SOUTH HILLS IN SEMIS FOR FIRST TIME IN 23 YEARS: Sixth-seeded South Hills earned its first trip to the CIF Southern Section Division 3AA semifinals since 1992 following a 50-47 win over third-seeded Antelope Valley on Wednesday night.
The last time the Huskies went to the semifinals, head coach Tiffany Liang (nee Hall) was the point guard who led her team to the CIF championship game.
“This brings back memories,” Liang said. “I’m just really excited and glad as a coach now to take a team there.”
Duarte falls to power Harvard-Westlake: The Harvard-Westlake High girls basketball team ended Duarte’s eight-game winning streak, starting both halves on fire and holding on for a 73-51 road victory in the quarterfinals of the CIF-SS Division 4AA playoffs Wednesday night.
The No. 2-seeded Wolverines (20-11) needed just over two minutes to take an 11-0 lead over their seventh-seeded Falcons, and they started the second half with a similar run, scoring 15 of the first 17 points. That was all they needed, actually getting outscored 49-47 the rest of the game.
Walnut bows out: Perhaps it was only appropriate that the game ended with one more rebound by Eisenhower.
Despite missing its best player, Eisenhower used its size advantage to dominate rebounding. That advantage enabled the Eagles to rally in the fourth quarter for a 50-47 victory over Walnut in a CIF-SS Division 2AA second-round girls basketball game on Wednesday night at Eisenhower High School.
CIF-SS Playoff Schedule
Open Division Quarterfinals
Mater Dei 73, Chino Hills 62
Open Division Consolation
Damien 74, Alemany 61
Great Oak 55, Chino Hills 37
Redondo Union 56, Ayala 42
Eisenhower 50, Walnut 47
Mira Costa 63, West Covina 35
Lakeside 68, Arroyo 38
South Hills 50, Antelope Valley 47
Harvard-Westlake 73, Duarte 51