Southern Section basketball first-round playoff games of note

??Top first-round boys' game

Corona Roosevelt (13-13) at Santa Monica (18-8), Friday, 7 p.m. Roosevelt was ranked in The Times' preseason top 25. Santa Monica is led by junior Jordan Mathews.

Top first-round girls' game

Santa Monica (12-14) at Ventura Buena (21-5), Saturday, 7 p.m. Two longtime powerhouses with great traditions meet in a 1AA opener.

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