Tuesday, March 13, 2012
L.B. Poly stunned by Fresno Bullard
By Blair Angulo
Madness struck in Long Beach on Tuesday night.
Second-seeded Long Beach Poly fell to Fresno Bullard in a shocker at Cabrillo High School, eliminating the Jackrabbits from the Southern California Regionals Boys Division I playoffs.
Junior forward Jordan Bell blocked a potential tying shot, but the ball deflected out near mid court, where Bullard's Walter Orr scooped it and heaved a turnaround jumper that swished through the net to give the visitors the improbable win.
Bullard advanced to the title game to play top-seeded Mater Dei, the defending state champion, on Saturday at Citizens Bank Arena in Ontario.
The winner will play for the state title in Sacramento the following weekend.