May 28, 2024

OC Sports Zone: Community First

PHOTOS: Top-seeded Crean Lutheran wins in OT 69-63 over King/Drew in regional opener

Crean Lutheran’s leading scorer Koat Keat is double teamed during Tuesday’s playoff game. (Photos courtesy Crean Lutheran Shutterbugs, John Luciano, Wendy Rueter and Howard Lyon)

Crean Lutheran’s boys basketball team, coming off the winning the CIF 2A title last week, opened the Southern California 2AA regional tournament defeating King/Drew 69-63 in overtime Tuesday night at Crean Lutheran.

The top-seeded Saints were led by Koat Keat who had 26 points (11 in the fourth quarter) and grabbed 11 rebounds. James Agany had 17 points and Michael Birket 12 points for the Saints.

No. 8-seeded King Drew was led by Kosy Akametu who had 26 points and nine rebounds. Kalib LaCount had 23 points.

Crean Lutheran advances into the second round on Thursday to host Los Altos at 7 p.m. The finals are Saturday night.

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