Heading into the final couple days of the boys’ basketball regular season, every league title in the Inland Empire has been clinched by an outright champion, except one.
That will be settled tonight when Colony hosts Montclair in a Mt. Baldy League final at 6:30 p.m.
The Titans are 18-8 overall and 10-1 in league play. Montclair is 21-3 and 9-2. Also still in the mix is Don Lugo at 19-6, 10-2. The Conquistadors wrapped up their regular season Tuesday with a 65-51 victory at Chaffey. A win by Montclair tonight and the league title will be shared by all three.
Don Lugo would have wrapped up a share of the league title and Montclair would be out of the hunt if not for Don Lugo’s forfeit of a two-point victory Jan. 9 against Montclair. The Conquistadors were penalized for using a player who was supposed to be serving a one-game suspension after getting ejected the previous game, a two-point victory against Colony.
Colony came back to beat Don Lugo in the rematch, and Don Lugo toppled Montclair in their second meeting, setting the stage for tonight’s showdown.
The Titans will have added motivation, as it was Montclair who last season ended Colony’s 59-game unbeaten streak in league play.