CITYWIDE — This year’s CIF-Southern Section boys’ basketball playoffs feature a number of Santa Monica-based schools.
Santa Monica, last year’s winner of the CIF-Southern Section Division 1A championship, open up at home against Montebello on Friday.
This season, Samohi is competing in the more competitive Division 1AA. Long Beach Poly is the No. 1 seed in the bracket. Samohi is No. 15 in the field of 32 teams.
Samohi finished the season tied for first place in the Ocean League.
Montebello finished the season second in the San Gabriel Valley-based Almont League.
The game begins at 7 p.m.
Across town, Crossroads, the first place finisher in the Delphic League, enters the playoffs as the No. 6 seed in Division 4A.
The Roadrunners will host Sage Hill on Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Sage Hill finished the regular season as the fourth place team in the Academy League.
Across town, and also in Division 4A, St. Monica’s boys’ basketball team is the No. 10 seed and will host Crean Lutheran also on Wednesday at 7 p.m.
St. Monica is the third-place finisher in the Camino Real League. Crean finished third in the Academy League.
Village Christian is the No. 1 seed in the field.
In Division 5AA, Pacifica snuck into the playoffs as an at-large bid from the Liberty League. The Seawolves will travel to Nuview Bridge, a team that finished second in the Warrior League. The game begins at 7 p.m. on Wednesday.
Saddleback Valley Christian is the top seed in the division.