BELLFLOWER, Ca. – The 2nd Braves Varsity Boys Basketball Classic, presented by Muscle Milk and hosted by St. John Bosco High, tips off at 1:30 Monday afternoon, and doesn’t wrap up until late Saturday afternoon.
The 24-team field, divided into six pools, is sprinkled with a healthy portion of the premier programs in Southern California, including the top seeds in pools A-F: St. John Bosco, Santa Ana Mater Dei, Long Beach Poly, Compton, Gardena Serra and Redondo Beach Redondo.
Fifteen of the pool-play games will be contested in Thompson Park’s gymnasium – located, literally, right across Bellflower Blvd. from the campus of St. John Bosco (SJB is at 13640 Bellflower Blvd., Thompson Park at 14001) Monday thru Wednesday.
The tourney takes Thursday off the Fourth of July, with action resuming Friday at SJB only.
Daily admission (good for both facilities) is $8 for adults and $5 for students and children.
Monday’s schedule: (at SJB) 1:30 p.m., Redondo vs. Anaheim Servite; 2:40, Lawndale vs. Montebello Cantwell; 3:50, Thousand Oaks vs. Corona Santiago; 5, Woodland Hills Taft vs. Compton; 6:10, Poly vs. Inglewood Morningside; 7:20, Mater Dei vs. Long Beach Millikan; 8:30, St. John Bosco vs. Pasadena La Salle; (at Thompson Park) 2, Orange Lutheran vs. Huntington Beach Marina; 3:10, Serra vs. Whittier Pioneer; 4:20, Palos Verdes Rolling Hills Prep vs. Long Beach Jordan; 5:30, L.A. Windward vs. Compton Dominguez; 6:40, Cerritos Gahr vs. Pasadena Maranatha.