It was the weekend for upsets in high school basketball, and Westchester did its part on Saturday night, knocking off No. 2-seeded Fairfax, 66-59, in the City Section Open Division semifinals at Roybal High.
It came a day after the Nos. 1 and 2 seeds, Chatsworth Sierra Canyon and Chino Hills, were beaten Friday night in the Southern Section Open Division semifinals.
It was left for top-seeded Birmingham to take care of buisness, and the Patriots (26-3) responded with an 80-73 win over Taft to earn their first-ever upper-division championship game appearance. They will face Westchester on Saturday night at Cal State Dominguez Hills.
“It’s something special,” Birmingham...