Nine boys’ and 11 girls’ teams from Catholic high schools are still playing in the CIF-Southern Section basketball tournaments, after prevailing in first andrnsecond round action over the weekend. 

Bothrnthe boys’ and girls’ teams from Mater Dei, St. Bonaventure and Mary Star of thernSea High Schools won their games, as did top-seeded Bishop Montgomery in thernboys’ Open Division tournament. An all-Catholic final is possible, with MaterrnDei in the opposite end of the draw.

Twornall-Catholic quarterfinal matchups are on tap this week: St. Anthony vs. St.rnPaul in boys’ Division 3AA, and Mayfield vs. Santa Clara in girls’ Divisionrn5AAA. Quarterfinal games in Divisions 1 to 5 are Feb. 20 (boys) and 21 (girls);rnsemifinal games in all divisions are Feb. 23 and 24; and finals are March 2 andrn3.           


OpenrnDivision: First-round results: Bishop Montgomery 60, St. John Bosco 43; MaterrnDei 63, Crespi 53; Etiwanda 67, Santa Margarita 62; Sierra Canyon 83, RanchornChristian 79. Semifinals (Feb. 24): Bishop Montgomery vs. Sierra Canyon, MaterrnDei vs. Etiwanda.

Divisionrn1: Round 2: Damien 69, Cantwell-Sacred Heart 63; Centennial/Corona 91, Alemanyrn83; Pasadena 77, Loyola 47. Quarterfinals: Damien vs. Pasadena.

Divisionrn2AA: Round 2: Cathedral lost to Cajon 73-68.

Divisionrn3AA: Round 2: St. Anthony 91, Rancho Mirage 67; St. Paul 52, West Torrance 48.rnQF: St. Anthony vs. St. Paul.

Divisionrn3A: Round 2: Bishop Amat 57, Godinez 55. QF: Bishop Amat vs. Capistrano ValleyrnChristian.

Divisionrn4AA: Round 2: St. Bonaventure 47, Montclair 44. QF: St. Bonaventure vs. MarkrnKeppel.

Divisionrn4A: Round 2: Mary Star 64, Serrano 55; Covina 79, Salesian 67. QF: Mary Starrnvs. Carnegie of Riverside.

Divisionrn5AAA: Round 2: Santa Maria 87, Providence/Burbank 79.

Divisionrn5A: Round 2: St. Monica Academy of Pasadena 56, Shandon 44. QF: St. MonicarnAcademy vs. Tarbut V Torah.


Inrnthe Open Division’s first round on Feb. 17, third-seeded Mater Dei (24-3) beatrnNo. 6 Ribet Academy 60-56, and advanced to the semifinals Feb. 24 againstrnsecond-seeded Windward (22-3), which beat seventh-seeded Bishop Montgomeryrn63-57. The other semifinal matches top-seeded Harvard-Westlake, which beat. No.rn8 Serra 67-60, against No. 5 Etiwanda, which edged No. 4 Sierra Canyon 63-62.

Inrnthe other divisions, second round games on Feb. 17 featuring Catholic schoolrnteams included the following:

Divisionrn1: Chaminade 73, Santa Barbara 47; Alemany 81, Millikan 29; West Torrance 43,rnRosary 36.

Divisionrn2AA: J.Serra 35, Burroughs of Burbank 27.

Divisionrn2A: Kennedy of La Palma 52, Bishop Amat 51.

Divisionrn3A: La Salle 74, Mission College Prep 65.

Divisionrn4AA: St. Bonaventure 47, Holy Martyrs 38.

Divisionrn4A: Providence/Burbank 45, Avalon 38.

Divisionrn5AAA: Mayfield 48, California Lutheran 31; Santa Clara 44, Coast Union 37; BigrnBear 56, St. Monica Academy 16.

Divisionrn5AA: Mary Star 32, Thacher 26; St. Pius X-St. Matthias 38, Nordhoff 35; Fillmorern60, Sacred Heart 49.

Quarterfinalsrnon Feb. 21 include:

Divisionrn1: Chaminade vs. Vista Murrieta; Alemany vs. Canyon of Canyon Country.

Divisionrn2AA: J.Serra vs. Lynwood.

Divisionrn3A: La Salle vs. Oxford Academy.

Divisionrn4AA: St. Bonaventure vs. Ontario.

Divisionrn4A: Providence/Burbank vs. Arroyo.

Divisionrn5AAA: Mayfield vs. Santa Clara.

Divisionrn5AA: Mary Star vs. Arrowhead Christian; St. Pius X-St. Matthias vs. HesperiarnChristian.

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