Fairfax and Westchester will go to battle again, this time at Loyola Maramount, on Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 7 pm.
In the first matchup Fairfax was able to outlast Westchester for a 68-63 win at Fairfax. Center Renardo Sidney scored a career high 36 points and grabbed 19 rebounds for Fairfax in the game.
Both teams need to win this game for playoff seedings. Home court advantage in the later rounds of the playoffs could be at stake. Keeping pace with possible No. 1 seed Taft may be difficult.
Freemont is also in the mix. They look like they are on the verge of running away with the Coliseum league.
On the girls side, Narbonne is dominating as usual. It has been a number of years since the last time a City team has defeated them, and it may not happen this year.
If any team can give Narbonne a run for their money it may be Washington, who only lost by eight points to Narbonne in their first meeting. A City school playing within eight points of Narbonne is rare, and Washington will have their second chance at Narbonne on Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 4:45 pm.
UCLA and USC basketball will be at home this week
No. 5 UCLA and USC will host Arizona and Arizona St. on Thursday and Saturday.
Both teams were able to get sweeps at Oregon and Oregon St., but they will face tougher competition against the schools from Arizona.
USC has dug themselves out of their hole. After starting PAC-10 play with a 1-3 record they have won their last three conference games.
UCLA is still in first place in the conference with a 6-1 record.
Lakers struggle without Bynum
The Lakers are now 2-4 without their center Andrew Bynum, and they lost three in a row when the traveled to Texas to play San Antonio and Dallas, and then they returned home to lose against Cleveland.
Before Bynum was hurt the Lakers had the best record in the entire Western Conference. Since he has been hurt they have fallen to fifth in the West.