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The Westchester High School Comets soared to an 85-56 Western League victory over the host Venice High School Gondoliers Monday, February 4th, to remain in second place in the league standings.
Jordin Mayes led the Comets (24-3, 9-1) with 15 points against Venice (13-14, 4-7). Dominique O’Connor finished with 14 points and Oscar Bellfield added 11 points for Westchester, ranked sixth in the Southland by the Los Angeles Times.
Junior guard Isaiah Todd led Venice with 14 points and senior Shawn Harper added 12 points.
Westchester’s victory over Venice came after the Comets picked up an impressive 75-56 win over De La Salle High February 2nd, and set up a rematch with league leader Fairfax High Wednesday, February 6th, at Loyola Marymount University. The Fairfax Lions continued their recent reign over Westchester with a 68-63 victory in mid January.
The Gondoliers, ranked fourth in the league standings, finished the regular season against host Hamilton High February 6th.
The Santa Monica High School Vikings maintained their first-place standing in the Ocean League with a 40-36 victory over host Beverly Hills High Friday, February 1st.
Justin Maxwell scored 15 points to lead the Vikings (17-7, 6-2).
Santa Monica will close out the regular season with a league game against visiting Hawthorne High at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, February 7th.
The St. Monica High School Mariners defeated visiting Cantwell-Sacred Heart High 76-63 Monday, February 4th, to stay in third place in the Camino Real League standings.
The Mariners (17-8, 5-4) took an early lead in the first quarter and stretched their advantage to 39-25 by halftime.
Ryan Zelig scored 21 points to lead St. Monica. Jonathon Azer finished with 15 points and David Holguin added 14 points and grabbed 14 rebounds.
high school girls basketball
Senior guard Marlee Rice scored 29 points and grabbed nine rebounds to help lead the Venice High School Gondoliers to a narrow 57-56 Western League victory over the host Westchester High School Comets Monday, February 4th.
The victory maintains third-place standing in the league for the Gondoliers (9-14, 6-5).
Venice ended the regular season against visiting Hamilton High Wednesday, February 6th, while Westchester (8-17, 4-6) will end its regular season against host Palisades High School at 4 p.m. Friday, February 8th.
The Santa Monica High School Vikings remain the top team in the Ocean League after a 64-50 victory over visiting Beverly Hills High Friday, February 1st.
The two teams were tied 32-32 at halftime but Santa Monica held Beverly Hills to eight points in the fourth quarter to come away with the victory.
Daisy Feder was the top scorer for the Vikings with 17 points in the game.
The Vikings (21-4, 8-1) will finish the regular season against host Hawthorne High School in a league game Thursday, February 7th.
St. Monica High School was defeated 70-29 by Camino Real League leader St. Paul High School in a league game Thursday, January 31st.
The Mariners (15-10, 4-3), ranked third in the league standings, will finish the regular season against host Mary Star of the Sea High School in a league game at 7 p.m. Thursday, February 7th.