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October 2, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 For years, Corona Centennial has relied on quickness, a full-court press and good shooting in high school basketball. But this coming season, the Huskies might finally have some big men to contribute. Jalen Hill, a 6-foot-8 freshman, and Ike Anigbogu, a 6-8 sophomore transfer from Temescal Canyon, will join the likes of point guard Sedrick Barefield and forward Deontae North. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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January 12, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 L.A. Cathedral, at 8-1 and blowing out teams, is on the rise. The Phantoms' latest triumph was an 58-31 rout of Fairfax on Saturday night. Idrissa Diallo, a 6-foot-11 senior, had 16 points and Lorel Johnson added 12 points. Cathedral plays Price on Monday night.   Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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September 16, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Greg Hamilton, the father of former St. John Bosco guard Isaac Hamilton, confirmed on Monday night that his son will attend UCLA this fall. Hamilton originally signed with UTEP, then sought to get out of the letter of intent but failed. He will have to sit out this season unless he wins an appeal. He averaged 22.1 points last season at St. John Bosco and was a McDonald's All-American. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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July 12, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 A group of Southern California high school coaches are headed to Shenzhen, China, next week to be part of a basketball clinic featuring 90 top high school aged players in Shenzhen. Offering their services will be Tom Mott from Santa Maria St. Joseph, Chris Nordstrom from Orange Lutheran, Garrett Wood and Andrian Hernandez from St. Joseph and Bryan Davis from Mission Prep. There also will be a stopover in Hong Kong. Somebody might get a suit made, but since no one wears suits anymore during games, who knows?
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August 2, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Calabasas Coach Jon Palarz said Friday that standout 6-foot-8 senior Max Hoetzel has told him he will be leaving the school to attend Wilbraham and Monson Academy in Massachusetts. Hoetzel said his parents are moving to Santa Ynez, and he wanted to prepare himself "academically and physically. " Hoetzel had six scholarship offers and is hoping a change to the East Coast will help attract more offers. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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August 5, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 The championship game of the Addidas Nations tournament is set for 6 p.m. on Monday at Long Beach City College and will include a matchup between two of Southern California's best seniors to be. Playing for USA 2014 Blue is Daniel Hamilton of Bellflower St. John Bosco. Playing for USA 2014 Red is Stanley Johnson of Santa Ana Mater Dei. Both have displayed impressive scoring skills this past weekend leading up to the championship game that will be televised on ESPNU. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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November 19, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
  Thomas Welsh, a rapidly improving 7-foot center at Los Angeles Loyola, has committed to UCLA. Welsh also considered Stanford and California. His decision is an important recruiting victory for UCLA Coach Steve Alford in landing a top player from Southern California. Welsh averaged 12.6 points and 10.9 rebounds as a junior. His development over the summer resulted in an intense recruiting campaign from Pac-12 schools. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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December 20, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 The school-record 122 points Chino Hills scored on Thursday night in a win over Rancho Cucamonga is another sign of a team on the rise. The Ball brothers, sophomore Lonzo Ball and freshman Gelo Ball, are quite a duo. Lonzo had 11 assists. Gelo scored 20 points. Bishop Mency is a talented 6-foot-5 senior. He had 26 points. There's also a 6-9 junior in Nnamdi Okongwu. And come Jan. 6, Chino Hills will get eligible a highly regarded sophomore transfer from Pasadena La Salle, Milan Acquuah.
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December 14, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Call it an honor to be subjected to the Evan Wardlow lockdown. That's what happened to talented junior guard Cesar Reyes of Sun Valley Poly on Friday night. From the moment he stepped onto the court against El Camino Real, Reyes was shadowed and locked down by the 6-foot-3 Santa Clara-bound Wardlow, who plays defense with a passion that's frequently missing at the high school level. Reyes missed his first nine shots of the first half in Poly's 76-42 loss. He finished with 15 points.
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March 29, 2014 | By Steve Galluzzo
Bishop Montgomery didn't just defeat Moreau Catholic, 85-44, to capture the Division IV state championship at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, it set a record in the process. The Knights' 41-point blowout is the largest margin of victory in state finals history, eclipsing the previous mark of 36, which was reached twice -- both times in Division IV.   Stephen Thompson led the way with 20 points, four assists, three steals and two blocks for Bishop Montgomery (28-6), which built a 17-point halftime lead.  Bishop Montgomery out-rebounded the Mariners, 50-35, didn't allow a three-point basket, made 13 of 15 free throws and forced 22 turnovers.  Ethan Thompson had 14 points, Justin Bibbins had 12 points, nine rebounds and four assists and Christian Oshita added nine points for the Knights, who won their third state title in four finals appearances.
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