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Basketball: Future Stars games produce stars

The War on the Floor Future Stars games on Saturday night at Sierra Canyon had lots of stars.

In the boys' game for players who will be seniors, Max Hoetzel of Calabasas scored 23 points, Lewis Stallworth of Hart had 14 points, Justin Eisen of Chaminade had 13 and Jeremy Lieberman of Calabasas had 11 in the West's 104-93 win over the East. Lieberman made four free throws in the final minute. Derick Newton of Harvard-Westlake scored 25 points and Christian Ware-Berry of Providence had 18 points.

In the boys' game for players who will be juniors, Robbie Feinberg of Sierra Canyon had 28 points in the West's 121-99 win. Chris Terry, who is tranferring to El Camino Real from Royal, had 24 points and 10 rebounds. Michael Alvarez of Oak Park had 21 points. Kenneth Koffi, who played at Agoura, had 21 points.

Abid Oses of Bell-Jeff had 19 points and 13 rebounds. Samson Young of Birmingham had 19 points.

In the girls' game for players who will be juniors, Breanna Calhoun of Alemany had 15 points, 11 steals and 10 rebounds in the East's 68-63 win over the West. Leah Purvis of Buckley added 13 points. Kennedy Burke of Sierra Canyon had 21 points and 10 rebounds.

In the girls' game for players who will be seniors, Adaora Obi of Alemany scored 10 points and had 10 rebounds in the East's 80-57 win over the West. Whitney Branham of West Ranch had 11 points.

Kailee Severt of Oaks Christian finished with 11 points and 11 rebounds.

-- Eric Sondheimer


Girls' basketball: Hannah Johnson commits to Washington

Standout junior girls' basketball player Hannah Johnson of Alemany has committed to Washington.

-- Eric Sondheimer

Girls' basketball: Windward's Vanessa Nygaard will help coach U16 national team

Coach Vanessa Nygaard from L.A. Windward has been selected as a court coach for the women's U16 national team trials May 23-27 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.

During the trials, the court coaches assist the U16 coaching staff.

-- Eric Sondheimer

Girls' basketball: Michelle Greco is new coach at St. Bernard

Michelle Greco, a former girls' basketball standout at Crescenta Valley High, UCLA and in the WNBA, has been named girls' basketball coach at St. Bernard.

Greco was a standout three-point shooter for UCLA.

She has run camps for 10 years.

She has hired Alexis Moore to be an assistant coach. She has coached at Marlborough.

-- Eric Sondheimer


Girls' basketball: Ahlisha Henderson picks Grambling State

Ahlisha Henderson, Reseda's 6-foot-3 rebounding machine, has committed to Grambling State. She intends to sign her letter of intent on Monday.

-- Eric Sondheimer

Girls' basketball: City Section is represented at Final Four

The City Section has representation at the NCAA Final Four in women's basketball.

Former Chatsworth standout Gennifer Brandon and former Washington Prep standout Reshanda Gray play for California, which meets Louisville on Sunday in New Orleans.

-- Eric Sondheimer

Girls' basketball: Jeff Sink returns as Brea Olinda coach

Jeff Sink, who built the Brea Olinda girls' basketball program into a powerhouse until switching over and becoming the boys' coach two years ago, is returning as girls' coach, Principal Jerry Halpin said Wednesday.

He directed the girls' program for 17 years. He replaces Kim Cram-Torres, who resigned.

Brea will need to find a new boys' coach.

-- Eric Sondheimer

Girls' basketball: Bo Corona is out at St. Bernard

The sports program at Playa del Rey St. Bernard continues to be engulfed in controversy.

In a school year where the football coach resigned, the boys' basketball coach was replaced and athletes scattered to other schools, now the girls' basketball coach, Bo Corona, has been fired, angering alumni. Corona sent out an email to alumni announcing the decision.

The girls' team has enjoyed great success, losing in this year's Southern California Division IV regional final.

-- Eric Sondheimer


Isaac Hamilton, Kendall Cooper to play in McDonald's All American Game

It's one of the great accomplishments in high school basketball _ being selected for the McDonald's All American Game.

Headed to play at Chicago's United Center on Wednesday are Isaac Hamilton of Bellflower St. John Bosco and  Kendall Cooper of Long Beach St. Anthony. Hamilton will play in the boys' game. Cooper is set for the girls' game.

Hamilton will play next season for UTEP.

Cooper has signed with Duke.

Both will play for the West team.

-- Eric Sondheimer


Girls' basketball: All-CIF teams are announced

Jordin Canada from 32-1 Los Angeles Windward has been named the Southern Section Division 4AA player of the year in girls' basketball.

Here's the link to complete list of All-CIF honorees.

-- Eric Sondheimer


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