GLENDALE — Fresh off dropping nearly 100 points on overmatched Tranquility in the first round Tuesday, the Flintridge Prep boys' basketball team will now face a team that's flirted with scoring in triple digits several times itself this season when the CIF State Division V Championships resume at 7 p.m. today at St. Francis High.
Players and coaches alike from second-seeded Prep say their second-round opponent, St. Bernard, reminds them of two of the best teams they have faced this season — Muir, which the Rebels defeated on Saturday for the CIF Southern Section Division 5-AA title, and Sierra Canyon, the No.1 seed in the Southern California Bracket.
Suffice to say, the Rebels are taking the attitude that this certainly won't be another cakewalk.
"[This game] should be a lot tougher than it was [Tuesday]," said Rebels senior forward Jared Norsworthy, who was one of 12 Rebels to score in the 98-32 win over Tranquility. "St. Bernard has been ranked pretty high all year, so it should be a good game between us two."