Crossroads Varsity Boys Basketball Team battled Birmingham High for the CIF Division 2 State Regional Title Saturday night. The Roadrunners trailed for the first three quarters, as Birmingham center, seven foot tall Christian Koloko led his team on the glass and the boards with 16 points. Crossroads’ Shareef O’Neal led the charge for Crossroads contributing 18 points on the night including a last second dunk at the end of the third which narrowed the gap going into the fourth. Four three-pointers from senior Tamir Saban fired the team up and kept the Roadrunners within striking distance late in the game while DJ Houston contributed 10 points, a lead-changing steal and layup as well as two vital free-throws in the final minutes to give his team some breathing room. Benjamin Terry also finished the night with 10 points, helping to propel the Roadrunners to Friday night’s State Championship game in Sacramento. “Winning the State Regional was the best feeling ever,” said first year head coach Anthony Davis, “the players worked so hard and sacrificed a lot to get to this point.” Coach Davis has his sights set on the State Title which Crossroads has not seen since 1997. They will be facing Alameda at 5:00 p.m. at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento.

Tara Shima

Athletics Communications Coordinator

Upper School Head Swim Coach

Crossroads School for Arts and Science

1714 21st Street, Santa Monica CA 90404

310-829-7391 ext. 534

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