Corona Centennial and Harvard-Westlake set for Southern Segment title showdown

And then there have been two. The Southern Part Open Division championship basketball activity on Friday night time matches two teams that have been persistently fantastic all time — Corona Centennial (29-1) and Harvard-Westlake (24-2).

Centennial’s fantastic guard duo of Donovan Dent and Jared McClain offers a intense challenge to a Harvard-Westlake software that has crushed the Huskies five consecutive moments. But that Centennial dropping streak is irrelevant because these are new groups and new players. It does present that Harvard-Westlake mentor David Rebibo has a great truly feel for what the Huskies do.

“I assume David is one particular of, if not the finest, mentor all over,” Centennial mentor Josh Giles claimed. “They are amazingly perfectly ready and disciplined.”

Rebibo has equivalent regard for Centennial, notably the guard tandem. “They’re a incredible duo,” he explained. “They’ve got terrific chemistry.”

For Harvard-Westlake to get, Brady Dunlap and Cameron Thrower will need to be effective on offense, as they were in a 63-60 win in excess of Sierra Canyon. And major adult men Landon Lewis and Jacob Huggins should rebound with the authority they confirmed towards Sierra Canyon.

Centennial has been so superior from beginning to finish that the Huskies plainly deserve the favorite’s purpose and will get to participate in the match in their cozy, loud gymnasium. “It’s heading to be popping,” Giles claimed.

Centennial has 4 starters back from last season’s Open up Division championship sport, so they know how to complete underneath tension.

Earn or shed, the two groups will be back in motion following 7 days for the Southern California regional playoffs that guide to the condition championships March 11-12 in Sacramento. This could be the first of a two-game examination in the coming weeks.

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