February 14, 2014 |
BOYS' BASKETBALL SOUTHERN SECTION OPEN DIVISION PLAYOFF FIELD (16 teams) Opening-round pairings to be announced Sunday. Mater Dei Loyola Corona Centennial Etiwanda Chaminade Chino Hills Redondo Bishop Montgomery Sierra Canyon St. John Bosco Compton Riverside North Cantwell-Sacred Heart Gardena Serra Cathedral Mayfair GIRLS' BASKETBALL SOUTHERN SECTION...
February 23, 2013 |
Kobe Bryant has one more year left on his contract after this season. While he hasn't said outright if he'll continue his career beyond the 2013-14 season, he did talk about life after basketball Friday night. "I think finding the area before you retire ... I think that's really the biggest challenge for any athlete is to find something that you really want to do," said Bryant. "A lot of us wait until the last year until you retire trying to figure that out, then it takes five or whatever years and some never figure it out. " Bryant is currently in his 17th season.
August 6, 2013 |
Bennie Boatwright, a 6-foot-7 wing player who will be a junior this coming season, has officially left Mission Hills Alemany. Whatever school he attends will be his third. He started out as a freshman at Oaks Christian, then played last season at Alemany. Eric.firstname.lastname@example.org
November 15, 2013 |
On ESPNU's recruiting special on Friday afternoon, Stanley Johnson of Santa Ana Mater Dei confirmed that he will attend Arizona in the fall. The 6-foot-7 Johnson, last season's player of the year by The Times, held up a pair of Arizona shoes to let viewers know his school of choice. Arizona continues to pull away top players from Southern California. Loyola point guard Parker Jackson-Cartwright is also expected to sign with the Wildcats. Eric.email@example.com
February 13, 2014 |
Khalil Bedart-Ghani, a 6-foot-3 senior guard at Los Angeles Loyola, has committed to the University of San Diego, Coach Jamal Adams said. Bedart-Ghani had been committed to Yale but opened up his recruitment. He is known for his athleticism. Eric.firstname.lastname@example.org
January 6, 2014 |
Former Santa Ana Mater Dei basketball player Mario Soto, who transferred to Saddleback Valley Christian, is now seeking a hardship waiver of CIF transfer rules in an attempt to gain immediate eligibility. He did not have a valid change of residency, so gaining a hardship waiver is his last resort to being able to play in his senior season. It is now under consideration, according to the CIF. Eric.email@example.com
February 8, 2014 |
Alemany fans should have been in the audience at Village Christian on Saturday night. They would have enjoyed the third quarter, when former Alemany players Bear Henderson and Bennie Boatwright combined to score all 18 of Village Christian's points in a nonleague battle against Sylmar. In the end, the duo was too much. Henderson finished with 25 points and Boatwright had 21 points and 18 rebounds in an 80-73 victory. If there were a three-point shooting contest, Boatwright, a junior, would win going away.
April 4, 2012 |
The play was designed for Kobe Bryant. The Lakers had squandered a 17-point lead over New Jersey and held only a one-point advantage at 88-87 with 10 seconds remaining. Matt Barnes delivered the ball to the team's star. Bryant, coming off of a screen, shot a 26-foot three-pointer, which bounced seven times on the rim before falling through the net, allowing an anxious Staples Center crowd to celebrate instead of reel over what otherwise could have been an inconceivable loss.
April 12, 2012 |
Name; Pos.; Ht.; Wt.; Previous school; Comment Jordan Adams; SG; 6-5; 205; Mouth of Wilson (Va.) Oak Hill Academy; One of the top perimeter shooting prospects in the country should boost Bruins' three-point accuracy. Kyle Anderson; PG; 6-8; 215; Jersey City (N.J.) St. Anthony; A versatile talent who can play the one to the four but will probably utilize exceptional basketball IQ as starting point guard. *Larry Drew II; PG; 6-2; 180; North Carolina; Played two full seasons and part of a third for Tar Heels.
February 22, 2014 |
BOYS' BASKETBALL SOUTHERN SECTION PLAYOFFS DIVISION 2AA First round, Saturday Thousand Oaks 72, Eastside 44 DIVISION 4A Second round, Saturday St. Anthony 65, Yeshiva 24 DIVISION 5AA Second round, Saturday San Gabriel Academy 62, Coast Union 31 DIVISION 5A Second round, Saturday Orangewood Academy 79, Lancaster Baptist 36 Shalhevet 58, Valley Torah 41