Last season when Reggie Morris Jr.’s Redondo Union Seahawks played a game against Bishop Montgomery on the road, the game ended ugly with technical found and ejections.
Bishop Montgomery went on to become one of the top teams in the nation before being upset in the playoffs.
The Seahawks lost that game, but went onto one of the most improbable seasons in school history, capturing both CIF-SS State and Sectional crowns.
On Monday night at Redondo in the title game of the Seahawks tournament championship, the two teams met again with a bit of role reversal.
The Seahawks were expected to contend for another title, but Bishop was considered to be in a rebuilding mode.
However, the Knights came into the game surprisingly undefeated at 13-0 with just one senior on its team in star point guard Justin Bibbins.
Redondo Union had lost three games, but defeated Westchester and Mayfair with an impressive 10-3 mark.
Morris Jr., the remarkable wonder who has won CIF titles at Leuzinger, St. Bernard and Redondo Union, also only has one starting senior in guard Ian Fox, but he keeps on winning.
So, it was not a major surprise that Redondo (11-3) handed Torrance Bishop Montgomery (13-1) its first defeat, 63-56, in the championship game of the Redondo tournament.
The grandson of the late Walt Hazzard, Junior guard Max Hazzard led undefeated Loyola, to its 12th straight win with a 78-57 victory over No. 3 Corona Centennial in the championship game of the Inder Armour tournament in San Diego.
Hazzard was named tournament MVP scoring 17 points in the championship and won the award over highly touted seniors. Thomas Welsh who scored 25 points and Arizona bound Parker Jackson-Cartwright who had 18.
Westchester coach Ed Azzam notched his 803rd victory with a victory over Long Beach Poly, 68-65, tying him with Crenshaw’s legendary Willie West in City Section history for most wins.
Serra’s Dwan Hurt collected his 500th victory last