Posted by HoopsJunkie on January 30, 2017 at 11:46:48:
In Reply to: Freeway League Update. posted by 57 freeway man. on January 30, 2017 at 11:17:41:
: Here are the standings in that league so far ( this seems to be one of the few leagues in where almost every team has a shot at the beginning ! ):
: Sonora 5-1
: Sunny Hills 4-2
: Buena Park 3-3
: La Habra 3-3
: Troy 3-3
: Fullerton 0-6
: Will Sonora be an open division team? ( are they good enough? )
: Will Sunny hills make a run and win the league?
: What happened with the Buena Park hype! They were 15 and 1 or something like that!?
: Log jam at 3-3, who takes third?
: Anything else to take note from this league? Thoughts?
Home teams win most of the time in this league. The fans are rabid at almost every school (so much fun to watch). Sonora and Sunny Hills are the only teams to score a road victory so far (Wins against Fullerton excluded).
This week has real good games with Sunny Hills at home against Troy and Sonora and La Habra playing at Sonora and home against Buena Park.
As far as Open Division is concerned Sonora is not going to make it. Sonora is a very good team but doesn't have the size or athleticism to compete in the Open against the elite teams. Having said that the teams that end up remaining in 1AA better watch out come playoff time, the Raiders can flat shoot the ball and get after it on defense.
Sunny Hills has an outside shot but their big three have to be more consistent. Shaw, Barrera and Ross have length and skill but need some mental and physical toughness in order to take the title from Sonora. With three of their final 4 games at home they will at least have a chance.
Buena Park still has something to say about the final league standings as well. They have two tough road games at Troy and at La Habra but they do get Sunny Hills at home and have the players to make it interesting. Their pre-league schedule was not the toughest (See Sonora and Sunny Hills) but they did beat a good Los Alamitos team and also got by Corona Del Mar so they handled who was in front of them. Cam Dashiell is the real deal but they lack size in the middle and may come up just a little short this year.
Troy has the toughest schedule remaining as they have to play SH, BP and Sonora and BP is the only home game of the three. Going to be rough for Troy who needs either 3 or 4 more wins to be eligible for an At-Large berth in the 2AA playoffs (Their first game against Northwood doesn't have a score posted).
Finally La Habra is so much tougher than their pre-league record made them look. They are scrappy and have just enough talent to knock off the top teams (especially at home). The problem is they have to play Sonora, SH & BP and just like Troy they only get BP at home. La Habra needs to win out or get a lot of help in order to make it to the playoffs.
Hope you like the breakdown, I've seen them all play multiple times.
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