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Boys' basketball: City Section not looking good

It hasn't been a good day for City Section basketball at the Nike Extravaganza.

Defending Division I champion Westchester couldn't maintain a 12-point halftime lead and was beaten by Orange Lutheran, 66-63, in overtime. That's after Los Angeles Fairfax was routed by Rialto Eisenhower. Now it will be up to Woodland Hills Taft to save face against Concord De La Salle.

Gabe York intercepted a pass and scored with 20 seconds left in overtime to break a 63-63 tie. York scored 25 points and James Douglas had 27 points for Orange Lutheran (19-6).

Robert Gsellman's 14 points led Westchester (20-6). The Comets sent the game into overtime when Matthew Grant made one of two free throws with one second left in regulation.

-- Eric Sondheimer

 
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JustSaying

Nice to See a Good Game,

The SS officiating bias you've cited is nothing new. That said, try dealing with it every league game. My son's school is in LA County and we play in a league with 5 Orange County schools and in football we get reemed by the refs every week - and we're a SS school.

Ray

The Comets sent the game into overtime when Matthew Grant made one of two free throws with one second left in regulation.

Poor or questionable officiating is an unfortunate part of the game. Hit both free throws and "game over".

Nice To See A Good Game

Well, Westchester would have won the game with 15 seconds left to play...except a little thing called Biased Southern Section Officiating (BSSO) called a personal foul away from the ball while Westchester was inbounding (I didn't know a kid could fly backwards ten feet without a stunt wire attached). This magically put Orange Lutheran ahead, and Westchester was simply lucky to tie it with the one second remaining.

True, Westchester lost its lead, but their kids were tired and in foul trouble from said officiating...


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