Girls' basketball: Long Beach Poly and Corona Santiago to have a rematch
Sheila Boykin had 11 points and Tajanae Winston and Ariya Crook-Williams scored 10 apiece to lead top-seeded Long Beach Poly (27-2) to a 59-47 win over fourth-seeded Etiwanda (24-7) tonight in a Southern Section Division 1AA semifinal at Long Beach Cabrillo High.
After taking a 21-20 halftime lead, Long Beach Poly outscored Etiwanda 21-11 in the third quarter and held on to clinch the win.
In another Division 1AA semifinal, second-seeded Corona Santiago defeated third-seeded Troy, 56-51, tonight at Corona Centennial High.
"We lost it at the free throw line," said Troy coach Roger Anderson, whose team was 5 for 24 from behind the charity stripe.
Jasmine Lister had 25 points for Corona Santiago (29-2) and Madalene Barrett scored 16 for Troy (26-4).
The winning teams have recently faced off in the playoffs.
Last season Long Beach Poly routed Corona Santiago 60-46 in a quarterfinal match.
The rematch will be next week, and this time the championship is at stake.
-- Melissa Rohlin