The New Roads girls’ basketball team lost its first seven games of the season but has won the last three.
The turnabout began with a 40-30 victory over Philbos. It was followed by a 39-28 win at Crossroads and a 53-11 rout of Animo.
The New Roads boys stood at 6-6 following a 58-44 loss at Crossroads, despite 18 points by point guard Ramar Weldon, and close losses to Brentwood (77-72) and Animo (75-72).
The Palisades High boys are off to a 7-3 start, which includes an 84-29 rout of LA Baptist, a 69-49 win over Viewpoint, a 70-69 win over Notre Dame and a 66-43 conquest of Upland.
Brian Baumer has made 16 three-point shots and also leads the Dolphins in assists and steals.
Crossroads went 1-3 in the 56-team Torrey Pines Tournament in San Diego and has a 9-6 record.
The Roadrunners began their Olympic League schedule Wednesday, January 3 at Montclair Prep. The result was not available at press time. On Friday, January 5, Crossroads will play a league game at Brentwood.
In the Torrey Pines Tournament Crossroads lost to Northwood of Irvine, 67-60, then lost to Rancho Buena Vista, 87-68, and to Morse High, 82-58, before defeating Eagle River of Alaska, 71-51.
Center Conrad Liebowitz, who had missed most of the month due to a concussion, returned and had 18 points and eight rebounds against Morse. He also was injured again with a strained knee but is back playing.
“We played some very good teams and learned a lot,” said Crossroads Coach Kevin Brown. “Our players grew up and the experience will prepare us for our Olympic League.”