The fifth diversion in 5 days valid to be too most for St. Augustine as a Saints let a halftime advantage trip away, rallied to take a late lead, though fell 61-56 to Los Angeles Fairfax in a satisfaction pretension diversion of a National Division of a Under Armour Holiday Classic on Friday during Torrey Pines High.
Fairfax is coached by Steve Baik, who led Chino Hills to a CIF State Championship Open Division pretension final season.
“We played good teams,” pronounced Saints manager Mike Haupt. “That’s because we get in this tournament.”
Ranked No. 2 in San Diego, St. Augustine kick San Diego’s No. 1-ranked team, Foothills Christian, on Monday in a pre-tournament game.
Foothills Christian is in a championship diversion of a Classic.
The evidence now will be “Who is No. 1 in a county?”
“We were No. 2 and we kick No. 1 head-to-head,” pronounced Haupt. “There’s your answer.”
The Saints (11-3) mislaid to Northridge Heritage Christian and kick Chris Walker Academy of Dallas and La Jolla Country Day before losing to Fairfax (8-1).
Just before to a Classic, a Saints came from 25 down to kick Santa Margarita and win a Santa Margarita Holiday Classic.
“This contest is going to assistance us later,” pronounced Haupt. “If we do what we wish to do, win a CIF championship, what happened here doesn’t matter.
“But we consider personification here will assistance us get to where we wish to go.”
The Saints led Fairfax 32-30 with 5:45 to play in a third quarter. But a Lions went on a 17-8 run to finish a entertain and led by 5 with 3:45 to play.
A Taeshon Cherry jumper with 1:30 to go gave a Saints a 56-55 lead.
A span of giveaway throws gave a lead behind to Fairfax, though a line defilement that negated a skip giveaway chuck stung a Saints.
Down by 3 with 40 seconds to play, Cherry missed a 3-point try from a tip of a key.
“That was a good group we played,” Cherry said. “We played good teams all week.
“Now we can concentration on winning a joining and a playoffs.”
“Playing 5 games in a quarrel was rough, and we was a small bruise in a center of a week.
“But a group roughed it out, pushed by it. We played with appetite today.
“Fairfax only played with a small some-more energy.”
Jamal Hartwell of Fairfax, who was named to a all-tournament team, led all scorers with 20 points.
Cherry, who was also an all-tournament selection, led a Saints with 19 points and 7 rebounds. Jack Peterson combined 16 points for a Saints.
In other National Division games:
Torrey Pines kick Oakland Bishop O’Dowd 66-45 for fifth place. The Falcons (13-3) sprinted to a 9-0 lead and were never challenged. Hayden Helfrich and Nathan Esposito any scored 16 for Torrey Pines while Jake Gilliam finished with 9 points, 16 rebounds and blocked 9 shots. Gilliam and Naseem Gaskin of Bishop O’Dowd were named to a all-tournament team.
Cathedral Catholic edged La Jolla Country Day 76-70 for seventh place. The Dons (4-7) rallied from a seven-point halftime necessity for a win. Brandon McCoy led a Dons with 18 points while Dallas Cunningham and Zachary Green any combined 16. Ryan Langborg led LJCD (9-6) with 25. McCoy and Langborg were named to a all-tournament team.