Mater Dei’s women basketball group will certainly face an acquainted opponent as well as axiom early in the CIF-SS Open Department playoffs.
The Monarchs, rated No. 1 in Orange County, will play host to Trinity Organization opponent and also No. 2 Rosary in the pool-play format Feb. 16. The face-off that will certainly need Mater Dei to defeat an excellent group for the third time this season.
And as the saying goes, it’s tough to defeat a great team three times.
“It was hard to defeat them two times!” Mater Dei coach Kevin Kiernan lamented Sunday after launch of the CIF-SS playoff pairings. “All these games are extremely difficult. … … I guess you need to consider it that being picked for the Open is an honor.”
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: Pairings and also routine for every single division CIF-SS women basketball playoffs: Open up Division timetable, seedings CIF-SS kids basketball playoffs: Open up Department schedule, seedings The Monarchs( 25-3 )obtained the No. 6 seed as well as Rosary (22-5)the No. 7 in the Open Division. Orange Area’s top-two ranked groups were additionally organized in a swimming pool with No. 2 seed Etiwanda (25-3)and No. 3 and also defending champ Windward (20-5). Mater Dei opens the playoffs at Windward on Saturday while the Rosary travels to Etiwanda. The Monarchs own success of 69-58 and 66-59 versus Rosary.
“Rosary is the most effective offensive group we have played,” Kiernan said. “Not exactly sure why you would certainly place league groups in the very same brace though. Yet we will certainly go where they send us.”
Welcome to the difficult postseason. In the other Open Department swimming pool, Troy (22-6) gained the No. 8 seed as well as opens up at No. 1 Sierra Canyon (26-0) on Saturday.
Bishop Montgomery as well as Redondo are seeded 4th as well as 5th and in the same bracket.
The victors of each swimming pool will meet in the finals Feb. 23.
Tough yet interesting competitions might be discovered throughout the brackets Sunday.
In Division 1, Los Alamitos (20-8) plays at Aliso Niguel (22-4) in a first round video game Thursday that pits the No. 12 and also No. 13 ranked teams in Orange County. Last period, the Griffins got to the Division 1 semifinals while Aliso Niguel progressed to the Department 2AA semifinals.
In an additional Department 1 video game Thursday, No. 5 Fairmont Prep plays host to No. 10 JSerra.
Freeway Organization runner-up Sonora attracted top-seeded Serra in Department 1.
Brea Olinda, co-champion in the Crestview Organization, earned the No. 4 seed simply behind No. 2 M.L. King and also No. 3 Long Coastline Poly.
In Division 2A, No. 22 Segerstrom plays host to No. 21 Tustin in another exciting region game.
Sunny Hills, the only county team to get to the state event last period, opens up at Foothill Tech in the Department 2A playoffs.
Orange County gained a couple of various other front runners.
Olympic Organization champ Whittier Christian took the No. 3 seed in Department 3AA behind Brentwood and Cathedral City.
Crean Lutheran, which connected with Tustin for 2nd place in its very first season in the Realm League, asserted Orange Area’s single top seed with the No. 1 port in Department 4A.
And Also Department 5AA, at-large entry St. Margaret’s got hold of the No. 2 seed behind Linfield Christian.
The playoffs start Tuesday with wild-card video games in Department 5A. Orange Area Christian, a second-year program in Anaheim, will certainly make its playoff launching by playing host to Explorer at the Map Sports Center in Garden Grove.
“God’s grace is significant on (us),” Orange Region Christian trainer Linda Bandy claimed Sunday.