Wednesday, Dec. 10, 1997 | 1:16 a.m.
SUN STAFF REPORT
Pairings have been released for the third annual Las Vegas Prep Championship basketball tournament, hosted by Las Vegas High School, which features 32 boys' teams during play from Dec. 26-30.
Eleven area schools will participate in the event -- Chaparral, Cheyenne, Cim arron-Memorial, Clark, Durango, Eldorado, Rancho, Silverado, Valley, Western and the host Wildcats.
Also entered are 17 teams from California -- Blair, Chadwick, Corona, Del Campo, Duarte, El Mo lino, Garces Memorial, Hogan, Marina, Mira Costa, Mira Loma, Modesto Christian, Pacific Hills, St. John Bosco, Serra, West Torrance and Woodbridge. Catalina Foothills, Marana, Shadow Mountain and Washington from Arizona round out the field.
Games will be played at the main and auxiliary gyms at Las Vegas, and at Eldorado. Rancho opens play Dec. 26 vs. West Torrance at 2 p.m.; Western tangles with Mira Loma at 5 p.m.; Cimarron meets Shadow Mountain at 6:30 p.m.; Las Vegas plays against Corona at 8 p.m. Those contests will be in the main gym.
In the auxiliary gym, Cheyenne meets up with Serra at 2:10 p.m.; Durango faces Pacific Hills at 3;40 p.m.; Chaparral draws Marina at 5:10 p.m.; Silverado takes on Del Campo at 9:40 p.m.
And at Eldorado, Clark plays St. John Bosco at 5 p.m.; Valley faces Blair at 6:30 p.m.; Eldorado hosts Hogan at 8 p.m.
The title game is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 30.