King / Drew’s Kosy Akametu makes statement against Crenshaw

King / Drew basketball coach Lloyd Webster insists he has made no secret of 6-foot-4 senior Kosy Akametu, who recorded four dunks and scored 30 points on Friday in a 90 win. -73 against Crenshaw. Akametu was simply absent from the action last season when King / Drew lost to Westchester in the Town Section Open Division semifinals.

It turns out that his father, who once played as a goalkeeper for the Nigerian national football team, took away his basketball privileges in January 2020 because his son’s algebra score fell to D and he ‘there is no authorized D in the family. Two older brothers played for Narbonne and a younger brother plays for King / Drew.

“I understand his point of view,” Akametu said. “He taught me a good lesson.”

Akametu teamed up with Kalib LaCount, who scored 34 points, to crush the Cougars (3-1). King / Drew (4-0) held a 27-point lead in the third quarter. Kevin Bradley did his best for Crenshaw, scoring 38 points.

Akametu has let everyone know that he is someone to recognize before the end of this season. At the start of the first quarter, with around thirty spectators sitting quietly in the stands, he walked over to the basket and threw a one-handed dunk that woke everyone up. Suddenly there was noise and talking about what they had just seen.

“The way was open,” he said.

Narbonne 82, ban 53: Marcus Adams scored 23 points and Devean Williams 18 for Narbonne.

Fairfax 76, University 50: The Lions remained undefeated behind Ahmad Brooks, who made seven threes and finished with 26 points. Fairfax will host Westchester in the first of two Western League games against the Comets on Saturday.

Grant 68, Verdugo Hills 42: Jeremiah Windham had 17 points for the Lancers 7-0.


Newbury Park 2, Thousand Oaks 1: The Lancers, ranked No.1 (23-1), suffered their first loss, with second Derek Turner, who transferred from Thousand Oaks before the season, pitching a four hitter. Thousand Oaks hadn’t lost since the 2019 season, a 31-game winning streak.

Harvard-Westlake 3, Chaminade 1: Jordan Kang went three for three and rookie Bryce Rainer struck out seven innings in 4 1/3 to help the Wolverines come away with a three-game sweep and set up a showdown next week with Sherman Oaks Notre Dame to decide the championship. of the Mission League.

Orange Lutheran 9, Saint-Jean Bosco 4: The Lancers (25-2, 12-0) won their 16th straight game to win a three-game sweep from the Braves. Mikey Romero had three hits and Steven Mara had three RBIs. Orange Lutheran will face JSerra next week in a three-game series to decide the Trinity League championship.

Mission Viejo 10, Capistrano Valley 7: Scotty Young had three hits for Mission Viejo.

Arcadia 10, Muir 5: Harrison Meyers pitched 4 2/3 innings scoreless in the win.

Sierra Canyon 10, Brentwood 0: Bryce Bond struck out seven goals in five innings and Ethan Munoz contributed three hits.

Northwood 8, Laguna Hills 1: Adam Harper and Henry Jia each had two RBIs.

Vista Murrieta 4, Murrieta Valley 3: Jerrad Gonzalez went three for three to lead Vista Murrieta.

Beckman 3, Irvine 0: Lucas Welch struck out seven and pitched a five hitter. Cade McGuire and Paul Murrow each hit home runs.

Westlake 9, Oaks Christian 5: Benjamin Church and Jack Johnson hit home runs and Shea Upton had three hits for Westlake. Austin Dudas led in four points for Oaks Christian.

Gahr 13, Lynwood 0: Angel Cortez led the win with four hits and five RBIs.

Mira Costa 10, Santa Monica 2: Andrew Hiestand struck out 10 in six innings. Dylan Knowles hit a home run.

San Juan Hills 8, Trabuco Hills 5: Chris Landaas led San Juan Hills with three hits and two RBIs.

Rancho Cucamonga 6, Etiwanda 0: Three combined pitchers for the shutout.

Ayala 24, colony 3: Ayla (19-1), the No.1 ranked team in Division 1, continued to roll as Cole Koniarsky hit a grand slam.

Damien 9, Chino Hills 3: Kaden Moeller has struck out nine goals in four innings.

Foothill 8, Villa Park 4: Aiden Taurek had two hits and two RBIs.

Viewpoint 13, Windward 2: Treye Meadows pulled out six.

Hart 5, Valence 4: Brayden Jefferis and Malachi Soqui hit home runs and Ben Niednagel pitched 3 1/3 innings of scoreless relief.

Sherman Oaks Notre Dame 12, El Camino Real 3: Greg Pierantoni finished with two hits and three RBIs.

Boys soccer

Birmingham 6, Bell 1: The undefeated Patriots received two goals each from David Diaz and Enrique Pineda to advance to the City Section Division I championship game in Birmingham on Tuesday.

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