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BOYS’ SOUTHERN SECTION PLAYOFF ROUNDUP : BOYS’ SOUTHERN SECTION PLAYOFF ROUNDUP

Serra 90, Bell-Jeff 61--Coach Eli Essa and Bell-Jeff tried to slow down a bigger and faster Serra team with a zone defense, but the Cavaliers made six three-point field goals in the first quarter and built a 30-15 lead after eight minutes in a Division IV-A semifinal at Harbor College.

Serra forward Doyle Cole hit four three-point baskets in the first quarter when he scored 12 of his 20 points.

Bell-Jeff’s Ruben Douglas, the region’s leading scorer, had 30 points in his final game.

Serra (23-8) put the game away with a 12-4 run in the last two minutes, 30 seconds of the third quarter, building a 66-46 lead.

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Guard Davon Johnson led Serra with 24 points.

Bell-Jeff (10-13) stayed within striking distance in the first half by hitting 74% of its field-goal attempts.

Bell-Jeff shot 53%. Center Mike West scored 19 points and added seven rebounds.


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