Prep Basketball: Harvard-Westlake wins double extra time thriller

Robert Horry was recognized for reaching nice success as a seven-time NBA champion. Now his son Christian is creating his personal id together with his protection. Simply name him the stopper. First on the finish of normal time, then within the second extra time, Horry made vital defensive performs to flee No. 1 Harvard-Westlake with an 85-78 double extra time win over Sherman Oaks Notre Dame in entrance of a hostile, packed gymnasium.

“I adore it,” stated the 6-foot-2 junior. “Something I can do for the crew.”

Each groups refused to budge, combining to take 10 consecutive free throws at one level below strain within the two extra time durations. Notre Dame (14-8, 3-1) was severely hampered when guard Caleb Foster fouled close to the tip of the rule. He had 20 factors and his absence allowed the Wolverines (21-1, 4-0) to concentrate on Dusty Stromer and Mercy Miller. Foster was nearly unstoppable on drives, both scoring or drawing fouls.

With 9.2 seconds remaining within the first extra time, Nikolas Khamenia equalized with two free throws for Harvard-Westlake. Within the second extra time, the Wolverines have been lastly capable of break away. Jacob Huggins and Brady Dunlap every had two baskets. Notre Dame had misplaced its firepower with out Foster.

Harvard-Westlake's Brady Dunlap takes on Sherman Oaks Notre Dame's Dusty Stromer.

Harvard-Westlake’s Brady Dunlap takes on Sherman Oaks Notre Dame’s Dusty Stromer in a thriller that includes Wolverines’ double extra time.

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The Wolverines had 5 gamers who scored double digits. Trent Perry had 27 factors, Huggins had 18 factors and 11 rebounds, Khamenia 15 factors, Dunlap 14 and Robert Hinton 11. Stromer had 21 factors and Miller had 18 to help Foster.

It was an enormous win for Harvard-Westlake, who host Sierra Canyon on Friday in a difficult however enjoyable week of Mission League basketball mania.

“For that, I observe taking part in in entrance of lots of people doing a present,” Khamenia stated.

Ultimately, the Wolverines discovered a solution to win, identical to they did a few weeks in the past in a triple extra time thriller towards Bishop Montgomery. Having Horry able to be a defensive stopper certain helps.

“He is an important defender on the ball,” stated coach David Rebibo. “We all the time search for him when we now have to cease. I am pleased with the boys.”

Sierra Canyon 61, St. Francis 43: They’ve lived on buses for a lot of their college life. On airplanes. The Sierra Canyon Trailblazers have carried out to 1000’s nationwide, even worldwide.

However one in all their hardest checks of the season Wednesday evening got here not in Georgia, not in Oregon, however with a deafening pupil part at St. Francis Excessive in La Cañada Flintridge. Children in neon inexperienced, orange and pink packed “The Dungeon” into their residence gymnasium and prompted such an uproar that the Trailblazers appeared nearly unable to listen to coach Andre Chevalier’s guttural screams from the sidelines.

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“I feel they have been a bit affected by the noise,” Chevalier stated. “It took them some time to get used to it.”

In an emotional battle, Junior Isaiah Elohim used a bevy of midrange pull-ups and rim assaults to guide the Trailblazers by 24 factors. He performed via contact all evening, burying a fourth quarter three and blowing a three-finger kiss to the group, the capper in a hard-fought evening.

Sierra Canyon performed with out senior Bronny James, who Chevalier stated rested his knee. James underwent surgical procedure in early 2021 to restore a torn meniscus.

Nevertheless, junior Justin Pippen began instead of James and had probably the greatest video games of his highschool profession, hitting three threes and taking part in a troublesome protection. St. Francis senior level guard Jackson Mosley, son of East Los Angeles School males’s basketball coach and “Final Probability U” star John Mosley, scored 12 factors for St. Francis.

55 St. John Bosco, 30 Santa Margarita: Elzie Harrington had 14 factors for the Braves, who led 12-0 after the primary quarter.

Crenshaw 58, King/Draw 51: The Cougars (18-2) helped their metropolis part open division with an necessary Coliseum League win. Jeremiah Blackmon scored 17 factors and AJ Robinson 12 for the Cougars.

Santa Monica 54, Culver Metropolis 45: Joshua Hecht had 19 factors for Santa Monica.

Oak Park 62, Symi Valley 58: Trey McDonald completed with 20 factors for Oak Park.

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Birmingham 74, El Camino Actual 46: S’riaya Peters scored 17 factors and Sammy Velasquez added 16 for Birmingham.

Instances contributor Luca Evans contributed to this abstract.