OCVarsity breaks down Department 5-A of the CIF-SS girls basketball playoffs:
Leading seeded groups: 1. Oakwood (19-3), 2. Samueli Academy (10-10), 3. Garey (15-7), 4. Victor Valley Christian (13-5)
O.C. groups in this department: Eastside Christian (10-5), Tarbut V’& rsquo; Torah (10-7), Samueli Academy (10-10)
Evaluation: Samueli shed its first 10 video games but went 10-0 to record the Express Organization title. The Firewolves are seeded 2nd to Oakwood of North Hollywood (19-2). Bell-Jeff captured this department last season.
Final four: Oakwood, Samueli Academy, Garey, Victor Valley Christian
National championship: Oakwood def. Garey