Jackrabbits take the bite out of Bulldogs

first_imgJulie Heurung only scored nine points (11 rebounds), and her teammate Jessica Jameson had 12 points and seven boards for Buena. The Jackrabbits jumped out on the Bulldogs early in the first period, outscoring them 14-2 and eventually led 18-7 at the end of the first stanza. Dixon scored inside easily to lead the Jackrabbits (29-1) with eight points, as Poly led 29-16 at intermission. “The plan was to keep pressure on their guards,” Poly coach Carl Buggs said. “They like to come down and get set up. They are normally patient with their offense. We tried to disrupt that with constant pressure. … We felt if we kept up the pressure, they wouldn’t be able to stay with us for 32 minutes.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LONG BEACH – The Buena High girls basketball team fell into the trap of running with Poly in the first half and quickly found out why it has failed for 29 teams this season. Jasmine Dixon scored 19 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, and Candice Nichols added nine points as the host Jackrabbits stormed to a 52-31 victory in the quarterfinals of the CIF Southern Section Division I-AA playoffs on Saturday night to advance to face Bishop Amat, which upset Lynwood in another quarterfinal matchup. center_img “We play every game like it’s our last,” Dixon said. “We accomplished what we needed to accomplish.” Poly’s defense held the Bulldogs to five points in the fourth quarter and forced 20 turnovers. last_img read more