Playoffs began with 361 teams vying for 12 Divisional titles. We had 18 local teams competing. This past week four of the remaining six were eliminated. If Perris and Temecula Valley both win, it sets up a Division 1A Finals showdown between the Sunbelt League Champion and the Southwestern League Champion. The Championship game will be 4 pm Saturday, March 8 at the Honda Center.
IN — #8 Perris in Division 1A beat Alta Loma (64-47), Royal (57-29), and El Toro (64-52). The Panthers face #4 Riverside King (22-8, 5-5) in the Final Four round.
IN — #3 Temecula Valley in Division 1A beat Simi Valley (76-45), Capistrano Valley (68-53), and Edison (68-63). The Golden Bears face #7 Villa Park (20-10, 7-5) in the Final Four round.
OUT – Great Oak in Division 1AA beat Highland (70-50) and Damien (71-65), but lost in Quarterfinals to Inglewood (70-82).
OUT – Elsinore in Division 2AA beat Vista del Lago (64-42 and Claremont (68-66), but lost in Quarterfinals to Canyon (53-84).
OUT – Murrieta Valley in Division 2AA beat Victor Valley (68-66) and Thousand Oaks (73-59), but lost in Quarterfinals to Foothill (54-64).
OUT – Rancho Christian in Division 5 beat Hamilton (74-48) and Southlands (76-28), but lost in Quarterfinals to Orangewood Academy (57-63).
There were 344 teams competing for 12 Divisional titles; 17 were local Valley teams. This past week, two of the remaining three advanced: Great Oak to the Final Four Round and Lakeside to the Championship Round.
IN — #4 Great Oak in Division 1AA beat Downey (57-38), San Clemente (72-51) and Bishop Amat (50-45). The Lady Wolfpack face #1-seed Bonita (27-2, 12-0) in the Final Four Round. With a win, they play in the Finals against either Millikan or Brea-Olinda at 12 noon at the Felix Events Center at Azusa Pacific University.
IN – #2 Lakeside in Division 3AA drew a first round bye and beat Wilson (69-43) and Tustin (58-53). In the Final Four round, they beat Corona del Mar (57-37). The Lady Lancers face top-seed Santa Barbara (25-5, 6-2) in the Championship Game on Saturday at 2pm at the Felix Events Center at Azusa Pacific University.
OUT — #2 Vista Murrieta in Division 1AA beat Highland (60-43) and Los Alamitos (48-36), bust in Quarterfinals to Brea Olinda (59-63).
There were 274 teams competing for seven Divisional titles; eight Valley teams were in the hunt. Both teams who survived last week remain: Lakeside and Chaparral.
IN – Lakeside defeated Apple Valley (4-0), Bellflower (1-0), and Chino (1-1, 6-5 on PKs). The Lancers travel in the Semifinals to face top-seed Cathedral of Los Angeles (24-1-1, 8-0), the #5-ranked team in the state.
IN – Chaparral beat Pacifica (3-2 OT), upset #1 Redlands East Valley (2-0), and defeated Santa Ynez (1-0). They travel to Santa Ana to take on Century (23-6-3, 7-1-2) in the Semi-Finals.
There were 262 teams on a quest for one of the seven Divisional titles; eleven were local Valley teams. Three were still competing last week; all were eliminated this week.
OUT – Chaparral beat Millikan (1-0), bur lost to Hart (2-1).
OUT – Temecula Valley beat Claremont (2-0), but lost to Mira Costa (1-1,
OUT – Paloma Valley beat Colton (3-0), but lost to Sage Hill (1-0)
Girls Water Polo:
There were 140 teams battling for seven Divisional titles. Two local teams were eliminated.
OUT – Murrieta Valley drew a first-round bye and rolled over Lutheran of Orange (21-9), beat Agoura (11-10) in Quarterfinals and then lost in the Final Four Round to top-seed Santa Margarita (9-8 (SD OT) in a hard-fought overtime game.
OUT – Temescal Canyon beat Citrus Valley (11-2) but lost in Quarterfinals to Crescenta Valley (11-4).