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March 5, 2014 | By Eric Maddy
GIRLS' BASKETBALL SOUTHERN SECTION PLAYOFFS DIVISION 2AA Semifinal, Wednesday Mira Costa 40, Redondo 33
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March 29, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
The coaches at Chatsworth Sierra Canyon can't say enough good things about 6-foot-4 eighth-grader Cassius Stanley. "He's the best eighth-grade athlete I've seen," football Coach Jon Ellinghouse said. Stanley is considered a top basketball player, but he also plays football and baseball. The big question is whether he'll stay at Sierra Canyon for his freshman year or enroll at another high school. He's in Sacramento cheering on the girls' basketball team to an expected Division IV state title.
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February 14, 2014 | By Eric Maddy
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...
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August 6, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 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.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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September 12, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Spencer Freedman , a highly regarded incoming freshman point guard, has decided to delay his first year of high school to enter a study program in Europe. He played in the Maccabiah Games in Israel this past summer for the USA youth team and indicated that experience helped influence his decision. He will begin high school next fall, he said. He was considering Santa Monica, St. Monica and Mater Dei as a possible high school choice. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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November 15, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 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.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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March 3, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Aaron Holiday, a junior guard at North Hollywood Campbell Hall who's the younger brother of former UCLA and NBA guard Jrue Holiday, has committed to UCLA, his mother, Toya, said Monday. Holiday averaged more than 30 points a game this season for the Vikings, who lost in the Southern Section Division 4A semifinals last week. In his last three playoff games, Holiday scored 36, 39 and 42 points. His sister, Lauren, plays for UCLA's women's team. His commitment is a triumph for new Coach Steve Alford, who had to re-recruit the family after Jrue's experience under former Coach Ben Howland.
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January 5, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Monday is freedom day for winter transfer athletes who have been sitting out the past month of the season, and there's going to be some big-time impact players in basketball. Brayden Lenius, who moved to West Hills Chaminade from Canada, becomes eligible. He already showed the type of athlete he is in football, emerging as a college prospect at receiver in helping the Eagles win the CIF state championship Division II bowl game. He can jump and dunk with the best, and adding athleticism to the Eagles lineup will only help a team that has four transfer students on its roster.
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February 5, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Since he started playing basketball in Brazil when he was 9, 6-foot-10 Lucas Siewert remembers being enthralled with the three-point shot. "When I first started playing, I'd always go to the third-point line," he said. The sophomore at L.A. Cathedral sure learned his lessons well. He made five three-pointers on Wednesday to help the Phantoms improve to 18-2 and virtually lock up the Camino Real League title with a 71-50 home win over Cantwell-Sacred Heart. He finished with 15 points.
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April 7, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Point guard Kyron Cartwright of Compton has committed to Providence. He previously was a Loyola Marymount signee.   Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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