The Monarchs didn put away the game when they had the chance. Chino Hills led 9 7 after a cold first quarter for both teams. But it was Mater Dei leading 26 14 at the half after the Huskies went scoreless for the last four minutes during which the Monarchs used an 11 0 run to seize the lead.
Their biggest edge of the contest was 30 17 early in the third quarter but the Huskies didn panic.
It wasn a great shooting day for Ball, the talented sophomore who has already committed to UCLA. He had nine points, 11 rebounds, four assists and three steals but was just 4 of 22 from the field, including 1 for 10 from 3 point range. He didn blame the arena setting or the pressure. It just wasn his night.
The Monarchs didn just come in boasting an unbeaten record but with a No. 1 state and No. 2 national ranking as well. But the Huskies (26 5) battled to the final buzzer. They weren intimidated.
the name on the jersey or their history. Chino Hills last lead came at 44 43 after a bucket Omega Seamaster 007 Spectre by Cyprian off a feed from Lonzo Ball with a minute left.
A free throw by Rex Pflueger made it 46 44 with 12 seconds left. The Huskies had a chance to tie but came up empty on two shot attempts.
Chino Hills was led by LiAngelo Ball, the freshman brother of Lonzo, with 14 points. Mark Williams chipped in with nine points and six rebounds as the Huskies shot 26.2 percent (16 for 61).
been playing basketball our whole lives, senior KC Cyprian said. weren concerned about who we were playing. It was just one opponent in our way. We weren worried about Omega Speedmaster 9900
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Chino Hills comes up short against unbeaten Mater Dei in Open Division basketball championship
But Chino HIlls could not get another shot to fall. The Monarchs went back ahead 45 44 on a pair of free throws by Arizona bound senior Stanley Johnson, who led all scorers with 28 to go with 15 rebounds.
No one else on Mater Dei had more than eight points.
wasn the environment. I always up for a big game, he said. just didn hit the shots.
ANAHEIM Few people expected Chino Hills to beat Etiwanda or Redondo Union. But the Huskies did.
just needed to settle down and start making some shots, Baik said. really battled and gave ourselves a shot. I thought we earned the right to win that game. We just came up short. Monarchs shot 31.8 percent (14 for 44) but outrebounded Chino Hills 42 35. They were plagued by 21 turnovers, eight of those coming in the first quarter. Johnson was the workhorse, his biggest shot of the night was a 3 pointer right at the shot clock buzzer after a scramble for a loose ball that gave the Monarchs a 41 40 lead Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Railmaster 2017
A steal by Ball got the Huskies possession with nine seconds left but his 3 pointer from the corner was long. The Monarchs corralled the rebound and put the game away at the line.
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They got their shot at the biggest juggernaut of them all on the biggest stage but came up just short, falling to undefeated Mater Dei 48 44 in the Open Division championship on Saturday at Honda Center.
Ball misfired on a 3 pointer on the ensuing Huskies possession and the Monarchs snagged the rebound.
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