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Volleyball: Lakewood/Molten Classic Finals Schedule Set For Top Long Beach Teams

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The schedule has been set for the finals of the Tae Kim Lakewood/Molten Classic this weekend, with the top five teams in the Moore League all competing for some kind of championship.

Division 1 (Artesia High)

Lakewood is 2-0 in the tournament and will compete in the Gold Division on Saturday, facing Cypress in the semifinals at 3 p.m.—if they win they’ll play for the championship at 7 p.m. against the winner of Huntington Beach and Torrance; if they lose they’ll play the loser of the other semifinal at 7 p.m. for third place.

Long Beach Poly went 0-2 in pool play and will play in the Bronze Division Saturday morning, with a semifinal match against Los Osos at 9 a.m. If the Jackrabbits win they’d play the winner of South Torrance and Quartz Hills for the championship at 1 p.m. With a loss they’d play the loser of that semifinal for third place at the same time.

Division 2 (Wilson High)

Both Wilson and Millikan went 2-0 in pool play and both the Bruins and Rams will compete in the Division 2 Gold Division semifinals at 3 p.m. on Saturday. Wilson faces Glendora and Millikan faces Schurr; wins by both Long Beach teams would see them play in the championship at 7 p.m. The losers from those semifinals will play at the same time for third place.

Division 3 (Mayfair High)

Cabrillo went 0-2 in pool play and will compete in the Division 3 Bronze Division, facing El Monte in the semifinals at 9 a.m. A win would put them in the 1 p.m. finals against the winner of Artesia and Bell Gardens; with a loss they’d place at 1 p.m. for third place against the loser of the other semifinal.

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.