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Boys' basketball: King advances, will play Mater Dei

February 27, 2009 |  9:13 pm

Riverside King held off a late charge by Compton Dominguez to pull out a 76-70 victory tonight in a Division I-AA semifinal at Rancho Verde High. The second-seeded Wolves advanced to play top-seeded Mater Dei a week from Saturday at the Honda Center.

San Diego State-bound forward Kawhi Leonard scored 31 points and Tony Snell had 22 for King (26-2), which led by 14 points early in the fourth quarter before Dominguez cut the lead to five points with 48 seconds left on a three-pointer by Myron Green.

But a pair of free throws and a putback by Snell put the game out of reach.

Keala King scored 21 points and Dominick Lacoste had 14 for Dominguez (25-6).

--Ben Bolch

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