Marlowe’s Magic Moment

Chris Marlowe is one of the finest athletes ever to play at Palisades High and after speaking at the memorial service for beloved basketball coach Jerry Marvin on Sept. 17 at Pacific Palisades Presbyterian Church, Marlowe and four teammates from the 1969 squad returned to the Dolphins gym to relive the 40-footer he made to beat Venice at the buzzer, 81-79.

“As I recall there was one second left on the clock… [Doug] King passed me the ball, I turned and shot,” Marlowe recalled. “No dribble, there wasn’t enough time. Luckily, I banked it in. We took our team picture after that game and it turned out pretty good.”

Chris Marlowe launches the game-winning shot against Venice in 1969.
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Palisades went on to capture  the program’s only City title, routing Reseda 85-57 at Pauley Pavilion in the most lopsided final ever.