December 28, 2013 - 12:29 am
Silverado coach Martin Ferriter thought he knew what play Cimarron-Memorial was going to draw up in the final timeout of the game Friday.
But the Skyhawks coach still had to hold his breath and wait for Kyle Skurow’s shot to roll off the rim as time expired, giving Silverado a 64-62 win in the Las Vegas Prep Championship at Las Vegas High.
“The play that they ran was exactly what we though they would do in the timeout,” Ferriter said. “We were just fortunate the ball rimmed out.”
Silverado took the lead on Kris Coe’s drive with 12 seconds to play. Cimarron’s Tony Harrison missed a drive, and Amani Gill missed two stick-back attempts before Silverado’s Isaiah Glover slapped the ball out of bounds with 0.5 seconds left.
The Spartans called timeout, and Laron Young lobbed the inbounds pass to Skurow in front of the rim, but his shot went around and out.
The Skyhawks took the lead late in the first half and were in control for most of the second half with the help of the 6-foot-8-inch Glover, who scored eight of his 14 points in the second half.
“I thought we were able to play real effective man defense,” Ferriter said. “And we were patient in our offense and we were able to enter it into the post. And once we got our post play going, we were more effective.”
Silverado held the lead until a three-point play by Gill with 1:05 left, which put the Spartans up 60-58.
Baskets by Matthew Arnold and Austin Hunt gave the Skyhawks the lead again, but Harrison hit two free throws with 19.6 seconds remaining to tie the game.
Jason Matthew finished with 10 points, and Joe Baldi had nine points and eight rebounds for Silverado, which finished second in its pool to move into Saturday’s Gold Bracket.
“I think that’s a good spot for us,” Ferriter said. “Being in the first-place bracket, we wouldn’t probably get as much out of it as the second-place bracket. That first-place bracket is going to have some teams that are extremely good high school basketball teams.”
Harrison had 27 points and 12 rebounds, and Gill added 13 points and nine boards for the Spartans, who finished fourth in the pool. Skurow added eight points, 13 rebounds and three blocked shots.
Las Vegas 74, Lathrop (Alaska) 59 — At Las Vegas, Re’Kwon Smith had 25 points, seven rebounds, six assists and six steals as the Wildcats beat the Malemutes to finish 3-0 in pool play.
Lathrop hit six second-half 3-pointers and got as close as four points after a fastbreak basket by Kyle Carlson made it 57-53 with 4:27 to play.
But Tyler Bey had a steal and basket, and then added two dunks to push the lead back to 10, and the Malemutes wouldn’t threaten again.
Patrick Savoy added 17 points and 10 rebounds for Las Vegas. Bey had 14 points, and Will Loche had 12 points and seven rebounds for the Wildcats, who play in the single-elimination Platinum bracket beginning Saturday.
Cole Berner hit five 3-pointers to finish with 15 points to lead the Malemutes.
Las Vegas 60, Reed 37 — At Las Vegas, Savoy hit five 3-pointers and scored 19 points as the Wildcats routed the Raiders.
Smith added 13 points, eight rebounds, three assists four steals and two blocked shots for Las Vegas. Savoy and Loche each had eight rebounds, and Bey blocked four shots for Las Vegas.
Jamel Ramos had 14 points to lead Reed. Raiders star Trae Carter-Wells was held scoreless. He was limited by foul trouble in the first half, and finished 0-for-6 from the field.
Valley 74, Malibu (Calif.) 44 — At Valley, Spencer Mathis scored 17 points as the Vikings routed the Sharks to win their pool and move into the Platinum Bracket.
Taveon Jackson had 12 points, and Cameron Burton scored 11 for Valley, which led 41-23 at the half and then began the second half on a 12-0 run.
Justin Holmes had 19 points and nine rebounds for Malibu.
Valley 69, Liberty 48 — At Valley, Mathis made six 3-pointers and finished with 25 points, and the Vikings raced out to a 18-0 lead and never looked back en route to a win over the Patriots.
Jackson added 11 points, and Gerard Harden and Burton each scored eight points for Valley.
Noah Jefferson paced Liberty with 13 points.
Basic 43, Salesian (Calif.) 42 — At Las Vegas, Shelldan Slayton scored 11 points, and the Wolves held on despite dismal free-throw shooting.
Basic led 19-11 at the half, and won despite making just 6 of 19 free throws in the second half. The Wolves were 6-for-22 from the line for the game.
Troy Schneider added eight points for Basic.
Mario Lopez led Salesian with 24 points.
Hanford (Calif.) 57, Basic 54 — At Las Vegas, Grant Kenney scored all 12 of his points in the second half as the Bullpups held off the Wolves.
Kenney hit three 3-pointers in just over two minutes in the second half to help Hanford take control.
Chandler Kamai had 21 points to lead Basic. Slayton added nine points and 10 rebounds for the Wolves.
Huntington Beach (Calif.) 50, Cimarron-Memorial 49 — At Las Vegas, Grant Vis had 12 of his 20 points in the second half as the Oilers edged the Spartans.
Ryan Morrisey scored nine of his 13 points in the second half for Huntington Beach, which trailed 25-19 at the break.
Tony Harrison led Cimarron with 16 points, and teammate Austin Garrison scored 10.
University (Calif.) 83, Mojave 52 — At Las Vegas, Tristan Owens scored 30 points to help the Cougars beat the Rattlers.
Joshua Raoul added 22 points for University, which led 41-24 at the half.
Melvin Irvey paced Mojave with 27 points.
Douglas 43, Silverado 32 — At Las Vegas, Austin Evans had 12 points to help the Tigers outlast the Skyhawks.
Joe Baldi scored 17 points for Silverado, which managed just 11 points in the first half.
Santa Fe (Calif.) 71, Mojave 48 — At Las Vegas, the Rattlers were 1-for-13 from the field to start the second half and fell to the Chiefs.
Mojave led 33-29 at the half, but shot just 4-for-24 from the field after halftime as Santa Fe pulled away.
Cristian Perez had 28 points, 10 rebounds, four assists, three steals and a blocked shot to lead the Chiefs.
Jordan Glenn had 19 points, nine rebounds and two blocked shots to pace Mojave. Glenn had 17 points and eight rebounds at the half.
Liberty 82, Chavez (Calif.) 43 — At Valley, Tyler Newman exploded for 31 points as the Patriots routed the Eagles.
D.J. Norris added 10 points for Liberty, which led 43-22 at the half. Jayven Hines-Stockton and Ryan Taggert each recorded nine points for the Patriots.
DaShawn Thompson led Chavez with 11 points.
Cathedral (Calif.) 80, Sunrise Mountain 51 — At Valley, Idrissa Diallo had 21 points to lead the Phantoms by the Miners.
Jerome Bryant added 15 points, and Chandler Redix had 14 points for Cathedral, which also got 12 points from Cole Maldonado.
Malik Cannon led the Miners with 17 points, and teammate Sherman Nash added 10 points.
Sunrise Mountain 61, Santee (Calif.) 54 — At Valley, Trellis Quinn had 15 points to lead the Miners by Santee.
Damon Heard added 14 points, and Malik Cannon scored 10 for Sunrise Mountain, which used a 15-0 run in the first half to open up a 31-16 lead.
Carnell Carter led all scorers with 19 points for Santee, which also received 16 points from Rudy Mendoza.