Artesia Pioneers nearly pull off the upset
:Artesia 4, La Mirada 0 Alfredo Lennon scored twice as the Pioneers (9-5-1, 2-0) won the Suburban League game against the Matadores (6-6-1, 1-1). Ivan Arechiga and Luis Candelas each made a pair of saves to combine on the shutout for Artesia. Mayfair 1, Glenn 0 Los Alamitos 3, Huntington Beach 0 Bo Campbell had two goals, and his twin brother Sean scored another as the Griffins (9-2-2, 2-0) won the Sunset League game. Avalon 3, Oakwood 1 Victor Cervantes scored twice to lead the Lancers (4-2-2, 1-0) to victory in their Liberty League opener. BOYS BASKETBALL Artesia 68, La Mirada 32 James Harden had 24 points and 10 rebounds as the Pioneers (14-1, 2-0) overcame a sluggish start to win big in Suburban League play. Mayfair 76, Glenn 40 Jonathan Wills scored a game-high 25 points as the Monsoons (9-6, 2-0) had little trouble in winning their Suburban League matchup with the host Eagles (0-2 in league). Cerritos 69, Norwalk 58 Virgil Sanders led the way with 23 points to lead the visiting Dons (10-6, 2-0) past the Lancers (4-12, 0-1) in a Suburban League game. St. John Bosco 43, Millikan 30 John Garcia was the only player on either team in double figures, scoring 10 points to help lead the host Braves past the Rams in a nonleague matchup. In action late Thursday night, the Braves defeated Serra, 48-38. Vista Murrietta 81, Paramount 46 Tony Sandoval scored 21 points but it wasn’t nearly enough as the Pirates (8-8) lost a nonleague game on the road late Thursday. Oakwood 33, Avalon 32 The Lancers had a chance to win it at the end, but holding the ball with two seconds left and trailing by one, they failed to get a shot off and lost a Liberty League game on the road. Cesar Ocampo and Omar Bravo each scored 10 for Avalon (5-8, 0-3), which plays Oakwood again today. GIRLS BASKETBALL Cerritos 40, Norwalk 29 Tracy Tiao had a team-high 11 points to lead the visiting Dons (9-6, 2-0) past the host Lancers. Artesia 66, La Mirada 36 Sequoia Crandell led the way with 18 points as the Pioneers (8-5, 2-0) won the Suburban League game at La Mirada (0-2 league). Valley Christian 49, St. Joseph 33 Kristel Eddington had perfect court vision with 20 points and 20 rebounds as the Crusaders (6-9) won the nonleague game against the visiting Jesters. Paramount 46, Sierra Vista 33 Genesis Lewis scored 14 points as the host Pirates (13-3) won in nonleague play. Carson 58, L.A. Poly 27 Destiny Hagood had 12 rebounds as the Colts (5-10) beat L.A. Poly (5-8) for 13th place in the Fairfax Tournament. L.A. Adventist 42, Delphi 26 Melanie Bennett had a game-high 12 points as L.A. Adventist improved to 4-4 with a nonleague victory at home. GIRLS WATER POLO Gahr 7, Temecula Valley 5 Hannah Llamas scored three times to lead the Gladiators (12-7) to victory in the second round of the Western Tournament. Goalie Suzanna Guadarrama made eight saves and five steals. Downey 11, Harvard-Westlake 10 Stephanie Rosero scored eight goals as the Vikings (16-1) won a nonleague game. WRESTLING La Mirada 66, Cerritos 10 Oliver Medenilla pinned Jason Kim in 5:04 at 125 pounds to lead the Matadores (9-1, 1-0) past the visiting Dons (0-1 league) in a Suburban League meet late Thursday. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson Andrew Kawano scored the game’s only goal as the Monsoons (8-7-1, 1-1) picked up their first Suburban League win. Norwalk 5, Cerritos 0 Five players Francisco Navarro, Victor Reyes, Clemente Lopez, David Oliva and Pedro Preciado scored as the Lancers (8-3-1, 1-0) beat the Dons (0-2). St. John Bosco 2, Santa Margarita 1 Eder Robles scored in the 50th minute off an assist from Tito Mejia as the Braves (11-2-1, 1-0) held on for their first victory in six seasons of Serra League play against the Eagles (12-4, 0-1), who entered the season ranked first in CIF-SS Division I.