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Saints, Horizon boys win state titles

03/21/2013, 6:35pm PDT
By Terry Monahan

Panthers sophomore hits 3-pointer at buzzer; St. Augustine needs OT.


St. Augustine junior Trey Kell (shown in regional play) made three crucial free throws to help the Saints win.

Horizon 47, Alameda St. Joseph Notre Dame 46

SACRAMENTO -- Sophomore Ethan Underwood's 3-point jumper at the buzzer propelled Horizon Christian Academy to the State Division V boys basketball championship with a victory over Alameda St. Joseph Notre Dame on Friday at the Sleep Train Arena.

Darren Carrington rebounded a missed free throw with four seconds left and passed it up the court to Underwood for the title-clinching shot.

Underwood wound up with 15 points while Carrington led Horizon with 17 points.

St. Augustine 59, S.F. Sacred Heart Cathedral 52 (OT)

SACRAMENTO -- Trey Kell saved St. Augustine High with three free throws with 2.9 seconds left in regulation and then the junior guard added three more free throws and a 3-point basket in overtime to clinch a victory over San Francisco Sacred Heart Cathedral in the State Division III championship at Sleep Train Arena.

This marks the first state crown for the Saints (29-4), who won their 14th consecutive game despite trailing Sacred Heart Cathedral by three points with 10.2 seconds left in regulation.

Kell finished with 30 points and 10 rebounds while senior Brynton Lemar added four free throws in overtime and finished with 10 points and seven rebounds.

In other games to be played Friday and Saturday:

STATE BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW

Where: Sleep Train Arena, Sacramento

GIRLS DIVISION I

Berkeley (22-11) vs. Long Beach Poly (29-5)

When: Friday, 6 p.m. TV: Time Warner Ch. 890.

BOYS DIVISION I

Elk Grove Pleasant Grove (27-6) vs. Santa Monica (29-6)

When: Friday, 8 p.m. TV: Time Warner Ch. 890.

GIRLS DIVISION IV

Richmond Salesian (29-6) vs. Gardena Serra (29-5)

When: Saturday, 10 a.m. TV: Time Warner Cable SportsNet.

BOYS DIVISION IV

Santa Rosa Cardinal Newman (32-3) vs. W. Hollywood Pacific Hills (28-4)

When: Saturday, noon. TV: Time Warner Cable SportsNet.

GIRLS DIVISION II

Mountain View St. Francis (24-8) vs. Lynwood (28-5)

When: Saturday, 2 p.m. TV: Time Warner Cable SportsNet.

BOYS DIVISION II

Pleasant Hill College Park (26-5) vs. Redondo Beach Redondo Union (27-8)

When: Saturday, 4 p.m. TV: Time Warner Cable SportsNet.

GIRLS OPEN DIVISION

Oakland Bishop O’Dowd (29-3) vs. L.A. Windward (32-0)

When: Saturday, 6 p.m. TV: Time Warner Ch. 890.

BOYS OPEN DIVISION

San Jose Archbishop Mitty (29-4) vs. Santa Ana Mater Dei (34-2)

When: Saturday, 8 p.m. TV: Time Warner Ch. 890.

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