In their last regular season game, the Dons played a high intensity, high stakes game at Las Lomas that ended in a heartbreaking 57-62 loss.
Joey Carrillo and Scott Ruegg both had great games, with Joey shooting a season-high 24 points and Scott adding 16 more. Aidan Bodner played great defense, especially the second quarter. But it wasn’t enough to overcome the Knights, who were buoyed by their home crowd and accurate 3-point shooting.
The Knights opened the game by scoring six 3-pointers in the first quarter, leaving the Dons 7 points short, 13-20. The Dons went on a 7-2 run in the second quarter, but the Knights pulled ahead again. Joey hit a buzzer beater from underneath, and the Dons headed to halftime down 29-35.
Third quarter, the Dons came out strong. They tied the Knights 41-41 with two minutes left. Five Dons scored, keeping up the offense and defense. Deja vu with the Dons going on another 7-2 run to open the fourth quarter, sparked by steals and fast breaks. With seven minutes left, Scott scored the go ahead basket, and a subsequent 3-pointer by Aidan helped the Dons take a 57-53 lead with four minutes left. But after two 3-point plays, the Knights took the final lead of the night.
The Dons now wait for CIF NCS playoff brackets to be announced on Sunday.