The Walnut High School boys’ basketball team led the area schools as they head into the “second season” (also known as the playoffs) beginning this week.
Josh Cameron’s boys basketball team went undefeated in Hacienda League play and 22-5 overall to earn a 14th seed in Division 1AA and a home game Friday night against Los Osos, the third place winner from the Baseline League.
“We made it all the way to the quarterfinals three seasons ago,” Cameron said. “This group of players who were freshmen and sophomores then saw that and wanted to once again attempt to go as far this year.”
Diamond Bar finished second behind the Mustangs at 16-11 and 8-4 in league which was good enough to draw Damien who finished second in the Sierra League.
After losing back-to-back games to Bonita and Walnut, the Brahmas finished the second half of league play, winning four of its final five games to secure the second place finish.
Nogales finished 5-7 in the Valle Vista, and earned the fourth place entry by virtue of its two wins over Covina who was also finished 5-7. Nogales heads south Friday night to face Sonora, the top seed in Division 2A.
The Diamond Ranch girls’ basketball team finished 10-2 in the Hacienda League which is good for a fourth seed in Division 3AA and a home game Thursday night against Saddleback, an At-large team from the Orange Coast League.
The Diamond Bar girls’ basketball team tied for third with a 6-6 record, which is good enough to earn a trip to Corona to face sixth seeded Centennial Saturday night.
The Walnut high school girls’ water polo looks to enter the playoff mix, as it visits Sunny Hills Tuesday afternoon in a Wildcard matchup. The winner will then face Pasadena Thursday afternoon.
Soccer playoff brackets will be released tomorrow at noon.