Posted by State on August 04, 2017 at 08:19:16:
In Reply to: Re: State of Pali posted by If you're not LBP on August 03, 2017 at 23:14:26:
: : : : : Well, the worst kept secret was finally announced today - Torino resigned at Pali to take an assistant job at Cal State LA. Congrats to him.
: : : : : Kayla Williams supposedly on her way to Bishop Montgomery. And the other guard left too.
: : : : : So - who will be new coach?
: : : : Pali Charter is a great school, certainly the best LAUSD school in the general area. Basketball is one thing but academics is another.
: : : : : Will Nwaba follow the others out the door?
: : : : : The dynasty is over - for now. No doubt they will be back contending in a couple of years. Who doesn't want to go to school by the beach?
: : : Worst kept secret is right. It's going to take Pali a few years to regroup. They lost too much talent the last couple of years to compete this season. Too good of a location for them to be down for too long. New coach is going to take his/her lumps for a couple of years.
: : : Dynasty??? Dynasty of getting knocked off in the 1st round of State year after year, lol
: : But then again, that is the case for all City teams, lol
: :: You're ALL getting knocked off in state
Getting knocked off in State is not the end of the world. Two years ago, they played Chaminade (who won State Open) in the first round.
The issue is, City sends teams to too high a division.
They send Open playoff winner to Open State, but the reality is they should be Div 1. Last year Fairfax was not an Open State team.
And it filters down.
If Fairfax and Pali go to Div 1 last year, then Granada and Elco go to Div 2. And I guarantee you one or more of those teams wins a game or two.
But City keeps thinking they have to compete with SS. They would rather have teams in higher divisions rather than win games in divisions they should actually be in.
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