The controversial ending to the open division semifinal began when the referees say that Foothills called a timeout just before the Foothills Hail Mary shot at the end of the game.
Foothills head coach Brad Leaf disagreed that anyone from Foothills called a timeout and while discussing this disagreement with the referee he was given two technicals and two separate times and was ejected.
1.5 seconds was put back onto the clock and St. Augustine got six free throws; the other two free throws were for Foothills calling a timeout when they didn't have a timeout.
St. Augustine's Otto Taylor makes 3 of 6 free throws and Saints wins 72-69.
Other video sources show Kale Baldado of Foothills Christian attempting to call a timeout before the Hail Mary pass.
McDonald's All-American Jaylen Hands scored a game-high 24 points. After the technical fouls were called on Brad Leaf Hands left the court but returned to the court for the final 1.5 seconds.
Saintsman Otto Taylor scored a team-high 23 points while Taeshon Cherry scores 17 points.
St. Augustine will have a new gym next year so this might have been the last game in the old Dougherty gym if there are not home state playoff games for Saints. Dougherty gym is 56 years old and by far the smallest high school gym in San Diego.
St. Augustine will play Torrey Pines in the CIF open division championship on Saturday, the last time they met in the CIF finals Saints won in 2014.