“That was the game that we turned the corner,” said LBCC coach Gary Anderson. “It seemed like we played better as a team and came together and starting working as a team.” At Cerritos College, the Falcons will miss the playoffs for the first time in 24 years. Cerritos finished in a third-place tie in the SCC South and had a 12-17 overall record. Compton (19-9) drew the No. 13 seed and hosts No. 20 Palomar (17-12) tonight at 7. The LBCC women (20-8), two-time champions of the SCC South, are seeded 14th and will travel to face No. 3 College of the Canyons (27-5) at 7:30 p.m. Friday. The Vikings have played Canyons twice this season and lost both times. LBCC fell 72-57 on Nov. 18 and 56-53 on Dec. 8. Cerritos, which took second in the SCC South, drew the 18th and final seed in Southern California. The Falcons (17-14) open the playoffs at 7:30 tonight at No. 15 Palomar (21-11). The winner then travels to face No. 2 Pasadena City (31-1) at 7 p.m. Saturday. David Felton can be reached at [email protected] or (562) 499-1318. LONG BEACH – Long Beach City College’s men’s basketball team, winner of 14 consecutive games, will open the Southern California Regional Playoffs on Friday against the team that began that streak. The Vikings (21-10) drew the No. 8 seed in Southern California and will host No. 9 Antelope Valley at 7:30 p.m. at Hall of Champions Gym. LBCC defeated the Marauders (27-6) 89-76 on Dec. 21, beginning a streak that saw the Vikings win their third consecutive South Coast Conference South Division title at 8-0. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
January 11, 2020
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