The Central Coast Section boys basketball playoffs got underway Friday afternoon with an entertaining Division V game, won by host Mountain View Academy, 55-50, over Kehillah Jewish.
The Mustangs (18-3) are scheduled to play Pacific Bay Christian at 8 p.m. in Pacifica on Saturday but are in negotiations to see about about rearranging the schedule so that both the boys and girls teams can play back-to-back instead of at two different venues. Robert Hicks, like Eastside Prep's Donovan Blythe, coaches both teams.
Kehillah's David Kelmar who scored 11 points, hit a 3-pointer with 3:13 remaining to play, tying the game at 48.
MV Academy responded with a basket from Kai Weber, who scored 14 points, and a 3-pointer from 6-foot-5 junior Caleb Onuonga, who finished with 25 points and nearly 20 rebounds. He was 5 of 7 from 3-point range.
Guy Manor, one of three seniors who played for Kehillah, made it 53-50 with nine seconds left but Jason Li hit a pair of foul shots to clinch it.
Senior Adam Eylon scored 16 points for the Rams (12-8), who played in their third consecutive CCS tournament. Senior Ben Lipman had a basket and four rebounds.
Junior Yotam Saban scored six points, had 17 rebounds and blocked six shots.
The Rams scored the game's first six points but the Mustangs went on a 17-5 run and never trailed again.
Two West Bay Athletic League teams are in action Saturday at 7 p.m. in Division V. Pinewood hosts Oakwood and Priory hosts Summit Shasta or Crystal Springs Uplands.