Centennial, Harvard-Westlake to play for Open Division title
The recreation that many hoped would occur in February however didn’t is lastly going to happen within the Southern California Regional Open Division boys’ basketball championship recreation.
Harvard-Westlake (31-2), which was upset by St. John Bosco in Southern Section Open Division pool play, will lastly get to face Corona Centennial in a much-anticipated recreation on Tuesday evening at Centennial. The winner advances to the state championship on March 11 in Sacramento.
Centennial (30-3), the defending state champion, routed San Diego St. Augustine 89-67 in its semifinal on Saturday evening. Mike Price scored 24 factors and Jared McCain had 23. Harvard-Westlake avenged its earlier loss by defeating St. John Bosco 69-64 in a highway victory. The Wolverines hadn’t performed in 15 days however have been centered on incomes an opportunity to play Centennial.
Brady Dunlap, who mentioned the Wolverines would “wear on their sleeves” the reminiscence of that 62-55 loss on Feb. 14, contributed 18 factors. Jacob Huggins added 15 factors. Christian Horry took a key charging foul late within the recreation and in addition had two three-pointers off the bench.
“We’re coming for them. We’re going to give them our best shot,” Dunlap instructed Spectrum SportsNet about enjoying Centennial.
Sherman Oaks Notre Dame 81, Mater Dei 59: The top-seeded Knights superior to the Division I regional remaining with a dominant second-half efficiency. They will host Sierra Canyon on Tuesday in what would be the fourth time the 2 groups have met. Notre Dame is 3-0 towards the Trailblazers this season.
Mercy Miller scored 28 factors, Caleb Foster added 19 and Dusty Stromer had 15 for the Knights, who’ve by no means performed for a state championship.
Orange Lutheran 51, Tesoro 50: In Division II, the Lancers avenged a loss to Tesoro final week by holding off a final-shot try. Orange Lutheran will play Pacifica Christian, a 60-58 winner over Oxnard, within the remaining. EJ Spillman scored 14 factors for Pacifica Christian.
Valencia 89, Long Beach Jordan 80: The Vikings superior to the Division IV regional remaining. Mikah Ballew scored 26 factors and Bryce Bedgood contributed 24 factors and 15 rebounds. Valencia will play St. Bonaventure, a 71-66 winner over San Pedro in extra time.
JSerra 3, Birmingham 0: The Lions received the Division I regional championship behind Reagan Heslin, who contributed two targets.
Santa Margarita 1, Los Alamitos 0: Faith George scored the one aim because the Eagles received the Division I regional title.
Hart 4, San Marcos 2: The Indians received the Division II regional championship. Alexis Nguyen scored two targets for Hart.