Heralds head south for regional opener

first_img“We’ll keep our focus the same,” Crammer said. “We’ve had a real good season so far and the girls are enjoying it. I think we’re peaking at the right time, and we’re looking forward to the challenge ahead.” [email protected] (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3046 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The host Lady Torreys, who defeated Francis Parker, 45-38, to win the title Saturday, are the division’s No. 2 seed behind Los Angeles Marlborough. “I don’t know much about them, other than they are a real solid ballclub and definitely one of the top programs in the San Diego area,” Whittier Christian coach Bill Crammer said Sunday night. And while he wasn’t complaining about the pairing, Crammer said, “I think the state committee ranked us lower than we should have been. But you have to play them all to get to the championship, so it doesn’t matter.” La Jolla Country Day’s record is 22-7, which includes losses to Lynwood (twice), Long Beach Poly, Ventura and Highlands Ranch of Colorado. In winning their San Diego Section title, the Lady Torreys had a first-round bye before defeating Coronado, 69-21, and The Bishop’s (La Jolla), 52-33, to reach the championship game. Whittier Christian High School’s 40-28 win over Village Christian in Saturday’s CIF-Southern Section, Division V-AA girls basketball championship game brought home the school’s first CIF trophy in the sport and earned the Heralds a berth in the state playoffs that begin this week. Their accomplishment, however, apparently didn’t carry a lot of weight with the state playoff committee that puts together the playoff brackets. center_img The divisions for the state tournament are based upon enrollment, and Whittier Christian moves up to Division IV. The Heralds (24-6), who are seeded No. 7 , will travel Thursday to play La Jolla Country Day, the CIF-San Diego Section Division IV champion, in the first round of the Southern California Regional. Game time is 7 p.m. last_img read more