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Boys' basketball: El Camino Real wins Fairfax tournament championship

 The El Camino Real basketball program achieved another first on Saturday in winning the Fairfax summer tournament championship with a 56-43 victory over Santa Ana Mater Dei.

Julian Richardson scored 15 points and Maleke Haynes and Kelton Conway added 12 apiece. The Conquistadores' performance this week under first-year Coach Joe Wyatt should calm any fears there might be a dropoff after David Rebibo left for an assistant job with the University of San Francisco.

In other games on the final day of the Fairfax tournament, Corona Centennial took third place with a 79-73 victory over Long Beach Poly.

Fairfax defeated Loyola, 69-68, in two overtimes. Sage Woodruff scored 24 points for the Lions. Thomas Welsh led Loyola with 15 points.

Brentwood defeated Harvard-Westlake, 48-45. Lonzo Ball scored 26 points in Chino Hills' 77-55 win over Orange Lutheran. Compton defeated Chaminade, Santa Monica topped La Canada and Alemany defeated Crespi.

Correction: An earlier version of this blog had Crespi defeating Alemany. It was Alemany over Crespi.


Boys' basketball: El Camino Real, Mater Dei advance to final at Fairfax

Demonstrating that it intends to be one of the elite teams in Southern California next season, Woodland Hills El Camino Real came away with an 81-77 overtime victory over Inland Empire power Corona Centennial in a semifinal game of the Fairfax tournament on Friday night.

El Camino Real will play Mater Dei in Saturday's championship game. Mater Dei defeated Long Beach Poly, 60-54.

Kelton Conway, one of the most improved players in the San Fernando Valley this summer, scored 23 points to lead the Conquistadores. Maleke Haynes had 21 points and Evan Wardlow 15.

Khalil Ahmad scored 26 points and Sedrick Barefield had 19 for Centennial.

In other games, Trevor Stanback scored 22 points in Chaminade's 65-59 win over La Canada.

Chino Hills defeated Loyola, 83-68. Lonzo Ball had 21 points for Chino HIlls. Thomas Welsh scored 30 poitns for Loyola.

Compton defeated Santa Monica, 81-62. Nu Williams had 24 for Santa Monica.

Alemany defeated Brentwood, 84-42. Crespi defeated Harvard-Westlake, 70-66, in overtime. DJ Ursery scored 22 points for Crespi. Derick Newton had 25 for Harvard-Westlake.

Boys' basketball: Two first-round picks in three years for Riverside King

Timothy Sweeney, the boys' basketball coach at Riverside King, is beaming.

Former King player Tony Snell was taken No. 20 in the NBA draft by the Chicago Bulls. That means two King players have been chosen in the last three years in the first round. The other was Kawhi Leonard taken No. 15 by the San Antonio Spurs in 2011.

Also going in the first round was former Fairfax standout Solomon Hill taken by the Indiana Pacers. He'll join former Palmdale Knight standout Paul George.

-- Eric Sondheimer

Boys' basketball: Redondo tournament begins this weekend

Redondo High is hosting a basketball tournament Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Mater Dei, Windward, Bishop Montgomery, Brentwood, Morningside, Leuzinger and Narbonne are among the teams entered.

-- Eric Sondheimer

Boys' basketball: Semifinals set for Fairfax tournament

It will be Mater Dei taking on Long Beach Poly and Corona Centennial playing El Camino Real in Friday's Fairfax tournament semifinals that begin at 6 p.m.

Mater Dei defeated Fairfax and Poly knocked off Orange Lutheran in Thursday's quarterfinals.

In a consolation game, Chaminade defeated Alemany, 81-69, with Jack Williams scoring 26 points for Chaminade.

-- Eric Sondheimer

Boys' basketball: Darryl Hilliard is new coach at Brea

Darryl Hilliard, a former assistant at Corona del Mar, has been named boys' basketball coach at Brea Olinda.

Also, Aemon Fowler has been named Brea's baseball coach.

-- Eric Sondheimer

Boys' basketball: Guard Darius Henderson leaves Taft

Darius Henderson, a 6-foot-2 guard who started last season as a sophomore at Woodland Hills Taft, is leaving school to move closer to his home in Los Angeles, Coach C.J. Williams said.

View Park Prep is among the schools under consideration.

-- Eric Sondheimer

Boys' basketball: El Camino Real, Corona Centennial advance at Fairfax tourney

A year ago, Woodland Hills El Camino Real showed it might be a City Section title contender with its performance in the Fairfax summer tourney, and the Conquistadores are playing well again in the same tournament. They knocked off a good Chino Hills team, 91-66, on Wednesday night to advance to Friday's semifinals.

Julian Richardson had 22 points and Kelton Conway 18. But the key matchup was Evan Wardlow playing defense against Chino Hills point guard Lonzo Ball.

The Conquistadores will face Corona Centennial, which defeated Loyola, on Friday at 7:30 p.m.

Thursday's quarterfinal matchups have Mater Dei playing Fairfax at 7 p.m. and Long Beach Poly facing Orange Lutheran at 8:30 p.m.

-- Eric Sondheimer

Boys' basketball: Quarterfinals set for Fairfax tournament

There are eight teams left in the championship bracket of the Fairfax tournament after Tuesday's first-round games.

Wednesday's schedule: El Camino Real vs. Chino Hills, 7 p.m.; Loyola vs. Corona Centennial, 8:30 p.m. Thursday's schedule: Fairfax vs. Mater Dei, 7 p.m.; Long Beach Poly vs. Orange Lutheran, 8:30 p.m.

There were two games that went down the final seconds on Tuesday. Long Beach Poly pulled out a 72-70 win over Alemany. Orange Lutheran got a basket at the buzzer from Keisean Lucier-South to defeat Chaminade, 62-60.

Stanley Johnson, freshman Billy Preston and sophomore Jayce Johnson each had 16 points in Mater Dei's 85-41 win over Brentwood.

Fairfax defeated La Canada, 66-49.

-- Eric Sondheimer

Boys' basketball: Evan Wardlow leads El Camino Real

Evan Wardlow is known for his defense, but he also came through offensively on Monday night, making four three-pointers and finishing with 20 points in El Camino Real's 77-64 win over Harvard-Westlake in the Fairfax tourament.

The Conquistadores advance to play Chino Hills on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the quarterfinals.

Chris Terry, a transfer from Royal, gave the Conquistadores a second-half boost after leading, 36-35, at halftime. He finished with 15 points, the same as guard Maleke Haynes.

Derick Newton scored 23 points for Harvard-Westlake.

-- Eric Sondheimer


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