GLENDALE — In all his seasons of constructing a successful boys' basketball program at Flintridge Prep, Rebels Coach Garrett O'Hara has never had a team bestowed the No. 1 seed entering the CIF playoffs.
That changed on Sunday when Ohara's Rebels were unveiled as the top seed in the CIF Southern Section Division 5-AA playoffs as one of a handful of locals to receive favorable first-round draws.
Crescenta Valley will host Quartz Hill as the seventh seed in the Division 1-A tournament, Renaissance Academy welcomes Calvary Chapel as the No. 5 seed in Division 5-A, while Glendale takes to the road to face No. 12 Simi Valley in Division 2-AA, No. 10 St. Francis faces host Sierra Vista in Division 4-AA and Prep prepares for St. Paul. All first-round games are scheduled for 7 p.m. on Wednesday.