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Basketball roundup: Trey McDonald, Shay Henderson defense leads Oak Park to playoff win over St. Francis

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OAK PARK — Trey McDonald remembered.

“Last year when I was at Providence, we played St. Francis in a scrimmage before the season and Jackson Mosley came at me with a lot of toughness and I wasn’t ready for it,” said McDonald, who is now a starting guard at Oak Park High.

McDonald was ready Wednesday night, leading a spirited defensive effort with backcourt mate Shay Henderson to Oak Park’s 53-41 win over St. Francis in the opening round of the CIF Southern Section Division 1 playoffs.

Oak Park will travel to take on top-seeded Etiwanda Friday night.

Henderson led the Eagles with 16 points, seven steals and six rebounds. McDonald added eight points and four assists with tenacious defense on Mosley, holding him to just three points for the game.

Trey McDonald comes up with the loose ball and finishes the play with a slick no-look bounce pass for a lay-in.

Oak Park 31, St. Francis 23. 4:45, 3Q pic.twitter.com/RyJVxfm3RP

— Tarek Fattal (@Tarek_Fattal) February 9, 2023

“Shay and I, both guards, when we set the tone on defense, the whole team starts to pick it up,” McDonald said.

Oak Park led 27-20 at halftime, but ballooned its lead in the third quarter, highlighted by a four-point play from Isaiah Sherrard to help the Eagles take a 37-25 advantage. Oak Park started the final quarter on a 6-0 run to open up a 49-31 lead.

Mazi Mosley scored a team-high 13 points for St. Francis. Coach Todd Wolfson subbed senior Jackson Mosley out of the game with 1:06 left to play so the traveling fans could give the four-year player a standing ovation for his service to the program.

Todd Wolfson subs senior PG Jackson Mosley out of the game so the visiting fans can honor a great four-year player. Mosley is tough as nails and the epitome of a floor general. His high school career will end at Oak Park tonight. Salute to a loyal student-athlete. pic.twitter.com/yFlj80KE3e

— Tarek Fattal (@Tarek_Fattal) February 9, 2023

“He’s the winningest player in St. Francis basketball history,” Wolfson said of Jackson. “He had a rough one tonight, but that’s not what we’ll remember him for. He’s won more games than anyone that’s worn a St. Francis uniform.”

The Golden Knights finish the season 20-11.

Heritage Christian 59, Foothill 51: Tae Simmons led the Warriors with 21 points and 18 rebounds.

St. Paul 61, Village Christian 59

DIVISION 2AA

Chaminade 85, Knight 71: Ethan Johnson led the Eagles with 27 points and Coltrane Marchand added 25. Chaminade will play Windward at home Friday.

Crescenta Valley 72, Lakewood 54: Armen Yetenekian had 26 points and Sebastian Tahmasian had 23 points, including six 3s, for the Falcons, who will take on Tesoro in the second round.

Vista Murrieta 55, Crespi 44: Joe Sterling led the Celts with 18 and Peyton White had 17 in the loss.

Oxnard 71, Westlake 58: Austin Maziasz finished a breakout season with 21 points and six rebounds for Westlake.

Culver City 92, Thousand Oaks 80: Jacob Kjarval led the Lancers with 26 points in the loss.

Rancho Cucamonga 72, Saugus 56: Max Tengen led Saugus with 19 points.

Oak Hills 77, Campbell Hall 76

Beverly Hills 58, Calabasas 52

DIVISION 2A

AGBU 55, Pasadena 54: Michael Martirossian hit a game-winning 3-pointer with just seconds left. Senior Avand Dorian led AGBU with 16 points.

AGBU’s Michael Martirossian hits the go-ahead 3ball with seconds left to lift his team to a dramatic 45-44 win over Pasadena in the Division 2A playoffs. Avand Dorian led the way with 16pts. pic.twitter.com/JGseJhUfnC

— Tarek Fattal (@Tarek_Fattal) February 9, 2023

 

Agoura 88, San Marcos 51: Zane Miller exploded for 50 points in the Chargers’ win. Nasir Meyer added 21.

DIVISION 3AA

Canyon 66, Price 46: Tyler Miller led the Cowboys with 22 points, eight rebounds and seven assists. Lincoln Phillips added 17 points and seven assists. Canyon will take on St. Pius at home on Friday.

St. Pius 90, Alemany 57: Mike Lindsay led Alemany with 22 points.

Artesia 64, Newbury Park 48: Cooper Lucas scored 16 points for Newbury Park.

DIVISION 3A

Paraclete 89, Lawndale 82

Valley Torah 75, Murrieta Mesa 59

Schurr 71, Hart 63

DIVISION 4AA

Valencia 81, Don Lugo 57: Mikah Ballew led the Vikings with 24 points and seven rebounds. Kai Davis added 19 and Bryce Bedgood notched a double-double with 18 points and 11 rebounds.

CITY SECTION

Granada Hills 67, Roosevelt 39: Dylan Vo led the Highlanders with 17 points and Yash Maharaj added 12 in Granada Hills’ City Section Division I playoff win.

More scores to come … 

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