Mater Dei was among the eight teams chosen to the CIF-Southern Section’s elite Open up Department for the kids basketball playoffs.
The eight-team area: Diocesan Montgomery of Torrance; Centennial of Compton; Etiwanda; Mater Dei; Rancho Christian of Temecula; Rancho Verde of Moreno Valley; Sierra Canyon of Chatsworth; as well as St. John Bosco.
Mater Dei won the Open Division champion last period.
Young boys basketball playoff brackets for the Open Division and also the nine 32-team playoff departments will be released Sunday.
The Open Department this season is being played as a swimming pool play format. Pool A will certainly consist of seeded groups No. 1, 4, 5, 8 and Swimming pool B will certainly contain teams No. 2, 3, 6 and 7.
At end of the pool play, the winners of each pool will certainly progress to the Open Department champion at Cal Baptist College on Feb. 23.
Wild-card round video games are Wednesday in departments that require the video games. First-round video games are Friday.