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Boys BB: CIFSS Open Championship

State No. 1 Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth) defeats No. 2 Mater Dei (Santa Ana) by outscoring the Monarchs in every quarter to clinch its second consecutive CIF Southern Section Open Division title o Friday night at the Pyramid in Long Beach. With the victory, the Trailblazers wrapped up the top seed in the SoCal Open regional […]

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Boys BB: CIFSS Open Predictions

We break down the 16 teams in boys basketball that should be selected for the CIF Southern Section’s Open Division playoffs. It’s the third year for the massive section’s open division and it should include all 10 of the section’s teams ranked in this week’s Cal-Hi Sports State Top 20. There are plenty of candidates […]

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Montgomery takes CIFSS Open Title

Bishop Montgomery of Torrance wins the coveted CIFSS Open Division title over Etiwanda with a big second half. With the victory, the Knights will move to No. 2 in the state behind NCS D3 winner and season-long No. 1 Bishop O’Dowd of Oakland in the new Cal-Hi Sports State Top 20. The big question is […]

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New State 20 Girls BB (Expanded)

Narbonne of Harbor City has been reinstated to the L.A. City Section playoffs, but that was announced on Tuesday morning. Prior to that, the Gauchos already had been dropped from the State Top 20 rankings. They’ll go back in next week if they win L.A. City title. Every team in this post gets broken down,...

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Boys BB: CIFSS Open Predictions

We break down the 16 teams in boys basketball that should be selected (and yes, we think 16 should be chosen) for the CIF Southern Section’s Open Division playoffs. It’s the second year for the massive section’s open division and it should include 11 teams ranked in this week’s Cal-Hi Sports State Top 20. The […]

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Boys BB: Mater Dei downs Chino Hills

Top-rated Mater Dei of Santa Ana locks up the No. 1 seed in the SoCal Open Division regional by defeating upset-minded Chino Hills to capture the Southern Section’s first-ever open division title. Stanley Johnson leads way with 28 points and 15 rebounds as Monarchs win 22nd section title under Gary McKnight. Chino Hills also doesn’t […]

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CIFSS Boys Scenarios For Regionals

The CIFSS’s new open division has created some excellent basketball games that resemble championship games in its old I-AA division or a regional final atmosphere. But with this new division comes some uncertainty as to which teams from the massive section will be able to move on to next week’s regionals since there will be […]

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Boys BB: CIFSS Open Analysis

The CIFSS released its first ever boys basketball open division bracket and the top seeds make sense with teams rewarded for head-to-head victories. Starting with No. 8 seed Mayfair of Lakewood, however, the seedings are a bit more difficult to figure out.

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Boys BB: CIFSS Open Predictions

We breakdown the 16 teams in boys basketball that should be selected (and yes, we think 16 should be chosen) for the massive CIF Southern Section’s new open division. It’s a loaded field that includes 14 teams ranked in this week’s Cal-Hi Sports State Top 20. Fourteen of the 16 slots seem like no-brainers and […]

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Boys BB: Deeper Look at CIFSS Open

Last year, the state CIF implemented an open division for the first time and there was some confusion among coaches about the selection process. This season, the massive CIF Southern Section will add an open division of its own. Today we wanted to go over what this means for the Southern Section’s top teams, explain […]

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