Boys' basketball: Loyola wins Mission League championship
Nothing has come easy for Los Angeles Loyola this week.
The Cubs had to pull out a victory over Harvard-Westlake in double overtime on Monday night. On Wednesday, Alemany's Bear Henderson made a three-pointer at the buzzer to send the game into overtime.
But Loyola (20-6, 10-2) responded with an 89-79 overtime victory over Alemany to win the Mission League championship by one game over Encino Crespi.
Trey Mason scored 24 points, including five three-pointers. Thomas Welsh had 18 points and 11 rebounds. Henderson led Alemany with 18 points.
Crespi defeated Sherman Oaks Notre Dame, 72-33. Aaron Lacombe had 15 points.
Chaminade's Jaron Martin became the school's all-time career scoring leader after finishing with 33 points in the Eagles' 67-51 win over St. Francis. Martin made eight three-pointers. Kyle Leufroy had 22 points for St. Francis. The old record was 1,788 career points set by assistant coach Scott Borchart.
In the Del Rey League, No. 1-ranked Bishop Montgomery completed a perfect 26-0 regular season with a 74-34 win over St. Bernard. Justin Bibbins had 17 points, Lamond Murray Jr. had 15 and Stefan Jovanovic added 11 points and 12 rebounds.
In the Tri-Valley League, Oak Park finished 24-3 overall in the regular season and 10-0 in league after a 58-31 win over Malibu. Ron Lee Jr. had 20 points.
-- Eric Sondheimer