Last week: I went 9-2. Not bad. But I have made my division predictions and according to me, we’ll have two divisional champs in Rosemead and Rio Hondo Prep. My wrong picks this week were: San Gabriel (lost to La Serna) and Muir (lost to Diamond Ranch).
This week: Game of the Week is an obvious pick. I will be covering MD Classic II. Marquise Williams vs. Jordan Canada. Who will out duel one another? Who will lead their team to the semifinals to face Rosemead? The pick here goes to Monrovia.
Friday’s games with predictions:
Monrovia at Duarte, 7:30 p.m. — Melendez (Monrovia)
San Dimas at Rosemead, 7:30 p.m. — Melendez (Rosemead)
Temple City at Azusa, 7:30 p.m. — Melendez (Temple City)
Rio Hondo Prep at Boron, 7 p.m. — Melendez (Rio Hondo Prep)
Saturday’s game with prediction
Maranatha vs. Big Bear at Big Bear Middle School, 1 p.m. — Melendez (Maranatha)
Second round: Monrovia at Duarte, 7:30 p.m.; Rosemead over San Dimas, 7:30 p.m.; Northview over Paraclete, at CDF, Saturday, 7 p.m.; Temple City over Azusa, 7:30 p.m.
Semifinals: Rosemead over Monrovia; Northview over Temple City
Championship: Rosemead over Northview
Second round: Charter Oak over Crescenta Valley, 7:30 p.m.; Rowland over La Serna, 7:30 p.m.; Diamond Ranch vs. South Hills at CDF, 7:30 p.m.; West Covina at Burbank, 7:30 p.m.
Semifinals: Charter Oak over Rowland; Diamond Ranch over West Covina
Championship: Charter Oak over Diamond Ranch
EAST VALLEY DIVISION
Second round: St. Margaret’s over Yucca Valley; Maranatha over Big Bear; Aquinas over 29 Palms; Brentwood over Filmore.
Semifinals: St. Margaret’s over Maranatha; Brentwood over Aquinas.
Championship: St. Margaret’s over Brentwood
Second round: Mojave over Silver Valley; St. Genevieve over Riverside Christian; Bell-Jeff over Linfield Christian; Rio Hondo Prep over Boron.
Semifinals: Mojave over St. Genevieve; Rio Hondo Prep over Bell-Jeff
Championship: Rio Hondo Prep over Mojave
Second round: Palmdale over Beverly Hills; Mira Costa over Warren; Quartz Hill over Lynwood; Alemany over Culver City.
Semifinals: Mira Costa over Palmdale; Quartz Hill over Alemany
Championship: Mira Costa over Quartz Hill