If you thought the holiday season went by fast, the local high school basketball league seasons seem to have streaked by even faster.
Although the CIF playoff possibilities would tax a supercomputer, the championship situation looks fairly stable. Santiago can wrap up the Garden Grove League boy’s basketball crown tonight (Thursday), but it may not that easy.
The Cavaliers are 6-1 in GGL play but will travel to Garden Grove High’s gym to meet the second place team, which is 4-3. A win will give the Cavaliers the title; a loss will allow the Argonauts to draw within a game and keep hope alive with one week left to play.
Also in the GGL today Los Amigos will visit Bolsa Grande and Rancho Alamitos will host La Quinta. Just about everyone is still in the playoff hunt in the GGL’s tangled standings with five teams within two games of each other.
On Friday, in boys’ Empire League play, Pacifica can hope to pick up a win over Valencia and keep its post-season plans alive. The same can be said of Western, which will visit Kennedy.
In girls’ action, Los Amigos can claim the GGL title tonight with a win over last place Bolsa Grande.
Pacifica is out of the running in the Empire girls race in sixth place, but its overall 11-11 record could still be good enough to go to CIF.
In the Golden West League girls’ action, Westminster (21-3) has a one-game lead over Segerstrom (19-4).
But the issue probably won’t really be decided until Feb. 7 when the two teams meet again in the Lions’ gym. Westminster prevailed in the first contest, winning a suprisingly one-sided 56-38 at the Jaguar facility.
A win by Segerstrom, of course, could mean a shared title.