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Live score updates: Harvard-Westlake, Trent Perry knocks off Salesian for California boys basketball state championship

The Wolverines go back-to-back in the Open (top) division in the last of 12 CIF games pitting the top teams overall from the South and North at Golden 1 Center.

SACRAMENTO — The boys basketball that decided the 2023-24 Open Division championship turned into a street fight. Nothing dirty. Just intense. Fearless. Scrappy play, possession-by-possession.

In the end, perhaps the toughest of them all, Trent Perry was the difference. Who else? 

The reigning SBLive California Player of the Year, a 6-foot-4 senior point guard headed to USC, made all the big buckets down the stretch, lifting Harvard-Westlake to its second straight Open Division title with a 50-45 win over a scrappy Salesian squad Saturday night at Golden 1 Center. 

Harvard-Westlake coach David Rebibo

Harvard-Westlake coach David Rebibo

Perry made his team's final eight points and the game's last six points to finish with 17 overall, lifting the Wolverines (33-3)  who took an 11-point in the first quarter than held on. 

Robert Hinton (19 points) did most of the damage early, but Perry was the closer to Harvard-Westlake's second straight Open championship and fifth title overall.  

Elias Obenyah had 14 points and De'Undrae Perteete added 10 for the Pride (31-2), who had their 20-game win streak snapped. 

Check box and live updates below. 

The 2024 California (CIF) boys and girls high school basketball state championships have arrived. All 12 state championship games will be played at Golden 1 Center, the home of the Sacramento Kings.

The CIF State championship games come to finish Saturday at 8 p.m. with the Open Division boys basketball matchup between Harvard-Westlake and Salesian. 

Salesian's Alvin Loving (1) guarded by Trent Perry. 

Salesian's Alvin Loving (1) guarded by Trent Perry. 

You can follow live updates of Harvard-Westlake  and Salesian on SBLive, including real-time score updates, game highlights and much more. You can also watch the game live on the NFHS Network.

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Harvard-Westlake 50, Salesian 45 (final): Back-to-back title sfor the Wolverines

H-W 50, Salesian 45 (8.0): Perry again. Two free throws. Again, who else? The reigning SBLive State Player of the Year. 

H-W 48, Salesian 45 (24.0): Perry. Again. Who else? Tough fadeaway jumper from near the foul line. Incredible. after a turnover. He's up to 15 points.

H-W 46, Salesian 45 (1:15): Perry with inside bucket. Who else? Perry with steal with 56.3 seconds left. Timeout H-W. Have the ball.  

Salesian 45, H-W 44 (1:28): Obenyah layup gives Salesian lead. 

H-W 44, Salesian 43(2:11): Amani Johnson one free throw. 

Harvard-Westlake 44, Salesian 42 (4:01) Trent Perry posts up and banks in a layup. This after Salesian missed two absolute chippies. 

Salesian 42, Harvard-Westlake 42 (4:37): Not much scoring, but thrilling basketball. Every possession is a street fight. 


Harvard-Westlake 38, Salesian 36 (end of 3): A couple buckets after nifty footwork from Khamenia highlighted a 9-2 run giving the Wolverines back the lead, 38-34. A layup by Perteete closed the gap to two heading into the fourth quarter.  

Salesian 32, Harvard-Westlake 31 (4:45): Remarkable. The Pride in middle of 5-0 run to take the lead, capped with a driving layup by Obenyah. Bet Harvard-Westlake hasn't gone scoreless for many four-minute spurts this season. Salesian's defense is stout. 


Harvard-Westlake 31, Salesian 27: Befitting of their mascot, the Pride simply wasn't going away. They chipped back in as usual with balance galor as three different players have six points — De'Undrae Perteete, Elias Obernyah and Zion Yeargin and Aaron Hunkin-Claytor with five. Meanwhile, Robert Hinton has 15 and Trent Perry six.  The teams have combined to connect on 7 of 11 3-pointers.  

Harvard-Westlake 30, Salesian 23: Harvard-bound Robert Hinton continues to light it up with two more jumpers, giving him 15 for the game, half of the Wolverines' total. 

Harvard-Westlake 26, Salesian 21 (3:45): Pride creeping in utilizing new bodies including Zion Yeargin, who hits a 3-pointer and makes a 3-point play. 


Harvard-Westlake 21, Salesian 11 (end of 1): Robert Hinton goes for nine, Trent Perry six as the Wolverines using length to get inside. And long enough to contest Salesian at the rim. Wolverines make 8 of 12 from the field, while Salesian 4-for-12. Simple stat has been the easy to pick out the winners and losers of every game. 

Harard-Westlake's Nikolas Khamenia (4)

Harard-Westlake's Nikolas Khamenia (4)


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