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Both Crossroads and Santa Monica finished the regular season ranked in the CIF-SS Division 3 poll it was announced today. The Roadrunners, winner of the Alpha League comes in at the six spot, while the Ocean League champions Vikings finsihed at No. 8.
The rest of the poll can be found here: CIF-SS Boys Volleyball Poll
After writing about Westchester’s 60-58 victory over Bullard on the benefit of a bad call that waived the game-tying basket, many Comet fans at the game responded that it was offensive interference and would not have counted anyway.
Was the ball above the rim when it was tipped in?
What does the video say?
It’s close, but we will let you make the call.
Who says high school sports is not interesting.
Video courtesy of Fresno’s KSEE-TV.
It did not matter.
Tanita was double-teamed, forced to dribble to the corner and nearly lost control of the ball.
However, the senior guard regained her composure and drilled a fadeaway jumper with two seconds left to give the Centaurs a 42-40 victory and send them to the Division 2A finals at the Anaheim Arena against Murrieta Valley on Friday.
Culver City led top-seed Orange Lutheran throughout the first three quarters but trailed 37-34 with five minutes remaining.
The Lancers (24-6) could not extend their advantage at the free throw line as they made only one of eight attempts down the stretch giving the Centaurs a chance to rally.
Tanita had 16 points and Kelsey Ueda finsihed with 12 points for Culver City. Shannon Yahn added eight points before fouling out with under a minute left.
After being knocked out in the semifinals last year by Norco, the Centaurs will play in their first CIF finals since winning the 1A title back in the 1978-79 season.
Culver City (24-5) is on a nine-game wining streak and have won 17 of their last 18 contests.
When Will Rosenthal’s three-pointer late in the second quarter gave Malibu a one-point lead, it seemed that No. 2 seed Brentwood could be sent home in a major upset in the opening round of the Division 4A playoffs.
Then the Eagles woke up from the shock with a late first half run and a dominating third quarter on their way to a 72-45 victory.
Brentwood defense got back to basics by shutting down the Malibu after halftime by allowing only a single basket in the third quarter.
Junior guard Tra Holder had eight points during that span most of it coming from transition baskets and offensive rebounds and Leland King scored 20 of his game-high 26 points in the second half as the Eagles pushed a five-point halftime advantage into a runaway lead.
Culver City and Santa Monica qualified for the Division 6 girls’ water polo playoffs after finishing one-and-two in the Ocean League. Below is the playoff draw.
Division 6 main draw:
Games are Thursday at 5 p.m.
Wild Card A (El Segundo/Mayfield) at No. 1 Yorba Linda
Malibu at Savanna
Wild Card B (Cate/Santa Monica) at Palm Desert
Wild Card C (Cypress/LosAmigos) at No. 4 Chadwick
Garden Grove Pacifica at No. 3 Garden Grove
Top-seeded Marymount is the only westside to move on to the girls volleyball state semifinals with their sweep over Clovis West. It will set up a rematch against Redondo Union, a team they defeated in five games to win the CIF-SS DI-AA title and snapped the Sea Hawks 30-match winning streak a week ago.
Also, Windward fell on the road to San Diego Cathedral Catholic, the No. 1 seed in the Division III playoffs.
Scores are below:
LA CITY SECTION:
Crenshaw 59, Venice 10
Rio Hondo Prep 42, St. Monica 14
Top-seeded Marymount and Windward were the only teams on the westside to survive the first round of the girls high school volleyball state playoffs, while Pacifica Christian, Palisades and Venice saw their postseason end in defeat.
Scores are below:
Five westside high school teams will play in the first round of the CIF State Girls Volleyball playoffs.
Marymount snapped Redondo’s 31-match winning streak to claim the CIF-SS D-IAA championship and will host Poway, the runner up in the San Diego Section.
Palisades welcomes Redondo to campus after sweeping Narbonne 3-0 to win the LA City DI title, while Venice 3-1 victory over Taft in the Division II title game has them at home facing Canyon Crest Academy.
Windward and Pacifica Christian qualified for the Division III and IV playoffs and will be on the road.
Below is more on tonight’s matches involving westside teams.
When the clock hit triple zero, fans raced onto Corsair Field to celebrate St. Monica’s thrilling 19-16 victory over Boron to advance to the Northeast Division semifinals.
Boron has been an offensive juggernaut as of late, averaging nearly 63 points in their last six games, but the Mariners defense was strong throughout the the night forcing three key interceptions.
A crucial moment in the game came with one minute left in the second quarter when Boron was on the five-yard line. Quarterback Austyn Fink pass was tipped and intercepted by senior linebacker Michael Cueva preserving a 3-0 at the half for the Mariners.
When Serra’s Marques Rodgers returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown, it was a sign of the struggles that Santa Monica would face all night.
Even has the score was called back due to a penalty, it foretold Santa Monica’s 58-6 blowout road loss in the Western Division quarterfinals.
Serra running back Malik Roberson ran for 227 yards and two touchdowns in the first half as the Cavaliers dominated for the start.
The devastation of the loss could be seen on the faces of players after the game.
The westside made a strong showing in the girls volleyball semifinals with five of the six teams advancing to the finals. Marymount, Palisades, Pacifica Christian, Venice and Windward will play on Saturday for a chance at a CIF title
The only local team to be eliminated was Santa Monica who was swept by Windward 3-0. The scores and games schedule are below after the jump.
St. Monica second-place finish in the Santa Fe League has them packing in the sprawling Northeast Division.
The Mariners will head north 150 miles to take on Kern Valley, the second-place team in the High Desert League.
This is not the first time St. Monica will had to travel such a long distance for a playoff game. Last year they had a shorter trip of only 110 miles when they faced California City. They lost that game 38-14.
Below is a playoff pairings in the Western Division:
Ocean League champions Santa Monica along with second-place Inglewood will be at home during the first round while Culver City will travel to central California as the Western Division playoff brackets were announce earlier today.
Santa Monica hosts Templeton and would be on the road against the winner of Serra vs. Oxnard. If they make it to the semifinals, the Vikings would face undefeated Lompoc.
Inglewood takes on Morro Bay at Coleman Stadium and head coach Stephen Thomas is grateful that his team may not have to travel until the semifinals if they advance that far.
“”Glad to have a home game. If we win, we get to host Chaminade in the 2nd round. What fun,” said Thomas.
Culver City one-point victory over Morningside earned the Centaurs the final automatic bid and will travel to Goleta to face Dos Pueblos.
Below is a playoff pairings in the Western Division:
With a little luck, Windward earned their way into the Mid-Valley Division playoffs.
The Wildcats (5-3) won a coin flip for the final automatic bid in the Alpha League after finishing in a three-way tie for third place with Brentwood and Viewpoint. Windward will travel to face fourth seeded San Dimas.
That flip hurt Brentwood (7-3) who had a higher ranking than both Windward and Viewpoint. However, a 23-19 loss to Viewpoint was the tie-breaker and left the Eagles out of the playoffs. The Mid-Valley Division has only one at-large berth which went to Viewpoint.
Below are the Mid-Valley playoff pairings:
Temple City at Paraclete
Montebello at El Monte
Schurr at San Marino
Windward at San Dimas
Northview at Sierra Canyon
Arroyo at Bell Gardens
Covina at South El Monte
Viewpoint at Monrovia