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Boys' basketball: Tyler Alfelor leads Franklin into City Section Division III final

It's been a good year for Filipino connections. There's Kobe Paras of Cathedral, Sedrick Barefield of Corona Centennial and now Tyler Alfelor of Los Angeles Franklin.

Only 5 feet 9, the senior scored 33 points in a City Section Division III playoff opener and had 24 points last week in Franklin's semifinal win over North Hollywood. Now he'll try to lead the Panthers in Friday's 8 p.m. final against Bernstein at Roybal.

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Alfelor is averaging nearly 15 points a game.

"He's a great kid," Coach Robin Cardona said. "His dream is to go to the Philippines and play basketball."

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