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Posted On: 03/8/18 12:02 PM
LAGUNA NIGUEL, Ca. – Terrific quarterfinal showdowns in the State Southern Regionals are set for Friday and Saturday in Southern California.
Among the four most notable of those are the Open matchups of Friday night, when Mater Dei (top-ranked in the BurlisonOnBasketball ratings) plays host to No. 11 Fairfax; No. 2 Sierra Canyon is at home to No. 22 Foothills Christian; No. 4 Etiwanda travels to No. 5 Westchester; and No. 3 Bishop Montgomery takes on visiting No. 12 Mission Bay.
And, on Saturday, some scintillating showdowns include No. 10 Chino Hills, led by 6-foot-9 junior Onyeka Okongwu, at Brandon Williams-led and No. 8-ranked Crespi, as well as No. 15 Long Beach Poly at No. 6 St. John Bosco, and No. 18 Taft at No. 13 Pasadena.
All of those are D-I affairs and the fourth won’t be set until the conclusion of the Thursday night Rancho Verde vs. Santa Margarita (at JSerra) clash Thursday.
The winner of that one visits Temecula Saturday to play No. 7 Rancho Christian.
Seven of those nine teams were part of the field of the Classic at Damien tournament in December.
The updated BurlisonOnBasketball SoCal Top 10 Plus 15 Southern California team ratings:
SoCal Top 10 Plus 15
(Records as of March 7)
Friday: vs. Fairfax/Regional Open
Friday: vs. Foothills Christian/Regional Open
Friday: vs. Mission Bay/Regional Open
Friday: at Westchester/Regional Open
Friday: vs. Etiwanda/Regional Open
Saturday: vs. Long Beach Poly/Regional D-I (6)
Saturday: vs. Santa Margarita or Rancho Verde/Regional D-I (6)
Saturday: vs. Chino Hills/Regional D-I (6)
Thursday: vs. Rancho Verde/Regional D-I at JSerra (6)
Saturday: at Crespi/Regional D-1 (6)
Friday: at Mater Dei/Regional Open
Friday: at Bishop Montgomery/Regional Open
Saturday: vs. Taft/Regional D-1 at Pasadena Marshall
Saturday: at St. John Bosco/Regional D-I (6)
Thursday: vs. Santa Margarita/Regional D-I at JSerra (6)
Saturday: vs. Pasadena/Regional D-I at Pasadena Marshall (6)
Friday: at Sierra Canyon/Regional Open
Saturday: vs. Muir/Regional D-II (6:30)
Saturday: vs. La Jolla Country Day/Regional D-II (6)