Jan 18, 2014; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Dons forward Kruize Pinkins (15) and Avry Holmes (12) celebrate at the buzzer after defeating the San Diego Toreros 64-62. at War Memorial Gymnasium. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

Avry Holmes and San Francisco Stun Toreros


Late game heroics from guard Avry Holmes propelled the San Francisco Dons past the San Diego Toreros by a score of 64-62.

Holmes scored the seven of the Dons last nine points down the stretch, and ended up being the catalyst for the USF Dons down the stretch.

With about 15 seconds left, San Francisco was inbounded the ball up 1. Something went awry, and the Dons ended up throwing the ball to the Toreros, fouling Thomas Jacobs and sending him to the line to shoot two free throws. Jacobs made one of two to tie the game.

Overtime seemed imminent, but Holmes decided to take matters into his own hands. He nailed a midrange jumper with .5 seconds left to put the Dons back up by two. The Toreros inbounds pass went out-of-bounds and the Dons escaped with a 64-62 win.

Holmes led the Dons with 15 points on the night. Junior college transfer Kruize Pinkins finished the game with a double-double (14 points, 11 rebounds). Cole Dickerson also finished in double-figures with 10 points.

The Toreros were led by none other than Johnny Dee, who dropped 16 points to lead all scorers. Christopher Anderson was not far behind with 15 points, and dished out 5 assists as well. Jito Kok’s 7 rebounds was a team-high.

San Francisco improves to 12-8 (5-3) with the victory. San Diego falls to 11-9 (2-5).

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