A service ace by Meagan Macias closed out the first game, a 25-16 Los Altos victory. Amanda Brown added two aces during a key juncture that saw the conquerors score four points in a row to take a 21-13 lead.
Bonita’s attack has faltered thus far, as five of their points came from Los Altos service errors. Allie LaPierre has two aces to lead the Bearcats.
Game two about to start.
Long Beach Poly ended the third period on a 6-0 run to take a slim 43-40 lead over Colony going into the fourth quarter. It’s been a sloppy game filled with turnovers, but the Titans’ physical defense has given them a good shot with a quarter to go.
Colony continue the spirited play it showed at the end of the first quarter, holding Poly to 10 points in the second period to take a 25-21 lead at the half. Colony is using a similar formula to what Cajon used against the Jackrabbits in the CIF-SS Division I-AA title game last week, keep Poly’s interior players from getting going and forcing the Jackrabbits to shoot from the perimeter.
After a slow start which saw Colony fall behind 11-4, the Titans have stabilized a bit and now are just down 13-11 going into the second quarter of their girls Division I regional title game.
Eisenhower is up 66-58 and has the ball with 26.1 seconds left against Loyola, guaranteeing itself a berth in the state championship game in Sacramento next weekend barring an apocalyptic collapse. Loyola is in foul mode right now as it tries to keep hope alive.
A little delay in the game here, as the Pauley Pavilion scoreboard went out. Looks like they have fixed the problem, but the delay was long enough to allow this insightful writeup. 60-50 Eisenhower, 4:01 left.
And now, the CIF-State people blantantly refuse to run the clock in the correct manner.
Eisenhower High School is eight minutes away from going to its first-ever state championship game, as it holds a 51-46 lead over Los Angeles Loyola. The Eagles led by as many as 11 points, holding the Cubs without a point for four and a half minutes, but two three-point plays by Carl Hoffman and Miles Cartwright brought Loyola within striking distance.
The Eagles are matched with Los Angeles Loyola in a rematch of their CIF-SS Division II-A championship showdown last week at Honda Center, won by the Eagles 79-73. Ike has overcome a hot start from 6-foot-9 Loyola center Carl Hoffman, who scored 14 points in the first quarter.
Ike and Loyola have just been introduced and we are ready to rumble. And yes, I just ripped off Michael Buffer.
Darshae Burnside wrapped up Cajon’s second straight CIF title in fitting fashion, nailing two free throws and blocking her sixth shot of the game at the end of the 52-44 victory. The victory breaks Poly’s 34-game playoff winning streak. Cajon was led by Layshia Clarendon’s 28 points.
More to come.