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Inglewood Holiday Tip-off Classic final set

Long Beach Poly and Inglewood will play for the championship of the Inglewood Holiday Tip-off Classic tomorrow night, after each team won their semifinal game this evening.

Defending state champions Poly pounded Beverly Hills, 72-38, in the first game. (Hills lost one of their top players this fall to an ACL tear.) The second game, between Inglewood and Bishop Montgomery, was a butt-clencher.

Inglewood dominated the first few minutes of the game, slashing to the basket at will, and they build a lead. But Bishop roared back and, with strong defense, caught up. They lead by three going into the half.

Bishop began the third quarter on a nine-point run, but Inglewood suddenly put the pedal to the medal on defense and went on an 11-0 run of their own. They never looked back. Bishop attempted two comebacks in the fourth quarter, but they never got closer than five points. “The ‘Wood” hung on to win, 62-54. Story is here.

UCLA Center Moniquee Alexander was in the house, as was former LA Spark Lisa Leslie, her husband and daughter.

Today’s tournament scores and tomorrow’s schedule:


Crenshaw 61 St Marys 39
Peninsula 48 Westchester 40
St Bernards 36 King Drew 31
Morningside 73 Venice 57

Consolation Semi Finals:

Monroe 47 Southeast 38
Culver CIty 51 Marlborough 50

Winners Bracket:

South Torrance 47 Redondo 27
Long Beach Jordan 53 Sierra Canyon 43
Serra 75 Washington 60
Bell Jeff 63 Blair 51
Taft 66 Huntington Park 32
Mira Costa 48 Chatsworth 31

Semi Finals:

LB Poly 72 Beverly Hills 38
Inglewood 62 Bishop Montgomery 54

Saturdays Schedule:

At Inglewood HS

9am Redondo vs Sierra Canyon
1030 Marlborough vs Southeast
12pm South Torrance vs Long Beach Jordan
130pm Washington vs Blair
3pm Serra vs Bell-Jeff
430pm Culver City vs Monroe (Consolation Championship)
6pm Taft vs Bishop Montgomery
730pm Inglewood vs LB Poly

At Morningside

1030am SV Poly vs University
12pm St Marys vs Westchester
130pm King Drew vs Venice
3pm St Bernards vs Morningside
430pm Crenshaw vs Peninsula
6pm Beverly Hills vs Mira Costa
730pm Huntington Park vs Chatsworth

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