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CIF Girls’ Basketball: Compton Makes History With Win

It didn’t look like it was going to happen, as the Compton girls’ basketball team fell behind by 13 points in the first quarter. But Compton and head coach Derrick Anderson have been making history all year, and they did it again, coming from behind to beat Palm Desert on the road in the first round of the CIF-SS Division 4AA playoffs, 48-44.

It was the school’s first girls’ basketball playoff win in 20 years, according to the Compton Unified School District.

Senior Shayna Sanders once again led the way with 21 points, backed up by 18 points from Janae Owens.

Compton (16-11) unfortunately won’t get a homecoming in the second round, as the lost the coin flip for hosting rights. They will travel to Sultana in Hesperia on Saturday 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.