Corona Centennial, Etiwanda earn No. 1 playoff seeds – Los Angeles Times

The Southern Section released the eight teams selected for the Open Division boys and girls basketball playoffs on Sunday night shortly after Torrance Bishop Montgomery earned its way into the boys’ tournament by winning the Del Rey League championship with a 47-44 win over Playa del Rey St. Bernard.

To no one’s surprise, Corona Centennial and Etiwanda were given the No. 1 seeds in boys and girls, respectively. They have been the top teams for much of the season. Etiwanda is unbeaten and Centennial has lost once.

The eight boys teams: No. 1 Centennial, No. 2 Sierra Canyon, No. 3 Harvard-Westlake, No. 4 Crean Lutheran, No. 5 Damien, No. 6 Santa Ana Mater Dei, No. 7 Sherman Oaks Notre Dame, No. 8 Bishop Montgomery.

The eight girls teams: No. 1 Etiwanda, No. 2 Sierra Canyon, No. 3 Corona Centennial, No. 4 Mater Dei, No. 5 Rosary, No. 6 Orangewood Academy, No. 7 Bishop Montgomery, No. 8 Windward.

Individual matchups will be released on Tuesday when the remaining divisions are also announced. First-round boys’ games will be held Friday and the girls’ teams will open on Saturday at home sites. They will be broken up into two divisions of four teams each with the winners meeting for the title.

The Mission League is the only league with more than one team selected for boys with Harvard-Westlake and Notre Dame. Sierra Canyon joins the league next season. Notre Dame made the biggest jump in a year’s time after failing to make the playoffs last season with a 5-11 record.

Sierra Canyon is coming off a 67-64 road victory in Illinois on Saturday night against 26-0 Glenbard West. Sierra Canyon lost in last season’s finale to Centennial.