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Boys' basketball: Santa Monica holds off Inglewood

January 9, 2013 | 10:28 pm

Jordan Mathews scored 18 points, Chris Smith 14 and Trevis Jackson 12 to help Santa Monica defeat Inglewood, 58-57, in an Ocean League battle between top 25 teams.

In the Moore League, Long Beach Poly (15-1, 4-0) defeated Compton, 65-49. Roschon Prince scored 19 points and Jordan Bell had 18 points, 12 rebounds and five blocks.

In the Alpha League, Jahmel Taylor scored 24 points as Pacific Hills defeated Windward, 71-68. Marcus Jackson didn't play because of an ankle injury. Brentwood improved to 14-1 with a 71-65 win over Sierra Canyon. Tra Holder had 22 points and Leland King 13. Freshman Derryck Thornton scored 30 points for Sierra Canyon.

In the Mission League, Harvard-Westlake upset Chaminade, 58-46. Michael Sheng scored 14 points. Crespi stayed unbeaten in league with a 65-58 win over St. Francis. London Perrantes scored 32 points. Alemany defeated Notre Dame, 73-69, in overtime. Bear Henderson scored 26 points and tied the game with seven seconds left in regulation. Ryan Ducar scored 24 points for Notre Dame.

In the South Coast League, Evan Zeller made two free throws with six seconds left in Mission Viejo's 60-58 win over Aliso Niguel. Max Refield finished with 17 points.

In the Marmonte League, Jeremy Lieberman scored 18 points and Austin Smith 15 in Calabasas' 74-67 win over Moorpark. Westlake defeated Newbury Park, 71-47. Grant Lozoya had 21 points. Westlake is 15-2 and 5-0. Royal defeated Agoura, 77-54. Max McCoy scored 23 points and became Royal's all-time leading scorer with 1,201 points. Thousand Oaks defeated Simi Valley, 64-23. 

In the Del Rey League, Bishop Montgomery defeated Bishop Amat, 74-44. Stephen Thompson Jr. scored 21 points. Serra defeated La Salle, 56-52. Travion Dawson had 20 points, 13 rebounds and three blocks. Vance Jackson led La Salle with 33 points.

Damien defeated Ayala, 47-36. Jeremy Hemsley scored 16 points.

In the Pacific League, Pasadena got 19 points from Andre Spight in a 65-35 win over Burroughs.

In the Inland Valley League, Rancho Verde defeated Riverside North, 55-52.

-- Eric Sondheimer