1. It didn't take long for Fairfax to realize that it wasn't in Canada anymore. Two-time state champ Westchester (16-5) dominated the Western League showdown, winning 67-40 and perhaps hinting that there might not be much competition between the two this season. Fairfax (10-5), which easily won three games at the Snowball Classic in Canada, didn't respond well to the loss. The Lions fell to University, 56-48, a night later. Both defeats came at home.
2. All of Chris Reyes' game-high 19 points came before the fourth quarter, yet La Verne Damien (15-1) managed to erase a halftime deficit and claim its first-ever victory at Chino Hills (14-4). The Spartans went into the locker room down three before winning 59-50. J.P. Chakbazof had 13 points for Sierra League-leading Damien.
3. Long Beach Poly doesn't have just one great basketball team. The girls' team is ranked No. 2 in the nation for a reason; Long Beach Wilson found that out the hard way. The Jackrabbits (14-2) forced 38 turnovers -- or more than one per minute -- in a blowout, 63-24 win over Wilson. Poly's only two losses have come against Brea Olinda.
4. Carson football coach Elijah Asante announced on his Twitter account that senior dual-threat quarterback Justin Alo (2,534 yards, 18 touchdowns) received an offer to play at Hawaii. After speaking to him following a playoff game in November, Alo -- a first-team All-City selection -- was sure he would eventually land an offer or two. He had a rough time against Crenshaw's defense in the City Championship, but he proved to be a valuable player throughout the season.
5. Alo and the Black team defeated the White team, 21-8, in the first-ever Polynesian All-American Classic at Cathedral High on Saturday. The four-day event is designed to give players one more shot at earning a college scholarship. But that doesn't mean top prospects are excluded. J.R. Tavai (Mira Costa/USC) and Junior Pomee (Rancho Verde/undecided) were among the participants.