There is lots of basketball talent from San Bernardino County that made this year’s CIF playoffs. A number of boys and girls squads ranked will host games in this week’s opening round.
On the girl’s side, Cajon (21-4) was selected to play in the Open Division and will host Sierra Canyon on Saturday, February 20. Last year Cajon advanced to the CIF Southern California Regional semifinals. The return of Kayla Washington, along with Tyla and Tyra Turner led to another strong season for the Cowgirls as they have won 17 consecutive games, including a 14-0 record in the Citrus Belt League.
The Division 1A No. 3 seed Fontana Summit (18-4) will host La Quinta in the first round Thursday, February 18. The Lady Skyhawks finished with a perfect 10-0 record in the Sunkist League and all of their wins in the past month have been by 26 points or more.
San Andreas League champion Arroyo Valley (25-2), ranked 12th in 1A, will host Temecula Valley on Thursday.
There are two first round matchups featuring local teams against each other. Rialto plays at Chino Hills in a 1A matchup and Rialto Carter plays at Chino in 2AA.
For the boys, despite finishing 19-7 with a 12-2 record in the Citrus Belt League, Cajon’s boys basketball team found itself ranked No. 10 in the Division 1A but it will host Corona at home on Wednesday, February 17.
Also in 1A, Fontana Summit (20-7) hosts Villa Park. The Skyhawks are coming off a strong finish to the season as they split wins with Kaiser to claim a share of the Sunkist League championship. Kaiser (23-4) ended up ranked No. 3 in Division 2AA and will host Perris Citrus Hill on Wednesday.
Rialto (18-7) went undefeated to finish as the San Andreas League champion and will host Valley View in a 1A matchup.
Rounding out the other local matchups, Redlands East Valley hosts Murrieta Mesa in 2A, Redlands plays at Ayala and Miller travels to Oak Hills in 2AA.