‘Cats out of lives

first_imgBut the Knights went on a 15-4 run in the third quarter to pull away. Jason Pruitt, a transfer from Artesia of Lakewood and younger brother of USC star Gabe, scored 10points in the quarter and finished with 27 to lead View Park Prep. Renaissance Academy sorely missed Thomas, who couldn’t put weight on his ankle or cut effectively. “He was averaging over 20points in the playoffs and was breaking people down,” Cooke said. “Not having Josh was a huge loss tonight.” With starting guards Josh Thomas and Yader Combs nursing injuries suffered in Tuesday’s quarterfinal victory at Immanuel of Reedley, Renaissance Academy of LaCanada did not have enough firepower in a 65-61 Div. V regional semifinal loss to View Park Prep of LosAngeles at Crenshaw High. “We came out a little flat,” Renaissance Academy coach Sid Cooke said. “That trip to Fresno on Tuesday took a lot out of us. Yader couldn’t really get going with the groin injury. It’s been a long season.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img The Wildcats only made problems worse for themselves with several early turnovers and missed layups. Despite the deficiencies, Renaissance Academy used an 8-2 second-quarter run and 10first-half points from sophomore Hector Harold to trail 25-21 at the half. last_img

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