Harvard-Westlake coach David Rebibo knew he’d have a good basketball team this season, so he scheduled appropriately, with several games outside of California. One of them was Friday night in Arkansas, where the Wolverines improved to 12-0 with a 64-52 win over Chicago Whitney Young.
Notre Dame-bound Brady Dunlap scored 15 points, Harvard commit Robert Hinton scored 14 points and Nikolas Khamenia added 13 points. Harvard-Westlake has another game Saturday, then returns home before opening play in the Classic at Damien on Dec. 27 against City Section favorite Narbonne.
Crenshaw 74, Venice 53: The unbeaten Cougars (9-0) are thrusting themselves into City Section Open Division status. King Peterson scored 20 points and AJ Robinson 19.
Mater Dei 64, Heritage Christian 58: The Monarchs came back from a four-point halftime deficit. Zack Davidson had 18 points. Giovanni Goree led Heritage Christian with 18 points.
West Ranch 81, Village Christian 77: The Crusaders (9-2) took unbeaten West Ranch into overtime before falling. The Wildcats improved to 8-0. Thomas Luczak scored 18 points and had 11 rebounds for Village Christian.
Grant 86, Sun Valley Poly 45: The Lancers improved to 4-0. Dilyn Martin and Jayleen Jones each scored 17 points.
St. Francis 48, La Canada 44: In a sold-out gym, the Golden Knights prevailed in this rivalry game between two schools separated by a parking lot. Jackson Mosley scored 15 points.
Fairfax 82, Hamilton 65: The Lions are 2-0 in the Western League. Isaiah Burton led the way with 22 points.
Lynwood 93, Blair 90: Freshman Jason Crowe Jr. scored 34 points and Jahaz Wright added 31 points for Lynwood.
Northridge Academy, 73, Vaughn 54: Dylan Goosen scored 27 points for Northridge (13-0).
Sylmar 66, Chatsworth 61: Adrian Jaime led the Spartans with 16 points.
Sotomayor 55, Franklin 54: Matthew Hernandez made a game-winning layup in overtime for Sotomayor, which rallied from a 20-point first-half deficit.
San Pedro 108, Banning 40: Anthony Hrboka scored 22 points in the Pirates’ Marine League opener.
Rolling Hills Prep 73, Vistamar 12: JV Brown led Rolling Hills with 14 points.
Damien 72, Corona del Mar 49: Eli Garner had 21 points and Xavier Clinton 20 points for Damien, which advances to Saturday’s championship game of the California High tournament.
St. Bonaventure 59, Thatcher 34: Sam Seiden scored 16 points for the Seraphs (7-3, 1-0).
Etiwanda 86, St. Paul 43: Kennedy Smith poured in 38 points for the 10-0 Eagles.
Peninsula 64, Mira Costa 59: Jadyn Lee scored 22 points and Tegan Park 21 points in a Bay League game.
Birmingham 60, Louisville 50: DeeDee Berry finished with 20 points for Birmingham.
Harvard-Westlake 4, Bishop Alemany 0: Theo Ottosson scored two goals for the Wolverines.
Birmingham 3, Rancho Mirage 0: The Patriots (2-0) received two goals from Simao Gama.
San Pedro 6, Carson 0: Mariyah Bumgarner contributed three goals for San Pedro, which is 8-0.