Expectations were high for the showdown between conference foes Fairfax and Palisades Friday night. Ultimately the game lived up to expectations but took over 20 minutes of game time to get there. Poor shooting by Fairfax in the first half saw them trail 41-17. Midway through the third quarter Fairfax suddenly found their stroke and scored in bunches. Pali’s lead of 20+ points was a mere single digit lead late in the fourth quarter. The crowd, fully involved in the game, remained standing until the last possession of the game – Fairfax with the ball trailing by two points. Unable to connect from behind the three point line for the win, Pali players and fans celebrated their 64-60 victory. Pali remains undefeated in the Western League.
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Palisades High School traveled to conference foe Westchester High School on Monday, January 24th for a highly anticipated matchup. The game was close throughout and Westchester did not put Pali away until under 10 seconds left until Westchester guard Jiovanni Romano sank two free throws. Westchester deafted Pali 72-67.
Pali guard Donovan Johnson drives the line against the Westchester league. Johnson scored 30 points in Monday’s defeat.
Westchester guard Matthew Grant releases the ball in time to drain a buzz beater at the end of the second quarter. Westchester goes into the locker room up 32-31.
Captain Trevone Williams scores on a reserve layup in Monday’s 72-67 victory.
Westchester forward Bre’lon Leverette converts a reserve layup.
Forward Bre’lon Leverette (21) grabs the offense rebound against Pali in Monday’s conference matchup.