With the CIF basketball playoffs coming up, the St. Monica boys are hoping to gain a berth despite two recent league losses.
St. Monica lost to second place St. Paul and then to La Salle before recovering with a victory over Mary Star when Ryan Zelig scored 20 points and Jonathon Azur had 15.
It’s likely that St. Monica will end its Camino Real League schedule in a third place tie with La Salle. Cathedral, with a 23-1 record, is the league champion.
St. Monica has a 16-8 overall record and coach Tony Depa’s team qualified for the CIF playoffs last season.
The St. Monica girls are likely headed for the playoffs with a 15-8 record, and the future is bright because there are two freshmen and two sophomores in the lineup.
The Santa Monica High girls take a one-game Ocean League lead into the final week of the regular season over Culver City and Inglewood. All three of these strong teams should make the playoffs.
The Crossroads boys are struggling with a 2-6 league record, including a 20-point loss to Brentwood on February 1.
The Brentwood girls lost to Montclair Prep, 51-44, evening their league record at 4-4 despite 18 points by Alexsa Grant.
The Palisades High boys defeated Hamilton, 74-46, behind Irvin Kintaudi’s 22 points but lost to Fairfax, 78-47. The Dolphins’ record is 21-4.