Griffins win playoff opener, fall in second round

The Los Alamitos High girls basketball team rolled past JSerra in the first round of the CIF-SS Division 1AA playoffs, but came up short in the second round against Lynwood.The Griffins jumped out to a 21-11 lead after the first quarter and then cruised to a 68-34 win over JSerra on Thursday at Los Alamitos High. The Griffin defense clamped down even more in the second quarter, holding the Lions to just three points, as the Griffins took a 40-14 lead at halftime.Cailyn Crocker led the Griffins with 18 points and Dani Iwami followed with 13 for Los Alamitos. Ten players put up points for the Griffins, as the team went deep into its bench in the second half. Sarah Hermann had nine points, while Jade Galloway, KaleiIwami and Miranda Ta’Amu each chipped in six points.But the Griffins would see their season come to an end in the second round with a 48-44 loss to Lynwood, at Lynwood High on Saturday. The Griffins went 22-6 on the season and 10-0 in league play to capture the Sunset League title.

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