Clovis West girls prepare for state title showdown between nation's best

The Clovis West girls got a send off dinner at Dog House Grill Thursday night. The Golden Eagles will travel to Sacramento Friday, before playing in the girls Open Division state championship game Saturday.

Saturday evening is a biggie for the Clovis West girls basketball team. The Golden Eagles will play for a California Open Division state championship, matching the top two teams in the state, if not the nation, and on the Sacramento Kings' home floor to boot. Plus, should Clovis West hoist the trophy, it would be the first girls basketball state title for a Fresno County team. It would also be the first Central Section state title in basketball since the Hanford girls in 2001.

Tip-off against Archbishop Mitty is scheduled for 6 p.m. at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento.