Here are the predicted scores by Cal-Hi Sports for each of the five CIF divisional boys basketball state finals plus the Open Division to be played this week at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento.
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Chino Hills 83, De La Salle (Concord) 63
It doesn’t look like the high-flying Huskies will get to 100 points against the rugged Spartans, but shouldn’t be denied from the date with destiny.
Crespi (Encino) 68, Berkeley 57
Yellowjackets may make it even closer than some may think. They seem to like playing in the 916.
Long Beach Poly 64, Serra (San Mateo) 60
Jackrabbits haven’t been at full strength often this season, but they are now.
Manteca 68, Ayala (Chino Hills) 67
Experience of playing at Sleep Train before is an advantage for Buffaloes.
Harvard-Westlake (N. Hollywood) 58, Palma (Salinas) 51
Love that comeback last week by Palma, but the Chieftains probably should have lost. Makes it hard to pick them here.
St. Bernard (Playa del Rey) 61, St. Joseph Notre Dame (Alameda) 57
Both teams are used to playing tough competition. Just like St. Bernard’s league a bit better.