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JC basketball playoffs: Fresno City men, women host weekend games

Central Valley Conference women’s basketball champion College of the Sequoias swept Fresno City College in two meetings this season – and a third is in the offing if both teams advance to the second round of the Northern California playoffs.
Central Valley Conference women’s basketball champion College of the Sequoias swept Fresno City College in two meetings this season – and a third is in the offing if both teams advance to the second round of the Northern California playoffs. agalaviz@fresnobee.com

Both Fresno City College basketball teams will host playoff games this weekend, with the Rams women on a course for another meeting with College of the Sequoias.

The Fresno City women (23-7) are the No. 7 seed in the Northern California bracket and will play No. 10 American River (18-10) on Friday, time to be determined. The Rams men (23-6), champions of the Central Valley Conference, are the No. 4 seed and play No. 13 American River (15-10) on Saturday at 7 p.m.

No. 14 Merced (17-10), the only other CVC team in the men’s playoffs, plays at No. 3 Yuba (26-2) on Saturday at 7 p.m.

The Sequoias women, who went 12-0 in the CVC including two victories over Fresno City, are the No. 2 seed and play Saturday against the Sacramento-Gavilan winner. The potential round three of Sequoias vs. Fresno City would be March 4.

Two other CVC women’s teams are in the playoffs and meet in a Wednesday play-in game: No. 17 Merced (14-15) at No. 16 Reedley (14-11). It’s the first time four CVC teams have made the women’s playoffs.

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