Pointers hoopsters continue impressive league win streak
by Scott Hopkins
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Pointer forward DeAndre Benson goes airborne to put up two points during his team’s 39-35 victory at Coronado on Feb. 1. The win keeps the Pointers undefeated in Central League play.
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Pointer Jamal Agnew’s free throw with only 4.2 seconds left in the game sealed a wild 39-35 victory over host Coronado Islanders on Feb. 1 that kept his team undefeated in league play.

The victory sets up a big matchup Feb. 8 as the Pointers (9-0 in Central League, 14-7 overall) host league foe Clairemont (1-7 in Central League, 2-19 overall) in a game that should officially clinch the league title for the Dogs. Tipoff is at 7:30 p.m. after the girls’ varsity game at 6 p.m.

The Feb. 1 game on the Islanders’ court gave the Pointers a season sweep in the schools’ home-and-home series following a 46-41 Pointer win at home on Jan. 11.

In what is rapidly becoming a spirited hoops rivalry between the two schools, Agnew proved the biggest thorn in the Islanders’ side, scoring 18 points in the first meeting, followed by 16 in the rematch. Both were team-leading totals and include 16 of 19 free-throw shooting.

The Pointers employed a fast, harassing style of defense in both games, leading to a total of 25 steals by Grant Wilburn (9), Agnew (8) and Dillon Fitzsimmons (6).

Pointer coach Chris Brisco said he is confident his team will prevail as league champs.

“We would have to lose all three of our remaining league games, and that isn’t going to happen,” he said, as Pointer fans celebrated the big road win.

The Dogs close out their league season Thursday, Feb. 14 with a 7:30 engagement with Kearny in the Komets’ gym following the girls’ varsity contest at

6 p.m.
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