WOODLAND HILLS – Long Beach Poly isn’t the tallest team in the CIF State boys basketball playoffs or physically the most menacing. However, defense has become the team’s trademark in 2018.
Poly forced 14 turnovers in the second half Wednesday night and defeated El Camino Real on the road 69-53, advancing the Jackrabbits to the CIF State Division I second round, where they’ll play St. John Bosco on Saturday.
“One thing about Poly basketball is the fact that we play defense,” Poly coach Shelton Diggs said. “We were a little bit undersized this year but we played hard and that’s how you win games.”