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Boys' basketball: JoJo Fallas leads Shalhevet into 5A championship game

February 26, 2013 |  9:26 am

Shalhevet (24-1), a modern Orthodox Jewish high school in Los Angeles, is playing in its first Southern Section 5A basketball championship game on Thursday at 3 p.m. at the Anaheim Convention Center against Rolling Hills Prep.

Leading Shalhevet has been 5-foot-11 senior guard JoJo Fallas, who scored 34 points in an overtime victory over Valley Torah in the quarterfinals and is known for his three-point shooting. He's headed to Cornell. The team also has a 6-foot-9 senior center in Eitan Rothman.

The coach is Colin Jamerson, a former Woodland Hills Taft player who previously coached at Chatsworth Sierra Canyon.

Rolling Hills Prep (21-8) is led by 6-11 sophomore Jimbo Lull, who's averaging 19.2 points. Also on the team is senior guard Grant Kitani, the son of Fairfax Coach Harvey Kitani.

-- Eric Sondheimer