Knight ran the shot clock down to the final seconds its ensuing possession and Mekhi Smith, who led the Hawks with 21 points, drained a 3 as the shot clock showed double zeroes. After a Hart basket, Knight called timeout and converted a wide-open look under the basket to take the air out of the Indians’ comeback hopes. “We didn’t attack their zone well,” Kelly said. “They were just better than us on every 50/50 ball and every loose ball … I thought they outplayed us for the whole (32 minutes).” Robinson led Hart with nine rebounds and was second on the team with 11 points. Harrill added six points, five rebounds and two blocks. The Indians led 17-13 after the first quarter. But Knight tied up the score just 30 seconds into the second quarter and Hart never regained the lead. Knight went into the half with a 30-26 advantage. Hart will get a chance to clean things up before opening Foothill League play next Tuesday at Golden Valley. It’ll take on Simi Valley on Saturday at the War on the Floor Showcase at Pierce College.
Luca Robinson with the tough finish. Hart cuts Knight’s lead to 47-44 with 4:17 to play in the game. pic.twitter.com/kg9aKSomhu— Ryan Posner (@ryanposner_) January 4, 2018