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Liveblog: Girls’ basketball takes on North Salinas in CCS semi-finals

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.

7:07 pm — 

Time runs out. Palo Alto falls to North Salinas 51-41 in the CCS semifinals.

7:06 pm — 

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.

7:04 pm — 

Very rowdy NS crowd.

7:04 pm — 

Fourth intentional foul, NS shoots two with 25.6 seconds to go. Makes first and second. NS up 50-41. Timeout called.

7:02 pm — 

Timeout called.

7:02 pm — 

Chandler sinks three, score 48-41 with 29 seconds to go.

7:02 pm — 

Another intentional foul, NS shoots two with 37 seconds to go. Misses first and makes second.

7:01 pm — 

Another intentional foul by PA, NS shoots two. Misses first and makes second. 47-38.

7:00 pm — 

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.

6:59 pm — 

Minute to go, PA with ball.

6:58 pm — 

Atwater sinks a three. Score 45-35 with 1:12 left in game.

6:58 pm — 

Foul by NS, 10th team foul so double bonus. Chandler shoots two, hits rim on both.

6:57 pm — 

Foul called again on PA, NS shoots two. Makes first and second. NS up 45-32 with 1:26 left.

6:56 pm — 

Foul called on PA on floor. NS shoots two, misses first and second.

6:54 pm — 

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.

6:53 pm — 

PA putting the pressure on NS playing full court press.

6:52 pm — 

Chandler with the three, score 41-32 NS with 2:09 left.

6:51 pm — 

NS layup, Score 41-29 with 2:14 to go.

6:50 pm — 

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.

6:49 pm — 

NS two point layup.

6:49 pm — 

Rebound by Harris, controversial call coming down.

6:49 pm — 

Koyama fouled on shot attempt, 8th NS team foul. Shoots two, makes first and misses second. Score 37-27 NS with 3:02 left.

6:48 pm — 

NS shoots two, misses first and second. Harris on the rebound.

6:47 pm — 

Burris blocks shot, foul called on second block attempt.

6:47 pm — 

Block by Harris on NS shot attempt.

6:46 pm — 

Harris fouled on shot, 7th NS team foul. Shoots two, misses first and second but hits rim.

6:45 pm — 

Atwater and Koyama tie up NS player for jump ball, PA ball.

6:44 pm — 

PA timeout with 4:30 to go and PA down by 11 at 37-26.

6:43 pm — 

NS called on push, 6th team foul.

6:43 pm — 

Travelling called on NS, PA ball.

6:43 pm — 

Controversial turnover to NS.

6:42 pm — 

NS recovered and made shot.

6:42 pm — 

Foul called on Paly, 7th team foul so NS shoots one and one. Misses.

6:41 pm — 

Lathi to Lovely for two. Score 35-26 NS with 5:19 left.

6:41 pm — 

PA attempts but misses three shots.

6:41 pm — 

NS sinks three, NS up 35-24 with 6:10 left.

6:40 pm — 

Harris fouled on shot, shoots two. Misses both but close.

6:40 pm — 

PA loses ball in back court, NS goes up for two and scores. 32-24 NS with 6:40 left.

6:39 pm — 

Harris with rebound and layup, score 30-24 NS with 7:00 left in game.

6:39 pm — 

Atwater and Lovely trap up NS player, PA posseson.

6:37 pm — 

End of third quarter, PA trails by 8 with score at 30-22 NS.

6:36 pm — 

Jumpball, possession PA.

6:34 pm — 

Another NS layup made. Score 30-22 with 1:01 left in quarter. 4th NS team foul. Full timeout called NS.

6:33 pm — 

NS 3rd team foul.

6:32 pm — 

NS layup for two. NS up 28-22 with 1:31 left in quarter.

6:32 pm — 

Fast-pace leads to turnovers on both sides.

6:31 pm — 

NS on breakaway from PA turnover and layups for two. PA down 22-26 with 2:14 left.

6:31 pm — 

PA good defense, gets possesion.

6:30 pm — 

Atwater sinks the three, narrowed gap to two points at 24-22 NS with 3:03 left in quarter.

