Long Beach Poly defeated Compton 73-5 after leading 50-3 at halftime. It was both teams’ Moore League opener. Poly was led by 13 points from Lily Buggs and 11 points from Nala Williams.
Despite scoring at will during their first Moore League game in more than a year, Lakewood boys’ basketball wasn’t satisfied with the 86-75 win on Wednesday night at Wilson. “We have to improve and right now we’re not very good,” Lakewood coach Duane Cooper said. “It’s about looking in the mirror. The goal is making […]
The Wilson Bruins girls’ basketball team was all smiles on Wednesday. The defending CIF-SS Division 3 champions looked sharp and clearly enjoyed their 2021 season opening win over visiting Lakewood 86-13. “It’s amazing, I’m so glad to be back in here,” said guard Ashley Hawkins, who scored a game-high 19 points. “I was watching film […]
Last year was a highwater mark for Long Beach girls’ basketball, with Poly, Millikan, and Wilson all notching 25 wins or more. The Jackrabbits once again holding onto the Moore League title, but the Rams and Bruins both had great seasons, including Wilson winning its first CIF-SS title in the sport in 20 years. This […]
The Jackrabbits are coming off their 14th consecutive Moore League championship, but Poly is putting a different kind of roster on the floor than they have in a few decades. The Jackrabbits have only four players returning who had significant varsity experience last year, and will rely on young or inexperienced players to fill in […]
Fresh off a 26-4 overall season and a second-place finish in the league, Millikan coach Lorene Morgan said her team was elated to find out they could have a season this year. “We are all excited to get some games in finally and get back in the gym,” she said. “The team even seems excited […]
Wilson coach Erin Carey was doing everything she could with her team during the shutdown–daily workouts outside, running, and other drills outside of the gym. Once she stepped back in the gym in preparation for the season, she was reminded of the difference. “There’s something different about being in the gym, so we’re working really […]
No sport was caught more off guard by this Spring’s “Green light” from the state authorities than basketball. Most coaches expressed pessimism about a potential season in the weeks leading up to that surprise change in policy–that means that basketball practice around the city were among the most joyous places in the last few weeks, […]