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The selection committee did no favors to Ocean League champions Culver City in the Western (Division IV) Playoffs as the brackets were released earlier today.
The Centaurs (6-4) will open at home versus St. Francis (8-2), who’s only two loss of the year came in Mission League play against the top two seeds in the Division, Serra (10-0) and Chaminade (8-2).
For Santa Monica, they got a break as they will not face either Serra or Chaminade in the quarterfinals, making a run into the semifinals a realistic hope.
They will be at SMC hosting Channel Islands (5-5) on Friday and if victorious will battle Cathedral (7-3) or Los Padres League champs Lompoc (9-1) in the second round.
Morningside, the third-place team in the Ocean League, travels to West Hills and faces second-seed Chaminade.
Below are the matchups:
With the loss of the offensive firepower of quarterback Ryan Barbarin (graduation) along with wide receivers Sebastian LaRue (Texas A&M) and Jason King (New Mexico Highlands) , Santa Monica normally would have a tough road trying to stay on top of the league standings for the third year in a row.
Luckily for the Vikings, the rest of the conference is down making them the overwhelming favorite to win the Ocean League.
Just like last season, a three-game stretch of Mater Dei, Valencia, and Santa Clarita Hart will determine how strong the squad is.
“We found out what kind of team we were last year,” head coach Travis Clarke said. ” It look us almost the entire Morningside game the following week to be able to dig down and pull out a victory.”
Culver City should move up to the second spot after a two-year stay behind Santa Monica and Inglewood, while welcome a brand-new turf field.
Former Beverly HIlls coach Donald Paysinger takes over at Hawthorne and will try to turn around a program that has gone 11-69 since 2005 .
Back on the westside, Beverly Hills’ continues their decent down to the bottom of the conference.
This will be the last season that Inglewood and Morningside are a part of the conference as they move to the Bay League and El Segundo and Lawndale take their spots in 2014.
The predictions are the final season standings are below
Ocean League Predictions
On the final leg of their US summer tour, Beijing High School #4 was glad to be welcomed with open arms by Westchester high players in a friendly boys basketball exhibition contest.
That was true until they battle on the court.
The defending LA City Section champions showed their brand of hoops can even dominate on the international level when they scored the first 20 points of the game in an 84-57 victory.
“It was a good experience. They are developing basketball over there and it was fun for everybody,” said assistant head coach Brian Henderson who helped set up the game. “We told our players to think of it like the Goodwill Games.”
Palisades extended their winning streak to five games with a 66-27 road victory over Hamilton in Western League action.
Bianca King led the Dolphins with 24 points and eight rebounds to setup a show down against two undefeated teams in the conference when they travel to Westchester on Monday.
Kylie Bethel had 16 points and freshman Hydeia Duronslet added 10 points along with six steals for Palisades (7-14, 3-0).
In the Ocean League…
Beverly Hills 57, Morningside 27
Below are the westside high school boys’ basketball scores for Friday, January 11th:
Pacific Hills 61, Campbell Hall 52
Windward 71, Viewpoint 54
Camino Real League
Cathedral 65, St. Monica 53
Lennox Academy 52, New Roads 44
Del Rey League
Bishop Amat 53, St. Bernard 36
Santa Monica 78, Culver City 52
Beverly 57, Morningside 47
Below are the westside high school boys’ basketball scores for Wednesday, January 9th
Brentwood 71, Sierra Canyon 65
Pacific Hills 71, Windward 68
Camino Real League
St. Paul 47, St. Monica 39
Beverly Hills 64, Hawthorne 56
Santa Monica and Culver City dominated the selection as twenty-four players were named to the All-Ocean League team it was announce today.
As reported earlier this week USC-Commit Sebastian LaRue was named league MVP and teammate Jason King earned offensive player of the year while Culver City lineman Deon Young was selected as defensive player of the year.
Inglewood had eight players earn honors to the team while Beverly Hills had seven, Morningside had four, and Hawthorne had three.
The list of the team is below.
Ocean League MVP – Sebastian LaRue, Santa Monica (Sr.)
Defensive Player of the Year – Deon Young, Culver City (Sr.)
Offensive Player Of the Year – Jason King, Santa Monica (Sr.)
1st Team Offense: