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Boys' basketball: Price rallies past Palisades, 61-57

December 28, 2010 |  8:37 am

In perhaps the most exciting game in the first round of the Oaks Christian Tournament on Monday, Los Angeles Price rallied from an 11-point halftime deficit to defeat Palisades, 61-57. Junior Jamie Trujeque sank two free throws with 10 seconds left to clinch the victory.

The Knights (8-2) were led by Skylar Spencer's 23 points and won despite only six points by St. John's-bound senior Norvel Pelle, who was ejected with 4:38 left in the fourth quarter after having words with Palisades' Khalil Johnson.

Adam Griffin scored 15 points and four steals for the Dolphins (6-8), who led 33-22 at halftime and clung to a one-point lead after three quarters before succumbing to the defending Division IV state champions.

Price takes on Sacramento in the quarterfinals today at 5:30 p.m. and Palisades tips off against Ontario Colony in the loser's bracket at 11:30 a.m..

In the other championship quarterfinals, Etiwanda takes on Rancho Verde at 4 p.m., Oaks Christian plays the Loyola-Canyon Springs winner at 7 and Mission Hills Alemany faces Valencia at 8:30.

-- Steve Galluzzo

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