SPHS Boys Basketball Makes Big Comeback To Stun Washington

As the old saying goes: "What goes around, comes around."

On January 24, the San Pedro High boys basketball team seemingly was on the verge of ending what was then a 43-game Marine League winning streak for Washington Prep, leading by as much as 13 points in the third quarter, only to fall apart down the stretch and lose, 69-62 in overtime.

The rematch at San Pedro High this past Friday night would see the Pirates turn the tables.

Down by as much as 15 points in the third quarter, San Pedro slowly, but surely, battled all the way back to finally defeat the Generals, 49-46 in this Marine League battle where nearly the entire team was honored on senior night. On San Pedro's 12-player roster, a whopping eleven of them are seniors.

Leave it up to the only non-senior on the Pirates, to come up with the biggest shot of the night.

Junior guard Omar Monroe drilled a three-pointer from the left corner that put the Pirates in front, 45-42 for their first lead with 1:32 left in the fourth quarter, since San Pedro (16-12 overall, 6-4 league) led 12-9 at the end of the first quarter. It was Monroe's only basket of the game, but boy did it ever count in helping third place San Pedro hand second place Washington (16-10, 7-2) only their second league loss in 50 games.

The Generals would cut their deficit down to 45-44, but senior forward Quincy Thomas would score while drawing a foul from Washington senior forward Mike Wilson to put San Pedro back up 47-44 with 34.8 seconds left. Thomas missed the free throw, but senior guard Zach Foster's offensive rebound gave San Pedro another chance to put the game to bed. However, a carrying violation on senior point guard Khalil Dave turned it back over to Washington.

After sophomore guard Khari White's two free throws put the Generals back to within 47-46 with 15.3 seconds to go, Foster took the inbound pass, somehow eluded Washington's desperate attempt to foul him, then found Thomas for another 'And-1' layup as he was fouled from behind by White with nine seconds left.

Thomas, who scored a game-high 21 points for San Pedro, would once again miss the free throw, but Washington junior guard Jalen Gilmore's last ditch attempt to tie the game clanked off the back of the rim right before the buzzer sounded, and San Pedro was able to celebrate only their third victory over the Generals since 1992.

The other two victories, was in 2009 where San Pedro won the Marine League title, and again in 2010 during the year the Pirates won the CIF-Los Angeles City Section Division II championship.

Washington's defense limited San Pedro to only four points in the second quarter which was enough to give them a 25-16 halftime lead, then they stretched their lead to 33-16 with an 8-0 run to begin the third quarter, then the Pirates countered with a 12-2 run of their own, sparked by Foster's second three-pointer of the night, a three-pointer and two free throws from Thomas, and a fast-break floater from Dave.

Thomas also ignited the crowd in the second and fourth quarters with his 35th and 36th slam dunks of the season.

Dave had 10 points, five assists and three steals for San Pedro, while Foster added 8 points. Senior center Brandon Crawford led Washington with a double-double of 10 points and 10 rebounds to go along with six blocks, while Gilmore scored a team-high 13 points, adding four rebounds, three assists and three steals.

San Pedro will next face host Gardena on Wednesday.

Views: 74

Tags: 2013-2014, Basketball, Boys, High, Pedro, San, School

Comment

You need to be a member of San Pedro News Pilot to add comments!

Join San Pedro News Pilot

Call (323) 200-9052 to learn more or click here to send an email.

San Pedro Weather

San Pedro News Pilot by email - sign up!

Delivered by FeedBurner

What is the SanPedroNewsPilot.com?

The SanPedroNewsPilot.com is the social network and information outlet for San Pedro.

Want to keep up with the news in San Pedro, become a member.


 

Membership has its privileges!

• Got news you think everyone should know? Blog it.
• Have a show or attending a benefit? Put it on the calendar.
• Got video of the big game? Embed it.
• Photos of the new storefront or the school play? Upload them.

Latest Activity


Sports Editor
Jamaal Kellen Street promoted Jamaal Kellen Street's blog post San Pedro High Girls Soccer Wins 11th Straight Marine League Title
11 hours ago

Sports Editor
Jamaal Kellen Street posted a blog post

San Pedro High Girls Soccer Wins 11th Straight Marine League Title

HARBOR CITY - The tradition continues.In many ways, the San Pedro High girls soccer team knows they have to go through Narbonne of Harbor City in order to win, or for the 11th straight season, defend a Marine League championship. This time, the host Gauchos were primed and ready to make things not so smoothly as it was back on January…See More
11 hours ago
Karen Cristy posted a blog post

Join GGIW Yoga Friday Night!!

Join Nick Fox this Friday Night as he leads this exploration of the enchanted world of crystal healing! You'll work individually and as a team to uplift and heal our selves, using the energy of crystals. You will harness their light and love to rejuvenate your mind, your heart and your soul, and all you really have to do is sit back, relax, and let the crystal work its magic! Everyone will go home with their very own free crystal, infused with the light and energy of your soul, and what we…See More
Thursday
PortTechLA posted an event
Thumbnail

PortTechEXPO 2016 at CRAFTED at the Port of Los Angeles

March 10, 2016 from 8am to 5pm
The 6th Annual PortTechEXPO brings together innovators and entrepreneurs; port and transportation executives; investors, sponsors and service providers; and academic, corporate and civic leaders for global networking opportunities. The EXPO features live demonstrations, interactive displays and the latest advancements in environment, energy, transportation and safety/security solutions. Exhibitions Connecting the Dots: Digital Tech Driving Goods Movement Clean Tech Cool Tech: Innovations for…See More
Wednesday
Profile IconSan Pedro News Pilot via Facebook
Thumbnail

"Landing in Love - The Art of the Breakup" by Aba Arthur

sanpedronewspilot.com

Please mark your calendar and save the date for a very special event. On Saturday, February 20, 2016, Aba Arthur, will present her one-woman play, Landing in…

FacebookWednesday · Reply
Dawn Clark-Johnson posted an event
Thumbnail

"Landing in Love - The Art of the Breakup" by Aba Arthur at Institute of Musical Arts

February 20, 2016 from 2pm to 4pm
Please mark your calendar and save the date for a very special event. On Saturday, February 20, 2016, Aba Arthur, will present her one-woman play, "Landing in Love - The Art of the Breakup".Aba Arthur is a native of Ghana, West Africa. She immigrated to the United States as a child and began a career in the Arts. Aba is a trained Actor and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in the Performing Arts, along with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from The University of Colorado-Boulder. Her…See More
Wednesday
Profile IconCentral San Pedro Neighborhood Council
Alta Sea Newsletter See More
Wednesday
Pasadena Music Scene promoted Pasadena Music Scene's blog post RD Peace exclusive interview with Mistah Wilson as they discuss Music, Being a Writer, and Debuts an Emotional Song about Family Issues.
Wednesday

© 2016   Created by San Pedro News Pilot.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service