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