LBHS Boys Basketball drops heartbreaker to Twentynine Palms on Friday night, ending storybook season

The Laguna Beach High School Boys Basketball team dropped a heartbreaker at home on Friday night, losing by three points (57-54) to Twentynine Palms, knocking the Breakers out of the CIF Playoffs and ending their historic 2017-2018 season run. 

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Photo by Ali Rounaghi

Senior Blake Burzell, seen here, finished with 26 points in Friday’s loss, including a “clutch three” to go ahead with 45 seconds remaining 

The Breakers trailed most of the game, but fought back in the third and fourth quarters to take the lead briefly on a few occasions. Ultimately, however, the Wildcats prevailed, winning 57-54.

To the “senior six” and the rest of this year’s team…your community is very proud of you for all that you achieved this year and throughout your entire Laguna Beach career!

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