After watching Ike defeat Loyola early this afternoon, I killed some hours at the ESPNZone at Disneyland today before venturing back to Mater Dei High School – the scene of Cajon’s triumph over Long Beach Poly.
At Mater Dei today is the Division I-A final, pitting No. 1 seed Colony against No. 3 Moreno Valley Canyon Springs. The last time these schools met in a CIF final was in football in 2007, when the Titans rolled in a game marred by multiple personal fouls and police cars on the field to break up brawls. Not good times.
Don’t expect an unruly repeat though. Colony, the D3-A champions a year ago, boast 6-foot-2 center Camille Buckley and the White combination of 6-0 swingman Jazmyne White and 5-7 junior guard Haley White.
Canyon Springs has sophomore Sophia Ederaine. Ederaine looks out of place repping the Chris Sabo-like Rec-Specs, but is long and athletic and can cause problems in the post. Her matchup with Buckley is a key to watch.
Tipoff to come in less than three minutes.