Macias is clutch for Thousand Oaks

first_imgBrooks and Aaron Fisher scored 10 for the Knights. Thousand Oaks opened a seven-point lead with three minutes left in the first half, but Notre Dame went on an 18-4 run to pull ahead 36-29 with five minutes remaining in the third. Fisher sparked the rally with a rebound basket and two 3-pointers. Macias scored 14 in the first half. He’s being recruited by Westmont, Azusa Pacific, Pt.Loma Nazarene and Biola. Notre Dame hasn’t reached the quarterfinals since 2001. [email protected] (661) 257-5218 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Macias, a 5-foot-11 senior, made 11 of 21 shots – including two fourth-quarter 3-pointers – and totaled five rebounds, four blocks and two assists. No one else scored more than eight points. “We’ve got a lot of unknowns on this team, but they always sneak in their points, and that’s how we get our wins,” Macias said. Notre Dame’s Pierce Brooks missed a potential tying 3-pointer with two seconds left. Mike Stanton scored 28 points for the Knights (18-10), mostly on fastbreak layups and rebound baskets. His two free throws gave Notre Dame a two-point lead with 1:26 left before Macias took over. Bobby Macias was at his best Tuesday when Thousand Oaks High really needed him. He scored the last seven points in the final 70 seconds, finishing with a career-high 34 in a 60-57 Southern Section Div. I-AA second-round basketball playoff victory at Notre Dame. Down by two points, Macias’ 3-pointer with just more than a minute remaining gave Thousand Oaks the lead for good. center_img “Usually, I don’t like to be in that situation because it makes me nervous,” Macias said. “But I knew I had to step up as a leader. It feels good. I’m excited that we get to move on because this is a tough division.” Thousand Oaks (25-3) faces Dominguez of Compton (20-7) in the quarterfinals at 7:30 p.m. Friday. last_img read more