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Boys' basketball: L.A. University stuns Fairfax

January 22, 2010 | 10:11 pm

The last time L.A. University defeated Fairfax in a boys' basketball game was in 1989, when University Coach Steve Ackerman was a senior at the school. So imagine the excitement for Ackerman and his players after the Wildcats defeated Fairfax, 69-63, to move into second place in the Western League behind Westchester on Friday.

Anthony Harris scored 23 points and David Nwaba added 21 points, nine rebounds and five blocks. University is 13-8, 3-1. Fairfax (10-8, 3-2) received 20 points from Raymond Barry.

"It's a little surreal because they've had so much success for so long," Ackerman said.

In the Coliseum League, Crenshaw (12-2, 5-0) took over first placel with a 74-69 victory over rival Fremont. Reynaul Baker scored 21 points and sophomore Jawan Thomas had 18 points.

In the West Valley League, Woodland Hills Taft (14-3, 5-0) defeated Reseda Cleveland, 66-52. Bryce Jones scored 17 points until he was ejected. DeAndre Daniels had 15 points and 12 rebounds.

In the East Valley League, Van Nuys Grant (10-9, 4-0) defeated Arleta, 84-71. Sophomore Gor Plavchyan scored 17 points for the Lancers. Junior William Simmons had 28 points for Arleta. North Hollywood defeated Sun Valley Poly, 75-73.

-- Eric Sondheimer