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Written by Mike Terry   
Thursday, 20 February 2014 03:24

El Camino Real, as expected, will be the highest seeded boys’ Division I basketball team when the Los Angeles City Section playoffs begin on Friday, Feb. 21. The Conquistadors (21-6), champions of the West Valley League, received the second seed at the section playoff seeding meeting, and will host Arleta (10-12), seeded 15th. Other area teams receiving Division I seeds were No. 6 Taft (12-15), which hosts No. 11 Dorsey of Los Angeles (12-14); No. 12 Cleveland (11-18), which travels to No. 5 Fremont of Los Angeles (21-9); and No. 14 Birmingham (11-15), which visits No. 3 Fairfax of Los Angeles (19-9).

In boys’ Division II, Sylmar (20-11), the Valley Mission League champion, is the top seed and hosts No. 16 Santee of Los Angeles (8-13). Other area teams that were seeded include No. 2 Granada Hills (16-11), which hosts No. 15 Reseda (9- 7); No. 3 Verdugo Hills (25-4), the East Valley League champion, which hosts No. 14 Robert F. Kennedy of Los Angeles (14-9); No. 4 Poly (20-8), which hosts; No. 13 Angelou of Los Angeles continued from page 11 (16-5); and No. 8 Chatsworth (18-12), which hosts No. 9 Kennedy (14-18). In boys’ Division III, Grant (13-14) is the highest seeded Valley team, and the third seed Lancers will host No. 14 Roosevelt of Los Angeles (10-17). North Hollywood is the only other seeded Valley team; the No. 9 Huskies (10-21) visit No. 8 Manual Arts of Los Angeles (6-7). In girls’ basketball, West Valley League champion Granada Hills (19-7) received the fourth seed in the Division I playoff bracket, and will host No. 13 Canoga Park (4-19).

El Camino Real (17-9) is right behind as the fifth seed, and hosts No. 12 Banning of Wilmington (8-18). Also seeded: No. 9 Cleveland (9-13), which travels to No. 8 Washington of Los Angeles (15- 11); No. 14 Taft (3-18), which visits No. 3 Pacific Palisades (19-10); and No. 15, Verdugo Hills (3-14), which visits No. 2 Narbonne of Harbor City (22-6). In girls’ Division II Monroe (16-11) — which shared the East Valley League title with Poly — was given the sixth seed and hosts No. 11 West Adams of Los Angeles (8-6). Chatsworth (11- 15) is seeded seventh had hosts Lincoln of Los Angeles (7-10), the 10th seed. Van Nuys (16-4) is the No. 9 seed and travels to Torres of Los Angeles (17-14), seeded eighth. North Hollywood (5-9) is the 16th seed and will try to upset Roosevelt of Los Angeles (11-8), the top seed. In girls’ Division III, Kennedy and Sylmar were co-Valley Mission League champions but that did not get them much love from the computers or the committee.

Kennedy (17-9) is seeded sixth and will host No. 11 Belmont (14-3). Sylmar (19- 8) is the eighth seed and entertains Poly (19-9), seeded ninth. Birmingham was the highest seeded team in this division; the Patriots (13-8), at No. 5, will host Jefferson of Los Angeles (16-6), the 12th seed. The gIrls’ first round division games will be played today, Feb. 20, and quarterfinal games will be Feb. 25, at the home site of the higher seeded team, with tip-offs scheduled at 7 p.m. Semifinal games for Divisions IV and V will be at the home sites of the higher seeded team on Feb. 28 at 7 p.m.

The Division III semifinals will be Feb. 28, at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., at Bernstein High in Hollywood. The Division II semifinals will be March 1 at 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. at Venice High. The girls’ Division V championship game will be played March 7 at the Roybal Learning Center in downtown Los Angeles, 9 a.m. The Division IV championship game is March 6 at Roybal, 6 p.m. The Division III title game is at Roybal on March 8, 12:30 p.m. The Division II championship game will be at Roybal, 6 p.m.

The Division I title game will March 8 at Los Angeles Southwest College, 6 p.m. The boys’ first round games will be played Friday, Feb. 21, and quarterfinal games will be played Feb. 26, at the home site of the higher seeded team. Those games start at 7 p.m. Semifinal games for Divisions V and IV will be Feb. 28 at the home site of the higher seeded team, beginning at 7 p.m. The Division III semifinals will be March 1, 12 p.m. and 2 p.m., at Bernstein High. The Division II semifinals will be Feb.28, 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., at Venice High.

The Division I semifinals will be March 1 at Los Angeles Southwest Colleges, times to be announced. The boys’ Division V championship game will be March 8 at Roybal, 10:45 a.m. The Division IV title game is March 6 at Roybal, 6 p.m. The Division III championship game is March 8 at Roybal, 2:15 p.m. The Division II title will be decided March 7 at Roybal, 7 p.m. And the Division I championship game will be played at Los Angeles Southwest College on March 8, 8 p.m. To see all boys’ and girls’ playoff brackets, go to the Los Angeles City Section website, www.cif-la.org.

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