Posted On: 02/27/19 4:48 PM

The State Southern Regional Open first-round game at El Camino College Wednesday night could be a classic example of “experience” vs. “relative youth” – with both entities quite talented.

   No. 3 seed Bishop Montgomery, with five seniors among its seven-player “rotation”, plays host to No. 6 Mater Dei and its plethora of underclass talent.

   The other three Open contests Wednesday night have No. 1 and Southern Section Open champion playing host to San Diego Open champion Torrey Pines, the No. 8 seed.

   L.A. City runner-up Westchester – a surprising No. 4 seed – is at home to No. 5 Rancho Christian, which began the Southern Section Open playoffs as the top seed and is the only California team to beat Sierra Canyon in more than a year.

   And No. 2 and L.A. City Open champion Fairfax takings on visiting Centennial – the only team to knock off the Lions this season (in the Dec. 28 Classic at Damien Platinum semifinals).

   Countering Bishop Montgomery’s “experience” (with the aforementioned five seniors all key members of the team that won Southern Section, State Southern Regional and State championships two years ago), Mater Dei doesn’t have a senior that

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