The sequel turned out to be just as exciting as the original, but it featured a different ending.
After last year's memorable meeting in the City Section Division I boys' basketball championship game, Westchester and Woodland Hills El Camino Real returned to the same court for the rematch Saturday night at L.A. Southwest College.
Under first-year Coach Joe Wyatt, the second-seeded Conquistadores took an eight-point lead into the fourth quarter and hung on for a 58-56 victory that avenged last season's six-point defeat.
El Camino Real made six free throws in the final 30 seconds, including two by Maleke Haynes with 11.6 seconds left, to clinch the win. Haynes finished with 13 points.