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CIF Girls’ Basketball: Lakewood Wins At Xavier Prep, Going Back To Quarterfinals

The562’s coverage of Lakewood Athletics is sponsored by J.P. Crawford, Class of 2013.

Lakewood girls’ basketball is going back to a CIF Southern Section quarterfinal game for the first time in more than two decades thanks to a 68-50 win at Xavier Prep in Division 2A on Saturday.

It was a one-point game after the first quarter, but Lakewood outscored Xavier Prep 17-9 in the second quarter to lead 32-23 at halftime. Then for the second straight playoff game, the Lancers turned up the heat in the third quarter and led 51-33 headed to the fourth.

The Lancers have outscored their two postseason opponents by a combined score of 126-81.

Lakewood (27-5) will host Beckman in the quarterfinals on Wednesday. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.

JJ Fiddler
JJ Fiddler is an award-winning sportswriter and videographer who has been covering Southern California sports for multiple newspapers and websites since 2004. After attending Long Beach State and creating the first full sports page at the Union Weekly Newspaper, he has been exclusively covering Long Beach prep sports since 2007.