La Mirada Blog
Articles by P. Knight
Lakewood~Mayfair High beat Artesia tonight in a cross-town rivalry game, 83-71.
The loss by Artesia gives La Mirada sole possesion of the fourth and final Suburban League playoff spot with two games to go.
La Mirada will travel to Cerritos, this Tuesday, February 9th and then wrap up the regular season against Norwalk the following Friday, February 12th, at home.
Since its loss to La Mirada on January 22nd, Norwalk has won four in a row, including a one-point thriller over first place Mayfair.
La Mirada~In front of its largest crowd of the season, the La Mirada boys basketball team had an incredible victory Wednesday night.
With its playoff lives on the line, the Mats were down 51-45 with a little under three minute left in the game.
The Matadores (13-13, 6-4), then reeled off the last 10 points of the game in beating arch rival and co-Suburban League champ, Mayfair 55-51, handing the Monsoons only their second loss of the year.
Conner Gillett scored 24, Michael Davis added nine and Josh Siemens had eight, including two key free-throws and a short jumper at the end, to ice the game for the Mats.
Lakewood~After winning the first two games in league, the Matadores seemed to be off to a good start.
So much for that.
After winning its first two against John Glenn and Bellflower, the new-look Mats have looked a little troubled lately.
Last night, Conner Gillett scored 28 poiints, but the turnover-prone Mats could not keep up with the Monsoons of Mayfair, losing 72-59. This followed a difficult loss to Artesia at home two nights earlier.