News: Harvard-Westlake rallies to win Open Division girls basketball quarterfinal

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Harvard-Westlake rallies to win Open Division girls basketball quarterfinal

LAKE ELSINORE >> Defending Lakeside guard Triann Thompson was already a tough enough challenge for Harvard-Westlake senior guard Justine Barraza.

Having to meet that challenge and add to it by spearheading a dramatic fourth-quarter turnaround would seem like too much to ask. Turns out, it was just right.

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Schurr girls water polo rallies past Agoura to make first CIF-SS final

IRVINE >> The feeling was still fresh. The moment raw. The Adrenaline still pumping.

Finally the Schurr High School girls water polo team came together and let out a roar as it celebrated advancing to the program’s first CIF Southern Section final.

Schurr reveled in the moment as the high-fives, hugs and smiles gave way to jumping and screaming for joy.

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Notre Dame boys soccer season ends on late penalty kick to Tesoro

SHERMAN OAKS >> It was a battle of attrition, or better yet, a chess match.

Neither the Notre Dame nor Tesoro high school boys soccer teams yielded much ground in the second round of the CIF Southern Section Division 1 playoffs. Each side countered the other’s attack well and both drew second half yellow cards in a physical game.

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Sierra Canyon girls basketball suffers overtime playoff loss at Troy

FULLERTON >> One out of two likely does the job given the time and situation, but by missing a pair of freebies, Sierra Canyon paid the greatest consequence.

Knotted at 55-55 with 2.2 seconds to play, Trailblazers sophomore forward Amanda Olinger stepped to the free-throw line with an opportunity to win the game.

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Thousand Oaks girls basketball tops Palos Verdes to make CIF semifinal

PALOS VERDES >> The Palos Verdes High girls basketball team came into Wednesday night’s CIF Southern Section Division 3AA quarterfinal meeting against visiting Thousand Oaks with a head of steam.

PV had reeled off 20 wins, including its last four before running into Thousand Oaks.

With sophomore forward Ebun Kalejaiye in foul trouble early in the third quarter, Thousand Oaks took advantage, rallying for a 51-44 victory.

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Alemany girls basketball team tops Chaminade in Open Division

WEST HILLS >> The Alemany and Chaminade girls basketball teams know each other very well.

The Mission League rivals squared off for the sixth time in the past two years Wednesday night and it was another close, hard-fought contest.

Alemany came out on top for the fourth consecutive game with a 55-49 Southern Section Open Division consolation first-round victory.

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Irvine’s Nic Kerdiles to make his NHL debut with Ducks against Bruins

ANAHEIM >> Nic Kerdiles and Bob Ferguson, who runs the American Hockey League’s San Diego Gulls as general manager, know each other enough to have a running banter over how the winger wears his hat.

To hear Kerdiles tell it, Ferguson wants him to always wear it with the bill facing forward. “Because that’s the direction your career is going in his terms," Kerdiles said Wednesday.

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Lakers have conflicting feelings over front-office changes

EL SEGUNDO >> The conflicting emotions swirled around Luke Walton’s head as he tried to process feeling both a “little sad" and “excited."

The Lakers’ coach expressed sympathy over Lakers president Jeanie Buss firing former general manager Mitch Kupchak and demoting her brother, the former executive Jim Buss.

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