hops: Samohi’s Jordan Mathews slam dunks the ball during last year’s Santa Monica Tournament. Mathews has since moved on to Cal. (File photo)

hops: Samohi’s Jordan Mathews slam dunks the ball during last year’s Santa Monica Tournament. Mathews has since moved on to Cal. (File photo)

SAMOHI — This year’s Santa Monica Tournament features its regular lineup of heavy hitters.

Southern California boys’ basketball stalwarts Loyola, Fairfax, Chaminade and Santa Monica will be just some of the teams in action Dec. 2-7 at Samohi.

Pool play begins Dec. 2 with Culver City versus Brentwood at 5 p.m. That game will be followed by Loyola versus Locke. Classic Westside rivals Santa Monica and Palisades will close out the first night.

Dec. 3 will see Palisades and Harvard-Westlake; Chaminade and Crossroads; Fairfax and Culver City.

Dec. 4 features Crossroads and Inglewood; West Ranch and Loyola; Harvard-Westlake and Samohi.

Pool play concludes Dec. 5 with Locke and West Ranch; Brentwood and Fairfax; Inglewood and Chaminade.

Teams that finish 2-0 in pool play will move on to the gold bracket, which features games Dec. 6-7. The championship game takes place Dec. 7 at 7:45 p.m. in the North Gym at Samohi.

 

St. Monica closes season against Salesian

 

St. Monica football hopes to close out the season on a positive note against Santa Fe League rival Salesian on Friday at Santa Monica College’s Corsair Field.

St. Monica enters the game 3-6 overall and 1-2 in league. Salesian is 7-2 overall and 3-0 in league.

Win or lose, St. Monica is most likely going to miss the postseason for the first time in three years.

 

Samohi football No. 8

 

Santa Monica football continues to hold a place in the CIF-Southern Section Western Division poll.

The Vikings are currently ranked No. 8. Samohi has been ranked as high as No. 3 this season.

Ocean League rival Culver City is No. 6 in the poll released on Monday. Serra continues its reign as No. 1, a spot they have not given up all season. Chaminade is No. 2.

Samohi closes the regular season on Friday at Hawthorne. The game begins at 7 p.m.

 

 

daniela@smdp.com

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