Holy moly! TOC day one scores

Dig this:

No. 25 Regis Jesuit 63, No. 12 Bishop McGuinness 40
Oak Ridge (Tenn.) 38, No. 3 Christ the King 33
No. 21 HD Woodson 63, Clovis West 56
No. 36 St. Mary’s (Stockton) 73, St. Josephs (Mo.) 57
No. 23 Chaminade-Julienne 53, No. 1 Long Beach Poly 40
No. 6 Cardinal O’Hara 60, Lincoln (Dallas) 31
No. 19 Wesleyan 49, Brea Olinda 41

Long Beach Poly is so very hyped, but they lost in round one! People will undoubtedly be shocked, but I’m not. I mentioned in a previous blog that I’d seen them playing in a fall league in October. The coach plays three teams, and mixes up the players liberally. I saw two incarnations of teams play, and they didn’t look as solid as they have in the past. We shall see how they do for the rest of the season.

Clovis West recently beat St. Mary’s, but tonight they fell to HD Woodson, who I wrote a story about for a website. Just hearing their story and talking to some of the players, I had a feeling they’d be good. Looks like they’re off to a fine start, despite losing one of their premiere starters just two days before their opener:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/12/18/AR2008121803801.html

Christ the King lost, and so did Brea Olinda. Who the heck are the girls from Oak Ridge?

And in college news, Tennessee pulled it out against ODU in what sounds like an ugly, injurious game that I’m glad I could only hear. The hero of the night is:

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Nice 29-point career high, Bjork.

Up the road, Connecticut only beat Washington 109-51. I wonder whose idea it was to have those two Husky teams play a game. Not even a contest.

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