A visiting squad from Damien High School (La Verne, CA) is expected today, Thursday, and will spend the day practicing in preparation for Friday’s CIF State Basketball Championship playoff with Moraga’s Campolindo High School.
The Spartans meet the Cougars at Haas Pavilion at UC Berkeley.
Damien Coach Matt Dunn told a San Gabriel Valley Tribune reporter prior to his team’s departure for Walnut Creek that Campolindo has “a really good kid inside and some role players. They just do a really good job as a team of finding a way to win games.”
Campolindo’s “inside kid” is 6-foot 7-inch center Chris Hansen, who has established a commanding presence at his position during the season. Courtside observers say Campolindo gives up size and perhaps some speed at the guard positions but, as Dunn said, the team has always found a way to win in the past.
Friday’s contest tips off at 4 p.m. The game will be televised on either will air on either Comcast SportsNet California, Comcast SportsNet Bay Area or Comcast SportsNet Plus.