The Roosevelt Rough Riders defeated the South East Jaguars 51-43 Saturday, giving the Boyle Heights school its first ever boys basketball city championship.
The Riders struggled early and went into halftime down 10. They managed to turn it around in the third quarter taking a one point lead, outscoring South East 17-8.
The game was close up until three minutes left in the game, when the Riders pulled away with the help of José Arellano, Cesar Romo and Jonathan Gómez – who was definitely the top player of the game.
The Riders now move on to the regional state playoffs. Their next game will be Tuesday March 3rd 7pm at home vs Cathedral City High School.