Congratulations to our Middle School basketball team! The boys took first place last week at the CAL Tournament after a gutsy performance in the final game against Marymount in Santa Barbara. The Spuds were down 39-37 with just 13 seconds left in the game. Nolan Colborn drove down the court and passed the ball to Tyler Davis, who missed a three-point shot. But Nolan grabbed the rebound and made the shot at the buzzer, sending the game into overtime. From there, the Spuds raced out to an early lead thanks to some key shots from Nikolai Mannes and Nic Rosen.
“We were up 46-43 with just 20 seconds left,” said Coach Ben Malkin. “One of their players got fouled shooting a three-pointer with 8 seconds left in the game. He made the first two free throws, making the game 46-45. That third free throw was just a little too strong and Nolan grabbed the rebound, ending the game 46-45.”
It has been a great week for basketball at Upper Campus as well with wins for the girls’ and boys’ squads. Congrats to all our teams! Check out the website calendar for dates and times of upcoming games.