A blend of classic and contemporary R&B music flowed through the speakers at Cerritos College's gymnasium Friday.
Some members of the Golden Valley basketball team danced as they warmed up for their CIF-Southern Section Division IIIA semifinal against Gahr High School.
Golden Valley has done well this season because its style is tough to defend.
Just ask the Grizzlies themselves, who couldn't slow that style down when Gahr of Cerritos threw it right back at them.
First, Golden Valley was dominant in its pre-league season.
Brea Olinda dominated Valencia 82-43 to knock the Vikings out in the quarterfinals of the CIF-Southern Section Division IIAA playoffs Wednesday.
Canyon of Anaheim caught fire from downtown, and Hart couldn't keep pace in a 70-47 loss in the quarterfinals of the CIF-Southern Section Division IIIAA playoffs Tuesday at Canyon High School.
Leuzinger of Lawndale raced past Valencia 88-66 in the quarterfinals of the CIF-Southern Section Division IIAA playoffs Tuesday at Leuzinger High School.
A small crowd files into a cramped gymnasium as a high school boys basketball game is set to tip off.
The stands are mostly filled by parents and family, with a few students peppered throughout. The visiting team just traveled an hour and a half to arrive, and the game begins with little fanfare.
Newbury Park got 15 points from center Doris Park-Sherman in the third quarter and the Panthers ousted Saugus 69-53 Saturday at Newbury Park High School in the second round of the CIF-Southern Section Division IIA playoffs.
Friday night, Hart rebounded, hustled and played good team defense.
Manny Padron snuck a shot into the net in the 109th minute Friday and Saugus opened the CIF-Southern Section Division III playoffs on the road with a 2-1 victory over Paramount.
After tying 1-1 through the end of regulation, neither team scored in the first two overtime sessions. The game then moved to a pair of sudden death overtime periods, and Padron scored late in the first.
Valencia overcame a jumpy start and got 17 points and 17 rebounds from Starla Wright in a 63-40 victory over Pioneer Valley Thursday in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division IIAA playoffs.
Valencia's effort wavered in the first half and Arcadia got two goals from Ann Marie Tangorra in a 2-1 upset victory over the Vikings in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division II soccer playoffs Thursday.
Golden Valley boys soccer gave up three goals in the first 15 minutes of play and couldn't recover in a 3-2 loss to Lompoc Wednesday in a CIF-Southern Section Division III wild-card game.
Saugus couldn't find its shooting touch and fell to La Mirada 78-52 in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division IIA playoffs Wednesday.
It's one thing to talk about taking care of business against an inferior opponent. It's another thing to actually do it.