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January 18, 2018

Serra pulls out win at California

California’s Bailey Vig puts up a shot over Serra Catholic’s Izzy Caruso in Thursday’s game.

By MATT BYRON

For the MV Independent

After being outscored 18-6 in the first quarter and trailing 28-19 late in the first half, Serra Catholic girls basketball coach Bill Cleary decided it was time to apply full-court pressure the rest of the way.

The decision worked brilliantly as the Eagles escaped California with a 60-57 win over the Trojans in Section 3-AA action Thursday, thanks to a basket by Izzy Caruso with less than five seconds remaining.

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