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Girls' basketball: Narbonne advances to City Division I final [Updated]

February 25, 2012 |  3:45 pm

Kim Pickett scored 22 points to help top-seeded Harbor City Narbonne defeat Marine League rival Carson, 72-34, in a semifinal game of the City Section Division I girls' basketball playoffs at Cal State Dominguez Hills.

Narbonne (26-6) will play Fairfax in next Saturday's 6 p.m. final. Fairfax defeated Woodland Hills El Camino Real, 44-37, to advance to its first Division I final. Jonette Uy De Ong scored 12 points for the Lions, who outscored the Conquistadores, 14-2, in the third quarter. Shannon Kingery and Cora Chan had 14 points apiece for El Camino Real.

In Division III, University defeated Bell, 65-52. University Coach Jim Nakabara is one of the few to take boys and girls programs to championship games. He coached the boys' team to the 1986 3-A final. Marshall advanced to the final with a 49-39 win over Cleveland.

-- Eric Sondheimer