Crenshaw High dedicated its basketball gymnasium to longtime Coach Willie West on Friday.
After all these years, many thought West already owned the place.
Considering Crenshaw has lost only four times at home under West, it was not surprising the Cougars beat Washington, 66-56, in a Southern Pacific Conference game.
The Cougars had an easy time against the only team from California to beat them the past two years and the last team to win at Crenshaw.
The Generals managed to score only five points in the fourth quarter and the Cougars rarely pressed. Charles Stone had a chance to give Washington the lead, but was low-bridged by Antonio Simpson while attempting a dunk. Stone's first free throw tied the score at 52-52, but his second bounced off the rim.