In high school boys basketball games:
Senior Dane Suttle scored 20 points and had nine rebounds to lead the Westchester High School Comets to a 69-52 victory over Carlsbad High School in the Nike Extravaganza tournament at Mater Dei High School Saturday, February 3rd.
It was the sixth consecutive victory for the Comets (17-4, 8-1) since losing to Redondo Union High School January 20th.
Westchester, the number-five- ranked team in the Southland by the Los Angeles Times, held a 31-20 lead at halftime and put the game away with 25 points in the third quarter.
Jarred Dubois finished with 18 points for the Comets and Isaiah Jenkins added 11 points.
The Comets will next face a key showdown in a Western League game at home against rival Fairfax High School at 7 p.m. Thursday, February 8th.
The Venice High School Gondoliers grabbed their second Western League victory of the season with a 60-57 win over visiting Los Angeles CES Monday, February 5th.
It was the first victory for the Gondoliers (6-19, 2-8) since opening up league play with a win over Hamilton High School.
Venice fell behind 24-12 in the first quarter and trailed 33-22 at the half, but boosted its offense with 19 points in both the third and fourth quarters to come away with the league victory.
The Gondoliers will close out the regular season against one of the top teams in the league, Westchester High School, in a home game at 7 p.m. Friday, February 9th.
St. Bernard High School fought its way out of a 16-point deficit in the fourth quarter but came up just short in a 61-59 Del Rey League loss to visiting rival Serra High School Monday, February 5th.
After being held to just five points in the third quarter, the Vikings (14-9, 3-3) racked up 23 points to put together a strong comeback effort in the final quarter.
Senior forward Jourdan Sweeney was the top scorer for St. Bernard with 22 points and 12 rebounds.
Junior guard Devin Price was the other double-digit scorer with ten points for the Vikings, who trailed 37-31 at halftime.
The St. Monica High School Mariners lost 51-47 to host Cathedral High School in a Camino Real League game Monday, February 5th.
The Mariners (14-11, 4-5) were in the lead throughout the first half and took a two-point advantage into the third quarter, but Cathedral came back with 19 points in the final quarter to take the victory.
Ryan Zelig was the top scorer for St. Monica, with 16 points. Bryce Hamaguchi and Jonathon Azer added 14 points and 12 points respectively for the Mariners.
In high school girls basketball games:
The Westchester High School Comets scored 23 points in the fourth quarter to earn a commanding 64-48 victory over visiting Los Angeles CES in a Western League game Friday, February 2nd.
The Comets (11-13, 5-4) entered the fourth quarter ahead by four points but soared to the league victory with the boost in offense during the final period.
Phyllis Jensen led the way for the Comets by scoring a game-high 26 points and grabbing 13 rebounds. Olivia Reese also finished in double digits with 12 points.
Westchester will next face host University High School in a league game at 4 p.m. Thursday, February 8th.
The Venice High School Gondoliers continued their dominating run through the Western League this season with a 58-49 victory over host Los Angeles CES Monday, February 5th.
It was the tenth consecutive victory for the Gondoliers (14-8, 10-0), who remain undefeated in league play this year.
Marlee Rice was the Gondos’ top scorer, with 24 points against Los Angeles CES and Lea Endo added ten points.
Venice will close out league play with a visiting game against Westchester High School at 4 p.m. Friday, February 9th.
Santa Monica High School kept its undefeated streak alive in the Ocean League with a dominating 74-41 victory over host Beverly Hills High School Friday, February 2nd.
The Vikings (16-7, 8-0), who are in first place in the league standings, scored at least 20 points in the first two quarters and cruised to the victory as they held Beverly Hills to just six points in the third quarter.
Santa Monica will finish league play at home against Hawthorne High School Thursday, February 8th.
The St. Bernard High School Vikings and St. Monica High School Mariners will face each other in the last game of the regular season at St. Monica High School in Santa Monica Thursday, February 8th.
The Vikings have an overall record of 1-18 and are winless in league play with a 0-5 record, while the Mariners have an overall record of 8-14 with a league record of 2-4.