Friday, March 03, 2006

Keefe and Santa Margarita Play for CIF Title

By Bruin Basketball Report

Santa Margarita Eagles(26-3) vs. Lakewood Artesia Pioneers (28-1), 2:15 p.m. Saturday at Arrowhead Pond

McDonald's All-American and UCLA-bound forward James Keefe leads the Santa Margarita Eagles in their third consecutive CIF Division III-AA title game on Saturday against Artesia.

It will be a battle between the top two seeds in the division; Artesia is seeded No.1 and Santa Margarita No.2.

Last year Keefe and Santa Margarita defeated Artesia for the championship, 50-32, after the Eagles held the Pioneers scoreless for the last five minutes of the game.

Santa Margarita advanced to the championship game this year with a 65-43 victory over La Canada in a semi-final game. Keefe, a 6'9 senior, had 24 points and 13 rebounds in the contest.



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