King / Drew is not one of the blue bloods of City Section basketball. But Fairfax, Westchester and Taft begin to pay attention to the Golden Eagles (14-4, 3-0). Are legitimate
His point guard did not play due to illness Wednesday night, and the Golden Eagles turned to Biko Johnson, who scored 23 points to help his team win a 55-50 victory over Washington Prep in a big victory in the Coliseum League.
“We call it Hollywood because all his works are from Hollywood,” coach Lloyd Webster said.
Fidelis Okereke, a 6-foot 6-inch center, finished with 11 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks.
Johnson usually leaves the bench, but he moved to the initial lineup because Kalib LaCount was ill. He took a lack of charge with 2:52 remaining and Washington ahead 47-46. His three-point basket with 1:10 to play gave King / Drew a 52-48 lead. D’Anthony Ward scored 19 points for Washington (10-10, 2-1).
King / Drew lost to Fairfax 61-60 earlier this season and could be the second best team in the city right now behind the Lions.
Crenshaw coach Ed Waters collapsed during a game against View Park Prep. Paramedics were called and Cougars training staff treated him with CPR until more support arrived. The game ended with 31.2 seconds remaining and View Park won 48-47. Crenshaw’s athletic department reported that he was better after being transported to a hospital.
In a big surprise from the West Valley League, Granada Hills eliminated El Camino Real 52-40. The sophomore Khalil Forrester scored 21 points. Ramel Lloyd scored 27 points in the Taft 74-48 victory over Chatsworth. Birmingham ended a run of six straight losses with a 70-38 victory over Cleveland. Corey Cofield and David Elliott each scored 15 points.
Gardena defeated Narbonne in the Marine League 66-57.
In the Western League, Keith Dinwiddie scored 30 points and Justin Gladney 20 points when Fairfax defeated LACES 95-53. Westchester defeated Hamilton 73-42. The university defeated Palisades 59-51. David Cheatom scored 16 points.
In the Mission League, Cameron Thrower scored 15 points to help Harvard-Westlake defeat Loyola 73-49. Chaminade endured for a 67-64 victory over San Francisco. Kenneth Simpson led Chaminade with 24 points. Andre Henry had 27 points for San Francisco. Alemany defeated Sherman Oaks Notre Dame 73-71. Ben Shtolzberg finished with 23 points for Notre Dame.
San Antonio recovered for a 67-62 victory over San Bernardo in the Liga Del Rey. Bishop Montgomery defeated Gardena Serra 52-49. Isaiah Johnson had 22 points.
In the Trinity League, Mater Dei 66-50. Ryan Evans and Wilhelm Breidenbach finished with 17 points each. San Juan Bosco defeated Orange Lutheran 55-40. JSerra defeated Servite 69-62.
Sierra Canyon achieved a 117-62 victory over Viewpoint. BJ Boston had 26 points and Bronny James scored 17 points, the highest of his career. Giovanni Goree scored 22 points for Viewpoint.
Centennial Crown defeated Norco 95-43. Paris Dawson had 24 points.
Oak Park defeated Royal 77-49. Clark Slajchert contributed 36 points. Makai Richards scored 12 points and had 14 rebounds.