SACRAMENTO (CBS/AP) — Jabari Bird scored 24 points as
Salesian of Richmond beat Price of Los Angeles, 70-56, to win the
boys’ Division V state championships at Power Balance Pavilion
Jermaine Edmonds came off the bench to score 10 for the Pride
(34-2), who shot 52 percent from the field.
Khalil Johnson topped Price (26-9) with 17 points, while Trey
Dickerson had 15 and Skylar Spencer 14. What hurt the Knights,
though, was free-throwing shooting: They were just 14 of 28 from
Price jumped out to an early 14-5 lead, but the Pride chipped
away and were up one, 31-30 at the half. Salesian pulled away in
the third quarter, building an eight-point lead, and though Price
tied the score at 43, after that, it was all Salesian.
The state title was the second for the Pride, the first coming
in 2009 on a last-second shot. Salesian did not lose to a
California team this season.
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