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BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS Tip off for Del Oro boys, girls teams

By: Staff Report
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The match-ups have yet to be finalized, but the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section’s Div II basketball playoffs will get underway this Friday night with out-bracket games, if needed.
The CIF has designated Feb. 15 for its out-bracket contests that would match teams that have qualified for the post season beyond the usual 16-team championship bracket.
Friday’s out-bracket games would for example be filled by teams that didn’t qualify for the post season through a league Power Rating, but instead advanced because of occurring 15 total wins.
The regular portion of the Div. II playoff tournament, which will contain Del Oro’s girls and boys teams will begin with respective games next Tuesday and Wednesday at home sites.
Second round or quarter-final games would then be played on Thursday, Feb. 21 for girls and Friday, Feb. 22 for boys at home sites.
The semi-final round will then use the University of Pacific’s Spanos Arena in Stockton for girls games on Thursday, Feb. 28; while the boys Div. II semis will be contested the same night at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento.
The Div. II championship games will be played on Saturday, March 2 at Sleep Train with the girls tipping off at 1 p.m. and the boys playing at 4:30 p.m.
Special playoff ticket prices will be in effect with home site charging $8 for adults and $5 for students. For games at UOP the ticket prices are $12 for adults and $6 for students.  Ticket prices at Sleep Train are $17 for adults and $8 for students.