Photos: Marina basketball knocks off Los Alamitos with strong finish

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The Marina boys basketball team used a 12-5 run in the final minutes to defeat Los Alamitos 63-56 in a Sunset Conference game Saturday night at Los Alamitos High.

The Vikings, who improved to 15-5 overall, were tied with the Griffins (13-5) at 51-51 in the fourth quarter. Marina held a 54-53 lead and then pulled away to secure the victory.

The loss snapped a five-game winning streak for Los Alamitos, which won its Surf League opener against Laguna Beach 57-46 on Friday night, Jan. 14.

Take a look at the Southern California News Group’s photos from the exciting contest on Saturday, Jan. 15.

  • Marina’s Jackson Drenth and Los Alamitos’ Daniel Mellgoza battle for a loose ball in a nonleague boys basketball game at Los Alamitos High Saturday, January 15, 2022.
    (Photo by Michael Fernandez, Contributing Photographer)

  • Marina’s Jackson Drenth defends against Los Alamitos’ Christian Bermudez in a nonleague boys basketball game at Los Alamitos High Saturday, January 15, 2022.
    (Photo by Michael Fernandez, Contributing Photographer)

  • Los Alamitos’ Daniel Mellgoza steals the ball from Marina in a nonleague boys basketball game at Los Alamitos High Saturday, January 15, 2022.
    (Photo by Michael Fernandez, Contributing Photographer)

  • Marina’s Kenji Duremdes shoots against Los Alamitos’ Christian Bermudez in a nonleague boys basketball game at Los Alamitos High Saturday, January 15, 2022.
    (Photo by Michael Fernandez, Contributing Photographer)

  • Los Alamitos’ Daniel Mellgoza drives against Marina’s Bohdi Armstrong in a nonleague boys basketball game at Los Alamitos High Saturday, January 15, 2022.
    (Photo by Michael Fernandez, Contributing Photographer)

  • Marina’s Michael Carabine shoots against Los Alamitos’ Maddox Monson in a nonleague boys basketball game at Los Alamitos High Saturday, January 15, 2022.
    (Photo by Michael Fernandez, Contributing Photographer)

  • Los Alamitos’ Kj Carr shoots against Marina in a nonleague boys basketball game at Los Alamitos High Saturday, January 15, 2022.
    (Photo by Michael Fernandez, Contributing Photographer)

  • Los Alamitos coach Nate Berger, center, cheers his team against Marina in a nonleague boys basketball game at Los Alamitos High Saturday, January 15, 2022.(Photo by Michael Fernandez, Contributing Photographer)

  • Los Alamitos’ Kaden Kent dribbles down the court against Marina in a nonleague boys basketball game at Los Alamitos High Saturday, January 15, 2022.
    (Photo by Michael Fernandez, Contributing Photographer)

  • Marina’s Jackson Drenth, 23, and Matt Morris, 10, react after beating Los Alamitos in a nonleague boys basketball game at Los Alamitos High Saturday, January 15, 2022.
    (Photo by Michael Fernandez, Contributing Photographer)

  • Marina coach Nick Racklin gives instructions while playing against Los Alamitos in a nonleague boys basketball game at Los Alamitos High Saturday, January 15, 2022.
    (Photo by Michael Fernandez, Contributing Photographer)

  • Marina fans react while watching the game against Los Alamitos in a nonleague boys basketball game at Los Alamitos High Saturday, January 15, 2022.
    (Photo by Michael Fernandez, Contributing Photographer)

  • Los Alamitos fans react to a play as their team plays Marina in a nonleague boys basketball game at Los Alamitos High Saturday, January 15, 2022.
    (Photo by Michael Fernandez, Contributing Photographer)

  • Marina’s Eric Hodgkins defends against Los Alamitos’ Jake Petroff in a nonleague boys basketball game at Los Alamitos High Saturday, January 15, 2022.
    (Photo by Michael Fernandez, Contributing Photographer)

  • Marina coach Nick Racklin watches his players while playing Los Alamitos in a nonleague boys basketball game at Los Alamitos High Saturday, January 15, 2022.
    (Photo by Michael Fernandez, Contributing Photographer)

  • Los Alamitos coach Nate Berger talks to his players while playing against Marina in a nonleague boys basketball game at Los Alamitos High Saturday, January 15, 2022.
    (Photo by Michael Fernandez, Contributing Photographer)

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