Mayes shoots Comets to state title game
Updated: March 24, 2010, 9:52 AM ETBy Joel Francisco
It was clear from warm-ups that Westchester shooting guard Jordin Mayes (Los Angeles/Westchester) had his smooth shot going. The Arizona bound scorer's feathery touch was evident throughout the night as he nailed one dagger after another into the heart of the Mater Dei Monarchs as the Comets took home the Southern California State Regional, 71-63. The Comets would eventually build a 46-26 lead well into the third quarter, but UCLA bound Tyler Lamb (Santa Ana, Calif./Mater Dei) would have no part of a potential blowout as he helped the Monarchs persevere to the end with his spectacular 32-point, 14-rebound effort.
Tarbabes stung by Hornets' PowellAfter shooting a dismal 17 percent in the first half, Abraham Lincol High School exploded in the second half behind the stunning effort of 6-foot-4 junior small forward Norman Powell (San Diego/Abraham Lincoln). His performance (15 points, nine rebounds and four blocks) would be the catalyst as the ultra-athletic Hornets overcame a halftime deficit to defeat Tarbabes of Compton, 60-52.
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