Garces wins on buzzer-beater

Rams get victory on follow at the buzzer

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Garces guard Tim Pena's rebound basket of an airball lifted the Rams to a 56-54 victory over El Segundo Thursday night at Garces High in a quarterfinal of the Garces Holiday Hoops Challenge.

Pena grabbed teammate Rashaad Jackson's airball and banked a shot off the glass to beat the final buzzer and stop the Eagles comeback.

El Segundo trailed by 13 points early in the 4th quarter but got even on a three-pointer with 17 seconds left before Pena's heroics advanced the Rams to Friday night's semifinal round.

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