SAN JOSE -- With a league title on the line, Leigh brought a red-hot shooting touch to Piedmont Hills on Wednesday night.
When it was over, the Longhorns had shot their way to the championship, winning 64-56 to extend their winning streak to 15 games.
Leigh (22-1, 13-0) can wrap up a perfect Blossom Valley Athletic League Mount Hamilton Division season Friday night at Westmont.
Had Piedmont Hills (19-4, 11-2) won, it would have entered the final game of league play tied with Leigh for first place.
But after scoring the game's first eight points, the Pirates watched Leigh go on a 26-8 run to build a 10-point lead.
From there, the Longhorns withstood every Piedmont Hills surge as four Leigh shooters finished with double figures in scoring.
Kyle Morrison and Joe Giacchetti led the Longhorns with 18 points apiece. Josh Verner had 15 points, including four clutch free throws in as many attempts down the stretch, and center Jared Williams had 10.
"We practice shooting every day," Morrison said. "The last time we played them, we didn't shoot as well as we wanted. It feels good to stay composed and knock down key shots when we needed to."
Giacchetti's three-point play gave Leigh a 34-25 lead at halftime, and the Longhorns widened the cushion to 13 early in the third when Morrison buried back-to-back 3-pointers.
Piedmont Hills pulled to within six with 1:22 left as Rey Lowe stole an inbounds pass at midcourt and drove for a layup.
But Verner's foul shooting clinched the victory and championship for Leigh.
"We're a dynamic offensive team when we get going, and we had some guys get going tonight," Leigh coach Patrick Judge said. "One of our mottos for this year is lessons learned from the past. We've been in games where we've been down early. With our offense, we just weathered the storm."
Walter Bateast led Piedmont Hills with 19 points. Isaac Kiep had four 3-pointers and finished with 14 points.
"The first half, I didn't think we guarded them very well," Piedmont Hills coach Pete Simos said. "The second half, they had hands in their face.
"And it got really physical underneath, and the refs let them play."
Los Altos 44, Mountain View 34: Joey Malgesini scored 14 points and Daniel Rosenbaum had 12 as Los Altos won the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League De Anza Division game.
With three league games remaining, Los Altos (16-6, 8-1) holds a two-game advantage.
Wilcox 52, Santa Clara 49: Wilcox (18-3, 9-0) remained unbeaten in SCVAL El Camino Division play with a hard-fought win over its crosstown rival. Santa Clara dropped to 16-6, 6-4.
Archbishop Mitty 74, Presentation 39: Mitty avenged a loss at Presentation last month with a decisive West Catholic Athletic League victory on its Senior Night.
Mitty improved to 14-9, 7-4. Presentation fell to 15-9, 5-7.