Mount Miguel boys basketball defeated the Santana Sultans 60-55 on Friday night to remain in the hunt for a league title.
It was not easy for the Matadors, as they struggled to close out the game after leading by 10 entering the final quarter.
"I don't know, to be honest," sophomore Marquise Edwards said when asked why his team struggled in the fourth quarter. "Not talking on defense, playing lazy."
This was a must-win game for the Matadors after losing earlier in the week to Granite Hills.
Sophomore Mikeece Dunbar, who finished with six points, credits a well-played third quarter and teammate Darrion Norwood for the win.
"Darian went out hard, competitive and didn't stop playing," Dunbar said.
The Matadors are now 13-9 overall, 5-1 in league play.