Video: Bishop Montgomery 70, Sierra Canyon 63
Knights upset No. 2-ranked team in the nation.
Bishop Montgomery (Torrance)
had all year to think about last season's playoff defeat to Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth)
The Knights finally exacted revenge Friday night.
Ranked No. 9 nationally by MaxPreps, Bishop Montgomery beat No. 2 Sierra Canyon 70-63 in California's Southern Section Open Division semifinals at USC’s Galen Center.
Oregon State signee Ethan Thompson
dropped a team-high 21 points to lead the Knights to victory. San Diego State commit Jordan Schakel
also came up clutch with 15 fourth-quarter points and ended with 20.
The Knights (26-2) led by as many as 15 points.CIF Southern Section Open Division: See updated bracket
Bishop Montgomery faces the winner of No. 3 Chino Hills
and No. 5 Mater Dei (Santa An)
in the finals next Saturday.
The nation's top junior prospect, Marvin Bagley III
, finished with a game-high 28 points in a losing effort for Sierra Canyon (27-2). The Trailblazers will still advance to state-level competition in California and could get a rematch with Bishop Montgomery in the coming weeks.