Carter Mahaney scored on a 5-foot shot in the final minute of double overtime, giving 13th-ranked Campolindo-Moraga the lead for good in a thrilling 73-70 Diablo Athletic League win at 15th-ranked College Park-Pleasant Hill on Tuesday night.
Freshman center Matt Redell (13 points) had a bucket and two free throws in the second overtime to put Campolindo up 69-67. Zyon Pullin, who scored a game-high 28 points, then tied things with a basket.
“I thought we played pretty good defense on him and he scored 28,” Campolindo coach Steven Dyer said. “He’s a great, great high school player.”
After Pullin’s basket, Mahaney (18 points) put his team up for good, 71-69. Ben Tellez made one of two free-throw tries for College Park (18-4, 6-2), before Aiden Mahaney (16 points) closed out the scoring with two free throws with 11 seconds left for the Cougars (17-5, 8-0), who took a 26-7 lead after the first quarter.
But behind 13 third-quarter points from Pullin, College Park came storming back with a 25-11 run and actually took the lead in parts of the fourth quarter and first overtime. David Azahie had 19 points for Campolindo, which won the first meeting between the teams at home, 71-67 on Jan. 10.
“We just found ways to make more plays down the stretch,” Dyer said. “We came out on fire, but we knew they’d have a run in them. We just maintained our poise and got contributions from everyone to pull it out. That was a crazy but satisfying win.”
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#1 Salesian-Richmond 79, #17 St. Patrick-St. Vincent-Vallejo 60: On Senior Night, senior team manager Colby Concon drilled a 3-pointer at the buzzer, putting an exclamation point on Salesian’s 25th straight win to start the season. It was his only shot of the game. Jaden McClanahan had 18 points, Jovon McClanahan 16, Shane Bell 15 and Te’Jon Sawyer 13 for the host Pride, who improved 9-0 in Tri-County Athletic League Rock Division play. SPSV (16-8, 6-3) got 20 points from Akil Edwards, 15 by Jalen Scott and 12 by Luis Perez, but played without 6-foot-10 junior post Dishon Jackson, who has a knee injury.
#5 De La Salle-Concord 56, #14 Monte Vista-Danville 54: Tim Kostolansky had 22 points, including a follow dunk with 2:30 remaining to give the visiting Spartans (20-3, 9-1 East Bay Athletic League) their first lead of regulation. Nate Rutchena (23 points) sent the game into overtime for Monte Vista (15-6, 6-3) with a 3-pointer. Thomas Gregorios scored all nine of his points down the stretch and in overtime. Trent Stechschulte had 11 points for the Mustangs.
#9 Moreau Catholic-Hayward 73, Kennedy-Fremont 37: D.J. Johnson had 16 points, David Hector 13 and Leonard Turner and Max Anderson 10 points apiece for the visiting Mariners (16-6, 8-1 Mission Valley Athletic League). Kennedy dropped to 6-15 and 0-9.
#18 Stuart Hall 64, University 59: Miles Amos and Nigel Burris had 17 points apiece and Alex Byrd added 11 as the visiting Knights (20-4, 8-0 Bay Counties League West) held off the Red Devils (17-8, 7-2), who rallied from a nine-point deficit starting the third quarter and cut it to three thrice but fell short. Max Fried had 21 points and 11 rebounds for University, Charley Moore had 11 and Raki Scarlata and Ren Zanze added 10 points apiece.
Mission 64, Lowell 58: Ben Knight had 21 points and four assists, and David Sonnier racked up 10 points and nine rebounds as the Bears (14-9, 10-0 Academic Athletic Association) won at Lowell (13-11, 4-6).
#1 Mitty 83, #16 Presentation 32: Stanford-bound Haley Jones had 25 points and 13 rebounds, Marley Langi added 13 points and 10 rebounds, Hunter Hernandez had 14 points and Ania McNicholas 11 as the visiting Monarchs (19-2, 7-0 West Catholic Athletic League) rolled past Presentation (14-6, 3-4).
Sacred Heart Cathedral 55, #14 St. Ignatius 53: Talo Li-Upersa had 17 points, including the game-winning shot with 4.4 seconds left, lifting the Irish (8-11, 3-4 WCAL) to the victory at St. Ignatius (15-7, 3-4), which got 20 points and 13 rebounds from Madeline Ennis.
MaxPreps senior writer Mitch Stephens covers high school sports for The San Francisco Chronicle.
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