Kobe Paras and the Cathedral High School Phantoms lost their first game of the season at home.
The Phantoms trailed by as much as 21 points to Bishop Montgomery High School, a Top 10 Southern California powerhouse.
The Phantoms mounted a late rally but could not pull it off, losing 76 to 80.
After a scoreless first half, Paras scored with nine points, including a buzzer-beating three-pointer to end the third quarter.
Meanwhile, three of Paras’ teammates – including Fil-Am Jameel McGill – have been nominated to the McDonalds All-American Game that showcases the top high school seniors in the country.
Centennial High School’s Fil-Am senior Sedrick Barefield, who will go to Southern Methodist University in Texas next year, was also nominated.