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Bishop Montgomery girls basketball edges rival Serra in Open Division consolation final

The bench cheers a point as Bishop Montgomery High School beats Serra 71 : 68 in overtime in the CIF Open Division consolation final at Bishop Wednesday evening, 02/28/2018.
Photo for The Daily Breeze/SCNG by Axel Koester, 03/13/15.
The bench cheers a point as Bishop Montgomery High School beats Serra 71 : 68 in overtime in the CIF Open Division consolation final at Bishop Wednesday evening, 02/28/2018. Photo for The Daily Breeze/SCNG by Axel Koester, 03/13/15.

TORRANCE – If you thought the CIF Southern Section Open Division girls basketball consolation final between Serra and Bishop Montgomery would be just an ordinary meeting, then you would be wrong.

The Del Rey League rivals split their first two meetings this season and Wednesday’s third matchup had enough high drama to last another year.

In the end, a Kayla Padilla 3-pointer with less than a minute left proved to be the winner as the Knights won at home in overtime 71-68 in the fifth-place game.

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