Conference Preview

Posted On: 12/26/19 10:31 AM

With the Torrey Pines Holiday Classic set to begin this morning, we're taking one final look back at Monday's tip-off event. What were some of the key takeaways from the event for all the teams involved?

San Diego establishing itself as one of the favorites in CIF Division 2

The Division 2 playoffs in San Diego are often the second-most competitive behind the Open Division. It's early, we admit, but the Cavers' convincing win over Carlsbad immediately puts a target on them the rest of the way. Granted, this Carlsbad team is missing several key pieces. But before Monday, the Lancers only losses were to a highly regarded Sherman Oaks Notre Dame team and perennial power Bishop Montgomery, a game they could have won. 

Again, however, it's early. The Cavers still must navigate a very tough Senator's Division at the Holiday Classic, face several tough nonleague challenges in January and February and then face off against four other D2 opponents in the Eastern League. But Monday's performance should give other Division 2 opponents pause. 

Carlsbad will look different in a month

The Lancers have played the entire season without four key pieces, but got one back for Monday's matchup -

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