Despite winning the LA City Div 2 Championship, the King/Drew Golden Eagles were seeded 15th in the State Div IV brackets. They go into St. Bonaventure and beat them by ten. They go to Riverside to face Carnegie Schools, and up them by three, behind 37 points from Ethelbert Anum, the senior responsible for their Section Title.
It won’t be easy, as the View Park Knights have already beat the Golden Eagles 67-49 and look to finish off their year with a title, after narrowly missing out in Division I of Section play.
Both sides lost matches to Inglewood and Serra, while defeating Hollywood. King/Drew lost to Crenshaw, who View Park was able to net a split against.
Prediction: Two sides coming off a narrow regional quarter-final victory will have momentum running through their veins. I like the King/Drew Golden Eagles to sneak out yet another close victory here, 59-55.
Top-seeded Hillcrest faces off against 13th seeded Christian, and will look to erase doubt after a close win over Francis Parker, 66-63. While, the Patriots look to win three straight road meetings after taking care of Mount Miguel by a dozen and Segerstorm by 9.
Prediction: Hillcrest shows why they got the top slot and walks away with a 64-49 win.