Posted: Apr 08, 2020
The West Valley basketball team hadn't gone to the free-throw line the entire game until Adam Afifi stepped to the stripe with 18.6 seconds left and the Vikings clinging to a 47-44 lead at Cabrillo.
Afifi was nothing but net to make it 49-44.
After Cabrillo's Gabe Mack hit two of three from the line to cut the lead to 49-46, Afifi was fouled again and calmly toed the stripe with 12 seconds remaining. He drained both attempts to ice the Vikings' 51-49 Coast-South title-clinching win in Aptos on Feb. 21. The 6-9 freshman post player from San Jose finished the game with a team-high 16 points and nine rebounds to lead the Vikings to their first conference title since 2006.
Afifi averaged 17.5 points, 9.8 rebounds and 2.6 blocked shots in Coast-South play (13.9 PPG, 7.6 RPG, 2.6 BPG overall) to earn All-Coast-South First Team honors. Season highlights included a 31-point, 13-rebound, two-block outing at Hartnell Jan. 15 and a 23-point, 10-rebound, five-block night against De Anza in Saratoga on Feb. 19.