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Long Beach Girls’ Basketball Preview 2022-23

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It’s been 14 years since any Moore League team beat the Long Beach Poly girls’ basketball team, and every season teams across the city size the Jackrabbits up ahead of playing them. This year a young Poly team with very little varsity experience will try to keep its streak going, while the rest of the city’s chase pack tries to stamp their names in the history book. Three local teams are on the preseason CIF-SS watch list in their respective divisions, forecasting a great girls’ hoops season in Long Beach. 

Click the school name below to read the preview for each team.

Long Beach Poly





St. Anthony

Long Beach State

Cabrillo finished sixth in the Moore League last year with a 3-6 record. The Jags will look to improve this year under first-year coach Kay Williamson.

Compton went 0-12 in the Moore League last year and will look to pick up a league win on the court this season.

LBCC is off to a 3-2 start with high expectations for the year. The Vikings are led by Aaliyah Carter (16.4 points per game), Jaden Sanderson (14.6 ppg), Amanda Lopez (14 ppg), and Ariana Grimes (11.4 ppg). Carter is also averaging 11 rebounds per game, with Chioma Okenwa averaging 10 rebounds per game.

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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.