Prep Wrapup: Sacred Heart boys basketball needs overtime to get past St. Francis
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Boys Basketball: Sacred Heart Cathedral 57, St. Francis 55 (OT)
Even after a sluggish first half, the Irish (18-3, 8-3) appeared to be in control late with a 48-42 lead and the ball with 15 seconds remaining in regulation against the Lancers (12-9, 6-5)
That’s when things got a little bit crazy.
Sacred Heart turned the ball over, St. Francis hit a 3-pointer, then got the ball back again with 7 seconds left. On the final possession of regulation, St. Francis guard Khalid Johnson hit another 3-pointer, this time at the buzzer, to send the game into overtime.
The Irish again opened up a 55-50 lead in overtime, but another St. Francis 3-pointer, this time from senior Jimmy Frazier, tied the game at 55-55 with 15 seconds left in the overtime period.
On the ensuing possession, Sacred Heart senior forward Taylor Johns got the ball on the right-hand wing, drove through two St. Francis defenders, then soared between two more for a right-handed, game-winning dunk with 2 seconds left.
Johns finished with 12 points and 13 rebounds, fellow senior forward Joshua Fox added 14 points and 13 rebounds, and junior guard Herman Pratt had a team-high 15 points.
Here is a video of the final series of plays from our friend George Nguyen
Boys Soccer: Valley Christian 3, Riordan 2
Despite two goals by James Cullinane (one unassisted and the other assisted by Marvin Flores), the Crusaders (0-19, 0-13) extended their winless streak to 122 games.
Boys Basketball: Bellarmine 71, Riordan 61
Junior point guard Geru Mabrey was the only Riordan starter to score in double figures with 11 points and Jiday Ugbaja came off the bench to score 10 points in the loss.
The Crusaders (9-13, 2-10) took 23 more shots than the Bells (12-10, 5-7) and only committed eight turnovers, but Bellarmine shot over 61 percent from the floor in the game, while Riordan shot just over 38 percent.