Culver High Basketball Girls Advance to 2nd Round of CIF Playoffs

Centaurs "Host" South Pasadena High Saturday Night

Culver City High girls basketball beat a very tough Crossroads School team, 66-50, at home on Thursday night, February 15 to advance to Round 2 of the 2018 CIF Southern Section Division 3AA Playoffs. The Centaurs will now "host" the South Pasadena High Tigers, who advanced by defeating Chino High, 56-53, in their first round game.

The Culver girls were originally scheduled to travel to South Pasadena High for the game this Saturday night. However, reportedly there was not a certified basketball facility available in that local area that accommodated both teams. An agreement was reached that Culver City High will be the playoff game's location this Saturday night starting at 6:00 p.m. in Del Goodyear Gymnasium. South Pasadena is still considered the home team for the record.

The Centaurs held a slim lead after the first quarter, 17-15, and the second quarter, 28-25. Culver dominated the second half outscoring the Roadrunners, 38-25. Lauren Jones unleashed two three-pointers, including a 180-degree half-court bomb at the buzzer ending the third quarter. Five other Centaurs balanced out the scoring for the quarter to take the wind out of Crossroads' sails.

Jones led Culver in scoring with 16 points including four three-pointers. Junie Dickson scored 14 points with five field goals and Heaven Cooper added 13 points including two three-pointers. Angel Morris scored eight points while controlling the boards. Haley Yamamoto also scored eight including two three-pointers. Amy Yoon had four points and Alyse Hayes hit a three-pointer to round out the scoring.

Read the full story in the coming edition of the Culver City Observer.


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