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Redondo’s girls basketball team reaches semis in CIF playoffs [UPDATED]

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Micaela Enriquez and the Redondo Union Sea Hawks have reached the semifinals of the CIF Southern Section Division 2A Championships. Photo by Ray Vidal

Micaela Enriquez and the Redondo Union Sea Hawks have reached the semifinals of the CIF Southern Section Division 2A Championships. Photo by Ray Vidal

Redondo Union girls basketball coach Marcelo Enriquez in no stranger to postseason play and his experience is paying dividends.

Sixth-seeded Redondo (18-11) eliminated No. 3 Patriot 55-38 in the quarterfinals on Saturday, advancing to play at No. 2 Murrieta Valley (24-5) in the semifinals at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The visiting Sea Hawks held Patriot scoreless in the first quarter and Inara Nyingifa’s 20-point, 12-rebound performance led the way for Redondo. Taylor Smith added 11 points in the win.

On the other side of the bracket, top-seeded Orange Lutheran (24-5) faces Ocean League champion and fourth-seeded Culver City (23-5) in the semifinals.

In Division 4AA, third-seeded Serra (23-6) knocked 0ff second-seeded JSerra 61-58 and will face top-seeded and unbeaten Windward (29-0) in the championship game on a date yet to be determined.