Edison and Brethren Christian, the remaining two local prep boys' basketball teams to enter the week still alive in postseason play, are standing no more.
In quarterfinal-round play of the CIF Southern Section playoffs Tuesday, both the Chargers and Warriors, who enjoyed highly successful seasons, suffered season-ending defeats.
Fifth-ranked Edison traveled to Compton to face the Moore League co-champion and fourth-ranked Tartars and lost, 73-57, in a Division 2AA game. Sixth-ranked Brethren Christian was on the road in Van Nuys and fell, 70-48, to the fourth-ranked Montclair Prep Mounties in Division 5A action.
Compton got the upper hand on Edison in the second quarter of their showdown, where the Tartars outscored the Chargers, 28-5, to wipe out a 14-8 first-quarter deficit. Senior guard Dylan Garrity, Edison's all-time career scoring leader, netted a game-high 25 points in his final game. Junior Dreon Barlett contributed 16 points.
Garrity ends his Edison career as the program's all-time leader in points, assists and games played.