It’s hard to pick which game to watch some nights, and tonight was just such an instance.
I picked Lynwood vs. JSerra, which turned out to be a good game. The Lynwood Knights got off to a slow start against an understaffed (several players were sick) JSerra Lions squad. Knights Coach Ellis Barfield indicated his disgust early in the first half when he substituted in all five bench players, and left the starters on the bench for a while. At halftime, the team ran 17s. JSerra, in the meantime, didn’t look like they were missing anyone as they hustled for rebounds and sank shots.
The second half saw Lynwood make a comeback, and the teams were neck and neck most of the remainder of the game. A crucial Knights shot with less than 30 seconds to go put them up 45-43, and on JSerra’s next possession, the Knights stole the ball and held it for the final seconds.
I turned around to see the last five seconds of the Long Beach Poly-Gahr game. Poly bested Gahr 45-43. Pretty strange, huh?
JSerra (red uniforms) boxes out Lynwood, but the Knights’ shot falls anyway.
Lynwood Coach Ellis Barfield didn’t like the way his team was performing, so he had them running 17s at halftime.
JSerra misses a shot towards the end of the game.