Boys' basketball: Taft-Loyola opener in Division I
Well, that's an intriguing opener for the Southern California Regionals in Division I: Woodland Hills Taft versus Los Angeles Loyola on Tuesday at Taft.
Former Loyola guard Jordan Gathers plays for Taft. Maybe he'll give Coach Derrick Taylor a scouting report.
Crenshaw plays Long Beach Poly. Los Angeles Washington gets Lawndale Leuzinger. Westchester plays Ontario Colony. Santa Ana Mater Dei gets Clovis Buchanan. Etiwanda plays Oceanside El Camino. Clovis East plays Santa Monica. Moreno Valley Rancho Verde faces San Diego Rancho Bernardo.
It still figures to come down to Taft versus Mater Dei and Etiwanda versus Westchester.
-- Eric Sondheimer