VAN NUYS — A standing-room-only crowd packed the Valley College gym Saturday night hoping to get an answer to the perpetual question: Who's better in basketball, the Southern Section or the City Section?
The estimated crowd of 1,050 was treated to a barrage of flashy passes, outstanding shots and dunks. Though a disc jockey spinning hip-hop music throughout the game made it difficult to hear the cheers, at least the fans' question was answered by the Southern Section's 92-89 victory in the Battle of the Valley all-star game.
Antelope Valley High senior Le'Tre Kelly, who had 15 points and was named the game's most valuable player, made a 15-foot, turnaround jump shot with 25 second to play to give the Southern Section team a 91-89 lead.
Kelly was fouled so hard on the play that the 6-foot-6, 260-pound center crashed to the floor, but the shot still went in.