South Torrance and Narbonne won their final pool-play games at the El Rancho Tournament on Thursday and will face off in the semifinals tonight.
South posted a 61-48 victory over JW North, and Narbonne squeaked past Cantwell, 54-50, to set up today's 7:30p.m. showdown at El Rancho.
Kenny Aoki led South with 17 points and 11 rebounds. Jonathan Gatlin contributed 13 points, and Shawn Tan scored nine points for South (4-0), which forced 19 turnovers.
Chad Young posted 20 points and nine rebounds for Narbonne (7-1), and Donnell Phifer contributed 12 points and five assists.
Lawndale also won its final pool-play game to tie Narbonne for first place in its pool, but Narbonne advanced because it gave up fewer points in its pool-play victories.
Lawndale beat host El Rancho, 49-38, on Thursday.
Marquel Jones led Lawndale (4-0) with 19 points, 10 rebounds and six assists. Markeith Cungious added nine points, eight rebounds, four assists and four blocks, and Lamar Smith had six points and six rebounds.
Lawndale plays JW North today in the fifth-place semifinals at 6p.m.
In the Ocean View Tournament ...
Westchester 50, Etiwanda 45: Dominique O'Connor scored 25 points and hit a jumper with 1:29 left that helped seal a semifinal victory at Ocean View. O'Connor's jumper came after Etiwanda closed within 43-41. He also hit the final two free throws to pad the win. Westchester advances to Saturday's final against the winner of tonight's semifinal between Leuzinger and Ocean View. The tournament final will be Saturday at 7:30p.m.
In the Beverly Hills Tournament ...
Palos Verdes 54, Crossroads 50: Kevin Keegan had 19 points and Matt Meskin had 11 for Palos Verdes (3-3) in consolation play.
West Ranch 83, West Torrance 77: Sean Hinkley scored 16 of his 26 points in the second half, but West (3-4) lost in overtime in a third-place semifinal. Moiz Kahn had 18 points and Christian Clark added 12 for West.
In the St. Anthony Tournament ...
Bosco Tech 55, Mary Star 50: Koa Aliviado had 21 points, Ben Halbach had 12 points and Anthony Palma had nine points for Mary Star (2-3) in pool play.
St. Anthony 58, Chadwick 30: Ryan Hood had eight points and eight rebounds for Chadwick (2-3) in pool play.
Vistamar 61, Animo 38: Kenny Okada scored 24 points and Davyd Sherman had 15 to lead Vistamar (4-0) in a pool-play victory.
In the St. John Bosco Tournament ...
Banning 74, Moreno Valley 66: Sean Boston had 29 points, Jamell McMillan had 18 points and Jose Hernandez had 14 points for Banning (3-5) in pool play.
In nonleague games ...
Pacific Lutheran 67, Noli Indian 46: Cory Faatolo had 27 points and Matt Nevelle had 17 points for host Pacific Lutheran (2-2).
CAMS 47, Whitney 41: Ifeayi Ume had 10 points and 12 rebounds, and Van Erwin scored 12 points to lead visiting CAMS (2-1).