Kylan Boswell was back in the lineup Monday night for Corona Centennial after spending the last week in Colorado Springs trying out for USA basketball representatives.
Boswell provided a lift with 13 points in Centennial’s 82-69 victory over Damien in a Southern Section Open Division Pool B playoff game at Centennial. Aaron McBride had 19 points, and Donovan Dent added 17. Malik Thomas scored 32 points and RJ Smith had 20 for Damien (27-3).
The Huskies (19-2) could have used Boswell on Friday night in a 65-60 loss to Harvard-Westlake.
Centennial and Damien are now 1-1 with one game to play. Harvard-Westlake is 1-0 going into a road game Tuesday against Mater Dei (0-1). It’s still likely to come down to Harvard-Westlake at Damien on Friday night to decide the pool champion.
If there’s a two-way tie, head-to-head result is the tiebreaker. If there’s a three-way tie, it comes down to lowest combined seed points from games the team won, and Harvard-Westlake has the edge with the win over No. 2 Centennial.
Here’s the link to Tuesday’s Southern Section boys’ basketball pairings.
Here’s the link to Southern Section girls’ basketball pairings.
This story originally appeared in Los Angeles Times.