“(Dominguez) took over; I’ve seen him do it many times,” said Golden Valley coach Larry Keys. “I thought we didn’t really step up to the challenge. We kind of knew, with the way the game had gone, that he was going to try and take over.” Harrill scored eight of his 10 points in the fourth quarter. After opening league play 3-0, the Indians dropped back-to-back games, including a 86-74 home loss to Saugus on Tuesday. “When we’re aggressive on offense, it opens it up for other guys, too,” said Hart coach Tom Kelly. “Tre can play like that all game, every game. If he stays aggressive, he’s really, really good.” A 3-pointer from Jhani Levias gave Golden Valley its first and only lead of the night at 17-16, with just under five minutes to play. That lead was short-lived, though, as Hart went into the half with a 26-19 lead. Cangemi and Micah McLuarin led Golden Valley with 11 points apiece, with McLaurin also grabbing 11 rebounds. The Grizzlies have dropped three straight league contests since beating Saugus on the road on Jan. 16.
Whitten Dominguez on Hart’s big fourth quarter, leading to a 54-44 win over Golden Valley. As for what is going on in the background, your guess is as good as mine. pic.twitter.com/vVKTucDhxm— Ryan Posner (@ryanposner_) January 27, 2018
“In this league, you can’t take possessions off and we’ll take them off on the defensive end, giving up a bucket, and then carry it to the offensive end and miss a layup,” Keys said. Hart travels to Valencia on Tuesday and Golden Valley will travel to play Canyon. Saugus 66, Valencia 61 Saugus exacted a bit of revenge on Valencia after the Vikings beat the Centurions back on Jan. 9 at Valencia to open Foothill League play. Luke Bodeau led the Cents (16-6, 4-2) with 20 points, with Adrian McIntyre adding 18 points and Dylan Spring 15 points. Jayden Trower scored a team-high 13 points for the Vikings (8-13, 4-2) and Josh Assiff had 11 points Saugus will hit the road to play West Ranch on Tuesday. West Ranch 56, Canyon 42 Austin Galuppo led West Ranch (14-6, 4-2) with 20 points and six rebounds as they picked up their third straight win. Carter Williams had 13 points and four rebounds and Andrew Austin chipped in nine points and four rebounds while battling foul trouble most of the night. Noah Haskett came off the bench for five rebounds and four steals. Canyon (4-17, 0-6) remains the lone winless team in Foothill League play.
Colt Cangemi with the 3 to cut Hart’s lead to 33-31, 1:13 3Q. pic.twitter.com/pyoPTcTjab— Ryan Posner (@ryanposner_) January 27, 2018