Dublin High's Spencer Hollie's free throw was off the rim. JoJo McGlaston got the rebound in traffic. But instead of going back up for the shot, he fired it to the left corner where Jamir Andrews was waiting.
Andrews buried the 3-pointer and with it, the Campolindo Cougars. The sequence midway through the fourth quarter Friday night gave the host Gaels the lead for good in an 86-72 Diablo Foothill Athletic League win.
"Me and him were talking the whole game," Andrews said. "He said when he gets a rebound to look for the kickout because he knew I was hot."
Andrews finished with 31 points, including six 3-pointers on 10 attempts. McGlaston scored 25 points.
Dublin (13-4, 4-0 DFAL) got off to a good start, going up 8-2 in the early going and controlling the game for the first half. Andrews hit three 3-pointers in the early going to get the Gaels started.
"We wanted to execute our game plan, which was to defend them well and get this 'W,' " Andrews said. "We hadn't gotten a win against Campolindo in three years."
The Cougars (11-5, 2-1) fought their way back in the third quarter, using a full-court press to cut a double-digit lead down to four. They continued the rally into the fourth quarter, finally taking their first lead at 57-56 when Matt McCue hit a follow shot.
McCue and Justin Dunn led Campolindo with 14 points apiece. However, the Cougars were killed on the boards all night, with Dublin holding a 38-28 advantage.
Salesian 61, St. Mary's 45: The Pride stayed unbeaten in Tri-County-Rock Division play while keeping the rival Panthers winless in the division in a game at Saint Mary's College.
Jabari Bird led four Salesian players in double figures with 13 points. Freshman Nakota-Shepard-Creer scored 12 points, and Mario Dunn and Dante Robinson each added 11. Salesian (15-3, 5-0) began to pull away in the second quarter when it held St. Mary's (12-8, 0-5) to a single field goal.
-- Stephanie Hammon
Skyline 52, McClymonds 51: The host Titans (12-7, 2-1 Oakland Athletic League) outscored the Warriors (16-3, 2-1) 8-3 in the final seven minutes of the game to snap McClymonds' winning streak at 15 games.
The Titans were led in the game by a pair of impressive performances by sophomore guards Safiyyah Yasin and Briana Carson. Yasin scored a team-high 12 points, including 10 in the first half. Carson had 10 points, eight rebounds, seven assists and five steals.
"I thought they made some great plays throughout the game," Skyline coach Shawn Hipol said. "That's our future at the guard position."
McClymonds took a 48-44 lead with 6 minutes, 51 seconds to go on two free throws by Ny'Dajah Jackson. But a layup by Carson started an 8-0 Skyline run. The Warriors were able to narrow the score to one point on 3-pointer by Gabby Gaines with 2:22 remaining, but there was no scoring the rest of the game.
McClymonds' Ahjahna Coleman led all scorers with 13 points and teammate Romanalyn Inocencio added 12 points. Skyline star Darrien Washington was limited to nine points but had nine rebounds and two blocks.
-- Phil Jensen