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Culver City held off a late charge by Mira Costa to win their first CIF-SS title in 25 years with a 56-49 victory in the Division II-AA title game.
The Centuars had a 16 point lead in the third quarter before the Mustangs rallied back to take a 45-44 lead on a pair of free throws by Allie Navarette.
A free throw by Kelsey Udea was followed up by a Kailey Tooke layup as Culver City regained a lead it would never surrender.
All season long, University has leaned on Precious Nwaba and she reminded everyone why that is the case on Friday night at the Roybal Learning Center.
Nwaba exploded for 15 of her 21 points in the second quarter to lead University to a 46-38 victory over Roosevelt in the LA City Section Division II title game.
“Knew I had to keep attacking the basket and score,” Nwaba said about her performance.
She also finished the game with 16 rebounds and six steals.
Roosevelt had a 15-10 advantage at the end of first quarter before Nwaba took control of the game.
Girls Basketball – Video: Precious Nwaba talks about dominating the 2nd quarter as University wins the Division II title
University’s Precious Nwaba dominated the second quarter as University won the LA City Division II title in a 46-38 victory over Roosevelt. She talk about her performance and what is like like to have one more than her older brother David, who guided the boys team to four straight Division II final appearances.
The junior finished with 21 points, 16 rebounds and six steals.
LACES won their third city title in school history as they knocked off No. 1 seed Animo South in a 46-34 victory in the LA City Section Division IV championship game.
Sara Mills finished with a game-high 15 points for the Unicorns as they pushed a five-point advantage at the end of the third quarter into a double figure lead in the final period.
Third-seeded LACES (14-15) held a 20-15 advantage at halftime.
LACES boys’ and girls’ basketball teams will try to each earn a Division IV city title tonight at Roybal High in downtown Los Angeles.
The girls’ (13-15) battle Amino South (21-14) at 6 p.m. They are led by 6-foot-1 senior Sara Mills’ 16.5 points per game and 10 rebounds, while guard Liran Schahaf averages 12 points for the Unicrons.
On the boys’ side, Evan Battey averages nearly 12 points and 12 rebounds per game for the Unicorns (13-17) and they will play Rancho Dominguez (23-7) at 8 p.m.
After losing the in the Division II semifinals, Westchester still had a chance to make a return trip to the state playoffs. However, that opportunity evaporated in a 50-47 loss to Bell in the play-in on Wednesday.
The victory put Bell into the state playoffs for the first time in school history as the LA City Section can send three teams into the tournament..
It took a day later than expected but Culver City’s girls’ basketball team has an opponent for the 2AA title as Mira Costa defeated Redondo 40-33, Wednesday night.
The game between the two South Bay teams was originally schedule for Tuesday but was moved the following night as the Redondo hosted an Boys’ Basketball Open Division Semifinals.
Culver City beat Norco on Tuesday to advance to the championship game which will be held at Godinez High School in Santa Ana. Tipoff is scheduled for 8 p.m.
It is a surprise for both team to be playing for a CIF title based on their seeding. Culver City is the seeded seventh while Mira Costa is the eighth-seed.
Anderson was an All-Ocean League first-team selection as a junior before transferring to Dulles High School in Sugar Land, Texas, a suburb of Houston.
She was the second-leading scorer at Dulles averaging 8.1 points this season for a team that scored less than 35 points per game.
During her junior year at Beverly Hills, Anderson led the Normans with 18 points per game.
Pepperdine has also shown interest and asked Anderson to come on campus as a preferred walk-on for the 2014-15 school year.
Culver City will have a second chance at a CIF title as they went on the road to beat No. 3 seed Norco 68-55 in the Division 2AA semifinals on Tuesday.
Kelsey Ueda had 22 points and nine rebounds for the Centuars while Michelle Curry finished with 20 points and 11 rebounds before fouling out late in the fourth quarter.
The Centaurs had the advantage throught the entire game as they held a narrow lead at the end of each quarter, including being up 26-21 at halftime.
Fairfax’s leading scorer Marguertie Effa finished with 17 points but the Highlanders defense limited her ability to get offensive rebounds and easy shots by putting multiple bodies on her at all times.
The junior manage only three baskets in the entire game and Fairfax head coach Judi Edwards was not happy that her team allow Granada Hills’ defense to control the tempo of the contest.
“Our offense was not existent. We were trying to force everything inside, when Marguerite was being tripled-team,” said Edwards. “For the last few games, it has been three people on Marguerite and we kept trying to get the ball to her instead of trusting our other players.”
Fortunately for Fairfax, Effa was able to do her damage at the free throw line where she made 10-of-13 attempts.
Granada Hills trailed by seven points at halftime and cut the Fairfax advantage to three midway through the third quarter on a Natalie Gutierrez’s three-pointer.
Krystal Amato had a chance to tied it up on the Highlanders next possession but her shot from beyond the arc rattled around the rim before falling out.
Revenge tasted sweet for the University girls’ basketball team on Saturday.
The Wildcats overcame a previous loss to Bell and advanced to the LA City Division II title game with a 64-52 victory at Marquez High School in Huntington Park.
Junior Precious Nwaba had 29 points and Lizeth Hernandez added 14 points for University (18-13).
In their last two meetings, Windward needed last second heroics to gets past Long Beach Poly. Jordin Canada made sure they would not happen again.
The McDonald’s All-American scored 11 of on her 27 points in the fourth quarter to lead Windward to the Southern Section Open Division championship game in a 62-49 victory over Long Beach Poly on Saturday night.
That put a smile on Windward head coach Vanessa Nygaard’s face.
Six westside girls’ basketball teams are still alive in the playoffs with five having a change to earn a spot in a sectional final.
Fairfax, lead by junior Marguerite Effa, is looking to get back to the LA City Division I title game for the third straight year. Palisades will have to get past two-time city champs Narbonne for the other spot.
Westchester is hoping to upset No. 1 seed Roosevelt and return to the Division II finals, while University will be looking to do the same against Bell.
In the Southern Section, top-seed Brentwood travel to Cantwell-Sacred Heart in the IV-A semifinals and Culver City host Foothill in the II-AA quarterfinals.
Below are the today’s games and times.
Girls Basketball: Windward shakes off the rust; sets up a rematch with LB Poly in the Open Division Semis
After last season’s loss to Bishop O’ Dowd in the CIF state championship game, Windward was ready to begin their new quest to get back to Sacramento.
They have been preparing for this opportunity all season and Wednesday night got them a step closer to their goal, defeating Canyon Springs 52-42 in the Open Division quarterfinals.
The Wildcats started the game on an 8-2 run and took a 13-11 lead heading into the second quarter. The game kept close until halftime with Windward leading 22-19.
Three Culver City players finished in double figures as Centuars advanced to the Division II-AA quarterfinals in a 58-36 victory over Eisenhower on Wednesday.
Katie Lin had a team-high 13 points for Culver City (26-4). Michelle Curry had a double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds and Kelsey Ueda also finished with 12 points.