League closes for CIF Southern, L.A. City sections

LAGUNA NIGUEL – League play wraps up this week in the CIF Southern and Los Angeles City sections, while concluding next week in the San Diego Section.

The Southern Section Boys’ Open Playoff pairings will be unveiled on Saturday, as will as the all of the L.A. City pairings.

The remainder of the Southern Section divisional pairings will e released at the section’s Los Alamitos on Sunday.

Barring upsets, Bishop Montgomery and Etiwanda are expected to be first two seeds in the Southern Section’s Open Division, with Fairfax and Westchester – or vice-versa – 1-2 in the L.A. City Open.

Relative to the compiling of the SS Open Division’s eight-team bracket, the most significant game being played this week will have Crespi (24-2) going to Harvard-Westlake (20-4) Friday night in a Mission League affair.

Santa Margarita moved up to No. 6 in the SoCal Top 10 last week behind a Mission League victory over St. John Bosco and a Nike Extravaganza win against Mater Dei.

Junior forward Max Agbonkpolo (PICTURED) scored 19 and 26 points, respectively, for the Eagles in those wins.

 

SoCal Top 10 Plus 15

(Records as of Feb. 4)

  1. Torrance Bishop Montgomery (Southern Section/24-0)
  2. Etiwanda (SS/25-1)
  3. Chatsworth Sierra Canyon (SS/19-3)
  4. Temecula Rancho Christian (SS/24-2)
  5. Santa Ana Mater Dei (SS/18-6)
  6. Rancho SM Santa Margarita (SS/18-6)
  7. Westchester (L.A. City Section/23-5)
  8. Encino Crespi (SS/24-2)
  9. Bellflower St. John Bosco (SS/19-6)
  10. Oak Park (SS/19-6)

Next 15 (alpha listing): San Bernardino Cajon (SS/19-6); L.A. Cathedral (SS/15-7); Chino Hills (SS/15-10); Corona Centennial (SS/17-10); La Verne Damien (SS/21-5); Fairfax (City Section/19-8); El Cajon Foothills Christian (San Diego Section/21-5); Studio City Harvard-Westlake (SS/20-4); San Juan Capistrano JSerra (SS/18-6); Mission Bay (San Diego Section/22-4); Pasadena (SS/18-6); Eastvale Roosevelt (SS/21-3); Long Beach St. Anthony (SS/23-2); Playa del Rey St. Bernard (SS/14-10) and Torrey Pines (San Diego Section/23-2).

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