Senior Archer Olson scored 14 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, Tiazha Jackson added 14 points and eight rebounds but the Gunn girls' basketball team fell to visiting St. Francis, 60-57, in a nonleague contest that felt more relaxed than it really was.
Gunn (4-3) hosts Dublin in a nonleague game Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
Ally Stuart/Photo by Pam McKenney
St. Francis' Kellie Duran hit a 3-pointer with 58 seconds remaining to play to tie the game.
Gunn ran into some misfortune, missing a layup and then fouling Lancers' Adriana Frazier as she was going for an offensive rebound with 15.7 seconds left.
A technical foul, one of the quietest on record, was assessed at the same time.
Frazier, who finished with 26 points and 15 rebounds, made two of the four foul shots and Paige Uyehara hit 1-of-2 with 14.6 left to play. She missed the second shot, with Jackson grabbing the rebound and pushing the ball upcourt.
A few passes and some aggressive defense forced the Titans into a desperation shot at the buzzer.
The Lancers took a lead just before halftime and maintained it through the third quarter. Mikee Cagampan's 3-pointer gave Gunn a 49-48 lead with 5:19 remaining to play.
The Titans built the lead to 55-47 thanks to a steal by Chloe Gong, who also scored 14 points, that led to a Georgia Hake basket, a Jackson basket and a pair of free throws by Gong.
Gunn threatened to run away with the game early. Olson sparked a 14-0 run to put the Titans ahead, 14-3, but St. Francis managed to tie it at 20 because of its full-court pressure, forcing Gunn into ballhandling mistakes.
Hake, one of three senior co-captains with Olson and Jackson, was forced to sit out long stretches due to foul trouble.
In the semifinals of the Steve Geramoni tournament at Notre Dame in Belmont, Sam Erisman scored 23 points to lead Menlo (5-1) past Washington-San Francisco, 68-44, and into Wednesday's 7:30 p.m. championship contest against Fairview (CO) High.
De'Jeane Stines added 12 points, Mohini Gupta netted 11 and Ally Stuart had 10 for the Knights, the defending champs of the tournament.
Pinewood (6-2) plays Valley Christian for the title of the Jim Soden tournament at Terra Nova High in Pacifica on Wednesday night after beating Mercy-San Francisco, 68-43, on Tuesday.
Hannah jump led the Panthers with 20 points, which included six 3-pointers. Klara Astrom recorded a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds.
In a nonleague contest, freshman Charlotte Levison chipped in 20 points to lead Sacred Heart Prep past host Sequoia, 59-52.
The Gators (5-1) join Gunn, Menlo-Atherton and host Eastside College Prep at the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic that begins next Wednesday.