Jordan Holmes drives around a Seahawk defender
earlier in the second half. He dished the ball to
Deven Riley for a lay-up. -- Photos by Hugh Cox
PC wins 58-54, to play
state No. 2 team for title
SAN MARCOS (11-28-2015) --
After Saturday night's blue-collar,
get-down-and-dirty 58-54 win over Los Angeles Harbor
in the semifinals, Palomar will play state No.
2-ranked San Bernardino Valley in the championship
game of the 11th Annual Palomar Thanksgiving
Tournament on Sunday at 5 p.m. at The Dome.
In the other semifinal game, San
Bernardino battled back from an early 30-8 deficit
to hang a 63-60 defeat on defending state champion
Saddleback, California's No. 1-ranked team.
Here's way it ended in the
Comets' victory over Harbor in Saturday's last game:
2:18 to play: With the Seahawks
on top by 2 points, Deven Riley knocked down a
3-point bucket to put Palomar in front 55-54. It
turned out to be the game-winner.
1:27 left: Matt Duniphan pulled
down a key defensive rebound for the Comets.
59 seconds left: Duniphan hauled
in a key offensive rebound.
18 seconds left: Spencer Benson,
who led the winners with 13 points and 5 assists,
made the front end of a one-and-one. The Comets led
10 seconds left: Duniphan
rebounded a 3-point attempt by Harbor and passed off
to Benson who was immediately fouled.
9.2 seconds left: Benson' dropped
in two free throws. Palomar led by the final 58-54
3.5 seconds left: Duniphan took
his third charge of the night, finishing off the
Riley had 11 points and 6
rebounds for the Comets. Trevon Lampkin contributed
8 points, Ryan Schaefer and Jordan Holmes each added
7 points, Reid Bohanan went 3-for-3 to score 6
second-half points and Duniphan led both teams with
Harbor's Dharion Tanner led all
scorers wieth 23 points.
Palomar, which advanced to 4-2
with its fourth straight win, overcame an icy 31.6
percent first-half shooting performance and an
8-for-26 night on 3-pointers.
In the first two games Sunday,
San Diego Miramar and Southwestern meet for the
consolation title at 1 p.m. and Saddleback plays
Harbor at 3 p.m. in the third-place game.
In the consolation semifinals,
Miramar downed Los Angeles Trade Tech 94-73 and
Southwestern defeated Los Angeles Southwest 82-65.