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first_img Thomas scored six points and grabbed four rebounds. Her injury is 80 percent healed, Munroe said. “She hadn’t played in a while, so she was a little bit rusty, but she did a really good job for us,” Munroe said. Senior guard Amanda Sreden was effective as her replacement, scoring 11 points and leading the Indians with six assists. “She was a key factor in us winning that game,” Munroe said. That’s crazy: Canyon is among two remaining unseeded teams in the Southern Section playoffs. Long Beach Poly is in the Div. I-AA semifinals. Poly’s unseeded status is controversial. The Jackrabbits, who were ranked nationally most of the season, made the playoffs as a wild card after forfeiting 20 games for use of an ineligible player. If both Canyon and Poly win their semifinal games tonight, both teams would be in the Div. I state bracket, meaning an rare meeting of unseeded teams in the state tournament would be a possibility. “That’s crazy, isn’t it,” Delus said. Gideon Rubin, (818)713-3607 gideon.rubin@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NEWHALL – When Hart High played Foothill League rival Canyon in a regular-season finale Feb. 9, the notion that they might meet again anywhere but the mall anytime soon seemed unthinkable. Hart, already the league titlist, trounced Canyon 50-28 in its final playoff tuneup. The Cowboys fell off the Southern Section Div. I-A map after losing three of their last four league games. Now the rematch no longer seems so far fetched. With victories in tonight’s semifinals – Hart (25-4) plays Pasadena (24-7) at Arcadia High and Canyon (22-8) plays J.W. North of Riverside (24-6) at Valencia High – Hart and Canyon would play for a section championship Friday or Saturday at Long Beach State’s Pyramid. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Hart, the Daily News’ top-ranked team, is a No. 4 seed and has won 13 consecutive games. The Indians are coming off a 69-56 victory Saturday over No. 5 Perris that coach Dave Munroe said was his team’s best-played game. Buoyed by a stunning first-round upset over No. 2 Buena – its first playoff victory in school history – unseeded Canyon, ranked No. 4 by the Daily News, is coming off impressive wins over West Valley of Hemet and Marina of Huntington Beach. “I really didn’t think we were going to see each other again, especially not in the finals,” Canyon coach Stan Delus said. “We weren’t playing well enough at the time to compete in the playoffs.” Canyon, officially the home team tonight – all semifinals are played at neutral sites – appears to have the better draw. Hart plays a Pasadena team that has beaten J.W. North (48-41 on Dec. 26) and lost to Southern Section power Bishop Amat of La Puente by just two points (33-31 on Dec. 17). Comeback kid: Junior forward Tatianna Thomas, who suffered a ankle sprain three weeks ago, saw significant minutes in a non-starting role against Perris. last_img

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