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Pope scores 28 as Torrey Pines boys basketball team stops Poway in CIF opener

Pope scores 28 as Torrey Pines boys basketball team stops Poway in CIF opener

The third-seeded Torrey Pines boys basketball team overcame a sluggish start and a persistent opponent to escape Saturday night’s CIF Open Division quarterfinal with a 58-54 decision over visiting Poway. The Falcons, paced by senior guard Bryce Pope’s game high 28 points were up 32-27 at halftime but were never able to put away the sixth-seeded Titans who got 16 points from junior guard Adam Sevier.

The victory improved the Avocado West League champion’s overall record to 23-6 and means it will be hosting defending champion Mission Bay next Wednesday. The seventh-seeded Buccaneers, who eliminated Torrey Pines in the semis on the way to last year’s title, upset No. 2 seed St....

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