In high school boys basketball games:
The Santa Monica High School Vikings jumped to second place in the Ocean League standings after defeating visiting Morningside High School 62-58 in a league game Friday, January 27th.
The Vikings (15-7, 4-2) were outscored 17-12 in the second quarter but went into halftime with a 25-24 lead and held off the challenge by Morningside.
Santa Monica will next play at Beverly Hills High at 7:30 p.m. Friday, February 3rd.
St. Bernard High School is in second place in the Del Rey League standings after picking up a 64-52 victory at home over Bishop Amat High in a league game Wednesday, January 25th.
Jonathan Lucas scored 16 points and Jordan Sweeney added 11 points in the game for the Vikings (12-9, 2-2), who led 33-26 at halftime.
The Vikings will next play at home against Bosco Tech High at 7:30 p.m. Friday, February 3rd.
The St. Monica High School Mariners were overpowered in a 53-35 loss to host Bishop Amat High in a non-Camino Real League game Monday, January 30th.
John Khela and Zack Laguardia each scored 13 points in the game for St. Monica (9-12, 2-4), which trailed 23-14 at halftime.
The Mariners will play at host Mary Star of the Sea High School in a league game at 7 p.m. Friday, February 3rd.
In high school girls basketball games:
The Venice High School Gondoliers remain in first place in the Western League standings with an undefeated league record after a 62-49 victory at home over rival Westchester High School in a league game Friday, January 27th.
Shannon Nakamine led Venice with 17 points and Marlee Rice added 14 points and eight rebounds for the Gondos (16-5, 6-0), who led 23-17 at halftime.
Venice will next play at Palisades High in a league game at 4 p.m. Friday, February 3rd.
Andrea Owens scored 19 points and grabbed seven rebounds and Kala McCoy finished with ten points for the West-chester High School Comets in the loss to rival Venice High.
The Comets (9-12, 2-4) will next host Fairfax High School in a league game at 4 p.m. Friday, February 3rd.
The Santa Monica High School Vikings stand at the top of the Ocean League after a 52-40 victory over host Morningside High School in a league game Friday, January 27th.
After getting their only league loss to Beverly Hills High January 18th, the Vikings (16-2, 5-1) have won three consecutive league games.
Santa Monica will next try to avenge the loss to Beverly Hills in a league game at home at 6 p.m. Friday, February 3rd.
The St. Monica High School Mariners defeated visiting Cantwell-Sacred Heart High 47-38 in a Camino Real League game Tuesday, January 31st.
Alexandria Pegnato and Shannon Terrell each scored 13 points for St. Monica, which led 20-17 at halftime.
The Mariners (8-10, 3-4) will next play at host St. Bernard High School in a league game at 7 p.m. Tuesday, February 7th.
The St. Bernard High School Vikings defeated visiting St. Matthias High 51-48 in a Camino Real League game Tuesday, January 31st.
The Vikings (7-10, 4-3) are in fourth place in the league standings.