Thanks to Hall’s FT, OT is Lincoln's again 

Aaron Hall was walking up to the foul line with the score tied and 2.1 seconds remaining in overtime when a reassuring thought came to his mind.

"We own overtime," Hall said. "I knew I just had to ignore the noise and stay focused."

The Lincoln forward then hit all net on his first shot to give the Mustangs a 80-79 lead. He missed the second, but by the time host Burton gathered the rebound, the Pumas didn’t have time to get off a final shot.

Lincoln (12-9, 6-1 AAA) is now 3-0 in overtime games this season.

Hall finished with 23 points as the Mustangs outlasted the Pumas (6-11, 2-5) in an entertaining game that featured flashy passes, acrobatic shotmaking and fastbreak after fastbreak.

Kevin Robinson added 23 points, Bobby Harrison had 18 points and 10 rebounds and point guard Drew Bologna chipped in seven points and 10 assists for Lincoln, which led for almost the entire game.

But Burton went up 70-68 with 34 seconds left in the fourth quarter to take its first lead of the second half when Artis Robinson (23 points) collected an offensive rebound and converted a three-point play. Kevin Robinson answered with a tough scoop shot in the lane with 21.1 seconds remaining and the teams exchanged turnovers before heading into the extra period.

Burton took a 77-73 lead with just over two minutes to go in overtime, but Hall nailed a huge 3-pointer to cut the lead to one and set up the late-game dramatics.

ISA 94, Mission 75

Dominic Stewart poured in 47 points as the Cobras (8-7, 5-2) ran by the host Bears (9-7, 4-3).

Stewart had 41 points through the first three quarters for ISA, while twin brother Marseilles Stewart finished with 22 points, 16 rebounds and eight assists.

— Staff report

Lowell 57, Jordan 48

Alex McNabb buried five 3-pointers and finished with 15 points as the Cardinals (17-3, 6-1) topped the Jaguars (0-7, 0-7). Yukai Sakai added 10 points for Lowell, which rested its top six players in the win. Roland Wiley had 19 points to lead Jordan.

— Staff report

Wallenberg 65, Marshall 57

Ronney Freeman scored 18 of his 21 points in the second and third quarters as the Bulldogs (13-5, 5-1) went on a 43-21 midgame run to take control against the host Phoenix (8-11, 3-4). Kurtis Wong added 13 points for the Bulldogs, while Derrick Hines led Marshall with 24.

— Staff report

Washington 65, Galileo 54

Isiah Pfitzer scored 18 points, Jahrail Taylor added 17 points and 13 rebounds and Cary Kato chipped in with 14 points to lead the Eagles (13-8, 5-2) over the host Lions (7-11, 3-4).

After giving up 16 points in the first quarter, the Eagles’ defense held Galileo to just 15 points over the next two quarters as they built a 47-28 lead heading into the fourth.

The Lions made a spirited run in the game’s final quarter, going on a 14-4 run to cut the deficit to 51-45 on a layup by Asante De la Cruz (23 points) with just over 3 minutes left. However, on the ensuing possession, Kato drained a wide-open 3-pointer and the Eagles went a perfect 6-for-6 from the free-throw line down the stretch to send Galileo to its fourth straight loss.

"We needed a big basket and I was open so I took it," said Kato, who led the Eagles with four assists in the contest. "Our last away game was a bad loss to ISA, so it was very important for us to come out here, get a win, and get some momentum back on our side."

— Will Reisman

BAY COUNTIES LEAGUE

Gateway 58, Waldorf 57

Theo Price drained two free throws in the final minute as the Gators (6-8, 1-2) turned back the Wolverines (7-11, 1-2). Alejandro Artiga-Purcell drilled a 3-pointer with 2 seconds left to pull Waldorf within 58-57, but Gateway was able to inbound the ball and run out the clock.

Gateway led 17-7 after the first quarter and extended that advantage to 20 points in the second quarter thanks to an aggressive trapping defense, but the Gators’ foul trouble helped Waldorf climb back into the game, trailing 35-29 at halftime.

The Wolverines took a four-point lead in the third quarter, but Gateway regained a slim lead and held it for the fourth quarter.

Aaron Ogilvie led Gateway with 20 points and five assists and Aaron Williams added 15 points and 19 rebounds. Martin Jackson paced Waldorf with 13 points.

— Staff report

Stuart Hall 55, Marin Academy 48

SAN RAFAEL — Stephen Powell scored 21 points to lead the Knights (14-4, 3-2) to a road win over the Wildcats (8-11, 1-5). Winslow Hicks added 13 for Stuart Hall, including a key 3-pointer in an 11-0 third-quarter surge that stretched a one point lead to 12.

— Staff report

International 75, Pescadero 13

Ryan Doubiago scored 20 points as the Central Division-leading Jaguars (11-7, 4-0) crushed the Vikings. Sieva Kozinky added 10 points for International, which led 20-5 after the first quarter and 44-10 at halftime. Ivan Friedman and Harry DiFrancesco each had eight points and Joshua Merritt added seven points in his first game back since breaking his right foot in early December.

— Staff report

Leadership 49, Bay 20

Manwell Howard scored 10 points to lead the Griffin (6-11, 3-1) past the Breakers (5-8, 1-2).

— Staff report

WEST CATHOLIC ATHLETIC LEAGUE

St. Ignatius 50, Valley Christian 38

Seniors Aaron Levinger and Elliot Ferrara combined for 27 points to lead the Wildcats (14-3, 5-2) to a narrow home win against the surprisingly resilient Warriors (8-11, 1-6).

"If it wasn’t for Levinger and Ferrara, we’d have lost," a relieved SI coach Tim Reardon said. "They played tough defense and chose their shots well, which I can’t say for the rest of [my team]."

St. Ignatius never trailed, but it never quite found its groove, either. Up 28-12 late in the second quarter, the Wildcats allowed the underdog Warriors to score the last nine points of the half, cutting their lead to 28-21, played even throughout the third and then went the first 5:30 of the fourth quarter without a field goal.

"Bottom line, we played good defense," Reardon said. "We got a WCAL win. In this league, everyone is good, so any win you get is good."

Fittingly, Ferrara broke the fourth quarter drought with a breakaway dunk, the last of his 16 points. This put the Wildcats up 44-37. Levinger scored SI’s only other fourth quarter field goal, a twisting layup with 53.2 remaining to put the game away for good. Victor Bull chipped in with 10 for St. Ignatius, while Andrew Daou led Valley Christian with nine points, five rebounds and four assists.

— Larry Rosen

Sacred Heart Cathedral 64, Bellarmine 43

SAN JOSE — Reid Modena-Kurpinsky scored 19 points as the Irish (8-9, 3-4) took down the host Bells (9-9, 2-5) in a West Catholic Athletic League game.

Modena-Kurpinsky buried three 3-pointers in the third quarter to help Sacred Heart Cathedral outscore Bellarmine 22-6 in the period.

— Staff report

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