Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Boys' Division 4AA bracket unpredictable
By Blair Angulo
The boys' Division 4AA bracket promises to be the most competitive in the CIF-Southern Section basketball playoffs. Trying to pick a winner gets the head spinning.
For instance, take a look at some key regular-season results of fourth-seeded Los Angeles Price (19-7):
Price lost to third-seeded Bishop Montgomery, but Bishop Montgomery lost to top-seeded Gardena Serra twice in Del Rey League play. The problem? Price beat Serra when the teams met at the Cochran Classic.
That's not all.
Price fell to second-seeded La Verne Lutheran. But La Verne Lutheran, a two-time defending state champ, lost to fifth-seeded Windward. Yet Windward lost to Price two times. Are you dizzy yet?
Playoff games tip off tonight at 7 p.m. Here is the Division 4AA schedule:
Salesian at (1) Serra
Bosco Tech at (16) Workman
(10) JSerra at Laguna Beach
(8) Harvard-Westlake at Whitney
La Salle at (5) Windward
(11) Maranatha at Twentynine Palms
(13) Sherman Oaks Notre Dame at Paraclete
Blair at (4) Price
Templeton at (3) Bishop Montgomery
(14) Morningside at Victorville University Prep
(12) Sierra Canyon at Malibu
(6) Crespi at Rosamond
Besant Hill at (7) Oaks Christian
(9) Chaminade at Morro Bay
Banning at (15) Big Bear
(2) La Verne Lutheran at Pasadena Marshall