Taf forward Stephen Maxwell with an emphatic dunk late in the fourth quarter in Taft’s 66-62 victory over Westchester in Saturday’s March 5th, 2011 City Section Division I game at the Galen Center.
Palisades Dolphins had a comeback of the ages against Crewnshaw in the quarterfinals and earned a spot in the semifinals at the Galen Center on USC’s campus. Their next assignment was number one ranked Woodland Hills Taft. Taft was to much for the Dolphins to overcome. Pali kept it close and had a chance to make a good run in the fourth quarter to make it a two possession game but come not convert enough on the offense end plus Pali could not keep their composure and was whistled for two flagrant fouls and a technical. The referees at best called this game poorly but Pali was not able adjust as well as Taft did to the poor refereeing of the game. Taft defeated Pali 78-59 and moved onto the finals against Westchester for the City Section title.
Palisades forward Kahil Johnson puts his hand over his heart during the singing of the national anthem at the Galen Center on Friday, February 25 2011.
Taft point guard Spencer Dinwiddie sinks a three point shot in the first half in the 78-59 victory over Pali in the semifinal matchup at the Galen Center on Friday, February 25 2011.
Taft center Kevin Johnson slams home two points against the Pali defense in the 78-59 victory over Pali in the semifinal matchup at the Galen Center on Friday, February 25 2011.
Palisades forward Brenden Otero beats the buzz in the closing seconds of the second quarter to cut Taft’s lead to nine point going into half time at the Galen Center on Friday, February 25 2011.
Palisades forward Kahil Johnson scores two of his points in the third quarter in the 59-78 defeat to Taft at the Galen Center on Friday, February 25 2011.
Palisades guard Malcolm Creer drives the line for two points in the fourth quarter in the 59-78 defeat to Taft at the Galen Center on Friday, February 25 2011.
Palisades guard Donovan Johnson led Palisades with 14 points in the semifinal lost.
David Nwaba of University High School (Uni) lifts the Wildcats to a 44-42 victory over San Pedro High School Thursday night in a Division 2 playoff game. Uni moves onto the finals of the City Section.
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David Nwaba slams home two points of his 17 points late in the fourth quarter in Thursday’s Division 2 City Section semifinal matchup at home versus San Pedro High School.
David Nwaba drives to hoop for a massive dunk late in the fourth quarter.
David Nwaba lets out a scream after a made put back in the fourth quarter to tie the game at 42-42.
Uni cheerleaders and fans celebrate after the clock hits double zero and Uni wins 44-42 over San Pedro High School in Thursday’s Division 2 City Section semifinal matchup.
San Pedro players interlock their arms while Uni’s David Nwaba is at the line shooting two free throws with the possibility of taking the lead in the game with under a minute to go. Nwaba converts the first but misses the second free throw attempts. Teammate Andrew May grabs the rebound to extend the possession.
School officials and police officers line up on the court to prevent fans from rushing after Uni’s two point victory of San Pedro. Kenny Potter of San Pedro hunches over and gathers himself after the defeat.
The SMC Corsairs hosted Bakersfield Renegade on Saturday, January 22, 2011. The rout was on almost from the get go for the Corsairs. The Corsairs tallied 103 points on the offense end while giving up 78 on the defense end. By the looks of it I didn’t think the score board could go past 99.
SMC scored 103 points without the help of star center Deshawn Stephens, who has committed to play for San Diego State University next season, was plagued with foul troubles. He spent most of the game on the bench. Stephens finished the game with 6 points off of 3 massive dunks. Guard Justin Maxwell went eight for ten behind the arch for 24 points and finished the game with 25 points for a game high. Three other SMC players finished with double digit points; Everett Brown and A.J. Harris both had 17 points and Lee Lark tallied 12 points.
SMC’s next home game is Saturday, February 5th a conference matchup against Citrus.
SMC star center, Deshawn Stephens catches an alley opp above the rim and slams it home for two of his points in Saturday’s 103-78 victory.
Justin Maxwell poses a bit after sinking one of his eight three pointers of the evening. Maxwell had a game high 25 points on 8 of 11 shooting.
The bench celebrates after a three-pointer. SMC had a lot to celebrate after a 103-78 victory at home against Bakersfield.
In the closing seconds of the game, Amir Royal of Bakersfield attempts to dunk the ball but misses and the ball flys out of bounds.