Kobe Paras dispensed a twofold while playing on a solitary vision as he drove the LA Cathedral Phantoms to a major 84-72 win over Gahr Gladiators toward the begin of the CIF State Regional playoffs on Saturday night (US Time) at Monrovia High School exercise center in California.
Regardless of his right eye very nearly close and bloodied in the second quarter, Paras demonstrated relentless and stuffed the details sheet with an informal count of 27 focuses, 10 bounce back, four supports and two pieces.
This Filipino aging 17 years old genius gained hot early eight points of Phantoms' initial 14 points in the playoffs. He had 13 towards the end of the second quarter when he was roughed up and tended a bloodied and swollen right eye in the rest of the game.
He had scored 15 points by halftime as the Phantoms were leading of 45-39.
The Gladiators energized in the second half and even took a lead of 2 points with 3:43 minutes left, 67-65. In any case Lucas Siewert hit a trey then Paras made a three-point play as LA Cathedral played with balance down the stretch to secure the win.
The Phantoms will have Alemany Warriors, who crushed out a 59-58 win against Sonora Raiders in the other playoffs, next at home in downton Los Angeles on Tuesday (US time) in the territorial elimination rounds.