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LA North: Hart 78, Quartz Hill 74 in OT in Hart Holiday Classic

December, 30, 2010

NEWHALL -- The Hart boys basketball team erased a 17-point deficit and won its game against Quartz Hill, 78-74, in overtime, in the Hart Holiday Classic at Hart High School on Wednesday night.

Roman Delgado scored all nine of Hart’s points in overtime. He finished with 28 points and made three 3-pointers.

Hart was 21-for-24 from the free-throw line in the second half and overtime. Hart’s John Green made all eight of his free throws in the second half. He scored 15 points, was 9-of-10 from the free-throw line and had 10 rebounds.

Quartz Hill’s Luch Gamiz hit four 3-pointers in the first quarter as his team built a 23-6 lead. Hart trimmed the lead to 13 points, 24-11, at the end of the first quarter.

Hart’s Cole Preston scored eight of his 16 points in the second quarter and helped Hart cut Quartz Hill’s lead to six points, 40-34, at halftime.

Hart was down by one point, 46-45, after Preston completed a three-point play with five minutes to play in the third quarter. But Quartz Hill went on an 8-0 run afterward and was up, 55-46, with 1:17 to play in the third quarter.

Hart went on an 8-0 lead of its own to finish out the third quarter and was down by one point, 55-54, at the start of the fourth quarter. Delgado hit a 3-pointer in the final minute of the quarter. Preston came through again with a basket just before the buzzer to end the third quarter.

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