Several of the best tournaments involving region high school basketball teams start today.
Among them is the 32-team Best in the West boys' tournament at Long Beach City College that includes Harvard-Westlake.
The Wolverines (10-1) open against Long Beach Poly's junior varsity tonight at 7.
Other first-round games include Bell-Jeff vs. Morningside at 9:30 a.m., Burbank vs. Artesia at 11 a.m., Antelope Valley vs. Inglewood at 12:35 p.m. and Canoga Park vs. Verbum Dei at 3:30 p.m.
In the Hart boys' tournament, Hart plays host to Verdugo Hills tonight at 8:30.
In girls' games, Crescenta Valley and Alemany start first-round play today in the Cheyenne tournament in Las Vegas.
Alemany plays Fairfax at 4 p.m. and Crescenta Valley, the defending champion, plays Westminster's La Quinta at 8 p.m.
Other high school events in the region today include:
Boys' Basketball: Chaminade tournament (at Chaminade High)--11 a.m., Camarillo vs. El Camino Real; 12:45 p.m., North Hollywood vs. Banning; 2:30 p.m., Rio Mesa vs. St. Monica; 4:15 p.m., Bloomington vs. Chatsworth; 6 p.m., Servite vs. Marshall Fundamental; 7:45 p.m., Malibu vs. Redondo Beach. Santa Barbara tournament (at Santa Barbara High)--2:30 p.m., Righetti vs. Saugus; 4:15 p.m., Moorpark vs. Thousand Oaks; 6 p.m., Burroughs vs. Tustin. Hart tournament (at Valencia High)--9 a.m., Murphy vs. Hart JV; 10:30 a.m, Cleveland vs. Glendale; noon, Littlerock vs. Royal; 1:30 p.m., Beverly Hills vs. San Fernando; 3 p.m., Simi Valley vs. Notre Dame; 4:30 p.m., Bakersfield West vs. Hollywood; 6 p.m., Sand Point (Idaho) vs. Sylmar; (at Hart High)--8:30 p.m., Verdugo Hills vs. Hart. Ventura tournament (at Ventura High)--3:30 p.m., Calabasas vs. Crespi; 5 p.m., Highland vs. Agoura; 6:30 p.m., Centennial vs. Buena; 8 p.m., Granada Hills vs. Ventura. Best of the West tournament (at Long Beach City College, main gym)--9:30 a.m., Bell-Jeff vs. Morningside; 11 a.m., Burbank vs. Artesia; 12:35 p.m., Antelope Valley vs. Inglewood; 7 p.m., Long Beach Poly JV vs. Harvard-Westlake; (at Long Beach City College, women's gym)--3:30 p.m., Canoga Park vs. Verbum Dei. Ontario tournament (at Ontario High)--1 p.m., Mountain View vs. Quartz Hill.
Girls' Basketball: Glendora tournament (at Glendora High)--4:30 p.m., Arroyo vs. Valencia. Simi Valley tournament (at Simi Valley High)--5 p.m., Chaminade vs. Burbank; 6:30 p.m., St. Lucy's vs. Simi Valley; 8 p.m., Pool B winner vs. Pool C winner.