Bronny James Drops 18 as Sierra Canyon Beats Glenbard West on Buzzer-Beater 3

Paul KasabianFeatured Columnist IIFebruary 6, 2022

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - FEBRUARY 05: Bronny James #0 of Sierra Canyon (CA) shoots a three-point basket in the first half against Glenbard West (IL) at Wintrust Arena on February 5, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)
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Dylan Metoyer hit a buzzer-beating three-pointer to give the Sierra Canyon boys high school basketball team (Chatsworth, California) a 67-64 win over Glenbard West (Glen Ellyn, Illinois).

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GAME WINNER‼️<br><br>Dylan Metoyer hits the three at the buzzer to give Sierra Canyon the win over Glenbard West at the Chipotle Clash of Champions in Chicago 🤯<a href="https://twitter.com/SCanyonSports?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@SCanyonSports</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/ESPNPlus?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@ESPNPlus</a> <a href="https://t.co/LM8chBq6EJ">pic.twitter.com/LM8chBq6EJ</a>

Bronny James hit six three-pointers, including three in the first quarter, for 18 points on the night. 

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Bronny James knocked down three 3's in the 1st quarter as <a href="https://twitter.com/SCanyonSports?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@SCanyonSports</a> takes a 22-15 lead 😤<a href="https://twitter.com/ESPNPlus?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@ESPNPlus</a> <a href="https://t.co/22NF8XaXD8">pic.twitter.com/22NF8XaXD8</a>

Teammate and UCLA commit Amari Bailey led the Trailblazers with 19 points, including two from this slam dunk for a 45-33 advantage.

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Glenbard West entered the game with a perfect 26-0 record and a No. 10 spot in MaxPreps' rankings of the top teams in the nation. Sierra Canyon was exceptional in its own right, entering Saturday with a 20-3 mark and the No. 13 ranking.

The Chipotle Clash of Champions battle between California and Illinois took place at Chicago's Wintrust Arena, which featured a crowd heavily in Glenbard West's favor.

Still, Sierra Canyon fared well and even took a 53-41 lead late in the third quarter.

However, Glenbard West chipped away at the edge. Big shots included a Graham Pierce layup as well as a Braden Huff three-pointer:

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Glenbard West is hanging around 👀<br><br>Graham Pierce gets the layup to go to pull <a href="https://twitter.com/TitanBoysHoops?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@TitanBoysHoops</a> within 3 on <a href="https://twitter.com/ESPNPlus?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@ESPNPlus</a> <a href="https://t.co/MYy8muQNss">pic.twitter.com/MYy8muQNss</a>

The latter shot from the Gonzaga commit cut the lead to 64-63, and the game was tied at 64 after a Paxton Warden free throw.

After Glenbard West burned a foul, Sierra Canyon had eight seconds left to win the game. The Trailblazers did just that as Metoyer nailed the clutch corner three off a Bailey feed for the victory.