High School Boys Basketball: Glendora falls to California in overtime

By John Honell, Correspondent

BALDWIN PARK – California High School began its boys basketball season with a 52-49 overtime victory against Glendora in the third annual Sierra Vista/Baldwin Park “Winter Tip-Off” Tournament on Tuesday night.The Condors scored two quick baskets to start the overtime period. Robert Amaro scored, then Andrew Barber added a basket off a steal by Ryan Schroll.The Tartans (1-1) battled back to take a 49-48 lead on a 3-pointer by sophomore Brandon Brothers with 2:03 left.

It was the Tartans first lead since midway through the third period.

That was it for Glendora, as Matt Lambrecht hit a 3-pointer with 24 seconds left and Richard Kristl-Givens sank the first of a 1-and-1 free-throw attempt for the final margin.

The Condors (1-0) will play Garey at 3 p.m. today in the final game of pool play.

They then play the winner of the Northview-Claremont game in the first game of bracket play at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. The game will be played at Sierra Vista High School.

The championship game of the tournament will be held Saturday night at 7:30 at Covina High School.

Lambrecht led all scorers with 21 points, including four 3-pointers.

“We had plenty of chances,” Tartans coach Mike LeDuc said. `But we made mistakes when we had chances. We played like it was a really early season game.”

Lambrecht made three consecutive 3-pointers in the second quarter to break open a close game.

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