With 19 Southern Section basketball championships, Long Beach Poly isn't about to surrender its spot as the team to beat in the Moore League without a fight, and Compton found that out in a league game that went down to the final second Wednesday night.
Poly had the ball with 2.8 seconds left and a two-point lead. Compton forced a turnover and took possession under its basket with 0.9 of a second left. Robert Lewis got the ball and put up a shot that bounced off the rim. Poly (12-6, 3-0) came away with a 70-68 victory.
"We're still Poly," said Coach Shelton Diggs, who's filling in for one season while Sharrief Metoyer serves a one-year suspension for playing an ineligible player last year. "Nobody is going to come into our gym and beat us."
Senior guard Kameron Murrell scored 25 points, making five three-pointers and contributing key baskets after Compton (13-4, 2-1) rallied to take the lead in the third and fourth quarters.