There is something in the water at St. John Bosco High. If it’s not there then it’s definitely in the Sloppy Joes served in the school cafeteria. Whatever it is, it’s working for the boys soccer team. The Braves are running through their opposition this season, shutting out Wilson twice and beating rivals Mater Dei and Santa Margarita. And on Friday they continued their undefeated campaign in Serra League play by rolling past Servite 3-0 at St. John Bosco High. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card The Braves (15-2-1, 4-0) notched another goal just before the half expired. Kevin Murray received a short, corner-kick pass from Favian Cheong, dribbled to the box and faked out his defender before he booted an open shot to the lower right corner. “I knew we would get some early goals,” Kaminski said. “It was one of those games where you have to plow through and get the win. Keep going. It was good to get this win. Servite was the last team we haven’t beaten.” The Braves put the game away in the second half when senior Tito Mejia took a pass and volleyed it over the Servite (2-13-2, 0-4) keeper with his right foot. “Sometimes you have that feeling that you’re going to score and I just happened to score it in,” Mejia said. “We have more commitment this year than any other year I’ve played on varsity. Everybody shows up to the weight room when we have to. Everybody comes to practice. We’re a very committed team.” : Daniel Frias Millikan 2, Poly 1 Gerardo Garcia and Luis Gonzales had goals for the first-place Rams (15-1-1, 4-0) in a Moore League victory over the host Jackrabbits (5-7-3, 2-3-1). Andres Valencia added an assist for Millikan and goalie David Covey made three saves. Stuart Thompson scored for Poly. Lakewood 3, Jordan 1 Chris Contreras and Doug Armstrong each had two assists for the host Lancers (6-8-2, 3-2-1) in a Moore League victory. Jeremy Greene, Luis Hernandez and Addison Rudd scored goals for Lakewood and goalie Uriel Luevano made four saves. Norwalk 4, La Mirada 1 David Oliva, Julio Morales, Francisco Navarro and Gio Carrera all scored as the Lancers (12-3-2, 5-0-1) stayed undefeated in the Suburban League. Bellflower 2, Cerritos 0 Steven Reyes and Tony Ramos each scored a goal for the Buccaneers (11-4-2, 4-2) in a Suburban League shutout of the Dons. Jose Gonzalez assisted on both goals and goalie Victor Flores made just one save. Artesia 1, Mayfair 0 Sophomore midfielder Adan Coronado scored an unassisted goal for the Pioneers (11-7-1, 4-2) in a Suburban League victory over the Monsoons (8-9-3, 1-3-2). Artesia goalkeeper Ivan Arechiga made four saves. Los Alamitos 2, Fountain Valley 1 Senior forward Beau Campbell scored both goals for the Griffins (13-2-2, 6-0) in a Sunset League win against the Barons (6-8-3, 0-5-1). Valley Christian 2, Paraclete 1 Senior forward Steven Kruid scored the game-winner in the final minute, and goalie Kevin Van Aalsberg made a great save at the other end to make it stand up as the Crusaders (13-3-1, 3-0) won the Olympic League game against the Spirits (12-5-1, 1-3). Washington 2, Banning 1 German Delgado had a goal and Daniel Barba made 10 saves for the Pilots (3-3, 3-1) in a Marine League loss. Avalon 4, Buckley 1 Juan Gonzalez, Daniel Guzman, Michael Rodriguez and Victor Cervantes all had goals for the Lancers (7-0-3, 5-0) in Liberty League play. GIRLS SOCCER Mayfair 6, Artesia 0 Nicole Hubbard had two goals and an assist for the Monsoons (22-0, 6-0) in a Suburban League shutout. Tiya Gallegos, Brittanie Perez, Melissa Steffens and Missy Freeland also scored for Mayfair. Village Christian 3, Valley Christian 2 Tiana Torp and Jackiee Roman scored for the Crusaders (10-7-1, 2-2) in an Olympic League loss. Goalie Tracy Boekestein made four saves. Downey Calvary Chapel 2, Archer 1 Sophomore fullback Molly Litherman scored in the second half, and senior midfielder Brittany Garrett converted a penalty kick in the first half as the Grizzlies (2-5-2, 1-2) won the Alpha League game at Apollo Park. San Pedro 6, Carson 0 Marissa Carne had two goals and goalie Nicole Orlando made six saves to record her third shutout of the season for the Pirates (11-5, 4-0) in Marine League play. Alyssa Mullenhour, Alex Sanford, Heidi Farran and Lauryn Maes also scored for San Pedro. Senior goalie Eugenia Miranda made 13 saves and freshman sweeper Samantha Chavez to help lead the Colts (3-7, 1-3). Banning 3, Washington 0 Jenni Gonzales had a pair of goals and keeper Domitila Hernandez didn’t face a shot for the Pilots (5-11-1, 3-1) in a Marine League shutout. BOYS BASKETBALL Wilson 53, Cabrillo 43 Senior guard Tommy Barnes hit all six of his free-throw attempts down the stretch to finish with a team-high 12 points as the Bruins (10-10, 2-4) won the Moore League game at Cabrillo (8-9, 2-4). Dominguez 96, Downey 61 Senior guard Patrick Christopher had 25 points and 10 rebounds to lead the visiting Dons (15-4, 4-0) past the Vikings (8-8, 1-3) in San