DAN ROSENSTRAUCH/Staff

East County teams gear up for playoffs

Kyle Farinas (14) of the Heritage High boys basketball team passes the ball as he is guarded by Freedom's Rodney Pope (11) during their Feb. 12 Bay Valley Athletic League game at Heritage. Freedom won the game 66-60 and finished second in the league standings behind Deer Valley. All three teams are in the North Coast Section Division I playoffs. Heritage hosted San Ramon Valley in a first round game Feb. 19, with the winner playing at Deer Valley in the quarterfinals on Feb. 22. Freedom hosted Monte Vista in another Feb. 22 quarterfinal game.