The Santa Monica High School Vikings upset Villa Park High School, with a 56-53 non-league victory at home Saturday, January 22nd. Villa Park is the Los Angeles Times ninth-ranked team in the Southland.
Santa Monica (14-6, 4-0), which is in first place in the Ocean League, led 34-28 at halftime and secured the lead with two minutes remaining in the game after a three-pointer by senior guard Pete Kass, who finished with ten points.
The St. Bernard High School Vikings picked up their second Del Rey League victory with a 56-46 win over host Bishop Amat High School Friday, January 21st.
Junior guard Winsor Williams scored 14 points and junior forward Vince Hill added 11 points in the victory for the Vikings (14-7, 2-2).
The St. Monica High School Mariners (7-7, 2-2) narrowly lost 57-55 to St. Anthony High School in a Camino Real League game at home Friday, January 21st.
The Venice High School Gondoliers (3-10, 1-3) were defeated 66-56 by host Palisades High School in a Western League game Friday, January 21st.
In girls basketball games:
The Westchester High School Comets picked up a 71-53 Western League victory over host Fairfax High School Friday, January 21st, to remain undefeated in the league.
Senior Rhea Carter led the way with 16 points and nine rebounds, and senior Niyoshi Gray scored 15 points in the victory for the Comets (4-3, 4-0).
The Venice High School Gondoliers erased a ten-point deficit in the fourth quarter to defeat Palisades High 47-44 in a Western League game at home Friday, January 21st.
Junior forward Ivory Blockman led Venice with 19 points and senior guard Chelsea Fujitaki had 14 points for the Gondos (10-5, 3-1).
The Santa Monica High School Vikings grabbed their third-straight Ocean League victory with a 61-31 win over Culver City High at home Friday, January 21st.
Santa Monica (12-6, 3-1) was led by senior guard Amanda McGrew, who had 21 points and five rebounds, and senior guard London King scored ten points in the game.
St. Monica High School took a 36-15 halftime lead and rolled to a 62-51 Camino Real League victory over St. Matthias High at home Thursday, January 20th.
Sophomore guard Alex Pegnato had a team-high 14 points for the Mariners (11-9, 3-1).
St. Bernard High School (4-10, 0-3) lost 62-31 to St. Mary’s Academy in a Del Rey League game at home Thursday, January 20th.