The Westchester High School boys basketball team capped an impressive season of championships with a 49-31 victory over McClymonds High of Oakland to win the State Division I title Saturday, March 21st, at Arco Arena in Sacramento.
The victory gave the Comets (35-2) a championship at every major level this season, Los Angeles City, Southern California regional and state. It was Westchesterís fifth state crown and the first time the Comets had reached the Division I state final since they captured the title in 2005.
The Comets racked up 13 consecutive victories on the way to finishing the season at the top of the state.
After sharing the Western League title with rival Fairfax, the Comets began their championship run this season with the City Section crown in a 60-55 win over Taft High. Westchester then added the Southern California Regional Division I championship with a 56-39 victory over King High of Riverside.
The Comets reached the regional final after Dwayne Polee made a shot in the final seconds for a thrilling 55-54 defeat over Fairfax.
In the state championship game against defending champion McClymonds (29-2), Westchester soared to a 15-4 lead in the first half that it never relinquished.
Senior point guard Dominique OíConnor scored 16 points in the game to lead the Comets. Polee finished with nine points and ten rebounds, while senior DeShun McCoy and junior Jordin Mayes each contributed eight points.
The McClymonds Warriors were led by senior Damon Powell, who finished with ten points.
The Cometsí only two losses of the season came against Winter Park of Florida and rival Fairfax.