Girls' basketball: Westchester wins City Division I title

Sophomore guard Bri Anugwom scored 18 points as Westchester withstood a fourth-quarter Bell comeback to win the City Section Division I championship, 50-43, at Cal State Dominguez Hills.

It was Westchester's first City title since winning Division 4A in 1988 and the third Division I title for Comets head coach Marcel Sanders, who won back-to-back crowns at Carson in 2010-11. 

The second-seeded Comets (19-13) led by 16 points midway through the third quarter, but the Eagles shaved their deficit to seven points on a layup by Daisy Sanchez with 3:32 left in the game. Erianna Growdy made a three-pointer to put Westchester up 49-39 with 2:18 left.

Jinea Cole scored 10 points and Emhari Manor added eight for Westchester, which led 28-18 at halftime and 42-39 after three quarters.

Fourth-seeded Bell was making its first finals appearance since defeating Fairfax for the 3A title in 1998 behind starting point guard Martha Vega, now the Eagles' assistant coach and wife of head coach Adrian Castillo.

Sanchez and Destiny Reyna each had 12 points and Andrea Ibarra added 11, including three three-pointers for the Eagles (18-13).

-- Steve Galluzzo 

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