La Salle waits out a one-point victory

first_imgJared McCray then iced the game by inbounding the ball to Tyson Lisboa, who held on for the win. “It’s important for guys like myself to step up with some big plays,” McCray said. “Everyone is expecting Troy (Baugh) or Scott Jones to score, but the other guys can help.” Baugh led his team with 16 points. “I thought we played a pretty good game defensively,” Goldstein. “Well, not counting the last two minutes.” Up next for La Salle (23-5) is a Friday date against No. 1 seed Twentynine Palms (26-2), a 53-45 winner over the Lancers on Jan. 20. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “They just kept on hitting everything they were throwing up,” La Salle coach Steve Goldstein said. “It was an incredible stretch.” After the Lopez basket, the Lancers inbounded to Jones, who had the ball slapped out of his hands with three-tenths of a second on the clock. After officials cleared the court because of a premature celebration, the Lancers threw the ball out of bounds without anyone touching it. The turnover wasn’t capitalized by Valley Christian, however. The Crusaders’ lob attempt from Blake De Jong to Jeff Rochon ricochetted off the rim and out of bounds to give La Salle the game’s final possession. Valley Christian (23-5) rallied over the next 2:50 with four 3-pointers during a 13-2 run. The Crusaders’ Alex Lopez brought Valley Christian to within one point when he hit a 27-footer with 2.0 seconds left. center_img PASADENA- In what may have been the longest three-tenths of a second in school history, the La Salle High School boys basketball team waited out that fraction of time for about 10 minutes to defeat visiting Cerritos Valley Christian, 59-58, in Tuesday’s quarterfinals of the CIF-Southern Section Division IV-A playoffs. The Lancers led 57-45 after a Scott Jones’ six-footer with three minutes left and almost let the game slip away. last_img

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