6:29 pm — 

Missed PA shot attempts.

6:29 pm — 

NS called on reach, 2nd team foul.

6:29 pm — 

Harris blocks NS shot attempt.

6:27 pm — 

Foul called on PA, 6th team foul. PA calls full timeout.

6:26 pm — 

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.

6:25 pm — 

Harris rebound.

6:25 pm — 

4th team foul on PA.

6:24 pm — 

NS goes up for two, score 23-19 NS with 5:42 left.

6:23 pm — 

3rd team foul on PA on another controversial call.

6:23 pm — 

Foul on NS shot attmept. Shooting two, makes first and second. NS up 21-19 with 6:30 left in quarter.

6:22 pm — 

Controversial foul called on PA player, turnover to NS.

6:21 pm — 

NS misses two shot attempts.

6:21 pm — 

Atwater to Lovely for layup. Tied at 19 with 7:18 left.

6:21 pm — 

Second half starts with NS possession and 2 points made by NS. Score 19-17 with 7:35 left.

6:10 pm — 

NS misses buzzer beater, end of half. Tied at 17.

6:10 pm — 

Traveling called on PA, losses possesion with 5 seconds to go.

6:09 pm — 

NS foul on the floor. Burris shooting two, makes both to tie 17-17 with 48 seconds to go.

6:08 pm — 

PA misses shot attempt.

6:08 pm — 

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.

6:07 pm — 

4th team foul on PA.

6:07 pm — 

Harris steals, but loses ball on controversial traveling call.

6:06 pm — 

PA loses possession on across-court pass.

6:06 pm — 

NS layup for two-points. Tie at 15-15 with 1:45.

6:06 pm — 

Three three-point attempts by PA that just miss.

6:05 pm — 

Burris dives in to tie up the ball, jump ball and possession kept with PA.

6:04 pm — 

10th NS team foul, in double bonus. Koyama shoots two, makes first and hits rim on second. Score 15-13 with 2:46 left.

6:04 pm — 

2 points made by NS. Score 14-13 with 2:54 left.

6:03 pm — 

PA blocks NS shot.

6:03 pm — 

Timeout NS. Score 14-11 PA with 3:26 left.

6:02 pm — 

Two layup attempts, Lovely fouled going up. Shoots two, misses first and hits rim on second.

6:01 pm — 

PA three-point attempt misses.

6:01 pm — 

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.

5:59 pm — 

Maya Lathi layup for two points. Score 14-10 PA.

5:58 pm — 

Foul called on paly, NS shoots two, missed first and makes second. Score 12-10 with 5:05 left.

5:58 pm — 

Atwater to Harris for layup. Score 12-9 with 5:09  left.

5:58 pm — 

Good defense by PA, prevent NS scoring.

5:57 pm — 

8th team foul. Koyama one and one, missed attempt.

5:57 pm — 

NS drives to the basket makes two, score 10-9 PA with 5:51 left.

5:56 pm — 

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.

5:53 pm — 

6th team foul for NS.

5:51 pm — 

End of first quarter, score 9-7 PA.

5:50 pm — 

NS layup for two. 9-7 with 19 seconds left.

5:50 pm — 

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.

5:47 pm — 

NS misses four shot attempts in a row.

5:47 pm — 

Jump ball with Atwater and NS player.

5:45 pm — 

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.

5:44 pm — 

NS player sinks three then two points up. Score 6-5 with 3:14 left.

5:43 pm — 

Hope Crockett sinks a three. Score 6-0 PA with 3:50 left.

5:41 pm — 

Koyama three-pointer for the first points on the board. Score 3-0 PA with 5:03 left.

5:40 pm — 

Harris fouled on the shot. Gets two shots, first just hits the rim and second bounces off too. Score still 0-0.

5:39 pm — 

Steals on both sides.

5:38 pm — 

Starting lineup is Skylar Burris, Julie Chandler, Maddy Atwater, Alexis Harris and Lauren Koyama for Palo Alto.

5:37 pm — 

Game has begun. No points scored on first possessions for each team.


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