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Basketball roundup: Nasir Meyer leads Agoura over Thousand Oaks for Marmonte League title

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AGOURA HILLS — The best-kept secret off the 101 freeway isn’t a secret anymore.

Agoura High 6-foot-6 junior Nasir Meyer has been filling box scores and leading the Chargers to victory with his ability to take games over. He can sky for a rebound, defend the opponent’s best player – no matter the position – and he can score from anywhere.

It was all on display as Meyer scored 19 points in Agoura’s 48-45 comeback victory over Thousand Oaks that clinched the Marmonte League boys basketball title Tuesday night.

The Chargers are league champions for the second time in three seasons, the last coming in 2021.

Elias Chin’s 3ball is off the mark. The celebration ensues. Agoura beats Thousand Oaks 48-45 and clinches the Marmonte League title. Nasir Meyer had 19pts; Zane Miller 12pts. Trent MacLean had 14pts for TO.

— Tarek Fattal (@Tarek_Fattal) February 1, 2023

Meyer made two free throws with 4.6 seconds left to create a three-point lead. Thousand Oaks’ Elias Chin heaved a fall-away 3 as time expired, but it was off the mark.

The celebration ensued as the student section stormed the floor and crowded around Meyer.

“I’ve been working hard every day,” Meyer said. “I’ve really been focusing on making better decisions and that’s really elevated my game.”

Meyer was scoreless in the first quarter as he watched Thousand Oaks (19-8) take an 18-8 lead into the second quarter. Meyer took over in the second quarter, scoring nine points, including an emphatic one-handed dunk and an old-fashioned 3-point play to ignite the comeback.

Nasir Meyer has dominated the second quarter. Dunks, and-1s, steals and pull-ups like this. Only a junior.

Halftime. TO 26, Agoura 23.

— Tarek Fattal (@Tarek_Fattal) February 1, 2023

Teammate Zane Miller added 12 points for Agoura. Trent MacLean had 14 points for Thousand Oaks.

The Chargers (18-9) have their final league game Thursday against Calabasas, but their avenging win over the Lancers, who beat them earlier in the year, gives Agoura an 8-1 record in league play. Thursday’s result will be moot.

In other Marmonte League action, Westlake defeated Newbury Park 77-52. Austin Maziasz had 25 points and 13 rebounds in the victory. Oaks Christian defeated Calabasas 65-50.


Village Christian 79, Heritage Christian 67: Will Overton led the Crusaders with 19 points. Thomas Luczak added 16 in the Olympic League win at home.

Simi Valley 60, Royal 49: Caleb Peters led the Pioneers with 19 points and 10 rebounds. Simi Valley and Oak Park will square off in the final game of the season Thursday with Coastal Canyon League title implications.

Saugus 63, Castaic 23: Justin Perez led Saugus with 21 points.

Knight 61, Quartz Hill 59: Darrius Freeman led the Knight with 22 points. Malik Larane added 20.

Oakwood 92, YULA 62: The Owls remained unbeaten in the Liberty League thanks to Hayden Suslow’s 21 points and Ben Eisendrath’s 17.


The semifinals of the Mission League tournament are set for Wednesday night. Top-seeded Harvard-Westlake will host fourth-seeded St. Francis and second-seeded Notre Dame will host third-seeded Sierra Canyon. Both games will tip off at 7 p.m.

In Tuesday night’s second round of play, Sierra Canyon topped Chaminade 93-51. Ashton Hardaway had 42 points, including 10 3s for the Trailblazers. St. Francis defeated Loyola 58-51. Jackson Mosley led the Golden Knights with 16 points and Luke McGrath added 15 points.

No matter what happens Wednesday night, Harvard-Westlake has already done enough to earn a berth to the CIF Southern Section Open Division. Notre Dame, after beating Sierra Canyon last Friday at Pauley Pavilion and topping San Diego’s St. Augustine Saturday night, has made a strong case for an Open berth, but a win Wednesday night will make the Knights a sure pick.

However, a berth to the Open Division for Sierra Canyon isn’t exactly clear. The Trailblazers will be without Isaiah Elohim and are likely to be without Bronny James, who has missed multiple games due to injury. Elohim, who played on Friday against Notre Dame after sitting due to swelling in his knee, injured his ankle and is in a walking boot.

If Sierra Canyon loses Wednesday and its two best players are injured, it seems unlikely the Open Division committee would select an undermanned Trailblazers team for the Southern Section’s top division (8 teams). It means the Trailblazers would go to the Division 1 playoffs, which would mark the first time the program did not make the Open Division since the field’s creation in 2014.

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