SAN DIEGO — If they're on, most shooters can feel it after the first shot. But for Lincoln High sophomore Archie Robinson, all 5-foot-6, 125 pounds of him, it took a second shot to convince him.
"I had a hand in my face and usually, that bothers me," Robinson said. "So when that went in, I knew it was going to be a good night."
It just kept getting better for Robinson, who swished his first six shots, all three-pointers, on his way to a career-high 26 points in Lincoln's 107-89 victory over visiting Santa Maria St. Joseph in the semifinals of the Division IV Southern Regionals Thursday night.
The Hornets (22-8) will meet top-seeded Santa Clara Saturday night (8:30) at Cal State Dominguez Hills.
Robinson, who finished eight for 12 from the field and two for two from the line, seemed to infect his teammates with his shooting disease. The Hornets shot 42 for 77 from the field (55%) and were never seriously threatened by St. Joseph (25-4), which could not keep up with Lincoln's running game.