The fans that were able to get in got their money’s worth plus a lot more, as the two dominant basketball schools of this decade went toe-to-toe, and exchanged the lead many times.
Fairfax center Renardo Sidney scored a career high 36 points, had 19 rebounds, and had numerous dunks. He dominated the paint all night, leading Fairfax to a 68-63 victory.
Fairfax has now defeated Westchester five times in a row, and seven out of their last eight meetings.
Westchester’s Oscar Bellfield finished with 21 points and Dominique O’Connor and Jarred Dubois added 14 points each.
The rematch will be on February 6 at Loyola Marymount.
Both teams will need a win in the rematch for playoff seeding. Taft looks like they have the inside track for the No. 1 seed with their victory over Westchester, and it would be hard to believe that they would lose a West Valley League game.
Dorsey sweeps Crenshaw, but Fremont is in first place
Earlier this season Dorsey narrowly defeated Crenshaw by two points. This time around they defeated Crenshaw by 20 points, 78-58.
Dorsey’s Nigel Carter and Brian Stewart had 17 points each.
The win gives Dorsey bragging rights between the two rivals, but Fremont has emerged as the team to beat in the Coliseum league.
Fremont is undefeated in league play and has already defeated both Crenshaw and Dorsey.
Last week Tony Freeland scored 27 points and had 16 rebounds and LaRon Armstead scored 22 points and had 12 rebounds in Fremont’s 82-76 victory over Dorsey. Earlier this season Fremont defeated Crenshaw 76-59.
Freemont will play at Crenshaw on Wednesday, Jan. 30 at 4 p.m., and will host Dorsey for the last game of the season on February 8.