Chris Naulls hit a 15-foot shot with 25 seconds remaining as Cerritos College defeated Cypress, 64-62, to win the Golden West Invitational basketball tournament Saturday. Cypress (9-2) overcame a 13-point deficit with a 20-7 run midway through the second half.
Cypress pulled even, 54-54, with 5:35 to play. The Chargers' Kris Brodowski scored 10 points during the stretch, including four consecutive baskets.
After Naulls put the Falcons (6-4) ahead, the Chargers had a chance to tie, but Jeff Green's desperation shot fell short as time ran out.
Green led all scorers with 22 points. Brodowski had 18. David Porter led the Falcons with 16.
In another Golden West Tournament game:
Compton 85, Golden West 71--
Vincent Camper scored 25 points as the Tarters finished third. Compton (7-3) opened the second half with a 22-4 run. Golden West (6-4) was led by Dan Westmoreland with 13 points and Markus Muller-Stach with 12 points. The Rustlers overcame a 13-point deficit in the first half, but cold shooting (37%) and turnovers allowed Compton to pull away in the second. Compton also had 18 points from Gregory Armstrong.