HUNTINGTON BEACH — When the week began, the Ocean View High boys' basketball team needed a couple of things to happen if another Golden West League championship was to come its way.
The first thing was out of the Seahawks' hands and strictly based on hope. The second was within their control but hinged on the first thing happening.
Early Friday night, Ocean View had it both ways.
The Seahawks earned a share of the Golden West title by knocking off Loara, quite easily, too, 81-57, at the Ocean View gym. The outcome left Ocean View, Loara and Segerstrom in a three-way tie for the championship. The three teams all end league play with an 8-2 record. Tim Walsh, athletic director and associate head varsity basketball coach at Ocean View, said after the game that a coin flip had previously been held to determine the teams' league seedings for the CIF playoffs, should a three-way tie occur. Walsh said that both Ocean View and Segerstrom — who are in different CIF divisions — will each have a No. 1-seed from the league and Loara is the No. 2 seed.