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The Westchester High School Comets defeated visiting Palisades High School 63-54 in a Western League game Friday, January 26th.
After narrowly trailing 26-24 at halftime, the Comets (14-4, 6-1) racked up 20 points in the third quarter and outscored Palisades by seven points in the final quarter to earn their third consecutive league victory.
Junior Oscar Bellfield led Westchester with 15 points in the game.
Freshman Dwayne Polee was the other double-digit scorer, with ten points, and junior Jarred Dubois added nine points for the Comets, who are currently in second place in the league behind Fairfax High School.
Westchester will next play at Los Angeles CES in a league game at 7 p.m. Friday, February 2nd.
In a rematch of their only Western League victory this season, the Venice High School Gondoliers were defeated 73-64 by host Hamilton High School Friday, January 26th.
The Gondoliers (5-17, 1-6) opened league play with a 52-49 victory over Hamilton January 9th, but have since lost six consecutive league games.
Venice will next host University High School in a league game at 7 p.m. Friday, February 2nd.
In a key Del Rey League match-up, the host St. Bernard High School Vikings were defeated 67-62 by league leader Bishop Montgomery High School Friday, January 26th.
The Vikings (14-8, 3-2), who are in second place in the league, got their only other league loss in the league opening game against Bishop Montgomery.
Jourdan Sweeney led the Vikings with 20 points and seven rebounds in the rematch game against Bishop Montgomery.
Devin Price contributed 13 points for St. Bernard, which defeated Otay Ranch of Chula Vista 70-64 in a non-league game Saturday, January 27th.
The Vikings will next host Serra High School in a league game at 7 p.m. Monday, February 5th.
The Santa Monica High School Vikings picked up a 74-61 victory over host Morningside High School in an Ocean League game Friday, January 26th.
Santa Monica jumped out to an early 19-9 lead and went into halftime with a 32-20 advantage that it never surrendered.
Senior forward Ari Feldman led the Vikings with 21 points. Senior guards Bryan Louff added 15 points and Taylor Walker finished with 12 points in the game.
The Vikings (19-3, 5-1) will next host Beverly Hills High School in a league game at 7:30 p.m. Friday, February 2nd.
The St. Monica High School Mariners earned their first victory in five games with a 47-43 win over Brethren Christian High of Huntington Beach in a non-league game Monday, January 29th.
Bryce Hamaguchi finished with four three-pointers to lead the Mariners (12-10, 2-4), who held a 27-22 advantage at halftime.
St. Monica will next play at Cantwell-Sacred Heart High School in a Camino Real League game at 7:30 p.m. Friday, February 2nd.
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The Westchester High School Comets were outscored by seven points in the fourth quarter and narrowly lost 39-38 to host Palisades High School in a Western League game Friday, January 26th.
The Comets (9-13, 3-4) jumped out to a 25-13 lead at halftime after holding Palisades to only four points in the second quarter and took a six-point lead into the final quarter before Palisades was able to climb back.
Phyllis Jensen led Westchester with nine points and seven rebounds, and Olivia Reese added seven points in the game.
Westchester will next host Los Angeles CES in a league game at 4 p.m. Friday, February 2nd.
The Venice High School Gondoliers remain the Western League’s only undefeated team after a dominating 67-36 victory over visiting Hamilton High School Friday, January 26th.
Venice (11-8, 7-0) took control early with a 20-4 lead after the first quarter and held a 36-17 lead at halftime.
Marlee Rice was the top scorer for the Gondoliers with 16 points. Lea Endo and Shannon Nakamine each finished with 11 points for Venice.
The Gondos will next play at University High School in a league game at 4 p.m. Friday, February 2nd.
Santa Monica High School remains undefeated in Ocean League play after a 76-20 blowout of visiting Morningside High School Friday, January 26th.
The Vikings (14-7, 6-0), who held a 47-9 lead by halftime, held Morningside to single-digit points in each of the four quarters in the game.
Santa Monica will next face host Beverly Hills High School in a league game at 6 p.m. Friday, February 2nd.
The St. Monica High School Mariners were defeated 54-47 by visiting La Salle High School in a Camino Real League game Thursday, January 25th.
The Mariners (7-13, 2-3) held the lead for each of the first three quarters but were outscored 15-4 in the final quarter as La Salle took the victory.
Alex Pegnato was the top scorer for the Mariners with 19 points and Kaitlin Wilcox was right behind with 17 points.
St. Monica will next play at Mayfield High School in a non-league game at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, February 1st.