A slow offensive first half would end in a hard-fought 55-42 loss for Poly as they faced Serra in the championship of the Dwan Hurt Classic.
Poly was shutout in the first quarter as they couldn’t put the ball in the basket. However, their defense was solid enough to only give up six points and keep themselves in the game.
The Jackrabbits scored their first points in the second quarter when Marcel Hayes was fouled and sent to the line, eventually knocking down both. The first field goal came from freshman Jovani Ruff on a strong and-one conversion. Poly would go into halftime trailing 24-10, and looking to tun things around in the second half.
Ruff scored thirteen of his twenty-one points in the third quarter but it was not enough as Serra would maintain a double digit lead for the rest of the game.
Darron Henry and Jovani Ruff were selected to the All Tournament team after helping Poly to a second place finish.
High School Basketball: Long Beach Poly vs Serra
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