DAMIEN IN OPEN DIVISION: Damien (24-3) was rewarded with a home game in the first round of the CIF-SS Open Division Playoffs, drawing Crespi (24-3) in next Friday’s opener at 7 p.m. Crespi finished second in Mission League behind Alemany. The winner likely gets No. 2 seed Bishop Montgomery in the second round.
CIF-SS Open Division
Friday’s first-round games
Santa Margarita at No. 1 Chino Hills
Inglewood at Alemany
Compton at Corona Centennial
Cantwell Sacred Heart at No. 4 Mater Dei
Los Alamitos at No. 3 Sierra Canyon
Roosevelt at Redondo Union
Crespi at Damien
Orange Lutheran at No. 2 Bishop Montgomery
BOYS PAIRINGS PREVIEW: The CIF-Southern Section boys basketball pairings were released Sunday and many of the top area teams drew home games. All first-round games are slated to begin Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Walnut (22-5), which finished third behind co-champions Diamond Ranch and Los Altos in the Hacienda League, drew a home game in the first round of the Division 1A playoffs and will host Paloma Valley (17-9).
Diamond Bar (8-17) is the only other area team in Division 1A and is at Inland Valley runner-up Rancho Verde (25-2).Diamond Ranch heads a large contingent of area teams in Division 3A and earned the No. 2 seed. The Panthers (19-8) will host Palomares at-large South Hills (10-17) in the first round.
CIF-SS Boys Basketball Playoffs
Wednesday’s first round
Diamond Bar at Rancho Verde, 7 p.m.
Paloma Valley at Walnut, 7 p.m.
Rowland at Capistrano Valley, 7 p.m.
Arroyo at Tesoro, 7 p.m.
Charter Oak at Adelanto, 7 p.m.
Servite at Wilson, 7 p.m.
Leuzinger at Rosemead, 7 p.m.
Bishop Amat at Garey, 7 p.m.
South El Monte at Golden Valley, 7 p.m.
South Hills at Diamond Ranch, 7 p.m.
Culver City at Los Altos, 7 p.m.
Baldwin Park at Buena Park, 7 p.m.
El Monte at Esperanza, 7 p.m.
Sultana at Bonita, 7 p.m.
Sierra Vista at La Sierra, 7 p.m.
Northview at La Canada, 7 p.m.
Ganesha at San Gabriel Academy, 7 p.m.
Barstow at San Dimas, 7 p.m.
El Segundo at Pomona, 7 p.m.
Covina at Laguna Beach, 7 p.m.
Bassett at Atascadero, 7 p.m.
Artesia at Workman, 7 p.m.
GIRLS PAIRINGS PREVIEW: After a sensational season that ended in a Valle Vista league championship for the Rowland High School girls basketball team, the Raiders (22-2) earned the top seed in the CIF-Southern Section Division 2A playoffs.
All the CIF-SS girls basketball pairings were released Sunday, and all first-round games are set to begin on Thursday at 7 p.m.
The Raiders will host North Hills League at-large El Modena (10-15) in the opener. Arroyo was the only other area team in the Division 2A playoffs. The Knights (9-17) will visit second-seed Norco (18-9) in the first round.
Palomares League co-champion and the Tribune’s top-ranked Diamond Bar (22-4), which tied South Hills for the league title, will enter as the second-place team and will host tough Yucaipa (19-5) in the first round of the Division 1A playoffs.
CIF-SS Girls Basketball Playoff Pairings
Thursday’s First Round’
Yucaipa at Diamond Bar, 7 p.m.
Walnut at Huntington Beach, 7 p.m.
El Modena at Rowland, 7 p.m.
Arroyo at Norco, 7 p.m.
Bishop Amat at Jurupa Valley, 7 p.m.
Azusa at Lompoc Cabrillo, 7 p.m.
Paso Robles at Sierra Vista, 7 p.m.
San Luis Obispo at South El Monte, 7 p.m.
Wilson at Santa Paula, 7 p.m.
Rancho Alamitos at Los Altos, 7 p.m.
Monrovia at El Monte, 7 p.m.
Diamond Ranch at Indio, 7 p.m.
Golden Valley at South Hills, 7 p.m.
Bonita at Savanna, 7 p.m.
Gladstone at Estancia, 7 p.m.
Lakewood St. Joseph at Pomona, 7 p.m.
Fillmore at Covina, 7 p.m.
Ganesha at Yucca Valley, 7 p.m.
La Puente at Laguna Beach, 7 p.m.
St. Lucy’s at Bassett, 7 p.m.
San Dimas at Rosary Academy, 7 p.m.