CYO Girls Basketball Championships were held at St. Joseph High School, Lakewood Feb. 20.
In the title game, Nativity (Torrance), the Southbay Conference Champion, faced Our Lady of Fatima (Artesia), champions of the Southland Conference.
“When you play for the city championship, it [the rivalry] definitely adds to it,” explained Fairfax head coach Harvey Kitani, “but we’re just so happy to win the city title. We’re a city team and the city means everything to us.”
The third-seeded Crespi Celts cruised to a 78-49 victory over the 14th-seeded Granite Hill Grizzlies on Wednesday in the first round of the Southern California Division IV regional. Junior De’Anthony Melton and senior Mike Krkeyan led the charge for the Celts, who held the lead from the first bucket.
Don’t let the Crespi Celts’ perfect 19/19 performance from the free throw line in Friday night’s Division 4AA championship fool you: beating the Mission Prep Royals 61-52 was far from easy.
Saturday night's CIF Southern Section semifinal between the top-seeded Bishop Montgomery Knights (28-1) and the 12th seeded Orange Lutheran Lancers (24-4) was truly greeted by the playoff atmosphere it deserved.
Kobe Bryant better watch his back, because there’s a new Kobe in town and he plans to stay in the spotlight for a while.
High school sports roundup: With league play half over, two teams have found themselves tied at the top: Alemany (Mission Hills) and Crespi (Encino). Both teams boast 5-1 records. However, Loyola (Los Angeles) is not far behind, with a 4-2 record.
Will this duo capture a few state titles, and then play at the college level together? Stay tuned …
In a season full of big plays, upsets and undefeated streaks, it was hard to narrow the awards down to just one entrant. But these were the ones that stood out to us.
This year will be an exciting year for Southern California basketball, as always. All of the games will count, as high-level colleges are recruiting many high profile players. We’re in for a good season.
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