The boys soccer title in the Suburban League belongs to Bellflower High, and Bellflower alone. Paced by a pair of goals from Fabian Perez, the Buccaneers defeated Norwalk 4-2 on Thursday to claim their first outright Suburban League title. Tony Ramos added a goal and two assists and Victor Flores also had a goal and an assist. Ramos now has 35 goals this season, including 18 in league play. Flores has 27 goals (nine in league) and Perez has 16 goals (seven in league). Goalie Julio Ruiz made six saves. Girls soccer Wilson 1, Poly 0 The Bruins (17-3-5, 11-0-1) completed their third consecutive undefeated Moore League campaign with a shutout of the visiting Jackrabbits (11-6-5, 8-3-1). Haliegh Dunyon scored on an assist from Emily Dillon for the only goal of the game. Wilson goalie Kaitlyn Gustaves made four saves. The Bruins allowed just two goals in Moore League play and won their sixth consecutive title. Lakewood 3, Millikan 0 Christina Durant had a goal and an assist for the Lancers (13-7-2, 8-3-1), who finished tied for second in the Moore League with Poly. Brooke Ehinger and Allison Masumiya also scored for Lakewood and goalie Tiffany Hollis made four saves. Kaitlynn Estes had two assists. Poly and Lakewood will hold a coin flip at noon today to determine which team will earn the league’s No. 2 seed for the playoffs. Bellflower 5, Norwalk 0 Jackie Cisneros had a pair of goals and Maria Manriquez made two saves for the Bucs (6-6 Suburban League) in their league finale. Elizabeth Ledezma, Betty Cornejo and Stephanie Villasenor also scored. Valley Christian 9, Windward 1 Amber Lopez scored three goals and added an assist for the Crusaders (14-8-3, 6-1-1), who finished second in the Olympic League. Kathryn Park also had three goals, Ashlyn Bolt scored twice and Ashley Haagsma had a goal and three assists. Tracy Boekestein and Laura Sybesma combined for two saves. St. Joseph 4, Bishop Amat 2 Ariel Rodriguez scored two goals and Julia Simpson made five saves for the Jesters (14-6-3, 4-2-2), who finished third in the Del Rey League. Sonia Espitia and Tricia Kaminski also scored for St. Joseph. St. Matthias 6, St. Mary’s 1 Luisa Medina and Adriana Arellano each scored twice for the Victorians (7-6, 6-2), who finished second in the Santa Cruz League. Kathy Robles and Melissa Gonzalez also scored. San Pedro 8, Washington 0 Rose Marie Orlando and Lindsay Potts each scored two goals for the Pirates (17-6, 12-0), who won their eighth Marine League title in the last nine years and second in a row. Banning 6, King-Drew 0 Jenni Gonzales had three goals and two assists for the Pilots (1-9-2), who wrapped up third place in the Marine League. Natalie Fernandez scored twice and Mili Alaniz also scored. Boys basketball Dominguez 84, Warren 43 Quinton Watkins scored 15 points and Terrell Jones was 3 for 3 from 3-point range to finish with 11 points for the Dons (19-7, 9-1), who finished tied for first place with Gahr in the San Gabriel Valley League. Derrick January had 11 points for Dominguez and Matt Dewaal had 10 points, 12 rebounds and five blocks. Jamal Brown led the Bears with 25 points. Gahr 79, Paramount 43 Senior guard Van Girard scored 23 points, had 10 rebounds and three blocked shots for the Gladiators (24-4, 9-1), who claimed a share of their first SGVL title since 1991. Junior guard Cameron Nettles added 19 points, eight rebounds and five steals. Downey 61, Lynwood 52 Keith Thompson scored 24 points and Matt Black scored a career-high 12 as the third-place Vikings (16-12, 6-4) completed their SGVL schedule. Poly 61, Wilson 29 Senior forward David Chlebowski scored 15 points and had 15 rebounds and senior forward David Brandon contributed 14 points as the Jackrabbits (17-10, 9-3) avenged their loss to the Bruins in Moore League play. Los Alamitos 60, Newport Harbor 44 Senior guard Cameron Jones and junior forward Corbin Moore each had 13 points as the Griffins (24-4, 10-0) closed out their regular-season campaign with a win in the Sunset League. Valley Christian 77, Kilpatrick 48 Junior forward Jeff Rochon scored 16 points, and junior guard Kurtis Korver had 13 points as the Crusaders (20-6, 6-2) clinched second place in the Alpha League. Paraclete 48, CAMS 41 Ifeanyi Ume had 17 points and 17 rebounds for the Rebels (6-10, 1-6) in Delphic League play. L.A. Adventist 79, Pacific Lutheran 24 Wilfred Williams scored 16 points and added 11 rebounds for the Eagles (22-3, 12-0), who finished first in the Mulholland League. St. John Bosco 63, Orange Lutheran 55 Senior forward Jonanthan Garica had 20 points and junior forward Charles Odum tossed in 18 points as the Braves (14-12, 4-6) won a Trinity League matchup and finished tied with JSerra for third place. St. John Bosco travels to JSerra for a one-game playoff to see which one will become the third league entry. Girls basketball Millikan 73, Lakewood 27 Samantha Marez had 31 points and 14 rebounds to lift the host Rams (13-12, 8-4) to a victory and third place in the Moore League. Ashley Mitchell added 21 points and six assists for Millikan. Jordan 58, Compton 44 Natasha Davis had 14 points for the host Panthers (15-11,6-6), who completed Moore League play in fourth place. Danesha Long and Gianna Woods each had 11 points for Jordan. Lynwood 108, Downey 28 Lenita Sanford scored 23 points and added 12 rebounds and three blocks for the Knights (20-4, 10-0), who wrapped up another