LOS ANGELES — With the crowd roaring inside what resembled an airport hangar, Anthony Cost went to the free-throw line in search of putting the finishing touches on a Harbor League championship for the Renaissance Academy basketball team.
Blocking out all the distractions, Cost delivered by calmly making both free throws. He also made some crisp passes prior to that.
Cost finished with 11 points, a game-high 10 assists and three steals Friday night to propel visiting Renaissance to a 56-53 victory against Ribet Academy and give the Wildcats their first Harbor League crown.
"The ambiance of the crowd was crazy," said Cost, a native of France who made two free throws with 5.5 seconds left to give the Wildcats (20-6, 8-0 in league) a 56-53 lead. "It's a good place to play and I knew that I could make both of those shots with the crowd yelling.
"We are happy to win league and now we can get focused on the playoffs."