The seek for groups to problem Narbonne for dominance of Metropolis Part basketball this season is on, and two groups stepped ahead Friday night time to assert victories in rivalry video games.
Fairfax (12-9, 7-0), who started to enhance after the switch of Darius Carr, ended a Western League win over rivals Westchester 67-56. Carr scored 28 factors and David Mack added 13.
One other younger group, Birmingham (14-6, 4-0), beat Taft 81-77 after extra time in a key West Valley League sport. Naseef Lubowa completed with 22 factors and newcomer Caleb Newton had 18.
With two weeks to go earlier than the tip of the common season, the competitors is rising to see which groups are seeded behind Narbonne within the Metropolis Part Open Division playoffs.
Narbonne 73, Rancho Dominguez 50: Marcus Adams Jr. scored 29 factors because the Gauchos took management of the Marine League race.
Crenshaw 66, Dorsey 45: The Cougars improved to 19-2. Jeremiah Blackmon scored 22 factors and AJ Robinson added 13 factors.
Etiwanda 57, Damian 53: The Eagles capitalized on a frantic fourth-quarter rally to take first place within the Baseline League. Amare Campbell scored 19 factors.
Dominguez 59, Downey 58: The Dons rallied for the thrill on the night time Dominguez retired the shirts of Tyson Chandler and Tayshaun Prince. Isaac Sowell had 23 factors and 21 rounds and Eric Banks Jr. had 15 factors.
Venice 51, LACES 41: Kenyon Alexander had 17 factors for Venice.
St. John Bosco 73, Servite 45: The Braves improved to 21-3 total and 6-0 within the Trinity League.
Mater Dei 62, J Serra 53: pupil within the first 12 months Brennon Martinson helped the Monarchs win the Trinity League 3-3 with 26 factors. Sophomore Owen Verna contributed 18 factors. Aidan Fowler had 20 factors for JSerra.
Orange Lutheran 54, Santa Margarita 52: Zion Paleo scored 21 factors for Orange Lutheran.
Antony 63, Paul 53: Tyler Small led St. Anthony by 20 factors.
Saugus 69, Hart 58: Justin Perez led the Centurions with 24 factors.
West Ranch 75, Valencia 62: Mikah Ballew had 24 factors for Valencia.
Agoura 55, West Lake 47: The Chargers received the Marmonte League.
Oaks Christian 63, Newbury Park 59: Isayah Garcia got here by for Oaks Christian with 28 factors.
Symital 61, Moorpark 43: Ryder Mjoen had 25 factors for Simi Valley. Kyle Hoffer took two offensive fouls which gave him 22 this season.
Oak Park 65, Royal 55: Isaiah Sherrard scored 22 factors for Oak Park.
Sherman Oaks Notre Dame 93, Chaminade 66: Dusty Stromer had 24 factors, Caleb Foster 22 and Mercy Miller 18 for the Knights.
Harvard-Westlake 72, Sierra Canyon 52: The Wolverines remained undefeated within the Mission League with a win over Sierra Canyon, lacking Bronny James and Isaiah Elohim. Brady Dunlap had 20 factors.
Loyola 51, Crespi 48: Hugh Vandeweghe completed with 14 factors for Loyola.
St. Francis 52, Bishop Alemany 37: Luke McGrath led a balanced 12-point assault for St. Francis.
Oxnard 76, Pacifica 27: The Yellowjackets are 20-2 and 8-0 in league play.
Calabasas 58, Thousand Oaks 55: The Coyotes gave Thousand Oaks their first loss within the league behind Gavin Murphy, who scored 26 factors. Trent MacLean led Thousand Oaks with 20 factors and 16 rebounds.
Foothill 73, Brea 32: Carlo Billings scored 19 factors for 22-2 foothill.
Santa Monica 64, Peninsula 44: Jayden Xu had 15 factors for Santa Monica.
Norco 69, Corona Santiago 51: Diego Saucedo completed with 26 factors for Norco.
St. Pius X-St. Matthias 85, Salesians 57: Tyrone Riley scored 28 factors and Douglas Langford 19 for 20-4 St. Pius X.
80 Bishop Montgomery, 50 Gardena Serra: The Knights went undefeated within the Del Rey League. Christian Jones scored a career-high 27 factors.
Walnut 67, diamond bar 59: Malik Khouzam completed with 22 factors and Joby Barnes 18 for Walnut.
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Granada Hills 63, Cleveland 43: Marianne Boco had 18 factors for the first-placed Highlanders (17-4, 4-0) in a West Valley League sport.
62 San Pedro, 38 Carson: Noelani Raigans scored 23 factors for San Pedro, who’re 6-0 within the Marine League.