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Boys' basketball: Crespi stays in first place in Mission League

January 21, 2013 |  8:46 pm

The second half of Mission League play started on Monday, and Encino Crespi (16-6, 6-1) refuses to give up first place.

The Celts continue to find ways to win despite having no one in their starting lineup taller than 6-3. But they have senior point guard London Perrantes, and even though he was hurting with a thigh bruise, he still scored 18 points and handed out 11 assists to help lift Crespi past Harvard-Westlake, 69-66.

DJ Ursery had 22 points and Aaron Lacombe contributed 14 points and 12 rebounds. Perrantes missed the front end of a one-and-one with 11 seconds left, but Harvard-Westlake couldn't connect on a three-point shot at the buzzer. Alex Copeland led Harvard-Westlake (13-6, 4-3) with 14 points.

Crespi came out flat, falling behind, 21-8. But the Celts outscored Harvard-Westlake, 41-17, to open a 49-38 lead. Ursery was making threes and scoring off of Perrantes passes.

Loyola defeated Sherman Oaks Notre Dame, 71-49. Trey Mason had 14 points.

In the Alpha League, Brentwood defeated Windward, 79-66. Tra Holder scored 29 points. Jordan Wilson led Windward with 27 points. Campbell Hall defeated Paraclete, 71-59. Aaron Holiday had 34 points.

In the Marmonte League, Calabasas defeated Newbury Park, 77-43. Jeremy Lieberman scored 28 points. Westlake defeated Simi Valley, 93-58. Grant Lozoya scored 18 points. Jared Meeks led Simi Valley with 32 points. Thousand Oaks defeated Agoura, 74-70. Jacob Lachina had 19 points.

In the Trinity League, St. John Bosco defeated Orange Lutheran, 72-70. Isaac Hamilton had 23 points, Daniel Hamilton 22 points and Tyler Dorsey 18 points.

Damien defeated Sunny Hills, 78-45. Jeremy Hemsley and Jared Dizon had 22 points each. Chino Hills  defeated Corona Santiago, 57-52. Lonzo Ball had 16 points.

Price defeated Crenshaw, 85-70. Chance Murray led Price with 21 points.

In Washington, Fairfax was beaten by Mountlake Terrace, 38-36. Chaunce Hill scored 12 points and had 12 rebounds for the Lions.

-- Eric Sondheimer