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Boys' basketball: Compton prevails over Narbonne in opener

November 25, 2013|By Eric Sondheimer

On the opening day of the high school basketball season, the Redondo tournament was the place to be on Monday. Highly regarded Compton, ranked No. 6 by The Times, opened with a tougher than expected 74-66 victory over Narbonne.

Compton made lots of turnovers and had extreme difficulty guarding Narbonne senior guard Uchenna Okeneme, who burned the Tarbabes for 33 points. Iziahiah Sweeney had a half-dozen dunks for Compton and finished with 24 points. Isaiah Baley had 16 points and Robert Lewis 14.

Compton will play Mayfair in a 3:30 p.m. quarterfinal on Tuesday. Mayfair defeated Rolling Hills Prep, 74-30. A pair of Ocean View transfers, Dillon Reise and Kendall Small, finished with 26 and 15 points, respectively.

City Section Division I power Westchester cruised to a 69-41 victory over Peninsula. Cameron Young scored 19 points and Nick Hamilton 11. The Comets will play Long Beach Poly at 5 p.m. on Tuesday. Poly defeated Pacific Hills, 70-37. Kameron Murrell scored 14 points.

Campbell Hall held off Lawndale, 63-60. Aaron Holiday finished with 25 points for Campbell Hall. Quincy Pinkard had 16 points and Brodericks Jones 14 for Lawndale. Campbell Hall will face Redondo at 8 p.m. Redondo defeated Morningside, 76-39. Cameron Williams had 14 points and Leland Green 12.

Daniel Hamilton scored 23 points and Tyler Dorsey 22 in St. John Bosco's 84-35 win over Palos Verdes. Malik Marquetti scored 30 points and made two free throws with 1.8 seconds left to give Long Beach Millikan a 71-69 win over Calabasas.

Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com

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