High School Sports

County basketball teams learn when and where of section finals

The CIF-Southern Section announced a partial schedule of this year’s basketball division championship games, which will involve three county high schools.

In girls basketball, No. 3 Arroyo Grande High (24-5) will face No. 4 Rio Mesa (25-5) on Friday at 7 p.m. at Anaheim Convention Center in the Division 3AAA final, Arroyo Grande athletic director Dwight MacDonald said Monday. The Eagles are playing in their first section final.

And No. 1 Mission Prep (28-1) will play No. 2 Villanova Prep (23-6) on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. in the Division 5AA title game at Mater Dei High in Santa Ana.

Mission Prep will be chasing its 18th division title.

In boys basketball, No. 8 Arroyo Grande (22-8) will go up against No. 2 Pasadena (24-6) on Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Division 3AAA final at Anaheim Convention Center, MacDonald said.

The Eagles, who are on a 15-game winning streak after losing on Jan. 4, made only one other final appearance in 1970, when they lost 45-41 to Wilson of Hacienda Heights in Division 2A.