UPDATED FAB 50: CA Open Madness!


One other California energy is now within the newest FAB 50 Nationwide Staff Rankings powered by Ballislife.com, however the state’s finest workforce continues to roll, as No. 10 Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth, Calif.) racks up two wins within the CIF Southern Part Open Division playoffs. Can new No. 47 Etiwanda (Etiwanda, Calif.) knock the Trailblazers off?

By Ronnie Flores

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The California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Southern Part pool play playoffs is difficult to grasp for some followers throughout the nation. When two groups are tied in pool play, the head-to-head result’s the deciding issue on which workforce wins the pool. If there are greater than two groups with the identical file, the purpose system determines which workforce advances to the CIFSS Open Division championship sport.

This season after two video games in pool “B”, Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.), Harvard-Westlake (North Hollywood, Calif.), Damien (La Verne, Calif.) and Centennial (Corona, Calif.) are all tied with 1-1 won-loss information. On Friday, when the groups play the third sport, two groups will end 2-1. Whichever workforce received head-to-head from these two will advance.

From a nationwide perspective earlier FAB 50 No. 45 Centennial (Corona, Calif.) misplaced in its first pool play sport to No. 7 seed Harvard-Westlake (North Hollywood, Calif.), which traveled to the second-seed and beat them, 70-65. Centennial performed its sport with out sophomore guard Kylan Boswell, who was in Colorado Springs, Col., for the USA Basketball 16U mini-camp over Memorial Day weekend. On Memorial Day Monday with Boswell again within the lineup, the Huskies defeated No. 6 seed Damien, 82-69. Boswell (13 factors) was one in all 5 Centennial gamers in double figures led by sophomore Allen McBride with 19 factors.

Harvard-Westlake had an opportunity to take management of pool B, however fell to Mater Dei on Tuesday evening, 61-57.

In pool A, it’s easier, as Etiwanda (the No. 4 seed) will journey to high seed and state No. 1 Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth, Calif.) for the appropriate to advance to the championship sport. Each groups are 2-0 in pool play to date.

Etiwanda moved into the most recent FAB 50 Nationwide Staff Rankings powered by Ballislife.com after defeating No. 8 seed St. John Bosco (Bellflower, Calif.), 48-46, on Tuesday evening. Highly effective Darvelle Wyatt led the Eagles with 15 factors, together with a late bucket to present Etiwanda a 46-43 lead. In its first pool sport, Etiwanda downed No. 4 seed Ribet Academy (Los Angeles), 85-74. Ribet Academy had beforehand been FAB 50 ranked and acquired to as excessive as No. 4 within the state. That’s how laborious it’s to win CIFSS open pool play video games.

In its second pool play sport, Ribet Academy was trying to shake up the FAB 50 and the state rankings when it traveled to face FAB 50 No. 10 Sierra Canyon. The proficient Combating Frogs held a 41-24 lead in the course of the second quarter, however Sierra Canyon stormed again to win the sport 82-70, to maneuver its file to 14-0 on the season.

The distinction within the second half of a sport that includes a plethora of future D1 gamers was UCLA junior commit Amari Bailey. With Sierra Canyon at risk of dropping its first contest in 20 outings, Bailey put Sierra Canyon on its again. He scored 28 factors within the second half and ending with 38 on an array of dunks, drives and cutbacks. Shy Odom additionally had some essential moments and completed with 18 factors.

Sierra Canyon received its first pool play sport, 60-46, over St. John Bosco as junior Ramel Lloyd Jr. had 25 factors, together with 4 3-pointers.

It’s ironic Sierra Canyon is now dealing with Etiwanda as a result of it was the playoff foe its confronted proper earlier than the pandemic shut down the CIF season down in March 2020. Sierra Canyon received in dramatic come-from-behind trend in that SoCal open closing after trailing by double-digits within the closing two and a half minutes. The CIF state closing was by no means performed.

Sierra Canyon is the three-time defending SoCal open champion, together with back-to-back CIF state championships in 2017-18 and 2018-19. Since its loss within the CIF Southern Part open division title sport in 2018 (earlier than the pool play format started), Sierra Canyon has received 20 consecutive playoff video games, which is an unbelievable feat contemplating the competitors degree within the CIFSS playoffs.

Dropped Out: Earlier No. 45 Centennial (Corona, Calif.).

Bubble Groups:  Ardrey Kell (Charlotte, N.C.) 10-1; Atascocita (Humble, Texas) 24-3; Blue Ridge (St. George, Va.) 15-0; Calvary Christian Academy (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) 17-7; Cardinal Hayes (Bronx, N.Y.) 6-1; Catalina Foothills (Tuscon, Ariz.) 19-1; Catholic Central (Grand Rapids, Mich.) 20-0; Centennial (Corona, Calif.) 19-2****; Central (Little Rock, Ark.) 23-5; Chaminade (St. Louis, Mo.) 22-2; Cherry Creek (Greenwood Village, Col.) 17-1; Cleveland (Rio Rancho, N.M.) 14-1; Creighton Prep (Omaha, Neb.) 23-3; Davis (Kaysville, Utah) 22-4; Del Metropolis (Del Metropolis, Okla.) 22-4; DePaul School Prep (Chicago, Sick.) 14-2; Eastside Catholic (Sammamish, Wash.) 7-1****; Edmond Memorial (Edmond, Okla.) 17-2; Elizabethtown (Elizabethtown, Ky.) 22-3; Highlands (Ft. Thomas, Ky.) 30-4; Imhotep Constitution (Philadelphia, Pa.) 14-0; Jefferson (Portland, Ore.) 5-0****; John Carroll (Bel Air, Md.) 11-5; Kickapoo (Springfield, Mo.) 28-2; La Lumiere (La Porte, Ind.) 10-10; Las Cruces (Las Cruces, N.M.) 14-1; Mentor (Mentor, Ohio) 25-1; O’Dea (Seattle, Wash.) 8-1****; Richardson (Richardson, Texas) 25-2; Ribet Academy (Los Angeles, Calif.) 11-3****; Roselle Catholic (Roselle, N.J.) 12-3; South Grand Prairie (Grand Prairie, Texas) 21-1; Starkville (Starkville, Miss.) 21-3; Stone Bridge (Ashburn, Va.) 16-1; St. Catherine’s (Racine, Wis.) 28-1; St. Mary Prep (Orchard Lake, Mich.) 15-1; St. Mary’s (Pheonix, Ariz.) 20-1; Thunderidge (Highlands Ranch, Col.) 13-2; Vashon (St. Louis, Mo.) 15-1**; Waxahachie (Waxahachie, Texas) 20-3; Westlake (Saratoga Springs, Utah) 21-4; Wheeler (Marietta, Ga.) 27-5; Whitney Younger (Chicago, Sick.) 15-1; Wilson (West Garden, Pa.) 20-2.

Word: The FAB 50 powered by Ballislife.com is a continuation of the Nationwide Sports activities Information Service scores that started in 1952. These have been the primary nationwide highschool rankings and the late Artwork Johlfs of Minnesota compiled them. They have been compiled for a few years by the late Barry Sollenberger of Phoenix, who merged them into the FAB 50 21 years in the past.

Ronnie Flores is the nationwide Grassroots editor of Ballislife.com. He may be reached at ronnie@ballislife.com. Don’t overlook to comply with him on Twitter: @RonMFlores2


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