Second,] what do we do as a team to come back?”
White had the answer for both.
The point guard scored 39 points and single-handedly put the team on her shoulders including making the game-winning shot in the Vikings’ 61-60 victory over Buckley on Thursday.
Trailing by a single point with under 20 seconds remaining in overtime, White dribbled down the court slashing through the Buckley defense for an acrobatic lay-up giving her team the lead for good.
Their last tournament of the year didn’t turn out quite how head coach Mitch Runco expected from his young team as St. Bernard showed their youth dropping their latest game against Centennial 52-45.
Julian Ross had 14 points in the game for St Bernard as they held a one-point lead at halftime, but their inability play solid defense in the second half proved costly.
Centennial had more points in the third quarter (20) than the entire first half (19).
Boys Basketball Roundup: Westchester’s Elijah Stewart has 37 points; Azzam one victory short of tying LA City record
Elijah Stewart had the hot hand for Westchester and the Comets needed every point in a 66-58 over St. Edward (OH) to advance to the semifinals of the MaxPreps Holiday Classic.
The LMU-signee had 37 points and eight rebounds while making four-five shots from behind-the-arc. He had 21 points at halftime.
Layon Gooden also finished in double-figures for the Comets with 13 points.
The victory puts head coach Ed Azzam only one victory behind Willie West for the most wins in LA City Section history. Azzam can break the record of 803 wins if Westchester can takes the tournament title.
Next up is Capital Christian who defeated Beverly Hills 62-49 and had a win over Etiwanda yesterday.
Other westside scores…
Edison 68, LACES 51
Julian Ross scored 18 points, grabbed six rebounds and, for good measure, jammed in a monster dunk as St. Bernard defeated Culver City 69-64, Friday night and extended their winning streak to three games
“This win right here it did a lot for us,” Ross said. “This was a good team that we were facing and we came out with a lot of intensity. So we just kept it up, we kept the lead up and just pushed forward from there.”
St. Bernard head coach Mitch Runco was very pleased with his young team’s performance and gives credit to their home-court advantage.
“Our kids we just had a lot of energy,” Runco said. “And I thought we just had a little more energy than them. We played a little bit harder so I give credit to that. I think us being at home played a good role in that as well.”
It would not have mattered if the Vikings were the visiting team from the awful performance Culver City was putting on. The Centaurs had 10 turnovers in the first quarter which put them in a 43-32 hole at halftime.
Even with Harvard-Westlake’s Derrick Newton out, St. Bernard had difficulty defending the paint and rebounding in their 64-52 loss Tuesday night in the Jim Nakabara Classic at University High.
St. Bernard head coach Mitch Runco wasn’t pleased with his team’s defensive performance.
“I thought this was as bad a defense as we’ve played all year,” Runco said.
The Wolverines’ Alex Copeland gashed a weak Viking interior, frequently dashing by defenders on his way to an easy lay-up. So Runco tried doubling the junior guard, which proved to be of no effect, as he passed to open teammates for jump shots. Copeland stepped up in Newton’s absence and finished with 28 points, eight rebounds and four assists.
University had blown two double-figure lead in the game, but all of that was forgotten when Christopher Tafoya jumper with 30 seconds left help them beat St. Bernard 60-59 in the opening day of the Jim Nakabara Classic.
Terrence Powell tip in gave St. Bernard a late lead until Tafoya drilled a wide-open jumper near the free throw line for the game-winning shot.
That basket was the only one Tafoya made in the second half. He finished with 12 points.
The scores for Friday, September 27th westside high school football games are below.
LA City Section:
Fairfax 34, Taft 33
Westchester 25, Hollywood 6
Palisades 27, Granada Hills 7
University 51, Gardena 33
It wasn’t a bad start for the Vikings, dominating from start to finish in their season opener at home against Hawkins 52-7, on Thursday night.
It was a new experience for both teams, Hawkins recently left eight-man football to compete with the rest of the local high schools in 11-man and the Vikings were coming back from a cancelled season due to a lack of students.
The home team looked flawless from the start taking a 39-7 lead into halftime. Running back Kyle Harris scored the Vikings first touchdown with a one-yard run, and the route was on. Harris finished the game with 108 rushing yards and a touchdown.
St. Bernard was anxious to take the field after a long summer of hearing negative talk and how the team wouldn’t be competitive coming off their cancelled season.
High school football kicks off tonight with the following westside teams in action. All games are at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
LA CITY SECTION
St. Bernard’s varsity football program is back.
Last season, the summer drama started with the sudden resignation of then head coach Larry Muno after an undefeated regular season, and then turned into a series of accusations and player defections. By the time it was all over, the school felt it had no choice but to drop the varsity program due to lack of players.
Many on the team were looking forward to defending their Del Rey League title found the news devastating.
“I didn’t really know how to handle it,” senior Aaron Berry said “It hit me kind of hard because I did want to play varsity my junior year.”
Despite not having a varsity team for the season, the school still had its junior varsity squad. Under new head coach John Bibb, the former league champions seem poised to reclaim their throne as best in the conference.
St Bernard made a last minute change to their schedule when they added the LA City Section’s Marquez of Huntington Park for an October 11th road contest. The Vikings were notified last night that Mission Prep of San Luis Obispo wished to cancel their September 2oth game which will now be a bye week for St. Bernard.
Westchester finally seemed to have locked down a ten-game schedule when they signed a home-and-home agreement with North Hollywood yesterday, after the Scotts Valley backed out of a tentatively scheduled week five contest on Wednesday.
The matchup will take place on October 4th.
Fomrer Santa Monica College coach and St. Bernard alum David Banuelos is holding a car wash fundraiser for the struggling Compton College football team on campus today from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Banuelos took over the Compton program in March after spending the last three seasons as the offensive line coach for the Corsairs.
Washes will be held at Compton College’s parking lot A with a charge of $10 for cars and $15 for trucks and SUV’s.
All the proceeds will go toward providing game day warm ups and t-shirts for the team.