Junior Trey Kell scored 30 points, including three free throws to tie with 2.9 seconds in regulation and six more points in overtime as St. Augustine of San Diego defeated Sacred Heart Cathedral of San Francisco 59-52 in the CIF State Division III boys basketball championship game today at Sleep Train Arena.
The 6-foot-4 Kell made 9 of 15 shots from the floor, 10 of 13 from the foul line and grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds for the Saints (29-4). UC Davis signee Brynton Lemar added 10 points and seven rebounds and Brent Jones nine points as St. Augustine won its first state boys basketball title.
Herman Pratt had 17 points, Deondre Otis 12 and Liam O'Reilly 10 and nine rebounds for the Fightin' Irish (21-12).
St. Augustine led 37-30 entering the fourth quarter and 44-40 with 26.8 seconds to go when David Parsons hit a three and two free throws and O'Reilly a 12-foot jumper that put Sacred Heart ahead 47-44 with 10.2 seconds to play.
But Kell was fouled with 2.9 seconds attempting a three-pointer and made all three shots.
Kell hit a three-pointer in overtime and made three of four free throws, two of which put the Saints ahead for good, 54-52 with 1:39 to go. Lemar made all four of his overtime free throws.
But St. Augustine was bothered by Sacred Heart's quickness. The Saints committed 25 turnovers.