Student Athlete of the Week: Jalen Coleman

Jalen Coleman recently graduated from Wiseburn-Da Vinci high school and will attend Temple in the fall to study sports management. His athletics, academics, and community outreach efforts would earn him the 2023 Build a Better Future Scholarship and the Footlocker Scholar Athlete Scholarship.

Washington Prep Falls to Vaughn 37-69 in Division III Championship

Scoring accuracy and a tough defense would give the Vaughn White Tigers girls basketball team an 69-37 edge over the Washington Prep Generals to win the Division III City Section Championship. White Tigers junior Yamileth Ferreira noted how she grew up with her teammates and how that familiarity is an asset. “It was just the journey playing with them,” Ferreira said. “I just loved every game.” The Generals struggled with turnovers early in the game while the White Tigers extended their possessions with offensive rebounds. This allowed Ferreira to lead Vaughn in a 7-2 run. Washington Prep junior guard India

UCLA Survives Late Rally to Defeat USC 59-56

The UCLA Bruins women’s basketball team relied on second-chance points and a strong defense to snap the Women of Troy’s undefeated record with a 59-56 victory. The Bruins outrebounded USC on the offensive end 20-9. That led them to score 23 second-chance points, 11 more than USC.

Living the ‘Sweet Life’

Jerrold Smith II is a Los Angeles multi-hyphenate who may be a familiar face to you. Best known for his most recent on-screen credits in HBO Max’s original series, Sweet Life: Los Angeles, and Netflix’s outbreak competition series, Floor is Lava, his work doesn’t stop just stop there.