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WEEK END WEATHER Mid 60’s Fri High 60s Sat Story so good had to do it TWICE See High 60’s Sun Serving Long Beach, Carson, Compton & Surrounding Communities Long Beach Times Newspaper THURSDAY Page 12 AREA’S oldest black public sources since 1987 Vol. 24 No. 29 March 10, 2011 Published Weekly Since 1987 Poly Shines in Anaheim BY WILFRED PHILLIPS, JR. ANAHEIM CA-The CIF Ford Southern Section Championships presented by Farmers Insurance was held at the Anaheim Convention Center Arena March 1-5. The Div:1AA game between Centennial (Corona) and Mater Dei on Tuesday evening was a nail biter that went down to the last shot with the Dawgs of Wilfred Phillips, Jr Centennial winning by a basket (60-58) upsetting the Monarchs, and dashing Tel: (562) 436-8221 50 Cents Rev. Billy Ingram pastor of Maranatha Community Church is dead Page 6 TO MR. TOYOTA… Danny Bakewell, Sr. says Toyota Motor Company Disrespects and Devalues the Patronage of their Black Consumer Page 4 their hopes for a bid at the state championship. In the second game LB Poly, the number one school in the state, was the visiting team against the tough Eagles of Etiwanda of the Baseline League. These two teams have met before with each team winning at the others house. Both teams started out cold in the drafty arena. Each team missed shots and easy lay ups. It was Poly’s ctr. Ryan Anderson who broke the ice. Poly got several rebounds that helped put the Jackrabbits out front. In the second quarter the Eagles went ahead of the Jackrabbits due to many mistakes and turnovers. But the three point shooting and attacks at the basket by USC bound Alexis Moore put Poly ahead by two at he end of the half. At the opening of the second half, Poly fwd. Chris Camper contributed 6 points for the Jackrabbits to stay in front, but the pesky Eagles Geluan Wheelwright, excellent three point shooting tied the score to closeout the third. The Jackrabbits came out like gang busters in the fourth quarter. They out rebounded the tiring Eagles, and took advantage of their many mistakes. At the one minute mark Jackrabbit Roschon Prince outside shots helped sealed the win for Poly. Final score Poly 60 Etiwanda 53. The win set the stage for LB Poly to face Centennial (Corona) in the SS Finals Saturday evening. From the tip-off, the Jackrabbits showed the Dawgs why they are number one in the state. They hit three straight baskets and out-rebounded the smaller Dawgs. The Poly defense was overwhelming, Poly closed out the half up by 18. The rest is history with Poly easy win over the Dawgs and captured the Southern Section Championship. Final score Jackrabbits 68-Dawgs 52. During the news conference Centennial head coach Josh Giles said, “Poly is a good team. It was their 3 point shoots and domination that defeated us”. Sr. pt. guard Gelaun Wheelwright said, “We thought that we could mount a run at them, but our shots did not fall”. Poly head coach Sharrief Metoyer shared his thoughts of tonight’s game. He said, “We executed well. We made some great shots along with our domination of the boards”. Sr. Alexis Moore summed it up best. He said: “We are focused at winning the CIF championship. It will not only be great for our school, but also be good for the City of Long Beach”. Poly will host the 18-13 Dolphins of Pacific Palisades on March 3, at Ron Palmer Pavilion on the campus of LB Poly High. Tip-off at 7 pm. Long Beach Times Newspaper 121 Linden Avenue Long Beach, CA 90802 Return Address Requested Poly Long Beach Boys Basketball Champs and Coaches

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