San Bernardino boys basketball comes through big

In the hustle and bustle that comes with deadlines in the newspaper business, sometimes things get in too late to be put in the next day’s paper. That happened with the San Bernardino boys basketball team, which is starting to turn some heads in the San Andreas League.

The Cardinals made history Wednesday night, defeating Arroyo Valley 81-74 for their first-ever varsity boys basketball win over the Hawks. The Cardinals (12-6 overall, 3-0 San Andreas League) went 23 of 27 from the free-throw line and had three players score over 20 points. James Harper led the way with 26 points, Jeremiah Tardy scored 22 and Devonte Chatman added 20.

Wednesday’s win was the sixth in a row for San Bernardino, which plays at San Gorgonio Friday before hosting a big game with SAL co-leader Cajon next Wednesday.