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Sanders' Showing Is First Class

January 03, 2002

Darius Sanders scored 21 of his 28 points in the first half and Gabriel Pruitt added 14 points for Compton Centennial, which never trailed in a 77-64 Ocean League victory over South Torrance Wednesday night at South Torrance High.

Centennial (12-0, 1-0 in league), ranked seventh in The Times' regional rankings, led, 35-25, at halftime despite committing 15 turnovers. Kevin Richie scored 15 points for South Torrance (5-7, 0-1).

Newhall Hart 61, Crescenta Valley 52--Cody Kase held Jimmy Goffredo, Crescenta Valley's leading scorer, to 15 points on two-of-13 shooting to help Hart (13-3) win a nonleague game at Crescenta Valley. Four players scored in double figures for Hart, led by Kase's 13 points.

In girls' basketball:

Rialto Eisenhower 59, Carson 33--Jasmine Clarendon scored 15 points and LaSheree Christian added 15 points, nine assists and nine rebounds for Eisenhower (11-0) in a quarterfinal game of the Chino Hills Ayala tournament.

Hawthorne 77, El Segundo 69--Kelly Geis scored 45 points in the Ocean League loss for El Segundo (5-8, 0-1), including a layup with three seconds left in regulation that forced overtime.

In boys' soccer:

Sylmar 2, Westlake 2--Sylmar's Cesar Solario scored on a penalty kick in the final minute to send the Simi Valley Royal pool play tournament game into a shootout. Sylmar (11-2-2) won the shootout, 5-4, on Jose Lazcano's goal.

Beverly Hills 2, Lawndale Leuzinger 1--Senior forward Chuck Kim scored in the 70th minute to break a 1-1 tie and lift visiting Beverly Hills (7-3-2) in an Ocean League opener. Kim's goal, the 46th of his career, broke the school record.

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