perfect SGVL season. Adria Jackson added 13 points while Jessica Barfield and Jessica Lewis each scored 12. Dominguez 68, Warren 36 Jasharra Nelson had 20 points and Robinae Lewis added 12 for the Dons (9-7, 5-5), who finished in third place in the SGVL. Desiree Hicks scored 11 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and had six assists. Kim Morris led the Bears with 10 points. St. Paul 58, La Salle 45 Roxanne Peralta had 15 points and Daisy Bueno added 12 for the Swordsmen (24-2, 8-0), who finished in first place in the Camino Real League. L.A. Adventist 49, Pacific Lutheran 6 Melanie Bennett had 16 points and Rebecca Hartie had 12 rebounds and five blocks for the Eagles (18-7, 6-2) in Mulholland League action. Girls water polo Poly 23, Lakewood 2 Christine Meier scored six goals and Amber Brawner made 12 saves for the host Jackrabbits (16-13, 2-2) in the Moore League finale for both teams. Taylor Johnson and Adele Young each scored four times and Elisabeth Sanger added three goals. Jennifer Jaco and Katie Shea each scored twice. Downey 18, Warren 11 Junior 2-meter offensive player Melissa Cedarholm scored four goals and senior utility Erin McCoy added three but the Bears (13-3, 2-3) fell in SGVL play and end the regular season in a three-way tie with Gahr and St. Joseph for third. There will be a coin flip today to decide the third team to represent the league at the CIF Southern Section Division III playoffs. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Cody Trudeau had two goals and an assist for the Crusaders (12-9-1, 5-3), who claimed a share of the Olympic League title. Macaine Piercy also scored for Valley Christian and goalie Wade Struiksma made four saves. Shane Symens and Jeff Coulter each had an assist. Banning 2, Narbonne 1 A penalty kick by Luis Tejeda with five minutes to play gave the Pilots (10-6, 7-4) the victory. George Guerra also scored for Banning. Hector Rodriguez scored for the Gauchos (11-4-1, 9-2-1), who won the Marine League title. Bellflower (22-4-3, 10-2) is ranked No. 1 in the CIF-SS Division III poll but may not receive the top seed when the playoff pairings are released Monday because of a loss to Artesia last week. Valley Christian 3, Windward 2
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson The key series in the game involved Francis as well. After Stanford closed an 18-point USC lead down to four, reserve forward Jeremy Barr was fouled and went to the line. Barr, who had made just 4 of his previous 20 free-throw attempts, sunk both shots. Hernandez took the inbounds pass up court and Francis picked his pocket for the steal and a layup to extend USC’s lead to eight. “I felt that we needed a (game-changing play), so I came up and tried to put pressure on him and he gave it to me,” Francis said. “If you play out in front of me, I’m just going to take it.” The New Year’s Eve crowd of 4,485 wasn’t as big as the one at Staples Center on Thursday. However, the student section was by far the biggest and most vocal at a USC basketball game this year, aided by a large contingency of the school’s football band attending in plain clothes. It was the first victory by USC (10-3, 1-1) over Stanford in seven games. The Cardinal (4-6, 0-2) was picked to finish second in the conference in the preseason media poll. All the momentum USC built in nonconference games wouldn’t have meant much if the Trojans started out 0-2 at home to begin Pacific-10 Conference play. Grasping the importance of the game, the Trojans came out with a defensive fire and forced 13 steals to help beat Stanford 82-71 Saturday at Staples Center. “That Cal game, that really bothered us,” Ryan Francis said of Thursday’s conference-opening loss. “So we came back and played real hard. We wanted to show everyone we’re … no fluke.” All five USC starters scored in double figures for the first time this season, with Lodrick Stewart leading the way with 18 points. Francis, a freshman point guard, was the instigator on defense as usual. Francis harassed Chris Hernandez, generally regarded as one of the top point guards in the Pac-10. He forced four steals, three of which he brought back for layups. The easy opportunities created by his defense led to a career-high 15 points for Francis. “It feels good, my first time ever beating Stanford,” said sophomore Nick Young, who had 16 points. “We knew we had to get a victory. You don’t want to come out in the Pac-10 0-2.” USC started the game with a 6-1 run, boosted by some unexpected offense from forward Abdoulaye N’diaye, who had a career-best 11 points and seven rebounds before fouling out with six minutes remaining. The Trojans seemed to break the game open with an 8-0 run near the end of the first half followed by a 13-2 run to start the second half. Stewart scored seven of the 13 points in that run. Stanford played most of the second half without leading scorer Matt Haryasz, who left the game with what was thought to be a sprained ankle. The Trojans led by 18 when he went out. Gabe Pruitt made 7 of 8 free throws in the final 1:01 to keep Stanford at bay. He finished with 14 points. “We were in a lot of close games in the preseason,” Trojans coach Tim Floyd said. “… We happened to win a couple of those close ones after losing the Northridge game, and I think the guys did play with a little more poise down the stretch.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!