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Saturday’s CIF Southern Section Central Division dual wrestling title between Northview and Hillcrest came down to the final match, and the Vikings’ 106-pound senior delivered the championship with a clutch 4-1 victory over Jacob Fuerte. Cordero’s win gave Northview a 31-30 victory and the program’s 11th CIF-SS Dual Meet championship at Ayala High School.
Collins had a pair of big performances last week to help the Sea Hawks move close to the outright Bay League title. Collins had 21 points, seven blocks and six rebounds in a 77-68 win over Inglewood and 16 points and eight rebounds in an 80-40 win over Palos Verdes. Collins is averaging 17.4 points and 6.3 rebounds this season.
Hyder was dialed in from distance last week, sinking seven 3-pointers in back-to-back games against Citrus Valley and Yucaipa. Hyder scored 23 points against Citrus Valley and 31 against Yucaipa, helping the Cowboys clinch the Citrus Belt League championship.
Westlake scored 32 points, with 21 points coming on 3-pointers, as the Huskies routed Riverside Poly 79-50 to remained in a tie for first place in the Inland Valley League. Westalke made 7 of 12 shots from behind the 3-point arc, including 4 of 5 during the fourth quarter.
He scored 57 points over two San Joaquin League games against Saddleback Valley Christian. Harris, a 6-foot-3 sophomore point guard who committed to Gonzaga, scored 26 points with four 3-pointers in a 73-70 loss to Saddleback Valley Christian. Three days later he scored 31 points with five 3s in a 69-66 win over league-leading Saddleback Valley Christian.
The savvy point guard reached a milestone this past week when he joined the 1000-point club for Crespi’s boys basketball program. Regans scored 17 points in a win over St. Francis on Wednesday and nine points in the Celts’ win over Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks) on Friday. Crespi is currently No. 1 in the L.A. Daily News boys basketball rankings, and is still unbeaten in the Mission League (23-2, 10-0).
Long Beach Poly
Salahuddin scored a team-high 17 points to help the Jackrabbits start their week with a win over Lakewood 73-54 then helped them clinch a league-record ninth consecutive league championship with wins over Wilson and Millkan. He also scored 13 points in a loss to Sierra Canyon in the Nike Extravaganza.
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