Boys' basketball: A healthy Parker Jackson-Cartwright scores 31 points
Basketball fans who haven't gotten the opportunity to see what a healthy Parker Jackson-Cartwright looks like need to see the Loyola High senior point guard this summer.
Finally done with his ankle problems, Jackson-Cartwright put on a show Friday night in a semifinal game of the Maranatha tournament, scoring 31 points in the Cubs' 75-49 victory over Campbell Hall.
For the last two seasons, Jackson-Cartwright has been slowed at times by injuries. But for the moment, he's fit, stronger and racing up and down the court without any hesitation. He and Campbell Hall's Aaron Holiday engaged several times in individual duels. Holiday finished with 28 points.
Loyola advances to Saturday's 8 p.m. final against Mission League rival Alemany, which defeated Chino HIlls, 53-47, in the other semifinal. Brandon Boyd had 21 points, including a monster dunk.
Jackson-Cartwright, who's committed to Arizona, will be leaving for a point guard camp, so he's expected to miss Loyola's first two games in the Fairfax tournament beginning Monday.
In the Westchester tournament semifinals, Westchester defeated Windward and Bishop Montgomery defeated Gardena Serra. Westchester will play Bishop Montgomery on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Other games at Westchester: Windward vs. Serra, 6 p.m.; Hart vs. Santa Monica, 4:30 p.m.; Peninsula vs. Beverly Hills, 3 p.m.; Redondo vs. Lawndale, 1:30 p.m.; Taft vs. Mater Dei, noon; Dorsey vs. LACES, 10:30 a.m.; St. Bernard vs. LB Jordan, 9 a.m.
-- Eric Sondheimer