SCPL Game of the Year – Chaminade/Long Beach Poly girls basketball

Long Beach Poly Coach Carl Buggs and Chaminade Coach Kelli DiMuro for Game of the Year and during the Southern California Prep Legends award show at ABC studios in Studio City, Calif., on Friday, June 10, 2016. (Photo by Keith Birmingham/ Pasadena Star-News)
Long Beach Poly Coach Carl Buggs and Chaminade Coach Kelli DiMuro for Game of the Year and during the Southern California Prep Legends award show at ABC studios in Studio City, Calif., on Friday, June 10, 2016. (Photo by Keith Birmingham/ Pasadena Star-News)

Long Beach Poly Coach Carl Buggs and Chaminade Coach Kelli DiMuro for Game of the Year and during the Southern California Prep Legends award show at ABC studios in Studio City, Calif., on Friday, June 10, 2016. (Photo by Keith Birmingham/ Pasadena Star-News)

Award – Game of the year

Winner – Chaminade/Long Beach Poly girls basketball

Long Beach Poly girls basketball head coach Carl Buggs (left) and Chaminade head coach Kelli DiMuro represented their respective teams on June 10 at the SCPL Awards for the Game of the Year.

Chaminade’s Valerie Higgins crossed halfcourt with time winding down in the CIF Southern Section Open Division SoCal Regional title game against Long Beach Poly, then made a great decision. Higgins passed to Duke-commit Leaonna Odom, who stepped back to create space and let it fly. The shot bounced several times off the rim, eventually falling through for a dramatic 50-49 victory. The victory moved Chaminade into the State Open Division final, which it won a week later.

See which games were nominated for SoCal Prep Legends Game of the Year.