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In the end, LeBron James’ two sons had nothing to do but watch.

Watch as their teammates try to rally.

Watch the last seconds on the clock.

Watch Sierra Canyon lose to their father’s alma mater, St. Vincent-St. Mary, 67-61, Saturday at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.

Sierra Canyon senior and team captain Bronnie James scored seven points and fouled out in the fourth quarter.

Sophomore Bryce James did not play.

“We were terrible,” Sierra Canyon coach Andre Chevalier said. “The energy was terrible early in the game.” The execution was terrible.’

Chevalier spoke more positively about the sons of LeBron James.

“Brony always plays well and plays the right way,” he said. “Sometimes he doesn’t hit, but he does everything else for us.

“Bryce is getting better every day.”

18-year-old guard Bronny and 15-year-old forward Bryce are playing in the same team for the first time.

LeBron James didn’t show up to the game to see first. both of his sons played against the high school where he starred before becoming the No. 1 pick in the 2003 NBA draft. The Lakers played at Los Angeles on Friday night and will play again at Los Angeles on Sunday at 6:30 p.m.

LeBron James attended the teams’ first two games, with Bronny earning the MVP award in 2019 Sierra Canyon’s 59-56 win in Columbus and Bronny scoring a team-high 19 points in 2021 Sierra Canyon’s 71-53 win in Los Angeles. .

“Hey, I want to beat Bronny,” St. Vincent-St. Mary’s coach Drew Joyce II said earlier in the week.

Bronny James during the July game.

Vincent-St. Mary ended up winning in part because Bronny wasn’t at her best.

He missed his first five shots from the floor and made just one field goal before fouling out with 2:30 left in the game.

He scored six of his points in the third quarter and helped spark an 11-0 run as Sierra Canyon regained its lead 40-39. But St. Vincent-St. Mary regained control and took a 10-point lead into the fourth quarter before holding off a late rally by Sierra Canyon.

Bryce James never had a chance to influence the final outcome.

This article was originally published on USA TODAY. LeBron James’ sons, Bronny and Bryce, lost the game against his alma mater.


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