Saddleback retaliated strongly, gaining six points in the first two minutes of the quarter. Although, they soon fouled and Daniel Azurin was able to make Costa Mesa’s first point off of a penalty shot. Mesa continued with a streak by gaining seven points with the only three point shot of the first quarter being scored by Mesa’s Lewis Castro. The quarter was finished off with Sean Comer making a two point shot in the last five seconds of the quarter.
The final quarter began with both teams missing in their attempts to score. Shortly after the quarter began, Mesa was fouled twice and Saddleback gained two out of the possible four points from penalty shots. In return, Saddleback also was fouled twice and Mesa made three out of the possible four points. With four minutes left on the clock, there was another large change in Mesa’s lineup; Eric Valdez and Royce Friedman were substituted in for Mason Tufuga and Eisan Mo and shortly after, Scott Montgomery went in for Sean Comer, Cody Pham went in for Daniel Azurin, and lastly, Andy Dodier was substituted in for Kyle Hefner. In the final minutes of the game, Saddleback was able to score a two pointer, but it could not change the outcome of the game. The final score came out to be 53 Costa Mesa – 39 Saddleback. The game gave yet another win to the successful boy’s basketball team and put them into the competition of making it into CIF.