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Boys' basketball: Roosevelt, Centennial to meet for a fifth time

Eric Sondheimer
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Roosevelt and Corona Centennial have already played four times this season and the fifth time will take place on Saturday in the Southern California Division I regional championship game at The Pyramid.

Roosevelt rallied from a 21-point deficit to defeat Taft, 61-56, on Tuesday night. Matt Mitchell scored 24 points and Jemarl Baker had 16. Kihei Clark had 21 points for Taft.

Centennial knocked off No. 1-seeded Damien, 87-69. Isom Butler had 19 points and DJ Davis 17. Roosevelt has beaten Centennial four times this season.

In Division II, Bryce Hamilton scored 31 points to help Pasadena defeat Harvard-Westlake, 67-56. Esperanza received a school-record 46 points from KZ Okpala in a 64-51 win over Crossroads. Ira Lee scored 21 points for Crossroads.

In Division V, Rolling Hills Prep defeated Holy Martyrs, 40-39. Alex Garcia scored 18 points to give Coach Harvey Kitani his 800th coaching victory.

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