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Girls’ Basketball: Long Beach Poly, Millikan Win Tournaments

Long Beach Poly and Millikan both won season-opening tournaments last week.

The Jackrabbits were competing in the top Southern California tournament going on last week, the Troy Classic, which Poly won after shocking state No. 5 Etiwanda in the semifinals and No. 2 Mater Dei in the championship. Kalaya Buggs earned Tournament MVP honors .

Millikan defeated St. Anthony to win the Oceanview Tournament, with Vanessa Smith scoring 16 points in the championship and earning MVP honors.

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.