Damien wins in first trip to finals: Damien High School, after advancing to the CIF-Southern Section finals for the first time, wasn’t about to waste the opportunity.
Ayo Adedeji and Jeremy Hemsley made sure of it.
Adedeji had 18 points and eight rebounds and Hemsley scored 17 points and the Spartans scored the program’s first CIF-SS title with a 54-40 victory over Santa Margarita in the Division 3AA championship game Thursday night at Anaheim Arena.
Damien won its first championship ever with a dominating fourth quarter, outscoring Santa Margarita 18-6, pulling away down the stretch to close out a 54-40 victory in the Division 3AA championship game Thursday at the Anaheim Arena. Damien senior Ayo Adedeji had his best game of the season, scoring 18 points with 13 rebounds and the always reliable sophomore Jeremy Hemsley finished with 17 points with four assists.
Tom Kiss’ video highlights and interviews of Damien’s first championship ever