CIF-SS Boys Basketball Pairings released

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A late-season loss to Ayala didn’t keep the Damien High School boys basketball team from a top-four seed when the pairings for the CIF-Southern Section Division Division 3A playoffs were announced on Sunday.
The Spartans, this area’s top-ranked team, finished the regular season 23-3 and were awarded the No. 4 seed. Damien will host Agoura in Wednesday’s first round.
“We play a team from a really good league, which is always challenging,” Spartans coach Matt Dunn said. “I guess it’s kind of where we expected to be in terms of the seeding. Being at home is always a great thing, especially when you have to play a team that has to travel a little bit.”

CIF-SS Boys Basketball Pairings
Division 1AA
Wednesday’s first-round
Top Bracket

Corona Santiago at #1 Long Beach Poly
#16 Los Osos at Knight
#10 Corona Roosevelt at Perris
Redlands at #8 Montebello
Corona at #5 Murrieta Valley
Oxnard at #12 Valencia
Leuzinger at #13 Chino Hills
Long Beach Wilson at #4 Etiwanda
Bottom Bracket
Great Oak at #3 Corona Centennial
Lynwood at #14 Los Alamitos
Santa Monica at #11 Upland
Trabuco Hills at #6 Pasadena
Chaparral at #7 Eisenhower
Lakewood at #9 Thousand Oaks
Bell Gardens at #15 Rancho Verde
Rancho Cucamonga at #2 Mater Dei

Division 1A
Wednesday’s first-round
Top Bracket

Loyola bye#1 Loyola, bye
Arcadia at #16 Highland
Rialto at #9 Montclair
Santa Fe at #8 El Toro
Dana Hills at #5 Redlands East Valley
Diamond Bar at #12 Cajon
#13 Fountain Valley at California
#4 Downey, bye
Bottom Bracket
West Covina at #3 Capistrano Valley
#14 San Clemente at El Rancho
#11 Vista Murrieta at Palmdale
#6 Silverado, bye
Quartz Hill at #7 Crescenta Valley
#10 Tesoro at Walnut
#15 Warren at Arroyo Valley
#2 Aliso Niguel, bye

Division 2A
Wednesday’s first-round
Top Bracket

Troy at #1 Peninsula
Ontario at #16 Rowland
Dos Pueblos at #9 Segerstrom
Hawthorne at #8 Keppel
Westlake at #5 Mayfair
#12 Esperanza at Oak Hills
Vista del Lago at #13 Garden Grove
Eastside at #4 Glendora
Bottom Bracket
Baldwin Park at #3 Foothill
Norwalk at #14 Camarillo
Royal at #11 Righetti
Mira Costa at #6 San Bernardino
Indio at #7 Gahr
Don Lugo at #10 Ayala
#15 Riverside North at Whittier
Westminster at #2 Elsinore

Division 3AA
Wednesday’s first round
Top Bracket

Ramona at #1 Price
Arroyo at Nogales
Hesperia at #9 La Habra
La Habra at #8 North Torrance
Santa Margarita at #5 Corona del Mar
Magnolia at #12 La Palma Kennedy
#13 Moorpark at Rosamond
Claremont at #4 La Verne Lutheran
Bottom Bracket
West Torrance at #3 La Canada
#14 Pacific Hills at Twentynine Palms
Arlington at #11 Culver City
Tustin at #6 Bishop Montgomery
Godinez at #7 Sonora
Cypress at #10 Campbell Hall
Hart at #15 Arroyo Grande
El Dorado at #2 Palm Springs

Division 3A
Wednesday’s first-round
Top Bracket

Beckman at #1 Harvard-Westlake
#16 Brea Olinda at San Jacinto
South Torrance at #9 Cerritos
#8 Calabasas at Diamond Ranch
Temple City at #5 Bonita
Bolsa Grande at #12 San Marcos
Beaumont at #13 Woodbridge
Agoura at #4 Damien
Bottom Bracket
Lawndale at #3 Inglewood
Irvine at #15 San Juan Hills
Lakeside at #11 Citrus Hill
#6 Garden Grove Pacifica at Jurupa Valley
Artesia at #7 Palm Desert
Torrance at #10 Rio Mesa
#14 Beverly Hills at Rancho Alamitos
Garey at #2 Crespi

