St. Augustine and La Costa Canyon, which played arguably the game of the regular season in January, go for the gold tonight.
The Saints edged the Mavericks, 79-74, as part of a Martin Luther King Day doubleheader at Francis Parker and things haven’t changed. Expect the score to be a little lower but the intensity a little higher.
To the winner goes the San Diego Section Open Division championship.
The question that remains unanswered is where these two clubs will be placed in next week’s Southern California regionals, depending, of course, on the loser getting a bid.
Does St. Augustine stay in the Open Division or go back to D-III? Does La Costa Canyon revert to D-1?
Two of the area’s best coaches, the Saints’ Mike Haupt and La Costa’s Dave Cassaw, will match wits again.
Tip is at 7 at the Jenny Craig Pavilion on the University of San Diego campus. Another big game will begin at the same time about 10 miles east, when San Diego State opposes New Mexico for the Mountain West Conference marbles.
St. Augustine 64, La Costa Canyon 58.