SRV hands Dougherty Valley its first defeat
Leading by eight points with less than three minutes to play Friday night, San Ramon Valley found itself tied on the road against Dougherty Valley as the final seconds ticked off the clock.
Seamus Deely made sure there’d be no overtime.
The San Ramon Valley sophomore slid across the lane to rebound a teammate’s missed 3-pointer, turned, and shot.
The ball banked off the backboard and dropped through the hoop as time expired, giving SRV a 63-61 victory that left Dougherty Valley tasting defeat for the first time this season.
The winners improved to 8-2 overall and 2-0 in the East Bay Athletic League.
Dougherty Valley, ranked second by the Bay Area News Group, dropped to 14-1, 2-1.
No. 17 SRV seemed comfortably in control earlier in the fourth quarter, leading 59-51 with under three minutes to go.
But Dougherty Valley had a late run.
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Ryan Beasley nailed a 3-pointer and made two free throws to bring Dougherty to within 59-56 with 2:14 left.
After Deely’s free throws widened SRV’s advantage to 61-56, Beasley drove for a layup to make it 61-58.
The score didn’t change until Connor Sevilla followed his own miss and nailed a 3-pointer from the corner to even the score 61-61 with about 30 seconds left.
But that only set up Deely’s dramatic finish.
Leland stays unbeaten
Forced to play an extra session on its home court, Leland responded by keeping its undefeated record intact.
The Chargers defeated Leigh 67-63 to run their record to 14-0 overall and 2-0 in the Blossom Valley Athletic League’s Mt. Hamilton Division.
Leigh fell to 11-5, 1-1.
Jacob Kuverji scored 21 points to lead Leland. Colin Mantle had 24 points for Leigh.
Kellen Hampton had 24 points and six rebounds as No. 14 Moreau Catholic cruised past Washington-Fremont 69-44 in Mission Valley Athletic League play. Moreau is 11-3, 4-0. Washington is 7-10, 3-1. … Monte Vista, which lost by 25 points at Granada last Friday, bounced back with a 66-35 rout of California to improve to 8-6 overall and 1-1 in the EBAL. California fell to 9-6, 1-1.
Mitty girls win again
Second-ranked Archbishop Mitty took charge early and held off Valley Christian down the stretch to win 67-52 in West Catholic Athletic League play. Mitty led 37-18 at halftime and 51-33 after three quarters. The Monarchs improved to 13-1, 3-0. Valley is 11-3, 1-1.
MLK-John Lewis Memorial at Miramonte
Miramonte boys coach Chris Lavdiotis has had to scramble to put together a condensed version of the MLK-John Lewis Memorial on Saturday at his school’s gym.
A limited number of spectators will be allowed to attend.
Here is the schedule:
Saratoga vs. Monte Vista, 1:30 p.m.
Miramonte vs. San Ramon Valley, 3:15 p.m.
Bishop O’Dowd vs. Moreau Catholic, 5 p.m.
MLK Classic at DLS
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Source:: The Mercury News – Sports
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