Catching up

Thursday’s LA City Section results are here. and here:

First round
DIVISION I

Taft 63, Gardena 44
Wilson 42, Manual Arts 37
Chatsworth 62, San Pedro 41
Narbonne 47, Palisades 37
Carson 73, Franklin 22
Dorsey 63, Fairfax 60
Crenshaw 46, Westchester 30
Washington 68, Kennedy 33

DIVISION II
El Camino Real 52, Panorama 25
Jordan 52, Marshall 25
West Adams 51, Arleta 33
Roosevelt 67, Hollywood 48
Granada Hills 73, Van Nuys 28
Reseda 70, Grant 67
Banning 42, Eagle Rock 32
South East 49, Lincoln 29

DIVISION III
Monroe 55, East Valley 7
King-Drew 52, North Hollywood 24
Sylmar 55, Contreras 22
Garfield 63, Bravo 37
Huntington Park 60, Maywood 25
Locke 54, Santee 33
Poly 44, San Fernando 34
Birmingham 52, University 34

SMALL SCHOOLS
View Park Prep 101, Downtown Magnets 12
Northridge 38, Animo Robinson 29
Sherman Oaks CES 34, Camino Nuevo 18
HP College Ready 60, Gertz-Ressler 25
Vaughn 51, New Designs 46
Orthopaedic 46, Foshay 10
L.A. CES 90, Harbor Teacher Prep 7

No real surprises anywhere, though it’s interesting to note how things change. Fairfax is clearly having a down year to lose in the opening round. Jordan got its old coach back this year and came roaring back to even be in the playoffs, much less win the first round. King-Drew, Huntington Park and Locke are getting better…..interesting.

From knowing about two matchups specifically, I believe Tuesday’s second-round games run down the list, i.e. Taft vs. Wilson, Chatsworth vs. Narbonne, Carson vs. Dorsey, Crenshaw vs. Washington.

All games begin at 7 p.m.

UCLA swept the Washington schools these last three days, culminating in a win yesterday over Washington State. I’m pleasantly surprised that Rebekah Gardner decided to have a career high, and that Moniquee Alexander actually showed up. All in all, a balanced attack by the Bruins that featured big performances.

I knew Coach Nikki Caldwell would get this team into shape, but I honestly didn’t think it was going to be this soon. I’m so happy to be off in this case.

Finally, one writer says the Cal freshmen are maturing quickly.

2 COMMENTS

  1. Have you noticed that UCLA's RPI rank has actually *fallen* over the past week or so, despite a string of ~30-point victories. RPI, of course, does not take margin of victory into account, so a thorough trouncing of a low-ranked opponent counts the same in the RPI rankings as a one-point squeaker.

    So while the MOV-ignorant RPI lists us at #28 (and falling), Jeff Sagarin's MOV-inclusive "Pure Points (Predictor)" rankings put UCLA at #15 (and rising).

    http://rpiratings.com/womrate.htm

    I know we might not *really* be the 15th-best team in the country, but still… it's fun, inn't it?

    Patrick Meighan
    UCLA Class of '95

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