Only one surprise in the California high school basketball championships…..

…..and it’s a biggie: Long Beach Poly lost to Oak Ridge tonight, 55-42, for the Division I title. The loss marks the end of the Jackrabbits’ quest to win five consecutive state titles.

Yesterday saw Mater Dei beat Carondelet, 58-43 for the Division II title. Those there say the officiating was especially poor.

Harvard-Westlake prevailed over Berkeley St. Mary’s, 58-44 for Division IV.

Pinewood defeated St. Anthony’s for the Division V title, 62-44.

And in the “Sue told you so” Department: Stockton St. Mary’s smashed Bishop Amat, 89-41 for the Division III title. I knew that would happen last week, when Amat upset Inglewood. I just didn’t think BA’s beating would be that bad.

CIF web page.

High school basketball in the state of California is turning off the lights now until November, ladies and gentlemen. Is there any other state that has a longer season then we do? Sheesh.