Prep basketball roundup: Shalhevet wins its showdown with AGBU

Shalhevet, a Jewish faculty, took on Canoga Park AGBU, an Armenian faculty, in an early season basketball recreation on Thursday night time between two veteran squads with Southern Part 2A title aspirations earlier than a packed gymnasium.

“We had to beat them. It was a must-win game,” Avi Halpert of Shalhevet mentioned.

He remembered dropping to AGBU final season. This time, on the street, Shalhevet (2-0) prevailed 51-40, with Halpert contributing 12 of his team-high 14 factors within the second half. Avand Dorian had 21 factors for AGBU, however solely 5 got here within the second half. Oz Shalom and Aiden Bitran added 12 factors apiece for Shalhevet.

“I thought our defense was good, especially in the second half,” coach Ryan Coleman mentioned.

Halpert was fairly quiet within the first half when Shelhavet led 26-24 at halftime.

“We implore him to let the game come to him,” Coleman mentioned. “When it was time to take over in the second half, he did.”

Santa Margarita 68, Torrance 35: The Eagles (3-0) superior to Saturday’s Orangewood match championship recreation. Rockwell Reynolds scored 19 factors, Cameron McNamee 18 and Toby Averill 15.

St. Francis 55, Los Osos 45: Jackson Mosley contributed 27 factors for St. Francis (2-0).

Canyon Nation 49, Highland 35: Sophomore Eric Kubel led the best way with 15 factors for the 3-0 Cowboys.

South Pasadena 77, Bravo 64: Jack Madison had 23 factors and 15 rebounds for South Pasadena.

Glendale 78, Cleveland 69: David Fidelis completed with 18 factors for Cleveland.

Campbell Corridor 62, St. Monica 56: Standout junior guard Aaron Powell began his season with a 25-point efficiency for Campbell Corridor.

Harvard-Westlake 69, Crossroads 54: The Wolverines improved to 2-0. Trent Perry had 18 factors and eight assists.

Village Christian 75, JW North 59: Thomas Luczak scored 16 factors and had 10 rebounds for Village Christian.

Women’ basketball

Bishop Alemany 58, West Torrance 49: Leila Boykin scored 25 factors for the Warriors.