All three substances were flowing from the players Friday night following a tense San Bernardino Kiwanis Basketball title game.
Bernardino San Gorgonio defeated
"I'm just so happy for our guys," said emotional San Gorgonio coach Ty Stockham afterward. "They never quit."
San Gorgonio players celebrated their victory,
San Gorgonio finally took the lead with 20.6 seconds left on a pair of free throws by Marcus Williams.
Redlands had a chance to tie with 12 seconds left when sophomore guard Nate Fultz got the ball underneath his own hoop and went up for a potential game-winner. But San Gorgonio's Marshan Powell blocked the shot.
"He's only 6-2," Stockham said of Powell. "But he plays much bigger."
Terriers had one more chance at a victory after the Spartans missed a free throw
with seven seconds left. Following a time out,
"We came out kind of sluggish in the first half," Powell said. "We were playing too much 1-on-1. But once we started playing like a team, we came around. And our press got to them."
difference in the game was turnovers;
been our Achilles' heel all season,"
Guard Alex Jacobs led San Gorgonio with 22 points. He was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player. Julius Armon added 10 points for the Spartans.
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The tourney victory had special significance for Stockham. It was San Gorgonio's first Kiwanis title win since 1985 when he made all-tournament for his coaching father Doug, who was in attendance Friday night.