Etiwanda goes cold in state semifinal, loses rematch with Mater Dei

This time it was the Etiwanda boys basketball team with the No. 1 seed next to its name in the program. And it was two-time defending state champion Santa Ana Mater Dei that avenged a loss in the CIF-SS Division 1AA championship game two weeks earlier with a 60-37 win over the Eagles in the CIF State Southern California regional final Saturday night at Citizens Business Bank Arena.

Etiwanda’s hot shooting was a huge factor in staking the Eagles to a 17-point fourth quarter lead in an eventual three-point victory over then No. 1 seed Mater Dei March 2 for the CIF-SS title.

The Eagles went cold Saturday night.

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Prep football CIF-SS semifinal scores

INLAND DIVISION
Vista Murrieta 34, Rancho Cucamonga 0
Corona Centennial 46, Upland 36
CENTRAL DIVISION
Rancho Verde 35, Paloma Valley 28
Kaiser 13, Heritage 7
EASTERN DIVISION
Citrus Hill 37, Tahquitz 0
Serrano 21, Carter 14
EAST VALLEY DIVISION
Ontario Christian 34, Jurupa Hills 33 OT
Rim of the World 69, Banning 20
MID VALLEY DIVISION
Paraclete 28, San Dimas 20
Monrovia 42, Sierra Canyon 24
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