Santa Margarita Catholic will try to bring its remarkable turnaround to a championship-winning conclusion on Thursday when it plays for the Southern Section Division 3AA title.
The fifth-seeded Eagles will play second-seeded La Verne Damien on Thursday, 8:15 p.m., at the Anaheim Convention Center Arena. They had lost 11 consecutive games heading into the playoffs.
Another south Orange County team will also play at the arena. Top-seeded El Toro, which defeated Crescenta Valley on Tuesday, will play for the championship against second-seeded Santa Monica on Saturday, 6 p.m.
Tickets ranging from $7 to $13, will be on sale at participating schools beginning Wednesday morning.
Southern Section Basketball Championships
Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013
Anaheim Convention Center Arena
Tickets $13, $7; Parking $12
Boys 5A—Rolling Hills Prep vs. Shalhevet, 3 p.m.
Girls 3AA—Alemany vs. Calabasas, 4:45 p.m.
Boys 3AAA—Tustin vs. Simi Valley Royal, 6:30 p.m.
Boys 3AA—Santa Margarita vs. La Verne Damien, 8:15 p.m.
Friday, March 1, 2013
Girls 2A—Culver City vs. Murrieta Valley, 3:30 p.m.
Girls 2AA—Riverside North vs. Lynwood, 5:15 p.m.
Girls 1A—Bishop Amat vs. Canyon Springs, 7 p.m.
Girls 1AA—Etiwanda vs. Corona Santiago, 8:45 p.m.
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Boys 3A—St. John Bosco vs. Chaminade, 10 a.m.
Boys 4AA—La Verne Lutheran vs. Gardena Serra, noon
Boys 2A—Westlake vs. Redondo Union, 2 p.m.
Boys 2AA—Riverside North vs. Villa Park, 4 p.m.
Boys 1A—El Toro vs. Santa Monica, 6 p.m.
Boys 1AA—Mater Dei vs. Etiwanda, 8:30 p.m.
At Mater Dei High School
Tickets $10, $5
Boys 6—Rio Hondo Prep vs. Trinity Classic Academy, 9:30 a.m.
Girls 6—Rio Hondo Prep vs. Providence Hall, 11:30 a.m.
Girls 5AA—Sierra Canyon vs. Village Christian, 1:30 p.m.
Boys 5AA—Buckley vs. Mission Prep, 3:30 p.m.
Girls 4A—St. Paul vs. St. Monica Catholic, 5:30 p.m.
Boys 4A—Pacific Hills vs. Brentwood, 7:30 p.m.