Gabriel Valley League play. Audwin Tolbert added 18 points and seven rebounds for Dominguez and Brandon Jennings had 17 points and eight assists. Bellflower 72, Cerritos 58 Senior center Charles Gray scored 18 of his game-high 36 points in the fourth quarter as the visiting Buccaneers (13-7, 3-3) topped the Dons (10-11, 2-4) in Suburban League play. Senior guard Wayne Chapman added 16 points, including four 3-pointers, for Bellflower. Carson 79, San Pedro 77 Charles Jenkins made a putback for his 21st point with no time remaining as the Colts (13-5, 4-0) won the Marine League game against the visiting Pirates (13-5, 2-2) Jeremy Holland (18 points, nine rebounds) had hit one of two free throws to tie it for San Pedro with 7.6 seconds remaining. Marcellus Cullors scored a game-high 22 points for Carson. Los Alamitos 73, Fountain Valley 44 Junior guard Cameron Jones scored a game-high 18 points, and his cousin, Landry Fields, added 13 more as the host Griffins (17-4, 4-1) dominated the first three quarters en route to an easy Sunset League victory at home. Village Christian 58, Valley Christian 45 Sophomore guard Kurt Korver had 18 points and three assists, but the Crusaders (4-16, 0-3) fell in an Alpha League game at Village Christian (4-0 league). Centennial 63, Palos Verdes 24 Senior forward and San Diego State signee Jervaughn Johnson scored a game-high 12 points and grabbed six rebounds to lead the host Apaches (17-2, 4-0) past Palos Verdes in a Pioneer League game. Gahr 90, Lynwood 74 Seniors Aaron Woods (19 points) and Gabriel Negash (15) each hit three 3-pointers, and Cameron Nettles added 15 points as the host Gladiators (14-6, 2-1) defeated the Knights in a San Gabriel Valley League game. Santa Margarita 54, St. John Bosco 34 Sophomore guard Charles Odum had 13 points for the Braves (15-6, 0-3) in a Serra League loss. La Mirada 71, Norwalk 45 Taylor Siemens scored 20 points and Stephen Kaupang added 13 for the visiting Matadores (14-8, 4-2) in a Suburban League victory. Paraclete 64, California Academy of Math and Science 56 Senior center Stephen Hennessey had 14 points and nine rebounds, but the Rebels (1-9, 0-4) fell in Delphic League action at home. St. Anthony 66, Cantwell Sacred Heart 45 Junior forward Michael Cotton scored a team-high 17 points to lead the visiting Saints (9-11, 2-2) past Cantwell in an El Camino Real League matchup. GIRLS BASKETBALL Wilson 66, Cabrillo 50 Junior guard Amber Harden connected on six 3-pointers and finished with 21 points to lead the Bruins (13-7, 4-1) to the Moore League win at Cabrillo (3-7, 1-4). Senior guard Leandra Sands contributed 15 points for Wilson. Lakewood 49, Jordan 38 Tammyka Moser scored 10 points and grabbed 15 rebounds for the Lancers. Lynwood 77, Gahr 65 Junior Lenita Sanford led the way with 31 points as the Knights (10-4, 4-0) won the San Gabriel Valley League game against the Gladiators (14-5, 3-1). Junior guard Shannan Austin showed an efficient shooting touch for Gahr, going 14-15 from the foul line and hitting four 3-pointers for 30 points. Warren 45, Paramount 40 Jenel Guadagno scored 15 points and Cecilia Barragan added 10 for the host Bears (8-11, 2-2) in an SGVL victory over the Pirates (2-2). Downey 69, Dominguez 49 Junior guard Dora Hogue had a game-high 14 points, and fellow junior Dana Perez added 12 for the Vikings (9-12, 1-3) in the SGVL win. Artesia 48, Mayfair 28 Sophomore forward Sequoia Crandell scored a game-high 17 points for the visiting Pioneers (13-5, 6-0) in a battle for first place in the Suburban League. Dijon Franklin had 13 points to lead the Monsoons (5-1). Narbonne 68, Washington 47 USC-bound senior Morghan Medlock had 16 points as the Gauchos (13-4, 4-0) won the Marine League game against the visiting Generals (8-3, 3-1). California Academy of Math and Science 42, Scott Academy 37 Junior guard Nikki Sumait led the way with 14 points as the Rebels (4-7, 1-4) picked up their first Delphic League win of the season. GIRLS WATER POLO Newport Harbor 15, Wilson 6 Andrea Artukovich and Kendall Wootten scored two goals apiece but the Bruins (8-11) were defeated in a nonleague game at Belmont Plaza Pool. Goalies Amanda Hardy and Christina Johnson combined for four saves. Cerritos 12, Poly 11 (OT) Judy Choi had four goals and goalie Leila Hashemi made 10 saves for the Dons (8-4) in a nonleague victory over the visiting Jackrabbits. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “No, no,” said Braves coach Paul Kaminski about the Sloppy Joes theory. “We’re just working hard. It’s all hard work. Heart and desire. And we have talent, too. When you put those three things together, that’s when you get magic and that’s what we have this year.” Magic also describes his midfielder, Eder Robles, who got things started in the first half by converting the first score of the game off a direct kick. Robles took the shot from 20 yards out, kicking it hard to the top corner and through the goalkeeper’s hands.