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CIF Basketball: Jordan Wins Playoff Opener, Will Host Top Seed Friday

The562’s coverage of Jordan Athletics is sponsored by former LBUSD superintendent Chris Steinhauser.

The Jordan boys’ basketball team picked up a narrow first-round playoff win as they seek to win back-to-back CIF Southern Section championships. The Panthers have been coming on strong towards the end of the season, upsetting co-Moore League leaders Lakewood last week to clinch the league’s third playoff spot, then hitting the road to upset Mark Keppel in the first round of the Division 3AA playoffs, 58-54.

The Panthers (16-14) will now host top-seeded La Habra in their next big playoff test, Friday at 7pm.

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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.