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Leuzinger 75, Inglewood 73--In a bizarre ending to a sloppily played final minute, the Olympians hung on for their fifth straight Bay League win when Inglewood reserve guard Kevin Bell missed a one-and-one free throw with no time remaining at Leuzinger.
Bell came off the bench to shoot the free throw after it was discovered that the player who had been fouled, Tommy Holland, had fouled out of the game and should not have been playing. After a lengthy discussion between the teams and officials, Inglewood Coach Vince Combs was allowed to pick a player who was not in the game to make the foul shot.
“We won this one ugly,” said Leuzinger Coach Phil Sherman, whose team improved to 5-3 in league play and 12-8 overall.
The scene became even uglier after the game when referee Steve Elliott was accosted by an Inglewood fan and had to be escorted from the gym by a security guard.
Leuzinger took the lead for good at 74-73 on a free throw by forward Al Kiilehua with 27 seconds left. From there, the game digressed into a comedy of errors. The Olympians missed four of five free throws in the waning seconds, including three one-and-one chances, while Inglewood missed two one-and-ones and committed a costly turnover.
Forward Harold Miner scored a game-high 24 points for Inglewood (5-3, 10-7) but was limited to four points in the fourth quarter. Kiilehua, a 6-6 senior who worked well inside, paced Leuzinger with 21.