Etiwanda ladies triumph over Centennial in state playoffs; next game is rematch with Sierra Canyon | Sports

The Etiwanda High School basketball ladies downed Centennial, 69-51, in the state tournament on March 5.

Now the Eagles, who are 29-0 and ranked No. 2 in the nation by MaxPreps, must face powerful Sierra Canyon (28-2) on Tuesday, March 8 at 8 p.m. at the Etiwanda gym in the Southern California regional final.  A large crowd is expected to attend.

This will be a rematch of the CIF Southern Section Open Division championship game on Feb. 26, when the Eagles rallied in the second half for a 69-57 victory.

In the Southern California regional semifinal game against Centennial, Etiwanda trailed at halftime, 26-22.

In the third quarter, a basket by Sa’lah Hemingway gave the Eagles a 31-29 lead, and then Hemingway and Aliyahna Morris sparked a big surge which carried Etiwanda to the win.

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