Video: Sierra Canyon highlights
Highlights of Sierra Canyon's win over Ribet Academy.
Curbelo, a 6-foot senior, played with a fearless poise throughout the highly-anticipated contest, making a number of spectacular plays and finished with 23 points, 10 rebounds and six assists. Key, a 6-8 senior, was a dominant presence down low, and led all scorers with 25 points to go along with 12 rebounds despite being matched up with taller defenders throughout.
Long Island Lutheran controlled the game in the second half, pushing a three-point halftime advantage to 58-50 heading into the final period. Despite a late run from the Trailblazers, the talented group from New York was able to hold off any comeback efforts and secure the big-time win.
Sierra Canyon wraps up the regular season at 24-4 and will enter postseason play among the favorites to capture their third consecutive CIF Open Division state title.
Long Island Lutheran (19-3) has another difficult challenge in its next game, hosting Patrick School (Hillside, N.J.) on Feb. 13.
Huntington Prep was paced by five players scoring in double figures in the quality win, while elite freshman Dajuan Wagner Jr
scored 19 points to lead the way for Camden in the big in-state victory.