Girls & Boys Soccer, Boys Basketball All Advance in CIF for LM High E-mail
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Monday, 24 February 2014 17:50

022614 20:10 UPDATE: The La Mirada High Boys Basketball team advanced to the Division 3AA semifinals with a thrilling 54-50 victory over visiting Palm Desert Tuesday. Bryson Laverde sealed the victory with two clutch free throws down the stretch. La Mirada will be playing in the semis for the first time since 2009 and only the fourth time in school history when they face number one seed Santa Margarita on the road Friday February 28th at 7 p.m.

The Boys Soccer team fell to Sierra Vista earlier in the day by a score of 3-0. The Mats end the season at 16-7-3.

In girls soccer, The number one seed in Division IV Lady Matadores were shocked Wednesday by Lancaster 3-1. The loss snapped the Mats 13-game winning streak and was the only second time this season the girls allowed an opponent more than two goals. The girls end the season at 25-2-1.

La Verne~The La Mirada High boys basketball team beat Bonita Friday night 48-34 in second round action to advance to the quarterfinals of the CIF Division 3AA Southern Section Playoffs.

The victory capped off a week in which the school went 4-0 in CIF action.

In the opening round on Tuesday the Matadores pummeled La Puente 65-41 behind Kendall Lauderdale’s 24 points and Vittorio Reynoso-Avila’s 13.

The Mats next take on Palm Desert in the quarter’s at home Tuesday February 25th starting at 7:00 p.m.

In other CIF action:

In Division 4, La Mirada High Boys Soccer (16-6-3) opened the playoffs at home this past Thursday with a 2-0 win over Bishop Amat.

The team advances to the second round where they will play on the road at Sierra Vista (21-0-2) on Tuesday February 25th. Game time is 5:00 p.m.

In Division 4, the La Mirada High Girls Soccer team (25-1-1, 12-0), continued their winning ways with a 3-0 win over Saddleback on Friday night at home.

The team advances to the second round where they will take a long road trip and play Lancaster on Wednesday February 26th at 3:00 p.m.

The Lady Mats have now won 13 games in a row after finishing 12-0 in the Suburban League. Their only loss of the season was to Mira Costa on December 28th.

In that 3-1 loss to Mira Costa it was the only time the Lady Mats have allowed more than one goal in a game and they have outscored their opponents 107-7 this season.



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