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Both Crossroads and Santa Monica finished the regular season ranked in the CIF-SS Division 3 poll it was announced today. The Roadrunners, winner of the Alpha League comes in at the six spot, while the Ocean League champions Vikings finsihed at No. 8.
The rest of the poll can be found here: CIF-SS Boys Volleyball Poll
After writing about Westchester’s 60-58 victory over Bullard on the benefit of a bad call that waived the game-tying basket, many Comet fans at the game responded that it was offensive interference and would not have counted anyway.
Was the ball above the rim when it was tipped in?
What does the video say?
It’s close, but we will let you make the call.
Who says high school sports is not interesting.
Video courtesy of Fresno’s KSEE-TV.
It did not matter.
Tanita was double-teamed, forced to dribble to the corner and nearly lost control of the ball.
However, the senior guard regained her composure and drilled a fadeaway jumper with two seconds left to give the Centaurs a 42-40 victory and send them to the Division 2A finals at the Anaheim Arena against Murrieta Valley on Friday.
Culver City led top-seed Orange Lutheran throughout the first three quarters but trailed 37-34 with five minutes remaining.
The Lancers (24-6) could not extend their advantage at the free throw line as they made only one of eight attempts down the stretch giving the Centaurs a chance to rally.
Tanita had 16 points and Kelsey Ueda finsihed with 12 points for Culver City. Shannon Yahn added eight points before fouling out with under a minute left.
After being knocked out in the semifinals last year by Norco, the Centaurs will play in their first CIF finals since winning the 1A title back in the 1978-79 season.
Culver City (24-5) is on a nine-game wining streak and have won 17 of their last 18 contests.
When Will Rosenthal’s three-pointer late in the second quarter gave Malibu a one-point lead, it seemed that No. 2 seed Brentwood could be sent home in a major upset in the opening round of the Division 4A playoffs.
Then the Eagles woke up from the shock with a late first half run and a dominating third quarter on their way to a 72-45 victory.
Brentwood defense got back to basics by shutting down the Malibu after halftime by allowing only a single basket in the third quarter.
Junior guard Tra Holder had eight points during that span most of it coming from transition baskets and offensive rebounds and Leland King scored 20 of his game-high 26 points in the second half as the Eagles pushed a five-point halftime advantage into a runaway lead.
Culver City and Santa Monica qualified for the Division 6 girls’ water polo playoffs after finishing one-and-two in the Ocean League. Below is the playoff draw.
Division 6 main draw:
Games are Thursday at 5 p.m.
Wild Card A (El Segundo/Mayfield) at No. 1 Yorba Linda
Malibu at Savanna
Wild Card B (Cate/Santa Monica) at Palm Desert
Wild Card C (Cypress/LosAmigos) at No. 4 Chadwick
Garden Grove Pacifica at No. 3 Garden Grove
Top-seeded Marymount is the only westside to move on to the girls volleyball state semifinals with their sweep over Clovis West. It will set up a rematch against Redondo Union, a team they defeated in five games to win the CIF-SS DI-AA title and snapped the Sea Hawks 30-match winning streak a week ago.
Also, Windward fell on the road to San Diego Cathedral Catholic, the No. 1 seed in the Division III playoffs.
Scores are below:
LA CITY SECTION:
Crenshaw 59, Venice 10
Rio Hondo Prep 42, St. Monica 14