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Watch: Mater Dei fends off Kiki Iriafen, Harvard-Westlake 61-56 to advance to Southern Section finals

Lani White had 16 points and nine boards off the bench for the Monarchs.
Girls basketball Mater Dei

SANTA ANA– Lani White led Mater Dei with 16 points and nine rebounds off the bench on Friday as the Monarchs defeated Harvard-Westlake 61-56 and clinched a CIFSS Open Division finals birth. Alyssa Durazo-Frescas had 13 points as well as part of their balanced scoring attack.

Kiki Iriafen led the Wolverines with a 21-point double-double, and Kimiko Katzaroff added 17.

Next up for 19-0 Mater Dei: a shot at back-to-back Open Division titles with a looming championship match against Corona Centennial, which is also unbeaten.

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