Rowland falls short in final seconds: One surprising CIF Southern Section boys basketball playoff run will continue. The other surprising run came to an end.
West Torrance High School held off hard-charging Rowland 64-60 on Friday night to advance to next weekend’s CIF-SS Division 4AA championship game, the Warriors’ first appearance in the final.“
We expected (to get the title game) at the beginning of the year, but nobody else believed in us,” West coach Neal Perlmutter said. “We believed in ourselves.“We’ve never been this far. It’s huge.”
Chino Hills loses in OT: The Chino Hills Huskies fall short to Mater Dei in overtime of the CIF Southern Section Open Division Semifinals, 83-80. LaMelo Ball was unable to seal the game for the Huskies with a 3-point attempt in regulation tied at 72.
CIF-Southern Section Playoffs Results
Open Division consolation quarterfinals
Damien 88, JSerra 82
Mater Dei 83, Chino Hills 80, OT
Maranatha 52, Cantwell Sacred Heart 50
Pasadena 77, Peninsula 65
St. Paul 56, San Bernardino 52
West Torrance 64, Rowland 60
Blair 76, Riverside Woodcrest Christian 61
CIF-Southern Section Playoffs Schedule
All games start at 7 p.m., unless indicated
Tuesday’s Open Division Consolation semifinal
Damien at Redondo Union, 7 p.m.
Friday, Saturday Championship games
Maranatha vs. Rancho Verde, TBA
Pasadena vs. Harvard Westalke, TBA
Twentynine Palms vs. St. Paul
West Torrance vs. Blair