Los Angeles Preps: Morningside

Alemany comes back to beat Price

February, 5, 2012

MISSION HILLS -- Max Guercy’s 3-point buzzer-beater at the end of the third quarter ignited Alemany to a 82-76, come-from-behind, win over Price in the Alemany To The Rack Showcase on Saturday night.

Down by 10 points in the closing seconds of the third quarter, Guercy nailed a 3-pointer to cut the Price lead to seven, 61-54. Alemany came out in the fourth quarter and went on a 12-1 run to eventually take a four-point lead, 66-62.

Guercy hit two more 3-pointers and scored 10 of Alemany’s 12 points during the run. He finished with 19 points, 13 in the second half.

Alemany coach Tray Meeks said Guercy’s 3-pointer at the end of the third quarter woke up his team.

“We were just in a funk,” Meeks said. “It’s a long season and I know they are a little bit tired. But they fought and that was a championship fight to me.”

Alemany (21-3) took charge of the game early and was up 13-4 in the first quarter. But Price rallied at the end of the first period and closed within one point, 15-14.

Price (17-6) went on a 14-8 run to start the second quarter and took a five-point lead 28-23. By the end of the first half, Price was up 38-32.

Kahlil Green scored the first 10 points for Price to start the third quarter and extended his team’s lead to 10 points at one point. Green scored a game-high 31 points.

Bear Henderson hit a 3-pointer for Alemany that cut the Price lead to six points, 48-42. He finished the game with 17 points and was one of five players for Alemany in double figures.

At the end of the third quarter, Guercy hit a 3-pointer, only his third field goal of the game, and sliced the Price lead to seven points.

Guercy went on a scoring binge to start the fourth quarter. He hit two more 3-pointers to cut the Price lead to two points, 62-60. With a little over five minutes to play in the game, he ripped the ball out of a Price’s players hands and scored to give Alemany a four-point lead, 66-62.

Alemany didn’t give up the lead after that point. But three players from Alemany, including Guercy, fouled out of the game in the final four minutes.

Other games in the Alemany To The Rack Showcase:

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MLK Day Hoops Showdown schedule

January, 15, 2012
Los Angeles Price and Playa del Rey St. Bernard will host all-day showcases on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The schedules:

At Price High School (7901 S. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles)

12:30 p.m. - Campbell Hall vs. Ribet Academy
2:00 p.m. - Dominguez vs. Dorsey
3:30 p.m. - Providence vs. Morningside
5:00 p.m. - Palm Springs vs. Price
6:30 p.m. - Mayfair vs. Washington Prep
8:00 p.m. - Santa Monica vs. Gardena Serra

At St. Bernard High School (9100 Falmouth Ave., Playa Del Rey)

11:00 a.m. - Perris vs. Fremont
12:30 p.m. - Elsinore vs. Leuzinger
2:00 p.m. - Renaissance Academy vs. View Park
3:30 p.m. - LACES vs. St. Monica
5:00 p.m. - Beverly Hills vs. Brentwood
6:30 p.m. - Culver City vs. St. Bernard

LA North: CIF Southern Section girls' basketball playoffs

February, 14, 2011
The Harvard-Westlake girls basketball team earned the top seed in the CIF Southern Section Division 2A playoff and will play Moorpark in the first round on Thursday night.

Harvard-Westlake (20-8) won the CIF Division 4 state championship last year, beating St. Mary’s, 58-44, in the title game in Bakersfield.

The Wolverines have an eight-game winning streak and lost only one game in Mission League play. That came against Chaminade, 51-46, on Jan. 11. Chaminade and Harvard-Westlake each finished with 9-1 records and tied for first place in the Mission League standings.

Chaminade (23-3) is the third seed in the Division 4AA playoffs and has a bye in the first round.

The Oaks Christian girls are the No. 1 seed in the Division 4A playoffs and will play Morningside in the first round.

Oaks Christian (20-7) won four its last five games of the season and finished in second place with a 10-2 record in the Tri-Valley League.

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Here’s a look at the CIF Southern Section girls basketball playoffs:

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