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Placer, Del Oro tournaments begin today

By: Todd Mordhorst Journal Sports Editor
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Girls prep basketball will be on center stage in the foothills this weekend. Placer High and Del Oro are both hosting tournaments beginning today. Placer renamed its annual tournament the Coach “G” Memorial after beloved longtime assistant coach Geno Linarez, who passed away earlier this year. Del Oro will host the Lady Eagle Invitational. The Lady Hillmen will open against Mesa Verde at 6:30 p.m. today. Rio Americano will face Folsom at 3:30. Rocklin and Vista Del Lago will play at 5. Foothill of Palo Cedro and Del Campo will square off at 8. In Loomis, Del Oro will take on Casa Roble at 6:30. McClatchy and El Camino will tangle in the opener at 3:30. Colfax and Woodcreek play at 5. The final game of the night pits Pleasant Valley of Chico against Whitney. Friday’s second-round games will be held at the same times. Saturday’s championship game at Placer will take place at 5:30 p.m. Preceding games will take place at 1, 2:30 and 4.