Dreon Barlett missed from three-point range with Edison down two. Teammate Tyler Fields managed to get the rebound and put up a shot from inside the key that missed, then the Chargers' Chris Wolfe got off a shot that caromed off the rim with two seconds left. What followed was a mad scramble for a loose ball inside the key which the Oilers came up with as time expired.
"I knew it would happen, that we'd have a finish like this," a relieved Luna said moments after the big win. "I told our guys that [the Chargers] are an undefeated team for a reason. We had the lead but they came back and nearly pulled it out. Luckily, the ball bounced our way."
Edison's school-record start to a boys' basketball season, 16 consecutive victories, and perfect season, both came to an end at Elmer Combs Gymnasium. The Chargers, who entered the showdown ranked No. 1 in CIF Division 2AA, also fell to 1-1 in league.
Huntington, which came in ranked eighth in the division, avenged a December loss to Edison at the La Quinta Tournament to run their overall record to 12-5. With a win over defending league champ Los Alamitos already under their belt, the Oilers now sit at 2-0 in Sunset play.
Huntington won, 41-39, on the Griffins' home floor last Friday.
"It's incredible to be 2-0 right now," Luna said. "We have two big wins against Los Al and now Edison, but there's a lot of basketball still to be played. Right now, though, we are playing good basketball."
Huntington never trailed against Edison and held the Chargers to a season-low 10 points in the first half. They also contained Edison's leading scorer, Dylan Garrity, who entered averaging 23 points per game, to a season-low five points.
The senior point guard, who became Edison's career assists leader earlier in the season, scored his only basket of the game on a long-range three-point shot that drew the Chargers to within 39-37 with 10 seconds remaining.