HS Basketball: Murrieta Mesa Falls to Aliso Niguel 71-53 in the Semifinals of the King of the Hill Tournament

Lamar Wight’s 18 Points Leads the Rams as the Rams 8 Game Winning Streak Ends

Murrieta Mesa’s eight game winning streak came to a end Friday night as the Rams re overwhelmed by Aliso Niguel 71-53 in the Semifinals of the King of the Hill Tournament.

Aliso Niguel jumped out to a 19-16 lead and never looked back. The Wolverines out shot Murrieta Mesa 21-16 to take a 40-32 lead at the half. Both teams played tighter defense in the second half but Aliso Niguel outscored the Rams 31-23 to win.

Lamar Wight led the Rams with 18 points. Gio Sanders and Anthonty Salas each had 10 points apiece for Mesa. The Rams usual “go-to” guy Shamar Wright had an off night. The junior only had 6 points but did manage to grab 9 rebounds. Devin Fotune also scored 4 points.

Murrieta Mesa will put the loss behind them and focus on their next game in the King of the Hill Tournament. The Rams will play St. Mary’s tonight.

Aliso Niguel     19 21 15 16 71

Murrieta Mesa  14 16 14 9 53

Photos By Trisha Sanders