Etiwanda hands Torrey Pines first loss to win regional title

Torrey Pines High School's Aidan Fowler (15) attempts to score as Etiwanda High School's Jimmy Baker (5) and Marcus Green (23) try to block him at the Southern California open division boys basketball championship on Saturday.

Torrey Pines’ Aidan Fowler tries to score in between Etiwanda’s Jimmy Baker (5) and Marcus Green (23) throughout the Open Department local young boys’ basketball national championship on Saturday. (Kristian Carreon/For The San Diego Union-Tribune)

The imagine an unbeaten season concerned a crashing end for Torrey Pines High under a hail of three-point baskets, a wave of turnovers and a controling efficiency from Tennessee-bound Jahmai Mashack as third-seeded Etiwanda won its very first local title with a 68-65 success Saturday.

Ranked No. 1 in the state, Torrey Pines’ season ends at 30-1. The Falcons, playing prior to a capacity, were 18-0 in the house this season and had actually won 46 of their last 48 video games.

Etiwanda, which edged Sierra Canyon 82-76 Thursday, ends up the season 14-2 after declaring the Open Department title.

Etiwanda made 7 three-point shots in the very first half and went on an 11-0 go to begin the 2nd quarter, bursting a two-point video game. Leading 19-17 at the end of a very first quarter that saw 3 ties and 4 lead modifications, Eitwanda’s run put the Eagles up by 13.

The Eagles extended that to 19 late in the half and led by 17 at the break. Torrey Pines turned the ball over 6 times in the 2nd quarter.

Mashack had 11 points in the very first quarter and 5 in the 2nd.

Torrey Pines made it fascinating and got the crowd into the video game with a 12-0 go to end the 3rd quarter sustained by Nick Herrmann and Chris Howell to cut an 18-point deficit to 6.

3 Logan Houston complimentary tosses to open the 4th quarter had Etiwanda’s lead to 3. And a Herrmann basket had it down to 2 with 6:20 left.

Etiwanda’s lead was 56-55 with 3:55 to play and constructed the benefit back to 6 with 1:30 to go, however a Howell basket with 13 seconds staying put Torrey Pines down by 2.

A Marcus Green complimentary toss with 9 seconds left offered Etiwanda a three-point lead.

Howell had actually an objected to three-point shot that missed out on, however Torrey Pines had one last possibility after the ball headed out of bounds.

The in-bounds pass to Herrmann cruised out of bounds as he slipped turning the corner.

Herrmann led Torrey Pines with 24 points and got 7 rebounds. Howell included 18 points and 6 rebounds for the Falcons.

Green led Etiwanda with 22 points and 6 rebounds. Mashack completed with 21 points, consisting of 2 crucial complimentary tosses with 13 seconds left.

This story initially appeared in Los Angeles Times.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.