Sunday, February 13, 2011
LA South: Notable seeds in CIF Southern Section basketball playoffs
By Blair Angulo
A late-season loss to Las Vegas Bishop Gorman spoiled Long Beach Poly's bid for a perfect season, but it didn't alter the Jackrabbits' playoff picture.
Moore League champion Poly (24-1) received the top seed in the CIF Southern Section Division 1AA basketball playoff bracket Sunday. The Jackrabbits, ranked No. 1 in the area by ESPNLosAngeles.com, hosts Corona Santiago on Wednesday night. Pacific League winner Pasadena (20-6), seeded No. 6 in the same bracket, hosts Trabuco Hills; No. 8-seeded Montebello (25-3) hosts Redlands.
Other Div. 1AA games involving south Los Angeles County teams: Leuzinger at No. 13 Chino Hills; Long Beach Wilson at No. 4 Etiwanda; Lynwood at No. 14 Los Alamitos; Santa Monica at No. 11 Upland; Lakewood at No. 9 Thousand Oaks; Bell Gardens at No. 15 Rancho Verde.
First-round games will be played Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Notable seeds from the other divisions:
Division 1A: No. 4-seeded Downey (25-2) has a bye to begin and awaits the winner of No. 13 Fountain Valley and California.
Division 2AA: No. 1 seed Peninsula (25-1), the Bay League champion, hosts Troy. No. 4 seed Glendora (21-6) plays Eastside.
Division 3AA: No. 1 seed L.A. Price (18-6) begins its state title defense when it hosts Ramona. No. 4 La Verne Lutheran (18-4) plays Claremont.
Division 3A: No. 4 seed Damien (23-3), the Sierra League champion, hosts Agoura, No. 5 Bonita (24-3) plays Temple City.
Division 4AA: No. 2 seed Windward (19-7) hosts Cathedral, No. 4 seed St. John Bosco (19-8) plays at Desert.