Lancaster irked by game change

first_img Playoff central: In addition to Lancaster, Golden League teams Palmdale, Knight and Highland are among nine Antelope Valley playoff qualifiers. Four-time league champion Palmdale (18-9), which is ranked No. 6 by the Daily News, plays on Saturday in a Div. I-AA first-round game against the winner of tonight’s Valencia/Paramount wild-card game. Knight (15-12) makes its first playoff appearance in school history when it plays at Arroyo of El Monte (24-2) on Saturday in a Div. II-AA first round game. Highland (13-11) plays at Warren of Downey (11-12) in a Div. I-AA wild card game tonight at 7:30. High Desert League champion Mojave (19-1) and Desert Mountain League champions Desert Christian (19-3) have first-round byes in the Div. IV-AA bracket. On Saturday, Mojave plays host to the winner of Thursday’s Malibu/St. Bonaventure of Ventura game, and Desert Christian hosts the winner of Thursday’s Whitney/Calvary Chapel of Santa Ana game. Also in the Div. IV-AA bracket, Rosamond (12-12) plays host to Village Christian of Sun Valley (13-12) tonight at 7:30, and Paraclete (10-13) plays host to Bishop (17-9) tonight at 7:30. Boron (13-6) plays host to Apple Valley Christian (6-14) in a Div. V-A game tonight at 7:30. Gideon Rubin, (818)713-3607 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Southern Section spokesman Thom Simmons said Lancaster officials “grudgingly agreed” to the change. “Playing on Thursday doesn’t really bother me,” Lancaster coach John Gallen said, “but being told we have to (play on Thursday) does bother me, and having to play at 5 really bothers me.” Molly Bobic, whose daughter Andrea is a starting guard for Lancaster, said she has had to juggle her work schedule so she can make the approximately 90-minute drive. She said several parents won’t be able to attend the game because of work obligations. Lancaster players are nevertheless viewing the challenge of making school history as an opportunity. “It would mean a lot,” Andrea Bobic said. “It’s exciting because everybody is always talking about Palmdale, and they’re a really good team, but we have a really good program here too. Hopefully we can do it.” LANCASTER – The Lancaster High girls’ basketball team has a chance to make history tonight. But because of a controversial scheduling change, some parents might not see it happen. Lancaster (21-6), which has already set the school’s single-season victory record, will seek its first non-wild-card playoff victory when it plays at Los Osos of Rancho Cucamonga (16-9) tonight at 5 p.m. in a Southern Section Div. I-AA first-round game. The game was moved from Saturday – when most of the division’s first-round games are played – to Thursday because Los Osos is hosting a Southern Section divisional wrestling tournament on Saturday. Tonight’s game will be played at 5 instead of the 7:30 time most playoff games are held because the Los Osos boys’ team also has a first-round home game, which is scheduled to tip off at 7. Lancaster athletic director Casey Jones said he went to the Southern Section office because both schools could not agree on a time and site for the game. He said he was told by a Southern Section official that the game would be played at 5 p.m. at Los Osos. last_img

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