Gardena Serra is the early frontrunner in the Del Rey League after its 51-47 road win against Bishop Montgomery on Friday night.
Serra (15-1) was led by Daddy Ugbede's 20 points. Guard Kajon Mack had 11.
Bishop Montgomery (14-3), which had beaten Serra in a nonleague game earlier this season, missed a potential tying 3-pointer in the final seconds. Dakarai Tucker's late free throw iced it for the Cavaliers.
Serra plays L.A. Price in the marquee matchup of the Johnnie Cochran Classic at LACES High School on Saturday night.