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St. Joseph boys basketball blows big lead and loses in ot in CIF-CS Open Division final

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St. Joseph loses in overtime in CIF-CS Open Division final 72-63 at Clovis West.

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - The Knights were poised to celebrate a CIF-Central Section Open Division title but Clovis West erased a 20-point third quarter deficit to stun St. Joseph in overtime 72-63.

St. Joseph led 47-27 midway through the third quarter but the Eagles closed the gap to 49-44 heading into the fourth quarter.

The Knights built up a 9 point lead before Clovis West rallied and forced overtime tied at 60.

From there the Eagles soared past the shocked Knights in overtime outscoring them 12-3 to raise the championship plaque.

St. Joseph was led by Luis Marin who scored 19 points.

The Knights now get ready for the CIF-State playoffs.

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