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In front of several hundred spectators, and despite Nick Grieves ('11) 40 points, the Even Years Graduates defeated the Odd Year Graduates in a nail-biter 76-74 in the 4th Annual Boys Basketball Alumni Game.
In a new format, because of the tremendous alumni turn-outs, the alumni were divided into two teams, those who graduated in the Odd Years vs. those who graduated in the Even Years, and instead of playing the AHS varsity boys, they played each other. The varsity boys ran the scorers' table and cheered on the alumni.
The Odds were led by former SCCAL scoring champ Nick Grieves, who was dropping 3's from Steph Curry range. Nick was aided by solid play from former SCCAL MVP Ryan Rocha ('09), and by the energizer Frankie Horst ('13), who led the Odds in rebounding. Max Pepperdine ('19) and Chris Grieves ('09) added 15 and 12 points respectively. Jayson Guy ('17) played ferocious defense.
Unfortunately, the Odds could not hold-off the Evens. Coming off the bench after an 11-2 deficit, Isaac Dixon ('00) and MLB pitcher Carlos Torres ('00) turned the game around. Their energy and all-around play inspired the Evens to play frenetic defense and inspired offense. With Justin Cellona ('12) and Jackson Carver ('18) running the offense and throwing no-look dimes to teammates Cole Rothman ('16), Mr. Outside, and Zak Pepperdine ('16), Mr. Inside, Cole and Zak scored 19 and 20 points respectively. Carlos added 24 points, and Forrest Hays ('18) crashed the boards and played great D.
Special thanks to Chris Grieves and Mike Sutherland for officiating the game. Hope to see even more of you next year at the 5th Annual Alumni Game.