Mira Costa boys basketball team defeats Redondo 52-48 in rivalry game

Redondo Union’s home basketball court has been pretty tough place for opponents to pick up a win for a number of years now, especially for rival Mira Costa. This year Mira Costa did their due diligence and it paid off with a 52-48 victory Tuesday.

Mira Costa’s Tyler Antrobius scored the winning basket on a 3-pointer with 1:41 left in the game to give the Mustangs a 49-44 lead that proved to be the difference.

“It felt great,” said Mira Costa senior Max McCalla who scored nine points. “It’s the first time in like six years (we won here) I think so it was awesome. It was an exciting game too.”

It was the last chance for the seniors to get a road win at Redondo Union.

“It’s awesome,” Antrobius said. “We didn’t do it our first three years, so it is great to come over here and get it in our last year.”

Antrobius finished the game with a game-high 23 points, many from long range. He was on his mark for most of the night.

“Shooter’s got to shoot,” Antrobius said.

He scored 30 points against Peninsula so doing it again was nothing new.

“We weren’t surprised tonight when he hit big shots in clutch moments,” said Mira Costa second-year head coach Neal Perlmutter.

Mira Costa had a game plan coming in.