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BOYS HOOPS: Lancers charge past Gregori
East Union battles back from 14-point deficit for win
Bulletin boys basketball 2018-19
Dominic Garcia of East Union takes aim at the hoop on his floater from the elbow with visiting Gregori’s Gavin Silveira (30) and Brandon Price (10) looking on. - photo by Photo by WAYNE THALLANDER

It was a tale of two halves for the East Union High boys basketball squad in Friday’s non-league game against visiting Gregori.
The Lancers went from trailing as much as 14 points in the second quarter to pulling out a thrilling 63-60 win at the Dalben Center.
"We were terrible in that first half. I think we had something like 15 turnovers — we couldn't stop that No. 15," said EU coach James Ward, who was referring to the Jaguars' freshman guard Kyle Monk.
The Lancers (8-7) started off in a zone defense, opening things up for Gregori (7-6), which led 33-19 midway through the second.
Monk sizzled from beyond the arc, hitting 6 of 7 while finishing with 22 points.
"We kept on turning the ball over (in the first half)," said EU junior guard Parmir Khattra.
Down 34-25, the Lancers went on a modest 6-1 run featuring Dominic Garcia's runner to end the half —EU not only switched to a man-to-man defense in the third but fought for every rebound.
Khattra nailed a pair of 3s and Marcus Sequeira, who also added a trey, and Asiah Scott helped the Lancers charge back with a 16-6 run. Other contributors included Jason Steele, Christian Cuevas, Wesley Rice and Garcia.
Gregori countered by going inside to 6-foot-4 sophomore center Carlos Hernandez, who scored 10 of his 22 points in the second half.
Free throws by Scott, Khattra and Sequeira kept the Lancers on top down the stretch, with the Jaguars countering with quick layups from the likes of Julian Brown, Javonte Allen, Hernandez and Monk.
"I was a little nervous at first," said Khattra, who was on the foul line with his team ahead by two with precious seconds remaining in the game.
He credits his teammates for allowing him "to shoot with confidence."
Khattra hit one of two free throws, in turn, forcing Gregori to shoot a hurry-up 3 that just missed the mark as time expired.
"It feels great to come away with a win," said Khattra, who led EU with 17 points.
Scott and Cuevas both netted 13 while Sequeira chipped in with 12.
The Lancers will resume action after the break, playing Oakdale to open Valley Oak League play.