LAIR: 161-25 (14-3 last week)
RAMIREZ: 157-29 (12-5 last week)
Last week: Not a very good week. I lost two to Keith, missing on Alhambra’s win over San Gabriel, and Flintridge Prep coming up short against Chadwick. We both didn’t see La Canada beating Temple City to get into the playoffs.
This week: It’s playoff time, and 12 area teams have advanced to the third season. There are some intriguing matchups, most notably, Duarte taking on Maranatha, and Muir hosting La Mirada. I like the Mustangs, who I think can make it to the divisional final four. Duarte is a tough matchup for the Minutemen, who lost by 19 to the Montview League champ Azusa earlier. But Maranatha has improved a lot since, so I like them in a close game.
This week’s schedule and predictions
St. Francis (8-2) at Culver City (6-4) — Ramirez (St. Francis); Lair (St. Francis)
Sierra Canyon (5-5) at No. 1 Monrovia (9-1) — Ramirez (Monrovia); Lair (Monrovia)
Rosemead (8-2) at Pomona (9-1) — Ramirez (Rosemead); Lair (Rosemead)
La Canada (5-5) at No. 4 Paraclete (6-4) — Ramirez (Paraclete); Lair (Paraclete)
Gabrielino (7-3) at No. 3 San Dimas (6-4) — Ramirez (San Dimas); Lair (San Dimas)
Bell Gardens (7-3) at San Marino (8-2) — Ramirez (San Marino); Lair (San Marino)
St. Monica (3-7) at No. 2 Rio Hondo Prep (9-1) — Ramirez (Rio Hondo Prep); Lair (Rio Hondo Prep)
St. Genevieve (7-3) at Pasadena Poly (8-2) — Ramirez (Poly); Lair (St. Genevieve)
Carpinteria (7-3) at La Salle (9-1) — Ramirez (La Salle); Lair (La Salle)
Duarte (6-4) at Maranatha (8-2) — Ramirez (Maranatha); Lair (Maranatha)
La Mirada (4-6) at No. 4 Muir (9-1) — Ramirez (Muir); Lair (Muir)
ALL GAMES ARE SCHEDULED FOR 7:30 P.M.