Division 4AA
Wednesday’s first round
Top Bracket

Temescal Canyon at #1 Orange Lutheran
South Pasadena at Gabrielino
#10 St. Francis at Sierra Vista
Northwood at #8 Northview
South El Monte at #5 Atascadero
#11 Chaminade at Besant Hill
Antelope Valley at #13 Oak Park
#4 St. John Bosco at Desert
Bottom Bracket
#3 Alemany at Monrovia
#15 Compton Centennial at Citrus Valley
#12 Palos Verdes at Estancia
San Luis Obispo at #6 Bishop Amat
Lompoc at #7 El Segundo
#9 Servite at San Dimas
Tahquitz at #14 Mountain View
Cathedral at #2 Windward

Division 4A
Wednesday’s First Round
Top bracket

Laguna Hills at #1 Oaks Christian
#16 Big Bear at Rim of the World
Carpinteria at #9 Laguna Beach
Workman at #8 Whittier Christian
#5 JSerra at Pasadena Marshall
Rubidoux at #12 La Puente
Wilson at #13 Desert Hot Springs
#4 Morningside at Nipomo
Bottom Bracket
Malibu at #3 Paraclete
#14 La Salle at Lompoc Cabrillo
#11 Ridgecrest Burroughs at University Prep
St. Bonaventure at #6 Buckley
Ganesha at #7 Ontario Christian
Fillmore at #10 Santa Paula
Covina at #15 Morro Bay
Barstow at #2 Maranatha

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  • Randy

    Damien and Bonita next Tuesday with the winner playing Harvard Westlake on Friday Night, ouch rough break for them. Also La Verne Lutheran and Price in the semis Lutheran already lost to them and get their rematch before the Championship

  • Barack Obama

    El Rancho doesn’t deserve to be in there. We need to stop rewarding mediocrity.

  • Dazed and Confused

    How does a 5-20 team with 2 league wins get into the tournament? Did West Covina’s Football and Boy’s Wrestling CIF Championships get them there? I love my Bulldogs, but this does not pass the smell test. Anybody ‘splain this? Maybe just a reason to get kh back on the Bulldog hating train?

  • Aaron

    I don’t really have an answer for you but we saw it last year in the girls bracket.

  • DandC: It’s pretty simple. There are no more minimum-win requirements to qualify for an at-large bid. Now CIF-SS wants every division to be a 32-team(5-round) bracket. The top four teams receive a bye, so it’s obvious that there are only 28 teams in the division, so they all get in. In other divisions there are 35 or more teams, with say 25-26 automatic qualifiers, so that leaves room for six at-large spots, with nine teams vying for those spots. In that scenario, CIF-SS uses its selection criteria to fill out the bracket.

  • THEHenry

    is this the same price that gives LV Lutheran fits every year?
    if so Nogales has its hands full
    (assuming it get past arroyo)

    just my 2 cents >.<

  • Red Barron

    How ridiculous is it that CHHS gets into the Div 1a brackets when the rest of the league is in 2a and the league winner is in 3a.

  • Benny

    That Price team beat LV Lutheran a few weeks ago so good luck Nobles you are going to need it.

    It isn’t ridiculous at at all Red Barron, basketball is based strictly off enrollment, Chino Hills, Ayala, Damien etc are placed in those divisions based on the current number of students enrolled at the school, _ to _ students is 1AA and so on, unless you get moved up based of performance which is what LV Lutheran did.

  • BB

    The basketball playoff system always seems to be a lot more screwed up than the other CIF sports.

  • just sayin’

    BB – more teams. more variables. teams from same league entering different divisions. more at-large teams. more moving parts. more chance for screw ups

  • sgvpride

    Imagine if the basketball playoffs were set up like the football playoffs. The local schools could play each other and we would have a fish bowl playoff. But no, the local basketball teams actually have to play somebody unlike footballs divisions, when they don’t even have to travel 20 minutes for a playoff game.

  • Hear! Hear!

    sgvpride -exactly!