Boys’ basketball: It’s all Campbell Hall in win

first_img“Defense was key for us tonight,” Campbell Hall coach Terry Kelly said. “Most teams aren’t used to our up-tempo style.” Holiday’s brother, Justin, scored 14 points in the third quarter, including the final fourpoints to give Campbell Hall an insurmountable 62-24 lead heading into the fourth quarter. “They were as good as we thought they’d be,” Oak Park Ed Chevalier said. “They play at a higher level.” Justin Holiday, bound for Washington, finished with 20points, six rebounds, sixassists and four steals and Ford added 16 points and five assists. “If we play our game, get out and push the action, there’s no one that can stop us,” Jrue Holiday said. Maddox, a senior who committed to Princeton, finished with 20 points, seven rebounds and three blocks. Hillard added eight points. (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “Shoot, I saw Jrue coming and I got of his way, so I don’t know why Hillard didn’t move,” Vikings junior Dallas Rutherford said. Campbell Hall (28-1) was in control from the outset as Holiday scored 10 consecutive points during a three-minute stretch to help the Vikings take a 16-9 lead at the end of the first quarter. Kareem Maddox scored ninepoints in the first quarter for Oak Park (23-7) but struggled thereafter, managing just one field goal in the second quarter, and that basket didn’t come until there was 10 seconds remaining in the half. In the meantime, the Vikings took over. Robert Ford scored eight consecutive points to extend the lead to 27-13 with 4:14 left before intermission, and a pair of Holiday 3-pointers gave Campbell Hall a 37-15 lead at halftime. The 6-foot-4 junior hustled down the floor in transition, went up strong to the hoop and threw down a left-handed dunk over Bobby Hillard before shooting a defiant glare toward the Eagles fans in the bleachers while pounding his chest. Holiday exited the game for good seconds later and finished with 31 points, 12 rebounds, sixassists and four steals for the top-seeded Vikings of North Hollywood, which advanced to Saturday’s championship game against La Canada. center_img It wasn’t as if the Campbell Hall boys’ basketball needed a lift during the fourth quarter of its 74-36 win in Tuesday’s Southern Section Div. III-AA semifinal game against Oak Park at Crespi High of Encino. But, despite the Vikings holding a 37-point lead and less than seven minutes remaining on the clock, Jrue Holiday provided a memorable highlight, anyway. last_img