The Cougars were rewarded for their season's body of work so far, as they were selected to participate in the OPEN division of the CCS basketball playoffs for the 2nd year in a row.
The OPEN division tries and place the top 8 team in the Section into one bracket. This year HMB received the #7 seed and will have to face off against perennial WCAL power the Serra Padres this Friday @ Wilcox HS in Santa Clara @ 530p.
Win or lose the Cougars will play again on Tuesday March 3, site, time and opponent to be determined. If the Cougars can win one of the first 2 games, they will get a third game either on Thursday March 5 or Friday March 6.
By virtue of being selected for the OPEN division the Cougars automatically advance to NORCALS (Northern CA championships) for the 4th year in a row. That accomplishment is rare indeed, particularly for a public school boys basketball team. Only Woodside HS between 1995-1998 seasons has accomplished that feat, prior to this year's Cougars.
Now is up to the Cougars to prove their mettle on the court.