Prep sports roundup: Freshman Jason Crowe Jr. is earning respect

At age 14, Lynwood High freshman guard Jason Crowe Jr. brings back memories of another 14-year-old freshman trying to succeed against hold-back players of his same class – LaMelo Ball of Chino Hills.

It’s a challenge if you’re not that strong coming down the track, but the 6-foot-3 Crowe grew up fighting in the backyard against his father, Jason Crowe Sr., a former professional player and Lynwood head coach. played. Hall of Famer Paul Pierce, who played with Crowe Sr. at Inglewood High, was in the bleachers at Beverly Hills High Monday and ready to offer tips.

“He grew up playing older guys in pickup truck games,” Crowe Sr. said. “I prepared him for bigger and better things.”

Crowe will be heard for the next four seasons. He’s already made a difference, scoring 51 points in one game. Against Oakwood on Monday, he didn’t score in the first quarter and earned a place on the bench alongside his father. Reportedly more aggressive on offense and defense, he responded with 39 points in the last three quarters and helped level the score in the fourth quarter after Lynwood fell 13 points behind.

In the end, Oakwood won 75-67 in an opening game of the Beverly Hills Tournament, but it’s clear that Lynwood has a bright future with five freshmen playing at the varsity.

“He’s a damn good freshman,” said Oakwood coach Steve Smith.

Oakwood has a pretty good guard himself in Junior Ben Eisendrath, who finished with 30 points.

Beverly Hills 60, San Diego 57: Jameson Caruso scored with two clutch threes in the fourth quarter to lead the Normans (7-0) to victory. He finished with 18 points. Jon Mani led Beverly Hills with 24 points. Noah Marte had 26 points for San Diego.

Brentwood 80, chinos 38: Jordan Hoegban hit six three-pointers to finish the Beverly Hills tournament with 20 points for Brentwood.

Taft, 65, Redondo Union 50: The toreros (1-2) got their first win of the season. Keyon Kensie scored 18 points and Derrick Hill and Bishop Brooks each added 17.

Walnut 74, Fairmont Prep 71: In a battle of unbeaten teams in the St. John Bosco tournament, Walnut (7-0) prevailed. Joby Barnes scored 17 points and Adrian Triplett had 16.

Rolling Hills Prep 79, New Roads 19: Alec Peterson scored 17 points for Rolling Hills.

Grant 108, Monroe 35: Jayleen Jones had 20 points and 11 rebounds in Grant’s season debut.

Etiwanda 55, Canyon Springs 38: Curtis Williams led the Eagles by 14 points.

Bishop Alemany 73, Van Nuys 36: The Warriors (7-1) received 15 points from Anthony Martinez.

Tesoro 67, Calvary Chapel 41: Carson Brown led the 9-1 Tesoro by 22 points.

Basketball for girls

67 San Fernando, 33 Sylmar: Samantha Maldonado scored 24 points for the Tigers.

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