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In a big blow to Pacific Hills, junior guard Namon Wright announced on Monday that he will transfer to the national power Findlay Prep (NV) for his senior season.
Wright was going to be the only returner of a backcourt trio which included senior Marcus Jackson and Jahmel Taylor. The threesome helped the Bruins win the CIF Divison 4 State Basketball title in March.
Findlay Prep is located in Henderson, a suburb located 17 miles east of Las Vegas.
They were 35-1 last season.
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Pacific Hills’ guard Namon Wright has been offered a scholarship by San Diego State, the senior announced on his twitter page.
Wright helped lead the Bruins to the Division IV State title last month and has had a visit by new UCLA head coach Steve Alford.
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No. 1 seed Pacific Hills made two late free throws in the final seconds for a 52-51 victory over Cantwell-Sacred Heart and Leland King scored 14 points to lead No. 2 seed Brentwood to an 54-46 win over Santa Maria St. Joseph setting up an Alpha League matchup in the Division 4A finals.
It should not come as any surprise as both Pacific Hills and Brentwood have been ranked in the state top 20 by multiple media outlets throughout the year and finished in a three-way tie along with Windward for the Alpha League title.
The game will be the rubber match as the teams split the season series. Pacific Hills won 75-71 at Pilibos High School on January 16th and Brentwood avenged the loss by taking the rematch at home 81-71 on January 28th.
What was the difference for Brentwood in their rematch with Pacific Hills?
“Ountae Campbell,” said head coach Ryan Bailey.
Campbell, who didn’t play in the first time around, was one of the centerpieces in their 81-71 victory over Pacific Hills Monday night. With the victory Brentwood moved into first place in the Alpha league.
Two days after hitting a game-winning shot against Rolling Hills Prep, Campbell returned back to his roots of shutting down opposing players.
The sophomore had the task of guarding Noman Wright, one of Pacific Hills tremendous guards, and limited to six points in the first half. Wright finished the game with 12 points.
Pacific Hills point guard Jahmel Taylor has committed to the Univeristy of Washington after the team’s 77-59 victory over West Ranch at the MLK showcase, the school announced today.
The senior put up a strong performance with 28 points, 9 assists and eight rebounds in front of Washington head coach Lorenzo Romar who was in attendance at Providence High in Burbank.
Brentwood had cut an 11-point deficit down to one late in the fourth when Marcus Jackson sealed the deal for Pacific Hills knocking down two big free throws for a 75-71 victory snapping the Eagles 11-game winning streak.
In a battle between the Alpha League’s top teams, it looked like Pacific Hills would run away with the game coming out the gate on a 14-4 run, but Brentwood (16-2, 4-1) gathered themselves midway in the first quarter sparking a 7-2 run to close the gap.
“We had to settle down and start playing as a team,” said Brentwood head coach Ryan Bailey about the teams slow start.
Pacific Hills knew that three road games to open play in a dangerous Alpha League would be a difficult challenge. Then again, there is a reason why the Bruins are the top ranked team in our westside poll as they grind out a 61-53 victory over Campbell Hall.
Jahmel Taylor was the only scorer from Pacific Hills (13-2, 4-0) to be in double-figures with a game-high 31 points while playing their second consecutive contest without key starter Marcus Jackson.
Aaron Holiday, who scored 40 points in an overtime win versus Providence on Wednesday, was limited to only 19 points for Campbell Hall (11-5, 1-2).
Pacific Hills will host their first league game against Paraclete on Monday.
In the Western League…
Palisades 81, Hamilton 51: