In high school boys basketball games:
The Westchester High School Comets soared to an 86-52 victory over host University High School in a Western League game Monday, January 22nd.
The victory came after the Comets (12-4, 4-1) suffered their third loss in four games to Redondo Beach High School in a 64-61 defeat at the South Bay Hoops Extravaganza Saturday, January 20th.
Westchester got on fire early against University, scoring 28 points in the first quarter and secured the victory by halftime with a 44-18 lead.
Freshman Dwayne Polee led the Comets with 20 points. Dominique O’Connor finished with 13 points and Dane Suttle and Oscar Bellfield each added ten points.
The Comets will next host Palisades High School in a league game at 7 p.m. Friday, January 26th.
The Venice High School Gondoliers were defeated 62-50 by visiting Palisades High School in a Western League game Monday, January 22nd.
After opening Western League play with a victory over Hamilton High School, the Gondoliers (5-15, 1-4) have suffered four consecutive league losses.
Venice will next play its second league game against host Hamilton High School at 7 p.m. Friday, January 26th.
Junior guard Devin Price scored 21 points to help lead the St. Bernard High School Vikings to a 70-62 Del Rey League win over Serra High School Friday, January 19th.
After trailing 39-33 at halftime, the Vikings (12-7, 2-1) tallied 20 points in the third quarter to tie the score at 53-53 heading into the final quarter.
The St. Bernard defense held Serra to eight points in the final quarter, allowing the Vikings to jump ahead and take the victory.
Jourdan Sweeney scored 18 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for the Vikings, who are currently in second place in the league.
Aubrey McAlpine and Clarence Ellington each added 11 points for St. Bernard, which will next host the league’s first-place team, Bishop Montgomery High School, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, January 26th.
The St. Monica High School Mariners lost 42-33 to visiting Cathedral High School in a Camino Real League game Monday, January 22nd.
The Mariners were held to just three points in the first quarter but picked up 19 points in the second quarter to overtake the lead 22-21 at halftime.
The two teams were tied 28-28 at the end of the third quarter, but Cathedral held St. Monica to five points in the final quarter to earn the victory.
David Holguin scored ten points and had ten rebounds to lead St. Monica, which will next host La Salle High School in a league game at 7 p.m. Friday, January 26th.
In high school girls basketball games:
The Westchester High School Comets were defeated 52-42 by visiting University High School in a Western League game Monday, January 22nd.
The Comets (9-11, 3-2) matched the point total of University at the end of both the third and fourth quarters, but were unable to overcome the nine-point deficit from the first quarter.
Marissa Minor led the Comets with 11 points and six rebounds and Phyllis Jensen contributed eight points. Westchester will next face host Palisades High School in a league game at 4 p.m. Friday, January 26th.
The Venice High School Gondoliers remain undefeated in Western League play after a 69-40 league victory over host Palisades High School Monday, January 22nd.
Shannon Nakamine led the way for Venice with 18 points in the victory. Lea Endo and Jewell Morris were the other double-digit scorers for the Gondoliers, with 11 points and ten points respectively.
Venice (9-8, 5-0), which is currently in first place in the league standings, will next host Hamilton High School in a league game at 4 p.m. Friday, January 26th.
The Santa Monica High School Vikings are undefeated in Ocean League play after a 48-32 league victory over host Culver City High School Friday, January 19th.
The Vikings (12-7, 4-0), who are currently in first place in the league standings, will next play visiting Morningside High School in a league game Friday, January 26th.