St. Bernard upsets Bishop Montgomery behind 34 points from Tyler Rolison

With four brothers and four sisters bringing him onto the pitch for senior night, St Bernard’s Tyler Rolison told coach Tony Bland ahead of his Monday night game against 24-1 Bishop Montgomery, “I’m not going to lose senior night.”

Playing like someone who couldn’t be stopped, Rolison scored 34 points to help St. Bernard upset the Knights 70-61 and move to first place in the Del Rey League.

“I came with the attitude that I’m not going to lose,” Rolison said. “That was important to me. I had to put on a show.”

St. Bernard (20-5, 6-1) has caused uncertainty in the final week of the regular season as speculation mounts over which eight teams will be selected for the Southern Section Open Division playoffs. The Vikings pushed their way into the playoff picture, adding drama to Sunday’s bracket reveal.

The St. Bernard grows up before everyone’s eyes. In the fourth quarter, Bishop Montgomery (24-2, 6-1) appeared to be making a comeback as a group of young St. Bernard players stepped forward. Sophomore Tajh Ariza hit a three. Sophomore Caleb Versher was four for four on free throws. Sophomore Josh Palmer made a clutch basket.

In the end, however, Rolison delivered despite St Bernard falling 8-0 to start the game as Bland played all the seniors.

“Tyler was incredible,” said Bland.

Xavier Edmonds scored 24 points in triple overtime for Bishop Montgomery, who has just one other loss, against No. 1 Harvard-Westlake.

Chaminade 71, Crespi 65: Ethan Johnson scored 28 points to send the Eagles into a Mission League tournament game Tuesday in Sierra Canyon.

Loyola 75, Bishop Alemany 64: The Cubs earned a trip to St. Francis in Tuesday’s Mission League tournament. Hugh Vandeweghe scored 23 points.

Birmingham 68, El Camino Real 44: Tyson Jackson scored 14 points to help Birmingham go undefeated in the West Valley League and enter a final game against Taft on Wednesday.

Chatsworth 56, Granada Hills 53: Alijah Arenas had 23 points and 10 rebounds for Chatsworth.

Taft 84, Cleveland 55: Keyon Kensie led Taft with 24 points.

Fairfax 62, Venice 48: The Lions went undefeated in the Western League. Tyler Hunt had 21 points for Venice.

Oxnard 69, Ventura 26: The Yellowjackets (25-2, 13-0) finished the Channel League Championship.

Tesoro 54, Trabuco Hill 45: Carson Brown had 28 points and eight rebounds for Tesoro (23-4).

Crean Lutheran 69, Cypress 68: Kaiden Bailey had 32 points and opened the scoring for Crean Lutheran (19-7, 8-0) with seven seconds remaining.

Brentwood 83, King/Drew 62: MJ Coleman had 22 points and eight assists for Brentwood.

St. Pius X-St. Matthias 95, Paraclete 72: Tyrone Riley scored 25 points and Douglas Langford added 24 for 23-4 St. Pius X.

Schalhevet 61, Calabasas 47: The Firehawks improved to 22-5.

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71 Granada Hills, 48 ​​Chatsworth: The Highlanders (21-4, 8-0) received 22 points from Marianne Boco.

Mater Dei 93, Santa Margarita 48: The Monarchs achieved at least a tie for their 16th straight Trinity League title. Addie Deal scored 16 points.

This story originally appeared in the Los Angeles Times.

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