Part deux? The rematch? Whatever you want to call it, the most anticipated boys basketball game of the regular season is likely the round two Hayward Area Athletic League showdown between Bishop O’Dowd and Castro Valley on Thursday, Feb. 17. It’s the final game of the HAAL season for both teams and, assuming neither team loses another game, it will decide the league title and automatic berth to the NCS playoffs. That’s significant moreso for earning home games than making the playoffs (both will be among the top seeds regardless).
The good news is the game has been moved from Chabot College to Cal State East Bay to accommodate an even larger crowd. The schools are still anticipating a sellout and are currently conducting a presale for tickets to the games. The girls play at 6 p.m., followed by the boys at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the Castro Valley High student union and finance office or through the Bishop O’Dowd athletic website. Tickets will not be sold at Cal State East Bay on the day of the game. Passes will not be honored for this game. General admission cost is $6, students, children and seniors are $4. Attendees must also purchase a parking pass upon arrival at CSUEB at the parking meters.