SoCal Ratings: Etiwanda vs. Sierra Canyon Saturday

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Posted On: 03/14/18 10:21 PM

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Ca. – And the Southern Regional championship field is set . . .

Following the Tuesday semifinals, the finals will be contested Saturday in six divisions for the right to take trips to Sacramento to compete for state titles in those respective divisions – Open and I to V – next weekend.

The most noteworthy of those, naturally, are the Open and I showdowns, which will be held in the Pyramid on the Long Beach State campus Saturday.

St. John Bosco and Chino Hills – No.’s 5 and 6 in the BurlisonOnBasketball updated Top 10 Plus 15 SoCal ratings – tip off at 2 o’clock in D-I.

And, five hours later, the right to rep the South in the Open finale in Sacramento (March 24) will be decided in the showdown between No.’s 1 (Sierra Canyon) and 2 (Etiwanda).

There is no shortage of irony in that each was beaten in the CIF Southern Section Open playoffs by Mater Dei, Etiwanda in a Feb. 24 semifinal at Cal Baptist University (76-66) and Sierra Canyon in the March 2 championship game in the Pyramid (55-53).

Duane Washington Jr. (PICTURED) of Sierra Canyon proved to be quite the thorn in the proverbial side of the Bishop Montgomery squad – which lost only to the Trailblazers this season.

*His buzzer-beating 3 put his team’s Southern Section Open semifinal into its first OT; the Trailblazers eventually won after a second OT, 77-74, in that Feb. double-header at CBU.

And, Tuesday night at Calabasas High, Washington’s 3 in the final 30 seconds of the first overtime put his team in front to stay as it knocked off the Knights in overtime, 72-70.

 

The updated BurlisonOnBasketball SoCal Top 10 Plus 15 Southern California team ratings:

 

SoCal Top 10 Plus 15

(Records as of March 13)

  1. Chatsworth Sierra Canyon (SS/25-4)

Saturday: vs. Etiwanda at Long Beach State/Regional Open final (7)

  1. Etiwanda (SS/30-3)

Saturday: vs. Sierra Canyon at Long Beach State/Regional Open final (7)

  1. Torrance Bishop Montgomery (Southern Section/28-2)

Season concluded.

  1. Santa Ana Mater Dei (SS/23-7)

Season concluded.

  1. Bellflower St. John Bosco (SS/24-7)

Saturday: vs. Chino Hills at Long Beach State/Regional D-I final (2)

  1. Chino Hills (SS/24-11)

Saturday: vs. St. John Bosco at Long Beach State/Regional D-1final (2)

  1. Temecula Rancho Christian (SS/29-5)

Season concluded.

  1. Westchester (L.A. City/30-6)

Season concluded.

  1. Fairfax (City/23-10)

Season concluded.

  1. Encino Crespi (SS/26-5)

Season concluded.

  1. Pasadena (SS/25-8)

Season concluded.

  1. Rancho SM Santa Margarita (SS/20-10)

Season concluded.

  1. La Verne Damien (SS/23-7)

Season concluded.

  1. Long Beach Poly (SS/23-9)

Season concluded.

  1. Oak Park (SS/22-7)

Season concluded.

  1. Mission Bay (SDS/27-6)

Season concluded.

  1. Moreno Valley Rancho Verde (SS/23-11)

Season concluded.

  1. Woodland Hills Taft (LAC/27-10)

Season concluded.

  1. Corona Centennial (SS/21-11)

Season concluded.

  1. Eastvale Roosevelt (SS/25-4)

Season concluded.

  1. Studio City Harvard-Westlake (SS/22-6)

Season concluded.

  1. Santa Monica Crossroads (SS/23-9)

Saturday: vs. Birmingham/Regional D-II final (6)

  1. Lake Balboa Birmingham (LAC/15-14)

Saturday: at Crossroads/Regional D-II final (6)

  1. Los Angeles Brentwood (SS/26-8)

Season concluded.

  1. San Diego Torrey Pines (SD/28-5)

Season concluded.

Dropped out: El Cajon Foothills Christian (San Diego/26-6)

Season concluded