Culver City Defeats Harry Bridges
After watching a thrilling girls basketball championship, Culver City and Harry Bridges boys teams entertained the crowd at Staples Center on Monday afternoon. The boys played fast, jumped high, defended aggressively and worked hard to score baskets the entire game in an extremely well-played game. Both teams entered the Championship Game with undefeated records of 10 wins and no losses and both teams played like champions. Culver City lead 24 - 21 at the half and must have received an inspiring halftime speech as they opened the second half with a 10 to 1 run to obtain their largest margin. However, the Bulldogs settled down and started chipping away at the lead when they finally caught the Centaurs with a few minutes remaining in the game. A big basket and clutch free throws gave the Bulldogs the lead with less than a minute to go. Culver City still had more left, nailing a huge three pointer from the corner to put them up 53 - 51 with 8 seconds remaining. After a timeout, Harry Bridges diagrammed an inbounds play and were able to get off a rushed three point shot of their own that fell short, allowing Culver City to celebrate their first FIYA championship for their boys. Congratulations to both teams for a wonderful season. Click on Sports, Basketball and Boys Playoffs for pictures from the Championship Day at the Coliseum.