Boys' basketball: League titles to be decided this week
It's the final week of the regular season, and there are league championships still to be decided.
In the Bay League, Redondo is on a nine-game winning streak under first-year Coach Reggie Morris, but standing in the way of a championship is Leuzinger. The two schools meet on Thursday night at Leuzinger.
The Marmonte League remains up for grab. Calabasas (11-2) has a half-game lead over Royal (10-2) and Westlake (10-2), with Thousand Oaks (10-3) a game back. Royal has the toughest task, with games on Tuesday against Westlake and Thursday at Thousand Oaks. Calabasas ends it season with a road game on Thursday at Westlake.In the Baseline League, Rancho Cucamonga will try to figure out a way to beat Etiwanda in a title game on Tuesday.
The Alpha League could end up being a three-way tie for first place if Windward can upset first-place Brentwood at home on Thursday night in a league finale. Pacific Hills is tied with Windward for second place.
In the Mission League, Loyola is trying to maintain its one-game advantage but must face rival Harvard-Westlake on Monday night at Occidental College and Alemany at home on Wednesday. Loyola has already lost twice to Harvard-Westlake this season, and the Cubs did not play well on Saturday in a 51-24 loss to Etiwanda.
In the City Section, El Camino Real (23-2) and Westchester (21-6) will try to close out unbeaten league seasons and then leave it up to the seeding committee to make a tough decision about who deserves to be No. 1 for the Division I playoffs. Westchester closes with Fairfax at home on Wednesday and at University on Friday. El Camino Real plays at Granada Hills on Wednesday and hosts Taft on Friday.
In the East Valley League, Grant (19-6, 10-0) will host Sun Valley Poly (13-7, 8-1) on Friday night in a championship game.
The City seedings will be decided on Saturday, with Southern Section pairings coming out next Sunday.
-- Eric Sondheimer