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Girls’ Basketball: Lakewood Powers Past Wilson

The Lakewood girls’ basketball team has set its sights on Long Beach Poly this year, and if the Lancers’ Moore League opener against Wilson was any indication, they’ve got a better shot than any league opponent has had in a few years. The Lancers got a big night from Asia Jordan in a win over the injury-depleted Bruins, 57-18.

“I said before the season that I thought Asia was this good and that she’d be the Moore League player of the year,” said Lakewood coach Eric Oswell. “I wasn’t kidding.”

Jordan had 26 points and 22 rebounds in the game, leading all players in both categories and dominating every facet of the game. 

It was a rough one for Wilson, which is without two starting guards due to injury. That left Samiya Terry needing to rebound, run the point, and shoot; she finished with a team-high seven points.

“I’m happy with how we played,” said Jordan. “I’m just excited to try and live up to the challenge this year. We’ve got high goals.”

Lakewood also got 14 points from Kendall Stanley in the win.

The Lancers (4-2, 1-0) will visit Cabrillo on Monday while the Bruins (2-6, 1-1) will host Compton that evening.

Mike Guardabascio
An LBC native, Mike Guardabascio has been covering Long Beach sports professionally for 13 years, with his work published in dozens of Southern California magazines and newspapers. He's won numerous awards for his writing as well as the CIF Southern Section’s Champion For Character Award, and is the author of three books about Long Beach history.