East County Sports

Lions comeback stuns Braves in OT

Liberty Charter senior ALEX FERRER handles the ball against El Cajon Valley on Saturday. / photo by Dave Dickens

2018 EAST COUNTY PREP BOYS BASKETBALL

EastCountySports.com staff report

EL CAJON – The Liberty Charter Lions stunned the Braves with a fourth-quarter comeback and then went on to win, 58-55, in overtime at the Future Aztecs Tournament at El Cajon Valley High.

Sophomore JONAH BELPREZ (34) defends against El Cajon Valley on Saturday

The Lions trailed 39-31 after three quarters but had three players finish in double figures to help pull off the upset.

El Cajon Valley appeared on its way to a win following a dunk by DAEVION ROGERS early in the fourth quarter.

Senior JAVIEN LANKFORD led the Lions with 14 points and four blocked shots.

Liberty senior ALEX FERRER had 12 points and nine steals.

Sophomore TYLER SNELL had 11 points and three steals for LCHS.

Lions sophomore JONAH BELPREZ had nine points, 16 rebounds and a pair of blocked shots.

Liberty Charter improved to 7-6, while El Cajon Valley fell to 7-8.

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