Prep Predictions: CIF-SS Division 3AAA

QUARTERFINALS
Tuesday, Feb. 21
No. 1 Damien at No. 8 Arroyo Grande — Spartans (26-2) play first road playoff game on 2012
No. 4 Palm Desert at No. 5 Tustin — Tillers (22-6) host Aztecs (21-5), who beat Citrus Hill in 2nd Round
No. 11 Lawndale at No. 14 Beverly Hills — Cardinals (21-7) visit swimming pools, movie stars, Normans (21-9)
No. 7 Bonita at No. 2 Pasadena — Visiting Bearcats (25-4) refuse to be overshadowed by Damian, Lutheran
SECOND ROUND
Friday, Feb. 17

No. 15 Citrus Valley at No. 1 Damien — Spartans (25-2) host Blackhawks (20-4), winners of 12 straight
No. 8 Arroyo Grande at No. 9 West Torrance — Evenly matched, Eagles (19-8) visit Warriors (19-8)
Rio Mesa at No. 5 Tustin — Spartans (18-9) snuck out of 1st Round, now face Tillers (21-6)
No. 13 Citrus Hill at No. 4 Palm Desert — Hawks (17-10) eased out of 1st Round, travel to Aztecs (20-5)
No. 3 Palm Springs at No. 14 Beverly Hills — Indians (19-6) may face extinction at hands of Normans (20-9)
No. 11 Lawndale at No. 6 Esperanza — Aztecs (18-9) won by 26 in 1st Round, host Cardinals (20-7)
No. 7 Bonita at Brea Olinda — Visiting Bearcats (24-4) staking claim for place in La Verne hoops pantheon
No. 2 Pasadena at No. 16 Beaumont — Cougars (21-2) scraped four-point win to advance, host Bulldogs (20-7)
FIRST ROUND
Wednesday, Feb. 15

Placentia El Dorado at No. 1 La Verne Damien — Spartans’ only losses are to Concord De La Salle and Etiwanda
Garden Grove Santiago at No. 15 Redlands Citrus Valley — Blackhawks went 10-0 to win Mountain Pass League
Santa Barbara at No. 9 West Torrance — Ninth-seeded Warriors (18-8) finished 3rd in Bay League
La Mirada at No. 8 Arroyo Grande — Eighth-seeded Eagles (18-8) won tight Pac-7 League race
Sonora at No. 5 Tustin — Tillers enjoying one of their finer seasons, posting 12-0 record to win Empire League
No. 12 Murrieta Mesa at Rio Mesa — Senior PF Nate Wright (6-5, 205) averaging 15 pts & 9 reb. for Rams
Riverside Arlington at No. 13 Perris Citrus Hill — Lions (14-12) won their final three games to qualify
Beckman at No. 4 Palm Desert — Fourth-seeded Aztecs (19-5) finished second in the Desert Valley League
Hemet at No. 3 Palm Springs — Third-seeded Indians (18-6) nip Palm Desert in league, CIF seedings
No. 14 Beverly Hills at El Monte Arroyo — Normans (17-9) travel for winnable game vs. Knights (14-12)
Newhall Hart at No. 11 Lawndale — 11th-seeded Cardinals (19-7) likely to scalp these Indians (17-10)
West Covina South Hills at No. 6 Anaheim Esperanza — Aztecs (17-9) are riding a four-game winning streak
Cerritos at No. 7 La Verne Bonita — Bearcats (24-7) dominated Hacienda League, going 12-0
Brea Olinda at No. 10 Irvine Woodbridge — 10th-seeded Warriors (19-7) have well-rounded style
Indio at No. 16 Beaumont — Cougars (20-2) were a dominant force in the Mountain Pass this season
Anaheim Magnolia at No. 2 Pasadena — Second-seeded Bulldogs (19-7) finished second in the Pacific League

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