After five weeks of nonleague games and tournaments in far-flung locations, San Diego Section basketball teams begin the run to the playoffs in earnest this week.
Cathedral emerged as the frontrunner in the third UT-San Diego poll with all 13 possible first-place votes. The Dons got a head start on most other clubs when they opened the Eastern League season last Friday with a win at home over St. Augustine 67-64.
No. 2 Hoover beat Canyon Country Canyon 78-55 on Saturday. No. 4 Army-Navy dropped a 62-55 decision to Foothill of Henderson, Nevada, in the host school tournament. No. 5 La Costa Canyon won its division of a Palm Desert tournament by knocking off unbeaten Mission Viejo 70-58.
Preseason No. 1 Lincoln lost star player Tyree Robinson for the season with a broken foot. The Hornets were blown out in two of four games in the Westlake Village Oaks Christian tournament and are 6-5.
|Place||Team (#1 votes)||Record||Points||Last Week|
|1||Cathedral Catholic (13)||13-2||130||1|
|5||La Costa Canyon||11-3||65||8|
Others receiving votes: San Marcos (12-3, 7 points), Eastlake (8-5, 3), Santa Fe Christian (9-4, 3), Morse (13-3, 2), Parker (7-5, 1).