May 27, 2024

OC Sports Zone: Community First

Six Orange County high school boys basketball teams go for CIF championships

San Juan Hills players huddle at midcourt before the start of the CIF 2A championship game Friday night vs. La Mirada. (Photo courtesy Jim McCormack, For OC Sports Zone).

It’s a big night for six Orange County high school boys basketball teams trying to bring home CIF championships.

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Due to COVID protocol and restrictions from the California Department of Public Health limiting attendance, CIF officials were unable to hold championships at central locations as in past years, so there are five games involving Orange County teams at different high school gymnasiums throughout Southern California.

Fans ordered tickets through the GOFAN app and sellout crowds are expected at the gymnasiums.

In an all-Orange County match-up, Fullerton is playing at Garden Grove in the 4AA title game. Garden Grove is trying to secure its first CIF title.

In Division 1, JSerra hosts St. Bernard. JSerra won the CIF 4AA title in 2014, defeating Oaks Christian 83-62 at Azusa Pacific University. in Division 2A San Juan Hills is seeking its first title when it plays at La Mirada.

In Division 3AA, Dana Hills is playing on the road against Bishop Diego and in Division 4A, Western is playing at Dos Pueblos. The Pioneers are out to bring home their first CIF title.

All the teams involved in the finals along with the squads who reached the semifinals, advance into the state tournament beginning next week.

OC Sports Zone is planning coverage of the biggest night of the high school boys basketball season and will have updates of the games throughout the night, so please check back.

FRIDAY’S SCHEDULE:

OPEN DIVISION:

Harvard Westlake at Centennial Corona

DIVISION 1:

St. Bernard at JSerra

DIVISION 2A:

San Juan Hills at La Mirada

DIVISION 2AA:

Long Beach Poly at Village Christian

DIVISION 3A:

Dana Hills at Bishop Diego

DIVISION 3AA:

Rancho Verde at Rancho Cucamonga

DIVISION 4A:

Western at Dos Pueblos

DIVISION 4AA:

Fullerton at Garden Grove

DIVISION 5A:

Riverside Prep at Fontana

DIVISION 5AA:

Villanova Prep at Chaffey

For scores and highlights from the semifinals, click here: