Saturday’s State Finals
At Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield
Boys’ Division V: La Verne Lutheran (27-8) vs. Ross Branson (25-6), 11:30 a.m.
Girls’ Division III: Bishop Amat (27-7) vs. Stockton St. Mary’s (33-1), 1:30 p.m.
Above: Amat’s win in SoCal Division III finals part of a big day for local basketball
Saturday proved to be a great day for basketball in the San Gabriel Valley.
It started with the Bishop Amat girls basketball team continuing it’s string of upsets by beating Inglewood, 56-54, in morning at the Galen Center for the CIF State Southern California Regional Division III championship. La Verne Lutheran then followed with a 52-50 victory over Windward to earn the SoCal Division V title. And then both the Azusa Pacific men’s and women’s team advanced to their respective NAIA final fours. The men beat Lee of Cleveland, Tenn, 75-70, in Kansas City, while the women took down St. Xavier of Chicago, 73-69.
Amat and Lutheran go for state titles next Saturday at Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield, while the two APU teams play semifinal games on Monday.
Here’s an advance look at Sunday’s stories