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Highlanders arrive in Sacramento

The Helix Highlanders stand outside the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento on Friday.

2016-17 EAST COUNTY PREP BOYS BASKETBALL

CIF STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

DIVISION IV


Miles Norris of Helix of La Mesa. Photo/East County Sports.

Helix’s Miles Norris / photo by Antonio McIntyre

Helix Highlanders (31-5) vs. St. Patrick-St. Vincent Bruins (27-7)

When: Golden 1 Center, Sacramento, on Saturday, March 25, at 12 p.m.

TV/streaming: Spectrum Sportsnet (Cox ch. 1071/71, DirecTV ch. 691) / (streaming for TWC subscribers only) myspectrumsports.com

State Championship Program (PDF): Game Program

League/Section: Helix (Grossmont Hills/CIF-San Diego Section) and St. Patrick-St. Vincent (Tri-County/CIF-NCS)

Regional Finals: Helix defeated Immanuel of Reedley, 80-69; St. Patrick-St. Vincent defeated Palma of Salinas, 73-48.

Coaches: John Singer of Helix (36th season) / Derek Walker of St. Patrick-St. Vincent (ninth season).

PREVIEW: The Highlanders have won 22-straight games and haven’t lost since Dec. 29, led by 6-foot-9, 5-star college prospect MILES NORRIS and his 20 points and 12 rebounds per game.

The Helix Highlanders ready to board a bus for a 507-mile trip from La Mesa to Sacramento on Thursday.

Helix senior JAYLEN ARNOLD averages nearly 16 points per game, while senior guard DYLAN LEE averages 13 points a game.

Forward CARSON BAKER and guard AMARI GREEN round out the starting lineup.

Key Highlanders off the bench include juniors ISAIAH WOODEN and JAYLEN HINSON, along with impressive-looking freshman MAURICE HOLMES.

6-foot-4 SPSV senior Tavian Henderson averages a team-high 16 points and 8.7 rebounds per game, while guard BJ Standley averages 15.5 points and nearly six assists per game. Senior guard Marquel Johnson averages nearly 14 points per contest.

The contest will be played at a new arena in Sacramento, which just opened last year.

2017 CIF State Boys Basketball Championships Division IV

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