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Jonah Mathews (4) is instrumental to Samohi's success in the postseason.

Sports, Samohi, Basketball, Santa Monica, Pacifica Christian

Local Players Make All-CIF Basketball Squad

Posted Apr. 9, 2014, 7:10 am

Some local basketball players were named to the All-CIF Southern Section 2013-14 teams. From the Westside, it was Shanon Volpis from Pacifica Christian. When you have a player like Windward’s Jordin Canada on your side of town, it is easy to get overlooked.

Sports, Basketball, Santa Monica, West Los Angeles, Windward

Canada, Windward Girls' Basketball Team Claim CIF Title

Posted Mar. 12, 2014, 12:57 pm

Up next for the Windward girls basketball team is a run for the state title after demolishing Mater Dei for the CIF-Southern Section Open Division championship game on March 7. It's not too surprising that the Alpha League champs rolled the Monarchs in a 61-46 win.

Samohi's Mikhail Brown battles for a rebound against Rancho Cucamonga. The Vikings ended their season with a 74-56 defeat at home.

Sports, Samohi, Basketball, Santa Monica, Playoffs

End Of The Road For Samohi's Basketball Ride

Posted Feb. 27, 2014, 6:19 am

Hopes for Santa Monica High to repeat as CIF boys basketball champs were abruptly dashed by a visiting Rancho Cucamonga team on Tuesday, Feb. 25. Rancho Cucamonga took the lead in all four quarters to roll to a 74-56 CIF-SS Division 1AA win against Samohi.

Crossroads' Alexander Miles plays up close defense against a Windward player. Miles had nine points in the Roadrunners' 60-52 defeat to Windward.

Sports, Crossroads, Basketball, Santa Monica, Playoffs

No Rebounds, No Victory For Crossroads Basketball

Posted Feb. 26, 2014, 5:06 am

The Crossroads boys basketball team had a good run this season. But that season is now officially over. The Roadrunners went through a tough shooting stretch in the third quarter and that proved to be the team's detriment in a 60-52 CIF-SS Division 4A quarterfinal loss to Windward at home on Tuesday night.

The Crossroads boys's basketball team has won its first two playoff games after defeating Providence and Sage Hill.

Sports, Crossroads, Basketball, Santa Monica

Crossroads Boys Basketball Team Moves Past Providence

Posted Feb. 24, 2014, 6:46 am

The Crossroads boys basketball team took care of business against Providence to move on to the quarterfinal round of the CIF-Southern Section 4A playoffs. The Roadrunners were in a tight squeeze in this contest, pulling out a narrow 60-52 win Friday night.

Samohi's Matt Tapia getting in on the action against Montebello.

Sports, Samohi, Basketball, Santa Monica, Playoffs

Samohi Boys Basketball Team Cruises To First Round Playoff Win

Posted Feb. 24, 2014, 5:55 am

Samohi senior Matt Tapia made a bit of school history when he tossed in a “buzzer beater” basket in the final second’s of the Vikings' 76-45 first round playoff win against Montebello. In the last five minutes of the game, a roar came up from the stands as the student body loudly chanted: “ We Want Matt, We Want Matt.”

Sports, Crossroads, Basketball, Santa Monica

Crossroads Boys Basketball Team Advances To Second Round

Posted Feb. 21, 2014, 7:32 am

The Crossroads boys basketball team hit the road against Providence in the second round of the CIF Division 4A playoffs with game time scheduled for 7 p.m tonight. Crossroads advanced after the first round win against Sage Hill.

Samohi's Jonah Mathews (4) goes up to block a layup attempt by a Beverly Hills player during an Ocean League contest at Santa Monica High School's gymnasium. Beverly Hills defeated Samohi 58-45 Friday, Feb.7.

Sports, Samohi, Crossroads, Soccer, Basketball, Santa Monica, New Roads School, Pacifica Christian, St. Monica High School

Postseason Comes For Local Santa Monica School Teams

Posted Feb. 19, 2014, 2:31 am

It's showtime for the local schools engaging in the postseason. The real season is here. And its time to get this party started as some would say. Boys and girls basketball teams are in play this week, beginning tonight.

Sports, St. Monica, Basketball, Santa Monica

St. Monica Boys Basketball Team Gets Into Postseason

Posted Feb. 17, 2014, 6:52 am

The St. Monica boys' basketball team will play Crean Lutheran in the first round of the CIF-SS Division 4A playoffs. The Mariners will host Crean Lutheran, which plays out of the Academy League, this Wednesday.

Jonah Mathews (4) is instrumental to Samohi's success in the postseason.

Sports, Samohi, Basketball, Santa Monica

Samohi Boys Basketball Close Out Ocean League With Consecutive Wins

Posted Feb. 17, 2014, 6:37 am

After dropping its second Ocean League game to Beverly Hills High School on Feb. 7, thee Santa Monica High School boys’ basketball team rebounded to close the regular season with victories against Morningside and Hawthorne.

The Crossroads Middle School boys soccer team have something to cheer about.

Sports, Crossroads, Basketball, Santa Monica

Crossroads Middle School Earn League Titles In Soccer, Basketball

Posted Feb. 12, 2014, 10:04 pm

The Crossroads Middle School boys soccer and girls basketball teams both won came up victorious in winning the Pacific Basin League Championships. The undefeated girls’ squad went into playoffs as the team to beat.

Sports, Basketball, Santa Monica, St. Monica High School

St. Monica Sprints Past Mary Star Of The Sea

Posted Feb. 11, 2014, 4:53 am

St. Monica boys basketball team bounced back from the drubbing it took at Cathedral with a 74-54 victory Feb. 10 over Mary Star of the Sea to improve to 15-10 overall and 6-3 in league play on the season.

