Los Al keeps Newport Harbor at Bay

Griffins remain unbeaten in Surf League as playoffs near

Kedric Delaney drives to the basket.

The Los Alamitos High boys basketball team held off Newport Harbor, 77-64, to improve to 4-0 in Surf League play and secured at least a share of the league title. The Griffins hold a two-game lead on Fountain Valley, whom they were scheduled to play on Tuesday. Los Alamitos was ranked No. 16 in the Jan. 22 CIF-SS Division 1 poll, with the playoff brackets scheduled to be released on Sunday at noon.

The Griffins had five players score in double figures, led by Tyler Lopez with 16 points and Isaiah Wempe with 14. Wesley Trevino and Samori Guyness each had 12 points and Liam Gray added 11. The Griffins will close out the regular season on Thursday with a home game against Edison. Los Al defeated Edison, 86-81, in their first meeting.

The Griffins had a non-league game on Saturday at the Nike Extravaganza at Mater Dei High School. The Griffins battled host Mater Dei, but came up short, as the Monarchs held off the Griffins 66-65. Mater Dei had gone into the event ranked No. 2 in the CIF-SS Division 1 rankings.

Newport Harbor was ranked No. 4 in the CIF-SS Division 2A poll and should be a threat in their bracket.

Girls lock up Surf League

The Los Alamitos High girls basketball team locked up the Surf League title with a resounding 73-35 win over Edison High on Monday.

The Griffins improved to 5-0 in league play and will look to complete the sweep in their final league game against Corona del Mar, today at 7 p.m. at home. The Griffins defeated Corona del Mar, 54-22, in their first meeting.

The Griffins are ranked No. 7 in this week’s CIF-SS Division 2A poll and will await their placement in the playoff bracket, scheduled to be released on Saturday at 10 a.m.