If No. 3 Damien meets No. 5 Bonita in the Division 3A playoffs, is that the biggest game in La Verne history? And who wins?

It would be incredibly intriguing for the community, and for (Bonita) coach (Greg) Eckler and myself. It would be a really tough game to play. If it happened, hopefully it would be in the finals.” Damien coach Matt Dunn on possibility of meeting Bonita.

One of the intriguing possibilities in the 3A playoffs is a potential matchup between No. 3 Damien (22-3, 8-1) and neighboring Bonita (23-3, 11-0 Hacienda). Bonita is ranked fifth in 3A, has won 11 in a row and can finish unbeaten in league if it wins out this week.
Damien and Bonita haven’t met this season, but with only six losses between them a meeting in the playoffs would create one of the most exciting games in La Verne history.

“It would be incredibly intriguing for the community, and for (Bonita) coach (Greg) Eckler and myself,” Dunn said. “It would be a really tough game to play. If it happened, hopefully it would be in the finals.”

Dunn went on to give a quick preview of what might happen should they meet up.

“Because we’re so close, we know each other pretty well, even though we haven’t played,” Dunn said. “They do such a great job and it would be such a tough game to play. Hopefully when the pairings come out we’re on different sides of the bracket, because we would hate to face them anytime before the finals. That’s if we’re both fortunate enough to go on a (playoff) run.”

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  • kh

    fred ,
    your blowing smoke,history the little school off bonita.
    come on the just loss on senior night.
    we will crurch them.

  • hahahaha

    you guys lost to chino hills and along with your schedule makeing max preps rank u 95 in state, which is really nice, it wont compete with 56 damien. MR KH there will be no crushing going on, a close game, but it would be damiens game.

  • stop

    Hey kh, now your talking crap about basketball too. Give me a break. Have you not learned your lesson. Keep your mouth shut!

  • Aaron

    Normally we’ve played Damien every year just after the new year…why it didn’t work out idk…so no it will not be the biggest game in the City’s history. It is a rivalry game for the basketball programs so people should come out and watch.

  • areacode

    Hey Bearcat basketball has no problem with KH, his support is welcome, he and his kid bleed green.

  • kh

    theres no other school i would send my on to they bearcat land.
    all i see in every sports top 10,our the bonita bearcats,
    we have to be the hottest of all these schools in the west and east sgv.
    do the math.bonita rules,and aaron said it right,what history would it make for the bearcats,we have some teammates on bb,am going to go to my first ever bb game during cif.would love to knock off damien,
    bring them on.
    go bearcat boys.

  • hmmm…

    kh,

    How can you say you will crush damien when you haven’t even seen bonita play?