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St. Monica trailed by 18 points in the first half but nearly pulled out the comeback in a 52-51 loss to Palos Verdes at the El Segundo Tournament.
The Mariners (3-3) had the ball with 3.8 seconds left, but Spencer Gorman three-point attempt went long.
After scoring 17 points in the first half, St. Monica’s Kavin Dotson and Dennis Ashley got hot in the third quarter as the Mariners score 20 points in the period to cut the Palos Verdes advantage down to three.
St. Monica took a one-point lead with 1:30 remaining, but Palos Verdes made critical free throws down the stretch and Ashley missed the front end of a key one-and-one free throw opportunity.
Poor free throw shooting doomed St. Monica as they were 9-of-20 in the game
Dotson had 19 points and Ashley added 15.
At the University tournament…
University 68, Dorsey 60
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.
University’s “Jim Nakabara Classic” eight-team tournament begins today at will run through Saturday December 14th.
Windward, St. Bernard are among the westside schools participating in the tournament.
The schedule is below:
Boys Basketball Roundup: Beverly Hills can not catch up to Serra’s speed at the Westchester Tournament
Beverly Hills had a surprising 29-25 lead on Serra at halftime and pushed the lead to seven in the early moments of the second half.
Then it all went down hill from there.
The Cavaliers sped up the pace of the game and the Normans broke down on both side of the ball in a 66-53 loss in the first round of the Westchester Tournament.
Beverly Hills’ center Ronan Massana had 12 of his 18 points on the first half, but the pace forced them to rely too much on outside shooting and away from their inside presence leading to numerous fast break opportunities for Serra.
Boys Basketball Roundup: Westchester gets big win despite sloppy offense; St. Monica, Culver City and University all victorious
If there was any doubt how good Westchester is this year, the Comets provided how much talent they have in a 72-60 victory over Long Beach Poly to advance to the face host Redondo in the semifinals of the Pacific Shores Tournament.
While Westchester (2-0) led throughout most of the game, that did not mean head coach Ed Azzam was pleased by his team’s performance.
Their offense looked confused at times and the normally patient Azzam seemed annoyed by his squad’s inability to follow instructions.
“They are trying to listen. We are getting three out of the five [players on the court] to do it,” Azzam said. “Not upset; not pleased. Listening is just not one of our strengths.”
Football: Western League coaches vote to give Fairfax priority in playoff seeding in case of a three-way tie
Western League football coaches voted today if their is a three-way tie for second place that Fairfax would have priority in playoff seeding.
For that scenario to happen, University would have to upset the Lions in the final game of the regular season along with a Palisades win over Hamilton. That would leave all three teams with a 3-2 conference record with each school having a 1-1 record against each other.
Currently, Fairfax is alone in second place after last week’s 49-0 loss to Venice.
Among the options the coaches considered as a tie-breaker were point differential in all league games as well as against each other or having a three-person coin flip, but unanimously decided that the Lions 36-35 victory over Palisades was the deciding factor.
Venice running back Alijah Lee discuss his 200 yard performance in the Gondoliers 48-0 victory over University along with his deep pass completion to Kaelin Jones and his thought on the rest of the Western League schedule.