When Scott Borchart’s game-winning shot fell short, Chaminade High’s other seniors stood tall.
Borchart missed a game-winning three-pointer with the championship game of the Chaminade tournament on the line.
Josh Jones of Chaminade came up with the rebound and put it back in for a two-point lead.
Jordan O’Gilvie then stole the ball and connected on two free throws with five seconds to play to secure Chaminade’s 54-50 victory over San Francisco Riordan.
“This is what we’ve been waiting for from this group of seniors,” Chaminade Coach Jeff Young said.
O’Gilvie scored all seven of his points in the fourth quarter, including connecting on four of five free throws.
Jones’ rebound led to his only two points of the game.
A third senior, Jeff Hufford, scored 12 points.
“This is a real confidence booster because now we know that if Scott doesn’t get the ball, someone else will step up,” Young said.
Borchart scored 17 points and had nine rebounds. He was named the tournament’s most valuable player.
"[O’Gilvie] and [Jones] were in the right place at the right time,” Borchart said.
“I mean, if one guy doesn’t step up, we have more than one guy who can do the job.”
Borchart, who scored only eight points in the second half in the face of tight defense, sparked a 10-2 run in the second quarter that led to a 25-20 lead at halftime.
In the end, depth saved Chaminade from defeat.
“It doesn’t just have to be the star player,” O’Gilvie said. “Everyone is smart and everyone knows their roles.
“This win shows what we can do as a team.”
Ryan Arceo and Hufford each had 12 points for Chaminade.
Josh Vergara scored 19 points for Riordan (10-4), including a three-pointer with 50 seconds to play that tied the score, 50-50.
Borchart entered the game averaging 17 points and six rebounds.
In other Chaminade tournament games:
A.B. Miller 74, Calabasas 54--Sky Holm scored 16 points, but the Coyotes (4-10) lost the third-place game.
Malcolm Taylor had 20 points for A.B. Miller.
Oak Park 60, Lancaster 54--Jeremy Murphy scored 16 points and the Eagles won the consolation final.
Grant Smith scored 15 points for Oak Park (8-6), all on three-pointers.
Agoura 74, Fresno Bullard 55--Johnny Gray had 24 points, eight rebounds and eight assists to help the Chargers (10-2) claim seventh place.