Liveblog: Girls’ basketball takes on North Salinas in CCS semi-finals
by Maddy Jones
Published March 5, 2014
Palo Alto High School’s girls’ basketball team (13-12, 5-7) takes on North Salinas High School (23-2, 7-0) in the Central Coast Section semifinals at 5:30 p.m. Wed. March 5 at Gunn High School. Check back tomorrow at 5:30 p.m. for our liveblog coverage.
Time runs out. Palo Alto falls to North Salinas 51-41 in the CCS semifinals.
Lovely drives down, balls goes out. Inbound by PA, missed PA three-point attempt then intentional foul with 14.2 seconds. NS shoots two, makes first and misses second.
Very rowdy NS crowd.
Fourth intentional foul, NS shoots two with 25.6 seconds to go. Makes first and second. NS up 50-41. Timeout called.
Chandler sinks three, score 48-41 with 29 seconds to go.
Another intentional foul, NS shoots two with 37 seconds to go. Misses first and makes second.
Another intentional foul by PA, NS shoots two. Misses first and makes second. 47-38.
Koyama hits the three, 38-45 NS with 54.6 seconds to go. Intentional foul by Paly, NS shooting two, missed first and makes second. Score 46-35 NS with 49 seconds left.
Minute to go, PA with ball.
Atwater sinks a three. Score 45-35 with 1:12 left in game.
Foul by NS, 10th team foul so double bonus. Chandler shoots two, hits rim on both.
Foul called again on PA, NS shoots two. Makes first and second. NS up 45-32 with 1:26 left.
Foul called on PA on floor. NS shoots two, misses first and second.
PA foul on the floor, 10th PA team foul so double bonus. NS shoots two, makes first and second. Score 43-32 NS with 1:56 left. NS calls full timeout.
PA putting the pressure on NS playing full court press.
Chandler with the three, score 41-32 NS with 2:09 left.
NS layup, Score 41-29 with 2:14 to go.
Atwater fouled on the floor, NS 9th team foul. Shoots two, makes first and second. PA down by 10 at 39-29 NS with 2:41 left in game.
NS two point layup.
Rebound by Harris, controversial call coming down.
Koyama fouled on shot attempt, 8th NS team foul. Shoots two, makes first and misses second. Score 37-27 NS with 3:02 left.
NS shoots two, misses first and second. Harris on the rebound.
Burris blocks shot, foul called on second block attempt.
Block by Harris on NS shot attempt.
Harris fouled on shot, 7th NS team foul. Shoots two, misses first and second but hits rim.
Atwater and Koyama tie up NS player for jump ball, PA ball.
PA timeout with 4:30 to go and PA down by 11 at 37-26.
NS called on push, 6th team foul.
Travelling called on NS, PA ball.
Controversial turnover to NS.
NS recovered and made shot.
Foul called on Paly, 7th team foul so NS shoots one and one. Misses.
Lathi to Lovely for two. Score 35-26 NS with 5:19 left.
PA attempts but misses three shots.
NS sinks three, NS up 35-24 with 6:10 left.
Harris fouled on shot, shoots two. Misses both but close.
PA loses ball in back court, NS goes up for two and scores. 32-24 NS with 6:40 left.
Harris with rebound and layup, score 30-24 NS with 7:00 left in game.
Atwater and Lovely trap up NS player, PA posseson.
End of third quarter, PA trails by 8 with score at 30-22 NS.
Jumpball, possession PA.
Another NS layup made. Score 30-22 with 1:01 left in quarter. 4th NS team foul. Full timeout called NS.
NS 3rd team foul.
NS layup for two. NS up 28-22 with 1:31 left in quarter.
Fast-pace leads to turnovers on both sides.
NS on breakaway from PA turnover and layups for two. PA down 22-26 with 2:14 left.
PA good defense, gets possesion.
Atwater sinks the three, narrowed gap to two points at 24-22 NS with 3:03 left in quarter.
Missed PA shot attempts.
NS called on reach, 2nd team foul.
Harris blocks NS shot attempt.
Foul called on PA, 6th team foul. PA calls full timeout.
PA fouls on shot-attempt, 5th team foul. NS shoots two, misses first and makes second. NS up 24-19 with 4:48 left in third quarter.
4th team foul on PA.
NS goes up for two, score 23-19 NS with 5:42 left.
3rd team foul on PA on another controversial call.
Foul on NS shot attmept. Shooting two, makes first and second. NS up 21-19 with 6:30 left in quarter.
Controversial foul called on PA player, turnover to NS.
NS misses two shot attempts.
Atwater to Lovely for layup. Tied at 19 with 7:18 left.
Second half starts with NS possession and 2 points made by NS. Score 19-17 with 7:35 left.
NS misses buzzer beater, end of half. Tied at 17.
Traveling called on PA, losses possesion with 5 seconds to go.
NS foul on the floor. Burris shooting two, makes both to tie 17-17 with 48 seconds to go.
PA misses shot attempt.
NS shooting two on foul call. Make first and second to put NS ahead for first time in game at 17-15 with 1:11 left.
4th team foul on PA.
Harris steals, but loses ball on controversial traveling call.
PA loses possession on across-court pass.
NS layup for two-points. Tie at 15-15 with 1:45.
Three three-point attempts by PA that just miss.
Burris dives in to tie up the ball, jump ball and possession kept with PA.
10th NS team foul, in double bonus. Koyama shoots two, makes first and hits rim on second. Score 15-13 with 2:46 left.
2 points made by NS. Score 14-13 with 2:54 left.
PA blocks NS shot.
Timeout NS. Score 14-11 PA with 3:26 left.
Two layup attempts, Lovely fouled going up. Shoots two, misses first and hits rim on second.
PA three-point attempt misses.
Foul called again on PA, 3rd team foul. NS shooting two, missed first and makes second. Score 14-11 PA with 4:15 left in half.
Maya Lathi layup for two points. Score 14-10 PA.
Foul called on paly, NS shoots two, missed first and makes second. Score 12-10 with 5:05 left.
Atwater to Harris for layup. Score 12-9 with 5:09 left.
Good defense by PA, prevent NS scoring.
8th team foul. Koyama one and one, missed attempt.
NS drives to the basket makes two, score 10-9 PA with 5:51 left.
7th team foul on NS, into bonus. Burris shooting one and one, makes first and misses second. Score 10-7 with 6:30 left in the half.
6th team foul for NS.
End of first quarter, score 9-7 PA.
NS layup for two. 9-7 with 19 seconds left.
Burris fouled on the shot, fifth team foul on NS. Burris makes first shot and second shot. Score 9-5 with 41 seconds left in first quarter.
NS misses four shot attempts in a row.
Jump ball with Atwater and NS player.
Koyama intercepts NS pass. Then Burris dribbles down court and fouled on shot attempt. Shoots two, makes first and second. Score 8-5 PA with 2:50 left.
NS player sinks three then two points up. Score 6-5 with 3:14 left.
Hope Crockett sinks a three. Score 6-0 PA with 3:50 left.
Koyama three-pointer for the first points on the board. Score 3-0 PA with 5:03 left.
Harris fouled on the shot. Gets two shots, first just hits the rim and second bounces off too. Score still 0-0.
Steals on both sides.
Starting lineup is Skylar Burris, Julie Chandler, Maddy Atwater, Alexis Harris and Lauren Koyama for Palo Alto.
Game has begun. No points scored on first possessions for each team.