Covering High School Sports in America

Crespi (Encino) is in position to win the title in one of California's most competitive leagues thanks to these heroics by senior Carter Gallo.

Gallo scored seven points in overtime and a season high 16 for the game as the Celts beat Loyola (Los Angeles) 82-80. The 6-foot-2 guard is averaging 9.2 points and 3.4 rebounds per game on the season.

Winners in eight of its last nine outings, Encino is now the leader in the Mission League, which features perennial powers like Alemany (Mission Hills), Chaminade (West Hills) and Harvard-Westlake (North Hollywood).