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TODAY: Long Beach Poly Basketball Teams Open State Playoffs

Both Long Beach Poly basketball teams received a top seed in their bracket of the CIF State playoffs, which begin today in the Ron Palmer Pavilion with semifinals Thursday and Southern California Regional championships on Saturday. As long as the Jackrabbits advance, their games will be at home because the higher seed always hosts in the state playoffs.


The Poly girls are in the Division 1A bracket and will host No. 8 seed Hamilton today at 4 p.m. The Jackrabbits won the CIF-SS Division 1 championship last week on their home court. If they win today’s game they’d host the winner of Esperanza and Caruthers; Esperanza is the team they beat in the CIF-SS championship last week.

The Poly boys are in Division 2A and will host Narbonne tonight at 7 p.m. The Jackrabbits lost in the CIF-SS Division 2AA semifinals against Los Altos, and are trying to bounce back in the state playoffs. If they win tonight they’d face the winner of Agoura and Central on Thursday.

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.