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Boys' basketball: Taft beats Long Beach Poly

June 20, 2010 | 11:44 am

Hold off on the coronation of Long Beach Poly being the best boys' basketball team in the state. Woodland Hills Taft defeated the Jackrabbits, 44-40, in a USC tournament game.

"We aren't dead yet," Taft Coach Derrick Taylor said.

Taylor singled out forward Brandon Perry and center Kevin Johnson in helping the Toreadors control the boards against the Jackrabbits.

Taft and Long Beach Poly are expected to meet again in the Fairfax tournament, which begins on June 28.

-- Eric Sondheimer