PALMDALE — The Knight boys basketball team wrapped up its third straight Golden League title with a 92-69 victory over Palmdale on Thursday. 

This time around, the Hawks (19-8, 13-1) shared the league championship with Highland, which defeated Littlerock 80-56 on Thursday.

Will Grant led Knight with 26 points, while Demetrius Freeman scored 20 and Dajour Lewis was close behind with 19 points. 

Palmdale (12-16, 6-8) finished the season fifth in the Golden League. The Hawks will await the CIF-Southern Section Division 2AA brackets, which will be announced on Sunday.

Windward 62, Paraclete 55

LOS ANGELES — The Paraclete boys basketball team held strong with Division 1 Windward, but the Wildcats pulled away late for a 62-55 victory.

“The guys played really hard on the road against a Division 1 team,” Paraclete coach Newton Chelette said. “It was a good prep for us for the playoffs.”

The game was tied at 31-all at halftime and the Spirits (22-6, 1-5 Gold Coast League) had a 47-45 lead late in the game before Windward pulled away.

Amado Coleman led Paraclete with 22 points and Nolan Boffman added 18 points.

The Spirits now await the CIF-Southern Section Division 3AA brackets, which will be announced on Sunday.

Palmdale Aerospace 53, Faith Baptist 41

PALMDALE — The Palmdale Aerospace Academy boys basketball team beat Faith Baptist 53-41 in a Heritage League game on Thursday at Palmdale Aerospace High.

Isaiah Enyard and CJ Tisdale led the Griffins (16-12, 10-1) with 12 points apiece. Eric Alford finished with 10 points and Brian Andrew added nine.

“We played hard,” Palmdale Aerospace coach Keith Bennett said. “We struggled a little bit on offense at times. They had to win to get in the playoffs.”

Palmdale Aerospace finishes the regular season second in the Heritage League. The CIF-Southern Section playoff brackets will be released on Saturday.

Rosamond 87, Frazier Mountain 53

LEBEC — The Rosamond boys basketball team won at Frazier Mountain on Wednesday night, 87-53 in a High Desert League game.

Rosamond junior Colby Adams led the Roadrunners (9-9, 6-5) with 21 points, Quincy Tyler added 17 and Tyler Branch finished with 14 points.

Rosamond scored 37 points in the first quarter.

“It was just a great effort from our kids,” Rosamond coach Johnny Johnson said. “We started off really well. We couldn’t miss.”

Rosamond will host California City in the regular-season finale on Tuesday.

Girls Basketball

Knight 56, Palmdale 27

PALMDALE — The Knight girls basketball team beat Palmdale 56-27 on Thursday night in a Golden League game at Knight High.

The Hawks (12-1) outscored Palmdale in every quarter.

Junior Keyna Hadley led Knight with 13 points, three rebounds, two assists, three steals and two block and senior Jada Mims had 10 points, 12 rebounds, three assists and seven steals.

Junior Taylor Porchia also had a double-double, with 14 points, 12 rebounds, one assist, two steals and one block. Senior Delanie Nava finished with nine points and eight rebounds.

Knight, in second place in the Golden League, will host first-place Lancaster (13-0) tonight.


CANOGA PARK — The Desert Christian wrestling team had three Heritage League champions and one second-place finisher on Wednesday.

Sophomore Zack Brown won his weight at 120 pounds, while freshman Anthony Reyna (160 pounds) and sophomore Caleb Williams (171 pounds) were also league champions. Sophomore Matthew Wait placed second at 126 pounds.

Knights coach Jonathan Williams was excited for the accomplishments of his young team, but said he is well aware of the big step up needed for the CIF-Southern Section Eastern Division tournament, which will take place next weekend.

Boys Soccer

Eastside 3, Antelope Valley 1

LANCASTER — The Eastside boys soccer team finished the regular season with a 3-1 victory over Antelope Valley on Thursday, securing the Lions’ second-place finish in the Golden League, one point behind Knight.

Christopher Romero scored two goals for Eastside (14-4-3, 10-2-2), while Miguel Cruz scored one goal, Joel Ruelas picked up one assist and Brian Lima added two assists.

Eastside goalkeeper Daniel Pantaleon had two saves. The Antelopes (11-10-2, 6-7-1), which finished in sixth place, scored their lone goal on a penalty kick in the first half.

The Lions now await the CIF-Southern Section Division 5 brackets, which will be released on Saturday.

“The boys played well, they played hard,” said Eastside coach Jorge Vega. “We’re gonna do some work, get ready for CIF playoffs.” 

Littlerock 3, Highland 1

LITTLEROCK — The Littlerock boys soccer team ended the season with a 3-2 victory over Highland on Thursday.

Highland (5-8-1 Golden League) led 1-0 at halftime, but the Lobos (7-10-3, 2-9-3) scored three goals in the first eight minutes of the second half to take a 3-1 lead.

Javier Alcaraz scored two goals for Littlerock, while Luis Martinez picked up one goal and Adrian Garcia and Luis Landeros added one assist apiece.

“They started the second half on fire and we were not ready for that,” Highland coach Lemuel Galvao said.

Littlerock goalkeeper Juan Ceja made 12 saves.

“The Littlerock keeper had a great game,” Galvao said.

Andres Saldana scored the first goal for the Bulldogs on an assist from Victor Jimenez and Mathias Allison added the second goal in the second half to make it 3-2.

Highland goalkeeper Esteban Cordero made two saves in the first half and Brian Sanchez finished up the second half with three saves.

The Bulldogs finished sixth in the Golden League and Galvao said he was proud of his team full of sophomores. Littlerock was seventh in league.

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