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What a night it was for Simi Valley's Jackson twins

December 24, 2009 |  6:32 am

Jackson Now we know the best reason to have twins -- so you can get your revenge.

The Jackson twins from Simi Valley, Langston and Lorne, had a memorable Wednesday night playing against Utah.

First, Langston's California team lost to Utah in football, 37-27. Langston is a reserve running back. But Lorne's Pepperdine basketball team then beat Utah, 76-64, with Lorne scoring a career-high 18 points.

Their father, Reggie, wrote in an e-mail, "I just wanted to send you a message about my joy in watching my son Lorne beat Utah basketball after watching his twin Langston lose to Utah in football."

One twin avenges another. What a night.

-- Eric Sondheimer

Photo: Pepperdine's Lorne Jackson tries to get past BYU's Noah Hartsock, left, and Lee Cummard during a game on Nov. 18, 2008. Credit: Jeff Lewis / Associated Press