Sports, Soccer, Basketball, Santa Monica, New Roads School

New Roads Boys Soccer and Basketball Teams Snag Wins

Posted Feb. 11, 2014, 4:32 am

New Roads girls and boys soccer teams both defeated Wildwood on Feb. 7 in matches held at Marine Park and Mar Vista Park, respectively. The final score for the boys match was 4-3, while the girls match ended 2-0.

Sports, Basketball, Santa Monica, St. Monica High School

St. Monica Boys Basketball Team Falter Against Cathedral

Posted Feb. 9, 2014, 5:45 am

The St. Monica boy's basketball team began the week on a positive note, defeating Camino Real League rival St. Paul, 74-38 on Wednesday. The week concluded with a not so happy ending as the Mariners fell to Cathedral, 87-44.

Samohi's Jonah Mathews (4) goes up to block a layup attempt by a Beverly Hills player during an Ocean League contest at Santa Monica High School's gymnasium. Beverly Hills defeated Samohi 58-45 Friday, Feb.7.

Sports, Samohi, Basketball, Santa Monica

Beverly Hills Top Samohi Basketball In Ocean League Play

Posted Feb. 8, 2014, 5:59 pm

The second Ocean League showdown of the season between the Santa Monica High School boys basketball team and Beverly Hills High School could not have started worse for the Vikings Friday night. With sole possession of first place on the line, Samohi didn't just get out of the gate slow, it found itself stuck in the mud in the first quarter.

Sports, St. Monica, Basketball, Santa Monica

St. Monica Boys Basketball Team Gets In Gear For End Of Season

Posted Feb. 5, 2014, 3:05 pm

The St. Monica basketball team face a stiff challenge for its postseason hopes. The Mariners are currently in third place in the Camino Real League. They end the season playing two of the best teams in the CIF Southern Section in Cathedral and Cantwell-Sacred Heart.

Sports, Samohi, Basketball, Santa Monica

Santa Monica High Boys Basketball Team To Test Beverly Hills

Posted Feb. 5, 2014, 2:50 pm

The regular season for high school basketball ends next week. The Santa Monica boys’ basketball team more than likely will be playing beyond that.

Sports, Basketball, Santa Monica, New Roads School

New Roads Boys Basketball Team Searching For League Win

Posted Jan. 29, 2014, 7:07 am

It’s been a tough season for the New Roads boys’ basketball team. The Jaguars are winless so far in Coastal League play, and has recorded just one victory on the season.

Santa Monica player Mikhail Brown (3) goes in for two points against Morningside. Samoihi defeated Morningside 67-38.

Sports, Samohi, Basketball, Santa Monica, Ocean League

Samohi Boys Basketball Team Cruise To Easy Win Over Morningside

Posted Jan. 28, 2014, 7:12 am

After dropping a 55-47 decision to Beverly Hills High School, the Santa Monica High School boys basketball team rebounded with an easy win against another Ocean League opponent Friday night.

Sports, Basketball, St. Monica High School

St. Monica Boys Basketball Still In Hunt For League Title

Posted Jan. 28, 2014, 6:20 am

Senior Dennis Ashley continues to light up the scoreboard for the St. Monica boys basketball team this season. Ashley has been on a tear of late, scoring over 20 points in multiple games.

Samohi's Jonah Mathews (4) watches as Culver City's Isaac Girley go up for a shot in the Ocean League contest played at Culver City High School.

Sports, Samohi, Basketball, Culver City, Ocean League

Samohi earns win against Culver City

Posted Jan. 22, 2014, 5:49 am

The road back to glory is usually a hard one to navigate. The Santa Monica boys’ basketball team is learning that lesson. A year removed from being crowned as kings of CIF Southern Section Division 1, Samohi has found out that it is much more difficult to be the hunted as oppose to being the ones doing the hunting.

Sports, Basketball, St. Monica High School, Camino Real League, Spencer Gorman

St. Monica Boys' Basketball Continue To Roll

Posted Jan. 19, 2014, 5:24 pm

It was a good week for the St. Monica boys’ basketball team. The Mariners went 2-0 in games against St. Paul and Bosco tech to up open up Camino Real League play. Behind a huge scoring performance by Dennis Ashley, St. Monica easily defeated Bosco Tech with a 64-44 win.

Sports, Samohi, Basketball, Girls

Samohi Girls Basketball On The Right Track

Posted Jan. 15, 2014, 7:12 am

The Santa Monica High School's girls basketball team continued its hot play with a 58-36 win against Price in a Jan. 9 home game.

St. Monica basketball coach John Skinner gets his team's attention.

Sports, Crossroads, Basketball, Santa Monica, Cif, St. Monica High School, Baron Davis, John Skinner, Nba, Camino Real League

Skinner, St. Monica Ready To Rock Camino Real League

Posted Jan. 15, 2014, 3:52 am

St. Monica boys basketball coach John Skinner starts his days early and ends it late. Balancing coaching with his duties as a real estate agent, Skinner is forced to use all of his time in the day wisely.

Crossroads basketball player Charlie Hall defending against the shot.

Sports, Crossroads, Soccer, Basketball, Santa Monica

Crossroads Basketball Team Claim Sports Extravaganza Cup

Posted Jan. 14, 2014, 4:06 am

The Crossroads boys’ basketball team kept its unbeaten mark at home this season intact after handing visiting Brentwood School a 59-55 loss last Friday.

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