West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade High boys' basketball coach Todd Wolfson must be thanking the heavens for junior guard Michael Oguine's transfer from L.A.'s Reseda Cleveland Charter High this past summer.
Over the weekend, Oguine banked a pull-up 35-footer home as the final buzzer sounded for the final three of his season-high 32 points, sending the Eagles (26-6) to the Division III state championship game with a 53-52 victory against Rancho Santa Margarita (Calif.) in the regional title game.
"We worked hard all year and I didn't want to let my teammates down," the 6-foot-2, 175-pound Oguine told the Los Angeles Daily News. "I would say it's the best game of my career. It's the biggest game I've played in. The coaches told me to keep shooting and they would fall."
Oguine scored all 18 of his team's fourth-quarter points, including a string of nine that erased a 49-44 deficit with 2:04 remaining. Following Santa Margarita's miss on the front end of a 1-and-1 with 4.2 seconds left, allRead More »from Buzzer-beating bank shot sends California school to state championship game