Or all of them, for that matter. Instead, all three did just enough to win and finish with 7-3 records, making Los Osos, Etiwanda and Upland tri-champs in the parity-filled league. The topsy-turvy Baseline League was close all year long, so it seemed entirely possible that with three boys basketball teams tied for first place heading into the final night, at least one of them could be upset. Photo Gallery: Los Osos High vs Rancho Cucamonga High The three games on Thursday night were decided by a combined seven points. Los Osos beat Rancho Cucamonga 58-56; Etiwanda defeated Claremont 65-62 and Upland got past Alta Loma 57-55. The Grizzlies had to survive two potential game-winning 3-point attempts by RC in the final seconds – including one at the buzzer. A nearly-identical sequence occurred in Etiwanda’s game – although Claremont’s two last-second 3-point attempts would have only tied the game. And Upland overcame a seven-point deficit in the final 2:30 to pull out its victory. At Rancho Cucamonga, the final sequence left Los Osos coach David Smith holding his breath on the sideline. “That, and a few prayers,” he said. “For whatever reason, we always seem to play like that at Rancho.” Los Osos’ Cameron Khoury made sure the Grizzlies’ cross-town rivals didn’t ruin their back-to-back title hopes, scoring 20 points to go with 18 rebounds. Upland didn’t have to worry about going on the road, but the Highlanders still found themselves trailing by three possessions in the final minutes. The school’s all-time leading scorer, senior Willie Trimble, tied the game at 53 on a pull-up jumper with 1:07 remaining. Trimble still wasn’t done, giving Upland the lead for good shortly thereafter on another jumper. The Highlanders extended their lead to four before Alta Loma’s basket in the last second. “I’m happy we showed the fortitude to come back,” Upland coach John McNally said. “I felt if we could just hit a shot, it would get our energy up a little (for a comeback).” McNally liked seeing his players celebrate with the students and fans after winning the school’s first title since 2003. “We haven’t been real successful the past few years,” he said. “We wanted to let the kids enjoy it.” Etiwanda won its fourth straight league title thanks to 23 points from Rome Draper and 19 from Erick Ellis. The Eagles led by 13 points heading into the fourth quarter, but had to hold off the Wolfpack’s late comeback attempt. “Everybody’s going out and giving their best performances,” Etiwanda coach Dave Kleckner said. “Everybody should be proud of the way they competed, regardless of where they ended up. It’s a sign of the strength of our league.” The tiebreaker for playoff seeding purposes will be decided on a coin flip today between Los Osos and Etiwanda. Upland is the No. 3 seed. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!