St. Anthony Boys' Basketball
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Basketball Roundup: Cabrillo Lakewood And Poly Win, Saints Fall To Bishop Montgomery

Boys’ Basketball

Bishop Montgomery 65, St. Anthony 50 >> There was plenty of hype around the Saints’ big Del Rel League game against Bishop Montgomery, and the Jack Errion Gymnasium was jumping with a near-sellout crowd. In the end, the Saints didn’t have the depth to finish the game after trailing by just six points at halftime.

“We’re not there yet,” said St. Anthony coach Allen Caveness. “They bothered us physically on both ends of the court, we were bad in the paint on both ends of the court. ANd we shot it terribly.”

Caveness said that despite the buildup to the game, he was confident it wouldn’t overly affect his team.

“We walked about it all week, there’s no trophy on the line, it wasn’t going to make or break our season in either direction. People made a lot of this game but it’s early January.”

St. Anthony was led by Biggie Nelloms, who had 13 points, and Jadon Jones, who had 11 points. Juice Belvin had nine. Bishop Montgomery got 19 points off the bench from Isaiah Johnson and 15 points from Nick Schroder, with Josh Vazquez chipping in 12.

Cabrillo 64, Millikan 60 >> The Jaguars’ upset of Millikan was their first win over the Rams in seven years. Click here for our story.

Lakewood 58, Compton 56 >> The Lancers’ win over Compton throws the Moore League standings into a bit of disarray, with every team now having at least two losses except for Long Beach Poly. Compton and Millikan have two losses each with Wilson sitting at 3-3. Lakewood is in fifth with four losses but obviously proved they could be a factor in the second round with the upset of Compton.

Long Beach Poly 86, Jordan 47 >> There have been some memorable clashes between Poly and Jordan over the years, but Friday wasn’t one of them. The Jackrabbits jumpst out to a 27-10 lead in the first quarter and never looked back, at one point leading Jordan 46-15.

It was a balanced scoring night for Poly, who hit nine three’s in the first half from six players. Peyton Watson led with 14 points, backed up by 12 points apiece from Malik Salahuddin and Giordan Williams. 11 players scored in the game for Poly. Julian Chambers and Ben Pule led Jordan with 16 points apiece.

Girls’ Basketball

Millikan 89, Cabrillo 19 >> After losing to Poly on Wednesday, the Rams bounced back in a big way to remain in second place.


Mike Guardabascio
An LBC native, Mike Guardabascio has been covering Long Beach sports professionally for 13 years, with his work published in dozens of Southern California magazines and newspapers. He's won numerous awards for his writing as well as the CIF Southern Section’s Champion For Character Award, and is the author of three books about Long Beach history.