Nike Extravaganza tips at Mater Dei Friday afternoon

SANTA ANA, Ca. – The 14-game, two-day 23rd Nike Extravaganza tips off Friday afternoon in Mater Dei High’s Meruelo Athletic Center with a clash of Orange County-based programs.

Getting things underway at 3 o’clock will be the squads from Anaheim’s Servite High and San Juan Capistrano Valley’s Saddleback Valley Christian.

Five games will be played on Friday, including the lone girl’s clash (Mater Dei vs. Esperanza at 6 o’clock) of the event.

Games are divided into Friday, Saturday morning and Saturday afternoon/evening sessions with separate admissions charged for each.

Seating for the Friday and Saturday morning sessions is all general admission at $12.

“Open” seating for the final session is $12, with reserved seats sold for $25.

Courtside seating (good for all sessions) go for $250 (Green Section) and $500 (Red Section).

General admission seating is available at the gate. For more information, go to the website.

Many of Southern California’s best programs are participating, as are Las Vegas Bishop Gorman (which plays L.A. Fairfax at 5:45 Saturday evening) and Chicago Whitney Young (which takes on San Diego St. Augustine Saturday night at 7:15).

The event wraps up Saturday night when the host Monarchs take on Chino Hills and its dominant 6-foot-9 junior Onyeka Okongwu (PICTURED) at 8:45.

The Monarchs and Huskies have played five times over the past four seasons, Mater Dei winning three times (including in the 2014 CIF Southern Section Open championship game).

The complete schedule:

Friday Session

3 p.m., Servite vs. Saddleback Valley Christian

4:30, JSerra vs. Rancho Christian

6, (girls) Mater Dei vs. Esperanza

7:30, Corona del Mar vs. Rolling Hills Prep

9, Mater Dei vs. Heritage Christian

Saturday morning Session

8:30 a.m., St. John Bosco vs. Los Alamitos

10, Colony vs. Oak Park

11:30, Capistrano Valley vs. Westchester

Saturday afternoon/evening Session

1:15 p.m., Santa Margarita vs. Corona Centennial

2:45, Villa Park vs. Orange Lutheran

4:15, Long Beach Poly vs. Sierra Canyon

5:45, Fairfax vs. Las Vegas Bishop Gorman

7:15, San Diego St. Augustine vs. Chicago Whitney Young

8:45, Mater Dei vs. Chino Hills

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