Four of the five boys' basketball teams that traveled south on Interstate 5 Saturday emerged with victories in the second annual San Diego vs. Los Angeles Hoops Challenge.
Woodland Hills Taft beat showcase host San Diego Lincoln, 52-48. The Toreadors (11-3) blew a 15-point lead but showed resilience. Taft junior guard Chris Yanku had 16 points, including two clutch free throws to ice it with six seconds left.
Gardena Serra (13-1) beat St. Augustine, 60-48, behind 18 points each from seniors Dakarai Tucker and Daddy Ugbede. La Verne Lutheran (12-4) defeated La Costa Canyon, 62-47. Windward (12-5) got 31 points from Nick Stover to beat Francis Parker, 71-59.
Compton Centennial beat Horizon, 57-46. Long Beach Jordan was the only L.A. representative to lose, doing so to Torrey Pines, 50-48.
Other action involving south Los Angeles County schools:
In the feature game of the second annual Under Armour Brandon Jennings Invitational in Milwaukee, Wis., L.A. Price (11-5) lost to Baltimore Patterson, 85-76. San Diego State-bound Skylar Spencer had 14 points and 12 blocks.
Dorsey (13-5) won its seventh straight game, beating Fremont, 72-46, for the Gold Division championship in the Huntington Park tournament. L.A. Franklin (12-5) needed all of Zach Hinton's 28 points to beat LACES, 62-61, in overtime for the Silver Division crown. Garfield (14-3) beat Locke 79-65 to claim the Bronze Division title.
Crenshaw (11-3) couldn't knock off streaking Etiwanda (15-1), losing 63-56 at The Great Inland Empire Shootout in Rialto.
Blair Angulo covers preps for ESPN Los Angeles. Follow him on Twitter.