Laguna Beach High School made a quick exit from the Southern Section 2-A boys' basketball playoffs, losing to Azusa, 52-36, Wednesday in a wild-card game at Laguna Beach.
Azusa (19-5), which finished third in the Montview League, got a big night from 6-foot 6-inch junior center Tony McGee, who finished with 23 points, 9 rebounds and 3 blocked shots. The Aztecs play Duarte, the Mission Valley League champion, Friday.
"McGee was the difference tonight," said Aztec Coach Jerry Searcy. "We boarded well in the second half and that helped shut out Laguna Beach's inside game."
The Aztecs led the entire game, opening a 34-18 lead with just more than two minutes to play in the third quarter before Laguna Beach cut the lead to seven, 34-27, early in the fourth period on John Trevino's layup.