PHOTO GALLERY: Rock Bridge loses in state semifinal

After jumping out to a 21-point lead in the first quarter, the Bruins saw their lead melt in the fourth quarter. Leading by 18 to start the final period, Chaminade mounted a comeback for a late win.
Friday, March 13, 2009 | 7:02 p.m. CDT; updated 7:18 p.m. CDT, Friday, March 13, 2009
Rock Bridge's C.J. Ross, left, and Logan Parks, right, watch the Bruins lead slips away in the late in their state semifinal game against Chaminade on Friday at Mizzou Arena. The Bruins lost 66-65.

COLUMBIA — The Rock Bridge boys basketball team suffered a crushing defeat at the hands of Chaminade in the Class 5 semifinals Friday at Mizzou Arena.

The Bruins (27-3) led by as many 21 points and held a firm lead entering the fourth quarter over Chaminade (26-4). But the Red Devils outscored the Bruins 29-10 in the last quarter, taking the lead for good on a Bradley Beal free throw with 1.4 seconds left in the game.

A last-second 3-point shot by the Bruins' Ricky Kreklow was blocked by Chaminade's Brandon Lockhart.

Chaminade's Brandon Hannah, left, trips Briton Rudd of Rock Bridge during the Class 5 state semifinal game at Mizzou Arena on Friday.
Rock Bridge sophomore Matt Kelly drives the ball past Chaminade senior Brandon Lockhart during the Class 5 semifinal game at Mizzou Arena on Friday.
Rock Bridge's Skylar Tolson drives against Chaminade's Bradley Beal, right, during the state semifinal game Friday at Mizzou Arena.
Ricky Krewlow, left, and Briton Rudd, right, of Rock Bridge walk off the court following their loss to Chaminade on Friday at Mizzou Arena in the state semifinal game. Despite an early 21 point lead, Chaminade mounted a fourth-quarter comeback to win with 1.4 seconds left.
Rock Bridge senior Jordan Dressler, center, fights through the Chaminade defensive pressure provided by senior Daniel Gross, left. The Bruins jumped out to an early lead in the game, but lost in the final minute after blowing an 18 point lead in the fourth quarter.
Rock Bridge senior Marlena Szweczyk is stunned following the Bruin's last minute 66-65 loss to Chaminade on Friday afternoon at the state semifinal game. Chaminade took the lead with 0.5 seconds left in the game on a free throw.

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Hannah Brandon April 23, 2009 | 12:04 p.m.

hey that was a good game by all of you on the team. i am glad that we mad it that far to play a team like you all. your team is great and you are great players. keep your heads up and work harder for next year for you guys who leaving this year good luck in college.

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