ANTHONY VALENCIA/ Staff Writer
The boys’ varsity basketball team took a 53-59 loss the Santa Clarita Christian Cardinals Feb. 26 in a battle for the ages to advance in the State playoffs. The boys were looking good, dominating in league going 7-1. Sadly though, they lost their first CIF game to Torrey Pines in a 58-54 nail biter.
In the first quarter Adam Sevier took the court being the playmaker he is, finding open shots for all his teammates.
“My teammates made it easy for me by finding open spots and I was just able to see them,” junior Sevier said. Sevier has great court vision and is able to make smart passes.
In the second and third quarters, SCCS made a miraculous come back and headed into the fourth quarter with a score of 49-40. One of the reasons Poway was able to keep up though, was 3-point specialist Garrett Pyle.
“I don’t know what it was, but that game I was feeling it, I couldn’t miss,” sophomore Pyle said. Pyle has a great jumpshot, and when he finds the right spot he can’t stop making shots.
SCCS kept the lead in the fourth and ended up winning the game by six points, 59-53. Poway almost had a comeback though, through the beast Tanner Swindall and his insane rebounds.
“This was our shot at state playoffs and playing the Duke-commit Boogie Ellis, so I gave it my all and grabbed every board,” junior Swindall said.
Swindall put his body on the line being aggressive and going up for every rebound in order to give his team a shot at proceeding in the state playoffs. Although they lost, It was a great season with their overall record of 22-8, and a league record of 7-1, and were looking great for next season.