Senior Derrick Hines hit his sixth 3-pointer of the night on a catch-and-shoot inbounds play over two defenders to give host Marshall a 58-57 victory over Balboa in an Academic Athletic Association boys’ basketball game Monday.
The only problem was you couldn’t hear the swish over the buzzer.
Hines dropped 32 points on the Buccaneers (0-11, 0-3 AAA) and hit all six 3s in the second half to give the Phoenix (6-9, 1-2) the win.
"I felt comfortable with my shot and my teammates got me the ball," Hines said.
Isaiah Igafo added 14 for the Phoenix.
Mark McMahon led a strong effort by the Bucs, scoring 20 points, followed by Omari Fuqua and Shaun Jones with 12 apiece.
But Balboa missed three of four clutch free-throw attempts in its final two possessions, allowing Marshall to stay in the game and giving the Phoenix the opportunity to take the final shot.
As for the high-arcing buzzer-beater from outside that caught the bottom of the net and sent fans into a court-rushing celebration, Hines said, "It felt comfortable coming off my hand ... felt like a good shot and it happened to go in."
Galileo 54, ISA 45
Deante Bernstine had 18 points and 13 rebounds as the Lions (7-7, 3-0) knocked off the Cobras (4-7,
1-2). ISA got off to a quick start as Dominic Stewart scored the Cobras’ five seven points of the game for a 7-2 lead.
Galileo slowly chipped away and took the lead for good on a Bernstine putback at the end of the third quarter. The Lions increased their advantage to as much as 12 in the fourth quarter thanks to goodplay by Bernstine and Bobby Clark.
ISA tried coming back, getting a
3-pointer from Marseilles Stewart and a layup from twin brother Dominic to make it a seven-point game with 3:30 left to play. But Marseilles Stewart fouled out with 3 minutes left and the Lions held on.
— Lee Hubbard
Washington 55, Mission 46
Jahrail Taylor began the third quarter with a three-point play and punctuated the period with an emphatic dunk as the Eagles (11-6, 3-0) pulled away from the Bears (6-5, 2-1) for a road win.
Taylor, a 6-foot-6 senior, finished with 17 points, 17 rebounds and four blocks, with many of his baskets coming on athletic moves in the paint. The 3-point play on Washington’s first possession of the second half tied the game at 26-26, and the dunk gave the Eagles a 43-35 lead entering the fourth quarter.
The Eagles then scored the first eight points of the final period to take a comfortable 51-35 advantage.
"With the dunk I was just trying to get our adrenaline pumping," Taylor said. "Washington, we’re playing with some heart this year."
Aaron Garrette had 11 points for the Eagles and Isaih Pfitzer added 10 points and 11 rebounds. Demaree Hampton led Mission with 22 points.
— Matt Elliser
Lowell 59, Burton 54
Jordan Wong scored 17 points as the host Cardinals (14-2, 3-0) outlasted the pesky Pumas (4-9, 0-3).
Lowell had built up a seemingly comfortable nine-point advantage midway through the fourth quarter when Burton’s Phillip Blueford (27 points) caught fire. The guard scored 10 consecutive points in just over a minute, hitting three 3-pointers (including one four-point play) to give the Pumas a one-point lead.
But Daniel Situ responded with a 3-pointer for the Cardinals and Lowell hit some key free throws down the stretch to seal the win.
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Wallenberg 69, O’Connell 34
Ronney Freeman had 16 points, Michael Chiu fired in 15 and Rodney Freeman chipped in 13 as the Bulldogs (10-5, 2-1) took down the Boilermakers (0-12, 0-3) at Kezar Pavilion.
Wallenberg went on a 40-12 run spanning the second and third quarters to seize control.
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Lincoln 68, June Jordan 21
Kevin Robinson scored 15 points, Bobby Harrison had 12 and Drew Bologna added 10 as the Mustangs (9-8, 3-0) rolled past the Jaguars (0-3, 0-3).
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Galileo 55, ISA 52
Kim Ricci scored 13 points, including the decisive 3-pointer with 1.3 seconds left, helping the Lions
(9-10, 2-3) rally for a victory over the Cobras (9-6, 2-2).
"I was a little nervous," Ricci said. "When I got it, I was thinking I should pass it, but instead I put it up and it went in."
The Lions led 28-20 after halftime, but ISA stormed back in the second half behind the play of Angela Starks (15 points, 13 rebounds) and Courtney Buster (13 points) to take a 46-40 lead with 3 minutes remaining in the game.
Galileo responded, getting clutch 3-pointers from Melissa Wong and Zakiyya Williams to tie the score
50-50 with a minute left.
The teams then traded off baskets on their next possessions, setting the stage for Ricci’s dramatics.
With 10 seconds left, Danielle Fong (eight points, nine assists) rebounded a Cobras miss, pushed the ball down the court and found a wide-open Ricci at the top of the key. Ricci received the pass and, in one swift motion, fired in the big shot, giving the Lions the win.
— Will Reisman
Washington 51, Wallenberg 26
Steph Truong led a smothering pressure defense with 13 points and 12 steals as the Eagles (3-12, 1-0) cruised past the Bulldogs. Truong had seven points and several steals in the first quarter as Washington jumped out to a 20-5 lead. The rest of the starting five — Shannon Yen (nine points), Tierney Jones (six), Rachelle Hwee (five), Kelsey Lam (two) — also fueled the defense and helped the Eagles take a 34-11 halftime lead.
Shaunta Taylor had 16 points to lead Wallenberg.
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Lowell 61, Burton 50
Kimberly Wong scored five of her 10 points during a game-ending 12-2 run as the Cardinals (17-1, 3-0) pulled away from the Pumas (3-7, 1-2) late for the road win.
Anna Bukareva paced Lowell with 12 points, while Mone Peoples had 23 for Burton to lead all scorers.
— Staff report