Moose Bailey of Loyola High will be out of action for three to six weeks because of a stress fracture in his left leg aggravated when he turned his left ankle Wednesday against Harvard-Westlake.
Bailey, a 6-1 shooting guard averaging 23 points a game, did not play Friday at Encino Crespi.
Brett Rice, a 5-11 senior, started in Bailey's place.
"It's real painful to see all the fans in the stands cheering and not be part of the game," said Bailey, who signed with the University of Portland. "I'll be back for the playoffs to lead my team to the Southern Section Division I championship."
Manual Arts Coach Randolph Simpson remembers Mario Bennett trying out for the Toilers' basketball team, but he doesn't remember the current Arizona State star being very big.
"I remember Mario being a 6-4 scrawny kid who could play a little," Simpson said about the 6-9, 230-pound Bennett.
Bennett, who grew up in South Los Angeles, transferred to Inglewood High, where he played for the Sentinels during his freshman season.