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Taylor Tanita Launches Culver City Centaurs into CIF Division 2A Finals

In a truly nail biting finish Tuesday night, the Culver City High player landed a basket at the final buzzer, to beat Orange Lutheran 42-40. The team will meet Murrieta Valley in the finals in Anaheim on Friday afternoon.

In their at-home game Tuesday night, Taylor Tanita was the player of the moment after she hit a 17-footer during the final buzzer against Orange Lutheran in the CIF-SS Division 2A semi-final game.

The final score? 42-40.  It was a nail biting finish, but Tanita’s heart stopping last second save has secured the girls’ basketball team a berth in the finals on Friday.

The twitterverse lit up last night following Tanita’s play. Among the tweets were:

  • Taylor Tanita hits a fade away jumper at the buzzer as Culver City knocks off Orange Lutheran 42-40 to advance to the 2A finals #girlshoops
  • Taylor Tanita hits buzzer beater as Culver City stuns Orange Lutheran 42-40.
  • TAYLOR TANITA IS A MONSTER!!!!!!!
  • Taylor Tanita hits a 2pt buzzer beater she is a beast!........ all those pac12 big 10 teams wish they had her! #TAYLOR #TANITA

The team will now face Murrieta Valley in the finals at the Anaheim Convention Center Friday at 3:30 p.m.

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jeff davis March 01, 2013 at 08:16 PM
taylor is the greatest and lets also give a shout out to #10 shannon yoon who controlled the boards against the much taller orange county girls and lets not forget #24 kelesy ueda who hit the two go ahead free throws in the final 20 sec.great job girls on to victory this after noon

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