Posted On: 02/13/20 8:56 PM

LONG BEACH: The CIF Southern Section Division 1 playoff began on Wednesday night with tons of talented teams fighting to continue their season. Long Beach Poly boys basketball team hosted their playoff opener at home against Crossroads.

The game offered several lead changes. Crossroads came out early and strong taking a halftime lead of 31-26. Coming out of the half Poly made a run led by star guard Peyton Watson to get back into things and take the lead into the fourth 46-41.  Poly ultimately was able to hold off a late rally and secure the home victory defeating Crossroads  66-60 advancing to the next round where the will face on the road Poly High School (23-5) out of Riverside California.

Four takeaways from the game

2021 guard Peyton Watson Long Beach Poly: In a game featuring a high-level player like 2021 guard Peyton Watson, Crossroads was determined to not let him be the reason they were going to lose. The effort was there the results were not. Crossroads consistently sent a double team at him all game which often left their defense scrambling if he broke it which he did often.  He showed off his

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