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Boys' basketball: No. 9-seeded Sylmar tries to finish off surprising playoffs

Since being seeded No. 9 in the City Section Division I tournament and feeling a little under appreciated, the Sylmar basketball team has been on a mission. Each step of the way, the Spartans have pulled off an upset. There was No. 8 Fremont that went down first. Then came No. 1 Palisades, followed by No. 5 Washington. The only team left standing in the way of the Spartans is No. 2 Granada Hills in Saturday's Division I final at 3 p.m. at Cal State Dominguez Hills. Coach Bort Escoto's Spartans have caught fire, and even their hard-to-please coach has been impressed. They seem to have lots of contributors, from the outside shooting of Adrian Galindo to the court leadership of...

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