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Girls' basketball: Long Beach Poly and Corona Santiago to have a rematch

February 27, 2010 | 10:52 pm

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