“They knew we were a better team than them. That’s why they celebrated the way they did. That’s why they attacked us at the end the way they did. They knew they were about to beat a team better than them.” — Chino Hills coach Kyle Billingsley after getting swept in a 7-3 loss to Damien on Friday.
Fred’s thoughts: Don’t know what to make of that comment except that “the better team,” is in a fight for playoff survival while Damien (12-4, 5-2) tries to move into a first-place tie with Glendora (15-1-1, 6-1) when they meet tomorrow at Damien, and again on Friday at Glendora. The Tartans can take a commanding lead in the Sierra with another sweep, though Damien coach Al Leyva doesn’t see it unfolding that way. “Nobody is going to lock up this league with four or five games to play,” Leyva said. “It’s going to be a boat race until the end.” Um, I say Glendora has it locked up by the final week.