The Mission League boys basketball season opens tonight with a dandy: Loyola vs. Crespi.
Undefeated Loyola (11-0) comes into the league opener with an 11-game winning streak. Crespi (13-1) has lost only one game, to Washington in the semifinals of the Redondo Sea Hawk Beach Classic last week.
The Marmonte League has a few good games on tap this week as well.
Moorpark (11-3) visits Calabasas (12-2) in a matchup of two of the top teams in league tonight. In another Marmonte League game, Thousand Oaks (11-3) will put its four-game winning streak on the line against Royal (9-5).
On Friday, Westlake (13-4) is on the road against Moorpark.
The El Camino Real Showcase begins on Saturday with El Camino against Sierra Canyon in the showcase game.
In non-league action, West Ranch plays Village Christian tonight, Cleveland of Reseda is at L.A. Windward on Thursday and Bell-Jeff plays Chaminade on Saturday.